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Luke's English Podcast is an award-winning podcast for learners of English. Listen, learn and have fun while picking up natural British English as it really is spoken. http://teacherluke.co.uk Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
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A bonus mini-ramble about my plans for episode 800 (send me your questions) and why I haven't done any World Cup episodes yet, but you can listen to me talking about it with Zdenek on his podcast (link available). Website page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-stM Check out my conversation with Zdenek about World Cup 2022 https://youtu.be/PZOOa-PVXcw Sign up to…
 
In conversation with Mysterious Al, a contemporary artist / street artist from London now living in Melbourne, Australia. The conversation covers Al's background, how he makes his art, the difference between street art & graffiti, attitudes towards graffiti, how Al needs to use social media (but doesn't like it!) his recent ghost train exhibition, …
 
Stephen from SEND7 podcast becomes the host to interview me about how I started LEP, the ins and outs of doing this, plus some advantages and challenges for podcasting to learners of English. Video version available. Episode page with audio download, video and links https://wp.me/p4IuUx-smy Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ https://plus.acast.com/s/…
 
Special Guest Mark Steel joins me to discuss cultural and linguistic differences between the UK and France, plus accents in the UK and a little tour of some places in the UK that you don't know about. Also includes a discussion of swearing and rude language in Britain. What is the R word which you should never say in a specific part of the UK? List…
 
Learn English with a short story. In fact, this episode contains two stories. Listen until the end for the 2nd one. Repeat after me to practise your pronunciation. Learn some vocabulary & grammar in the second half of the episode, with an explanation of modal verbs of deduction in the past and present. Episode page to read/download the transcript h…
 
Reading out loud can have lots of benefits on our memory and our mental health. How can it help with your English? In this episode I read an article, help you understand it and give comments on the importance of reading, both quietly in your head, and out loud. 📖 Read the article on the BBC Future website https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200917…
 
Last week a very special guest visited one of our comedy shows in Paris. I was given a ticket to the show, so I decided to record a podcast while riding through the streets on the way to the show, wondering if I might be able to interview this guest on LEP. Listen to find out what happened, and to hear some rambling and atmospheric sounds of Paris …
 
My dad returns to talk more about UK politics, this time describing the disastrous economic policy of Liz Truss and her Chancellor (finance minister) Kwasi Kwarteng. Advanced level English listening practice - this is complicated stuff, but keep listening to develop your English skills and learn about what's going on in UK politics and current affa…
 
Amber and Paul join me in my pod room again for a rambling discussion about everything! Includes a language point about adjective + preposition collocations. Notice the phrases and try to find examples of them in context. Video version available. Episode page with some vocabulary notes, links, video version https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rY3 Sign up to LEP P…
 
My mum returns to the podcast to answer some questions from listeners about books, cooking, her relationship with Luke and her granddaughter, the war in Ukraine, the song Imagine by John Lennon, family games, the time she fell off a horse & more... Episode page with notes, links and scripts https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rTm Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ …
 
[Part 2 of 2] James and Luke discuss some more "facts" about the UK, but can you guess if they are true or false? Learn some interesting trivia about life in Britain, and improve your vocabulary in the process. Episode page with video version, all facts written + intro & ending transcripts https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rTT Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ h…
 
[Part 1 of 2] Can you guess if these "facts" about the UK are true or false? James and Luke read out the facts and then discuss them one by one. Learn some odd things about the UK, pick up some vocabulary about laws and customs, and try not to laugh on the bus. Episode page with all facts written https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qI9 Sign up to LEP Premium on A…
 
Talking to my parents about events in the UK following the death of The Queen on 9 September, including the media coverage, the proclamation of King Charles III, comments about Charles as King and a discussion of the role of the monarch in the UK’s constitution. Also includes some comments about the new Prime Minister Liz Truss and the future of th…
 
Queen Elizabeth II died today. Here are my thoughts and feelings about the significance and symbolism of her life and death, recorded just an hour after I first saw the news. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rLA Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.…
 
Fred Eyangoh returns to the podcast to bring some entertaining and useful word puzzles, quizzes and insights into English etymology & history. 👉 Episode page with vocabulary notes and introduction transcript https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rJr 📼 YouTube video version (doesn't include intro or vocabulary summary) https://youtu.be/GmZlDQB8QWc Sign up to LEP Pre…
 
In the season finale, we hear from writer, teacher and researcher Darren Chetty on the economics of the publishing industry and what needs to change in order to level the playing field. Darren also shares his passion for children's literature and hip-hop culture and how the two relate to one another, perhaps more than you might think.…
 
Join us on a trip to a virtual pub for a couple of pints, a packet of crisps and some advice about how to go to the pub in English, with plenty of funny tangents, with Charlie Baxter. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rmQ Video version on YouTube https://youtu.be/Vg5n11RfrvY Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hos…
 
Comparing British and American English vocabulary with a fun online quiz. My guest today is American comedian Sarah Donnelly. Video version (of the conversation) available. Episode page with vocabulary notes & intro transcript 👉 https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rmL Watch the conversation on YouTube 👉 https://youtu.be/JZ8A8lDopkw Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast…
 
Paul McCartney turned 80 this year, so let's talk about this legend of British music! In this one, I am joined by Sam Whiles, the host of the Paul or Nothing podcast. Listen to hear an overview of Paul's career, and some Paul McCartney stories. Episode page with introduction transcript https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rmH Watch the conversation on YouTube http…
 
In this episode, novelist and co-founder of the Authors with Disabilities & Chronic Illnesses (ADCI) group, Claire Wade tells us how she got established as a writer and the challenges she has faced in an industry that is centred around well and able people. Claire shares how to be a good ally to writers experiencing disability or chronic illness an…
 
Look in envy at the dead The Album: ‘In the Court of the Dragon’ on wikipedia Other Stuff: Jack Brookmyre’s ‘Rough Guide to Metal Subgenres’ on YouTube ‘The Phalanx’ video featuring… Elder Scrolls?! ‘The King in Yellow’ on Standard Ebooks The Podcast: Support THRASH IT OUT on Patreon Buy a THRASH IT OUT T-shirt Get in touch Facebook group Homework:…
 
Talking to Antony Rotunno about a classic British comedy film which makes fun of the legend of King Arthur (and everything else!) Originally published by Antony on his Film Gold podcast earlier this year. Episode page with links, video clips and more https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rmE Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hos…
 
Your Crimson-Head team debate & review the new Resident Evil series on Netflix, with the show's Visual Effects Supervisor, Kevin Lingenfelser, and guest movie critic Shawn Lebert (Resident Evil Arklay writer & producer). The team also listen to your call-in reviews, which lead to a heated discussion! Kevin Lingenfelser: https://twitter.com/FUCHIPAT…
 
An unedited ramble in which I talk without a specific plan, includes a recording of my daughter speaking English, and a few songs on the guitar. Video version available. Episode page with song lyrics 👉 https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rn5 Video version on YouTube 👉 https://youtu.be/r3dhUOnci7w Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherlu…
 
Luke reads verses from a modernised version of this medieval poem, considered one of the masterpieces of Middle English literature. Listen to hear the rhyme and rhythm of the poetry, the descriptive vocabulary and details of the story, with vocabulary explanations and comments from Luke. This is part 2 of a double episode about this story. Video ve…
 
A conversation with my dad about a great medieval adventure story originally written in middle English and updated and translated into modern English by Simon Armitage. Dad talks about the origin of this story, its connection to the history of the English language, and the poetic devices used in the writing. In the second half I read a summarised v…
 
Listener and Patreon supporter Torunn Grønbekk joins Brian and Antony to talk about A Perfect Circle's album ‘Mer de Noms’. Guest and Album: Torunn on Twitter 'A Perect Circle' on wikipedia The Podcast: Support THRASH IT OUT on Patreon Buy a THRASH IT OUT T-shirt Get in touch Facebook groupBy Antony Johnston & Brian LeTendre
 
My dad talks about the latest news about Boris Johnson, who on Friday said the UK should now begin the process of finding a new Prime Minister. Why is Johnson going to step down? What scandals has he been involved in during his life? What might happen next? Listen to hear my dad's comments in plain English. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-r95 Sig…
 
In this episode of Authors' Matters, writer and full-time GP Gavin Francis tells us how he manages to write alongside his busy medical career. Plus we take a deep dive into a writer’s relationship with their physical body – how being active is often the best boost for your brain and how it benefits your creativity to get out from behind your desk.…
 
A free sample of LEP Premium, from Luke's English Podcast. This is a full English lesson with self-study techniques, an entertaining story about a bear, language exercises and pronunciation practice. Full PDF transcript & worksheet available 👇 LEP Premium is a series of bonus episodes from Luke's English Podcast in which I teach you vocabulary, gra…
 
*Update 24/06/2022 - problems are now fixed!* Episodes of LEP have disappeared from podcast apps like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play - sorry about this! I'm changing podcast host, and my podcast feed is being updated. This is causing a few technical issues, but they are being fixed. Details below 👇 I have moved to a new podcast host - one whi…
 
775. A Rambling Chat with James (June 2022) My brother James comes back onto the podcast for a conversation about the hot weather, tricky Wordpress updates, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, Rock Music concert movies, Alan Partridge's live show, Irish/British relations and plenty more. 📖 Episode page with introduction transcript and other notes + videos h…
 
Listen to Luke reading a text adventure story set in a summer camp. You can read the story at the same time as you listen, or just relax and have fun following this action packed horror story, and read do text adventure later. Includes some vocabulary explanations, differences between British & American English and some very dodgy jokes. Video vers…
 
773. What do British people think about The Queen and The Royal Family? (with James) Luke and James discuss their feelings about the Royal Family, with some survey results about the popularity of royal family members among British people in general. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qMp Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ https://plus.acast.com/s/teac…
 
772. Rambling in the Podcastle (June 2022) News / Thoughts / Reflections This is an unedited monologue in which I talk about some things which are on my mind at the moment, including how my hair is stopping me from learning French (and vice versa), virtuous and vicious circles, how English is like a shark (or a river - or maybe a shark in a river),…
 
771. Sick In Japan (Recorded Live at the BC) My story about how I ended up in a Japanese hospital bed, scared out of my brain. Recorded live in front of an audience at the British Council in Paris. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qC0 LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo LEP T-Shirts, Mugs & Merch https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/mer…
 
770. Boats & Murder (but mostly murder) with Moz An episode with my friend Moz from the Murder Mile True Crime Podcast. Moz returns to tell us some true stories of crimes in the London area. Expect some smalltalk about living on a boat, some murder stories and an interactive detective game in which we have to solve a murder. Episode page https://wp…
 
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