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.

25\. Dictionary update Sept. 21, 2009
Are you already thinking about Christmas gifts? And you have already bought the new video iPod? Well, maybe you want Santa to bring you a new dictionary. We have a new one that you could put on your list. And if you don’t like the one we present in this ...
24. Quotations Reloaded Sept. 14, 2009
A popular saying goes “things are not what they seem”. This also holds true for a number of quotations. Some really famous ones were probably never said, others are attributed to the wrong person. This podcast will show you that even legendary quotations can be fakes.
24\. Quotations Reloaded Sept. 14, 2009
A popular saying goes “things are not what they seem”. This also holds true for a number of quotations. Some really famous ones were probably never said, others are attributed to the wrong person. This podcast will show you that even legendary quotations can be fakes. [Not waving, but drowning](http://www.artofeurope.com/smith/smi1.htm) ...
You certainly know president Obama’s famous slogan “Yes, we can.”, but how did he come up with it? And who first said “He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.” ? Find out the answers in this episode, in which Peter is challenged by Roger in a pretty tough quotation ...
You certainly know president Obama’s famous slogan “Yes, we can.”, but how did he come up with it? And who first said “He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.” ? Find out the answers in this episode, in which Peter is challenged by Roger in a pretty tough quotation ...
22. Friends? Aug. 18, 2009
Genial persons have the most friends. But they have to watch out for false friends, if they don’t want to be misunderstood. We provide help in this RoPeCast episode.
22\. Friends? Aug. 18, 2009
Genial persons have the most friends. - But they have to watch out for false friends, if they don’t want to be misunderstood. We provide help in this RoPeCast episode. [False friends](https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_falscher_Freunde#Englisch) Check this Wikipedia article for a comprehensive list of linguistic false friends.
Good news: you can forget the news. You don’t have to watch CNN all the time in order to learn English in front your TV set. This episode will tell you how the TV can be your Friend(s) when it comes to improving your spoken English.
Good news: you can forget the news. You don’t have to watch CNN all the time in order to learn English in front your TV set. This episode will tell you how the TV can be your Friend(s) when it comes to improving your spoken English.
Remeber our Ropecasts on rhyming slang? One of our listeners had a cool idea for one that is based on Barack Obama.
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 ...
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 ...
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) ...
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 ...