Podcast #37 Theme Parks

 Published in the category General Practice, Life in the USA

My house is less than two hours from several theme parks. Where I live is no more than two hours from several theme parks. The most famous of these is Disneyland. Disneyland is the best known of these. I have to admit I’ve never gone there. I hate to say it, but I’ve never been […] Read More

Podcast # 36 Two-part (Phrasal) Verbs with BREAK

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Phrasal Verbs

Croatia separated from Yugoslavia in 1991. Croatia broke away from Yugoslavia in 1991. The automobile racer left the pack behind him. The automobile racer broke away from the pack. The ice cream making machine stopped working. The ice cream making machine broke down. She lost control of herself and started crying. She broke down and […] Read More

Podcast #35 Making Friends in Santa Monica

 Published in the category General Practice, Life in the USA

Two older women went on trial last month. Two women in their seventies stood trial last month. Here is their story. Here is what happened. They made friends with a homeless man. They befriended a homeless man. They helped him find a place to live. They helped him with finding a place to live. They […] Read More

Podcast #34 The Verb TO FALL

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Word Study

I love to see the autumn leaves coming down from the trees. I love to see the autumn leaves falling from the trees. She spoke more softly when she described the accident. Her voice fell when she described the accident. Last week the value of my stocks went down quite a bit. Last week my […] Read More

Podcast #33 Introduction to Two-Part Verbs (Phrasal Verbs)

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Phrasal Verbs

To read the content of this podcast click the  Two-Part Verbs tab at the top of the screen.

Podcast #32 Reading

 Published in the category Education, General Practice

I try to do some reading every day. I try to get in some reading every day. I’m talking about reading a book. I’m referring to reading a book. Reading makes me feel like my brain is working. Reading gives me the feeling that my brain is on the job. No two people experience a […] Read More

Podcast #31 The Rain in Los Angeles

 Published in the category General Practice, Life in the USA

After going through this podcast, you can get further practice with the same sentences in a free online program. For all the details, go to www.esl-aloud.com Today was a rainy day in Los Angeles. Today it was rainy in Los Angeles. Last year we got under three inches of rain. Last year we had less […] Read More

Podcast #30 The Verb GET

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Word Study

What did you get for your birthday? I have to get some fish for dinner. He only got $50 for the work he did. He became nervous about the driving test. He got nervous about the driving test. She became sleepy. She got sleepy. If you want to become rich, you have to work hard. […] Read More

Podcast #29 A Bank Robbery

 Published in the category General Practice, Humor

A bank robber walked into a bank. A bank robber entered a bank. He looked around. He took a look around. He saw there weren’t many customers. He saw the place was pretty empty. He walked up to a teller. He went to a teller’s window. The robber gave the teller a piece of paper. […] Read More

Podcast #28 Borrowing Money

 Published in the category General Practice, Special Activities

Dialog 1 A: I took out a loan for $1500 (fifteen hundred dollars). B: What rate of interest are you paying? A: I got it for 8 % (8 percent). B: Eight percent interest sounds high. Couldn’t you do any better? A: I looked everywhere. It’s the best I could do. Dialog 2 A: I […] Read More

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