Bonus Episode #5 Celebrate


Happy Birthday to, 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 ( 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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=== weekly study plan ===

While there is no study plan for this bonus episode, we release a regular plan every Friday and it 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;

Become a member and receive all of this in your inbox every Friday;

1 Vocabulary

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

2 “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.

3 Gap-Fill Exercise

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

4 Comprehension Questions

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

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!

Happy Studying!

Thank you again for your support!


P.S. Help us continue helping YOU!

For the month of June, we are giving away a free transcript to everyone who writes us an iTunes review on English Across the Pond. (Click here to learn how)

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

To qualify: Head over to iTunes and leave a review. Then, screen shot (take a picture) of the completed review and email that to us with the episode you want. We'll reply with your materials! Valid through June 30, 2018 only.