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Synopsis

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

  • #116 Learn English proverbs

    #116 Learn English proverbs

    23/01/2020 Duration: 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 Duration: 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 Duration: 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 Duration: 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 Duration: 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 Duration: 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 Duration: 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 Duration: 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 Duration: 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 Duration: 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.

  • #106 The differences between Bring, Carry, Fetch, and Take - ESL

    #106 The differences between Bring, Carry, Fetch, and Take - ESL

    03/10/2019 Duration: 11min
  • #105 Back to school part #2 - ESL

    #105 Back to school part #2 - ESL

    25/09/2019 Duration: 12min
  • #104 Back To School part #1

    #104 Back To School part #1

    20/09/2019 Duration: 12min

    Hi, everybody! I'm Georgiana, your online English teacher. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. Speaking English is way easier when you use the right material and techniques. Since it's September, we're going back to school. At least in this episode, you will remember how exciting it used to be to start a new school year. We're going to check out vocabulary related to the school supplies that kids need when they go back to school, after the summer vacation. And in the second part of this episode, you'll learn English grammar without studying any rules with an exclusive point of view story. Before I go any further, I'd like to thank you for listening. Did you know that there are over 10 million downloads of the Speak English Now podcast? I'm very excited because that means that my method really helps you improve your English speaking and listening skills. Thanks again for listening and remember to share the podcast with your friends and family.   All right, let's get started!   We could use the

  • #103 Learn English Every Day (rep)

    #103 Learn English Every Day (rep)

    12/09/2019 Duration: 10min

    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’m Georgiana, your online English teacher. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. Speaking English is way easier when you use the right material and techniques. In the first part of today’s episode, I’ll show you how you can benefit from creating habits that help you with your English. And in the second part of this episode, you’ll learn English grammar without studying any rules with an exclusive point of view story. All right, let's get started! The first thing we have to keep in mind is that willpower is not as important as it seems. In fact, it’s quite limited. It's impossible to do anything consistently with willpower alone. We are not designed that way. We are creatures of habit, and essentially our life consists of a sum of habits. For exam

  • #102 Going to the Bank in English (rep) ESL

    #102 Going to the Bank in English (rep) ESL

    05/09/2019 Duration: 15min

    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’m Georgiana, your online English teacher. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. Speaking English is way easier when you use the right material and techniques. In the first part of this episode, I'm gonna talk about lending and borrowing something and how to get a loan from the bank. And in the second part, you’ll practice your spoken English with a question and answer mini-story. All right, let's get started! Today I'd like to talk about loans and the related vocabulary. Loans have always been a feature in all countries, societies, and cultures. Person A has some money, and person B needs money. Then person A can lend money to person B. When we talk about lending, we don't talk about giving. Giving means permanently, without a

  • #101 English podcast - Shopping at the Supermarket ESL (rep)

    #101 English podcast - Shopping at the Supermarket ESL (rep)

    28/08/2019 Duration: 15min

    Are you a spender? Today I’m gonna talk about the tricks that supermarkets use to make you to buy more than necessary. You’ll also improve your speaking with a funny mini-story.   Ok! Let’s start!   When you leave the supermarket, have you ever wondered why you spent more money than you originally planned?   I do :) If it happens to you, you may think that you don't know how to manage money, that you are a spender or simply that you don't have enough discipline, but don't worry, because supermarkets follow a whole series of very powerful marketing strategies that induce the buyer to buy, so don't feel too guilty :)   By the way, a spender is someone who spends money unnecessarily. And another interesting expression: "overspending," which means spending more than planned or necessary.   These supermarket strategies can simply be called tricks. The truth is that supermarkets have more tricks than a magician.   Let's take a look at a few of them, and learn some vocabulary on the subject.   The size of the cart

  • #100 Going out in NYC - How to order a drink in English (rep)

    #100 Going out in NYC - How to order a drink in English (rep)

    21/08/2019 Duration: 10min

    I'm Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com.
And I’m here to help YOU to speak English fluently and with confidence. In this episode, I'll talk about going out at night. I’ll point out the most emblematic places where you can hang out in New York City at night, and I’ll teach you how to order a drink! I’ve also prepared a Point of View story so you can practice your grammar and vocabulary. I’m not sure if you have noticed, but today you’re listening to episode 50 of the Speak English Now Podcast. It may not sound like a big deal to you, but in approximately one year I’ve posted 680 minutes of free material!! And it’s available on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, Youtube, etc Thank you so much for helping me share the podcast with your friends and family. Remember to leave a comment on iTunes about the show. It would mean a lot to me! Let's start the lesson. Today's gonna be fun! It's Friday night, you call your friends and ask them: What are we doing tonight? And they say: Let’s go party! Or Let's go clubbi

  • #099 Renting a car in English – ESL (rep)

    #099 Renting a car in English – ESL (rep)

    14/08/2019 Duration: 15min

    Hi everyone! I’m Georgiana; founder of SpeakEnglishPod.com. My mission is to help YOU speak English fluently. Today I’ll be teaching you how to rent a car in English. The lesson is simple and to the point, so it’ll save you a lot of time when you really need to rent a vehicle. And in the next section, you’ll practice your English speaking with a funny mini-story. Today’s story is about Brian, a middle-aged man who wants to go out with hot chicks.

  • #098 How many times do you 
need to listen in English? (rep)

    #098 How many times do you 
need to listen in English? (rep)

    07/08/2019 Duration: 14min

    Hello, 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 will be talking about how many times we have to repeat an audio material in English. After that, you practice your conversation skills with a new mini-story. Ok, let’s get started! As you may know, I always recommend you to listen to improve your English speaking. There are many studies, which suggest that there is a correlation between our level of the language and the hours we have been listening. In other words, the more you listen, the better. The more hours you spend listening, the quicker you improve. Here’s an interesting question you might ask: “How many times do I have to listen to every piece of content?” Do I have to listen just one time? Or more than that? What most students do is listen to certain content once or twice and then change to another material. The typical student thinks that the more variety, the better. Well, variety is u

  • #097 What to do during 
the Summer Vacation ESL

    #097 What to do during 
the Summer Vacation ESL

    04/08/2019 Duration: 11min

    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 easier than it seems! You just have to use the right material and techniques. In today’s episode, I’ll give you some tips on how to spend your summer vacation, and you'll speak English with a mini-story. Before I go any further, I'd like to thank you for listening. I’m also a language learner, and I can identify with you and your goals, so I want to help you. Do you know how you can help me? It would be great if you could share my podcast with your friends or write a review on iTunes, Youtube, or my Facebook page. OK! Let’s start! Time passes so quickly. I can’t believe it’s already August! And speaking of time, this is the last episode of the season. I'm going to take a short vacation to rest. But don't worry because I'm going to upload a selection of episodes from other seasons so you can continue practicing your English. So I'll be back in Septe

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