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An award-winning podcast for learners of English, presented by teacher and comedian Luke Thompson. Listen, have fun and pick up authentic British English.

An award-winning podcast for learners of English, presented by teacher and comedian Luke Thompson. Listen, have fun and pick up authentic British English.
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An award-winning podcast for learners of English, presented by teacher and comedian Luke Thompson. Listen, have fun and pick up authentic British English.

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English


Episodes

571. Bill Burr's Hilarious Plane Story - Enjoy Comedy/Storytelling in English

1/16/2019
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Understand a funny anecdote by comedian Bill Burr. In this episode we’re going to do some intensive listening practice using the true story of a bizarre encounter with a man on a plane. Look out for language for travelling by plane, some American English and A LOT of swearing, particularly the F word. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8T1 italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration:01:42:15

570. Learning & Teaching English with Zdenek Lukas (Part 2)

1/11/2019
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570. Learning & Teaching English with Zdenek Lukas (Part 2) Part 2 of my chat with Zdenek from the Czech Republic. In this one we talk about becoming an English teacher, taking the infamous DELTA teaching course, Zdenek's podcast and board game, and some long-lost (and embarrassing) comedy YouTube videos I made in the pre-podcast days. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8P3 Spoken offer www.getspoken.com/lep

Duration:01:11:13

569. Learning & Teaching English with Zdenek Lukas (Part 1)

1/11/2019
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569. Learning & Teaching English with Zdenek Lukas (Part 1) Talking to English teacher & podcaster Zdenek Lukas from the Czech Republic about various things, including how he learned English by working on a building site in East London with a team of cockneys who couldn't pronounce his name properly. Also includes tangents about football commentators, climate change denial, flat earth conspiracy theorists and more. [Part 1 of 2] Intro & outro transcripts available. Episode page...

Duration:01:04:06

568. What is Luke's English Podcast, and how can it help you with your English?

1/7/2019
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568. What is Luke's English Podcast, and how can it help you with your English? What are the aims & objectives for this podcast? How can you use it to improve your English? This episode is an introduction for new listeners and a reminder for long-term listeners: This is a podcast all about learning English through listening, while having some fun in the process. Transcript available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8NS italki offer www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration:01:36:51

567. Alternative Christmas Stories & Poems / Beatles / Happy New Year from LEP!

12/21/2018
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567. Alternative Christmas Stories & Poems / Beatles / Happy New Year from LEP! This is the last episode of LEP before the end of 2018. It's Christmas and New Years Eve is approaching, so it's time for the traditional Christmas episode of LEP! In this one I'm going to read some Christmas stories and a couple of poems which are a bit different to the normal stuff you get at this time of year. Also, keep listening for a funny appearance by The Beatles. Episode page...

Duration:01:43:06

566. The Collins Words of the Year (Part 6) 2018 with Amber

12/19/2018
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566. The Collins Words of the Year (Part 6) 2018 with Amber Minogue Here's the final part of this series about trending words and issues in 2018, this time with friend of the podcast Amber Minogue. Join us as we talk about jogging, picking up litter, bird watching, VAR & football, veganism, ethnic diversity in Hollywood and more. Notes available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8Et Spoken offer www.getspoken.com/lep

Duration:01:10:14

565. The Collins Words of the Year (Part 5) 2018 with Amber

12/17/2018
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565. The Collins Words of the Year (Part 5) 2018 with Amber Minogue Talking to my friend Amber about some trending vocabulary and hot topics from 2018, like plastic pollution, dance crazes and the Brexit backstop. Includes discussion, language explanations, David Attenborough impressions and more. Notes available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8DR italki offer www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration:01:01:23

564. The Collins Words of the Year (Part 4)

12/13/2018
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564. The Collins Words of the Year (Part 4) More trending vocabulary and issues of the moment, this time focusing on topics like working conditions in the gig economy, the pros and cons of instagram and a true story about a unicorn riding a bike in London. Transcript available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8Dr italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk LONDON LEPsters! I am performing stand-up comedy in London on Saturday 15 December in the afternoon. This is a very...

Duration:01:15:40

563. The Collins Words of the Year (Part 3)

12/11/2018
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563. The Collins Words of the Year (Part 3) Continuing this episode series with vocabulary explanations and discussions of big issues from the last couple of years. Includes talk of how social media affects the way we see the world, the pros and cons of fidget spinners, and current debates about gender identity, including my thoughts on the new female Doctor in the classic British TV series, Doctor Who. Transcript available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8CU italki offer...

Duration:01:14:50

562. The Collins Words of the Year (Part 2)

12/10/2018
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562. The Collins Words of the Year (Part 2) Vocabulary explanations and discussions of hot topics from the last couple of years. Talking about some controversial political stuff like the rise of fascism and anti-fascism, the relative popularity of UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, and how the winter season changes people's feelings about romance and relationships. Transcript available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8Cl italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration:01:22:00

561. The Collins Words of the Year (Part 1)

12/7/2018
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561. The Collins Words of the Year (Part 1) The first part of an episode series about trending vocabulary - words which have been used a lot in the last couple of years. Listen to me talk about words chosen by Collins Dictionaries as their "Words of the Year". This first episode focuses on how publishers use big data and then lots of discussion about the 2017 word of the year, which was fake news. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8pk italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration:01:19:04

560. Sarah Donnelly Returns - Writing jokes, public speaking, doing comedy in another language

12/3/2018
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Talking to comedian Sarah Donnelly about how she writes her jokes, advice on public speaking and how to avoid nerves and negative feelings, performing stand-up comedy in another language, and more. Sarah is a comedian and language teacher from the US, now living in France. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8Bz italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration:01:20:25

559. The Rick Thompson Report: Brexit Chaos (November 2018)

11/19/2018
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559. The Rick Thompson Report: Brexit Chaos (November 2018) Talking to my dad, Rick Thompson, about recent developments in the story of Brexit - Britain's exit from the European Union. Recorded on 18 November 2018. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8z2 italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration:01:06:58

558. Rambling in the new Sky-Pod

11/14/2018
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558. Rambling in the new Sky-Pod Another solo episode recorded in the new sky-pod. Talking about moving to the new flat, some podcast news, meeting Louis CK, WW1 remembrance, rock climbing and more... Some vocab is explained during the episode. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8xQ italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration:01:22:37

557. I'm a Rambling Guy (Monologue - Autumn 2018) Audio Version

11/1/2018
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557. I'm a Rambling Guy (Monologue - Autumn 2018) A rambling monologue about my recent French test, a duck-related error, responses to the Alan Partridge episodes and the Russian comedy club video, moving out of the sky-pod, and life with my wife and daughter. A video version of this episode is available for Premium subscribers in the LEP app and online. www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium Yes, this episode is long… but you don’t have to listen to it in one sitting. Listen to a bit, then stop...

Duration:01:32:48

#142 - POTTER AROUND/ABOUT

10/31/2018
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A Phrasal Verb a Day #142 - TO POTTER AROUND/ABOUT To spend time in a relaxed way doing pleasant things which are not very important. Relaxing by doing little things and taking your time. We spent our Sunday just pottering about in the garden.

Duration:00:01:41

#141 - POSE AS

10/31/2018
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A Phrasal Verb a Day #141 - TO POSE AS To pretend to be someone else in order to trick someone. Posing as security guards, the bank robbers entered the building through the back door.

Duration:00:04:17

#140 - POP IN / OUT / OFF / ON / UP (A Phrasal Verb a Day is back)

10/30/2018
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#140 - POP IN / OUT / OFF / ON / UP (A Phrasal Verb a Day is back) A Phrasal Verb a Day is back. In this episode I'll give you an update about this podcast and teach you phrasal verbs with POP. Episode Transcript Hello everyone, This is Luke Thompson and you’re listening to A Phrasal Verb a Day. This is where I attempt to teach you a phrasal verb every day for a year. Yes, this project is still ongoing. APVAD is back! In this episode I’m going to teach you some more common phrasal verbs...

Duration:00:09:09

556. With Jessica Beck from Honestly English

10/24/2018
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Talking to English teacher Jessica Beck about her new website, "Honestly English" and some typical topics she talks about and teaches, including the #MeToo movement and our favourite female superheroes and comedians. Videos and links available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8uH italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration:01:01:45

555. Raphael Miller's Summer School Report

10/22/2018
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555. Raphael Miller's Summer School Report Raphael Miller is back on the podcast to tell us about his experience of running a summer school for international teenagers in Liverpool. The conversation includes lots of stories and descriptions of what happened at the school this summer, including things like teenage sleeping habits, a Chinese celebrity teenager, the proper way to eat a pizza, piano-playing Italian wonder-kids, making tie-dye t-shirts, riding roller-coasters, and blossoming...

Duration:01:14:27