Category General Practice

Podcast #104 A Deep Story

 Published in the category General Practice, Humor, Lesson Exercises PDF

Lesson Exercises There were these two guys out hiking. They came upon an old, abandoned mine shaft. They were curious about its depth. One of them threw in a pebble. They waited for the sound of it striking the bottom. But they heard nothing. They went and got a bigger rock. They threw it in […] Read More

Podcast #101 New Exercise Feature

Lesson Exercises A new feature has been added to ESL Aloud. These are PDFs that contain lesson exercises. They will come with most of the General Practice lessons. Currently, the PDFs have been added to four lessons. More will be added as time goes on. Each PDF is divided into three sections. The first is […] Read More

Podcast #100 Giving Compliments

 Published in the category Communicating, General Practice

A compliment is an expression of praise or admiration that you say in order to tell a person you recognize some special quality. Here are some examples of compliments: You say to someone at work: The suggestions you made at the meeting today were outstanding. You say to a child after a soccer game: You […] Read More

Podcast #96 A Bad Day for Walter

 Published in the category General Practice, Humor, Lesson Exercises PDF

Lesson Exercises Walter overslept. He had to eat breakfast in a rush. He cut his face in two places shaving. He hadn’t done his weekly clothes washing, so he didn’t have any clean underpants. There was frost on his car’s windshield. He didn’t own a scraper. He did what he could with his fingernails. On […] Read More

Podcast #93 The Final Doctor Visit

 Published in the category General Practice, Humor

A man hasn’t been feeling well. He sees his doctor for a complete physical exam. The lab tests are done immediately. The doctor asks the man into his office. “I’m afraid I have some very bad news, ” the doctor says.“You’re dying, and you don’t have much time left.” “Oh, that’s terrible!” says the man. […] Read More

Podcast #91 My Barbers

Lesson Exercises Over the years I have had many barbers. I’ve easily spent over 200 hours in barber chairs. I don’t remember all my barbers. But some are definitely memorable. Jerry was my first barber. Jerry was an Italian immigrant. He always had the radio turned to opera. He charged 60 cents. In college I […] Read More

Podcast #89 Another Joke

 Published in the category General Practice, Humor, Lesson Exercises PDF

Lesson Exercises A farmer named Clyde had a car accident. He had been hit by a truck. Several weeks later, he was in court. He was suing for medical expenses.The lawyer for the trucking company was questioning him. The lawyer said, “At the scene of the accident, didn’t you say ‘I’m fine’?” Clyde responded, “Well, […] Read More

Podcast #87 An American Student in Italy

 Published in the category General Practice, Humor, Lesson Exercises PDF, Travel

Lesson Exercises Podcast #87  An American Student in Italy Oliver is the son of my best friend. Oliver spent a college semester in Padua, Italy. He lived with a lovely family. They treated him like a son. Especially the mother, Emelia. He had many nice experiences with them. Some of these were quite funny. Here […] Read More

Podcast #84 When Someone is Angry with You

 Published in the category Communicating, General Practice

I’m very sorry about what happened. I’m truly sorry about what happened I’m sincerely sorry about this situation.   This situation should never have happened. I agree that this kind of mistake is unacceptable. What happened is unacceptable.   You have every right to be angry. I don’t blame you in the least for being […] Read More

Podcast #82 Saying Good Things About Yourself

 Published in the category Employment, General Practice

I’m an extremely dependable person. I’m a person you can depend on.   If I say I’m going to get something done, I do it. Whatever I say I’m going to do, I do.   I’m a good listener. I’m good at listening to others.   I care about people. I’m an empathetic person.   […] Read More

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