Podcasts this Week (August 1, 2016)

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ESL Podcast 1230 – Expressing Disapproval  of Elected Officials

In the Learning Guide: Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear), vocabulary list and sample sentences, and comprehension questions.
In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “to reflect” and “regular folks.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “The Occupy Wall Street Protest Movement.”
“In 2011, the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ ‘movement’ (an initiative to change and improve society) began as people ‘protested’ (objected to)…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

English Cafe 566

Topics: Famous Americans – Linus Pauling; The Texaco Star Theater and Milton Berle; squalid versus sordid; on my own versus by myself; postseason competition

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Six Flags Over Texas.”
“Six Flags Over Texas is a popular ‘theme park’ (amusement park; a large area that people visit to go on rides and enjoy other types of entertainment)…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ESL Podcast 1231 – Feeding a Large Family on a Small Budget

In the Learning Guide: Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear), vocabulary list and sample sentences, and comprehension questions.
In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “staple” and “day-old.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Common Types of Store Savings.”
“‘Bargain hunters’ (people who want to buy something at a low price) have many ways to save money at stores….” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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9 Responses to Podcasts this Week (August 1, 2016)

  1. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    Hello, people, good morning. It’s 08:06 am in Brazil. Not possible to listen to ESL Pofcast 1230 until now. I’ll try later. About elections, I don’t believe in candidates because all they care about is themselves, their profit, their interests, their hapiness. So why to vote? In Brazil people above 70 is free to vote and I belong to that group. So I’ll stay home instead,
    From Brazil

  2. Dan says:

    Hey guys.

    I do not know you, but I am not watching the Olympic games..not even a minute…I am not interested.

    Another reason is that I do not feel like reconnecting my satellite decoder….it’s not worth the effort..it to is sitting there collecting dust.

    On the other hand I prefer doing sports myself instead of watching others doing it.

    I am back cycling and running again…that feels great…really rewarding both on the body and mind.

    Yesterday I run 8 miles, that’s 13 km…it’s a beautiful trail, most of it in the woods…for a start I am going to do it every Sunday.

    That’s all ..thanks.

  3. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    Tuesday in Brazil, it’s 08:21 am and poor Aecio, he can’t listen to ESL Podcast 1230 yet. Low speed of web.
    From Brazil

  4. Dan says:

    How are you guys doing..

    I was reading an interesting and inspiring article about Desalination plants.

    It seems that an Israeli company has brought the costs of water desalination down due to new technology.

    After years of water shortages now, thanks to these new plants they have more water that is needed…thanks also to they advanced methods of conservation and re-utilization of it.

    They have even built up a similar plant in southern California.

    Well,..they have all my respect..great country and great people.


  5. Dan says:


    I was reading an article out today…where they say that the waters in Rio where the Olympics games are about to start are very dangerous due to viruses and bacteria.

    Experts are advising athletes and tourists not to put the head underwater..
    I would not even put my toe in there.

    Recently I have read another article where a poor young guy in the US died because of a brain eating bacteria he got from an artificial river where they train do the Olympics.

    Only the name of that disease is scary..

    Hope the athletes do not go in there as a precaution/protest.

  6. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    About English Cafe 566, I’d like to tell part of the story about Linus Pauling, not told by Jeff. Watson and Crick were two scientists who worked together at the same time as Linus Pauling was working and the former two ones were searching to find the structure of DNA by means of X-ray. I’d like to point the ethical behavior of Linus Pauling when someone told him that Watson and Crick had found the structure of DNA and that Linus should run and show that he had found it too. But Linus Pauling simply said: No, it is not my merit. That belongs to Watson and Crick. This lesson of ethics should be copied by every one. I am telling this story because I am a chemistry teacher and studied this science. About vitamine C, Linus Pauling believed that this vitamine would cure not only flu but also cancer. Unfortunately he was wrong. It is said that overdose of vitmine C killed Linus Pauling.In fact vitamine C is good to prevent flu. I am sorry if I didn’t tell the story well with my poor English but I tried my best.
    From Brazil

  7. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    Again waiting for a better speed from the internet for listening to ESL Podcast 1231 – Feeding a Large Family on a Small Budget. I am looking forward to watching it.
    From Brazil

  8. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    I’ve just listened to 100% of ESL Podcast 1231 – Feeding a Large Family on a Small Budget. I have to say it is awesome. Good lesson, new words, new ideas. Thanks Jeff and \lucy.
    From Brazil

  9. emiliano says:

    + Which part of the NO has been misunderstood by you.

    + No is No

    + You are not decent

    the reply was:

    + you are wretched and a miserable.

    Well, these have been some of the phrases listened here in Spain on the elections
    of December that had to be repeated in June and after that it is possible we have
    not any Goverment yet and could be possible another third elections or may be
    more, no body knows what is happening or what could happens to have a Predident
    of Goverment.

    So here in Spain it is even too much worst that in your country.
    Regards Warren.


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