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Extraordinary English Podcast - Episode #2

This is Extraordinary English Podcast, Episode #3, Welcome everyone. I am Ben.
In this second episode, we'll continue with Sara and Clara.
As we already said previously, we are all English learners.


BEN: How do you do Sara!

Sara, Some audiences suggesting us to have a part at the end of the episode, describing the phrases and expressions we used in the episode. What do you think about this idea?


Or maybe we can invent a dictionary guy which we can call him whenever we need him.


Another funny guy (a sort of listener) may interrupt and asks (in funny way) about the things he didn't understand. After that the dictionary guy may appear and describe the things (in formal way).



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 any 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!)


  • get/set/start the ball rolling: to begin an activity or process
    At the meeting, she tried to get the ball rolling by asking a few questions.
  • one way or another: somehow, in some way
    One way or another, we have to get this job finished by Monday.
  • make up my mind: decide, choose
    I need more time to make up my mind.
  • got around to (something): to do something that you have intended to do for a long time
    I still haven't got around to fixing that tap.
  • 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.
  • pick up the tab: to pay a bill (such as for a meal or drinks at a bar)
    She offered to pick up the tab for the meal.
  • 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.

-- 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?


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(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:

  • Singing in crying way (or another challenges)
  • 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!

  • It's what it is. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1WjjYINItI
  • No matter what - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1WjjYINItI
  • So what / So what if! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1WjjYINItI
  • 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

- 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.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you
I can’t thank you enough
Eternally grateful
Beyond grateful
Grateful for your support
I appreciate your thoughtfulness, you’ve made my day!
Thank you for going above and beyond!
Thanks for being in my corner
How are things going?
What are you up to?
What’s good in the hood?
What was the highlight of your day, so far?
How’s it rolling?
It is lovely meeting you.
How wonderful to meet you!
Great seeing you.
Great interacting with you.
Pleased to make your acquaintance.

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.


  • 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?

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