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The Speak English Now Podcast is your resource for practicing your English speaking and listening. You will learn English with the Question and Answer (TPRS) and Point of View techniques. You won’t need any grammar nor boring exercises. You will also learn about the English culture and the language itself. Finally, you will get valuable advice on learning English. All the audio is in English and you can get the text at SpeakEnglishPodcast.com

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The Speak English Now Podcast is your resource for practicing your English speaking and listening. You will learn English with the Question and Answer (TPRS) and Point of View techniques. You won’t need any grammar nor boring exercises. You will also learn about the English culture and the language itself. Finally, you will get valuable advice on learning English. All the audio is in English and you can get the text at SpeakEnglishPodcast.com

    #220 Urban Gardens in English

    #220 Urban Gardens in English

    Hi, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. 
    In today's episode 
    - I'm going to tell you how you can get vegetables without going to the supermarket. And I’m not talking about magic :)
    - In the second part, you will learn grammar without memorizing any boring rules.
     
    Are you a new listener? I recommend that you get my free video course at speakenglishpodcast.com. You will learn how to acquire more vocabulary, how to learn grammar but without memorizing anything, how to learn deeply, how to speak automatically and how to maintain yourself motivated in the long run.
    Very well. Let’s start!
    Some things only happen in cities. Interesting things. One of them is urban gardens,
     
    If you have an urban garden, you can grow your own veggies if you live in a city. 
    I'm talking about tomatoes, celery, broccoli, etc. It is an exciting option if you do not want to buy them directly from the supermarket or if you want to make sure that the vegetables are pesticides free.
    Urban gardens appeared as a fad, but the truth is that they are consolidating in many cities. A good phrase to use in this case is: "they are here to stay". That is, it is not just a fad.
    Where can we find these gardens? Locations vary. For example, there are large gardens in the suburbs of many cities. These are family gardens that produce all kinds of veggies.
     
    We can also find urban garden projects in schools, where they have an educational function. I find it very helpful for children to understand that tomatoes are not "manufactured" in the supermarket but rather grown in the soil.
    On the other hand, many apartments have a terrace, and people have some vegetables in small earthen containers. Some take advantage of the rooftop. There is usually quite a lot of space available.
    I guess in general you can save money, but it's easy to overspend. You need tools, fertilizers, seeds, substrates... and a lot of patience. In any case, it's an outdoor hobby that is usually rewarding.
    However, there are some disadvantages. The most important is that the contamination affects the plants. All contaminating particles fall on the surfaces. Many of them are metals such as lead, mercury, or cadmium. And I don't believe anyone likes the idea of eating a tomato with these kinds of metals in it.
     
    Then there is the expense of the water, which can be significant. Nowadays, the water bill can go up quite a bit because there are more and more taxes.
     
    So... Would you like to have an urban garden? If you already have one, you can tell me about it in the comments section.
    Before I move on to the next section, go and get the transcript of this episode at SpeakEnglishPodcast.com/podcast
    Do you know how you can help me? You can share the podcast with your friends and family. That would mean a lot to me. Thanks.

    • 9 min
    #219 Cooking in English

    #219 Cooking in English

    Hi, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. 
    In this episode, I'd like to include some food and cooking vocabulary.
    And with a mini-story, you will improve your English fluency.
    You’ll see, it’s like having a conversation with another person.
    You know, when I enter the kitchen, the first thought that I have is… Why am I here? Yeah. I'm hungry. That's why. Now I remember. :)
    I open the refrigerator and start scanning for some delicious food.
    Since I don't buy ready-made food, I usually stare at the fridge for some minutes until it starts beeping. Then I close it and open it again to continue scanning.
    And I'm not saying my refrigerator isn't well organized; it's just that I'm looking for something that I can prepare in 1 minute, or preferably even less.
    Many times, I end up making a green smoothie. That's a fast and easy way of getting all the needed nutrients. And plus, smoothies are delicious.
    By the way, a smoothie is a thick drink that you can make using fruits, vegetables, greens, seeds, milk, ice, etc. 
    Like I said earlier, I usually end up making a green smoothie. Don't panic. It's green but really yummy. 
    I add some water or milk, one avocado, 1/2 cup of pineapple, 1/2 frozen banana, 2 cups of spinach, and 1/2 cup of ice cubes. I put it at speed 10 for 45 seconds, and the smoothie is ready. Delicious!
    By the way, in case you were wondering, I use a Vitamix blender to prepare my smoothies.
    And I don't use it only for that.  I also make frozen desserts with it, soups, I can make flours with it, almond milk, batters, dough, nut butter, juices, dips, etc. It's very versatile.
    Whenever I'm not in the mood for a smoothie, and I want to eat healthy and fast, I use a pressure cooker or a frying pan.
    A frying pan is simply a metal pan with a handle that we use for frying foods.
    A pressure cooker is an airtight pot where the food is cooked quickly under steam pressure.
    I love using a pressure cooker because whatever I throw into the pot comes out delicious. I'm not here to promote any brands, but I'm really happy with my Instant pot cooker.
    The Instant Pot is not only a pressure cooker. It's multi-functional, and I use it all the time. I even bought one for my mom, and she loves it!
    And you know what I like using it for? For making yogurt. Yes! I started making yogurt, and it was super simple and just delightful.
    I also use this machine for cooking rice, pasta, potatoes; you can steam with it, and keep food warm after cooking.
    I usually steam vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, etc.
    So, how do I steam with the Instant Pot?

    I place some water in the pot, and then I add a basket where I put the veggies. Make sure you don’t add any salt into the water while you are steaming because it delays the evaporation. I just add the salt once it's cooked.
    Get the transcript here: https://speakenglishpodcast.com/podcast/

    • 13 min
    #218 The word Bear in English

    #218 The word Bear in English

    Today, I'm going to talk about the word bear. 
    And with a mini-story, you will practice your English conversation skills.
    Hi! I’m Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com.
    My mission is to help you speak English fluently.
    Before we start, get the transcript at SpeakEnglishPodcast.com/podcast
    Very well. Let's get started! 
    The word BEAR is normally used as a noun when we're referring to a large furry animal that likes eating honey. In the second part of this podcast, you'll meet two funny bears, Yogi and Boo-Boo. 
    The word BEAR can also be a verb. In that case, it has several meanings:
    A few of them are: to hold, to support, to exhibit, to stand, or to give birth to. 
    For example, if I say that "I can't BEAR" something, I mean that I can't tolerate it or stand it. It's just too much, or it makes me very unhappy. 
    Here are some more examples:
    Usually, we use the verb to BEAR when we need to accept or tolerate something, especially something unpleasant: 
    Examples:
    "The pain was almost more than Jason could bear." "How can you bear to eat that food?" 
    There are some other similar expressions. Instead of saying, "I can't bear it," you could say I can't stand it, or I can't put up with it. 
    Example:
    "I love going to the beach, but my sister can't stand it."
    "I just can't put up with my friend's dog." 
     
    We can use the word BEAR in many different ways. 
    For example, when you need to deal with something painful, we say that you BEAR the pain:
    Example:
    "Sometimes it's hard to bear the pain of being lonely."
    Other times, you need to take responsibility for the negative effects of your actions. It's when we say that you BEAR the consequences:
    Example:
    "She's quitting her job anyway, so; she won't be here next month to bear the consequences."
    That’s it for now. I hope you enjoyed learning new expressions with the word BEAR.
    Ok! If you want to know how to speak English using the proper techniques, visit SpeakEnglishPodcast.com and subscribe to my mailing list. I will send you my video course for free. So, you can learn how to speak English fluently once and for all! 
     

    • 13 min
    #217 Maintaining a Positive Attitude

    #217 Maintaining a Positive Attitude

    Hi! I’m Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com.
    My mission is to help you speak English fluently.
    In today's episode:
    I'll reveal some tricks to maintain a positive attitude while learning English. And you'll practice your speaking with my new mini-story. Before we start, get the transcript of this episode at: SpeakEnglishPodcast.com/podcast
    Very well. Let's start!
    Is it possible to maintain a positive mental attitude? We know it's important, but how can you be more positive, and most importantly, how can you maintain that attitude?
    What you need is a change of mindset. And you can achieve that, by changing your strategy.
    For instance, get off social media and exercise more. I'm not saying you should run a marathon. But make sure you walk every day, even if it's just a little bit.
    Read self-help books in English. 
    There are many self-help books out there, so do your research. However, I can recommend Unlimited Power, by Tony Robbins.
    Anyway. We all know that being positive helps us achieve amazing things.
    That’s why I wanted to share with you some of the tools which worked for me.
    Finally, without making too much effort and without trying hard, you'll think in a more positive way.  All these tools will create a healthier approach towards life and, of course, towards your English learning routine.
    Do you know how you can help me? You can share the podcast with your friends and family. Tell them to go to SpeakEnglishPodcast.com and get my free mini-course.
    That would mean a lot to me. Thanks.
    Ok! If you want to know how to speak English using the proper techniques, visit SpeakEnglishPodcast.com and subscribe to my mailing list. I will send you my video course for free. So, you can learn how to speak English fluently once and for all! 
    Get the transcript of this episode on my website:
    https://SpeakEnglishPodcast.com/podcast
     

    • 13 min
    #216 What to bring 
to the Beach part #2

    #216 What to bring 
to the Beach part #2

    Today, you will learn what else you can take to the beach. 
    And with a mini-story, you will practice your English speaking. I will ask you many questions that you need to answer right away. It’s like having a conversation with another person in English.
    Welcome to Speak English Now podcast, with your host, Georgiana. The podcast that will help you speak English fluently with no grammar and no textbooks.
    Hi, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. 
    Before we start, visit my website SpeakEnglishPodcast.com/podcast to get the transcript for free. 
    Ok, let's start!
    Well, in the previous episode, we learned what things are useful when going to the beach:
    Swimsuit Towel Sunscreen Sunglasses  Hat or cap Air mattress Let's learn some more today.
    #1 Parasol

    A parasol is a kind of big umbrella that is used a lot at the beach. It's not meant to protect you from the rain, but from the sun. Parasols have a pointed end that sticks into the sand. Sometimes, in windy weather, parasols blow away.  So, it's important to stick the parasol in well.
    #2 Floater

    No, a floater is not a person that floats. It's like a donut with air in it that helps you float. Although the floater is usually used only by children, if you don't know how to swim much, it is better to have a floater at your disposal. It's better to be a little embarrassed than to drown. 
    #3 Beach ball

    You inflate a beach ball by blowing and blowing. Of course, as it weighs very little, it will go many miles away if it's windy. Parasols and beach balls are not very compatible with the wind.
    #4 Folding beach chair
    Although I've never used it, it sounds like a great idea. As the name suggests, a folding beach chair is one you can fold. When you put it away, you can change the shape to make it more compact. In addition, the short legs allow you to be closer to the sand when you sit on it. All that's missing is a cool drink.
    #5 Cooler
    And speaking of cold drinks. The beach would not be the same without drinks and food. Therefore, you need a cooler. There are small coolers designed to be easy to carry with you.
    That's all for now. I hope you had a good time learning new English vocabulary. And if you go to the beach, don’t forget to take with you some of the things that I have suggested in the last couple of episodes. 
    Get the transcript on my website: https://SpeakEnglishPodcast.com/podcast

    • 13 min
    #215 What to bring to the beach? part#1

    #215 What to bring to the beach? part#1

    Today I want to talk about what to take to the beach. This way you will practice the specific vocabulary on the subject and, of course, you will be the most prepared on the beach.
    Hi, I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently.
    Today, I’m talking about what items you need to take to the beach.
    – And with a unique point-of-view story, you will practice grammar without memorizing any boring rules.
    Oh, by the way, remember that you can check out the transcript, on my website speakenglishpodcast.com/podcast
    Ok. Let’s start!
    It’s already June. And with June comes summer and good weather. One of my favorite activities during the summer is going to the beach.
    I go to the beach usually in the mornings when there are not many people. I find that midday is too hot, and the sun’s rays really burn the skin, but some people love that.
    Today I want to talk about what to take to the beach. This way you will practice the specific vocabulary on the subject and, of course, you will be the most prepared on the beach.
    #1 Swimsuit  
    The most important thing is wearing a swimsuit. A swimsuit is a piece of clothing people wear for swimming, especially women and girls.
    Men on the other hand wear swimming trunks. They are often made from light, fast-drying materials like nylon or polyester.
    #2 Towel
    You may want to dry yourself when you get out of the water. Therefore, you need a towel. But the beach towel is not only for drying yourself. You can spread it out on the sand and lie down. So, you can sunbathe and get a tan. That’s why beach towels are usually extra-large.
    #3 Sunscreen
    In summer, the sun hits hard. Its intensity is high, especially in the central hours of the day. To enjoy the sun without being harmed, wear good sunscreen. Sometimes it is also called a sunblock. It is usually a cream applied to the skin and absorbed little by little.
    #4 Sunglasses
    Not only do you have to protect your skin, but also your eyes. You know that in summer, the sun is very intense. So, it is essential to wear a good pair of sunglasses.
    #5 Hat or cap
    Although I don’t usually wear a hat or cap, I think it’s a good idea to wear it to protect your head in the middle hours of the sun. If I had to choose, I would prefer a cap, as you can store it better anywhere. 
    #6 Beach Air mattress.
    Imagine you want to have something that floats and also be able to lie down in the water. This is the perfect solution: a beach air mattress.
    There are plenty of things to take to the beach, and in the next episode, we will continue talking about this topic.
    By the way, if you want to know how to speak English using the right techniques, visit SpeakEnglishPodcast.com and subscribe to my mailing list. I will send you my 5-day video course so you can learn how speak English fluently. And it’s completely free.

    • 12 min

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