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Luke's ENGLISH Podcast - Learn British English with 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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703. Walaa from Syria - WISBOLEP Competition Winner šŸ†

703. Walaa from Syria - WISBOLEP Competition Winner šŸ† 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/premiuminfoĀ 

1hr 20mins

3 Feb 2021

Rank #1

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532. A History of The World Cup

This episode is a history of The World Cup. Youā€™ll see that itā€™s very long! I didnā€™t expect it to be this long. I hope you enjoy it! I covers all the World Cups weā€™ve had since 1930, focusing on the key events with a few dodgy jokes along the way. You can read 99% of the transcript on the page for this episode. Episode pageĀ https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8jlĀ 

1hr 35mins

8 Jun 2018

Rank #2

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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 pageĀ 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


6 Apr 2019

Rank #3

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384. Teaching Grammar & Social English

In this episode I'm talking about recent things Iā€™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-6VmĀ 

1hr 8mins

30 Sep 2016

Rank #4

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508. Six True Crime Stories from Victorian England, Told by My Dad

Learn English by listening to Rick Thompson telling some true stories of petty crimes committed in an English town in 1851. Episode pageĀ https://wp.me/p4IuUx-88W italki offer http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talkĀ 

1hr 4mins

28 Jan 2018

Rank #5

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442. The Trip to Japan (Part 1)

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/lepĀ 

1hr 28mins

21 Apr 2017

Rank #6

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541. What British People Say vs What They Mean

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!Ā Transcript available. Episode pageĀ https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8nF Spoken offer www.getspoken.com/lepĀ 

1hr 2mins

31 Jul 2018

Rank #7

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499. Prince Harry & Meghan Markle / Royal Family Quiz (with Amber)

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 pageĀ https://wp.me/p4IuUx-856Ā 

1hr 28mins

12 Dec 2017

Rank #8

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466. Get this word into your life

Highlighting and clarifying vocabulary that you heard in episodes 464 and 465, with a focus on phrases and uses of the wordĀ get. Episode page:Ā https://wp.me/p4IuUx-7QV italki offer: http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talkĀ 

1hr 35mins

15 Jul 2017

Rank #9

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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 pageĀ https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9OC italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talkĀ 

1hr 6mins

5 Jul 2019

Rank #10

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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/premiuminfoĀ 


18 Jun 2020

Rank #11

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

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-6hUĀ 


19 May 2016

Rank #12

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509. Whatā€™s it all about? (Philosophy and Language Learning)

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?Ā  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.Ā  Episode pageĀ https://wp.me/p4IuUx-88S italki offer http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talkĀ 

1hr 28mins

1 Feb 2018

Rank #13

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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.

1hr 41mins

11 Dec 2020

Rank #14

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313. British Comedy: Tim Vine

In this episode we're going to listen to some stand-up comedy by a popular British comedian called Tim Vine, which should beĀ 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-5iJĀ 

1hr 9mins

27 Nov 2015

Rank #15

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378. Holiday in Thailand (Part 2)

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/talkĀ 

1hr 26mins

5 Sep 2016

Rank #16

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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/premiuminfoĀ 

1hr 51mins

25 Sep 2020

Rank #17

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417. New Year's Resolutions and Language Learning in 2017

Letā€™s look towards the coming year and talk about new years resolutions for language learning in 2017. I talk about the UK's most common new year's resolutions, my resolutions for improving my French and then talk about ways we can work on our language learning this year. http://wp.me/p4IuUx-7tfĀ 


15 Jan 2017

Rank #18

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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 notesĀ https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9lZ English lessons on Cambly + 10 free minutesĀ www.teacherluke.co.uk/cambly

1hr 22mins

29 Apr 2019

Rank #19

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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 pageĀ https://wp.me/p4IuUx-90U italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talkĀ 

1hr 36mins

2 Feb 2019

Rank #20