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To Fluency Podcast: English with Jack

Looking for effective English lessons? Join Jack from To Fluency as he gives you English learning advice and detailed lessons to help you improve. Learn key vocabulary, the most powerful ways to learn English, and get the best listening practice so you can start understanding native speakers. If you're looking for an English podcast that will take you to an advanced level, this is for you.

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Looking for effective English lessons? Join Jack from To Fluency as he gives you English learning advice and detailed lessons to help you improve. Learn key vocabulary, the most powerful ways to learn English, and get the best listening practice so you can start understanding native speakers. If you're looking for an English podcast that will take you to an advanced level, this is for you.

50: How to Learn English Faster with Microlearning (Examples Included)

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Get your fluency book here: https://www.tofluency.com/book (it's FREE to download!)

In this episode, learn all about the concept of microlearning and why you might want to try this to learn English (hint: repetition is key!).

Be sure to read the articles that I talk about in this lesson:

- https://explodingtopics.com/blog/education-trends
- https://elearningindustry.com/what-is-microlearning-benefits-best-practices
- https://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/guest-commentary/os-op-attention-span-dwindling-20210706-rwv2owqhezbp5hkmyqqtpmiq4u-story.html

Jan 27 2022

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49: What it's Really Like Being a YouTube and Content Creator (English Listening Practice)

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In this English lesson, I go through my story of being a YouTube (great listening practice), discuss current content trends, and give tips on how to become a creator.

Get my book for free: https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan/

Join the program: https://www.tofluency.com/tfp/

(BTW, here is a guide on email marketing from my other channel - you'll find this useful if you're in the creator space - https://www.teachingeslonline.com/emcdf )

Here is the episode on social media: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQXY6ABsyj8

Here is the episode on the Metaverse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK95x6i1jLc

Here is the article for this lesson: https://explodingtopics.com/blog/cultural-trends

Thank you for listening!

Jan 20 2022

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48: Finally Understand English Conditionals in Under 23 Minutes (All Types)

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Let me take you through the zero, first, second, and third English conditionals - along with a bonus one - in this English lesson. Watch this until the end and finally master conditional sentences.

Get my book for free here: https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan/

Join the program here: https://www.tofluency.com/tfp/

Get the writing tool here (affiliate link): https://www.tofluency.com/grammarly/

Learn more about mixed conditionals here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgzLPUccHqQ

Take the conditionals test here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfpUyjcLhtw

Be sure to subscribe to the channel and share the lesson if you found it useful. Thank you for being here!

Jan 13 2022

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47: How to find Your English Flow State (& the Resources You Need)

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In this English lesson, learn how to enter a flow state - also known as the zone - in order to progress to fluency. You should find this episode relaxing and by the end of it, have a plan of action to move forward with your English learning.

Get my fluency book for free here: https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan/

Join the program here: https://www.tofluency.com/tfp/

LEARN ENGLISH PODCAST: YOU MUST DO THIS TO IMPROVE FAST (+ BEST METHOD)
https://youtu.be/d9NZS2P_Va4

The flow state: https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20190204-how-to-find-your-flow-state-to-be-peak-creative

Short stories (affiliate link): https://amzn.to/3JY58A7

Jan 06 2022

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46: Secret Memory Tricks, Shadowing, and the Key to English Fluency

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In this English lesson, learn all about secret memory tricks that people have used throughout history to memorize anything, how this is linked to the shadowing technique in language learning, and a three-step process for acquiring English fluency.

Get my book for free here:
https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan/

Here is the original shadowing video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHmfinXxu5c&ab_channel=ToFluency

Here is the book that I recommend (affiliate link):
https://amzn.to/3eoVwzs

Learn more about 52! here:
https://czep.net/weblog/52cards.html

Here's the Wikipedia article on speech shadowing:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speech_shadowing

Here's information on the Google Effect:
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_effect

Dec 30 2021

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45: Christmas Traditions and Stories with Useful English Phrases

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In this lesson, find out how Christmas is celebrated in the U.K. and the U.S. and learn some key phrases that will be useful for all situations.

Get the free book here:
https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan/

Join the program here:
https://www.tofluency.com/tfp/

Watch another Christmas lesson here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81UnVx2fOmE

Thank you for listening!

Dec 23 2021

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44: Here Are 7 Reasons Why You're Not Fluent in English (Yet!) & How to Fulfill Your Fluency Dream

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Okay, so you're not happy with your level of English. We can fix that! In this lesson, learn the 7 reasons why you're not fluent in English yet and how to overcome these issues. If you want to make fast progress, watch this lesson!

Get your free fluency book here: https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan/

Get the program here: https://www.tofluency.com/tfp/

RESOURCES FROM THE LESSON:

Speaking method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7PGRbvJBkQ

Writing method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDkiY1lcfgw

AJATT quote: http://www.alljapaneseallthetime.com/blog/mediocre-excellence/

Thank you for watching!

Dec 16 2021

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43: Finally Understand How to Use Should, Could, and Would Have (and how natives pronounce them)

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English lesson: want to finally learn how to use should, could, and would have? Take this lesson today and read on for the examples that we use. These models, to talk about the past, are useful to learn.

Get the book for free here: https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan/

00:00 introduction
01:21 could vs should vs would
03:52 should have
08:23 could have
12:26 would have
15:01 pronunciation practice

RESOURCES FROM THE LESSON:

The blog post for this lesson:
https://tofluency.com/shouldhave-couldhave-wouldhave/

An overview of the modal verbs:
https://www.espressoenglish.net/past-modals-should-have-could-have-would-have/

More examples:
https://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/could-have-should-have-would-have.html

Dec 09 2021

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42: Listen to This if You Want to Improve Your English Listening Comprehension

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In this video, learn what you should be listening to so that you improve your comprehension. By the end of this lesson, you'll have a clear understanding of how to create a plan so you can fully understand English speakers.

Get my fluency book for free here:
https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan/

Get my program here:
https://www.tofluency.com/tfp/

RESOURCES FROM THIS LESSON:

The input hypothesis:
https://www.leonardoenglish.com/blog/comprehensible-input

Sam Harris podcast example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfkjhHqf1qM&ab_channel=SamHarris

How to improve your pronunciation (listen to episode 40.

17 tips for English fluency:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sL3GsB-2_ek

Listen to our conversations here:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZOJurmtexYo8s2UKr--aqOi9UssrOh96

Dec 02 2021

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41: Amazing Stats on English Verb Tenses and How to Finally Master Them

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Do you need to learn all English tenses? How often are some of them used? In this video, I go through verb tense frequency, give a summary of all the tenses, and then explain how best to learn tenses so that you can use them naturally.

Get my fluency book for free here:
https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan/

Get my program here:
https://www.tofluency.com/tfp/

RESOURCES FROM THIS LESSON:

Present Perfect vs Past Simple:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rU4VAoRg9bg

Future Tenses:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UISiuiPd_FY

Using Present Tenses for the Past:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwWHDpcUJxc

Test your knowledge of English tenses:
https://youtu.be/6Yqzm3mjAQ8

Verb tense study summary:
https://ginsengenglish.com/blog/english-verb-tense-frequency

A summary of the different verb tenses:
https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verb-tenses.htm

Nov 25 2021

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40: The Ultimate Guide to Improving Your English Pronunciation (Step-by-Step)

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Improve your English pronunciation by watching this lesson. I'll take you through, step-by-step, exactly what you need to do to ensure that you speak English accurately and fluently.

Here is my book (free) to download:
http://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan/

Here is my program if you want the resources and feedback that I mentioned:
https://www.tofluency.com/tfp/

00:00 Why pronunciation is important
03:27 An important analogy
08:50 Improve step-by-step
09:22 Minimal pairs
11:45 The importance of feedback
14:45 How to improve pronunciation on your own
18:40 Practice a phrase

Thank you for watching! Be sure to like this video and subscribe for more!

Nov 18 2021

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39: Is this the Future of Learning English? Or Is It Dystopian?

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Over the past 15 -20 years, the way people learn English - and other languages - has been transformed. The internet has become central and given opportunities to people all around the world to learn languages. But is something new coming that might be the future of learning. Find out what that is in today's lesson.

Get my book for free here:
https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan/

Listen to the podcast on how to learn English through social media here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQXY6ABsyj8

Listen to conversations in English here:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZOJurmtexYo8s2UKr--aqOi9UssrOh96

Articles on the Metaverse:

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-58749529
https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2021-10-28/explainer-what-is-the-metaverse-and-how-will-it-work
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-59154520

Films that predicted this:
https://www.zdnet.com/article/seven-tech-advances-that-will-make-minority-report-a-reality/
https://www.cgmagonline.com/articles/features/top-ten-movies-predicted-vr/

Join this channel to get access to perks:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC32mYgIHS-e3C3Eyd2tRw6g/join

Nov 11 2021

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38: Do These Two Powerful Things for Effortless Input and Fluency

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In this English podcast, learn two ways In which you can acquire English naturally so that you can speak with confidence. Not many learners are doing this and I believe that if you follow these methods, you’ll be motivated more.

Get your fluency book here: https://www.tofluency.com/book (it's FREE to download!)

Here’s the article on this: https://www.antimoon.com/how/input-intro.htm

Nov 04 2021

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37: Learn English Phrasal Verbs so You Can Talk about Your Daily Routine

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In this English lesson, listen to a story that gives you the phrasal verbs you need to know to talk about daily routines.

Here is the tool that I recommend for your writing task (this is an affiliate link(:
https://www.tofluency.com/grammarly/

00:00 Introduction
02:09 Phrasal verbs story
16:45 Summary and challenge

RESOURCES FROM THIS LESSON:

How to use get:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E8JqV4D3Os

Get phrasal verbs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TgnZqTloQk

Thank you for listening!

Oct 28 2021

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36: Other Ways to Say "I DON'T KNOW" in English

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In this English lesson, expand your vocabulary by learning nine other ways to say "I don't know." See examples and practice your English by repeating after me.

Get all the phrases here:
https://www.tofluency.com/other-ways-dont-know/

Get my book for free here:
https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan/

OTHER WAYS TO SAY I DON'T KNOW IN ENGLISH:

Dunno
Not sure
Great question
Not the best person
Have no idea
Haven't got a clue
Don't ask me
My best guess is

Thank you for listening!

Oct 21 2021

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35: Follow These 17 Powerful Tips for English Fluency

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Here are 17 tips to help you reach fluency in English.

00:00 Introduction
01:04 Set a goal
03:03 Learn English daily
04:04 Listen as much as possible
07:26 Be grateful for resources
08:39 Do everything in English
10:28 Don't worry about mistakes
12:07 Get out of your comfort zone
14:33 Write every day
16:50 Learn English sentences
18:44 Personalize your learning
20:54 Don't worry too much about grammar
22:41 Repetition is key
25:12 Repeat English phrases
27:32 Practice speaker
29:16 Commit long-term
30:59 Have fun while learning
32:32 Be proud of the progress you've made

RESOURCES FROM THIS LESSON:

Download my fluency book for free:
https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan/

Listening hours:
http://www.alljapaneseallthetime.com/blog/10000-hours-building-listening-comprehension/

How to get more speaking practice:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55ybiSXxcNk

Learn English through sentences:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Zb9YmoErCs

My favorite method for English fluency:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7PGRbvJBkQ

Become a confident English speaker:
https://youtu.be/rGZH4Wu6zB0

Oct 14 2021

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34: Do You Know These 11 Everyday English Idioms?

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In this English lesson, learn 11 essential idioms - idioms that native English speakers actually use. Yes, this video comes with subtitles too!

Get all the phrases here:
https://www.tofluency.com/english-idioms/

ENGLISH IDIOMS IN THIS LESSON:

00:00 Introduction
01:12 Jump on the bandwagon
02:15 Under the weather
03:10 Bucket list
04:21 Second wind
05:04 No pain, no gain
06:17 Blessing in disguise
07:39 Get something off your chest
08:56 So far, so good
09:49 Get on someone's nerves
10:37 Lighten up
11:29 Butterflies in your stomach

WATCH OTHER LESSONS:

Real English conversations:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccTCB6FStEQ&list=PLZOJurmtexYo8s2UKr--aqOi9UssrOh96

How to learn English:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4w8yAHWDEU&list=PLZOJurmtexYpQYEvWTJaieyehensaC_eU

Thanks for watching!

Oct 06 2021

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33: Learn These 48 English Phrases about Jobs and Work

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Learn 48 English vocabulary phrases based on the topic of jobs and work. Included will be essential phrases, expressions, phrasal verbs, idioms, and more.

Watch the conversation about jobs here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCjPjoolzMs
Get my fluency book for free: http://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan/

PHRASES FROM THIS LESSON:

All phrases from the lesson can be found here:
https://tofluency.com/english-vocabulary-jobs/

00:00 Introduction
01:05 What do you do?
04:01 Start and finish work
05:33 Job satisfaction
06:15 Paid leave
07:57 Looking for a job
09:09 Interview vocabulary
10:31 Present simple and continuous
11:17 Office gossip vocabulary
11:37 Job idioms

Thank you for listening!

Sep 30 2021

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32: Learn These 22 Advanced English Phrases for Better Fluency

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Learn 22 advanced English phrases, idioms, and phrasal verbs for daily conversation.

Watch the original conversation here: https://youtu.be/EGItAJniRL4
Get my fluency book for free: http://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan/

The conversation we had was about fall/autumn.

OTHER VIDEOS TO WATCH:

Use this method to learn English fast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7PGRbvJBkQ

How to understand native speakers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4w8yAHWDEU

Listen to our popular podcast episode here: https://youtu.be/d9NZS2P_Va4

PHRASES FROM THIS LESSON:

All phrases from the lesson can be found here:
https://tofluency.com/advanced-english-vocabulary

Here is the map showing how English has changed over the years:
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/increasing-number-british-people-don-t-pronounce-word-three-properly-these-maps-explain-why-a7079976.html

Here is an article on TH fronting:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Th-fronting

Thank you for watching!

Sep 23 2021

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31: Learn These Must-Know Phrasal Verbs with GET

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In this episode, learn these 10 English phrasal verbs with the word get. See below for the full list. If you want to listen to the episode where we talk about the verb GET, listen to episode 13.

Get your free fluency book here: https://www.tofluency.com/5-step-plan/

HERE ARE THE PHRASAL VERBS:

1. Get away
- Go somewhere for a rest/vacation
- Let’s try and get away at the end of the month
- Escape
- They tried to grab him but he got away

2. Get away with
- To avoid getting caught - something bad
- We got away with not paying for the train
- I don’t know how he gets away with it

3. Get along with / on with
- Like each other - have a good chemistry
- I think we’re going to get along with each other
- He seems to get along with everyone
- They didn’t really get along - it’s a shame

4 Get around to
- To do something that you have intended to do for some time
- I haven’t got around to it yet
- Have you got around to sending that form?

5 Get back (trip)
- Arrive home after a trip
- I’m super tired today because I got back late last night
- When are the Smiths getting back?

6 Get back to (return to)
- Contact someone later to give information
- Could you find someone who can help me with this proposal?
- Sure. I’ll ask around and get back to you
- To continue doing something that you had started earlier
- Okay, gotta go. I need to get back to work

7 Get over (fear / recover from
- To recover from something
- I just can’t seem to get over this cold
- Have you got over the loss yet?

8 Get rid of (dispose of)
- I use this a lot - dispose of something
- Should I keep this jacket or just get rid of it?
- You didn’t get rid of that pen, did you?
- We need to get rid of a lot of stuff

9 Get used to (become accustomed to something)
- It didn’t take me long to get used to driving on the right side of the road
- I don’t think I’ll ever get used to this weather
- Keep practicing, you’ll get used to it

10 Get up to
- Do
- What did you get up to at the weekend?
- We didn’t get up to much

Sep 16 2021

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