Podcasts this Week (August 29, 2016)

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ESL Podcast 1238 – Making Accusations

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “to trash” and “I’d sooner.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “The Los Alamos National Laboratory.”
“The Los Alamos National Laboratory is a U.S. ‘complex’ (a group of buildings) in Los Alamos, New Mexico….” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

English Cafe 570

Topics: Famous Americans – Shirley Temple Black; Famous Songs – “Taps”; paper versus report; internship versus externship; to march (someone) to front of the class

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In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Kennedy Center Honors.”
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ESL Podcast 1239 – Sharing an Online Account

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “by any chance” and “all right.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Parental Controls.”
““Parental controls” are electronic tools that help parents ‘control’ (place limits or restrictions on) how their children use electronic ‘devices’…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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9 Responses to Podcasts this Week (August 29, 2016)

  1. emiliano says:

    At home with Gatufo, the cat and emiliano together not thinking in going out because Madrid´s streets seems hell.
    Just a moment ago emiliano has been talking with his loving soul Cuca that was waiting for his call.
    She knows that now it is really difficult to go till Majadahonda, the village where she is now living with other people
    together in a big house.

    She doesn´t want that emiliano goes now because is too much hot for her old husband if he wants to go and seeing her, usually he use to go with some friend´s car when there is somebody that wants to see Cuca.
    At least once o twice in a week he is going to see her, but sometime it is really difficult as this summer is being really
    hot, hotter than hell we could say, why?. May be planet´s temperature is going up?. It is possible.

    I am really sad watching what has happened in Italy.
    The most beautiful country I has been, Italy, it is being destroyed by earthquakes that from time to time asolate cities
    and kill so much people.
    It is really very very sad to see on the screen what has happened in these beautiful cities and all these thousand of people that now have sorrows by their deads and without anything, it is really bad.

    I want to say to Italians that I would like to offer my condolences to the victims’ families and to assure them of all my profound sympathy.
    Italians are like brothers for us Spaniards, I love their country, their cities, culture and of course their language and people.
    Again all my condolences for them.


  2. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    Here again. ESL Podcast 1238 – Making Accusations is awesome. Good lesson. Thanks to Jeff and Lucy.
    From Brazil

  3. Tania says:

    You are right Emiliano, our planet is hotter and hotter.
    Maybe one of the reasons for that there are so many and dangerous earthquakes.
    I love Italy with her history, I like Italian people.
    My condolences to the victims’ families.


  4. Tania says:

    Dear Emiliano, I appreciate your effort going to see Cuca.

    Much health to you and Cuca,


  5. Tania says:

    Maybe we should look at the Self-Portrait in Hell painted by Edvard Munch more attentively to see the fire, the global warming of our planet,
    the forests burning…
    Yes, we need a global conservation program of the nature, of the forests.
    We still have unique virgin forests and they are destroyed.

  6. Tania says:

    Yes, I have the nostalgia for the simple time, for the old forests when you were afraid to travel as there were a lot of wild animals.
    People, children were more innocent.
    I have recently seen an old movie with Marlene Dietrich…how much innocence in a kiss…

  7. emiliano says:

    Dear Tania, Romania was founded by Roma, so yes it´s natural you love
    also Italy culture.
    It was not only founded by Romans, but people goes from Italy to stand
    in your land, it was given to the soldiers who fight in the North and they
    married the woman of your old country.
    Your language it´s somehow very similar to our own Spanish or to Italian.

    Thank you Tania, some time I feel myself very alone but Cuca is always
    inside my feelings and talk with her twice each day, at the morning and
    at night.
    Now some of the nursey auxiliary nurses pull her leg telling her, your
    love is calling, or you have a call of your boyfriend.
    I don´t care about that, it´s odd I know, but I am calling avery day
    because I want to hear her loving voice that always calm me along
    years and years.
    Do you know that every day, when I was working and it was possible (now is
    forbidden) to call family or friends by phone in the bank, I called Cuca
    day after day for more than thirty years?
    It was like a relax, just had a talk with her gave me peace and strengths
    to continue working the rest of the day.
    Now I am doing just the same, I call her every morning and night and don´t
    care what other people could say or think.

    All my best dear friend Tania, always a pleasure seeing your writing so
    necessary in the blog.


  8. emiliano says:

    What happens now with so many calls to her here we could say in Spanish:
    “Hay bastante cachondeo entre las auxiliares”

    In English it could say “there is a little jocundity among the nursey auxiliaries”
    and they ask her ¿are you not bored of being so long time with the same man?
    Cuca says, no every moment I love him more.
    Incredible they replay.

    Well Cuca and me talk a lot some time making jokes continuously, such is life,
    if you don´t make jokes and laugh about your own problems everything could
    be too much worst, so we have done that for years in fact all our life.
    Being Cuca so sick even more.

  9. Tania says:

    I can understand you , dear Emiliano. Everyone desires such a sincere friendship, as it is a real friendship including a lot of love and understanding.
    Someone told me that if you have everything at home (love, friendship, understanding, acceptance one by each other) you don’t need looking for
    love in other places.
    So you and Cuca are, the best friends.

    I can’t say the same about my own personal life. Sometimes the silence is the best answer.

    Best wishes to you and Cuca,


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