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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

487. Learning Languages and Adapting to New Cultures (with Ethan from RealLife English)

10/22/2017
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A conversation about travelling and learning languages with Ethan from RealLife English. Ethan is very well-travelled, having lived in at least 6 different countries. He's also learned a few different languages to a good level as an adult. Let's talk about his advice for adapting to new cultures and learning languages in adulthood. Vocabulary notes and language test available below. Episode page: https://wp.me/p4IuUx-800 Spoken offer: http://www.getspoken.com/lep

Duration: 01:34:17


486. Difficult Words to Pronounce in English (with Paul Taylor) Part 2

10/13/2017
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With this one you can continue to listen to Paul Taylor and me discussing the tricky relationship between spelling and pronunciation. There are lots of jokes, impressions, funny accents and useful comments about this important area of the English language. Use this episode to avoid some very common mistakes in English pronunciation, and try not to laugh on the bus while you're listening! Check the episode page for word lists, transcriptions and my video of 40+ difficult words to pronounce...

Duration: 01:00:11


485. Difficult Words to Pronounce in English (with Paul Taylor) Part 1

10/13/2017
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Listen to Paul Taylor and me discussing the tricky relationship between spelling and pronunciation. There are lots of jokes, impressions, funny accents and useful comments about this important area of the English language. Use this episode to avoid some very common mistakes in English pronunciation, and try not to laugh on the bus while you're listening! Check the episode page for word lists, transcriptions and my video of 40+ difficult words to pronounce in English. Episode page:...

Duration: 00:54:37


484. Try not to Laugh on the Bus (with Paul Taylor)

10/8/2017
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A conversation with Paul Taylor involving several cups of tea, recipes for French crepes, our terrible rap skills, a funny old comedy song about English workmen drinking tea, some improvised comedy role plays and a very angry Paul ranting about bad customer service in France! Your challenge is to listen to this episode in public without laughing out loud, especially in the second half of the episode. Good luck, may the force be with you. Vocabulary list, song lyrics, definitions and a quiz...

Duration: 01:36:47


483. A Rambling Chat with Moz

10/1/2017
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The second part of my conversation with my friend Moz, this time covering subjects such as podcasting vs YouTube, bathing naked in a Japanese spa, sharing personal information online (like a story of bathing naked in a Japanese spa), the role of artificial intelligence & social media, murdering mosquitoes and meeting a crack addict on the streets of London. Vocabulary list and quiz available. Episode page: https://wp.me/p4IuUx-7Yo italki offer: http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration: 01:11:37


482. The Murder Mile True Crime Podcast (with Moz) More Creepy Stories of Murders in London

9/26/2017
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My friend Moz, who runs a murder-themed tour company in London, is back on the podcast to talk about some more creepy stories of crimes from London's history and his new podcast. Vocabulary list available on the website. Episode page: https://wp.me/p4IuUx-7Yh italki offer: http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration: 01:11:25


481. Holiday Diary (Final Part) "Endeavour to Persevere"

9/20/2017
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The final part of the holiday diary series. This one is about visiting the Navajo Nation, meeting some Navajo people, seeing more natural wonders at Monument Valley and The Grand Canyon, a couple of film recommendations our experience of the solar eclipse and a few more anecdotes about the rest of our road trip. Transcript + more on the episode page. Episode page: https://wp.me/p4IuUx-7WS Spoken voice calls: http://www.getspoken.com/lep

Duration: 01:34:22


480. Holiday Diary (Part 7) BIG ROCKS!

9/18/2017
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In this episode I'm going to continue telling you stories of my recent holiday and there will be descriptions of impressive rocky landscapes, a sort of geology lesson and a brief history of planet earth. Expect plenty of solid descriptive chunks of vocabulary as this holiday diary continues. Spoken calls: http://www.getspoken.com/lep Episode page: https://wp.me/p4IuUx-7Wc

Duration: 01:24:55


479. Holiday Diary (Part 6) The Madness of Las Vegas / 11 Gambling Idioms

9/14/2017
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This episode includes anecdotes and descriptions of our short visit to Las Vegas, including stories of more rental car issues, Las Vegas craziness, winning and losing $$$ and 11 common English idioms that come from the world of gambling. Episode page: https://wp.me/p4IuUx-7W2 italki offer: http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration: 01:12:40


478. Holiday Diary (Part 5) An Encounter with The Church of Scientology

9/12/2017
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More thoughts and comments inspired by things that happened during my recent holiday. In this one I'm discussing stories about the Church of Scientology and the claims that it is a cult. Listen to find out what happened in this part of my trip. Check the episode page for the vocabulary list with definitions. Episode page: https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/2017/09/07/478-holiday-diary-part-5-scientology

Duration: 01:09:35


477. Holiday Diary (Part 4) The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

9/9/2017
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The holiday diary continues and in this chapter we visited Bel Air in L.A. and so here is an analysis of the lyrics to Will Smith's rap from "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air", a famous TV show (and a very serious piece of work, haha) from the 90s which was set in Bel Air itself. Topics covered: TV pop culture, racial politics, slang English. Episode page: https://wp.me/p4IuUx-7V2 italki offer: http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration: 00:56:26


476. Holiday Diary (Part 3) Astronomy, Astrology & Flat Earth Conspiracy Theory

9/6/2017
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In this episode I talk about visiting the fantastic Griffith Observatory and then ramble about Astronomy vs Astrology and ludicrous flat earth conspiracy theories. Includes various bits of vocabulary throughout the episode. Spoken offer: http://www.getspoken.com/lep Episode page: https://wp.me/p4IuUx-7UR

Duration: 01:37:27


475. Holiday Diary (Part 2) Modern Art: Is it amazing, or is it rubbish?

9/3/2017
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Talking about some modern art which I saw while visiting several galleries in Los Angeles. Includes descriptions of different movements in modern art, details about some famous artists and their work, some thoughts about whether modern art is really amazing, or maybe just a load of pretentious rubbish! (Spoiler alert: it depends) italki offer: http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk Episode page: https://wp.me/p4IuUx-7UQ

Duration: 01:21:56


474. Holiday Diary (Part 1)

8/31/2017
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Hi everyone, I'm back from my holiday so here's a new episode of the podcast. In this one you'll hear me talking about some recent news (including quite a big announcement) and then an account of what we did on holiday including some descriptions, opinions and stories. There's talk of disturbing political events, dodgy car rental experiences, and a couple of beautiful cities where urban life meets wild nature. Enjoy! italki offer: http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk Episode page:

Duration: 01:12:38


473. Explaining the Rules of Cricket (with Dad)

8/22/2017
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Everything you need to know about the world's 2nd most popular spectator sport, cricket. I'm joined by my Dad, Rick Thompson and we describe the rules, the appeal of the game and also some expressions in English that come from cricket. italki offer: http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk Episode page: https://wp.me/p4IuUx-7Tr

Duration: 01:26:22


Why does the UK have so many accents? (Recorded February 2017)

8/16/2017
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This episode was originally recorded in February 2017 and is being uploaded in August 2017. In this episode I’m going to answer several questions from listeners about accents, including how regional accents occur in the UK and why there are so many accents there. Video available. italki offer: http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk Episode page: https://wp.me/p4IuUx-7Ty

Duration: 01:16:10


472. Andy Johnson at The London School of English (Part 2) Why Andy runs marathons

8/11/2017
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Talking to Andy about why he runs marathons, including vocabulary relating to doing exercise, health, fitness, technique, injuries and medical care. italki offer: http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk Episode page: https://wp.me/p4IuUx-7Ti

Duration: 00:57:45


471. Andy Johnson at The London School of English (Part 1) - Lego, Self-directed learning, accents

8/6/2017
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Talking to Andy about stepping on Lego, Andy's job, self-directed language learning, accent, and British/American English. italki offer: http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk Episode page: https://wp.me/p4IuUx-7Tc

Duration: 00:47:12


I've got something to tell you... I'm leaving!

8/2/2017
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...on holiday for a few weeks ;) I'm going on holiday until the end of the month, so I'm going to disappear for a while. Listen to this message because it has a few announcements about what's happening with the podcast while I'm gone. Transcript available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-7T5

Duration: 00:25:56


470. Understanding the Liverpool Accent

7/31/2017
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Helping you to understand and appreciate the Liverpool accent and Scouse English, featuring clips of comedy a short history of Liverpool and interviews with famous footballers, actors and musicians. Episode page: https://wp.me/p4IuUx-7SN italki offer: http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Duration: 01:22:58

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