Podcast #127 SO and SUCH – Part 2

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Other, Word Study

The music is so loud. The music is so loud that I have a headache. The music is so loud I have a headache.   She spoke so slowly! She spoke so slowly that I fell asleep. She spoke so slowly I fell asleep.   We planned so carefully! We planned so carefully that nothing […] Read More

Podcast #126 SO and SUCH – Part 1

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Other, Word Study

It is hot today! It is very very hot today! It is so hot today! It is such a hot day!   My teacher is so strict. She is such a strict teacher.   That cake is so delicious. That is such a delicious cake.   The lecture was so long. It was such a […] Read More

Podcast #125 Police Story

 Published in the category General Practice, Humor

Lesson Exercises George was going to bed. His wife told him the light was still on in the shed. When George opened the kitchen door he saw there were people in the shed. They were in the process of stealing things. George immediately phoned the police. The policeman asked, “Is someone in your house?” George […] Read More

Podcast #124 A Day at the Ballpark

 Published in the category General Practice, Life in the USA

I went to a baseball game a few days ago. One of my grandsons came with me. Also a cousin of my wife’s. I had purchased the tickets on the Internet. I made sure the seats would be in the shade. Traffic was light. We arrived at the stadium an hour early. I like to […] Read More

Podcast #123 Animal Names

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Word Study

The girl’s hair was mouse brown. He’s a real mouse. Eat a little slower. It’s not healthy to wolf down your food. It is not polite to wolf your food down. He can’t let a pretty woman pass without saying something to her. He is such a wolf. Don’t trust that man. He is just […] Read More

Podcast #122 Who’s to Blame? – Part 2

 Published in the category General Practice, Humor

Lesson Exercises My wife and I went shopping for groceries. We always go to two stores. One store is Trader Joe’s. They have a good selection of food. And their prices are quite reasonable. The other store is called Von’s They carry some things Trader Joe’s does not. The two stores have one thing in […] Read More

Podcast #121 Who’s to Blame – Part 1

 Published in the category General Practice, Humor

My wife and I went shopping for groceries. We always go to two stores. One store is Trader Joe’s. They have a good selection of food. And their prices are quite reasonable. The other store is called Von’s They carry some things that Trader Joe’s does not. The two stores have one thing in common. […] Read More

Podcast #120 USUAL and USUALLY

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Word Study

He usually plays golf on Saturdays. She was in her usual bad mood. It’s unusually hot today. It’s an unusually hot day. Usually I don’t post on Facebook. He usually wears a suit and tie to work. She ordered her usual drink at the bar. That car has an unusual shape. It’s unusual to see […] Read More

Podcast #119 Prepositions with Adjectives (8)

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Prepositions with Adjectives

Welcome to Podcast #119 of ESL Aloud. This is the eighth lesson that deals with the prepositions that come after certain adjectives. The adjective constructions you will practice in this lesson are: kind of, kind to, nice of, nice to, married to, nervous about, nervous over, pleased with, pleased about, responsible for, responsible to.   […] Read More

Podcast #118 Conversation Helpers – School Meeting

 Published in the category Communicating, General Practice

Excuse me. This is my first time at a school meeting. Have you been to these meetings before? What grade is your child in? How does he like the school? How do you like the school? What do you think about the school? Are you happy with the school? Are you satisfied with the school? […] Read More

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