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RoPeCast ist ein zweiwöchig erscheinender Podcast der Universität des Saarlandes.
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After last episode's discussion about cultural values in fixed expressions, our two hosts return to a topic they've already delved into a long while ago: Proverbs. Peter mentions a new cool proverb that he's come across but Roger reminds him, that proverbs in general are really not that frequent in...
Datum: 20.10.2017 10:00 • Größe: 4,5 MB

Did you ever wonder where the Rolling Stones got their name from? Peter did and asked Roger about it. Roger suspects it's derived from an English language expression, which he explains to Peter. That explanation leads to a discussion about how much of a culture's value system is reflected in its ...
Datum: 04.10.2017 10:00 • Größe: 6,4 MB

Last time we dealt with culturally specific concepts that do not easily translate, because they are missing their counterparts in other languages. This time our two hosts find a bunch of peculiar things in the American school system, that don't exist in Germany and - to some extent - are also forei...
Datum: 16.09.2017 10:00 • Größe: 8,3 MB

When Peter arrives late for the recording of this episode he has a very good excuse: He was looking for a word. A word that doesn't exist. You wonder how that's possible and why Peter still made it for the recording? Well, Roger saves him some of the trouble. Listen in now...
Datum: 02.09.2017 10:00 • Größe: 6,6 MB

We are back with David Erent and English as a lingua franca. David and Peter are going to look at how the use of English outside of its native territories affects other languages and speaker communities such as the French, the Finns, and the Swedish-speaking minority in Finland.
Datum: 17.08.2017 22:00 • Größe: 6 MB

French? - Finnish? - Swedish? - Arabic? - Hungarian? - Croatian? - I thought we were here to learn English? We are indeed! And today's guest, David Erent from Helsinki, is going to explain to Peter and to you how English comes into play to resolve the truly Babylonian confusion in his life.
Datum: 01.08.2017 10:00 • Größe: 8,3 MB

As promised last time, Neil Charlton is back to explain what happened in this year's general elections in Britain. Peter wants to know what factors played the biggest role for the surprising results they had.
Datum: 15.07.2017 10:00 • Größe: 9,6 MB

Does that title ring a bell? Yes, we are referring back to our special episode number ten that we recorded on -the day after- Britain voted to leave the EU. Today Neil Charlton is back, almost exactly a year after those events, and he is telling us about BrExit reality today. Peter wants to know if...
Datum: 01.07.2017 10:00 • Größe: 7,7 MB

While our last two episodes dealt with the specific vocabulary for bakery products in Britain and the United States, Roger and Peter are looking into a figurative use of these words in proverbs, idioms and other fixed expressions this time. Would you believe us if we told you this episode is really...
Datum: 15.06.2017 10:00 • Größe: 6,2 MB

Roger and Peter are looking into bakery products again, while focussing on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean this time. Peter explains to Roger how Americans tackle the bread and butter issue. Cereals This web page offers additional information on the topic of grains and cereals. Read this to pr...
Datum: 01.06.2017 10:00 • Größe: 6,1 MB

Peter is hungry. So he takes the liberty to eat away at a croissant while recording. This gets our two hosts involved in a conversation about the peculiarities of British bakery products, and Peter learns a lot about scones and cream tea, buttered crumpets, buns and pasties. Do you know what all o...
Datum: 15.05.2017 10:00 • Größe: 6,4 MB

Roger received some feedback by other native speakers concerning his usage of the word soccer: They sad he wasn't using proper English (as in British) English there. But Roger being the experienced linguist did some thorough research on the topic and is now sharing the insights he gained...
Datum: 01.05.2017 10:00 • Größe: 6,1 MB

This episode's title refers to a remark that Roger made in episode 100. Today our two hosts are elaborating on why using dictionaries can be problematic and what exactly Roger had in mind. Of course, they will also let you know how to avoid the worst trouble. 13. More than words This is the first e...
Datum: 17.04.2017 10:00 • Größe: 6,5 MB

No, we have not switched to binary language, and April the 1st is only tomorrow. This is really all about the meaning of the number 101. Our 101st episode is all dealing with its rather peculiar ordinal. And it can mean quite different things, depending on its cultural background. 1984 Read up on ...
Datum: 31.03.2017 16:00 • Größe: 7,9 MB

This is a very special episode for three reasons: ? First of all, it's our 100th. ? 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 ou...
Datum: 14.03.2017 11:00 • Größe: 6 MB

Again, Roger and Peter are looking into metaphors for time. Peter noticed that time is not always money in the English language and together they try to put things into frame for you. And more questions arise out of this ... Is time linear? No, this is not about physics - it's culture, really, and ...
Datum: 03.03.2017 11:00 • Größe: 5,4 MB

Do you know what a metaphor is? And if you do, do you know how important a role metaphors play in everyday language? They are really worth investing some time into: If you know the central metaphors of a culture and language, a lot of words and phrases revolving around those central concepts can ...
Datum: 21.02.2017 11:00 • Größe: 6,6 MB

No, this is not about Karl Marx! Instead we are thinking about how teaching and learning can be more effective and more fun for both the teacher and the student. Based on what we read in "The gardener and the carpenter" we conclude this double episode with thoughts on how things need to change for ...
Datum: 07.02.2017 11:00 • Größe: 5,4 MB

One of Roger's book recommendations "The Gardener and the Carpenter" was picked up by Peter recently and so the two start thinking about a language teacher's gardening and woodworking - figuratively speaking. And so Roger recounts some experiences with English teachers he visited at school and tell...
Datum: 20.01.2017 11:00 • Größe: 4,9 MB

Roger and Peter are glad to welcome you to a new year of RoPeCast and English learning opportunities. To start off with, they make another new year's resolution concerning tips for teachers. Peter then starts with a tip for people into training their own or their students' presentation skills: Whe...
Datum: 11.01.2017 13:00 • Größe: 3,8 MB

Time for a very short summary of the past twelve months and some new year's resolutions. It's just a few days before New Year's Eve. Your RoPeCast team wishes you and your loved ones all the best for 2017. Stay tuned!
Datum: 27.12.2016 23:00 • Größe: 2,9 MB

This episode concludes our pre-Christmas series of book recommendations with comics respectively graphic novels. Peter has brought a selection of his favourites: Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons: Watchmen A group of somewhat different superheroes has to deal with a murder case at the brink of World War II...
Datum: 17.12.2016 23:00 • Größe: 10,4 MB

We're back already - as promised - with the third installment of pre-Christmas book recommendations for your personal wish- or shopping-lists. Roger is back with some really interesting non-fiction works, and of course Peter has one to add from his shelf. Bruce Springsteen: Born to Run The autobio...
Datum: 10.12.2016 23:00 • Größe: 9,6 MB

We are back with the next batch of our Christmas book recommendations. Sylke Loew is in the studio to share her expertise on today's genre: Crime stories. Have a look at her recommendations: Alexander McCall Smith: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency A middle-aged lady in Botswana opens a detective ...
Datum: 03.12.2016 23:00 • Größe: 6,6 MB

This year - instead of broadcasting one long Christmas special - we decided to produce a special mini-series dealing with book recommendations that could inspire some of your Christmas shopping. In each episode we will pick out one particular genre of novels. This time we're looking into fantasy sto...
Datum: 26.11.2016 23:00 • Größe: 6 MB

It really does feel like the BrExit vote all over again - For the second time in a year, the decision of voters has led to a more than surprising and unsettling result. Peter and his special guest David Nott from Iowa discuss how Donald Trump was able to be elected the 45th US president - and what t...
Datum: 09.11.2016 11:00 • Größe: 12,4 MB

Have you also wondered how the American people came to choose between two presidential candidates who are both rather unpopular? Who voted for them in the first place? In this episode you get an inside view on how the system of the American primaries works. 26. Vote till you drop - the U.S. electo...
Datum: 04.11.2016 12:13 • Größe: 8,3 MB

A candid(ate) special! Listen in to the plans we have for our podcast in the coming months. To fully appreciate the contents of this episode you may want to watch it on YouTube.
Datum: 31.10.2016 23:00 • Größe: 4,7 MB

In this third and last instalment of our mini-series on English gardens, Roger and his guest Peter bring their account of English gardening history to the modern day. Apart from learning about new interesting gardens, "gardeners" and concepts, three important societies are presented, that care for ...
Datum: 14.10.2016 22:00 • Größe: 9,2 MB

And we're back with more insights on English gardens. Roger and his guest Peter (again not our host of the same name), continue looking at what makes a park and garden typically English. This time they talk about the later elements of the typical English landscape garden, leading to the reintroducti...
Datum: 30.09.2016 22:00 • Größe: 7,1 MB

You probably know box trees: Small and hard leaved trees that are often used to create shaped bushes or symmetric hedges in many green areas around the world. Romans were already quite fond of them, when they created the first instances of what we call 'gardens' today. Roger's guest is an expert on...
Datum: 15.09.2016 22:00 • Größe: 8,1 MB

... these are by far not the only things students in the United Kingdom are concerned with, but they may play a little role for some as you will learn. In this episode Roger and his guest conclude the series on Bristol by having a look at university life in Bristol or the U.K. in general. What are ...
Datum: 01.09.2016 22:00 • Größe: 7,9 MB

We are continuing our topic from last episode: The city of Bristol. This time we focus more on the current conditions and what makes Bristol an attractive place to visit or live in. Learn about the central feature of the city: Diversity! Be it the eateries in Gloucester Road and elsewhere, the musi...
Datum: 15.08.2016 22:00 • Größe: 5 MB

Today Roger is joined by a guest from Bristol to talk about the history of that famous port city at the west coast of England. 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...
Datum: 02.08.2016 22:00 • Größe: 8,2 MB

A meadow turned over by wild boars triggers a chain of association that - via hunting - leads to Roger and Peter discussing gun "culture" in the U.S. and the different approaches in the U.K. and Germany in comparison. "The Gunning of America" A book by historian Pamela Haag that looks into how the ...
Datum: 14.07.2016 22:00 • Größe: 7,6 MB

Have you ever wondered why the United Kingdom as one nation has four different national teams competing in international events? - Well Peter has, not only since three of them made it into the current European Championship. Roger fills him in about the reasons, which lie in the history of football (...
Datum: 04.07.2016 22:00 • Größe: 8 MB

Roger is back interviewing his brother Neil in the wake of the British EU referendum. Today they're looking into the special case of Northern Ireland and the sneaky influence media have had in the British decision. The Troubles A Wikipedia article on the background of the Northern Irish conflict, t...
Datum: 29.06.2016 22:00 • Größe: 7,3 MB

Today Peter has a special guest to discuss the result of the British EU referendum. Neil Charlton, political scientist and British civil servant for many years joins this special episode to give us some highly up-to-date insights into what happened in Britain the other night. How did UK end up voti...
Datum: 24.06.2016 22:00 • Größe: 10,6 MB

Today, we'll have another look at the EU-referendum, which is going to take place next week in the United Kingdom (on June 23rd). Roger has invited Dan back into the show and the two are discussing facets of the general public opinion, and they'll look into the possible consequences of a potential "...
Datum: 14.06.2016 22:00 • Größe: 4,9 MB

Today, Roger has a guest over to discuss the upcoming referendum on the U.K.'s EU-membership. They talk about why the U.K. is going to take this decision now, and what the potential consequences might be. The 2016 referendum Find more information about the upcoming referendum on Wikipedia. The 19...
Datum: 01.06.2016 05:18 • Größe: 6,9 MB

Finally it is done! And yes, this episode's title is quoting the second installment of the Matrix, but it is also meant literally: After LOADs of work in the last months we've managed to shift RoPeCast into a new era. We have RE-upLOADed all existing episodes to YouTube and also to this re-establis...
Datum: 23.05.2016 22:00 • Größe: 6,1 MB

Ending our series on university austerity policy, we look into what really makes a difference to the success of a student. Is it what the Brits are discussing frequently these days, the so called 'contact hours' with a teacher? We'll let you know ...
Datum: 10.05.2016 22:00 • Größe: 6,5 MB

Austerity policy at university is the continuing topic of this episode, and the two hosts are discussing its effects. This time they focus on the consequences of increasing class size at university in order to save money. Is this a good approach? - Listen in now ...
Datum: 26.04.2016 22:00 • Größe: 5,9 MB

Austerity is a word that one encounters rather frequently in news and politics these days. In this episode Roger explains the meaning of this word, and both hosts discuss the effects that austerity policy can have on university in general and also how our university is affected by financial cuts im...
Datum: 11.04.2016 22:00 • Größe: 6,3 MB

The thistle is a national symbol of Scotland and a thorny path might lay ahead for the Scots if they separated from the United Kingdom. Roger was somewhat hesistant to state his own opinion about the Scottish referendum at the end of our last episode. But Peter won't let him off the hook just like ...
Datum: 28.03.2016 22:00 • Größe: 7 MB

A question that The Clash asked in their famous song, but also a question that the Scots are asking themselves when it comes to Scotland being a part of the United Kingdom. Before the 2014 referendum, Roger and Peter were discussing how the referendum came about in the first place and what conseque...
Datum: 20.03.2016 23:00 • Größe: 5,2 MB

As an extension of our series on affirmative action in the U.S. and the 'women's quota' in Germany (episodes #068 and #069), Peter and his guest Carrie are looking into the linguistic remains of patriarchic structures, and into 'measures' being taken. RoPeCast Ep 68 - Aaand ... action! The first ep...
Datum: 14.03.2016 23:00 • Größe: 6,5 MB

Ending our series on British boarding life Christoph tells Peter about his own accomodation as an assistant teacher, which came with some luxury but also lacked certain possibilities.
Datum: 07.03.2016 23:00 • Größe: 4,9 MB

Continuing our series on life in an exclusive British boarding school, we are now looking into questions such as "Rent a horse or bring your own?" or "Is my towel warm enough?" Hear about this and other pecularities of schools for rich people in this third episode of the series that started with #0...
Datum: 29.02.2016 23:00 • Größe: 5,9 MB

Do you fill in or fill out a form? Do you do things again or over? Are you confused when it comes to adding prepositions to verbs? Well, don't worry - even native speakers argue about this.
Datum: 22.02.2016 23:00 • Größe: 6,2 MB

In this episode Roger and Peter discuss the difficulties of learning and teaching prepositions in English. They talk about the logic and concepts behind this - or the lack thereof. This episode is the last of our legacy episodes. Well, that's not completely correct. Episode #70 may be old but it ha...
Datum: 17.02.2016 23:00 • Größe: 6,1 MB

In Germany the quota is a much discussed solution to the problem field of women not being properly represented in some parts of the professional world. We’ll discuss why Americans did not opt for this type of solution, how other countries deal with it, and we’ll talk about the general, s...
Datum: 14.11.2013 23:00 • Größe: 8 MB

In Germany the quota is a much discussed solution to the problem field of women not being properly represented in some parts of the professional world. We?ll discuss why Americans did not opt for this type of solution, how other countries deal with it, and we?ll talk about the general, social conseq...
Datum: 14.11.2013 23:00 • Größe: 3,1 MB

No, this is not about the movies or Hollywood. Roger has invited a guest from the US for this episode to talk about a question that has been much debated in Germany lately. The two are going to discuss what the United States are doing to ensure women’s rights and equality when it comes to gett...
Datum: 31.10.2013 23:00 • Größe: 7 MB

No, this is not about the movies or Hollywood. Roger has invited a guest from the US for this episode to talk about a question that has been much debated in Germany lately. The two are going to discuss what the United States are doing to ensure women?s rights and equality when it comes to getting a ...
Datum: 31.10.2013 23:00 • Größe: 2,9 MB

No, we are not in the studio celebrating and drinking. Cheers is one of those words that have an entirely different meaning depending on which side of the Atlantic you are on. Or at least they used to have a different meaning… We are back with some more British vocabulary that is “infi...
Datum: 15.07.2013 22:00 • Größe: 8 MB

No, we are not in the studio celebrating and drinking. Cheers is one of those words that have an entirely different meaning depending on which side of the Atlantic you are on. Or at least they used to have a different meaning? We are back with some more British vocabulary that is ?infiltrating? Ame...
Datum: 15.07.2013 22:00 • Größe: 5,4 MB

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 –...
Datum: 15.03.2013 23:00 • Größe: 6 MB

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 ? in th...
Datum: 15.03.2013 23:00 • Größe: 2,3 MB

A very short podcast on Christmas Eve to wish all our listeners a Merry Christmas and send you a little puzzling present. This Episode in MP3-Format ::   Roger's Cryptic Christmas Crossword :: Roger compiled a cryptic crossword as a present to all you puzzling fans out there. ...
Datum: 23.12.2012 23:00 • Größe: 3 MB

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 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...
Datum: 23.12.2012 23:00 • Größe: 2,5 MB

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. This Episode in MP3-Format ::   Noah Webste...
Datum: 14.12.2012 23:00 • Größe: 6 MB

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 A Wikipedia article about the "father"...
Datum: 14.12.2012 23:00 • Größe: 2,7 MB

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 skills! This Ep...
Datum: 14.11.2012 23:00 • Größe: 7 MB

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 skills! The Guardian If...
Datum: 14.11.2012 23:00 • Größe: 3 MB

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! This Episode in MP3-Format ::   ...
Datum: 15.10.2012 22:00 • Größe: 8 MB

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 Read about British-...
Datum: 15.10.2012 22:00 • Größe: 3,8 MB

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 spo...
Datum: 30.09.2012 22:00 • Größe: 7 MB

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 sport...
Datum: 30.09.2012 22:00 • Größe: 3,1 MB

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 … This Episode in MP3-Format ::   Olympi...
Datum: 07.07.2012 22:00 • Größe: 8 MB

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 The Wikipedia article lists all forme...
Datum: 07.07.2012 22:00 • Größe: 3,6 MB

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 click here...
Datum: 15.06.2012 22:00 • Größe: 4 MB

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 click here, hold the mou...
Datum: 15.06.2012 22:00 • Größe: 3,6 MB

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! This Episode in MP3-Format ::   Shakespeare�...
Datum: 31.03.2012 22:00 • Größe: 8 MB

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" Read the openin...
Datum: 31.03.2012 22:00 • Größe: 3,5 MB

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. This Episode in MP3-Format ::   ...
Datum: 14.03.2012 23:00 • Größe: 9 MB

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 Hover the mouse...
Datum: 14.03.2012 23:00 • Größe: 4,3 MB

Most of you will know what a screwdriver is. – But have you got any idea what rawlplugs are, or about a Phillips, or a POZIdrive screw? If you ever wondered what the proper names for tools and hardware are, we’ll help you out with this nuts and bolts episode on tools. If you are a hand...
Datum: 14.01.2012 23:00 • Größe: 7 MB

Most of you will know what a screwdriver is. ? But have you got any idea what rawlplugs are, or about a Phillips, or a POZIdrive screw? If you ever wondered what the proper names for tools and hardware are, we?ll help you out with this nuts and bolts episode on tools. If you are a handy person this...
Datum: 14.01.2012 23:00 • Größe: 3,1 MB

Seasons greetings to you all out there in podcast land. We have a new Christmas special for you. Last year we talked about Christmas songs in the seventies. This time Paul Kingsbury is back at the studio to talk about Christmas pop songs in the eighties. Join us for some modern Christmas classics ...
Datum: 14.12.2011 23:00 • Größe: 9 MB

Seasons greetings to you all out there in podcast land. We have a new Christmas special for you. Last year we talked about Christmas songs in the seventies. This time Paul Kingsbury is back at the studio to talk about Christmas pop songs in the eighties. Join us for some modern Christmas classics ?
Datum: 14.12.2011 23:00 • Größe: 8,2 MB

Remember how we talked about getting rid of stuff you no longer need in our last episode? This time we are going to delve a bit deeper: There are numerous words for things that you don’t need anymore and their usage varies: People put out their rubbish, garbage or trash. But then people someti...
Datum: 14.11.2011 23:00 • Größe: 7 MB

Remember how we talked about getting rid of stuff you no longer need in our last episode? This time we are going to delve a bit deeper: There are numerous words for things that you don?t need anymore and their usage varies: People put out their rubbish, garbage or trash. But then people sometimes ta...
Datum: 14.11.2011 23:00 • Größe: 6,4 MB

RoPeCast is finally back from the summer break! And we are bringing along some insights on how differently people from the UK or the US get rid of the stuff they’ve stored in their attic, cellar or garage. This Episode in MP3-Format ::   Car boot sales around the UK :: Find l...
Datum: 14.10.2011 22:00 • Größe: 7 MB

RoPeCast is finally back from the summer break! And we are bringing along some insights on how differently people from the UK or the US get rid of the stuff they?ve stored in their attic, cellar or garage. Car boot sales around the UK Find locations of car boot sales all over the UK and so...
Datum: 14.10.2011 22:00 • Größe: 3 MB

Sarah Jerram is back in the studio. This time she and Peter are musing about possible reasons for the German reluctance to reproduce at a proper rate. Britain however does a much better job at that. This Episode in MP3-Format ::   Birth rate in Germany :: This page by the Federal C...
Datum: 14.05.2011 22:00 • Größe: 7 MB

Sarah Jerram is back in the studio. This time she and Peter are musing about possible reasons for the German reluctance to reproduce at a proper rate. Britain however does a much better job at that. Birth rate in Germany This page by the Federal Centre for Political Education provides stat...
Datum: 14.05.2011 22:00 • Größe: 3,3 MB

Listen to Sarah Jerram, teacher of English at Saarland university, describing her experiences as a working mother in Germany – from the British perspective. What are the most striking differences when it comes to being a parent in Germany or Britain in comparison? This Episode in MP3-For...
Datum: 30.04.2011 22:00 • Größe: 9 MB

Listen to Sarah Jerram, teacher of English at Saarland university, describing her experiences as a working mother in Germany ? from the British perspective. What are the most striking differences when it comes to being a parent in Germany or Britain in comparison? List of Playground Equipment...
Datum: 30.04.2011 22:00 • Größe: 4 MB

Puerto Rico isn’t the only region that people argue should be counted towards the United States. Episode 51 tells you about the 51st state and several more. We place the Liberty State, Euphoria and Calisota on your map of the US. Never heard of them? You need to change that … now! ...
Datum: 14.04.2011 22:00 • Größe: 6 MB

Puerto Rico isn?t the only region that people argue should be counted towards the United States. Episode 51 tells you about the 51st state and several more. We place the Liberty State, Euphoria and Calisota on your map of the US. Never heard of them? You need to change that ? now! More states...
Datum: 14.04.2011 22:00 • Größe: 2,9 MB

The popular American author Dan Brown is always good at combining mysterious numbers with even more mysterious symbols into puzzling plots.We try something similar for a special occasion. But instead of leaving you puzzled you will have the opportunity to take part in a little challenge. All you hav...
Datum: 31.03.2011 22:00 • Größe: 11 MB

The popular American author Dan Brown is always good at combining mysterious numbers with even more mysterious symbols into puzzling plots. We try something similar for a special occasion. But instead of leaving you puzzled you will have the opportunity to take part in a little challenge. All you h...
Datum: 31.03.2011 22:00 • Größe: 5,2 MB

School systems differ greatly throughout the world. Even between the UK and the US there are some striking differences. In one country, for example, students swear in the morning while in the other they pray. But UK colleges and US high schools also have some things in common. Listen to our compar...
Datum: 28.02.2011 23:00 • Größe: 10 MB

School systems differ greatly throughout the world. Even between the UK and the US there are some striking differences. In one country, for example, students swear in the morning while in the other they pray. But UK colleges and US high schools also have some things in common. Listen to our compari...
Datum: 28.02.2011 23:00 • Größe: 4,4 MB

If the description of school life in your English text book has always puzzled you, now’s the time to come to terms with the British education system. This episode explains how education is structured in the UK, particularly England. And if you are curious about the US system just wait for o...
Datum: 14.02.2011 23:00 • Größe: 7 MB

If the description of school life in your English text book has always puzzled you, now?s the time to come to terms with the British education system. This episode explains how education is structured in the UK, particularly England. And if you are curious about the US system just wait for our next...
Datum: 14.02.2011 23:00 • Größe: 2,9 MB

Have you been waiting for our annual Christmas Special? Here it is – from operatic to existentialist. Lean back and get some inspiration for a musical Christmas Eve! This Episode in MP3-Format :: File Download (10:04 min / 5 MB)
Datum: 23.12.2010 23:00 • Größe: 5 MB

Have you been waiting for our annual Christmas Special? Here it is ? from operatic to existentialist. Lean back and get some inspiration for a musical Christmas Eve!
Datum: 23.12.2010 23:00 • Größe: 4,6 MB

“In Hartford, Hereford, and Hampshire, hurricanes hardly ever happen.” – Why did poor Eliza Doolittle struggle so much with this simple sentence? This episode deals with just one letter: An “H” can be quite a hassle, as you will learn. This Episode in MP3-Format :...
Datum: 30.11.2010 23:00 • Größe: 3 MB

?In Hartford, Hereford, and Hampshire, hurricanes hardly ever happen.? ? Why did poor Eliza Doolittle struggle so much with this simple sentence? This episode deals with just one letter: An ?H? can be quite a hassle, as you will learn. Wikipedia on H Quite a long article for something as simple...
Datum: 30.11.2010 23:00 • Größe: 2,9 MB

This episode really hurts and will prepare you for the emergency case. You will learn what differences bruised, cracked, strained and sprained body parts make. And why you may not want to ask a passer-by for help with either a contusion or concussion. This Episode in MP3-Format :: ...
Datum: 14.11.2010 23:00 • Größe: 3 MB

This episode really hurts and will prepare you for the emergency case. You will learn what differences bruised, cracked, strained and sprained body parts make. And why you may not want to ask a passer-by for help with either a contusion or concussion. Ligaments & Tendons Ligaments connect diffe...
Datum: 14.11.2010 23:00 • Größe: 2,9 MB

Peter tells us about his accident on the stairs and we learn how differently hospitals will handle accidents and emergencies in the English speaking world. This Episode in MP3-Format :: Emergency Department :: Read up on the so-called Emergency Department of a hospital on Wikipedia...
Datum: 31.10.2010 23:00 • Größe: 3 MB

Peter tells us about his accident on the stairs and we learn how differently hospitals will handle accidents and emergencies in the English speaking world. Emergency Department Read up on the so-called Emergency Department of a hospital on Wikipedia
Datum: 31.10.2010 23:00 • Größe: 2,1 MB

RoPeCast is losing a valuable member behind the scenes. Philipp who was responsible for the recording and post production of all our episodes is leaving our team on to pastures new. This Episode in MP3-Format :: File Download (4:34 min / 2 MB)
Datum: 26.10.2010 22:00 • Größe: 2 MB

RoPeCast is losing a valuable member behind the scenes. Philipp who was responsible for the recording and post production of all our episodes is leaving our team on to pastures new.
Datum: 26.10.2010 22:00 • Größe: 2,1 MB

In our last episode you learned how to read an English housing ad and what houses look like in an English-speaking country. But the inside of your new home can hold some surprises too, especially if you’re moving to a foreign country. In this RoPeCast you’ll learn what to expect when m...
Datum: 31.08.2010 22:01 • Größe: 7 MB

In our last episode you learned how to read an English housing ad and what houses look like in an English-speaking country. But the inside of your new home can hold some surprises too, especially if you?re moving to a foreign country. In this RoPeCast you?ll learn what to expect when moving in, and ...
Datum: 31.08.2010 22:00 • Größe: 5,8 MB

Have you ever moved to a new home? Then you’ll know that this can be quite a challenge. Even more so if you move to an English speaking country. But don’t worry, we’ll tell you what kind of houses the British live in and how to read an English housing ad.  This Episode in...
Datum: 16.08.2010 22:01 • Größe: 8 MB

Have you ever moved to a new home? Then you?ll know that this can be quite a challenge. Even more so if you move to an English speaking country. But don?t worry, we?ll tell you what kind of houses the British live in and how to read an English housing ad.
Datum: 16.08.2010 22:00 • Größe: 6 MB

Caution: This RoPeCast will twist your tongue. Listen at your own risk. Here’s a preview the type of mind-bending rhymes that await you after the download: She sells sea shells by the seashore. The shells she sells are surely seashells. So if she sells shells on the seashore, I’m s...
Datum: 30.07.2010 22:00 • Größe: 7 MB

Caution: This RoPeCast will twist your tongue. Listen at your own risk. Here?s a preview the type of mind-bending rhymes that await you after the download: She sells sea shells by the seashore. The shells she sells are surely seashells. So if she sells shells on the seashore, I?m sure she sells sea...
Datum: 30.07.2010 22:00 • Größe: 5,5 MB

In this final 3rd episode of our mini-series about so called “child directed speech” or “baby talk” we’ll tackle the more delicate issues in talking to small children. You’ll learn what English-speaking Moms say when the diaper is full and what their toddlers cry...
Datum: 15.07.2010 22:01 • Größe: 9 MB

In this final 3rd episode of our mini-series about so called ?child directed speech? or ?baby talk? we?ll tackle the more delicate issues in talking to small children. You?ll learn what English-speaking Moms say when the diaper is full and what their toddlers cry out when they hurt themselves. Once...
Datum: 15.07.2010 22:00 • Größe: 7,2 MB

Not interested in poetry? Well, you used to be! As a baby, you couldn’t get enough of those rhymes. That’s no surprise, some of those lullabies, fingerplays and kneebouncers are all artforms in their own right. Bet you still know a few in your mother tongue but what about English ones...
Datum: 30.06.2010 22:01 • Größe: 7 MB

Not interested in poetry? Well, you used to be! As a baby, you couldn?t get enough of those rhymes. That?s no surprise, some of those lullabies, fingerplays and kneebouncers are all artforms in their own right. Bet you still know a few in your mother tongue but what about English ones? This ropecast...
Datum: 30.06.2010 22:00 • Größe: 6 MB

RoPeCast has been all about speaking ever since it saw the light of day about 2 two years ago. Two-year-old children are different, of course, which is why mothers use baby talk to communicate with their toddlers instead of complicated Standard English. Now that our podcast has reached the toddle...
Datum: 15.06.2010 22:01 • Größe: 8 MB

RoPeCast has been all about speaking ever since it saw the light of day about 2 two years ago. Two-year-old children are different, of course, which is why mothers use baby talk to communicate with their toddlers instead of complicated Standard English. Now that our podcast has reached the toddler...
Datum: 15.06.2010 22:00 • Größe: 6,4 MB

Did you know that you can learn a lot about history from food? You can actually learn about aspects of British culture by tracing back when food names came into the English language. How? Find out in this episode of RoPeCast – as long as it’s hot. This Episode in MP3 Format :: ...
Datum: 18.04.2010 11:50 • Größe: 9 MB

Did you know that you can learn a lot about history from food? You can actually learn about aspects of British culture by tracing back when food names came into the English language. How? Find out in this episode of RoPeCast ? as long as it?s hot. 'Why Nothing Rhymes With Orange' Interest...
Datum: 17.04.2010 22:00 • Größe: 5,7 MB

Happy Easter! Try out our new word quiz by clicking this link: Start the quiz! Listen to the audio here:File Download (0:47 min / 1 MB)
Datum: 04.04.2010 22:01 • Größe: 1 MB

Happy Easter! Try out our new word quiz by clicking this link: Start the quiz!
Datum: 04.04.2010 22:00 • Größe: 1,1 MB

Sometimes life is good to you and sometimes things just keep going downhill. This does not only happen to people, words too can go from rags to riches – or fall from grace. This RoPeCast traces back the career paths of some not so succesful words but also introduce you to one that really ma...
Datum: 14.03.2010 23:01 • Größe: 6 MB

Sometimes life is good to you and sometimes things just keep going downhill. This does not only happen to people, words too can go from rags to riches ? or fall from grace. This RoPeCast traces back the career paths of some not so succesful words but also introduce you to one that really made it.
Datum: 14.03.2010 23:00 • Größe: 5,5 MB

Do you know where the word “pyjamas” comes from? This RoPeCast will take you on a linguistic trip around the globe to find out! Fasten your seatbelts, lean back and we’re ready for take off. This Episode in MP3 Format ::   File Download (6:54 min / 8 MB)
Datum: 01.03.2010 23:01 • Größe: 8 MB

Do you know where the word ?pyjamas? comes from? This RoPeCast will take you on a linguistic trip around the globe to find out! Fasten your seatbelts, lean back and we?re ready for take off.
Datum: 01.03.2010 23:00 • Größe: 6,4 MB

... that is the question (with apologies to Shakespeare). When to shake hands, to kiss on the cheek, to speak to a stranger – this podcast suggests some dos and don’ts for visitors to Britain. This Episode in MP3 format ::   Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of En...
Datum: 14.02.2010 23:01 • Größe: 9 MB

... that is the question (with apologies to Shakespeare). When to shake hands, to kiss on the cheek, to speak to a stranger ? this podcast suggests some dos and don?ts for visitors to Britain. Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour A bestseller in the UK, Watching the ...
Datum: 14.02.2010 23:00 • Größe: 5,8 MB

Does the way you pronounce English get you what you want? If you ask for crabmeat, does the waiter bring crabmeat? Or does her bring you rubbish? Ve haff vays of improving your English! This Episode in MP3 format ::   Merriam Webster Online Dictionary :: At Merriam Webster'...
Datum: 31.01.2010 23:01 • Größe: 8 MB

Does the way you pronounce English get you what you want? If you ask for crabmeat, does the waiter bring crabmeat? Or does he bring you rubbish? Ve haff vays of improving your English! Merriam Webster Online Dictionary At Merriam Webster's you can listen to the pronunciation of every word ...
Datum: 31.01.2010 23:00 • Größe: 4,6 MB

Obama has not completely lost it, but losing just one senate seat may make all the difference for the new health-care bill. Because now, Republicans can stop the law by just discussing it endlessly. This RoPecast only needs 5 minutes to explain why the length of a speech can be a poltical weapon...
Datum: 22.01.2010 14:08 • Größe: 8 MB

Obama has not completely lost it, but losing just one senate seat may make all the difference for the new health-care bill. Because now, Republicans can stop the law by just discussing it endlessly. This RoPecast only needs 5 minutes to explain why the length of a speech can be a poltical weapon. ...
Datum: 21.01.2010 23:00 • Größe: 4,7 MB

Dictionaries are nice – but sometimes you just can’t find what you’re looking for in any of them. This is especially true for quite a lot of everyday items for which you may not even know a word in your own mother tongue. Don’t despair! Let us invite you to a shopping spree i...
Datum: 23.12.2009 11:20 • Größe: 3 MB

Dictionaries are nice ? but sometimes you just can?t find what you?re looking for in any of them. This is especially true for quite a lot of everyday items for which you may not even know a word in your own mother tongue. Don?t despair! Let us invite you to a shopping spree in which you will acquire...
Datum: 22.12.2009 23:00 • Größe: 4,7 MB

Let’s go back to Harvard College, USA, to hear how an amusing anecdote can be used to explain a relatively difficult concept. In the process, we learn how a computer program “accidentally” passed the Turing Test. You don’t know what the Turing Test is? Just listen to our Ro...
Datum: 30.11.2009 23:01 • Größe: 16 MB

Let?s go back to Harvard College, USA, to hear how an amusing anecdote can be used to explain a relatively difficult concept. In the process, we learn how a computer program ?accidentally? passed the Turing Test. You don?t know what the Turing Test is? Just listen to our RoPeCast. Eliza dialog...
Datum: 30.11.2009 23:00 • Größe: 14,6 MB

Our podcast takes the usual lighthearted look at a serious topic – and finds that Harvard College lectures can be funny as well as informative. This Episode in MP3 format ::   Offical Website of CS50 :: Introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the ...
Datum: 15.11.2009 23:01 • Größe: 9 MB

Our podcast takes the usual lighthearted look at a serious topic ? and finds that Harvard College lectures can be funny as well as informative. Offical Website of CS50 Introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming. This course teaches students ...
Datum: 15.11.2009 23:00 • Größe: 7,8 MB

Are you familiar with the terms Congress, Senate and House? Who can veto legislation? Can a veto be overturned? And what is meant by “checks and balances”? This RoPeCast gives you some answers. This Episode in MP3 format ::   US Congress at Wikipedia :: Learn more about...
Datum: 31.10.2009 23:01 • Größe: 9 MB

Are you familiar with the terms Congress, Senate and House? Who can veto legislation? Can a veto be overturned? And what is meant by ?checks and balances?? This RoPeCast gives you some answers. US Congress at Wikipedia Learn more about Congress at Wikipedia. house.gov Official website...
Datum: 31.10.2009 23:00 • Größe: 5,3 MB

The problem with getting a seat in Westminster is, well, getting a seat. In more than one way, it can become pretty hard to become a respected Member of the British Parliament. Even if you are elected, people may just not notice you… This Episode in MP3 format ::   The Brit...
Datum: 14.10.2009 22:01 • Größe: 11 MB

The problem with getting a seat in Westminster is, well, getting a seat. In more than one way, it can become pretty hard to become a respected Member of the British Parliament. Even if you are elected, people may just not notice you? The British Parliament at Wikipedia Find out more about ...
Datum: 14.10.2009 22:00 • Größe: 6,5 MB

If you think that German voting laws are complicated, take a look at the American System. American voters have to register before voting, are invited to lengthy primaries and in the end don’t even get to vote directly for their President. After this Podcast, the German “overhang seat...
Datum: 30.09.2009 22:01 • Größe: 10 MB

If you think that German voting laws are complicated, take a look at the American System. American voters have to register before voting, are invited to lengthy primaries and in the end don?t even get to vote directly for their President. After this Podcast, the German ?overhang seats? (Überhangmand...
Datum: 30.09.2009 22:00 • Größe: 6,4 MB

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 podcast, listen again to our podcast ...
Datum: 21.09.2009 22:01 • Größe: 10 MB

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 podcast, listen again to our podcast ?More tha...
Datum: 21.09.2009 22:00 • Größe: 5,5 MB

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. This Epis...
Datum: 14.09.2009 22:01 • Größe: 11 MB

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 H...
Datum: 14.09.2009 22:00 • Größe: 6,5 MB

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...
Datum: 31.08.2009 22:01 • Größe: 12 MB

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 quiz. Wikiquote Wikiqu...
Datum: 31.08.2009 22:00 • Größe: 9,9 MB

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. This Episode in MP3 format ::   False friends :: Check this Wikipedia article for a comprehensive list of li...
Datum: 18.08.2009 22:00 • Größe: 7 MB

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 Check this Wikipedia article for a comprehensive list of linguistic false friends.
Datum: 18.08.2009 22:00 • Größe: 8 MB

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. This Episode in MP3 format ::   File Do...
Datum: 31.07.2009 22:01 • Größe: 9 MB

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.
Datum: 31.07.2009 22:00 • Größe: 8 MB

Remeber our Ropecasts on rhyming slang? One of our listeners had a cool idea for one that is based on Barack Obama. This Episode in MP3 format ::   Episode 18: Winnie Words :: In this episode we go even deeper into the topic of rhyming slang, including some that almost got us an ?...
Datum: 21.07.2009 22:01 • Größe: 3 MB

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 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.
Datum: 21.07.2009 22:00 • Größe: 1,9 MB

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 grip...
Datum: 15.07.2009 22:01 • Größe: 7 MB

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 with them.
Datum: 15.07.2009 22:00 • Größe: 6 MB

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. This Episode in MP3 for...
Datum: 30.06.2009 22:01 • Größe: 7 MB

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 Find many Eng...
Datum: 30.06.2009 22:00 • Größe: 5,7 MB

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 leave us ...
Datum: 14.06.2009 22:01 • Größe: 8 MB

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 leave us a comment with your ...
Datum: 14.06.2009 22:00 • Größe: 6,5 MB

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. This Episode in MP3 format ::   Rhyming slang :: Read and learn more about rhyming slang and find exam...
Datum: 01.06.2009 22:01 • Größe: 6 MB

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 Read and learn more about rhyming slang and find examples of rhyming slang in popular culture. RoPeCast rh...
Datum: 01.06.2009 22:00 • Größe: 4,8 MB

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 emigra...
Datum: 14.05.2009 22:01 • Größe: 6 MB

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 t...
Datum: 14.05.2009 22:00 • Größe: 5,9 MB

You want to have proof of your English skills and you look around for a test that you can take to get a certificate. You find a confusing range of options and perhaps end up paying good money for a piece of paper that is not accepted by potential employers, colleges and universities. We’ll...
Datum: 30.04.2009 22:00 • Größe: 8 MB

You want to have proof of your English skills and you look around for a test that you can take to get a certificate. You find a confusing range of options and perhaps end up paying good money for a piece of paper that is not accepted by potential employers, colleges and universities. We?ll tell you ...
Datum: 30.04.2009 22:00 • Größe: 5,3 MB

Everyone can see that dictionaries are helpful books, but is it worth spending more to buy a dictionary with a CD-ROM? There are indeed many advantages to using an electronic format: help with English pronunciation, easy access to synonyms and information about frequent collocations, to name just...
Datum: 16.04.2009 22:00 • Größe: 9 MB

Everyone can see that dictionaries are helpful books, but is it worth spending more to buy a dictionary with a CD-ROM? There are indeed many advantages to using an electronic format: help with English pronunciation, easy access to synonyms and information about frequent collocations, to name just a...
Datum: 16.04.2009 22:00 • Größe: 5,9 MB

After our Christmas and New Year’s special episodes we tried hard to deliver something similar for Easter. Listen to this short episode to learn what we came up with … Easter Eggs :: This Wikipedia article talks about a second meaning of "Easter Egg" The Easter Egg Archi...
Datum: 08.04.2009 22:00 • Größe: 3 MB

After our Christmas and New Year?s special episodes we tried hard to deliver something similar for Easter. Listen to this short episode to learn what we came up with ? Easter Eggs This Wikipedia article talks about a second meaning of "Easter Egg" The Easter Egg Archive You can even find Easter E...
Datum: 08.04.2009 22:00 • Größe: 1,7 MB

Did we fool you? This Episode in MP3 format ::   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. File Download...
Datum: 01.04.2009 22:01 • Größe: 1 MB

Did we fool you? 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.
Datum: 01.04.2009 22:00 • Größe: 802 KB

Unfortunately we did not receive too many comments from our listeners over the last two months and so we decided to address a different, potentially larger group of learners from now on. As of today, RoPeCast will become ???????? and target learners of Russian ? ???? ????? ? ????????????? ????????,...
Datum: 31.03.2009 23:04 • Größe: 926,5 KB

Unfortunately we did not receive too many comments from our listeners over the last two months and so we decided to address a different, potentially larger group of learners from now on. As of today, RoPeCast will become ???????? and target learners of Russian … ???? ????? — ???????...
Datum: 31.03.2009 22:01 • Größe: 2 MB

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. You can find additional information about the “fab four...
Datum: 29.03.2009 22:00 • Größe: 7 MB

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. You can find additional information about the ?fab four? diction...
Datum: 29.03.2009 22:00 • Größe: 4,6 MB

Those who are familiar with American English probably find it hard to believe that in the UK, surgery is not only performed in hospitals but something quite common in Parliament and even in office buildings, but it’s true. Other troublesome words include subway, tube, torch and fag. Forewarn...
Datum: 14.03.2009 23:01 • Größe: 7 MB

Those who are familiar with American English probably find it hard to believe that in the UK, surgery is not only performed in hospitals but something quite common in Parliament and even in office buildings, but it?s true. Other troublesome words include subway, tube, torch and fag. Forewarned is fo...
Datum: 14.03.2009 23:00 • Größe: 4,3 MB

Do you have any questions about the English language? Or about English speaking cultures? Or about learning English? Or other questions about English you desperately want an answer to and have been afraid to ask up to now? If that is so, post a comment in our blog. You can leave written comm...
Datum: 03.03.2009 23:00 • Größe: 3 MB

Do you have any questions about the English language? Or about English speaking cultures? Or about learning English? Or other questions about English you desperately want an answer to and have been afraid to ask up to now? If that is so, post a comment in our blog. You can leave written comment, or...
Datum: 03.03.2009 23:00 • Größe: 2,6 MB

If one compares US and British usage, one finds apparently contrasting expressions which mean the same thing, for instance: to fill in a form versus to fill out a form. We offer an explanation and other interesting examples of how two nations are “divided by a common language”. Thi...
Datum: 28.02.2009 23:01 • Größe: 6 MB

If one compares US and British usage, one finds apparently contrasting expressions which mean the same thing, for instance: to fill in a form versus to fill out a form. We offer an explanation and other interesting examples of how two nations are ?divided by a common language?. Vocabulary guide BE/...
Datum: 28.02.2009 23:00 • Größe: 4,1 MB

Do you know when to say I live here (simple form) and when to say I am living here (progressive or continuous form)? Are there verbs that are used only in the simple form? What about McDonald’s and their slogan, “I’m loving it”? We offer some help with this tricky topic. ...
Datum: 14.02.2009 23:01 • Größe: 7 MB

Do you know when to say I live here (simple form) and when to say I am living here (progressive or continuous form)? Are there verbs that are used only in the simple form? What about McDonald?s and their slogan, ?I?m loving it?? We offer some help with this tricky topic.
Datum: 14.02.2009 23:00 • Größe: 4,2 MB

Do you really know how many tenses you use when speaking your first language? Our analysis might surprise you – and help you with your English. This Episode in MP3 format ::   File Download (4:20 min / 6 MB)
Datum: 31.01.2009 23:01 • Größe: 6 MB

Do you really know how many tenses you use when speaking your first language? Our analysis might surprise you ? and help you with your English.
Datum: 31.01.2009 23:00 • Größe: 4 MB

Learners who take risks when speaking English may make better progress than those who play it safe. But ignoring grammar can sometimes lead to misunderstandings. Let’s take the example of speaking about the future. Nothing can possibly go wrong here – or can it? This Episode in...
Datum: 14.01.2009 23:01 • Größe: 7 MB

Learners who take risks when speaking English may make better progress than those who play it safe. But ignoring grammar can sometimes lead to misunderstandings. Let?s take the example of speaking about the future. Nothing can possibly go wrong here ? or can it? Tenses in English - Wikipedia Get a ...
Datum: 14.01.2009 23:00 • Größe: 7,6 MB

Sporting metaphors permeate the English language. In this podcast you can learn about level playing fields, curveballs and sticky wickets. And do you know what a rain check is? Check it out. This Episode in MP3 format ::   File Download (4:40 min / 7 MB)
Datum: 31.12.2008 23:01 • Größe: 7 MB

Sporting metaphors permeate the English language. In this podcast you can learn about level playing fields, curveballs and sticky wickets. And do you know what a rain check is? Check it out.
Datum: 31.12.2008 23:00 • Größe: 4,3 MB

—- New Year’s Special —- Hear how people in Canada, Ireland, the USA and UK see in the New Year. There’s talk of socials, resolutions, firecrackers… and about a famous British dinner party that only Germans really care about. This episode in MP3 format ::...
Datum: 25.12.2008 23:01 • Größe: 18 MB

?- New Year?s Special ?- Hear how people in Canada, Ireland, the USA and UK see in the New Year. There?s talk of socials, resolutions, firecrackers? and about a famous British dinner party that only Germans really care about. Wikipedia article about 'Dinner for One' Wikipedia holds interesting bac...
Datum: 25.12.2008 23:00 • Größe: 16,3 MB

—- Christmas Special —- After we received feedback asking for longer RoPeCast episodes, we thought the forthcoming holidays were the right occasion for spending a little bit more time listening to our show. This time we present traditions and peculiarities of Christmas in the En...
Datum: 14.12.2008 23:01 • Größe: 26 MB

?- Christmas Special ?- After we received feedback asking for longer RoPeCast episodes, we thought the forthcoming holidays were the right occasion for spending a little bit more time listening to our show. This time we present traditions and peculiarities of Christmas in the English speaking worl...
Datum: 14.12.2008 23:00 • Größe: 24,2 MB

When people in many parts of the world speak of the “World Cup”, they are probably referring to the game of soccer, but rugby also has its World Cup, Six Nations’ Trophy, and other competitions. So what exactly is this game that – to outsiders – looks as though there ...
Datum: 30.11.2008 23:01 • Größe: 9 MB

When people in many parts of the world speak of the ?World Cup?, they are probably referring to the game of soccer, but rugby also has its World Cup, Six Nations? Trophy, and other competitions. So what exactly is this game that ? to outsiders ? looks as though there are no rules? Rugby Union Porta...
Datum: 30.11.2008 23:00 • Größe: 5,6 MB

Do you know how many types of football there are in the world? There may be no definitive answer, but we’ll deal with 3 major sports: American football, soccer and rugby football, taking in hockey and cricket along the way. This Episode in MP3 format ::   Wikipedia Article ab...
Datum: 14.11.2008 23:01 • Größe: 6 MB

Do you know how many types of football there are in the world? There may be no definitive answer, but we?ll deal with 3 major sports: American football, soccer and rugby football, taking in hockey and cricket along the way. Wikipedia Article about Sport in Britain Check out what the Brits like to p...
Datum: 14.11.2008 23:00 • Größe: 3,6 MB

Mondegreens are misheard song lyrics and they range from the amusing to the mind-boggling. This RoPeCast manages to bring together Jimi Hendrix and Anneliese Braun. After listening, you’ll want to start your own collection of mondegreens. This episode in MP3 format ::   Wi...
Datum: 31.10.2008 23:01 • Größe: 7 MB

Mondegreens are misheard song lyrics and they range from the amusing to the mind-boggling. This RoPeCast manages to bring together Jimi Hendrix and Anneliese Braun. After listening, you?ll want to start your own collection of mondegreens. Wikipedia article about Mondegreens Get detailed information...
Datum: 31.10.2008 23:00 • Größe: 4,3 MB

It is well known that German (like many other languages) has borrowed words from English. Less well known is the fact that words have also travelled in the opposite direction, with sometimes surprising results. This episode in MP3 format ::   more loanwords :: See this list at Wikip...
Datum: 15.10.2008 22:01 • Größe: 7 MB

It is well known that German (like many other languages) has borrowed words from English. Less well known is the fact that words have also travelled in the opposite direction, with sometimes surprising results. more loanwords See this list at Wikipedia for some more instances and examples of German...
Datum: 15.10.2008 22:00 • Größe: 4,3 MB

Did you know that even reputable companies sometimes get it wrong when choosing a name for a new product or service? Hear how Germans thought that Rolls Royce was offering them garbage in the 1930s, and how “Nova” was not the best name for a car. This episode in MP3 format ::   ...
Datum: 30.09.2008 22:00 • Größe: 7 MB

Did you know that even reputable companies sometimes get it wrong when choosing a name for a new product or service? Hear how Germans thought that Rolls Royce was offering them garbage in the 1930s, and how ?Nova? was not the best name for a car. Marketing Translation Mistakes take a look at this ...
Datum: 30.09.2008 22:00 • Größe: 4,6 MB

Germans are surprised to discover that it’s possible to tour the United States on a Beemer, which sounds to them like “Beamer”, a word that native speakers of English probably don’t even know, because “Beamer” is a pseudo-loan word. We have some more examples f...
Datum: 16.09.2008 11:10 • Größe: 7 MB

The name RoPeCast looks and sounds puzzling at first, but there are good reasons for using it, starting with the podcasters’ names: Roger and Peter. Find out who they are, and what they can offer you. This episode in MP3 format :: File Download (5:07 min / 7 MB)
Datum: 16.09.2008 11:08 • Größe: 7 MB

Germans are surprised to discover that it?s possible to tour the United States on a Beemer, which sounds to them like ?Beamer?, a word that native speakers of English probably don?t even know, because ?Beamer? is a pseudo-loan word. We have some more examples for you? Wikipedia article More inform...
Datum: 15.09.2008 23:00 • Größe: 4,7 MB

The name RoPeCast looks and sounds puzzling at first, but there are good reasons for using it, starting with the podcasters? names: Roger and Peter. Find out who they are, and what they can offer you.
Datum: 15.09.2008 22:00 • Größe: 4,7 MB