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The Speak English Now Podcast through Storytelling is your resource for practicing your English speaking and listening. You will learn English with the Question and Answer (TPRS) and Point of View techniques. You wont need any grammar or boring exercises. You will also learn about the English culture and the language itself. Finally, you will get valuable advice on learning English. All the audio is in English, and you can get the text at SpeakEnglishPod.com Don't miss out any of the Speak English Now episodes. Every Monday your host Georgiana will show you how to speak English fluently. Every week you can listen to a new fun story. Start practicing your listening and speaking skills with the Speak English Now podcast.

Episódios

  • #126 Did you stop improving your English? 
Here’s why.

    #126 Did you stop improving your English? 
Here’s why.

    04/05/2020 Duração: 12min

    Hi, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. In today's episode, I will talk about an issue that is of great concern to language students. It is the much-feared plateau.  What is a plateau? A plateau happens when you stop your progress despite continuing to do "all the right things."  An interesting expression for this situation is: to hit a plateau.  For example: "It seems I hit a plateau because I can't see any progress with my English, and I'm still studying really hard!" More literally, a plateau is a large flat area of land. This definition makes total sense because if you are walking on a plateau, you are not going up or down. You stay at the same height.   Plateaus are very common not only in learning a new language but in other areas—for example, a very common one is losing weight.  Imagine that you've been on a diet and have lost some weight. But then, after two months, you stop losing weight. You're stil

  • #125 Learn English with The Beatles (rep)

    #125 Learn English with The Beatles (rep)

    23/04/2020 Duração: 15min

    Hi everyone! I am Georgiana, founder of speakenglishpodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. Today I’ll talk about the most famous band in the world. The Beatles! And you’ll practice your speaking with a funny mini-story. Have you ever listened to The Beatles? Actually, let me rephrase that. When was the first time you listened to a Beatles song? The Beatles are probably the most popular band in the history of music. They are considered by many to be the best band on Earth. The band was undoubtedly the most successful, with global sales exceeding 1.1 billion records. They were initially famous for their light pop music, although their later works achieved a combination of popular and critical acclaim perhaps unprecedented in the 20th century. Beatlemania began in the UK and exploded after The Beatles appeared on a popular TV show in the US in 1964. The band became a worldwide phenomenon with adoring fans and hysterical adulation. The members of the group were John Lennon, Paul McCartney,

  • #124 How to Learn English with Netflix (rep)

    #124 How to Learn English with Netflix (rep)

    19/04/2020 Duração: 17min

    Transcript: Hi, everyone! I’m Georgiana, founder of speakenglishpodcast.com. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. In this episode, I’ll recommend some of my favorite TV shows that will help you with your English. I’ll give you some useful tips on how to use Netflix to improve your English. And later, you’ll practice your English speaking with an exciting mini-story. Alright! Let’s start! Netflix has changed the way we spend our free time. We spend a lot more time watching our favorite shows, so why not use all this time to speed up the way we learn English too? English-language TV shows can quickly introduce you to authentic English and can help keep you motivated and entertained as you learn. In today's episode, I'll let you know how watching TV can help you improve your language skills. You’ll stop feeling guilty about watching TV! The next time your friends ask you what you did all weekend, you can proudly say that you spent all weekend watching TV. Here’s what you can do while you’re watc

  • #123 How Americans celebrate Easter in the USA (rep)

    #123 How Americans celebrate Easter in the USA (rep)

    11/04/2020 Duração: 12min

    Hello, everybody! I am Georgiana your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. Today we'll talk about something festive. Have you noticed that in springtime you go to your local supermarket and you see chocolate bunnies and colorful eggs everywhere? Well, today I'll talk about Easter and how Americans celebrate this holiday. And with a funny mini-story, you’ll practice your speaking while learning new things about the Easter holiday. What exactly are we celebrating at Easter? Each spring, people all over the world, celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This year we celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 21. Whenever Easter comes, everywhere you go, you'll see from colorful eggs to Easter bunny cakes. Also, most people have a week off for Easter, so parties are organized to enjoy the occasion with family and friends. Certainly,  Easter is one of the most celebrated holidays in the United States. And how else do Americans celebrate Easter? Apart

  • #122 Global Pandemic What to do during the confinement

    #122 Global Pandemic What to do during the confinement

    02/04/2020 Duração: 15min

    Hi everyone! I am Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. Hi! How are you? Given the circumstances, I'm fine. I hope it's the same with you too. As you know, there is currently a pandemic affecting us globally. And in the previous episode, I talked about the recommendations of the authorities. Today I want to make some personal suggestions on how to spend time during confinement. And with a fun mini-story, you can practice your spoken English. You'll see. It's very effective. By answering many questions, you can practice and improve your speech, just like in a real conversation. If you haven't listened to the last week's episode yet, visit my website speakenglishpodcast.com and search for episode #121. Let's start! How to cope with this situation? What to do during the confinement? While staying informed is very important, it is better to take a break from time to time. It's not a good idea to always be watching the news, and especially on social media

  •  #121 Global Pandemic - About the Recommendations

    #121 Global Pandemic - About the Recommendations

    23/03/2020 Duração: 12min

    Listen to a new episode of Speak English Now Podcast, your favorite material for practicing your spoken and heard English. You will also learn about lifestyle and culture, language, vocabulary and how to improve your English more effectively. Transcript: Hi everyone! I am Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. Hello, dear students, I hope you're well. I am alright, and I have prepared a special episode for you. - We will practice expressions and vocabulary related to the recommendations of health authorities on how to limit the spread of this global pandemic. We will also practice fluency with a new mini-story by using the term "should," among other structures. As I'm sure you know, a global pandemic is affecting the health of many people and also our daily lives. I had planned to do another topic this week, but I think it's worth talking about this instead so that we can learn and practice relevant vocabulary. I thought it would be a good idea to revi

  • #120 Baking cooking vocabulary in English

    #120 Baking cooking vocabulary in English

    12/03/2020 Duração: 15min

    Transcript: Hi everyone! I am Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. In today's lesson, I'll talk about baking. I'll teach you how to bake my favorite blueberry muffins. So if you want to enrich your English vocabulary and try out my favorite muffin recipe, I suggest that you continue listening. And with a point of view lesson, you will improve your English grammar intuitively without memorizing any rules.  Unbelievable! Today is episode 120. That means you get over 120 free English lessons. If my podcast helps you, be sure to share it with your friends. That would mean a lot to me. Thank you. Remember! You can get the transcript at speakenglishpodcast.com. Ok, let's start!  I don't know about you, but I love baking. And the easiest recipe I know, and the one my friends like best, is blueberry muffins. People are very used to eating all sorts of pastries that contain an incredible amount of sugar, yet one of the things they love most about my cakes is

  • #119 Beauty and Makeup vocabulary in English

    #119 Beauty and Makeup vocabulary in English

    26/02/2020 Duração: 15min

    Transcript: Hi everyone! I am Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. In today's lesson, I'll talk about makeup. I've decided to introduce some basic vocabulary related to makeup products. So if you want to enrich your English vocabulary, I suggest that you continue listening. Make sure you don't miss the mini-story. It will help you improve your English speaking, and you will have a great time. Remember! You can get the transcript at speakenglishpodcast.com. Let's see what beauty products we need for a basic look. Most women want to be ready in 5 minutes and depending on the time that I have, or the occasion, I spend between 5 and 30 minutes doing my makeup. If you are a makeup lover, you know that there are countless makeup products. So, remember that in this episode, I will focus on the basics. OK, so, what's the first step? Before I start, I'd like to mention some essential points like, how do we apply makeup? What makeup tools do we need for that?

  • #118 Valentines Day in the USA

    #118 Valentine's Day in the USA

    15/02/2020 Duração: 12min

    "Do you love me?" “I love you more than the cookie monster loves cookies.” Happy Valentine's Day, everybody! I am Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. In today’s episode, I will talk about Valentine’s Day in the United States. And with a mini-story you will improve your English speaking. Remember! You can get the transcript at speakenglishpodcast.com. Ok. Let’s get started! Although it is a very commercial holiday, Valentine's Day has a fascinating history that goes back to ancient Rome! In the United States and other parts of the world, people celebrate February 14 by giving away candy hearts and red roses. Historians believe that Valentine's Day originated in ancient Rome as a pagan fertility festival. But despite its origins, in 1300, it officially became a holiday associated with love and romance.   The Roman Pope officially declared February 14, "Valentine's Day." It was then associated with love because many believed that birds began their mati

  • #117 Stop saying I Think in English

    #117 Stop saying "I Think" in English

    08/02/2020 Duração: 16min

    Hi, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. Speaking English is way easier than it seems! You just have to use the right material and techniques. Do you often find yourself saying "I think" in a conversation? Well, today I'll teach you some new expressions that will enrich your English vocabulary and make you sound smarter.    Remember! You can get the transcript of this episode at speakenglishpodcast.com. Ok. Let’s get started! Hey, everybody! I'm back with a new episode. Unfortunately, I couldn't record a new episode last week because I had a cold. So, how are you? I hope you're okay. Leave some comments on Facebook, on my YouTube channel, or on my website to let me know how you're doing. Let's start with today's topic.  When we learn a new language, and we don't yet master much vocabulary, so we tend to repeat the same expressions over and over again.  And even if people understand what you say, if you want to

  • #116 Learn English proverbs

    #116 Learn English proverbs

    23/01/2020 Duração: 10min

    Hi, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. Speaking English is way easier than it seems! You just have to use the right material and techniques. Today, I’ll teach you some English proverbs. If you don’t know what proverbs are, continue listening. And with a story, you will improve your grammar intuitively but without memorizing any rules! Remember! You can get the transcript of this episode at speakenglishpodcast.com. Ok. Let’s get started! First of all, what’s a proverb? A proverb is a popular saying that highlights the basic facts of life.  Some of them are quite serious, although others are very funny. Just like idioms, proverbs often have a greater meaning. It’s not just individual words put together. Great. So, what's the difference between an expression and a proverb? Many English learners find it hard to learn idioms, and that's because they don't usually make literal sense. Proverbs, on the other hand, a

  • #115 English Pronunciation Training with Tongue Twisters

    #115 English Pronunciation Training with Tongue Twisters

    16/01/2020 Duração: 15min

    Hello, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. Speaking English is way easier than it seems! You just have to use the right material and techniques. In this episode, I’ll introduce you to some new tongue twisters. It's not the first time I'm talking about tongue twisters. I've done two episodes in the past, so if you want to listen to them, look for episodes #083 and #087. And with a mini-story, you will improve your fluency in English by answering questions, like in a real conversation. Remember that you can get the text of this episode at speakenglishpodcast.com. Before I start talking about tongue twisters, let me thank you for listening to my podcast. I would like to start 2020 by thanking everyone for listening and for supporting my program by sharing it on social media with your friends and families. Thank you, everyone! Ok. Let’s get started! So, do you remember what a tongue twister is?  It can be a diff

  • #114 New Years Resolution 2020 (rep)

    #114 New Year's Resolution 2020 (rep)

    08/01/2020 Duração: 16min

    Transcript: Hi, everybody! I’m Georgiana, founder of speakenglishpodcast.com. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. Speaking English is way easier when you use the right material and techniques. In this episode, let's take a look at the most common New Year's resolutions. Then you will practice your English fluency with a mini-story. Alright! Let’s start! By the way, if you are new here, visit my website to get the transcript of today's episode. Go to: speakenglishpodcast.com If you're already familiar with this show, please share it with your friends and family. That would make me very happy! Tell your friends that my podcast is available everywhere on the internet. You can find it on my website and many podcast apps like Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, Facebook, SoundCloud, etc. Just look for "Speak English Now with Georgiana," and start learning English with me!" Well, first of all... Happy New Year! How time flies! A new year has just begun. It’s curious how the passage of time is perceived acc

  • #113 Christmas Holidays 2019 (rep)

    #113 Christmas Holidays 2019 (rep)

    18/12/2019 Duração: 20min

    Hi everyone! I’m your English teacher Georgiana, founder of speakenglishpodcast.com. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. In this episode, I’ll talk about the Christmas holidays. And after that, you’ll practice your English speaking with an exciting mini-story about a man dressed in red. Alright! Let’s start! Ah! It's Christmas at last! I don't know about you, but I love this time of year. I start to think about what presents to give to my family and friends. Normally I make a list, so I don't forget anyone. Can you imagine forgetting someone? That would be terrible! That's why I start very early to plan what presents to give to everyone. Finding the right gift for someone can be difficult, so what I usually do is search online for gift ideas. And buying online helps me avoid the holiday crowds. To really feel the Christmas spirit, I like preparing a pot with a delightful scent using orange, cinnamon, apple cider, and clove. I let everything boil throughout the day so that the fragrance spread

  • #112 How to replace the word Look in English

    #112 How to replace the word Look in English

    12/12/2019 Duração: 08min

    Hi, everyone! I'm Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. Today you will learn how to replace the word "look" in a sentence if you want to be more concise. I'll give you an example, depending on the context. In the previous episodes, I gave several examples of terms or expressions that you may use instead of "look". So make sure that you listen to the earlier episodes as well. By the way, if you are new here, visit my website to get the transcript of today's episode. Go to: speakenglishpodcast.com If you're already familiar with this show, please share it with your friends and family. That would make me very happy! Tell your friends that my podcast is available everywhere on the internet. You can find it on my website and many podcast apps like Spotify, iTunes, Youtube, Facebook, Soundcloud, etc. Just look for "Speak English Now with Georgiana," and start learning English with me!" We’ll start with the word to scan.   1)To scan When we look over som

  • #111 How to compliment your partner in English

    #111 How to compliment your partner in English

    16/11/2019 Duração: 15min

    Hi, dear students! I'm Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. Speaking English is way easier when you use the right material and techniques. Although we don't celebrate Valentine's Day this time of the year, I think that as Christmas approaches, many of us spend more time with our partners. So today, I want to introduce some funny but useful compliments that will make your significant other, feel special.
 There are all kinds of compliments: good, bad, original, ordinary, or funny ones. If you still don't know what they are, don't worry because I'll explain it to you. Next, we will practice fluency with a mini-story on a very special competition related to today's topic. Remember that you can get the text of the episode at SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. As I said, today I'm going to talk about compliments, but first, let's define what they are. A compliment is basically a brief comment on an attribute or quality of a person. There are many types, and perh

  • #110 Stop using the word LOOK in English part#2

    #110 Stop using the word LOOK in English part#2

    06/11/2019 Duração: 09min

    READ the TEXT here:www.SpeakEnglishpod.com Hi, dear students! I'm Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. Speaking English is way easier when you use the right material and techniques. 
Let’s talk again about the repetitive use of the word "look." Seriously, you gotta stop using the word "look" all the time. There are many more words that you can use instead. I will help you to choose the right one depending on the context.  Therefore, today, I will continue to enrich your vocabulary and help you to sound more like a native English speaker.  And with a point of view story, you will practice your English speaking and you will learn grammar without memorizing any rules.   By the way, you can find my podcast everywhere on the internet. 
If you need to read the transcript, I recommend you to listen to the podcast on my website SpeakEnglishPodcast.com 
 But you can also find it on Spotify, iTunes, Youtube, Soundcloud, etc. Just look for "Speak English No

  • #109 Halloween in America 2019

    #109 Halloween in America 2019

    31/10/2019 Duração: 12min

    Hi, everyone! I'm Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help YOU to speak English fluently. In today's episode: I'll be talking about one of the most celebrated holidays in the United States: Halloween. After that, you'll practice your speaking with a new mini-story, while enjoying my new Question & Answer story. Very well. Let's get started!  Halloween is a holiday celebrated on the last day of October. I would say it's very popular because everybody's excited about it, especially children. The word Halloween comes from an old English expression, "All Hallows' Eve," and it means the day before All Saints' Day.   Children of all ages really love Halloween because they can dress up in funny costumes and knock on their neighborhood doors shouting "Trick or Treat!". The neighbors usually give them candies. The meaning of the phrase "Trick or Treat" is interesting. In this context, "treat" means getting the candies, and "trick" implies the consequence of not getting the sweets. It's

  • #108 Stop using the word Look - part#1

    #108 Stop using the word Look - part#1

    25/10/2019 Duração: 12min

    Hi, dear student! I'm Georgiana, founder of the Speak English Now podcast. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. Speaking English is way easier when you use the right material and techniques. I'm here to tell you to stop using the word "look" repeatedly. There are many more alternatives, and depending on the context, I will help you to choose the right one. This lesson is intended to help you enrich your vocabulary and sound more like a native English speaker.  And with a mini-story, you will practice your English speaking. But first, I would like to share with you a comment on Facebook from one of my students called Fernando Romero:  "Hello Georgiana, I'm fascinated by your method. I have improved my spoken English. Your podcasts are incredible... congratulations. Thank you!"  By the way, if you are new here, visit my website to get the transcript of today's episode. Go to: speakenglishpodcast.com If you're already familiar with this show, please share it with your friends and family. That wou

  • #107 Already, still and yet in English

    #107 Already, still and yet in English

    19/10/2019 Duração: 08min

    Hi, dear listener! I'm Georgiana, founder of the Speak English Now podcast. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. Speaking English is way easier when you use the right material and techniques. Do you have a hard time using the words Already, Still and Yet?   Well, today I’ll help you to understand how to use these three words. And with a point of view story, you will learn grammar without memorizing any rules. As you know, I don't teach grammar to my students. However, many of you have difficulties using the words: already, still, and yet. So in this episode, I'm going to explain how to use them. Before I go any further, I want you to know that native English speakers do not learn these words by studying grammar. Not at all!  What’s the secret then? Well, they learn new words and expressions in context. And that's exactly the way you learned your own language. Let's see some examples: My idea is to give you a general sense of how to use these words. So I won't go into details, exceptions, etc.

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