en RoPeCast 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. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 05:14:44 +0000 PodHost Feed Generator 2.3 (https://www.podhost.de) https://www.szsb.uni-saarland.de/ropecast_nav.html CC-BY-NC-SA-3.0 Dr Roger Charlton & Dr Peter Tischer no no Dr Roger Charlton & Dr Peter Tischer ropecast@szsb.uni-saarland.de The light-hearted podcast for learners of English 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. 122. Feel the rhythm Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/122-feel-the-rhythm aabff9e810c1ddfb244d640904fc73d7 0 00:05:53 121. Listen before you speak Pronunciator Oh, and if you wonder after listening... Yes the word really exists and wasn't invented for this podcast. ;-) IPA-Chart And this is the promised link to an interactive chart of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).]]> Wed, 01 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/121-listen-before-you-speak 15fcb6dba105f25d1f4e9e91627f8b83 Pronunciator Oh, and if you wonder after listening... Yes the word really exists and wasn't invented for this podcast. ;-) IPA-Chart And this is the promised link to an interactive chart of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).]]> 0 00:06:32 120. Studying gender The UdS Gender Studies Certificate If you want to read up on Saarland University's gender study course, follow this link for more information.]]> Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/120-studying-gender be94648aaeb3a16dab5fc7daecd9d60b The UdS Gender Studies Certificate If you want to read up on Saarland University's gender study course, follow this link for more information.]]> 0 00:07:15 119. Our gender issue Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/119-our-gender-issue 1f6694627d36890e862c5a0ae91389fe 0 00:08:10 118. A Jazzy New Year! Please note: We recommend watching this episode as vidcast. See the YouTube link on the right.]]> Sat, 06 Jan 2018 14:21:24 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/118-a-jazzy-new-year 34fe7142d9eb8035454ad781d1e1e11a Please note: We recommend watching this episode as vidcast. See the YouTube link on the right.]]> 0 00:08:48 117. A special guitar Please note: We recommend watching this episode as vidcast. See the YouTube link on the right.]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/117-a-special-guitar ec644c424841d39f38a3a8e3714ec9db Please note: We recommend watching this episode as vidcast. See the YouTube link on the right.]]> 0 00:05:18 116. Of excellence, elite and eminences Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/116-of-excellence-elite-and-eminences 172f64121e9dda2aa3dac144dfe5b9e3 0 00:07:05 115. Measuring university The TEF project Read up here on the TEF, the "Teaching Excellence Framework" currently being established in the UK]]> Mon, 06 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/115-measuring-university 72bdb625a93b27e79128ce8fe491c4ad The TEF project Read up here on the TEF, the "Teaching Excellence Framework" currently being established in the UK]]> 0 00:06:30 114. Of proverbs' value Episode 19 The first episode dealing with proverbs that Roger references]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/114-of-proverbs-value b099004f863ec4f334c75a77be55ab55 Episode 19 The first episode dealing with proverbs that Roger references]]> 0 00:04:54 113. Of cultural values in expressions Wed, 04 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/113-of-cultural-values-in-expressions 0054e4494d2d61467f7414756c5de333 0 00:06:58 112. Things that don't exist at school Sat, 16 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/112-things-that-dont-exist-at-school 942fc6da42979746d26274d8139ad641 0 00:09:03 111. Words that don't exist Sat, 02 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/111-words-that-dont-exist 69f741d80f168a220418d3acd5a0a2b3 0 00:07:14 110. Of tongues, threats and tools Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/110-of-tongues-threats-and-tools ac4766074576b4ff91c8e180d2ef19cd 0 00:06:30 109. A Frenchman in Finland Tue, 01 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/107-a-frenchman-in-finland 2acb6b7c2189ec9c8034019aa576d74d 0 00:09:02 108. The labours of Maybot Sat, 15 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/108-the-labours-of-maybot 42a24648bdacf1e65a2c7517d43b1be5 0 00:10:27 107. A year after Sat, 01 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/107-a-year-after 685f841b58db0228a16cc890c9a7bb0e 0 00:08:24 106. Figuratively baking Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/106-figuratively-baking 2ad2f97c2f90199645f43dd866d1ac0f 0 00:06:47 105. Of springy and holey bread Cereals This web page offers additional information on the topic of grains and cereals. Read this to prepare for some serious shopping and baking.]]> Thu, 01 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/105-of-springy-and-holey-bread ae5f703fbbde5c283b098242e98de9b5 Cereals This web page offers additional information on the topic of grains and cereals. Read this to prepare for some serious shopping and baking.]]> 0 00:06:39 104. A bread and butter episode Mon, 15 May 2017 12:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/104-a-bread-and-butter-episode 1daaab2fd20be3e0620d44814d1d9403 0 00:07:01 103. The problem with soccer Mon, 01 May 2017 12:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/103-the-problem-with-soccer 714172ab6d197b4de01a403c4d022cb5 0 00:06:39 102. The problem with dictionaries 13. More than words This is the first episode in an earlier mini-series, where we recommended a range of learners' dictionaries. Look back here for some recommendations on what to buy. LDOCE online The free online version of a well-known British learners' dictionary. Merriam-Webster An American mono-lingual dictionary with a lot of additional information.]]> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/102-the-problem-with-dictionaries 839ee7b9da330a4f9a8b9f36bfa04189 13. More than words This is the first episode in an earlier mini-series, where we recommended a range of learners' dictionaries. Look back here for some recommendations on what to buy. LDOCE online The free online version of a well-known British learners' dictionary. Merriam-Webster An American mono-lingual dictionary with a lot of additional information.]]> 0 00:07:04 101. One-oh-one 101 1984 Read up on the novel mentioned and learn about its even wider influence on language and media.]]> Fri, 31 Mar 2017 18:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/101-one-oh-one-101 e558d977856b27ecaf7e5fd6644c288f 1984 Read up on the novel mentioned and learn about its even wider influence on language and media.]]> 0 00:08:35 100. And the award goes to ... ▸ Then its the first that we have video-taped in front of a live audience. ▸ And lastly, it's special because we received an award. What award that is and how to translate the respective terminology into English is our topic for this RoPeCast. We also want to thank our listeners new and old for subscribing to us and following our show in the last years! And of course, stay tuned for more ...]]> Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/100-and-the-award-goes-to 4085e7c22affcdbc4d0611e73b705b55 ▸ Then its the first that we have video-taped in front of a live audience. ▸ And lastly, it's special because we received an award. What award that is and how to translate the respective terminology into English is our topic for this RoPeCast. We also want to thank our listeners new and old for subscribing to us and following our show in the last years! And of course, stay tuned for more ...]]> 0 00:06:32 99. More time comes along ... or around? Fri, 03 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/99-more-time-comes-along-or-around 16ae8c6c1a54447c201c837dc1a43514 0 00:05:52 98. Living on borrowed ideas Metaphor This Wikipedia article explains the metaphor in detail. Summary This site gives you a very brief overview about "Metaphors we live by", the book that inspired this episode.]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/98-living-on-borrowed-ideas e0d1a1f1a2db1d13acb30170b2be2591 Metaphor This Wikipedia article explains the metaphor in detail. Summary This site gives you a very brief overview about "Metaphors we live by", the book that inspired this episode.]]> 0 00:07:10 97. Training the New Learner Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/97-training-the-new-learner 8d73c2bbc6fc16243095fb0759c48025 0 00:05:55 96. Of teachers and coursebooks Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/96-of-teachers-and-coursebooks 750dcdde65dc66926d31634ac9a8695d 0 00:05:19 95. Teaching tips and presidential presentations Obama's farewell address A prime example of his brilliance as an orator. An annotated transcript of the speech If you want more detailed information.]]> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/95-teaching-tips-and-presidential-presentations 1fbb56f1962d9a1ba5554be61e136b1e Obama's farewell address A prime example of his brilliance as an orator. An annotated transcript of the speech If you want more detailed information.]]> 0 00:04:06 94. What a year! Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/94-what-a-year 147d1962a71d0e07c7a17a6db59394ca 0 00:03:07 93. Not always comical Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons: Watchmen A group of somewhat different superheroes has to deal with a murder case at the brink of World War III. David Small: Stitches The son of an X-ray doctor looses a vocal chord and his voice to cancer. Allison Bechtel: Fun home An autobiographical story of a homosexual coming-out. Joyce Farmer: Special exits The last four years of an elderly couple and how their daughter copes with her aging parents' peculiarities. Craig Thompson: Blankets The coming of age story of a boy, his first love and the ensuing problems with his devout Christian parents. G. B. Trudeau: The Doonesbury Chronicles The first collection of a famous American newspaper comic strip G. B. Trudeau: Planet Doonesbury An edition of later comics from the same series, with a very special advertisement on its front cover, that Peter reads out in the episode.]]> Sun, 18 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/93-not-always-comical a56bccc7031087a45ea1fd95f7354a32 Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons: Watchmen A group of somewhat different superheroes has to deal with a murder case at the brink of World War III. David Small: Stitches The son of an X-ray doctor looses a vocal chord and his voice to cancer. Allison Bechtel: Fun home An autobiographical story of a homosexual coming-out. Joyce Farmer: Special exits The last four years of an elderly couple and how their daughter copes with her aging parents' peculiarities. Craig Thompson: Blankets The coming of age story of a boy, his first love and the ensuing problems with his devout Christian parents. G. B. Trudeau: The Doonesbury Chronicles The first collection of a famous American newspaper comic strip G. B. Trudeau: Planet Doonesbury An edition of later comics from the same series, with a very special advertisement on its front cover, that Peter reads out in the episode.]]> 0 00:11:19 92. Thrilling non-fiction Bruce Springsteen: Born to Run The autobiography of the Boss. "'nuff said!" Daniel Kahneman: Thinking, fast and slow A nobel prize winner's insights on how our brain works. Karen Joy Fowler: We are all completely beside ourselves A novel about a family and a mysterious disappearance. But all based on fact and a good read to think about what's going on in science nowadays. Alison Gopnik: The gardener and the carpenter A book about parenting, what to do and what not to. Our question to be discussed in another episode: Does this have implications for language learning?]]> Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/92-thrilling-non-ficiton c36135e96dbdd3737e7d6c57e40fec96 Bruce Springsteen: Born to Run The autobiography of the Boss. "'nuff said!" Daniel Kahneman: Thinking, fast and slow A nobel prize winner's insights on how our brain works. Karen Joy Fowler: We are all completely beside ourselves A novel about a family and a mysterious disappearance. But all based on fact and a good read to think about what's going on in science nowadays. Alison Gopnik: The gardener and the carpenter A book about parenting, what to do and what not to. Our question to be discussed in another episode: Does this have implications for language learning?]]> 0 00:10:29 91. Illegally good Alexander McCall Smith: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency A middle-aged lady in Botswana opens a detective agency and helps people deal with their problems. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles Sherlock Holmes has to solve a mysterious case involving a gigantic dog. E.C. Diskin: The Green Line An aspiring young lawyer gets onto the wrong train and ends up in the darker parts of Chicago]]> Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/91-illegally-good 16b35b5d010bbcd0a8a11f23b339dde0 Alexander McCall Smith: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency A middle-aged lady in Botswana opens a detective agency and helps people deal with their problems. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles Sherlock Holmes has to solve a mysterious case involving a gigantic dog. E.C. Diskin: The Green Line An aspiring young lawyer gets onto the wrong train and ends up in the darker parts of Chicago]]> 0 00:07:11 90. Fantastic reads Tim Burton: The Nightmare before Christmas Burton's famous stop-motion movie turned into a learner-friendly reader with reduced vocabulary (600 headwords) and an accompanying audio version of the book on CD. C. S. Lewis: The Chronicles of Narnia A series of seven books, loosely tied together, telling the story of several children's great adventures in a parallel world called Narnia. J. K. Rowling: Harry Potter We don't need to explain much about this modern classic, seven-book series. Go ahead and read the original, especially, if you've only seen the movies so far. There's so much more to discover in this fantastic world. Ben Aaronovitch: Rivers of London A series of fantasy stories as well as detective novels. Peter Grant is a junior police officer in London when he realises he's got a special talent. And soon he finds himself with a new superior, a detective chief inspector and wizard, investigating supernatural crime in the London area and brokering treaties with river gods.]]> Sun, 27 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/90-fantastic-reads a137661f5e8caec6890839980498a5d9 Tim Burton: The Nightmare before Christmas Burton's famous stop-motion movie turned into a learner-friendly reader with reduced vocabulary (600 headwords) and an accompanying audio version of the book on CD. C. S. Lewis: The Chronicles of Narnia A series of seven books, loosely tied together, telling the story of several children's great adventures in a parallel world called Narnia. J. K. Rowling: Harry Potter We don't need to explain much about this modern classic, seven-book series. Go ahead and read the original, especially, if you've only seen the movies so far. There's so much more to discover in this fantastic world. Ben Aaronovitch: Rivers of London A series of fantasy stories as well as detective novels. Peter Grant is a junior police officer in London when he realises he's got a special talent. And soon he finds himself with a new superior, a detective chief inspector and wizard, investigating supernatural crime in the London area and brokering treaties with river gods.]]> 0 00:06:33 X14 - Why Trump won and what it means RoPeCast Special #X10 Our review of the BrExit vote on "The day after".]]> Wed, 09 Nov 2016 12:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/x14-why-trump-won-and-what-it-means 58feea06ff0aa9cc90d0993c3ee5ca64 RoPeCast Special #X10 Our review of the BrExit vote on "The day after".]]> 0 00:13:32 X13 - 'Cause of the caucus 26. Vote till you drop - the U.S. electoral system Listen also to this episode if you want to learn more about the presidential elections in general, before hearing about the primaries.]]> Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:13:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/x13-cause-of-the-caucus d0a430da7c2a90c69106d982836e5673 26. Vote till you drop - the U.S. electoral system Listen also to this episode if you want to learn more about the presidential elections in general, before hearing about the primaries.]]> 0 00:09:05 X12 - Ropey-Leaks YouTube.]]> Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/x12-ropey-leaks 3ff38c3b2ce9682e5f301be328d4be68 YouTube.]]> 0 00:05:09 89. Veritably charitable vegetables Gertrude Jekyll An article about the influential "arts & crafts" garden designer. Find a garden The homepage allowing to search for gardens organised under the National Garden Scheme, NGS. RHS Chelsea Flower Show The Royal Horticultural Society's website about the annual Chelsea Flower Show. NationalTrust.org The homepage of the British National Trust.]]> Sat, 15 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/89-veritably-charitable-vegetables 9c88708a6b292a00258473dbd21e5ac8 Gertrude Jekyll An article about the influential "arts & crafts" garden designer. Find a garden The homepage allowing to search for gardens organised under the National Garden Scheme, NGS. RHS Chelsea Flower Show The Royal Horticultural Society's website about the annual Chelsea Flower Show. NationalTrust.org The homepage of the British National Trust.]]> 0 00:10:04 88. Of bridges, temples and other follies William Hogarth: "The family of George II The description of this painting (showing a royal garden scence) references the quote Roger mentions: "the appearance of beautiful nature" from a letter from the same period. The text also mentions some influential gardens, and some statements about this - back then - "new" style of gardens. Stourhead The web presence of one of the big gardens mentioned in this episode Kew Gardens The second garden that is referenced in the course of this episode The Lost Gardens of Heligan Heligan is the Cornish word for 'willow' and this is the third influential garden mentioned.]]> Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/88-of-bridges-temples-and-other-follies 0d39a4b8a37497bd0e2e54638d77ec3f William Hogarth: "The family of George II The description of this painting (showing a royal garden scence) references the quote Roger mentions: "the appearance of beautiful nature" from a letter from the same period. The text also mentions some influential gardens, and some statements about this - back then - "new" style of gardens. Stourhead The web presence of one of the big gardens mentioned in this episode Kew Gardens The second garden that is referenced in the course of this episode The Lost Gardens of Heligan Heligan is the Cornish word for 'willow' and this is the third influential garden mentioned.]]> 0 00:07:44 87. From Roman box tree to English capability Englischer Garten If you want to get a real look at an English garden, there are examples outside of the British Isles, as the one in Munich that is described in this article. Ha-ha In case you still don't know what a Ha-ha is, have a look at this link to fill in the missing bits of information.]]> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/87-from-roman-box-tree-to-english-capability d9f60be11abc320a770442f02851e9c6 Englischer Garten If you want to get a real look at an English garden, there are examples outside of the British Isles, as the one in Munich that is described in this article. Ha-ha In case you still don't know what a Ha-ha is, have a look at this link to fill in the missing bits of information.]]> 0 00:08:50 86. Teddy bears and caramel wafers Fri, 02 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/86-teddy-bears-and-caramel-wafers d4ccc8dc74a39dce829bd9b8824a072c 0 00:08:40 85. Eat, Play, Cycle Visit Bristol Discover on this page what else Bristol has to offer - if you just stop by as a visitor or stay for longer as a guest student.]]> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/85-eat-play-cycle 5fe86316bd0345a95a169d5756abb48d Visit Bristol Discover on this page what else Bristol has to offer - if you just stop by as a visitor or stay for longer as a guest student.]]> 0 00:05:26 84. Of almshouses and slave traders Bristol This Wikipedia article about the city has detailed information about its history and the involvement in the slave trade. History of Slavery If you want to read up on how slavery has affected the world, have a look at this article.]]> Wed, 03 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/84-of-almshouses-and-slave-traders a2b7a106e58a9e59e27cdf7359dab892 Bristol This Wikipedia article about the city has detailed information about its history and the involvement in the slave trade. History of Slavery If you want to read up on how slavery has affected the world, have a look at this article.]]> 0 00:08:55 83. Talking guns "The Gunning of America" A book by historian Pamela Haag that looks into how the American weapons' industry "implanted" society with its love of guns. Second Amendment to the United States Constitution Wikipedia has detailed information about the constitutional character of the "right to keep and bear arms" in the U.S.]]> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/83-talking-guns 54f806391e4d679076a5e1d61baa221f "The Gunning of America" A book by historian Pamela Haag that looks into how the American weapons' industry "implanted" society with its love of guns. Second Amendment to the United States Constitution Wikipedia has detailed information about the constitutional character of the "right to keep and bear arms" in the U.S.]]> 0 00:08:17 82. Focus on football Football glossary in 6 languages As a little gimmick for this year's open day at university, we've prepared a multilingual football glossary that you can download and use for the coming games to shout and scold and cheer in the language of your choice! United Kingdom national football team The (non-)article mentioned by Peter in the episode]]> Tue, 05 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/82-focus-on-football 19205fc0a0b3147599ba69d39d90bfee Football glossary in 6 languages As a little gimmick for this year's open day at university, we've prepared a multilingual football glossary that you can download and use for the coming games to shout and scold and cheer in the language of your choice! United Kingdom national football team The (non-)article mentioned by Peter in the episode]]> 0 00:08:44 X11 - There'd better be no more Troubles! The Troubles A Wikipedia article on the background of the Northern Irish conflict, to read up on history, as Neil recommended. Debunking years of tabloid claims about Europe The Economist has looked into the propagation of EU-myths in British newspapers.]]> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/x11-there-better-be-no-more-troubles af19649b603e966eba8d4fd2a259c43d The Troubles A Wikipedia article on the background of the Northern Irish conflict, to read up on history, as Neil recommended. Debunking years of tabloid claims about Europe The Economist has looked into the propagation of EU-myths in British newspapers.]]> 0 00:07:59 X10 - The day after How did UK end up voting to leave the European Union? The first of three articles from the Guardian having an even deeper look into the circumstances of the referendum. Nicola Sturgeon says second Scottish referendum 'highly likely' – as it happened This second article deals with the first consequences arising. UK votes to leave EU after dramatic night divides nation The third article deals with the rift that is going to keep the British society divided for quite a while.]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/x10-the-day-after 431d9927f87d0c60953af77aaa7a015e How did UK end up voting to leave the European Union? The first of three articles from the Guardian having an even deeper look into the circumstances of the referendum. Nicola Sturgeon says second Scottish referendum 'highly likely' – as it happened This second article deals with the first consequences arising. UK votes to leave EU after dramatic night divides nation The third article deals with the rift that is going to keep the British society divided for quite a while.]]> 0 81. That breax it Information on the referendum The BBC has compiled a webpage to inform the public about all aspects of the referendum]]> Wed, 15 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/81-that-breax-it 09ce167fcbeb07fe0421e4b297a11cde Information on the referendum The BBC has compiled a webpage to inform the public about all aspects of the referendum]]> 0 80. Britain's EU merry-go-round The 2016 referendum Find more information about the upcoming referendum on Wikipedia. The 1975 referendum Read about the first big referendum referred to by Roger in this episode.]]> Wed, 01 Jun 2016 07:18:16 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/80-brits-dread-revisited 4a59a6e438132e2121cf5412fbbfd4a4 The 2016 referendum Find more information about the upcoming referendum on Wikipedia. The 1975 referendum Read about the first big referendum referred to by Roger in this episode.]]> 0 X09 - Reloaded RoPeCast on YouTube Try also the video illustrating what is being said!]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/x09-reloaded b71a46c78db386cdb717162d2689496f RoPeCast on YouTube Try also the video illustrating what is being said!]]> 0 79. Last Contact Wed, 11 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/79-last-contact 2a908f4be11ee95cdecbdd8b995d028d 0 78. Class size does matter Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/78-class-size-does-matter c76e9f5a41e62158e9f0a13376ff7251 0 RoPeCast Relaunch Tue, 26 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/ropecast-relaunch 37d38718aa1759cba02a9cfc1cfeec68 0 77. Austerity policy - Saving university Tue, 12 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/77-austerity-policy-saving-university f7c9ebfeb00ae0b7e694714b63b130aa 0 76. Thorny paths for the thistle On the topic of "BrExit" Find some original footage and commentary related to the "BrExit".]]> Tue, 29 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/76-thorny-paths-for-the-thistle f0fdfc54c0584b65c7f1ddcf0b324015 On the topic of "BrExit" Find some original footage and commentary related to the "BrExit".]]> 0 75. Should I stay or should I go? Scot Referendum The original site about the referendum as archived in October 2014. Should I stay or should I go? The original song referenced by this episode's title.]]> Mon, 21 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/75-should-i-stay-or-should-i-go 581d0a8f76eae48455c68a5484f99dd5 Scot Referendum The original site about the referendum as archived in October 2014. Should I stay or should I go? The original song referenced by this episode's title.]]> 0 74. They are not always men, guys RoPeCast Ep 68 - Aaand ... action! The first episode in this little series. RoPeCast Ep 69 - Exhausting quota The second episode, preceding this one in out series.]]> Tue, 15 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/74-they-are-not-always-men-guys be01adaf04b6d854d9edc21f73611924 RoPeCast Ep 68 - Aaand ... action! The first episode in this little series. RoPeCast Ep 69 - Exhausting quota The second episode, preceding this one in out series.]]> 0 73. Tellies, Time Issues and Solitude Tue, 08 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/73-tellies-time-issues-and-solitude 0744c4e839002837602d65be599ce5d1 0 72. Rich folks, Racks and Riding RoPeCast Ep 48 - Privately public This is the first of two earlier episodes in our series on public schools and boarding school life in Britain. RoPeCast Ep 49 - A school day compared The second part on school and boarding life in our little series.]]> Tue, 01 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/72-rich-folks-racks-and-riding b6f8d3b1da52a3001bd75dab7f517876 RoPeCast Ep 48 - Privately public This is the first of two earlier episodes in our series on public schools and boarding school life in Britain. RoPeCast Ep 49 - A school day compared The second part on school and boarding life in our little series.]]> 0 The Lost Season RoPeCast's Lost Season on YouTube Look at this playlist or visit our new YouTube channel in order to listen to the latest goodies.]]> Thu, 25 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/the-lost-season df01acb249e384743e4d8553a0baafe0 RoPeCast's Lost Season on YouTube Look at this playlist or visit our new YouTube channel in order to listen to the latest goodies.]]> 0 71. Preposed to marry a verb Tue, 23 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/71-preposed-to-marry-a-verb 833384ba99f967cc2f8629d09004f582 0 70. Prep. talk? Thu, 18 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/70-prep-talk 3ec967b3c19ea69625c2fc9af0494600 0 Tubed! RoPeCast 2.0 The brand new RoPeCast-channel on YouTube]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/tubed 17b632b4c47ab733c3b6a8076c3007dd RoPeCast 2.0 The brand new RoPeCast-channel on YouTube]]> 0 Life signs Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/life-signs 3f76553079673e88cb7e0c09072234fb 0 69. Exhausting quota The New York Times An outside view on the German debate from the American news paper. The Guardian This article illustrates the British view of the discussion in Germany early this year.]]> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/69-exhausting-quota d4278c427c4e87b551fbc8d4ea68b331 The New York Times An outside view on the German debate from the American news paper. The Guardian This article illustrates the British view of the discussion in Germany early this year.]]> 0 68. Aaand ... action! What is Affirmative Action? The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy explains the concept briefly and gives a lot of background information. The American Association for Affirmative Action (AAAA) This organisation has been founded to promote the concept which is not only applied to women of course, but also used to protect minority rights.]]> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/68-aaand-action 7dc73962ef251da1d99836ead71d07f4 What is Affirmative Action? The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy explains the concept briefly and gives a lot of background information. The American Association for Affirmative Action (AAAA) This organisation has been founded to promote the concept which is not only applied to women of course, but also used to protect minority rights.]]> 0 67. Cheers, folks! Britishisms A blog on "infiltrating" British words. Britishisms and the Britishisation of American English Read a BBC News article about the topic of British English influencing the American variant.]]> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/67-cheers-folks f85fdb874c23d5baefc4ac30850137a8 Britishisms A blog on "infiltrating" British words. Britishisms and the Britishisation of American English Read a BBC News article about the topic of British English influencing the American variant.]]> 0 66. Back and forth across the ocean How to speak American with the Harry Potter cast This also works the other way around. Watch how Daniel Radcliffe and his wizard friends try themselves at "speaking American".]]> Sat, 16 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/66-back-and-forth-across-the-ocean cdb1b63d9efe57ab9955ac062a2c4ba7 How to speak American with the Harry Potter cast This also works the other way around. Watch how Daniel Radcliffe and his wizard friends try themselves at "speaking American".]]> 0 X08 - Merry Christmas! (Christmas Special 2012) Roger's Cryptic Christmas Crossword Roger compiled a cryptic crossword as a present to all you puzzling fans out there. Stay tuned for the solution that we'll publish along with our next episode.]]> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/x08-merry-christmas-christmas-special-2012 67de8bef5ceea556fbea074a777c3795 Roger's Cryptic Christmas Crossword Roger compiled a cryptic crossword as a present to all you puzzling fans out there. Stay tuned for the solution that we'll publish along with our next episode.]]> 0 65. Hoisting the Standard Noah Webster A Wikipedia article about the "father" of American English Merriam-Webster The online dictionary in succession to Webster's original product John Witherspoon If you are familiar with actress Reese Witherspoon, read up on her ancestor here, who is mentioned in this episode and played an important role in the history of American English and also for the States themselves.]]> Sat, 15 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/65-hoisting-the-standard af06597fe62156830636c6fb731f3e4f Noah Webster A Wikipedia article about the "father" of American English Merriam-Webster The online dictionary in succession to Webster's original product John Witherspoon If you are familiar with actress Reese Witherspoon, read up on her ancestor here, who is mentioned in this episode and played an important role in the history of American English and also for the States themselves.]]> 0 64. Crossing the line The Guardian If you can't get enough, the gigantic crossword archive at the Guardian website will cater for all your cryptic needs.]]> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/64-crossing-the-line f021dbbd7048678322490141d2cf5915 The Guardian If you can't get enough, the gigantic crossword archive at the Guardian website will cater for all your cryptic needs.]]> 0 63. Crossing words Cryptic Crossword Read about British-style crosswords on Wikipedia. 48 puzzles Try yourself at these crosswords. There's also a solution so you don't despair.]]> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/63-crossing-words 2bdea6375e223189bd9a2e62ee339162 Cryptic Crossword Read about British-style crosswords on Wikipedia. 48 puzzles Try yourself at these crosswords. There's also a solution so you don't despair.]]> 0 62. Time out Discontinued olympic sports The Wikipedia article has a table of all former olympic disciplines USACA The website of the United States of America Cricket Association Ultimate Highlights This Youtube video with a compilation of Ultimate matches will give you an impression of this ultimately quick sport.]]> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/62-time-out 9edd113ec13cb40041d1ace27bc58e50 Discontinued olympic sports The Wikipedia article has a table of all former olympic disciplines USACA The website of the United States of America Cricket Association Ultimate Highlights This Youtube video with a compilation of Ultimate matches will give you an impression of this ultimately quick sport.]]> 0 61. Name a discipline Olympic Sports The Wikipedia article lists all former and current Olympic sports along with some background information on their development. Athletics / Track & field Here you'll find many of the terms that are hard to understand. Read up on athletics, or - as the Americans call it - track and field. Spear and javelin The introduction about "The fighting spear" explains the difference between a spear and a javelin. Eventing A detailed description of the events again found on Wikipedia]]> Sun, 08 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/61-name-a-discipline 9999563eb122b41f5624c00465da76b1 Olympic Sports The Wikipedia article lists all former and current Olympic sports along with some background information on their development. Athletics / Track & field Here you'll find many of the terms that are hard to understand. Read up on athletics, or - as the Americans call it - track and field. Spear and javelin The introduction about "The fighting spear" explains the difference between a spear and a javelin. Eventing A detailed description of the events again found on Wikipedia]]> 0 60. English is more pun! List of puns Find some classics here. Puns are rated! If you are looking for puns less suitable for children, we recommend Shakespeare. Check out the dialogue between Gregory and Sampson at the beginning of act 1, scene 1 in "Romeo and Juliet" to find a fun pun. And of course there are more.]]> Sat, 16 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/60-english-is-more-pun ae1a4ec86d210ba4303a192ae8b15939 List of puns Find some classics here. Puns are rated! If you are looking for puns less suitable for children, we recommend Shakespeare. Check out the dialogue between Gregory and Sampson at the beginning of act 1, scene 1 in "Romeo and Juliet" to find a fun pun. And of course there are more.]]> 0 59. Punny, ain't it? Shakespeare's "Tragedy of Richard III" Read the opening lines of the first act which have been turned into a sales slogan. Discount Tent This news article deals with the outdoor retailer in financial discontent]]> Sun, 01 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/59-punny-aint-it 11635a52e9debd861d9f61949638b78d Shakespeare's "Tragedy of Richard III" Read the opening lines of the first act which have been turned into a sales slogan. Discount Tent This news article deals with the outdoor retailer in financial discontent]]> 0 58. Ratcheting up on tools Interactive Tools Vocabulary Hover the mouse over a tool to see its name and click it to hear how it is pronounced. Zero derivation or Conversion A short article on the linguistic phenomenon of zero derviation; e.g. having a verb derived from a noun without any changes. Hammers The Wikipedia article on hammers contains many more interesting details on that common tool. See also the gallery of different types of hammers and mallets found here. to ax sth. An explanatory entry from the Merriam-Webster Learners' Dictionary]]> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/58-ratcheting-up-on-tools 2c28d35f903a029a60fc8bcd7fb62f1a Interactive Tools Vocabulary Hover the mouse over a tool to see its name and click it to hear how it is pronounced. Zero derivation or Conversion A short article on the linguistic phenomenon of zero derviation; e.g. having a verb derived from a noun without any changes. Hammers The Wikipedia article on hammers contains many more interesting details on that common tool. See also the gallery of different types of hammers and mallets found here. to ax sth. An explanatory entry from the Merriam-Webster Learners' Dictionary]]> 0 57. The nuts and bolts John Joseph Rawling Read about the inventor of the rawlplug and watch a little animation to illustrate how it works. Types of screws This Wikipedia article lists many many different types of screw drives, not just the three mentioned in our podcast. Screwdriver In this article you find a detailed history of the screwdriver and its alternatives. Drills There are almost as many types of drills as there are for screws. Yard stick And finally, a little complement for our chapter on measuring tools.]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/57-the-nuts-and-bolts 476b0740bd53d2d4658371e9dbe61ee3 John Joseph Rawling Read about the inventor of the rawlplug and watch a little animation to illustrate how it works. Types of screws This Wikipedia article lists many many different types of screw drives, not just the three mentioned in our podcast. Screwdriver In this article you find a detailed history of the screwdriver and its alternatives. Drills There are almost as many types of drills as there are for screws. Yard stick And finally, a little complement for our chapter on measuring tools.]]> 0 56. Do you know it's Christmas? Thu, 15 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/56-do-you-know-its-christmas 593ebe322d44b929a09ef0db6a60ac21 0 55. Trashy rubbish on garbage bags Junk and trash Some notes on the fine differences in this pair of words by a professional Garbage @ Merriam-Webster Explore the word field in the online dictionary via the synonyms list Map of US disposal sites This page by the Environmental Protection Agency offers an interactive map.]]> Tue, 15 Nov 2011 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/55-trashy-rubbish-on-garbage-bags b67053d25105dd39b111cdd146604f45 Junk and trash Some notes on the fine differences in this pair of words by a professional Garbage @ Merriam-Webster Explore the word field in the online dictionary via the synonyms list Map of US disposal sites This page by the Environmental Protection Agency offers an interactive map.]]> 0 54. Antique attic antics Car boot sales around the UK Find locations of car boot sales all over the UK and some other European countries. Garage sales Read up on the American Garage sale and all the related topics listed on Wikipedia. Freecycle The modern way of giving away what you don't need without throwing it away.]]> Sat, 15 Oct 2011 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/54-antique-attic-antics e9e0b33a1574c1d66ffe2e78a34f4b2f Car boot sales around the UK Find locations of car boot sales all over the UK and some other European countries. Garage sales Read up on the American Garage sale and all the related topics listed on Wikipedia. Freecycle The modern way of giving away what you don't need without throwing it away.]]> 0 53. Of Ravens, Rates and Revenue Birth rate in Germany This page by the Federal Centre for Political Education provides statistical information on the German birth rate. (German) Birth rate in the UK The Office for National Statistics publishes information on births in Britain In Germany, a Tradition Falls, and Women Rise The American view on the German phenomenon as published by the New York Times]]> Sun, 15 May 2011 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/53-of-ravens-rates-and-revenue 2f2c347df7eaf10c6bcbe332dd4325cf Birth rate in Germany This page by the Federal Centre for Political Education provides statistical information on the German birth rate. (German) Birth rate in the UK The Office for National Statistics publishes information on births in Britain In Germany, a Tradition Falls, and Women Rise The American view on the German phenomenon as published by the New York Times]]> 0 52. Swinging and teething the hard way List of Playground Equipment Add to your knowledge of playground vocabulary with this article from eHow on playground equipment and toys. "Playground" at Wikipedia The encyclopedia article adds some interesting facts about the history of playgrounds and offers pictures that help you understand what the different designations for toys actually refer to.]]> Sun, 01 May 2011 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/52-swinging-and-teething-the-hard-way 1e4ef54003184598e84722843c42cd61 List of Playground Equipment Add to your knowledge of playground vocabulary with this article from eHow on playground equipment and toys. "Playground" at Wikipedia The encyclopedia article adds some interesting facts about the history of playgrounds and offers pictures that help you understand what the different designations for toys actually refer to.]]> 0 51. Rebuilding a Nation More states Here is the list that this episode was based on. More counties Not only the United States are larger than commonly assumed. There's also more to Britain than meets the bird's eye! Read about new frontiers on the British Isles and uncharted territory in other parts of the world. Calisota An article on the state and its history Gotham City Find information about the capital of the famous state. "Changing Places" in Euphoria Are you familiar with David Lodge? Read about one of his works in this review. Liberty City An extensive article on the famous racing venue.]]> Fri, 15 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/51-rebuilding-a-nation c88b40e0b6c1ab9dd0904ecc9625bdd2 More states Here is the list that this episode was based on. More counties Not only the United States are larger than commonly assumed. There's also more to Britain than meets the bird's eye! Read about new frontiers on the British Isles and uncharted territory in other parts of the world. Calisota An article on the state and its history Gotham City Find information about the capital of the famous state. "Changing Places" in Euphoria Are you familiar with David Lodge? Read about one of his works in this review. Liberty City An extensive article on the famous racing venue.]]> 0 50. Challenging Symbolic Celebration Dan Brown's Lost Symbol An article about one of Dan Brown's books that the teaser text alludes to. If you like a thrilling read this is another possibility to practise your English! Today's History Lesson The "War of the Roses" was an important period in English history. If you are interested this article will complement one part of our episode with many historic details. Advertising Animals Have a look at this short commercial in case you didn't believe that gazelles do play Rugby against flightless birds. Icons of Englishness Here you can get to know many more symbols - or icons as they are called here - that stand for England in particular or the UK in general. Many interesting things to discover! U.S. State Insignia The episode left you wondering what the national dinosaur of Texas is? Read up here and find out about it.]]> Fri, 01 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/50-challenging-symbolic-celebration 71c7eb5f4fe4fb6c4eb61c9f46351230 Dan Brown's Lost Symbol An article about one of Dan Brown's books that the teaser text alludes to. If you like a thrilling read this is another possibility to practise your English! Today's History Lesson The "War of the Roses" was an important period in English history. If you are interested this article will complement one part of our episode with many historic details. Advertising Animals Have a look at this short commercial in case you didn't believe that gazelles do play Rugby against flightless birds. Icons of Englishness Here you can get to know many more symbols - or icons as they are called here - that stand for England in particular or the UK in general. Many interesting things to discover! U.S. State Insignia The episode left you wondering what the national dinosaur of Texas is? Read up here and find out about it.]]> 0 49. A school day compared Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/49-a-school-day-compared 581df9d2c61d8851842548ec333fce19 0 48. Privately public Education in England A comprehensive article on the school system in England "Ten house points for Gryffindor!" You won't believe it, but the details of school life as potrayed in the Harry Potter books and movies are actually quite representative of British boarding schools. Pupils are organised in houses and earn house points for good efforts...]]> Tue, 15 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/48-privately-public f20abd5666c734a99992e29e6b274f4a Education in England A comprehensive article on the school system in England "Ten house points for Gryffindor!" You won't believe it, but the details of school life as potrayed in the Harry Potter books and movies are actually quite representative of British boarding schools. Pupils are organised in houses and earn house points for good efforts...]]> 0 47. Merry Christmas everybody! Fri, 24 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/47-merry-christmas-everybody d791e11dedaa3e56c1a441199ca69ab1 0 46. Harassing aitches and the heir of the herbs Wikipedia on H Quite a long article for something as simple as a letter of the alphabet. Social Variation in English An interesting article with listening examples, one of them illustrating the phenomenon "h-dropping". Podcast on American Pronunciation of the H This podcast about American English pronunciation focuses on our letter of the day in its 28th episode, too.]]> Wed, 01 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/46-harassing-aitches-and-the-heir-of-the-herbs b03ea17ee757de821092701058a58475 Wikipedia on H Quite a long article for something as simple as a letter of the alphabet. Social Variation in English An interesting article with listening examples, one of them illustrating the phenomenon "h-dropping". Podcast on American Pronunciation of the H This podcast about American English pronunciation focuses on our letter of the day in its 28th episode, too.]]> 0 45. A cracking, twisted topic Ligaments & Tendons Ligaments connect different bones with eachother, tendons attach muscles to bones, and - not mentioned in the episode - fasciae link muscles with other muscles.]]> Mon, 15 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/45-a-cracking-twisted-topic 8dc19bfe61bac3bf3ef28a1245cad42b Ligaments & Tendons Ligaments connect different bones with eachother, tendons attach muscles to bones, and - not mentioned in the episode - fasciae link muscles with other muscles.]]> 0 44. What (not) to do in an emergency Emergency Department Read up on the so-called Emergency Department of a hospital on Wikipedia]]> Mon, 01 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/44-what-not-to-do-in-an-emergency c22108e379cfed950cad573f721d6122 Emergency Department Read up on the so-called Emergency Department of a hospital on Wikipedia]]> 0 X07 - Goodbye, Philipp! Wed, 27 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/x07-goodbye-philipp a79fa735535400df9beea77fd1937460 0 43. Moving in Wed, 01 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/43-moving-in 5912af52e329b3c78c946b6b6a80de22 0 42. Going home Tue, 17 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/42-going-home feb6a624ca0e8812d93da3997923319f 0 41. Twisting your tongue 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 she sells seashore shells. So, have a go at our tongue twisters and send in your own. But remember: You have been warned. Tongue Twisters at ESL The guys at ESL have an interactive list of tongue twisters online. Click on a link to go to the tongue twister and recording, listen as often as you want, and give them a try on your own!]]> Sat, 31 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/41-twisting-your-tongue 4d7516b2913a76ae719901584e920c88 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 she sells seashore shells. So, have a go at our tongue twisters and send in your own. But remember: You have been warned. Tongue Twisters at ESL The guys at ESL have an interactive list of tongue twisters online. Click on a link to go to the tongue twister and recording, listen as often as you want, and give them a try on your own!]]> 0 40. Baby Slang Baby Vocabulary Here you can find a little list of "vocabulary" - widely-used baby talk words and phrases.]]> Fri, 16 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/40-baby-slang 500ec9f16b3b20152f3104d2f9dda1b2 Baby Vocabulary Here you can find a little list of "vocabulary" - widely-used baby talk words and phrases.]]> 0 39. Baby poetry "Mother Goose" online Read "Mother Goose" online at Project Gutenberg. Itsy-Bitsy-Spider At babycenter.com you can learn how to do the famous fingerplay.]]> Thu, 01 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/39-baby-poetry ec2a96af95dcdd683518b5160d8c45da "Mother Goose" online Read "Mother Goose" online at Project Gutenberg. Itsy-Bitsy-Spider At babycenter.com you can learn how to do the famous fingerplay.]]> 0 38. Parentese - How Moms and Dad speak to their Toddlers "Mooly Cow Rhyme" Here you can read the "Mooly Cow Rhyme" which was mentioned in the Episode. The original title is "The Cow-Boy's Song" and it was written by Anna Maria Wells. Choosing your Grandfather Name On this page you can find an almost endless number of variations on the traditional Grandpa, some evidently caused by childish mispronunciation, some perhaps derived from grandfather names in other languages.]]> Wed, 16 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/38-parentese-how-moms-and-dad-speak-to-their-toddlers d1ec7f436adbc2543d611479a1d9ab72 "Mooly Cow Rhyme" Here you can read the "Mooly Cow Rhyme" which was mentioned in the Episode. The original title is "The Cow-Boy's Song" and it was written by Anna Maria Wells. Choosing your Grandfather Name On this page you can find an almost endless number of variations on the traditional Grandpa, some evidently caused by childish mispronunciation, some perhaps derived from grandfather names in other languages.]]> 0 37. Feasting on Words 'Why Nothing Rhymes With Orange' Interesting blogpost by 'The Smithsonian' on the etymology of foods 'Meaty Stories' Second part of that blogpost]]> Sun, 18 Apr 2010 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/37-feasting-on-words 9bf43a08503012b8c455bd227ce5b3aa 'Why Nothing Rhymes With Orange' Interesting blogpost by 'The Smithsonian' on the etymology of foods 'Meaty Stories' Second part of that blogpost]]> 0 Etymology Quiz Start the quiz! ]]> Mon, 05 Apr 2010 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/etymology-quiz aff8e74c232fa3b2a3128cd0f349f435 Start the quiz! ]]> 0 36. The ups and downs of words Mon, 15 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/36-the-ups-and-downs-of-words 551964a53899d00f9e17272cdfb9f2f4 0 35. Around the world with words Tue, 02 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/35-around-the-world-with-words b33ece0d94d19315c3e2f3488606a4a8 0 34. To kiss or not to kiss... Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour A bestseller in the UK, Watching the English is a biting, affectionate, insightful and often hilarious look English Society.]]> Mon, 15 Feb 2010 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/34-to-kiss-or-not-to-kiss 7d1eb8358f6218b876d30d18e0c7de09 Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour A bestseller in the UK, Watching the English is a biting, affectionate, insightful and often hilarious look English Society.]]> 0 33. Pronunciation matters Merriam Webster Online Dictionary At Merriam Webster's you can listen to the pronunciation of every word in their dictionary. For example to the pronunciation of "pronunciation". The phonetics and phonology of English pronunciation This self-study book takes the reader on a journey of discovery into the areas of pronunciation, phonetics, and phonology; places where students have often lost their way – and their motivation.]]> Mon, 01 Feb 2010 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/33-pronunciation-matters c869148ba4c995501011569ebe3dc485 Merriam Webster Online Dictionary At Merriam Webster's you can listen to the pronunciation of every word in their dictionary. For example to the pronunciation of "pronunciation". The phonetics and phonology of English pronunciation This self-study book takes the reader on a journey of discovery into the areas of pronunciation, phonetics, and phonology; places where students have often lost their way – and their motivation.]]> 0 32. The 60:40 Problem Filibuster at Wikipedia Check Wikipedia for more information on filibuster]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/32-the-6040-problem ac06f48c798c8c00e852432bb01c2c2a Filibuster at Wikipedia Check Wikipedia for more information on filibuster]]> 0 31. Word Shopping Dallas Mavericks Online Shop A good place to find expressions for fan gear and sports related items. Christmas Time UK An online shop where you can find the English words for all things Christmas. IKEA USA A great place to go to if you want to know what all the objects in your home are called.]]> Wed, 23 Dec 2009 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/31-word-shopping 91333ec9d73ab624a5950ece37bda426 Dallas Mavericks Online Shop A good place to find expressions for fan gear and sports related items. Christmas Time UK An online shop where you can find the English words for all things Christmas. IKEA USA A great place to go to if you want to know what all the objects in your home are called.]]> 0 30. Humor can be a serious business Eliza dialogs Here you can find the dialogue between eliza and bbn's vice president and many other dialogues with colorful personalities of early artificial intelligence. The Turing test at Wikipedia The Turing test is a proposal for a test of a machine's ability to demonstrate intelligence. Offical Website of CS50 Introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming. This course teaches students how to think algorithmically and solve problems efficiently. CS50 Lectures You can watch all lectures and material of CS50 online - anytime, anywhere.]]> Tue, 01 Dec 2009 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/30-humor-can-be-a-serious-business 27212995af4b995d06572ad844100857 Eliza dialogs Here you can find the dialogue between eliza and bbn's vice president and many other dialogues with colorful personalities of early artificial intelligence. The Turing test at Wikipedia The Turing test is a proposal for a test of a machine's ability to demonstrate intelligence. Offical Website of CS50 Introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming. This course teaches students how to think algorithmically and solve problems efficiently. CS50 Lectures You can watch all lectures and material of CS50 online - anytime, anywhere.]]> 0 29. How funny is your prof? Offical Website of CS50 Introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming. This course teaches students how to think algorithmically and solve problems efficiently. CS50 Lectures You can watch all lectures and material of CS50 online - anytime, anywhere.]]> Mon, 16 Nov 2009 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/29-how-funny-is-your-prof bf19567721606c43fb461df9a5aad83b Offical Website of CS50 Introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming. This course teaches students how to think algorithmically and solve problems efficiently. CS50 Lectures You can watch all lectures and material of CS50 online - anytime, anywhere.]]> 0 28. The ins and outs of US elections US Congress at Wikipedia Learn more about Congress at Wikipedia. house.gov Official website of the House of Representatives. senate.gov Official website of the Senate. How a bill becomes law Get a brief overview about how a bill becomes a law. How our laws are made Check out this site if you wan't to know even more about the legislative process.]]> Sun, 01 Nov 2009 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/28-the-ins-and-outs-of-us-elections b364a7507b33c6609fc361bf802d4edf US Congress at Wikipedia Learn more about Congress at Wikipedia. house.gov Official website of the House of Representatives. senate.gov Official website of the Senate. How a bill becomes law Get a brief overview about how a bill becomes a law. How our laws are made Check out this site if you wan't to know even more about the legislative process.]]> 0 27. Common(s) Problems - The British Parliament The British Parliament at Wikipedia Find out more about Britain's Parliament at Wikipedia. www.parliament.uk The official Site of the Parliament]]> Thu, 15 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/27-commons-problems-the-british-parliament 771f486177f25b615d1b7a719f45449f The British Parliament at Wikipedia Find out more about Britain's Parliament at Wikipedia. www.parliament.uk The official Site of the Parliament]]> 0 26. Vote till you Drop - The US Electoral System US presidential election All the details about voting in the States at Wikipedia Register to Vote! Register to vote for the next presidential election, or just find out what qualifications you have to fulfill (besides being citizen of the US).]]> Thu, 01 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/26-vote-till-you-drop-the-us-electoral-system 5a2f1c2f7444d1cc043d24091d7cd170 US presidential election All the details about voting in the States at Wikipedia Register to Vote! Register to vote for the next presidential election, or just find out what qualifications you have to fulfill (besides being citizen of the US).]]> 0 25. Dictionary update RoPeCast Ep.13 - More than words Have you been wondering which English dictionary to buy? There are so many on the market that it is very difficult to know which one to choose. This podcast suggests which criteria are important and offers a short-list of four titles. RoPeCast Ep.14 - The word is flat! Everyone can see that dictionaries are helpful books, but is it worth spending more to buy a dictionary with a CD-ROM?]]> Tue, 22 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/25-dictionary-update bb619f5bca58a0b449e9471aaf3146a7 RoPeCast Ep.13 - More than words Have you been wondering which English dictionary to buy? There are so many on the market that it is very difficult to know which one to choose. This podcast suggests which criteria are important and offers a short-list of four titles. RoPeCast Ep.14 - The word is flat! Everyone can see that dictionaries are helpful books, but is it worth spending more to buy a dictionary with a CD-ROM?]]> 0 24. Quotations Reloaded Not waving, but drowning Here you can find the poem Roger reads in this Episode.]]> Tue, 15 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/24-quotations-reloaded 78d88b1e1b3003fc522bf7d1a75b80b7 Not waving, but drowning Here you can find the poem Roger reads in this Episode.]]> 0 23. Yes, we quote! - A Quotation Quiz Wikiquote Wikiquote is a Wikipedia spin-off providing a vast database of famous quotes. Quotation quiz Test your quotation knowledge in this online quiz. ]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/23-yes-we-quote-a-quotation-quiz e63ab7ac01d0a5c882b21569eeaced18 Wikiquote Wikiquote is a Wikipedia spin-off providing a vast database of famous quotes. Quotation quiz Test your quotation knowledge in this online quiz. ]]> 0 22. Friends? False friends Check this Wikipedia article for a comprehensive list of linguistic false friends. ]]> Wed, 19 Aug 2009 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/22-friends 478f1107e02ded5728f9403e7689223e False friends Check this Wikipedia article for a comprehensive list of linguistic false friends. ]]> 0 21. Good Show! - Learning English for TV addicts Sat, 01 Aug 2009 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/21-good-show-learning-english-for-tv-addicts 9290f8a19d4db8c458b13bab76913602 0 X06 - Presidential Slang Episode 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 iTunes Store. ]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2009 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/ropecast-presidential-slang 27c5bc62528c9922aa6bd40a2edbf812 Episode 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 iTunes Store. ]]> 0 20. Getting a Fix on Expressions Thu, 16 Jul 2009 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/20-getting-a-fix-on-expressions f609c43fb63d2a34dc5bce9d1230eab6 0 19. Proverbial Epiphany English idioms at Wikipedia Find many English idioms here as well as fixed expressions and proverbs and sayings. ]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2009 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/19-proverbial-epiphany 1acc7cd6abcfa58d3719880d805adb70 English idioms at Wikipedia Find many English idioms here as well as fixed expressions and proverbs and sayings. ]]> 0 18. Winnie Words RoPeCast rhyming slang manual Check out our little graphic manual on how to cope with rhyming slang! ]]> Mon, 15 Jun 2009 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/18-winnie-words dbba01439bc6f777193df61559495863 RoPeCast rhyming slang manual Check out our little graphic manual on how to cope with rhyming slang! ]]> 0 17. The Missing Link Rhyming slang Read and learn more about rhyming slang and find examples of rhyming slang in popular culture. RoPeCast rhyming slang manual Check out our little graphic manual on how to cope with rhyming slang! ]]> Tue, 02 Jun 2009 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/17-the-missing-link 3343009206052c05ba68968f8aa919cd Rhyming slang Read and learn more about rhyming slang and find examples of rhyming slang in popular culture. RoPeCast rhyming slang manual Check out our little graphic manual on how to cope with rhyming slang! ]]> 0 16. The Best Test in the West? IELTS The IELTS global web site offers resources for test candidates and teachers. IELTS at britishcouncil.de An information page in German language containing comprehensive information about the test procedure and testing centers in Germany.]]> Fri, 15 May 2009 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/16-the-best-test-in-the-west 417b178bd54c59de02e0de8bf84e2638 IELTS The IELTS global web site offers resources for test candidates and teachers. IELTS at britishcouncil.de An information page in German language containing comprehensive information about the test procedure and testing centers in Germany.]]> 0 15. Show’em or shred’em TOEFL The TOEFL website provides you with all necessary information and even with a free demo program for practise. IELTS The IELTS global web site offers resources for test candidates and teachers. UNIcert Description of the UNIcert program, levels and institutes.]]> Fri, 01 May 2009 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/15-show%e2%80%99em-or-shred%e2%80%99em ef896513664d3b17bd789a1750b3989b TOEFL The TOEFL website provides you with all necessary information and even with a free demo program for practise. IELTS The IELTS global web site offers resources for test candidates and teachers. UNIcert Description of the UNIcert program, levels and institutes.]]> 0 14. The word is flat! RoPeCast Ep 13 - More than words In this RoPeCast episode you can find all the other information about dictionarys you might want to know.]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2009 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/14-the-word-is-flat 42d20d44f6f6edf5440dd800b8eb03c4 RoPeCast Ep 13 - More than words In this RoPeCast episode you can find all the other information about dictionarys you might want to know.]]> 0 X05 - Easter not-too-special Easter Eggs This Wikipedia article talks about a second meaning of "Easter Egg" The Easter Egg Archive You can even find Easter Eggs on your computer. Don't believe us? Well, then follow this link and see for yourself. Big Buck Bunny This open-source animated short film tells the story of a giant rabbit with a heart bigger than himself. Enjoy! ]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2009 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/easter-not-too-special 158dd87beb9b87c21d316f48077e851b Easter Eggs This Wikipedia article talks about a second meaning of "Easter Egg" The Easter Egg Archive You can even find Easter Eggs on your computer. Don't believe us? Well, then follow this link and see for yourself. Big Buck Bunny This open-source animated short film tells the story of a giant rabbit with a heart bigger than himself. Enjoy! ]]> 0 X04 - April Fool's day April Fools' Day Read about the day and the best pranks in Wikipedia. A Spoonfull of Russian If you were already looking forward to learning Russian with us ... try this podcast instead.]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2009 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/ropecast-april-fools-day f22d2e913739cea641ae4e2227692ec8 April Fools' Day Read about the day and the best pranks in Wikipedia. A Spoonfull of Russian If you were already looking forward to learning Russian with us ... try this podcast instead.]]> 0 X03 - Relaunch - РоПеКаст День смеха День смеха из Википедии Лист оф Инглиш вердс оф Рушен ориджин Лист оф Инглиш вердс оф Рушен ориджин из Википедии Нонсенс Нонсенс из Википедии]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2009 01:04:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/ropecast-relaunch-%d1%80%d0%be%d0%bf%d0%b5%d0%ba%d0%b0%d1%81%d1%82 9d893a8cc44dacd1a312f49c9aea6b3a День смеха День смеха из Википедии Лист оф Инглиш вердс оф Рушен ориджин Лист оф Инглиш вердс оф Рушен ориджин из Википедии Нонсенс Нонсенс из Википедии]]> 0 13. More than words Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary A Google book description of the Cambridge dictionary Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary - online Look up words in the online version of the Cambridge dictionary Longman dictionary of contemporary English A Google book description of the Longman dictionary Longman dictionary of contemporary English - online Look up words in the online version of the Longman dictionary Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary A Google book description of the Oxford dictionary Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary - online Look up words in the online version of the Oxford dictionary MacMillan English Dictionary for Advanced Learners A Google book description of the MacMillan dictionary MacMillan English Dictionary for Advanced Learners - online Look up words in the online version of the MacMillan dictionary]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2009 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/13-more-than-words 6b7022e3528a4df4e3d28cbe66a4ac11 Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary A Google book description of the Cambridge dictionary Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary - online Look up words in the online version of the Cambridge dictionary Longman dictionary of contemporary English A Google book description of the Longman dictionary Longman dictionary of contemporary English - online Look up words in the online version of the Longman dictionary Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary A Google book description of the Oxford dictionary Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary - online Look up words in the online version of the Oxford dictionary MacMillan English Dictionary for Advanced Learners A Google book description of the MacMillan dictionary MacMillan English Dictionary for Advanced Learners - online Look up words in the online version of the MacMillan dictionary]]> 0 12. Pain-free surgery and other British surprises Cultural differences between the US and the UK Find out more about the differences in this interesting article (written from the perspective of a Brit)]]> Sun, 15 Mar 2009 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/12-pain-free-surgery-and-other-british-surprises a851d4b95f34f2ced655e69ab49c0920 Cultural differences between the US and the UK Find out more about the differences in this interesting article (written from the perspective of a Brit)]]> 0 Be our guest ropecast@szsb.uni-saarland.de Just ask us anything about English, and we’ll do our best to find the answer!]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2009 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/ropecast_-_be_our_guest dc79e784138609da99eba12ebd5e7c13 ropecast@szsb.uni-saarland.de Just ask us anything about English, and we’ll do our best to find the answer!]]> 0 11. The ins and outs of American and British Vocabulary guide BE/AE In the UK, they drive slowly over sleeping policemen. Check out why in this vocabulary guide. Grammar guide BE/AE About.com made an short overview about grammar differences between American and British English American and British English differences - Wikipedia Wikipedia has a scientific overview about differences between American and British English]]> Sun, 01 Mar 2009 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/11-the-ins-and-outs-of-american-and-british 1937ba3d04ee68a828f4c2ad08a751c7 Vocabulary guide BE/AE In the UK, they drive slowly over sleeping policemen. Check out why in this vocabulary guide. Grammar guide BE/AE About.com made an short overview about grammar differences between American and British English American and British English differences - Wikipedia Wikipedia has a scientific overview about differences between American and British English]]> 0 10. To -ing or not to -ing – that is the question Sun, 15 Feb 2009 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/10-to-ing-or-not-to-ing-%e2%80%93-that-is-the-question 0344f6c67f8f0d4e76a0860e6d0e4c6d 0 9. Tense moments Sun, 01 Feb 2009 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/9-tense-moments 9347eae495201c6dc6a9dcc42285303c 0 8. No future for English? Tenses in English - Wikipedia Get a brief overview about how tenses are used in English]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/8-no-future-for-english 9dcbf2e7904a5713c8231bb5590a1ff0 Tenses in English - Wikipedia Get a brief overview about how tenses are used in English]]> 0 7. Sporting language Thu, 01 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/7-sporting-language a0e056bc89c93d0f5a7ebc5862974409 0 X02 - Where are the fireworks? Wikipedia article about 'Dinner for One' Wikipedia holds interesting background information about Germany's famous New Year's tradition Wikipedia article about Guy Fawkes Night 'Remember, remember the fifth of November!' - Find out the origins of this famous saying List of objects dropped on New Year's Eve Many cities and towns in the United States drop objects on New Year's Eve - Check 'em out at Wikipedia The original "Dinner for One" Watch the original on YouTube.]]> Fri, 26 Dec 2008 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/x02-where-are-the-fireworks 03ea7697c85563ede861a2d6e4559932 Wikipedia article about 'Dinner for One' Wikipedia holds interesting background information about Germany's famous New Year's tradition Wikipedia article about Guy Fawkes Night 'Remember, remember the fifth of November!' - Find out the origins of this famous saying List of objects dropped on New Year's Eve Many cities and towns in the United States drop objects on New Year's Eve - Check 'em out at Wikipedia The original "Dinner for One" Watch the original on YouTube.]]> 0 X01 - Chimney, Front Door or Window? Christmas worldwide - Wikipedia Entry Find out how people all around the world celebrate christmas Christmas Carols Following this link, you can listen to many of the carols mentioned in the episode "Merry Christmas" in more than 50 languages Here you can explore how people all around the globe congratulate each other "Merry Christmas Mr. Bean" See how Mr. Bean spends the holidays (Youtube)]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2008 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/x01-chimney-front-door-or-window 4d991dac0798606c162aeb777ef392f6 Christmas worldwide - Wikipedia Entry Find out how people all around the world celebrate christmas Christmas Carols Following this link, you can listen to many of the carols mentioned in the episode "Merry Christmas" in more than 50 languages Here you can explore how people all around the globe congratulate each other "Merry Christmas Mr. Bean" See how Mr. Bean spends the holidays (Youtube)]]> 0 6. Not all balls are round Rugby Union Portal at Wikipedia Check out what information Wikipedia has to offer about rugby union. Wikipedia Article about rugby league Rugby league is another very popular rugby code, most popular in Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and France.]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2008 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/6-not-all-balls-are-round 38fd867b3c535665e3f1d1feab9e28d6 Rugby Union Portal at Wikipedia Check out what information Wikipedia has to offer about rugby union. Wikipedia Article about rugby league Rugby league is another very popular rugby code, most popular in Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and France.]]> 0 5. Football is not always soccer Wikipedia Article about Sport in Britain Check out what the Brits like to play for sports Wikipedia Article about Sports in the U.S. And here you can find the fab sports in the United States]]> Sat, 15 Nov 2008 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/5-football-is-not-always-soccer e830da67783a48e81c94f1c810624b04 Wikipedia Article about Sport in Britain Check out what the Brits like to play for sports Wikipedia Article about Sports in the U.S. And here you can find the fab sports in the United States]]> 0 4. Kissing guys and telling lies Wikipedia article about Mondegreens Get detailed information about the term Mondegreen and more examples at Wikipedia ]]> Sat, 01 Nov 2008 00:00:00 +0100 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/4-kissing-guys-and-telling-lies 5e943afc3d1f7e7c3cd7cba5c9a25011 Wikipedia article about Mondegreens Get detailed information about the term Mondegreen and more examples at Wikipedia ]]> 0 3. Ersatz vocabulary – borrowing from German more loanwords See this list at Wikipedia for some more instances and examples of German expressions in English]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2008 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/3-ersatz-vocabulary-%e2%80%93-borrowing-from-german 73eb5c96c0ca46f0a8ae5be7051737d2 more loanwords See this list at Wikipedia for some more instances and examples of German expressions in English]]> 0 2. Missed the mark – brand name blunders Marketing Translation Mistakes take a look at this website to delve into more brand name blunders Markenflops and here you can find even more marketing mistakes (in german)]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2008 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/2-missed-the-mark-%e2%80%93-brand-name-blunders 98d0c0c9ff0b3b1eabcb9a9e546d08b6 Marketing Translation Mistakes take a look at this website to delve into more brand name blunders Markenflops and here you can find even more marketing mistakes (in german)]]> 0 1. Where handys don't come in handy Wikipedia article More information about implications and causes of so-called "false-friends". more words See this list at Wikipedia for some more instances and examples of Denglisch.]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2008 01:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/1-where-handys-dont-come-in-handy 4d72c82cc91d9bf2724124c82aa1c21f Wikipedia article More information about implications and causes of so-called "false-friends". more words See this list at Wikipedia for some more instances and examples of Denglisch.]]> 0 Welcome to RoPeCast! Tue, 16 Sep 2008 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/welcome-to-ropecast 1aa1b99789db3096eae86f6ca4e07863 0 What is RoPeCast? What is a podcast? Read about podcasting in English or German at Wikipedia. Juice Juice is an open-source cross-platform multilingual tool for podcast subscription (podcatcher), that you can use to subscribe and listen to RoPeCast. Simply copy and paste one of the subscription links' URL from above into your podcatcher. iTunes iTunes is a proprietary software tool distributed for free by Apple Inc. that supports subscription to podcasts and can be used to display enhanced podcasts on your computer, without using an iPod. Only Mac and Windows computers are supported.]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2008 00:00:00 +0200 https://ropecast.podspot.de/post/what-is-ropecast f0800a21331031a31fa60ff1c853c106 What is a podcast? Read about podcasting in English or German at Wikipedia. Juice Juice is an open-source cross-platform multilingual tool for podcast subscription (podcatcher), that you can use to subscribe and listen to RoPeCast. Simply copy and paste one of the subscription links' URL from above into your podcatcher. iTunes iTunes is a proprietary software tool distributed for free by Apple Inc. that supports subscription to podcasts and can be used to display enhanced podcasts on your computer, without using an iPod. Only Mac and Windows computers are supported.]]> 0