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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

  • 300th Episode Celebration - Seven Years of Speak English Now Podcast

    23/05/2024 Duração: 28min

    Hello, everyone! Today is a special day because it's our seventh year together!!! This week, we have reached 300 episodes and more than 30 million downloads! Thanks to all of you, we've created a huge family of learners from all around the world. Thank you so much for your support and for sharing the podcast with your friends and family. I appreciate every one of you listening and learning with this podcast and my premium courses.  As we celebrate, I promise to keep bringing you fun and helpful episodes. More Great News: I will also launch a new premium course! Let me recommend to you my most listened-to episodes: #003 - The Importance Of Repeated Listening In this episode, I explain how many times you have to listen to a material in English.  #018 - Benefits of Listening in English when Exercising In episode #018, I discuss the importance of exercising and studying English. #200 - Difficult words to Pronounce in English  In episode #200, I look at some English words very difficult to pronounce. So, let me

  • #299 The Gold Rush 1849

    16/05/2024 Duração: 15min

    Today, we're diving into an exciting part of history called the Gold Rush. Ever thought about hunting for treasure? Lots of people did back then! What was the Gold Rush? During the Gold Rush people traveled to places where they thought they could find gold. For example, in 1849, many went to California because they had heard they could find gold there. This event is called the California Gold Rush. Imagine: people from all over the world came to California, hoping to become rich. Why did people go there? People joined the Gold Rush for different reasons. The main one was to find gold and make money. They thought this would make their lives better and help their families. Some were looking for adventure and wanted to explore new places. What was life like during this time? Life during the Gold Rush was tough. Those seeking gold traveled a long way and lived in camps. They used simple tools like pans and shovels to search for gold in rivers and dirt. It was very exciting when someone found gold, but many didn't

  • #298 Differences between Do and Make

    09/05/2024 Duração: 12min

    Understanding "Do" and "Make" Today, we're going to talk about something that confuses many students: when to use "do" and when to use "make." When to Use "Do" Let's start with "do." We use "do" when we talk about general tasks or activities that don't create something new. It's like saying you're doing something that's part of your routine. Let's hear some examples: Do homework: "After school, I always do my homework." Do the dishes: "In our house, we do the dishes right after dinner." Do exercises: "My friend does exercises every morning to stay healthy." So remember, when you're talking about doing a job or something you need to finish, "do" is the word to use! When to Use "Make" Now, let's talk about "make." We use "make" when we create something or when there's a result from what we do. It's like making something new or making a choice. Here are some examples with "Make:" Make a cake: "Why don't you make a delicious cake?" Make a decision: "It can be tough, but everyone needs to make decisions sometim

  • #297 Internet Vocabulary in English part 2

    02/05/2024 Duração: 16min

    Hi! I'm Georgiana, and I'm back with a new episode. I'm here to help you speak English fluently. If you want to help me, SHARE the podcast with your friends and family. That would mean a lot. Thanks. Before we start, get the transcript. Visit: SpeakEnglishPodcast.com/podcast Today, we will learn more internet words and practice speaking with a mini-story. Ok, let's start! Online Forum: An online forum is similar to a discussion group at the library. People gather on a website to discuss various topics, sharing their thoughts in posts and replies. Blog: A blog is like a personal journal or a collection of articles online. Individuals or organizations regularly update them to share information and opinions. Podcast: Podcasts are like radio shows on the Internet. You can listen to them online or download them to your device. Webinar: A webinar is an online seminar or presentation where you can watch and interact with the presenter through live video and other features. E-commerce: E-commerce is like an online ma

  • #296 Internet Vocabulary in English

    25/04/2024 Duração: 13min

    Hi! I’m Georgiana, and I’m back with a new episode. I’m here to help you speak English fluently. And what do you need to speak fluently? You need to LISTEN, LISTEN, LISTEN, and LISTEN.

  • #295 Speaking Mistakes - Do native speakers make mistakes?

    18/04/2024 Duração: 17min

    Ever wondered if native English speakers make mistakes? Well, here's the truth: Native English speakers make mistakes, too! This can be comforting for English learners. Hi! I'm Georgiana, and I'm back with a new episode. I'm here to help you speak English fluently. If you want to help me, SHARE the podcast with your friends and family. That would mean a lot. Thanks. On my website, you can find the 5 Secrets to Speaking English and my premium courses. Before we start, get the transcript. Visit: SpeakEnglishPodcast.com/podcast It's completely free! Ok, let's start! Native speakers of any language make mistakes, just like learners do. This is a natural part of language use and communication. Let's learn the mistakes native English speakers make and why they happen. Pronunciation Mistakes: It's common to mispronounce hard words. For example, some people say "Pacific" instead of "specific." Spelling Mistakes: Even people who have spoken English from birth can spell words wrongly. It's like writing "definately" whe

  • #294 Mount Rushmore

    11/04/2024 Duração: 17min

    Have you ever seen a huge mountain with presidents’ faces? Today, we learn about Mount Rushmore. What’s special about it? Let’s find out! Hi! I’m Georgiana, and I’m back with a new episode. I’m here to help you speak English fluently. If you want to help me, SHARE the podcast with your friends and family. That would mean a lot. Thanks. On my website, you can find the 5 Secrets to Speaking English and my premium courses. Before we start, get the transcript. Visit: SpeakEnglishPodcast.com/podcast It’s completely free! Ok, let’s start! Mount Rushmore is a giant and famous place in the United States. It’s located in South Dakota, inside the Black Hills. On this big mountain are huge carvings of the faces of four American presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. These presidents are very important because they did great things for America. The carvings of Mount Rushmore are huge. Each president’s face is as large as a tall building! People made this long ago, starti

  • #293 English expressions - Good for you!

    04/04/2024 Duração: 14min

    Transcript: Hi! I’m Georgiana, and I’m back with a new episode. I’m here to help you speak English fluently. And what do you need to speak fluently? You need to LISTEN, LISTEN, LISTEN, and LISTEN.

  • #292 Happy Easter 2024

    29/03/2024 Duração: 10min

    Today, we will learn how Easter is celebrated in the United States and Australia. We will hear Tom and Sarah's conversation about their plans for Easter this year. And with a point-of-view story, you will learn grammar in context without memorizing boring rules. Hi! Thanks for joining me for another episode of the podcast. I'm Georgiana and my mission is to help you improve your fluency. If you want to support me, please share the podcast with your friends and family. It would mean a great deal to me. Thank you! Remember that you can get the text of this episode on my website SpeakEnglishPodcast.com Okay! Let’s start! Tom, from the United States, and Sarah, from Australia, were catching up on a video call before the Easter holiday. As they started chatting, they quickly realized they had different traditions and plans for celebrating the holiday. Let's listen to their conversation: Tom: Hey, Sarah! Happy Easter! Sarah: Happy Easter to you too, Tom! I hope you're doing well. Tom: Yes, I'm doing great. So, what

  • #291 What is Minimalism?

    21/03/2024 Duração: 14min

    Hi! I'm Georgiana, and I'm back with a new episode. I'm here to help you speak English fluently. And what do you need to speak fluently? You need to LISTEN, LISTEN, LISTEN, and LISTEN. :) If you want to help me, SHARE the podcast with your friends and family. That would mean a lot. Thanks. Get the transcript here: speakenglishpodcast.com/291-what-is-minimalism/ In our previous episode, we talked about Diogenes syndrome. It's when people collect too many things. Today, I will talk about practically the opposite: minimalism. A few years ago, this lifestyle became popular. The concept of minimalism is about removing unnecessary things and focusing on what's important. Seems logical, right? Well... Sometimes, attempting to live a minimalist lifestyle can actually be more stressful than just accepting a little bit of clutter. Finally, it's about finding a balance that works for you. Here are some principles of minimalism: - Simplicity: Enjoy the simple and the necessary. - Utility: Have only things you use that a

  • Spring Offer 2024

    11/03/2024 Duração: 08min

    Transcript: This week is a bit special because it is Spring Offer, and all my premium courses have a 60% discount. I've received several messages with questions about the courses. I will try to answer some frequently asked questions in this short episode. By the way, you can get the offer at: speakenglishpodcast.com/courses Hurry up because the offer is only available until this Sunday at midnight. Let's start with the most frequently asked question: 1) What is the difference between the podcast and the premium courses? That's a great question! In the podcast, I talk about very diverse topics to improve your vocabulary. It's a great listening practice.  I also give a small example of a lesson in each podcast episode. It can be a mini-story of questions and answers or a point of view. Because of time limitations, I can barely develop these lessons, yet they allow you to test the method that I use in my premium courses in an easy and fun way. Instead, the premium courses are complete programs designed to improv

  • #290 Movie Idioms in English

    29/02/2024 Duração: 12min

    Hi, everyone! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. Today, we are going to talk about idioms and specific vocabulary related to movies in English. And with a mini-story, you are going to improve your fluency. I’ll tell you a story while asking you many questions that you have to answer right away. It’s like talking to another person in English. Please visit SpeakEnglishPodcast.com to get the transcript of today’s episode. And follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube. Let’s get started! As I said today, we will look at some specific words and idioms related to movies in English. Let’s start! 1. Get the show on the road When someone tells you to get the show on the road, they urge you to start doing something. They want you to start, even if there are some mistakes and things that hinder your progress. Examples:  “Let’s get the show on the road, or we’ll be late.” “We’re finally ready to get the show on the road.” “It’

  • #289 Diogenes Syndrome

    22/02/2024 Duração: 11min

    Hi! I'm Georgiana, and I'm back with a new episode. I'm here to help you speak English fluently. And what do you need to speak fluently? You need to LISTEN, LISTEN, LISTEN, and LISTEN. :) If you want to help me, SHARE the podcast with your friends and family. That would mean a lot. Thanks. On my website you can get the 5 Secrets to speak English and also my premium courses. Before we start, get the transcript at SpeakEnglishPodcast.com/podcast It's completely free! Ok, let's start! Today, I want to talk about something called Diogenes syndrome. It might not be something you're familiar with, but it's a big deal in society. This syndrome is about people accumulating too much stuff in their homes. My friend shared a story with me last week about her dear 80-year-old neighbor who recently passed away. Her children came to clear out the house so they could sell it. It turns out that the poor woman had collected a lot of stuff over the years—furniture, boxes, and more. It seems like she had a habit of collecting t

  • #288 Marketing and Accounting Made Simple

    15/02/2024 Duração: 13min

    Hi! I'm Georgiana, and I'm back with a new episode. I'm here to help you speak English fluently. And what do you need to speak fluently? You need to LISTEN, LISTEN, LISTEN, and LISTEN. :) If you want to help me, SHARE the podcast with your friends and family. That would mean a lot. Thanks. On my website you can get the 5 Secrets to speak English and also my premium courses. Ok, let's start! This episode is for my English students who work in finance. But don't worry if you don't! I'll explain marketing and accounting in a way that's easy for everyone to understand. Understanding Marketing Marketing is how businesses tell people about their products or services. Imagine it as a four-letter word: 'P-P-P-P.' 'Product' is what businesses want people to buy. It could be a smartphone, a pizza, or anything they sell. 'Price' is how much money you need to buy the product. It can attract or discourage customers. 'Place' is where you get the product. It can be in a store, online, or at a market. 'Promotion' is how comp

  • #287 How to save money? part#2

    08/02/2024 Duração: 17min

    If you want to save money, listen to this new episode. Last week, we discussed different strategies to save money; now, let's continue learning new tricks. And with a funny mini-story, you will practice your English speaking. Hi! I'm Georgiana. Thanks for joining me for another episode of the podcast. My mission is to help you improve your fluency. And if you want to get the transcript, then visit my website: SpeakEnglishpodcast.com/podcast It's completely free! Ok, let's start! Automate Your Savings Make saving money a habit by setting up automatic transfers from your checking account to your savings account. This ensures that a portion of your income is saved automatically each month, reducing the temptation to spend it. Keep Track of Your Expenses Maintain a record of all your expenses to understand where your money goes. You can use a notebook or a smartphone app to record every purchase. This practice helps you identify areas where you might be overspending and where you can cut back. Shop Wisely When sh

  • #286 How to save money?

    02/02/2024 Duração: 14min

      Hi! I'm Georgiana, your English teacher, and my mission is to help you speak English fluently. On my website you can get the 5 Secrets to speak English and also my premium courses. Before we start, get the transcript on my website. It's completely free. Visit: SpeakEnglishPodcast.com/podcast   Ok, let's start!   Do you want to save money? Today, we will explore some simple money-saving tips that are easy to understand and apply. And with a fun story, you will improve your English grammar in context.   Learn Basic Money Vocabulary Before we start talking about ways to save money, let's get to know some important financial terms in English. Knowing these words will help you better understand and handle your finances:   Income: This is the money you earn. Expenses: These are the costs or money you spend. Budget: A budget is a plan for managing your money. Savings: Savings are the money you keep for the future. Debt: Debt is money you owe.   Understanding these words is a great starting point for improving your

  • #285 How to make a cup of tea?

    25/01/2024 Duração: 11min

    Emily: Would you like to come over for a cuppa? Raquel: Is that like a cupcake or something sweet? Emily: Oh no, a cuppa is just a cup of tea. But I can offer you some cake if you like. Raquel: Sure, I'd love a cuppa and some cake. Get the full transcript on my website: speakenglishpodcast.com/285-how-to-make-a-cup-of-tea/ As you already noticed, I love drinking tea, and last week I talked about the history of tea in the UK. But if you're not sure about tea or think you might not like it, don't worry. I'm here to introduce you to different types of tea. I'm sure we can find one you'll really enjoy. And, of course, I'll show you how to make a British cuppa. By the way, you can say 'a cuppa' instead of 'a cup of tea.' People in some places use it a lot. For example, someone might say, 'When I'm tired, I enjoy having a cuppa to relax.' Hi, everyone! I'm Georgiana, your English teacher, and my mission is to help you speak English fluently. On my website you can get the 5 Secrets to speak English and also my pre

  • #284 The History of Tea in the UK

    18/01/2024 Duração: 12min

    Do you like tea? I love trying different kinds, especially on cold days. Today, we’ll talk about the British love for tea. And in a future episode, I’ll show you how to make a British-style cup of tea. Hi! I’m Georgiana. Thanks for joining me for another episode of the podcast. My mission is to help you improve your fluency. And if you want to get the transcript, then visit my website: SpeakEnglishpodcast.com/podcast It’s completely free! Ok, let’s start! Once Upon a Time: Long ago, in the 1600s, tea debuted in the UK. This fancy beverage didn’t magically appear; it came from Portugal. Catherine of Braganza, married to King Charles II, really liked tea and introduced this interesting new habit to the UK. Tea for the Elite: In the early days, tea was rare and expensive, like treasure! People kept their tea in special locked boxes called tea caddies. Back then, only people like the king and queen enjoyed it. Afternoon Tea Parties: In the 1700s, tea became more popular, but it was still costly. Then, Anna, the D

  • #283 American or British English Accent - Which One's for You?

    11/01/2024 Duração: 12min

    In this episode, we'll discuss whether English learners should pick an accent when they're at an intermediate level. And with a short story you will learn grammar in context without any boring rules. On my website you can get the 5 Secrets to speak English and also my premium courses. Hi, everyone! I'm Georgiana, your English teacher, and my mission is to help you speak English fluently. Before we start, get the transcript on my website. It's completely free. Visit: SpeakEnglishPodcast.com/podcast Ok, let's start! When choosing between learning American or British English, it's crucial to think about your goals and situation. Here are a few reasons why you might prefer one accent over the other: I'll start by sharing my experience. As you may know, I'm also a language learner like you, and I've been learning languages for many years. I've chosen to learn languages by listening to a lot of content. This method has helped me become fluent in several languages, including Spanish. When I began learning Spanish ma

  • #282
New Year's Eve Traditions and Superstitions in the US

    04/01/2024 Duração: 11min

    Today, we will talk about how people in America celebrate New Year's Eve. And with a short story you will learn grammar in context without any boring rules. On my website you can get the 5 Secrets to speak English and also my premium courses. Hi, everyone! I'm Georgiana, your English teacher, and my mission is to help you speak English fluently. Before we start, get the transcript on my website. It's completely free. Visit: SpeakEnglishPodcast.com/podcast  Let's explore the fun traditions and superstitions that make New Year's Eve special in the USA. #1 Dropping the Ball in Times Square: Perhaps the most iconic New Year's Eve tradition in the USA is the dropping of the ball in Times Square, New York City. Imagine a big, shiny ball made of crystal. Every year, lots of people gather to watch the ball descend when the clock strikes midnight. It's a famous event since 1907, making people happy and hopeful about what's coming next. #2 Kissing at Midnight: Kissing someone at the stroke of midnight is considered a w

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