Category Lesson Exercises PDF

Podcast #147 A Restaurant Story

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

Podcast #147_EXERCISES A couple was having dinner in a fine restaurant. Their waitress was at another table. She noticed something strange. The man was sliding down his chair. He was slipping under the table. The woman acted unconcerned. The waitress kept watching. The man slid all the way down his chair. He disappeared under the […] Read More

Podcast #145 A Sea Story

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Podcast #145_EXERCISES A pirate walks into a bar and the bartender says, “Hey, I haven’t seen you in three years. What happened? You look terrible!” “What do you mean?” the pirate replies, “I’m fine.” The bartender says, “But what about that wooden leg? Three years ago you didn’t have that.” “Well,” says the pirate, “We […] Read More

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 #141 Driving under the Influence

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Podcast141 EXERCISES Jim’s car is swerving all over the road.  A cop pulls him over. “Step out of the car” says the cop, “You need to take a breathalyzer test.” “I can’t”, Jim responds. “You see, I have very bad asthma. The test can set off an attack.” “Alright,” says the cop, “then you have […] Read More

Podcast #138 Teenage Question

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

Podcast #138_EXERCISES There’s this girl at my school. We are in almost all of the same classes. We sit next to each other in one class. She laughs a lot at my jokes. We always say “Hi” when we see each other. We talk on Snapchat about random things. Last night we both went to […] 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 #131 Getting Ready for The Big One

Lesson Exercises The last significant earthquake here was in 1994. That one killed 33 people immediately. More than 8700 people were injured.  Three weeks ago we had an earthquake. I was home and just felt one jolt. Two nights ago we also had a minor earthquake.  The house shook for about twenty seconds. The 1994 […] Read More

Podcast #116 My Case of the Flu

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

Lesson Exercises My case of the flu started with a cough. I thought it was just a cold. I had had a flu shot, so I thought I was safe. I got some cough medicine. The next morning I felt achy all over. I had a fever. I also had a bad headache. My wife […] Read More

Podcast #112 Being Old in the USA

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

Lesson Exercises Getting old is no fun. You used to walk six miles. Now walking three miles is an effort. You used to eat just about anything. Now you study the nutrition labels. You used to sleep through the night. Now you are up at least once. You used to see a doctor annually. Now […] Read More

Podcast #111 Coincidences

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Lesson Exercises A man comes into a bar. He is slightly drunk. He walks up to the only other patron. He asks if he could buy him a drink. “Why of course,” comes the reply. The first man then asks: “Where are you from?” “I’m from Ireland,” replies the second man. The first man responds: […] Read More

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