Luke's ENGLISH Podcast - Learn British English with Luke Thompson

Luke's ENGLISH Podcast - Learn British English with Luke Thompson

By Luke Thompson

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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Episodes

884. British Music: Madness (with James)

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 👉 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.
27/05/24•1h 51m

883. A Last-minute Rambling Episode

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 👉 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.
21/05/24•1h 2m

882. 47 "Funny" Country Jokes, Explained 🌍 😂 Learn English with Humour

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 👉 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.
14/05/24•1h 31m

881. The first non-native speaker to read the UK TV news (with Barbara Serra)

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 “native” and “non-native speaker”, the status of different English accents in the English speaking world?🔗 Barbara's email newsletter "News with a foreign accent" 👉 https://barbaraserra.substack.com/🔗 Barbara's website with course info 👉 https://www.barbaraserra.info/📺 Luke talks to Alastair Budge about Paris 👉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jveYc5vFh7A&ab_channel=LeonardoEnglish on  @LeonardoEnglishCom  ğŸŽ§ Luke on Elena’s mtunonon's podcast "Online Bound" 👉 https://www.elenamutonono.com/2024/04/25/1-mln-subscribers/📋 Take the Acast listener survey 👉 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.
06/05/24•1h 4m

880. Is Paris ready for the Olympic Games 2024? 🏊 (Article + Vocabulary)

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. 👉 Episode page https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/04/29/880-is-paris-ready-for-the-olympic-games-2024-article-vocabulary/👉 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.
29/04/24•1h 45m

879. Think Fast, Talk Smart: Communication Techniques for Spontaneous Speaking 🗣️ with Matt Abrahams

Top tips for spontaneous speaking 🏆 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 👉 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) 👉 https://mattabrahams.com/Matt's presentation about communication techniques (34 million views) 👉 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.
22/04/24•1h 17m

878. From Learning to Teaching and Beyond (with Elena Mutonono)

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. 👉 Elena's website https://www.elenamutonono.com/👉 Elena's Instagram https://www.instagram.com/elenamutonono/👉 Elena's podcast https://www.elenamutonono.com/podcast/- - - - - 👉 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.
15/04/24•1h 6m

877. How to Learn Vocabulary | A Conversation with Clare Whitmell

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.👉 Sign up for the Advanced English Summit here https://english-at-home.com/summit/- - - - - 👉 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.
11/04/24•34m 1s

876. Thoughts & comments on recent episodes / A Spring Equinox Ramble 2024

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 ğŸŽ‚ , the MBTI Personality Test 🙇 and the Walk & Talk in Paris 📹🚶. 🔗 Episode page 👉 https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/04/08/876-thoughts-comments-on-recent-episodes-a-spring-equinox-ramble-2024/📄 Get the PDF (no email needed) 👉 https://teacherluke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/876.-Thoughts-comments-on-recent-episodes-_-A-Spring-Equinox-Ramble.pdf📺 The Advanced English Summit - book your place for Luke's Zoom talk (free) 👉 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.
08/04/24•2h

875. Aepyornis Island by HG Wells 🏝️🥚 (Learn English with a Short Story)

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.📄 Get the PDF here 👉 https://teacherluke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/875.-Aepyornis-Island-by-HG-Wells-Learn-English-with-a-Short-Story-Lukes-English-Podcast.pdf🔗 Episode page 👉 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.
01/04/24•3h 22m

874. Walk & Talk: PARIS

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.
25/03/24•1h 19m

873. Luke takes the MBTI Personality Test

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.👉 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.
18/03/24•2h 4m

872. The Birthday Party (Learn English with a Short Story)

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.👉 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.
11/03/24•48m 6s

871. Rambling through my episode archive / Listener Comments / Gold YouTube Creator Award

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. 👉 Episode page https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/03/04/871-rambling-through-my-episode-archive-listener-comments-gold-youtube-creator-award/👉 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.
04/03/24•3h 10m

870. Kate Billintgon moved to Taiwan 🇹🇼

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. 👉 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.
26/02/24•1h 47m

869. Working at UNESCO 🏛️ English in International Diplomacy

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.👉 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.
19/02/24•1h 59m

868. How the USA is changing (with Lindsay McMahon from All Ears English)

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. 👉 Episode page https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/02/12/868-how-the-usa-is-changing-with-lindsay-mcmahon-from-all-ears-english/👉 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.
12/02/24•1h 14m

867. Multimodal Communication (with Nik Peachey)

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.🔗 Episode page with intro notes 👉 https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/02/06/867-multimodal-communication-with-nik-peachey/📄 Read the OUP paper "Multimodality in ELT: Communication Skills for Today’s Generation" 👉 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.
06/02/24•1h 26m

1 Million Subscribers on YouTube ğŸŽ‰

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.
02/02/24•49m 40s

866. The Lying Game #9 with Amber & Paul (with Vocabulary Explanations)

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. 👉 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.
29/01/24•1h 56m

865. Catching Up with Amber & Paul #13

Amber & Paul return to the podcast for another tangential conversation about various things, including:why Paul is angry (again) 😤how Amber gets crushed in her own bed 🛌how our British children don't need to wear coats 🧥the special gifts Luke has prepared for Amber & Paul ğŸŽthe highs and lows of Paul's global comedy tour ğŸŽ­how Paul's been telling the Russian joke on stage 😐Amber's recent trip to London 🇬🇧The Beatles' "Now & Then" ğŸŽ¶the next step in Paul's career ⏩Amber's kids saying more funny things 👧👦💬 and more... 👉 Episode page on my website https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/01/22/865-catching-up-with-amber-paul-13/ 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.
22/01/24•1h 22m

864. A Winter Ramble ❄️ Learn English with LEP

Join me as I talk without a script about lovely cold weather ❄️ being too lazy to wash my cups 🍵 feeling exhausted because my son won't sleep 👶😮‍💨 New Year's Eve celebrations 🛋 performing stand up comedy to 4200 people ğŸŽ¤ a recommended YouTube channel about adventurous missions in the UK countryside 🥾 and recent horror films I've seen 🙀.Episode page 👉 https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/01/15/864-a-winter-ramble-x2744xfe0f-learn-english-with-lep/ 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.
15/01/24•1h 24m

863. Welcome Back / Your English in 2024 with LEP 📈

A new year episode to welcome you back to my podcast, to encourage you to reflect on your learning of English over the last 12 months, to consider your English learning in 2024 and how this podcast can help you. Includes plenty of ideas for how to improve your English, some reflections on my learning of French, and some 'help' from my baby son 👶.📄 Get the PDF 👉 https://teacherluke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/863.-Your-English-in-2024-with-LEP-PDF-Transcript-reduced-size.pdf🔗 Episode page on my website 👉 https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/01/08/863-welcome-back-your-english-in-2024-with-lep-x1f4c8/🏆 LEP Premium information 👉 https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo 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.
08/01/24•1h 58m

862. WORLD NEWS QUIZ 2023 Part 2 (with Stephen from SEND7 Podcast)

[2/2] Stephen from the Simple English News Daily podcast asks me questions about news events from this year. This is part 2 of a 2-part episode.🔗 Episode page https://teacherluke.co.uk/2023/12/27/862-world-news-quiz-2023-part-2-with-stephen-from-send7-podcast/*Edits - On reflection, I decided to remove questions 11 and 12 because they were about the war in Ukraine and I think the tone of our conversation was not appropriate considering the solemnity of the situation. I regret not expressing my sincere condolences for the victims of the war.Question 11 was about Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin and question 12 was about the % of land in Ukraine occupied by Russian forces at the end of 2023 (20%). 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.
27/12/23•50m 6s

861. WORLD NEWS QUIZ 2023 Part 1 (with Stephen from SEND7 Podcast)

[1/2] Stephen from the Simple English News Daily podcast asks me questions about news events from this year. This is part 1 of a 2-part episode.👉 Episode page https://teacherluke.co.uk/2023/12/27/861-world-news-quiz-2023-part-1-with-stephen-from-send7-podcast/ 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.
27/12/23•1h 1m

860. Charles Dickens' Christmas Ghost Story (Learn English with a Short Story)

Listen to me telling this classic Christmas ghost story - "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. I have read this story on the podcast before (in episode 320) but it's a good one so let's do it again, shall we? 📄 Download the PDF here 👉 https://teacherluke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/860.-Charles-Dickens-Christmas-Ghost-Story-Learn-English-with-a-Short-Story-PDF.pdf👉 Episode page on my website https://teacherluke.co.uk/2023/12/22/860-charles-dickens-christmas-ghost-story-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.
22/12/23•1h 21m

859. A Christmas Ramble 2023 (with ChatGPT)

How about some English rambling at Christmas time? ChatGPT (who can speak now) helps me with some questions and ideas, and I ramble about Christmas plans, traditions, post-gift melancholy, upcoming episodes, how to do a King Charles impression, and more...👉 Episode page on my website https://teacherluke.co.uk/2023/12/20/859-a-christmas-ramble-2023-with-chatgpt 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.
20/12/23•45m 57s

858. Trivia Quizzes with Sarah and Fred (Part 2)

This is part 2 of this double episode. Please listen to part 1 first! Sarah and Fred are trivia quiz nerds with a new trivia podcast. In this episode they joined me for some trivia quizzing and conversation. In this second part you can listen to my quiz for Sarah and Fred, and then Fred's quiz for me. Can you answer the questions? Can you follow the whole conversation? Listen carefully!👉 Episode page https://teacherluke.co.uk/2023/12/15/858-trivia-quizzing-with-sarah-and-fred-part-2/👉 Listen to Luke's first episode on Sarah & Fred's podcast "Not An Alias Podcast" https://pod.link/1503202147/episode/f33a8fcf069e1a69d06335e4a472f372👉 Fred on Instagram @FredMeUp https://www.instagram.com/fredmeup/?hl=en👉 Sarah on Instagram @ParisQuizMistress  https://www.instagram.com/parisquizmistress/👉 Not An Alias Podcast on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ParisQuizMistress/ 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.
15/12/23•53m 0s

857. Trivia Quizzes with Sarah and Fred (Part 1)

Sarah and Fred are trivia quiz nerds who have been doing trivia nights in Paris for years and now have a new trivia-themed podcast. In this episode we get together to discuss trivia quizzing, and to quiz each other with our own trivia questions. In this first part we get to know Sarah and Fred again, talk about their new podcast and then Sarah quizzes me with some cleverly-written questions. Can you understand and answer the questions? The quizzing continues in part 2.👉 Episode page https://teacherluke.co.uk/2023/12/13/857-trivia-quizzes-with-sarah-and-fred-part-1/👉 Listen to Luke's first episode on Sarah & Fred's podcast "Not An Alias Podcast" https://pod.link/1503202147/episode/f33a8fcf069e1a69d06335e4a472f372👉 Fred on Instagram @FredMeUp https://www.instagram.com/fredmeup/?hl=en👉 Sarah on Instagram @ParisQuizMistress  https://www.instagram.com/parisquizmistress/👉 Not An Alias Podcast on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ParisQuizMistress/ 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.
13/12/23•1h 11m

856. My brother’s new album is out now / Music Chat with James

Talking to my brother about his new album "Glytek Audio - Mood Selector" (available now on Touched Revolutions records) and then discussing music including the first album we ever bought, and favourite albums in different genres.ğŸŽ§ Click here to get James' new album https://touchedrevolutions.bandcamp.com/album/mood-selector👉 Page for this episode on my website https://teacherluke.co.uk/2023/12/07/856-my-brothers-new-album-is-out-now-music-chat-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.
08/12/23•1h 16m

855. Discussing Films with Cara Leopold

Talking to Cara about films, movies, her movie club for English learners and a discussion about films and what they mean.Episode page with all the links you could ever need! 👉 https://teacherluke.co.uk/2023/12/06/855-discussing-films-with-cara-leopold/ 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.
06/12/23•1h 38m

854. The Invitation (Learn English with a Short Story)

ğŸŽ§ Learn English with a short story. 🗣 Listen & repeat after me if you'd like to practise your pronunciation.💬Learn some vocabulary in the second half of the video.📄 I found this story in answer to a post on Quora.com asking about true scary stories. I thought I could use it to help you learn English. Can you understand the story, and predict the twist at the end?📄 Read the original by Lance Stephenson here https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-best-short-scary-stories🔗 Page for this episode on my website with a word-for word copy of the story https://teacherluke.co.uk/2023/11/28/854-the-invitation-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.
28/11/23•1h 4m

853. A Conversation with Rhiannon Carter

Join me as I meet and get to know Rhiannon, an English coach whose mission is to help you feel awesome about your English. I had never met Rhiannon before this interview, so listen as I get to know her and we chat about her English & Welsh roots, moving to Edinburgh, studying theology at university, early experiences as an English teacher, why learners often feel ashamed of their English, and how she can help. We also discuss the wonders of fish & chips and deep fried Mars bars which you can buy on the streets of Edinburgh. 👉 Episode page on my website https://teacherluke.co.uk/2023/11/22/853-a-conversation-with-rhiannon-carter/👉 Rhiannon's website https://www.rhiannonelt.com/👉 Rhiannon's Instagram https://www.instagram.com/rhiannonelt.coaching/ 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.
22/11/23•1h 20m

852. How does it feel to be blind? (Article & Vocabulary)

How does it feel to have a visual impairment? How do blind people navigate the world? How do other people treat you, if you are blind? And, how do we talk about blindness and other forms of disability in English? This episode is inspired by a listener called Hafid, who contacted me recently. I talk about the subject of blindness and disability in general, read an article written by a partially sighted person, and explain a list of words and phrases we should use when describing different forms of disability. Also includes various medical vocabulary such as the different parts of the eye and other related topics.👉 Episode page https://teacherluke.co.uk/2023/11/15/852-how-does-it-feel-to-be-blind/👉 Get the PDF 📄 https://teacherluke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/How-does-it-feel-to-be-blind-Lukes-English-Podcast-.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.
15/11/23•1h 36m

851. Rambling about The Beatles "Now and Then" ğŸŽ¸

A listener left a comment on my website asking for my thoughts on the new Beatles song which was released last week, and I was happy to ramble about it for 45 mins. Listen to hear me give my thoughts and tell several stories related to what is being described as the last Beatles song.I talk for about 10 minutes about burning down my apartment, and my thoughts on the content I make for this podcast and then start talking about The Beatles until the end of the episode. To skip straight to the Beatles bit, go forward to about 12 minutes.Episode page https://teacherluke.co.uk/2023/11/08/851-rambling-about-the-beatles-now-and-then-%f0%9f%8e%b8/ 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.
08/11/23•48m 40s

850. Any Language You Want 📖 with Fabio Cerpelloni

Fabio has written a book about language learning, based on his own personal experiences of learning English. Each chapter ends with the same sentence: “This is how to learn a language”. But each chapter disagrees with the next. There are many ways to learn a language, and none of them is the only right way to do it.In this episode, we talk all about this and Fabio shares some of his stories.Fabio is the host of "Stolariod Stories" a self-development podcast which includes lots of lessons about learning English, and learning about life in general.👉 Page for this episode on Luke's website 🔗 https://teacherluke.co.uk/2023/11/01/850-any-language-you-want-with-fabio-cerpelloni/👉 Get Fabio's book 📖 https://fabiocerpelloni.com/any-language-you-want/👉 Listen to Fabio interview Luke about stand-up comedy on Stolaroid Stories here ğŸŽ¤ https://pod.link/1588409467/episode/5a1f614be55bdffa8513091565ef4985 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.
01/11/23•1h 38m

849. Stories of Insects, Bugs & Creepy Crawlies ğŸž with Zdenek Lukas

Bed bugs in Paris & London, Mosquito hunting in the middle of the night, a home invasion by fleas and the terrors of cockroaches - listen to some anecdotes about encounters with insects with Zdenek who has recently relocated to Vietnam. Watch out for various insect idioms which appear during the conversation.👉 Episode page on Luke's website (with list of insect idioms 🦟 & more) https://teacherluke.co.uk/2023/10/25/849-stories-of-insects-bugs-creepy-crawlies-with-zdenek-lukas/👉 Zdenek's Website with courses, and Discord server for learning English https://teacherzdenek.com/🏆 P53 Technology in the Modern World - parts 1, 2 & 3 available now on LEP Premium. For more information about LEP Premium click here https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfoLuke on Other People's Podcasts recently ğŸ‘‡ğŸŽ§ Listen to "Mission in Paris" on Into The Story with Bree Aesie https://pod.link/1522715603/episode/71b6f95ea88babe5f978960f07a9e73cğŸŽ§ Listen to "The Art of Making People Laugh" on Stolariod Stories with Fabio Cerpelloni https://pod.link/1588409467/episode/5a1f614be55bdffa8513091565ef4985 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.
25/10/23•1h 53m

848. The Superpower of Starting English Early with Kids (with Bree Aesie)

Bree Aesie is an English teacher with a background in psychology, especially child development, and in this episode she comes onto LEP with advice and encouragement for parents who want to help their children to learn English from an early age.👉 Episode page https://teacherluke.co.uk/2023/10/18/848-the-superpower-of-starting-english-early-with-kids-with-bree-aesie/👉 Listen to Luke's funny & dramatic story on Bree's podcast https://pod.link/1522715603/episode/71b6f95ea88babe5f978960f07a9e73c 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.
18/10/23•1h 3m

847. RANDOM TOPIC GENERATOR (A 1-Hour Rambling Episode)

Join me for an unplanned rambling episode about various things including: hump day, bed bugs in Paris ğŸž, fashion trends I followed when I was younger 👟👖, CDs 💿 vs cassettes 📼 vs vinyl ğŸŽµ, the most relaxing place in the world 🛏, Japanese zen gardens ⛩, Hunter S Thompson 🚬, the most disgusting job I ever had 🤮, and more...👉 Episode page on my website https://teacherluke.co.uk/2023/10/11/847-random-topic-generator/ 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.
11/10/23•1h 6m

846. Topic Tombola with James ğŸŽ§

"The Glib Brothers" reunite on the podcast to discuss more music, films, books, scary AI and UFO sightings. James is my older brother and he's probably been on this podcast more than any other guest. Listen for another deep and humorous conversation with lots of cultural reference points.Episode page https://www.https://teacherluke.co.uk/2023/10/03/846-topic-tombola-with-james/Glytek Audio on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/1trBdNNHMafKfWxaXDdUBf?si=2L2beuujSkWU0mAeHYcTNw 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.
04/10/23•2h 30m

845. Using ChatGPT as a Language Teaching Tool 🤖 with JOE DALE, EdTech Guru, ChatGPT Enthusiast

TECH TALK! A conversation with Joe Dale (modern foreign language teaching consultant, EdTech guru) about the use of ChatGPT in English teaching and learning. Lots of recommendations, tips and tricks for saving time and combining ChatGPT with other software including Google Chrome extensions. 💻 For a list of all the Google Chrome extensions and other software, click here (episode page on my website) 👉 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.
27/09/23•1h 47m

844. Improve Your Pronunciation with Luke Nicholson - Accent Coach

A conversation with accent coach Luke Nicholson, including lots of insights, advice and conclusions about improving your pronunciation in English.👉 Episode page https://teacherluke.co.uk/2023/09/19/844-improve-your-pronunciation-with-luke-nicholson-accent-coach/🔗 Luke Nicholson's websiteswww.improveyouraccent.co.ukwww.funetics.com 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.
20/09/23•1h 45m

843. The Birth of Our Son

Talking to my wife (and daughter) about the birth of our son, who came into the world just a few weeks ago. We describe what happened, and explain how it feels to become parents for the second time. This is a very personal, first-hand account of childbirth and the experience of bringing a child into the world. Watch out for the vocabulary of childbirth and children which has previously been explained in episodes 162, 491, 492 and 814. Episode page on my website https://teacherluke.co.uk/2023/08/31/843-the-birth-of-my-son/ 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.
13/09/23•1h 29m

842. A Pre-Baby Summertime Ramble ☀️👶

Hang out with me for an unscripted and unedited ramble about things like engaging moments while teaching English, how it feels to be about to become a father again, a funny new recording of my daughter speaking English, some recent films I've seen, and a recording of me doing stand-up comedy in front of an audience recently. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sRi 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.
06/09/23•1h 36m

841. A Conversation about MONOPOLY ğŸŽ²ğŸ ğŸ’° with Anna Tyrie

Monopoly is one of the most famous board games of all time.It's sold in more than 114 countries and has been printed in more than 47 languages.It's famous for causing arguments and taking forever to finish!But it is a fantastic and fascinating game, so let's talk about it.In this episode I talk to Anna Tyrie from English Like a Native about childhood memories, rules that people don't follow, winning strategies, the real history of the game and more!I guarantee that with this episode you will learn new things about Monopoly.Episode page 👉 https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sQqListen to Anna's episode with Luke about board games 👉 https://www.buzzsprout.com/2038858/13484501 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.
30/08/23•1h 38m

840. Things that make you go "Hmmm" 🤔😅 Life, Laughter & Learning English

Here is a list of curious mysteries, jokes and observations about the English language and life in general. I talk about each interesting point, give some funny comments and explain bits of English vocabulary in the process. Expect to learn a few things, and have a bit of a laugh in the process 🙂.Episode page with text https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sPU 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.
23/08/23•1h 33m

839. Kate Billington Cycled to Berlin 🚴‍♀️

Kate Billington returns for her 4th appearance on LEP to create some fun English conversation for you to listen to. We talk about lots of things, as usual, including her cycling trip to Berlin and a nasty accident she had on her bicycle in Paris earlier this year. Expect tangents, vocab, idioms, jokes, stories, cups of tea and some very "professional" podcast eating. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sQh 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.
16/08/23•2h 19m

838. A 3-Hour Mega-Ramble / Reflecting on a Wonderful Spring Day in Paris

This is the longest episode of LEP so far, and it's a solo ramble. I talk freely about a lovely day I had in Paris earlier this year, which really stuck in my memory. Relax, follow my words, hang out with me for 3 hours, get stranded on a desert island of the imagination, and then get rescued. Includes a haircut, a sleep and a t-shirt change during the episode.👉 📖 Script/notes available on the episode page here https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sQd 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.
09/08/23•3h

837. Describing a Car Accident in 15+ Styles of English 🚗 📄

How would the same car accident be described in over 15 completely different styles of English? What are the differences in vocabulary, grammar and organisational structure? How should I change my voice to read each description? Let's see how English changes in different situations. Styles presented include: formal and informal English, news reports, an action movie screenplay, an Eminem rap, a romantic novel, a Shakespeare play, a politician making a speech, a stand-up comedian, Liam Neeson in the film Taken, and Luke in an episode of Luke's English Podcast. Episode page (with PDF transcript) https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sQ8 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.
02/08/23•1h 38m

836. Life & Life Only with Antony Rotunno [Part 2] David Blaine, Food & Diet, The Shining, Conspiracies, Comedy, Happiness

[Part 2 of 2] Since recording part 1 of this conversation, Antony caught COVID-19 and lost a bit of weight, but he managed to talk for about 100 minutes here about more topics he has previously covered in episodes of his podcast "Life & Life Only". Here we discuss diverse things including the extraordinary feats of endurance by David Blaine🕴🏻, food and dieting 🍔, Stanley Kubrik's film "The Shining" 🪓, the term "conspiracy theory" 🤫, the ways that comedy shows can reveal the truth ğŸŽ­, and the complex art of happiness 🙂. 👉 Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sQ4ğŸŽ§ Listen to Antony's podcast https://plinkhq.com/i/1549021296?to=page 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.
26/07/23•1h 56m

835. Life & Life Only with Antony Rotunno [Part 1] Cats, Titanic, Travelling, Teaching & Life Coaching

Antony is an English teacher, podcaster, life-coach and writer and he returns to LEP today for a conversation about topics which he has discussed in episodes of his podcast called "Life & Life Only". Listen to us chat about why cats are good for your health 🐱, what the Titanic disaster tells us about social class 🚢, how losing his backpack while travelling taught Antony a valuable life lesson ğŸŽ’, how psychology is involved in English teaching 🧠 and more.Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sQ1Antony's Podcast "Life and Life Only" https://plinkhq.com/i/1549021296?to=page 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.
19/07/23•1h 14m

834. The best way to learn a language, according to research (Article)

Reading an article by Gavin Lamb (PhD) about the conclusions of academic studies into language learning, and adding my own reflections and comments. What does research tell us about the best way to learn a language? What are the most important things to consider? What are the best methods? The article boils it all down to three main points.Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sPY 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.
12/07/23•1h 19m

833. Text Adventure Story: Lemon Simulator (by Daniel Champion)

Join me as I read through a bizarre online game. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a lemon? No? Well, neither had I, until I played this game. Can I escape the kitchen, become human again and avoid being chopped up and turned into a juice! Watch out for some descriptive language and some funny moments along the way! Story by Daniel Champion on www.textadventures.co.ukEpisode page with links https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sPF 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.
05/07/23•42m 22s

832. Sherlock Holmes: The Red-headed League (Learn English with a Short Story)

Let me read you a classic Sherlock Holmes detective story, written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.I'll read the original text and stop regularly in order to explain what is happening so you can follow the story.📄 Episode page with PDF transcript https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sPO 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.
27/06/23•1h 45m

831. Learning How to Learn with Hadar Shemesh

A conversation with Hadar Shemesh, a non-native speaker who has improved her English to a very high level, and who now shares her knowledge and experience with the world through her podcast and YouTube channel. Hadar describes her own experiences of learning English and mastering pronunciation. This episode is all about the voyage of discovery that is learning a language.👉 Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sOJ👉 Hadar's episode with Luke https://hadarshemesh.com/magazine/interview-with-luke-from-lukes-english-podcast/👉 Hadar's website https://hadarshemesh.com/👉 Hadar's podcast (InFluency Podcast) https://hadarshemesh.com/influency-podcast/👉 Hadar's YouTube channel  @hadar.shemesh  https://www.youtube.com/@hadar.shemesh​ 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.
20/06/23•51m 10s

830. English With Cooke / A Chat with Instagram English Teacher Andy Cooke

In conversation with Andy Cooke, an English teacher from England who is very popular on Instagram. We talk about Andy's background, becoming an English teacher, getting big on Instagram, ChatGPT and a few other tangents along the way. Includes a few songs on the guitar at the end of the episode.👉 Episode page on teacherluke.co.uk https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sPG👉 ğŸŽ§ Listen to Luke's Podcast using a podcast app on your phone (audio episodes have more content) https://plinkhq.com/i/312059190?to=page👉 Andy's Instagram https://www.instagram.com/englishwithcooke/👉 Andy's Website https://ewcooke.com/ 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.
14/06/23•1h 18m

829. 88 English expressions that will confuse everyone (Part 3)

Finally, here is the third part of this series about English slang words and expressions that most British people know, but which will probably confuse almost everyone else! I started this series in 2019. It's only taken me nearly 4 years to get round to finishing it. Learn loads of slang and culture, plus a bit of British history too. Vocabulary and transcript available on the episode page here https://wp.me/p4IuUx-aj8 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.
09/06/23•1h 36m

828. PARIS STORIES with Amber Minogue

Amber returns to the podcast to tell us some grisly stories about the history of Paris. Amber is a bit of an expert about Paris. She has read pretty much every book about the city and is also a registered tour guide here. A few years ago she set up a podcast called Paname Podcast (Paname is a nickname for Paris). Each episode contains a true story from history, with tales of battle, execution, romance, tragedy and adventure. You can get it where you get your podcasts. In this episode Amber comes onto LEP to share a few stories from her podcast series. Includes a 30-minute ramble at the end of the episode.👉 Listen to Amber's podcast https://plinkhq.com/i/1241927554?to=page👉 Page for this episode on my website https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sOg 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.
31/05/23•1h 33m

827. An Interview for an Academic Study about Language Learning Podcasts (Carlos Soares, University of Aveiro)

👉 Take Carlos' survey here https://forms.ua.pt/index.php?r=survey/index&sid=699278〈=enCarlos Soares, from the University of Aveiro in Portugal, is doing a master's degree dissertation all about language learning podcasts. He contacted me to conduct an interview as part of his research, and he agreed for me to publish it as an episode of my podcast. Carlos asks me about my thoughts on learning English through listening, my approach to making my podcast and some other details.👉 Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sPa 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.
26/05/23•35m 58s

826. Yiddish Words used in English (with Sebastian Marx)

Comedian Sebastian Marx returns to the podcast in order to talk about Yiddish words which have found their way into the English language, including common words like bagel, glitch and schmooze and plenty more. 👉 Episode page with links, etc https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sOX👉 Sebastian Marx's website https://www.sebmarx.com 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.
24/05/23•1h 3m

825. Time-Travel Story, Language Immersions in Malta & Playing the Bagpipes (with Alastair Budge)

Is that a confusing title? Hopefully not. As you might expect, it's a little summary of what's included in the episode. To give you some more details, Alastair Budge is the host of a podcast called "English Learning for Curious Minds" and he has created a new audio drama for English learners called "Pioneers of the Continuum". It's a time-travel adventure for English learners, and Alastair asked me to be the narrator for episode 1. In this episode of LEP, we talk about Alastair's story, living in Malta, learning English by immersion, cliches and complaints from English speakers visiting Paris and Alastair's story about playing the bagpipes on the streets of Paris. The audio version includes 30+mins of rambling from me at the end. Enjoy!👉 Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sOL👉 Alastair's website (podcasts + more) https://www.leonardoenglish.com/ 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.
17/05/23•1h 50m

824. The Coronation of King Charles III (with Mum & Dad) The Rick & Gill Thompson Report

Talking to my parents about the coronation ceremony of King Charles III which happened in Westminster, London on Saturday 6 May. Includes descriptions of the ceremony and discussion of some of the issues related to it, plus a few dodgy jokes along the way 👑.👉 Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sOz 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.
10/05/23•1h 14m

823. ChatGPT & Learning English PART 3

In this final part of the series I'm going to evaluate ChatGPT's ability to work as a dictionary with definitions, example sentences, synonyms, phonetic transcriptions, etc. I test its ability to convert texts into British English or other varieties, see if it can help with sentence stress and word stress, and check its ability to create grammar and vocabulary quizzes and other useful exercises.Episode page with transcript https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sOb 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.
03/05/23•1h 2m

822. ChatGPT & Learning English PART 2

In this series I am evaluating ChatGPT as a language-learning tool. In this part I'm experimenting with role-play conversations, job interview practice, creating texts and dialogues and seeing if it can help you prepare for Cambridge exams like IELTS or CAE.Episode page with transcript https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sND 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.
29/04/23•52m 40s

821. ChatGPT & Learning English PART 1

An episode exploring the various ways that ChatGPT might be able to help you learn English. Can it create study plans? Can it correct your errors and explain the corrections? Can you use it to simulate natural conversations? This is the first of a three-part series in which I test ChatGPT's usefulness as an AI language learning tool.Episode page with transcript https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sMP 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.
26/04/23•1h 12m

820. A Springtime Ramble 🌸🌷Learn English with LEP

Rambling on my own about getting stuck in a time-loop 🔁, protests and strikes in Paris 🔥, the arrival of child 2 👶, and more. 👉 Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sMu👉 Tony Kaizen interviews Luke on his podcast https://youtu.be/rIolbmPGKRU 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.
19/04/23•1h 5m

819. What does it really mean to be “good at English”?

How do we know when someone's English is good? Is it just about having a "British accent", knowing lots of big words, or speaking with no errors? In fact, there is a lot more to it than that. IELTS can show us how someone's level of English is assessed by looking at a wide range of skills and sub-skills and there is a lot more to it than making no errors while speaking with a "British accent". This episode should help you consider your own level of English level, get some perspective on what language competence really means, and hopefully cause people to think twice when making snap judgements about other people's English.Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sNi Get the PDF transcript https://teacherluke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/819.-What-does-it-really-mean-to-be-good-at-English.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.
12/04/23•1h 35m

818. Monster Bogey (A Children’s Book) with Anna Brooke

My friend Anna has written a book for children (7+) which has a full publishing contract and is available in all good bookshops now. The book tells the story of a boy who accidentally creates a monster when his secret collection of nose bogeys gets struck by lightning! This conversation includes lots of talk of snot and bogeys, as well as stories from Anna's time as a travel writer.Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sN1 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.
05/04/23•1h 18m

817. Parson’s Pleasure by Roald Dahl (Learn English with a Short Story)

Learn English with another short story. This time it's Parson's Pleasure by Roald Dahl, which is an intriguing tale of a dodgy antiques dealer with a nasty twist. Learn vocabulary while you enjoy a fascinating story.👉 Episode page on my website https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sMo👉 Buy "The Complete Short Stories" by Roald Dahl https://amzn.eu/d/axqHJjc 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.
29/03/23•1h 28m

816. Kate Billington in the Podcastle

Kate Billington returns to LEP for the third time, to drink tea, talk about my pod-room, learning the bassoon, exam results, learning Chinese, responding to listener comments and talking about her videos on TikTok.Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sM1The British Council on TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@britishcouncilenglish?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc 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.
22/03/23•2h 4m

Studying In The UK - Realities, Opportunities & Advice (with Lioba Berndt)

An episode all about studying at university in the UK, with loads of advice about student visas, funding your studies with scholarships, extra-curricular social activities and opportunities at the students' union and more. Features a conversation with a German student currently studying a master's in clinical neuroscience at UCL in London. This episode is published in paid partnership with Study UK and the UK Government's GREAT Britain campaign. For more information, follow the links below.Links👉 Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sMB👉 The Study UK website with all the info you need https://study-uk.britishcouncil.org/👉 Student Visas https://www.gov.uk/study-uk-student-visa 👉 Scholarships and funding https://study-uk.britishcouncil.org/scholarships-funding 👉 Study in Wales https://www.studyinwales.ac.uk/ 👉 Scholarships for Welsh universities https://www.studyinwales.ac.uk/scholarships-and-funding 👉 German Academic Exchange for information about scholarships https://www.daad.de/en/ 👉 German Federal Ministry of Education and Research https://www.xn--bafg-7qa.de/bafoeg/de/home/home_node.html  👉 International Health Insurance Surcharge Refund www.gov.uk/healthcare-immigration-application/refunds  👉 Working while on a student visa - The UK Council for International Student Affairs https://www.ukcisa.org.uk/ 👉 Study Guides for Parents in Germanyhttps://www.britishcouncil.de/sites/default/files/studyuk_guide_parents_en_2023_final.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.
15/03/23•1h

815. A River Avon Year: The Wildlife & History of Shakespeare's Avon, by Rick Thompson (Dad’s New Book!)

My dad has written a new book and he's come on the podcast to tell us about it. The book follows the path of the river Avon as it flows through the middle of England, telling stories of key moments in British history, nature and the current condition of Britain's rivers. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sLSA River Avon Year: The Wildlife and History of Shakespeare's Avon by Rick Thompson is available now!👇📖 Amazon https://amzn.eu/d/dIzchIU📖 Book Depository https://www.bookdepository.com/A-River-Avon-Year-Rick-Thompson/9781803813615?redirected=true&selectCurrency=JPY&w=AFFBAU9680B63XA8YC5K 📖 Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/122976600-a-river-avon-year 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.
08/03/23•58m 19s

814. The Language of Children & Parenting (with Anna Tyrie / English Like a Native)

A conversation with Anna Tyrie from English Like a Native (YouTube, Podcast) about children, the way we talk to children, and vocabulary relating to children and childcare, with a vocabulary quiz and some special news from the Thompson family...!👉 Episode page with vocabulary lists https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sKN👉 Anna interviews Luke on her podcast https://www.buzzsprout.com/2038858/12353084 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.
01/03/23•1h 41m

813. Language Learning is a Voyage of Discovery / Steve Kaufmann Interview

Steve Kaufmann is a very prolific language learner. He has learned at least 20 languages to varying degrees during his life. Some of them he learned during his career as an international diplomat and businessman, and others he has learned during his (semi) retirement. In this interview Steve talks about his language learning experiences, methods and motivations. We talk about various metaphors and similes for language learning including ocean voyages 🚢, cows 🐮, skiing ⛷ and cutting grass🏡 and and I ask Steve about cross-cultural experiences he has had during his career. There is a video version on YouTube but only the audio version contains my intro and ending rambles about getting my hair cut and how you need to remember that you're a baby cow-shark on skis ğŸ„ğŸ¦ˆğŸŽ¿ğŸ˜….Episode page with video, comment section, MP3 download link etc https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sLt 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.
22/02/23•1h 15m

812. Can You Pass A British Citizenship Test? 🇬🇧 🛂 (with Cara Leopold)

To qualify for British citizenship, one of the requirements is to pass the "Life in the UK" test. Questions cover things like British history, British life & culture, British politics, British geography and principles of modern British life. What do you think? Can you pass the test? Join me as I test online English teacher Cara Leopold. How much does she know about her own country of origin? What can you learn about Britain? What IS Britain anyway? Find out in this episode! 👉 Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sLh👉 Cara's website www.leo-listening.com 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.
15/02/23•1h 53m

811. Turkey & Syria Earthquake Appeal / What is happening in Iran? (Articles & Vocabulary)

An episode about two (unconnected) situations, 1) the very recent earthquake in Turkey & Syria which has left many people in urgent need of help, 2) the humanitarian crisis in Iran. During the episode I read from various articles and explain some vocabulary.👉 Consider donating to the Disasters Emergency Committee to help people affected by the earthquake https://www.dec.org.uk/appeal/turkey-syria-earthquake-appeal👉 Episode page with transcript & links https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sL5 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.
09/02/23•1h 27m

810. Discussing Ambient Music (with James)

A conversation with my brother about a specific musical genre, "ambient". We discuss Brian Eno's inspiration and approach to his first ambient albums, talk about the genre's origins in French 19th century classical music, jazz and the avant-garde and describe ambient trance music from the 80s and 90s including artists like Aphex Twin, The KLF, The Orb and The Irresistible Force. Enter the ambient zone on LEP.👉 Get James' new ambient EP "Ambient Mode" on BandCamp https://jimthompson.bandcamp.com/album/ambient-mode👉 Episode page with lots of music recommendations https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sKj 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.
08/02/23•1h 13m

809. Toilets, Titanic & TikTok with AMBER & PAUL

An unedited conversation with Amber & Paul about toilet habits, Titanic (1997), weird videos on TikTok & YouTube and plenty more. Advanced level listening practice with the POD-PALs.Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sKt 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.
01/02/23•1h 33m

808. James Harris returns to talk about his book 📖🗣

James Harris is a writer, comedian, English teacher and language learner (French, German, Chinese) from England. In this funny chat, we talk about learning Chinese, being married to a Chinese woman and his semi-autobiographical book, "Midlands" which tells several funny and touching stories about two ex-pats living in Germany; Stuart, who is a stand-up comedian trying to understand the Germans, and Doug who gets involved in a love affair. James reads several passages from the book during the episode.👉 Get James' book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ https://www.amazon.co.uk/Midlands-James-Harris/dp/B0B38CX11P👉 Sign up to James' email newsletter "Stiff Upper Quip" for regular short articles in English & more https://stiffupperquip.substack.com/👉 Follow James on Twitter https://twitter.com/JamesHarrisNow👉 Page for this episode on Luke's website https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sJr👉 Listen to James' first episode on LEP https://youtu.be/nppFuFyIBZU 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.
25/01/23•50m 16s

807. Dylan, Lennon, Marx & God (with Jon Stewart PhD)

A conversation about two legends of contemporary popular culture - Bob Dylan and John Lennon, with pop-star academic Jon Stewart (guitarist in The Wedding Present and Sleeper).👉 Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sJE📖 Get Jon's book here https://a.co/d/fPBgTel (other bookshops are available)Jon Stewart is an interesting mix. He is both a university lecturer and a pop star. He runs a Masters Degree course in Music Business and Popular Music Practice at the BIMM Institute in London and he also plays guitar for legendary British group The Wedding Present, AND classic 'Britpop' band Sleeper. So, Jon knows all about the music business from both a personal and academic point of view. In this conversation I ask Jon about his new book "Dylan, Lennon, Marx and God" which is an amazing dual-biography of John Lennon and Bob Dylan, two of the most significant figures in contemporary popular culture. Jon talks about the way Dylan and Lennon used language in their work, the references they make to the culture they grew up in, including their spiritual and political views.Jon also talks about his time as a musician, including working with Elvis Costello and George Michael, and a funny story about John Lennon's "Imagine piano".I hope you find this conversation as fascinating as I did. If you like it, consider getting a copy of Jon's book! 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.
18/01/23•1h 6m

806. PERSEVERANCE, POSITIVITY & PRACTICE with Santiago Ruiz de Velasco from Oxford University Press

Santiago has a top job in the English teaching industry. He is the managing director of English teaching at Oxford University Press. But English is not his first language. He learned it as an adult when he moved to London in his twenties. This conversation explores how he progressed in his English learning and in his career, while dealing with daily challenges and failures in English. The conclusions are that motivation and positivity are vital, you have to keep going through the difficult times, and you can achieve great things in your career in English even if you're not perfect. This episode should be a boost for the confidence of all English learners! Keep an open mind, keep your eyes on the prize, keep going and your English WILL improve!Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sJx 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.
11/01/23•1h 11m

805. A New Year Ramble 2023 / Learn English with LEP

A rambling episode about making a fresh start in the new year, and some things I just have to tell you about listening to Luke's English Podcast using a podcast app on your phone + lots of tangents. I hope you enjoy it!Episode page on my website (with transcriptions, notes, video version etc) https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sIV 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.
05/01/23•1h 35m

804. The Missing Masaccio (Learn English with a Text Adventure Story) by Peter Carlson

The third (and final) adventure in this series of mini-mysteries on LEP. Can I improve my detective skills to work out the disappearance of a priceless painting and a series of gruesome murders? Story by Peter Carlson and available on textadventures.co.uk👉 Episode page with links https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sJd👉 Play Victorian Detective Interlude by Peter123 yourself here https://textadventures.co.uk/games/view/abwfcm2vke6b6nbmqh2v1w/victorian-detective-interlude 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.
31/12/22•46m 35s

803. The Wraith (Learn English with a Text Adventure Story) by Peter Carlson

The second in a trilogy of text adventure stories by Peter Carlson. In this one we are chasing a ghostly serial killer with a few tricks up his sleeve. Do I have the detective skills to solve the mystery and avoid certain death?  👉 Episode page on teacherluke.co.uk https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sJ7👉 Play "Victorian Detective Interlude" on textadventures.co.uk https://textadventures.co.uk/games/view/abwfcm2vke6b6nbmqh2v1w/victorian-detective-interlude 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.
30/12/22•20m 53s

802. The Unopened Safe (Learn English with a Text Adventure Story) by Peter Carlson

Let's do another text adventure mystery story by Peter Carlson. Listen to me read the story and make choices to solve the mystery. You can read the story with me (link below) or do the game yourself later. This is the first in a series of 3 stories from Peter's "Victorian Detective Interlude" game on textadventures.co.ukEpisode page (including a message from Luke - "2022, A Year In Podcasting") https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sIaPlay "Victorian Detective Interlude" on textadventures.co.uk https://textadventures.co.uk/games/view/abwfcm2vke6b6nbmqh2v1w/victorian-detective-interlude 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.
29/12/22•34m 26s

801. WORLD NEWS QUIZ 2022 with Stephen from SEND7

Stephen from the SEND7 Podcast asks Luke 20 quiz questions about international news stories from 2022. Do you know the answers? Can you beat Luke in the quiz? Listen for some serious moments, some funny moments and a re-cap of some key events from the year.Episode page on my website https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sCl 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.
23/12/22•1h 48m

800. [PART 3] EPISODE 800 RAMBLE (Final Part)

A quick ramble about why this is the final part of episode 800, why there was a delay between part 2 and part 3, some comments about having flu, and about World Cup 2022.Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sH4 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.
21/12/22•16m 29s

800. [PART 2] EPISODE 800 RAMBLE / LEPSTER Q&A

Celebrating episode 800 by answering a massive list of questions from listeners. This episode covers things like how to improve your speaking when you live in a non-English speaking country, the headphones and microphone I use, my current favourite episode, the afterlife and spirit world, my favourite brands of tea, my favourite video games, being a father and the recent Star Wars series Andor and plenty plenty more. Video version available.Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sA7 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.
13/12/22•1h 9m

800. [PART 1] EPISODE 800 RAMBLE / LEPSTER Q&A

Celebrating episode 800 and responding to lots of questions sent in on social media. Expect questions about my ill-fated music career, grammar, favourite authors, my daughter, life as an English teaching podcaster and plenty more. Video version available.Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-siR 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.
09/12/22•1h 9m

799. The True Story of a LEPster’s Waking Nightmare (and how LEP came to the rescue) Email Story

Luke reads an extraordinary email from a listener in an sos situation in a hospital. Contains some disturbing descriptions of fear, anxiety and horror, but there's a happy ending!👉 Free ELSA app download link (download ELSA free & get 7 days pro membership free): https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/elsa👉 ELSA Discounts page - ELSA PRO (85% off lifetime & 40% off one year ELSA memberships): https://elsaspeak.com/inf/LukesEnglishPodcast/Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-shK 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.
05/12/22•34m 42s

Ramble Message / Episode 800 Plans / World Cup Episodes?

A bonus mini-ramble about my plans for episode 800 (send me your questions) and why I haven't done any World Cup episodes yet, but you can listen to me talking about it with Zdenek on his podcast (link available).Website page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-stMCheck out my conversation with Zdenek about World Cup 2022 https://youtu.be/PZOOa-PVXcw 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.
28/11/22•5m 27s

798. MYSTERIOUS AL (Street Art & Graffiti)

In conversation with Mysterious Al, a contemporary artist / street artist from London now living in Melbourne, Australia. The conversation covers Al's background, how he makes his art, the difference between street art & graffiti, attitudes towards graffiti, how Al needs to use social media (but doesn't like it!) his recent ghost train exhibition, and more. Al's Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mysteriousal/ Al's website https://www.mysterious.al Video version also available.Episode page with video, and audio download https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sij 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.
23/11/22•1h 48m

797. Stephen from SEND7 interviews Luke about LEP

Stephen from SEND7 podcast becomes the host to interview me about how I started LEP, the ins and outs of doing this, plus some advantages and challenges for podcasting to learners of English. Video version available.Episode page with audio download, video and links https://wp.me/p4IuUx-smy 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.
16/11/22•1h 37m

796. Language & Local British Identity (with Mark Steel)

Special Guest Mark Steel joins me to discuss cultural and linguistic differences between the UK and France, plus accents in the UK and a little tour of some places in the UK that you don't know about. Also includes a discussion of swearing and rude language in Britain. What is the R word which you should never say in a specific part of the UK? Listen on to find out. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-s8I 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.
09/11/22•1h 46m

795. DOPPELGANGER (Learn English with a Short Story)

Learn English with a short story. In fact, this episode contains two stories. Listen until the end for the 2nd one.Repeat after me to practise your pronunciation. Learn some vocabulary & grammar in the second half of the episode, with an explanation of modal verbs of deduction in the past and present.Episode page to read/download the transcript https://wp.me/p4IuUx-scI 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.
02/11/22•1h 13m

794. The Surprising Power of Reading Aloud (Article) 📖🗣️

Reading out loud can have lots of benefits on our memory and our mental health. How can it help with your English? In this episode I read an article, help you understand it and give comments on the importance of reading, both quietly in your head, and out loud. 📖 Read the article on the BBC Future website https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200917-the-surprising-power-of-reading-aloud📄 Read the transcript and download the PDF transcript from my website (free) https://wp.me/p4IuUx-s8w✅ Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ to access the 3-part series about this episode, and more https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium 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.
26/10/22•1h 16m

793. Rambling Through the Streets of Paris at Night on a Bike (with a VERY special guest)

Last week a very special guest visited one of our comedy shows in Paris. I was given a ticket to the show, so I decided to record a podcast while riding through the streets on the way to the show, wondering if I might be able to interview this guest on LEP. Listen to find out what happened, and to hear some rambling and atmospheric sounds of Paris streets at night.Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-s2m 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.
20/10/22•1h 19m

792. The Rick Thompson Report: LIZ TRUSS (16 October 2022)

My dad returns to talk more about UK politics, this time describing the disastrous economic policy of Liz Truss and her Chancellor (finance minister) Kwasi Kwarteng. Advanced level English listening practice - this is complicated stuff, but keep listening to develop your English skills and learn about what's going on in UK politics and current affairs.Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-s7GVideo version https://youtu.be/csrAYt0eNbc 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.
16/10/22•45m 57s

791. ADJECTIVE + PREPOSITION with Amber & Paul (A+P with A&P on LEP)

Amber and Paul join me in my pod room again for a rambling discussion about everything! Includes a language point about adjective + preposition collocations. Notice the phrases and try to find examples of them in context. Video version available.Episode page with some vocabulary notes, links, video version https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rY3 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.
09/10/22•1h 45m

790. Chatting in the Garden with Mum (Listener Q&A)

My mum returns to the podcast to answer some questions from listeners about books, cooking, her relationship with Luke and her granddaughter, the war in Ukraine, the song Imagine by John Lennon, family games, the time she fell off a horse & more...Episode page with notes, links and scripts https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rTm 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.
30/09/22•1h 38m

789. 50 Random British Facts (True or False Quiz) with James [Part 2]

[Part 2 of 2] James and Luke discuss some more "facts" about the UK, but can you guess if they are true or false? Learn some interesting trivia about life in Britain, and improve your vocabulary in the process.Episode page with video version, all facts written + intro & ending transcripts https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rTT 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.
25/09/22•1h 1m

788. 50 Random British Facts (True or False Quiz) with James [Part 1]

[Part 1 of 2] Can you guess if these "facts" about the UK are true or false? James and Luke read out the facts and then discuss them one by one. Learn some odd things about the UK, pick up some vocabulary about laws and customs, and try not to laugh on the bus.Episode page with all facts written https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qI9 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.
21/09/22•1h 35m

787. The Rick & Gill Thompson Report: Queen Elizabeth II / King Charles III

Talking to my parents about events in the UK following the death of The Queen on 9 September, including the media coverage, the proclamation of King Charles III, comments about Charles as King and a discussion of the role of the monarch in the UK’s constitution. Also includes some comments about the new Prime Minister Liz Truss and the future of the UK government over the next 18 months.Episode page (download the audio and check the full episode archive) https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rOu 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.
13/09/22•1h 26m

786. THE QUEEN

Queen Elizabeth II died today. Here are my thoughts and feelings about the significance and symbolism of her life and death, recorded just an hour after I first saw the news.Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rLA 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.
08/09/22•52m 1s

785. Crossword Puzzles & Word Origins (with Fred Eyangoh)

Fred Eyangoh returns to the podcast to bring some entertaining and useful word puzzles, quizzes and insights into English etymology & history.👉 Episode page with vocabulary notes and introduction transcript https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rJr📼 YouTube video version (doesn't include intro or vocabulary summary) https://youtu.be/GmZlDQB8QWc 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.
06/09/22•2h 9m

784. Pub Chat with Charlie Baxter (Social English and Pub Etiquette)

Join us on a trip to a virtual pub for a couple of pints, a packet of crisps and some advice about how to go to the pub in English, with plenty of funny tangents, with Charlie Baxter. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rmQVideo version on YouTube https://youtu.be/Vg5n11RfrvY 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.
01/09/22•1h 12m

783. British or American? With Sarah Donnelly

Comparing British and American English vocabulary with a fun online quiz. My guest today is American comedian Sarah Donnelly. Video version (of the conversation) available.Episode page with vocabulary notes & intro transcript 👉 https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rmLWatch the conversation on YouTube 👉 https://youtu.be/JZ8A8lDopkw 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.
25/08/22•1h 25m

782. Paul McCartney at 80 (with Sam Whiles)

Paul McCartney turned 80 this year, so let's talk about this legend of British music! In this one, I am joined by Sam Whiles, the host of the Paul or Nothing podcast. Listen to hear an overview of Paul's career, and some Paul McCartney stories. Episode page with introduction transcript https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rmHWatch the conversation on YouTube https://youtu.be/fUZCqVm8d6g 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.
18/08/22•1h 40m

781. Film Club: Monty Python & The Holy Grail (revisited ) with Antony Rotunno [LEP / Film Gold SwapCast]

Talking to Antony Rotunno about a classic British comedy film which makes fun of the legend of King Arthur (and everything else!) Originally published by Antony on his Film Gold podcast earlier this year.Episode page with links, video clips and more https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rmE 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.
11/08/22•1h 52m

780. The Customary Pre-Holiday Ramble (August 2022) Train of Thought / My Daughter's Magic Pet Shop / 4 Songs on Guitar

An unedited ramble in which I talk without a specific plan, includes a recording of my daughter speaking English, and a few songs on the guitar. Video version available.Episode page with song lyrics 👉 https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rn5Video version on YouTube 👉 https://youtu.be/r3dhUOnci7w 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.
04/08/22•1h 23m

779. [2/2] Poetry Reading: Sir Gawain and The Green Knight (by Simon Armitage)

Luke reads verses from a modernised version of this medieval poem, considered one of the masterpieces of Middle English literature. Listen to hear the rhyme and rhythm of the poetry, the descriptive vocabulary and details of the story, with vocabulary explanations and comments from Luke. This is part 2 of a double episode about this story. Video version available with on-screen text.Episode page with intro transcript & video version https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rj8 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.
28/07/22•1h 38m

778. [1/2] Sir Gawain and The Green Knight (with Dad)

A conversation with my dad about a great medieval adventure story originally written in middle English and updated and translated into modern English by Simon Armitage. Dad talks about the origin of this story, its connection to the history of the English language, and the poetic devices used in the writing. In the second half I read a summarised version of the story and some verses from Armitage's modernised version.👉 Episode page with intro & ending scripts, story summary & more information https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rhs 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.
25/07/22•1h 36m

777. The Rick Thompson Report: Has Boris Johnson Resigned?

My dad talks about the latest news about Boris Johnson, who on Friday said the UK should now begin the process of finding a new Prime Minister. Why is Johnson going to step down? What scandals has he been involved in during his life? What might happen next? Listen to hear my dad's comments in plain English.Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-r95 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.
12/07/22•1h 15m

P35 [1/2] StoryTime: Learn English with Stories (free LEP Premium Sample) THE BEAR STORY

A free sample of LEP Premium, from Luke's English Podcast. This is a full English lesson with self-study techniques, an entertaining story about a bear, language exercises and pronunciation practice. Full PDF transcript & worksheet available 👇LEP Premium is a series of bonus episodes from Luke's English Podcast in which I teach you vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. LEP Premium is now available on Acast+. Episodes are usually in audio format, and you can listen to them in any normal podcast app.👉 Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium👉 Click here for more information about LEP Premium on Acast+ https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo👉 Already subscribed to LEP Premium on Libsyn/LEP App? Click here for important information https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium/moving👉 Get the full PDF transcript/worksheet for this episodeğŸ“„ğŸŽ PDF in normal size https://teacherluke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/P35-1_1-StoryTime_-Learn-English-with-Stories-free-LEP-Premium-Sample-THE-BEAR-STORY-COMPUTER-VERSION.pdfğŸ“„ğŸŽ PDF with large text for your phone https://teacherluke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/P35-1_1-StoryTime_-Learn-English-with-Stories-free-LEP-Premium-Sample-THE-BEAR-STORY-PHONE-VERSION.pdfğŸ“„ğŸŽ PDF Bear Story Transcript https://teacherluke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/P35-The-Bear-Story-Transcript-COMPUTER-VERSION.pdfğŸ“„ğŸŽ PDF Bear Story Transcript for your phone https://teacherluke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/P35-The-Bear-Story-Transcript-PHONE-VERSION.pdf📼 Video version on YouTube https://youtu.be/7Pk2wN8APes🔗 Episode page on my website https://wp.me/p4IuUx-r1P 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.
01/07/22•1h 41m

776. News about changes to LEP & LEP Premium (A)

*Update 24/06/2022 - problems are now fixed!*Episodes of LEP have disappeared from podcast apps like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play - sorry about this! I'm changing podcast host, and my podcast feed is being updated. This is causing a few technical issues, but they are being fixed. Details below 👇I have moved to a new podcast host - one which is based in Europe and which just suits me much betterCool things are: You’ll be able to get LEP Premium much more easily - in your podcast app of choice (details on the website - coming soon)You can support the podcast a lot more easily, if you’d like to be a stakeholder in LEP. This is all part of my attempt (over 13 years!) to become a self-sufficient podcaster who can devote more time and energy to this project, and make episodes better and more useful and entertaining for youYou will notice some ads in episodes, depending on where you are. Not every time.Also you might hear me mentioning podcast sponsors at the start of episodes sometimes.Previously I used to have sponsors, but the pandemic stopped that, basically. I used to talk about italki, spoken, audible, but those things stopped fully during the coronavirus pandemic.But I have to find ways to keep the podcast going and so the new host I’m working with (Acast) gives the option to put some ads in my episodes and they might also let me read some sponsorship promos too.This is the way podcasts are going, as the technology develops and the medium becomes more established, little automatic adverts and sponsorships are part and parcel of that. This is how an industry develops around this sort of thing.Back when I started this in 2009 it just wasn’t possible because the technology wasn’t there but these days it’s normal to either have some advertising in the content or you have the option to pay for a subscription with more content and no ads. Just like YouTube, you get some ads on that platform and it’s just normal. Some people get YouTube premium to go ad-free and get all the music and stuff.Or Spotify - if you use the free version to listen to your music there are ads on that too, unless you pay for a subscription.So that’s what’s happening with LEP.It’s not going to make a huge difference to you, I have to say, but I thought I would at least mention it, just so I can be transparent. So here’s how it’s going to work.You’ll get all the free episodes as normal, and the whole episode archive will continue to be freely available as normal.You’ll probably hear a few ads sometimes. They’ll be short - certainly shorter than if I did them myself!If you want to remove those ads so you never hear them while listening to LEP you’ll also be able to sign up for ad-free episodes. That’ll cost about $2 per month. You’ll be supporting me too if you do that.You’ll be able to access LEP Premium episodes more easily than before, and it should be a system that you all should have access to (unlike with my original system which seems or seemed to block certain credit cards from different countries - the Acast system should accept all of you) and you’ll be able to get your premium content in your normal podcast app - not just through the LEP App. And if you become a premium subscriber, that will also remove all the ads. And you’ll be supporting me too.This way I can keep the archive free, but also reward people who support me by giving them my premium content which I always work hard to produce.For LEP Premium subscribers - keep an eye on your LEP subscription because I will be uploading an announcement about that too, and also some new premium content is in the pipeline. 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.
23/06/22•47m 31s

775. A Rambling Chat with James (June 2022)

775. A Rambling Chat with James (June 2022) My brother James comes back onto the podcast for a conversation about the hot weather, tricky Wordpress updates, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, Rock Music concert movies, Alan Partridge's live show, Irish/British relations and plenty more. 📖 Episode page with introduction transcript and other notes + videos https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qRz 🍺 ğŸŽ¶ Buy James and pint and listen to his music www.jimthompson.bandcamp.com 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.
20/06/22•1h 36m

774. Learn English with a Scary Story (Camp Stabbiwaka by Peter Carlson)

Listen to Luke reading a text adventure story set in a summer camp. You can read the story at the same time as you listen, or just relax and have fun following this action packed horror story, and read do text adventure later. Includes some vocabulary explanations, differences between British & American English and some very dodgy jokes. Video version available.Episode page (download the audio, find my other episodes) https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qAQOpen the story in your browser http://play2.textadventures.co.uk/Play.aspx?id=lu8kzyzfp0wxpnqsdcpexq LEP T-shirts, mugs, etc https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch  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.
15/06/22•1h 38m

773. What do British people think about The Queen and The Royal Family? (with James)

773. What do British people think about The Queen and The Royal Family? (with James)Luke and James discuss their feelings about the Royal Family, with some survey results about the popularity of royal family members among British people in general.Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qMp 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.
08/06/22•1h 29m

772. Rambling in the Podcastle (June 2022) News / Thoughts / Reflections

772. Rambling in the Podcastle (June 2022) News / Thoughts / Reflections This is an unedited monologue in which I talk about some things which are on my mind at the moment, including how my hair is stopping me from learning French (and vice versa), virtuous and vicious circles, how English is like a shark (or a river - or maybe a shark in a river), some comments about recent episodes and a visit from a friendly bat at my podcastle. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qJQ  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo LEP Merch https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch Image by FunkyFocus from Pixabay    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.
02/06/22•1h 35m

771. Sick In Japan (Recorded Live at the BC)

771. Sick In Japan (Recorded Live at the BC) My story about how I ended up in a Japanese hospital bed, scared out of my brain. Recorded live in front of an audience at the British Council in Paris. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qC0  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  LEP T-Shirts, Mugs & Merch https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch  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.
24/05/22•1h 14m

770. Boats & Murder (but mostly murder) with Moz

770. Boats & Murder (but mostly murder) with Moz An episode with my friend Moz from the Murder Mile True Crime Podcast. Moz returns to tell us some true stories of crimes in the London area. Expect some smalltalk about living on a boat, some murder stories and an interactive detective game in which we have to solve a murder. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qm6 LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  Luke's stand up comedy at the English Comedy Night in Paris https://www.panameartcafe.com/shop/stand_up/paname-english-comedy-night/  Murder Mile Podcast https://www.murdermiletours.com/podcast.html  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.
18/05/22•1h 33m

769. Film Club: This Is Spinal Tap (with James)

769. Film Club: This Is Spinal Tap (with James) A return to Luke's Film Club with the classic comedy This Is Spinal Tap, a "mockumentary" about a fictitious rock band from the 1980s. This time I am joined by my brother James and we discuss what was once voted "Funniest comedy film of all time". Learn some famous quotes from the film, listen to some scenes and understand the comedy with help from James and me. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qwC 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.
11/05/22•2h 8m

768. English Teaching Methodologies (with Gabriel Clark)

768. English Teaching Methodologies (with Gabriel Clark) Gabriel Clark from clarkandmiller.com joins me to discuss a short history of teaching methodology in the world of TEFL. The direct method, the grammar translation method, The Audio Lingual Method, the Structural Approach, Suggestopedia, Total Physical Response, Communicative Language Teaching (CLT), The Silent Way, Community Language Learning, Task Based Language Learning, The Lexical Approach and dogme style - all these get described and discussed. Learn how English teachers teach you English! Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-quK My talk at the British Council https://www.britishcouncil.fr/evenements/talks-english-comedie  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  LEP Merch etc https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch  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.
06/05/22•1h 51m

767. Amber & Paul in the Podcastle (Catching Up #12)

767. Amber & Paul in the Podcastle Two hours of PodPal action for your enjoyment. This one has a bit of everything. Some audience questions, an idioms game, some dodgy jokes, accents, impressions and more. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qre LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo LEP T-shirts, mugs etc https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch  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.
27/04/22•2h 8m

766. Learning English with The News (with Stephen from SEND7 Podcast)

766. Learning English with The News (with Stephen from SEND7 Podcast) Talking to Stephen from the Simple English News Daily podcast about learning English with the news and whether BBC reporters actually speak like normal humans. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qm3  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  LEP T-shirts, mugs, etc https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch  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.
19/04/22•1h 20m

765. Travelling Stories / Reverse Culture Shock (with Martin Johnston from Rock n' Roll English)

765. Travelling Stories / Reverse Culture Shock (with Martin Johnston from Rock n' Roll English) Martin joins Luke to talk about moving back to the UK, his fundraiser for Ukrainian refugees and some funny stories about travelling experiences. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qkq Martin's fundraiser www.rocknrollenglish.com/stories  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
11/04/22•1h 11m

764. 22 Funny Jokes, Explained

764. 22 Funny Jokes, Explained Learn English with 22 funny jokes with explanations of vocabulary, homophones, double meanings and pronunciation. Video version available.  Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qhy  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  British Council English Score Tutors https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/english  LEP T-Shirts, Mugs, etc https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch  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.
06/04/22•56m 46s

763. Rambling in the new Pod-Room / Choose The Adverb / Deal or No Deal

763. Rambling in the new Pod-Room / Choose The Adverb / Deal or No Deal This is a chance for me to just let loose and have a ramble while inviting you to this kind of housewarming party (or perhaps just the first part of the party) in my new pod-room. In this one I am going to welcome you into the new room and do a ramble challenge in which I am restricted to only talking about things inside the room, plus reading from some random books on my shelves. Grammar rules, adverbial collocations and a game show story. Private Lessons with British Council English Score Tutors https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/english Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-q9b  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  LEP T-Shirts & Merch https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch Rules of the Ramble Welcome everyone to the pod-room. Give a tour. I’m restricted to only talking about things inside the room. Maybe describe some of the items on the walls and pictures. Include some descriptive language. Pick up a book and do a random exercise from it. Keep talking without pausing or saying “errr”. 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.
23/03/22•1h 6m

762. Meditation & Learning English (with Antony Rotunno)

762. Meditation & Learning English (with Antony Rotunno) Discussing meditation, meditation techniques, how it can help in our lives and improve us as language learners. Antony Rotunno is my guest and listen out for stories, advice, tangents and maybe one or two revelations. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-q99 Private Lessons https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/english LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo LEP T-Shirts, Mugs & Merch https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch Luke & Antony discuss Monty Python & The Holy Grail https://youtu.be/YMtOOBpRBaA Antony's Meditation episodes from Life & Life Only https://lifeandlifeonly.podbean.com/e/episode-4-the-joys-and-wonders-of-meditation-part-1-of-2/ https://lifeandlifeonly.podbean.com/e/episode-5-the-joys-and-wonders-of-meditation-part-2-of-2/ Antony's Podcasts    Life & Life Only https://plinkhq.com/i/1549021296?to=page Glass Onion: On John Lennon https://plinkhq.com/i/1473867166?to=page  Film Gold https://plinkhq.com/i/1544641271?to=page    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.
16/03/22•1h 53m

761. Why we love The Beatles (Recorded Live at The British Council) + Public Speaking Tips

761. Why we love The Beatles (Recorded Live at The British Council) + Public Speaking Tips This is a presentation I did at the British Council in Paris recently, in front of a live audience. First I talk about public speaking and my approach to doing presentations and then you can hear the recording of my talk. The Beatles were a global phenomenon when they first appeared in the 1960s and their appeal continues to this day. The world still loves The Beatles. But why is this? Join me as I take a deeper look at the social, cultural and psychological factors that make The Beatles story so compelling even after all these years. Episode page with intro & ending transcripts https://wp.me/p4IuUx-pXd Private Lessons with British Council English Score Tutors https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/english LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo LEP T-Shirts & Merch https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch   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.
09/03/22•1h 33m

760. The Rick Thompson Report: Ukraine

760. The Rick Thompson Report: Ukraine Talking to my dad about the situation in Ukraine on 28 February 2022. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-pZ0  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.
28/02/22•28m 53s

759. Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans

759. Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans Join me as I walk around my local streets in Paris, go to the laundrette and ramble about what's going on in LEPland at the moment and why there haven't been any new episodes for a while. Episode page https://teacherluke.co.uk/2022/02/23/759-life-is-what-happens-when-youre-busy-making-other-plans/  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  LEP T-Shirts & Merch https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch    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.
23/02/22•52m 35s

758. Pub Quiz Trivia with Sarah The Paris Quiz Mistress

758. Pub Quiz Trivia with Sarah The Paris Quiz Mistress Chatting to pub quiz host Sarah Toporoff about her love of trivia, and asking each other quiz questions about history, geography, literature, language & pop culture. Can you answer the questions and follow the conversation? Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-pSp LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  LEP T-Shirts & Merch https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch  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.
02/02/22•1h 45m

757. Setting up my new Pod-Room / DIY (Do It Yourself) Vocabulary & Expressions

757. Setting up my new Pod-Room / DIY (Do It Yourself) Vocabulary & Expressions Describing how I am setting up my new pod-room with a couple of stories and plenty of vocabulary for talking about DIY and doing improvements to your home. Vocabulary list available. Episode page with vocabulary list https://teacherluke.co.uk/2022/01/22/757-setting-up-my-new-pod-room-diy-do-it-yourself-vocabulary-expressions/  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo LEP T-Shirts & Merch https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch  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.
21/01/22•1h 31m

756. Learn English with LEP in 2022 / A New Year Ramble

756. Learn English with LEP in 2022 / A New Year Ramble In this episode I’m going to wish you a Happy New Year, ramble a little bit about what’s going on in LEPland, restate some of my aims and objectives for this podcast, and give a few comments on how you can use the podcast to improve your English, with reference to some recommended episodes from the archive. Episode page with links and notes https://teacherluke.co.uk/2022/01/05/756-learn-english-with-lep-in-2022-a-new-year-ramble LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo LEP T-Shirts & Merch https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch    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.
05/01/22•1h 1m

755. FUNNY RUSSIAN CITIZENSHIP TEST with Amber & Paul

755. FUNNY RUSSIAN CITIZENSHIP TEST with Amber & Paul Can Luke, Amber & Paul pass this funny Russian citizenship test which was written and sent in by a Russian LEPster? Join us as we attempt to answer questions which (apparently) every Russian person would know. This could be embarrassing! P.S. I am 99% sure that this really is the final episode of 2021. Episode page (download the audio & read the full citizenship test from Vadim) https://wp.me/p4IuUx-pPY  LEP Premium (vocabulary, grammar & pronunciation lessons) https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  LEP T-shirts & merch https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch  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.
24/12/21•1h 10m

754. Learning & Teaching English in The Metaverse / The Mandalorian (with Andy Johnson)

754. Learning & Teaching English in The Metaverse / The Mandalorian (with Andy Johnson) Andy Johnson returns to talk about more “M” words - this time it’s The Metaverse and The Mandalorian. The Metaverse is an immersive and interactive 3D online environment. How can it be used for learning and teaching English? Andy’s new job is with a company that offers English learning in the metaverse, so let’s chat about it. Also, we finally talk about The Mandalorian on LEP after waiting nearly a year! This is probably the last episode of LEP in 2021 - so Merry Christmas everyone and I hope you have a Happy New Year! Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-pLR LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo Fluent Worlds Academy (Learn English in The Metaverse) https://academy.fluentworlds.com/  LEP T-Shirts & Merch https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch  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.
16/12/21•1h 35m

753. Visiting the Louvre Museum with Amber & Paul

753. Visiting the Louvre Museum with Amber & Paul Join Amber, Paul and me as we take a tour of the famous Louvre Museum in Paris and describe some of the world's most amazing artwork and artefacts, including stunning Greek sculptures like Venus de Milo, fascinating renaissance paintings by Leonardo da Vinci such as the Mona Lisa and many more incredible pieces. The video version has photos of all the work being described. Photos are also shown on the website page. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-pLe LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo LEP T-Shirts & Merch https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch  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.
09/12/21•1h 43m

752. Creating Award-Winning Books for Children (with Penny Dale)

752. Creating Award-Winning Books for Children (with Penny Dale) Author and illustrator Penny Dale talks about the process of creating successful books for children, including some of her most popular books such as Ten In The Bed and the Dinosaur series. Video version available. Audio version has 30mins extra rambling. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-pJd LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  LEP T-shirts & Merch https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch  Penny Dale www.pennydale.co.uk  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.
02/12/21•1h 25m

751. Bath Arts Workshop: Counterculture in the 1970s (with Penny Dale)

751. Bath Arts Workshop: Counterculture in the 1970s (with Penny Dale) Chatting to English author & illustrator Penny Dale about her involvement in a counterculture arts movement from the 1970s, the Bath Arts Workshop. Episode page with vocabulary notes https://wp.me/p4IuUx-pIT LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  LEP Merch https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch  More information about BAW and the new book https://www.bathartsworkshop.org/ More about Penny Dale http://www.pennydale.co.uk/about.html  Credit for Phil Shepherd interview clip - Richard Wyatt www.bathnewseum.com  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.
30/11/21•1h 24m

750. An Unedited Ramble / How to talk about Being Busy in English

750. An Unedited Ramble / How to talk about Being Busy in English In this unedited episode I share some of the thoughts that have been running through my head, talk about being busy and look at some vocabulary to describe busy times in your life. Video version available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-pIz LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  LEP Merch https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch  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.
24/11/21•1h 14m

749. LEP DESIGN COMPETITION 2021: Discussing the Entries & Choosing the Winners with James

749. LEP DESIGN COMPETITION 2021: Discussing the Entries & Choosing the Winners with James James and Luke discuss designs sent in by listeners, and choose the winner(s). The prize: to have your design featured in the LEP Merch Store, plus an £80 reward! Listen for plenty of descriptive language, diplomatic language and ways of giving positive and feedback in English. Video version also available (with all the designs on screen) on YouTube. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-pFU LEP Merch store www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo James' music www.jimthompson.bandcamp.com James on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/VideoDaze EPISODE CONTENTS with time codes 00:00:00 Introduction 00:03:34 Hello James 00:10:31 Judging Criteria 00:11:20 English to look out for 00:12:05 1. Iwona - "We're gonna have a good time" 00:16:41 2. Kyoungjin - LEP Logo with Black Circle 00:20:57 3. Francisca - "Stop Rambling Luke!" 00:27:17 4. Silvia & Sara - LEP Ninjas / Gill's Book Club 00:37:49 5. Giuliana - Frog Ninja 00:41:19 6. Adel - LEPland / Luke Dissecting a Frog 00:44:28 7. Lenka - Ramblecast t-shirt 00:47:07 8. Evgeniya - LEPland Citizen 00:50:37 9. Alyona - Cryptic LEP logo / It's my cup of tea 00:55:44 10. Denis - Russian Joke 1:02:38 11. Jakub - A range of LEP designs 1:06:48 13. All4Band.com team - "A particular set of skills" 1:13:20 14. Sia - Prawn man, Luke and Batman 1:17:03 15. Andrey - LEP X-Ray 1:20:40 16. Max - Luke's head 1:23:42 17. Sofia - All calm in LEPland 1:25:33 18. Julia - Pink Gorilla says Nice One ;) 1:29:05 THE WINNERS 1:37:02 Ending Monologue (Hedging & diplomatic language, James' music) I couldn't post all the images here I'm afraid. But you can see them on YouTube (link above) or the episode page (link also above). ğŸŽ§ 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.
15/11/21•1h 50m

748. Karl Pilkington's 3-Minute Wonders / Manchester Accent [Part 2]

748. Karl Pilkington's 3-Minute Wonders / Manchester Accent [Part 2] Understand more of Karl Pilkington's rambling as we learn about the Manchester accent and pick up vocabulary along the way. Video version available on YouTube. Episode page with transcript & video https://wp.me/p4IuUx-pyE LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  LEP Merch https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch  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.
25/10/21•1h 32m

747. Social Awkwardness / Very British Problems (with Michael Lavers from Level Up English)

747. Social Awkwardness / Very British Problems (with Michael Lavers from Level Up English) Talking to Michael Lavers from the Level Up English Podcast about learning Japanese, embarrassing moments in language learning, social awkwardness and some "very British problems". Are you as socially awkward as a British person? Let's see how you and Michael would respond to some quiz questions that will test your British awkwardness to the max. Video version available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-pxs  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  LEP Merch https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch  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.
15/10/21•1h 22m

746. Karl Pilkington's 3-Minute Wonders / Manchester Accent

746. Karl Pilkington's 3-Minute Wonders / Manchester Accent Understand English as it is spoken by native speakers. Let's listen to Karl Pilkington rambling about life, the universe & everything, and see what we can understand and learn. Karl is from Manchester, so we'll be looking at some features of his accent, picking up plenty of vocabulary and having a bit of a laugh along the way. Video version available on YouTube. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-pwg  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  LEP Merch https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch  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.
12/10/21•1h 15m

745. Mental Factors in Learning English (with Ray Addam) [English with Ray SwapCast]

745. Mental Factors in Learning English (with Ray Addam) [English with Ray SwapCast] Talking to English teacher Ray Addam from Glasgow in Scotland about mental factors in learning English, such as anxiety, confidence, stress and motivation. Video version available on YouTube. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-pve  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  LEP Merch https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch  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.
05/10/21•55m 17s

744. The Rick Thompson Report: Fuel Crisis / Brexit Rant (Autumn 2021)

744. The Rick Thompson Report: Fuel Crisis / Brexit Rant (Autumn 2021) Talking to my dad about the latest in the Brexit saga, including the current fuel crisis due to lack of lorry drivers and other problems which were predicted in the run up to the Brexit referendum in 2016. Video version available on YouTube. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-pv0 LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  LEP Merch https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch  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.
30/09/21•56m 25s

743. Give me Tea, Please - Practical Ingredients for Tasteful Language (with Natasha V Broodie) + ramble / song

743. Give me Tea, Please - Practical Ingredients for Tasteful Language (with Natasha V Broodie) + ramble / song Talking to author Natasha V Broodie who has written a book which aims to help learners of English understand the subtle codes of polite language when making requests and giving information in professional and personal contexts. In the conversation we explore the topic and consider some tips for making your language more culturally appropriate. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-pt3  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
27/09/21•1h 5m

742. NEW LEP T-SHIRTS & MERCH + LEP DESIGN COMPETITION 2021 with James

742. NEW LEP T-SHIRTS & MERCH + LEP DESIGN COMPETITION 2021 with James New LEP Merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, etc) is now available at https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch And I am launching a design competition to give you a chance to get your design in the merch store and win £80. Listen to Luke & James describing the designs, the merch stores and the details of the competition. Episode page https://teacherluke.co.uk/2021/09/22/742-new-lep-t-shirts-merch-lep-design-competition-2021-with-james/  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  👕 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.
22/09/21•1h 13m

741. Top Jokes from Edinburgh Fringe 2021, Explained

741. Top Jokes from Edinburgh Fringe 2021, Explained Learn English from some jokes in this episode as we go through 9 jokes chosen as the best of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe stand up comedy scene this year (2021). Let me tell you the jokes, see if you understand them, and then I will break them down for language learning opportunities. Video version available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-ppd LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
18/09/21•48m 56s

740. Are native English speakers bad communicators? (The Travel Adapter with Matt Halsdorff)

740. Are native English speakers bad communicators? (The Travel Adapter with Matt Halsdorff) Talking to English teacher Matt Halsdorff about a project to train native English speakers how to communicate better with non-natives. We talk about the reasons why native speakers are often bad at communicating with non-natives, what they should do to fix this and the wider issues relating to this topic. Video version available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-ppi LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
14/09/21•1h 9m

739. The Escaped Man by CT Platt (Learn English with Short Stories)

739. The Escaped Man by CT Platt (Learn English with Short Stories) Reading a short story presented on Commaful.com. The Escaped Man is a mystery full of tension and intrigue. Listen closely as I break it all down and explain the vocabulary fully. YouTube video version also available. Episode page with transcript links https://wp.me/p4IuUx-pol LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
08/09/21•56m 9s

738. Do you remember...? with Mum, Dad & James / Family Stories with The Thompsons

Chatting to my family about some old anecdotes and stories from the past. Listen for some enjoyable chat, memories, descriptions and tales from days gone by. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-plu  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
02/09/21•1h 11m

737. A Summer Ramble 2 (Late August 2021)

737. A Summer Ramble 2 (Late August 2021) I'm back in the podcast-zone after my holiday so I thought I would do another rambling episode before getting down to work on other content to be released soon. Video version also available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-pls  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
26/08/21•1h 42m

736. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells [Part 3] Learn English with Stories

736. The War of the Worlds [Part 3] Learn English with Stories The final part of this series in which I am reading from the classic story The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, while explaining and clarifying the English which comes up. Full transcript available and YouTube video version too. Episode page with YouTube version, full transcript and links to parts 1 & 2 https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oZB  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
11/08/21•38m 6s

735. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells [Part 2] Learn English with Stories

735. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells [Part 2] Learn English with Stories Continuing to read extracts from this fantastic science fiction story from the 19th century. Follow the plot and pick up some English in the process. Full transcript available, and a YouTube version too. Episode page with full transcript, YouTube version and links for parts 1 & 3 https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oZl  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
11/08/21•42m 57s

734. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells [Part 1] Learn English with Stories

734. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells [Part 1] Learn English with Stories Luke reads extracts from The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells. This is a classic bit of science fiction writing from the Victorian era, with some thrilling passages and scary descriptions. It's one of my favourite books of all time and I hope you enjoy it too and learn some English from it. Full transcript available and YouTube version too. Episode page with links for parts 2& 3, YouTube version and transcript https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oZd  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
11/08/21•48m 42s

733. A Summer Ramble (Early August 2021)

733. A Summer Ramble (Early August 2021) A pre-holiday ramble in which I talk about learning English, moving to a new flat, the podcast over the next few months, football, being on Other People's Podcasts, a recording of my daughter speaking English and a couple of songs. Video version also available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-peO  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
03/08/21•1h 7m

732. Christian from Canguro English returns

732. Christian from Canguro English returns Talking to Christian again about some of the themes and controversial opinions he talks about in his YouTube videos, plus some bits about men wearing thongs on the beach, an obsession with rabbits and if Christian was the Donald Trump of English teaching. Video version available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-pb6 LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
29/07/21•1h 18m

731. Beatles Song Lyrics / Idioms & Expressions (with Antony Rotunno)

731. Beatles Song Lyrics / Idioms & Expressions (with Antony Rotunno) Learn English with The Beatles as we explore lyrics from Beatles songs and pick out some idioms, descriptive language and other vocabulary for you to learn. Featuring Antony Rotunno from the Glass Onion: On John Lennon podcast. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oYM  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo 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.
25/07/21•1h 6m

730. Marie Connolly Returns (+ 2 songs)

730. Marie Connolly Returns (+ 2 songs) Talking to author Marie Connolly about her new books for children, plus a story about how Jerry Seinfeld came to one of our comedy shows, with two songs on guitar at the end. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-pb4 LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo Links for Marie's book https://books2read.com/Dudesgottasnowboard?fbclid=IwAR0AxrM9MubGXRUcDWvNd0VfuKDKQAInkyKrehmVQ_JWklucjIZoKceogVo  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.
19/07/21•1h 17m

729. TOEFL and the Duolingo English Test (with Josh MacPherson from TSTPrep.com)

729. TOEFL and the Duolingo English Test (with Josh MacPherson from TSTPrep.com) Talking to Josh MacPherson about tips and advice for taking TOEFL and the Duolingo English Test. YouTube version also available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oYm LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  Josh's website https://www.tstprep.com  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.
13/07/21•1h 5m

BONUS: [2/2] EURO2020 Swapcast with Martin Johnston (RnR) & Zdenek Lukas (ZEP) + COMPETITION WINNERS

BONUS: [2/2] EURO2020 Swapcast with Martin Johnston (RnR) & Zdenek Lukas (ZEP) + COMPETITION WINNERS Part 2 of this swapcast about the UEFA Euro2020 football championship with Luke Thompson (Luke's English Podcast), Martin Johnston (Rock N' Roll English) and Zdenek Lukas (Zdenek's English Podcast), with details of the winners of our competition giveaway. The two semi finals have been played, and this coming Sunday the 11 July, it’s the final between Italy and England. We’re going to talk about that a bit and we’re going to reveal the winners of our giveaway competition. ⚽️ 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.
08/07/21•59m 50s

728. English with Rob / Games, Music & Jingles

728. English with Rob / Games, Music & Jingles My guest today is Rob from English with Rob (podcast/YouTube). Rob is an English teacher, musician from England, and my former colleague. This episode includes lots of musical fun, some chatting about how we make our podcasts, fun word games and much more. Video version also available on YouTube. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oYk  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
05/07/21•1h 48m

727. Describing John Lennon / Adjectives of Personality J-Z (with Antony Rotunno)

727. Describing John Lennon / Adjectives of Personality J-Z (with Antony Rotunno) The second part of my conversation with Antony Rotunno (John Lennon podcaster, English teacher) in which we discuss adjectives of personality, with John Lennon as a case study. Vocabulary list available. Episode page with vocabulary list https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oYi LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  Glass Onion: On John Lennon (Antony's Podcast) https://plinkhq.com/i/1473867166?to=page  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.
30/06/21•1h 13m

726. Describing John Lennon / Adjectives of Personality A-I (with Antony Rotunno)

726. Describing John Lennon / Adjectives of Personality A-I (with Antony Rotunno) Learn useful adjectives for describing personality traits, with John Lennon as a case study. This is episode 3/5 in my series about The Beatles, with returning guest Antony Rotunno from the podcast "Glass Onion: On John Lennon".  Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oXK LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  Antony's John Lennon podcast https://plinkhq.com/i/1473867166?to=page  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.
26/06/21•53m 36s

BONUS: [1/2] EURO2020 Swapcast with Martin Johnston (RnR) & Zdenek Lukas (ZEP)

BONUS:  [1/2] EURO2020 Swapcast with Martin Johnston (RnR) & Zdenek Lukas (ZEP) A fun chat about the UEFA Euro2020 Football Championship, with Luke Thompson (Luke's English Podcast), Martin Johnston (Rock N' Roll English) and Zdenek Lukas (Zdenek's English Podcast), with a special prize giveaway in which you can win prizes from all 3 of us. Non-football fans, feel free to skip this, of course! Video version available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-p2M Video version on YouTube https://youtu.be/D1uq__bSbgg  Giveaway Competition details. Prizes to be won! To enter the giveaway competition just enter your email address using the Google form (link below). We'll randomly pick 3 email addresses. Those 3 people will be the winners, and each person will receive a prize from Martin, Zdenek and Luke. Deadline for entries: 12pm CET 6 July 2021. Google form to enter the competition https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeZ_R5SGjo-EVrUX9ke5tPehdJtBokCoMyzJRaAAPKbrfLd4Q/viewform  We will only use your email addresses for this competition, and not for any marketing or any other purpose. The prizes Martin's prize: Free access to the Rock & Roll English Family for 1 month. Zdenek's prize: Free entry to Zdenek's English through Role Plays course. Luke's prize: An LEP Mug, signed by Luke. Find out more details about Martin, Zdenek and their podcasts here https://wp.me/p4IuUx-p2M  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.
22/06/21•1h 57m

725. Fun & Games for Learning English with Vickie Kelty

725. Fun & Games for Learning English with Vickie Kelty Playing word games with English teacher Vickie Kelty and talking about how to use these games in learning and teaching English. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oXq  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  Vicky Kelty's Website https://www.vickiekelty.com/    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.
17/06/21•1h 56m

BONUS: Unboxing my Shiny YouTube Award (Audio Version)

BONUS: Unboxing my Shiny YouTube Award (Audio Version) Just the audio track for my YouTube live video in which I unboxed my nice shiny award for reaching 100,000 subscribers, with some audience questions and a song at the end. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-p1C  Video version on YouTube https://youtu.be/KYm4KjB7F0E  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo 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.
16/06/21•1h 10m

724. The Mountain (Learn English with a Short Story)

724. The Mountain (Short Story) + Video Reading an emotional short story, with vocabulary explanations and differences between British and American English. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oXm LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
11/06/21•1h 24m

YouTube Shiny Thing Unboxing Announcement (10 June 3PM CET)

I'm unboxing my YouTube shiny thing on Thursday 10 June at 3PM Paris time (CET). Come and join me! Link here https://youtu.be/mYAYWs06HeI  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.
07/06/21•5m 40s

723. Bahar from Iran 🇮🇷 (WISBOLEP Runner-Up)

723. Bahar from Iran 🇮🇷 (WISBOLEP Runner-Up) This is the final episode in the WISBOLEP competition series, speaking to Bahar from Iran about the 7-step method she used to improve her English and develop a British-sounding accent. Bahar used to be a terrible student who hated English, but then she made a decision to focus on her English in her own way. Listen to her explain how she did it. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oX1 LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
04/06/21•1h 42m

722. Discussing John Lennon with Antony Rotunno

722. Discussing John Lennon with Antony Rotunno The second in a short series about The Beatles, this one focuses on the life of John Lennon, with an overview of his life story, some thoughts about his psychology and some rambling discussion questions about this iconic British musician, with podcaster, English teacher and musician Antony Rotunno Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oY0 LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
29/05/21•1h 26m

721. Collins Dictionary Word Quizzes / Confusing Words with Fred Eyangoh

721. Collins Dictionary Word Quizzes / Confusing Words with Fred Eyangoh This is the second part of my recent conversation with Fred Eyangoh about learning new vocabulary. This one includes a word quiz with homophones and commonly confused words from the Collins Dictionary website. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oVJ LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
24/05/21•1h 4m

720. How Fred Learns Vocabulary with the New York Times Spelling Bee (with Fred Eyangoh)

720. How Fred Learns Vocabulary with the New York Times Spelling Bee (with Fred Eyangoh) Fred often plays spelling games on his phone during his lunch break, and he has discovered lots of new words as a result. In this episode I talk to Fred about his process of discovering and understanding new words and I talk about learning vocabulary with online dictionaries. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oTV LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
18/05/21•1h 22m

719. Amber & Paul are on the Podcast (Catching Up #11)

719. Amber & Paul are on the Podcast Talking to pod-pals Amber & Paul about diverse topics including organ harvesting (yes), favourite fruits (exciting), accent challenges, guess the punchline, British Citizenship tests, What the "great" in Great Britain really means, and Amber's son Hugo's astonishing fluency in English. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oTL LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
10/05/21•1h 15m

718. Michael the Shaman 🇵🇱 (WISBLOEP Runner-Up)

718. Michael the Shaman 🇵🇱 (WISBLOEP Runner-Up) Talking to competition runner-up Michael from Poland about two top English learning tips, scary hitch-hiking stories and the practice of shamanism using psychoactive substances. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oPQ LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
03/05/21•1h 34m

717. Gill's Book Club: "One Two Three Four - The Beatles In Time" by Craig Brown

717. Gill's Book Club: "One Two Three Four - The Beatles In Time" by Craig Brown Talking to my mum about a book which you could read as part of your English learning routine. The book tells the story of The Beatles and their impact on society. We review the book and then discuss many aspects of The Beatles story, especially the four Beatles themselves. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oRi LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
27/04/21•1h 35m

716. Interview with a Pop Star from the 1960s - Megan Brady from The Applejacks

716. Interview with a Pop Star from the 1960s - Megan Brady from The Applejacks An interview with Megan Brady, who was the bass guitar player in The Applejacks - a pop band from Birmingham in the 1960s who had a top 5 record, met The Beatles and performed on TV shows and at concerts in the UK.  Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oJn  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
22/04/21•1h 36m

715. Catching up with Craig Wealand [LEP/AIRC Swapcast]

715. Catching up with Craig Wealand [LEP/AIRC Swapcast] Exchanging questions with English teacher Craig Wealand from "Apprender Ingles con Resa y Craig" about COVID-19, living in Europe post-Brexit, my daughter's English, getting proper tea in France and Spain, teaching English on Zoom, the worst jobs we've ever had + more, with a song on the guitar at the end. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oOG LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  Apprender Ingles con Resa y Craig www.inglespodcast.com  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.
16/04/21•1h 26m

714. Robin from Hamburg 🇩🇪 (WISBOLEP Runner-Up)

714. Robin from Hamburg 🇩🇪 (WISBOLEP Runner-Up) Talking to another runner-up from last year's listener competition. Robin from Hamburg had a big setback in his learning of English, but worked hard to overcome it. We talk about his English learning trajectory, and ramble about German language & culture, his podcast for learners of German, podcasting microphones and then Robin teaches me some German words which are difficult to pronounce. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oNC LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
11/04/21•1h 46m

713. Lucky Dip with Paul Taylor

713. Lucky Dip with Paul Taylor More random questions, talking points, accent challenges and "guess the idiom" with pod-pal Paul Taylor. Includes discussion of accents in English, cancel culture in comedy, some rude Spanish phrases and more. Video version available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oLA  Video Version on YouTube https://youtu.be/3M47zI3PPho  Luke on Paul Taylor's Happy Hour (5 April 2021) https://youtu.be/msSIeSSLPRs  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
07/04/21•1h 9m

712. A Chat with Charlie Baxter

712. A Chat with Charlie Baxter Chatting with Charlie from The British English Podcast and Real English with Real Teachers on YouTube. We talk about the north/south divide in England, Charlie's background in psychology & NLP, his decision to become an online English teacher and his travelling experiences in Chile, Germany and Australia. Video version available on YouTube. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oJp  Video version on YouTube https://youtu.be/Lqcvk1ptXD0  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  Links for The British English Podcast Website: http://thebritishenglishpodcast.com/ Podcast links: https://plinkhq.com/i/1533216336 Charlie's interview with me https://thebritishenglishpodcast.com/blog/s2-e4 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.
03/04/21•1h 21m

711. William from France 🇫🇷(WISBOLEP Runner-UP)

711. William from France 🇫🇷 (WISBOLEP Runner-UP) William started learning English at 12 years old and continued at university and beyond, spending a couple of years in England as a teaching assistant and then returning to France to work as a school teacher, in some pretty tough classrooms and less-than-perfect teaching conditions. William talks about how he continues to maintain his English, the importance of finding good language exchange partners, and more. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oJw  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
26/03/21•1h 17m

710. The Umbrella Man by Roald Dahl (Short Story)

710. The Umbrella Man by Roald Dahl (Short Story) In this episode I read out a short story written by Roald Dahl and then comment on the style, language and plot. Enjoy some storytelling and learn some English in the process. Video version available. Episode page (with link for the PDF) https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oFb  Video version on YouTube https://youtu.be/Fxm1vTW5jdg  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
17/03/21•55m 21s

709. The Stoicism of Groundhog Day (with Mum)

709. The Stoicism of Groundhog Day (with Mum) This is a conversation with my mum about philosophy, how the film Groundhog Day can help us understand the principles of stoicism, and how this can all help us to feel a bit better about the world. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oDi  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  The Stoicism of Groundhog Day by Tim LeBon https://modernstoicism.com/the-stoicism-of-groundhog-dayby-tim-lebon/  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.
11/03/21•1h 17m

708. Tasha Liu from China (WISBOLEP Runner-Up) 🇨🇳

708. Tasha Liu from China (WISBOLEP Runner-Up) This conversation with competition runner-up Tasha Liu is a way to get to know Chinese culture in a personal way including the story of how Tasha's father gave up drinking alcohol, and other interesting details about real life in the world's most populated country. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oC7  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
05/03/21•1h 7m

707. [2/2] Let's Play Another Text Adventure Game - "Zombolocaust" by Peter Carlson

707. [2/2] Let's Play Another Text Adventure Game - "Zombolocaust" by Peter Carlson [Part 2] Playing the rest of a text adventure game about the zombie apocalypse, with text on the screen so you can read with me while you listen. Works best on full-screen mode. Episode page with video & notes https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oBv  YouTube video version https://youtu.be/6SsQYURFdvo  Play "Zombolocaust" by Peter Carlson (play along while you listen, or play later) https://textadventures.co.uk/games/view/5kjlubyvzuitox6z52xipq/zombolocaust  Text Adventures website http://www.textadventures.co.uk  Luke's English Podcast website with full episode archive https://www.teacherluke.co.uk  Download Luke's English Podcast app to get all the episodes on your phone iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lukes-english-podcast-app/id1293261868?mt=8  Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teacherluke.android.english&hl=en  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  ğŸŽ§ 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.
01/03/21•1h 4m

706. [1/2] Let's Play Another Text Adventure Game - "Zombolocaust" by Peter Carlson

706. [1/2] Let's Play Another Text Adventure Game - "Zombolocaust" by Peter Carlson [Part 1] Playing a text adventure game about the zombie apocalypse, with text on the screen so you can read with me while you listen. Works best on full-screen mode. Episode page with video & notes https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oBr  YouTube video version https://youtu.be/YCPwEDlzmOo  Part 2 on YouTube https://youtu.be/6SsQYURFdvo  Play "Zombolocaust" by Peter Carlson (play along while you listen, or play later) https://textadventures.co.uk/games/view/5kjlubyvzuitox6z52xipq/zombolocaust  Text Adventures website http://www.textadventures.co.uk  Luke's English Podcast website with full episode archive https://www.teacherluke.co.uk  Download Luke's English Podcast app to get all the episodes on your phone iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lukes-english-podcast-app/id1293261868?mt=8  Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teacherluke.android.english&hl=en  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  ğŸŽ§ 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.
27/02/21•1h 10m

705. Kate Billington Returns (and she brought cake)

705. Kate Billington Returns (and she brought cake) Listen to another natural conversation with Kate Billington about some listener comments, Chinese New Year, English festivals & food in February, sports day traditions, more cake recipes, various bits of vocabulary and more. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oAC LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
24/02/21•1h 38m

704. The Rick Thompson Report: Brexit Update (February 2021)

704. The Rick Thompson Report: Brexit Update (February 2021) Talking again to my dad about UK politics and current affairs, focusing on the latest developments in Brexit, plus a bit of weather and sport. Listen to hear my dad explain complex things in plain English. Download the audio, get the full transcript and access the full episode archive 👉 https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oxp LEP Premium 👉 https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  Get the LEP App to listen to all the audio episodes on your phone. iOS 👉 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lukes-english-podcast-app/id1293261868?mt=8 Android 👉 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teacherluke.android.english&hl=en 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.
11/02/21•1h 8m

703. Walaa from Syria - WISBOLEP Competition Winner 🏆

703. Walaa from Syria - WISBOLEP Competition Winner 🏆 Walaa Mouma from Syria has an amazing and inspiring story for all learners of English around the world, and some specific tips on how to improve your English long-term. Listen to this episode to hear all about it. Transcript and text video available. Episode page (download the transcript, download the mp3, comment section, etc) https://wp.me/p4IuUx-npA  Text Video Version on YouTube (Don't forget to like & subscribe of course) https://youtu.be/w9ythdvbKKM  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
03/02/21•1h 20m

702. Emergency Questions (with James) Funny Conversation Starters

702. Emergency Questions (with James) Listen to Luke and James talking about various topics as we answer questions from the book "Emergency Questions" by comedian Richard Herring. Text video and full transcript available. Episode page with full transcript https://wp.me/p4IuUx-l5P  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo Text video coming soon here https://www.youtube.com/lukesenglishpodcast  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.
25/01/21•1h 11m

701. Legal English with Louise Kulbicki

701. Legal English with Louise Kulbicki Discussing some of the most important terms and concepts in legal English, while also learning about key cases through some amusing stories, with legal English trainer Louise Kulbicki. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-kKI LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo Text video on YouTube (currently uploading here www.youtube.com/lukesenglishpodcast ) 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.
19/01/21•1h 18m

700. Marooned With My Music: Luke Thompson

700. Marooned With My Music: Luke Thompson Marking episode 700 with a special episode. Guest host Oli Thompson interviews Luke using a classic format from BBC Radio. Luke is going to be marooned on a desert island but he is allowed to bring 8 pieces of music, one book and a luxury item. For episode 700 this is a chance to get to know Luke and his musical choices a little better. (Transcript and text video versions available) Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-klK  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  Text video version on YouTube (currently uploading) 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.
13/01/21•1h 30m

699. Welcome (back) to Luke's English Podcast / FAQ (January 2021)

699. Welcome (back) to Luke's English Podcast / FAQ (January 2021) Wishing everyone a happy new year and taking stock of the main aims and methods of this podcast, plus some frequently asked questions. Video version available on YouTube. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-jW0  YouTube video version https://youtu.be/b476zEQ1e7I  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo    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.
07/01/21•1h 26m

698. Paul is on the Podcast / Random Questions with Paul Taylor

698. Paul is on the Podcast / Random Questions with Paul Taylor Paul Taylor joins me for some random questions and challenges, including various little discussion points, accents, citizenship test questions, idioms, jokes and more. 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.
23/12/20•1h 20m

697. 11 Christmas Cracker Jokes for 2020, Explained

697. 11 Christmas Cracker Jokes for 2020, Explained\ Going through 11 topical Christmas jokes for 2020, then a ramble about podcast statistics for 2020 and more... Merry Christmas everyone! 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.
18/12/20•42m 24s

696. WISBOLEP Competition Results + RAMBLE

696. WISBOLEP Competition Results + RAMBLE Join me as I potter around my flat and give the results of the WISBOLEP competition then make a cup of tea and have a ramble about things like listening to non-native English speakers, reducing clutter in your home, renting vs owning a property, what it must be like to have only one hand, Zatoichi the blind swordsman, The Mandalorian TV series, Christmas plans and more. Includes a song on the guitar at the end. 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.
16/12/20•1h 10m

695. Pronunciation, Pragmatics & Procrastination with Emma

695. Pronunciation, Pragmatics & Procrastination with Emma Talking to Emma from YouTube channel Pronunciation with Emma about accents, improving your pronunciation, understanding pragmatics in English, and learning English through video games. 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.
11/12/20•1h 41m

694. The Crown / The Royal Family (A Royal Ramble with My Wife)

694. The Crown / The Royal Family (A Royal Ramble with My Wife) Talking to my wife about the latest season of the Netflix TV drama The Crown, which follows the life and times of Queen Elizabeth II and her family. We talk about Charles & Diana, Margaret Thatcher, The Queen's accent, Prince Andrew's BBC interview and more. 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.
07/12/20•1h 59m

693. English With Lucy / A Conversation with Lucy Earl

693. English With Lucy / A Conversation with Lucy Earl Chatting to Lucy Earl from the English with Lucy channel on YouTube. View the video on YouTube https://youtu.be/OUtpjZEIXr8  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.
30/11/20•1h 12m

692. WISBOLEP Competition Entries - Listen & Vote!

692. WISBOLEP Competition Entries - Listen & Vote! Listen to recordings sent in by listeners and vote for who you think should be on LEP. Listen to the 16 competition entries again [YouTube] https://youtu.be/8rKRcVzo-w0  Listen to the other 85 LEPsters who are still worthy of your attention, with sumptuous video footage of the UK and other locations [YouTube] https://youtu.be/rsBttoN1UHA  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.
23/11/20•1h 9m

691. Jerome Butler - Dialect Coach

691. Jerome Butler - Dialect Coach How do professional actors change the way they speak for different acting roles? What can learners of English take from the way actors do this, in order to apply it to their language learning? In this conversation I speak to Jerome Butler who is a very experienced dialect coach working in the TV and film industry in the USA, and we discuss these questions. Photo by Alison Cohen Rosa https://www.alisoncohenrosa.com/    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.
18/11/20•1h 33m

690. Urban vs Rural / Living Abroad / Cultural Differences (with Cara Leopold)

690. Urban vs Rural / Living Abroad / Cultural Differences (with Cara Leopold) A conversation with Cara Leopold about the differences between life in Paris and life in provincial France, plus how it feels to live abroad away from your home country. 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.
12/11/20•1h 20m

689. Baking Cakes, Telling Jokes & Speaking Chinese with Kate Billington

689. Baking Cakes, Telling Jokes & Speaking Chinese with Kate Billington A funny chat with Kate who speaks multiple languages, makes delicious cakes, teaches English and does stand-up comedy. Enjoy! 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.
06/11/20•1h 54m

688. Sean Connery

689. Sean Connery I recorded an episode about Sean Connery, who died yesterday. I didn’t expect to get emotional, but I did. Here it is. Hope you like it. 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.
02/11/20•1h 6m

687. WISBOLEP Problem / Polite Requests / An Inspiring Email / Fly Me To the Moon

687. WISBOLEP Problem / Polite Requests / An Inspiring Email / Fly Me To the Moon A rambling episode with some news about a problem I have with the WISBOLEP competition (ooh!), some tips on making polite requests, an inspiring email from a LEPster and a song on guitar at the end. 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.
29/10/20•1h 15m

686. Christian from Canguro English

686. Christian from Canguro English A conversation with YouTube English teacher Christian Saunders from Canguro English about the realities of learning and teaching English, motivation and goal-setting in language learning, Paul McCartney recording an album in his kitchen and plenty more. Video version also available on YouTube. 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.
27/10/20•1h 35m

685. Raising Bilingual Children [1] Alex and his daughter Alice, in Moscow

685. Raising Bilingual Children [1] Alex and his daughter Alice, in Moscow An episode exploring the subject of how to raise a child to speak English. I speak to Alex, an English teacher from Moscow about how he has been speaking exclusively in English to his 4-year-old daughter Alice since she was born. Let's find out how it's going. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-hdK LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
21/10/20•58m 23s

684. Chasing the Tangent Train with Elspeth Graty

684. Chasing the Tangent Train with Elspeth Graty A conversation with English-teaching stand-up comedian Elspeth Graty, which covers lots of different topics including Elspeth's background in England, teaching English, cultural differences, "French-bashing", old-fashioned telephones and The Tellytubbies. Enjoy! Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-h0M  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
15/10/20•1h 39m

683. Feelgood Stories of Flirting with Marie Connolly

683. Feelgood Stories of Flirting with Marie Connolly Marie Connolly is an Australian stand-up comedian and TEFL teacher who has written a book of short stories about times when men (from various countries) have flirted with her. In this episode Marie shares some of those stories, tells us about English men vs French men vs Australian men and much more. Episode page with transcripts and vocabulary list https://wp.me/p4IuUx-gNR LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo    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.
09/10/20•1h 51m

682. Key Features of English Accents, Explained

682. Key Features of English Accents, Explained Exploring the main differences between standard English pronunciation (RP) and non-standard regional or colloquial accents. How do people really speak in different parts of England, and how does this accent differ from the accent you probably hear in English language course books and dictionaries? Notes & videos available on the episode page. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-gkM  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
25/09/20•1h 51m

681. New Competition: Why I Should Be On LEP (WISBOLEP) / Story: The First Time I Said F*ck

681. New Competition: Why I Should Be On LEP (WISBOLEP) / Story: The First Time I Said F*ck Announcing a new LEP competition which everyone is welcome to enter, plus an anecdote about the first time I said a rude word in front of my parents. Send your competition entries to podcastcomp@gmail.com  Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-g1m LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
16/09/20•30m 42s

680. Park Life - A Year in The Wildlife Of An Urban Park (by Rick Thompson) / Animal Collective Nouns

680. Park Life - A Year in The Wildlife Of An Urban Park (by Rick Thompson) / Animal Collective Nouns My dad has written a book and it's all about the wildlife you can find in an urban English park. He's on the podcast to tell us all about it, and there are some collective nouns for animals too, plus some bonus stand up comedy at the end. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-fPp  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
09/09/20•1h 1m

679. Gill's Book Club: A Gentleman In Moscow

679. Gill's Book Club: A Gentleman In Moscow Talking to my mum about her latest book recommendation. A Gentleman In Moscow is about a Russian Count who is put under house arrest in 1922 in the beautiful Metropol Hotel in Moscow.  Check the episode page for some notes and transcripts. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-ftr  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
04/09/20•58m 34s

678. The Vintage Furniture Trade in London (with Howard Roach)

678. The Vintage Furniture Trade in London (with Howard Roach) Talking to my old teaching colleague Howard Roach about his furniture business in South London. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-fkL LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
28/08/20•58m 25s

677. A Post-Holiday Ramble / Holiday Vocab / Stories

677. A Post-Holiday Ramble / Holiday Vocab / Stories I've come back from my holiday so it's time to ramble on about some holiday stories, holiday vocabulary, podcast stats and other bits and pieces including an appearance by my daughter. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-eZ2  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
21/08/20•1h 11m

676. David Crystal: Let's Talk - How English Conversation Works

676. David Crystal: Let's Talk - How English Conversation Works Professor David Crystal returns to talk about his latest books, and more. The first book is all about the art of conversation in English, and the second one is a spy thriller inspired by real events. David Crystal is one of the world's leading linguists and an expert on the English language. He is also a national treasure and it's a treat to be able to talk to him in this episode. Video version also available on YouTube. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-cEY  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  YouTube version https://youtu.be/-YZiWvdQ76Q Let’s Talk - How English Conversation Works (OUP) by David Crystal https://global.oup.com/academic/product/lets-talk-9780198850694?cc=fr〈=en& The Encyclopedia Codes by David Crystal https://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-Codes-David-Crystal-ebook/dp/B08DDL8N3C/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=david+crystal+the+encyclopedia+codes&qid=1596307248&sr=8-1 Sign up to LEP Premium to improve your vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo Previous Episodes with David Crystal Episode 454 https://teacherluke.co.uk/2017/05/31/454-david-crystal-interview-part-1-professor-of-linguistics/ Episode 455 https://teacherluke.co.uk/2017/06/06/455-david-crystal-interview-part-2-questions-from-listeners/  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.
01/08/20•1h 29m

675. An Unplanned Pre-Holiday Ramble (July 2020)

675. An Unplanned Pre-Holiday Ramble (July 2020) This episode is unedited and contains all my pauses, mistakes and thoughts while I attempt to talk about what’s coming up on LEP, my recent appearances on other people’s podcasts, comments and emails of the week and a couple of songs on the guitar. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-bYP  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo Links to my appearances on other people's podcasts The Real English Conversations podcast with Amy Whitney https://realenglishconversations.com/english-lessons-learning-tips/  Instant Feedback podcast with Markus Keeley https://instant-feedback.pinecast.co/episode/ffccfed122c9438c/32-luke-thompson 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.
23/07/20•1h 3m

674. 19 Amusing Insurance Claims / Car Crash Vocabulary

674. 19 Amusing Insurance Claims / Car Crash Vocab Listen to some funny extracts from genuine insurance claims and learn some vocabulary to describe car crashes and driving (badly). Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-boa LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
16/07/20•44m 35s

673. Conspiracies / UFOs / Life Hacks (with James)

673. Conspiracies / UFOs / Life Hacks (with James) Talking to my brother about some click-bait topics, with stories, beliefs and a few celebrity impressions. Links, transcripts and videos available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-bqb LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
07/07/20•1h 21m

672. The Rick Thompson Report: COVID / BREXIT / BLM (July 2020)

672. The Rick Thompson Report: COVID / BREXIT / BLM (July 2020) Talking to my dad about recent developments in the UK relating to coronavirus & Brexit with a cameo appearance by Gill Thompson talking about statues. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-bpr LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
03/07/20•1h 1m

671. Aussie English with Pete Smissen

671. Aussie English with Pete Smissen A conversation with genuine Aussie Pete Smissen, about differences and similarities between the UK and Australia, cultural and historical details, language similarities, and more. Check YouTube for the video version. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-bmv  YouTube video version https://youtu.be/yHFo9PaJQLQ  Luke's interview on Aussie English https://youtu.be/q3bj7Cey5ns  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.
30/06/20•58m 8s

670. Language Learning with James Harris

670. Language Learning with James Harris Talking to writer and comedian James Harris about life as a writer, going to Oxford Uni, being an international Brit and learning German, French and Chinese as an adult. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-bkc LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
22/06/20•1h 6m

669. How to Learn English

669. How to Learn English Giving you as advice about learning English across the four skills of reading, listening, writing and speaking. Full transcript available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-blK LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
18/06/20•49m 47s

668. LEP LIVE! Ask Me Anything / Hang Out With Luke (AUDIO VERSION)

668. LEP LIVE! Ask Me Anything / Hang Out With Luke (AUDIO VERSION) Listen to the audio version of the recent LEP Live Stream on YouTube including an audience Q&A, learning English tips, some crap 'Dad Jokes' and 3 songs on the guitar. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-bkd Watch the video on YouTube https://youtu.be/QZTm-a4S4C0  LEP Premium info https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo    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.
13/06/20•1h 28m

667. Four Way Call (with Alex, Moz & Paul)

667. Four Way Call (with Alex, Moz & Paul) A lockdown Zoom call with my friends Alex, Paul and Moz which should be a fun but challenging listening exercise. Intro & ending transcripts available. Jump to 00:22:00 to skip the intro (at your own risk)  Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-bj2 YouTube Live Stream Weds 10 June 3PM CET https://youtu.be/QZTm-a4S4C0 LEP Premium info https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  Moz's Murder Mile True Crime Podcast https://www.murdermiletours.com/podcast.html Murder Mile Tours https://www.murdermiletours.com/   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.
08/06/20•1h 50m

Announcement: I’m doing a YouTube Live Stream on Wednesday 10 June at 3PM CET

Announcement: I’m doing a YouTube Live Stream on Wednesday 10 June at 3PM CET. Topic: Ask Me Anything / Hang Out with Luke YouTube link: https://youtu.be/QZTm-a4S4C0 Episode page for this announcement https://wp.me/p4IuUx-biw Last Wednesday's unplanned YouTube live stream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyX7y7RqCXc&feature=youtu.be LEP Premium info https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo    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.
06/06/20•44m 42s

666. [Part 3] Favourite Scary Films (with James)

666. [Part 3] Favourite Scary Films (with James) James and Luke talk about some of their favourite scary films, and more. This is the 3rd and final part of episode 666. Bonus audio available in the LEP App and on the episode page. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-bgp LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
29/05/20•1h 32m

666. [Part 2] Frightening Experiences (with James)

666. [Part 2] Frightening Experiences (with James) James and I share some stories of genuinely scary and disturbing experiences which we've had in our lives. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-bfK LEP Premium info https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  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.
27/05/20•48m 49s

666. [Part 1] The Number of the Beast / Scary Music / Black Sabbath (with James)

666. [Part 1] The Number of the Beast / Scary Music / Black Sabbath (with James) Talking to my brother James about the significance of the number 666, and then some scary music including 'The Devil's Interval', Black Sabbath and more... Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-bdG LEP Premium info https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  Kate Arnold's music https://katearnolduk.bandcamp.com/  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.
25/05/20•1h 30m

665. A Chinwag with Sebastian Marx / 18+ British slang phrases that Americans don’t understand

665. A Chinwag with Sebastian Marx / 18+ British slang phrases that Americans don’t understand Chatting to Sebastian Marx from New York and testing his knowledge of British English slang phrases. Slang vocabulary list available on the episode page. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-bdi LEP Premium Info https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo    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.
20/05/20•1h 34m

664. Lockdown Ramble with My Wife

664. Lockdown Ramble with My Wife Chatting with my wife late one evening last week about what it's like to be with an English guy, raising our daughter to be bilingual and more... Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-baB LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
15/05/20•1h 16m

663. The Lockdown Lying Game with Amber & Paul

663. The Lockdown Lying Game with Amber & Paul Listen to three more stories told by Amber, Paul and Luke - can you guess if they are true or lies? Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-b7K LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  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.
04/05/20•1h 25m

662. Catching Up with Amber & Paul #10 (Surviving Lockdown with Kids)

662. Catching Up with Amber & Paul #10 (Surviving Lockdown with Kids) Chatting to Amber Minogue & Paul Taylor about dealing with confinement at home with children, the birth of Amber's baby, tongue twisters, weird children's TV series and more. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-b7i LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  Free 30 day trial with Audible + one free audiobook of your choice www.audibletrial.com/teacherluke  italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk 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.
29/04/20•1h 9m

660. Using TV Series & Films to Improve Your English

660. Using TV Series & Films to Improve Your English Lots of practical advice and comments about how you can use films and TV series to work on your English. This episode is a recap of some advice in episode 523 with Cara Leopold. Transcript available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-b2u italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
14/04/20•1h 11m

659. Lockdown Chat with Cara Leopold

659. Lockdown Chat with Cara Leopold Chatting to Cara Leopold about living in self isolation, the global coronavirus lockdown and how you can work on your English at home using TV shows and films. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-b0g  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  italki offer (buy some talking time with a teacher and get a voucher worth a free lesson) https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  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.
11/04/20•1h 20m

658. [2/2] Why do Brits sing with American accents?

658. [2/2] Why do Brits sing with American accents? This is part 2 of a double episode exploring the question of why British people often change their accent when they sing. This episode contains more examples, including some (dodgy) singing from me in order to hear how it sounds when different songs are sung in different accents. Notes, lyrics and transcriptions available on the page below. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-aYO  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
08/04/20•58m 33s

657. [1/2] Why do Brits sing with American accents?

657. [1/2] Why do Brits sing with American accents? Have you ever wondered why British people sometimes change their accent when they sing? This episode explores the question of why this happens, with various examples and some (dodgy) singing by me. Notes, videos and transcripts available on the episode page. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-aWM  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
07/04/20•1h 12m

656. British Comedy: Karl Pilkington’s Monkey News / The Ricky Gervais Show

656. British Comedy: Karl Pilkington’s Monkey News / The Ricky Gervais Show Listen to a funny story told in a Manchester accent, and learn various bits of English in the process including vocabulary and pronunciation. Improve your understanding of regional British accents. Story transcript & vocabulary notes available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-aW3 italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
31/03/20•1h 25m

655. Coping with Isolation / Describing Feelings and Emotions - Vocabulary & Experiences

655. Coping with Isolation / Describing Feelings and Emotions - Vocabulary & Experiences A vocabulary episode with lots of phrases for describing the experience of living in self-isolation. It also includes a bit of a ramble about the situation in the UK, my personal experiences of living in Paris during the lockdown and a song at the end. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-aUg  italki offer for one-to-one lessons https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
28/03/20•2h 12m

654. Computer-based IELTS / The First Time… (with Jessica Beck from IELTS Energy Podcast)

654. Computer-based IELTS / The First Time… (with Jessica Beck from IELTS Energy Podcast) A chat with Jessica Beck from the IELTS Energy Podcast about the new computer-based IELTS test, plus some funny stories about doing things for the first time, motivation in language learning, dealing with the stress of public speaking and seeing "The Fonz" on a ski slope. Get a $50 discount on Jessica's new IELTS online course by going to www.teacherluke.co.uk/3keys Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-aTf    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.
23/03/20•1h 3m

653. Gill’s Book Club “The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper” by Hallie Rubenhold / How to read books to improve your English

653. Gill’s Book Club “The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper” by Hallie Rubenhold / How to read books to improve your English Talking to my mum about a good book she read recently; a social history about 5 women who were all murdered by Jack The Ripper in 1888. Also includes some advice and comments about reading books to learn English. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-aRg italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
20/03/20•51m 21s

652. The Rick Thompson Report: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

652. The Rick Thompson Report: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Talking to my dad about what’s happening in the UK at the moment, how serious this pandemic is, what the consequences might be and how the UK’s government is responding to it. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-aRI  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
13/03/20•43m 34s

651. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vocabulary

651. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vocabulary Explaining key vocabulary about the coronavirus (COVID-19) to help you talk about this global pandemic in English. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-aR2  Vocabulary List from EnglishClub.com https://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/coronavirus-covid19.php 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.
13/03/20•1h 13m

650. British Music: Jungle (with James)

650. British Music: Jungle (with James) An in-depth episode all about an innovative British form of dance music from the 90s: Jungle (aka Drum & Bass). Includes discussion with James about the origins of the music, how it sounds, its position in UK culture, some bits of music on vinyl and a few anecdotes too. Notes & music playlists available on the website. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-aIz italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
10/03/20•1h 56m

649. An Unedited Ramble (March 2020) Never Explain, Never Apologise? / No Stress / Method To The Madness / 3 Songs on Guitar

649. An Unedited Ramble (March 2020) Never Explain, Never Apologise? / No Stress / Method To The Madness / 3 Songs on Guitar Luke talks on his own without stopping, restarting or editing, including responses to comments about recent episodes, thoughts on the methodology behind this podcast, some vocabulary teaching, a few songs on the guitar and more. This is no-stress episode, and a chance for me to just check in on you and make sure you're all doing ok out there in the world! 😉 Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-aP1 italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
05/03/20•1h 59m

648. Ian Moore Returns

648. Ian Moore Returns Talking again to comedian Ian Moore about favourite films, a trip to New York, British & American audiences, how to iron a shirt, and funny stories about taking the language test to qualify for French citizenship. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-aH7  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
24/02/20•1h 24m

647. British Comedy: Alan Partridge (Part 6)

647. British Comedy: Alan Partridge (Part 6) The final part in this little series following Alan Partridge through a day in his life, and breaking it down for language. Alan is not for everyone, but I hope you've enjoyed this series and learned some English from it. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-aH5  italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
21/02/20•1h 29m

646. British Comedy: Alan Partridge (Part 5)

646. British Comedy: Alan Partridge (Part 5) What did Alan do on Valentine's Day? Listen to find out, as we break down some more clips of this award-winning comedy and use them to learn English. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-aH3  italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
20/02/20•56m 20s

645. British Comedy: Alan Partridge (Part 4)

645. British Comedy: Alan Partridge (Part 4) Listening to some more classic British comedy and dissecting it for language. This time we're listening to some more clips of Alan Partridge, a comedy character played by Steve Coogan. This is part 4 of a series I started in 2018. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-aGc  italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
17/02/20•1h 4m

644. The Rick Thompson Report: Is Brexit Done?

644. The Rick Thompson Report: Is Brexit Done? Talking to my dad about the latest in the Brexit saga including the general election result, Brexit day on 31 January 2020 and the latest government shenanigans by PM Boris Johnson and co. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-aIa  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
14/02/20•43m 11s

643. The Intercultural Communication Dance with Sherwood Fleming

643. The Intercultural Communication Dance with Sherwood Fleming Talking to Sherwood Fleming, author of "Dance of Opinions" about intercultural communication, including common problems and the solutions to help us learn to communicate more effectively across cultures. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-aHl italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
11/02/20•1h 5m

642. The Lying Game Returns (with Amber & Paul)

642. The Lying Game Returns (with Amber & Paul) This should make you laugh out loud on the bus - it's the return of the Lying Game with Amber & Paul. Listen to our 3 stories. Do you think they are true, or lies? Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-azw  italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
06/02/20•1h 23m

641. Catching Up with Amber & Paul #9

641. Catching Up with Amber & Paul #9 The pod-pals are back on the podcast and it's time for the usual catching up session in which we talk about how very-pregnant Amber has moved to the suburbs of Paris, the difference between a terrace, veranda, porch and conservatory, the difference between a cave and a basement, Paul's showbiz news, the ongoing joys and struggles of parenthood, the strikes in France, raising bilingual children and more. P20 parts 4 & 5 will be released next week. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-aB9 italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
02/02/20•52m 44s

640. IELTS Speaking Success with Keith O’Hare

640. IELTS Speaking Success with Keith O’Hare Talking to IELTS speaking coach Keith O'Hare about how to get your best score in the IELTS speaking test, plus some chat about the right approach to learning English. Luke takes the IELTS Speaking Test (YouTube) https://youtu.be/9Sp-_Uj6gUM  Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-ayz italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
28/01/20•1h 1m

639. 3 Quintessentially British Books (that you might not know about) with Mum

639. 3 Quintessentially British Books (that you might not know about) with Mum Talking to my mum about some examples of quintessentially British things, in this case it's 3 British books that she particularly likes. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-ax8 italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
23/01/20•45m 1s

638. 3 Quintessentially British Things (that you might not know about) with Dad

638. 3 Quintessentially British Things (that you might not know about) with Dad Dad picks his 3 British things to talk about in this episode which covers things like ancient history, British northern landscapes and the canal system which built the industrial revolution and changed Britain forever. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-aw5 italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
19/01/20•55m 32s

637. 5 Quintessentially English Things (that you might not know about) with James

637. 5 Quintessentially English Things (that you might not know about) with James Talking with James about 5 typically English things, including conversation about pop culture, writers, TV shows, British humour and more... Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-avN  italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
14/01/20•1h 31m

636. James &Luke Discuss Star Wars IX (SPOILERS) Final Star Wars Episode Ever?

636. James & Luke Discuss Star Wars IX (SPOILERS) Final Star Wars Episode Ever? James and Luke ramble about Star Wars IX one more time. This episode is full of little jokes, sketches, voices and full spoilers for The Rise of Skywalker. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-avd  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
10/01/20•1h 55m

635. A New Year Ramble for 2020 (Part 2) Motivation / New Year’s Rules / Bilingual Daughter / Neil Innes

635. A New Year Ramble for 2020 (Part 2) Motivation / New Year’s Rules / Bilingual Daughter / Neil Innes Luke rambles some more at the start of 2020 about new year's resolutions, holiday stories, raising his daughter to be bilingual and a tribute to Neil Innes (with a song or two). Notes available below. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-aun italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium    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.
08/01/20•1h

634. A New Year Ramble for 2020 (Part 1) Pod Stats / Welcome to LEP / Travelling with a Toddler

634. A New Year Ramble for 2020 (Part 1) Pod Stats / Welcome to LEP / Travelling with a Toddler Luke wishes you a Happy New year and rambles about recent podcast statistics, new year in the UK, welcoming new listeners to the podcast, and some stories about travelling to the UK with a toddler by plane. Transcript available below. Episode page with transcript https://wp.me/p4IuUx-aun italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
06/01/20•1h

633. Star Wars IX - First Reactions / SPOILER REVIEW

633. Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker (SPOILER REVIEW) I've seen The Rise of Skywalker - here are my comments and thoughts. Please be aware that this episode is full of SPOILERS! Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-ap9  italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
18/12/19•45m 54s

632. Star Wars IX - Speculations and Expectations (Preview / No Spoilers!)

632. Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker (No Spoilers!) A new Film Club episode in which Luke does a spoiler-free ramble about Star Wars IX, including various speculations and theories. NO SPOILERS. Transcript/Notes available below.  Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-aoV italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
17/12/19•39m 34s

631. 29 Awful Christmas Jokes, Explained

631. 29 Awful Christmas Jokes, Explained The annual Christmas episode of LEP is here! Explaining 29 truly awful jokes that you might get in a Christmas cracker this year. Enjoy! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-anA  italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
16/12/19•39m 27s

630. The English Guy with a Sitcom on Japanese TV (with BJ Fox)

630. The English Guy with a Sitcom on Japanese TV (with BJ Fox) A conversation with English comedian BJ Fox, who performs stand-up in Japan and has his own TV show on NHK. Our conversation includes the story of how BJ managed to pitch the show to Japanese producers, how he learnt Japanese to a proficient level, doing stand-up in a different culture and much more. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-anu italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
09/12/19•1h 31m

629. Do you ever ... ? (with James) Strange Habits & Funny Observations

629. Do you ever ... ? (with James) Strange Habits & Funny Observations A funny conversation about strange habits that we don't often talk about, with my brother James. Notes & scripts available on the website. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-akj italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
02/12/19•1h 46m

628. OASIS (with James)

628. OASIS (with James) A conversation with James about the English rock band Oasis, including details about their story, music, lyrics and the sibling rivalry between Noel and Liam Gallagher. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-ajt italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  Image: Champagne Supernova by Oasis, record cover. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Champagne_Supernova_sleeve_cover.jpg Fair use summary: Content is for educational purposes and the image represents the subject matter of the 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.
26/11/19•1h 42m

627. Emina's Long Journey to English Proficiency

627. Emina's Long Journey to English Proficiency My friend Emina Tuzovic has learned English to a proficient level as a non-native speaker of the language. She says it has been "a long journey". Let's find out all about that journey of English learning in this conversation, recorded in London just a couple of days ago. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-ajY italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
19/11/19•1h 29m

626. The Rick Thompson Report: Boris Johnson's Brexit Deal / General Election / Football

626. The Rick Thompson Report: Boris Johnson's Brexit Deal / General Election / Football An update from my dad about Brexit, including details about Boris Johnson's deal, the shutting down of Parliament, the upcoming general election and more. Includes some chat about Premiership football at the end. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-ajb italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
13/11/19•58m 32s

625. 88 English expressions that will confuse everyone (Part 2)

625. 88 English expressions that will confuse everyone (Part 2) Let's continue going through this list of words from an article I found in The Independent. Here is another list of 30 items of British English slang. Word list, notes and links available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-aix italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium    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.
13/11/19•1h 26m

624. 88 English expressions that will confuse everyone (Part 1)

624. 88 English expressions that will confuse everyone (Part 1) An episode about British English slang and culture, featuring expressions that Brits know but everyone else finds confusing. Here are the first 30 expressions in a list of 88 that I found on independent.co.uk. Includes plenty of funny improvised examples to make you laugh out loud on the bus. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-ahL italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
07/11/19•1h 18m

623. 13 Terrible Jokes, Explained

623. 13 Terrible Jokes, Explained Actually, it's 17 jokes, including some simple one-liners and a few longer story-based jokes for you to remember and practise telling yourself. Listen to Luke read out and explain some pretty awful but enjoyable word puns and shaggy dog stories, and learn some English in the process. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-agc italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
29/10/19•46m 2s

622. General Ramble (Oct 2019) Learning English / Politics / Recording Setup / Book Recommendation / Beatles / Star Wars / Bill Bailey

622. General Ramble (Oct 2019) Learning English / Politics / Recording Setup / Book Recommendation / Beatles / Star Wars / Bill Bailey Rambling on my own about all sorts of things including Brexit news, describing my recording setup and microphones, a book recommendation for you, comments about the Beatles Abbey Road 50th Anniversary, the latest Star Wars Episode 9 trailer and Bill Bailey dissecting music in a brilliant way. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-aeX italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
22/10/19•1h 36m

621. British TV: Dragons’ Den (Part 3) Discord in the Den

621. British TV: Dragons’ Den (Part 3) Discord in the Den One more episode about this TV series involving entrepreneurs getting investment for their business startups. In this one there's plenty of disagreement and some strong feedback from the Dragons. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-adX  italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
14/10/19•1h 24m

620. British TV: Dragons' Den (Part 2) Negotiation

620. British TV: Dragons' Den (Part 2) Negotiation Listen to a real business negotiation and learn loads of English in the process. Vocabulary, scripts and notes available below. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-adk  italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  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.
11/10/19•1h 15m

619. British TV: Dragons’ Den (Part 1) Business Vocabulary

619. British TV: Dragons’ Den (Part 1) Business Vocabulary Learn tons of business vocabulary in context in this episode all about a TV show about entrepreneurs negotiating investment for their business startups.  This episode contains a business ramble about things like equity investments, financial projections, manufacturing, distribution, logistics chains and marketing. Part 2 contains a real negotiation with plenty of emotional moments. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-acI  italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium   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.
09/10/19•57m 56s

618. The Climate Crisis Explained in 10 Charts (with Cara Leopold)

618. The Climate Crisis Explained in 10 Charts (with Cara Leopold) A conversation with Cara Leopold about the climate crisis including descriptions of key charts, graphs and data. Notes and transcripts available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-a8R  italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
30/09/19•1h 8m

617. Sales and Advertising (with Paul Taylor)

617. Sales and Advertising (with Paul Taylor) A language-focused episode looking at words and phrases that you often see and hear in advertising and sales situations. Also includes discussion of sales techniques, Apple's sales and marketing strategy and also a classic bit of stand-up by the late great George Carlin. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-a7R  italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
26/09/19•1h 17m

616. Can you find the 15 idioms? (with Paul Taylor)

616. Can you find the 15 idioms? (with Paul Taylor) Listen to Luke and Paul play a conversation game and try to spot 15 common idioms. All idioms are demonstrated, explained and listed on the website. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-a7C italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium 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.
23/09/19•42m 33s

615. Paul Taylor Became a Dad, and you won't believe what happened next

615. Paul Taylor Became a Dad, and you won't believe what happened next How is Paul getting on as a new dad? How is everything going? What's he angry about this time? Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-a7G  italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
17/09/19•44m 35s

614. Another Murder Mystery Detective Story (Part 3)

614. Another Murder Mystery Detective Story (Part 3) Here's the conclusion of this online murder mystery text adventure game. Vocabulary is reviewed at the end. Video available for premium subscribers. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-a4K italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium 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.
13/09/19•43m 55s

613. Another Murder Mystery Detective Story (Part 2)

613. Another Murder Mystery Detective Story (Part 2) Here is part 2 of this text adventure game. There's also a video for premium subscribers.  Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-a4G  italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
09/09/19•55m 58s

612. Another Murder Mystery Detective Story (Part 1)

612. Another Murder Mystery Detective Story (Part 1) Listen to Luke investigating a 'choose-your-own-adventure' detective story and read along if you like! Learn English in fun ways with stories on Luke's English Podcast. Video available for premium subscribers. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-a3W  italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  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.
06/09/19•1h 12m

611. Top 10 Jokes from Edinburgh Fringe 2019

611. Top 10 Jokes from Edinburgh Fringe 2019 Listen to 10 jokes from this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy shows. Understand the jokes and listen to Luke break them down to help you learn more English. Video version available in the LEP App for Premium subscribers. LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium  Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-a3e italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  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.
03/09/19•57m 49s

610. British Comedy: James Acaster

610. British Comedy: James Acaster Listen to a bit of stand up comedy that will require quite a lot of breaking down in order for you to understand all the jokes like a native speaker, but there’s lots to learn in the way of language and culture in the process. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-a24 italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium LEP App https://teacherluke.co.uk/how-to-download/get-the-lep-app/ 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.
30/08/19•1h 3m

609. The LEP MeetUp in London / Brexit / Talking to my Daughter

609. The LEP MeetUp in London / Brexit / Talking to my Daughter Here's an end-of-summer ramble, including details of what happened at the LEP meetup in London in July and some recordings of LEPsters who attended the event. There's also talk of Brexit and some interviews with my daughter who is beginning to speak.  Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-a1h  italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  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.
28/08/19•1h 19m

608. The Mass Observation (with Mum)

608. The Mass Observation (with Mum) Listen to my mum talk about a social history project focusing on the lives of everyday people in the UK. Includes discussion of things like protests, plastic, identity, sex education, loneliness, and milk! Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9XW italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  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.
21/08/19•1h 16m

607. The Rick Thompson Report: Boris Johnson PM / No Deal Brexit?

607. The Rick Thompson Report: Boris Johnson PM / No Deal Brexit? Talking to my dad again about Brexit, this time including our thoughts on Boris Johnson as the new Prime Minister and the possibility of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on 31 October. Episode page with transcripts https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9Ww italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  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.
09/08/19•1h 3m

606. The English Seaside (with James)

606. The English Seaside (with James) Explaining and describing the culture of the English seaside experience, with James. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9T6  italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  I'm coming to the LEPster meetup on Sunday 28 July 2019. See you there? Where? The Fitzroy Tavern near Oxford Street & Tottenham Court Road. Full address is 16 Charlotte Street, London W1T 2LY. Put the postcode into your google maps app (or equivalent) and it should direct you there. When - 2PM on Sunday 28 July (that’s this coming Sunday) The host is Zdenek Lukas - you’ll recognise him in the pub because he will be the guy with the board games. If you’re coming please just send Zdenek an email to let him know you’ll be there so he has an idea of how many people to expect. teacherzdenek@gmail.com 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.
24/07/19•1h 33m

605. Unexpected Road Trip (with James)

605. Unexpected Road Trip (with James) James and Luke go on an accidental road trip in the south west of England and record a rambling podcast, while slowly going a bit mad. Will they make it to their destination before sunset? Listen to find out what happens and to learn some words and culture in the process. LEPSTER MEETUP IN LONDON (details) Where? The Fitzroy Tavern, 16 Charlotte St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 2LY (near Oxford Street/Tottenham Court Road) When? Sunday 28 July 2019 from 2PM (and probably continuing into the afternoon) Who? English teacher Zdenek Lukas is the host and all LEPsters (and non-LEPsters) are welcome! Also, Luke might be there with his brother and friends. Email teacherzdenek@gmail.com to let him know you're coming. Come to chat, meet people, play board games in English and have fun! Episode page with photos https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9RM  italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  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.
18/07/19•1h 16m

604. London Native Speaker Interviews REVISITED Part 2

604. London Native Speaker Interviews REVISITED Part 2 Listening to the audio from another old YouTube video of mine, and then exploring it for new vocabulary and English learning opportunities. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9OC italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  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.
05/07/19•1h 6m

603. Queen / Freddie Mercury / Bohemian Rhapsody (with Alex Love)

603. Queen / Freddie Mercury / Bohemian Rhapsody (with Alex Love) Talking to Queen fan Alex Love about this classic British rock band, their legendary singer Freddie Mercury and what Alex thought of the recent film Bohemian Rhapsody. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9Nu  italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  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.
01/07/19•1h 18m

602. British Comedy: The Day Today (Part 2)

602. British Comedy: The Day Today (Part 2) The Day Today is an award-winning parody of news and current affairs TV programmes. Let's listen to some more clips, understand the humour and learn some English in the process. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9My italki offer www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  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.
27/06/19•1h 4m

601. British Comedy: The Day Today (Part 1)

601. British Comedy: The Day Today (Part 1) Let's investigate a brilliant British comedy TV show and use it to learn English. The Day Today was originally broadcast on the BBC in the mid-90s and is now considered a groundbreaking parody of news programmes and launched the careers of various comedians, including Steve Coogan. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9LX Spoken offer www.getspoken.com/lep :) 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.
24/06/19•1h 17m

Quick Hello / OPP / Living Through Comedy / Somewhere Else Dreamin’

Quick Hello / OPP / Living Through Comedy / Somewhere Else Dreamin’ Just a quick "hello" to let you know about some other things you could listen to this month, including my appearances on some other people's podcasts. Transcript & Links Hello folks, how are you doing? How’s your English coming along? This is not a full episode, more of an update and a chance to tell you about some things you could listen to, specifically a couple of appearances I made on other people’s podcasts recently. I’ve been preparing lots of premium episodes for this month. I’m halfway through series 13. Parts 1 and 2 of this series have been published and they deal with lots of expressions with prepositions, specifically prepositions of place and movement combined with little verbs like get. As usual there are tests and pronunciation drills. Parts 3 and 4 will arrive this week. If you want to hear all the premium stuff, get the LEP App from the app store then go to www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium to sign up and get started, use your details to sign into the app to access the premium content. PDF worksheets are all available too. Other People’s Podcasts Now then, if you’re looking for stuff to listen to other than the podcast episodes in the archive and the premium content, here are a couple of things you could listen to in the meantime. Here are my recent appearances on other people’s podcasts. 1. I was interviewed on my brother’s podcast. It’s called Living Through Comedy and it’s all about my time as a comedian, including how I got into stand up, what my influences were, my experience of developing my act and also some stories of good and bad gigs. There are several other episodes of Living Through Comedy too that you might like. Both feature conversations about comedy, doing stand up and life in general. You should be able to find Living Through Comedy on iTunes, but if you can’t you can listen to it on the page for this episode. You could also visit www.livingthroughcomedy.libsyn.com and listen there, on a mobile. So that’s nice. About an hour of conversation between James and me, on his new podcast. 2. I was interviewed by Noman Hosni for Somewhere Else Dreamin’, his new YouTube series which is all about interviewing people (comedians usually) about their experiences as an ExPat - that means someone who is living in another country. I suppose it’s a nice way to say “immigrant”. And because I am an immigrant, living here in France and I’ve spent time in Japan too, Noman decided I would be a good person to interview. Noman Hosni is a very funny professional stand up comedian here in France. I interviewed him on the podcast once. He is doing very well as a comedian in France, but he has decided to move to LA in order to pursue his career there. Before going he is working on his English and also finding out about people’s experiences of moving to different countries. I love hanging out with Noman and in this interview I tell a few stories including the time I got sick in Japan (which I spoke about in a podcast a few years ago) and my experiences of English teaching and moving to France. Check it out! It’s available on YouTube “somewhere else dreamin luke thompson” and embedded on the website here, but also it’s on Spotify in audio format. It’s a YouTube video and you’ll see me and Noman talking, but Spotify has the audio version. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwI0OeixLoo  I’m doing a lot of premium content this month, but I also have some free episodes in the pipeline including some more stuff about British comedy and an episode about Queen, the rock band, which has been requested many times by listeners, so it’s nice to finally be getting around to talking about Queen on the podcast after 600 episodes. There are still many more topics and things to talk about on this podcast. :) 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.
18/06/19•9m 0s

600. Episode 600 Livestream Ask Me Anything Audio

600. Episode 600 Livestream Ask Me Anything Audio Here's the audio for the YouTube livestream "Ask Me Anything" for episode 600. Enjoy! The video is available on YouTube and in the LEP App. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9Iw  Premium episodes arriving during June! 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.
08/06/19•1h 24m

599. Oliver Gee Returns with Stories to Tell

599. Oliver Gee Returns with Stories to Tell Australian journalist and podcaster Oliver Gee returns to LEP to tell us some stories about the Notre Dame Cathedral fire, meeting famous comedians as a journalist, learning Swedish and French and his honeymoon tour of France on a 50cc Vespa scooter. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9H5 italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  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.
03/06/19•1h 34m

598. The Rick Thompson Report: EU Elections / Theresa May / Brexit / Football

598. The Rick Thompson Report: EU Elections / Theresa May / Brexit / Football Talking to my dad about the EU election results, Theresa May resigning as Prime Minister, Brexit and English football teams in Europe. Notes, transcripts and videos available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9wc italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  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.
28/05/19•1h 6m

Hello! Here are the details of the Episode 600 YouTube live stream

[AUDIO] Hello! Here are the details of the Episode 600 YouTube live stream Just a quick announcement about the episode 600 live stream, happening on Friday 7 June at 3pm Paris time. Links below. Episode 600 Live Stream link on YouTube https://youtu.be/kHVwBLdo7-s  LEPsters meetup in Prague on 7 June at 5pm. Facebook link here https://www.facebook.com/events/429311391196900/  Episode page on teacherluke.co.uk https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9vy  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.
27/05/19•13m 37s

597. Growing Up / Getting Older / Becoming a Father (with Paul Taylor)

597. Growing Up / Getting Older / Becoming a Father (with Paul Taylor) In this conversation Paul and I get a bit deep & meaningful and talk about where Paul is in his life at this point, including our thoughts about becoming a father, getting older and growing up. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9sP Spoken offer http://www.getspoken.com/lep  🍾🍾 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.
23/05/19•1h 40m

596. SLEEP with Amber & Paul

596. SLEEP with Amber & Paul All about the subject of SLEEP, with Amber & Paul, including insomnia, sleepwalking, falling asleep on public transport, snoring cats, Paul learning Arabic in his sleep & more, including some slightly disgusting stories, which is nice! Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9ri italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  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.
20/05/19•1h 40m

595. Andy Johnson Returns (Part 2) Eating / TV Series / Football / Music

595. Andy Johnson Returns (Part 2) Eating / TV Series / Football / Music Asking Andy questions from a speaking task in the English File Intermediate course book and chatting about eating habits, TV series, Liverpool & Tottenham in the European Champions' League and music we've been listening to recently including some stories about Steely Dan and The Beatles. Intro & ending transcripts + Videos available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9pW italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  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.
15/05/19•1h 4m

594. Andy Johnson Returns (Part 1) Moving House / London vs Canterbury / English Teaching

594. Andy Johnson Returns (Part 1) Moving House / London vs Canterbury / English Teaching Chatting to friend of the podcast Andy Johnson about moving house, comparisons between London and Canterbury and different approaches to teaching English. Intro & outtro transcripts available. Part 2 coming soon. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9pT  italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  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.
13/05/19•52m 10s

593. Going through pages in an old diary

593. Going through pages in an old diary Listen to me reading out some pages from a diary which I wrote when I was 16 years old. Join me as I take a trip down memory lane and find out what I was doing, thinking and feeling 25 years ago. Some language is explained along the way. Vocabulary notes available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9p6  italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  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.
10/05/19•1h 18m

592. It always seems impossible until it's done

592. It always seems impossible until it's done An unedited ramble about motivation for language learning, dealing with challenges, getting started on a task, getting work done and my process for making episodes of the podcast. There’s also some news, some OPP and a couple of songs on the guitar at the end. Vocabulary notes, links, videos and song lyrics are available on the episode page. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9o9 italki offer www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk    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.
07/05/19•1h 16m

591. London Native Speaker Interviews REVISITED (Part 1)

591. London Native Speaker Interviews REVISITED (Part 1) Revisiting a video I made for YouTube in 2009 and teaching you some descriptive and idiomatic vocabulary in the process. Episode page with video, transcript and vocabulary notes https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9lZ  English lessons on Cambly + 10 free minutes www.teacherluke.co.uk/cambly 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.
29/04/19•1h 22m

590. [2/2] Film Club: Avengers Endgame / Marvel Cinematic Universe (with Fred Eyangoh)

590. [2/2] Film Club: Avengers Endgame / Marvel Cinematic Universe (with Fred Eyangoh) Part 2 of this film club episode, including the rest of my chat with Fred Eyangoh and then a monologue from me. This one contains predictions for Avengers Endgame, the future of Marvel Studios and some other film franchises including Star Wars. No spoilers given! Notes, scripts and videos available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9jQ  Check out "The Wrong Man" by Spoken - free audio, English study guides and transcripts here http://www.getspoken.com/lep  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.
24/04/19•1h 32m

589. [1/2] Film Club: Avengers Endgame / Marvel Cinematic Universe (with Fred Eyangoh)

589. [1/2] Film Club: Avengers Endgame / Marvel Cinematic Universe (with Fred Eyangoh) Part 1 of a big ramble about Avengers Endgame, Marvel Studios and comic book movies in general with my friend, comedian Fred Eyangoh. No spoilers! Part 2 coming soon... Episode page with scripts, notes and videos https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9iw  Check out "The Wrong Man" by Spoken - free audio, English study guides and transcripts here http://www.getspoken.com/lep  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.
23/04/19•1h 24m

588. Punctuation Rules / Book Review (Part 2) Apostrophe, Full Stop, Comma

588. Punctuation Rules / Book Review (Part 2) Apostrophe, Full Stop, Comma Part 2 of my episode about punctuation. This one covers punctuation rules for apostrophe, full stop and comma. Also you can hear the rest of my book review of Punctuation..?  by User Design. Transcript available. English lessons on Cambly + 10 free minutes www.teacherluke.co.uk/cambly Episode page with transcript and pictures https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9ih  Punctuation..? by User Design - available from various bookshops https://www.userdesignillustrationandtypesetting.com/books/punctuation/index.html 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.
19/04/19•54m 52s

587. Punctuation Rules / Book Review (Part 1)

587. Punctuation Rules / Book Review (Part 1) This episode is about the importance of punctuation in writing. I'll teach you the names of various punctuation symbols and review a cool punctuation reference book that someone sent me recently, and yes I do think it is possible to have a cool book about punctuation! Transcript available. English lessons on Cambly + 10 free minutes www.teacherluke.co.uk/cambly Episode page with transcript and pictures https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9i9  Punctuation..? by User Design - available from various bookshops https://www.userdesignillustrationandtypesetting.com/books/punctuation/index.html 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.
18/04/19•56m 48s

It's LEP's 10th Birthday!

10 years ago to this day I published the first episode of LEP. 10 years later I can now say that I'm making a living from doing what I love.  Thank you for listening and making my podcast what it is today! 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.
12/04/19•6m 32s

586. The Importance of Listening

586. The Importance of Listening Recently I was reading a book about listening and learning English. This episode is a summary of what I read, including details of how listening fits in with learning English, some considerations of the importance of listening and also some tips for how to improve your English with audio. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9eg Check out Cambly for 10 free mins of conversation with a native speaker www.teacherluke.co.uk/cambly Ambassador code: teacherluke 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.
06/04/19•58m 56s

585. Alternative British Citizenship Tests with Paul Taylor

585. Alternative British Citizenship Tests with Paul Taylor Testing Paul again on his knowledge of Britishness with several alternative British citizenship tests and some very British problems. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9dd italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  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.
29/03/19•58m 38s

584. Posh or not posh? (Part 3) with Amber & Paul

584. Posh or not posh? (Part 3) with Amber & Paul Amber & Paul join me to talk again about poshness, posh accents and posh celebrities. This episode is full of different British accents - posh, RP and regional differences. It's also full of comedy and I found myself laughing out loud while editing this, especially the interview with the football player that Paul tells us about. I hope you enjoy it. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9bL italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  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.
25/03/19•1h 31m

583. British Comedy: The Dirty Fork / Restaurant Sketch (Monty Python)

583. British Comedy: The Dirty Fork / Restaurant Sketch (Monty Python) Analysing the English in a comedy sketch by Monty Python's Flying Circus, and considering British communication style relating to apologising, making complaints and minimising language. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-6CE italki offer www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  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.
20/03/19•1h 15m

582. Posh or not posh? (Part 2) Guess the Posh British Celebrities

582. Posh or not posh? (Part 2) Guess the Posh British Celebrities Can you identify which UK celebrities are posh and which are not? Let's listen to some British celebrities speaking, check their Wikipedia pages and work out of these people are truly posh or not. You'll hear samples of lots of spoken English in this episode and we'll focus on accent and pronunciation. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9bx  Spoken Mystery Story offer www.getspoken.com/lep  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.
15/03/19•1h 8m

581. Posh or not posh? (Part 1) Understanding Posh People and Posh Accents

581. Posh or not posh? (Part 1) Understanding Posh People and Posh Accents Everything you always wanted to know about posh people, but were afraid to ask. This episode is all about poshness in people, posh accents and what it really means to be posh. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-87O Spoken Mystery Story www.getspoken.com/lep  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.
13/03/19•1h 24m

580. Ramble / Listener Comments / Robots / Vampires / Two Taps in the Bathroom

580. Ramble / Listener Comments / Robots / Vampires / Two Taps in the Bathroom A rambling episode with responses to listener comments, LEPster meetups, English Robot 3000 & 5000, vampires leaving comments on my website and the continuing mystery of two taps in the bathroom. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9aO italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  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.
08/03/19•1h 19m

579. [2/2] IELTS Q&A with Ben Worthington from IELTS Podcast

579. [2/2] IELTS Q&A with Ben Worthington from IELTS Podcast More conversation with Ben Worthington from IELTSPodcast.com, talking about English skills and exam skills, considering the whole approach and mindset that you need to succeed in IELTS. Includes questions from listeners. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-99N italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  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.
01/03/19•51m 28s

578. [1/2] IELTS Q&A with Ben Worthington from IELTS Podcast

578. [1/2] IELTS Q&A with Ben Worthington from IELTS Podcast A conversation with IELTS teacher Ben Worthington about the IELTS test, with advice for getting your best score in speaking, writing, reading and listening. Includes questions from listeners. Part 1 of 2. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-99K italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  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.
28/02/19•1h 7m

577. UK vs US Slang Game (with Jennifer from English Across the Pond)

577. UK vs US Slang Game (with Jennifer from English Across the Pond) In this episode I'm joined by Jennifer - a podcaster from the USA, and we test each other on our knowledge of slang from our countries. Listen and learn some informal words from British and American English. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-96Z  italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk English Across the Pond Special Membership Offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/eatp  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.
14/02/19•1h 8m

576. Talking about Comedy, Books, Films & Music with James

576. Talking about Comedy, Books, Films & Music with James My brother James is back on the podcast for a 90min+ mega-ramble about things like: taking sick days from work, snowboarding, doing stand-up for the first time, the new film about Laurel & Hardy, Steve Coogan / Alan Partridge, The Beastie Boys and making mix tapes on cassette tapes in the 1990s. Intro transcript available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-90U italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  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.
02/02/19•1h 36m

575. British Comedy: Paul Chowdhry

575. British Comedy: Paul Chowdhry Understand a stand-up comedy routine by Paul Chowdhry, a British comedian of Indian descent. We'll break down his comedy bit by bit, understand each line and learn some English in the process. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-90J italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  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.
30/01/19•1h 32m

574. [2/2] The Rick Thompson Report: Brexit Q&A (January 2019)

574. [2/2] The Rick Thompson Report: Brexit Q&A (January 2019) My dad answers some questions from listeners about Brexit. Includes conversation about Theresa May's deal, the prospect of a 'no-deal' Brexit, Parliamentary democracy, the possible reactions to revoking Article 50 or cancelling Brexit altogether, chances of a second referendum, Scottish independence, the sensitive Northern Ireland situation, consequences for EU nationals in the UK and the question of trading on WTO rules. Almost everything, basically! Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8Ya  italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  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.
25/01/19•1h 14m

573. [1/2] The Rick Thompson Report: Brexit Update (January 2019)

573. [1/2] The Rick Thompson Report: Brexit Update (January 2019) Part 1 of a double episode of the Rick Thompson Report, talking to my dad about the latest developments in the shambolic Brexit story. This time we're focusing on what happened in last week's Parliamentary vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal, what the situation is now, and what might happen in the future. We talk about no-deal Brexit, the possibility of a 2nd referendum, postponing Article 50 and more. Part 2 contains questions from listeners and will be available soon. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8Y0  italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  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.
25/01/19•1h 6m

572. Worst Stand-up Gig Experiences (with Amber & Paul)

572. Worst Stand-up Gig Experiences (with Amber & Paul) Amber, Paul and Luke tell some stories of their worst ever stand-up comedy gigs. Expect some anecdotes about embarrassing and humiliating experiences on stage, and "dying on your arse". Intro & outtro transcripts available + bonus audio in the LEP app.  Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8Vz  italki offer www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  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.
20/01/19•1h 26m

571. Bill Burr's Hilarious Plane Story - Enjoy Comedy/Storytelling in English

Understand a funny anecdote by comedian Bill Burr. In this episode we’re going to do some intensive listening practice using the true story of a bizarre encounter with a man on a plane. Look out for language for travelling by plane, some American English and A LOT of swearing, particularly the F word. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8T1  italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  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.
16/01/19•1h 42m

570. Learning & Teaching English with Zdenek Lukas (Part 2)

570. Learning & Teaching English with Zdenek Lukas (Part 2) Part 2 of my chat with Zdenek from the Czech Republic. In this one we talk about becoming an English teacher, taking the infamous DELTA teaching course, Zdenek's podcast and board game, and some long-lost (and embarrassing) comedy YouTube videos I made in the pre-podcast days. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8P3  Spoken offer www.getspoken.com/lep  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.
11/01/19•1h 11m

569. Learning & Teaching English with Zdenek Lukas (Part 1)

569. Learning & Teaching English with Zdenek Lukas (Part 1) Talking to English teacher & podcaster Zdenek Lukas from the Czech Republic about various things, including how he learned English by working on a building site in East London with a team of cockneys who couldn't pronounce his name properly. Also includes tangents about football commentators, climate change denial, flat earth conspiracy theorists and more. [Part 1 of 2] Intro & outro transcripts available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8OZ  Spoken offer www.getspoken.com/lep  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.
11/01/19•1h 4m

568. What is Luke's English Podcast, and how can it help you with your English?

568. What is Luke's English Podcast, and how can it help you with your English? What are the aims & objectives for this podcast? How can you use it to improve your English? This episode is an introduction for new listeners and a reminder for long-term listeners: This is a podcast all about learning English through listening, while having some fun in the process. Transcript available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8NS  italki offer www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  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.
07/01/19•1h 36m

567. Alternative Christmas Stories & Poems / Beatles / Happy New Year from LEP!

567. Alternative Christmas Stories & Poems / Beatles / Happy New Year from LEP! This is the last episode of LEP before the end of 2018. It's Christmas and New Years Eve is approaching, so it's time for the traditional Christmas episode of LEP! In this one I'm going to read some Christmas stories and a couple of poems which are a bit different to the normal stuff you get at this time of year. Also, keep listening for a funny appearance by The Beatles. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8Fk  Spoken offer www.getspoken.com/lep  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.
21/12/18•1h 43m

566. The Collins Words of the Year (Part 6) 2018 with Amber

566. The Collins Words of the Year (Part 6) 2018 with Amber Minogue Here's the final part of this series about trending words and issues in 2018, this time with friend of the podcast Amber Minogue. Join us as we talk about jogging, picking up litter, bird watching, VAR & football, veganism, ethnic diversity in Hollywood and more. Notes available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8Et Spoken offer www.getspoken.com/lep  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.
19/12/18•1h 10m

565. The Collins Words of the Year (Part 5) 2018 with Amber

565. The Collins Words of the Year (Part 5) 2018 with Amber Minogue Talking to my friend Amber about some trending vocabulary and hot topics from 2018, like plastic pollution, dance crazes and the Brexit backstop. Includes discussion, language explanations, David Attenborough impressions and more. Notes available.  Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8DR  italki offer www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  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.
17/12/18•1h 1m

564. The Collins Words of the Year (Part 4)

564. The Collins Words of the Year (Part 4) More trending vocabulary and issues of the moment, this time focusing on topics like working conditions in the gig economy, the pros and cons of instagram and a true story about a unicorn riding a bike in London. Transcript available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8Dr  italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk LONDON LEPsters! I am performing stand-up comedy in London on Saturday 15 December in the afternoon. This is a very late-notice announcement! Come to the Comedy Store on Oxenden Street in Leicester Square to see me perform stand-up with Paul Taylor. The show is FREE. No reservations. Showtime at 4pm but arrive at 3.30pm to queue like British people. First come, first served. https://thecomedystore.co.uk/london/contact-us/  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.
13/12/18•1h 15m

563. The Collins Words of the Year (Part 3)

563. The Collins Words of the Year (Part 3) Continuing this episode series with vocabulary explanations and discussions of big issues from the last couple of years. Includes talk of how social media affects the way we see the world, the pros and cons of fidget spinners, and current debates about gender identity, including my thoughts on the new female Doctor in the classic British TV series, Doctor Who. Transcript available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8CU italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk   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.
11/12/18•1h 14m

562. The Collins Words of the Year (Part 2)

562. The Collins Words of the Year (Part 2) Vocabulary explanations and discussions of hot topics from the last couple of years. Talking about some controversial political stuff like the rise of fascism and anti-fascism, the relative popularity of UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, and how the winter season changes people's feelings about romance and relationships. Transcript available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8Cl  italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  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.
10/12/18•1h 22m

561. The Collins Words of the Year (Part 1)

561. The Collins Words of the Year (Part 1) The first part of an episode series about trending vocabulary - words which have been used a lot in the last couple of years. Listen to me talk about words chosen by Collins Dictionaries as their "Words of the Year". This first episode focuses on how publishers use big data and then lots of discussion about the 2017 word of the year, which was fake news. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8pk  italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk  Sign u