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

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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. ๐Ÿ‘‰ Elena's website https://www.elenamutonono.com/๐Ÿ‘‰ Elena's Instagram https://www.instagram.com/elenamutonono/๐Ÿ‘‰ Elena's podcast https://www.elenamutonono.com/podcast/- - - - - ๐Ÿ‘‰ Join Luke's Zoom Workshop on 18 April 2024 (10AM UK time) https://english-at-home.com/summit/ Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This conversation is a preview of my Zoom workshop on Thurs 18 April 2024 at 10AM (UK time), as part of the Advanced English Summit. In my workshop I will be talking about how to really learn vocabulary, and not just stare at word lists.This is a conversation about the subject of the workshop, and summit organiser Clare Whitmell asks me questions about why vocabulary is important, why I love teaching it, common mistakes made by learners, ways of learning vocabulary more effectively, and some tools you can use.๐Ÿ‘‰ Sign up for the Advanced English Summit here https://english-at-home.com/summit/- - - - - ๐Ÿ‘‰ Episode page on teacherluke.co.uk https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/04/11/877-how-to-learn-vocabuary-a-conversation-with-clare-whitmell/ Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Listen to me rambling about Daylight Saving Time, weird AI generated images for Luke's English Podcast, and lots of comments and responses to recent episodes including the Birthday Party story ๐ŸŽ‚ , the MBTI Personality Test ๐Ÿ™‡ and the Walk & Talk in Paris ๐Ÿ“น๐Ÿšถ. ๐Ÿ”— Episode page ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/04/08/876-thoughts-comments-on-recent-episodes-a-spring-equinox-ramble-2024/๐Ÿ“„ Get the PDF (no email needed) ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://teacherluke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/876.-Thoughts-comments-on-recent-episodes-_-A-Spring-Equinox-Ramble.pdf๐Ÿ“บ The Advanced English Summit - book your place for Luke's Zoom talk (free) ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://english-at-home.com/summit/ Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Learn English with another short story. I'll read the entire story to you, and then go through the text again explaining and clarifying the main events and plenty of vocabulary. This is a wonderful adventure story written by HG Wells, a very influential and imaginative English writer from the late 19th century. The story is full of vivid descriptive language, action, adventure and extraordinary moments. I hope it captures your imagination and lets the English come alive in memorable ways. The story starts after about 12 minutes.๐Ÿ“„ Get the PDF here ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://teacherluke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/875.-Aepyornis-Island-by-HG-Wells-Learn-English-with-a-Short-Story-Lukes-English-Podcast.pdf๐Ÿ”— Episode page ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/04/01/875-aepyornis-island-by-hg-wells-learn-english-with-a-short-story/ Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
874. Walk & Talk: PARIS

874. Walk & Talk: PARIS

2024-03-2501:19:343

Here is an episode in which I walk through the streets of Paris, rambling about a particular subject. This time the subject is Paris itself. This summer Paris is hosting the Olympic Games. The city will be filled with visitors. I am very curious to see how the city will handle this moment. Will it be a huge success? What will visitors think of the city? Will anyone suffer from the mysterious "Paris Syndrome"? Join me on my walk, follow my words, look out for vocab and consider using my questions for your own speaking practice. Episode page https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/03/25/874-walk-talk-paris/ Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The MBTI Personality Test (aka "16 Personalities") is a very well-known and widely used test which claims to be able to give you a "freakishly accurate" analysis of your personality type. In this episode I take the test, explain the reasons for my answers, explain some vocabulary and give my thoughts on the test results and the test itself. Includes plenty of expressions for describing personality traits, behaviour, ways of thinking and feeling and the subject of psychological testing.๐Ÿ‘‰ Episode page with notes, transcripts and links https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/03/18/873-luke-takes-the-mbti-personality-test Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Learn English with another short story. This time it's a 300-word story by Katherine Brush often used in literature classes, full of vivid imagery and with an emotional twist. I read the story to you, and then go through each line, explaining vocabulary and grammar.๐Ÿ‘‰ Episode page with story text and vocabulary notes https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/03/11/872-the-birthday-party-learn-english-with-a-short-story/ Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
A very long rambling episode with a big mix of vocabulary, stories about my trip to Rome, comments from listeners, lots of thoughts about episodes I've published over the last 12 months, more advice about learning English, and a story about being Jackie Chan's English teacher. ๐Ÿ‘‰ Episode page https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/03/04/871-rambling-through-my-episode-archive-listener-comments-gold-youtube-creator-award/๐Ÿ‘‰ Download the PDF https://teacherluke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/871.-Rambling-through-my-episode-archive-_-Listener-Comments-_-Gold-YouTube-Creator-Award.pdf Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Returning guest Kate Billington suddenly decided to move to the other side of the world, to Taipei in beautiful Taiwan. In this episode we talk about meeting LEPsters in Taipei, her decision to move there, and how everything is going, with the usual conversational tangents along the way.ย ๐Ÿ‘‰ Episode page on my website https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/02/26/870-kate-billington-moved-to-taiwan Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In international diplomacy, "communication is everything". This is the main point of this conversation, in which I talk to my friend who works for the UK delegation at UNESCO in Paris. We discuss the work that UNESCO does, and the various communication challenges involved in working together with representatives from countries all around the world, including the collaborative writing of official documents where the use of a single comma can be debated for hours, and the meetings and conversations in which cultural sensitivity and good-will are essential elements for success. Also includes some communication idioms and guitar playing near the end of the episode.๐Ÿ‘‰ Episode page with introduction transcript https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/02/19/869-working-at-unesco-english-in-international-diplomacy/ Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Talking to Lindsay from All Ears English about social, economic and political changes happening in the USA (and the UK) at the moment.Includes some rambling and a song at the end of the episode. ๐Ÿ‘‰ Episode page https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/02/12/868-how-the-usa-is-changing-with-lindsay-mcmahon-from-all-ears-english/๐Ÿ‘‰ Listen to Luke on All Ears English talking about American & British English https://pod.link/751574016/episode/d4b5eabd02763c0770be33d021098248 Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This episode is all about the different modes of communication that we use beyond the 4 linguistic skills of reading, writing, listening speaking. My guest is Nik Peachey who has helped to write a new paper published by OUP called "Multimodality in ELT: Communication Skills for Todayโ€™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.๐Ÿ”— Episode page with intro notes ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/02/06/867-multimodal-communication-with-nik-peachey/๐Ÿ“„ Read the OUP paper "Multimodality in ELT: Communication Skills for Todayโ€™s Generation" ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://elt.oup.com/feature/global/expert/multimodality?itm_source=oup-elt-site&itm_medium=hero-banner&itm_campaign=ww-multimodality&cc=ca&selLanguage=sk Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Here are my reactions to getting 1 million subscribers on YouTube, and probably 1 million+ on audio platforms too!Listen to me rambling on my own and with my daughter (6 years old now) while the subscriber number gradually goes up, and eventually reaches this big milestone.Episode page https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/02/02/1-million-subscribers-on-youtube-x1f389/ Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The return of the lying game on LEP! Amber, Paul and I play a speaking game which I sometimes use in my English classes. Listen to our stories and try to work out if we are lying or telling the truth. The second half of the episode contains story summaries and vocabulary explanations.ย ๐Ÿ‘‰ 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.
Amber & Paul return to the podcast for another tangential conversation about various things, including:why Paul is angry (again) ๐Ÿ˜คhow Amber gets crushed in her own bed ๐Ÿ›Œhow our British children don't need to wear coats ๐Ÿงฅthe special gifts Luke has prepared for Amber & Paul ๐ŸŽthe highs and lows of Paul's global comedy tour ๐ŸŽญhow Paul's been telling the Russian joke on stage ๐Ÿ˜Amber's recent trip to London ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งThe Beatles' "Now & Then" ๐ŸŽถthe next step in Paul's career โฉAmber's kids saying more funny things ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ’ฌ and more... ๐Ÿ‘‰ 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.
Join me as I talk without a script about lovely cold weather โ„๏ธ being too lazy to wash my cups ๐Ÿต feeling exhausted because my son won't sleep ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ New Year's Eve celebrations ๐Ÿ›‹ performing stand up comedy to 4200 people ๐ŸŽค a recommended YouTube channel about adventurous missions in the UK countryside ๐Ÿฅพ and recent horror films I've seen ๐Ÿ™€.Episode page ๐Ÿ‘‰ 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.
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 ๐Ÿ‘ถ.๐Ÿ“„ Get the PDF ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://teacherluke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/863.-Your-English-in-2024-with-LEP-PDF-Transcript-reduced-size.pdf๐Ÿ”— Episode page on my website ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/01/08/863-welcome-back-your-english-in-2024-with-lep-x1f4c8/๐Ÿ† LEP Premium information ๐Ÿ‘‰ 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.
[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.๐Ÿ”— 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.
[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.๐Ÿ‘‰ 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.
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? ๐Ÿ“„ Download the PDF here ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://teacherluke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/860.-Charles-Dickens-Christmas-Ghost-Story-Learn-English-with-a-Short-Story-PDF.pdf๐Ÿ‘‰ 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.
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afsaneh khojasteh

๐Ÿฅน๐Ÿฅน๐Ÿฅน

Apr 20th
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Mahyar

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

Apr 15th
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Daniel Gil

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

Apr 15th
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artin vazirinia

thank you . actually your podcasts help me so much. because I will travel into London and your podcasts can help me to push my level ๐Ÿ’ช

Apr 2nd
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Mahi Jahan

Hi

Mar 26th
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Chemical Bull

"Your insights have been incredibly helpful. Thank you for sharing!" https://www.chemicalbull.com/products/diphenyl-oxide

Mar 22nd
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shadiramtin

๐Ÿ˜„

Mar 13th
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fateme yegane

One of the most interesting episodes! ๐ŸŒŸ I really enjoyed it, especially the points you mentioned at the end were really helpful. Thank you, Luke! ๐Ÿ™"

Mar 7th
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Setayesh

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

Mar 1st
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Mohammad Hasan Barouie

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

Feb 18th
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ShAkil

I'm not skeleton โœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ˜‚

Feb 6th
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ghazal javanzad

you are the best teacher

Feb 5th
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Feb 5th
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papillon k

Congrats luke ๐ŸŽ‰

Feb 4th
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Shadi Naderi

Thanks but the she burst to laugh was annoying... .

Feb 4th
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Artem

Congrats!

Feb 2nd
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Ji

Thanks Luke ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒน

Jan 31st
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Shadi Naderi

I'm jealous Mia! Would you please say hello to who post comments on episodes here for you?! โœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Jan 28th
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Jan 27th
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Mostafa Behboud haghighi

amazing episode๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Jan 24th
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