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Luke's English Podcast is an award-winning podcast for learners of English. Listen, learn and have fun while picking up natural British English as it really is spoken. http://teacherluke.co.uk

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A conversation with my brother about one of the most successful British bands of all time - Madness. We talk about the story of the band, our early memories of their music, the songs, the members, their lyrics, their popularity and why we've always been big fans!Episode page with links, music videos and more πŸ‘‰ https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/05/27/884-british-music-madness-with-james/ Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
A spontaneous monologue about being taken by surprise by public holidays in May (in France), a podcast recommendation, and seeing a hard-rocking and hilarious band perform live in a big arena last week. Includes a song at the end as a tribute.Episode page with links etc πŸ‘‰ https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/05/21/883-a-last-minute-rambling-episode/ Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Here's a list of jokes about different countries which I found on the website Bored Panda. I'll tell you the jokes and then explain them all (dissecting the frog), including any homophones, double meanings or specific cultural references. Can you "get" the jokes? Do you find any of them funny, or are they all just terrible dad jokes? And, what vocabulary can you learn in the process? Includes a vocabulary review at the end of the episode.Episode page with notes, jokes and vocabulary list πŸ‘‰ https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/05/14/882-47-funny-country-jokes-explained-learn-english-with-humour/ Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Barbara Serra is an award-winning Italian journalist who has spent much of her career reading the news in the UK on various high-profile well-established English language news networks including the BBC, Channel 5, Al Jazeera English and Sky News. Barbara has quite a specific relationship with English. It’s her dominant language but not her native language. She has a certain accent, which does place her outside the UK somehow. So how has this affected her career as a news reader and reporter? What is the story of her English? What kind of challenges has she faced while reading the news in the UK? And what does this all tell us about learning English, what it means to improve your accent, the relationship between accent and identity, the definition of β€œnative” and β€œnon-native speaker”, the status of different English accents in the English speaking world?πŸ”— Barbara's email newsletter "News with a foreign accent" πŸ‘‰ https://barbaraserra.substack.com/πŸ”— Barbara's website with course info πŸ‘‰ https://www.barbaraserra.info/πŸ“Ί Luke talks to Alastair Budge about Paris πŸ‘‰ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jveYc5vFh7A&ab_channel=LeonardoEnglish on Β @LeonardoEnglishComΒ  🎧 Luke on Elena’s mtunonon's podcast "Online Bound" πŸ‘‰ https://www.elenamutonono.com/2024/04/25/1-mln-subscribers/πŸ“‹ Take the Acast listener survey πŸ‘‰ https://podcastsurvey.typeform.com/to/ugLVUK15 Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
I read an article about Paris' preparations for the 2024 Olympic Games, discuss the issues, summarise the article and explain plenty of vocabulary. Is Paris ready for the games? What are the attitudes, complaints, expectations and fears ahead of this potentially controversial event. πŸ‘‰ Episode page https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/04/29/880-is-paris-ready-for-the-olympic-games-2024-article-vocabulary/πŸ‘‰ Article https://theweek.com/sports/olympics-2024-is-paris-ready-to-party Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Top tips for spontaneous speaking πŸ† with communication expert Matt Abrahams, a professor at the Stamford Graduate School of Business, California. Matt is a leading expert in his field and his new book "Think Faster, Talk Smarter: How to Speak Successfully When You're Put on the Spot" gives you clear, academically-researched advice on how to deal with anxiety, focus on making connections, improve your mindset, learn to listen, and find really useful structures to help you become a more spontaneous and successful speaker. Episode page πŸ‘‰ https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/04/22/879-think-fast-talk-smart-communication-techniques-for-spontaneous-speaking-with-matt-abrahams/Matt's website (book, podcast & more) πŸ‘‰ https://mattabrahams.com/Matt's presentation about communication techniques (34 million views) πŸ‘‰ https://youtu.be/HAnw168huqA?si=jyE7BpzaIt4el_dl Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
These days Elena Mutonono is an experienced business coach who helps online English teachers to gain independence and control over their own careers, but Elena's journey started as a learner of English herself. In this conversation I ask Elena about how she learned English, making the step to becoming an English teacher, then teacher trainer and what challenges online English teachers face when trying to work in a crowded and demanding job market. πŸ‘‰ Elena's website https://www.elenamutonono.com/πŸ‘‰ Elena's Instagram https://www.instagram.com/elenamutonono/πŸ‘‰ Elena's podcast https://www.elenamutonono.com/podcast/- - - - - πŸ‘‰ Join Luke's Zoom Workshop on 18 April 2024 (10AM UK time) https://english-at-home.com/summit/ Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This conversation is a preview of my Zoom workshop on Thurs 18 April 2024 at 10AM (UK time), as part of the Advanced English Summit. In my workshop I will be talking about how to really learn vocabulary, and not just stare at word lists.This is a conversation about the subject of the workshop, and summit organiser Clare Whitmell asks me questions about why vocabulary is important, why I love teaching it, common mistakes made by learners, ways of learning vocabulary more effectively, and some tools you can use.πŸ‘‰ Sign up for the Advanced English Summit here https://english-at-home.com/summit/- - - - - πŸ‘‰ Episode page on teacherluke.co.uk https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/04/11/877-how-to-learn-vocabuary-a-conversation-with-clare-whitmell/ Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Listen to me rambling about Daylight Saving Time, weird AI generated images for Luke's English Podcast, and lots of comments and responses to recent episodes including the Birthday Party story πŸŽ‚ , the MBTI Personality Test πŸ™‡ and the Walk & Talk in Paris πŸ“ΉπŸšΆ. πŸ”— Episode page πŸ‘‰ https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/04/08/876-thoughts-comments-on-recent-episodes-a-spring-equinox-ramble-2024/πŸ“„ Get the PDF (no email needed) πŸ‘‰ https://teacherluke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/876.-Thoughts-comments-on-recent-episodes-_-A-Spring-Equinox-Ramble.pdfπŸ“Ί The Advanced English Summit - book your place for Luke's Zoom talk (free) πŸ‘‰ https://english-at-home.com/summit/ Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Learn English with another short story. I'll read the entire story to you, and then go through the text again explaining and clarifying the main events and plenty of vocabulary. This is a wonderful adventure story written by HG Wells, a very influential and imaginative English writer from the late 19th century. The story is full of vivid descriptive language, action, adventure and extraordinary moments. I hope it captures your imagination and lets the English come alive in memorable ways. The story starts after about 12 minutes.πŸ“„ Get the PDF here πŸ‘‰ https://teacherluke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/875.-Aepyornis-Island-by-HG-Wells-Learn-English-with-a-Short-Story-Lukes-English-Podcast.pdfπŸ”— Episode page πŸ‘‰ https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/04/01/875-aepyornis-island-by-hg-wells-learn-english-with-a-short-story/ Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
874. Walk & Talk: PARIS

874. Walk & Talk: PARIS

2024-03-2501:19:342

Here is an episode in which I walk through the streets of Paris, rambling about a particular subject. This time the subject is Paris itself. This summer Paris is hosting the Olympic Games. The city will be filled with visitors. I am very curious to see how the city will handle this moment. Will it be a huge success? What will visitors think of the city? Will anyone suffer from the mysterious "Paris Syndrome"? Join me on my walk, follow my words, look out for vocab and consider using my questions for your own speaking practice. Episode page https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/03/25/874-walk-talk-paris/ Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The MBTI Personality Test (aka "16 Personalities") is a very well-known and widely used test which claims to be able to give you a "freakishly accurate" analysis of your personality type. In this episode I take the test, explain the reasons for my answers, explain some vocabulary and give my thoughts on the test results and the test itself. Includes plenty of expressions for describing personality traits, behaviour, ways of thinking and feeling and the subject of psychological testing.πŸ‘‰ Episode page with notes, transcripts and links https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/03/18/873-luke-takes-the-mbti-personality-test Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Learn English with another short story. This time it's a 300-word story by Katherine Brush often used in literature classes, full of vivid imagery and with an emotional twist. I read the story to you, and then go through each line, explaining vocabulary and grammar.πŸ‘‰ Episode page with story text and vocabulary notes https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/03/11/872-the-birthday-party-learn-english-with-a-short-story/ Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
A very long rambling episode with a big mix of vocabulary, stories about my trip to Rome, comments from listeners, lots of thoughts about episodes I've published over the last 12 months, more advice about learning English, and a story about being Jackie Chan's English teacher. πŸ‘‰ Episode page https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/03/04/871-rambling-through-my-episode-archive-listener-comments-gold-youtube-creator-award/πŸ‘‰ Download the PDF https://teacherluke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/871.-Rambling-through-my-episode-archive-_-Listener-Comments-_-Gold-YouTube-Creator-Award.pdf Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Returning guest Kate Billington suddenly decided to move to the other side of the world, to Taipei in beautiful Taiwan. In this episode we talk about meeting LEPsters in Taipei, her decision to move there, and how everything is going, with the usual conversational tangents along the way.Β πŸ‘‰ Episode page on my website https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/02/26/870-kate-billington-moved-to-taiwan Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In international diplomacy, "communication is everything". This is the main point of this conversation, in which I talk to my friend who works for the UK delegation at UNESCO in Paris. We discuss the work that UNESCO does, and the various communication challenges involved in working together with representatives from countries all around the world, including the collaborative writing of official documents where the use of a single comma can be debated for hours, and the meetings and conversations in which cultural sensitivity and good-will are essential elements for success. Also includes some communication idioms and guitar playing near the end of the episode.πŸ‘‰ Episode page with introduction transcript https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/02/19/869-working-at-unesco-english-in-international-diplomacy/ Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Talking to Lindsay from All Ears English about social, economic and political changes happening in the USA (and the UK) at the moment.Includes some rambling and a song at the end of the episode. πŸ‘‰ Episode page https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/02/12/868-how-the-usa-is-changing-with-lindsay-mcmahon-from-all-ears-english/πŸ‘‰ Listen to Luke on All Ears English talking about American & British English https://pod.link/751574016/episode/d4b5eabd02763c0770be33d021098248 Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This episode is all about the different modes of communication that we use beyond the 4 linguistic skills of reading, writing, listening speaking. My guest is Nik Peachey who has helped to write a new paper published by OUP called "Multimodality in ELT: Communication Skills for Today’s Generation". Listen to Nik and me chatting about the importance of multimodal literacy in our social interactions and in the ways we consume and produce media online.πŸ”— Episode page with intro notes πŸ‘‰ https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/02/06/867-multimodal-communication-with-nik-peachey/πŸ“„ Read the OUP paper "Multimodality in ELT: Communication Skills for Today’s Generation" πŸ‘‰ https://elt.oup.com/feature/global/expert/multimodality?itm_source=oup-elt-site&itm_medium=hero-banner&itm_campaign=ww-multimodality&cc=ca&selLanguage=sk Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Here are my reactions to getting 1 million subscribers on YouTube, and probably 1 million+ on audio platforms too!Listen to me rambling on my own and with my daughter (6 years old now) while the subscriber number gradually goes up, and eventually reaches this big milestone.Episode page https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/02/02/1-million-subscribers-on-youtube-x1f389/ Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The return of the lying game on LEP! Amber, Paul and I play a speaking game which I sometimes use in my English classes. Listen to our stories and try to work out if we are lying or telling the truth. The second half of the episode contains story summaries and vocabulary explanations.Β πŸ‘‰ Episode page with vocabulary list, etc https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/01/29/866-the-lying-game-9-with-amber-paul-with-vocabulary-explanations/ Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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🌬 Samira ...

I'm still a big fan of king crimson and porcupine tree (steven wilson's the most famouse band) πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– thanks for introducing madness, I'll listen to madness tonightπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

May 27th
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Saharnaz Naseri

Tnx for this podcast I’m from tehran

May 25th
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shaghayegh dehghan

I can not believe it! Too much yeah yeah yeah... in this episode!! yeah absolutely, yeah exactly...! it made me sick 😫 thank you for your hard work. but I recommend you earase this one. this is confusing πŸ˜•

May 15th
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Setare

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May 4th
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baran a

you have best podcast there are ever😭😭πŸ₯ΉπŸ₯Ή

May 2nd
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Amir Norozi

Great

Apr 27th
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akbar salehi

nice

Apr 26th
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Shadi Naderi

yeah man ... super helpful! βœŒοΈπŸ’™

Apr 24th
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Bahar

Hi luke, I'm listening to this episode right now in 2024 😁 actually I found it by searching about relationship, and so interesting in this episode you are single but now you have 2 kids 🀩 how long you record this podcast I just want to appreciate you ☺️❀️ keep going πŸ’ͺ🏻

Apr 23rd
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afsaneh khojasteh

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Apr 20th
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Mahyar

I have a feeling that tells me that you don't speak naturally as you speak in your country. I mean, you're talking slowly on these podcasts.Maybe because you want us to hear you clearly,however,I am very thankful for this amazing podcast!

Apr 15th
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Daniel Gil

I'm from Spain. Your friend is an idiot.

Apr 15th
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artin vazirinia

thank you . actually your podcasts help me so much. because I will travel into London and your podcasts can help me to push my level πŸ’ͺ

Apr 2nd
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Mahi Jahan

Hi

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shadiramtin

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Mar 13th
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fateme yegane

One of the most interesting episodes! 🌟 I really enjoyed it, especially the points you mentioned at the end were really helpful. Thank you, Luke! πŸ™"

Mar 7th
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Setayesh

Thank you luke. this podcast is amazing and really useful.

Mar 1st
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Mohammad Hasan Barouie

dear luke Talking about the genocide in Palestine by Israeli forces may have consequences, and it is completely understandable to discuss other issues, but we cannot forget that those who defended freedom did not talk about occupation and apartheid. good luck

Feb 18th
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ShAkil

I'm not skeleton βœŒοΈπŸ€πŸ˜‚

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