ESL Podcast

As the Crow Files
If you ask an Angeleno (a person living in Los Angeles) the distance between two places, you?re more likely to get an answer in minutes, not miles. That?s because there?s one thing all Angelenos have to contend with (deal with; … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 12 Feb 2019 08:00:53 +0000

Headline English Video: Brokering a Deal
Learn how we use “broker,” “deal,” and “trade” in English in this quick video: ~Jeff WAIT! Before You Go . . . Get our FREE, 9-Page Special Report “5 Things You MUST Know to Improve Your English” Learn how to … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 05 Feb 2019 08:00:22 +0000

Call Me JFF
A.E.I.O.U. You know these are the vowels in the English language, but you may not know that they are under assault (being attacked). OK, it?s not quite that dramatic (serious), but if you look at popular culture today, vowels are … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Jan 2019 08:00:00 +0000

Who Says It Never Snows in L.A.?
When I moved to Los Angeles from Minnesota, I thought I was saying good-bye to snow for good (forever) because it never snows in L.A., right? Well, not quite. Although it?s true that it hasn?t snowed since I moved here … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 22 Jan 2019 08:00:41 +0000

Smokey & Me
We had a lot of deadly (killing someone) forest fires in California in the past few months, so it’s a good time to talk about Smokey the Bear. ?Smokey Bear,? often called ?Smokey the Bear,? is a mascot (a cartoon … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 15 Jan 2019 08:00:51 +0000

Bringing L.A. Traffic to a Standstill
Nothing brings Los Angeles to a standstill like rain. A standstill is a situation where all movement or action has stopped. You can bring a basketball game to a standstill by losing the ball. Or you can bring conversation to … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 08 Jan 2019 08:00:41 +0000

Happy Holidays from!
Lucy, the ESLPod Team, and I want to wish all of you happy holidays! If you celebrate Christmas, Merry Christmas! If you celebrated Hanukah, Happy Hanukah! If you celebrate nothing this time of year . . . um, well, Happy … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 25 Dec 2018 08:00:39 +0000

Letters to Santa Claus
Do you want a new ball? Write to Santa. A new doll? Drop Santa a line (write him a message). Before Christmas each year, there?s a tradition here in the U.S., where young children to write to Santa asking for … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 18 Dec 2018 08:00:57 +0000

What Not To Do When Watching Your Holiday Movies
Most Americans get a vacation over the holidays (Christmas and Hanukah), anywhere from a few days to two weeks. So with extra time on their hands (extra time with nothing to do), many of us go to the movie theaters … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:00:09 +0000

Overspending for the Holidays
When Americans say “the holidays,” they are usually referring to mid- to late-December, when the religious holidays of Christmas and Hanukkah are celebrated. It’s a happy time of year for most people. But the holidays are also a dangerous time … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 04 Dec 2018 08:00:36 +0000