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ESLPodcast #100 - An Interview with Dr. Jeff McQuillan
Happy birthday, ESL Podcast! Listen to an interview of Dr. Jeff McQuillan by Dr. Lucy Tse.
626 - Wiring Money to Another Country
Learn how to send someone money internationally in this episode. Slow dialogue: 1:19 Explanations: 4:16 Fast dialogue: 21:30 Mahmoud: My brother emailed about an emergency situation. He needs $300 by tomorrow, but how can I get cash to him within 24...
English Cafe #264
Topics: On the Waterfront; Famous Songs: “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”; bet versus wager versus gamble; U.S. versus U.S.A.; can’t help (doing something) Words: waterfront mob union deed whistleblower to give away the ending uplifting slave to do...
627 - Being Spontaneous or Well-Planned
Plan ahead for just about anything, including your love life. Impossible, you say? Not after you listen to this episode. Slow dialogue: 1:16 Explanations: 3:18 Fast dialogue: 16:57 Mariela: Wow, it looks like you’re working on a big project. What are...
628 - Introducing a New Product
Did you hear about the latest, greatest products being developed by America’s most famous companies? Neither did we, but find out how to describe new products in this episode. Slow dialogue: 1:07 Explanations: 2:48 Fast dialogue: 16:13 Augie: Today’s...
English Cafe #265
Topics: The Extension Courses System; Famous Americans: Lizzie Borden; Boston accent/dialect and the Boston Brahmin; to speak out of turn Words: to be enrolled hobby offbeat palm reading certificate step- hatchet prime suspect sensational to speculate...
629 - Being Hungry and Full
How do you handle a hungry man? Find out in this episode. Slow dialogue: 1:28 Explanations: 3:00 Fast dialogue: 14:54 Steve: I’m finally home and I’m hungry. What’s for dinner? Brandy: I’m making a new dish. I think you’re really going to like it....
630 - Making a Medical Diagnosis
If you’re feeling sick, you should go see a doctor. Learn how to understand what the doctor says to you in English in this episode. Slow dialogue: 1:21 Explanations: 2:45 Fast dialogue: 15:39 Terrell: Where have you been? Sally: At the hospital,...
English Cafe #266
Topics: Ask an American: minority doctors; if I were; I wish I were; near versus close; to hold (something) against (someone) Words: study to establish practice outcome credibility health professional to result compliance prescription exchange truly...
631 - Customizing a Personal Webpage
Make sure your website is unique - just like everybody else! Learn how to talk about it in English in this episode. Slow dialogue: 1:21 Explanations: 3:14 Fast dialogue: 19:22 Keiko: The layout of your webpage is so lame. Why don’t you customize it?...
632 - Negotiating a Business Deal
Learn how to talk about negotiating a business deal in English in this episode. Slow dialogue: 1:19 Explanations: 2:50 Fast dialogue: 15:29 Gia: Why are the negotiations on this deal taking so long? I thought we would be putting the finishing touches...
English Cafe #267
Topics: Video-game violence; ROTC; should have done versus should have to do; just versus only; to learn as (one) goes Words: realism insensitive arcade minor rating system console officer branch ranking Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell gay should have done...
633 - Moving Out of a Home
Are you moving in or moving out? Either way, learn how to talk about moving to a new place in this episode. Slow dialogue: 1:29 Explanations: 3:21 Fast dialogue: 16:13 [A knock on door.] Andre: Hello. Is anyone here? Ellie: Yes, can I help you? Andre:...
634 - Resembling One’s Parents
Do you have your father’s chin and your mother’s nose? Then you need to learn how to talk in English about looking like your parents with the help of this episode. Slow dialogue: 1:25 Explanations: 3:34 Fast dialogue: 17:06 Khaled: Hi, what are you...
English Cafe #268
Topics: Famous Authors: Stephen King; Traffic School; cost versus charge versus fee; in a New York minute; couple Words: horror psychic clown series to follow the book lifetime achievement traffic school driver’s ed to speed to lose (one’s) driver’s...
635 - Arranging Airport Transfer
You have your airplane ticket. You have your hotel reservation. Now how are you going to get from the airport to the hotel? Learn how to find out in English in this episode. Slow dialogue: 1:07 Explanations: 3:30 Fast dialogue: 17:39 My wife and I...
636 - Being Lazy and Energetic
Are you feeling tired from working all day? So am I! But before I fall to sleep, let me tell you that this episode is about being tired and energetic. Okay, now let me sleep… Slow dialogue: 1:15 Explanations: 2:54 Fast dialogue: 14:16 Carmen: Wake up!...
English Cafe #269
Topics: Minimum wage; cyber crime; I will want to versus I would want to; except for; conversely Words: wages subject to indexed to inflation consumer price index opponent to nickel and dime cyber to hack identity theft copyright infringement handle...
637 - Planting Flowers and Trees
If you are good at gardening, we say you have a green thumb. Get your green thumb on in this episode that will explain how we talk about flowers and trees. Slow dialogue: 1:15 Explanations: 3:15 Fast dialogue: 16:47 Zuly: Hurry up! Mom will be home...
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