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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 • 477 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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    883. A Last-minute Rambling Episode

    883. A Last-minute Rambling Episode

    A spontaneous monologue about being taken by surprise by public holidays in May (in France), a podcast recommendation, and seeing a hard-rocking and hilarious band perform live in a big arena last week. Includes a song at the end as a tribute.
    Episode page with links etc 👉 https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/05/21/883-a-last-minute-rambling-episode/
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    882. 47 "Funny" Country Jokes, Explained 🌍 😂 Learn English with Humour

    882. 47 "Funny" Country Jokes, Explained 🌍 😂 Learn English with Humour

    Here's a list of jokes about different countries which I found on the website Bored Panda. I'll tell you the jokes and then explain them all (dissecting the frog), including any homophones, double meanings or specific cultural references. Can you "get" the jokes? Do you find any of them funny, or are they all just terrible dad jokes? And, what vocabulary can you learn in the process? Includes a vocabulary review at the end of the episode.
    Episode page with notes, jokes and vocabulary list 👉
    https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/05/14/882-47-funny-country-jokes-explained-learn-english-with-humour/
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    881. The first non-native speaker to read the UK TV news (with Barbara Serra)

    881. The first non-native speaker to read the UK TV news (with Barbara Serra)

    Barbara Serra is an award-winning Italian journalist who has spent much of her career reading the news in the UK on various high-profile well-established English language news networks including the BBC, Channel 5, Al Jazeera English and Sky News.
    Barbara has quite a specific relationship with English. It’s her dominant language but not her native language. She has a certain accent, which does place her outside the UK somehow.
    So how has this affected her career as a news reader and reporter? What is the story of her English? What kind of challenges has she faced while reading the news in the UK? And what does this all tell us about learning English, what it means to improve your accent, the relationship between accent and identity, the definition of “native” and “non-native speaker”, the status of different English accents in the English speaking world?
    🔗 Barbara's email newsletter "News with a foreign accent" 👉 https://barbaraserra.substack.com/
    🔗 Barbara's website with course info 👉 https://www.barbaraserra.info/
    📺 Luke talks to Alastair Budge about Paris 👉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jveYc5vFh7A&ab_channel=LeonardoEnglish on  @LeonardoEnglishCom 
    🎧 Luke on Elena’s mtunonon's podcast "Online Bound" 👉 https://www.elenamutonono.com/2024/04/25/1-mln-subscribers/
    📋 Take the Acast listener survey 👉 https://podcastsurvey.typeform.com/to/ugLVUK15
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    880. Is Paris ready for the Olympic Games 2024? 🏊 (Article + Vocabulary)

    880. Is Paris ready for the Olympic Games 2024? 🏊 (Article + Vocabulary)

    I read an article about Paris' preparations for the 2024 Olympic Games, discuss the issues, summarise the article and explain plenty of vocabulary. Is Paris ready for the games? What are the attitudes, complaints, expectations and fears ahead of this potentially controversial event.
    👉 Episode page https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/04/29/880-is-paris-ready-for-the-olympic-games-2024-article-vocabulary/
    👉 Article https://theweek.com/sports/olympics-2024-is-paris-ready-to-party
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    • 1 hr 45 min
    879. Think Fast, Talk Smart: Communication Techniques for Spontaneous Speaking 🗣️ with Matt Abrahams

    879. Think Fast, Talk Smart: Communication Techniques for Spontaneous Speaking 🗣️ with Matt Abrahams

    Top tips for spontaneous speaking 🏆 with communication expert Matt Abrahams, a professor at the Stamford Graduate School of Business, California. Matt is a leading expert in his field and his new book "Think Faster, Talk Smarter: How to Speak Successfully When You're Put on the Spot" gives you clear, academically-researched advice on how to deal with anxiety, focus on making connections, improve your mindset, learn to listen, and find really useful structures to help you become a more spontaneous and successful speaker.
    Episode page 👉 https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/04/22/879-think-fast-talk-smart-communication-techniques-for-spontaneous-speaking-with-matt-abrahams/
    Matt's website (book, podcast & more) 👉 https://mattabrahams.com/
    Matt's presentation about communication techniques (34 million views) 👉 https://youtu.be/HAnw168huqA?si=jyE7BpzaIt4el_dl
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    878. From Learning to Teaching and Beyond (with Elena Mutonono)

    878. From Learning to Teaching and Beyond (with Elena Mutonono)

    These days Elena Mutonono is an experienced business coach who helps online English teachers to gain independence and control over their own careers, but Elena's journey started as a learner of English herself. In this conversation I ask Elena about how she learned English, making the step to becoming an English teacher, then teacher trainer and what challenges online English teachers face when trying to work in a crowded and demanding job market.
    👉 Elena's website https://www.elenamutonono.com/
    👉 Elena's Instagram https://www.instagram.com/elenamutonono/
    👉 Elena's podcast https://www.elenamutonono.com/podcast/
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    👉 Join Luke's Zoom Workshop on 18 April 2024 (10AM UK time) https://english-at-home.com/summit/
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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
477 Ratings

477 Ratings

Helen TW ,

A Taiwanese in the UK

Hi Luke!! I am listening to the longest rambling episode right now and heard you said please go to leave comments so I am doing this!!
I appreciate all your honesty and ofc the humor you brought into the Podcast all the time.
They accompany me whenever I am traveling to Uni or to placement.
And to say a bit more, my favourite series of yours are the ones you made with your kids!! Love the way your daughter talking. Looking forward to hearing your son speaking too x

farnoooooooosh ,

Helpful

I really enjoy the episodes and learn a lot

sh33pninja ,

Episode 839

Kate you are very funny and I enjoy all the episodes that you are in. (And you are funny too Luke )

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