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
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last modified
2019-04-12 21:44
last episode published
2019-04-11 04:46
publication frequency
3.84 days
Contributors
Nancy Buswell author   owner  
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false
Number of Episodes
292
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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
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 ...
5.07.2018

TQ 022 Gavin from England (Replay)

I'm home in the U.S. now! My brother met me at the airport, and then drove me 2 1/2 hours to our mother's house. It was great to see my mother and her three cats again. . . and my brother and his cat! Yes, at the moment there are four cats at home. Wow...
2.07.2018

LnR Around the World in Eighty Days 4

LnR Around the World in Eighty Days 4 It was at least certain that Phileas Fogg had not absented himself from London for many years. Those who were honoured by a better acquaintance with him than the rest, declared that nobody could pretend to have eve...
1.07.2018

LnR 040 It's a long story! (Replay)

I'm leaving for the U.S. this afternoon! It will be great to see my mother and her cats again! My brother, the one who teachers drama at a high school, will also be home for a short while. LnR 040 It's a long story! (Replay) It's a long story" can have...
29.06.2018

TQ 055 William from Malaysia (Replay)

Hi everyone! I was going to edit a new interview I had done with a hitchhiker from Singapore who stayed with me for two days. But my computer won't start! I think the problem is the fake Windows operating system that the technician installed in the com...
25.06.2018

LnR Around the World in Eighty Days 3

LnR Around the World in Eighty Days 3 Was Phileas Fogg rich? Undoubtedly. But those who knew him best could not imagine how he had made his fortune, and Mr. Fogg was the last person to whom to apply for the information. He was not lavish, nor, on the c...
23.06.2018

LnR 038 I'm afraid (Replay)

LnR 038 I'm afraid (Replay) This podcast episode is from March, 2016. You can listen and repeat using two dialogues. The first one uses "afraid" in the normal way and the second one uses it to make bad news seem softer. Two friends are talking: A: What...
20.06.2018

TQ 104 Marcelo from El Salvador, Central America

TQ 104 Marcelo from El Salvador, Central America Marcelo spent several days with me in my apartment in Nanning, China. He rested, relaxed, and did some research on China. He has been cycling around the world for the last six years! He entered China fro...
18.06.2018

LnR Around the World in Eighty Days 2

LnR Around the World in Eighty Days 2 He certainly was not a manufacturer; nor was he a merchant or a gentleman farmer. His name was strange to the scientific and learned societies, and he never was known to take part in the sage deliberations of the R...
12.06.2018

LnR Around the World in Eighty Days 1

LnR Around the World in Eighty Days 1 by Jules Verne ((1826-1905) Written in 1872 Chapter I Mr. Phileas Fogg lived, in 1872, at No. 7, Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, the house in which Sheridan died in 1814. He was one of the most noticeable members ...
8.06.2018

LnR 034 OMG! (Replay)

This is a replay of a podcast I posted over two years ago. It's based on a quiz I gave my students at that time. At the end of the dialogue, the students say that they listen to my podcasts every day, but they are just trying to flatter me. On the othe...
30.05.2018

LnR 027 Two poems by Walt Whitman (Replay)

LnR 027 Two poems by Walt Whitman (Replay) Walt Whitman, 1819 - 1892 http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/walt-whitman#poet   O Captain! My Captain! O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done, The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought ...
27.05.2018

LnR 024 Whaddaya wanna do? (Replay)

LnR 024 Whaddaya wanna do? (Replay) OK, I have to admit it . . . I talked too much in this one! :-) Two university friends are talking about their summer plans: A: Hey, whatcha gonna do this summer? [This is how it's pronounced. Remember, NEVER EVER wr...
24.05.2018

TQ 103 Stephanie from the US, France and Belgium

TQ 103 Stephanie from the US, France, and Belgium I think you'll really enjoy this new interview! Stephanie is young, but has had many experiences in her life. She has taught ESL in Libya, Turkey and China. Her family history is very interesting, with ...
14.05.2018

LnR 025 Emma by Jane Austin (Replay)

I'm having a lot of problems with my internet! The internet connection in my apartment stopped working ten days ago. Fortunately my neighbor lets me use his wifi, but it's not a strong connection. We'll see how long it takes to upload this podcast! LnR...