Jesse and Jane explain the American custom of a 'housewarming party.' Jesse talks about the reasons he and his wife decided NOT to publicly announce their pregnancy, which revolves around the differences between modern American custom and traditional Vietnamese customs.Read More
Let's Practice Listening in English
LPLE (Let's Practice Listening in English) is a podcast dedicated to helping you improve your English conversation listening skill. Host Jesse Robbins and his friends record short, basic conversations in native English, and they speak slowly and clearly to help you understand the conversation more easily.
Transcripts of the conversation are included with each episode so you can follow the conversation to improve your listening comprehension and pronunciation, as well as learn new vocabulary and grammar.
Jesse has over 10 years of experience helping non-native English speakers improve their English conversation skills. He is excited to share this knowledge with you!
Jesse and Jane talk about current politics at a local, national, and international level. Jesse explains the current mayoral race in Seattle, and Jane expresses her relief at the outcome of the recent French presidential election.Read More
Jesse talks about the recent birth of his first child and what it was like to witness the baby delivery in person. Jesse and Jane discuss how watching a woman deliver a baby can be a very emotional experience, how it demonstrates just how physically, emotionally, and mental strong women are, and why it's a shame that women still aren't treated with the respect and equality that they rightfully deserve.Read More
Jesse talks about his recent move to his new house, which includes moving his pet chickens into their new coop. Jane and Jesse talk about different housing styles and how they differ based on which part of the States you're from.Read More
Jesse and Jane talk about protesting in America. There has been a lot of protesting in America because of various concerns and problems with the new president and between certain police officers and members of the African American community. Jesse wonders if modern-day protesting is as effective as protests back in the 1950s and 60s. Jane acknowledges that these protests create hope and more support for the people affected.Read More
Jesse and Jane talk about children and parenthood. Jane shares a story about her friends and their very unique two-year-old son. Jesse talks about his upcoming first son, who will be born in several weeks, and how he is planning on raising him to be a curious person.Read More
Jesse and Jane talk about the semiannual custom of Daylight Saving Time, when a majority of Americans adjust their clocks by an hour. Following the phrase "spring forward, fall back," Americans have to adjust their clocks forward by an hour, making everyone lose sleep. Jesse complains about just how useless this custom is in modern day society. Jane talks about the similar Daylight Saving customs in Europe.Read More
Jesse and Jane talk about International Women's Day and how it relates to American society and American women. Jesse talks about his experience observing International Women's Day abroad, and Jane thinks about the reasons International Women's Day hasn't been celebrated much in American up until recently.Read More
Jesse talks about his recent vacation to Hawaii, and Jane shares her vacation plans to France and Spain for a special pilgrimage. Jane also shares her story of growing up in a family that went camping a lot, and how she was able to ride helicopters and horses as a child.Read More