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I'm Michael Lavers and this podcast will help you improve your English. I'm an online English teacher for students learning as a second language. In this podcast, I'll be answering your questions and helping you achieve your English language goals in British English.

I'm Michael Lavers and this podcast will help you improve your English. I'm an online English teacher for students learning as a second language. In this podcast, I'll be answering your questions and helping you achieve your English language goals in British English.
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I'm Michael Lavers and this podcast will help you improve your English. I'm an online English teacher for students learning as a second language. In this podcast, I'll be answering your questions and helping you achieve your English language goals in British English.

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English


Episodes

#4 Why Does English Have Weird Spelling?

5/15/2019
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Click Here to Download the Full Transcript Expression of Today: Turophobia - is the fear of what? Muhammed asked on Facebook “Why are there some letters that we don’t pronounce?” For example: Know, Listen, Often, Neighbour 29% of English is French (France was the main language after the 1066 invasion for 600 years) Examples of French words: Beef, Pork, Pastry, Salad, Portrait, Capitalism, Camoflague 26% of English is from Germanic languages (including Old English, Old Norse and...

Duration:00:18:37

#3 Preparing for Travel in English

5/8/2019
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Click Here to Download the Full Transcript English is useful whether you’re travelling to an English country or another country where you don’t know the language since most people know some level of English. If you’re learning English then you are lucky! You can use English in any country (if I do it people will think I’m lazy) How your travel will be different if you know the language It’s useful to remember a few structures that you can add in your own words to change the meaning. A...

Duration:00:20:30

#2 Creating a Study Routine

5/1/2019
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Click Here for the Full Transcript Creating a Study Routine I often answer this question with a vague answer. Something like “It depends on the person”. This is true. But there is more we can talk about. Step 1: Make It Regular Step 2: What to Study? Creating the study routine is the first step, but it will be hard to follow if you don’t have a plan of what to study Example: 15 minutes of reading – note down new vocabulary and grammar15 minutes of listening and focusing on the...

Duration:00:22:31

#1 How to Get a British Accent

4/24/2019
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Click Here for the Full Transcript How to Learn British Pronunciation Introduction British accents have a few things in common which we’ll look at later General Advice Specific Advice Learn stress I recommend https://forvo.com/ for pronunciation and https://www.merriam-webster.com/ for a dictionary. SENTPRESUSPECT Specific Sounds American vs British I recommend this poem called The Chaos by Gerard Nolst Trenité This poem shows the irregularities in English pronunciation. Try it...

Duration:00:22:25

Introduction

4/11/2019
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Hello and welcome to The English With Michael Podcast: The best place to come to study English as a Second Language, as well as to practice the British accent, with me - Michael Lavers - as your teacher. Hello and welcome to the first ever episode of the English With Michael Podcast. This is an introductory episode so I thought I could take some time to tell you about who I am and what to expect from this podcast. So my name is Michael Lavers. I'm an online ESL teacher - that is, people...

Duration:00:03:43