Hello and welcome to Mansion Interviews, a podcast which gives me an excuse to talk to interesting people while at the same time improving your English.
Today you’ll be listening to Elsie Escobar, who speaks with an American English accent. The interview is a bit longer than usual, but Elsie speaks so well and so clearly that I’m sure you’ll have no problem in following the conversation.
Remember, you can improve your listening with comprehension questions and find some help with difficult words from this interview at inglespodcast.com/elsie And there’s some rich vocabulary in this interview. Elsie speaks about the cinema, earthquakes, yoga, food, Barcelona, and much much more, so use the vocabulary help you as you listen. Let me introduce to you now the delighfully charming Elsie Escobar.
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Where does Elsie live now?Correct
Which of the following does Elsie NOT say she heard while she was growing up in El Salvador?Correct
How would you describe Elsie’s current view on acting?Correct
What is Libsyn?Correct
Why doesn’t Elsie teach yoga classes anymore?Correct
When Elsie was younger, she found it hard to meditate becauseCorrect
She Podcasts isCorrect
When was Elsie in Barcelona?Correct
Which of the following does Elsie NOT mention as a possible filling for ‘pupusas’Correct
to immerse yourself in (sth) – sumergirse en
to be immersed in something – estar metido de lleno
to be out in the boondocks – en el quinto pino / off the beaten track – fuera de los caminos
packed (with people) – abarrotado/a
store – tienda
trash – basura
curfew – toque de queda
to muddle – desordenar, hacer un lío
earthquake – terremoto
drive – motivación, deseo, fuerza interna, impulso
audition – audición, prueba
role – papel
to cast – dar un papel
blink – parpadear
maid – criada
creative outlet (means of expression) – salida
to keep an eye on – estar atento, echar un ojo
hiatus (break) – interrupción
ROI (return on investment) – rendimiento de las inversiones
to start from scratch – empezar de zero, empezar desde el principio
substance abuse – abuso de sustancias
mat – alfombra, alfombrilla
to bargain – regatear, negociar
off kilter – torcido/a, descentrado/a, desequilibrado/a
shift – mover
a clean slate – una pizarra limpia, una pizarra en blanco
stickler – rigorista, insistente
chore – tarea rutinaria, faena
liberal arts – artes liberales, humanidades
toddler (1-2 year old child) – bebé mayor
enamored with – enamorado de
alignment – alineamiento
point of view – punto de vista
Elsie’s interview on lasunnecracia.com
Elsie’s Yoga Kula
A huge ‘Thank you’ to Elsie for her time. I was very bad because I forgot to ask Elsie where you can find her online:
She Podcasts: https://www.shepodcasts.com/
The Feed: http://thefeed.libsyn.com/
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