Category General Practice

Podcast #80 ESL Aloud Android APP

 Published in the category General Practice, Special Activities

I am extremely happy to announce the Android App for ESL Aloud. This app is the most convenient way to bring the ESL Aloud experience to your Android smartphone so that you can practice your English anytime and anyplace. Here are some of the features of the app. Feature 1: A PDF of the sentences […] Read More

Podcast #79 Intelligence

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

Lesson Exercises It was a very hot day. Two men were digging a ditch. One said to the other, “Our boss is up there in the shade of a tree. Why are we down here digging a ditch?” “I don’t know,” replied the other.  “I’ll go ask him.” He climbed out of the ditch. He went […] Read More

Podcast #77 Telling People to Wait or Saying You’re Late

 Published in the category Communicating, General Practice

Just a second. Just a minute. I’ll be with you in a couple of minutes. I’ll be with you in a second. Just give me a couple of minutes. I just need a couple of minutes. Can you give me just a couple of minutes? I need just a moment. I’ll be with you in […] Read More

Podcast #74 Flying is for the Birds

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

Lesson Exercises Flying used to be exciting. Now it is just annoying. You get dropped off  at the airport. For reasons of security, people can’t wait with you. You are suddenly cut off from your normal life. After you check in, you join the security line. This line can take an hour to get through. […] Read More

Podcast #72 My Funniest Dream

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

Lesson Exercises Welcome to Podcast #72 of ESL Aloud. Today I am going to begin by telling you a little about my short career in the army and then I will relate to you the funniest dream I ever had.  After that you’ll have the opportunity to hear each original sentence and repeat it twice, […] Read More

Podcast #70 Volunteering in the U.S.

 Published in the category General Practice, Lesson Exercises PDF, Life in the USA

Lesson Exercises I know a lot of people who do volunteer work. One friend helps out in a third-grade classroom. He’s in there mornings five days a week. A woman I know volunteers for Meals on Wheels. This organization delivers food to the homes of the elderly. One year I coached a youth baseball team. […] Read More

Podcast #67 The First Joke

 Published in the category General Practice, Humor

A tourist walks into a small inn. The innkeeper is standing at the reception counter. There is a little dog in front of the counter. The innkeeper greets the tourist. The tourist checks into the inn. He looks down at the dog. He says to the innkeeper: “Does your dog bite?” The innkeeper replies: “Absolutely […] Read More

Podcast #65 Insomnia

 Published in the category General Practice, Health

You spend about one-third of your life sleeping. Both mind and body require sleep. The inability to sleep is called insomnia. Some people with insomnia have trouble falling asleep. Others have difficulty staying asleep. Either way it can be a serious issue. My sleep problems are sporadic. I can have a month of perfect sleep. […] Read More

Podcast #63 Traveling Inexpensively

 Published in the category General Practice, Travel

My wife and I like to travel. Traveling can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. We have a car that runs on gasoline and batteries. It gets about 45 miles per gallon. We have started camping again. A camp site is about 80% less expensive than a hotel. We can cook our own […] Read More

Podcast #60 Planning a Trip

 Published in the category General Practice, Travel

Planning a trip used to be fairly simple. First you would decide where you wanted to visit. Then you would go to a travel agency. The travel agent would suggest hotels. He would also look into airline routes and schedules. You could even book an all-inclusive tour. This would include transportation, hotels and sightseeing. Most […] Read More

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