Monthly Archives: July 2012

English Through Jokes II: Lost in the Flood

Since there was an overwhelming (large) majority who voted in favor of (for) including jokes on the blog, I am going to try another one today.  I’ll give the joke, then explain it briefly below. There was an old man … Continue reading

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Podcasts This Week (July 30, 2012)

Take a look at our testimonials and read about the many benefits of the Learning Guide. Use the Learning Guide with each ESL Podcast episode and you’ll learn English even better and faster.  In each Learning Guide you’ll get more … Continue reading

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What Would You Take?

Wildfires (large, uncontrolled fires) are as bad as their name sounds. They are usually driven (pushed) by high winds and fed by dry weather conditions. And they often devour (destroy; consume) everything in their paths. We have frequent wildfires in … Continue reading

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ESL Podcast’s Seventh Anniversary

ESL Podcast celebrates its seventh anniversary this month. We started our podcast back in 2005, and since then have produced more than 1,100 episodes, or around 450 hours of English to listen to and learn from. We’ve enjoyed every minute … Continue reading

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Podcasts This Week (July 23, 2012)

Many listeners have told us that the Learning Guide is a big help in improving their English, helping them get good scores on English tests and to speak to and understand English-speakers better. What are you waiting for? Get the … Continue reading

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A Photo Worth a Thousand Words

If you’re like me, you’re at least a little cynical (not trusting; believing people are acting for their own good, not yours) about politics and politicians. A few weeks ago, I saw this photo and it put a smile on … Continue reading

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Podcasts This Week (July 16, 2012)

There’s no reason you can’t improve your English right now. All you need is to listen to ESL Podcast and to get the Learning Guide for each episode. We designed the Learning Guide to help you learn English better and … Continue reading

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Uncle Shelby

Shel Silverstein – sometimes called Uncle Shelby – is one of America’s best-loved children’s writers and illustrators (person who draws pictures for books, magazines). He wrote stories and poems for children that are full of wisdom for adults. Silverstein died … Continue reading

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Podcasts This Week (July 9, 2012)

It’s summertime and the learning is easy, if what you want to learn is English. We designed the Learning Guide to help you improve your English better and faster. Get more vocabulary, language explanations, sample sentences, comprehension questions, cultural notes, … Continue reading

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Podcasts This Week (July 2, 2012)

Why not make the best use of your time when you listen to our podcasts? Read along as you listen to improve your reading AND listening. In our Learning Guides, you will see a transcript of every word spoken on … Continue reading

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