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 29, 2007

How Hungry Are You?

I'm always hungry. That's because I'm on a diet where I don't eat food after 5PM. I call it my "No Dinner Diet." Most people think I am crazy, and maybe I am. There are a lot of different ways to say you're hungry in English. In tonight's podcast I go over a few of them and I add a couple extra just for the show notes.

starving- extremely hungry. "The men worked hard all day and were starving when they came home."
ravenous - extremely hungry. "I skiped breakfast and now I'm ravenous. "
famished- extremely hungry. "When can we eat dinner? I'm famished!"
peckish - some what hungry but not very hungry. "I'm a bit peckish but not starving."

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Saturday, July 21, 2007

Harry Potter's New Book is Out!

Nerd Alert!, originally uploaded by Michael Saffle.

I waited in line with over 300 die hard Harry Potter fans tonight in Washington D.C. While in line we were given free gifts like these crazy glasses and Grifindor tassels. Click on my picture and you can see all the other pictures I took.

Do you like Harry Potter? When I lived in Japan the students I taught were all crazy about the movies. I saw the most recent movie last week and I loved it.


Saturday, July 14, 2007

Do you like to go bowling?

My friends and I love to go bowling. When I lived in Maryland my friends and I formed a team and joined a bowling league. We called ourselves "Justice League" and gave each other superhero nicknames. My nick name was "The Thing" who looked like this in the comic book (Do you think we look alike?) :

Our team did well that year and in the future I will add more videos to my YouTube page where you can see more videos of mine.


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Friday, July 06, 2007

Do you know what an iPhone is?

This is a video that pokes fun at the new iPhone, the $500.00 cell phone (mobile phone if you are in the UK) that just was released in the US. Most people think paying $500 or $600 for a cell phone is crazy. But there were a lot of people who lined up at Apple stores all over the US to buy one. In fact, over 500,000 iPhones were sold one three days! Wow!

Now I Japan, I assume most of cell phones are much better than the ones we have here in the States. What kind of cell phone do you use and what can it do? Let me know!


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