Category Travel

Podcast #143 A Lousy Hotel

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

Podcast143 EXERCISES The three of us stayed in one room. The room was extremely small. There was almost no space for suitcases. The bathroom was tiny. It was like being in a cardboard box. There was black mold around the tub. There were no racks for wet towels. The soap was the size of a […] Read More

Podcast #137 Conversation on a Plane

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Podcast #137_EXERCISES Last week I was on a plane to Los Angeles. The man sitting next to me was Asian. He was from China. We started to talk. His English name was Edward. He had studied English for over twenty years. This was his first time in the United States. His wife was travelling with […] 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 #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 #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

Podcast #53 A Camping Trip

 Published in the category General Practice, Travel

My wife and I just came back from a camping trip. We traveled over 2500 miles. We bought a new tent for the trip. We had reservations for most of the campsites. Our trip took us through the Pacific Northwest and into Canada. More specifically, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Mount Ranier was our favorite […] Read More

Podcast #51 Fear of Flying

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Yesterday an Air France airplane disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean. It was flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. There were severe storms along the flight path. Automated messages reported damage to the electrical system. Today they spotted debris and jet fuel off the coast of Brazil. The 228 people aboard are presumed to have […] Read More

Podcast #46 Visit to Costa Rica

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My wife and I recently made a trip to Costa Rica. We traveled in a group for the first time in 40 years. Luckily everyone in the group got along with one another. We spent a good deal of time in the rain forests. Parts of Costa Rica get 20 or more feet of rain […] Read More

Podcast #25 My Trip to Canada

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Three weeks ago my wife and I went on a trip to Canada. We rented a house in a town named Canmore, in the province of Alberta. Canmore is located just outside Banff National Park. We were in the Rocky Mountains of Canada. The house was spacious. Five members of our family were with us […] Read More

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