Decades - The 1980s with Alex

155 – Decades: The 1980s with Alex

Today, my uncle Alex will paint his 1980s world for you in his own words. Get ready for college, fun on the beach, Silicon Valley in its infancy and a big earthquake. Oh! And of course a lot of decade-specific vocab! Do you know what a Walkman is? By the end of this episode you will.

The Boston Tea Party

154.2 – The Boston Tea Party

Boston is situated in present-day Massachusetts, right on the northern Atlantic coastline. It’s picturesque, it’s lively and it’s steeped in stories of how the United States gained its independence from Britain. Today you’ll hear those tales of organization, patriotism and madness: This is the Boston Tea Party.

Shopping for Clothes

153 – 5-Minute English: Shopping for Clothes

Every year, more and more people buy clothes online, but today, you are heading to the mall with your stylish friend, Katrina. Your mission is to buy a new wardrobe (a whole new set of clothes). Listen and learn the vocabulary, phrases and collocations we use when talking about clothing in English! You’ll learn adjectives to describe the good, the bad and the ugly, expressions to comment on style and so much more. If you ever intend to buy clothes in the United States, you can’t miss this episode.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

152 – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow is a quaint village nestled in the Hudson Valley, in New York. There, many many years ago a peculiar schoolteacher named Ichabod Crane becomes part of the spooky legend of the Headless Horseman.

Today you’ll hear “the Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and learn about the heart-pounding events that took place on one fateful Halloween night.

Moose in the U.S.

151.2 – Moose in the U.S.

Why should you listen to a podcast episode about moose? Is it worth your time? Yes, I just need you to trust me here. You’ll learn a lot of English words related to nature and animals, you’ll hear about the lives of these fascinating mammals and hear some odd stories of those moments when their lives coincide with ours. That’s right, Moose live in many northern U.S. states. We’ll answer questions like: 1. What is it like to live near moose?2. Will I be attacked by a moose in the Northeast?2. Do Americans hunt moose? Do they eat moose?This episode might also save your life.