Learn English Podcast

by Learn English Podcast

Welcome to the Learn English podcast, the podcast teaching English in context so you can learn naturally. Each episodes presents comprehensible and engaging content in English so you can improve your listening comprehension, vocabulary, and knowledge about American culture. Ideal resource for intermediate or lower-advanced learners on their English journey. Let's learn English!

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  • E39 Learn English Podcast | Listening Comprehension: The Do's and Don'ts of Visiting Dallas

    E39 Learn English Podcast | Listening Comprehension: The Do's and Don'ts of Visiting Dallas

    🌟On today's episode, we help you practice your listening comprehension by exploring vibrant city of Dallas, Texas. We share our experiences and give you some tips on what to do and what to avoid in this wonderful city. 🏛️First, we take you to the 6th Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. This museum is very special because it tells the story of President John F. Kennedy and his visit to Dallas in 1963. You will learn about the events that happened on that day and see many interesting exhibits. It is a place full of history and a must-visit if you are in Dallas. 💔 🎧Next, we explore the lively downtown area, the unique neighborhood of Deep Ellum, and the Dallas Museum District, where you can find several amazing museums and galleries. We also tell you what not to do when you are in Dallas so you can get the most out of your trip! 🎸 🔔 Practice your listening comprehension skills and learn English while learning about this aspect of American history! Don't forget to hit the like button, subscribe, and ring the notification bell to join us for more language-learning! Follow us on social media @LearnEnglishPod and visit our website: Podcast website: https://learnenglishpod.com/ Follow us on social Media: https://linktr.ee/learnenglishpod 📚 Vocabulary List: 1) Hub - A central point of activity or transportation. 2) Assassinated - Murdered for political or ideological reasons. 3) Depository - A place where things are stored. 4) Conclude - To form an opinion or decision after careful thought. 5) Memorial - A structure or event designed to remember a person or event. 6) Hipster - A person who follows the latest trends and fashions. 7) Pottery - Objects made of clay and hardened by heat. 8) Light rail - A type of urban passenger transportation using rail cars. 9) Turbulent - Characterized by conflict, disorder, or confusion. 10) Vantage point - A position from which something is viewed or considered. 📜 SOURCES Sixth Floor Museum: https://www.jfk.org/plan-your-visit/ Deep Ellum Community Arts Fair: https://www.deepellumfair.com/ Artists from the Arts Fair: Artists from the Arts Fair: https://www.robotsinrowboats.com/ , https://www.instagram.com/deadwaxart , https://www.instagram.com/siebert.sabrina , https://www.instagram.com/mckenzie_fisk_art Dallas Museum of Art: https://dma.org/visit Crow Museum of Asian Art: https://crowmuseum.org/

  • E38 Learn English Podcast How to Make English Part of Your Daily Routine

    E38 Learn English Podcast How to Make English Part of Your Daily Routine

    📖You've likely heard that how much you interacting with English is the key to learning it. The more you read, listen, and speak in English, the better your fluency will be. Therefore, you should aim to read and listen daily. But how do you this? How can you fit language learning into your busy schedule? What if you have limited time and resources? 📚🎧On today's episode of the Learn English Podcast, we answer these questions and help you see where you can add English into your daily schedule. The goal is to make simple changes that will produce a big result overtime. You want English to be a part of your daily routine so you start acquiring the language without even thinking about it. We go over five tips to help you do this so you can reach your fluency goals. 🔔 Practice your listening comprehension skills and learn English! Don't forget to hit the like button, subscribe, and ring the notification bell to join us for more language-learning! Follow us on social media @LearnEnglishPod and visit our website: Podcast website: https://learnenglishpod.com/ Follow us on social Media: https://linktr.ee/learnenglishpod Affiliate link for Lingq: https://www.lingq.com/?referral=msusc 📜 SOURCES Steve Kaufmann: @Thelinguist Stephen Krashen: https://www.sdkrashen.com/ 📚 Vocabulary List: 1) blank stare (n. idiom): a facial expression showing that someone is confused or surprised and does not know what to say 2) polyglot (n.): a person who can speak several languages 3) brainstorm (v.): to think of a lot of ideas quickly 4) subconscious (adj.): not consciously thought about or planned 5) downtime (n.): free time when you are not working or studying 6) substitute (v.): to replace something with something else 7) dedicated (adj.): giving your full attention and effort to something 8) Chores (n): household tasks 9) relatively short (adj. phrase): comparatively short; not very long 10) commute (v.): to travel regularly between your home and your place of work or education

  • E37 Summer English: Native Exercise and Fitness Vocabulary for English Learners

    E37 Summer English: Native Exercise and Fitness Vocabulary for English Learners

    🎧If you're tuning in as this episode goes live in May, you know that summer is just around the corner here in the Northern Hemisphere. With the warmer weather and longer days comes the pressure to get in shape. But don't worry, the Learn English Podcast is here to help! ⛱️That’s why in today's episode, we're diving into exercise and fitness vocabulary. We'll explore essential terms, common sayings, and idioms used in the context of physical activity, ensuring you can understand and engage in conversations about fitness like a native speaker. 🏋🏽‍♀️ We'll break down some key concepts. You'll learn the key terms that differentiate between resistance training and cardio, the staples of any workout routine. We'll also explore common phrases used to describe someone's activity level, from the casual "working out" to the dedicated "gym rat." You might hear someone say they're "jacked" or "ripped" to describe a muscular physique, or "huffing and puffing" after a challenging workout. 🔔Don't forget to hit that like button, subscribe, and share this podcast with fellow English learners. Your support fuels our growth and helps us reach an even wider audience. Thank you for being part of our language-learning journey! Podcast website: https://learnenglishpod.com/ Follow us on social Media: https://linktr.ee/learnenglishpod 📚Vocabulary List: 1) Resistance training - Exercise that improves muscle strength by working against resistance. 2) Cardiovascular exercise (cardio) - Exercise that increases heart and lung activity. 3) Calisthenics - Exercises consisting of a variety of body-weight training. 4) Weightlifting - The activity of lifting heavy objects for exercise. 5) Exercise class - A group session led by an instructor for physical exercise. 6) Trainer (personal trainer): A professional who helps individuals create and implement an exercise routine. They provide guidance, motivation, and ensure proper form to avoid injury. 7) Jacked / Ripped / Swole / Buff / Yolked: These are all informal terms for someone who is very muscular. They are often used to describe men. 8) Trim / Tone: These terms describe a lean, fit physique, often used for women. "Trim" suggests a healthy weight and lack of excess fat. "Toned" implies well-defined muscles without being bulky. 9) Gym rat: This is a playful term for someone who goes to the gym very frequently and enjoys spending time there. 10) Soreness / Muscle soreness: This is the pain or discomfort you feel in your muscles after exercise, especially when you haven't been working out regularly. 11) In shape - Physically fit. 12) Out of shape - Not physically fit. 13) Huffing and puffing / Can't catch your breath / Out of breath / Winded: This idiom describes someone who is breathing heavily and with exertion, often because they are working out hard. 📜 SOURCES https://www.youtube.com/@RenaissancePeriodization https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YrF4VLbcko

  • E36 American English Idioms That Come From Baseball

    E36 American English Idioms That Come From Baseball

    🎧Do you know what "America's pastime" is? Feel confused when a native speaker tells you that you "hit a home run"? Don't what it means to "play hardball" with someone? Don't worry, this episode of the Learn English Podcast is here teach you these baseball-inspired idioms so you can effectively communicate with an American English speaker! ⚾Baseball may not be your favorite sport, and you might never have even seen a game, but we are going to show you how these idioms can improve your English! This episode will explain the history behind this phrase and many others. You'll learn about "ballpark figures" for rough estimates, and how someone who completely misses the mark is "not even in the ballpark." You'll discover how the levels of professional baseball leagues inspire idioms like "major leagues" or "big leagues" to describe someone who's reached an elite position. By contrast, "minor leagues" refers to something less prestigious. 🗣️Whether you're a baseball fan or simply want to expand your English vocabulary, this episode of the Learn English Podcast will help you on your English journey. And don't worry, the description box below has a vocabulary list of all the idioms covered, so you can start using them in your own conversations! Tune in and learn how baseball can help you hit a homerun in your English skills. 🔔Don't forget to hit that like button, subscribe, and share this podcast with fellow English learners. Your support fuels our growth and helps us reach an even wider audience. Thank you for being part of our language-learning journey! Podcast website: https://learnenglishpod.com/ Follow us on social Media: https://linktr.ee/learnenglishpod 📚Vocabulary List: 1) Idioms - A group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words. 2) Baseball - A game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players, each taking turns to field and bat. 3) Ballpark figure - A rough numerical estimate or approximation. 4) Rough estimate - An approximate calculation or judgment of the value, number, quantity, or extent of something 5) Stadium - A large, typically open-air, structure with tiers of seats for spectators at sports events. 6) Not even in the ballpark - Way off from the estimation; completely different. 7) Hit it out of the park / Knocked it out of the park - To do something extremely well or successfully. 8) Hit a homerun: to do something very well; to succeed completely 9) Major League Baseball (MLB) - The highest level of professional baseball in the United States and Canada. 10) Minor League - A baseball league of a level below that of Major League Baseball. 11) Elite - A select part of a group that is superior to the rest in terms of ability or qualities. 12) Prestigious: having a reputation for being very good or important 13) Playing hardball : to adopt a tough, aggressive, and unyielding approach to negotiations, discussions, or dealings

  • E35 An Explanation of The Public and Private College and University System In The United States

    E35 An Explanation of The Public and Private College and University System In The United States

    🎓It's May, and that means it's college graduation season here in the United States. In today's episode, we're going to talk about the American higher education system and the different college and university options that exist here. Have your ever heard of a community college is? Know the difference between a two-year and a four-year college? Ever wondered how much American colleges and universities actually cost? ✨Our system might be different from what you're used to, but don't worry, we'll cover all of the basics! In the US, after high school, students have the option to continue their education at a college or university. In this episode, we'll discuss the different types of institutions, like community colleges, state universities, and private universities. 🎧Join us as we explore the differences between these institutions and understand why students make the choices they do. Whether you're considering studying in the US or just curious about our education system, this episode will help you learn more about American college culture. Stay tuned and keep learning English with us! Podcast website: https://learnenglishpod.com/ Follow us on social Media: https://linktr.ee/learnenglishpod 📚 Vocabulary List: 1) Graduation season: The time period when colleges and universities hold commencement ceremonies for graduating students. 2) Higher education: Education that takes place after high school, typically at a college or university. This includes undergraduate and postgraduate studies. 3) Chaotic: Disorderly or confused. 4) Public institution: A college or university that is funded by the government, generally resulting in lower tuition fees compared to private institutions. 5) Private institution: A college or university that is not funded by the government and relies on private funding sources, leading to higher tuition fees. 6) Senior year: The final year of high school. 7) Tuition: The cost of attending a college or university for the academic instruction itself. 8) Associate's degree: A two-year degree awarded by community colleges. 9) Bachelor's degree: A four-year degree awarded by colleges and universities. 10) Semester: One half of an academic year, typically lasting around 15-18 weeks. 11) Financial aid: Money provided by the government, colleges, or organizations to help students pay for tuition. 12) Competitive: A college or university that is difficult to get into due to a high number of applicants. 13) Elite: A highly prestigious university. https://www.lacc.edu/cost-tuition/costs-college https://www.calstatela.edu/financialaid/2023-2024-cost-attendance https://admission.ucla.edu/tuition-aid/tuition-fees https://financialaid.usc.edu/undergraduate-financial-aid/cost-of-attendance/ https://educationdata.org/average-cost-of-community-college