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Luke's ENGLISH Podcast - Learn British English wit


Luke's English Podcast is an award-winning podcast for learners of English. Listen, learn and have fun while picking up natural British English as it really is spoken.


452. A Conversation About Language (with Amber & Paul)  

Discussing language with Amber & Paul, including issues such as errors made by native speakers, language change, whether language standards are declining, the effects of technology on language and how to cut an avocado without injuring yourself.

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451. Film Club: Alien Covenant  

Another film club episode, this time about the Alien franchise and a review of the new film "Alien: Covenant". The film is in the cinemas now and you could watch the other films at home (with or without subtitles) for some more English listening practice.

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450. Comments & Questions  

In this episode I’m going to go through some questions from the comment section and give a bit of news. There will be some grammar, some vocab, some reactions to recent episodes and some bits relating to how you can continue to push your English with this podcast.

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449. Film Club: Touching the Void (Part 2)  

Part 2 of this Film Club episode looking at the award-winning documentary "Touching the Void" which tells the story of a mountain climbing expedition which goes wrong. Listen to this episode and then watch the film on Netflix or DVD for that extra bit of English input.

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448. Film Club: Touching the Void (Part 1)  

A film club episode about the award-winning documentary film "Touching the Void" about a mountain climbing expedition which goes wrong. It's an amazing true story and there are lots of things to learn from it, including lessons about motivation and attitude towards any challenge. The film is available on Netflix and DVD. Check it out and use this episode to help you understand it all.

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447. What is this, British Humour? (with Amber Minogue)  

What is British Humour? Is it funny? Does it even exist? How does it relate to our communication style and culture? In this episode I go through the main points of my British Council Teacher Talk about British Humour. Amber and I discuss the definition of British humour, the way it works, how it's different or similar to other humour in other places, and some examples of typical humour in the UK.

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446. British TV: Top Gear  

Talking about one of the UK's most popular television programmes, Top Gear. This episode features lots of vocabulary related to cars, but a lot more too including your guide to how to speak like Jeremy Clarkson.

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445. British Podcast Award / Hello to New Listeners / 17 Vocabulary Expressions  

In this episode I’m going to talk a little bit about the results of the British Podcast Awards and also do a sort of introduction to the podcast for new people who might be listening for the first time. I’m going to bring you up to speed on what this podcast is all about and also recommend a few episodes from the archive that you could listen to. Also - for the dedicated language learners, at the end of the episode I’m going to explain 17 expressions which you’ll hear as I’m talking. Which expressions will they be? You’ll have to wait and see. Episode page - italki offer -

444. The Rick Thompson Report: Snap General Election 2017  

Politics is back on LEP as I talk to my Dad about recent developments in the UK, specifically the General Election which is due to take place on 8 June. Episode page: italki offer:

443. The Trip to Japan (Part 2)  

Describing my recent trip to Japan and exploring the culture of the Land of the Rising Sun. Episode page: Spoken offer:

442. The Trip to Japan (Part 1)  

Describing my recent trip to Japan and exploring the culture of the Land of the Rising Sun. Episode page: Spoken offer:

441. Andy Johnson at the IATEFL Conference  

A conversation with Andy Johnson, talking about the IATEFL teaching conference, millennials, more tales of Andy's appearance and the possibility of a WWE wrestling match between Andy and me. Episode page 10% off all courses at London School Online - use offer code LUKE10

440. This Pile of Books on my Desk  

In this episode I just want to talk to you about this pile of 16 books I have on my desk. These are (mostly) books I haven't read yet but which I picked up recently. I have lots of piles of books like this lying around and I must read them all but I can't find the time! Anyway, I think they're really interesting. I either received them as presents, was recommended them by friends and family or I bought them for myself when visiting book shops over the last year or two. I love books, and browsing bookshops is one of my favourite things. If only I was a faster reader! Episode page italki offer

439. Reading Books to Learn English  

This episode is all about books. I’m going to recommend some self-study books for learning English, talk about the value of reading books in English and then go through some of the books which I have in a pile on my desk and talk to you about them - just to inspire you to do some more reading this year, in English of course! Epsiode page italki offer

438. Hi Luke, I have a question!  

Here’s another episode done in a similar style to the last one, with some news, some rambling and some questions and comments from the website. Topics in this episode will include: My live comedy show in Tokyo on 13 April, LEPster meetups, humour, grammar, understanding TV and Movies, Breaking Bad, Logan and more... Episode page: Spoken:

437. Ramble News - 31 March 2017  

A rambly episode with some news from the UK, some comments, some questions, some updates about LEPster meetups in Moscow, Tokyo and London and more. Episode page: italki offer:

436. The Return of The Lying Game (with Amber & Paul) [+Video]  

Amber, Paul and I play another round of The Lying Game, in which we each tell a story and the others have to guess if it's true or a lie. Listen for story telling, questions and general fun, plus some jokes at the end of the episode. Video available. Episode page: italki offer:

435. Catching Up With Amber & Paul #5 [+Video]  

Amber & Paul are back on the podcast in this episode as we respond to some questions and comments from the website and social media. Video available. Episode page: Spoken:

434. Interview with Paul Taylor - "WTF France?" [Video]  

Interviewing Paul Taylor about his comedy projects, including "What the F*ck France" on Canal+ / Youtube and his stand-up shows #Franglais and The Paul Taylor Comedy Night. Video available. Episode page: Spoken offer:

433. British TV: Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares (Part 2) [Video]  

Learn more authentic English directly from the mouths of these native speakers in an episode of the popular British TV show "Kitchen Nightmares" with famous chef Gordon Ramsay. Videos and vocabulary lists available. Episode page: italki offer:

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