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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

  • #211 Time Prepositions in English

    15/05/2022 Duração: 13min

    Hi, I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. Today, I am going to talk about time prepositions in English.  And with a point of view story, you will learn grammar in context without memorizing any boring rules. Before we get started, go to my website SpeakEnglishPodcast.com to get the transcript. It's free!  Ok. Let's start! Prepositions are short words (on, in, to, of) that usually stand in front of nouns, pronouns, or a group of nouns. They show direction, time, place, location, or introduce an object.  We commonly use prepositions to show a relationship in space or time or a logical relationship between two or more people, places, or things.  But today, we will focus on time prepositions. I don't recommend memorizing the examples since that method doesn't work. It's always best to learn in context by listening repeatedly.  Ok. Let’s start learning some time prepositions in English. We use ON before the days of the week

  • #210 Managing your English learning time

    08/05/2022 Duração: 17min

    – I first eat a donut and then listen to some English to motivate myself. – I see. That’s why you’re so fat. So, how’s your English? – Good, good. A donut? Hi, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. Today, I’m going to talk about managing your English learning time. Next, you will practice your speaking with a mini-story.  But before we start, please visit my website, SpeakEnglishPodcast.com/podcast to get the transcript of this episode. It’s completely free. Very good. Have you ever wondered how to find more time to do something? I ask myself that all the time. In fact, I think time runs away from me, and I don’t have time to chase it. The truth is time flies. And it flies for everyone. We always have something to do in today’s society, and there is never time for anything. But don’t despair. Even in these circumstances, you can find a good strategy to learn English. As you know, my system is based on listening

  • #209 Benefits of learning English

    30/04/2022 Duração: 13min

    Hi, I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. Speaking English is way easier than you think. You just need to use the right materials and techniques. Today I am going to talk about the benefits of learning English as an adult. And the truth is that there are many, and some of them are surprising. And with a mini-story, you will practice your spoken English. I'll ask you lots of questions that you'll have to answer right away. It's like having a conversation with another person in English. Before we get started, go to my website SpeakEnglishPodcast.com to get the transcript. It's free!  Ok. Let's start! #1 It is an excellent exercise for our brain. Many times we go to the gym to tone our muscles. We also try to lose weight to be ready for the beach in summer. We don't always succeed, but that's another story. :) In the same way, learning a new language is like sending our brain to the gym. We stimulate it with all sorts of new sounds, words we didn't know, grammar, expression

  • #208 Happy Easter 2022

    14/04/2022 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 I'll talk about something more festive. I'll talk about Easter and how Americans celebrate this holiday. And with a fun mini-story, you'll improve your English fluency by answering many questions in English. Before we get started, I just wanted to say hi if you are new here. And if you are a long-time listener, I want to thank you for supporting this show by sharing it with your friends and family. Ok, let’s start! Whenever Easter comes, everywhere I go, I see chocolate eggs and Easter bunny cakes.  But what do we celebrate on Easter?  Easter is a Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. The New Testament describes the resurrection occurring on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans on Calvary around 30 AD. Americans spend this holiday with friends and family, and some attend special services held

  • #207 English Punctuation Marks

    10/04/2022 Duração: 14min

    Hi, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. Today I am talking about punctuation. :) In the second part, you will improve your English fluency with a fun mini-story. It's like having a conversation with another person in English! Before we start, visit SpeakEnglishPodcast.com/podcast to get the transcript of this episode. Ok! Today I am talking about punctuation. By this word, I mean the different spelling marks used when writing. These are the main ones. Period or full stop . - is a punctuation mark that we use to show the end of a sentence. Commas , are the ideal punctuation mark to divide sentences or indicate when to pause. Apostrophes - we use them to identify something that belongs to someone, or to show a letter or multiple letters are missing from a word. Colons : are used to precede a list of items, a quotation, or an expansion or explanation. Semicolons ; indicate a pause, usually between two main sente

  • 206 Best Online English Dicionaries

    03/04/2022 Duração: 12min

    Hi, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. Today, we will talk about a topic that I’m sure you will find very useful. I will talk about the best online English dictionaries. And with a mini-story, you will practice your English fluency. Okay. Let’s get started. We have all used an English dictionary at one time or another. And I think it was easier before the Internet. Everyone had a single dictionary at home and consulted it in paper format. And then, for a short time, people used dictionaries on their computers. But then came the Internet. And everything became faster, more convenient, but also more confusing. Because right now, we have more dictionaries at our disposal than ever. However, especially when we want to look up how to pronounce a word in English. So let’s see what are the most used English dictionaries on the Internet: Of course, many people use the Google dictionary, which is actually a translato

  • #205 Fuel, Electricity, Gas, and rising prices

    26/03/2022 Duração: 12min

    - You know, I couldn't buy gasoline because it's too expensive,  I sold my car, and now I have enough money to buy it without any problem. Hi, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. In this episode: - I'm going to talk about a current topic: the widespread price increase we are suffering because of the economic situation.  - In the second part, you will practice grammar with a point of view lesson. Don't miss it! Remember, you can get the text and much more at SpeakEnglishPodcast.com/podcast  If there's one thing we can say lately when we go shopping for groceries, it is that prices are going up a lot. And this wouldn't be a big problem for people if wages were rising in the same way.  Obviously, people are not happy. They see that, with the same salary, they can buy fewer and fewer products. This is partly due to the increase in the price of three goods in the energy sector: fuel, electricity, and gas.   When I

  • #204 Flaws in English #2

    11/03/2022 Duração: 11min

    Hi, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. In this episode: - We continue with the flaws in English. We're going to learn four more words. - In part two, you'll practice grammar with a point of view lesson. Remember, you can get the transcript and much more at SpeakEnglishPodcast.com Last week I talked about flaws. Unlike virtues, flaws are undesirable characteristics of someone's personality.   I talked about this:   Stinginess: when you don't ever want to spend money. Indifference: When you have no interest or empathy for something or someone. Intransigence: When you are rigid in your positions and never make concessions. Gossip: When you are indiscreet in talking about others. Today we are going to look at four more flaws. Let's start! #1 Greed In a previous episode, I talked about stinginess. If you remember, it means trying not to spend money. Well, we have another word that may have some relation. I'm talk

  • #203 Flaws in English Stinginess, Indifference, Intransigence, Gossip

    06/03/2022 Duração: 14min

    Hi, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. In this episode: You're going to learn vocabulary about flaws. That is the negative characteristic of people.  In the second part, we will practice speaking with a fun mini-story of questions and answers. Remember to get the transcript of this episode at SpeakEnglishPodcast.com/podcast Let's start! In a couple of previous episodes, you learned vocabulary related to virtues. You know, those good characteristics of people. As you know, you and I are full of virtues, but today we're going to talk about negative characteristics that others have, not us, of course. Although there are many flaws, I will focus on just a few. I have made a selection to discuss them below. Let's go for the first one: 1. Stinginess A person who never wants to spend money is stingy, especially if they can afford it. I think it is convenient to distinguish between a saver and a stingy person. A s

  • #202 Virtues in English: Gratitude Perseverance Courage Prudence

    26/02/2022 Duração: 15min

    Hi, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. In this episode: We're going to continue to learn virtues in English. Maybe we'll discover that we possess those virtues by the end of the episode, with a bit of luck. In the second part of the show, you'll practice your English with a new mini-story with questions and answers related to virtues. Remember that at SpeakEnglishPodcast.com, you can find the transcript of this episode. Ok. In a previous episode, I talked about these four virtues:   - Loyalty - Sensitivity - Serenity - Resilience Today, we will look at four more virtues that I will further discuss and give examples. We will all end up very virtuous :) Let’s start!   1. Gratitude Okay, this is a virtue that is lacking in our society. It involves giving thanks, either in word or with an action. That is, you can reciprocate with gratitude to someone by helping them with something, or by showing kindness, etc.

  • #201 Virtues in English Loyalty, Wisdom, Serenity, Resilience

    20/02/2022 Duração: 11min

    Hi, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. In this episode, you will learn vocabulary related to virtues with examples. In the second part, you will practice grammar with a point of view lesson without memorizing any boring rules. Before getting started, visit my website SpeakEnglishPodcast.com and get the transcript for free.  Okay. First of all, what is a virtue? Thanks for asking. A virtue is a positive characteristic of a person. Usually, someone's virtues have a positive impact on others. Yes, I know that sometimes it's hard to find virtues in some people, but if you look carefully, you will find them. Sometimes the word "quality" is also used to say the same thing. The opposite of virtue would defect, which logically is negative. It's the undesirable aspect of a person. Sometimes people confuse virtue with ability. They are not precisely the same. A virtue is part of someone's personality, and that helps d

  • #200 Difficult words to Pronounce in English

    10/02/2022 Duração: 13min

    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, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. Today, we will look at some English words that are very difficult to pronounce. And with a point of view lesson, you will improve your English grammar without memorizing any boring rules. Before getting started, visit my website SpeakEnglishPodcast.com and get the transcript for free.  Also, let me say that I’m really happy because this is episode number 200!! It’s been five years since I launched the first episode of the Speak English Now Podcast!! Thank you so much for your support and sharing the podcast with your friends and families. Ok, let’s start. 1. Cavalry and calvary People often confuse cavalry (armed force

  • 199 Learning English and Music

    04/02/2022 Duração: 14min

    Hi, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. Do you play a musical instrument? Well, today we will learn some benefits of playing a musical instrument and whether it will also help you with learning English. And with a mini-story, you will improve your fluency. I will tell you a story while asking many questions that you will need to answer as quickly as possible. It's like having a conversation with another person in English. Before we get started, visit my website SpeakEnglishPodcast.com and get the transcript for free. Ok, let's start. #1 You'll be smarter One of the great reasons to learn to play music is to increase your cognitive ability. In other words, to be smarter. Playing music is a way to activate your brain in a way that helps you with memory retention, and you can learn new things quickly. #2 Improves your memory  Like I just said, playing an instrument improves your memory. So learning to play an in

  • #198 Types of Humor in English

    29/01/2022 Duração: 13min

    vocabulary, and how to improve your English more effectively. Transcript: Hi, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. Today we will talk about humor in English. There are many different ways that a person can be funny, and I will give you some examples of different types of humor in English. And with a mini-story, you will improve your fluency. I will tell you a story while asking many questions that you will need to answer as quickly as possible. It’s like having a conversation with another person in English. Before we get started, visit my website SpeakEnglishPodcast.com and get the transcript for free.  Ok, let’s start. First, let’s talk about what we call a funny person, or at least someone who tries to be funny.  1) A goofy person For example, we have the typical goofy person or goofball who does silly things, including funny dances and dressing up in ridiculous costumes. Sometimes they make funny mistakes,

  • #197 Popular idioms in English

    22/01/2022 Duração: 09min

    Hi, everyone! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently with no grammar and no textbooks. Today, let's learn some popular idioms in English. And with a point of view lesson, you will learn grammar in context without memorizing any boring rules. I'll tell you the same story from different grammar points. I can change the tense or the person. And like that, you will learn grammar in context. Please visit SpeakEnglishPodcast.com/podcast to get the transcript. It’s free. Ok. Let’s get started! 1. NO-BRAINER: this is basically an easy decision. It's something that requires little or no mental effort. Example: "Do you think I should propose to my girlfriend? That's a no-brainer. She is such a fantastic woman!" 2. SIT ON THE FENCE: staying neutral and not taking sides. For example, if you have two friends and they have a fight, you will try not to take sides. You'll sit on the fence. Example: "Don't you think I'm right? He hasn't bee

  • #196 House Vocabulary in English

    15/01/2022 Duração: 15min

    Today we will talk about finding the perfect home and what you should consider before you rent or buy a house. In the second part of this show, you will improve your fluency with a mini-story. I will ask you many questions that you need to answer as quickly as possible. It's like having a conversation with another person in English. Ok, let's start! Looking for a new home is an important decision, and many people are unprepared for the occasion. But today, I will help you find your perfect home in English.  When you want to buy or rent a house, make sure you try everything. Open and shut the cupboards, flush the toilets, and use a measuring tape.  Here are a few key things to look for on each home tour: First of all, you will need to consider the location, and the number of floors of the property—also, the size of bedrooms, bathrooms, closets, and storage space.  If the house is furnished and includes all electrical appliances, make sure you check out the age and condition of the appliances. Pay attention to

  • #195 Santa Claus - Fun Facts - ESL

    26/12/2021 Duração: 12min

    Hi, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. Merry Christmas everyone! Today I would like to share with you five fun facts about Santa Claus. And with a fun mini-story, I will help you improve your English fluency. You just have to answer some simple questions, as if we had an informal English conversation. There are so many things I love about Christmas. I love baking Christmas cookies, watching Christmas movies, buying presents, and decorating the tree. And let's not forget about Father Christmas, Santa Claus. I hope you're having a great Christmas this year.  1. Is Santa Claus real? Yes, of course. Santa Claus is real. The real name of Santa Claus was Saint Nicholas, but he was also known as Kris Kringle. Saint Nicholas was born in modern-day Turkey. After donating all his inherited wealth, he became famous for helping the poor and sick. Over the years, he became popular for his deeds and became known as the pr

  • #194 The History of Coca-Cola ESL

    17/12/2021 Duração: 12min

    Today, I will talk about Coca-Cola. And with a mini-story, you will improve your English fluency while learning some fun facts about Coca-Cola. Do you like Coca-Cola? I used to drink plenty of Coke when I was younger, but I try to drink more water nowadays. However, I admit that Coca-Cola is the perfect drink to complement my popcorn at the cinema. And the good news is that if you want a healthier version, you can choose the sugar-free and even caffeine-free Coke. But when and how was Coca-Cola invented? In 1886, John Pemberton, a pharmacist from Georgia, invented a new kind of syrup. The drink was first sold as a nerve tonic that "relieves exhaustion," but it wasn't very successful. Therefore, he sold his secret formula to another pharmacist, Asa Griggs Candler. Candler was actually the one who invented Coca-Cola, as he mixed Pemberton's syrup with soda. He started selling Coca-Cola in several drugstores and advertised his new drink, and soon people were going to the drugstores just to get a drink of Coca-Co

  • #193 How to express Probability in English?

    09/12/2021 Duração: 12min

    Hi, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently.  - Do you know how to express probability in English? Probably, but just in case, let's practice with some basic expressions. In the second part, we will practice fluency with a short mini-story of questions and answers. You can get the transcript of this episode and more at Speakenglishpodcast.com. Very good. When we talk, we usually say things that are true, or at least we believe them to be true. For example, "it's cold today," but we can also say things that we don't know one hundred percent if they are true. In today's episode, we will learn some phrases and words used to express probability. I'm sure you already know some of these expressions, and seeing them with some examples will help you consolidate them. The key is to hear them in context and over time, repeating them several times. Don't try to learn them all in one day. Since these expressions are used a lo

  • #192 How to avoid uncomfortable conversations in English

    13/11/2021 Duração: 12min

    Hi, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. Today, in this episode: We’re going to continue to see some bad strategies that I don’t recommend in conversations. Next, you will practice some grammar in an intuitive way with a point of view lesson. Okay, let’s start! If you remember, last week, we saw some unwise ways to interact in a conversation. Today we are going to continue with more things that we should not say or do when you  have a conversation in English. This is what we saw in the previous episode: – Talking about the weather. – Not listening to the other person. – Talking too fast, too softly, not articulating well, or not pausing. Talking about negative things. Talking about boring things. And my favorite: messing up. Remember, I told you how easy it is to mess up? That’s why we always have to be careful. If you didn’t listen to the previous episode, I suggest you do it along with this one. Cool! Let’

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