070 - Expression: Music to One's Ears

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In this episode, you'll the expression MUSIC TO ONE'S EARS and all about the fascinating life of ELVIS PRESLEY.

American English Podcast

American English Podcast

By Shana Thompson

Priscilla Presley: He came to the house and he was charming. He was wonderful and my family had a lot of faith in him.

Barbara Walters: What was Elvis Presley like then? 

Priscilla Presley: He was insecure. He was… you could talk to him as a person. You knew who he was, you knew his fears. He had… God, he was so vulnerable. He was gentle. He was fun. He was… he was just… he was a person you could really deal with.


Hi, everyone. We’re here again today with another expression episode. As usual, there will be two parts to this episode. During the first section, I’ll go through the expression “music to one’s ears,” I’ll tell you a joke and we’ll do pronunciation exercises. In part two, you’ll get to hear the very fascinating life story of Elvis Presley, the king of rock ‘n roll.

In the introduction, you heard a snippet from an interview by Barbara Walters with Priscilla Presley, who was Elvis Presley’s long-term girlfriend and wife at the peak of his career. As you heard from the audio, Priscilla explains what Elvis was like in their early days together. She used some adjectives like insecure, vulnerable, charming, wonderful, gentle and fun.

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