地道美语听力播客:Diversity at Work
地道美语听力播客English as a Second Language Podcast (ESLPod)，是一家位于美国加州洛杉矶的英语教育研究机构推出的英文听力会话，于2005年7月23日首播， 主播Dr. Jeff McQuillan为南加州大学的语言学博士， 现专注于外国语学生的英语学习研究。该播客在iTunes store播客的教育子分类中，与Grammar Girl Just Vocabulary常居前三甲.I got a call yesterday from Amy, a co-worker from the office. She and I work in the same department. We've had lunch at work a few times but I really didn't know her that well. I was really glad she called.
Kevin: Jeff: What were you and Richard talking about earlier? It looked intense.
Lucy: Yeah, Richard said something to me that I didn't appreciate.
Jeff: Oh, no. I know how insensitive he can be. What has he done now?
Lucy: He asked me how long it took me to learn English.
Jeff: But, you were born and raised in California!
Lucy: Yeah, but I get that sometimes. It doesn't matter how many generations my family has lived in the U.S., we'll always be foreigners in their eyes.
Jeff: What a racist! How can you stand working with the guy?
Lucy: You know, Richard isn't such a bad guy. He made the comment out of ignorance, not malice.
Jeff: So, what did you say when he asked you how long it took you to learn English?
Lucy: I told him 28 years. And, he knows I'm 28 years old since I just celebrated my birthday last week. He was puzzled for a minute, and then he got it.
Jeff: Are you sure he really got the message?
Lucy: Yeah, I'm pretty sure since I then asked him how long it took him to learn English.
Jeff: That's hilarious ! What did he say?
Lucy: He said, "36 years," and we both laughed about it. He apologized and now, it's all good.
Jeff: I'm glad. I bet he won't make that mistake again.