60 episodes

Welcome to You Don’t Say!

Ready to practise your English with real English conversation? Join us as we talk about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have surprised us on our travels.

We're Abigail and Audrey two online English teachers who have learnt different languages and travelled and lived in different countries around the world. We're passionate about helping students feel more confident communicating with the world in English. We want to give English learners the possibility to listen to real-life, spontaneous conversations in English.

You Don't Say?‪!‬ Abigail Cummings/Audrey Smith

    • Education

Welcome to You Don’t Say!

Ready to practise your English with real English conversation? Join us as we talk about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have surprised us on our travels.

We're Abigail and Audrey two online English teachers who have learnt different languages and travelled and lived in different countries around the world. We're passionate about helping students feel more confident communicating with the world in English. We want to give English learners the possibility to listen to real-life, spontaneous conversations in English.

    Guest Interview: Joe Shean

    Guest Interview: Joe Shean

    About this episode:

    Have you ever visited the Canary Islands? Are you curious about what living on one of them would be like? Joe Shean, an English teacher, is our guest today and will share some of his experiences about life in Spain. Grab your favourite drink, get comfortable and join us today to practise your English by listening to natural conversation.

    Some of the topics we discuss:


    Life in Tenerife and how it differs from life in Granada
    One thing that might surprise you that Joe really misses from the UK
    Joe’s experiences learning languages at high school...and much more

    Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend who is also trying to improve their English listening skills.



    Our question for you:

    Do you have a question that you would like to ask Joe about life in Tenerife? You can leave us a voice message, make sure it’s less than one minute long, and we may feature it on a future episode.



    Episode links:

    Follow Joe on Instagram and find out more about The Curious Minds English Club



    Connect with us links:

    Get our show notes and sign up for our secret bonus episode

    Join our Facebook group for more English conversation

    Follow us on Instagram

    • 20 min
    Back in Action

    Back in Action

    About this episode:

    How was your summer? Did you have any exciting new experiences? Join us today to practise your English by listening to natural conversation as we relive our summer memories.

    Some of the topics we discuss:


    Audrey’s trips to Italy and in Spain
    A delicious dish to try in Ibiza if you are a fish lover
    The big surprise that Abi received this summer...and much more

    Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend who’s also trying to improve their English listening skills.



    Our question for you:

    What are your best summer memories from this year? You can leave us a voice message, make sure it’s less than one minute long, and we may feature it on a future episode.



    Episode links:

    Bullit de Peix (the fish dish from Ibiza)



    Connect with us links:

    Get our show notes and sign up for our secret bonus episode

    Join our Facebook group for more English conversation

    Follow us on Instagram



    Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 13 min
    An Episode With a Difference

    An Episode With a Difference

    About this episode:

    Have you ever wanted to start teaching languages online or have you already started? Maybe you know someone who's curious about becoming an online language teacher. On today’s episode Abi is joined by a previous guest, Lindsay from Lindsay Does Languages. She talks about the programme that she runs to guide and support new and growing online teachers. The programme is open all year round but until the 23rd July 2021 Lindsay is offering some great bonuses when you join the Online Teaching Starter Kit.

    Some of the topics we discuss:


    There’s more to online language teaching and learning than 1:1 lessons
    Why it’s rewarding to be part of a community of online teachers when you’re growing your business
    Our experiences working online
    OTSK bonuses...and much more


    Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend who’s also trying to improve their English listening skills.



    Episode links:

    Start growing your online language teaching business with the Online Teaching Starter Kit



    Connect with the podcast links:

    Get our show notes and sign up for our secret bonus episode

    Join our Facebook group for more English conversation

    Follow us on Instagram

    The podcast is back on its summer break again until September, giving you plenty of time to catch up on some episodes or to listen to some again. Enjoy the rest of the summer and see you in September!



    Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 11 min
    Summer Slump

    Summer Slump

    About this episode:

    Are you in a summer mood? Are you getting to that point where you’re just ready for a summer break from work or studying? Join us today to practise your English by listening to natural and spontaneous conversation as we talk about all things summer related.

    Some of the topics we discuss:


    What exactly is a summer slump?
    The British experience of going to the seaside
    Why some cities become ghost towns in the summer...and much more


    Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend who’s also trying to improve their English listening skills.

    Our question for you:

    What are your plans for this summer? You can leave us a voice message, make sure it’s less than one minute long, and we may feature it on a future episode.



    Episode links:

    Get our show notes and sign up for our secret bonus episode



    Connect with us links:

    Join our Facebook group for more English conversation

    Follow us on Instagram



    We’ll be taking a summer break until September giving you plenty of time to catch up on some episodes or to listen to some again. Enjoy summer and see you in September!



    Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 22 min
    Country Spotlight: Macau

    Country Spotlight: Macau

    About this episode:

    Have you ever heard of Macau/Macao? Do you know what it’s famous for? Join us today to practise your English by listening to natural conversation as we take a deep dive into our Country Spotlight of the month.

    Some of the topics we discuss:


    Macau’s fusion culture
    Popular national dishes
    The industry that makes Macau a popular tourist destination...and much more


    Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend who’s also trying to improve their English listening skills.

    Our question for you:

    Could you live for 6 months in Macau?  You can leave us a voice message, make sure it’s less than one minute long, and we may feature it on a future episode.



    Episode links:

    Get our show notes and sign up for our secret bonus episode



    Connect with us links:

    Join our Facebook group for more English conversation

    Follow us on Instagram



    Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 11 min
    Hot to Go

    Hot to Go

    About this episode:

    What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen for sale in a vending machine? Why are they so popular in some countries? Join us today to practise your English by listening to natural conversation as we talk about this curious topic.

    Some of the topics we discuss:


    Japan, home of the vending machines
    A favourite Italian dish, now available in a vending machine
    Our favourite vending machine items from our travels...and much more


    Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend who's also trying to improve their English listening skills. 

    Our question for you:

    What would you sell in your vending machine if you could have one? What kind of things do you feel that vending machines need to sell? You can leave us a voice message, make sure it’s less than one minute long, and we may feature it on a future episode.



    Episode links:

    Get our show notes and sign up for our secret bonus episode

    Buy a car from a vending machine



    Connect with us links:

    Join our Facebook group for more English conversation

    Follow us on Instagram



    Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 14 min

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