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Want to master your English pronunciation? Join 3,000-lesson vocal coach Matt Pocock (MA in Voice) on a pronunciation challenge: can you pronounce the 1,000 most common words in the English language? Every language is made up of sounds, and Matt takes you through every single sound in the British Accent, using the phrases you'll use every day.
 
Are you tired of boring, slow-speaking English lessons that don't teach you the way that natives really speak? Do you wanna learn how English is spoken in the real world? In this podcast, Ethan, Andrea, and Justin—your American and British Fluency Coaches will take you beyond the classroom and help you live, learn, and SPEAK English in the real world through fun, natural, conversational lessons that will rapidly teach you: - To understand fast-speaking natives - The vocabulary, phrasal verbs ...
 
You know how they always say 'live and learn' after a deeply personal and often surprisingly unpleasant experience? Well I aim to turn that idiom on its head, with more positive reinforcement through this Podcast. If 2020 has taught us anything, it is to dig much deeper and take those life lessons forward to make the most of the tools, time and talent that we have. The folks I feature on my episodes have all taken that leap of faith to bring you the means to live a better life.Hi, I am Shivr ...
 
The InFluency podcast is your go-to resource for learning, speaking and teaching English. Hadar Shemesh is a pronunciation expert and fluency coach with thousands of students around the world, though she herself was an intermediate speaker of English once. In this podcast she will share her best strategies for learning English, speaking English with confidence and mastering the American accent. Discover how becoming fluent has everything to do with acquiring the right mindset, setting goals ...
 
Talk With Natural Voices! Have you ever heard about Artificial intelligence (AI)? According to Wikipedia, it is intelligence demonstrated by machines, unlike the natural intelligence displayed by humans and animals. Talk With AI is a free Text To Speech (TTS) developed by ADCREW LLC. What can Talk With AI do for Content Creators? In this paragraph, we are going to talk about why the truly Content Creators should use it for their business. Here is the list of its incredible benefits you shoul ...
 
"Vocal Coach From MTVs "Making The Band" - Sing With Doc is the first vocal training course designed for the beginner vocalist looking to take the first step in becoming a great singer. In this tape you will learn the secrets of vocal training from one of the top vocal coaches today, Doc Holliday. He has trained many of today’s stars including Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, Tyrese, O-town, and many more! Doc will show you how to perform a Vocal Analysis, the basics of Breathing, Articulati ...
 
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Is the phrase ‘SOUND LIKE A NATIVE’ motivating or inhibiting? Should people lose their accent so they can avoid bias and discrimination? What is the true goal when learning English? That, and more, in this exciting and fired-up conversation between Will and me – two speech coaches with different perspectives (or the same?)😅😂. You can watch the orig…
 
Releases April 14! This is a trailer to the 3 tipsI give you to avoid the things that make you go 'um' Remember those annoying filler or distraction words? Coach Shivraj Parshad revisits them and helps you get back on track. Do you have any questions for Shivraj? You can also be featured in the podcast. Send us a voice 📬on WhatsApp to +919625475442…
 
Distraction words or filler words like 'ummm', 'aahh', 'like', 'you know' can all be pretty annoying when you use them while speaking or listening to others. Right? Back by popular demand, Live & Learn Host Shivraj Parshad gives you 3 ways you can avoid the things that make you go 'um'. What are those filler words or distraction words that annoy yo…
 
714. Robin from Hamburg 🇩🇪 (WISBOLEP Runner-Up) Talking to another runner-up from last year's listener competition. Robin from Hamburg had a big setback in his learning of English, but worked hard to overcome it. We talk about his English learning trajectory, and ramble about German language & culture, his podcast for learners of German, podcasting…
 
On the 14th episode of Speaking Skills, we learn how to master this skill: Expressing Likes and Dislikes I’m sure most of you can do this on a basic level. We all know and can say “I like…” or “I don’t like…” But, what if you want to make that a little more polite or soft? Or how about if you want to express yourself in an enthusiastic way? In this…
 
English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words. This week we’re going to talk about how to pronounce the words “coffee” and “cafe”. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: Coffee: kaa-fee [IPA: ˈkɑːfi] or …
 
In today's podcast we talk all about Easter traditions and how this festival is celebrated in the US, the UK, and Australia. Easter is originally a religious tradition, but nowadays a lot of people see it as a family celebration where you get to share delicious Easter chocolate eggs with your loved ones. So, we talk a little bit about both these si…
 
713. Lucky Dip with Paul Taylor More random questions, talking points, accent challenges and "guess the idiom" with pod-pal Paul Taylor. Includes discussion of accents in English, cancel culture in comedy, some rude Spanish phrases and more. Video version available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oLA Video Version on YouTube https://youtu.be/3M4…
 
Did you know that words have… RHYTHM? Maybe not like a pop song or jazz, but words have rhythm as a result of the stressed and unstressed parts in the word. Rhythm can help you significantly with your pronunciation and with understanding other people better. In this episode, I share with you why. To watch the video version and practice what you’ve …
 
One of the very popular methods to monetize online coaching today is to do the online training courses and sell them. Coaching online is one of the proven methods that makes money! Some people prefer in-person training through Zoom or another video conferencing. They want to interact directly with trainees, so that this kind of squash should be in …
 
712. A Chat with Charlie Baxter Chatting with Charlie from The British English Podcast and Real English with Real Teachers on YouTube. We talk about the north/south divide in England, Charlie's background in psychology & NLP, his decision to become an online English teacher and his travelling experiences in Chile, Germany and Australia. Video versi…
 
On the 6th episode of Current Events, Al goes over the latest news regarding the George Floyd murder case. On May 25th, 2020 George Floyd tragically died after an encounter with police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A video in which this encounter was captured spread around the world and sparked riots in many cities across the United States. D…
 
Speaking a second language can create insecurities, fears, and frustrations. These feelings sometimes pop up when we hear ourselves speaking, and we feel that we’re far from the ideal we have in our mind. We listen to our English and determine if we’re powerful or not. We allow these thoughts to define our identity and self-worth. But what if we lo…
 
'Always be ready with a Plan B!' That's the message from Zain Khan, outplacement coach and author of the self-help book - 'Bouncing Back from a COVID Layoff' in our final conversation with him. In Episode 4 of the Live & Learn podcast, Zain lays out the roadmap for anyone who has lost their job or livelihood due to the pandemic. Learn more, earn di…
 
In today’s podcast, we’re talking all things Slang! Ollie teaches us some funny Australian slang expressions. You’ll also learn the American and British alternatives to these words, so no matter what your favorite version of English is, you’ll learn tons of vocabulary today with us. They also talk about how slang changes based on region and generat…
 
'People hire useful and hands-on professionals and not the easily available and desperate ones' Sage advice from Zain Khan a recruitment specialist and outplacement coach. In this third episode with Zain, author of 'Bouncing Back from a COVID Layoff', we get down to practical tools and tips to enhancing your job search, networking right and acing t…
 
If you’ve learned to dance, I assume it included moving your body and not just watching other people move, right? Same goes if you learned how to ride a bicycle or play the piano. Well, you know what? The same goes for learning English! If you want to become fluent – so fluent that you sometimes can’t tell the difference between speaking in English…
 
Every YouTuber wants his channel to get monetized but there is some criteria by YouTube for approval of channel for monetization. Main thing other than the criteria is the content. Does content matter? When the content is of excellent quality it will automatically get attraction of audience. When you have completed the criteria of YouTube monetizat…
 
711. William from France 🇫🇷 (WISBOLEP Runner-UP) William started learning English at 12 years old and continued at university and beyond, spending a couple of years in England as a teaching assistant and then returning to France to work as a school teacher, in some pretty tough classrooms and less-than-perfect teaching conditions. William talks abo…
 
English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words. This week we’re going to talk about how to pronounce the days of the week. Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode: Day: dei [IPA: deɪ] Sunday suhn-dei [IPA:…
 
Releases March 31! This is a trailer for my third conversation with Zain Khan, author of 'Bouncing Back from a COVID Layoff'. Here we get down to the specifics of that job search and what comes after. Here really sensible advice from Zain, a recruitment specialist and outplacement coach as he tells us what we must do to get back on the job market. …
 
What are the words people struggle to pronounce the most? In this episode, I’ll share with you the most searched ‘how to pronounce’ words on Google and talk about how to pronounce them. Since they appeared in the top searches, it seems that people – native and non-native speakers – are unsure of their pronunciation. And for a good reason – many of …
 
In this second episode with Zain Khan, author of 'Bouncing Back from a COVID Layoff', we get a little real, about what happens to you after you lose your job and face the danger of going broke. Here Zain, a recruitment specialist and outplacement coach, spells out some practical tips from the book on how to Beat the Stress and Get Hold of your Mone…
 
In this week's podcast, we're talking all about how you can use dating apps to practice your English. We discuss why these apps are useful to learn English and how you can start today. We'll also tell you how you can start a conversation and reply as well as some safety issues to be aware of. Show notes here. .......... We’re super excited to annou…
 
English words can be really confusing sometimes. In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words. This week we’re going to talk about how to pronounce the word “entrepreneur”. Here’s a loose transcription of the word as explained in the episode: Entrepreneur: aan-truh-pruh-n’r [IPA: ˌ…
 
On the 6th episode of Real Chat, Al continues his chat with university instructor and researcher Warren Tang. Have you ever wondered about your own existence? How do we know what “exists”? Can language bring something into existence? Is there such a thing as complete objectivity when viewing the world? These questions and more are discussed in this…
 
Releases March 24. This is a trailer for my second conversation with Zain Khan, author of 'Bouncing Back from a COVID Layoff'. We turn to what happens after you lose your job. Here Zain, a recruitment specialist and outplacement coach, gives us practical tips from the book on Beating the Stress and how to Get Hold of your Money… Zain's book is avai…
 
710. The Umbrella Man by Roald Dahl (Short Story) In this episode I read out a short story written by Roald Dahl and then comment on the style, language and plot. Enjoy some storytelling and learn some English in the process. Video version available. Episode page (with link for the PDF) https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oFb Video version on YouTube https://yout…
 
One of the most challenging, and sometimes frustrating, aspects of English is predicting where the primary stress should be in a word. Primary stress is the one syllable in a word that sticks out the most: it’s longer, louder, and higher in pitch. In this episode, we’ll dive deep into the world of primary stress and I’ll teach you, first, how to id…
 
In this first of a 4-part series, I speak to Zain Khan, the author of 'Bouncing Back from a COVID Layoff' which he describes as a practical guide on survival and starting over. An estimated 12.2 crore (120+ million) people have lost their jobs and we are probably still counting. Given the desperate calls he received from family and friends for help…
 
Is it possible to get fluent in 3 months as many companies claim? Can you do it without leaving your home country? In today's podcast, Ethan, Andrea and Ollie, define what fluency is and what effect a 3-month plan can have on your ability to speak English. Show notes here. .......... We’re super excited to announce that we have started testing, and…
 
Here's a sneak peek into the conversation with Zain Khan, the author of 'Bouncing Back from a COVID Layoff' which he describes as a practical guide on survival and starting over. Zain, a recruitment specialist (who too lost his job) decided to turn adversity into ambition and position himself as an outplacement coach with this book. Zain's book is …
 
On the 5th episode of Real Chat, Al talks to university instructor and researcher Warren Tang. Warren has been teaching linguistics and English language in Hiroshima, Japan for 18 years! However, it was our interest in philosophy and different perspectives of the world that brought us together a few short years ago. In this episode of Real Chat, we…
 
Welcome to this trailer of Season 4 of the Live & Learn Podcast. You know how they always say 'live and learn' after a deeply personal and often surprisingly unpleasant experience? Well I aim to turn that idiom on its head, with more positive reinforcement through this Podcast. If 2020 has taught us anything, it is to dig much deeper and take those…
 
In this episode I answer a question from Juan Andres from Colombia who wants to understand why he feels different when he speaks English than when he speaks Spanish. In these Ask Hadar episodes I’m gonna answer, or at least share my perspective on some of your questions. Want me to answer your question on the podcast or IG? Send me your audio or vi…
 
709. The Stoicism of Groundhog Day (with Mum) This is a conversation with my mum about philosophy, how the film Groundhog Day can help us understand the principles of stoicism, and how this can all help us to feel a bit better about the world. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oDi LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo The Stoicism o…
 
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