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Extraordinary English Podcast - Episode #2

This is Extraordinary English Podcast, Episode #2, Welcome everyone. I am Ben.
In this second episode, we'll continue to talk to Sara, from Egypt.
As we already said previously, we are both English learners.

SCENE 1

BEN: How do you do Sara!

SARA: Hello Ben! Have you noticed that we published the first episode almost 10 months ago? Don't you think we made our listeners wait so long?

BEN: You are right. But since it is an extraordinary podcast, our listeners should also expect nothing less. By following Extraordinary English Podcast, they are already up to be surprised. :)

SARA: I think we shouldn't push our luck, though. Anyway, give me the news! How the listeners reacted to the first episode?

BEN: Actually I wasn't expecting to get so much positive feedback. Not even one was negative.

SARA: Please don't say we got just one feedback! :) OK. I am joking. Go on! :)

BEN: Haha! Very funny! :) I started to wonder if we are not extraordinary enough! Shouldn't we have gotten some negative feedbacks which have said what we are doing is strange and not useful? :)

SARA: Do you think, we should increase our limits? :)

BEN: Why not! We can try to be more extraordinary!

SARA: What would you say if I say that we didn't spread the podcast enough.

BEN: I would say: How come! We have put it on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and also we have created a Youtube channel for it. (20 130 BPM 6/130.14 A -L.wav)

SARA: Indeed, we did. But audiences aren't aware of it! Can you tell me how many times the first episode have been watched on YouTube so far.

BEN: Less than 1000

SARA: See? It needs to be reached to a community interested in English.

BEN: Do you have any suggestion?

SARA: How about free4talk?

BEN: free4talk?!

SARA: Definitely! Don't you remember we hit it off on free4talk for the first time.

BEN: How come I don't remember it! I have improved my spoken English so much after joining it. Plus, I have met with very nice people there. For example: Clara, Amr, you!

SARA: That's very kind of you Ben!

BEN: Sara! Something came to my mind!

SARA: What is it?

BEN: Since we have got many benefits from free4talk, why don't we introduce it to our listeners?

SARA: It is a good idea! It would be better to invite the admin to our podcast and let him introduce free4talk to our listeners.

BEN: OK Sara. Now I am going to make that idea true!
(Effect: Car engine starts)
And I will also not publish the second episode until the first one watched 1000 times on Youtube.

SARA: Dont think about that now. Drive safe!

BEN: I will!

(Effect: Car moves away)


-- SARA: Can we continue to our conversation after that?

-- BEN: You know where to find me if you need me. (melodic)

- I've got feedbacks from listeners, they said they are looking forward to the next episode.

By the way, allow me to inform our listeners about our podcast. Now we are also on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify. In addition to those, we have created a Youtube channel. Listeners can subscribe and get notifications when the next episode published.

- What do you think Sara, should we say to the listeners to like and share our podcast and subscribe to our Youtube channel or not?

SCENE 2

Dear listeners, now we will conversate with Amr, one of the free4talk admins.

BEN: Hello Amr. Welcome to Extraordinary English Podcast. You are one of the free4talk admins.

AMR: Hi Ben.

BEN: Free4talk is especially very useful platform for practice speaking. Personally I have got a lot of benefits from it. Can you inform our listeners about free4talk a little bit?

AMR: As you know, many English learners struggling to find a partner to practice with. So, the main idea is that, free4talk is a place where you can have a conversation whenever you want, without the need to schedule anything. Whenever you have free time, just enter free4talk and talk. And the best: it is free! :)

BEN: It is very good point. For example before I found free4talk, I was looking for people to practice my speaking. But most of them they were not ready to talk or they didn't have time.

AMR: Yeah. But on free4talk people are ready to talk and you can always find people from around the world from different countries, different cultures.

BEN: So, it is not only for practicing English, but also for getting knowledge about different cultures.

AMR: Of course. And it is not limited for English. You can practice other languages, too.

BEN: You don't need to be very good in a language to practice it, right?

AMR: Surely. A person can create a room and specify a level like beginner, intermediate, advanced, and so on. So the other people join the rooms by picking a level suit them.

BEN: It is really useful platform. It was nice to talk to you. Thank you for being with us Amr.

AMR: Thank you for having me in such a beautiful podcast and allow me to introduce free4talk to your listeners.

BEN: It is my pleasure.

SCENE 3

(He sees Clara waiting at the bus stop)

BEN: Look at that! Who is here? ... Hello Clara! What are you doing?

BUSHY: Hello Ben! I am waiting for my bus as you see. But it became late. I hate it!

BEN: Don't worry Clara! My car is over there. I can take you home.

BUSHY: Really? I would be very happy!

.....

BUSHY: Ben, what have you been up to lately?

BEN: Working on the second episode of Extraordinary English Podcast.

BUSHY: Very nice to hear that. The first episode was amazing. I had a blast while listening to it.

BEN: Thank you so much Clara!

BUSHY: I am looking forward to listen to the second episode. What are you planning to do in the next one.

BEN: We will continue with Sara.

BUSHY: I should say that, I liked her so much! She was so talented!

BEN: Clara! Guess what!

BUSHY: What?

BEN: Do you know that Sara is running a coffee shop and her place is on our way.

BUSHY: Really! Can we stop by and say hi to her.

BEN: Certainly! If you have time, it is fine for me.


SCENE 4

(Effect: Car closing and horn sound)

SARA: Welcome back BEN. How was your interview with Amr?

BEN: It was so fruitful! Sara, guess who I brought with me?

SARA: Who?

BUSHY: Me! :)

SARA: Welcome Clara. It is very nice to see you.

BEN: After the interview with Amr, I run into Clara on my way back. She was waiting her bus. Since the car was empty, I offered her a ride and here we are.

BUSHY: Sara, I liked your performance so much in the first episode of Extraordinary English Podcast.

SARA: It is very kind of you Clara!

BUSHY: And I heard you are working on the second episode, already.

SARA. Yes. It took time but finally we hit the road... Forgive me a moment. .... Two special coffees for Ben and Bushy is just on the way.

BUSHY: Actually Sara, coffee is not my cup of tea!

SARA: So, do you prefer tea?

BUSHY: Can I get strawberry milkshake instead?

SARA: You know what Clara, the coffee is on the house. But the strawberry milkshake is not!

BUSHY: What do you mean? Should I pay for it?

SARA: Of course no! Ben will pay for it!

BEN: What?! Me?! I don't have any money!

SARA: Calm down, I am joking.

BEN: One day I will die due to your jokes.

BUSHY: Dont say that Ben. OK, tell me, when will you publish the second episode of Extraordinary English podcast?

BEN: It is just around the corner.

SARA: He says when the first episode watched 1000 times on Youtube, he will release the second one.

BUSHY: Will it be the same for the next episode?

SARA: Why are you asking?

BUSHY: If it is the case, I will share and recommend it to my friends and tell them to do so, so that you won't be able to publish a new episode once in a blue moon anymore. 😁

BEN: It is very exciting to hear that you are interested in Extraordinary English Podcast so much. Thank you Clara.

SARA: Ben, something came to my mind.

BEN: What is that Sara?

SARA: Clara, would you like to join us in the second episode of Extraordinary English Podcast!

BUSHY: Really! I'd love to! Wow!


SCENE 5

ALEX: Hello Ben! I am expecting you to talk to me for months.
BEN: Hello Alex. Why don't you talk with someone else meanwhile?
ALEX: It is a good idea. But nobody wants to talk to me more than few minutes.
BEN: It'll be the same with me too.
ALEX: Why? Can't you stay longer?
BEN: I am busy Alex. I have a podcast to prepare. What do you want?
ALEX: OK OK! I want to ask you a question.
BEN: Why don't you just ask me the question directly, without telling me you are going to ask me a question?
ALEX: I want you to be ready for it.
BEN: Come on Alex.
ALEX: How many cookies could a good cook cook if a good cook could cook cookies?
BEN: What?!
ALEX: How many cookies could a good cook cook if a good cook could cook cookies? (melodic)
BEN: Hmm... I think, A good cook could cook as much cookies as a good cook who could cook cookies.
ALEX: Wow! You knew it! Let me ask you another one.
BEN: Keep it for next time Alex. We happen to be out of time! (+for this episode!)



EXPRESSIONS

  • not my cup of tea: not my taste, does not suit my style
    I don't want to go to a horror movie. That's not my cup of tea.
  • on the house: paid for by the establishment
    This drink is on the house.
  • just around the corner: nearby, very close; imminent
    Spring is just around the corner.
  • have a blast: have a great time, have a lot of fun
    I had a blast at the party last night.
  • once in a blue moon: rarely, infrequently, not often, once in a while
    Something that happens once in blue moon almost never happens.
    We go out for Italian food once in a blue moon although we enjoy it very much.
  • hit it off: get along well, be friends immediately
    I knew you two would hit it off.


  • beyond doubt: too obvious to be doubted
  • ins and outs: the details or facts relating to something
  • make something out of nothing: to make an issue of something of little importance.
  • all ears: Ready and eager to hear what one has to say; prepared to listen intently.
  • your guess is as good as mine: something you say when you do not know the answer to a question
  • you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink: you can give someone an opportunity but not force them to take it.
  • hear out: To listen to someone without interrupting: Hear me out, I have something important to say.


Quiz

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(54, "m1gin", "Why did Ben want to end the talk with Sara?", "Alex expecting him", "He became angry with her", "Sara doesn't want to talk to him", "He has no time to talk"),
(54, "m1gin", "Which characteristic behaviour describe Alex better?", "inquisitive", "hard working", "uninterested", "comfy"),
(54, "m1gin", "Which language does Sara may not able to speak?", "Spanish", "Arabic", "French", "English"),
(54, "m1gin", "What does ""ins and outs"" mean?", "details", "approximately", "bumpy", "boredom"),
(54, "m1gin", "Whose idea is to creatie a quiz for Extraordinary English Podcast episodes?", "Sara", "Ben", "Alex", "Unknown"),
(54, "m1gin", "Does Alex know Sara from before?", "No", "Yes", "Unknown", ""),
(54, "m1gin", "Can Ben can a can as a canner can can a can? :)", "No", "Yes", "Unknown", ""),
(54, "m1gin", "Why Ben doesn't allow Alex to ask all of his questions?", "The time isn't enough", "Alex forgot his question", "Ben will go and talk with Sara","");
(54, "m1gin", "What does ""I am all ears"" mean?", "You have all my attention", "I look like an ear", "I have more ears than you","");


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Ideas for next episodes:

  • Talking about Turkish and Egyption cultures
  • Talking about recorded mistakes and fixing them
  • put some favorite mistakes at the beginning (just 1 or 2)
  • the expressions can be added at the end of the video!



  • Give someone the cold shoulder: Ignore someone
  • [18:23:28] (Channel) sara: The ball is in your court: It's your decision
  • There are other fish in the sea: It's ok to miss this opportunity. Others will arise.

- on the cloud nine (sara)

- haste makes waste (sara)

- curiosity kill the cat (sara) -- can be used in dialog with Alex.

- wrap up: end or finish some event / We're going to wrap up this program with a song.

- run something buy someone: Do you have free time? I want to run something by you.

- a dime a dozen: very common / Coffee shops here are a dime a dozen.

- cut it out! : stop it!, enough! / You can't have cookies before dinner, so just cut it out and stop asking me. / Hey! Cut it out!hiii

- have a blast: have a great time, have a lot of fun / I had a blast at the party last night. / You are gonna spend a week in Paris? You'll totally have a blast.

- hit it off: get along well, be friends immediately / I knew you two would hit it off. / We didn't exactly hit it off.

- jam-packed: crowded, filled to maximum capacity / The train that we took this morning was jam-packed with people. / The last time I took a vacation, my suitcase was jam-packed. / When you travel, is your suitcase jam-packed?

- just around the corner: nearby, very close, at hand; imminent, about to happen / Spring is just around the corner. / Her birthday is just around the corner.

- take your time

- by taking my time l know I also taking your time.


- Actually coffee is not my cup of tea! :)

A man with a full belly thinks no one is hungry.

Person 3: How I can reach to you?
Mr: You know where to find me if you need me. (Melodic)
Mr: Of course you can reach me from Extraordinary English Podcast

Person: You mean I can reach you whenever I want by clicking the link related to the episode? Then can I comment on your episodes in your site?
Mr: Of course. People do that all the time. (melodic)
Person: I have checked your site and I have seen a lot of people messaged. I wonder what did they want?
Mr: They just wanted to ask me a few questions. (melodic)
Person: OK. Thank you for the explanation. I will do that all the time, then. :)
Mr: After that you need to click that link every time. (melodic)


Sentences which can be used as melodic way

  1. You said you could speak French / Arabic
  2. Will people make fun of me?
  3. She is a good friend of mine.
  4. I understood almost everything.
  5. What do you want to do about it
  6. That was actually unexpected.
  7. I'll be able to show you.
  8. You know where to find me if you need me.
  9. People do that all the time.
  10. You seem perfect for the job.
  11. They just wanted to ask me a few questions.
  12. Guess what he told me.
  13. I want you in my office in one hour.
  14. You ruined everyone's fun.
  15. It's strange, don't you think?
  16. I have to buy a new battery for my car.
  17. We agree to your proposal.
  18. Let's go back to the beginning.
  19. Thank you for helping me with my essay.
  20. What are you implying?
  21. I'm here for personal reasons.
  22. After that you need to click that link every time.



Idioms:

  • sleep on it: think about it carefully
    Someone gave me a good offer for a used car but I think I need to sleep on it.
  • to be fired up: being excited
    I am totally fired up for the concert tomorrow.
    Everybody fired up for Jack's party.
  • Don't make a mountain out of a molehill. (ant hill).




Expressions with "happen"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSVz2Peh3Q4 | 7 Ways To Use HAPPEN - English Vocabulary Lesson

  • It just so happened that I went to the same restaurant yesterday that you went to today.
  • I bumped into Jenny at the party last night. It just so happens that we both know the host. What a coincidence!
  • I happened to see Eddie at the music shop yesterday.
  • I happened to find out that Jack is going to quit the company, but I don't know why.
  • Jenny happens to be very good at gardening. You should see her flowers!
  • Excuse me, do you happen to know what time it is?
  • Do you happen to know where the train station is?
  • Well, I think we happen to be out of time!
  • By the way, did you happen to see my new music video?



Also a normal dialog can be picked up then some parts of it can be converted to melody.

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