Slow American English
Slow American English
Karren Doll Tolliver
The podcast for learners of American English
Episode 72: Interstate Highway System
Streaming audio recording and transcript/text of the Slow American English podcast for learners of American English. Episode 72: Interstate Highway System
Dec 15, 2020
8 min
Episode 71: Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company
Streaming audio recording and transcript/text of the Slow American English podcast for learners of American English. Episode 71: Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company
Nov 15, 2020
8 min
Episode 70: Seattle, WA
Streaming audio recording and transcript/text of the Slow American English podcast for learners of American English. Episode 70: Seattle, WA
Oct 15, 2020
7 min
Episode 69: Rock ‘n’ Roll Music
Streaming audio recording and transcript/text of the Slow American English podcast for learners of American English. Episode 69: Rock 'n' Roll Music
Sep 15, 2020
7 min
Episode 68: Bill Gates and Microsoft
Streaming audio recording and transcript/text of the Slow American English podcast for learners of American English. Episode 68: Bill Gates and Microsoft
Aug 15, 2020
8 min
Episode 67: Miami, FL
Streaming audio recording and transcript/text of the Slow American English podcast for learners of American English. Episode 67: Miami, FL
Jul 15, 2020
7 min
Episode 66: NASA and the Space Program
Streaming audio recording and transcript/text of the Slow American English podcast for learners of American English. Episode 66: NASA and the Space Program
Jun 15, 2020
8 min
Episode 65: The Indianapolis 500
Streaming audio recording and transcript/text of the Slow American English podcast for learners of American English. Episode 65: The Indianapolis 500
May 15, 2020
8 min
Episode 64: Steve Jobs and Apple
Welcome to Slow American English, the podcast for learners of American English. I’m your host, Karren Tolliver. This is episode number 64: Steve Jobs and Apple Before we begin, here are three important items: I hope that all of you are healthy and safe during this world crisis pandemic. It is the most unusual thing I have ever seen. But you know what to do, so please take every step necessary to stay safe. During your isolation, you can listen to all of the Slow American English podcasts again to reinforce your learning. They are all online at SlowAmericanEnglish.net. Subscribe to the podcast there, find free transcripts and links to become a patron and to buy workbooks. To help with your English learning, you can buy Slow American English workbooks on Amazon in almost every country. You can use the workbooks either with or without the podcast. Teachers can use the pre-planned lessons for listening, reading, speaking and writing. Students can use each lesson for self-study. Get yours in print or Kindle version now! Thank you to my Patreon patrons for pledging a little money every month to keep the podcast going. Your contributions help pay for web hosting and other expenses. Without you, I could not help English learners all over the world. If you are not yet a patron, please visit Patreon.com/SlowAmericanEnglish and become one today! Now for the podcast: Transcript: Steve Jobs was born in 1955 in San Francisco, CA. He was adopted as a baby and grew up near San Francisco. He would one day help the area to become Silicon Valley. Jobs was extremely intelligent and much smarter than most people. He went to college in Oregon, but he dropped out after only six months. However, he then audited creative classes where his love for design grew. While in Oregon, he lived and worked at an apple orchard. When he was nineteen, he worked as a video game designer for Atari. When Steve Jobs was 21 years old, he and his good friend Steve Wozniak (“Woz”) founded Apple Computer in 1976. It was one year after Bill Gates had founded Microsoft. Jobs and Wozniak worked in Jobs' garage, the same place where Jobs' father taught him electronics as a hobby when he was younger. At that time, computers were very large and very expensive. Only big companies and governments had computers. Apple Computer made them smaller, cheaper and more user-friendly. Anyone now could buy one. Apple's first product was the Apple I, and the electronics were designed by Woz. Jobs was responsible for marketing. The computer was sold as a kit that people had to put together. Apple introduced the Apple II computer in 1977. It was ready to use and was the first highly successful individual computer. The Apple II started a boom in personal computer sales. It also opened the market for software companies to sell directly to consumers. Three years later, Apple had sales of over $139 million and became a publicly traded company on the stock market. At the end of the first day of trading, the company was worth almost $2 billion. Apple has almost always been on the leading edge of technology. They were the first to produce computers that anyone could buy. And even if they did not introduce a product, they have always improved it. Their design and marketing abilities have always been on the top level mainly because of Steve Jobs. Jobs was forced to leave Apple in 1985 because executives thought he was hurting the company. He then started NeXT computer company, which was bought by Apple in 1996. In 1986, Steve Jobs bought an animation company from George Lucas that would become Pixar. Pixar produced the first entirely computer-animated movie, Toy Story, in 1995. Jobs came back to Apple in 1997. The company had not been doing well, but he led the company to great success once again. Among the revolutionary Apple products produced were the iMac desktop,
Apr 14, 2020
8 min
Episode 63: National Register of Historic Places
Streaming audio recording and transcript/text of the Slow American English podcast for learners of American English. Episode 63: National Register of Historic Places
Mar 15, 2020
7 min
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