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A new podcast for Intermediate to Advanced English Learners. Thinking is an incredibly important step on the road fluency, and we aim to help you achieve this by discussing topics ranging from politics and economics, to philosophy and science.

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On today’s episode of Thinking in English, I’m going to answer some of your questions!! TRANSCRIPT -- https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2021/12/22/answering-your-questions-the-future-of-the-podcast-how-to-use-the-word-bloke-and-where-do-i-live/ You may also like... 122. Ten Years of Kim Jong Un!: North Korea’s Last Decade Explained (English Vocabulary Lesson) 121. How to Start Your Own Country!!! (English Vocabulary Lesson) 120. Bye Bye Queen!: Why Did Barbados Become a Republic? (English Vocabulary Lesson) 88. Why are the Tokyo 2020 Olympics so controversial? (English Vocabulary Lesson) INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/) Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog Gmail - thinkinginenglishpod@gmail.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thinking-english/message
American diplomats and government officials around the world have been falling ill with a mysterious illness known as Havana syndrome. What are the symptoms? What is it caused by? Let's talk about it on today's episode of Thinking in English!! TRANSCRIPT - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2022/01/17/what-is-havana-syndrome/ You may also like... A Guide to Insulting Boris Johnson (Using His Own Words) 129. Do Language Learning Apps Work?: Duolingo, Memrise, Babbel, and more! 128. Should Novak Djokovic be Allowed to Stay in Australia? (English Vocabulary Lesson) 127. What is Happening in Kazakhstan?: Massive Protests Explained (English Vocabulary Lesson) CONTACT ME INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/) Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog Vocabulary List Fatigue (n) - extreme tiredness She was suffering from fatigue Intelligence (n) - a group of people who collect and deal with secret information about the governments of other countries They received intelligence reports that the President was being targeted by protestors. To restore (v) - to return something to an earlier good condition The old paintings have been carefully restored to their original conditions Anomalous (adj) - different from what is usual, or not in agreement with something else and therefore not satisfactory You can’t prepare in advance for anomalous events that could ruin your plans, like the pandemic. Ailment (n) - an illness You should treat minor ailments yourself at home To disorientate (v) - to make someone confused about where they are and where they are going I was disorientated after being woken up unexpectedly at 4am Underlying (adj) - real but not immediately obvious We need to tackle the underlying causes of poverty and suffering Psychogenic (adj) - originating in the mind or in mental or emotional conflict Although doctors suggest the illness may be psychogenic, the government believes it has a physical cause --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thinking-english/message
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has found himself in the middle of another poltical scandal. A quick glance at twitter, newspapers, or even speeches in parliament will reveal countless insults aimed at Boris: a liar, disrespectful, an idiot. These insults are a little boring and repetitive. So I thought I'd make a guide for insulting Boris using some of his own unique vocabulary! TRANSCRIPT -- https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2022/01/14/a-guide-to-insulting-boris-johnson/ You may also like... 129. Do Language Learning Apps Work?: Duolingo, Memrise, Babbel, and more! English Words You’re Using Wrong (English Vocabulary Lesson) 106. TOEFL vs IELTS!: Which One Should You Take? (English Vocabulary Lesson) 86. The Best Way to Master English?: Everything You Need to Know About Language Exchanges! CONTACT ME INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/) Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog Boondoggle Gibbering rictus hogwhimpering Maenad swankpot journalist Mugwump Mutton-headed Puffed-up popinjay  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thinking-english/message
On this episode of Thinking in English, let’s discuss language learning apps like Duolingo, Babbel, and Memrise! There are so many, they are so convenient, and so accessible: but will they actually help improve your English? And if you keep listening to the end, I’ll leave you with a few personal recommendations! TRANSCRIPT -- https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2022/01/12/129-do-language-learning-apps-work/ English Words You’re Using Wrong (English Vocabulary Lesson) 106. TOEFL vs IELTS!: Which One Should You Take? (English Vocabulary Lesson) 86. The Best Way to Master English?: Everything You Need to Know About Language Exchanges! 82. Why is your English not improving?: Tips and advice on how to get better! (English Vocabulary Lesson) CONTACT ME INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/) Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog Vocabulary List Scores (plural n) - a lot of things or people He received cards from scores of local supporters Religiously (adv) - if you do something religiously, you do it regularly He visits his father religiously every week Phonetic (adj) - a spelling system can be described as phonetic if you can understand how words are pronounced simply by looking at their spelling German is a largely phonetic language Correspondence (n) - written communications such as letters and emails He was ordered to supply copies of any correspondence between his office and the client Barrier (n) - anything that prevents people from being together or understanding each other Despite the language barriers, they soon became good friends Tedious (adj) - boring My last job was so tedious Syntax (n) - the grammatical arrangement of words in a sentence Donald Trump was well known for his incorrect syntax --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thinking-english/message
Currently stuck in an immigration detention hotel in Australia, and facing deportation, tennis superstar Novak Djokovic is at the centre of an immigration battle. So, should he be allowed to stay in Australia? Let’s talk about it on this episode of Thinking in English!! TRANSCRIPT - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2022/01/10/128-should-novak-djokovic-be-allowed-to-stay-in-australia/ You may also like... 127. What is Happening in Kazakhstan?: Massive Protests Explained (English Vocabulary Lesson) 126. The Most Unstable Country in the World?: What is Happening in Sudan? (English Vocabulary Lesson) 125. New Zealand’s Smoking Ban Explained!!: Should We Ban Cigarettes? CONTACT ME INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/) Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog Vocabulary List Saga (n) - a long complicated series of related, usually negative, events It was just another episode in the ongoing saga of their marriage problems Up in the air (phrase) - if a matter is up in the air, it is uncertain, often because other matters have to be decided first The whole future of the project is still up in the air Exemption (n) - special permission not to do or pay something Religions qualify for tax exemptions on their income To indicate (v) - to show, point, or make clear in another way She indicated to me that she was unhappy To adopt (v) - to accept or start to use something new The new tax would force companies to adopt energy-saving measures Immune (adj) - protected against a particular disease by particular substances in the blood Most people who’ve had chickenpox once are immune to it for the rest of their lives To revoke (v) - to say officially that an agreement, permission, a law, etc. is no longer in effect The authorities have revoked their original decision to allow the building of a new department store Loophole (n) - a small mistake in an agreement or law that gives someone the chance to avoid having to do something He used a loophole in the immigration law to stay in the USA Notice (n) - information or a warning given about something that is going to happen in the future The building is closed until further notice --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thinking-english/message
Massive protests, the resignation of the government, widespread violence, and Russian-led security forces. What is happening in Kazakhstan? Let’s talk about it on today’s episode of Thinking in English!! TRANSCRIPT -- https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2022/01/07/127-what-is-happening-in-kazakhstan-massive-protests-explained-english-vocabulary-lesson%ef%bf%bc/ You may also like... 126. The Most Unstable Country in the World?: What is Happening in Sudan? (English Vocabulary Lesson) 125. New Zealand’s Smoking Ban Explained!!: Should We Ban Cigarettes? 124. Who was Desmond Tutu?: The Life of an Extraordinary Man Explained!! (English Vocabulary Lesson) 123. Should We Boycott China’s Winter Olympics? (English Vocabulary Lesson) INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/) Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog Gmail - thinkinginenglishpod@gmail.com Vocabulary List Take to the streets (phrase) - when people take to the streets, they express their opposition to something in public and often violently Thousands of people have taken to the streets to protest against food shortages Steppe (n) - a large area of land with grass but no trees, especially in eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia The people have lived for centuries on the Central Asian steppes Landlocked (adj) - Completely surrounded by other countries, with no ocean borders Kazakhstan is the largest landlocked country Swathe (n) - a large areas especially of land Huge swathes of rainforest are being cleared for farming and mining To emerge (v) - the become known or develop as a result of something New business opportunities will emerge with advances in technology Consolidated (adj) - made stronger and more certain He was re-elected for another four years and his power was consolidated To rock (v) - If an event rocks a group of people or society it causes feelings of shock The managing director’s resignation rocked the whole company Blackout (n) - an action taken to make certain that information about something is not reported to the public There was a news blackout after the revolution Peacekeeping (n) - the activity of preventing war and violence, especially using armed forces not involved in a disagreement to prevent fighting The UN sent a peacekeeping force to Rwanda --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thinking-english/message
What is the most unstable country in the world? How about a country with nearly 20 coups since becoming independent? A country with countless wars, massive corruption, and daily protests? A country with a Prime Minister who was appointed, arrested, reinstated, and then resigned in the space of a few months? Let’s talk about this country on today’s episode of Thinking in English!! TRANSCRIPT - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2022/01/05/126-the-most-unstable-country-in-the-world-what-is-happening-in-sudan-english-vocabulary-lesson%ef%bf%bc/ You may also like... 124. Who was Desmond Tutu?: The Life of an Extraordinary Man Explained!! (English Vocabulary Lesson) 125. New Zealand’s Smoking Ban Explained!!: Should We Ban Cigarettes? 123. Should We Boycott China’s Winter Olympics? (English Vocabulary Lesson) 122. Ten Years of Kim Jong Un!: North Korea’s Last Decade Explained (English Vocabulary Lesson) INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/) Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog Gmail - thinkinginenglishpod@gmail.com Vocabulary List To dissolve (v) - to end an official organisation or a legal arrangement Parliament has been dissolved before the election Coup (n) - a sudden illegal, often violent, taking of government power, especially by part of an army Last year Myanmar’s government was overthrown by a military coup Unstable (adj) - not firm and therefore not strong, safe, or likely to last It is a politically unstable country Consensus (n) - a generally accepted opinion, decision, or agreement among a group of people The general consensus in the company is that the manager is a horrible person Civilian (adj) - relating to a person who is not a member of the police or the armed forces The army has been criticised for attacking the unarmed civilian population To reinstate (v) - to give someone back their previous job or position A month after being unfairly fired, he was reinstated in his job Ungovernable (adj) - unable to be governed or controlled; uncontrollable After an economic crisis, the state became ungovernable To mount (v) - to organise and begin an activity or event The lawyers are preparing to mount a defence of their client --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thinking-english/message
New Zealand recently announced a complete ban on cigarette sales for future generations. People born after 2008 will never be able to buy tobacco products in the country. Is this a good idea? Should other countries ban cigarettes? Or are there problems with such an approach? Let’s discuss this and more on today’s episode of Thinking in English! TRANSCRIPT - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2022/01/03/124-new-zealands-smoking-ban-explained-should-we-ban-cigarettes%ef%bf%bc/ You may also like... 124. Who was Desmond Tutu?: The Life of an Extraordinary Man Explained!! (English Vocabulary Lesson) Answering Your Questions!! The Future of the Podcast, How to Use the Word ‘Bloke,’ and Where do I Live! 123. Should We Boycott China’s Winter Olympics? (English Vocabulary Lesson) 122. Ten Years of Kim Jong Un!: North Korea’s Last Decade Explained (English Vocabulary Lesson) INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/) Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog Gmail - thinkinginenglishpod@gmail.com Vocabulary List Upside (n) - the advantage of a situation It’s annoying that I can’t go on vacation this year, but the upside is that I can save up money to go somewhere more expensive next year Prevalence (n) - the fact that something is very common or happens often The prevalence of obesity is increasing in children Ubiquitous (adj) - seeming to be everywhere The mobile phone is perhaps the most ubiquitous of all consumer-electronic appliances To enact (v) - to put something into action, especially to make something a law The government has failed to enact any serious environmental laws To authorise (v) - to give someone official permission to do something I authorised my bank to pay her £3000 Accompanying (adj) - appearing or going with someone or something else Children under twelve require an accompanying parent or guardian to see the movie Take (something) with a pinch of salt (idiom) - to not completely believe something that you are told, because you think it is unlikely to be true You have to take everything you read on Facebook with a pinch of salt Craving (n) - a strong feeling of wanting something I have a craving for chocolate --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thinking-english/message
On Sunday the 26th of December, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, South African anti-apartheid activist, and one of the world’s most loved religious leaders, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, sadly passed away at the age of 90. Today, I want to explain to you all a little bit about his life, what he did, and why he became one of the most respected, revered, and well known international figures. TRANSCRIPT - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2021/12/29/124-who-was-desmond-tutu-the-life-of-an-extraordinary-man-explained-english-vocabulary-lesson%ef%bf%bc/ You may also like... Answering Your Questions!! The Future of the Podcast, How to Use the Word ‘Bloke,’ and Where do I Live! 123. Should We Boycott China’s Winter Olympics? (English Vocabulary Lesson) 122. Ten Years of Kim Jong Un!: North Korea’s Last Decade Explained (English Vocabulary Lesson) 121. How to Start Your Own Country!!! (English Vocabulary Lesson) INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/) Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog Gmail - thinkinginenglishpod@gmail.com Vocabulary List To wander (v) - to walk around slowly in a relaxed way or without any clear purpose or direction We spent the afternoon wandering around the market stalls Segregation (n) - the state of keeping groups of people separate due to race, religion, sex, etc The policy has been criticised for allowing racial segregation Discrimination (n) - treating a person or group of people differently, especially in a worse way from the way in which you treat other people, because of their skin colour, sex, sexuality, etc Disabled people often experience discrimination Routinely (adv) - used for describing what often or usually happens Health and safety rules are routinely ignored To subject (v) - cause or force someone or something to undergo a particularly unwelcome experience or treatment He was subjected to a terrifying ordeal Movement (n) - a group of people with a particular set of aims or ideas The suffragette movement campaigned for votes for women To advocate (v) - to publicly support or suggest an idea, development, or way of doing something She advocates taking more vacation To preside (v) - to be in charge of a formal meeting, ceremony, or trial The judge presided over the official enquiry To pardon (v) - If someone who has committed a crime is pardoned, that person is officially forgiven and their punishment is stopped Large numbers of political prisoners have been pardoned by the new president --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thinking-english/message
Merry Christmas!! Let's practice our English pronunciation with some Christmas inspired tongue twisters!! TRANSCRIPT - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2021/12/24/christmas-tongue-twisters/ You may also like... Most Difficult English Pronunciation Poem!!: The Chaos (English Pronunciation Lesson) Terrifyingly Troubling Tongue Twisters!: A Pronunciation Challenge Tongue Twister Challenge!: English Pronunciation Practice  112. English Accents Explained!: Why do Language Learners Have Accents and Should We Care? (English Lesson) INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/) Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog Gmail - thinkinginenglishpod@gmail.com Seven Santas sang silly songs How many deer would a reindeer reign if a reindeer could reign deer? Running reindeer romp ’round red wreaths Kris Kringle clapped crisply Eleven elves licked eleven little liquorice lollipops. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thinking-english/message
On this episode of Thinking in English, let's discuss why the boycott has been declared, and if sporting boycotts are ever successful! TRANSCRIPT - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2021/12/20/123-should-we-boycott-chinas-winter-olympics-english-vocabulary-lesson%ef%bf%bc/ You may also like... 122. Ten Years of Kim Jong Un!: North Korea’s Last Decade Explained (English Vocabulary Lesson) 121. How to Start Your Own Country!!! (English Vocabulary Lesson) 120. Bye Bye Queen!: Why Did Barbados Become a Republic? (English Vocabulary Lesson) 88. Why are the Tokyo 2020 Olympics so controversial? (English Vocabulary Lesson) INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/) Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog Gmail - thinkinginenglishpod@gmail.com Vocabulary List To boycott (v) - to refuse to buy a product or take part in an activity as a way of expressing strong disapproval Many people boycotted the singer’s shows after he was accused of racism Atrocity (n) - an extremely cruel, violent, or shocking act The rebel army is accused of committing atrocities against women and children Sterilisation (n) - the process of having a medical operation to make it impossible to have children Although they discussed sterilisation, in the end they decided to just keep a careful eye on their dog! Tantamount (adj) - being almost the same or having the same effect as something, usually something bad Her refusal to answer was tantamount to an admission of guilt Erroneous (adj) - wrong or false The erroneous belief that the 2020 election was won by Donald Trump has caused a great deal of anger in the USA Apartheid (n) - refers to a past South African system under which people of different races were legally separated and White people were given more political rights, education, and other advantages Nelson Mandela was an important leader in the struggle against the apartheid regime Cover up  (phrasal v) - to keep something unpleasant or illegal secret or hidden The police tries to cover up the truth Isolation (n) - the state of being separate, or kept separate, from other people or things Japan had a policy of isolation until the late 19th century Symbolic (adj) - used to refer to an action that expresses or seems to express an intention or feeling, but has little practical influence on a situation He knelt on the floor as a symbolic gesture --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thinking-english/message
On today's episode of Thinking in English, let's learn some of the English words you are probably using incorrectly! TRANSCRIPT - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2021/12/17/english-words-youre-using-wrong-english-vocabulary-lesson%ef%bf%bc/ You may also like... “A lot on Your Plate,” “Swamped,” “Up to Your Neck in it”?: BUSY Vocabulary! (English Vocabulary) Most Difficult English Pronunciation Poem!!: The Chaos (English Pronunciation Lesson) 2021 Word of the Year!! ‘NFTs,’ ‘Cheugy,’ and ‘Regencycore’ (English Vocabulary Lesson) INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/) Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog Gmail - thinkinginenglishpod@gmail.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thinking-english/message
10 years ago, Kim Jong Un became leader of North Korea after the death of his father. In the following decade, the secretive country and its leader have rarely been out of the news. Let’s discuss what happened during North Korea’s past decade in this episode of Thinking in English! TRANSCRIPT - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2021/12/15/122-ten-years-of-kim-jong-un-north-koreas-last-decade-explained-english-vocabulary-lesson/ You may also like... 121. How to Start Your Own Country!!! (English Vocabulary Lesson) 120. Bye Bye Queen!: Why Did Barbados Become a Republic? (English Vocabulary Lesson) 119. Should 16 Year Olds Be Allowed To Vote?: Voting Ages explained!! (English Vocabulary lesson) 118. What is the Great Resignation?: Why are Millions of People Quitting Their Jobs? (English Vocabulary Lesson) INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/) Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog Gmail - thinkinginenglishpod@gmail.com Vocabulary List Secretive (adj) - If something or someone is secretive, they don’t want others to know anything about them She is very secretive about her age Personality Cult (n) - official organised love for a particular person, especially a political leader Stalin establish a personality cult in the Soviet Union To force (v) - to make something happen, or make someone do something difficult, unpleasant, or unusual, especially by threatening or not offering the possibility of choice I have to force myself to be nice to him Heir apparent (n) - the person with the automatic right to legally receive all or most of the money, property, titles, etc. from another person when they die The Prince of Wales is the heir apparent to the throne of England To purge (v) - to get rid of people from an organisation because you do not agree with them Party leaders have purged the political party of extremists Noticeable (adj) - easy to see or recognize There has been a noticeable improvement in James’s cooking Repressive (adj) - controlling what people do, especially by using force Myanmar was taken over by a repressive military regime Hardship (n) - a condition of life that causes difficulty or suffering The 1930s were a time of high unemployment and economic hardship --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thinking-english/message
Have you ever thought about starting your own country? Maybe you don’t like the government or laws in the country of your birth? Perhaps you want your people to make their own rules? Or maybe you just think it would be cool to be President of your own nation? Well, today I’ll give you a quick introduction on how to found a new country!! TRANSCRIPT - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2021/12/13/121-how-to-start-your-own-country-english-vocabulary-lesson/ You may also like... 120. Bye Bye Queen!: Why Did Barbados Become a Republic? (English Vocabulary Lesson) 119. Should 16 Year Olds Be Allowed To Vote?: Voting Ages explained!! (English Vocabulary lesson) 118. What is the Great Resignation?: Why are Millions of People Quitting Their Jobs? (English Vocabulary Lesson) CONTACT ME!! INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/) Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog Gmail - thinkinginenglishpod@gmail.com Vocabulary List Recognised (adj) - if someone or something is recognised, it is generally accepted that that person or thing has a particular position or is of a particular standard If you decide to study English abroad, make sure the qualifications you receive are from a recognized provider Defined (adj) - clearly showing the edge, shape, or limits of something I have a clearly defined role at work To declare (v) - to announce or express something clearly, publicly, and officially A government declared a state of emergency due to the pandemic Territory (n) - land, or sometimes sea, that is considered as belonging to or connected with a particular country or person The UN is sending aid to the disputed territory Independent (adj) - an independent country is not governed or ruled by another country Belize became fully independent from Britain in 1981 Sovereign (adj) - having the highest power or being completely independent We must respect the rights of sovereign states to conduct their own affairs Eligibility (n) - having the necessary qualities or satisfying the necessary conditions The eligibility rules prevent children from entering the competition Straightforward (adj) - easy to understand or simple Just follow the signs to Milton Keynes - it’s very straightforward --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thinking-english/message
Today, let's learn some excellent alternatives to the adjective "busy!" TRANSCRIPT -- https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2021/12/10/a-lot-on-your-plate-swamped-up-to-your-neck-in-it-busy-vocabulary-english-vocabulary/ You may also like... Most Difficult English Pronunciation Poem!!: The Chaos (English Pronunciation Lesson) 2021 Word of the Year!! ‘NFTs,’ ‘Cheugy,’ and ‘Regencycore’ (English Vocabulary Lesson) More Advanced Vocabulary to Describe the Weather – Part 2: Stop Saying Rainy, Windy, and Snowy!! (English Vocabulary Lesson) CONTACT ME!! INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/) Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog Gmail - thinkinginenglishpod@gmail.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thinking-english/message
Today, let's read a poem. Not just any poem - the most difficult to pronounce English poem ever! POEM ------ https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2021/12/06/most-difficult-english-pronunciation-poem-the-chaos-english-pronunciation-lesson/ The Chaps by Gerard Nolst Trenité. You may also like... Terrifyingly Troubling Tongue Twisters!: A Pronunciation Challenge Tongue Twister Challenge!: English Pronunciation Practice  112. English Accents Explained!: Why do Language Learners Have Accents and Should We Care? (English Lesson) CONTACT ME!! INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/) Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog Gmail - thinkinginenglishpod@gmail.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thinking-english/message
On the 30th November 2021, Barbados became the world’s newest republic. They said goodbye to the British royal family, and after 400 years are now completely free from the UK! On today’s episode, let’s discuss why Barbados made this decision, and whether other countries might follow in their footsteps? TRANSCRIPT - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2021/12/03/120-bye-bye-queen-why-did-barbados-become-a-republic-english-vocabulary-lesson%ef%bf%bc/ You may also like... 2021 Word of the Year!! ‘NFTs,’ ‘Cheugy,’ and ‘Regencycore’ (English Vocabulary Lesson) 119. Should 16 Year Olds Be Allowed To Vote?: Voting Ages explained!! (English Vocabulary lesson) 118. What is the Great Resignation?: Why are Millions of People Quitting Their Jobs? (English Vocabulary Lesson) CONTACT ME!! INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/) Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog Gmail - thinkinginenglishpod@gmail.com Vocabulary List Easternmost (adj) - furthest towards the east of an area Lowestoft is the easternmost town in Great Britain Head of state (n) - the official leader of a country, often someone who has few or no real political powers (like a constitutional monarch or president) Queen Elizabeth II is the head of state in 15 countries Republic (n) - a country without a king or queen, usually governed by elected representatives of the people and a president A majority of Jamaicans want the island to become a republic Follow in (sb’s) footsteps (idiom) - to do the same thing as someone else She followed in her mother’s footsteps and started her own business Unique (adj) - being the only existing one of its type or, more generally, unusual, or special in some way I’d recognize your handwriting anywhere - it’s unique To acknowledge (v) - to accept, admit, or recognize something, or the truth or existence of something He didn’t even acknowledge my presence Ruthlessly (adv) - in a way that shows no thought or worry about pain caused to others when deciding what you need to do She ruthlessly pursued her ambition, letting nothing get in her way To grant (v) - to give or allow someone something, usually in an official way They granted her an entry visa Reparation (n) - payment for harm or damage The company paid reparations to the victims of the explosion --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thinking-english/message
At the end of November Collins English Dictionary released their 2021 Words of the Year. Let’s look at the winners and runners up on today’s episode of Thinking in English!! TRANSCRIPT - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2021/12/01/2021-word-of-the-year-nfts-cheugy-and-regencycore-english-vocabulary-lesson/ You may also like... Stop Saying Sunny, Cloudy, and Rainy!!: Advanced Weather Vocabulary – Part 1 (English Vocabulary Lesson) “Stab in the back,” “Back to the wall,” “Behind your back”: 6 Essential ‘Back’ Idioms (English Vocabulary Lesson) How to Describe Pain in English!! Essential Vocabulary and Phrases (English Vocabulary Lesson) More than delicious: Advanced Food Vocabulary (English Vocabulary Lesson) CONTACT ME!! INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/) Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog Gmail - thinkinginenglishpod@gmail.com NFT climate anxiety double-vaxxed metaverse pingdemic cheugy crypto hybrid working neopronoun regencycore --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thinking-english/message
In part 2 of our weather series, let’s learn some more advanced ways to describe the weather in English!! TRANSCRIPT - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2021/11/26/more-advanced-vocabulary-to-describe-the-weather-part-2-stop-saying-rainy-windy-and-snowy-english-vocabulary-lesson%ef%bf%bc/ You may also like... Stop Saying Sunny, Cloudy, and Rainy!!: Advanced Weather Vocabulary – Part 1 (English Vocabulary Lesson) “Stab in the back,” “Back to the wall,” “Behind your back”: 6 Essential ‘Back’ Idioms (English Vocabulary Lesson) How to Describe Pain in English!! Essential Vocabulary and Phrases (English Vocabulary Lesson) More than delicious: Advanced Food Vocabulary (English Vocabulary Lesson) CONTACT ME!! INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/) Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog Gmail - thinkinginenglishpod@gmail.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thinking-english/message
Voting is an important part of modern democracies. For most of us, it is the only time we will ever have any influence in political decisions or the future of our countries. However, if voting is so important, should 16 year olds and younger people be allowed to vote? Let’s talk about it on today’s episode on Thinking in English! TRANSCRIPT - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2021/11/24/119-should-16-year-olds-be-allowed-to-voting-voting-ages-explained-english-vocabulary-lesson/ You may also like... 115. Artificial Intelligence Explained!: Is AI Bad for Society? (English Vocabulary Lesson) 113. The Last Chance to Save the World?: COP 26 Explained!! (English Vocabulary Lesson) 111. Should We Still Use the Death Penalty?: English Language Debate (English Vocabulary Lesson) CONTACT ME!! INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/) Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog Gmail - thinkinginenglishpod@gmail.com Vocabulary List civic (adj) - of a town or city or the people who live in it She felt it was her civic duty (as in her duty as a person living in the community) to tell the police anarchist (adj) - referring to the political belief that there should be little or no formal or official organization of society but that people should work freely together Mikhail Bakunin is considered one of the most influential anarchists referendum (n) - a vote in which all the people in a country or an area are asked to give their opinion about or decide an important political or social question A referendum was held on whether Catalonia should be independent laziness (n) - the quality of not being willing to work or use any effort I could go to the gym - it’s just laziness that stops me rely on (phrasal v) - to need a particular thing or the help and support of someone or something in order to continue, to work correctly, or to succeed I rely on my friends for good advice arbitrary (adj) - using unlimited personal power without considering other people’s rights or wishes The company has been subject of an arbitrary take-over efficacy (n) - the ability to produce the intended result They recently ran a series of tests to measure the efficacy of the drug mature (adj) - mature people behave like adults in a way that shows they are well developed emotionally He’s very mature for his age --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thinking-english/message
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Omid ghotbzadeh

Hello there. I think people’s opinions in western country have been influenced by the media. Iranian people are friendly.

Aug 30th
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mehdi mosavati

hey sir I am listening to you're podcast from Iran and I've thought that you should have mentioned that there are a lot of tourists that came to iran and have fun time and been fascinated by our historical place but they have came with tour who knows what places is suitable for tourists.I'll be thankful that you fix that image you have created for listener.

Aug 30th
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