118 - The Sea

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Nothing beats a day at the beach - sunny skies, white sand and the sound of the ocean waves - aaahhhhhh! :)

This week your 2 podcast hosts, Dan from England and Jennifer from the US, are chatting about the fun times they have spent at the beach so sit back and relax as you improve your language skills by listening to this natural conversation from 2 English teachers.

Find out about the things they like to do when spending a day at the seaside and after the chat the language focus is all about the definite article ‘the’ and when to use it with places. Enjoy!

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117 - Birthday Traditions

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Happy Birthday to ... Jennifer! It's another birthday celebration here at English Across the Pond and this year, in this week's episode, we'll talk all about birthday traditions from childhood into adult life! 

Learn more about how Jennifer and Dan have celebrated birthdays over the years and what common ages are celebrated in their countries. Can you find some differences in American and British English?

Enjoy!

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116 - Table Manners

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Whether you eat your meals with chopsticks, a spoon and fork or simply your bare hands, table manners are something that affect us all. Join 2 English language teachers, Jennifer from the US & Dan from the UK, as they have a natural conversation about their experiences regarding table manners as well as some advice for you, dear listener, about what to expect when eating in an English speaking country. Find out some of the things you should do as well as things to avoid.


The language focus this week is all about the modal verbs must, should and have to. Bon Appetit!

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115 - The Meaning of Life

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Do you do what you do with intention? Have you ever thought about why you do the things you do? What is the meaning of life to you? Although these are pretty deep questions, we talk all about our meanings for life in this week's episode! Our episode will go into a common confusion between TO and FOR in our language focus, and members, you’ll be able to identify the meaning in your own life by the end of this week AND talk/write about it in English. Master the way to explain why you do what you do using relevant vocabulary and the prepositions “to” and “for” accurately.

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114 - Bags

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We’re sure you have at least one of them and that you use it most days - yes, this week we’re talking all about ... bags. And! It turns out that one half of the team, Jennifer, knows a thing or two about the topic and so Dan, the other half, learns a lot :) We’re sure you’ll learn a lot too - not just about bags but also English vocabulary and everyday expressions.
The language focus is about adjective order and why we say ‘a beautiful, big, leather bag’ and NOT ‘a leather, beautiful, big bag’. Enjoy!

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113 - Back To School

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As August comes to an end, many families are getting their kids ready to go back to school! Are you one of these families?

This week, Jennifer and Dan talk a bit about school traditions and even mention some US and UK differences. We used a lot of verb + preposition + gerund combinations in our natural conversation, and this is why we wanted to highlight this grammar point in our language focus.

As members, your goal this week is to better understand this grammar point and build your speaking and writing confidence by completing the tasks using “back to school” related vocabulary.  You also get 5 extra verb + preposition combinations to review. :)

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112 - Heroes

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Welcome to English Across The Pond. This is a weekly podcast made with much love and care just for you, an English language learner. It's brought to you by your 2 English language teacher hosts, Jennifer (from there US) and Dan (from the UK). 

Batman? Superman? Wonder Woman? This week we’re talking all about superheroes. And while we do chat about comic and movie superiors a bit, most of the conversation is focused around heroes from real life. Who's your hero? The language focus is all about a subject that can even confuse native speakers - the plurals of nouns that end in the letter o. Enjoy the episode!

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111 - Alcohol

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If you like to celebrate special occasions with alcohol, then pop the bottle of champagne because it's a brand new week to learn English with us! :)

Whether you drink alcohol or not, you hear about it on TV, in the news, or in movies. Perhaps your friends or family like to enjoy some drinks now and then, so you're surrounded by it? Either way, it's an important topic for everyday English fluency and now you get the chance to practice.

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110 - Mindfulness

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Mindfulness is one of the hot topics of 2018 - it seems like everybody is taking about it. But what is mindfulness and why has it become so popular so quickly?  Join your English language teacher hosts, Dan from the UK and Jennifer from the US, as they explain everything you need to know about this latest trend. As you listen, you'll be getting all the natural conversation, vocabulary, expressions, idioms, etc. you need to improve your English language skills. After the chat, the language focus this week is based around the present continuous tense. Enjoy!

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109 - At The Dentist

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This podcast is all about helping you improve your English use, confidence, and success and that is especially the goal for this week's episde about the dentist. Today's conversation will help you live in English a little easier, and help you visit a dentist office in an English speaking country. Dan and Jennifer talk about some of their own experiences at the dentist, what to expect in the US and UK (pretty big differences!), and share some very helpful vocabulary naturally in conversation. Our language focus will go into more specifics, explaining the difference between I've got and I have in English as well as common questions and answers needed at the dentist.

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108 - Motivation

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Motivation is the reason we do what we do: if your health is important to you then you’ll be motivated to eat a balanced diet and if you want to be fit then you will be motivated to go running, join the gym or stop smoking. And, of course, if you want to pass an exam, travel the world or get a better job, you’ll be motivated to learn English! Listen to your podcast hosts Jennifer and Dan talk about what motivates them and the advice they offer to you about studying more effectively, dear listener and English student. After the chat, the language focus is all about two words that even native speakers get confused. Enjoy!.

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107 - Fireworks

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Happy belated "birthday", America! A couple of days ago was July 4th, and this is the day that many Americans celebrate Independence day. While we've already talked about the 4th on past English Across the Pond episodes, today we're going into specifics of the celebration. No 4th of July is complete without some fireworks, and this episode will talk all about Jennifer and Dan's thoughts and experiences with fireworks. Speaking of experience, our language focus goes into details about how to use the present perfect to talk about experiences in English, so stick around and review this incredibly common grammar point after today's conversation.

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106 - Planning

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Are you the kind of person that likes to plan every moment of your life? Or do you prefer to just take each day as it comes?  Join your 2 English teacher hosts, Dan from England and Jennifer from America as they chat all about planning. Find out which one is a bit of a control freak, how they plan their lives as well as how you can plan more effectively when it comes to learning English.

After the chat the language focus this week is all about using the present simple tense to talk about the future. Enjoy!

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105 - Summer

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Join us this week as we talk about Jennifer's favorite season, summer! 

Summer time is here (on this side of the world) and Jennifer and Dan are celebrating with a fun, vocabulary-filled conversation all about their summer experiences, what they enjoy doing, and upcoming plans. 

As we talk about our summer plans, we'll show you a natural, in-context way of how to use future time clauses in English. Our grammar focus will tell you more, and members will get the complete lesson with additional examples and information.

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Bonus Episode #5 Celebrate

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Happy Birthday to ...us, Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday dear English Across the Pond.. Happy Birthday to US! THANK YOU for making 2 years possible our dear listeners, members, and Pond community. This week we're celebrating 2 years of podcasting and helping you and other learners around the world improve English fluency.

To say thank you and in honor of this exciting celebration, we're talking about opportunities and gifts we're sharing with you and members of our community this month. Listen to this week's episode to find out more and get the details and links needed below.

Our Special Guest this month is Y O U!

Our podcast wouldn't be possible without you, your dedicated listening, and ongoing support. So today we celebrate YOU!


Thank You Gifts & Opportunities:

(1) SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES (new & current members)

We are giving away 2 free 6 month English Across the Pond GOLD subscriptions.

To qualify: You must send us an email (admin@englishacrossthepond.com) and write how and why English Across the Pond helps you with your English fluency and how the scholarship will benefit you.

*Entries must be received by Saturday, June 30th 2018 (PST-Los Angeles time). We will randomly select 2 winners between July 1-July 3 for the free subscription to start on Friday, July 6, 2018.

 

(2) BONUS MATERIALS  (new members)

We are giving away 1 month of free GOLD materials (That is 4 study plans and transcripts) to every new member that signs up for English Across the Pond GOLD membership by June 30th, 2018. 

Extra Bonus: If you sign up for the 3 month subscription, you will receive 2 months of free materials (8 study plans and transcripts).

 

CURRENT MEMBERS: Check your email on Friday because you are receiving a special, members only bonus about extra feedback opportunities on your speaking or writing. 

Pssst ... new members, you can still sign up and receive this email by Friday (June 22nd, 2018), too!

This Bonus episode doesn't have a transcript or study plan, but we hope you enjoy the extra listening practice, conversation & learning opportunities!

Remember, if you need extra support, sign up for our weekly materials - transcripts and study plans!

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You can choose any episode transcript from Episode 30 - 104.

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104 - Air Travel

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Welcome aboard Flight 104 with EATP, we're happy to have you travelling on your English journey with us today and hope you enjoy the flight :) 

English Across The Pond is a weekly language podcast brought to you by 2 teachers Jennifer (from the US) and Dan (from the UK). This week we're chatting about another Living in English topic and your goal is to familiarize yourself with the different stages of the air travel process and study key vocabulary related to the topic. This will increase your English skills and confidence when you are flying internationally. Bon voyage!

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=== weekly study plan ===

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 For…” Exercise

This is an active listening exercise, one that you can accomplish when you listen to the conversation and understand the vocabulary we are asking you to listen for.

2 Gap-Fill Exercise

In this activity, you write in the missing words from a part of the transcript text as you listen. 

3 Comprehension Questions

10 comprehension questions for you to answer based on our conversation. 

4 Vocabulary

All the language you need from this week’s episode to improve your vocabulary skills.

5 Language Focus:

Based on the language focus in the episode including extra practice.

6 Writing Prompt

Reply a question based on this week’s episode and we will correct it and give you advice.

7 Speaking Practice

You have the opportunity to improve your speaking by SPEAKING! Leave a spoken message related to the topic every week for us to give you feedback.

8 The Transcript

The transcript is an amazing learning resource. The combination of being able to both listen to and read what we say provides you with so many learning opportunities.

9 Answer Key

Don’t look here first before trying to do the exercises :)

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Let’s Connect!

We want to hear from you!

Have you ever travelled by plane? If not, do you think you would enjoy the experience? Why? Why not? If you have, where did you fly from and to? Did you enjoy it? Were you nervous at any point?

You can comment below this episode on the blog.

103 - Pets

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Hello and welcome to another episode of English Across The Pond, a podcast made with much love just for you, an English language learner by us, 2 English language teachers.

As animal lovers, we're excited for this week's episode as we talk about PETS: the benefits of them, the challenges, and our experiences in the present and growing up with different kinds of animals. Did you know Jennifer had a zebra in her neighborhood!?

Even more exciting is the opportunity to improve your ability to recognize and use prepositions in English, and learn phrasal verbs in our language focus.

Get the very best out of our podcast by signing up for our

=== weekly study plan ===

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 For…” Exercise

This is an active listening exercise, one that you can accomplish when you listen to the conversation and understand the vocabulary we are asking you to listen for.

2 Gap-Fill Exercise

In this activity, you write in the missing words from a part of the transcript text as you listen. 

3 Comprehension Questions

10 comprehension questions for you to answer based on our conversation. 

4 Vocabulary

All the language you need from this week’s episode to improve your vocabulary skills.

5 Language Focus:

Based on the language focus in the episode including extra practice.

6 Writing Prompt

Reply a question based on this week’s episode and we will correct it and give you advice.

7 Speaking Practice

You have the opportunity to improve your speaking by SPEAKING! Leave a spoken message related to the topic every week for us to give you feedback.

8 The Transcript

The transcript is an amazing learning resource. The combination of being able to both listen to and read what we say provides you with so many learning opportunities.

9 Answer Key

Don’t look here first before trying to do the exercises :)

Sign up today and improve your English even faster!

Let’s Connect!

We want to hear from you!

What types of pets are common in your country?

You can comment below this episode on the blog.

102 - Noise

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Hello dear Ponder! Imagine we had an entire episode of magical raindrops in the background of our conversation...do you think it would change your listening experience What if we had a car alarm sounding off during the episode, do you think THAT would change your experience? Sounds (and noise) are all around us, whether we like them or not, and today Dan and Jennifer talk a bit about the good, the bad, and the ugly. We dive into the top lists, our preferences, and we hope we'll help you learn how to express your opinion talking about them, too. Our language focus gives you extra practice with the commonly confused words - sound and noise. Enjoy!

Get the very best out of our podcast by signing up for our

=== weekly study plan ===

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 For…” Exercise

This is an active listening exercise, one that you can accomplish when you listen to the conversation and understand the vocabulary we are asking you to listen for.

2 Gap-Fill Exercise

In this activity, you write in the missing words from a part of the transcript text as you listen. 

3 Comprehension Questions

10 comprehension questions for you to answer based on our conversation. 

4 Vocabulary

All the language you need from this week’s episode to improve your vocabulary skills.

5 Language Focus:

Based on the language focus in the episode including extra practice.

6 Writing Prompt

Reply a question based on this week’s episode and we will correct it and give you advice.

7 Speaking Practice

You have the opportunity to improve your speaking by SPEAKING! Leave a spoken message related to the topic every week for us to give you feedback.

8 The Transcript

The transcript is an amazing learning resource. The combination of being able to both listen to and read what we say provides you with so many learning opportunities.

9 Answer Key

Don’t look here first before trying to do the exercises :)

Sign up today and improve your English even faster!

Let’s Connect!

We want to hear from you!

What sounds do you find really enjoyable and why?

Are there any sounds you don't like?

You can comment below this episode on the blog.

101 - The Supermarket / Grocery Store

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Hey super shopper!

Have you ever had trouble navigating the supermarket/grocery store in an English speaking country? We hope you haven't, but if you have had trouble, we’re sure today's episode will help fix that. Join your English language teacher hosts Dan from the UK and Jennifer from the US as they chat about their own supermarket experiences and give you the practical advice you need to approach your food shopping with greater confidence. Enjoy!

Get the very best out of our podcast by signing up for our

=== weekly study plan ===

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 For…” Exercise

This is an active listening exercise, one that you can accomplish when you listen to the conversation and understand the vocabulary we are asking you to listen for.

2 Gap-Fill Exercise

In this activity, you write in the missing words from a part of the transcript text as you listen. 

3 Comprehension Questions

10 comprehension questions for you to answer based on our conversation. 

4 Vocabulary

All the language you need from this week’s episode to improve your vocabulary skills.

5 Language Focus:

Based on the language focus in the episode including extra practice.

6 Writing Prompt

Reply a question based on this week’s episode and we will correct it and give you advice.

7 Speaking Practice

You have the opportunity to improve your speaking by SPEAKING! Leave a spoken message related to the topic every week for us to give you feedback.

8 The Transcript

The transcript is an amazing learning resource. The combination of being able to both listen to and read what we say provides you with so many learning opportunities.

9 Answer Key

Don’t look here first before trying to do the exercises :)

Sign up today and improve your English even faster!

Let’s Connect!

We want to hear from you!

Describe your usual experience at the grocery store or supermarket. You can talk about who you shop with, how often you go, etc..  

You can comment below this episode on the blog.

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!

Get the very best out of our podcast by signing up for our

=== weekly study plan ===

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 For…” Exercise

This is an active listening exercise, one that you can accomplish when you listen to the conversation and understand the vocabulary we are asking you to listen for.

2 Gap-Fill Exercise

In this activity, you write in the missing words from a part of the transcript text as you listen. 

3 Comprehension Questions

10 comprehension questions for you to answer based on our conversation. 

4 Vocabulary

All the language you need from this week’s episode to improve your vocabulary skills.

5 Language Focus:

Based on the language focus in the episode

6 Writing Prompt

Improve your writing with a question based on this week’s episode.

7 Speaking Practice

You have the opportunity to improve your speaking by SPEAKING! Leave a spoken message related to the topic every week for us to give you feedback.

8 The Transcript

The transcript is an amazing learning resource. The combination of being able to both listen to and read what we say provides you with so many learning opportunities.

9 Answer Key

Don’t look here first before trying to do the exercises :)

Sign up today and improve your English even faster!

Let’s Connect!

We want to hear from you!

What's your favourite celebration? (New Year? Your birthday?) How do you celebrate?

You can comment below this episode on the blog.