Podcasts this Week (May 23, 2016)

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ESL Podcast 1210 – Small Town Charm

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “charming” and “lively.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “The Most Famous Streets in the U.S.”
“The U.S. has more than one million streets, but some of them have become ‘household names’…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

English Cafe 556

Topics: Apollo 11; Famous Americans – Soapy Smith; certainly versus definitely versus surely; to have a crush on (someone) versus to be in love with (someone); out on a limb

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In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Vigilance Committees and The Ox-Bow Incident.”
The Ox-Bow Incident is a 1940 novel and a 1943 movie about a ‘vigilance committee,’ or a group of ‘private citizens’…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ESL Podcast 1211 – Watching Movie and TV Franchises

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “to be turned into” and “spin-off.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Movie Merchandizing and Tie-Ins.”
“Movies used to be a form of entertainment, but they are ‘increasingly’ (more and more) viewed as opportunities for…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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11 Responses to Podcasts this Week (May 23, 2016)

  1. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    Oh yes. ESL Podcast 1210 – Small Town Charm seemed to me very charming, even though Jef is fond of big cities. Now I unserstand why Jeff refused to come to see me in a small town in Brazil. The town where I live in is 30,000 people, but lovely, considerate and helpfull people. They are ready to help all the time. I still keep my invitation to Jeff if he wants to come. I don’t promise excelent time here, but I promise the best chicken soup, chocolate cake, home made bread, hot and black coffee, and of course a good talking, like shooting the breeze. Ask Lucy if she is wanting too. Who knows she changes her mind about small towns. Forget the prejudice and come.
    From Brazil

  2. Peter says:

    To tell the truth
    My folks speak a different language than Emgkish among themselves.
    But my brother and I are more comfortable speaking in English.
    Honest , MY folks are very hard to understand.
    U have to be fluent in two languages for the compony to consider you for relocation.
    Well , it is not a permanent thing
    They usually send u for one year or two.
    Man what would not I do for a two year of weather system affording frolicking on the beach round the year.
    Man , it seems to me a far off distenatuon.

    A learning guide member


  3. Dan says:

    What’s going on everybody?

    Dan here.

    I was wondering if anyone of you guys went out to see the orange gigantic
    Space Shuttle’s fuel tank.
    I watched that huge cigar falling back to Earth so many times.
    I still watch those videos every once in awhile. I don’t know what it is, but looking at this giant thing falling down towards Earth is kind of hypnotic, mesmerizing.
    And beside that those images are stunning, beautiful.
    Don’t believe me? Look at it.
    It is also fascinating looking at the rocket boosters’ videos.

    By the way, have you guys seen the recent videos of SpaceX rocket that is able to lift off and land back on a barge in the ocean standing vertically?
    Wow! Isn’t that something?..Nice…I love it.

    Thanks and have a great weekend everyone.

  4. Dan says:

    Hi there, me again.

    On a lighter and kind of mocking note…

    That fuel tank looks like someone sent a gigantic suppository to LA.

    I don’t know maybe the city is sick of something and they need it….

    Just stupid thoughts.

  5. Peter says:

    I see ur point
    Well if Jeff wanna go around visit his cyber students
    He needs to put everything down,Grab a globe , pack and set for a 20 years of travel all around the world or sth:)
    U know, he probably has one student each city across the map.u do the math :)))
    U know , a few years back on this very Bolg I tossed out an idea that perhaps heff could put up a eslpod convention of some sort so at least students who can travel to LA have a real-world reunion.
    I pitched right hear on the blog!!
    Needless to say , I didn’t go anywhere with it

    U know I traveled to LA like several times over the life of eslpod but I never bother Jeff ,Warren ,or Lucy with asking them for a quick coffee or sth.
    U know
    I didn’t want to out then on a bad spot ,albeit ,I love to meet then in person
    Although ,Chances are I will get tongue tied fir fear of making silly slipups while chatting with them.
    U know ,all of sudden becoming aware of every world you say.
    Self conscious kind of thing.

    A learning guide member


  6. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    Yes, Pete. You have a point and I understand you clearly. But Jeff has to choose and Brazil is a great choice. Only those who knows this country go crazy about it. Out of pride, Brazil is one of the most beautiful country in this world. I have said about honey and milk and I am not kidding. It is true. And you, Pete, should try. I am sure you will love it.
    From Brazil

  7. Peter says:

    Hello world
    Ottawa Tulip festival is on!
    Well I caught it on the las day
    It is typically from May 12-23
    Well today is a holiday here : Victoria Day.
    It is not like I m taking a day off or anything
    There are sculptures ,out door and indoor tulips.
    tulip bulbs are beautiful man.
    Just imaging thousands of them in the mist masmerizing ,dreamy clot assortment
    Today is a very colourful day because of them
    It is a 10 day festival of tulip.
    It is a must see secenery !!!
    It is not the point of my story
    The point being the history of the festival. I mea, how did it start and all
    Allow me to have a line or two of its initiation back in ,oh boy , 1963/64
    U know the while tulip fever started then :))
    U know , if all goes back when in world war 2 Germany overrun Netherlands. Well , it is only natural for the Dutch Royal family at the time to flee the country and seek refuge else where
    The first country they went to was Great Brtain in May 1940.well , as it so happened they never stayed in England but within one month or so the boarded a ship to Halifax then Ottawa here in Cabada.
    Well ,Canada ,as it is it’s wont, welcome and hosts the Royal family with the warmest hospitality.
    Well , as a token of appreciation ,5 year later after Europ liberation. the Royal family goes back home ,and as a token of approximation for the hospitality , they sent 10,000 tulip bulbs to ottawa and continue to do so.
    The gesture my good friends led to the birth of tulip festival in 1963.
    Now ,every year people around Canada and perhaps around the world make a pit stop here to be a part of the festival of color and flowers

    A learning guide member


  8. emiliano says:

    Thank you Peter, I think it is nice to know a true history chapter as the one you have told us
    about the Ottawa Tullip Festival and also what the Duth Royal Family did when German´s
    army took Netherland under their boots.
    By the contray the Danish Royal Family and the King Cristian X remains in Denmark
    when the Nazis invaded their country being modelic their behaviour of protecting the
    Jewist Danish Population together with nearly all the Danish people who saved thousand
    of Jewist from being taken by the Nazis to be killed.

    Peter, I know nothing about the Dutch Royal Family fled to Canada and the history of the Ottawa Tullip
    Festival wich I think it is a subject quite interesting, thanks again.


  9. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    English Cafe 556 is awesome. Always teaching us something interesting. Congratulations, Jeff. Brazil is waiting for you with a spoonful of honey and a bottle of milk. Plus, green nature, blue sky, friendly people, and friendship.
    From Brazil

  10. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    ESL Podcast 1211 – Watching Movie and TV Franchises, today’s lesson, I liked it a lot, as always, as usual. Any ESL podcast is good for me. I always find something new and interesting in them.
    From Brazil, milk and honey, blue sky, fair weather, good people, wonderful landscapes.

  11. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    Waiting for tomorow, new ESL podcast.
    From Brazil

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