Saffle Says --- Lessons for English Learners

Here you can find out all the information you need about the Michael's ESL podcast and blog. Post questions and comments as you wish. I value listener and reader comments so don't be shy! The questions you ask me more than likely will be questions others want to know the answers to!

Sunday, July 30, 2006


How many ways can you ask the simple questions, "What?" Here is a fun video where you can get an idea. This is from a Canadian show called "Kids in the Hall" from the early 1990s. Enjoy.


Sunday, July 23, 2006

So Sumo Me!

OK, the new podcast is ready so come and get it. It's a long one this time. I talk about sumo which I can get long winded about. Try not to fall asleep if you don't like sumo.

Meet the Brobdingnagian Bards. These are the guys who play the song at the end of my new podcast. If you liked them you can check them out here.

Ever want to be in a protest?

I love this video. The look of shock on the poor people makes me laugh. I think I would have dropped the flag and ran backwards! What would you have done? Let me know.


p.s. I'm making a new podcast tonight so look for it soon!

Monday, July 03, 2006

Listener Feedback!

OK, I got a nice letter from a listener to the podcast and I wanted to post it. They did not email me when I asked if I could post this on my website so I will take off their name. If you were the one who emailed me and you don't mind me posting you name (not email address!) please send me a reply.


p.s. I'm going to see the new Superman movie tonight! Woo-hoo!


JUNE 28, 2006:

Hi Michael

D.C is messy isn't it? Highway was soaked in water. Are you OK commute or something?
I listen your podcast. What is the eyetoon? I'm not sure spelling.
Take care.

June 28, 2006:

Thank you for your email! The weather has been very rainy these days but thank God it's sunny today! I had only a little trouble getting to and from work these past two days. I live very close to work so I can walk home if I wish. Most people who work in Washington D.C. live in Virginia or Maryland (some even in Pennsylvania) and they had a very difficult time. Trains were delayed and some subway lines were underwater!

iTunes is a music jukebox where you can keep a copy of all your CDs on your computer. You can also listen and subscribe (for free) to podcasts like mine. There are a lot of wonderful English as a Second Language podcasts out there! You should check it out! The Japanese iTunes site is at