152 - First Impressions

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Do you believe that you never get a second chance to make a first impression?

Welcome to another week of English Across The Pond full of chat, fun and all the language you need to improve your English skills. Join your 2 native speaker hosts, Dan from the UK and Jennifer from the US, as they chat about how to make a good first impression and some do’s and don’ts. After the conversation stay tuned because the language focus this week is all about numbers.

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Bonus Episode - Special Guest

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Hello our dear Ponders! It’s bonus episode time and we are delighted to introduce our good friend Dana from Can Learn English. Dana is Canadian and so we have 3 native speakers from 3 different countries chatting with you today - big wow! We talk about some of the differences between our 3 different types of English and Jennifer and Dan learn some Canadian vocabulary.

It’s a great episode, ey? (Canadian English)

It’s a great episode, innit. (British English)

It’s a great episode, right? (American English)

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151 - Cleaning

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Hello … clean/messy Ponder! :)

Some of us are clean individuals, while some of us may be a bit messy and not mind a less than clean area. Which one are you? Join us this week as we talk about chores, habits, and whether or not we’re clean or messy in our own homes.

Is Jennifer cleaner than Dan, or is Dan a cleaner person than Jennifer? Find out as you hear a natural conversation, lots of vocabulary, and get some more practice with adjective clauses. Enjoy!



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150 - Cheating

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Hey there Ponders! Have you ever cheated on a test? Have you ever cheated on a partner?! We doubt it but whether you have or not our topic for this week focuses around the evergreen topic of …  cheating! Join your 2 English language teacher hosts for real conversation packed full of fun and all the language you need to boost your vocabulary and improve your listening skills. After the chat, the language focus is all about the different prepositions that collocate with the verb to cheat. Enjoy and make sure you listen to the whole episode - no cheating!


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149 - Take Kids To Work Day

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Hello! We’re happy to have you with us “at work” today :)

In fact, we get to spend every week with you here at English Across the Pond. Join us as we talk about this annual day (Take Your Kids to Work Day)  where people around the US bring their children to work. Why does this happen? Has Jennifer (or Dan) ever gone to work with their parents? And, what IS the difference between TAKE and BRING anyway? You’ll find all of that out this week. Enjoy!

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148 - Colour

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Hey there Ponders!

Red and yellow and pink and green. Purple and orange and blue … this week your 2 English teacher hosts, Dan from the UK and Jennifer from the US, are chatting all about colour! They discuss their favourite colours, why colour is so important, colours they like to wear, car colours and … toothbrushes :)

After the chat, the language focus is all about idioms related to colour - enjoy!


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147 Food From Our Childhood

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Hello, hello dear Pond listener!
We’re back with another episode about food, but this time - we’re talking about childhood memories and food! Are there things we used to eat but no longer do? What are some common things we would eat as a family (when we were the kids)!? Find out some of our past favorite meals, fun memories we look back on and a lot more natural English conversation.

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146 - Individuality

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Hi there dear language learning friends and welcome to another episode of our weekly podcast - English Across The Pond. In case we haven’t already met, we are two native English language teachers with over 30 years’ teaching experience between us, Jennifer from the US and Dan from England. Nice to meet you :)

This week we are talking all about individuality and chatting about things like - what does it mean to be an individual? And is it always better to stand out? Listen along to our natural conversation and hear all all the up to date phrases, expressions and vocabulary you need to improve your English skills.

After the chat the language focus explains the words I, me, my, mine and myself.

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145 - Yoga

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Hello dear friends. Today's episode is extra special for Jennifer because she gets to talk about something she's passionate about (and also certified to teach), which is YOGA. Dan learns a lot from his expert co-host!

Have you ever done yoga? If yes, do you practice often? If no, would you like to try?

Notice the 2 verbs we used there? We'll dive more into that in our language focus!

Enjoy the episode :)

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144 - First Dates

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Hello dear friends!

Do you remember your first date? Or are you maybe going on your first date soon?! Whether you’re a little younger or older, first dates are a huge moment in all of our lives. Join English teachers Dan (England) and Jennifer (the US) as they discuss their first dating adventures - one of us kissed on their first date, can you guess who?! After the chat the language focus is all about the past perfect tense - how it is formed, examples and when to use it. Enjoy!


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143 - Spring

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Hi there!
Springtime is in the air, if you’re on this half of the world - can you feel it? Most people get excited with this season shift because flowers bloom and it’s the season of new beginnings for some. Learn more about what we think of this season, our favorite activities, and common things many people do. Stick around to the end, this week’s language focus is all about quantifiers which will definitely help you communicate more effectively in English.


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142 - Risk

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Hello and welcome to another episode of English Across The Pond! This week we’re chatting about risk - are you a risk taker? Do you live life on the edge? Are you risk-averse and prefer life in the slow lane? However you feel about this week’s topic, join us for a fun chat full of all the words and expressions you need to improve your English skills. At the end of the conversation this week’s language focus is the best because ... it’s all about superlatives. Enjoy!

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141 - Books

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Hello, you bookworm, you! Do you like to get lost in the pages of a book or do you prefer audio that you can listen to?

Whatever your book preference is, let's talk about it today! Join us this week where we share our favorite books and even some tips for English learners and reading. The language focus this week is all about adjective clauses - enjoy!



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140 - Empathy

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Hello dear Ponders,

Are you empathetic? Do people come to you for advice?

Empathy is the ability to understand the feelings of other people, so if you are, the answer is probably, ‘yes people do often come to me for advice’

This week, we’re discussing  this exciting topic, providing you with real native speaker conversation. After the chat, in our language focus, Dan talks about one of the major differences between British and American spelling, gives some examples and offers practical advice.



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139 - Passion

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Love is in the air, can you feel it?

Some of us are celebrating Valentine’s day, and yes, while it may be a “Hallmark” Holiday - it’s still a time that is filled with love and P A S S I O N. So, let’s talk about it! What is passion and what are you passionate about? Listen to this week’s episode to find out about our passions and let’s try and find some things in common.

We hope you are as passionate about learning as we are about teaching and this podcast supports you on your journey to fluency.


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138 - Marriage

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Are you married? Or do you hope to be one day? Even if getting hitched is not your thing, join us this week as we talk about marriage in general, share some of our own details and talk a bit about marriage in different cultures. Our language focus will help you understand some common difficulties with words relating to weddings and marriage, so stick around and learn with us! :)


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137 - Regrets

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Have you ever done something that you knew was a bad idea? Have you ever NOT done something that deep down, you knew was a good idea? If the answer is “yes” to either of those, then, you have experienced a feeling of regret.

While no one wants to experience this feeling, we’re human - so we will have feelings of regret from time to time. What is regret? And more importantly for you, how do we talk about it in English? Luckily, we’ll support you with that this week in our newest conversation and podcast episode! Learn about regrets and how to express them in English while having some fun with us. Enjoy!



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136 - Advice

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Are you the kind of person who is always asking others about what you should do next? Or are you often busy helping friends with their present and future problems and plans? Everyone is either looking for or giving advice at some point or other and this week your 2 hosts reveal everything about their experiences with this fascinating subject. After the chat, the language focus is all about different ways to give advice.

Take our advice - listen to this episode carefully and improve your English :) Enjoy!



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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

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9 Answer Key

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135 - What is EATP anyway?

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Hello and Happy Friday!

In this week’s episode, you’ll learn about the reasons behind EATP - why we, your hosts created it, and why it’s such a labor of love for us! You may even learn more about how to use our membership study plan materials! :)

We hope you enjoy learning a bit more about English Across the Pond, the podcast we produce each and every week with so much love and intention, just for you. Cheers!

Jennifer & Dan



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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 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

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9 Answer Key

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134 - Meet Dan

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This week’s all about the British half of English Across The Pond - say hi to Dan! Find out where he’s lived around the world, his family, his Instagram account, where he’s just been on  holiday, what he does in his free time AND rumours about his death :-D As you listen you’ll be improving your English and learning lots of natural and up to date expressions - nice! The grammar focus after the conversation sounds complicated - reciprocal pronouns - but is actually fairly simple. 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!