Learning English Broadcast - October 13, 2020
30 min
Learning English use a limited vocabulary and are read at a slower pace than VOA's other English broadcasts. Previously known as Special English.
Learn English Through Listening
Learn English Through Listening
Hilary Platt
Enjoy Poppycock Balderdash And Piffle As You Learn Spoken English Ep 385
You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/how-to-learn-spoken-english-3/How To Learn Spoken English Today we have an odd lesson where we talk about some old-fashioned English words, which admittedly you might not hear that much, but when you hear them, you might be interested to know what they are, and how to pronounce them. Just relax and smile as you learn spoken English with us today. The reason this podcast came about is my daughter was looking at YouTube and watching a video of funny English words. Later I overheard a politician on TV using one of those words. We then talked about list of English words that often mean the same thing, often used in a humorous way which had us both laughing out loud. Adept English is here to help with FREE English lessons and language courses that are unique, modern and deliver results. You can learn to speak English quickly using our specialised brain training. We get straight to the point of how you should learn to speak English. We teach you in a fun and simple way that delivers results. If you want to learn to speak English, our approach to learning through listening will improve your English fluency.🎤 find us at... 🌎 https://adeptenglish.com📺 https://adeptengli.sh/youtube💜 https://adeptengli.sh/facebook🎧 listen to us on... 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/spotify🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/apple🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/google🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/amazon🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/blubrry🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/rss
9 min
Speak English Now Podcast: Learn English | Speak English without grammar.
Speak English Now Podcast: Learn English | Speak English without grammar.
Georgiana
Black Friday 2020 FAQ
Hello everyone! I am Georgiana, founder of speakenglishpodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. This week is a bit special because it is Black Friday and all my courses have a 60% discount. I've received several messages with questions about the courses. In this short episode I'm going to try to answer some frequently asked questions. By the way, you can get the deal at: speakenglishpodcast.com/blackfriday Hurry up because the offer is only available until this Sunday at 12p.m. Let’s start with the most frequently asked question: What is the difference between the podcast and the courses? That's a great question! In the podcast, I talk about very diverse topics that allow you to improve your vocabulary. This is great listening practice. In each episode of the podcast, I also give a small example of a lesson. This can be a mini-story of questions and answers or a point of view. Because of time limitations, I can barely develop these lessons, yet they allow you to test the method in an easy and fun way. Besides, it is good practice. Instead, the courses are complete programs designed to improve your spoken English dramatically. In fact, the courses contain hours and hours of questions and answers. Imagine for a moment a podcast episode, but multiplied by 100. Also, the courses allow you to work much better on grammar aspects such as the plural, singular, all kinds of verb tenses, and certain common expressions of English. All this in an integrated way following one or several stories that offer a rich and entertaining context. For example, the Fluency Course (level II) contains more than 8 hours of audio with thousands of questions and answers (mini-stories) and almost 200 pages of transcription text. Of course, there are also many points of view lessons that allow you to work very deeply on aspects of grammar. One rule I always follow is to create lessons with complex characters and funny stories, with an unexpected ending. That way you'll never forget what you learn best and, of course, it's a lot more fun. Another question: Can the courses be used on the iPhone, iPad, Android and so on? Yes, of course. You can use them without problems. An important thing to keep in mind is that the courses are not apps. That is, you don't install them. It's much more flexible. The courses consist of mp3 audio and text (PDF). This is much simpler and prevents technical problems. Transferring the content to any device is quite easy. However, when you buy one of the courses, I send you instructions with detailed steps to know what to do. In any case, you can contact me by e-mail for any questions. Is there a monthly payment for the courses? No, there is no such thing. When you buy the courses they are yours for personal use and forever. How many courses are there and what is the difference? There are currently 4 courses. I will describe them briefly: 1) 30 Day Crash Course (level I): This course is for beginners with no knowledge of English. It is a course that works very well, and I am happy with the result because it helps a lot to start with English. In your case, I don't recommend it because if you are a follower of this podcast, you are no longer a beginner. 2) The Fluency Course (level II):  The level of this course is a bit easier than this podcast, but there is almost no difference. This program will help you automate the most common structures when speaking. It consists of 20 units with 20 unique and fun stories. For example, two penguins who escape from the zoo to surf, a person who wants to learn to be a cook but is a disaster, someone who wants to quit smoking and visits a very strange guru, and so on. I recommend this course if you're trying to stop mentally translating when you speak English, even with relatively easy expressions. 3) The Enchanted Course (level III): This course is very ambitious because it goes one step beyond the Fluency Course. The aim is to practice all the verb tenses in the context of a long and well-developed story. There is a lot of vocabulary and grammar points are very useful. When you finish this course, you will have an advanced level of English. 4) The Job Interview Course (level III): This is the last course created. With this course, you will master the 30 most common questions asked at a job interview, learn specific vocabulary, and when to use it. You will get examples of how to answer the questions.  And the exclusive mini-stories will help you speak English more confidently. Georgiana, what if I don't like them or don't adapt to the courses? That's all right. If during the first 30 days, you are not convinced by the program, you can request a refund without any problem. Are there any free samples of the courses? Yes, of course. You can get some samples at: SpeakEnglishpodcast.com/samples Very well, I think I have answered the most frequently asked questions. I hope you found this useful. Remember that you can benefit from the Black Friday promotion at: speakenglishpodcast.com/blackfriday If your goal is to improve fluency, these courses can really help you. I repeat for the last time: speakenglishpodcast.com/blackfriday Only until this Sunday at 12p.m. All right. That's all for today. I will see you next week another episode of the podcast. See you soon! Bye! Bye! Get the transcript here: SpeakEnglishPodcast.com
8 min
Better at English
Better at English
Lori Linstruth
054 – What in the world is leaf peeping?
Episode summary Autumn is in full swing here in the northern hemisphere, so this Real English Conversations episode is full of vocabulary related to the colors, weather, moods and feelings associated with this time of year. Lori and her friend Eliza talk about exercising outdoors, the health benefits of spending time out in nature, and whether or not it’s a good idea to pick and eat wild mushrooms. Are you feeling tired and drained? Grab your audio player and some headphones, get yourself to a park or forest, and have a nice walk while practicing your English listening! I guarantee you'll feel better after you do this than you did when you started. :-) Get in touch with Eliza Eliza on Udemy Eliza’s instagram Eliza’s teacher profile on italki Supplementary material for further study How nature affects our health and well-being https://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/how-does-nature-impact-our-wellbeing What is leaf peeping? Read this article in The Guardian and find out. Includes a wealth of adjectives related to being outdoors in the autumn. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/09/autumn-colour-brings-joy-to-uks-growing-band-of-leaf-peepers This article explains how you can boost your mood by spending time in nature https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/sour-mood-getting-you-down-get-back-to-nature TRANSCRIPT PREVIEW Hi English learners! Lori here, your teacher from Betteratenglish.com. Wherever and whenever you happen to be listening to this I hope you’re doing great. I’m recording this in early November 2020, and if you aren’t living out in the bush somewhere with no connection to the outside world, you’re probably aware that it’s a pretty stressful time. So because the past few episodes I’ve given you have been about rather heavy topics, I thought I’d give you something lighter for a change. A couple of weeks ago I recorded a fun conversation with another English teacher. Her name is Eliza and she is from Belarus. She’s not a native speaker of English, but her English is fantastic. I really enjoyed talking to Eliza, and I think you’ll agree that her infectious enthusiasm and positivity really shine in this conversation. And I also think that teachers who are not native speakers of the language they teach have a deep understanding of what it’s actually like to learn that language, and that this can really benefit their students. I often wish that I could somehow experience learning English like a non-native speaker, just so I would have insight into what it’s really like. Eliza teaches online at italki, so if you feel like your personalities would click and you want to get in touch with her about lessons, you’ll find her italki profile linked the show notes. All right, the conversation you’ll hear is actually the very first time Eliza and I ever spoke. So I start off by asking her about how she learned English, because I was really curious about that. What follows is a great example of a typical informal conversation in English between two people who don’t know each other, but who at least have some things in common. Becoming conversational in a foreign language is really difficult because conversations are completely unpredictable. There’s no way that you can prepare in advance for everything that might happen in a conversation. As you’ll hear, Eliza and I cover quite a range of topics. We talk about how Eliza learned English as a child, then move on to the health benefits of spending time outside, our favorite seasons, and even whether or not it’s a good idea to pick and eat wild mushrooms. Here in the northern hemisphere it’s autumn, or fall, right now, so there is a lot of vocabulary related to the colors, the weather and the feelings and moods of autumn. And hey, I even learned a new English expression from this conversation...listen and see if you can hear what that was. And if you’re interested in grammar there is a great example of the use of the modal verb would ...
21 min
Plain English Podcast | Learn English | Practice English with Current Events at the Right Speed for Learners
Plain English Podcast | Learn English | Practice English with Current Events at the Right Speed for Learners
Jeff B. | PlainEnglish.com
A COVID vaccine breakthrough | Learn the English expression ‘in sight’
" Finally, some encouraging news in 2020. Pfizer, the global pharmaceutical company, announced that their COVID vaccine candidate was more than 90% effective in advanced trials. Several countries have already put in orders for hundreds of millions of doses. But are they getting ahead of themselves? Plus, learn the English expression “in sight.” -- At Plain English, we make English lessons for the modern world. -- Today’s full English lesson, including a free transcript, can be found at: https://plainenglish.com/315 -- Learning English should be fun! That’s why our lessons are about current events and trending topics you care about: business, travel, technology, health, science, politics, the environment, and so much more. Our free English lessons always include English expressions and phrasal verbs, too. -- Learn even more English at PlainEnglish.com, where we have fast and slow audio, translations, videos, online English courses, and a supportive community of English learners like you. Sign up free at PlainEnglish.com/Join -- Aprende inglés gratis en línea con nuestro curso de inglés. Se habla a una velocidad lenta para que todos entiendan. ¡Aprende ingles con nosotros ahora! | Aprenda Inglês online grátis com o Plain English, a uma velocidade menor, para que todos possam entender. Contact: E-mail jeff@plainenglish.com | WhatsApp +1 312 967 8757 | Facebook PlainEnglishPod | Instagram PlainEnglishPod | Twitter @PlainEnglishPod "
22 min
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