ESL Podcast

Speak English Mini: To Keep Someone
Learn the meaning of the phrase “to keep someone” in this Speak English Mini video. Find out more about “to keep someone” in our Daily English 300 – Arriving at an Appointment. ~Jeff P.S. Like this English lesson? Get a … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 21 Sep 2021 08:00:52 +0000

Speak English Mini: At Long Last
Learn the meaning of the phrase “at long last” in this Speak English Mini video. Find out more about “at long last” in our Daily English 118 – Small Talk at a Business Meeting. ~Jeff P.S. Like this English lesson? … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 14 Sep 2021 08:00:29 +0000

Speak English Mini: To Get a Hold of Someone
Learn the meaning of the common expression “to get a hold of someone” in this video. And see Daily English 190 – Taking a Telephone Message where I explain how to use the telephone in English. ~Jeff P.S. Like this … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 07 Sep 2021 16:26:43 +0000

?Go Big or Go Home!?
Reality TV shows are full of clichés, expressions that are unoriginal and overused. Learn the meanings of three of these popular expressions: Go big or go home. Leave it all out there. Throw (someone) under the bus. For more on … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 31 Aug 2021 08:00:21 +0000

Prank Calls: ?Do You Have Prince Albert in a Can??
If you say the phrase, “Prince Albert in a can,” most Americans who grew up in the mid-20th century (like I did) will laugh. But why is that expression so funny? Prince Albert was the name of a brand (company … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 24 Aug 2021 08:00:09 +0000

You Need to Know Your Status Quo
Some people say that Latin is a “dead language.” But it is alive and well, and used everyday in American English. Learn how to use these very common Latin expressions: status quo de facto vice versa non sequitur Want to … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 17 Aug 2021 08:00:29 +0000

Do You Mind!?!
You probably know that “mind” in English refers to your thinking, what you do with your brain. But did you know there were several other uses of “mind”? Watch this lesson to find out how to use “mind” and “Do … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 10 Aug 2021 08:00:59 +0000

How to Avoid Being Cheesy and Tacky
“Cheesy” and “tacky” are two things you definitely do not want to be. Learn what these common adjectives mean in English, and how you should use them. For more on how to use “cheesy,” see our Cultural English 454, and … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 03 Aug 2021 08:00:39 +0000

How to Use ?I?m Good? versus ?I?m Fine?
A common way to start a conversation is with a question such as “How are you doing?” or “How are things going?” Learn how to respond to these questions using “I’m fine” versus “I’m good” in this video lesson. And … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Jul 2021 08:00:28 +0000

7 Ways of Saying ?No? in English
Sometimes you have to say “no” to someone, but how do you do it without always saying “no”? Find out how and when to use these 7 common ways of saying “no” in English: No, thanks No, but thanks for … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 20 Jul 2021 08:00:46 +0000