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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 121 - Cooking Dinner

    Daily English 121 - Cooking Dinner

    Heat up your cooking English vocabulary in this lesson!

    SCRIPT:
    I'm not a very good cook, but I decided to surprise my wife by making a three-course meal. I went to the supermarket to get the dessert, and I stopped by the farmer's market to get some fresh vegetables, my ingredients for the salad.

    The meal would start with a salad. I washed the vegetables in the sink, chopped them up, and mixed them in a bowl with a light dressing. That was pretty easy.

    The next course was going to be more difficult. The main dish would be salmon. I put the oil and the fish in the pan, but it was difficult to know when it was done, not underdone or overcooked.

    The last part of the meal would be the dessert. I decided to buy a small chocolate cake. The meal turned out pretty well and my wife enjoyed it. After dinner, we went into the kitchen and saw all of the dirty dishes that needed washing. I realized that cooking isn't the hard part, it's the cleaning up!


    Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

    Daily English 120 - Employee Performance Review

    Daily English 120 - Employee Performance Review

    Find out how to talk about performance reviews at work in this lesson.

    SCRIPT:
    Don: So how did your end-of-the-year review go?

    Becky: Oh, it was okay. I had my meeting with Mitch this morning and his bottom line is that he thinks I need to show more initiative. He thinks that I need to start being more creative.

    Don: Did he actually say that?

    Becky: Well, not in so many words. But I know that productivity is a big issue for him. Oh, he said the usual things like "Keep up the good work" and "Thanks for your hard work," but he also said that he's thinking about bringing some employees into my department. That, to me, means he's not satisfied with what I've been doing.

    Don: Are you sure you're not reading too much into what he said?

    Becky: No, I don’t. Either I shape up or my job is on the line.

    Don: Well, I think you may be overreacting. Mitch likes to give everybody constructive criticism and I think that's what he was doing.

    Becky: Do you really think so?

    Don: Yes, I do. If you ask around, other people will tell you the same thing.

    Becky: Maybe you're right. Thanks, Don. I feel better.

    Don: I'm glad to hear it.


    Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

    Cultural English 10 - Super Bowl Parties; Widow versus Widower; Q&A

    Cultural English 10 - Super Bowl Parties; Widow versus Widower; Q&A

    Topics: Super Bowl parties; widow versus widower; advocate; trust me; buddy; mud; I bet; gonna; speaking of which; to pass away

    Words:
    Super Bowl
    delivery
    take out
    half-time show
    widow
    widower
    advocate
    trust me
    buddy
    mud
    I bet
    gonna
    speaking of which
    to pass away

    Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

    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

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