01 – Introduction & A Cup Of Joe

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Welcome to the Happy English Podcast!

This is our first episode! I’m really excited to bring you this podcast. In today’s episode, I am going to tell you a little bit about myself, so we can get to know each other. Then, I’m going to teach you the idiom, A Cup Of Joe and some other useful expressions that you can use when you are ordering coffee, and offering someone coffee.

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Comments 53

  1. 1. Michael started his English teaching career in 1994
    2. Michael takes his coffee black
    Ehhh…I don’t drink coffee xD

  2. 1. He started teaching English in 1994.
    2. He takes it black.
    Hey, I like coffee too. I usually have a luwak coffee in a tin cup. And btw, I’m an English teacher too. I began teaching in 1998.
    Nice to know you, Michael.

  3. 1. Michael started his English teaching career in 1994.
    2. Michael takes his coffe black.
    That’s very nice podcast and I have learned very useful idiom today. I like to take my cup of Joe with milk. Thank you for sharing this! I really enjoyed.
    Looking forward to the 2nd podcast! 🙂

  4. Michael started teaching English in 1994. He takes his cofee black. I also take it black but with sugar.Your lesson have alredy inspired me to make a cap of joe.

      1. If it’s American coffee like Taster’s Choice – with milk and sugar. If it’s Turkish coffee – only with sugar. BTW, it’s hard to read this with the dark blue background. The text doesn’t stand out enough.

  5. Hi MICHAEL you are awsome. Amazing First podcast. I wake up and immediately turn on my iPad and listen your first podcast.
    Wait more and more. See you Monday for a new amazing cours
    Your Student Vincent

    1. Thanks Vincent. I appreciate all of your encouragement. This is going to be an exciting new adventure for Happy English. See you tomorrow for class 🙂
      BTW…How do you take your coffee?

  6. I’m very happy to hear about this. It’s amazing and useful. Here is my reply 2 questions above,
    1.He started his English teaching career in 1994
    2. He takes black coffee

  7. Hello Michael, I liked a lot your podcast and your accent is easy to understand.
    1. He started his career in 1994
    2. He takes his coffee black

    I take it black with sugar.(is it right ?)

    Thanks for your tips !!!

  8. Hi Michael. Your English Podcast is amazing. It is a another very good way to improve English listening. I like so much.

    1. He started his career in 1994, in Japan.

    2. He takes his coffee black.

    In my case, I like to take it black with a little sugar…

  9. Hi Michael! I loved the podcast!
    1. He started his career in 1994 in Japan
    2. He takes his coffee black.
    I take it black with sugar!
    Thank you !!!

  10. I cant thank you enough .you are an awesome teacher

    1.He started his career in 1994 in Japan

    2.He takes his coffee black.

    but me I take my coffee black, with added cream and sugar


      1. dear Michael i always prefer to take my coffee with cream and sugar ,because when i take my without sugar it gives me a headache

  11. I hear your podcast about three months and I’ve never been here at your website. I’m not sure about the quality of my english and it’s my first comment in this idiom. I’m sorry about it, I’m sure that I’m doing some mistakes.

    Therefore, I’m here just to try to get out of my comfort zone and improve my english. So, I came to the beginning.

    Let’s answer your challenge questions:

    1: If I’m not wrong, he starts at 1994.
    2: He takes his coffee black, just like me. But I like it with sugar.

    Thank you for your excelent job! Everyday I learn something new in english.

    1. Thanks Octávio, Nice work. A few ideas for you.
      1) in English we make mistake, not do mistakes.
      2) Time prepositions. Use “at” with clock time / “on” with day or date / “in” with all other kinds of time

      1. Hello Teacher,
        Could you plz give some examples with “in” with all other kinds of time.
        I know about “at” and “on”. For e.g I get up at 5 O’clock.
        I am coming back on next Monday/ on 3rd July.

        Sarbjeet Khosa

  12. Michael,

    When you said “…a city in the northern part of Japan…”, could you say “a city in the northern (=adjective) Japan…”?

  13. Hello, Michael! I am new here and I’m sure I’ll learn a lot from you. Thank you!
    so…Michael started his teaching career in 1994 and he takes his coffee black. I like green tea instead of coffee. I hope I didn’t make many mistakes.

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