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Hello, I am Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPod.com. 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 www.SpeakEnglishPod.com

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.
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Welcome to Speak English Now Podcast. With your host Georgiana. The podcast that will help you to speak English fluently with no grammar and no textbooks. Hi, everybody! I'm Georgiana, your online English teacher, and founder of speakenglishpodcast.com My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. I have a question for you. What was your first cell phone? I got my first cell phone in 1996, and it was a Motorola. I can’t remember the exact model, but it was very different from what we can find in stores nowadays. And yeah - with this type of cell phone, one could only make phone calls and send text messages. Now I have a smartphone, and I don’t make any phone calls anymore. Like everybody else, I tend to use WhatsApp, Telegram, Messages, FaceTime, or Skype. I must have mentioned before that I love technology. Actually, without it, you could not listen to this podcast because I wouldn’t be able to record it :) Ok, so let’s talk about cell phones and how people used to communicate before they were invented. The smartphone couldn’t exist without the landline telephone. And do you know when it was developed? Yes. A long time ago, in 1876. And the idea of the landline telephone was inspired by the telegraph. We all know that telephones came before cell phones, but have you ever heard of car phones? Yes! The original car phone weighed about 80 pounds, and this piece of technology was created in 1947. Back then there was a limited number of people who used this car phone and there were 5 to 10-year waiting lists. The car phone was a great invention, but luckily for us in 1973, Motorola created the DynaTAC 8000X - the first handheld cell phone. It cost $4000, which would be $10000 today.  However, the cell phone wasn’t available on the market until 1983. Many of us complain that our smartphones run out of battery too soon. Do you how long the battery of the first cell phone would last? Only 35 minutes!!! And that’s not all. This cell phone would take 10 hours to charge!!! Can you imagine that? I guess now you’re feeling grateful for having a smartphone. :) As you can see, there is an incredible difference between the first cell phone and the ones available on the market nowadays. So, the first cell phone was expensive, it weighed a lot, and the battery didn’t last much. That’s not something that can be sold to everybody. Therefore, very few people used a cell phone, and they were not for sale. They were leased. And I’m not going to mention all cell phones invented in the last 40 years. Instead, I’m going to mention the first smartphone. Do you know when it was invented? In 1992. And I’m not talking about an Apple cell phone. The first smartphone was the IBM SIMON. This phone was considered the first smartphone, the first touchscreen phone, and the first phone to have software apps. It cost around $1100, which would be $1800 today. Not all affordable! So I guess the only businessman carried this smartphone. Now I’ll mention some cell phones that were extremely popular in early 2000. In 2002 Nokia 1100 became the best-selling cell phone of all time. One of the most wanted cell phones in 2004 was Motorola Razr V3. I loved this cell phone, and I regret I didn’t buy it at the time. The funny thing is that yesterday I found it for sale on Amazon. It’s cheaper than it was in the past, but it can’t beat my current smartphone. You probably know this already but in 2007 something amazing happened.  Something that would forever change cell phones, the computer industry, and technology. Yes. I’m taking the original iPhone that was a complete success — selling more than 6 million units. The original iPhone was the first cell phone without any physical keyboard. This led to great controversy, and I’ll tell you all about with a mini-story. For those of you Android users, you may be interested to know that in 2008, the smartphone HTC Dream was the first phone to run Android. Do you know when the first Samsung Galaxy phone was released? Only ten years ago in 2009. In 2016 Google Pixel was the first smartphone on the market to run entirely by Google. For many, the phone feature has become the least used feature. However, in the future phones could make another drastic change. What do you think?   Read the TEXT here: www.SpeakEnglishPod.com
Welcome to Speak English Now Podcast. With your host Georgiana. The podcast that will help you to speak English fluently with no grammar and no textbooks. Hi, everybody! I'm Georgiana, your online English teacher, and founder of speakenglishpodcast.com My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. Today you’ll learn how to get your driver’s license in the United States. And you’ll practice your speaking with a conversation simulator that I often refer to as mini-story. You’ll also find out some interesting facts about the legendary Formula 1 racing driver Michael Schumacher. If you've never driven a car, you'll have to start with a learner's permit. You can take all the time you need before scheduling your appointment for the driving test. Before obtaining a driver's license, you must pass a written, driving, and vision test. Ok! Let’s get started! How do you get a Learner's Permit? You'll have to read the driver's manual. And you will be required to take a written test based on your knowledge and understanding of the rules and regulations described in the driver's manual. If you're under the age of 18, most states require you to get a learner's permit and hold it for about six months to a year before you can get a full license. Also, to get a learner's permit, you must show legal documents to verify who you are and where you live. Before you can take the written test and get your permit, you'll have to pay a fee. The amount of the fee is usually is under $100. You will need to take a basic knowledge test based on the traffic rules and regulations discussed in the driver's manual before obtaining the learner's permit. The learner's permit test typically focuses on your knowledge of signs and basic traffic rules such as using your turn signal and passing on the left. To operate a motor vehicle, you must be able to see. If you cannot pass the eye exam, you must obtain eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct your vision before you are allowed to get your learner's permit.   READ THE TEXT HERE: SPEAKENGLISHPOD.COM
Welcome to Speak English Now Podcast. With your host Georgiana. The podcast that will help you to speak English fluently with no grammar and no textbooks. Hi, everybody! I'm Georgiana, your online English teacher, and founder of speakenglishpodcast.com My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. Today I'd like to talk about introverts and extroverts, and at the end of the lesson, you'll be able to determine your personality type. And you'll learn how English grammar changes through a small point of view. We're going to meet Tom, a guy who doesn't like to be around people much. So... how was your week? I hope everything went well. I've already recovered from the effort of decorating my house. If you don't know what I'm talking about, you can listen to episode #088. Remember that you can find the text of this episode of my website speakenglishpodcast.com   Let's start!   What is extroversion? Extroverts are usually the life of the party. With their outgoing and magnetic personality, they easily draw people to them. So, if you want to know if you're an extrovert just think about how much you enjoy being and interacting with other people. Do you enjoy chatting and having long conversations with all kinds of people? Do you get bored when you're home alone? If the answers to most of these questions were "yes," then you are probably an extroverted person. That is, you are a very sociable person. And apparently, there are more extroverts in the world than introverts. Can you guess what Tom Hanks, Oprah, Johnny Depp, Madonna, and Jim Carrey have in common? That's right. They are all extroverts. And... do you know how to tell me the opposite of extraversion? Well, this one is easy. The opposite word is introversion. If you like having your inner space, spending time alone with your stuff, then you are an introverted person. By the way, make sure you don't confuse the term introversion with shyness. A shy person is someone anxious about interacting with people, especially strangers. However, an introverted person simply prefers to spend less time with other people. In my case, I enjoy going out, and I have a lot of friends, though from time to time I need some alone time. If you're an extrovert, you're probably asking yourself just how an introvert survives alone.  Well, as an introvert when I'm at home I enjoy cooking something healthy and watch my favorite TV show on Netflix, other days I just read an interesting book. And what do I do when I'm not at home? Well, I usually love going for a long walk as much as possible. It's a great way to relax and I often listen to an audiobook or a podcast. And no. I don't listen to the Speak English Now podcast. :) Although if you want to improve your English, you should definitely give it a try. Anyways, the bottom line is that I consider myself moderately introverted. What about you? What's your personality type? Are you an introvert or an extrovert? I'd really love to know. Famous people who are/were introverts: Michael Jackson,  Monroe, Britney Spears, Julia Roberts, and Lady Gaga.   READ the TEXT here: speakenglishpod.com
Welcome to Speak English Now Podcast. With your host Georgiana. The podcast that will help you to speak English fluently with no grammar and no textbooks. Hi, everybody! I'm Georgiana, your online English teacher, and founder of speakenglishpodcast.com My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. Today I'd like to introduce you to American history. After all, if you really want to consolidate your English, you'll have to learn more about American culture and society. And what better way to start than with George Washington the first president of the United States? George Washington was the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental First Army that fought the British when the country was not yet established. During the American Revolution, Washington led the colonial forces to victory over the British and was considered a national hero. He became the first president of the United States in 1789 in the first American elections. He was also elected for a second term in 1793. Therefore, he was the only president to win 100 percent of the electoral votes. In the United States, people celebrate George Washington's birthday on the third Monday in February. Like that people always have a day off even if his birthday falls during the weekend. Many people want the holiday to celebrate the birthday of another president, Abraham Lincoln, who was also born in February. Therefore, different U.S. states have renamed the day Presidents Day.     READ THE TEXT HERE: speakenglishpod.com  
Welcome to Speak English Now Podcast. With your host Georgiana. The podcast that will help you to speak English fluently with no grammar and no textbooks. Hi, everybody! I'm Georgiana, your online English teacher, and founder of speakenglishpodcast.com My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. You're probably wondering why it took me so long to publish a new episode. Well, I have a good excuse. Do you know what happened to me? I've been redecorating some rooms in my house. I've been planning this for over a year, and I must confess that I've been too optimistic. I really thought that changing the decor of the house would be as easy as buying new furniture, a new couch and painting the walls. However, as you can imagine, things were not that simple. I must confess that I love decorating, but this time I had too many options, I just couldn't make up my mind, and I was postponing because I had too many ideas. One of the quickest ways to refresh a room's appearance is to paint the walls. In theory, you should choose a color that complements your personality and fits your space. Although first I had to find out the color of the furniture to match the color of the walls. In general, I want the room to look clean but also modern and a little sophisticated. I also had to keep in mind that if I buy too much furniture, it will look too crowded, but if I didn't buy enough furniture, it would look empty and poor. So I had to find a balance. Size is also important because you could buy furniture that is too big or too small. Small furniture in a large room can look ridiculous though it's not a good idea to add big furniture in a room either. You can imagine how terrible it would look. And, of course, you have to stick to one style, as there are several options.   READ THE TEXT HERE: SpeakEnglishPod.com
Welcome to Speak English Now Podcast. With your host Georgiana. The podcast that will help you to speak English fluently with no grammar and no textbooks.  Hi, everybody! I'm Georgiana, your online English teacher, and founder of speakenglishpodcast.com My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. Today I'll focus again on the English pronunciation particularly on the vowels with some funny tongue twisters. I'm sure you remember that I made another episode about tongue twisters just recently. If you missed it just go to my website and listen to episode #083. And in the second part of this episode, you'll learn English grammar without studying any rules with an exclusive point of view story. Ok! Let's start! But first, I’ll remind you what a tongue twister is. It’s usually a sentence that is difficult to say fast because the words in the sentence have very similar sounds.  For example: "Annie ate eight Arctic apples."  Tongue twisters allow us to practice pronunciation and, most importantly, agility when producing sounds in the language. If you want to sound more like an American, it's vital to pronounce vowels correctly. The following tongue twisters will help you reduce your accent for the vowels "a," "e""o" and "u."  Like any other tongue twister, your goal is to recite as fast as possible and with few mistakes.  Okay. Now let's see some tongue twisters. I'll start saying each tongue twister slowly and then continue faster.  And while it's true that that at first, they can seem very difficult. Don't worry about it. Make sure to have the text in front of you because like that you can follow it better. 1. Excited executioner exercising his excising powers excessively.  2. Annie ate eight Arctic apples. 3. Mary Mac's mother's making Mary Mac marry me. My mother's making me marry Mary Mac. Will I always be so merry when Mary's taking care of me? Will I always be so merry when I marry Mary Mac? 4. Picky people pick Peter Pan Peanut-Butter,' tis the peanut-butter picky people pick! 5. I wish to wish, I dream to dream, I try to try, and I live to live, and I'd die to die, and I cry to cry, but I don't know why. 6. Near an ear, the nearer ear a nearly eerie ear.   READ the TEXT here: speakenglishpod.com
Hello, everybody! I am Georgiana your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. Today we'll talk about something festive. Have you noticed that in springtime you go to your local supermarket and you see chocolate bunnies and colorful eggs everywhere? Well, today I'll talk about Easter and how Americans celebrate this holiday. And with a funny mini-story, you’ll practice your speaking while learning new things about the Easter holiday. What exactly are we celebrating at Easter? Each spring people all over the world, celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This year we celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 21. Whenever Easter comes, everywhere you go you'll see from colorful eggs to Easter bunny cakes. Also, most people have a week off for Easter, so parties are organized to enjoy the occasion with family and friends. Certainly,  Easter is one of the most celebrated holidays in the United States. And how else do Americans celebrate Easter? Apart from spending this holiday with friends and family, some people attend special services which are held in churches on Easter. And what's with the eggs and the rabbits? Why are they a symbol of this holiday?   READ THE TEXT HERE: SpeakEnglishPod.com
Hi everyone! I am Georgiana, founder of speakenglishpodcast.com. 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: speakenglishpod.com
Hello, everybody! I am Georgiana your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. 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: speakenglishpod.com
Hello, everybody! I am Georgiana your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. 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: speakenglishpod.com
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Mojtaba Reyhani

Excuse me for my poor english and Thank you so much for everything.

Jun 15th
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Mojtaba Reyhani

Hi, Georgiana, I'm one of your Fan's, I really enjoy your voice and I love your podcasts wholeheartedly, I am addicted to your voice and if only one day I can't listen to your podcast I think I missed anything in my life as I can't follow other podcasts, because I think to listen to other podcasts when you are existing, is nothing unless wasting time. And I prefer your method to all of those. I follow you almost in any social media like YouTube, cast box, Instagram. And I suggest your method to all of my friends. And I have a request and in really a suggestion to you, please blend your method with the "Pimsleur" method and focus on "504 absolutely essentially word" to make it more powerful. And if it possible please repeat any new words at the end of each podcast slowly and with clear pronunciation and accent.

Jun 15th
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Hoàng Quốc Thắng

I got my first cell phone in 1998. It was a Ericsson. the battery lasted only 2 hours. and the price of making a call was 3000 VND per munite ( 30000 VND or US 1.2 nowadays). so You had to think carefully before making a phone call. Not many people cand afford it.

Jun 13th
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Mojtaba Reyhani

great like always.

Jun 11th
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Hossein Jahangiri

thank you🙏🌹 perfect

Jun 9th
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Ximenes Young

👍👍

May 17th
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abiel kahsay

fantastic,you are really great!

May 1st
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Golnesa Mkh

Thank you so much for great podcast ❤

Apr 14th
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Tiago Guardia

very good

Apr 4th
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Williams Felix

amazing

Mar 31st
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Tiago Oliveira

good work G

Mar 22nd
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Sama Bani

👍👍👍

Mar 11th
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Sama Bani

thank you

Mar 10th
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Alicia Mendoza

The best podcast ever. It helps a lot

Mar 3rd
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Omid Sammak

It was really helpful to me. 👍

Feb 25th
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Pedro Galvez

excellent! thanks

Feb 15th
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Zahra Mahdieh

well

Feb 15th
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Pedro Galvez

beautiful voice, thanks for this podcast

Nov 23rd
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Pedro Alves

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

Nov 16th
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Fernando dos Santos Silva

I loved to know a little bit more about Route 66

Oct 19th
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Georgiana SpeakEnglishPod

Fernando dos Santos Silva Great! Here's another episode about Route 66. Enjoy! https://www.speakenglishpod.com/route-66-road-trip-english-lesson/

Apr 2nd
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