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
Explore Envy And Jealousy As You Learn English Language Fluency Ep 384
You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/learn-english-language-5/Learn English Language Fluency I think Aristotle once said to be jealous is reasonable, but envy leads only to bad things. But you have to ask yourself why? Aren’t these the same things? Well no, we often confuse the meaning of these words and today we are going to spend some time explaining why they are different. Using some contemporary English language and explanations which will help you remember the difference, and of course we will improve your spoken English while you learn the English language. 20 years ago, you might only have been jealous and or envious of someone on TV, or maybe one of your neighbours. But today we overwhelmed by so many images and videos from so many devices we can hardly avoid seeing what others have and are doing and let’s be honest it makes us feel something. 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
13 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
Black Friday & Thanksgiving message from Jeff
Black Friday offer on Plain English Plus+ - Click here to unlock your discount! -- Will 2021 be the year you make real progress in English? If so, let us be a part of it with Plain English Plus+! In this special message, Jeff introduces a Black Friday offer and talks a bit about Black Friday and American Thanksgiving. Have you seen the offer? If not, click here! -- Message transcript: Hi everyone, it’s Jeff and I wanted to send you a bonus audio related to American Thanksgiving and all the Black Friday sales. Next month, we’ll do a full lesson on the history of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But first, the big news. We are running a Black Friday special for Plain English Plus+ and those offers are available now! If you’re a free member or if you’re on our e-mail list, you already got the news. Check that e-mail for all the details. If—somehow—and I don’t know how this is possible—but if you’re not on our e-mail list and if you’re not a free member, then head to PlainEnglish.com and click the Black Friday banner at the top of the page. There are two great offers, two great ways you can get started with Plain English Plus+ this Black Friday and build the confidence in English that you’ll need going into 2021. All the details are at PlainEnglish.com. You can also find a link in the description of this episode in Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or whatever podcast player you use. The week after next, we’ll do two lessons on holiday shopping. They’re light-hearted lessons, more about my own personal memory than anything else. I needed a break from researching serious topics, so these two lessons, on December 7 and December 10, will be about holiday shopping through the years. Black Friday is a relatively new thing to most of the world—it’s been an unofficial holiday here for decades, but with the spread of online shopping, it’s now a worldwide thing. For us in the States, it comes around a national holiday, Thanksgiving, which is tomorrow. Before the consumerist extravaganza, we have a single day off—the one biggest holiday that everyone celebrates, regardless of religion. The earliest European settlers in North America had a feast in the late fall to give thanks to God for the success of their first harvests in the new world. Our trials are different today, but we have no less reason to be grateful for the many blessings and advantages we enjoy. This has been an especially difficult year, 2020, with the virus and the economy. But, as we’ll talk about in tomorrow’s lesson, successful vaccines have been developed in record time. The end of the pandemic is not here, but it is in sight. It may not always feel like it, but there really has never been a better time in history to be alive. So do keep that in mind—all we have to be grateful for—during the crazy shopping days this week. And there are all kinds of great Black Friday deals on things that can help improve your life, not only our offers at PlainEnglish.com, but other online courses and trainings. Last year, I signed up for a Black Friday special on a membership that is helping me run my online business. So it’s not all materialistic—though, I must admit, I did just get a new speaker in the mail! That’s all I have today. Remember we have a few Black Friday specials, which you can find at PlainEnglish.com, or in your email if you’re on our email list. I would love for 2021 to be the year you take a big step in English—and I’d love to be a part of it. Check out our offers at PlainEnglish.com.
5 min
Real English Conversations Podcast - Listen to English Conversation Lessons
Real English Conversations Podcast - Listen to English Conversation Lessons
Amy Whitney & Curtis Davies: Conversational English Teachers
63. Household Chores | Learn Real English from Stories | American English Conversation Podcast
In this American English conversation podcast, Curtis and Amy discuss how they split up the responsibilities around the house to keep things tidy and clean. This conversation has lots of great English phrases and vocabulary terms related to everyday living!   American English Conversation Podcast about Household Chores | Learn Real English from Stories https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/2w7irs/Chores_Podcast892vp.mp3   Transcription Curtis: Hi, everybody, it's Curtis Davies and Amy: Whitney from realenglishconversations.com. Today, we're going to talk about something called chores. Curtis: And this is a word that I teach almost every single student of mine. And what is a chore? Curtis: A chore is the odd job or little tasks that you do usually around the house. Curtis: We're going to talk about some of the things that, that we do in our house, who has the responsibility or makes the decisions on which chores to do. Amy: I think this is something that every couple or every family has to go through. Honestly, I remember when I was growing up, I don't think I really had a choice. My parents told me to do something and I had to do it. Whether it be washing the dishes or taking out the trash, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, whatever that task may be. Amy: And occasionally my dad would need a hand with something and it would always be this horrible task. Like he would say, oh, I'm going to trim the hedges outside, Amy:, come outside and help me. Amy: And I'm like. And that meant that I had to pick up all the trimmings from the trees and get like a rash on my arm. And it was awful. So I yeah. I think one of the main reasons why parents have kids is to maybe have some help around the house. But for us, Curtis:, we don't have any kids, so we have to handle our own house cleaning and especially when we were living in Canada. End of Transcription Sample. To get access to the full transcription for this lesson and the other 61+ conversation lessons currently available, register as a Real English Conversations member here.   Other Phrasal Verb Lessons: Hear some other lessons from our podcasts Improve English Pronunciation & Your Mindset with Hadar Shemesh Perfect English Pronunciation And Mindset Tips with Hadar Shemesh Phrasal Verbs (261): End Up, Run Around Follow us on YouTube here
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