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Zapp! English Vocabulary and Pronunciation (English version)

Zapp! English Vocabulary and Pronunciation is based on *Real* unscripted English conversations featuring speakers with different accents. Each podcast also contains interactive audio classes with a teacher to work on your vocabulary and pronunciation. Every podcast comes with an e-book available on Zappenglish.com. The eBook includes the complete conversation and class transcripts, vocabulary lists, and additional practice exercises and answers only available in the eBooks. We charge a small amount for these eBooks which allows us to cover our development costs and keep publishing all the audio for FREE in iTunes. We hope you enjoy! Tom and Katie, Zappenglish.com

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Zapp! English Academic Vocabulary - Unit 2.1

This audio class is from our new listening pack Zapp! English Academic Vocabulary. In this podcast series we're going to use real English conversations to teach you all the most common and useful English vocabulary you're going to need when taking a university course in English, studying a Pre-Sessional Language Course, or studying for a qualification like IELTS. You can download the eBook and transcript from http://zappenglish.com. 

30mins

11 Feb 2014

Rank #1

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Crime and Punishment - Zapp English Vocabulary and Pronunciation 3.20

"You're nicked!" Learning crime and punishment vocabulary in English is always very helpful because it's so common in the media. Increasing your vocabulary in this area will help you with reading newspapers, listening to the news and giving your own opinion on the topic. You'll hear Tom and Katie talking about some funny crime experiences as well as learning something about the English legal system. Download the eBook containing the transcription and additional exercises at http://zappenglish.com.

21mins

17 Jan 2013

Rank #2

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Health and Fitness - Zapp English Vocabulary and Pronunciation 3.14

Get fit! Learn some parts of the body that are commonly used when talking about fitness as well as useful exercise verbs in English. Alec, Stuart and Katie discuss exercise and their attitudes to it. You'll have plenty of opportunity to hear health and fitness words in context as well as practising your English listening skills. In terms of pronunciation, this unit focuses on connected speech and some typical problem sounds. Download the eBook containing the transcription and additional vocabulary exercises at http://zappenglish.com.

15mins

6 Dec 2012

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Music, Literature and Art - Zapp English Vocabulary and Pronunciation 2.18

What kind of paintings do you like? Do you have a favourite artist? What kind of books do you read? In this unit you'll improve your ability to answer these questions in English and to talk about the arts in general. You'll also work on English pronunciation and develop your listening skills hearing people talking about the books, music and art they enjoy. Download the e-book and English conversations transcript at http://zappenglish.com.

22mins

4 Jun 2013

Rank #4

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Looking for a Job - Zapp English Vocabulary for Work 2.1

NEW SERIES! One of the most common reasons people learn English, is because they want to find a new and better job. In this unit, you'll learn some of the most common English words and phrases you'll see in job advertisements, and learn the English vocabulary to help when you're looking for that new role, as well as developing your listening skills with a variety of speakers and accents. Download the Vocabulary for Work e-book at http://zappenglish.com.

24mins

1 Feb 2014

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Love and Marriage - Zapp English Vocabulary and Pronunciation 3.15

Love, relationships and marriage are probably some of the most common topics in everyday life. In this unit you'll increase your English vocabulary related to getting married and being in relationships by hearing different speakers answering questions about their opinions and experiences. You'll also develop your listening skills and your English pronunciation of some focused sounds and word stress. Download the eBook containing the transcription and additional vocabulary exercises at http://zappenglish.com.

22mins

13 Dec 2012

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Food - Zapp English Vocabulary and Pronunciation 2.16

Food is one of those subjects everybody likes to talk about (including Katie), so it's important you have the English vocabulary to join in. In this podcast we're focusing on the names for different kinds of foods and some of the ways we describe them in English. What do YOU eat and how does it compare to our speakers? Practise your listening as you find out and get better at pronouncing the words as they're said, not how they're spelled! Download the e-book and English conversations transcript at http://zappenglish.com.

19mins

21 May 2013

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Describing Work Situations - Zapp! English Vocabulary for Work 2.2

When you meet people socially, in a work situation or when you go to an interview, you often need to tell them about your employment situation and listen to them describe theirs. This podcast will give you the vocabulary you need to talk in English about job/work situations confidently. Download the e-book with transcript at http://zappenglish.com.

22mins

7 Feb 2014

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Jobs and Work - Zapp English Vocabulary and Pronunciation 2.1

NEW! LEVEL 2 (Pre Intermediate / Intermediate). Download the eBook at http://zappenglish.com. Everybody has to go to work and in this unit you'll learn words and phrases for talking about people at your work, things you do at work and working hours. You'll learn the words and then review them through listening, where people answer questions giving information about their jobs and how they got them. This audio includes pronunciation work focusing on linking sounds between words.

22mins

5 Feb 2013

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Money - Zapp English Vocabulary and Pronunciation 2.15

Spending and saving are just two of the things we do with money. Would you like to learn more English vocabulary about money? In this unit your will learn the most useful and frequent verbs related to money – by the end you'll be rich in knowledge! What's another way to say you don't have enough money for something? Have you ever had to pay a fine? Listen to people answering all kinds of questions on the topic of money and find out. Download the e-book and English conversations transcript at http://zappenglish.com.

18mins

14 May 2013

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Professions and Kinds of People - Zapp English Vocabulary and Pronunciation 2.17

We have lots of English words to talk about what people do. In this unit you'll learn vocabulary to talk about kinds of people as well as their jobs and professions. Would you like to be a patient? Are you an amateur? You'll find the answer to these questions and more in this vocabulary unit. Download the e-book and English conversations transcript at http://zappenglish.com.

17mins

28 May 2013

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Incidents and Accidents - Zapp English Vocabulary and Pronunciation 3.3

Everybody has accidents from time to time, so it's important you can describe what happened to other people. In this unit you'll learn lots of English verbs related to situations where things have gone wrong. After this vocabulary unit you'll be able to tell people all about the incidents and accidents you've had in clear detail - if you want to! You'll also further develop your English listening skills as you hear Alec and Stuart answering questions on the topic of Incidents and Accidents. Download the eBook containing the transcription and additional exercises at http://zappenglish.com.

21mins

25 Sep 2012

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Travel - Zapp English Vocabulary and Pronunciation 3.4

When we've travelled somewhere, we usually want to tell our friends and family all about our trip. In this unit you'll learn how to do this in English. You'll be improving both your English vocabulary and your listening skills, as you hear Tom and Katie answering travel questions and discussing what kind of travellers they are. In addition you'll do some work on your pronunciation of travel words, focusing on connected speech and word stress. Download the eBook containing the transcription and additional vocabulary exercises at http://zappenglish.com.

19mins

27 Sep 2012

Rank #13

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Chance and Probability - Zapp English Vocabulary and Pronunciation 3.17

What are the odds? We need to talk about chance and probability all the time in life – Will we get the job we want? Is it going to rain? In this unit you'll learn common and useful English words for talking about the chances of something happening. At the same time you'll work on your listening skills as Jon and Kim answer questions on the topic. You'll also do some English pronunciation work on individual sounds and connected speech. Download the eBook containing the transcription and additional vocabulary exercises at http://zappenglish.com.

20mins

27 Dec 2012

Rank #14

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News - Zapp English Vocabulary and Pronunciation Audio 3.22

Newspapers use particular English verbs in both headlines and articles - once you have these words in your vocabulary, it's much easier to understand what's going on. In this unit you'll learn some of the most common newspaper words and work on your English pronunciation, particularly word stress and the most common sound in the English language. Download the eBook containing the transcription and additional vocabulary exercises at http://zappenglish.com.

19mins

31 Jan 2013

Rank #15

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Age and Life Stages - Zapp English Vocabulary and Pronunciation 3.19

Maybe age and getting old is a topic that some people don't like talking about, but it is very useful. Learn some common ways to describe ages and words related to different life stages. You'll also hear opinions on what age means to different people and see if your opinions match theirs. You'll do some English pronunciation practice which will help make connections between how certain English words are spelled and how we actually say them. Download the eBook containing the transcription and additional exercises at http://zappenglish.com.

20mins

10 Jan 2013

Rank #16

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Culture - Zapp English Vocabulary and Pronunciation 3.5

It's always interesting to talk about what happens in different countries and cultures and in this unit you'll learn English words for doing exactly that. You'll develop your listening skills by listening to Niall and Kim as they answer questions and give their opinions on cultures they've experienced. All the English vocabulary is presented in context and you will have the opportunity to improve you pronunciation of the most common sound in English. Download the eBook containing the transcription and additional vocabulary exercises at http://zappenglish.com.

19mins

4 Oct 2012

Rank #17

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Living with People - Zapp English Vocabulary and Pronunciation 2.2

In this podcast you'll learn words and phrases for describing your living arrangement and for describing problems with the people you live with and next to. You'll also learn the names for different types of building and accommodation, and places people live in as well as English words for common jobs in the house. In the pronunciation section, you'll work on individual English sounds. Download the eBook at http://zappenglish.com. 

25mins

12 Feb 2013

Rank #18

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Discussing Life Changes - Zapp English Vocabulary and Pronunciation 3.11

Change is a part of life we can't avoid and in this vocabulary unit you'll learn lots of ways to describe how things change as well as when things stay the same. You'll have plenty of opportunity to improve your English listening as well as hearing the vocabulary in context and Stuart and Alec giving their opinions and experiences of change. Download the eBook containing the transcription and additional vocabulary exercises at http://zappenglish.com.

20mins

15 Nov 2012

Rank #19

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Honesty and Lying - Zapp English Vocabulary and Pronunciation 3.24

In this unit you'll learn different English words for being dishonest and telling lies. You'll develop your ability to listen to natural English conversations and Stuart and Alec tell us their experiences of being lied to. You'll also work on your English pronunciation of the vocabulary on their own and in sentences. Download the eBook containing the transcription and additional vocabulary exercises at http://zappenglish.com.

17mins

14 Feb 2013

Rank #20