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Luke's ENGLISH Podcast - Learn British English with Luke Thompson

Author: Luke Thompson

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Luke's English Podcast is an award-winning podcast for learners of English.

Listen, learn and have fun while picking up natural British English as it really is spoken.

633 Episodes
627. Emina's Long Journey to English Proficiency My friend Emina Tuzovic has learned English to a proficient level as a non-native speaker of the language. She says it has been "a long journey". Let's find out all about that journey of English learning in this conversation, recorded in London just a couple of days ago. Episode page italki offer  LEP Premium 
626. The Rick Thompson Report: Boris Johnson's Brexit Deal / General Election / Football An update from my dad about Brexit, including details about Boris Johnson's deal, the shutting down of Parliament, the upcoming general election and more. Includes some chat about Premiership football at the end. Episode page italki offer  LEP Premium 
625. 88 English expressions that will confuse everyone (Part 2) Let's continue going through this list of words from an article I found in The Independent. Here is another list of 30 items of British English slang. Word list, notes and links available. Episode page italki offer  LEP Premium   
624. 88 English expressions that will confuse everyone (Part 1) An episode about British English slang and culture, featuring expressions that Brits know but everyone else finds confusing. Here are the first 30 expressions in a list of 88 that I found on Includes plenty of funny improvised examples to make you laugh out loud on the bus. Episode page italki offer  LEP Premium 
623. 13 Terrible Jokes, Explained Actually, it's 17 jokes, including some simple one-liners and a few longer story-based jokes for you to remember and practise telling yourself. Listen to Luke read out and explain some pretty awful but enjoyable word puns and shaggy dog stories, and learn some English in the process. Episode page italki offer  LEP Premium 
622. General Ramble (Oct 2019) Learning English / Politics / Recording Setup / Book Recommendation / Beatles / Star Wars / Bill Bailey Rambling on my own about all sorts of things including Brexit news, describing my recording setup and microphones, a book recommendation for you, comments about the Beatles Abbey Road 50th Anniversary, the latest Star Wars Episode 9 trailer and Bill Bailey dissecting music in a brilliant way. Episode page italki offer  LEP Premium 
621. British TV: Dragons’ Den (Part 3) Discord in the Den One more episode about this TV series involving entrepreneurs getting investment for their business startups. In this one there's plenty of disagreement and some strong feedback from the Dragons. Episode page  italki offer  LEP Premium 
620. British TV: Dragons' Den (Part 2) Negotiation Listen to a real business negotiation and learn loads of English in the process. Vocabulary, scripts and notes available below. Episode page  italki offer 
619. British TV: Dragons’ Den (Part 1) Business Vocabulary Learn tons of business vocabulary in context in this episode all about a TV show about entrepreneurs negotiating investment for their business startups.  This episode contains a business ramble about things like equity investments, financial projections, manufacturing, distribution, logistics chains and marketing. Part 2 contains a real negotiation with plenty of emotional moments. Episode page  italki offer  LEP Premium  
618. The Climate Crisis Explained in 10 Charts (with Cara Leopold) A conversation with Cara Leopold about the climate crisis including descriptions of key charts, graphs and data. Notes and transcripts available. Episode page  italki offer  LEP Premium 
Comments (118)

Tamim Hasan

why you talk a lot .... you dont come to main point u always roam around the topic without getting into it shitty episaode 238 ....plzzz reply admitting your useless gossip

Nov 16th

Ivan 927

20:00 it's "take it AT face value", Luke

Nov 13th

Ruslan Safin

What does Luke say from 11:00?

Nov 7th

Yi Zhu

too verbose...

Nov 6th


the best episode until now!

Oct 31st


They were all funny, Luke :)), except for the last one!

Oct 30th

saied khayamzadeh

so nice idea, thanks

Oct 29th

saied khayamzadeh

hello, I'm quite new listener to your podcast which is really great and I appreciate it too much. but in this episode you said several times something like dgedie or jedie that I don't know the meaning and it's spelling. may you let me know?

Oct 24th

papillon k

thank you from Iran

Oct 23rd

Ali Yoosefi

greaaaat, I should have found you sooner :)

Oct 16th


Dear Luke Hi I'm not a new LEPster but this is my first comment. I finally decided to come out. I've listened to your podcast for about 1 year and I really appreciate your sheer hard work and enthusiasm for finding and dissecting such a broad spectrum of subjects. Now, I think that I know a lot about British culture and language. Some of my favourite topics are poshness, different accents, indirect culture of your people, British comedy and especially Alan Partridge, Edinburgh Fringe, catching up with Amber and Paul, Brexit, and a bunch of other brilliant ideas. Your last two episodes about Dragons' Den also drew my attention to a great extent. I'm introducing your podcast to every passionate English learner whom I know here in Iran. I wish I could hear from you more often. Best wishes, Saeid

Oct 12th

Farzin Mandalzadeh

this podcast is awsome

Sep 22nd

Meihua Zheng

benedict cumberbatch is awfully and totally posh i think

Sep 9th

Zhan Cecilia

Where could i find the script

Sep 5th

Mariane Cardoso Martins

Oh my Gosh Luke!! Your daughter's voice is absolutely adorable!! It's a huge coincidence that while I was listening to the last episode I was wondering when would you give us the opportunity to listen to her voice.

Aug 29th

sameera wgs

thanks you

Aug 5th


Laughed my head off 😂

Aug 1st


Hi! I'm preparing for IELTS. could you please give review of all ears English podcast? are they good? are they genuine?

Jul 25th
Reply (1)

Behzad Ahmadzadeh

dear Luke, why there is no comment section in the LEP app?

Jul 23rd

Soroush Vahidi

Hello sir Just wanted to thank you in the deepest profoundly way as it's possible to be! I've been listening to many of your podcasts and after just a couple of weeks, I've noticed my progress in English for obvious reasons! (listening to your podcast) Just saying thank you and of course I'd like to mention that amazing sense of humour, please keep going, I'm from Iran and this is Sina Big little friendly hug Luck.

Jul 18th
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