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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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United Kingdom

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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

507. Learning English with UK Comedy TV Shows

1/20/2018
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Recommendations and descriptions of British comedy TV shows with some comments about how to use comedy TV shows to learn English. Transcript available on the episode page. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-81r italki offer http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration: 01:27:36


506. One of Britain's Favourite Poems

1/16/2018
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Listen to readings of "If—" by Rudyard Kipling, a popular poem from England. Includes analysis of the vocabulary and the themes in the poem and also a chance to enjoy the unique voice of Sir Michael Caine - with some funny impressions too. Transcript, vocabulary and videos available on the episode page. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-81n italki offer http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration: 01:11:59


505. A Chat with Dad & James about Star Wars: The Last Jedi (with Vocabulary)

1/12/2018
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Transcripts and Vocabulary Lists for Episode 505 Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-87u italki offer http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk Intro Transcript Here is the third and final part of this trilogy of episodes about the latest Star Wars film. In this one you'll hear a conversation between my Dad, my brother and me that I recorded just after we'd seem the film a couple of weeks ago. Now, I know that this is perhaps a bit too much Star Wars content on this podcast. Even if you are a...

Duration: 01:38:13


504. My Review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Part 2)

1/10/2018
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Continuing to talk about the latest Star Wars film at length, going through the storyline and giving my thoughts on the characters, events and the audience backlash. Transcript available below. Episode page: https://wp.me/p4IuUx-87j Transcript (95% complete) OK, so if you check the length of this episode you’ll see it’s more than 2 hours long - Yes, this is definitely the longest episode of LEP I’ve ever done! And this is part 2 of a double episode. If you put parts 1 and 2 together...

Duration: 02:10:36


503. My Review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Part 1)

1/10/2018
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Talking about the new Star Wars film including the audience reaction, English accents you can hear in Star Wars, and a run-through of the plot with my thoughts about the events and characters. Plot spoilers throughout the episode! Transcript available (below). Episode page: https://wp.me/p4IuUx-87f italki offer: http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk Transcript (95% complete) This episode is all about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Some of this stuff that I’m saying is scripted, some parts are...

Duration: 01:07:41


502. The Birth of My Daughter

1/4/2018
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Talking about the birth of my baby daughter, including accounts of the main events and how it all felt. Listen carefully for descriptive vocabulary for describing emotions and feelings as well as the language of childbirth previously explained in episodes 491 and 492. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-86Q italki offer http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration: 01:24:45


501. Merry Christmas! / Listener Correspondence

12/24/2017
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Wishing you a Merry Christmas, giving some news and responding to some messages from listeners about vocabulary lists, pronouncing "can't" without sounding rude and more... Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-86o italki offer http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration: 01:04:40


500. [2/2] EPISODE 500 CELEBRATION! (PART 2)

12/16/2017
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Celebrating 500 episodes of LEP with a mega-ramble featuring lots of messages from listeners, expressions of gratitude, a cool announcement for all my listeners, some singing, some talk of becoming a dad, the future of the podcast, Star Wars, and loads of fun and good times. Thank you for listening! italki offer - http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk Episode page - https://wp.me/p4IuUx-85J GET THE LEP APP! https://wp.me/P4IuUx-82H

Duration: 01:32:41


500. [1/2] EPISODE 500 CELEBRATION! (PART 1)

12/16/2017
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Celebrating 500 episodes of LEP with a mega-ramble featuring lots of messages from listeners, expressions of gratitude, a cool announcement for all my listeners, some singing, some talk of becoming a dad, the future of the podcast, Star Wars, and loads of fun and good times. Thank you for listening! Parts 1 & 2 are both available on this page. italki offer - http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk Episode page - https://wp.me/p4IuUx-85J GET THE LEP APP! https://wp.me/P4IuUx-82H

Duration: 01:40:23


499. Prince Harry & Meghan Markle / Royal Family Quiz (with Amber)

12/12/2017
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Talking to Amber about the UK's Royal Family, including our thoughts on the upcoming wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, some royal gossip & rumours, and also a Royal Family Quiz with questions about the monarchy today and in history. So, expect to hear our thoughts and some facts about this very traitional British institution. Notes available. italki offer http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-856

Duration: 01:28:35


498. The Rick Thompson Report: Brexit Negotiations

12/8/2017
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Talking to my Dad about the current situation with the UK's Brexit negotiations with the EU. Listen to hear explanations of what is going on with Brexit, how Northern Ireland is involved, what motivates Brexiters and some comments about other bits of international news - all delivered by my Dad with his clear and coherent English. Notes and transcriptions available. italki offer http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-85g

Duration: 01:13:56


497. Film Club: Withnail & I (with James and Will)

12/5/2017
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Talking about a classic British film which not many learners of English know about. Listen for explanations of the film, its appeal, descriptions of the characters and events, the type of people who like the film and a few bits of dialogue too. Notes and videos available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-84m italki offer http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration: 01:24:28


496. RAMBLECAST

11/30/2017
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Rambling about life, learning English, Star Wars, screwing up paper into a ball and more... Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-84F italki offer http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration: 01:04:33


495. Australian Stereotypes and Cliches (with Oliver Gee) ~didgeridoo sounds~

11/27/2017
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Discussing stereotypes and cliches about Australia with podcaster Oliver Gee who comes from a land down under. Learn about Australian English, Aussie accent, Aussie slang and exactly what you should say whenever you meet a true blue Aussie, mate! Vocabulary list available. Hooroo. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-84d Spoken offer http://www.getspoken.com/lep

Duration: 01:04:46


494. Who Wants to be Good at English? (The Rematch) with Rick Thompson

11/22/2017
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Testing my Dad on his knowledge of English, using words that are frequently confused by native English speakers. Will my dad be able to identify the words, spell them and explain the differences? Listen to learn 20 words and phrases which native English speakers often get wrong. You will also hear Dad and me discussing topics such as catching a squirrel, what he would say to Donald Trump and Paul McCartney if he met them, stories of police drug busts at university, how my dad would deal...

Duration: 01:25:56


493. Catching Up with Amber & Paul #7 (Human Pollution)

11/17/2017
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Amber and Paul are back on the podcast as we catch up with their recent news and the conversation goes off on many tangents covering subjects such as: pollution and fog in Paris, a possible new word - 'pog', other potential new words of the year, Harvey Weinstein, wanking in the office, 'human pollution in the swimming pool', Paul's recent showbiz news, seeing The Rolling Stones on stage and a slightly worrying email from a LEPster. Includes a cameo appearance by young Hugo, saying his first...

Duration: 01:08:25


492. Becoming a Dad (with Andy & Ben) Part 2

11/12/2017
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The second part of this conversation with Andy Johnson and Ben Butler, and we talk about the moment of childbirth and take a quiz about becoming a father. Vocabulary is explained in the second part of the episode. Vocabulary list available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-83a italki offer http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration: 01:14:44


491. Becoming a Dad (with Andy & Ben) Part 1

11/8/2017
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A conversation and vocabulary lesson about childbirth and becoming a father, with Andy Johnson and Ben Butler from The London School of English. Listen to Andy and Ben talking about their experiences of becoming parents, how their babies were born and more. Vocabulary is explained in the second half of the episode. Vocabulary list available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-838 italki offer http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration: 01:04:36


490. Discussing Friendship - with Martin and Dan The Man from Rock n' Roll English (Friendship Phrasal Verbs)

11/3/2017
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Hello! In this episode of the podcast I am talking to Martin Johnston and his mate Dan The Man from the Rock n Roll English Podcast and we're going to teach you some phrasal verbs and other expressions relating to friendship, while also putting their friendship to the test. Martin and Dan are lifelong friends. They know each other very well but they spend a lot of their time bickering and getting at each other. What's going on in this friendship? Do they really like each other or not?...

Duration: 01:35:45


489. A Rambling Conversation with Mum (Part 2) + Vocabulary

10/30/2017
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Here's part 2 of this conversation with my Mum in which you can hear us wittering on about the bookshop where Mum works, some of the books she's read recently, and some of her podcast and film recommendations. Vocabulary is explained at the end, and there's a vocabulary list with definitions available. Episode page: https://wp.me/p4IuUx-81N italki offer: http://teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration: 01:36:00

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