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The American English Podcast teaches the language and culture of the United States. Through common expressions, pronunciation tips and interesting cultural snippets or stories, I hope to keep this fun, useful and interesting! All bonus material can be accessed at http://americanenglishpodcast.com/

American English Podcast Shana Thompson

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The American English Podcast teaches the language and culture of the United States. Through common expressions, pronunciation tips and interesting cultural snippets or stories, I hope to keep this fun, useful and interesting! All bonus material can be accessed at http://americanenglishpodcast.com/

    114 - Dream House with Mara (Napa Valley Wine Country!)

    114 - Dream House with Mara (Napa Valley Wine Country!)

    After my last conversation with Pete about his "Dream House" in Australia (Ep. 109), I decided to ask my friends and family members about their dream home. My mom was the first to respond and this episode is her response.

    My mom's dream house would be in Napa Valley in California, which is wine country here. As you can tell, she loves this topic - she uses all of the right terminology for stuff, some of it might be challenging to understand and that's ok. She's got a degree in Interior Design and spends her time decorating and redecorating, painting and changing every corner of her house, so her knowledge in the topic is on another level. She also regularly watches  design / housing / real estate shows on HGTV (Home and Garden Television).

    Would you like to live in a castle in France, a spacious apartment in New York or a cottage in the English countryside? All three? Me too! Speaking about dreams and wishes in English it forces you to use conditionals.

    Check out how my mom uses the second conditional in her description. Listen carefully to the audio and try to envision her dream house, then visit instagram to see the photos that inspired her audio.

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    • 13 min
    113 - Chats with Shana: We're Moving to Los Angeles!

    113 - Chats with Shana: We're Moving to Los Angeles!

    We're moving to Los Angeles, L.A. - the City of Angels. This is a Chats with Shana episode, what I'm thinking comes out of my mouth.

    Hear about the big adventure we're about to embark on. I'm going to take you on this journey with us, WISH US LUCK!

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    Follow along with the Season 3 audio (episodes 101-150) as episodes are released. Season 3..

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    Get ALL PREMIUM CONTENT FOR SEASONS 1-3  (including transcripts + mp3s)Get ONLY the Transcripts for Episodes 001 - 100. Get the Free E-Book: 101 American English Slang WordsConnect on Instagram
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    • 21 min
    112 - Embarrassing Stories with Charlie (British and American English)

    112 - Embarrassing Stories with Charlie (British and American English)

    In this episode, Charlie and I discuss all things embarrassing. This is your chance to hear some funny embarrassing stories, practice listening to British and American English and learn some amazing vocabulary (hear how we compare terms like " your fly is down," "to let one slide" and "to eat shit"!)
    Charlie also teaches us how to act appropriately if the Queen rips one (farts) at a fancy feast.
    Has there been a more amusing episode? I'm not sure. If you don't laugh out loud at least once, I'll be floored (shocked). It sounds like a big promise, right? Listen in, I hope that we don't let you down. 
    Be sure to share your story via Instagram on this week's post! :)

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    • 40 min
    111.2 Is it IN Hawaii or ON Hawaii? (Prepositions with Locations)

    111.2 Is it IN Hawaii or ON Hawaii? (Prepositions with Locations)

    The preposition in and on can be a nightmare, but in this short recording I hope to clarify some of the confusion when it comes to speaking about islands.

    Yes, there will be a few exceptions to the rules here, but honestly this topic can get so convoluted, simplifying it the way I have will enable you to speak correctly about islands 99% of the time.

    The one exception probably worth mentioning is Rhode Island - Rhode Island is a state and when I visit, I'm IN Rhode Island.

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    • 5 min
    111 - Chats with Shana: A Vacation in Hawaii

    111 - Chats with Shana: A Vacation in Hawaii

    Want to go on a vacation to Hawaii? In this episode, I speak about our recent trip to Oahu - the most visited and populous island in the archipelago. Hawaii was the 50th state to join the union and in this episode I give you a general overview of the islands and what you can do as a tourist there.

    Why do people from other states go there so often? Find out why.

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    • 27 min
    110 - 5-Minute English: Skincare and Makeup

    110 - 5-Minute English: Skincare and Makeup

    In this 5-Minute English episode, you'll hear a lot of vocabulary and phrases related to skincare and makeup. This episode type is extra challenging, but short. Listen to it multiple times and consider transcribing the audio as a listening exercise. You can also dive deeper into this lesson by purchasing Premium Content.

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    This episode is part of Season 3.  By purchasing Season 3 transcripts, you'll be able to access the full episodes, the full PDF transcripts for episodes 101 - 150, an Mp3 download  and the premium podcast player to work on your pronunciation.

    Follow along with the Season 3 audio (episodes 101-150) as episodes are released. Season 3..

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    Get ALL PREMIUM CONTENT FOR SEASONS 1-3  (including transcripts + mp3s)Get ONLY the Transcripts for Episodes 001 - 100. Get the Free E-Book: 101 American English Slang WordsOver-the-counter products I love
    Maelove Vitamin C + AcidCetaphil Daily CleanserRetinol CreamConnect on Instagram
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    • 12 min

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