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731. Beatles Song Lyrics / Idioms & Expressions (with Antony Rotunno) Learn English with The Beatles as we explore lyrics from Beatles songs and pick out some idioms, descriptive language and other vocabulary for you to learn. Featuring Antony Rotunno from the Glass Onion: On John Lennon podcast. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oYM LEP Premium ht…
 
This episode is a reading of the short but powerful 1935 book 'War Is A Racket', written not by a conspiracy theorist living in his parents' basement (admittedly, they didn't really exist in 1935!) but by a highly-decorated Marine Corps Major General. I intersperse it with a few comments of my own and the reading is followed by Mark Twain's 'The Wa…
 
732. Christian from Canguro English returns Talking to Christian again about some of the themes and controversial opinions he talks about in his YouTube videos, plus some bits about men wearing thongs on the beach, an obsession with rabbits and if Christian was the Donald Trump of English teaching. Video version available. Episode page https://wp.m…
 
730. Marie Connolly Returns (+ 2 songs) Talking to author Marie Connolly about her new books for children, plus a story about how Jerry Seinfeld came to one of our comedy shows, with two songs on guitar at the end. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-pb4 LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo Links for Marie's book https://books2read.c…
 
David 'Ghosty' Wills and I complete our answering of the wonderful questions sent in audio form by Glass Onion listeners. Topics covered in this part include the 1968 Beatles psychodrama, Bernard Purdey, Lennon's bad behaviour, Beatles influencers and fictional reunion set lists. Thanks once again to all those who sent in questionsEnjoy!Feedback an…
 
729. TOEFL and the Duolingo English Test (with Josh MacPherson from TSTPrep.com) Talking to Josh MacPherson about tips and advice for taking TOEFL and the Duolingo English Test. YouTube version also available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oYm LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo Josh's website https://www.tstprep.com…
 
BONUS: [2/2] EURO2020 Swapcast with Martin Johnston (RnR) & Zdenek Lukas (ZEP) + COMPETITION WINNERS Part 2 of this swapcast about the UEFA Euro2020 football championship with Luke Thompson (Luke's English Podcast), Martin Johnston (Rock N' Roll English) and Zdenek Lukas (Zdenek's English Podcast), with details of the winners of our competition giv…
 
728. English with Rob / Games, Music & Jingles My guest today is Rob from English with Rob (podcast/YouTube). Rob is an English teacher, musician from England, and my former colleague. This episode includes lots of musical fun, some chatting about how we make our podcasts, fun word games and much more. Video version also available on YouTube. Episo…
 
727. Describing John Lennon / Adjectives of Personality J-Z (with Antony Rotunno) The second part of my conversation with Antony Rotunno (John Lennon podcaster, English teacher) in which we discuss adjectives of personality, with John Lennon as a case study. Vocabulary list available. Episode page with vocabulary list https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oYi LEP P…
 
In the first of a traditional Glass Onion 2-parter, I'm joined by radio D.J. David Wills a.k.a. Ghosty, to answer questions from the listeners in audio form. Topics covered include (in no particular order) guitar technique, weed pseudonyms, White Album reimaginings, the ever-changing Lennon, political fad-hopping, future Beatles books and tubas! Pa…
 
726. Describing John Lennon / Adjectives of Personality A-I (with Antony Rotunno) Learn useful adjectives for describing personality traits, with John Lennon as a case study. This is episode 3/5 in my series about The Beatles, with returning guest Antony Rotunno from the podcast "Glass Onion: On John Lennon". Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oXK L…
 
BONUS: [1/2] EURO2020 Swapcast with Martin Johnston (RnR) & Zdenek Lukas (ZEP) A fun chat about the UEFA Euro2020 Football Championship, with Luke Thompson (Luke's English Podcast), Martin Johnston (Rock N' Roll English) and Zdenek Lukas (Zdenek's English Podcast), with a special prize giveaway in which you can win prizes from all 3 of us. Non-foot…
 
725. Fun & Games for Learning English with Vickie Kelty Playing word games with English teacher Vickie Kelty and talking about how to use these games in learning and teaching English. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oXq LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo Vicky Kelty's Website https://www.vickiekelty.com/…
 
I'm joined by Harry from the 'Harry's Moving Media' you tube channel to discuss in depth our collective favourite episode of the classic Charlie Brooker-conceived 'Black Mirror'. Since 'Nosedive' was created, we've seen China introduce a social ratings system but could it happen in the West? (or has it already?). We go more or less scene by scene t…
 
BONUS: Unboxing my Shiny YouTube Award (Audio Version) Just the audio track for my YouTube live video in which I unboxed my nice shiny award for reaching 100,000 subscribers, with some audience questions and a song at the end. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-p1C Video version on YouTube https://youtu.be/KYm4KjB7F0E LEP Premium https://www.teacher…
 
Julian Charles of 'The Mind Renewed' (link below) hosts a talk we did on his podcast in 2017. Music has always been a powerful tool for dispensing truths, and this discussion looks at this from both the inner and outer perspective. As mentioned in the intro, there are links to both my original blog post on this topic and also to many of the songs w…
 
723. Bahar from Iran 🇮🇷 (WISBOLEP Runner-Up) This is the final episode in the WISBOLEP competition series, speaking to Bahar from Iran about the 7-step method she used to improve her English and develop a British-sounding accent. Bahar used to be a terrible student who hated English, but then she made a decision to focus on her English in her own w…
 
722. Discussing John Lennon with Antony Rotunno The second in a short series about The Beatles, this one focuses on the life of John Lennon, with an overview of his life story, some thoughts about his psychology and some rambling discussion questions about this iconic British musician, with podcaster, English teacher and musician Antony Rotunno Epi…
 
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