ESL Podcast

Speak English by Killing Birds and Beating Horses
I don?t like animals, especially cats. If you?ve listened to our old podcasts and current Daily English lessons, you probably know that already. But you can?t say you speak English fluently without knowing and using idioms that have animals in … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 18 Jun 2019 08:00:56 +0000

Congrats to the Grads!
June is the month for graduations, the completion of studies, both for high school and college/university students. So what does a typical American graduation look like? Most graduation ceremonies have two parts: (1) an awarding of degrees, where students come … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 11 Jun 2019 08:00:03 +0000

Headline English: Tit-for-Tat
Today’s Headline English comes from a recent editorial (opinion article) in the Los Angeles Times newspaper: ?Trump?s tit-for-tat trade war with China escalates again.? If you?ve been following (reading or watching) the news, you know that the United States is … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 04 Jun 2019 18:00:58 +0000

Pizza Party in the U.S.A.
Americans love pizza. We love it so much that there are actually TWO pizza museums in the U.S. One is in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) and is part of a pizza restaurant. The other is in Chicago (Illinois), opened by man who … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 28 May 2019 18:30:13 +0000

How to Say ?No?
There are several commonly-used ways to say ?no? in conversation when responding to a suggestion, request, invitation, or something similar. Each is used a little differently depending on how firm or forceful you want to be. I’ve listed a few … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 21 May 2019 18:00:38 +0000

Your English Challenge
?She told him that she loved him.” This seems like an easy sentence in English. But is it? What if I told you that you can make this sentence mean seven different things by adding just ONE word? Weird, I … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 14 May 2019 18:00:26 +0000

A Fairy Tale for a Princess Not Named Megan
A fairy tale is a story for children about something magical. It always has a happy ending, and many times is about royalty (queens, kings, princesses, etc.). Some say that the marriage of American actress Megan Markle to Prince Harry … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 07 May 2019 08:00:39 +0000