A podcast for those wanting to learn or improve their English - great for any ESL or EFL learner. Visit us at http://www.eslpod.com.
August 3rd, 2015
Episode 275 of 489 episodes
If you need money fast, you may have to get a loan from a pawnbroker. Find out how it works in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:13 Explanations: 3:32 Fast dialog: 16:54 Jamaica: I need to raise some cash right away. I’m thinking of hocking a few things. You’ve used the pawnshop down the street before, right? Nolan: Yeah, a few years ago when I lost my job. I needed a short-term loan to tide me over until I could find a new one. Jamaica: Is the place legit? Nolan: It seemed to be. I have no complaints. Jamaica: That’s good. How would I go about pawning something? Nolan: It’s pretty simple. You bring the pawnbroker something that’s worth money to use as collateral and then you get a loan for a fraction of its value. Then, you have 90 days to repay the loan, plus interest and fees. Jamaica: How do I redeem my item? Nolan: You just show them your pawn ticket. Jamaica: That sounds pretty simple. What if I can’t repay the money by the deadline? Nolan: Then you forfeit your item. The pawnshop tries to sell it to recoup the money they lent you. Jamaica: Okay, I’m going to do it. I’m going to pawn my collection. Nolan: Your collection of what? Jamaica: Action figures. I have the entire collection of ESL Podcast action figures. There’s Jeff, Lucy, Warren, Jessica, Adriano, Pao, LeeAnn, Alison . . . Nolan: I said something worth money, remember? Script by Dr. Lucy Tse
Welcome to the Brain Training Podcast, the daily audio workout for your head. In this podcast we have two games for you, each with three rounds which get progressively harder. To enjoy the full experience, relax, and avoid distractions whilst you listen.