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The Speak English Now Podcast is your resource for practicing your English speaking and listening. You will learn English with the Question and Answer (TPRS) and Point of View techniques. You won’t need any grammar nor boring exercises. You will also learn about the English culture and the language itself. Finally, you will get valuable advice on learning English. All the audio is in English and you can get the text at SpeakEnglishPodcast.com
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Hello, everybody! I am Georgiana your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. Two weeks ago, we started with a series of vocabulary differences between American and British English. Today we will continue this series, although we’ll focus on food vocabulary differences. And with a point of view story, you’re gonna compare the different grammar points. It’s the perfect way to learn grammar and new vocabulary without memorizing.   Ok! Let’s start!   1)Zucchini Maybe you aren’t familiar with this word. It’s a long, thin vegetable with dark green skin. It looks similar to a cucumber, but it’s larger, and we don’t eat it in a salad.   Yes. I’m talking about a vegetable called zucchini. I love zucchini noodles and zucchini soup! You should try that out because it’s simply delicious!   In the United Kingdom, people use the word courgette, which comes from French.   American-zucchini British- courgette 2)I’m sure you know the meaning of the following word. I’m talking about the word cookie. Everybody loves chocolate cookies! But do you know the meaning of the word biscuit? That’s right. Biscuit has the same meaning as "cookie," though it’s used in the UK. American-cookie British- biscuit 3) There’s a purple vegetable, similar to an egg. Can you guess? Exactly! An eggplant! What do you think? Personally, I don't think eggplants look like an egg. In British it’s called aubergine. It sounds funny because it’s also a word that comes from French. American-eggplant British- aubergine 4) Have you ever heard of jacket potatoes? No. It’s not a potato that’s wearing a jacket. In American English, we call them baked potatoes, but in British it’s called jacket potato. Therefore, baked or jacket potatoes are usually well cooked, so they have a fluffy interior and a crisp skin. American-baked potatoes British- jacket potato.   READ the TRANSCRIPT here: speakenglishpod.com
Hello, everybody! I am Georgiana your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. We all know that American and British English sound different most of the time. But did you know there is also a difference in vocabulary?  That’s right.  There are spelling, vocabulary, and even specific grammar differences between the two. Last week we started with a series of vocabulary differences between American and British English. Today we will continue this series, if you didn't listen to last week's episode, you might want to do so right now. Just go speakenglishpodcast.com and select episode #093. And with a point of view story, you’re gonna compare the different grammar points. It’s the perfect way to learn grammar and new vocabulary without memorizing. I’m going to tell you a word in American English, and I’ll ask you to guess what would be the equivalent word in British English. 1)Truck In American English with use the word truck when we refer to a large, heavy road vehicle used for carrying goods, materials, or troops. Can you guess the equivalent in British? Yes! In the United Kingdom, people use the word lorry. American-truck British- lorry     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 you will learn some new words in English, and compare the differences between American and British English. This episode is part 1 of a series. Because over the next few weeks, we will continue to learn new vocabulary differences between British and American English. I'm going to make you guess each word, and then you're going to find out if you were using an American or a British word. Let's start with the first word:   When we stop working for a few days, we take a break.  Can you guess this word? Yes! The correct word is vacation. Vacation is an American word. In British English, we usually use the word holiday. British- Holiday American-Vacation 2) Try guessing the next word: Tell me what season comes after summer? That's right! After summer comes fall. So, what do you think? Is the world fall an American or British English? Time's up. The word fall is used in American English. In British English, we use the word autumn.   British-Autumn American-Fall 3) This new word is simple. Just try to think about babies. What do they wear? Exactly! Babys wear diapers. The word diaper is an American word. But how do we say this in British? In the UK, people use the word nappy. British-Nappy American-Diaper 4) And what do you do after drinking a lot of water? Exactly! You go to the restroom or the bathroom. However, in the United Kingdom, they use the word loo. British-Loo American-restroom (bathroom) 5) How do you watch Netflix? Of course, nowadays we have all kinds of devices. But try to think about the obvious way to watch your favorite show. Yep. I'm talking about the word TV or television. But did you know that in the UK they call it telly? I think it sounds adorable! British-Telly American-TV (Television)   READ the TEXT here: https://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. 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
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shweta mathur

thank you!

Jul 14th
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Zuhriddin Nurmatov

if you want to decorate your home. just visit my market I will give you decor products for free

Jul 10th
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Pedix 2

Please make more episode such this session

Jul 9th
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Tiago Marucci Nutricionista

Tks!

Jun 28th
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ANDRES36

very usuful. Thanks!

Jun 26th
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Moisés Chaves

very good thx

Jun 25th
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Nestor W Neto - Segurança do Trabalho

Very good ;)

Jun 22nd
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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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John

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

👍👍👍

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Sama Bani

thank you

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