Podcasts this Week (June 20, 2016)

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ESL Podcast 1218 – Describing Relative Location

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “after” and “to get settled.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Pseudonyms.”
“Sometimes people use a ‘pseudonym’ (a false name; a name that is not one’s real name) to ‘hide'”… – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

English Cafe 560

Topics: Movies – The Jazz Singer; The Selective Service System; microaggressions, social justice warrior, and trigger warning; to insulate versus to isolate; pluralizing glass

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In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Draft Dodgers and Deserters.”
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ESL Podcast 1219 – Expressing Disapproval

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “not (one’s) place” and “to go behind (one’s) back.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert.”
At the Movies was a popular TV program that ‘reviewed movies’ (provided professional opinions about the quality of movies)”… – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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16 Responses to Podcasts this Week (June 20, 2016)

  1. Dan says:

    Hello everybody

    Still raining here. Can wait to see the monthly rainfall bollettin at the end of June. I’ll let you guys know.

    Can wait for Wednesday as well…..guess who asked about that?….thank you guys.

    This last week I had my phone misbehaving and since it still has a warranty, I had to file an RMA (return merchandise authorization)
    They still have my phone in their lab. Interesting experience…

    Hey Pete…I believe you might know a guy named Gavin McInnes, he!…..I like the guy..do you,he?
    Thanks to him I have been following, you know,….Canadian stuff…like politics and culture…..not too much though.
    I am too busy following what’s going on south of Canada.

    Bye for now, thanks and have a nice weekend everyone

  2. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    I have just watched ESL Podcast 1218 – Describing Relative Location and as always I enjoyed it a lot, and I have to thank Jeff and Lucy for the opportunity.
    From Brazil

  3. Pete says:

    Hi folks
    Catch me up!
    The thing is I was busy with a bunch of visitors crashing on my couch from Germany.
    Some old friends of mine who live in Germamy on a work visa.
    I was busy driving them around.
    They are still here
    When I left for work this morning , they are sound sleep snoring.
    The thing is it was a wild weekend for all of us.
    I wish I could sleep in too
    You know what the say
    There is No rest for the wicket.
    I spent too much on then already
    At least I m earning some of them back today.
    They get their salary in Euro which is stronger that Canadian money.
    Still it is me showing them a good time.
    Well , it is the way to go
    U know what I mean
    We had a rowdy, great time this weekened
    Their flight out back to Germany us this coming Sunday which means just one thing :
    A week of being juvenile and questionable behaviour.
    This morning when i was leaving the place
    It was like a landfill
    Things were strewn about around the house
    And every single of them were like a nitty trap as I was wading my way out through them
    Take my advice guys
    Never ever invite a bunch of dudes crash on ur couch for a couple of day
    They have turned my place into this frat house

    A learning guide member


  4. Pete says:

    Hey Dan,

    I have no clue who the dude u mentioned is.

    I don’t follow people on you tubes

    I m more of a movie guy

    A learning guide member


  5. Tania says:

    English Cafe 554… The Manhattan Project…
    I like this kind of topics as I remember of my school when I was a child.
    According to Wikipedia, Niels Bohr was a Danish physicist who made foundational contributions
    to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory.
    In school time I knew many details about Bohr, Fermi… this is the reason for that I like to remember of them.
    We forget very quickly many interesting things.

    Enrico Fermi was an ITALIAN physicist , who created the world’s first nuclear reactor in USA.
    He is the “architect of the nuclear age”. He discovered nuclear fission leading to the atomic bomb ,
    and his reluctance to develop the hydrogen bomb.

    By the way, Dan, many white Americans do not consider Italians white.
    I know that the Romans who conquered the Europe where very strong , tall and fair-haired men.

  6. Tania says:

    Give my Regards to Broadway… an 1904 famous song, by George Cohan from his musical play Little Johnny Jones.

    “Give my Regards to Broadway
    Remember me to herald Square
    Tell all the gang at Forty Second Street
    That I will soon be there.
    Did you ever see two yankees
    Part upon a foreign shore?
    When the good ship’s just about to start
    For Old New York once more?”

    And my father used to sing Romanian old songs. I know some of them and I am proud of this.
    You can feel the old times if you know their music.

    Thank you.

  7. Tania says:

    The Ballad of Gilligan’s Island, the song from a 1960 TV show, English Cafe 555…

    “Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale,
    A tale of a fateful trip
    That started from this tropic port
    Aboard this tiny ship.”

    I have read that this song it’s Americana.

    We learn a lot when you explain us every word or phrase from a song or a poem.

    Thank you.

  8. Tania says:

    I like very, very much the lullabies as I love the children, their innocence, their smile.
    Thank you for this wonderful “Hush little baby, don’t say a word” by Mother Goose, with nursery rhymes,
    English Cafe 557.
    It is the promise of rewards for being quiet.

    “Hush little baby, don’t say a word,
    Mama’s gonna buy you a mockingbird.

    And if that mockingbird won’t sing,
    Mama’s gonna buy you a diamond ring.
    And if that horse and cart fall down,
    You’ll still be the sweetest little baby in town.”

  9. Tania says:

    Hi, I like and the lyrics of the song “You’re a Grand Old Flag” by George Cohan.

    “You’re the emblem of
    The land I love
    The home of the free and the brave.”

    We use the same word “emblema” with the same meaning.

    All the best for you,


  10. Tania says:

    Dear Emiliano,
    I like very much your poems.

    Lost (always lost… again and again)

    “Lost I am without your happiness
    It gives me strength to continue this path…”

    Thank you.


  11. Tania says:


    Nights in Silence

    “At night the desire to keep awake
    So late…
    Love you so much my dear
    than I don’t want to make any noise
    Listening your breath I know your presence
    that bright me every moment of my life.”

    “At night the desire to keep awake / So late… ” Such a wonderful artistic image!

    I would add “nights in white satin, never reaching the end”.

    Yes, with you, Cuca is with us, our blog friend.

    Best wishes, dear Emiliano.


  12. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    Good morning eveyone, from Brazil, Aecio here to thank you all for the comments posted. I learn a lot with you.
    From Brazil,

  13. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    Hello people, about my last comment, I received a note from ESL trying to solve the problem, but sasdly the problem persists and I am sure that the problem is with the internet in my city, lack of speed. I ask Jeff not not worry and I appreciate his concern. My teachers are the best ever and they work like a team.
    From Brazil

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  15. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    Hello everyone, finally I was able to listen to ESL Podcast 1219 – Expressing Disapproval from the beginning to the end, entirely. I’d like to make Jeff aware of that. He grew concerned (and he was right) about the problem I found in being able to watch a few podcasts. I appreciate his concern. ESL Podcast 1219 – Expressing Disapproval is amazing as always, bringing new concepts and comprehensions. As for that, I disagree with Jeff about an earpull on the couple. The way I see, a couple should test the life of living together before they get married, before signing the papers before the judge. It is like you buy something and suddenly you get regrets about the step you took. Of course, the responsability on the things you do must be taken seriously. Shame on us.
    From Brazil, honey and milk

  16. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    Hello guys! Do you agree with me on my opinion? Live together first and marry afterwards? Give your opinion. It is important to me.
    From Brazil

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