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The Speak English Now Podcast 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 won’t need any grammar nor 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 SpeakEnglishPodcast.com

Speak English Now Podcast: Learn English | Speak English without grammar‪.‬ Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com

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The Speak English Now Podcast 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 won’t need any grammar nor 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 SpeakEnglishPodcast.com

    #217 Maintaining a Positive Attitude

    #217 Maintaining a Positive Attitude

    Hi! I’m Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com.
    My mission is to help you speak English fluently.
    In today's episode:
    I'll reveal some tricks to maintain a positive attitude while learning English. And you'll practice your speaking with my new mini-story. Before we start, get the transcript of this episode at: SpeakEnglishPodcast.com/podcast
    Very well. Let's start!
    Is it possible to maintain a positive mental attitude? We know it's important, but how can you be more positive, and most importantly, how can you maintain that attitude?
    What you need is a change of mindset. And you can achieve that, by changing your strategy.
    For instance, get off social media and exercise more. I'm not saying you should run a marathon. But make sure you walk every day, even if it's just a little bit.
    Read self-help books in English. 
    There are many self-help books out there, so do your research. However, I can recommend Unlimited Power, by Tony Robbins.
    Anyway. We all know that being positive helps us achieve amazing things.
    That’s why I wanted to share with you some of the tools which worked for me.
    Finally, without making too much effort and without trying hard, you'll think in a more positive way.  All these tools will create a healthier approach towards life and, of course, towards your English learning routine.
    Do you know how you can help me? You can share the podcast with your friends and family. Tell them to go to SpeakEnglishPodcast.com and get my free mini-course.
    That would mean a lot to me. Thanks.
    Ok! If you want to know how to speak English using the proper techniques, visit SpeakEnglishPodcast.com and subscribe to my mailing list. I will send you my video course for free. So, you can learn how to speak English fluently once and for all! 
    Get the transcript of this episode on my website:
    https://SpeakEnglishPodcast.com/podcast
     

    • 13 min
    #216 What to bring 
to the Beach part #2

    #216 What to bring 
to the Beach part #2

    Today, you will learn what else you can take to the beach. 
    And with a mini-story, you will practice your English speaking. I will ask you many questions that you need to answer right away. It’s like having a conversation with another person in English.
    Welcome to Speak English Now podcast, with your host, Georgiana. The podcast that will help you speak English fluently with no grammar and no textbooks.
    Hi, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. 
    Before we start, visit my website SpeakEnglishPodcast.com/podcast to get the transcript for free. 
    Ok, let's start!
    Well, in the previous episode, we learned what things are useful when going to the beach:
    Swimsuit Towel Sunscreen Sunglasses  Hat or cap Air mattress Let's learn some more today.
    #1 Parasol

    A parasol is a kind of big umbrella that is used a lot at the beach. It's not meant to protect you from the rain, but from the sun. Parasols have a pointed end that sticks into the sand. Sometimes, in windy weather, parasols blow away.  So, it's important to stick the parasol in well.
    #2 Floater

    No, a floater is not a person that floats. It's like a donut with air in it that helps you float. Although the floater is usually used only by children, if you don't know how to swim much, it is better to have a floater at your disposal. It's better to be a little embarrassed than to drown. 
    #3 Beach ball

    You inflate a beach ball by blowing and blowing. Of course, as it weighs very little, it will go many miles away if it's windy. Parasols and beach balls are not very compatible with the wind.
    #4 Folding beach chair
    Although I've never used it, it sounds like a great idea. As the name suggests, a folding beach chair is one you can fold. When you put it away, you can change the shape to make it more compact. In addition, the short legs allow you to be closer to the sand when you sit on it. All that's missing is a cool drink.
    #5 Cooler
    And speaking of cold drinks. The beach would not be the same without drinks and food. Therefore, you need a cooler. There are small coolers designed to be easy to carry with you.
    That's all for now. I hope you had a good time learning new English vocabulary. And if you go to the beach, don’t forget to take with you some of the things that I have suggested in the last couple of episodes. 
    Get the transcript on my website: https://SpeakEnglishPodcast.com/podcast

    • 13 min
    #215 What to bring to the beach? part#1

    #215 What to bring to the beach? part#1

    Today I want to talk about what to take to the beach. This way you will practice the specific vocabulary on the subject and, of course, you will be the most prepared on the beach.
    Hi, I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently.
    Today, I’m talking about what items you need to take to the beach.
    – And with a unique point-of-view story, you will practice grammar without memorizing any boring rules.
    Oh, by the way, remember that you can check out the transcript, on my website speakenglishpodcast.com/podcast
    Ok. Let’s start!
    It’s already June. And with June comes summer and good weather. One of my favorite activities during the summer is going to the beach.
    I go to the beach usually in the mornings when there are not many people. I find that midday is too hot, and the sun’s rays really burn the skin, but some people love that.
    Today I want to talk about what to take to the beach. This way you will practice the specific vocabulary on the subject and, of course, you will be the most prepared on the beach.
    #1 Swimsuit  
    The most important thing is wearing a swimsuit. A swimsuit is a piece of clothing people wear for swimming, especially women and girls.
    Men on the other hand wear swimming trunks. They are often made from light, fast-drying materials like nylon or polyester.
    #2 Towel
    You may want to dry yourself when you get out of the water. Therefore, you need a towel. But the beach towel is not only for drying yourself. You can spread it out on the sand and lie down. So, you can sunbathe and get a tan. That’s why beach towels are usually extra-large.
    #3 Sunscreen
    In summer, the sun hits hard. Its intensity is high, especially in the central hours of the day. To enjoy the sun without being harmed, wear good sunscreen. Sometimes it is also called a sunblock. It is usually a cream applied to the skin and absorbed little by little.
    #4 Sunglasses
    Not only do you have to protect your skin, but also your eyes. You know that in summer, the sun is very intense. So, it is essential to wear a good pair of sunglasses.
    #5 Hat or cap
    Although I don’t usually wear a hat or cap, I think it’s a good idea to wear it to protect your head in the middle hours of the sun. If I had to choose, I would prefer a cap, as you can store it better anywhere. 
    #6 Beach Air mattress.
    Imagine you want to have something that floats and also be able to lie down in the water. This is the perfect solution: a beach air mattress.
    There are plenty of things to take to the beach, and in the next episode, we will continue talking about this topic.
    By the way, if you want to know how to speak English using the right techniques, visit SpeakEnglishPodcast.com and subscribe to my mailing list. I will send you my 5-day video course so you can learn how speak English fluently. And it’s completely free.

    • 12 min
    #214 Difficult Words to Pronounce in English part2

    #214 Difficult Words to Pronounce in English part2

    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: Today, we will look at some English words that are very difficult to pronounce.
    And with a mini-story, you will practice your English fluency by answering many questions!
    Welcome to Speak English Now podcast, with your host, Georgiana. The podcast that will help you speak English fluently with no grammar and no textbooks.
    Hi, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently.
    Before getting started, visit my website SpeakEnglishPodcast.com/podcast to get the transcript for free. 
    Ok, let's start!
    1# Rural
    Rural can be challenging to pronounce even for some native speakers, especially when repeated or placed next to a word with similar "r" sounds.
    Let's pronounce it several times.
    Listen and repeat!
     [ roor-uhl ]
    Rural   Rural   Rural
    Examples:
    "I would prefer to leave the city for a rural home."
    "She has a romantic view of rural society."
    2# Phenomenon
    This singular form of "phenomena" means an amazing event, pronounced as "fi-NOM-uh-non."
    So, let's practice the word phenomenon a little bit.
    Listen and repeat:
    [ fi-nom-uh-non ]
    Phenomenon    Phenomenon   Phenomenon
    Examples:
    "Gravity is a natural phenomenon."
    "This phenomenon is unique in nature."
    3. Sixth
    Adding a "th" after "x" can be tricky for many English students.
    Let's pronounce it several times:
    [ siksth ]
    Sixth   Sixth   Sixth 
    Examples:
    "The dictionary is now in its sixth edition."
    "She lives on the sixth floor."
    4. Specific
    This word is quite easy to pronounce, but it may be difficult for those who do not understand that "s" and "c" can have the same sound, although different, within the same word. 
    Let's practice it!
    [ spi-sif-ik ]
    Specific     Specific    Specific
    Examples:
    "My boss gave me very specific instructions on dealing with the client."
    "If you want to be successful, you need to be more specific about what you want to do."
    5. Temperature
    For some students, "tem-per-uh-chur" is difficult to say quickly, as the "t" takes on a "ch" sound.
    Let's pronounce this word several times before using it in a sentence.
    Listen and repeat after me:
    Temperature Temperature Temperature
    [ tem-per-uh-cher ]
    Examples: 
    "Let me check your temperature."
    "The temperature ranges from zero to twenty degrees."

    That's all for today; I hope you had a good time practicing these complex words.
    If you want to know how to speak English using the proper techniques, visit SpeakEnglishPodcast.com and subscribe to my mailing list. I will send you my 5-day video course, so you can learn how to speak English fluently once and for all! And it's completely free.

    • 15 min
    #213 How to manage your time to learn English part#3

    #213 How to manage your time to learn English part#3

    Hi, I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently.
    Time flies, and it is vital to know how to manage it.  So, today, I will give you three more points to consider regarding the use of time when learning English. I hope you like it.
    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/podcast
    to get the transcript for free.
     
    Ok. Let’s start!
    1# Look for situations with few distractions.
    If there's one thing I'm guilty of, it's spending too much time on the internet. I have the lousy excuse that I do it to get inspired to make new episodes of the podcast. As I say, it’s a lousy excuse :)
    Ideally, you want to be in a situation with few distractions, but sometimes, that's difficult because we always carry our cell phones with us.
    In my case, I have found a good solution: walking. When you move, it becomes uncomfortable to look at your cell phone. So it's a good option to be able to listen to something without getting distracted. You just let yourself go while listening to your English lessons.
    Also, when you move, more blood gets to your brain, and it stays more active.
    So, I recommend that you find an activity or situation where the level of distraction is low to spend more time listening. Maybe you can take long walks while listening to your lessons.
    #2 Try the 1-minute challenge.
    I'll tell you a secret. Often, I don't do things because I think it's going to take me too long. It's something I need to get better at.
    For example, lately, I've been reading on and off.
    Recently, I was waiting for a friend in a coffee shop. I knew she could arrive at any moment. 
     
    Psychologically, I figured, "it's not worth starting to read. She'll be here any minute." So, even though I had my Kindle with me, I didn't read anything and spent my time browsing social media. My friend was about 10 minutes late. If I had started reading, I could have read a few pages. 
    So, here's what I suggest. Try listening to some English content for just one minute. You only have to listen for 60 seconds. Then you can stop if you want. The best thing is that many times you will continue listening.
    #3 Change the mindset from sprint to marathon.
    Finally, it is vital to understand that learning English takes time, even with the best techniques and materials. Therefore, we must change from sprint, which suggests a lot of effort and intensity, to something calmer and more sustained: a marathon.
     
    It's about finding the right pace that will allow us to continue for many weeks. It's not about running a lot initially only to be exhausted soon after, but the other way around. Start calmly and find the right rhythm and routines.
    The results will come, but your brain needs some time to assimilate what you learn.
    Well, I hope I’ve helped you with these reflections, and of course, also with English. 
    Get the transcript on my website: https://speakenglishpodcast.com/podcast/

    • 11 min
    #212 How to manage your time to learn English? Part #2

    #212 How to manage your time to learn English? Part #2

    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 going to continue talking about how to manage your time to learn English. 
    Next, you are going to practice fluency with a mini-story. Mia is determined to learn English, and she starts to motivate herself by taking something. 
    But before we start, please visit my website, SpeakEnglishPodcast.com/podcast to get the transcript of this episode. It's completely free.
    Ok. Let’s start!
    #1 Treat yourself! 
    What better way to motivate yourself than to treat yourself! Yes, you deserve it. Well, only when you achieve the goal, of course. Maybe after getting to 5 hours of listening in a week, you can afford something special like watching a movie, going out to eat at your favorite restaurant, etc.
    The treat doesn't have to be something fancy or expensive. It can be of minor importance, but it helps to stay motivated. 
    By the way, I recommend that you don't do it the other way around. First, the treat to motivate yourself, and then the study. I've tried it the other way around:) So no donuts before you start!
     
    #2 Create a routine. 
    As human beings, we like routines. That is, we like to do the same things repeatedly because what the brain does is automate many of our behaviors.
    Suppose you make yourself a cup of coffee every day. You can take the opportunity to put on your headphones and listen to a few minutes of an English lesson. Soon, you will associate making coffee with listening to English. It sounds silly, but it works.
    They say that to establish a routine; you need about 21 days. That is about three weeks. Although the exact number of days is not important, we can draw the following conclusion: to create a routine; you need little time. So, you can consider creating a specific routine to listen to at certain times of the day.
    #3 Keeping track of the time you are listening.
    Although everyone is different, many people like to keep track of the number of hours they listen when learning English.
    This gives you a sense of progress in your learning and informs you when you are not doing well. 
    So, you could write down the time you spend listening. And add it up by weeks and also months. This way, you can project how much time you will spend listening in a year, make averages, etc. 
    And you don't have to be precise. It doesn't matter if you listen for 55 minutes or a little over an hour. Just write down an hour, and that's it. 
    Oh, and... Why don't you share this with someone else who is learning English? Imagine going for coffee and talking about how your week went. How many hours you listened, if it was difficult, etc. This way, you can motivate each other and set common goals.
    Well, I hope I have helped you with these new reflections.
    By the way, if you want to know how to speak English using the right techniques, visit SpeakEnglishPodcast.com and subscribe to my mailing list. I will send you my 5-day video course, so you can learn how to speak English fluently. And it’s completely free.

    • 13 min

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