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.

43. Moving in Aug. 31, 2010
In our last episode you learned how to read an English housing ad and what houses look like in an English-speaking country. But the inside of your new home can hold some surprises too, especially if you’re moving to a foreign country. In this RoPeCast you’ll learn what to expect ...
43\. Moving in Aug. 31, 2010
In our last episode you learned how to read an English housing ad and what houses look like in an English-speaking country. But the inside of your new home can hold some surprises too, especially if you’re moving to a foreign country. In this RoPeCast you’ll learn what to expect ...
42. Going Home Aug. 16, 2010
Have you ever moved to a new home? Then you’ll know that this can be quite a challenge. Even more so if you move to an English speaking country. But don’t worry, we’ll tell you what kind of houses the British live in and how to read an English housing ...
42\. Going home Aug. 16, 2010
Have you ever moved to a new home? Then you’ll know that this can be quite a challenge. Even more so if you move to an English speaking country. But don’t worry, we’ll tell you what kind of houses the British live in and how to read an English housing ...
41. Twisting your tongue July 30, 2010
Caution: This RoPeCast will twist your tongue. Listen at your own risk. Here’s a preview the type of mind-bending rhymes that await you after the download: She sells sea shells by the seashore. The shells she sells are surely seashells. So if she sells shells on the seashore, I’m sure ...
Caution: This RoPeCast will twist your tongue. Listen at your own risk. Here’s a preview the type of mind-bending rhymes that await you after the download: _She sells sea shells by the seashore. The shells she sells are surely seashells. So if she sells shells on the seashore, I’m sure ...
40. Baby Slang July 15, 2010
In this final 3rd episode of our mini-series about so called “child directed speech” or “baby talk” we’ll tackle the more delicate issues in talking to small children. You’ll learn what English-speaking Moms say when the diaper is full and what their toddlers cry out when they hurt themselves. Once ...
40\. Baby Slang July 15, 2010
In this final 3rd episode of our mini-series about so called “child directed speech” or “baby talk” we’ll tackle the more delicate issues in talking to small children. You’ll learn what English-speaking Moms say when the diaper is full and what their toddlers cry out when they hurt themselves. Once ...
39. Baby poetry June 30, 2010
Not interested in poetry? Well, you used to be! As a baby, you couldn’t get enough of those rhymes. That’s no surprise, some of those lullabies, fingerplays and kneebouncers are all artforms in their own right. Bet you still know a few in your mother tongue but what about English ...
39\. Baby poetry June 30, 2010
Not interested in poetry? Well, you used to be! As a baby, you couldn’t get enough of those rhymes. That’s no surprise, some of those lullabies, fingerplays and kneebouncers are all artforms in their own right. Bet you still know a few in your mother tongue but what about English ...
RoPeCast has been all about speaking ever since it saw the light of day about 2 two years ago. Two-year-old children are different, of course, which is why mothers use baby talk to communicate with their toddlers instead of complicated Standard English. Now that our podcast has reached the toddler ...
RoPeCast has been all about speaking ever since it saw the light of day about 2 two years ago. Two-year-old children are different, of course, which is why mothers use baby talk to communicate with their toddlers instead of complicated Standard English. Now that our podcast has reached the toddler ...
37. Feasting on Words April 18, 2010
Did you know that you can learn a lot about history from food? You can actually learn about aspects of British culture by tracing back when food names came into the English language. How? Find out in this episode of RoPeCast – as long as it’s hot.
37\. Feasting on Words April 17, 2010
Did you know that you can learn a lot about history from food? You can actually learn about aspects of British culture by tracing back when food names came into the English language. How? Find out in this episode of RoPeCast – as long as it’s hot. ['Why Nothing Rhymes ...
Etymology Quiz April 4, 2010
Happy Easter! Try out our new word quiz by clicking this link: Start the quiz! Listen to the audio here:
Etymology Quiz April 4, 2010
Happy Easter! Try out our new word quiz by clicking this link: [![](./userdata/images/ring.png) Start the quiz! ![](./userdata/images/ring.png)](http://notenough.scienceontheweb.net/etymology- quiz.html)
Sometimes life is good to you and sometimes things just keep going downhill. This does not only happen to people, words too can go from rags to riches – or fall from grace. This RoPeCast traces back the career paths of some not so succesful words but also introduce you ...
Sometimes life is good to you and sometimes things just keep going downhill. This does not only happen to people, words too can go from rags to riches – or fall from grace. This RoPeCast traces back the career paths of some not so succesful words but also introduce you ...
Do you know where the word “pyjamas” comes from? This RoPeCast will take you on a linguistic trip around the globe to find out! Fasten your seatbelts, lean back and we’re ready for take off.
Do you know where the word “pyjamas” comes from? This RoPeCast will take you on a linguistic trip around the globe to find out! Fasten your seatbelts, lean back and we’re ready for take off.