Author Archives: Dr. Jeff McQuillan

Learn English TV – Video English Courses!

ESLPod.com Announces: Learn English TV – Video English Courses! Now ESLPod.com’s best courses are available on video! We’ve started Learn English TV, a new site for improving your English by watching streaming videos. Check it out now: http://tv.eslpod.com Watch and … Continue reading

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No Room for a Park? Build a Parklet.

Here I am on Saturday afternoon enjoying my coffee. I’m not sitting outside of a cafe. I’m sitting at a parklet in Santa Monica. You know what a park is: it’s a green space with trees where people can go … Continue reading

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Cocaine for Babies

I feel bad for parents dealing with teething babies (babies with growing teeth). It seems nothing can soothe (calm and quiet) them when they have a toothache (pain in the tooth). But if you were a parent in the U.S. … Continue reading

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How to Cross the Street (in English)

Yes, you already know how to cross the street. You don’t need an English lesson for that. But what about understanding the language on a crosswalk sign? Watch the short video explanation below. It could save your life someday! Jeff … Continue reading

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Free English Lesson: Daily English 190 – Taking a Phone Message

Are you thinking about joining our Select English Membership but aren’t quite sure what you’ll get? Watch this FREE episode of Cultural English which shows you exactly what is included in our PDF Learning Guide! Get started on your first … Continue reading

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Free English Lesson: Cultural English 490 – Muhammad Ali & the Golden Gate Bridge

Are you thinking about joining our Select English Membership but aren’t quite sure what you’ll get? Watch this FREE episode of Cultural English which shows you exactly what is included in our PDF Learning Guide! Get started on your first … Continue reading

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You Think You’re a Genius? Ditto.

You will sometimes hear Americans use the word “ditto” in a conversation. Ditto is used as a response to what someone else has said to mean “That is true for me, too” or “The same with me,” as in: Edmund: … Continue reading

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Free English Lesson: Daily English 867 – Talking About Attractive Men and Women

Are you thinking about joining our Select English Membership but aren’t quite sure what you’ll get? Watch this episode of Daily English which shows you exactly what is included in our PDF Learning Guide! Note: The lessons themselves are not … Continue reading

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Let’s Chat

Another video experiment for today’s blog’s post! Here I explain the meaning and usage (the way we use) the verb to chat. ~Jeff

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A Rock versus a Stone: A One-Minute Video Lesson

Here’s a one-minute video lesson on the difference between a rock and a stone in English. Enjoy! -Jeff  

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