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Learn English now with a proven method that's fast, effective, and enjoyable. Speak English with ESLPod.com will improve your English listening and speaking faster than any other approach. These daily and cultural English lessons are brought to you by Dr. Lucy Tse and Dr. Jeff McQuillan, former professors of applied linguistics and education. Join more than 15 million people in 189 countries who have learned English with ESLPod.com. Want to improve your English even faster? Become an Unlimited English member and get more than 1,800 lessons, or subscribe directly on Apple Podcasts to get three new lessons each week. Go to www.ESLPod.com for more information.

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    Daily English 119 - Bad Pickup Lines

    Daily English 119 - Bad Pickup Lines

    Learn how not to pick up women in English in this lesson.

    SCRIPT:
    My friend and I were at a restaurant waiting for our dates to arrive. We sat at the bar and tried to get the bartender's attention to order a couple of drinks.

    My friend, Tanya, is very pretty. She is always being hit on by men. So, it was no surprise that five minutes after we sat down, a guy got up from the other side of the bar and walked over to us. He sat down next to Tanya.

    He looked at both of us and said, "Hi, I saw you two beautiful ladies sitting by yourselves over here. Could I buy you two a drink?"

    Tanya looked at me and rolled her eyes and said, "No, thanks. We're waiting for our boyfriends."

    We both thought that he would take the hint and get lost, but he didn't.

    Instead, he looked at Tanya and said, "Do you come here often?"

    Tanya tried to ignore him, but he wouldn't give up.

    He said, "You look like an angel. Does heaven know you've escaped?"

    That pickup line was so lame that we almost burst out laughing. Luckily, we didn't need to keep a straight face for long. Our dates walked in and the guy left. Charlie, my date, apologized for keeping us waiting. I told him that it was no big deal. We had plenty of entertainment.


    Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

    Daily English 118 - Small Talk at a Business Lunch

    Daily English 118 - Small Talk at a Business Lunch

    Find out how to make 'small talk' at a business lunch in this lesson.

    SCRIPT:
    James: Hello, are you Muriel Douglas?

    Muriel: Yes, and you must be James. It's nice to meet you at long last.

    James: Yes, you too. Thanks for agreeing to meet with us about the new account. My associate, Susan Kim, should be here any minute. Would you like something to drink while we're waiting?

    Muriel: No, thanks. I'm fine. Did you have a nice holiday?

    James: Yes, I did. My family and I went to Tahoe to ski and the weather was great. How about you?

    Muriel: I stayed in L.A. and it was sunny the entire weekend. We spent most of the time at home, but we did go see King Kong on Christmas day.

    James: How did you like it?

    Muriel: It was better than I expected. But, you know, I think I would have enjoyed skiing in Tahoe even better. Do you go there often?

    James: No, not much. My wife doesn't like to ski. She prefers vacationing where it's warmer, like Hawaii.

    Muriel: I don't blame her. I really enjoyed it there when we went a few years ago. I'd like to go back sometime soon.

    Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

    Cultural English 9 - American Education System; Q&A

    Cultural English 9 - American Education System; Q&A

    Topics: The American educational system; Sweet 16; effect versus to affect; to feel; maybe versus perhaps

    Words:
    dropout
    public school system
    tuition
    kindergarten
    elementary school/grade school
    middle school/junior high
    high school
    elective
    tracking
    Sweet 16
    effect
    to affect
    to feel
    maybe
    perhaps

    Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

    Daily English 117 - Impressions of LA

    Daily English 117 - Impressions of LA

    Learn about life in Los Angeles, and some vocabulary used to describe people and places.

    SCRIPT:
    I was talking to my new friend Nicole about the differences between New York City and Los Angeles. Nicole just relocated from New York, where she lived all her life, and I'm a native of L.A.

    Dan: So, is L.A. all it's cracked up to be?

    Nicole: Well, the stereotype in the movies is that L.A. is a frivolous town with a lot of flaky people. I guess, in the back of my mind, that's what I expected.

    Dan: And, is it what you found?

    Nicole: Well, it is and it's not. The city of L.A. is much bigger and more diverse than I had expected. There are people here from all over the country and all over world, like New York. I've heard people say that in L.A., everyone is from somewhere else. That's partly true. So, I've met all kinds of people here. What I'm realizing is that the picture of L.A. that's in movies only represents a small segment of the city.

    Dan: You're right. Life isn't always like the movies.

    Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

    Daily English 116 - Travel During the Busy Season

    Daily English 116 - Travel During the Busy Season

    Learn valuable English expressions for traveling during the busiest times of the year.

    Script:

    It's hard to avoid traveling over the holidays but the experience I had last week really takes the cake.

    I flew back to Tucson, Arizona, to be with my wife's family, as we do every Christmas. I got to the airport an hour and a half before my flight, which I thought would be plenty of time. When I got there, though, I saw that the security line was out the door. Because it was the holidays, people were traveling with a lot of extra packages.

    It took twice as long as it normally would to get to the front of the line. When I finally got to the gate, I found out that my flight had been oversold. The gate agent was looking for people to voluntarily give up their seats for a later flight in exchange for a $100 travel voucher. If she didn't get enough volunteers, she would have to bump people from the flight. Luckily, several people took her up on the offer and the rest of us boarded.

    What a hassle! I love the holidays but I don't love holiday travel.

    Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

    Cultural English 8 - Charles Dickens; Dr. Phil; Donald Trump; Q&A

    Cultural English 8 - Charles Dickens; Dr. Phil; Donald Trump; Q&A

    Topics: Charles Dickens, Night, Dr. Phil, Sundance Film Festival, Donald Trump, Very vs. Really, Pretty vs. Quite

    Words:
    television personality
    psychologist
    festival
    critic
    movie studio
    headquarters
    indie
    budget
    real estate
    magnate
    apprentice
    biography
    to sue
    very
    really
    pretty
    quite

    Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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