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A podcast for Intermediate to Advanced English Learners.

Thinking is an incredibly important step on the road fluency, and we aim to help you achieve this by discussing topics ranging from politics and economics, to philosophy and science.

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Thinking in English Thomas Wilkinson

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A podcast for Intermediate to Advanced English Learners.

Thinking is an incredibly important step on the road fluency, and we aim to help you achieve this by discussing topics ranging from politics and economics, to philosophy and science.

Learn new vocabulary, listen to native level English, and test your comprehension! Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support

    293. History of Coffee! (English Vocabulary Lesson)

    293. History of Coffee! (English Vocabulary Lesson)

    What is coffee? Who was the first person to think of creating a drink from coffee beans?

    How did coffee spread from the forests of East Africa to almost every town on earth? And what is the future of the coffee industry?

    Let’s discuss these questions and more on today’s episode of Thinking in English!






    Transcript - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2024/04/22/293-history-of-coffee-english-vocabulary-lesson/







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    VOCABULARY LIST



    Brew (Verb): To prepare a beverage by extracting flavours from a substance through the use of hot water.
    Coffee Beans (Noun): The seeds of the coffee plant, often roasted and ground to make coffee.
    Roast (Verb): To heat coffee beans at a high temperature, typically in an oven or over an open flame, in order to enhance flavour and aroma.
    Aroma (Noun): A distinctive, usually pleasant smell, often associated with food or beverages.
    Consume (Verb): Eating food and drinking beverages.
    Spread (Verb): To extend something over an area or among a group of people, often referring to the distribution of information, products, or practices.


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    292. What Does Bilingual Actually Mean? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

    292. What Does Bilingual Actually Mean? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

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    What does it mean to be bilingual? What are the different types of bilingualism?
    Is it possible for anyone to become bilingual or multilingual? And how can you become bilingual in English and your native language?
    Hopefully this episode will answer a few of these questions and introduce the concept of bilingualism to all of you!



    Transcript - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2024/04/15/292-what-does-bilingual-actually-mean-english-vocabulary-lesson/



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    Vocabulary List


    Bilingualism (Noun): The ability to use two languages well.
    Lingua franca (Noun): A common language used for communication between speakers of different native languages.
    Proficiency (Noun): Skill or expertise in a particular field or subject.
    Simultaneous (Adjective): Occurring, existing, or done at the same time.
    Dominant (Adjective): Having power or influence over others.
    Sequential (Adjective): Happening in a particular order or sequence.
    Balanced (Adjective): Having equal proportions of different elements.


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    291. What is the Happiest Country in the World? (And Why is it Always Finland?) (English Vocabulary Lesson)

    291. What is the Happiest Country in the World? (And Why is it Always Finland?) (English Vocabulary Lesson)

    Finland has been ranked as the happiest country in the world for the seventh time in a row. But why?

    What is happiness? And how is it measured?

    This episode of Thinking in English discusses the Cantril Ladder, why the World Happiness Report might not accurately test happiness, and why Finland keeps coming top of the rankings!




    Transcript - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2024/04/08/291-what-is-the-happiest-country-in-the-world-and-why-is-it-always-finland-english-vocabulary-lesson/






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    VOCABULARY LIST



    Cantril Ladder (Noun): A method used to measure life satisfaction and happiness by asking individuals to rate their lives on a scale from 0 to 10.
    Metaphor (Noun): A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.
    Ranking (Noun): The action of arranging items or individuals in a particular order based on specific criteria.
    Subjective (Adjective): Based on personal opinions, feelings, or experiences rather than objective facts.
    Wealth (Noun): Ownership of valuable possessions or resources, typically in the form of money or assets.
    Contentment (Noun): A state of satisfaction and ease with one's circumstances or situation.
    Well-being (Noun): The state of being comfortable, healthy, and happy.


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    • 24 min
    290. What is the Gig Economy? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

    290. What is the Gig Economy? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

    Gig work, freelancers, independent contractors, and the gig economy. These are terms that are becoming increasingly relevant to the way we work in the 21st century.



    Today, I want to take a deeper look at the gig economy. We’ll define some key vocabulary, look at the history and development of the gig economy, discuss some criticisms and think about the future of work!






    Transcript - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2024/04/01/290-what-is-the-gig-economy-english-vocabulary-lesson/





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    Vocabulary



    Gig (Noun): A temporary job or task.
    Freelancer (Noun): An individual who works independently, providing services to multiple clients rather than being employed by a single company.
    Employment (Noun): The state of being employed, where the employee provides services in exchange for compensation.
    Benefits (Noun): Additional perks or advantages provided to employees beyond their regular salary, such as health insurance, retirement plans, or paid time off.
    Client (Noun): A person or organization that engages the services of another individual or company to perform a specific task or project.
    Contractor (Noun): A person hired to perform specific services under the terms of a contract, often operating independently or as part of a contracting firm.
    Flexibility (Noun): The ability to adapt or change easily according to varying circumstances or needs.


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    • 27 min
    289. How is TikTok Changing the English Language?: TikToklish and Algospeak Explained (English Vocabulary Lesson)

    289. How is TikTok Changing the English Language?: TikToklish and Algospeak Explained (English Vocabulary Lesson)

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    TikTok is changing the way we speak and use English.
    It is contributing to the invention of new vocabulary. New ways of communicating and censoring words are seen across the platform. And a new accent or way of speaking is developing!
    Today, I want to take a deep look into TikTok and its influence on the English language!


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    Vocabulary


    Slang (Noun): Informal language used by a particular group, often characterized by unconventional words or phrases.
    Popularisation (Noun): The process of making something widely known or accepted.
    Viral (Adjective): Quickly and widely spread, especially through social media or the internet.
    Trend (Noun): A general direction in which something is developing or changing.
    Nuances (Noun): Subtle differences or shades of meaning.
    Sensitive (Adjective): Requiring careful handling or treatment; easily affected.
    Moderation (Noun): The act of keeping within reasonable limits or avoiding extremes.


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    • 27 min
    288. The End of Remote Work?: "Return to Office" Explained! (English Vocabulary Lesson)

    288. The End of Remote Work?: "Return to Office" Explained! (English Vocabulary Lesson)

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    During the pandemic, millions of employees began to do their job from home and work remotely. Four years later, remote work is still a feature of the workplace.

    But will this last? Is the end of remote work around the corner?

    Let’s discuss remote work and the “return to office” movement on today’s episode of Thinking in English!






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    Vocabulary



    Remote (Adjective): Located far away; distant.
    Mandate (Noun): An official order or command issued by an authority.
    Hybrid (Adjective): Combining two different elements.
    White-Collar (Adjective): Relating to professional or office-based work, typically performed in a corporate setting.
    Blue-Collar (Adjective): Relating to manual or industrial work.
    Productivity (Noun): Measure of efficiency or output
    Flexible (Adjective): Capable of being modified easily to suit changing circumstances or requirements.


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