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Summary for the Skypecast on Saturday 28, 2006 at 5 pm GMT

And another weekend has come and gone. I'm really excited to see how the EPOTI "project" is growing. And yet, there's so much to be done!

It's really wonderful to have new contributors too. I'm sure you guys will be assets to this group! So my warmest welcome to Lingual Bee, Greg606 and Paulino! :-)

The Skypecast on Saturday was very nice. I think Jola's doing an excellent job with the presentations.

Here's a brief summary of the Skypecast, including the words that we discussed and that are missing in the slides.

First, we talked about going window-shopping, that is, looking at store windows without really buying anything — or: an inexpensive way of doing shopping :-)
The opposite activity could be for example compulsive shopping.

We also mentioned places like a shopping mall, or simply a mall and a department store. In British English, you can also talk about a shopping arcade or simply an arcade.

And of course, supermarket (in American English, also grocer…

Greetings

I am very happy because we have the new members of our small team here.
Greetings for Lingual Bee and Greg.
Also we will set up an additional skypecast at the weekend on Sunday at 2 pm GMT.

Meantime I have a riddle: He was talking through his hat. What does it mean?

Skypecast #10 on 28th October at 8 pm GMT

The next Skypecast as usual, this time with a brand new mic (not a limon!). The topic is: shopping. A link to a presentation is given below.
From November we will have an additional web site based on Moodle where we will try to organise the international virtual class for learning English on every level.

Download Powerpoint File

Skypecast with the broken mic

I really don't know what happened to my mic? Hopefully we can repeat this lesson in the future.
Have a great weekend.

Saturday Skypecast #10: October 21, 2006, at 8 pm GMT

As usual we meet to learn together but this time both Marian and Ignacio will be out of town, so we will have to copy with it on our own.

If you want, you can download the presentation in MS Powerpoint format that we'll use in this Skypecast, so as to be prepared for the Skypecast.

Don't forget to go to this page when the skypecast starts, in order to see the slides.

Saturday Skypecast #9: October 14, 2006, at 7.45 pm GMT

This time we meet at a quarter to 8 pm GMT to be really ready to discuss slides at the proper time. Topic: Do you like spending time off the beaten track?

If you want, you can download the presentation in MS Powerpoint format that we'll use in this Skypecast, so as to be prepared for the Skypecast.

Don't forget to go to this page when the skypecast starts, in order to see the slides.

Saturday Skypecast #8: October 7, 2006, at 4 and 8 pm GMT

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Topic: Socializing
(are you the life of the party or a wet blanket?)

This time we will set up our Skypecast at 4 and 8 pm GMT, the topic and a link to a presentation will be given beforehand. We will focus on less complex things and the language will be a little bit more for intermediate learners too.

We'd like to say thank you to all our participants of the latest Skypecasts, especially to Alan (from the US) and David (from the UK) who help us with language issues.

If you want, you can download the presentation in MS Powerpoint format that we'll use in this Skypecast, so as to be prepared for the Skypecast.

Don't forget to go to this page when the skypecast starts, in order to see the slides.