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🇬🇧 I'm Michael Lavers and this podcast will help you improve your English. I'm an online English teacher for students learning as a second language. In this podcast, I answer your questions about learning and help you achieve your goals in British English. Once a month I talk to a teacher or expert on topics related to language.

The Level Up English Podcast Michael Lavers

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🇬🇧 I'm Michael Lavers and this podcast will help you improve your English. I'm an online English teacher for students learning as a second language. In this podcast, I answer your questions about learning and help you achieve your goals in British English. Once a month I talk to a teacher or expert on topics related to language.

    #267 Learn English by Teaching

    #267 Learn English by Teaching

    A listener asked me how they can teach English to their friend, so I decided to give some tips and advice in this podcast episode.

    I cover some tips you can do to help a friend, partner, or family member learn English - whether this is in a casual setting or a more structured lesson setting.

    I also cover some mistakes that many beginner teachers make, which will you useful for you no matter what kind of teaching you are interested in.

    And finally, I talk at the end about some basic steps to take if you're interested in becoming a professional teacher and making some extra money from that.

    Show notes page - https://levelupenglish.school/podcast267


    The Digital Revolution Podcast - With Eli AdamsWelcome to the "Digital Revolution Podcast," where we dive into all things digital!Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
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    • 32 min
    #266 Make English Pronunciation Easier with Assimilation

    #266 Make English Pronunciation Easier with Assimilation

    In Episode 255, we spoke about Linking.
    In Episode 262, we spoke about Elision.

    Now, in Episode 266, we're talking all about Assimilation. 

    This is the 3rd and final part in our connected speech series, where I look at how spoken English can change the pronunciation of certain words. If you want to speak with a natural British accent, then this is essential to know. 

    In this episode, I'll be looking at times when the sounds of words change so they become easier to pronounce. I'll be doing this while answering questions and sharing my views on them, and I invite you to join in as well. 

    Show notes page - https://levelupenglish.school/podcast266


    The Digital Revolution Podcast - With Eli AdamsWelcome to the "Digital Revolution Podcast," where we dive into all things digital!Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
    Support the show
    Sign Up for Free Lessons - https://www.levelupenglish.school/#freelessons

    Join Level Up English - https://courses.levelupenglish.school
    By becoming a member, you can access all podcast transcripts, listen to the private podcast and join live lessons and courses on the website.

    • 38 min
    #265 Acronyms to Level Up Your English

    #265 Acronyms to Level Up Your English

    Acronyms are words that use the first letter of each word in a phrase. NASA and LOL are two common examples from very different areas.

    In the age of the internet, acronyms are now a part of everyday writing and reading, but did you know some are also used in speech?

    In this episode, I go through some really common everyday acronyms that you need to know and follow each one with an example from my own life.

    I also end with a list of some more casual texting acronyms that are useful when casually writing to friends.
    Show notes page - https://levelupenglish.school/podcast265


    The Digital Revolution Podcast - With Eli AdamsWelcome to the "Digital Revolution Podcast," where we dive into all things digital!Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
    Support the show
    Sign Up for Free Lessons - https://www.levelupenglish.school/#freelessons

    Join Level Up English - https://courses.levelupenglish.school
    By becoming a member, you can access all podcast transcripts, listen to the private podcast and join live lessons and courses on the website.

    • 41 min
    #264 Increase Your Confidence to Speak English with Clare

    #264 Increase Your Confidence to Speak English with Clare

    In this episode, Clare from the Smart English Coach podcast joins us for a fun chat about confidence, limiting beliefs, and language learning. We explore how confidence is so important in language learning and the steps you can take to improve this skill.

    We also cover interesting stories from our own language-learning experiences and answer the question of whether you can be too old to learn a language. We touched on so many great topics today and I know you'll get something motivational out of this conversation.

    Where to find Clare
    Podcast - Smart English CoachWebsite - english-at-home.comShow notes page - https://levelupenglish.school/podcast264
    The Digital Revolution Podcast - With Eli AdamsWelcome to the "Digital Revolution Podcast," where we dive into all things digital!Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
    Support the show
    Sign Up for Free Lessons - https://www.levelupenglish.school/#freelessons

    Join Level Up English - https://courses.levelupenglish.school
    By becoming a member, you can access all podcast transcripts, listen to the private podcast and join live lessons and courses on the website.

    • 49 min
    #263 Big Lessons from Visiting Japan

    #263 Big Lessons from Visiting Japan

    Do you love the rambling episodes? Well this might be for you! Today, I go over my recent trip to Japan and discuss some of the things I did, but mostly reflect on the language experience I had there.

    Learning Japanese, it was great to go back and practice. In this episode, I share the positives and the negatives and tie it up into some takeaways that should benefit all language learners.
    Show notes page - https://levelupenglish.school/podcast263


    The Digital Revolution Podcast - With Eli AdamsWelcome to the "Digital Revolution Podcast," where we dive into all things digital!Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
    Support the show
    Sign Up for Free Lessons - https://www.levelupenglish.school/#freelessons

    Join Level Up English - https://courses.levelupenglish.school
    By becoming a member, you can access all podcast transcripts, listen to the private podcast and join live lessons and courses on the website.

    • 47 min
    #262 Why You Can't Understand Native Speakers (Elision)

    #262 Why You Can't Understand Native Speakers (Elision)

    Textbook English is different from spoken English, and a big part of this comes down to pronunciation and how things are said in real conversations. 

    This is Part 2 in my series on pronunciation, where we first looked at Linking in Episode 255, and now we're looking at Elision. These are both features of connected speech that share some similarities.

    In this episode, I share an example of elision followed by a question or challenge for myself that I also ask you (the listeners) to do as well!


    Show notes page - https://levelupenglish.school/podcast262



    The Digital Revolution Podcast - With Eli AdamsWelcome to the "Digital Revolution Podcast," where we dive into all things digital!Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
    Support the show
    Sign Up for Free Lessons - https://www.levelupenglish.school/#freelessons

    Join Level Up English - https://courses.levelupenglish.school
    By becoming a member, you can access all podcast transcripts, listen to the private podcast and join live lessons and courses on the website.

    • 35 min

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Hi Michael , I listen to your podcast for almost half a year now and it’s been fun and exciting listening to you , I learned a lot from you about English and British culture , I’m now on episode 160 , I wish you make an interview with an Arab person , thank you for helping us ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Hi, I hope you have a great day I’m one of your fans who listening to your podcast every single day.

I really like the way you speak and the topics you choose are usually beneficial.

Thank you for all efforts for making great podcast.
Keep going 💪🏼.

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