Expression To Spread One's Wings

168 - Expression: To Spread One's Wings


Words that are bolded in red are suggested vocabulary words for this episode.


Hello, and welcome back to this week’s episode. Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to listen. I really appreciate it. We have a very fun episode today, and it’s an expression episode, which means that in part one you’ll hear a joke, you’ll learn an expression, and we’ll do a pronunciation exercise.

As usual, part two will be about US culture, and the fun fact we’re going to go over in part two is about the Statue of Liberty. It’ll be another irregular verb lesson, just like the McDonald’s lesson I did and the one I did about the Titanic. So it’ll be fairly short, and in it, you’ll hear ten irregular past tense verbs in English. I know sometimes they’re hard to remember, and so I figured, let’s just push them into your head. So stay tuned for that episode, it should be posted shortly.

Let’s begin today’s episode with a joke, and I have to give some credit here. When I was walking down the street in Asheville last month, a homeless man came up to me and started telling me jokes. This was his joke and I thought it was pretty funny.

Are you ready?

What do you call a belt made of watches?

Any idea?

A waste of time.

Oh, that’s so good. Such a dad joke! Um, but there’s a lot of wordplay, which, as you know, I love. It’s a great opportunity to learn.


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