EnglishPod131 Daily Life ‐ What if? Part 1

A: Okay, next question. If Eric asked you out on a date,what would you say? B: Duh! I would say yes! Eric is the most popular kid in school! Okay, my turn. What would you do if you won the lottery? A: Let’s see.... If I won the lottery, I would buy two tickets for a trip around the world. B: If you buy me a ticket I will go with you for sure! A: My dad will freak out if I even mention a trip like ... more...

ESLPODCAST149 – Watching Sports on TV

Laura: Oh, I didn't think I‚Äôd make it home in time for the game. Jun: What game? Laura: The playoffs! Turn on the TV. I hope it's still in the first quarter. Itis! Who's winning? What's the score? play-off 1 BrE a game played to decide who will win after a previous game has ended with two teams or players having equal points 【英】〔因不分胜负而进行的〕附加赛 2 [usually plural 一般用复数] AmE a game, usually one of a... more...

EnglishPod130 ‐ Daily Life ‐ Going To The Gym

A: Hey there, you look a little lost. Are you new here? lost 4 feel/be lost to not feel confident about what to do or how to behave 迷惘,困惑,不知所措: It’s not unusual to feel rather lost when you first start college. 刚上大学感到迷惘并不奇怪。 She’s a great friend and I’d be lost without her. 她是一个很不错的朋友,没有她我就会茫然无措。 B: Yeah how’d you know? A: You can always spot the newbies. I can give you a few pointers if you want.... more...

ESLPODCAST148 – Paying the Bills

Grace: Did you already pay the bills for this month? Will: No, I haven't gotten around to it yet. Why? get around to sth phr v to do something that you have been intending to do for some time 终于去做〔一直想做的事〕: I meant to phone her yesterday, but I never got around to it. 我本打算昨天给她打电话的,可一直没有时间。 get around to doing sth We finally got around to clearing out the garage. 我们终于得以把车库清理了出来。 Grace: We got a late... more...

ESLPODCAST147 – Reading and Watching the News

I'm a news junkie. I like to read two newspapers everyday. I don't just look at the headlines. I read most of the stories. I like the political news, the business news, the editorials, and the entertainment news. junkie/ˈdʒʌŋkɪ; ˈdʒʌŋki/ n[C] informal 【非正式】 1 someone who takes dangerous drugs and is dependent on them 吸毒成瘾者,有毒瘾者 2 a TV/sports etc junkie someone who likes something so much that they... more...

EnglishPod129 Global View ‐ Presidential Speech II

A: We now stand ten years past the midpoint of a century that has witnessed four major wars among great nations. Three of these involved our own country. Despite the carnage of these conflicts, America is today the strongest, the most influential and most productive nation in the world. We are understandably proud of this preeminence, yet we realize that America’s leadership and prestige depend, n... more...

ESLPODCAST146 – Suggestions at Work

Our company has been growing very quickly and I was put in charge of reorganizing our office space to accommodate several new employees. I asked my co-worker, Petra, for her advice. 2 [U] the position of having control or responsibility for a group of people or an activity 主管,负责: in charge (of sth) He asked to speak to the person in charge. 他要求和负责人说话。 the officer in charge of the investigation 负责调... more...

EnglishPod128 Daily Life ‐ I’m Sorry I Love You X 

Gulam: Steven! Good to see you brother! How are you? How was your trip? Steven: It was fine. I’ve been better but, it’s great to be home, I’ve missed you all! How’s mom? Gulam: She’s great! All she ever does is talk about you -her little boy that went to the United States. You’re her pride and joy, you know that? Steven: Can’t wait to see her. And you? What’s new with you? Gulam: Well, Nisha and I... more...

ESLPODCAST145 – The Big Game

On my way home from class, I ran into Cara, a schoolmate that I have not seen in a few months. I stopped to say hi to her. Mark: Hey Cara! How's everything? Long time no see. Cara: Yeah! It's been a while. I'm doing alright. What about you? Mark: Great! I'm excited about the Big Game this weekend. Are you going? Cara: Uh, no. What Big Game? Mark: Are you kidding? This is the biggest football game ... more...

ESLPODCAST144 – Who Pays?

David: Hey, Sally. Can I run something by you? run sth by/past sb phr v 1 to tell someone something so that they can give you their opinion〔为征询意见〕把〔某事〕告诉〔某人〕: Let me run some figures by you. 我给你说几个数据吧。 I just wanted to run it past you and see what you thought. 我只想说给你听听,看看你有什么想法。 Sally: Sure, what's up? David: Well, a friend of a friend wanted some help with her taxes and we agreed that we would ta... more...