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Luke's English Podcast is an award-winning podcast for learners of English. Listen, learn and have fun while picking up natural British English as it really is spoken. http://teacherluke.co.uk
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Luke's ENGLISH Podcast - Learn British English with Luke Thompson Luke Thompson

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    • 4.7 • 419 Ratings

Luke's English Podcast is an award-winning podcast for learners of English. Listen, learn and have fun while picking up natural British English as it really is spoken. http://teacherluke.co.uk
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    808. James Harris returns to talk about his book 📖🗣

    808. James Harris returns to talk about his book 📖🗣

    James Harris is a writer, comedian, English teacher and language learner (French, German, Chinese) from England. In this funny chat, we talk about learning Chinese, being married to a Chinese woman and his semi-autobiographical book, "Midlands" which tells several funny and touching stories about two ex-pats living in Germany; Stuart, who is a stand-up comedian trying to understand the Germans, and Doug who gets involved in a love affair. James reads several passages from the book during the episode.
    👉 Get James' book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ https://www.amazon.co.uk/Midlands-James-Harris/dp/B0B38CX11P
    👉 Sign up to James' email newsletter "Stiff Upper Quip" for regular short articles in English & more https://stiffupperquip.substack.com/
    👉 Follow James on Twitter https://twitter.com/JamesHarrisNow
    👉 Page for this episode on Luke's website https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sJr
    👉 Listen to James' first episode on LEP https://youtu.be/nppFuFyIBZU
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    • 50 min
    807. Dylan, Lennon, Marx & God (with Jon Stewart PhD)

    807. Dylan, Lennon, Marx & God (with Jon Stewart PhD)

    A conversation about two legends of contemporary popular culture - Bob Dylan and John Lennon, with pop-star academic Jon Stewart (guitarist in The Wedding Present and Sleeper).
    👉 Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sJE
    📖 Get Jon's book here https://a.co/d/fPBgTel (other bookshops are available)
    Jon Stewart is an interesting mix. He is both a university lecturer and a pop star. He runs a Masters Degree course in Music Business and Popular Music Practice at the BIMM Institute in London and he also plays guitar for legendary British group The Wedding Present, AND classic 'Britpop' band Sleeper. So, Jon knows all about the music business from both a personal and academic point of view.
    In this conversation I ask Jon about his new book "Dylan, Lennon, Marx and God" which is an amazing dual-biography of John Lennon and Bob Dylan, two of the most significant figures in contemporary popular culture.
    Jon talks about the way Dylan and Lennon used language in their work, the references they make to the culture they grew up in, including their spiritual and political views.
    Jon also talks about his time as a musician, including working with Elvis Costello and George Michael, and a funny story about John Lennon's "Imagine piano".
    I hope you find this conversation as fascinating as I did. If you like it, consider getting a copy of Jon's book!
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    806. PERSEVERANCE, POSITIVITY & PRACTICE with Santiago Ruiz de Velasco from Oxford University Press

    806. PERSEVERANCE, POSITIVITY & PRACTICE with Santiago Ruiz de Velasco from Oxford University Press

    Santiago has a top job in the English teaching industry. He is the managing director of English teaching at Oxford University Press. But English is not his first language. He learned it as an adult when he moved to London in his twenties. This conversation explores how he progressed in his English learning and in his career, while dealing with daily challenges and failures in English.
    The conclusions are that motivation and positivity are vital, you have to keep going through the difficult times, and you can achieve great things in your career in English even if you're not perfect. This episode should be a boost for the confidence of all English learners! Keep an open mind, keep your eyes on the prize, keep going and your English WILL improve!
    Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sJx
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    805. A New Year Ramble 2023 / Learn English with LEP

    805. A New Year Ramble 2023 / Learn English with LEP

    A rambling episode about making a fresh start in the new year, and some things I just have to tell you about listening to Luke's English Podcast using a podcast app on your phone + lots of tangents. I hope you enjoy it!
    Episode page on my website (with transcriptions, notes, video version etc) https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sIV
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    • 1 hr 35 min
    804. The Missing Masaccio (Learn English with a Text Adventure Story) by Peter Carlson

    804. The Missing Masaccio (Learn English with a Text Adventure Story) by Peter Carlson

    The third (and final) adventure in this series of mini-mysteries on LEP. Can I improve my detective skills to work out the disappearance of a priceless painting and a series of gruesome murders? Story by Peter Carlson and available on textadventures.co.uk
    👉 Episode page with links https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sJd
    👉 Play Victorian Detective Interlude by Peter123 yourself here https://textadventures.co.uk/games/view/abwfcm2vke6b6nbmqh2v1w/victorian-detective-interlude
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    • 46 min
    803. The Wraith (Learn English with a Text Adventure Story) by Peter Carlson

    803. The Wraith (Learn English with a Text Adventure Story) by Peter Carlson

    The second in a trilogy of text adventure stories by Peter Carlson. In this one we are chasing a ghostly serial killer with a few tricks up his sleeve. Do I have the detective skills to solve the mystery and avoid certain death?  
    👉 Episode page on teacherluke.co.uk https://wp.me/p4IuUx-sJ7
    👉 Play "Victorian Detective Interlude" on textadventures.co.uk https://textadventures.co.uk/games/view/abwfcm2vke6b6nbmqh2v1w/victorian-detective-interlude
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    • 20 min

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