Category Archives: Language & Terms

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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Eating a Three-Course Meal

What do we mean when we say we’re having a “three-course meal”? Learn how to talk about different parts of a meal in this quick video from ESLPod.com. Also, take a look at the Daily English lesson we mention in … Continue reading

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What Does “Groundbreaking” Mean in English?

We often talk about a “groundbreaking study” or a “groundbreaking invention,” but what does that mean exactly? Learn how to use “groundbreaking” in English in this quick video from ESLPod.com: Also, check out the Daily English lesson #88 – Socializing … Continue reading

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Flattery and Backhanded Compliments

There is a famous saying (short piece of advice or wisdom): “Flattery will get you nowhere.” What is “flattery,” and what does this well-known saying mean? We call saying nice things about a person praise (“What a beautiful dress you … Continue reading

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