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Join my quest for proficiency in English and beyond. In each episode, I will share with you every tip, word, expression, grammar point, or any valuable content that I encounter in my journey towards proficiency in English. If you are preparing for the Cambridge C2 Proficiency (formerly known as CPE), join my quest, and let's improve together.
 
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Today you're going to learn 20 different ways to say "sorry" in English. Why should you learn all these different expressions? Because they're used in different situations. There are many different times we might want to say "sorry," but we'd use different words depending on whether we spilled some coffee, or hurt someone's feelings, or made a mist…
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/bizpod/BEP365-Startups-2.mp3 Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on pitching in English to investors. The world of tech startups can be extremely exciting and rewarding. But success is certainly not guaranteed. In fact, 90% of new ventures that don’t attract investors within the first three year…
 
This is a strange episode, but on purpose so it's OK. This is STRANGE NEWS! A recurring episode format where I talk about strange news stories from around the world. We go through everything to make sure you understand, as well as recap the tricky vocabulary that can be annoying (que puede ser pesado). Sit back and listen to episode 89 of English w…
 
Last week you learned 20 different ways to say "yes" in English, and today you’ll learn 20 different expressions for "no." These are especially important to learn because we often want to be polite when declining an invitation or request – it sounds a little rude to just say "no." Or maybe you want to add some additional information to the simple a…
 
The idea for this episode came from a listener who asked me to clear up the difference between lose and loose because she was having some issues using them. Plus, a friend of mine (native speaker) made a few mistakes with these two words recently too, so I thought it was a great idea to talk about it. While putting this episode together, I realized…
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/bizpod/BEP364-Startups-1.mp3 Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on preparing for a pitch in English to investors. It’s easy to look around at the economy today and applaud the tech companies that made it big. But for every success, there are a hundred failures. Anyone who’s founded a startup or…
 
Today you’re going to learn a lot of different ways to say “yes” in English. But wait – why should you learn these expressions, when you could just use “yes” to keep things simple? There are two good reasons: So that you can understand native English speakers, because we use these expressions all the time. If you only know the word “yes,” then you …
 
Today you're going to learn 14 business English “buzzwords” – informal expressions that you might hear at work or in a professional context. I'll tell you a little story that will teach you expressions like: push the envelope a shoestring budget streamline pitch an idea the lion's share ...and more There are tons of these informal expressions used …
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/bizpod/925English-L036-Telephone-Skills-2.mp3 In today’s 925 English video lesson, we’re going to learn how to end a phone call in English. Last time, we looked at lots of useful expressions for answering the phone and starting a call. But what about ending a call? If you’ve finished your conversation, what can you…
 
Collocations are one of the best ways to sound more fluent, but more importantly, to give you flexibility and agility when speaking. Here's a list of 5 of my favourite collocations to teach. Practice pronouncing them AND using them. Speak out loud at home, when you're in the shower, when you're cooking, etc. Before you know it, you'll be using them…
 
Today I’m going to teach you how to use worse and worst correctly. Even some native English speakers confuse these words! After taking this lesson, you’ll understand the difference clearly - and you'll also learn a few expressions with each one. The opposite of worse is better, and I'm here to help your English get better! You can learn more when y…
 
Do you know what color these words describe: maroon, fuchsia, hazel, and ivory? You probably learned simple colors like red, yellow, and blue in your first year of English... but the language has a lot more color words than these basic ones! Today you'll learn 12 interesting vocabulary words for colors. One quick note: Online, you'll often find ver…
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/bizpod/BEP363-Strengths-Idioms-2.mp3 Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on business English idioms related to strengths and weaknesses. Job interviews, performance reviews, hiring decisions, promotions, pay raises… what do all of these important aspects of work and business revolve around? Well…
 
⭐ Download the worksheet: http://bit.ly/miniexercise5 ✔️ Read the lesson text: https://www.espressoenglish.net/20-different-ways-to-use-the-word-set-in-english/ ❤️ Free sample lessons from my courses: http://bit.ly/EEFreeSamples Hello students! Today is the final day of our mini-course on words with multiple meanings – I hope you’ve been enjoying i…
 
⭐ Download the worksheet: http://bit.ly/miniexercise4 ✔️ Read the lesson text: https://www.espressoenglish.net/20-different-ways-to-use-the-word-cut-in-english/ ❤️ SUBSCRIBE to get new lessons on YouTube! http://bit.ly/subscribe2espressoenglish Hi there! It's lesson 4 of our mini-course on words with multiple meanings, and we're going to focus on t…
 
⭐ Download the worksheet: http://bit.ly/miniexercise3 ✔️ Read the lesson text: https://www.espressoenglish.net/20-different-ways-to-use-the-word-break-in-english/ Hi students! It's day 3 of our mini-course all about words with multiple meanings, and our word today is BREAK. Get ready to learn lots of different ways to use this word in English. 1. T…
 
⭐ Download the worksheet: https://bit.ly/miniexercise2 ✔️ Read the lesson text: https://www.espressoenglish.net/20-different-ways-to-use-the-word-get-in-english/ Hello students, and welcome to day 2 of our mini-course on words with multiple meanings! Yesterday’s word was RUN, and today we’ll focus on GET. Again – a very common word, but one that is…
 
We all make mistakes. It's part of language learning. The more we are aware of them, the less probable it is that we make them, though. This episode of English with Dane is about exactly that. I'll go over 5 common mistakes and how to fix them. They have to do with (tienen que ver con): word order, false friends, extra words, and more. So sit back …
 
⭐ Download the worksheet: https://bit.ly/miniexercise1 ✔️ Read the lesson text: https://www.espressoenglish.net/25-different-ways-to-use-the-word-run-in-english/ Hi students! Today is the first day of our 5-day mini-course about English words with multiple meanings. In this mini-course, we’re going to look at 5 VERY common words and learn a total o…
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/bizpod/BEP362-Strengths-Idioms-1.mp3 Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on business English idioms related to strengths and weaknesses. Walk into any office or staff room and listen to what people are talking about. There’s a good chance you’ll hear people talking about other people. And in man…
 
Today I want to invite you to join a FREE mini-course starting soon – all about English words with many different meanings and uses. During your English studies, you may have seen lists of the most common English words – they’re simple words that we use VERY frequently, like run, set, play, and so on. You already know what they mean, right? But her…
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/bizpod/925English-L035-Telephone-Skills-1.mp3 In today’s 925 English video lesson, we’re going to learn some expressions for answering the phone in English. Using the telephone is an important part of business. But the way we communicate is a little different from in-person conversations. We have some special expre…
 
One place I see a lot of students making mistakes is in using the verb agree. Specifically, which preposition to use after it: Do you agree on something or agree with something or agree to something? We actually use ALL of these in English - but in different situations. So today you'll learn 5 ways to use the verb agree correctly, with example sent…
 
HAVE is one of the most common verbs in English, and we use this word in many different ways! In today's lesson, you'll learn 30 different collocations with have. These are the typical combinations of words that native speakers often use. I'll show you the collocations in example sentences. You can also create your own sentences using these colloca…
 
Students often say, “I have a doubt” and then ask me something about English. However, native speakers DON'T usually say it this way. If you want to know the answer about something, you should say “I have a question.” So how can you use the word "doubt" correctly? You'll learn how - with lots of examples and expressions - in today's lesson! When yo…
 
Strange News! You know the deal. 3 odd/weird/strange news stories from around the world, and a lot of new vocabulary, expressions, etc. Today's episode features some foxes that are "terrorizing" residents of a particular Berlin neighborhood by stealing shoes, farmers finding flying prosthetic legs, and cats that just want a place to live. Get ready…
 
You might be thinking... why make a video about pronouncing CAN and CAN'T - that's so easy and obvious! But there are some pronunciation changes when native English speakers say these words fast. This lesson will help you understand can/can't better when you HEAR them, and it will also help you SAY these words more naturally in sentences. These pro…
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/bizpod/BEN45-5G.mp3 In this Business English News lesson we look at vocabulary related to technology and mobile communications. There’s a lot of buzz around 5G technology these days. And it’s not just tech giants like Samsung, Ericsson and Huawei that are getting excited. Everyone from consumers to governments are …
 
Do you know what it means to have a "free spirit" or "free rein"? Is being a "freeloader" a good thing or a bad thing? Today you'll learn the answers to these questions and much more - I'll teach you 10 interesting expressions with the word "free." Expressions like "get off scot-free" and "give someone free rein" are examples of idioms - short phra…
 
In today’s 925 English video lesson, we’re going to learn how to give instructions in English. Telling people what to do isn’t just something the boss does. Any time you’re helping someone with a problem, training someone, giving technical advice, or telling a colleague how to do something, you’re giving instructions. Of course, it’s very important…
 
In soccer, we don't say "make a goal," we say "score a goal." Outside of sports, we don't say "follow a goal," but we do say "pursue a goal" or "work towards a goal." Learn 20 collocations with the word "goal"! "Collocations" are the common combinations of words that are frequently used by native speakers. These typical combinations of words can be…
 
It's time to take a look back in history to see what happened on a day like today (17th/7) but many years ago. On today's time-traveling adventure, we take a look at the time Disneyland first opened to the public in 1955 and what went wrong. Plus, as always there's a bunch of new useful vocabulary to learn along the way. So sit back, relax, and lis…
 
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