001 – Humour ESL Podcast

First ESL podcast from Have fun listening to this fun ESL podcast

We are talking about a new sitcom called ‘Entourage’.

Hey, have you seen that new sitcom called Entourage?
Ya, it’s awesome. Who’s your favorite character?
Johnny Chase. He’s absolutely hilarious! I love the one where he’s insecure about his calves.
That was hilarious. I personally think that Arie might be the best actor.
Who do you think is the worst?
I agree. He sucks.

Key vocabulary and phrases that are discussed in the podcast:

It’s not common for native English speakers to describe people or things as “very humourous”.

Hilarious – A very good word to use which means very funny.

My friend is hilarious.

I find that movie hilarious.

Last night was hilarious.

What you just said was hilarious.

"Sense of humour" – a sense of humour is talking about if a person is either funny or good at accepting jokes. People who have a good sense of humour are often very easy-going.

She has a really good sense of humour.

A good sense of humour is important to me when finding a boyfriend.

A good sense of humour is more important than physical appearance.

He has a good sense of humour about himself. (doesn’t take himself too seriously, can make fun of himself)

Don’t use the word “very” all the time to modify words. A great word to use if you want to make a very strong point is “absolutely”.

Absolutely is like saying, extremely, totally, or 100%

Absolutely amazing.

That movie was absolutely amazing.

Absolutely beautiful.

Wow, you look absolutely beautiful in that dress.

Absolutely disgusting.

I can’t believe you like to eat that. It’s absolutely disgusting.

99 Responses to “001 – Humour ESL Podcast”

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    By the way, I think I can understand 70-80% of what you say in your podcasts, but when I watch English TV programs or movies, I can only understand a little, maybe the actors speak too fast for me and they use a lot of contractions. Do you know where I can learn common contractions (especially informal ones, such as ain’t, whatcha) in internet? Actually, I don’t know how to pronounce such informal contractions. Or could you teach us some of them?

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  12. Si Young Says:

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  13. yoon Says:

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    Thank you

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    I think you’re doing a great Job. You don’t speak too slow which I find a bit discouraging for students because not only does slow speech bore them, it also gives a false idea on how Native Speakers speak English.

    The transcripts were also great. Saves me alot of time. I could just focus on teaching and explaining.


    (I teach Koreans English in the Philippines)

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  42. Laine Says:

    Hi Andrew!!

    As you have a great sense of humour I am sure you do not mind if I ask you just a couple of questions:

    1. Would you like to talk to me?

    2. Why not???

    It was a joke (but you can talk to me if you want, no problem..ehehhe). I listen to China 232 every day, and I always remember “Goooood Morning Vietnam” (do not worry, I prefer Thanks for helping me to improve my English. I am brazilian and I have been living in London for about 5 months.

    Great job!!

  43. Laine Says:


    Now my e-mail is correct..sorry.

  44. dolamohammad Says:

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  47. _AlEx_ Says:

    Guys, you both are so funny! :) Have you ever though about inviting a girl into your dialogs. This might be very useful, because women’ voices are a bit different and we need to be able to decipher woman’s speech as well. :)

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  53. sarah hegazy Says:

    people always say that about me and i like that even in my work but sometimes people get it by a wrong way

  54. sarah hegazy Says:

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  58. PainForEver Says:

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  66. Mik@ Says:

    Hey there,

    That’s so funny to listen one of your first lessons after I’ve already heard latest ones. You sound kind of shy and awkward and realizing this you’re trying not to sound like that. That’s fun.
    Though you suggested to start listening from the first lesson, I’ve started it roughly from number 50 and now, going back out of curiosity, I do see a huge progress you, guys, achieved.

    Keep it up,

    Regards, Mikhail.

  67. Javier Says:

    I just recently purchased your product but am having difficulty downloading it to my MP3 player…… you have any instructions on how to do this?
    Thank you

  68. S-Art Says:

    i think all what you need is to log in and save all of the podcasts into your computer.
    After that just connect your mp3-player with it and move all of the lessons on your mp3 player.
    Must be not difficult.
    If you have any other difficulties with download, please submit us on what step the problem is.


  69. iverxang Says:

    Hi S-Art,

    I’m alread a VIP member and having the same problem. I can’t save all the podcasts into my computer. After I download a lesson, it goes directly to Window Media Player and is automatically played. Then, I use the feed url to download all the lessons from itune but I’ve found only two lessons in there, which are number 88 and 89. Do you have any ideas to help me out? Please I can’t wait to listen all the VIP lessons, they’re awesome.

    Thank you thank you for your help.

  70. add Says:

    Hey Guys,

    If you want to save any of the lessons on your computer “right click” with your mouse and click something like “save link as” depending on your browser. If you just “left click” the download button usually your computer will have a setting to tell it to play on some media player. Hopefully this helps

  71. natluk Says:

    Hi Andrew and Addison,

    At first I would like to say I’m your fan and I absolutely appreciate your work. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for your success.

    BTW, I have a question to this lesson, namely, at the beginning of lesson you said: “we’re just getting things in gear”. Could you tell us what does it mean ?

    Thanks in advance.

  72. add Says:

    we were just having fun and meant that we were getting things started..kind of like when you drive a manual car and you put it in gear.

  73. armin Says:

    thanks very’s very good.

  74. almostAmerican Says:

    i haven’t had the opportunity to watch entourage but ill try to make sometime extra time so i can watch it

  75. Guilherme Says:

    Hi, i’m from Brazil, this podcasts are fun and i am learning a lot! Thanks :)

  76. oseas Says:

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    really your lesson are very good so I need more lesson to improve my English.

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    Anyway thank you for mention about this sitcom. Take care guys !!!

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