6 episodes

English is a weird and wonderful language filled with diversity. This podcast is designed to answer questions about English and all its peculiarities.

The weird and wonderful world of English. Jon Moore

    • Language Learning

English is a weird and wonderful language filled with diversity. This podcast is designed to answer questions about English and all its peculiarities.

    20 English words dying out

    20 English words dying out

    English is a constantly evolving language and history has shown us words that have disappeared and new words that have appeared into everyday usage. This podcast is about words that are dying out. Today’s generation do not use them.

    • 7 min
    How to improve your spoken English

    How to improve your spoken English

    This is part 2 of our 2 part series looking at how you can improve your spoken English. Jonathan talks you through another 7 tips to help you use your smartphone and technology to educate, engage and empower you.

    • 15 min
    How to improve your spoken English

    How to improve your spoken English

    Here are 7 tips to help you improve your spoken English, on your own with the aid of your smartphone.

    • 13 min
    Episode 2: from terrible to terrific

    Episode 2: from terrible to terrific

    This week we look at how the word terror, from the Latin terrier, has spawned words which stir feelings of dread, but one word stands out as a positive. How did we get from terror to terrific?

    • 6 min
    The weird and wonderful world of English. (Trailer)

    The weird and wonderful world of English. (Trailer)

    • 27 sec
    Words stemming from the Latin word portare.

    Words stemming from the Latin word portare.

    Have you ever thought why report and important have the word port in them? Or, why import, export and support have port in them? What does an airport and reporter have in common. Today, Jonathan will bring to life how all these words are connected by a simple centuries old word.

    • 13 min

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