China232.com


003 – Procrastination | ESL Podcast

English learning podcast about procrastination

Dialogue

We listen to Andrews story about not doing anything.

Andrew
Today I woke up at 9:20 but lay in bed until about 11:30.
  I wasn’t sleeping, nor was I relaxing.
  I wasn’t really thinking of anything in particular either.
  I was in a daze.
  I finally got out of bed and started walking aimlessly around the house.
  Instead of doing anything reasonable, I decided to feel a bit guilty about getting up so late and wasting the morning in bed.
  I was just about ready to go to the gym when for some reason I decided to log on to msn messenger and start up a few useless conversations.
  An hour flew by and it was now almost 1:00.
  I’d had it.
  I was sick of all the procrastinating.
  I got off msn, grabbed a protein shake and headed off to the gym.

Key vocabulary and phrases that are discussed in the podcast:

I wasn’t thinking of anything in particular

Nothing specific. Hard to say exactly what you were thinking or doing.

I’m not going anywhere in particular.

What restaurant were you thinking of going to tonight?

Nowhere in particular

I was in a daze

Thinking about something, maybe not moving your eyes much. Just staring at the wall and thinking

Walking aimlessly around the house

No direction. Just walking around with no idea of what to do.

I’d had it.

I was sick of it. I had enough, I couldn’t take it anymore. I needed something to change.


36 Responses to “003 – Procrastination | ESL Podcast”

  1. Said Says:

    thanks, it’s realy a great website, helpful, good prounonciation and easy language

  2. Said Says:

    thanks, realy it’s a great website, the best, nice conversations, good prounonciation and easy language,
    good luck

  3. Edgar Ospina Says:

    Congratulations!
    Your site is awesome. It really heps people improve their English.
    I’m from Colombia, South America and I really enjoy your site.

    Edgar Ospina

  4. Paul Says:

    Thanks for another podcast. Procrastination is a nice word that I’ll remember forever.

  5. TieuHao Says:

    Thanks so much !! this website is very useful for to learn English !!

  6. Leonardo Casañas Says:

    Thanks so much!!!

  7. TG Says:

    oh it is awesome.

    it is known that your site gets nice and nicer .

    thanks so much for your great help.

    i wish to you guys all the best.

  8. Omer Says:

    I just would like to thank to you for such a good and usefull website. I start to listen your postcast recently. Im sure i’ll well profit by listening them.
    Good things and the ones who make them always have to be appreciated. And you deserve all the best.

    Thank you so much,

  9. Huong Says:

    You guys are so adorable!
    I listen to podcasts from several sites, but I love your podcasts the most. They’re so funny and useful for my learning.
    Thank you very much.
    I listen to you everyday with my mp3.

  10. vivek Says:

    Hi,its me vivek over here.Thanks to your incredible website that made me a good speaker of native speakers slang english within getting drowned in just 30 podcasts.you ve been greatful to me. let me try the rest of your podcasts and keep you posted of how much changes i ve get through it.Thank you guys (for both ABs)

  11. Haroon Mx Says:

    Hi
    It’s haroon from Dhaka, Bangladesh. I am doing my MBA and a passionate learner of english. I found your website extremely valuable in improving my english skill. your podcasts are fabulous. I don’t know since when you started this superb service, but I do know this website is going to be the regular travelling zone for countless learners of english around the world. keep it going. Thanks.

    Haroon Mx
    Dhaka, Bangladesh

  12. Veronica Says:

    I know your website through our writing teacher Keren.And I find it really useful for the language is easy to understand and the topics are full of variations.When looking through the articles,I have a lot of confidence in my English studying~~~

  13. Aqeel Ahmed Says:

    It is great. Thank you!

    Aqeel Ahmed

  14. Tai Says:

    ooh, Andrew’s voice is so good, it is absolutely hilarious! i couldn’t help laughing when i listened to this podcast!

  15. miguel chicatto Says:

    hello guys, just i want to say thank you

  16. Alexandr Brojdo Says:

    Hi there,
    (Sorry guys, for some reason :=) I have posted it already in falls place.)
    I came across your pc for a couple of weeks and found it very good, one thing that you are speaking in a normal speed, the words and phrases explanation is absolute amazing, and you are very hilarious Yes it is unique I would say. You are learning in special way, the learner forget that he learns and just hear and has fun and this is the best way to learn actually. thanks, great job.

    I download the pcasts on my mp3-player and hear them here and there- Then I read it am PC and I have noticed that the (some) dialogs not exactly in the same words that in the text on website or the other way around. e.g. in this podc, the end of the dialog is absolutely different. But all the same it is also interesting and useful.

    It would also be rather helpful if you could make the word for word transcript of what you are saying,

    Thanks a lot for your job

    Nice Time Guy

  17. Alexandr Brojdo Says:

    Sorry one more time, I ment “TEACHING” ofcource
    Thanks many times you guys

  18. Alexandr Brojdo Says:

    No, I really have problems this morning ( is Monday :<)

    I meant it to Pod 3 / The Job Interview

    but all the same

    One more To You Both (can not harm)
    And have a nice time with teaching us
    Yours in Ukraine-German-USA

  19. Abby Says:

    Oh! From this lesson I got realize I ‘m procrastinating.I had lost so many times.

  20. marian Says:

    damn this website is cool and very helpfull
    thank you all for making this website, i feel like i am standing right in front of my teacher. why don’t you guys become teacher!

  21. marian Says:

    i forget to mention something
    ya all funny when you guys making conversation and i realy liked it.
    especial the dude who were saying tell your friends i am intersted
    he is realy funny
    both of you are funny
    please make more funny jokes and story with slang words.
    thanks thu

  22. marian Says:

    oh one more thing Andrew your morning story was realy intresting and funny
    not doing anything, just lay in bed that long!
    wow you gotta be kidding me
    thanks for sharing your story with us
    that happen sometimes

  23. Andy Says:

    Hey Marian,

    Where are you from? Thanks so much for the comments and it’s awesome that you like the show! While reading your comments I just realized that I am still sometimes doing that ridiculous habit of lying in bed for so long. I really need to change that! haha

  24. Marian Says:

    well i am original from Africa, and now i live in Minneapolis, MN
    there is nothing to be embarrassed or ridiculous. i was just curious about it.
    anyways thanks for reading my comments and please keep making the funny stories. i realy appreciated!

  25. Paola Says:

    Hi guys!
    Thank you for these usefu dialogues… a very funny and effective way to teach english.
    I would like to suggest this topic: how to use your podcasts at their best according to your teaching experience.
    Wish you all the best

  26. Larissa Says:

    Hello from Ukraine again!!!
    Great lesson! I can’t decide whose voice I like more :) I feel like I could listen your voice all the time :) )

  27. sarah hegazy Says:

    a lot of times i make the same without knowing any reason and i don’t know how i can stop that
    may be because of boring of a lot of things or of hole your life

  28. Argenis Says:

    Excellent lesson, I found it absolutely useful and funny, I\’m listening to you guys everyday, thanks a millions

  29. Leili Says:

    Thousands of thanks!!! you did a great job!

  30. Zhibek Says:

    Hi guys! Thanks a lot for your website and podcast! Be truth it is the best website and the best method of improving English!!!
    Zhibek, Kazakhstan

  31. reham Says:

    Wonderful as usual. Thanks a lot for your exciting methodology of teaching English as a second language.

    Reham, Egypt.

  32. ronna Says:

    thanks it’s very nice website,helps me a lot to practice my english skills.Keep it up and more power to your daily podcast.

  33. MAy Says:

    Hi,I want to know that will it cost me it I download urs podcast by using 3g? wish urs podcast availanoble ble in the market of android mobile phone. Thanks.

  34. how to cure procrastination Says:

    Hi, Neat post. There is a problem along with your web site in web explorer, could test this? IE still is the marketplace leader and a good component to other folks will miss your wonderful writing because of this problem.

  35. gael stephane Says:

    hello guys, hum, i have a question, i wanna know how can i train my brain to think in english…?thank you

  36. English Learning Podcast | china232.com | 003 – procrastination | İngilizce Konya Says:

    [...] Fun English Lessons [...]

≡ Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.