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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.

Episodes

  • #197 Popular idioms in English

    22/01/2022 Duration: 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 Duration: 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 Duration: 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 Duration: 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 Duration: 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 Duration: 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’

  • #191 Super Short Scary Stories in English part#2

    05/11/2021 Duration: 10min

    - Well, well... So, you're going to make a cucumber salad. - Not exactly. You'll see in a while what I need them for. 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 discover some more super short scary stories. - Next, I'm going to do a little mini-story for you to practice fluency. Simple and effective. Remember, you can check out the transcript for today's episode at www.speakenglishpodcast.com Alright. Last week we looked at some super short scary stories... Well, very short. So short that most of them can be written in a single line.  For example, we saw this one: "We know who you are and where you live." Today we are going to learn some more. As I know you are very brave, you will be able to bear it. I am also going to comment on them one by one.  Let's look at the first one: "Your bank called you." Phew. Every time the bank calls me, they try to offer me

  • #190 Halloween in America 2021

    29/10/2021 Duration: 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’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 neighborhoo

  • #189 Super Short Scary Stories in English

    22/10/2021 Duration: 11min

    Hi, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently.  - We're going to be a bit scared. Well, not really. We're going to listen to some super short scary stories. Each story is one sentence, more or less. - In the second part, we're going to listen to a point of view story to learn grammar in context without memorising any boring rules. You can get the transcript for this episode on my website: SpeakEnglishpodcast.com How was your day? A lot is going on today: some good, some okay, and some bad.  Today I'd like to talk about fear. Well, I'm not going to get serious about it because we already have plenty of real scary stories in the news. I will actually talk about some scary stories that can be told in a few words. Here’s an example: "We have to talk." Indeed, the expression "we have to talk" can trigger all kinds of emotions, including fear, especially if your couple says it. But that's another story. Let's look at the

  • #188 Abandoned Towns in English

    15/10/2021 Duration: 15min

    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 abandoned towns, where no one lives anymore for one reason or another. With a mini-story, we will meet John, a man who, tired of his lifestyle, makes a radical decision. Very good. Thank you for listening once again. We have reached 22 million downloads of this podcast; thank you very much for following me! If you want to help me, please share and recommend my website SpeakEnglishPodcast.com by mentioning my podcast. Thank you very much in advance. Okay, let’s get to today’s topic. In every country in the world, there are villages where no one lives. I find this phenomenon fascinating. There are several words you can use to describe such a town. They all mean the same thing: Abandoned: This means that those who lived in that area have left. Therefore, people abandoned the place at some point in the past. Uninhabited: This word implies th

  • #187 Beautiful Words in English

    09/10/2021 Duration: 13min

    Did you know that there are more than 1 million words in English? I know it’s hard to believe, so keep counting, I mean keep listening.

  • #186 The mystery of the Monoliths

    01/10/2021 Duration: 11min

    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 you think! You just have to use the right material and techniques. – Do you like mysteries? I do, but only when they explain what’s really going on. Today I’ll talk about mysterious metallic monoliths. -And with a mini-story, you will improve your English fluency. Before we get started, go to my website SpeakEnglishPodcast.com to get the transcript. It’s free! By the way, thank you for your messages and feedback. It’s my pleasure to help you speak English in a fun and entertaining way. Okay. Let’s start! Today’s topic is about mystery. I don’t know if you’ve seen this on social media or TV. In several places around the world, some very remote metal monoliths have appeared. Many have speculated on the subject. Some say it is simply a viral campaign on a global scale. Perhaps from some well- known brand. Others say that it is simply an

  • #185 What is dubbing in movies, music and video games?

    24/09/2021 Duration: 10min

    Hi, everybody! 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 dubbing. And we will practice grammar in context with a point of view story. Don’t worry. You won’t have to memorise any boring rules. Remember that you can get the 5 Secrets to Learn English totally free on my website: speakenglishpodcast.com Have you ever wondered why movies are dubbed in some countries and not in others? Dubbing a movie means to substitute the original voice for another one in the language of the country. This way you don't need to know the original language of the movie. You can simply watch the entire movie in your language without any problems. An alternative is to simply add translated subtitles. This is done in most countries.  This way you can listen to the original sound and at the same time read in your native language to understand the meaning. It is a cheap alternative and much easier than dubbing the movies.  Interes

  • #184 Things not to say in English

    09/09/2021 Duration: 16min

    Today, in this episode Let’s look at some bad strategies and attitudes that don’t quite work in conversation. I mean, like having awkward conversations. Next, you’ll practice your fluency with a mini-story lesson—the best way to learn to speak English without translating mentally. Okay, let’s start with an important question: Do you think that you are too old to learn English? I have always thought that it is never too late to learn a language, and I have always had students of all ages using my method successfully. But a few days ago, I received an email from a student in Greece, saying something like this: Dear Georgiana, hello, I’m delighted to see your programs. I think you give your soul to every lesson. My mother tongue is Greek, and I am proud because our language has a positive contribution to the English vocabulary. I’m also proud that I try to improve my English even though I’m 94 years old. Georgiana, I encourage you to continue with your English lessons. I admire you! Erotokritos Thank you, dear E

  • #183 English Expressions with the color Blue


    03/09/2021 Duration: 13min

    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'll be talking about what happens just after we end our vacations. • Later, a cool mini-story to practice your English speaking. Let me start by telling you that I'm super excited to be back again and connecting with you! How are you doing? Are you feeling happy and relaxed? Or are you feeling blue?  We’re in September, so I can officially say that the summer holidays are over.  During summer, I've been resting, sunbathing, and enjoying my free time. I've recharged my batteries. I like to be near the beach, enjoy the sun, the sea breeze, and eat delicious food. I must say that I've managed to disconnect from my routine completely.  How about you? How did you disconnect from your everyday worries? Talking about disconnecting and taking a break. In September, a fascinating phenomenon occurs: I’m referring myself to the post-holiday blues, also known

  • #182 Mistakes when speaking in English

    19/08/2021 Duration: 10min

    Welcome to the Speak English Podcast, your resource for practicing your English speaking and listening. You will also learn about lifestyle and culture, language, vocabulary, and how to learn English more effectively. Transcript: I’m Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help YOU to speak English fluently. Today I will talk about fluency and how it is related to the possible mistakes that occur when we speak. Yes. Sometimes we can make mistakes! Next, we will practice grammar with a funny point of view story. You just have to listen and observe how the different grammar points change. Excellent! I have decided to talk about a topic that, I think, is very significant for the language student. First, let’s see what fluency means. When a person can speak fluently, they can speak more or less without hesitation, without pausing and thinking about how to say something. Occasionally, we can take a short pause to think, but this is not usual. We experience near-perfect fluency when we speak

  • #181 Listening to podcasts in English while exercising

    30/07/2021 Duration: 09min

    Hi everyone! I’m Georgiana; founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help YOU speak English fluently. In this episode: I’ll talk about the importance of moving and studying English. After that, we’ll practice grammar with a point of view story. Ok, let’s get started! Let me ask you a question. Imagine a person learning English. He or she’s preparing to study a new lesson. How do you picture the scene? Perhaps this person’s sitting at home or in a quiet library with an open textbook, a dictionary, and a notebook. Maybe this person has been sitting for hours, almost motionless, trying to learn and memorize the content. At least that’s the typical image that pops into my mind whenever I imagine an English student following the traditional method. Now let’s visualize a different scene. Imagine someone walking around. Their whole body’s moving. The feet transmit movement to the legs and to the entire body. The arms are swinging slightly, and the brain receives more oxygen. You can’t be too lethargic

  • #180 Listening In The Background

    23/07/2021 Duration: 12min

    Welcome to the Speak English Now Podcast, your resource for practicing your English speaking and listening. You will also learn about lifestyle and culture, language, vocabulary, and how to learn 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.  In this episode: I’ll be talking about passive listening, or in other words, listening in the background.  Later on, we’ll practice conversation skills with the powerful Question & Answer technique. Ok, let’s get started! In the language industry, there’s an approach called passive listening. This means playing some English in the background while performing other tasks. In theory, you’re learning because the brain is always learning, no matter how. Interesting, huh? You just need to play some English while you’re cleaning, jogging, surfing the Internet, etc. Well, although this approach may be appealing to many of you, here’s the ba

  • #179 Asking for Directions in English

    15/07/2021 Duration: 11min

    Hi, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. I'm going to talk about how to ask and give directions in English. For example, when you want to go to a restaurant, and you have to ask for directions. Next, an exclusive mini-story to improve your fluency in English. Remember that you can get the text of the episode at SpeakEnglishpodcast.com. So, let's get started. As you know, it's very useful to know how to ask for directions when you go to a place for the first time, and you're a bit lost. Okay, yes, I know that nowadays with smartphones, you can check the GPS and you don't need to ask for help anymore, but think about this: Asking for directions is an excellent opportunity to practice English. In this episode, we will see the most common expressions with some examples: All right, the best way to ask for directions is by using this expression: "Excuse me, how do I get to _?" "Could you tell me the best way to get

  • #178 English Pronunciation Practice with Tongue Twisters

    08/07/2021 Duration: 11min

    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. In this episode, I'll learn some new tongue twisters in English to help you with your English pronunciation. And with a mini-story, you will improve your fluency. A mini-story is very simple but very powerful. I ask easy questions on purpose so that you can simulate a conversation. It's like talking 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! So, do you remember what a tongue twister is?  It can be a difficult phrase that we say quickly, usually because of a sequence of almost similar sounds.  For example, "Peter Piper picked a pickle of pickled peppers." Many people use tongue twisters to speak clearly, including actors, politicians, etc. These allow you to practice

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