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Speak English Now Podcast: Learn English | Speak English without grammar.

Author: Georgiana

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Hello, I am Georgiana, founder of My mission is to help you speak English fluently and confidently.
I help people develop their fluency in English using effective and proven techniques, such as the mini-story and point of view techniques. I am also the creator of several programs used by thousands of students and the host of The Speak English Now Podcast, with millions of downloads worldwide.

Why is this podcast so different from any other programs?

With the Speak English Now Podcast:
- you'll master English by listening and speaking without having to memorize any grammar rules.

- You're going to acquire knowledge about the English culture and the language itself.

- And most importantly, you'll discover valuable tips and tricks on how to speak English fluently.

If there's something you can't understand, don't worry about it! Listen to each episode as many times as you need. You can read the TEXT at

Don't miss out any of my Speak English Now episodes. Every week there's a new episode.

Start practicing your English listening and speaking skills with the Speak English Now podcast.
85 Episodes
#085 Food Idioms in English to sound like an English native speaker
Hi everyone! I am Georgiana, founder of My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. Do you want to sound more like an English native speaker?  Well, today you’ll learn 6 new popular expressions in English related to food. After that, I’ll practice your speaking with a funny mini-story. Ok. Let’s learn some new idioms: There's a type of food that always makes us feel better because it reminds us of our childhood. That kind of food is called COMFORT FOOD. We eat comfort food because it comforts us. Although we tend to feel better after eating this type of food, it is not necessarily healthy food.  Example:  “After a tiring day, it’s so wonderful to cook some comfort food and read a good book.” And who doesn’t like eating cake? I just can’t say no to a piece of cake. And when something is extremely easy to do we say it’s a PIECE OF CAKE.  However, this expression doesn’t have anything to do with food. There’s another similar expression. Instead of “piece of cake” you could say “AS EASY AS PIE.” Examples: “I thought the test would be difficult, but it was a piece of cake.” “Compared to learning Japanese, learning English was as easy as pie.” But you know what? Sadly, there are times when YOU CAN’T HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO. Yeah! You guessed right! This is another expression :) When someone says “you can’t have your cake and eat it too” they mean that you can't have two incompatible things at the same time. In other words, the cake cannot be eaten and saved for later. Example: “James works too hard to pay for that luxurious house. The irony here is that he never has any time to stay at home and enjoy it. I guess he can't have his cake and eat it too.”   READ THE TEXT HERE:
#084 Friends TV Series - Learn English with TV shows
Hello, everybody! I am Georgiana your English teacher and founder of My mission is to help you speak English fluently. Speaking English is easier than it seems! You just have to use the right material and techniques. Hey, do you watch TV series to practice your English? Let’s talk about that. One of the most popular series of all time is...can you guess it? No, it’s not House of Cards. Let me give you a hint: Currently, it’s the most watched TV show on Netflix. Still, not a clue? Well, I’m talking about “Friends”. You know: Rachel and Ross, Monica and Chandler, Joey and Phoebe. Right?  Not only is “Friends” entertaining, but also it’s an excellent resource for improving your informal English by learning tons of phrasal verbs, and slang. In this episode, I’d like to talk about this TV show. By the way, I recently rewatched all the seasons in a row. That’s called binge-watching. And boy how I enjoyed it! Apparently, when you are binge-watching your favorite show, your brain is continually producing dopamine, so it becomes an addiction. The TV show has ten seasons, and the duration of each episode is 30 minutes. And I guess half an hour is more than enough. Besides, that makes it even more addictive. As the episodes are short, you end up watching 3 or 5 in a row. Some say that “Friends” is still one of the most popular television series of all time for a reason: it’s not just a TV show; it’s a way of life. And that may be true. Regardless of your age, gender and nationality you should watch this TV show. It’s the perfect excuse to learn English and learn new expressions and have fun!   READ THE TEXT here:
#083 English Pronunciation Practice - Tongue Twisters
Hello, everybody! I am Georgiana your English teacher and founder of My mission is to help you speak English fluently. Speaking English is easier than it seems! You just have to use the right material and techniques. In this episode we're going to do something we've never done before. Today I’ll introduce you to the tongue twisters. I’ll explain later what a tongue twister actually is, and how it can help you with your English. And with a mini-story,you will improve your fluency in English by answering questions, like in a real conversation. So what are tongue twisters? A tongue twister can be a phrase or sentence that is hard to say fast, usually because of a sequence of nearly similar sounds. For example: “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.” What a mess! Right? I get that you feel intimidated but don’t worry. I’ll tell you how to use them in a bit. Tongue twisters are part of popular culture and have always been with us. This means that they are clearly useful in society. And although children find them entertaining, they are used by people who want to sound crystal clear when speaking, including actors, politicians, etc. One of the most interesting aspects of tongue twisters is that it allows us to practice pronunciation and above all agility when it comes to producing sounds in the language. Okay. Now let's see some tongue twisters. (END OF THE EXTRACT)   READ THE TEXT HERE:
#082 English Money Vocabulary - Warren Buffett
Hello, everybody! I am Georgiana your English teacher and founder of My mission is to help you speak English fluently. Speaking English is easier than it seems! You just have to use the right material and techniques. Today I will talk about one of the wealthiest people in the world. His name is Warren Buffett. And you will practice your English speaking with a mini-story. Born in 1930 in Nebraska, Buffet is a fascinating character because of his inspiring story. As a child, Buffett showed interest in stocks. He was writing stockprices on the board in his father's office. His father was a stockbrokerand future congressman. And while nowadays most children play video games, Warren bought his first stock was at the age of 11 and filed his first taxes at age 13. Because like many children of the Great Depression, Buffett grew up to respect the value of money. He became so frugal that when he moved to New Yorkto attend business school, he lived at the YMCAto save money. “YMCA” is short for the Young Men's Christian Association. I also used the word “frugal” which refers to someone careful when using money or food. For example: a frugal lifestyle. a frugal meal of bread and soup. However, you can replace the word “frugal”with the words “economical” or “sparing.” Let’s continue. Buffett started working at the age of 13 as a paperboy delivering newspapers in the morning and afternoon. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree, he enrolled in ColumbiaSchool of Business, where he graduated with a Master of Science in Economics. Only five years after his graduation, Warren started Buffett Partnership Ltd.   READ THE TEXT HERE:  
#081 English Grammar and Fluency -Is grammar important?
Hi everyone! I’m Georgiana, founder of My mission is to help you speak English fluently. Speaking English is easier than it seems. You just have to use the right material and techniques.  Today I’ll talk about grammar and the English fluency.  Is grammar important?  Do you really need to study grammar?   Before I go any further, I'd like to thank you for listening. I’m also a language learner, and I can identify with you and your goals, so I want to help you. Do you know how you can help me? It would be great if you could share my podcast with your friends or write a review on iTunes, Youtube or my Facebook page. Your help would mean a lot to me! Let me share a review of a student named Cata Lina: “I’m a language teacher in my home country, and this method is an easy and very intelligent way to learn English. The use of Question and Answers and The Point of view is the correct way to learn a language. Georgiana really cares about the people who use her method because we can learn effectively. " Thanks, Cata Lina! I’m happy to know that my method is helping you with your English. All right. Now let's get started: Are you a frequent listener of the Speak English Now podcast?  Then I'm sure you’re more than familiar with the opening of the show “Speak English Now fluently with no grammar and no textbooks.” That's right. I help my students to speak English fluently without grammar. And still people ask me from time to time: “Is grammar essential?”  “Should I learn grammar?” My short answer is: No, it's not essential. And you shouldn’t learn grammar. Let me elaborate on my answer a bit more.  First of all, if you want to speak English fluently, you don't need to study grammar.   READ THE TEXT HERE:
#080 English Podcast ESL - Freddie Mercury - Queen
“Don’t stop me now. Cause I’m having a good time. I don’t wanna stop at all!” Hello, everybody! I am Georgiana your English teacher and founder of My mission is to help you speak English fluently. Speaking English is easier than it seems! You just have to use the right material and techniques. Today I’m going to talk about a band named Queen and the legendary Freddie Mercury. And with a mini-story, you’re going to practice your speaking in English while learning fascinating facts about Freddie. Have you heard or a band named Queen? Of course, you have. I’m just kidding. :) And how much do you know about their singer and songwriter Freddie Mercury?  Some people believe that Mercury was British, but did you know that he was born in Zanzibar, September 1946? You probably guessed by now that his real name wasn’t Freddie Mercury. His birth name was Farrokh Bulsara. I was curious about how to pronounce his name, so I have done my research, though I’m still not sure I’m pronouncing it correctly. Did you know that Freddie was born with four extra teeth in the back of his mouth? He never fixed his teeth because he feared it would ruin his voice. In 1964 Freddie's family moved to England, and in 1966, he enrolled in Ealing College of Art to study graphic illustration. There he met Tim Staffell who introduced him to his band Smile. Watching Smile made Freddie realize that he really wanted to be in a band himself. Therefore, after he finished his diploma in graphic art and design, he joined a band called Ibex, playing the lead guitarist. Later on, he formed the band Queen in 1970 with guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. He wrote numerous hits for Queen, including "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Somebody to Love," "Don't Stop Me Now," and "We Are the Champions." He also conducted a solo career and was a guest producer and musician for other artists.   READ THE FULL TEXT HERE:
#079 Color idioms expressions in English (white)
Hello, everybody! I am Georgiana your English teacher and founder of My mission is to help you speak English fluently. Speaking English is easier than it seems! You just have to use the right material and techniques. In today’s episode, you will learn new expressions in English with the help of the color white. In fact, with the help of colors, you can say many different things. You'll see. And with an exclusive mini-story, you will be able to practice your fluency in English along with today's expressions. I'm going to start talking about the English idiomatic expressions with the color white. In the following episodes, I will use more expressions with different colors. As I was preparing this episode, I realized that these expressions are used a lot in everyday life. It would be great if you could at least understand their meaning. And don't worry if you don't remember all of them. 1. As white as a sheet We use this expression to say that someone is in a state of great fear or anxiety. Let me tell you a story about a friend who had long distance relationship before the internet era. During the first month, he spoke on the phone for about 12 hours every day. However, things changed after he saw the phone bill! I’m sure that he became as white as a sheet. :) Another example:  “Bill, you’re as white as a sheet! Are you alright?” 2. Raise a white flag The white flag is a widely known symbol used to symbolize surrender.  People carrying or waving a white flag should not be attacked or allowed to open fire.  And as you have already guessed by now, this expression indicates that someone admitted defeat. Examples: “After studying English for 28 years and eight months, Marta was about to raise a white flag. Luckily before throwing in the towel, she found out about the Speak English Now podcast!!” Here I used the expression “to throw in the towel” which has the same meaning as “raise a white flag.”   READ the TEXT here:
#076 How to Ask a Girl Out on a Date in English
Hi everyone! I am Georgiana, founder of My mission is to help you speak English fluently. Last week I realized that Valentine's Day is coming up, and I wanted to dedicate this lesson to students who want to know how to ask a girl out. You never know when you'll meet that special someone, so you gotta be prepared. I’ve also prepared a point of view story so you can practice your grammar and vocabulary. Before I start, I'd like to thank everyone who follows me on iTunes, YouTube, Facebook, Spotify, etc. Thank you very much for your support and your positive reviews. Every time you share your honest opinion, you're in fact helping others to discover a more effective and enjoyable way of learning English. Alright! I’ll just cut to the chase and tell you how to ask a girl out. Oh, now you’re probably wondering what the expression "Cut to the chase" means. Well, we use this phrase when we start talking about the important aspects of something. We want to get to the point without wasting time. Now I'm really going to cut to the chase! There are different circumstances when you want to ask a girl out. If you want to ask a friend to go out with you, you’ll need to have a clear idea of where and when you want your date to be. Don't just tell her you'd like to "hang out sometime.” One thing you could do is take her to dinner at a not-so-elegant restaurant; it's a good choice for a first date.   READ the TEXT here:
Comments (35)

Golnesa Mkh

Thank you so much for great podcast ❤

Apr 14th

Tiago Guardia

very good

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Tiago Oliveira

good work G

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Sama Bani

thank you

Mar 10th

Alicia Mendoza

The best podcast ever. It helps a lot

Mar 3rd

Omid Sammak

It was really helpful to me. 👍

Feb 25th

Pedro Galvez

excellent! thanks

Feb 15th

Zahra Mahdieh


Feb 15th

Pedro Galvez

beautiful voice, thanks for this podcast

Nov 23rd

Pedro Alves

If we are able to comprehend all the words, are we B1 or B2 level?

Nov 16th

Fernando dos Santos Silva

I loved to know a little bit more about Route 66

Oct 19th

Georgiana SpeakEnglishPod

Fernando dos Santos Silva Great! Here's another episode about Route 66. Enjoy!

Apr 2nd

Maria Jose Santos Valenzuela

I love it!

Oct 8th

Octo Rush

hello from Indonesia. easily understanding this channel. the speaker really speaks carefully, slowly, and clearly so the mission is completed (to help listeners understand)

Oct 7th

Silvia Araújo

I really enjoy this channel!

Oct 6th

Gilson Goulart

Hy Georgiana. I can't download the pdf. Gilson/Brazil

Sep 5th

Othon Ferreira

good work. it's amazing

Aug 27th

Samuel Wendt

this moods lesson is fantastic, thanks

Aug 15th

Wade Willson


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