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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/

    106 - Off the Beaten Track with Charlie ("A Dream Trip to the Maldives")

    106 - Off the Beaten Track with Charlie ("A Dream Trip to the Maldives")

    Charlie, our good friend from The British English Podcast, came up with an incredibly entertaining podcast format: "Off the Beaten Track." In short, it's all about asking someone detailed questions about their ideal itinerary for a DREAM vacation. I emphasize DREAM because this episode is packed with HYPOTHETICALS! You've hit the hypothetical jackpot... and it's real! 
    In today's episode, we heard all about his crazy trip up to space and then to the Maldives; he would go skydiving and scuba-diving with sharks among some other legit (very cool) activities. Tune in to learn a great deal about Charlie - you'll hear plenty of conditionals in natural English conversation.

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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 ONLY the Transcripts for Episodes 001 - 100. Get the Free E-Book: 101 American English Slang WordsConnect on Instagram
    Get updated when new episodes are posted via Instagram.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/americanenglish)

    • 46 min
    105 - Chats with Shana: Animals and Nature in Brazil (+10 Common Collective Nouns!)

    105 - Chats with Shana: Animals and Nature in Brazil (+10 Common Collective Nouns!)

    This episode is part of Season 3.  In this episode of the podcast, you'll hear about our recent month-long stay in Brazil. Other than spending time with family and friends, the highlights of the trip were with animals and nature. Tune in and hear learn a lot of animal vocabulary! 

    In this story, you'll also be exposed to the 10 most common collective nouns for animals. A collective noun is a word used to describe a group. For example, a group of fish is called a school of fish. A group of birds that hang out / fly together is called a flock. 
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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..

    Other Links!
    Get ONLY the Transcripts for Episodes 001 - 100. Get the Free E-Book: 101 American English Slang WordsConnect on Instagram
    Get updated when new episodes are posted via Instagram.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/americanenglish)
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    • 26 min
    104 - Study or Work Abroad: The IELTS Exam with Jessica Beck

    104 - Study or Work Abroad: The IELTS Exam with Jessica Beck

    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 Jessica Beck all about IELTS.  She shared many reasons why you should consider taking this exam over the TOEFL or TOEIC, she gave some tricks on how to get a higher score, how to deal with anxiety of speaking in English in an interview setting and much much more.

    Jessica is an expert in IELTS. She worked for 14 years as an IELTS examiner, so she knows what students go through and what examiners are looking for! To share her knowledge she created a test prep course called the 3 KEYS IELTS  (IELTS KEYS for short).

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    I am an affiliate of this course for a few reasons: 
    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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    • 40 min
    103 - Expression: To Push Someone's Buttons

    103 - Expression: To Push Someone's Buttons

    This episode is part of Season 3.  In this episode of the podcast, you'll learn how to use the common expression TO PUSH SOMEONE'S BUTTONS. For the fun fact about American History and Culture, you'll learn about THE MILGRAM EXPERIMENT.
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    This episode is the first episode in 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..

    Other Links!
    Get ONLY the Transcripts for Episodes 001 - 100. Get the Free E-Book: 101 American English Slang WordsRecommendation: The Psychology of Evil - by Stanley Milgram's friend Philip ZimbardoRecommendation: Full Footage of the Milgram Experiment (as heard in intro)Connect on Instagram
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    • 26 min
    102 - 5-Minute English: Toddlers

    102 - 5-Minute English: Toddlers

    The term "toddler" is typically used to describe a child that is between the ages of one and three, although some people consider a three-year-old up until four, also a toddler. It's the stage in a human's life when they're no longer a newborn, they're no longer an infant, so a baby, but they're also not really a kid.
    The term toddler comes from the verb toddle, which means to walk with short and unsteady steps, according to Oxford Languages. For most of us, when we learn to walk well, we no longer toddle. We actually don't use the term toddle very often in English, although it does exist. 
    There is much to be said about toddlers, and that's why today's 5-minute English lesson will be about this stage of development in a human's life.

    Mentioned in this episode:  
    The 5-Minute English CourseThe Whole-Brain Child (12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind)How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen (A Survival Guide To Life With Children Ages 2-7)This episode is part of Season 2 as well as a BONUS lesson for Season 3. By purchasing Season 2, you'll be able to access the full transcript for this episode as well as the entire 5-Minute English course at a discount.

    Season 2  contains bonus material for episodes 051 - 100. Learn more.

    Other Content
    Get ONLY the Transcripts for Episodes 001 - 100. Get the Free E-Book: 101 American English Slang WordsConnect on Instagram
    Get updated when new episodes are posted via Instagram.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/americanenglish)

    • 14 min
    101 - Welcome to Season 3!

    101 - Welcome to Season 3!

    Welcome to Season 3!! In this episode, I share some news going on here in California and then we talk about what you can expect from Season 3. 
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    This episode is the first episode in 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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    Morena by Luan Santana (co-written and produced by Lucas!) - WARNING: The video is explicit :0Get ONLY the Transcripts for Episodes 001 - 100. Get the Free E-Book: 101 American English Slang WordsConnect on Instagram
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    • 13 min

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