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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

590. Film Club: Avengers Endgame / Marvel Cinematic Universe (with Fred Eyangoh)

4/24/2019
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590. Film Club: Avengers Endgame / Marvel Cinematic Universe (with Fred Eyangoh) Part 2 of this film club episode, including the rest of my chat with Fred Eyangoh and then a monologue from me. This one contains predictions for Avengers Endgame, the future of Marvel Studios and some other film franchises including Star Wars. No spoilers given! Notes, scripts and videos available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9jQ Check out "The Wrong Man" by Spoken - free audio, English study guides...

Duration:01:32:34

589. Film Club: Avengers Endgame / Marvel Cinematic Universe (with Fred Eyangoh)

4/23/2019
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589. Film Club: Avengers Endgame / Marvel Cinematic Universe (with Fred Eyangoh) Part 1 of a big ramble about Avengers Endgame, Marvel Studios and comic book movies in general with my friend, comedian Fred Eyangoh. No spoilers! Part 2 coming soon... Episode page with scripts, notes and videos https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9iw Check out "The Wrong Man" by Spoken - free audio, English study guides and transcripts here http://www.getspoken.com/lep

Duration:01:24:24

588. Punctuation Rules / Book Review (Part 2) Apostrophe, Full Stop, Comma

4/19/2019
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588. Punctuation Rules / Book Review (Part 2) Apostrophe, Full Stop, Comma Part 2 of my episode about punctuation. This one covers punctuation rules for apostrophe, full stop and comma. Also you can hear the rest of my book review of Punctuation..? by User Design. Transcript available. English lessons on Cambly + 10 free minutes www.teacherluke.co.uk/cambly Episode page with transcript and pictures https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9ih Punctuation..? by User Design - available from various bookshops...

Duration:00:54:51

587. Punctuation Rules / Book Review (Part 1)

4/18/2019
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587. Punctuation Rules / Book Review (Part 1) This episode is about the importance of punctuation in writing. I'll teach you the names of various punctuation symbols and review a cool punctuation reference book that someone sent me recently, and yes I do think it is possible to have a cool book about punctuation! Transcript available. English lessons on Cambly + 10 free minutes www.teacherluke.co.uk/cambly Episode page with transcript and pictures https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9i9 Punctuation..?...

Duration:00:56:48

It's LEP's 10th Birthday!

4/12/2019
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10 years ago to this day I published the first episode of LEP. 10 years later I can now say that I'm making a living from doing what I love. Thank you for listening and making my podcast what it is today!

Duration:00:06:54

586. The Importance of Listening

4/6/2019
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586. The Importance of Listening Recently I was reading a book about listening and learning English. This episode is a summary of what I read, including details of how listening fits in with learning English, some considerations of the importance of listening and also some tips for how to improve your English with audio. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9eg Check out Cambly for 10 free mins of conversation with a native speaker www.teacherluke.co.uk/cambly Ambassador code: teacherluke

Duration:00:58:56

585. Alternative British Citizenship Tests with Paul Taylor

3/29/2019
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585. Alternative British Citizenship Tests with Paul Taylor Testing Paul again on his knowledge of Britishness with several alternative British citizenship tests and some very British problems. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9dd italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration:00:58:38

584. Posh or not posh? (Part 3) with Amber & Paul

3/25/2019
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584. Posh or not posh? (Part 3) with Amber & Paul Amber & Paul join me to talk again about poshness, posh accents and posh celebrities. This episode is full of different British accents - posh, RP and regional differences. It's also full of comedy and I found myself laughing out loud while editing this, especially the interview with the football player that Paul tells us about. I hope you enjoy it. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9bL italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration:01:31:01

583. British Comedy: The Dirty Fork / Restaurant Sketch (Monty Python)

3/20/2019
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583. British Comedy: The Dirty Fork / Restaurant Sketch (Monty Python) Analysing the English in a comedy sketch by Monty Python's Flying Circus, and considering British communication style relating to apologising, making complaints and minimising language. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-6CE italki offer www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration:01:15:33

582. Posh or not posh? (Part 2) Guess the Posh British Celebrities

3/15/2019
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582. Posh or not posh? (Part 2) Guess the Posh British Celebrities Can you identify which UK celebrities are posh and which are not? Let's listen to some British celebrities speaking, check their Wikipedia pages and work out of these people are truly posh or not. You'll hear samples of lots of spoken English in this episode and we'll focus on accent and pronunciation. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9bx Spoken Mystery Story offer www.getspoken.com/lep

Duration:01:08:46

581. Posh or not posh? (Part 1) Understanding Posh People and Posh Accents

3/13/2019
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581. Posh or not posh? (Part 1) Understanding Posh People and Posh Accents Everything you always wanted to know about posh people, but were afraid to ask. This episode is all about poshness in people, posh accents and what it really means to be posh. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-87O Spoken Mystery Story www.getspoken.com/lep

Duration:01:24:29

580. Ramble / Listener Comments / Robots / Vampires / Two Taps in the Bathroom

3/8/2019
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580. Ramble / Listener Comments / Robots / Vampires / Two Taps in the Bathroom A rambling episode with responses to listener comments, LEPster meetups, English Robot 3000 & 5000, vampires leaving comments on my website and the continuing mystery of two taps in the bathroom. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9aO italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration:01:19:54

579. [2/2] IELTS Q&A with Ben Worthington from IELTS Podcast

3/1/2019
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579. [2/2] IELTS Q&A with Ben Worthington from IELTS Podcast More conversation with Ben Worthington from IELTSPodcast.com, talking about English skills and exam skills, considering the whole approach and mindset that you need to succeed in IELTS. Includes questions from listeners. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-99N italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration:00:51:20

578. [1/2] IELTS Q&A with Ben Worthington from IELTS Podcast

2/28/2019
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578. [1/2] IELTS Q&A with Ben Worthington from IELTS Podcast A conversation with IELTS teacher Ben Worthington about the IELTS test, with advice for getting your best score in speaking, writing, reading and listening. Includes questions from listeners. Part 1 of 2. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-99K italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration:01:07:21

577. UK vs US Slang Game (with Jennifer from English Across the Pond)

2/14/2019
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577. UK vs US Slang Game (with Jennifer from English Across the Pond) In this episode I'm joined by Jennifer - a podcaster from the USA, and we test each other on our knowledge of slang from our countries. Listen and learn some informal words from British and American English. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-96Z italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk English Across the Pond Special Membership Offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/eatp

Duration:01:08:17

576. Talking about Comedy, Books, Films & Music with James

2/2/2019
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576. Talking about Comedy, Books, Films & Music with James My brother James is back on the podcast for a 90min+ mega-ramble about things like: taking sick days from work, snowboarding, doing stand-up for the first time, the new film about Laurel & Hardy, Steve Coogan / Alan Partridge, The Beastie Boys and making mix tapes on cassette tapes in the 1990s. Intro transcript available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-90U italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration:01:36:42

575. British Comedy: Paul Chowdhry

1/30/2019
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575. British Comedy: Paul Chowdhry Understand a stand-up comedy routine by Paul Chowdhry, a British comedian of Indian descent. We'll break down his comedy bit by bit, understand each line and learn some English in the process. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-90J italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration:01:32:09

574. [2/2] The Rick Thompson Report: Brexit Q&A (January 2019)

1/25/2019
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574. [2/2] The Rick Thompson Report: Brexit Q&A (January 2019) My dad answers some questions from listeners about Brexit. Includes conversation about Theresa May's deal, the prospect of a 'no-deal' Brexit, Parliamentary democracy, the possible reactions to revoking Article 50 or cancelling Brexit altogether, chances of a second referendum, Scottish independence, the sensitive Northern Ireland situation, consequences for EU nationals in the UK and the question of trading on WTO rules. Almost...

Duration:01:14:04

573. [1/2] The Rick Thompson Report: Brexit Update (January 2019)

1/25/2019
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573. [1/2] The Rick Thompson Report: Brexit Update (January 2019) Part 1 of a double episode of the Rick Thompson Report, talking to my dad about the latest developments in the shambolic Brexit story. This time we're focusing on what happened in last week's Parliamentary vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal, what the situation is now, and what might happen in the future. We talk about no-deal Brexit, the possibility of a 2nd referendum, postponing Article 50 and more. Part 2 contains...

Duration:01:06:28

572. Worst Stand-up Gig Experiences (with Amber & Paul)

1/20/2019
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572. Worst Stand-up Gig Experiences (with Amber & Paul) Amber, Paul and Luke tell some stories of their worst ever stand-up comedy gigs. Expect some anecdotes about embarrassing and humiliating experiences on stage, and "dying on your arse". Intro & outtro transcripts available + bonus audio in the LEP app. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8Vz italki offer www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration:01:26:20