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

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Rank #22 in Language Learning category

Comedy
Education
Language Learning
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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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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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259 Ratings
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Hilarious

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Too funny. It remind me of “Saturday Night Live” news sketch.

Lost episodes

By Ashomid - Aug 21 2019
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This podcast is awesome l, but I can’t find some episodes 🙄

iTunes Ratings

259 Ratings
Average Ratings
219
17
8
9
6

Hilarious

By lrj60 - Sep 07 2019
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Too funny. It remind me of “Saturday Night Live” news sketch.

Lost episodes

By Ashomid - Aug 21 2019
Read more
This podcast is awesome l, but I can’t find some episodes 🙄
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Luke's ENGLISH Podcast - Learn British English with Luke Thompson

Latest release on Oct 27, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 523. Tips for Learning English with Films & TV Shows (with Cara Leopold)

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Talking to fellow English teacher Cara Leopold about advice for using TV shows and films to learn English, both with and without subtitles.

Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8fB

italki offer www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk 

Apr 24 2018

1hr 17mins

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Rank #2: 384. Teaching Grammar & Social English

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In this episode I'm talking about recent things I’ve been teaching in my classes including some grammar and some social English. There's an absolultely massive amount of grammar crammed into this epsiode and quite a lot of silly improvisation too! http://wp.me/p4IuUx-6Vm 

Sep 30 2016

1hr 8mins

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Rank #3: 508. Six True Crime Stories from Victorian England, Told by My Dad

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Learn English by listening to Rick Thompson telling some true stories of petty crimes committed in an English town in 1851.

Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-88W

italki offer http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk 

Jan 28 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #4: 442. The Trip to Japan (Part 1)

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Describing my recent trip to Japan and exploring the culture of the Land of the Rising Sun.

Episode page: http://wp.me/p4IuUx-7BQ

Spoken offer: http://www.getspoken.com/lep 

Apr 21 2017

1hr 28mins

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Rank #5: 541. What British People Say vs What They Mean

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541. What British People Say vs What They Mean

Examining British communication style and debunking a few myths about how British people communicate.

This episode is based on a famous infographic called "What British People Say vs What They Really Mean" or "The Anglo-EU Translation Guide".

It contains lots of thoughts about how direct and indirect cultures communicate with each other, and some samples of business English, with a few improvised scenarios too! Transcript available.

Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8nF

Spoken offer www.getspoken.com/lep 

Jul 31 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #6: 499. Prince Harry & Meghan Markle / Royal Family Quiz (with Amber)

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Talking to Amber about the UK's Royal Family, including our thoughts on the upcoming wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, some royal gossip & rumours, and also a Royal Family Quiz with questions about the monarchy today and in history. So, expect to hear our thoughts and some facts about this very traitional British institution. Notes available.

italki offer http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-856 

Dec 12 2017

1hr 28mins

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Rank #7: 466. Get this word into your life

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Highlighting and clarifying vocabulary that you heard in episodes 464 and 465, with a focus on phrases and uses of the word get.

Episode page: https://wp.me/p4IuUx-7QV

italki offer: http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk 

Jul 15 2017

1hr 35mins

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Rank #8: 439. Reading Books to Learn English

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This episode is all about books. I’m going to recommend some self-study books for learning English, talk about the value of reading books in English and then go through some of the books which I have in a pile on my desk and talk to you about them - just to inspire you to do some more reading this year, in English of course!

Epsiode page http://wp.me/p4IuUx-7Bh

italki offer http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk 

Apr 06 2017

1hr 9mins

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Rank #9: 517. Professor Stephen Hawking (An Obituary)

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I woke up this morning to the news that Stephen Hawking had died and I thought - I really must talk about this. He was a British scientist who must be considered one of the most significant people of recent years - a brilliant mind who contributed so much to our understanding of the nature of reality itself while also struggling against some extreme personal difficulties and for those reasons he’s a great inspiration to many people around the world.

In this episode I’m just going to talk about him, his life, his achievements, his sense of humour and how he will continue to be an inspiration to people for many years to come. Let's learn some English along the way.

Vocabulary list available

Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8cy

italki offer http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk 

Mar 14 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #10: 516. Paul McCartney's Spider Story (Intensive Listening)

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Learn English from an anecdote told by Sir Paul McCartney. Let's listen to Paul telling a sweet story about something funny that happened to him and George Harrison when they were teenagers, before they became world famous musicians in The Beatles. Let's listen to his story, do some intensive listening practice and then I'll help you understand everything. Also, let's have a laugh with some funny Paul McCartney impressions. Video and notes available below.

Episode page https://teacherluke.co.uk/2018/03/10/516-paul-mccartneys-spider-story/

italki offer http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk 

Mar 10 2018

1hr 21mins

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Rank #11: 347. Film Club: Marvel / Captain America Civil War (Part 1)

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In this episode I'm talking about superheroes, Marvel movies and the latest Captain America film. By the way, I will do my best to avoid spoilers. I am only going to mention information which is basically common knowledge. I don't think listening to this will really spoil your enjoyment of any of the films in the marvel universe. So, you shouldn't worry about spoilers. Click here for transcript / notes http://wp.me/p4IuUx-6hU 

May 19 2016

55mins

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Rank #12: 509. What’s it all about? (Philosophy and Language Learning)

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This episode is all about philosophy and how this applies to language learning. Listen to me describing 8 different 'schools' of philosophical thought. Are hedonists good language learners? How do rationalists and empiricists disagree about how we learn languages? Is language learning an innate ability or just something that can only happen as a result of things we do after we're born?  And, how does philosophy answer life's big questions such as, "What's life all about?" "What are we doing here?" and "What shall we have for dinner?" Transcript available. 

Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-88S

italki offer http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk 

Feb 01 2018

1hr 28mins

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Rank #13: 313. British Comedy: Tim Vine

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In this episode we're going to listen to some stand-up comedy by a popular British comedian called Tim Vine, which should be pretty challenging because he tells lots of puns and fast jokes. Send me your photos: podcastcomp@gmail.com But before that, I just want to tell you about a new competition that I'm launching today for listeners to this podcast. This is the Luke's English Podcast photo competition. For all the details, to download this episode and to watch a video of Tim Vine, click here http://wp.me/p4IuUx-5iJ 

Nov 27 2015

1hr 9mins

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Rank #14: 452. A Conversation About Language (with Amber & Paul)

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Discussing language with Amber & Paul, including issues such as errors made by native speakers, language change, whether language standards are declining, the effects of technology on language and how to cut an avocado without injuring yourself.

Episode page: http://wp.me/p4IuUx-7No

italki offer: http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk 

May 24 2017

1hr 1min

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Rank #15: 378. Holiday in Thailand (Part 2)

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Here is part 2 of this description of my recent holiday in Thailand. In this one you can hear more stories and descriptions about different parts of the country, learning how to cook, a conversation with a monk, doing yoga every day, a couple of messages from listeners and some reflections on gratitude, forgiveness and guidance.

Transcript and notes here http://wp.me/p4IuUx-6Ol

italki offer http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk 

Sep 05 2016

1hr 26mins

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Rank #16: 422. Learning British Dialects with Korean Billy

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Talking to Billy from Korea about his videos about regional British dialects and accents.

Episode page: http://wp.me/p4IuUx-7t5

italki offer: http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk 

Feb 02 2017

1hr 38mins

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Rank #17: 506. One of Britain's Favourite Poems

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Listen to readings of "If—" by Rudyard Kipling, a popular poem from England. Includes analysis of the vocabulary and the themes in the poem and also a chance to enjoy the unique voice of Sir Michael Caine - with some funny impressions too.  Transcript, vocabulary and videos available on the episode page.

Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-81n

italki offer http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk 

Jan 16 2018

1hr 12mins

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Rank #18: 303. The Battle of Britain

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This year marks the 75th anniversary of The Battle of Britain, and since this is such a pivotal moment in British history, I thought it would be appropriate to cover it in some way in an episode of this podcast. Also, I was asked recently by a listener in the comments section of my website to talk about the story of the Battle of Britain, specifically the role of one particular group of Polish pilots known as Squadron #303. So, here it is - the story of one of the most important moments in modern British history - The Battle of Britain, and the contribution made by a small group of pilots from Poland. http://wp.me/p4IuUx-528 

Oct 19 2015

1hr 3mins

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Rank #19: 576. Talking about Comedy, Books, Films & Music with James

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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 

Feb 02 2019

1hr 36mins

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Rank #20: 520. Idioms Game & Chat Part 2 (with Andy Johnson) + 18 More Idioms & Vocab Items Explained

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The second part of my chat with Andy Johnson. Listen out for 18 more idioms which will be explained later. Topics include: Twitter abuse, the other Andy Johnson, training for the London Marathon + more.

Transcripts and vocabulary definitions available.

Episode page: https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8dR

italki offer: http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk

Apr 03 2018

1hr 36mins

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