Extraordinary English Podcast

Extraordinary English Podcast - Episode #2: Free4Talk

Extraordinary English Podcast, Episode 2

Learning English in musical, theatrical, fun and funny way.

TRANSCRIPT

This is Extraordinary English Podcast, Episode #2, Welcome everyone. I am Ben.
In this second episode, we'll continue to talk to Sara, from Egypt.
As we already said previously, we are both English learners.

SCENE 1

BEN: How do you do Sara!

SARA: Hello Ben! Have you noticed that we published the first episode more than one year ago? Don't you think we made our listeners wait so long?

BEN: You are right. But since it is an extraordinary podcast, our listeners should also expect nothing less. By following Extraordinary English Podcast, they are already up to be surprised. :)

SARA: I think we shouldn't push our luck, though. Anyway, give me the news! How the listeners reacted to the first episode?

BEN: Actually I wasn't expecting to get so much positive feedback. Not even one was negative.

SARA: Please don't say we got just one feedback! :) OK. I am joking. Go on! :)

BEN: Haha! Very funny! ... I started to wonder if we are not extraordinary enough! Shouldn't we have gotten some negative feedbacks which have said "what you are doing is strange and not useful?" :)

SARA: Do you think, we should increase our limits? :)

BEN: Why not! We can try to be more extraordinary!

SARA: What would you say if I say that we didn't spread the podcast enough.

BEN: I would say: How come! We have put it on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and also we have created a Youtube channel for it. 

SARA: Indeed, we did. But audiences aren't aware of it! Can you tell me how many times the first episode has been watched on YouTube so far.

BEN: Less than 1000

SARA: See? It needs to be reached to a community interested in English.

BEN: Do you have any suggestion?

SARA: How about free4talk?

BEN: free4talk?!

SARA: Definitely! Don't you remember we hit it off on free4talk for the first time?

BEN: How come I don't remember it! I have improved my spoken English so much after joining it. Besides, I have met with very nice people there. For example: Clara, Amr, you!

SARA: That's very kind of you Ben!

BEN: Sara! Something came to my mind!

SARA: What is it?

BEN: Since we have got many benefits from free4talk, why don't we introduce it to our listeners?

SARA: It is a good idea! It would be better to invite the admin to our podcast and let him introduce free4talk to our listeners.

BEN: Let me get the ball rolling!
(Effect: Car engine starts)
And I will also not publish the second episode until the first one is watched 1000 times on Youtube.

SARA: One way or another it will hit that. Don't think about that now. Drive safe!

BEN: I made up my mind!

(Effect: Car moves away)

SCENE 2

Dear listeners, now we will conversate with Amr, one of the free4talk admins.

BEN: Hello Amr. Welcome to Extraordinary English Podcast. You are one of the free4talk admins.

AMR: Hi Ben.

BEN: Free4talk is especially very useful platform for practice speaking. Personally I have got a lot of benefits from it. Can you inform our listeners about free4talk a little bit?

AMR: As you know, many English learners struggling to find a partner to practice with. So, the main idea is that, free4talk is a place where you can have a conversation whenever you want, without the need to schedule anything. Whenever you have free time, just enter free4talk and talk. And the best: it is free! :)

BEN: It is very good point. For example before I found free4talk, I was looking for people to practice my speaking. But most of them they were not ready to talk or they didn't have time.

AMR: Yeah. But on free4talk people are ready to talk and you can always find people from around the world from different countries, different cultures.

BEN: So, it is not only for practicing English, but also for getting knowledge about different cultures.

AMR: Of course. And it is not limited for English. You can practice other languages, too.

BEN: You don't need to be very good in a language to practice it, right?

AMR: Surely. A person can create a room and specify a level like beginner, intermediate, advanced, and so on. So the other people join the rooms by picking a level suit them.

BEN: It is really useful platform. It was nice to talk to you. Thank you for being with us Amr.

AMR: Thank you for having me in such a beautiful podcast and allow me to introduce free4talk to your listeners.

BEN: It is my pleasure.

SCENE 3

(Ben sees Clara waiting at the bus stop)

BEN: Look at that! Who is here? ... Hello Clara! What are you doing?

CLARA: Hello Ben! I am waiting for my bus as you see. But it became late. I hate it!

BEN: Don't worry Clara! My car is over there. I can take you home.

CLARA: Really? I would be very happy!

.....

CLARA: Ben, what have you been up to lately?

BEN: Working on the second episode of Extraordinary English Podcast.

CLARA: Very nice to hear that. The first episode was amazing. I had a blast while listening to it.

BEN: Thank you so much Clara!

CLARA: I am looking forward to listen to the second episode. What are you planning to do in the next one.

BEN: We will continue with Sara.

CLARA: I should say that, I liked her so much! She was so talented!

BEN: Clara! Guess what!

CLARA: What?

BEN: Do you know that Sara is running a coffee shop and her place is on our way.

CLARA: Really! Can we stop by and say hi to her.

BEN: Certainly! If you have time, it is fine for me.

SCENE 4

(Effect: Car closing and horn sound)

SARA: Welcome back Ben. How was your interview with Amr?

BEN: It was beneficial and informative... Sara, guess who I brought with me?

SARA: Who?

CLARA: Me! :)

SARA: Welcome Clara. It is very nice to see you.

BEN: After the interview with Amr, I ran into Clara on my way back. She was waiting for her bus. Since my car was available, I offered her a ride and here we are.

CLARA: Sara, I liked your performance so much in the first episode of Extraordinary English Podcast.

SARA: It is very kind of you Clara!

CLARA: And I heard you are working on the second episode, already.

SARA: Yes. It took time but we finally got around to doing some recordings. Forgive me a moment... Two special coffees for Ben and Clara are just on the way.

CLARA: Actually Sara, coffee is not my cup of tea!

SARA: So, do you prefer tea?

CLARA: Can I get a strawberry milkshake instead?

SARA: You know what Clara, the coffee is on the house. But the strawberry milkshake is not!

CLARA: What do you mean? Should I pay for it?

SARA: Of course no! Ben will pick up the tab!

BEN: What?! Who?! Me?! I don't have any money!

SARA: Calm down, I am joking.

BEN: One day I will die due to your jokes.

CLARA: Don't say that Ben. OK, tell me, when will you publish the next episode of Extraordinary English podcast?

BEN: It is just around the corner.

SARA: He says when the previous episode is watched 1000 times on Youtube, he will release the second one.

CLARA: Will it be the same for the next episode?

SARA: Why are you asking?

CLARA: If it is the case, I will share and recommend it to my friends and tell them to do so, so that you won't be able to publish a new episode once in a blue moon anymore. 😁

BEN: It is really stimulating to see you are interested in Extraordinary English Podcast so much. Thank you Clara.

SARA: Ben, something came to my mind.

BEN: What is that Sara?

SARA: Clara, would you like to join us in the second episode of Extraordinary English Podcast?

CLARA: Really! I'd love to! Wow!

EXPRESSIONS

  • to push your luck: If you say that someone is pushing their luck, you think they are taking a bigger risk than is sensible, and may get into trouble.
    I didn't dare push my luck too far and did not ask them to sign statements. 
  • get/set/start the ball rolling: to begin an activity or process
    At the meeting, she tried to get the ball rolling by asking a few questions.
  • one way or another: somehow, in some way
    One way or another, we have to get this job finished by Monday.
  • make up my mind: decide, choose
    I need more time to make up my mind.
  • got around to (something): to do something that you have intended to do for a long time
    I still haven't got around to fixing that tap.
  • not my cup of tea: not my taste, does not suit my style
    I don't want to go to a horror movie. That's not my cup of tea.
  • on the house: paid for by the establishment
    This drink is on the house.
  • pick up the tab: to pay a bill (such as for a meal or drinks at a bar)
    She offered to pick up the tab for the meal.
  • just around the corner: nearby, very close; imminent
    Spring is just around the corner.
  • have a blast: have a great time, have a lot of fun
    I had a blast at the party last night.
  • once in a blue moon: rarely, infrequently, not often, once in a while
    Something that happens once in blue moon almost never happens.
    We go out for Italian food once in a blue moon although we enjoy it very much.
  • hit it off: get along well, be friends immediately
    I knew you two would hit it off.

CREDITS

Thanks to Sara, Clara and Amr for all of their efforts and contributions for creating this episode of Extraordinary English Podcast.

Music Tracks

  • Plain Loafer by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Attribution 3.0 International License.
  • It's Your Birthday! (Instrumental Version) by Monk Turner + Fascinoma is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.
Publish: 2020-12-26 Update: 2021-01-13 | View: 1231

Feedback


Thank you so much Muhammad Ali. It is nice to hear you liked it. :)
m1gin 2021-03-19 12:21:09
so good ben i like it so much
Muhammad Ali 2021-03-18 21:24:53
Thank you for your feedback Leonid. It is nice to hear you find it beneficial. :) I can think about shortening it. :) -- BEN
m1gin 2021-02-03 13:12:24
Well, Ben, it’s not bad. I would even say, it’s good. It wasn’t boring for the first time. I also was able to memorize the expressions that I almost forgot. So, try to make it consistently. You could separate this podcast by two for example. I mean better do it shortly but more frequently.
Leonid 2021-02-03 03:49:02
its entertaining cool cool you rap also
Ami 2021-01-27 01:42:29
absolutely psychedelic
Luca 2021-01-27 01:40:14
wow, thats amazing. good job
Ezaldeen 2021-01-25 20:13:06
Lovely
hope 2021-01-22 22:09:38
I love
Maira 2021-01-19 04:11:32
I love
2021-01-19 04:11:22
Hello ROY. :)
m1gin 2021-01-08 15:01:25
Hii
ROY 2021-01-08 14:50:03
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