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.


BEN: Howdy Sara!
SARA: Hello Ben! Give me the news! How the listeners reacted to the first episode?

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

SARA: Please don't say we only got 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: Maybe because it's not spreaded as expected.

BEN: 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: Yes, we did. But audiences aren't aware of it! It needs to be reach to a community interested in English.

BEN: What do you have in your mind? 

SARA: How about free4talk?

BEN: free4talk?! 

SARA: Of course! Don't you remember we already have met from there.

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

SARA: It's very nice of you Ben!

BEN: Sara! Something came to my mind!

SARA: What is it?

BEN: Since we 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)

SARA: 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? 


BEN: Hello Amr. Welcome to EEP. You are one of the free4talk admins. 
AMR: Hi Ben.
BEN: It's especially very useful for speaking practising. Personally I got many benefits from it. Can you inform our listeners about free4talk a little bit?
AMR: .....
BEN: Thank you for being with us Amr.
AMR: Thank you.


(He sees Bushy waiting in the bus stop) 

BEN: Hello Bushy! 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 Bushy! 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: Really! Very nice to hear that. The first episode were amazing. I am looking forward to listen the second episode. 

BEN: Thank you so much Bushy! 

BUSHY: What are you planning to do in the next episode.

BEN: We will continue with Sara.

BUSHY: Really! I liked her so much! She was amazing!

BEN: Bushy! Guess what!

BUSHY! What?

BEN: Do you know that Sara's place is on our way.

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

BEN: With pleasure!


(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?

BEN: On my way back, I run into BushBush. She was waitng her bus. Since the car was empty, I offered her a ride and she got into the car.

SARA: Really! Where is she now?

BEN: She is staying in the car. (Since this place is on the road, I stopped by and I want to give her some notes.) I will take her home.

SARA: Let her come in and drink a cup of coffee.

BEN: OK. Let me call her. BushBush! Can you please come in! Sara wants to talk to you too.


SARA: Hi Bushy! ... OK, 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 Bushy, 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.

BUSHY: Oh, thank God. ... Ben, when will you publish the second episode of Extraordinary English podcast?

SARA: Ben, something came to my mind.

BEN: What is that Sara?

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

BUSHY: Really! I'd love to! Wow!


ALEX: Hello Ben! I am expecting you to talk to me for weeks.
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!)


  • on the house: paid for by the establishment

  • 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.


INSERT INTO tblquestion (idquiz, user,  question, answer, option1, option2, option3)
(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","");

update tblquestion set type=0, dateupdate=current_timestamp where idquiz=54;

select * from tblquestion order by id desc LIMIT 5; 

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!

- 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.


  • 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.

#eop #extraordinaryenglish #podcast #draft

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