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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

553. Fighting Wildland Fires with Benny the Russian Firefighter

10/15/2018
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553. Fighting Wildland Fires with Benny the Russian Firefighter Talking to firefighter Anton Beneslavsky (aka "Benny") who works as the leader of an international fire fighting project. We talk about becoming a firefighter, the work that he’s doing with Greenpeace around the world and the very serious threat of climate change. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8tv italki offer www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration:00:51:47

552. Discussing Comedy & Culture (with Amber & Paul)

10/5/2018
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552. Discussing Comedy & Culture (with Amber & Paul) Amber, Paul and I listen to a comedy video which is often sent to me by listeners to this podcast. The video is about the experience of trying to understand people when they speak English. Let's see what the pod-pals think of this comedy from another country. The conversation then turns to comedy, culture, language and some more Alan Partridge. I read out some listener comments at the end of the episode. Notes, transcripts and links...

Duration:01:17:10

551. Catching Up with Amber & Paul #8 - Stereotypes

10/1/2018
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551. Catching Up with Amber & Paul #8 - Stereotypes Chatting to the pod-pals Amber & Paul again and this time the conversation turns to the subject of national stereotypes, and why Paul has bleached his hair blond. Notes & transcripts on the website. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8sg Spoken offer www.getspoken.com/lep

Duration:00:48:11

550. British Comedy: Alan Partridge (Part 3)

9/28/2018
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550. British Comedy: Alan Partridge (Part 3) This episode is long, but stick with it! This is the final part of this trilogy of British Comedy episodes about Alan Partridge, analysing some of the quieter and darker moments in Alan's life. Expect analysis of both the comedy and the language. Vocabulary lists and transcript available. Vocabulary lists and transcript available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8s9 italki offer www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration:01:38:32

549. British Comedy: Alan Partridge (Part 2)

9/26/2018
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549. British Comedy: Alan Partridge (Part 2) Building on the previous episode, this time we're looking at how Alan Partridge interacts with people in his every day life and how this results in some classic moments of British TV comedy. All the material is explained with plenty of vocabulary to learn. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8rP italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration:01:28:14

548. British Comedy: Alan Partridge (Part 1)

9/25/2018
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548. British Comedy: Alan Partridge (Part 1) Continuing the comedy theme by analysing a character that most British people know but learners of English find difficult to understand. Check the page for the episode for transcripts, notes and videos. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8rv italki offer www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration:00:55:33

547. Best Jokes from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

9/19/2018
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547. Best Jokes from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Studying some jokes told by stand-up comedians at the Edinburgh Fringe comedy festival, and dissecting them for vocabulary. Learn English with some jokes and find out about typical joke structures used by stand-up comedians. Transcripts and jokes available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8rf Spoken offer http://www.getspoken.com/lep

Duration:00:43:18

546. Death by Meteor

9/11/2018
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546. Death by Meteor This episode is called Death By Meteor and it’s all about asteroids, space, science, maths, astrophysics and the end of the world! Transcript available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8qA italki offer http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration:00:55:36

545. The Hitchhiker by Roald Dahl (Short Story)

9/7/2018
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545. The Hitchhiker by Roald Dahl (Short Story) Learn English with this short story by British writer Roald Dahl. Introduction transcript and short story link available on the episode page, here https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8qm italki offer www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk :)

Duration:00:44:27

544. The Rick Thompson Report: No Deal Brexit

8/27/2018
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544. The Rick Thompson Report: No Deal Brexit Talking to my dad about the current Brexit situation, including what could actually happen in the UK if we leave the EU with no deal. Expect language relating to politics, economics and the big issues of the day. Intro and outtro transcripts available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8pp Spoken offer www.getspoken.com/lep

Duration:00:48:56

543. Britain's First Insect Restaurant Opens

8/23/2018
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Talking about the creepy subject of eating insects, which might be the solution to many of the problems that humans face as a species. This episode includes discussion of eating habits, environmental issues and some insect-related idioms and expressions. Transcripts and vocabulary lists available. Bon appetit! Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8nD italki offer http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk :)

Duration:00:57:14

542. Talking Rubbish & Just Having Fun with The Thompsons

8/21/2018
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542. Talking Rubbish & Just Having Fun with The Thompsons Talking to my dad, mum and brother about all manner of topics, including: Space, climbing mountains, British comedy, fishing, earworms, tattoos, David Beckham, jokes, citizenship tests, baby monkeys, ghosts and celebrity impressions. Intro and outtro transcripts available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8oV italki offer www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration:01:10:04

541. What British People Say vs What They Mean

7/31/2018
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541. What British People Say vs What They Mean Examining British communication style and debunking a few myths about how British people communicate. This episode is based on a famous infographic called "What British People Say vs What They Really Mean" or "The Anglo-EU Translation Guide". It contains lots of thoughts about how direct and indirect cultures communicate with each other, and some samples of business English, with a few improvised scenarios too! Transcript available. Episode...

Duration:01:02:55

540. What’s Up? Post World Cup / News / LEP Meetup London / Super Mario Earworms

7/21/2018
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540. What’s Up? Post World Cup / News / LEP Meetup London / Super Mario Earworms Giving some news, summing up the World Cup, England out, France win, and some chat about music that gets stuck in your head. Get some English stuck in your head with this episode. Transcript available! Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8mW italki offer www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration:00:54:56

539. World Cup 2018 [3] Is It Coming Home?

7/9/2018
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More football episodes - but it won't last forever! In this one I'm in England talking to my Dad and my brother about the world cup so far including England's performances, World Cup songs, diving, VAR and predictions for the semi finals. Enjoy! Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8kI italic offer www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration:00:59:20

538. World Cup 2018 [2] The Second Round / Listener Comments

7/5/2018
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Talking about the second round of the World Cup in Russia, including comments about the teams, the games, the issues, England's penalties vs Colombia and the way football commentators speak. Listener comments are read out. Notes available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8la Spoken offer www.getspoken.com/lep

Duration:00:57:06

537. How Olly Richards Learns a Language (Part 2) Intermediate Plateau / The Magic of Story / Pronunciation & Personality / Classroom vs Self-Guided Learning

7/2/2018
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537. How Olly Richards Learns a Language (Part 2) Intermediate Plateau / The Magic of Story / Pronunciation & Personality / Classroom vs Self-Guided Learning The rest of my conversation with polyglot Olly Richards, talking about how to overcome the intermediate plateau, the magic of story, pronunciation and identity issues, and self-guided learning. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8kw italki offer www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration:01:00:57

536. How Olly Richards Learns a Language (Part 1) Compelling Material / Input-based Learning

6/29/2018
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536. How Olly Richards Learns a Language (Part 1) Compelling Material / Input-based Learning Talking to polyglot Olly Richards about the benefits of listening, reading and using stories to learn English. Full of insights and strategies for effective language learning. Transcripts and notes available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8k5 italki offer www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration:00:57:42

535. World Cup 2018 [1]

6/26/2018
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535. World Cup 2018 [1] Talking about the World Cup 2018 in Russia, including comments about the teams, players, groups, VAR and England's performances. Notes & transcripts available. Episode page italki offer www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration:01:07:24

LEP PREMIUM is now live - teacherluke.co.uk/premium

6/22/2018
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LEP Premium is ready - www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium This is an announcement to let you know that LEP Premium is now ready to go. If you want to superpower your English into the 9th dimension, then you can get started by signing up for LEP Premium. Let me tell you about it. I’m about to upload some premium episodes into the app. They’ll also be available online if you don’t have the app - but the app is going to be the most convenient way to listen to these episodes in the normal way,...

Duration:00:18:51