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A new 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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A new 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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    206. What is the Best Method to Improve Your English PRONUNCIATION?

    206. What is the Best Method to Improve Your English PRONUNCIATION?

    Today I am going to give you all an introduction to the different methods commonly used to improve pronunciation. Listen to discover the best way to develop excellent pronunciation and correct the underlying issues you face!

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    • 28 min
    205. Why Did Britain Invent So Many Sports? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

    205. Why Did Britain Invent So Many Sports? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

    From tennis, ping pong, and badminton to boxing, rugby, and football, the rules of many modern sports were written by British people! Why? Today I want to explain how and why so many of the world’s sports were invented by the British!



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    Vocabulary

    To invent (v) - to design or create something that did not exist before. The World Wide Web was invented in 1989.

    Folk (adj) - traditional to or typical of a particular group or country, especially one where people mainly live in the countryside, and usually passed on from parents to their children over a long period of time. There are some unique folk dances in this city.

    To codify (v) - to organize and write a law or system of laws. The UK doesn’t have a codified constitution.

    Alumni (plural n) - men and women who have completed their studies, esp. at a school, college, or university. There will be reunion of university alumni next week.

    Elite (adj) - belonging to the richest, most powerful, best-educated, or best-trained group in a society. Elite universities are very competitive to enter.

    Boarding school (n) - a school where students live and study. He studied at a boarding school in the UK.

    Administrator (n) - someone whose job is to control the operation of a business, organization, or plan. She works as a school administrator.

    Set something up (phrasal v) - to formally establish a new company, organization, system, way of working, etc. She plans to set up her own business.



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    • 26 min
    204. What is a Cliché? What is Jargon? And Should We Use them?

    204. What is a Cliché? What is Jargon? And Should We Use them?

    Today, let’s learn about clichés and jargon – perhaps the most annoying parts of the English language. We’ll look at some examples, discuss why clear English is important, and I’ll give you some tips on how to remove clichés and jargon from your vocabulary!



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    • 22 min
    203. Why is Gibraltar British? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

    203. Why is Gibraltar British? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

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    Despite being a tiny rock on the south coast of the Iberian Peninsula, Gibraltar is at the heart of constant arguments between the UK and Spain. Today, I want to discuss why Gibraltar is British and whether it could (or should) return to Spain in the future!



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    Vocabulary



    Iberian Peninsula (n) - the area of land that consists of Spain, Portugal, Andorra, Gibraltar, and part of France The Iberian Peninsula is situated in the southwest of Europe

    Territory (n) – land that is considered as belonging to or connected with a particular country He was stranded in enemy territory

    To cede (v) - to allow someone else to have or own something, especially unwillingly or because you are forced to do so Hong Kong was ceded to Britain after the Opium War

    To relinquish (v) - to give up something such as a responsibility or claim He has relinquished his claim to the throne.

    Sovereignty (n) - the power of a country to control its own government Talks are being held about who should have sovereignty over the island.

    self-determination (n) - the ability or power to make decisions for yourself, especially the power of a nation to decide how it will be governed Self-determination is an important idea in international law

    Integral (adj) - necessary and important as a part of a whole He's an integral part of the team and we can't do without him





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    • 26 min
    202. Why Did Jacinda Ardern Resign as Prime Minister of New Zealand? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

    202. Why Did Jacinda Ardern Resign as Prime Minister of New Zealand? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

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    Jacinda Ardern, the well-known Prime Minister of New Zealand, has resigned after five years in the job. From mass shootings and Covid-19, to having a baby in office, Ardern dealt with many issues and became popular around the world. Today, let’s discuss why Ardern resigned as Prime Minister while learning some new vocabulary.





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    Vocabulary

    Anti-vax (adj) - Opposing or refusing vaccination. Many anti-vax activists believe that vaccinations are dangerous

    Progressive (adj) - Favouring or advocating progress, change, improvement, or reform, especially social or political reform. The progressive movement has been pushing for greater social and economic equality

    Deputy (n) - A person appointed or elected to act as the substitute or representative of another. The deputy mayor will be in charge while the mayor is away on vacation.

    To criticise (v) - To express disapproval of; to find fault with; to judge adversely; to censure. The critics were quick to criticise the new play for its lack of depth

    Empathy (n) - The ability to understand and share the feelings of another. The therapist showed empathy towards her patient who was going through a difficult time

    To applaud (v) - showing approval, praise or admiration through actions or words. She was applauded for her response to the crisis, as many felt she handled it with grace and poise

    Handling (n) - The action of managing or dealing with something or someone. The  handling of the crisis by the government was criticized by many experts.

    Enough in the tank (phrase) - Sufficient amount of energy or resources to complete a task or maintain a particular level of performance. I'm feeling good today, I think I've got enough in the tank to run this marathon



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    • 22 min
    201. How Did We Fix the Ozone Layer? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

    201. How Did We Fix the Ozone Layer? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

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    In the 1980s, the world was terrified by the threat of holes in the ozone layer. Today, these holes are almost gone. How did this happen? How did humans heal the ozone layer? And are there any lessons we could learn from this?





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    Vocabulary

    Ozone (n) - a colourless gas that is a form of oxygen. The ozone layer absorbs radiation from the sun

    Atmosphere (n) - the mixture of gases around the earth. These factories are releasing toxic gases into the atmosphere

    Stratosphere (n) - a layer in the upper atmosphere of a planet where the temperature increases with height. The ash cloud rose 35km into the stratosphere

    Radiation (n) - energy in the form of waves or particles. Ultraviolet radiation can cause skin cancer

    CFC (n) - abbreviation for chlorofluorocarbon: a gas used in fridges and, in the past, in aerosols. CFCs cause damage to the ozone layer

    Molecule (n) - the smallest unit into which a substance can be divided without chemical change, usually a group of two or more atoms. An ozone molecule contains three oxygen atoms

    Protocol (n) - a formal international agreement. The Geneva Protocol of 1925 prohibits the use of poisonous gases in war.

    To ratify (v) - (especially of governments or organizations) to make an agreement official. Many countries have now ratified the UN convention on the rights of the child.



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    • 19 min

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