Michael and Lori discuss the game (sport?) Rock Paper Scissors, and debate whether it involves skill or luck.
A short vocabulary episode, focusing on the meaning of the phrase BUBBLE SITTER. It’s a fairly new “slang” word in real estate and economy.
There’s one annoying jerk in every workplace, isn’t there! Lori and Michael talk about their experiences with annoying coworkers.
To wing it is an idiom that means to improvise, to do something without proper preparation or time to rehearse. People often talk about winging it when they have to do something difficult that they didn’t have time to prepare — like a make speech or give a presentation. They might say something like “Sorry if I seem a bit disorganized, I’m totally winging it.” You tell people that you’re winging it, that you’re improvising, so that they won’t expect too much from you, or so that they will be more forgiving if you make a mistake.
Lori explains the meaning of the word “perk,” meaning advantage or benefit.
Lori gives you a collection of good audio and video resources for learning English.