Podcasts this Week (July 25, 2016)

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ESL Podcast 1228 – Designing a Product Line

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “to get (one’s) feet wet” and “trade.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “White-Label Products and Services.”
“‘White-label’ products and services are products and services that are ‘manufactured (produced), created, or…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

English Cafe 565

Topics: Movies – ­Ben-Hur; Carlsbad Caverns National Park; duty versus responsibility; Creedence Clearwater Revival

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In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Whitewashing.”
“In ‘Hollywood’ (the American film industry), ‘whitewashing’ refers to the practice of ‘casting’ (selecting actors to play particular roles)…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ESL Podcast 1229 – Telling Others to Go Away

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “to wave (someone) off” and “to get lost.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Common Children’s Games.”
“During ‘recess’ (breaks in the school day when children play outside) and ‘free time’ (time without scheduled activities)…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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8 Responses to Podcasts this Week (July 25, 2016)

  1. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    It is 05:32h in Brazil now and I’m trying to listen to ESL Podcast 1228 – Designing a Product Line but no luck until now. I’ll try later. Have a nice Sunday, people.
    From brazil

  2. Dan says:

    What’s going on everybody?

    Hey, Hi!..Dan here.

    I knew the adjective crooked because of Hillary.
    You may have heard she’s called crooked Hillary.

    I enjoyed following the Republican National Convention this last week.
    Next week it’s the turn of the DNC.

    I am going to follow that too….on my free time..
    I have to use my new bike which is giving me good times..even if pedaling it’s hard..and I also have to read Games of Thrones…which I believe it’s 5 books of about 800 pages….I an 15 chapters into the third one….

    Have a nice weekend everyone.

  3. emiliano says:

    Something about Friendship?

    Yes that is a difficult subject to write about, indeed, that is.

    To me is one of the most important experiences a person may have, but not all people thinks the same, of course, for some the best subject to have is love, money, be succesfull in your work, in your life, health of course, but even sex or have a lot of everythin despite it could be not necessary.

    Other are more simple persons that need nearly nothing to be happy, no friends, no money, no things at all, only a nice quiete life it is enough for them.
    Recently I have known a person like this, a new friend from Italy, that scarcely needs their house, their work, and some cats….and what is the best…he is a happy man that need nothing to live as his own work and silence space.
    Congratulation dear……if your read this you know I am appointing to you.

    More or less my dear Cuca is so. She now needs really nothing to be just a bit happy.
    Being without posibilities of going out from home, to a theatre, a trip, for shopping, and so forth….she is happy with her life, a P.C., time to write, to see power points, a movie, to care her cat gatufo, and to care her husband, me.

    I am just a Little different, odd?, may be but all my life I have needed friends.
    To me friendship has been one of my priorities in life.
    I have some friends since more than fifty years, and we see each other with pleasure despite every one of us have their life, their problems, and it is not necessary to see us every day or frequently.

    Friendship is it a difficult subject to talk to? It seems so.

    Well I do think so, every one understand this matter in a different way.
    To me it is clear, one of the best things a man/woman could have it is only to have at least ONE real friend…..some times it is enough.
    At least it is what my dea Cuca said to me.
    Fortunately for me I have more than……? Who knows, ….more than two.

    My first, of course, it is my dear Cuca-friend-lover-mother of my daughters-wife and now sharing our life together, being happy with Little things.
    She is indoors along moths, without going out home, she has multiple esclerosis, but I think she is happy with her life, having me close near to her it is the most treasure thing she could wish….well I think so.

    Finally I have one of my best …far away….thousand of kilometers from here, Madrid, my house. but to me is absolutely important to have him like one of the best.
    It is a pity we can´t see each other, different life, task, age, sittuation and so forth.
    But he is one of the best friends I ever had.., life is so strange, just to have a friend that scarcely one has seen, but
    have such a big confidence.

    That´s all for today friends of the blog.

    Regards. emiliano

  4. emiliano says:

    Spanish politicians

    Circulates in some areas unhappy with the situation in Spain’s version is about to form a new political party or association to be called.
    PHE “We Can Sink Spain” (Podremos Hundir España).
    I do not know if I laughed, I think not, or I I have been surprised
    by the ingenuity and humor that distinguishes us inhabitants of the “bull skin” or Hispania.

    We joke around, and even a really almost grotesque situation and dramatic in which the
    two most popular parties have not crossed even a good morning.

    And now it seems they be will have to meet publicly say they do not know very well what for.
    ¿We’ll know us then?, because they have been chosen

    to represent us and form a government do not talk, do not know who meet and do not
    say anything nice to each other, because that good, rather insult to more and better.

    There is no doubt that could form an association to being called just that “We can Sink Spain” to inconceivable limits.
    One wants to be president at all costs, the other equally, and the other wants ministries as if they were picture cards are dealt.

    So yeah, will be able to sink this country, there’s no doubt, and considering the great looming crisis that is coming it will be very ??easy for them.
    We’ll laugh for not mourn.

    After writing this, it seems the bad situation doesn´t chage at all.
    We have second elections in june and all remains the same. Some how it seems like a grotesque movie where once
    and againg everybody says the same.

    It would be possible that here in this country, Spain, we´ll need another third elections?

    May be they, the politicians, are pulling our legs but if there is another one I am not going to vote, that´s for sure.

    These people thinks we Spaniards are like puppes, but may be that´s true after all.


  5. Mauro M says:

    Hi Lucy and Jeff,

    why don’t you public also videos, seeing non verbal communication could be very helpful for students, expecially English cafe.
    And also Jeff could become a star for real. 🙂

    All the best


  6. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    Still trying to listen to ESL Podcast 1228 – Designing a Product Line but no luck up to now. Good week for you all.
    From Brazil

  7. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    Now trying to listen to ESL Podcast 1229 – Telling Others to Go Away but no luck up to now. Good week end for you all, my dear friends.
    From Brazil, land of honey and milk, no sin (especially on me),

  8. Frank Albert says:

    Dear Doctor Jeff
    I’m from Barcelona
    I watch a lot of series in American English but regrefully there many expression and urban common words that we cannot understand.
    Would it be possible to ask you to make a podcast with usuals film expressions ( bad words included if not a problem the point is to understand spoken american films)
    Thanks you in advance although I don’t know if someone will ever answer or fulfil my request.

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