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681. New Competition: Why I Should Be On LEP (WISBOLEP) / Story: The First Time I Said F*ck Announcing a new LEP competition which everyone is welcome to enter, plus an anecdote about the first time I said a rude word in front of my parents. Send your competition entries to podcastcomp@gmail.com Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-g1m LEP Premium htt…
 
680. Park Life - A Year in The Wildlife Of An Urban Park (by Rick Thompson) / Animal Collective Nouns My dad has written a book and it's all about the wildlife you can find in an urban English park. He's on the podcast to tell us all about it, and there are some collective nouns for animals too, plus some bonus stand up comedy at the end. Episode p…
 
679. Gill's Book Club: A Gentleman In Moscow Talking to my mum about her latest book recommendation. A Gentleman In Moscow is about a Russian Count who is put under house arrest in 1922 in the beautiful Metropol Hotel in Moscow. Check the episode page for some notes and transcripts. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-ftr LEP Premium https://www.teac…
 
677. A Post-Holiday Ramble / Holiday Vocab / Stories I've come back from my holiday so it's time to ramble on about some holiday stories, holiday vocabulary, podcast stats and other bits and pieces including an appearance by my daughter. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-eZ2 LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo…
 
ANiMOZ Creator, Joel Howland, is a student studying Animal Science at Flinders University in Adelaide. He designed ANiMOZ - a trading card game - as a way to engage kids and people of all ages in Australia’s incredibly unique, but endangered native fauna. Every card features a different native Australian animal, from the powerful Wedge-tailed Eagle…
 
676. David Crystal: Let's Talk - How English Conversation Works Professor David Crystal returns to talk about his latest books, and more. The first book is all about the art of conversation in English, and the second one is a spy thriller inspired by real events. David Crystal is one of the world's leading linguists and an expert on the English lan…
 
675. An Unplanned Pre-Holiday Ramble (July 2020) This episode is unedited and contains all my pauses, mistakes and thoughts while I attempt to talk about what’s coming up on LEP, my recent appearances on other people’s podcasts, comments and emails of the week and a couple of songs on the guitar. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-bYP LEP Premium ht…
 
674. 19 Amusing Insurance Claims / Car Crash Vocab Listen to some funny extracts from genuine insurance claims and learn some vocabulary to describe car crashes and driving (badly). Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-boa LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfoBy Luke Thompson
 
After 54 years of dedicated service to the veterinary care, wellbeing, conservation and research of wildlife, Dr David Schultz, former Zoos SA veterinarian, has been awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for “significant service to veterinary medicine, to zoological societies, and to philanthropy. We chat about rock-wallaby cross-fosterin…
 
673. Conspiracies / UFOs / Life Hacks (with James) Talking to my brother about some click-bait topics, with stories, beliefs and a few celebrity impressions. Links, transcripts and videos available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-bqb LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfoBy Luke Thompson
 
672. The Rick Thompson Report: COVID / BREXIT / BLM (July 2020) Talking to my dad about recent developments in the UK relating to coronavirus & Brexit with a cameo appearance by Gill Thompson talking about statues. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-bpr LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo…
 
671. Aussie English with Pete Smissen A conversation with genuine Aussie Pete Smissen, about differences and similarities between the UK and Australia, cultural and historical details, language similarities, and more. Check YouTube for the video version. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-bmv YouTube video version https://youtu.be/yHFo9PaJQLQ Luke's…
 
670. Language Learning with James Harris Talking to writer and comedian James Harris about life as a writer, going to Oxford Uni, being an international Brit and learning German, French and Chinese as an adult. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-bkc LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo…
 
668. LEP LIVE! Ask Me Anything / Hang Out With Luke (AUDIO VERSION) Listen to the audio version of the recent LEP Live Stream on YouTube including an audience Q&A, learning English tips, some crap 'Dad Jokes' and 3 songs on the guitar. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-bkd Watch the video on YouTube https://youtu.be/QZTm-a4S4C0 LEP Premium info htt…
 
667. Four Way Call (with Alex, Moz & Paul) A lockdown Zoom call with my friends Alex, Paul and Moz which should be a fun but challenging listening exercise. Intro & ending transcripts available. Jump to 00:22:00 to skip the intro (at your own risk) Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-bj2 YouTube Live Stream Weds 10 June 3PM CET https://youtu.be/QZTm-…
 
Announcement: I’m doing a YouTube Live Stream on Wednesday 10 June at 3PM CET. Topic: Ask Me Anything / Hang Out with Luke YouTube link: https://youtu.be/QZTm-a4S4C0 Episode page for this announcement https://wp.me/p4IuUx-biw Last Wednesday's unplanned YouTube live stream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyX7y7RqCXc&feature=youtu.be LEP Premium info…
 
666. [Part 3] Favourite Scary Films (with James) James and Luke talk about some of their favourite scary films, and more. This is the 3rd and final part of episode 666. Bonus audio available in the LEP App and on the episode page. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-bgp LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo…
 
666. [Part 1] The Number of the Beast / Scary Music / Black Sabbath (with James) Talking to my brother James about the significance of the number 666, and then some scary music including 'The Devil's Interval', Black Sabbath and more... Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-bdG LEP Premium info https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium Kate Arnold's music …
 
665. A Chinwag with Sebastian Marx / 18+ British slang phrases that Americans don’t understand Chatting to Sebastian Marx from New York and testing his knowledge of British English slang phrases. Slang vocabulary list available on the episode page. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-bdi LEP Premium Info https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo…
 
663. The Lockdown Lying Game with Amber & Paul Listen to three more stories told by Amber, Paul and Luke - can you guess if they are true or lies? Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-b7K LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talkBy Luke Thompson
 
662. Catching Up with Amber & Paul #10 (Surviving Lockdown with Kids) Chatting to Amber Minogue & Paul Taylor about dealing with confinement at home with children, the birth of Amber's baby, tongue twisters, weird children's TV series and more. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-b7i LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium Free 30 day trial…
 
660. Using TV Series & Films to Improve Your English Lots of practical advice and comments about how you can use films and TV series to work on your English. This episode is a recap of some advice in episode 523 with Cara Leopold. Transcript available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-b2u italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk LEP Premium…
 
659. Lockdown Chat with Cara Leopold Chatting to Cara Leopold about living in self isolation, the global coronavirus lockdown and how you can work on your English at home using TV shows and films. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-b0g LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium italki offer (buy some talking time with a teacher and get a vouc…
 
658. [2/2] Why do Brits sing with American accents? This is part 2 of a double episode exploring the question of why British people often change their accent when they sing. This episode contains more examples, including some (dodgy) singing from me in order to hear how it sounds when different songs are sung in different accents. Notes, lyrics and…
 
657. [1/2] Why do Brits sing with American accents? Have you ever wondered why British people sometimes change their accent when they sing? This episode explores the question of why this happens, with various examples and some (dodgy) singing by me. Notes, videos and transcripts available on the episode page. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-aWM L…
 
656. British Comedy: Karl Pilkington’s Monkey News / The Ricky Gervais Show Listen to a funny story told in a Manchester accent, and learn various bits of English in the process including vocabulary and pronunciation. Improve your understanding of regional British accents. Story transcript & vocabulary notes available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4…
 
655. Coping with Isolation / Describing Feelings and Emotions - Vocabulary & Experiences A vocabulary episode with lots of phrases for describing the experience of living in self-isolation. It also includes a bit of a ramble about the situation in the UK, my personal experiences of living in Paris during the lockdown and a song at the end. Episode …
 
654. Computer-based IELTS / The First Time… (with Jessica Beck from IELTS Energy Podcast) A chat with Jessica Beck from the IELTS Energy Podcast about the new computer-based IELTS test, plus some funny stories about doing things for the first time, motivation in language learning, dealing with the stress of public speaking and seeing "The Fonz" on …
 
653. Gill’s Book Club “The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper” by Hallie Rubenhold / How to read books to improve your English Talking to my mum about a good book she read recently; a social history about 5 women who were all murdered by Jack The Ripper in 1888. Also includes some advice and comments about reading books t…
 
652. The Rick Thompson Report: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Talking to my dad about what’s happening in the UK at the moment, how serious this pandemic is, what the consequences might be and how the UK’s government is responding to it. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-aRI LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium…
 
651. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vocabulary Explaining key vocabulary about the coronavirus (COVID-19) to help you talk about this global pandemic in English. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-aR2 Vocabulary List from EnglishClub.com https://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/coronavirus-covid19.phpBy Luke Thompson
 
650. British Music: Jungle (with James) An in-depth episode all about an innovative British form of dance music from the 90s: Jungle (aka Drum & Bass). Includes discussion with James about the origins of the music, how it sounds, its position in UK culture, some bits of music on vinyl and a few anecdotes too. Notes & music playlists available on th…
 
649. An Unedited Ramble (March 2020) Never Explain, Never Apologise? / No Stress / Method To The Madness / 3 Songs on Guitar Luke talks on his own without stopping, restarting or editing, including responses to comments about recent episodes, thoughts on the methodology behind this podcast, some vocabulary teaching, a few songs on the guitar and mo…
 
648. Ian Moore Returns Talking again to comedian Ian Moore about favourite films, a trip to New York, British & American audiences, how to iron a shirt, and funny stories about taking the language test to qualify for French citizenship. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-aH7 LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium…
 
647. British Comedy: Alan Partridge (Part 6) The final part in this little series following Alan Partridge through a day in his life, and breaking it down for language. Alan is not for everyone, but I hope you've enjoyed this series and learned some English from it. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-aH5 italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/ta…
 
646. British Comedy: Alan Partridge (Part 5) What did Alan do on Valentine's Day? Listen to find out, as we break down some more clips of this award-winning comedy and use them to learn English. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-aH3 italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium…
 
645. British Comedy: Alan Partridge (Part 4) Listening to some more classic British comedy and dissecting it for language. This time we're listening to some more clips of Alan Partridge, a comedy character played by Steve Coogan. This is part 4 of a series I started in 2018. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-aGc italki offer https://www.teacherluke…
 
644. The Rick Thompson Report: Is Brexit Done? Talking to my dad about the latest in the Brexit saga including the general election result, Brexit day on 31 January 2020 and the latest government shenanigans by PM Boris Johnson and co. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-aIa LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium…
 
643. The Intercultural Communication Dance with Sherwood Fleming Talking to Sherwood Fleming, author of "Dance of Opinions" about intercultural communication, including common problems and the solutions to help us learn to communicate more effectively across cultures. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-aHl italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/…
 
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