Podcasts and Audio Archive of Jon Dao
The third installment of my speaking and communication focused podcast: CommDao Speak Easy. This episode’s theme (food and humor) requested by Miwa.
This show includes:
Here are the show notes:
Jon: Harry, I got no clue what I’m doing. The only good thing here is the garnish.
Harry: Don’t sweat it, mate. The key to cooking is simplicity.
Jon: Yeah, simple’s what I’m good at. Too bad it always turns out bland.
Harry: Tell you what, I know one incredibly easy add-on that you could add on.
Jon: Sauteed onions?
Harry: Sauteed onions…
Jon: Jinx! Ow!
Harry: You said jinx…
to have no idea, to not know
Example: I got no clue what to say to her. = I don’t know what to say to her.
to worry, to not relax
Example: Don’t sweat it, be happy! = Don’t worry, be happy!
Let me tell you, How about this
Example: Tell you what, we can watch Magic Mike XXL instead of Ant-Man. = How about this, we can watch Magic Mike XXL instead of Ant-Man.
a word used after two people accidentally say the same word at the same time
Keep your conversations organic.
Don’t focus too much on vocabulary. Sometimes you’ll learn a really cool phrase, but try to force it into a conversation un-naturally. Don’t try to memorize scripts that you can use in conversation. Try to have an actual conversation. When you’re talking with someone, what do you actually want to learn about him or her? Then, make use of the vocab that you already know. Afterwards, you can try to learn some slang that would apply to the situation, but you need to try to have real conversation.
Even people from the US have this problem. They speak perfect English, but how many times have you had the same “How are you?” conversation over and over again…
Speaking perfect English is useless if you use it in boring communication. Break out of the routine.
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