Ten Questions ESL Podcast

Hi, I'm Nancy Buswell and I've been teaching people how to improve their English for over 16 years! I'm an American who teaches in a university in southern China. The Ten Questions ESL (English as a Second Language) Podcast is for people around the world who want to improve their English listening comprehension and English accent (intonation). I produce two kinds of podcast episodes. 1) TQ: My original idea was the Ten Questions ESL Podcast. I interview native and non-native English speakers and ask them the same ten questions. You can practice your listening comprehension and learn about other people and other cultures at the same time. 2) LnR: These podcasts are for people who want to improve their intonation and pronunciation. I say a sentence or phrase and you can repeat after me. The LnR podcasts with even numbers (such as 042, 044) have dialogues that I write that use informal speech, that is, the kind of language that friends use with each other. The LnR podcasts with odd numbers (such as 043, 045) use selections from novels, poems or speeches. In December I simplified my podcasts and stopped making the Sun3 episodes, and changed LnR into two kinds: formal and informal language. I'm just one person doing all of this,because I like podcasts and I love helping people to improve their English. My goal is that my podcasts will help individuals around the world as well as English teachers around the world. If you are an English teacher, please share these with your students and/or use them in class. If you are an English-language learner, please share these with your friends, classmates and teachers.

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Website
https://missbuswell.com
Description
The Ten Questions ESL Podcast is for English language learners around the world who want to improve their English listening comprehension. In each podcast I will interview a native or non-native English speaker. I will ask them ten common questions that people use to get to know one another. Not only will you practice listening to different English accents, but you'll also learn about the culture and customs of many countries. This podcast will be especially useful for university students and young professionals who want or need to improve their English. English teachers around the world may also want to use it in their class or as homework for their students.
Language
ūüá¨ūüáß English
last modified
2019-07-19 20:43
last episode published
2019-07-18 15:02
publication frequency
3.98 days
Contributors
Nancy Buswell author   owner  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
306
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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
18.07.2019

LnR 090 (Casual Language) Say and Hey (Replay)

Hi! I'm back in the US now. I spent two weeks in China, clearing out my apartment. I sold a few things, gave away and threw away a lot of things, and sent some things home by slow boat. It was a busy two weeks, filled with visiting friends and students...
28.06.2019

LnR 088 (Casual Language) Loan, Lend or Borrow? (Replay)

I'm in my old apartment in Nanning, China now! I came back for about 12 days to clear the apartment of my things because I won't be working here anymore. I have a lot of work to do, figuring out what to do with all my stuff! I taught English in China f...
16.06.2019

LnR 086 I call Ken (Replay)

This podcast episode is from December 2016. Now my brother Ken has two cats of his own, Lucy and Jackson. When he comes home at Christmas and for a couple weeks in the summer, there are five cats in my mother's house! ---------- LnR 086 I call Ken (Rep...
7.06.2019

LnR 084 Accent and Dialect (Replay)

LnR 084 Accent and Dialect (Replay) A: Where are you from? I don't recognize your accent? B: South Africa! What about you? You sound American. A: Close. I'm from Canada, but I don't have a typical Canadian accent. I lived in the U.S. for several years ...
25.05.2019

LnR 082 15 or 50? (Replay)

Hi! Here's a podcast episode I made in December 2016. I hope you find it useful. Nancy Buswell www.missbuswell.com nancy@missbuswell/com --------- LnR 082 15 or 50? (Replay) A: My son is 13 years old. B: Oh, is he married? A: I said, 13, not 30. 1-3. B...
19.05.2019

LnR 080 Too or Very (Replay)

Here's an episode from 2 1/2 years ago. It highlights a common problem: getting "too" and "very" mixed up. Last week I experimented by posting six podcast episodes at the same time. I wanted to see how many people would download all six. Here's the res...
11.05.2019

LnR 087 Gift of the Magi 6 (Replay)

This is the last episode in this series. I have posted all six episodes tonight. I haven't done this before. I used to try to post three podcast episodes a week, but since I've been at home recovering from surgery I have changed to posting only once a ...
11.05.2019

LnR 085 Gift of the Magi (Replay)

LnR 085 Gift of the Magi 5 "You've cut off your hair?" asked Jim, laboriously, as if he had not arrived at that patent fact yet even after the hardest mental labor. "Cut it off and sold it," said Della. "Don't you like me just as well, anyhow? I'm me...
11.05.2019

LnR 083 Gift of the Magi 4 (Replay)

LnR 083 Gift of the Magi 4   At 7 o'clock the coffee was made and the frying-pan was on the back of the stove hot and ready to cook the chops. Jim was never late. Della doubled the fob chain in her hand and sat on the corner of the table near the door...
11.05.2019

LnR 081 The Gift of the Magi 3 (Replay)

LnR 081 The Gift of the Magi 3 Where she stopped the sign read: "Mne. Sofronie. Hair Goods of All Kinds." One flight up Della ran, and collected herself, panting. Madame, large, too white, chilly, hardly looked the "Sofronie." "Will you buy my hair?" ...
11.05.2019

LnR 079 The Gift of the Magi 2 (Replay)

LnR 079 The Gift of the Magi 2 http://www.online-literature.com/o_henry/1014/ Della finished her cry and attended to her cheeks with the powder rag. She stood by the window and looked out dully at a gray cat walking a gray fence in a gray backyard. Tom...
11.05.2019

LnR 077 The Gift of the Magi 1 (Replay)

Hi! I'm still n the US. I have recovered from the surgery I had in January and the complications in wound healing that followed it. However, it's too late for me to go back to my classes in China this term. Even worse, my university told me that they w...
3.05.2019

LnR 076 Like I Said (Replay)

This is a replay of a recording I made 2 1/2 years ago. It's about the American baseball championships, which we call the World Series. I made this in November of 2016. Right now it is May of 2019. It's the beginning of baseball season, and the end of ...
19.04.2019

LnR 074 Long Time No See (Replay)

LnR 074 Long Time No See (Replay) NOTE: This podcast episode is from October 2016! I say that I have just spent the summer in the US with my mother and her two cats (now she has three cats) and am now in China again. I am writing this in April 2019 and...
11.04.2019

LnR 073 Ozymandias by P. B. Shelley (Replay)

This is a podcast episode from about two years ago. I'm still in the US at my mother's house, recovering from surgery. I'll be OK eventually, buy my wounds are healing slower than usual. I'm resting a lot, and enjoying being with my mother and her thre...
8.02.2019

LnR 062 Give me = gimme (Replay)

Here's a replay from 2 1/2 years ago! Right now I'm visiting my mother and her three cats. I had surgery three weeks ago and am having a slow recovery. I have to rest a lot. I'm supposed to return to China in two weeks for the beginning of the school t...
8.01.2019

LnR 060 Didja call 'im? (Casual English - Replay)

I'm sorry I haven't made any new podcast episodes for you for a while! I actually have three TQ (Ten Question) interviews that I've recorded, but haven't edited yet. I'm such a procrastinator! Do you know that word? It means that I put things off, I de...
23.12.2018

LnR (Classic) A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 2018

I made this podcast episode in December 2015, and then replayed it last year just before Christmas. It's time for it again, as Christmas is in a couple of days! I had a nice dinner with some foreign teachers last night. There were two Canadians, three ...
26.11.2018

LnR Around the World in Eighty Days 16

LnR Around the World in Eighty Days 16 Chapter IV Having won twenty guineas at whist, and taken leave of his friends, Phileas Fogg, at twenty-five minutes past seven, left the Reform Club. Passepartout, who had conscientiously studied the programme of ...
21.11.2018

TQ 059 Lydia from the Netherlands (Replay)

TQ 059 Lydia from the Netherlands (Replay) I hosted Lydia two years ago. And then, a couple months later, I hosted her again as she headed back to Europe! ======== Lydia, 21, stayed with me for several days. She's been on the road for 15 months, cyclin...
19.11.2018

LnR Around the World in Eighty Days 15

LnR Around the World in Eighty Days 15 ¬† Stuart, whose turn it was to deal, gathered them up, and went on: "You are right, theoretically, Mr. Fogg, but practically‚ÄĒ" "Practically also, Mr. Stuart." "I'd like to see you do it in eighty days." "It depend...
14.11.2018

TQ 058 Milena from Poland (Replay)

TQ 058 Milena from Poland (Replay) Milena and Alicja (TQ 056) stayed with me for two nights as they were on their way from China to Vietnam. Alexei (TQ 057) was also here at the same time - three house guests! Milena has a somewhat strong Polish accent...
12.11.2018

LnR Around the World in Eighty Days 14

LnR the World in Eighty Days 14 Around "Certainly," returned Ralph. "I agree with Mr. Fogg. The world has grown smaller, since a man can now go round it ten times more quickly than a hundred years ago. And that is why the search for this thief will be ...
6.11.2018

LnR Around the World in Eighty Days 13

LnR Around the World in Eighty Days 13 There were real grounds for supposing, as the Daily Telegraph said, that the thief did not belong to a professional band. On the day of the robbery a well-dressed gentleman of polished manners, and with a well-to-...
31.10.2018

TQ 057 Alexei from Belarus (Replay)

TQ 057 Alexei from Belarus (Replay) Here's an interview with a cyclist I hosted almost two years ago. Alexei (also called Alex) stayed in my apartment several nights on his way from China to Vietnam. He had already been traveling for a long time by bik...
29.10.2018

LnR Around the World in Eighty Days 12

LnR Around the World in Eighty Days 12 At the beginning of this recording, I invite you to visit my website http://www.missbuswell.com/. On the right side of the page you'll see a chance to subscribe to my email list and get a free copy of "How to Impr...
26.10.2018

TQ 108 Arina and Aleksei from St Petersburg, Russia

TQ 108 Arina and Aleksei from St Petersburg, Russia I hosted Arina and Aleksei for three nights on near the beginning of their round-the-world hitchhiking adventure. They had already crossed Russia and Mongolia and most of China. Arina is a lawyer and ...
16.10.2018

LnR Around the World in Eighty Days 11

LnR Around the World in Eighty Days 11 Chapter III IN WHICH A CONVERSATION TAKES PLACE WHICH SEEMS LIKELY TO COST PHILEAS FOGG DEAR Phileas Fogg, having shut the door of his house at half-past eleven, and having put his right foot before his left five ...
13.10.2018

Fresh Off The Boat S 1 E 2

You can contact me at Nancy@MissBuswell.com to tell me if you want the vocabulary part to be shorter, or if you have any other comments about my podcasts. Fresh Off The Boat S 1 E 2 Dialog Mr. Huang: Jessica, what brings you to Cattleman’s Ranch? Mrs. ...
11.10.2018

TQ 107 Kristina from Ukraine

TQ 107 Kristina from Ukraine Kristina and her two friends Kirill and Peter stayed with me in Nanning for four days. They had hitchhiked from Ukraine in Europe and were headed to Vietnam. Listen as we talk about how she thinks sometimes in Ukrainian and...
9.10.2018

LnR Around the World in Eighty Days 10

LnR Around the World in Eighty Days 10 Mr. Fogg's wardrobe was amply supplied and in the best taste. Each pair of trousers, coat, and vest bore a number, indicating the time of year and season at which they were in turn to be laid out for wearing; and ...
9.10.2018

Fresh Off the Boat Season 1 Episode 1

Fresh Off the Boat S 1 E 1 ¬† Vocabulary Shaq narc: Shut up, you little Chinese narc! to haggle: Moms thought that everything was too much. She never understood that you couldn‚Äôt haggle at JC Penney‚Äôs. Tiger Mom: Moms was always hard on me ‚Äď way before...
27.09.2018

Fresh Off the Boat Introduction

Fresh Off the Boat Introduction This podcast is only me talking! There's no Listen and Repeat. I introduce the TV series "Fresh Off the Boat to you. I tell you about the mom and dad, Louis and Jessica, who immigrated to the U.S. from Taiwan. You learn ...
26.09.2018

TQ 056 Alicja from Poland (Replay)

TQ 056 Alicja from Poland (Replay) Alicja and her friend Milena stayed with me two nights. A cyclist from Belarus was also here at the same time. Alicja and her friend sometimes travel by hitchhiking. Listen as we talk about her favorite sport, ski jum...
25.09.2018

LnR Around the World in Eighty Days 9

LnR Around the World in Eighty Days 9 At half-past eleven, then, Passepartout found himself alone in the house in Saville Row. He began its inspection without delay, scouring it from cellar to garret. So clean, well-arranged, solemn a mansion pleased h...
1.09.2018

LnR 058 Words from Spanish (Replay)

LnR 058 Words from Spanish (Replay) Here are the words: adios     cafeteria     canyon     Chihuahua (a city in Mexico and a small dog)     chili     El Nino (there should be a mark over the second "n", but I don't know how to make it in this podcastin...
31.08.2018

LnR 056 Words from Chinese and Cantonese (Replay)

LnR 056 Words from Chinese and Cantonese (Replay) I said in the beginning that this podcast episode would be short, but it's not! Here are the words: tofu     kungfu     tai chi     typhoon     kowtow     wok     gung ho     wonton     dim sum     feng...
30.08.2018

LnR 054 Words from German (Replay)

Hello from Nanning in southern China! I arrived back home (I have two homes, in China and in the US) on Monday. I still have jet lag, which means I feel more tired than usual and I have trouble sleeping at the normal times.Here's a replay from a couple...
25.08.2018

LnR 052 Words from French (Replay-Casual English)

LnR 052 Words from French (Replay) > I'm in a hotel room tonight because I leave early tomorrow morning for China! My mother lives 2 1/2 hours from the airport, and my flight is early in the morning, so the easiest thing to do is spend the night in ...
19.08.2018

LnR 050 If I were . . . . (Replay-Casual English)

LnR 050 If I were . . . (Replay) This was recorded two years ago. I'm still on vacation at my mother's house in the U.S. The unreal conditional: If I were . . . , I would/could . . . . I sing the song "If I were a rich man" from the movie "Fiddler on t...
17.08.2018

TQ 106 Matthew from Shanghai, China

TQ 106 Matthew from Shanghai, China Matthew, age 14, will enter the 9th grade this fall. I interviewed him while he and his mother stayed with me and my mother in Arkansas. He came to the U.S. with a singing group to compete in the Golden Gate Internat...
14.08.2018

LnR Around the World in Eighty Days 8

 LnR Around the World in Eighty Days 8   As for Passepartout, he was a true Parisian of Paris. Since he had abandoned his own country for England, taking service as a valet, he had in vain searched for a master after his own heart. Passepartout was by ...
12.08.2018

LnR 048 Throw under the bus (Replay - Casual English)

LnR 048 Throw under the bus (Replay) My Chinese friend Lina and her son left yesterday. I hope you have listened to her interview. I'll post her son's interview next Wednesday. ===== Two friends are talking on the phone: A: Hi, Monica, this is Joanna. ...
10.08.2018

TQ 105 Lina from Shanghai, China

TQ 105 Lina from Shanghai, China I met Lina 18 years ago when I taught in Hangzhou, China and she was getting a master's degree in English. After that she got a job at the best university in Shanghai, Fudan University. Fudan has sent her to the U.S. tw...
6.08.2018

LnR Around the World in Eighty Days 7

LnR Around the World in Eighty Days 7 Chapter 2 IN WHICH PASSEPARTOUT IS CONVINCED THAT HE HAS AT LAST FOUND HIS IDEAL "Faith," muttered Passepartout, somewhat flurried, "I've seen people at Madame Tussaud's as lively as my new master!" Madame Tussaud'...
4.08.2018

LnR 046 Hip Hop Slang (JK!) (Replay)

I'm still enjoying the summer with my mother in the US. Tomorrow I'm going to pick up an old friend from China, who is visiting the US with her son. By the way, if you are Chinese, you can find me on the English language learning app called PalFish. Se...
31.07.2018

LnR Around the World in Eighty Days 6

LnR Around the World in Eighty Days 6 A young man of thirty advanced and bowed. "You are a Frenchman, I believe," asked Phileas Fogg, "and your name is John?" "Jean, if monsieur pleases," replied the newcomer, "Jean Passepartout, a surname which has cl...
29.07.2018

LnR 044 I caught a cold (Replay)

LnR 044 I caught a cold (Replay) *** This episode is from two years ago. I don't have a cold now. :-) I wrote this dialogue because I've been a bit under the weather lately. I thought I had a cold, but it turned into a mild sinus infection. I will surv...
25.07.2018

TQ 053 Rob from Vancouver, Canada (Replay)

I'm still at my mother's house in the U.S. I plan to interview her for next week's TQ podcast. Here's an older one with my former neighbor Rob. We were co-workers for two years, and now he's going to another city in China and I will stay in Nanning for...
23.07.2018

LnR Around the World in Eighty Days 5

LnR Around the World in Eighty Days 5 Listen and Repeat to improve your English language pronunciation and intonation. The mansion in Saville Row, though not sumptuous, was exceedingly comfortable. The habits of its occupant were such as to demand but ...