Podcasts this Week (March 21, 2016)

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ESL Podcast 1192 – Using a Property Management Company

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “to show” and “on call.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “The Eviction Process.”
“An ‘eviction’ occurs when a renter is forced to leave the home or apartment that he or she had been renting,…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

English Cafe 547

Topics: Famous Americans – Thomas Paine; Classic TV – The Twilight Zone; responsibility versus accountability versus liability; to go haywire versus to go crazy; pronouncing whole, hole, role, and holy

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In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “The Twilight Series.”
“American author Stephenie Meyers has written an extremely popular ‘series’…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ESL Podcast 1193 – Reducing Food Waste

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “to fish out” and “beyond.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Food Businesses’ Efforts to Reduce Waste.”
“The food industry, which includes restaurants, grocery stores, and ‘produce’ (fruit and vegetable)…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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5 Responses to Podcasts this Week (March 21, 2016)

  1. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    I’ve just listened to the ESL Podcast 1192 – Using a Property Management Company and I can say it is very useful. Thasnks again to Jeff and Lucy our beloved teachers.
    Aecio from green and blue and white Brazil. Green for the forests and blue for the ocean and the sky and white for the peace.

  2. Pete says:

    Hello world,
    U know
    The most productive time of the day for me is my everyday commute to and from work. Well , I live in suburb, work in downtown, and Toronto with its suronding suburbs is a mega city by any measures and standards.

    U do the math.

    Yup , i spend a good 3 hours on commute to and from work every single day ,expect for Sundays.

    It gives me a good time to myself.
    You know , everday , I try to make the best out of it. I listen to the news , read digital papers , books , Eslpod materials.pretty much anything I can get my hands on.

    Well, it is pretty much what I can do during the commute as the entire time I m confined on the buss or metro trains with a bit of walk in between.

    Well, to that end , every night I plug in my phone so I have full-battery charge in the morning.

    Well , all my commute functions is with and through the beloved , most devoted friend “my iPhone.”

    If u are an iPhone owner , u probably have realized by now that apple people dropped the ball on the iPhone battery department.
    iPhone , as multi functional and perfect as it is have this weak link , flaw if u will- that is its weak battery.

    I mean, the battery never lasts one full day unless u just use iPhone as an email checker or a regular phone.

    However, my understanding is , I mean, I think , it is safe to say that it is universally agreed that iPhone is meant for multifunctional use. Why else do we pay top dollar for it?

    Try to watch a high resolution video clip or read books with it. The damn phone will accommodate you 3 or 4 hours tops.

    My virtual friends , I commute to and from work everyday by myself.
    My iPhone is my only companionship in my otherwise dull and dud everyday’s long work trip.

    As a result , Every night before I go to bed , I make sure that my phone is plugged in all right !!!

    Well , as u may have guessed by now. This morning I reached over to my desk next to my bed and ,to my dismay, I realized that the battery indicator on the top right corner of the screen blinking red.

    I couldn’t surmise at the time how the hell happened. Well, In my defence , I had just waken up all grouchy and disoriented.
    Now , looking back , I can piece it together.
    last night , I forgot to plug my phone in for my stupid friend called in to remind me of sth.
    stupid that I m , I fell fast sleep right after we hung up.

    Man , this morning commuting to work was a pure torture. A never ending trip from the city limits to core downtown.

    A learning guide member


  3. Dan says:

    Hi Pete.

    My commute is only 20 minutes by car.
    I was wondering, have you ever tried “regular” books?
    How are those called? Hardcover?


  4. Pete says:

    Hey Mari ,

    No worries

    I just came across your note on the last Bolg post.

    I have never heard of the song
    But I will look it up for sure
    In 80s ?
    Man ,
    I feel like 100 years old already

    I don’t know what my words resonate with ,but one thing I do know that is my blog notes are always addled with tons of typo errors done through no fault of my own 🙂
    The thing is I m 6.3
    U know ,the damn finger touch keyboard on iPhone is too cram for my giant fingers ergo typos.
    I m trying hard to hit the digit keys one at a time. I angle my thumb so just the outter edge of it hits the intended letter but the neighbouring keys always get brushed up against.
    I know
    I know
    I must get a laptop or iPad for the matter
    Well , the thing is , I m constrained by money. I don’t have any :)))
    U know ,passed the monthly bill payments nothing will be left to spare :))

    It is one of the perks of living in North America , there is always a heap of bills to pay at the beginning of every month.
    Something ,we North Americans looking forward to every month :))

    It is very nice of u to read my notes Mari

    Thanks again for the comment

    A learning guide member


  5. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    I knew it. ESL Podcast 1193 – Reducing Food Waste is one of my favorite. Good one. Thnks Jeff and Lucy, the faceless woman.
    Aecio from Brazil, the flawless land. I am sorry to say that, but you can check it out.

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