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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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Hi, dear students! I'm Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. Speaking English is way easier when you use the right material and techniques. Although we don't celebrate Valentine's Day this time of the year, I think that as Christmas approaches, many of us spend more time with our partners. So today, I want to introduce some funny but useful compliments that will make your significant other, feel special.
 There are all kinds of compliments: good, bad, original, ordinary, or funny ones. If you still don't know what they are, don't worry because I'll explain it to you. Next, we will practice fluency with a mini-story on a very special competition related to today's topic. Remember that you can get the text of the episode at SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. As I said, today I'm going to talk about compliments, but first, let's define what they are. A compliment is basically a brief comment on an attribute or quality of a person. There are many types, and perhaps it is more common to say a compliment to a woman, although I think nowadays there are more and more women who compliment men. I have to say some compliments are tasteless. That is to say, they are rude and instead create the opposite sense of what is intended. My intention in this episode is to analyze some compliments I find to be especially witty or funny. Well, let's see the first one: #1 "I don't have a favorite color. It's pretty much whatever you are wearing." This is beautiful, and you can use it to congratulate a woman you're already dating. Let her know that you have noticed the color of her dress. Many women love it when our partners pay attention to what we're wearing. #2 "I can't take my eyes off of you. Unless you notice me, then I'll quickly look away and act like it never happened." Sometimes at the beginning of a relationship, you start doing silly things you've never done before. Although it may sound silly, it would be super cool if you would compliment someone like that. #3 "I'd be so happy to spend every minute of every day with you, but some days I have to do things." 
The reality is that as much as we would like to spend all our time with our loved one, it's practically impossible. At least it's not feasible in the long term since someone has to pay the bills. #4 "If you knew how much I think about you, I would be very embarrassed." 
If there is one person in your life who is always on your mind, don't be afraid to let them know with this honest compliment. #5 "It's not easy to be me. Which is why I need you." 
I know, this one's a bit silly, but I think it's genuine and sweet. Whoever you tell this to, no matter if it's a man or a woman, will appreciate your honesty or at least make them smile.   READ the TEXT here: speakenglishpodcast.com
READ the TEXT here:www.SpeakEnglishpod.com Hi, dear students! I'm Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. Speaking English is way easier when you use the right material and techniques. 
Let’s talk again about the repetitive use of the word "look." Seriously, you gotta stop using the word "look" all the time. There are many more words that you can use instead. I will help you to choose the right one depending on the context.  Therefore, today, I will continue to enrich your vocabulary and help you to sound more like a native English speaker.  And with a point of view story, you will practice your English speaking and you will learn grammar without memorizing any rules.   By the way, you can find my podcast everywhere on the internet. 
If you need to read the transcript, I recommend you to listen to the podcast on my website SpeakEnglishPodcast.com 
 But you can also find it on Spotify, iTunes, Youtube, Soundcloud, etc. Just look for "Speak English Now with Georgiana," and start learning English with me!"
 Ok! Let's learn some new words that replace the word "look." 
 #1) To watch We’ll start with the word "to watch." 
Many students confuse "watch" with "see," so I will take a closer look at the difference between these two terms. Two weeks ago, in episode #108, we saw that we use "see" to express the ability to discern visually. You are aware of your surroundings by using your eyes.
 We use the term "watch" when we observe something happening in front of us or on television, for example.    However, we don’t need to participate in what we see actively. Examples: "Last night, I watched TV until 2 am."  "As a kid, I always liked to watch a plane take off.  "My friend Rachel and I watched a movie last night." 
#2) To view We continue now with "view." For instance, you can view a presentation or a movie. But if we want to be specific, we'll use "view" mostly when we're looking at something up close and examining it. Examples: "Before you buy a property, make sure to view it a few times."    "We’re excited to view your summer collection."     "I normally view situations objectively, especially when it comes to business."    #3) To Spot We can use the word to spot literally or figuratively. 
And what happens when you find something? When you find something you are looking for, we can say that you have spotted it. For example, you may spot a stain on a shirt. Examples: "I know him so well that I could spot him even among a large crowd." "I’m not sure if it’s easy to spot a cheap imitation." "Unfortunately, you failed to spot the error. " 
 #4) To Stare  Another word you could use in order to replace "look" is "stare." 
"Stare" is similar to "glare," but we don’t necessarily use it in a negative situation. For example, when you have a crush on someone, you might spend all day staring at them.  And if you have a pet, you might have already noticed how they stare at you whenever they are hungry. Examples: "Stop staring at me like that! You're making me uncomfortable." "We all stared at the beautiful girl next door." "If you want to stare at him, at least don't make it so self-evident."   #5) To inspect When you "inspect" something, you take an active role in examining something. Let's say that you inspect a house before you buy it. You can also inspect your friend's house, to get some decorating ideas.  Example: "You must inspect the vehicle before you purchase it."   #6) To gaze This is another word you can use to replace the word "look." We use the word "gaze" when we are admiring something or someone. When you "gaze," you usually look at someone/something for a long time. Examples: "Rachel gazed at Tom with admiration as he spoke." "Bobby spends hours gazing out the window, waiting for his dad to come home." READ the TEXT here: www.SpeakEnglishpod.com
Hi, everyone! I'm Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help YOU to speak English fluently. In today's episode: I'll be talking about one of the most celebrated holidays in the United States: Halloween. After that, you'll practice your speaking with a new mini-story, while enjoying my new Question & Answer story. Very well. Let's get started!  Halloween is a holiday celebrated on the last day of October. I would say it's very popular because everybody's excited about it, especially children. The word Halloween comes from an old English expression, "All Hallows' Eve," and it means the day before All Saints' Day.   Children of all ages really love Halloween because they can dress up in funny costumes and knock on their neighborhood doors shouting "Trick or Treat!". The neighbors usually give them candies. The meaning of the phrase "Trick or Treat" is interesting. In this context, "treat" means getting the candies, and "trick" implies the consequence of not getting the sweets. It's like an innocent threat children make. Of course, kids get really excited when they knock on stranger's doors in their neighborhood. Since Halloween originated as a celebration connected with evil spirits, the most common symbols are witches flying on broomsticks, ghosts, skeletons, black cats, etc. The black color is one of the traditional Halloween colors. Of course, pumpkins are also a Halloween symbol. I'm sure you've seen them in movies. People empty pumpkin and put a candle inside to make a lamp.  How do you make a Halloween pumpkin?  · The first step is hollowing out the pumpkin. · After we use a keyhole saw to cut the hole.  · When using a candle for illumination, you can cut the hole in the pumpkin's top. · For electric lights, make the hole in the bottom or side so you can hide the cord.   READ THE FULL TEXT HERE: www.speakenglishpod.com
Hi, dear student! I'm Georgiana, founder of the Speak English Now podcast. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. Speaking English is way easier when you use the right material and techniques. I'm here to tell you to stop using the word "look" repeatedly. There are many more alternatives, and depending on the context, I will help you to choose the right one. This lesson is intended to help you enrich your vocabulary and sound more like a native English speaker.  And with a mini-story, you will practice your English speaking. But first, I would like to share with you a comment on Facebook from one of my students called Fernando Romero:  "Hello Georgiana, I'm fascinated by your method. I have improved my spoken English. Your podcasts are incredible... congratulations. Thank you!"  By the way, if you are new here, visit my website to get the transcript of today's episode. Go to: speakenglishpodcast.com If you're already familiar with this show, please share it with your friends and family. That would make me very happy! Tell your friends that my podcast is available everywhere on the internet. You can find it on my website and many podcast apps like Spotify, iTunes, Youtube, Facebook, Soundcloud, etc. Just look for "Speak English Now with Georgiana," and start learning English with me!" Do you know the difference between "glare" and "glance"? What about the difference between "looking" and "seeing"? For a native English speaker, these words are different, although I know this is complicated for an English learner. Ok! Let's learn some new words that replace the word "look." #1) To glare If we glare at someone, we usually show them that we are angry because we often frown, and have a dark look on our faces. People may glare at us when we do something they disagree with. Examples: "Georgie glared at her dad every time he asked her to tidy up her room." "She gave me such an icy glare I almost froze." "Don't glare at me like that; you deserved to be scolded." #2) To glance However, when we glance, we take a quick look at something, but we don't concentrate on it for too long. Usually, that happens when we don't want people to know we're seeing something or someone, so we "look" at it, in a natural way, but without making it self-evident. Examples:   "During a meeting, Jim glanced at the clock on the wall."   "We fell in love at first glance."  "He could tell at a glance something was wrong with her. #3) To catch a glimpse When we "catch a glimpse," we barely see something, we see it for a brief time, as it goes by quickly. Examples: "Millions of people had gathered to catch a glimpse of her Royal Majesty. "Did you catch a glimpse of that beautiful woman who just walked by?" "We were hoping to catch a glimpse of the superstar."   READ the TEXT here: www.speakenglishpod.com
Hi, dear listener! I'm Georgiana, founder of the Speak English Now podcast. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. Speaking English is way easier when you use the right material and techniques. Do you have a hard time using the words Already, Still and Yet?   Well, today I’ll help you to understand how to use these three words. And with a point of view story, you will learn grammar without memorizing any rules. As you know, I don't teach grammar to my students. However, many of you have difficulties using the words: already, still, and yet. So in this episode, I'm going to explain how to use them. Before I go any further, I want you to know that native English speakers do not learn these words by studying grammar. Not at all!  What’s the secret then? Well, they learn new words and expressions in context. And that's exactly the way you learned your own language. Let's see some examples: My idea is to give you a general sense of how to use these words. So I won't go into details, exceptions, etc. Because the only effective way to learn these subtleties is to listen and read in context.  Let's start with an example: "It's 11 o'clock in the morning, and Finn is still in bed."  So here we have Finn. It's 11 o'clock, but Finn is STILL in bed. Here we emphasize the idea that the situation hasn't changed (Finn didn't get up.) even though it's late (it's 11 o'clock). Now, let's say that Finn is a responsible guy and doesn't want to oversleep because he has many things to do.    For example: "It's 6 o'clock in the morning, and Finn is already up and ready to go." See? It's very early (6 in the morning), and Finn is ALREADY up. Since it's so early in the morning, we didn't expect our friend Finn to be awake. Now back to the first example. This time I'm going to use the same example to explain how to use "YET." "It's 11 o'clock in the morning, and Finn is still in bed." (this was the first example) If I want to use "YET," it will be something like this: "It's 11 o'clock in the morning, and Finn's not up yet." See? If we compare these two examples, they look very similar.    READ THE TEXT here: www.speakenglishpod.com
Hi, dear listener! I'm Georgiana, founder of the Speak English Now podcast. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. Speaking English is way easier when you use the right material and techniques. Do you know the difference between the words "bring," "carry," "fetch," and "take?" If the answer is no, this is going to be a very useful episode for you.  I'll start by explaining the meaning of each of these terms with some examples.  And in the second part of this lesson, you are going to practice your speech with a funny mini-story. If you are new here, visit my website to get the transcript of today’s episode. Go to: speakenglishpodcast.com If you're already familiar with this podcast, please share it with your friends and family. That would make me very happy! Tell your friends that the show is available everywhere on the internet. It’s available on my website and many podcast apps like Spotify, iTunes, Youtube, Facebook, Soundcloud, etc. Just look for "Speak English Now with Georgiana," and start learning English with me!" Ok! Let’s begin this new episode! When do we use the word "BRING"? 1) "Bring" means to conduct something/someone to come with, to, or toward the speaker. Examples:   "Jason, please bring me a beer." "He brought his brother to the hospital." When do we use the word TAKE? 2) "Take" means taking something/someone away from where you are, or when the person making the request is NOT at the intended destination." Examples:  "Am I allowed to take library books home with me?" "Can I take you to the movies tonight?" "Could you take these files to Jame's office?" Ok. Let’s continue. (END OF THE EXTRACT).   READ THE TEXT here: Speakenglishpod.com
Listen to a new episode of Speak English Now Podcast, your favorite material for practicing your spoken and heard English. You will also learn about lifestyle and culture, language, vocabulary and how to improve your English more effectively. Transcript: Hi, dear listener! I'm Georgiana, founder of the Speak English Now podcast. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. Speaking English is way easier when you use the right material and techniques. In this episode, we continue learning more vocabulary related to school supplies. And with an exclusive point of view story, you’ll learn grammar without memorizing any boring rules. Ok. Let’s continue. If you love this podcast, please share it with your friends and family. That would make me very happy! The show is available everywhere on the internet! However, you can also find the podcast on different apps like Spotify, iTunes, Youtube, Facebook, Soundcloud, etc. Just look for "Speak English Now with Georgiana," and start learning English with me!" Ok! Let’s start today’s lesson by going over the vocabulary used last week in episode #104. In the previous episode, we talked about going back to school, focusing on the necessary material. We learned some new words. Let’s listen to them one more time: notebook clips paper sheets pens pencils eraser felt-tips markers ruler Now it’s time to learn new vocabulary: Let’s start! Agenda I think it's the most crucial element for a student. An agenda contains the days of the year and the holidays. So, the student can write down the dates of exams, activities, etc. In this way, in theory, everything is under control. I say this in theory because many times kids forget to write things down and it's chaos. I remember when I was little, I was a bit absent-minded and rarely wrote anything down. I once lost my agenda, and I still don't know how I passed the different courses. Textbooks One disadvantage of textbooks is that they are really heavy. This is something I didn't like when I was in school. Although I loved the way textbooks used to smell when they were new. (END OF THE EXTRACT).   READ THE FULL TEXT here: speakenglishpod.com
#104 Back To School part #1

#104 Back To School part #1

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Hi, everybody! I'm Georgiana, your online English teacher. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. Speaking English is way easier when you use the right material and techniques. Since it's September, we're going back to school. At least in this episode, you will remember how exciting it used to be to start a new school year. We're going to check out vocabulary related to the school supplies that kids need when they go back to school, after the summer vacation. And in the second part of this episode, you'll learn English grammar without studying any rules with an exclusive point of view story. Before I go any further, I'd like to thank you for listening. Did you know that there are over 10 million downloads of the Speak English Now podcast? I'm very excited because that means that my method really helps you improve your English speaking and listening skills. Thanks again for listening and remember to share the podcast with your friends and family.   All right, let's get started!   We could use the expression "back to school" as a metaphor for this episode that kicks off this new season. You will continue to improve your English skills with my mini-stories and point of view lessons. But don't worry because you don't have to study or memorize anything, just listen and learn as children do with their mother tongue.   Each year, parents face significant challenges when purchasing school supplies for their children. Since there's a wide range of vocabulary related to this topic, next week, I will continue talking about the same thing, though I’ll introduce more vocabulary. In any case, don't worry if you can't remember everything.  You can listen several times to learn new words and expressions. Well, here we go: Notebooks Basically, a notebook is made up of several sheets of paper which are joined together. Notebooks can be handy to use in the classroom. You can write exercises, copy things the teacher writes on the board, etc. In some cases, instead of notebooks, you simply use sheets of paper. The advantage of sheets of paper is that you don't carry so much weight. The disadvantage is that you can easily lose them. I remember that in the first year of high school, I started with notebooks, but in the second year, I only used sheets because the notebooks weighed a lot.   Clips But if you want to organize the sheets of paper a little better, you can use some clips. Really a very useful invention.   Pens, pencils, and eraser. Obviously, if you want to write, you're not going to do it with your finger. A pen is a good choice. The disadvantage of the pen over the pencil is that you can't erase what you write. On the other hand, if you write something down with a pencil, you can easily wipe it with an eraser. Many students like to use different colors of pens. The most common colors are black, blue, and red.   As for pencils, most students use mechanical pencils. If you use classic pencils, you need a sharpener, also called a "pencil sharpener." That's how you sharpen your pencil.   Felt-tip pens Felt-tip pens are like pens but are usually available in a variety of colors. They have many uses, from painting to highlighting. We don't generally use them for writing, although some children may like doing that. Teachers use red markers to correct exams.   Marker When you study a text and find a relevant phrase, what you want is to remember it. You can use a marker for this. There are markers in several colors, so you can always create categories. In my opinion, you don't have to overuse colors, because otherwise, you leave the text like a rainbow. :) If you don't have markers; what you can do is underline. Underlining is simple. You just have to make a roughly straight line below the text you want to stress. You can do it with a pencil or a "pen." I like to underline more than to mark, and I almost always do it with a pencil. This way, if I have underlined too much, I will still be able to erase those parts.   Ruler Do you want to make straight lines? It' s almost impossible to do it without a tool. You need a ruler for that, and it's gonna be useful, especially in your geometry class. READ the TEXT here: speakenglishpod.com
Welcome to the Speak English Now Podcast, your resource for practicing your English speaking and listening. You will also learn about lifestyle and culture, language, vocabulary and how to learn English more effectively. Transcript: Hi, everybody! I’m Georgiana, your online English teacher. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. Speaking English is way easier when you use the right material and techniques. In the first part of today’s episode, I’ll show you how you can benefit from creating habits that help you with your English. And in the second part of this episode, you’ll learn English grammar without studying any rules with an exclusive point of view story. All right, let's get started! The first thing we have to keep in mind is that willpower is not as important as it seems. In fact, it’s quite limited. It's impossible to do anything consistently with willpower alone. We are not designed that way. We are creatures of habit, and essentially our life consists of a sum of habits. For example, think for a moment what you do when you wake up in the morning. Maybe you brush your teeth, make a cup of coffee and turn on your cell phone to check the social networks. I'm sure that I have mentioned in one of the previous episodes that I speak different languages. Let me tell you now what I do to maintain and improve different languages through habits. I don’t know about you, but I enjoy taking a walk every day. And every time I open the door I put on my air-pods, I press play, and I start listening to an audiobook or a podcast in German, French, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese. If I don't like what I hear, I simply select another content.  What’s important is that I do this action almost without thinking, automatically. Of course, I don’t always listen to audiobooks or podcasts. Sometimes I just wanna relax and listen to music or not listen to anything at all. :) And I don’t only listen when I go for a walk. I also listen to audiobooks or podcasts while I drive my car or even when I'm doing my chores at home. Recently I realized that in the last few years I've have been listening to about 2000 hours of podcasts and audiobooks in several languages. That’s amazing! Right? (END OF THE EXTRACT). Get the transcript here: Speakenglishpod.com  
Listen to a new episode of Speak English Now Podcast, your favorite material for practicing your spoken and heard English. You will also learn about lifestyle and culture, language, vocabulary and how to improve your English more effectively. Transcript: Hi, everybody! I’m Georgiana, your online English teacher. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. Speaking English is way easier when you use the right material and techniques. In the first part of this episode, I'm gonna talk about lending and borrowing something and how to get a loan from the bank. And in the second part, you’ll practice your spoken English with a question and answer mini-story. All right, let's get started! Today I'd like to talk about loans and the related vocabulary. Loans have always been a feature in all countries, societies, and cultures. Person A has some money, and person B needs money. Then person A can lend money to person B. When we talk about lending, we don't talk about giving. Giving means permanently, without a time limit. For example, if I say "I'll give you the car," it means that the car won’t be mine anymore, it'll be yours. When someone gives a loan, it's under certain conditions. That is, he agrees to give money under certain conditions. You can say, "give a loan," or more formally "grant a loan." (END OF THE EXTRACT).   Read the TEXT here: speakenglishpod.com  
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Pedro Galvez

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Mojtaba Reyhani

With Georgiana's "SPEAK ENGLISH NOW!" Podcast I have an audio specifically designed to simulate a conversation, Georgiana's method is different, natural and very effective way to learn to speak English automatically and without much effort.  A successful method that I named it "Focusing on Consolidation", It grant me needful confident to talk from day one. I appreciate and thankful for all of your efforts, Thank you so much Georgiana.

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Please make more episode such this session

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