ESL Podcast

A Visit to the Nixon Library
Presidential libraries are places where many of the documents and possessions of American presidents are kept after they leave office (stop being president). These libraries usually have museums that tell you the story of that president and what he did. … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 15 Oct 2019 08:00:00 +0000

You Got Under My Skin
Here?s another strange idiom in English: You (or someone/something) got under my skin. There are two ways we use this idiom. The first way is to indicate that someone or thing is irritating you, bothering you, doing something that you … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 08 Oct 2019 08:00:57 +0000

Are You Woke?
Over the past year, one of the most popular buzzwords, or fashionable words, used in the media (news, TV shows, etc.) is ?woke.? You probably know the word woke as the past tense of the verb ?to wake? (to stop … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 01 Oct 2019 08:00:27 +0000

Psst! It?s Someone?s Birthday Today . . .
When we try to get someone’s attention but we don’t want anyone else to know what we’re doing, we make a sound that is usually spelled in English “psst!” Well, I’m getting your attention to tell you that today is … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 24 Sep 2019 16:00:32 +0000

What Does ?Carry Out? Mean?*
Learn the different meanings of “carry out” in this quick video. *NOTE: As a noun, we usually spell “carryout” as a single word, or hyphenate it (carry-out). The video caption has it as two words, but that’s usually just for … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 17 Sep 2019 08:00:46 +0000

More Listening and Reading Will Help You Speak English Better: A True Story
If you’ve been a fan of, you know that we’re always telling you to read and listen to as much English as you can. Reading and listening is the key (most important thing) to improving speaking and writing. There’s … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 10 Sep 2019 18:08:22 +0000

?Drive Hammered, Get Nailed?
I was driving down the 10 freeway here in Los Angeles the other day (recently) and saw an interesting sign. Freeways in Southern California usually have large electronic signs every few miles that announce important but usually boring (uninteresting) information … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 03 Sep 2019 17:22:49 +0000

Is Teddy Roosevelt Still Right about America?
One of our most famous presidents was Theodore or ?Teddy? (a short name for Theodore) Roosevelt, who was president of the U.S. between 1901 and 1909. Roosevelt was first famous for being a leader during the Spanish-American War in 1898, … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Aug 2019 16:27:33 +0000

Passing Your English Exams (TOEFL & IELTS)
We often get emails asking if has test preparation materials for English language exams. If you want to study at a U.S. university or college, you will likely take one of two English language exams. The most common “standardized” … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 20 Aug 2019 08:00:10 +0000

Hot for Teacher?s Grade*
School begins in a few weeks, to the great joy and happiness of parents everywhere. What does it take (what do you need) to be successful in American schools? Being successful in an American school requires, as in other schools … Continue reading
Publ.Date : Tue, 13 Aug 2019 08:00:25 +0000