Mansion interviews Elsie Escobar from and

Released Wednesday, 9th March 2016
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Hello and welcome to Mansion Interviews, a podcast which gives me an excuse to talk to interesting people while at the same time improving your English.Today you'll be listening to Elsie Escobar, who speaks with an American English accent. The interview is a bit longer than usual, but Elsie speaks so well and so clearly that I'm sure you'll have no problem in following the conversation.
Remember, you can improve your listening with comprehension questions and find some help with difficult words from this interview at And there's some rich vocabulary in this interview. Elsie speaks about the cinema, earthquakes, yoga, food, Barcelona, and much much more, so use the vocabulary help you as you listen. Let me introduce to you now the delighfully charming Elsie Escobar.
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1. Where does Elsie live now?
LA (los Angeles)PittsburghNorth CarolinaColorado
2. Which of the following does Elsie NOT say she heard while she was growing up in El Salvador?
3. How would you describe Elsie's current view on acting?
she wishes she was back in Hollywood staring in filmsShe regrets the experience because she didn't become a big Hollywood starShe thinks she would have been more successful if she'd had a better agentShe can't imagine acting now because her life and priorities have changed
4. What is Libsyn?
an internet bandwidth companya media production company that makes videos and podcasts for itunesa podcast hosting servicean online community of people who want to be happy
5. Why doesn't Elsie teach yoga classes anymore?
It's too far to driveIt's not worth it financiallyShe doesn't have time because of her familyShe moved and doesn't have enough students now
6. When Elsie was younger, she found it hard to meditate because
there was something negative in her life that she couldn't ignoreShe saw a lot of elephantsshe went out to too many parties with her friendsthere were too many different types of meditation practices to choose from
7. She Podcasts is
a podcast that talks about mena podcast that has a mainly male audiencea podcast that focuses on female podcasters and new mediaa podcast that speaks about flies, particulary when they are on the wall
8. When was Elsie in Barcelona?
20164 years agolast year2006
9. Which of the following does Elsie NOT mention as a possible filling for 'pupusas'
baconbeansshredded porkcheese
AnswersNorth CarolinatanksShe can't imagine acting now because her life and priorities have changedA podcast hosting serviceIt's not worth it financiallythere was something negative in her life that she couldn't ignorea podcast that focuses on female podcasters and new media2006bacon

to immerse yourself in [sth] - sumergirse en to be immersed in something - estar metido de llenoto be out in the boondocks - en el quinto pino / off the beaten track - fuera de los caminos packed (with people) - abarrotado/astore - tiendatrash - basuracurfew - toque de queda to muddle - desordenar, hacer un líoearthquake - terremotodrive - motivación, deseo, fuerza interna, impulso audition - audición, pruebarole - papelto cast - dar un papel blink - parpadearmaid - criada creative outlet (means of expression) -salidato keep an eye on - estar atento, echar un ojohiatus (break) - interrupciónROI (return on investment) - rendimiento de las inversionesto start from scratch - empezar de zero, empezar desde el principiosubstance abuse - abuso de sustanciasmat - alfombra, alfombrillato bargain - regatear, negociaroff kilter - torcido/a, descentrado/a, desequilibrado/a shift - movera clean slate - una pizarra limpia, una pizarra en blancostickler - rigorista, insistentechore - tarea rutinaria, faena liberal arts - artes liberales, humanidadestoddler (1-2 year old child) - bebé mayorenamored with - enamorado de alignment - alineamientopoint of view - punto de vista

Elsie's interview on…
She Podcasts:
The Feed:
Elsi's Yoga Kula:
A huge 'Thank you' to Elsie for her time. I was very bad because I forgot to ask Elsie where you can find her online:
She Podcasts:
The Feed:
Twitter: @YoGeek
If you want to hear Elsie speaking more about her role as Happiness Community Manager at Libsyn, you can find her Spanish interview on A link to that interview, together with links to other things we spoke about, can be found at 
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