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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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    Cultural English 20 - Feeling under the weather, Common abbreviations, Q&A

    Cultural English 20 - Feeling under the weather, Common abbreviations, Q&A

    Topics: Feeling under the weather, Common abbreviations, Using initials, Now vs. right now

    Words:
    abbreviation
    e.g.
    i.e.
    etc.
    ASAP
    FYI
    LOL
    IMHO
    to be humble
    RSVP
    initials
    to confuse (someone) with
    right

    Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

    Daily English 139 - Job Layoffs

    Daily English 139 - Job Layoffs

    SCRIPT:
    Phillip: So, have you heard the news?

    Mary: No, what's up?

    Phillip: I just heard that the company is planning to lay off 20 percent of the employees in the next two months.

    Mary: You're kidding! I knew they were looking for some way to cut costs with the lower profits this quarter, but I didn't think that they would start laying people off.

    Phillip: Yeah, it's hard to believe. That'll be hundreds of people losing their jobs. It's not just the salary. It means losing benefits, too. You know, I hope it's not going to be Sebastian. With three kids and a wife who's sick, that would really be a blow.

    Mary: When will we know who's getting axed?

    Phillip: I don't know if we'll get any warning. We might just get a pink slip on a Friday afternoon. Well, I'm going to start job hunting right now.

    Mary: That's a good idea. The first thing I'm going to do is to call all of my friends and business contacts to let them know I'm on the market. Hopefully, I'll get a line on something soon. Thanks for letting me know.

    Phillip: Sure. If I hear anything else, I'll let you know.

    Mary: Thanks. I'll do the same.

    Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

    Daily English 138 - Hotel Tour Desk

    Daily English 138 - Hotel Tour Desk

    SCRIPT:
    Sam: Hi, is this where I can get information on tours?

    Nan: Yes, I can help you with that. What type of tour are you thinking about? There are some great city tours that are half-day or full- day.

    Sam: You know, we've explored the city a lot since we've been here. I was actually thinking of a side trip.

    Nan: Oh, sure. We have excursions to nearby attractions. There are one-day trips or two-day overnight trips, depending on which one you pick.

    Sam: I think I'm interested in a hiking trip to the mountains. I'm big on nature. Are the overnight trips expensive?

    Nan: Not at all. They are very moderately priced, starting at $120 and up. Here's a brochure on the three hiking tours that are available. All three are guided tours, and meals and transportation are included.

    Sam: Do I need to book ahead?

    Nan: Yes, this company requires that you make a reservation 24 hours ahead.

    Sam: Great. I'll take a look at the brochure. Can I book that here at the hotel tour desk, or do I call the company directly?

    Nan: I can book that for you. Just stop by when you've made a decision and I'll take care of it for you.

    Sam: That's great. Thanks a lot for your help.

    Nan: It's my pleasure. Let me know if you have any questions.

    Sam: I will. Thanks.

    Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

    Cultural English 19 - The Oscars, Pimps, Q&A

    Cultural English 19 - The Oscars, Pimps, Q&A

    Topics: The Oscars, Pimps, "Down to the wire," "And so forth," and I or It?

    Words:
    to come down with a cold
    Academy Awards
    security
    to crash
    race relations
    hip-hop
    to be nominated
    pimp
    prostitute
    to pimp (one's) car
    headlights
    smog inspection
    mechanic
    emissions
    tail pipe
    down to the wire

    Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

    Daily English 137 - Meeting an Out of Town Friend

    Daily English 137 - Meeting an Out of Town Friend

    SCRIPT:
    Lucy: Hey Jeff, have you met my friend?

    Jeff: No, I don't think I have.

    Lucy: Well, this is my oldest and best friend, Marlene. She's visiting from out of town.

    Jeff: Hi, I'm Jeff.

    Marlene: Hi, it's nice meeting you.

    Jeff: How long do you plan to be in town?

    Marlene: I'm here for the long weekend, staying with Lucy. We're doing some catching up and I'm getting a break from work.

    Jeff: Oh, what line of work are you in? Are you in the same field as Lucy?

    Marlene: No, I'm in medicine. I'm a doctor, actually, a pediatrician. I enjoy the work, but it's nice to get away for a few days. What kind of work do you do?

    Jeff: I work in the education field, but what I really want to do is to become a professional singer.

    Lucy: Jeff has a great voice. He sounds exactly like Frank Sinatra.

    Marlene: Really?

    Jeff: No, she's just kidding and Lucy knows that I can't sing. We went to a karaoke bar once and people actually offered me money NOT to sing.

    Lucy: That was a lot of fun. We should do that again sometime.

    Jeff: Sure, anytime. Oh, I'd better go. It was nice meeting you Marlene, and Lucy, I'll talk to you next week.

    Marlene: Nice to meet you, too.

    Lucy: Okay, later.

    Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

    Daily English 136 - Having a Baby

    Daily English 136 - Having a Baby

    SCRIPT:
    Patrick: Hey, congratulations! I just heard that you're expecting. How far along are you?

    Cindy: Thanks. I'm four and a half months pregnant. It feels like it! I feel huge.

    Patrick: You don't look it. I bet Carlos is excited. Do you know yet if it's a boy or a girl?

    Cindy: No, we don’t. Not yet. We should be able to find out at my next ultrasound. I don't care what sex the baby is as long as it's healthy. Carlos is really excited about the baby. He has been going with me to every prenatal appointment and we'll be taking a Lamaze class together soon.

    Patrick: How was your first trimester? When my wife had our daughter, she had a lot of morning sickness.

    Cindy: Oh, it was horrible! I was nauseous all the time, but I'm better now. Did your wife have a natural delivery or a cesarean?

    Patrick: She had a natural delivery, but she was in labor for 12 hours! I was in the delivery room the entire time and wish I had an epidural, too.

    Cindy: Twelve hours! I can't imagine doing that.

    Patrick: Don't think about it. I'm sure you'll have an easy delivery. Let me know when the baby shower will be.

    Cindy: Thanks. I will.

    Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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