Podcasts this Week (August 22, 2016)

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ESL Podcast 1236 – Dressing Inappropriately for Work

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 “cut-offs” and “tank top.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “School Dress Codes.”
“In the United States, school dress codes are often ‘controversial’ (with strong opinions on both sides of an issue), especially among students who…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

English Cafe 569

Topics: John Muir and The Sierra Club; The Ma and Pa Kettle Movies; every versus each; Christmas/New Year break at colleges and universities; jinx

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “United Daughters of the Confederacy.”
“The United Daughters of the Confederacy is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1894. Its members are the female…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ESL Podcast 1237 – Disagreements About Spending Money

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 “barely” and “to splash the cash.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Types of Formal and Informal Bank Accounts.”
“Banks offer two main types of formal accounts: ‘checking accounts’ that are used for daily expenses, and ‘savings accounts’ that are used to save money…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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7 Responses to Podcasts this Week (August 22, 2016)

  1. emiliano says:

    Good morning readers and blogers.

    Congratulation to all Brasilian people for these Olympic Games that are finishing.

    Contratulation to Brasil for the Gold medal in FOOTBALL, at last Brasil won it.

    Aecio you have to be happy the same as people from the football´s country
    were so many boys play it in the favelas.
    Last week I was watching the “Music Professor” a Brasilian movie very good indeed.

    Nothing more, have a nice night watching the fire works of the final Olympic festival.


  2. Tania says:

    Talking about your first seven jobs…
    I have read again the Warren’s post from January 27th, 2015, “What Did You Learn From Your First Job?”.
    – Warren says that “When you are given a job, you are responsible to do that job. You’re part of a team, and when the team works, you work.
    You can’t come and go whenever you want to”.
    – Marcos says that “I learned that relationship is the key to grow in whatever job when you need work with a team”.
    – Dan says that “first thing on the job is not to get hurt”.
    – Emiliano says that “just to be aware of doing things the best form I could”.
    And Peter’s answer is interesting.

  3. Tania says:

    English Cafe 568…
    “He is the apple of my eyes” is a saying in my country. We say “I love him like the light of my eyes”. That means that I love him very much, like my own eyes. He is my favorit.

    “She is the black sheep of the family” is a saying in my country with the same meaning.
    Nobody wants to be the black sheep of the family.

  4. emiliano says:

    I have read what NY., yes writing could be harder than reading, but if I think about what I have received writing here
    in Jeff’s blog, it is such a lot of things so huge all of them, that is impossible to measure them.
    Yes, sometime it is an effort to write, we have to dedicate time of our own life but being here for nearly eight or seven
    years, just since the begining, it has been a daily lesson and a fountain of nice things.
    For me it is difficult to be conscious of the influence that this site, Jeff and Lucy site, has done along my life, but it has
    been trascendental.
    The blog has given me such lot of nice opportunities of talking with people from all over the world, that yes, little by little have been going off, but sure they have their reasons to dissapair.
    Learning English have been not the first benefit to me, it has been really important but not the first good thing, first of all have been finding a good very good friend that have given me some light on my complicate life.
    My personal life along these years has been difficult and Jeff’s blog has been like a good book, a good friend, that always have been at my side to say which ever thing I like to say, sometime it could be offensive because I am direct and a visceral person, so please forgive my offeses that sure some have been to some of you dear friends.

    There are so much in this blog that inside me I only could be grateful to it, as Jeff Lucy or Warren talks has been like a way of escape for my own sorrows when I typed on it.

    I have too much to be grateful to the ESL blog that the efforts I have could done writing in it, that it has always a pleasure doing that and the benefit that I have got as been so huge that it has change my life for good along these
    eight or seven years.

    Thank you Jeff, thank you Lucy, and thank you Warren, I will try to be here as long as possible, even now that my life has change so much to be worst.
    I am sure I could have a good friend in this blog to tell it my questions and sorrows to be read for whichever reader of it.
    Thanks again to all of you readers and blogers.


  5. emiliano says:

    Me again.

    Too long explanation so I am going to say what I feel in few words:

    “I have received from this Blog too much more that what I have given to it”

    That´s all.

    So go ahead friends, readers and write, it is sure you´ll feel the same like
    me when time has passing by.

  6. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    Yes, Emiliano. Thanks for the remembering of olympics in Brazil. In deed it was a party for Brazilian people. Particularly, I feel proud of athletics that played a wonderful role on the games. Football golden medal was great, the team made all efforts to deserve it. Thanks you all for watching my comments. Sometimes I recognise I am a little beyond my limits but I am not perfect. I apologise.
    From Brazil, no sin, milk and honey, blue sky and ocean, green forests, hapiness everywhere

  7. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    Hello, Tania. I like your sayings. He is the apple of my eyes and he is the black sheep of the family. Send more.
    From Brazil

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