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.

Could James Bond be played by an American actor? Are there any red-haired Brits? Pecularities of the American and British variety of English are not as hard and fast as one generally assumes. In this episode we start reflecting on how American and British English are influencing one another – ...
A very short podcast on Christmas Eve to wish all our listeners a Merry Christmas and send you a little puzzling present. [Roger's Cryptic Christmas Crossword](http://www.szsb.uni- saarland.de/tl_files/szsb/usr/doc/en/RoPeCast/RoPeXmasXword.pdf) Roger compiled a cryptic crossword as a present to all you puzzling fans out there. Stay tuned for the solution that we'll publish ...
A very short podcast on Christmas Eve to wish all our listeners a Merry Christmas and send you a little puzzling present. [Roger's Cryptic Christmas Crossword](http://www.szsb.uni- saarland.de/tl_files/szsb/usr/doc/en/RoPeCast/RoPeXmasXword.pdf) Roger compiled a cryptic crossword as a present to all you puzzling fans out there. Stay tuned for the solution that we'll publish ...
No, we are not talking about flying flags today. After a question in class, Peter asks Roger why many people still consider British English the only proper standard, despite the fact that there are a lot more American speakers of English. [Noah Webster](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noah_Webster) A Wikipedia article about the "father" of ...
No, we are not talking about flying flags today. After a question in class, Peter asks Roger why many people still consider British English the only proper standard, despite the fact that there are a lot more American speakers of English. [Noah Webster](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noah_Webster) A Wikipedia article about the "father" of ...
64\. Crossing the line Nov. 14, 2012
We are back with more puzzle fun! This time we are going to have a look into the typical British ‘cryptic’ crossword puzzle. Roger will explain what to look for when trying to solve them. And of course we provide some links and material for you to test your puzzling ...
64\. Crossing the line Nov. 14, 2012
We are back with more puzzle fun! This time we are going to have a look into the typical British ‘cryptic’ crossword puzzle. Roger will explain what to look for when trying to solve them. And of course we provide some links and material for you to test your puzzling ...
63\. Crossing words Oct. 15, 2012
Crossword puzzles are fascinating. In Britain even more so than in the rest of the world. Listen to this episode to unrevel the mysteries of British cryptic crosswords. They are really hard, but once you know what to look for, you can solve them, too! [Cryptic Crossword](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptic_crossword) Read about British-style ...
63\. Crossing words Oct. 15, 2012
Crossword puzzles are fascinating. In Britain even more so than in the rest of the world. Listen to this episode to unrevel the mysteries of British cryptic crosswords. They are really hard, but once you know what to look for, you can solve them, too! [Cryptic Crossword](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptic_crossword) Read about British-style ...
62\. Time out Sept. 30, 2012
Our topic today is sports that were once Olympic. and in general how the public interest in certain disciplines varies over time and continents. We are referring back to the Olympics in this episode, and we apologise for being late; time-out of a different sort. Nevertheless when it comes to ...
62\. Time out Sept. 30, 2012
Our topic today is sports that were once Olympic. and in general how the public interest in certain disciplines varies over time and continents. We are referring back to the Olympics in this episode, and we apologise for being late; time-out of a different sort. Nevertheless when it comes to ...
61\. Name a discipline July 7, 2012
Just in time for the Olympic Games in London we are glad to present our special edition. Peter really enjoys watching the Olympic coverage on TV, but he needs support unravelling some tricky sport jargon terms. Roger can help with that … [Olympic Sports](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_sports) The Wikipedia article lists all former ...
61\. Name a discipline July 7, 2012
Just in time for the Olympic Games in London we are glad to present our special edition. Peter really enjoys watching the Olympic coverage on TV, but he needs support unravelling some tricky sport jargon terms. Roger can help with that … [Olympic Sports](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_sports) The Wikipedia article lists all former ...
Are you following the European Championship in football these days? Well, if you like football or if you don’t, we’ve got a little riddle for you, which is based on a pun: What is the difference between the English national football team and a tea bag? To read the solution ...
Are you following the European Championship in football these days? Well, if you like football or if you don’t, we’ve got a little riddle for you, which is based on a pun: What is the difference between the English national football team and a tea bag? To read the solution ...
59\. Punny, ain't it? March 31, 2012
Do you like puns? Then you are in good outdoor retail company with non-prophet organisations! Justin Time we are Shaking Speares at elephants to get down of a duck‽ Totally confused now? Check out this episode for more delightenment! [ Shakespeare's "Tragedy of Richard III"](https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Tragedy_of_Richard_the_Third) Read the opening lines of ...
59. Punny, ain't it? March 31, 2012
Do you like puns? Then you are in good outdoor retail company with non-prophet organisations! Justin Time we are Shaking Speares at elephants to get down of a duck‽ Totally confused now? Check out this episode for more delightenment!
59\. Punny, ain't it? March 31, 2012
Do you like puns? Then you are in good outdoor retail company with non-prophet organisations! Justin Time we are Shaking Speares at elephants to get down of a duck‽ Totally confused now? Check out this episode for more delightenment! [ Shakespeare's "Tragedy of Richard III"](https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Tragedy_of_Richard_the_Third) Read the opening lines of ...
You have no clue what a ratchet is, what it is used for, and what “ratcheting up” means? Just listen to this Toolbox full words like French key, hammer, saw, axe and lots of others that are useful for home improvement and metaphorical expression. [Interactive Tools Vocabulary](http://www.languageguide.org/english/vocabulary/tools/) Hover the mouse ...
You have no clue what a ratchet is, what it is used for, and what “ratcheting up” means? Just listen to this Toolbox full words like French key, hammer, saw, axe and lots of others that are useful for home improvement and metaphorical expression.