ESL Podcast Blog Welcome to ESL Podcast Blog So Go Ahead and Sue Me, Taylor Swift I can’t say that I have never, never, never listened to a song by Taylor Swift, but I can say that I’m not exactly (I’m not really) a fan of her music. Ms. But if you’re not careful, Swift may just decide to sue you (take you to court and demand money from you for something you did wrong). What phrases are we talking about here? The reason behind Swift’s trademarking of these phrases is not just meglomania (the desire to dominate everyone around you, to have great power). You might be wondering about whether we here at ESL Podcast have trademarked anything. ~Jeff Image credit: “Swift performs in St. Podcasts This Week (March 2, 2015) Get the full benefits of ESL Podcast by getting the Learning Guide. Get the Learning Guide and support ESL Podcast today by becoming a Basic or Premium Member! ON MONDAY ESL Podcast 1082 – Traveling to a Remote Island ON FRIDAY ESL Podcast 1083 – Types of Pants This Cookie’s On A Roll* - Lucy
Expressions & Sayings Index If you prefer to go directly to the meaning and origin of a specific expression, click on its relevant entry in the alphabetical list below. Use this alphabet to speed up your search: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z London Short Fiction: Mud Man A series of short fiction set in, or influenced by London. A series of short fiction set in, or influenced by London. Out he comes, dredged from the canal. Clive has a fitful night with dreams of icy water and miring weeds. The next day, his wife leaves early. Clive takes a sip of tea. Clive wakes from a doze and tells himself he’s been dreaming. Clive lies fully dressed on top of the bed and watches TV. His wife chops onions. Clive’s wife arranges for him to see a counsellor. This story was originally a winner at British Academy’s Literature Week. Copyright, Melaina Barnes, image by Ekaterina Nosenko in the Londonist Flickr pool. Fairy tales The Fingernail Fairy: Do you believe in her? For children/by children General London fiction Mark: A struggling actor becomes a hero of the people.The Guardian of Travellers: Victoria Coach Station passengers take the advice of a sage.Graphic Novels: A celebrated novelist finds inspiration in Shoreditch Library.Not Enough: A family struggles to get by.
How to Start a Conversation When You Have Nothing to Talk About (with Examples) Edit Article Sample HintsStarting Your Conversation Edited by Anthony J. Colleluori, Jack Herrick, DrLynx, Ben Rubenstein and 164 others Starting a conversation to get to know someone or breaking an awkward silence can be very stressful. Ad Steps Starting Your Conversation 1Introduce yourself if necessary. 10Maintain the equilibrium. Tips Follow the lead that your listener is expressing. Warnings Make use of "please", "may I", "thank you", "could you" when someone is nice to you and when you want something. Listen to English - learn English! - The podcast website for people learning English 161 Free ESL Short Stories with Audio, normal speed & slow speed 140 Free ESL Short Stories 150 Words Each, Audio (Normal & Slow Speeds), Grade Level Join 7,000 others! Buy "English Learner 500 SHORT STORIES for Beginner-Intermediate" e‐book for only 99¢ at Amazon-Kindle, Apple iBooks, Google Play, Barnes & Noble–Nook, Kobo, Google Play(Android) New! Each story below is 150 words long. HOME - www.eslyes.com ....Middle of this page.... ....Bottom of this page.... ....To download Audio Files, click here. Nov. 27, 2016. 1. ....Top of this page.... 83. Copyright © 2016 Mike Carlson. ....Middle of this page.... ....Top of this page....
More than 20 free listening tests for IELTS This is my selection of the best free practice listening sites for IELTS on the internet. Not all of these tests are exactly formatted to the IELTS exam but they are excellent for practising your listening skills. Before you go there may I suggest you check out these pages and resources: Tips on how to improve your listening skills How to understand IELTS listening questions IELTS band score calculator Download the listening answer sheet Pearson Longman iTest – top recommendation This is an excellent place to start if you need to want to find out your approximate level. i-Tests,com BBC 6 minute English This is a fantastic resource for IELTS listening. 6 minute English Parapal This is a very interesting site to explore. working from home e-learning cars Again, these are not formatted according to the exam. Open Forum 1 – Pre-Intermediate Open Forum 2 – Intermediate Open Forum 3 – Upper Intermediate to advanced AApress Download Academic listening Randall”s ESL Cyber Listening Lab practice 2 – part 1
Stories Summary Watch and listen as the CBeebies presenters tell a story. Often retelling traditional stories and fairytales, the presenters read aloud from a picture book. Children can sit back and listen as well as follow the pictures on screen. Enjoying being read to, talking about books, reading stories and becoming familiar with them creates enthusiasm and interest that is likely to stay with children. It will then make them want to recreate the pleasure and fun for themselves. Educational benefits CBeebies Stories helps children to: learn how to follow a narrative and recognise different charactersfind out about different cultures beyond their ownlearn to identify with different characters and experience different emotions Website benefits and summary Watch the videos of the presenters telling the stories and print out bookmarks to use at home.