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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/

    126 - 5-Minute English: A Day At The Beach

    126 - 5-Minute English: A Day At The Beach

    In today's 5-Minute English episode, you'll learn vocabulary, phrasal verbs and collocations needed to describe A Day At The Beach.

    Beach Recommendations
    U.S. Beaches where you can drinkNude Beaches in the U.S.My favorite beaches in California: Pacific Beach - San DiegoPismo Beach - near San Luis ObispoLa Jolla - near San Diego (go kayaking + look at the lion sharks below!)Zuma Beach - Malibu (this is our go-to beach)Santa Cruz (go to the Boardwalk boardwalk, SO fun!)East Beach (downtown Santa Barbara - I love this because of the beach / city combo:))Most people from California would probably also recommend Santa Monica ( go on rides at the pier and shopping on 3rd Street) / Venice Beach for its canals and Abbott Kinney Blvd for shopping, then of course Laguna Beach (go to Urth cafe!). All of the beaches south of Malibu are pretty awesome (Manhattan, Redondo, etc.)
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    • 15 min
    125.2 - Doughnuts (or Donuts!)

    125.2 - Doughnuts (or Donuts!)

    Today we're going to be talking about doughnuts (or donuts; both spellings are acceptable in American English). You'll learn the history, the stories behind the most famous doughnut brands and all about the most popular doughnuts in the display case. After all, if you're going to be the one who brings doughnuts to the office, you got to do it right.

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    • 28 min
    125 - Expression: To Sugarcoat Something

    125 - Expression: To Sugarcoat Something

    In this episode, there are two parts. In Part 1, you'll hear a joke, practice your pronunciation and learn the expression "To Sugarcoat Something". 

    In Part 2 of today's lesson (available on Saturday, July 23), we’re going to talk about donuts. You’ll learn the history, the stories behind the most famous brands and all about the most popular donuts in the display case. Afterall, if you’re going to be the one who brings donuts, you gotta do it right! 
    To amp up the learning experience, I’ve packed a ton of fun vocab and phrases into this episode. By the end, you will be able to describe a perfect donut and a bad one in English! You can reuse the descriptive adjectives for other baked goods - anything made with dough or batter. 
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    • 12 min
    124 - 3 Must-Know Expressions for IELTS Speaking and Daily Life with Aubrey Carter

    124 - 3 Must-Know Expressions for IELTS Speaking and Daily Life with Aubrey Carter

    The decision to move overseas is a big one and it requires preparation. The first step for non-native English speakers who want to live, study or work in the U.S. is taking an English exam as proof of English ability. The IELTS exam is one of the most popular.

    Today, I had the pleasure of speaking with Aubrey Carter, who shared three expressions that you can use on the IELTS exam and in daily life. These expressions can be squeezed into almost any conversation!

    If you'd like to learn all about the IELTS exam and hear some tricks for getting a higher score and dealing with the  anxiety of speaking in English in an interview setting be sure to check out episode 104 with Jessica Beck! Jessica is a former IELTS examiner of 14 years and creator of the 3 KEYS IELTS course.

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    Jessica has 14 YEARS of experience as an IELTS examiner! She created the study plan. The 30 and 60-day study plans are structured in an achievable format with fun activities. Student success stories serve as proof of course effectiveness! So many students have increased their score with the tips, trips and knowledge within the course. Their stories can be found on the IELTS Energy podcast as well as on the official YouTube Channel. Even if you decide you want to take the IELTS 6 months from now, plan ahead! Start working on your general English knowledge and learn more about the test format.

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    • 36 min
    123 - Goldilocks and The Three Bears (Phrasal Verb Fairy Tale)

    123 - Goldilocks and The Three Bears (Phrasal Verb Fairy Tale)

    Goldilocks and The Three Bears is one of the most popular children's books ever written in English and it is my daughter's favorite. Today, you'll hear a modernISH American English version of the classic tale and I've carefully selected a number of phrasal verbs, expressions and collocations and inserted them seamlessly into the story to amp up (improve, increase) the listening experience.

    If you're trying to improve your use of more challenging tenses in English, listening to stories is a natural way to start mastering them! Goldilocks and The Three Bears is packed with the past perfect and  present perfect continuous. This lesson is not focused on these tenses - grammar lessons are coming, I promise - however, you will be exposed in a very natural way to these challenging tenses.

    This story has been altered many times over the years - especially now that it's in the public domain! One of the original versions of this story is weird and morbid and I had to share it with you, so be sure to stay tuned until the very end to learn how that tale ended.

    Hope you're having a nice day! :)

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    • 27 min
    122.1 Rosa Parks and The Freedom Movement (from Slavery to Civil Rights)

    122.1 Rosa Parks and The Freedom Movement (from Slavery to Civil Rights)

    In honor of Juneteenth, we will be talking about "The Mother of the Freedom Movement" - Rosa Parks. Rosa made history when she politely refused to give her seat to a white passenger on a public bus in Alabama when institutionalized racial segregation existed in the South (Jim Crow Laws).

    Her story is one of courage; she'll make you want to stand up for what's right.

    Note: Juneteenth is on June 19th, and it's been a federal holiday in the United States since 2021. However, it's been a day of celebration for African Americans since 1865, when Texas, the last state with institutionalized slavery, abolished it.  It's a day to celebrate freedom and liberty, as well as to remember those who fought for it, like Rosa Parks.

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    • 32 min

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