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Are you looking for a new and fun way to learn American English? Come hang out with Lindsay and Gabby from Boston and have fun while you improve your English listening skills! All Ears English is an English as a Second Language (ESL) podcast for intermediate to advanced learners around the world. Teachers Lindsay McMahon and Gabby Wallace will show you how to use everyday vocabulary and natural idioms, expressions, and phrasal verbs and how to make small talk in American English. We will als ...
 
Are you looking for a new and fun way to learn American English? Come hang out with Lindsay and Gabby from Boston and have fun while you improve your English listening skills! All Ears English is an English as a Second Language (ESL) podcast for intermediate to advanced learners around the world. Teachers Lindsay McMahon and Gabby Wallace will show you how to use everyday vocabulary and natural idioms, expressions, and phrasal verbs and how to make small talk in American English. We will als ...
 
Conversations on creative culture, workflow, and productivity. The Busy Creator is for you, the creative professional working in arts, design, and media. You’ll hear direct from industry pros and learn the tools, techniques, and habits they’re using in their practice. We discuss strategies and pro tips you can use to be your most creative, productive self and excel in business. Past guests include designer and entrepreneur Armin Vit, design firm owner and professor Debbie Millman, Pentagram ...
 
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Don’t miss our free live English webclass coming up on Wednesday January 20th and Saturday January 23rd 2021. Do you want to be able to use slang that natives actually use? Do you want to avoid sounding like a textbook? Would you like to be... Read More The post FREE Live Webclass: How to Express Surprise with Slang in English appeared first on .…
 
Don’t miss our free live English webclass coming up on Wednesday January 20th and Saturday January 23rd 2021. Do you want to be able to use slang that natives actually use? Do you want to avoid sounding like a textbook? Would you like to be... Read More The post FREE Live Webclass: How to Express Surprise with Slang in English appeared first on .…
 
Have you heard somebody talk about how they have to “pay off” a loan? Do you hear conversations about money in English and wonder what all of the various phrases mean? There are multiple phrasal verbs that you may use in English to talk about... Read More The post AEE 1505: Phrasal Verbs For Money That Really Pay Off appeared first on .…
 
Have you ever heard somebody say “it’s a long shot” in English? Is this one of those phrases that seems a bit confusing as you are just not sure of how or when to use it? There are phrases that you use to sort of... Read More The post AEE 1504: Why You Should Always Go For The Long Shot appeared first on .…
 
Have you ever heard people talk about how they have to “up their game?” Do you feel as if there are a lot of words and phrases in English that use the word “up” in them? Today we are looking at such words and phrases,... Read More The post AEE 1503: Up Your English Game With These Five New Words appeared first on .…
 
Have you ever heard somebody say that they were “singing the praises” of another person? Is this one of those phrases in English that can be hard to understand? Today we are looking at this phrase and others like it that focus on saying something... Read More The post AEE 1502: How To Sing Someones Praises In English appeared first on .…
 
Have you heard people say that they feel like they are going to “burn out” in English? Do you hear people using certain phrases in a work setting, and often feel a bit confused? Today we are talking about phrasal verbs that you could use... Read More The post AEE 1501: Phrasal Verbs For Work That Will Keep You From Slacking Off appeared first on .…
 
Have you heard the differences between British English and American English? There are some definite differences, but also some similarities if you listen closely. Many English learners want to know if there is a benefit to learning both at the same time, and that’s what... Read More The post AEE 1499: Can You Learn American and British English at …
 
Do you talk much on the phone, or are you more of a texter/emailer? Who do you call when you do pick up the phone? There is a lot of thought that goes into phone conversations and etiquette, and we’re going to look at that... Read More The post AEE 1498: You’re Breaking Up! Using Phrasal Verbs For Telephone Conversations appeared first on .…
 
Do you ever take the time to reflect on the year as it is about to end? If we’re being honest, 2020 was a tough year for many of us but reflections are still quite helpful. This is a great way to look back on... Read More The post AEE 1497: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of 2020 appeared first on .By Lindsay McMahon and Gabby Wallace, Advanced Conversation English Teachers for Professionals and University Students
 
Do you practice self study when it comes to learning English? Have you considered this as a way of complementing the other ways in which you learn? Today we’re talking about self study when it comes to Business English, and how you can make this... Read More The post AEE 1496: Three Ways To Do Self Study As A Business English Student With Skip Mont…
 
Do you like to talk out problems with friends or family members, or do you prefer to figure it out yourself? Are you somebody who likes to talk things out right away and settle your problems? We’re going to look at the phrases that you... Read More The post AEE 1495: Sort Out These Phrasal Verbs For Talking About Problems appeared first on .…
 
Have you ever heard people use the word “worth” in English? Have you heard many of the different phrases that feature the word “worth” in them in conversation? Today we are looking at such phrases, and understanding how each one works. This is a common... Read More The post AEE 1494: This Episode Is Definitely Worth Your While appeared first on .…
 
What is your favorite fruit? Have you heard people talk about fruit in English? This may be something that comes up a lot in conversation, but it’s not always about what you actually eat. Today we’re going to look at fruit idioms ad you will... Read More The post AEE 1493: Be A Peach and Listen To This Fruity Episode appeared first on .…
 
Have you heard somebody say that they had to “turn in” an assignment? Are you a student and you have been in a situation where you had to “go over” something again? Today we’re talking about phrasal verbs within the area of education. You may... Read More The post AEE 1492: You’ll Be Really Into These Phrasal Verbs For Education appeared first on .…
 
Have you heard the expression “thanks but no thanks” in English? Does this feel like a rather confusing to you because it’s like saying two different things? This is one of those phrases that is all about sarcasm, but it can come across the wrong... Read More The post AEE 1491: The Sassy Side of Thank You appeared first on .…
 
Have you heard somebody say that they are doing something “in honor of” somebody? Have you heard this phrase used in English? This is a phrase that comes up in conversation quite a bit, and it is typically a very positive thing. Today you will... Read More The post AEE 1490:Honor The Moment and Elevate Your English appeared first on .…
 
Have you heard people use phrases such as “check in” or “write down” in English? Is it confusing to know when to use words such as “in” or “up” at the right time? Today we are looking at phrasal verbs, particularly those that you might... Read More The post AEE 1489: Pick Up These Phrasal Verbs For Travel appeared first on .…
 
Do you ever hear people use the word “only” in English? More than likely this is one of those words that pops up often as it’s a frequently used one in conversation. Have you struggled with trying to figure out where it should go in... Read More The post AEE 1488: How To Use Only In Four Different Ways In English appeared first on .…
 
What are some days that you would say are important in history, or within your personal history? Do you ever wonder what parts of history books will be devoted to days that we have lived in? Have you ever thought about how many pages each... Read More The post AEE 1487: How To Talk About Important Moments In History In English appeared first on .…
 
Have you heard people talk about something that was “mini” in English? Have you ever wondered what exactly this referred to? This is a word that quite simply means smaller, or refers to the smaller version of something. Today we’re going to look at how... Read More The post AEE 1486: Mini Fridge, Mini Fridge, Mini Van–How To Talk About Small Things…
 
Have you heard people talk about somebody being “well-rounded” in conversation? Is this one of those phrases that feels hard to understand in English? Today we’re going to talk about the phrase “well-rounded” and others like it, and how they work in conversation. You will... Read More The post AEE 1485: How To Be A Well Rounded English Learner appe…
 
Have you heard the word “then” used in English in a variety of different ways? Look at this example and notice that the word “then” has a slightly different use here. Lindsay: “Recording will take a long time today, Michelle. We are recording 20 episodes!”... Read More The post AEE 1483: One Powerful Connection Word To Show You Are Listening appear…
 
Have you ever heard somebody use a slang word in English? Do you use the word “baddest” for example? There are some words that may be hard to understand in English because they are positive words that may have a negative meaning. Today we are... Read More The post AEE 1482: Is Bad Always Bad In English? appeared first on .…
 
Have you ever wanted to be part of a group conversation in English but felt unsure? Does it feel like group conversations are people talking fast and you have a hard time keeping up? This is a common scenario and one that you want to... Read More The post AEE 1481: Three Bulletproof Ways To Enter A Group Conversation In English appeared first on .…
 
Have you heard somebody say something like “I’ve got to get some cleaning done today. This apartment isn’t going to clean itself.” This is a phrase in English that is quite common, and yet it may sound a bit confusing to you. Today we are... Read More The post AEE 1480: This Episode Isn’t Going To Listen To Itself appeared first on .…
 
Have you heard somebody use the phrase “in a sense” in English? Do you wonder what the word “sense” means and feel as if you hear it used in many different contexts? Today we’re going to look at this phrase and others like it that... Read More The post AEE 1479: Knock Some Sense Into Lindsay About Overusing This English Phrase appeared first on .…
 
Have you heard somebody refer to something as “at your 12:00?” Is this one of those things in English that you find hard to understand? This is a reference that may come up often in conversation, and so you want to know how to use... Read More The post AEE 1478: It’s About Time–Using A Clock To Give Directions appeared first on .…
 
Have you ever watched a young child learning something new? If you have then you see that they pick things up really quickly, and soak up everything around them. Have you ever thought about trying to learn English in the same way? Today we’re talking... Read More The post AEE 1477: How To Learn English Like A Small Child appeared first on .…
 
Do you say “I’m sorry” too much in English? Do you find that you apologize before a lot of things that you say or do? Do you know somebody who apologizes too much at work? Today we’re looking at the tendency that many of us... Read More The post AEE 1476: Don’t Apologize For A Job Well Done appeared first on .…
 
Have you heard a lot of sports idioms used in English? Does it feel as if there are a lot of different phrases that focus on sports? These phrases and idioms may not have anything to do with the sport itself, but they have become... Read More The post AEE 1475: Step Up To The Plate and Learn Baseball Idioms In English appeared first on .…
 
Have you ever felt shy in a situation where it may have held you back? Are you somebody that feels that being shy has held you back from things in life? We may all feel shy at certain points in time, but it’s all about... Read More The post AEE 1474: How To Improve Your Internal Monologue and Turn Shyness Into A Strength appeared first on .…
 
Do you have a job interview coming up for that you want to do well in? Do you feel unsure of how to prepare for an interview, especially when it comes to providing all of your answers in proper English? If you have felt unsure... Read More The post AEE 1473: Tina’s Tips For Nailing Job Interviews appeared first on .…
 
Have you ever heard somebody use a personification in English? Think back and ask yourself if you have ever heard somebody refer to something that is an inanimate object as a person? When you give some sort of personal characteristics to an object, that is... Read More The post AEE 1472: This Episode Is Calling Your Name–Personification In English …
 
What is language justice? What is being done to break down barriers and create multilingual communities? Today we have Jamila Ball, from Jamii Linguists, on our show to tell you how you can get involved with the language justice movement. We have been doing a... Read More The post AEE 1471: How You Can Help Create Language Justice With Jamila Ball …
 
Have you heard people use adverbs in English? Have you ever wondered what exactly they add to a sentence? Adverbs have a very important part in sentences, and you will hear them used frequently in conversation. Today we are going to talk about some of... Read More The post AEE 1469: Don’t Overdose On Your Adverbs In English appeared first on .…
 
Have you ever tried shadowing in your English learning? Have you heard of this as an effective tactic? If you’re like many people, you may feel silly at first when it comes to shadowing. We are going to talk about how shadowing can be helpful,... Read More The post AEE 1468: Follow Your Shadow To Sound More Natural In English appeared first on .…
 
What is the key to starting a successful business? Do you have a trick for getting a good night of sleep? Today we’re talking about tips or tricks that you find work well, which you want to share with people around you. These are tips,... Read More The post AEE 1467: The Trick To Giving Away Your Secrets In English appeared first on .…
 
Are you somebody who apologizes a lot? Have you ever apologized to someone before speaking in a second language? We’re looking at why people apologize so much, often when it’s unnecessary. This is particularly important when it comes to language learning, where you may put... Read More The post AEE 1466: Eliminate Apologies To Deepen Connections In…
 
Have you ever dealt with somebody that is very straightforward and honest? Does this throw you off sometimes when you aren’t sure how to deal with somebody so direct? Have you ever heard somebody use the phrase “pull no punches” in English? Today we’re talking... Read More The post AEE 1465: How To Pull No Punches In English appeared first on .…
 
Have you heard somebody use the word “quantity” in English? Have you also heard people use the word “number” to seemingly describe the same thing? This can be a tricky aspect of conversation, because it seems as though they are often used interchangeably. Today we’re... Read More The post AEE 1464: What’s More Important to You- Quality or Quantity?…
 
What do you have left to do today? Did you notice who was left after you walked out? As you can see, the word “left” can have completely opposite meanings. That means that we are looking at another contronym, and in this instance “left” is... Read More The post AEE 1463: Don’t Get Left In The Dark appeared first on .…
 
How do you hold yourself accountable for getting work done? Have you ever had liability for something at work and felt a bit uneasy about it? Do you often hear the words accountability and liability in English and feel unsure about their meanings? This is... Read More The post AEE 1461: How To Use Accountability and Liability To Talk About Responsi…
 
Have you heard the term “cancel culture” used in English? Do you hear it used in conversation or on social media and feel a bit unsure about it? This is one of those phrases that is new and yet has quickly become a part of... Read More The post AEE 1460: How To Talk About Cancel Culture With A Native Speaker appeared first on .…
 
Do you have certain stores that you like to grocery shop at? Are there a lot of different options to choose from when it comes to getting groceries? Today we’re talking about grocery stores, mostly because this comes up in conversation a lot. You will... Read More The post AEE 1459: How Americans Shop For Groceries appeared first on .…
 
Have you heard somebody say that they are “petite” in English? Are there French words or phrases that you hear come up in your English conversations? This might surprise you, but there are many of these that are a common aspect of English speaking. Today... Read More The post AEE 1458: This Episode Has A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi appeared first on .…
 
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