Selected MP3 Files for ESL/EFL Students

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The first minute and a half of most episodes seems to be aimed at first-time listeners, so my students usually fast-forward to the time listed for "Slow dialogue."

1,211 - Watching Movie and TV Franchises

Fri, 27 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700

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Tired of watching your favorite TV show or movie? Watch the sequels and spin-offs instead – right after you listen to this episode.

Slow dialog: 1:29
Explanations: 3:45
Fast dialog: 15:00

Ursula: Weren’t you watching this same movie yesterday?

Ian: No, this is the sequel. Yesterday, I watched Aims Pond. This is Aims Pond: Super Spy.

Ursula: Wasn’t this originally a TV show?

Ian: Actually, it was originally a novel, which was adapted into a long-running TV show. Then, it was turned into a movie franchise. The new installment is coming out next month and I can’t wait!

Ursula: The latest installment? I thought it was just a trilogy.

Ian: No, the original film has spawned four sequels and two prequels so far.

Ursula: So you’re watching all the films again?

Ian: That’s right, but I’m not stopping there. I’m watching all of the TV show episodes again, too. And if I have time, I’ll even watch the spin-off.

Ursula: Spin-off? I didn’t know there had been a spin-off.

Ian: There was. Aims Pond’s brother got his own show: Jaime Pond: Building Inspector. It wasn’t very successful.

Ursula: I guess we can call you a superfan.

Ian: That’s right. I’m a superfan of the super spy!

Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

English Cafe 556

Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700

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Topics: Apollo 11; Famous Americans – Soapy Smith; certainly versus definitely versus surely; to have a crush on (someone) versus to be in love with (someone); out on a limb

Words:
mission
to launch
astronaut
module
to transmit
quarantine
conman
to cheat
smooth talker
militia
corrupt
committee
certainly
definitely
surely
to have a crush on (someone)
to be in love with (someone)
out on a limb

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