RoPeCast

by Dr Roger Charlton & Dr Peter Tischer · · · · 4 subscribers

Are you an advanced learner of English? These podcasts from Saarland University offer challenging listening opportunities and fascinating topics to do with the English language and culture. Get your new enhanced five-minute episode once every two weeks.

X06 - Presidential Slang July 21, 2009
Remeber our Ropecasts on rhyming slang? One of our listeners had a cool idea for one that is based on Barack Obama. [Episode 18: Winnie Words](http://ropecast.podspot.de/post/18-winnie-words/) In this episode we go even deeper into the topic of rhyming slang, including some that almost got us an “explicit” tag on the ...
Fixed expressions are used by all and sundry 24/7. And what’s more, the most common ones are easy to understand. But there’s bad news too: it’s hard to find out which fixed expressions are worth remembering. We’ll tell you where to look for help, and how to come to grips ...
Fixed expressions are used by all and sundry 24/7. And what’s more, the most common ones are easy to understand. But there’s bad news too: it’s hard to find out which fixed expressions are worth remembering. We’ll tell you where to look for help, and how to come to grips ...
Fixed expressions are used by all and sundry 24/7. And what’s more, the most common ones are easy to understand. But there’s bad news too: it’s hard to find out which fixed expressions are worth remembering. We’ll tell you where to look for help, and how to come to grips ...
19. Proverbial Epiphany June 30, 2009
Who told you proverbs are important? Forget school, only teachers use old fashioned sayings like “Early bird gets the worm.” Idioms are the real deal. And as an added bonus we’ll tell you the only two Englisch proverbs that are actually worth learning.
19\. Proverbial Epiphany June 30, 2009
Who told you proverbs are important? Forget school, only teachers use old fashioned sayings like “Early bird gets the worm.” Idioms are the real deal. And as an added bonus we’ll tell you the only two Englisch proverbs that are actually worth learning. [English idioms at Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:English-language_idioms) Find many English ...
19\. Proverbial Epiphany June 30, 2009
Who told you proverbs are important? Forget school, only teachers use old fashioned sayings like “Early bird gets the worm.” Idioms are the real deal. And as an added bonus we’ll tell you the only two Englisch proverbs that are actually worth learning. [English idioms at Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:English-language_idioms) Find many English ...
18. Winnie Words June 14, 2009
In this episode we go even deeper into the topic of rhyming slang, including some that almost got us an “explicit” tag on the iTunes Store. If you listen closely to this episode, you will even unravel the rhyming slang riddle of this episode’s title. Oh, and be sure to ...
18\. Winnie Words June 14, 2009
In this episode we go even deeper into the topic of rhyming slang, including some that almost got us an “explicit” tag on the iTunes Store. If you listen closely to this episode, you will even unravel the rhyming slang riddle of this episode’s title. Oh, and be sure to ...
18\. Winnie Words June 14, 2009
In this episode we go even deeper into the topic of rhyming slang, including some that almost got us an “explicit” tag on the iTunes Store. If you listen closely to this episode, you will even unravel the rhyming slang riddle of this episode’s title. Oh, and be sure to ...
17. The Missing Link June 1, 2009
What’s the connection between Britney Spears, Nelson Mandela, and a popular drink? No idea? Then listen to our podcast about rhyming slang, which supplies the missing link.
17\. The Missing Link June 1, 2009
What’s the connection between Britney Spears, Nelson Mandela, and a popular drink? No idea? Then listen to our podcast about rhyming slang, which supplies the missing link. [Rhyming slang](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhyming_slang) Read and learn more about rhyming slang and find examples of rhyming slang in popular culture. [RoPeCast rhyming slang manual](http://szsbls3.szsb.uni- saarland.de/podcast/audio/RoPeCast-RhymingSlangManual.pdf) ...
17\. The Missing Link June 1, 2009
What’s the connection between Britney Spears, Nelson Mandela, and a popular drink? No idea? Then listen to our podcast about rhyming slang, which supplies the missing link. [Rhyming slang](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhyming_slang) Read and learn more about rhyming slang and find examples of rhyming slang in popular culture. [RoPeCast rhyming slang manual](http://szsbls3.szsb.uni- saarland.de/podcast/audio/RoPeCast-RhymingSlangManual.pdf) ...
The American TOEFL may be the best known English test but there is a British alternative. The “International English Language Testing System” IELTS offers you two ways to demonstrate how good your English is. So whether you’re planning to work or study abroad, or even to emigrate, you should check ...
The American TOEFL may be the best known English test but there is a British alternative. The “International English Language Testing System” IELTS offers you two ways to demonstrate how good your English is. So whether you’re planning to work or study abroad, or even to emigrate, you should check ...
The American TOEFL may be the best known English test but there is a British alternative. The “International English Language Testing System” IELTS offers you two ways to demonstrate how good your English is. So whether you’re planning to work or study abroad, or even to emigrate, you should check ...
You want to have proof of your English skills and you look around for a test that you can take to get a certificate. You find a confusing range of options and perhaps end up paying good money for a piece of paper that is not accepted by potential employers, ...
You want to have proof of your English skills and you look around for a test that you can take to get a certificate. You find a confusing range of options and perhaps end up paying good money for a piece of paper that is not accepted by potential employers, ...
You want to have proof of your English skills and you look around for a test that you can take to get a certificate. You find a confusing range of options and perhaps end up paying good money for a piece of paper that is not accepted by potential employers, ...
14\. The word is flat! April 16, 2009
Everyone can see that dictionaries are helpful books, but is it worth spending more to buy a dictionary with a CD-ROM? There are indeed many advantages to using an electronic format: help with English pronunciation, easy access to synonyms and information about frequent collocations, to name just a few. [RoPeCast ...