Author Archives: Dr. Jeff McQuillan

How to Get a Date by Lingering

In another edition of English With Your Coffee, I talk about a newspaper headline related to “lingering.” I also explain one of the reasons I wasn’t very good at dating when I was younger. ~Jeff P.S. For more English related … Continue reading

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Dancing With Ghosts: The Mysterious Visions of Wovoka

You may know that the word “ghost” means the image of a dead person who can be seen by the living. When I was a kid, people would sometimes tell “ghost stories” about scary (frightening) places, such as haunted houses, … Continue reading

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English With Your Coffee: Rallies, Momentum, and Mementos

  We talk about stock market rallies, momentum, and mementos in this edition of English With Your Coffee. Grab a cup of your favorite beverage (drink) and enjoy! ~Jeff P.S. For useful English about the stock market, check out Daily … Continue reading

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Right Off the Bat

Today I talk briefly about two popular expressions in English: “right off the bat” and “hit it out of the bark.” Both are related to the world’s greatest sport, baseball. Enjoy! For more idiomatic expressions, check out our Daily English … Continue reading

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English at Home: Some Ideas for You and Your Children

If you’re looking for new ways to improve your and your children’s English as you stay at home during this coronavirus crisis, here are two ideas. Simple English Stories: For Beginners and Children For those who are beginners or children, … Continue reading

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How Do You Deal With Stress? Here’s What I Do

Many of us are feeling stress right now because of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Stress is feeling worried, nervous, and anxious about something. Aside from the obvious threat of the coronavirus itself, perhaps you’re feeling stressed because your spouse (husband or … Continue reading

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Working (and Zooming) From Home

Many of you are probably stuck in (unable to leave) your house, and you may have to do your work from home. Now, many people think that working from home sounds like a great idea. But the reality (what actually … Continue reading

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A Guide to Pandemic English

I’ve been trying to keep my mind off of (not think about) the coronavirus pandemic (wide-spreading of a disease). So last week I decided to learn how to bake. It was a disaster (very bad event). I tried making two … Continue reading

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What Does “To Give Notice” At Your Job Mean?

Learn how and when we use the expression, “to give notice,” in this short video by ESLPod.com. Learn more job-related vocabulary in our Daily English lesson 44 – Hiring for a Job. Learn more about our Unlimited English membership, with … Continue reading

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We All Need a Little Laughter in These Difficult Times

All of us at ESLPod.com hope that you and your loved ones (the people you love) are healthy and safe during these difficult times of the coronavirus. We take the current threat (danger) very seriously. But if you’re like me, … Continue reading

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