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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!

    “Have Egg on Your Face,” “Put Your Foot in it,” and “Sheepish”: Idioms and Phrases for Embarrassing Situations! (English Vocabulary Lesson)

    “Have Egg on Your Face,” “Put Your Foot in it,” and “Sheepish”: Idioms and Phrases for Embarrassing Situations! (English Vocabulary Lesson)

    Do you “Have Egg on Your Face"? Have you “Put Your Foot in it"? Do you feel “Sheepish”? In this episode of Thinking in English, let’s learn some other useful idioms and phrases to describe embarrassment!!

    TRANSCRIPT - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2021/10/15/have-egg-on-your-face-put-your-foot-in-it-and-sheepish-idioms-and-phrases-for-embarrassing-situations/

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    Are You ‘Bursting with Joy,’ ‘Over The Moon,’ or ‘On Cloud Nine’?: Idioms and Phrases to Describe Happiness!!
    “When pigs fly:” Essential English Idioms, Expressions, and Proverbs! (English Vocabulary Lesson)
    ‘Fat Cats,’ ‘Cat Naps,’ and ‘Doggy Bags’: Dog and Cat Idioms!

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    To have egg on your face - “Oh no! My boss found out my mistake and now I have egg on my face!”
    Make a fool (out) of (someone or oneself) - “I’m not going to dance at the work party because I don’t want to make a fool out of myself”
    Put your foot in it - “My Dad put his foot in it when he brought up the topic of politics at a friend’s party!”
    Can’t look (someone) in the eye/face - “I couldn’t look him in the eye after crashing his car.”
    Sheepish - “He looked a little sheepish when he answered her question!
    Red faced - “The boy was red-faced when the teacher made him speak in front of the whole school”
    Wish the ground would open up and swallow me - “I wished the ground would open up and swallow me whole when I forgot the words to my speech”
    Want to curl up and die - “I wanted to curl up and die when I accidentally walked into the girl’s bathroom!”
    Swallow your pride - “She is very independent, so it was difficult for her to swallow her pride and ask for help!”


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    109. Nobel Prizes Explained!: History, Context, and Current State of the World’s Most Famous Awards (English Vocabulary Lesson)

    109. Nobel Prizes Explained!: History, Context, and Current State of the World’s Most Famous Awards (English Vocabulary Lesson)

    Over the last few weeks, the winners of this year's Nobel Prizes have been announced. The Nobel Prizes are perhaps the most prestigious and well known awards around the world. On this episode of Thinking in English, let’s talk about how you win a Nobel Prize, the origins of the awards, and this year's winners!



    TRANSCRIPT - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2021/10/13/109-nobel-prizes-explained-history-context-and-current-state-of-the-worlds-most-famous-awards-english-vocabulary-lesson%ef%bf%bc/



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    108. Should We Bring Extinct Animals Back To Life?: De-Extinction Explained! (English Vocabulary Lesson)

    107. Insects, Artificial Meat, and Microbes: What Is The Future of Food? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

    100. How Many Oceans Are There? How Many Continents Are There? (English Vocabulary Lesson)



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    Vocabulary List
    Field (n) - an area of activity or interest

    He is well known in the field of medicine

    To confer (v) - to give an honour, official title, or ability to someone

    The US constitution confers certain powers on the president

    Accolade  (n) - praise and approval

    He has been given the ultimate accolade - his face on the $10 bill

    Prestigious  (adj) - very much respected and admired, usually because of being important

    She goes to a prestigious university

    To nominate (v) - to say officially that a person, film, song, programme, etc, will be included in a competition for a prize

    The film was nominated for an Academy Award

    Dependable (adj) - if someone or something is dependable, you can have confidence in him, her, or it

    My car is not very dependable

    Dynamite  (n) - a type of explosive

    The cartoon character used dynamite to blow up a building!

    Will (n) - an official statement of what a person has decided should be done with their money and property after their death

    She left me some money in her will

    Obituary (n) - a report, especially in an newspaper, that gives the news of someone’s death and details about their life

    His obituary was reported in every national newspaper


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    • 19 min
    108. Should We Bring Extinct Animals Back To Life?: De-Extinction Explained! (English Vocabulary Lesson)

    108. Should We Bring Extinct Animals Back To Life?: De-Extinction Explained! (English Vocabulary Lesson)

    Recently, it has been announced that a group of researchers in the US are planning to bring back the woolly mammoth from extinction. While some scientists think there could be benefits to doing this, others are worried about the potential risks and negative consequences of de-extinction! So, should we bring extinct animals back to life? Let’s discuss it on today’s episode of Thinking in English

    TRANSCRIPT - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2021/10/11/108-should-we-bring-extinct-animals-back-to-life-de-extinction-explained-english-vocabulary-lesson%ef%bf%bc/



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    107. Insects, Artificial Meat, and Microbes: What Is The Future of Food? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

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    34. Should Zoos Exist?: A Discussion of the Benefits and Controversies Surrounding Zoos (English Vocabulary Lesson)



    Vocabulary List

    Extinct (adj) - not now existing

    There is a concern that the Asian elephant will become extinct!

    Species (n) - a set of animals or plants in which the members have similar characteristics to each other and can breed with each other

    Over a hundred species of insect are found in this area

    To raise (v) - to raise money is to succeed in getting money

    I want to start my own business if I can raise enough money

    Gene (n) - a part of the DNA in a cell that controls the physical development, behaviour, etc, or an animal or plant and is passed on from parents

    The illness is believed to be caused by a defective gene

    Hybrid (n) - a plant or animals that has been produced from two different types of plant or animal, especially to get better characteristics

    The animal looks like a hybrid of a zebra and a horse

    Embryo (n) - an animal that is developing either in its mother’s womb or in an egg

    Between the eighth week of development and birth a human embryo is called a foetus

    Tundra (n) - part of the very large area of land in North Asia, North AMerica, and Northern Europe where, because it is cold, trees do not grow and ground below the surface is permanently frozen

    Reindeer roam the tundra in large herds

    Ecosystem (n) - all the living things in an area and the way they affect each other and the environment

    Pollution can have disastrous effects on the delicately balanced ecosystem


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    • 17 min
    “Feeling blue,” “Crying Crocodile Tears,” and “Down in the Dumps”: Excellent Sadness Idioms!! (English Vocabulary Lesson)

    “Feeling blue,” “Crying Crocodile Tears,” and “Down in the Dumps”: Excellent Sadness Idioms!! (English Vocabulary Lesson)

    Are You “Feeling blue,” “Crying Crocodile Tears,” or “Down in the Dumps”? In this episode of Thinking in English, let’s learn some other useful idioms and phrases to describe sadness!!

    TRANSCRIPT - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2021/10/08/feeling-blue-crying-crocodile-tears-and-down-in-the-dumps-excellent-sadness-idioms-english-vocabulary-lesson/



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    To Feel Blue - “I was feeling blue earlier today, but after taking a long walk I feel much better!”

    To Be Down In The Dumps - “Jim is down in the dumps today because he broke up with his girlfriend”

    To Cry Crocodile Tears - “The boy cried crocodile tears after fighting with his sister”  

    To Have A Lump In One’s Throat - “Every time I watch the movie Gladiator I get a lump in my throat”
    To Fall Apart - “After Sarah’s husband died, she fell apart”

    To Take Something Hard - “I took it hard when I was rejected from my dream job’

    To Feel Out Of Sorts - “I think something is wrong with John, as it seems as though he feels out of sorts”

    To Be Bummed Out - “My son is really bummed out after hearing his favourite band is breaking up”




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    • 9 min
    107. Insects, Artificial Meat, and Microbes: What Is The Future of Food? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

    107. Insects, Artificial Meat, and Microbes: What Is The Future of Food? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

    What is the future of food? If we do not change the way we eat and produce food, we are going to struggle to feed the entire planet in the future and cause damage to the environment. So what can we do? Let’s discuss this issue in today’s episode of Thinking in English!

    TRANSCRIPT - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2021/10/06/107-insects-artificial-meat-and-microbes-what-is-the-future-of-food-english-vocabulary-lesson/



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    Vocabulary List
    Motivating (adj) - able to influence someone to behave in a particular way

    The motivating factor behind our company’s success is concern for customers

    Cattle (n) - a group of animals that includes cows, buffalo, and bison, that are often kept for their milk

    This farm really cares a lot about their dairy cattle

    To graze (v) - to eat grass

    The cows were grazing

    Sustainable (adj) - able to continue over a period of time

    That sort of extreme diet is not sustainable over a long period

    Efficient (adj) - working or operating quickly and effectively in an organized way without any waste

    They are building more fuel-efficient cars to save gas

    Delicacy (n) - something especially rare or expensive that is good to eat

    In some parts of the world, sheep brain is considered a great delicacy

    To accommodate (v) - to have or provide the space that someone or something needs

    The centre can accommodate up to 220 students

    Microbe (n) - a very small living thing that can only be seen with a microscope

    It is microbes that create the unique flavour and smell of blue cheese


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    • 16 min
    5 Challenging English Riddles!: Use Your English Skills to Find the Answers! (ESL Riddles)

    5 Challenging English Riddles!: Use Your English Skills to Find the Answers! (ESL Riddles)

    Today, I'm going to give you five challenging riddles to try and solve! Use your English skills to find the answers!



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    I have branches, but no fruit, trunk or leaves. What am I?
    People make me, save me, change me, raise me. What am I?
    What word is pronounced the same if you take away four of its five letters?
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