Category Archives: Language & Terms

Martin Luther King and Peaceful Protest

Today’s video talks about the great American civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr., and phrases related to peaceful political protests. King’s birthday was celebrated on Monday, January 18, as a national holiday in the United States, as it is … Continue reading

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Making a Judgment Call

Learn about three popular expressions in English: -Against my better judgment -Judgment call -To pass judgment on someone/thing For more uses of “judgement,” check our our Daily English 1075 – Defying Orders. ~Jeff P.S. Like this English lesson? Get a … Continue reading

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Wintertime is English Time

For those living in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s a mostly cold time of year (even in Los Angeles!). But you can warm yourself up by learning a few popular idioms related to being cold in today’s video: -Chill and chill … Continue reading

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Speaking English With Your Eyes?

We express (communicate) a lot of meaning in any language through our eyes. But in this video, I explain some common idioms related to eyes and seeing: -To give someone a dirty look -Wink-wink -To turn a blind eye To … Continue reading

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English for Cats and Dogs

I continue talking about idioms related to animals today by explaining two popular expressions: -The tail wagging the dog -There’s more than one way to skin a cat. To learn more about vocabulary related to dogs and cats, check out … Continue reading

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Idioms and Expressions with Animals

I explain some common expressions in English involving animals in this video, including: To go down a rabbit hole To have your ducks in a row To be a sitting duck For more on “sitting duck,” check out our Cultural … Continue reading

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Answering Your Questions About English!

Thank you for your questions last week about English! In this video, I answer some of those, including: -“To hold someone accountable” -“To get on with” versus “to get along with” -How to acquire prepositions like “for,” “of,” and “with,” … Continue reading

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When Should You Push Back, Ahead, or Around?

In Daily English 200 – Meeting a Deadline,  the phrasal verb “to push back” means to change a scheduled event to a later date. For example: “Since Dave will be out of town on the 4th, we’ll need to push … Continue reading

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Ask Me Anything About English!

To ask a question, go to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/eslpod and find our latest post. Or go directly to the post here: https://t.co/06cJK7g7Kw?amp=1 ~Jeff P.S. Like this English lesson? Get a FREE sample lesson (no money needed) – SIGN UP … Continue reading

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Are You Going on a Guilt Trip?

We continue talking about expressions related to trip (see our first video here). In this video, learn how to use: Guilt Trip Power Trip That’s a trip! For even more meanings of “trip,” take a look at our Daily English … Continue reading

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