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The podcast today will be about Mexican food. Actually this is one of my favorite topics because I love Mexican food. It is very delicious and being that I live in southern California, there is a lot of Mexican influence here.
We have plenty of Mexican food restaurants to choose from. There are the "americanized" fast food restaurants to the very authentic restaurants. I think the authentic restaurants taste much better. You have to go to an area where there are many Spanish speakers in order to find the best food.
They have many things on the menu. Some of which I have no idea what they are and sometimes I am afraid to find out. I don't want to eat anything too interesting such as cow brain or intestines.
Normally I order carne asada, which is steak-like beef seasoned perfectly. I like to eat that with some tortillas, beans and rice.
Welcome to Blabbinit. This is Missy. In this podcast I would like to talk about doing the laundry.
Laundry is not an easy task in my house. Kids always like to dirty their clothes and little girls like to change their clothes 20 times per day in order to look pretty.
When clothes are dirty sometimes people throw them on the floor. Other people put them in baskets or in hampers. A basket has no lid and a hamper has a lid to cover the dirty clothes.
When you are ready to wash a load of clothes it is best to separate the darks and the lights so that the dark clothes can be washed in cooler water and so that they don't bleed on the lighter clothes. Many people will also make a load of just white clothes so they can wash in hot water and add bleach to make them whiter.
Once you have the clothes separated, you can take a load and put it inside of the washing machine. Make sure not to fill it too much so that the clothes have enough room to move around during the wash to get clean.
You must then select the water temperature and the water level. For the water temperature you can select cold, warm, or hot. For the water level you can select low, medium, or high, depending on how many clothes you have put into the washing machine.
Once the washing cycle is complete, you will have to take the clothes out of the machine and put them into the dryer.
Good day! Welcome to Blabbinit.com. This is Missy from southern California. We hope you have had the opportunity to enjoy all of the benefits from our website. Please take advantage of the different ways that are offered for you to practice your English. Reading the words with the podcast is a great way to practice.
I am now getting used to the daily routine of life here. I had a wonderful time in Peru and I can't wait for the next time that I can return and explore more parts of the country.
The thing that I really liked was that I was able to practice my Spanish. I am far from fluent, but this trip forced me to use the language. I have to admit, before my trip I would do anything that I could to avoid using it. But now my fears are much less.
A few days after I got back, I went into my favorite restaurant and ordered some chicken, rice and french fries. I ran out of ketchup and needed some more. I went to the guy, who makes the food, who speaks Spanish, and asked him for more ketchup, in Spanish, without even realizing it and without any fear. I think that once you reach the point where you aren't afraid, then the real learning begins.
I realize now that they won't laugh at me for trying. They actually like it. I think that when we learn a new language we are worried about our mistakes, but we don't realize that the other person is listening to the content and not really each word that we say.