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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.

Learn new vocabulary, listen to native level English, and test your comprehension!

Thinking in English Thinking in English

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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.

Learn new vocabulary, listen to native level English, and test your comprehension!

    The BEST Vocabulary for Job Interviews, Resumes, and University Applications!

    The BEST Vocabulary for Job Interviews, Resumes, and University Applications!

    How do you make yourself stand out in English job applications? How can you write the perfect English university application? How can you best describe yourself in English? Let's learn some of the most useful vocabulary for job interviews, resumes, and university applications in today's episode of Thinking in English!



    TRANSCRIPT -- https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2022/01/19/vocabulary-for-job-interviews-resumes-and-university-applications/

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    English Words You’re Using Wrong (English Vocabulary Lesson)

    Most Difficult English Pronunciation Poem!!: The Chaos (English Pronunciation Lesson)



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    130. The Mystery Illness Affecting Western Diplomats!: What is Havana Syndrome?

    130. The Mystery Illness Affecting Western Diplomats!: What is Havana Syndrome?

    American diplomats and government officials around the world have been falling ill with a mysterious illness known as Havana syndrome. What are the symptoms? What is it caused by? Let's talk about it on today's episode of Thinking in English!!



    TRANSCRIPT - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2022/01/17/what-is-havana-syndrome/



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    127. What is Happening in Kazakhstan?: Massive Protests Explained (English Vocabulary Lesson)





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    Vocabulary List


    Fatigue (n) - extreme tiredness

    She was suffering from fatigue

    Intelligence (n) - a group of people who collect and deal with secret information about the governments of other countries

    They received intelligence reports that the President was being targeted by protestors.

    To restore (v) - to return something to an earlier good condition

    The old paintings have been carefully restored to their original conditions

    Anomalous (adj) - different from what is usual, or not in agreement with something else and therefore not satisfactory

    You can’t prepare in advance for anomalous events that could ruin your plans, like the pandemic.

    Ailment (n) - an illness

    You should treat minor ailments yourself at home

    To disorientate (v) - to make someone confused about where they are and where they are going

    I was disorientated after being woken up unexpectedly at 4am

    Underlying (adj) - real but not immediately obvious

    We need to tackle the underlying causes of poverty and suffering

    Psychogenic (adj) - originating in the mind or in mental or emotional conflict

    Although doctors suggest the illness may be psychogenic, the government believes it has a physical cause


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    • 18 min
    A Guide to Insulting Boris Johnson (Using His Own Strange Vocabulary)!

    A Guide to Insulting Boris Johnson (Using His Own Strange Vocabulary)!

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has found himself in the middle of another poltical scandal. A quick glance at twitter, newspapers, or even speeches in parliament will reveal countless insults aimed at Boris: a liar, disrespectful, an idiot. These insults are a little boring and repetitive. So I thought I'd make a guide for insulting Boris using some of his own unique vocabulary!



    TRANSCRIPT -- https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2022/01/14/a-guide-to-insulting-boris-johnson/



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    Boondoggle

    Gibbering rictus

    hogwhimpering

    Maenad

    swankpot journalist

    Mugwump

    Mutton-headed

    Puffed-up popinjay 


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    • 15 min
    129. Do Language Learning Apps Work?: Duolingo, Memrise, Babbel, and more!

    129. Do Language Learning Apps Work?: Duolingo, Memrise, Babbel, and more!

    On this episode of Thinking in English, let’s discuss language learning apps like Duolingo, Babbel, and Memrise! There are so many, they are so convenient, and so accessible: but will they actually help improve your English? And if you keep listening to the end, I’ll leave you with a few personal recommendations!



    TRANSCRIPT -- https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2022/01/12/129-do-language-learning-apps-work/



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    Vocabulary List
    Scores (plural n) - a lot of things or people

    He received cards from scores of local supporters

    Religiously (adv) - if you do something religiously, you do it regularly

    He visits his father religiously every week

    Phonetic (adj) - a spelling system can be described as phonetic if you can understand how words are pronounced simply by looking at their spelling

    German is a largely phonetic language

    Correspondence (n) - written communications such as letters and emails

    He was ordered to supply copies of any correspondence between his office and the client

    Barrier (n) - anything that prevents people from being together or understanding each other

    Despite the language barriers, they soon became good friends

    Tedious (adj) - boring

    My last job was so tedious

    Syntax (n) - the grammatical arrangement of words in a sentence

    Donald Trump was well known for his incorrect syntax


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    • 20 min
    128. Should Novak Djokovic be Allowed to Stay in Australia? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

    128. Should Novak Djokovic be Allowed to Stay in Australia? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

    Currently stuck in an immigration detention hotel in Australia, and facing deportation, tennis superstar Novak Djokovic is at the centre of an immigration battle. So, should he be allowed to stay in Australia? Let’s talk about it on this episode of Thinking in English!!



    TRANSCRIPT - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2022/01/10/128-should-novak-djokovic-be-allowed-to-stay-in-australia/



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    127. What is Happening in Kazakhstan?: Massive Protests Explained (English Vocabulary Lesson)

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    Vocabulary List
    Saga (n) - a long complicated series of related, usually negative, events

    It was just another episode in the ongoing saga of their marriage problems

    Up in the air (phrase) - if a matter is up in the air, it is uncertain, often because other matters have to be decided first

    The whole future of the project is still up in the air

    Exemption (n) - special permission not to do or pay something

    Religions qualify for tax exemptions on their income

    To indicate (v) - to show, point, or make clear in another way

    She indicated to me that she was unhappy

    To adopt (v) - to accept or start to use something new

    The new tax would force companies to adopt energy-saving measures

    Immune (adj) - protected against a particular disease by particular substances in the blood

    Most people who’ve had chickenpox once are immune to it for the rest of their lives

    To revoke (v) - to say officially that an agreement, permission, a law, etc. is no longer in effect

    The authorities have revoked their original decision to allow the building of a new department store

    Loophole (n) - a small mistake in an agreement or law that gives someone the chance to avoid having to do something

    He used a loophole in the immigration law to stay in the USA

    Notice (n) - information or a warning given about something that is going to happen in the future

    The building is closed until further notice


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    • 18 min
    127. What is Happening in Kazakhstan?: Massive Protests Explained (English Vocabulary Lesson)

    127. What is Happening in Kazakhstan?: Massive Protests Explained (English Vocabulary Lesson)

    Massive protests, the resignation of the government, widespread violence, and Russian-led security forces. What is happening in Kazakhstan? Let’s talk about it on today’s episode of Thinking in English!!



    TRANSCRIPT -- https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2022/01/07/127-what-is-happening-in-kazakhstan-massive-protests-explained-english-vocabulary-lesson%ef%bf%bc/



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    Vocabulary List


    Take to the streets (phrase) - when people take to the streets, they express their opposition to something in public and often violently

    Thousands of people have taken to the streets to protest against food shortages

    Steppe (n) - a large area of land with grass but no trees, especially in eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia

    The people have lived for centuries on the Central Asian steppes

    Landlocked (adj) - Completely surrounded by other countries, with no ocean borders

    Kazakhstan is the largest landlocked country

    Swathe (n) - a large areas especially of land

    Huge swathes of rainforest are being cleared for farming and mining

    To emerge (v) - the become known or develop as a result of something

    New business opportunities will emerge with advances in technology

    Consolidated (adj) - made stronger and more certain

    He was re-elected for another four years and his power was consolidated

    To rock (v) - If an event rocks a group of people or society it causes feelings of shock

    The managing director’s resignation rocked the whole company

    Blackout (n) - an action taken to make certain that information about something is not reported to the public

    There was a news blackout after the revolution

    Peacekeeping (n) - the activity of preventing war and violence, especially using armed forces not involved in a disagreement to prevent fighting

    The UN sent a peacekeeping force to Rwanda


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    • 16 min

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