Category Archives: Discussing the Episodes

Should You Do The Hustle? (Video)

“Hustle” has several different meanings in English. Find out what they are in this short video: And take a look at our Cultural English 226 lesson, where we talk more about “hustle.” ~Jeff P.S. Like this short English lesson? Get … Continue reading

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What is an “Empty Nest”? (Video)

What does it mean to have an “empty nest”? Find out in this short 3-minute video: Check out the lesson I talk about in this video, Daily English 444 – Planning for Retirement. And get more information on our Unlimited … Continue reading

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What’s for Dinner, Jeff?

I love to cook on my barbecue (also be spelled “barbeque” or abbreviated “BBQ”) grill in the back of my house. Here’s a photo of me getting ready go cook some hamburgers (and don’t worry, I cook them before I … Continue reading

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How Americans Use Their Middle Names (Or Not!)

How do Americans use their middle names? It seems like an easy question, but it can get a little confusing. I explained some of the rules in our Unlimited English lesson, Cultural English #457. (All of our Cultural English lessons … 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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If the Gloves Don’t Fit, You Must Acquit!

Our Cafe for this week talks about one of the most famous murder cases in the history of my fair (beautiful; nice) city, the O.J. Simpson trial. During the trial, Simpson’s charismatic (charming; appealing; attractive) lawyer, Johnnie Cochran, used every … Continue reading

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Is ESL Podcast Out-of-Date?

Hi Lucy, I have a special question for you. I have been listening to your podcasts for almost six months. They’re all great. I think they improve my listening and vocabulary knowledge. But are your podcast scripts popular or out-of-date? … Continue reading

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ESL Cafe 153 – Kicking Our Butts

In today’s ESL Cafe 153, Jeff is too polite and gentlemanly to say the phrase “to kick (someone’s) ass.” We’ll let someone else do it for him. Although “ass” is one of the bad words that parents don’t want their … Continue reading

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How Do You Mend a Broken Heart?

Last week we published an episode called Mending a Broken Heart about someone who is sad because their boyfriend or girlfriend has left them.  Most of us have experienced this at some time in our lives (and some of us, … Continue reading

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ESL Podcast 376 – Asking About Business Hours

Yesterday’s ESL Podcast 376 was about business hours. The store in ESL Podcast 376 has funny (strange) hours, but it’s nothing like this one: This is actually a novelty (inexpensive toy) sign that you can buy for your business, but … Continue reading

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