Embarrassing Moments!—Culips English Podcast

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embarassingThis episode we’re talking about moments that people usually don’t like to talk about – their embarrassing ones! We go over some things that embarrass most people, like flying low. Then we discuss how people react to the moments, like turning red or brushing it off. The last things that Maura and Harp talk about are a couple of their embarrassing moments. They make for great stories later!

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Harp: Today we’re going to talk about embarrassing moments.
Maura: Embarrassing moments.
Harp: The funniest is that we started this episode with an embarrassing moment from you.
Maura: Yeah. We just recorded another episode and while we were recording, I was sitting kind of strangely on this little bench we’re sitting on and I fell over. I lost my balance. But I wasn’t that embarrassed because everyone here is a friend. I would be more embarrassed if I was with strangers.
Harp: No, exactly. We all just laughed it off.

Expressions included from this episode in Learning Materials:

Embarrassing! To laugh it off
To be flying low To do up
Goofy To play it down
Booger To pass gas/to fart
To burp A dead give away
To turn red Beet red
To get away with it To make fun of someone
Winter boots inside

Podcast/ Lipservice: Culips ESL Podcast, Photo: Chris Fane

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  1. hadimeshkini@yahoo.com' hadi says:

    Hi there, all lovely culips teachers
    I’m from iran and kind of crazy about your each and every podcast. You are great, awsome, and the way you are teaching english is funny and effective at the same time.
    What’s going on with Robin? Haven’t heard his podcast since the beginning of 2011 I guess.
    Thank you again,
    truly yours,
    hadi

  2. laderon2@yahoo.com' Mark, Russia says:

    Oh, that is so much amazing. I would like to share one of my the most embarrassing situation – when I was a kid I got a friend, and one day we were at his place watching TV, and he was sitting on my left, and than I wanted to frighten him by turning suddenly around and screeming “Ooooo!’ – and I did… that was not the friend of mine, to my horor I saw his older brother who looked at me as though I was a real gaga, or just a psicho – I felt my heart stop a bit, and I turned really beet red, since than I avoided any contact with my friend’s brother, for I still feel embarrassed….
    Oh, that’s it.

  3. arti22k@poczta.onet.pl' Artur, Poland says:

    Shouldn’t you guys deliver us consecutive eerily awaited episode on Sunday?

  4. nattykoneko@gmail.com' N, Brazil says:

    The most embarrasing situation that I have passed was during a date with my ex-boyfriend. My stomach was painning a lot and I couldn’t hold on the situation for a long time. I farted very loud. I felt all my face becoming red! For my surprise, my ex laughed a lot, which made me less embarrassed and shy.

  5. Maura says:

    Ha! That is funny Mark. It makes me think of the time that I was at a trailer park where my grandparents had a trailer. I ran up to the trailer door, which you could see through, and put my face against it and said hello. Then I realized that I was at the wrong trailer and I didn’t know the people inside at all. It’s embarrassing when you think you are talking to one person and in the end it is someone you don’t know!
    Thanks for sharing your embarrassing moment!

    Maura
    Culips Free ESL Podcast