Category Archives: Language & Terms

Being Locked Down is Better Than Being Locked Up

Many countries have used lockdowns to respond to the coronavirus. A lockdown is when people in a place or area are prevented from leaving or traveling around freely: “There are lockdowns in many U.S. cities that have closed restaurants.” In … Continue reading

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Dad Jokes

Last Sunday was Father’s Day in the United States, so it’s a good time to talk about “Dad jokes.” In recent years, people have started classifying (identifying; labeling) certain not-very-sophisticated jokes as “Dad jokes.” These are usually simple jokes, often … Continue reading

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Blood is Thicker Than Water

Americans will celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday, June 21st, so it’s a good time to talk about expressions in English related to family and relatives (people related to you by blood). One well-known saying is “Blood is thicker than water.” … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Talking About Bedrooms in a House

Learn how we talk about types of bedrooms and what a “hall” is in this short video from ESLPod.com. And check out (take a look at) a Daily English lesson about houses that I talk about in the video – … Continue reading

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