In this episode, I talk about Donald Trump and the fact that he is now the presumptive nominee for the Republican Party. He has been winning primary after primary, but he remains a controversial figure. Many Americans are shocked that he has garnered so much support. How has he done it? Why are so many Americans voting for him? What are his plans? I address these and other questions in the podcast. This podcast will help you better understand just what is has been happening over the past few months regarding the primary/caucus electoral process. You will learn tons of useful vocabulary and expressions that will help you better understand the news. To get the Lesson Guide with the complete transcript and more, go to 

Direct download: EFN_Podcast_Episode_64.mp3
Category:politics -- posted at: 3:30pm PST

This year we will elect a new president. Who will it be? On February 1, 2016, the primary elections and party caucuses will begin throughout the 50 States and Territories. In this episode, I explain how this works with regards to the top two parties: Democrats and Republicans. You will learn key vocabulary related to this topic and be able to better understand news commentators when they are discussing the candidates, the leaders, who might be dropping out, etc. You learn what a party delegate is and how one gets to the National Convention. Listening to this podcast helps you improve your listening comprehension and prepares you for the topics that you'll find on the TOEFL or IELTS exams. If you like the podcast, please leave me a 5-star review! I appreciate your support and it helps other English learners find it as well. Thanks and feel free to contact me if you have any questions. 

Direct download: EFN_Podcast_Episode_63.mp3
Category:politics -- posted at: 1:33pm PST

In episode 62, I talk about my trip to a dude ranch in Mexico. You will learn about what a dude ranch is, what you can do there and a bit about the history of the dude ranch. This episode is full of great descriptive words that you can use in your own conversations when describing places and destination spots. Listen to the podcast to learn more about this beautiful area of Mexico and this fun way to spend your time riding horses and getting to know a rural area. You can also purchase the Lesson Guide for this episode online at my website Thanks for listening! If you liked the episode, please leave a 5-star review on iTunes. The more people who leave positive reviews, the easier it is for others to find it and use it to improve their English! Yeah! 

Direct download: EFN_Podcast_Episode_62.mp3
Category:culture -- posted at: 10:29pm PST






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