100 - Celebrate

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Are you excited? Because we are! It's episode 100! 

Join your hosts Dan from The UK and Jennifer from the US for this special landmark episode. This week we take some time to say thank you to you, our dear listeners, and we even try to say hello in your language (I don't think we do a very good job of it, but we tried!). After he chat, the language focus is all about numbers and Jennifer also explains how English Across The Pond is changing as we continue to grow and move forward. Enjoy episode 100!

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Bonus Episode #4 Accents

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Hello hello and welcome to this May bonus episode all about … accents! We are really excited to introduce our very special guest to you, Cara from Leo Listening. Cara is the perfect addition to the team this month as she is an English teacher who was born in Scotland, moved to England and now lives in France. Your hosts Dan and Jennifer find out all about Cara’s real life experience of accents as well as her insightful advice for you, our English language learners. Enjoy the bonus!

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99 - Embarrassment

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Hi everyone and welcome to episode 99. This is an English language podcast brought to you by two native speaker teachers, Dan from the UK and Jennifer from the USA. Every week we choose a topic, chat about it and then finish with a language focus and this week we’re talking (and laughing!) all about something we’ve all experienced at one time or another - embarrassing situations. Find out all about the times your hosts have found themselves in embarrassing situations and then discover the difference between the often confused feelings of embarrassment and shame. Enjoy!

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98 - Accents

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Have you got an accent? Are you from a particular part of your country where people pronounce your language differently? If so, then this episode is just for you! This week your 2 English teacher hosts, Dan from the UK and Jennifer from the US, are chatting all about accents. Listen along to their natural native speaker conversation to improve your listening and vocabulary while finding out what they think about this fascinating subject. After the chat the language focus is all about phrasal verbs. Enjoy!

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97 - Community

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This week your English teacher hosts Jennifer from the US and Dan from England are chatting all about community - groups of people who have the same interests and do things together. Is community important where you live? Do you belong to a community? Improve your English as you listen to this natural, fun conversation and stay tuned because after the chat the language focus is all about one of the most important sounds in English - the schwa. Enjoy!

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96 - Cliches

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This week we are chatting all about clichés - expressions that have become used so much that they don’t mean very much or anything any more. It’s important to be aware of these clichés as people still say them all the time so the more English you listen to and study, the more you’ll come across them. So sit back and relax as we walk you though some of the most common examples. As the word cliché is from French, the language focus is all about other French expression that we use in English. Enjoy!

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95 - Public Transport

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This week your English teacher hosts Jennifer from the US and Dan from England are chatting all about public transport; buses, trains, trams and the metro / subway / underground. What’s the public transport system like in your country? Do you ever use it? Chances are that when you’re in an English speaking country you’ll be taking a ride on public transport at some point and so this week’s language focus, by focusing on relevant words and phrases, will help you navigate the process successfully. We hope you enjoy the journey!

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Bonus Episode #3 Relaxation

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Is there time to relax in this busy world? And how do we do it? Today your hosts Dan and Jennifer are joined by a fabulous guest, Vanessa from Speak English With Vanessa, and she has some really interesting and wise words about when and how to relax (she has a great idea about using mobile phones too much that you HAVE to hear! It might just change your life!!). So sit back, relax and let your troubles float away as you listen to this bonus episode filled with natural language and useful expressions. Enjoy!!

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Episode 94: Learning

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This week we are talking about something we do just about every day of our lives: learning. Your hosts, native speaker English teachers Dan and Jennifer talk about their own experiences of learning as well as offering advice about the best ways to learn something new. The language focus is all about idioms related to the topic. Enjoy the episode, we hope you learn something new! 

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Episode 93: Charity

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This week your hosts Dan (from England) and Jennifer (from the US) are talking about charity; giving time or money to people or things that really need it. Find out which charities they support and at the same time improve your English as you listen to this natural native speakers conversation that includes expressions and vocabulary. After the chat the language focus is all about the second conditional. Enjoy!

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Episode 92: Pet Hates

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Hello! No, we’re not talking about animals that we hate this week :) A pet hate is something that most people don’t mind but you find really annoying; for example, people eating loudly, tapping their fingers on the table or maybe speaking loudly on their phones. Your hosts Jennifer and Dan chat about their pet hates (they have lots!) as well as things they do that drive their partners crazy. The language focus this week is all about phrases you can use when you find yourself in these difficult situations and are not sure what to say.

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Episode 91: Relaxation

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Sit back, close your eyes and let your troubles float away. This week your 2 English teacher hosts, Jennifer from the US and Dan from England, are chatting about relaxation. Are you stressed? What kinds of things can cause you to get stressed? And what do you do to relax? Is it easy to switch off and forget your troubles? Have you ever tried meditating or yoga? Your hosts talk about these questions and lots more besides - all the English you need to improve quickly and effectively. After the discussion the language focus this week is all about adjectives. Enjoy!

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Bonus Episode #2 Obstacles

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What happens when you become stuck and feel that you’re not getting better at English? Or you become isolated and have nobody to learn and make progress with? Your hosts Jennifer (from the US) and Dan (from the UK) introduce their second guest of the year, Paulino, originally from Argentina and now living and working in the USA and he’s answering these questions for you today. Paulino is both an English language learner and teacher so he has words of wisdom for all of you. Enjoy!

The Online Teacher Summit

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Episode 90: Beauty

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Hey there beautiful! This week your hosts Dan (from the UK) and Jennifer (from the US) are chatting all about beauty. What makes someone beautiful? Do you think life would be easier if you were incredibly beautiful (or handsome) and would you ever consider plastic surgery? Listen to this natural English conversation covering all things beautiful from 2 native speaker teachers and improve your English even faster. After the chat, Dan is talking about idioms related to the topic of beauty in the language focus. Enjoy!

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Episode 89: Restaurant Culture

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Today we’re talking about restaurants and more specifically, restaurant culture. Have you been to a restaurant in the US or the UK? Was it a very different experience from being in a restaurant in your country? Did you have any cultural problems? Listen to our natural native speaker chat as we discuss challenges we have faced while eating out abroad as well as offering lots of hints and tips to help you make sure your restaurant experience is less stressful and more fun filled. After the chat, the language focus goes into more detail about the best ways to make requests, order and communicate with the waiter or waitress in English. Enjoy!

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Episode 88: Mornings

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How do you start your day? Do you leap out of bed enthusiastically or snooze, snooze, snooze? Do you usually have breakfast? Make a plan for the day? Your hosts Dan (England) & Jennifer (the US) are discussing their morning routines this week - native speaker conversation to take your English to the next level. After the chat the language focus is all about phrasal verbs with up (get up, wake up, etc.) We hope you enjoy the episode!

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Episode 87: Lies

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This week's topic is something we've all done at some point in our lives - telling lies! 

Do you think that there are times when it's ok to lie? Or are lies always bad? And what does it take to be a good liar? Do you think you're a good liar? Your hosts Jennifer and Dan discuss these questions and more during their natural native speaker chat so listen now & improve your English.

After the chat, the language focus this week is grammar based and all about verbs and adjectives that are always followed by prepositions. Enjoy the episode! (We honestly mean that!)

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Bonus Episode #1 Questions

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Are you considering living and working in an English speaking country? Is it a dream of yours? If so, what questions do you think people will ask you?

This week we are delighted to publish our first bonus episode and introduce you to our very special guest - Ethan from RealLife English! As all three of us (your hosts Jen & Dan, & Ethan) have all lived and worked in different countries around the world and so we're chatting about questions that people ask/asked us regularly and how we would reply. Perfect, right?!

We hope you enjoy the show.

Our special guest this week is Ethan from RealLife English and we really recommend you check these guys out.  With over 20 years of combined teaching experience to guide us, Chad, Ethan, and Justin are committed to guiding you on your life-changing English adventure. Click on the image above to visit their website and the one below takes you to their fab YouTube page.

 

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Episode 86: Singing & Dancing

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Hello!! Do you like singing? Do you sing in the shower or when you’re driving? Are you a good singer or do people start crying when you do your best karaoke?! Or are you a dancer? Do you love to boogie the night away at the local disco? Or dance in your bedroom to your favourite song when nobody is looking?! This week your hosts, Dan from England & Jennifer from the USA are answering all of these questions and more. After the native speaker chat, the language focus this week is all about British English pronunciation. Enjoy!!

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1 Listening Practice

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2 Gap Fill Exercise:

Improve your listening & spelling (writing)

3 Reading Practice:

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4 Vocabulary & Expressions:

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5 Comprehension Questions:

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6 Language Focus:

Based on the language focus in the episode

7 Writing

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8 Transcript:

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Episode 85: Creativity

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This week's topic is creativity - do you consider yourself to be a creative person? Do you make or design things or come up with different ideas? Listen as your hosts answer these questions, chat about their creative friends and give advice about creativity and learning English.

The language focus is all about British & American pronunciation so stay tuned after the chat.

Enjoy!

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The study plan makes sure you get the very best out of our podcasts by providing you with vocabulary, explanations and activities every week. Each study plan includes;

1 Listening Practice

Listening for specific vocabulary

2 Gap Fill Exercise:

Improve your listening & spelling (writing)

3 Reading Practice:

Check your gap fill exercise and follow along with the episode using the transcript

4 Vocabulary & Expressions:

Expand your ability to use more English, like a native speaker!

5 Comprehension Questions:

Double check your comprehension from the episode by answering the questions 

6 Language Focus:

Based on the language focus in the episode

7 Writing

Improve your ability to express yourself + build your writing fluency through our weekly prompts

8 Transcript:

Every word we say in the podcast, written down so you can read along

9 Answer Key:

The answers to all of the exercises are here for you!

Sign up today and improve your English even faster!

Let’s Connect!

We want to hear from you!

Do you consider yourself a creative person? If yes, tell us how your creative and how often you “use” your creativity. If you’re not, do you wish you were more creative? Why or why not?

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