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Join us (Chris & James) each week as we explore different topics whilst using (real) British English. From looking at the different words English has borrowed from languages around the world, to what it really means to be British. Each week you will end the episode with lots more vocabulary. You will also gain more knowledge about UK culture, and a better understanding of common expressions actually used by native speakers. …and don't forget - all key words from each episode are in the notes!
 
The Premier Skills English podcast is a part of a project from the British Council and Premier League for people who are learning English and love football. If you want to know more visit the website https://www.britishcouncil.org/premierskillsenglish, or get in touch at premierskills@britishcouncil.org.
 
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In today's episode we welcome a very special guest onto the pod! Ruwa is fluent in four languages already (Arabic, Spanish, Dutch, English) and is currently studying Italian and Japanese too. In this episode we cover the 'magic formula' for language learning, Ruwa's journey to becoming multilingual, the key differences between languages, and lots m…
 
770. Boats & Murder (but mostly murder) with Moz An episode with my friend Moz from the Murder Mile True Crime Podcast. Moz returns to tell us some true stories of crimes in the London area. Expect some smalltalk about living on a boat, some murder stories and an interactive detective game in which we have to solve a murder. Episode page https://wp…
 
One of my friends is a musician and he is performing at his first concert tomorrow! This morning I saw him for a coffee and said: - I heard you're performing at the concert tomorrow, break a leg! Looking at me with confusion and fear he repeated: - Break a leg? Why on earth would I want that. You may be as confused as he was, so let’s explore this …
 
In This Week, Jack talks about a ruthless performance by Manchester City, Liverpool failing to break through Spurs defence and Sam Kerr clinching the title for Chelsea in the WSL. Visit the podcast page on Premier Skills English to read the transcript and leave your answers to the football phrase: Premier Skills English > Listen > This Week: Get th…
 
In today's episode we talk about dating in the UK! How best to find true love? What are some cheesy chat-up lines to attract/repel a partner? When will Jonathan pop the question? All this and more in the Chewsday Chats. As always, notes are in the description 📝 Part One: (Good/bad) chemistry (slang, noun): relates to feelings between people, especi…
 
769. Film Club: This Is Spinal Tap (with James) A return to Luke's Film Club with the classic comedy This Is Spinal Tap, a "mockumentary" about a fictitious rock band from the 1980s. This time I am joined by my brother James and we discuss what was once voted "Funniest comedy film of all time". Learn some famous quotes from the film, listen to some…
 
After a long day at work my partner always asks how I am feeling. I usually reply with one of the two: - hungry-ish or tired-ish. So what does this 'ish’' mean? Do I need to eat or go to bed? Ish spelt I-S-H is an informal suffix used to say about or approximately. This informal suffix can be added to many words including numbers or times of the da…
 
768. English Teaching Methodologies (with Gabriel Clark) Gabriel Clark from clarkandmiller.com joins me to discuss a short history of teaching methodology in the world of TEFL. The direct method, the grammar translation method, The Audio Lingual Method, the Structural Approach, Suggestopedia, Total Physical Response, Communicative Language Teaching…
 
In This Week, Jack talks about Everton, Burnley and Leeds United; three teams in a battle for Premier League survival. Visit the podcast page on Premier Skills English to read the transcript and leave your answers to the football phrase: Premier Skills English > Listen > This Week: Save of the season…
 
We discuss everything you need to know before heading to the 'boozer'. What can you do to avoid a hangover? How can you make sure you keep friends in the UK? Fancy a pint? Listen and learn 🇬🇧🍻 Key words below in the description 💁🏻‍♂️💁🏻‍♂️ Part One - the process of the pub Boozing (verb, British, informal): to drink alcohol, especially large quantit…
 
Our slang word of the week is mug spelt M-U-G. This is a tricky word due to its vast range of meanings within both slang and formal English. Now our first and formal meaning of mug is a noun meaning a vessel for hot drinks. - Every morning I drink a big mug of earl grey tea- It can also be used as the quantity that can be held in a mug, for example…
 
In This Week, Jack talks about Arsenal's young team, a Newcastle hero and Chelsea Women coping with the pressure. Visit the podcast page on Premier Skills English to read the transcript and leave your answers to the football phrase: Premier Skills English > Listen > This Week: Keeping their headsJack Radford & Rich Moon tarafından oluşturuldu
 
767. Amber & Paul in the Podcastle Two hours of PodPal action for your enjoyment. This one has a bit of everything. Some audience questions, an idioms game, some dodgy jokes, accents, impressions and more. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qre LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo LEP T-shirts, mugs etc https://www.teacherluke.co.uk…
 
What's it really like to live in England as a non-native speaker? This week we were delighted to be joined by special guest Heea Park from South Korea! We discuss why it is important experience a different way of life, the pros and cons of staying in a foreign country and we question Heea on her personal experiences of living and studying in London…
 
766. Learning English with The News (with Stephen from SEND7 Podcast) Talking to Stephen from the Simple English News Daily podcast about learning English with the news and whether BBC reporters actually speak like normal humans. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qm3 LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo LEP T-shirts, mugs, etc http…
 
Which country has created the world's worst cheese? Is cheese actually healthy? And will Chris or James laugh first at the 'brie'lliant jokes in the cheesy joke-athon? All this and more covered in this week's Chewsday Chats. You can slow down the playback speed if it helps with comprehension, and don't forget to check out the vocabulary & key expre…
 
In This Week, Jack talks about Liverpool in the FA Cup, Leandro Trossard playing for Brighton and a legend in the making at Newcastle. Visit the podcast page on Premier Skills English to read the transcript and leave your answers to the football phrase: Premier Skills English > Listen > This Week: Cool as a cucumber…
 
In This Week, Jack talks about Chelsea's demolition of Southampton, Lloris saving the day for Spurs and a battle at the top between the league leaders. Visit the podcast page on Premier Skills English to read the transcript and leave your answers to the football phrase: Premier Skills English > Listen > This Week: Superman at Spurs…
 
765. Travelling Stories / Reverse Culture Shock (with Martin Johnston from Rock n' Roll English) Martin joins Luke to talk about moving back to the UK, his fundraiser for Ukrainian refugees and some funny stories about travelling experiences. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qkq Martin's fundraiser www.rocknrollenglish.com/stories LEP Premium http…
 
764. 22 Funny Jokes, Explained Learn English with 22 funny jokes with explanations of vocabulary, homophones, double meanings and pronunciation. Video version available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qhy LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo British Council English Score Tutors https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/english LEP T-Shirts,…
 
This Week is a weekly round-up of Premier League action on Premier Skills English where the focus is English vocabulary from the stories. Visit the podcast page on Premier Skills English to read the transcript and leave your answers to the football phrase: Premier Skills English > Listen > This Week: Signing of the season…
 
What type of biscuit goes best with a cuppa? Does the Queen or Sherlock Holmes enjoy Earl Grey tea? Why is tea such a popular drink in the UK? In this week's episode, Chris & James dive into the world of tea drinking. Don't forget to check out the key words below! Part One Beaver away (phrasal verb, British): to work hard National treasure (n): an …
 
Jack interviews Rich Holmes, Head of Operations at Planet Super League and presents vocabulary you can use to talk about climate action. You can read the transcript and complete language activities on the page for this podcast on Premier Skills English > Podcasts > Learning Vocabulary: Planet Super League…
 
In this week’s episode Chris and James explore how English has borrowed words from languages from all around the world. We ask what is in the water over in South Korea? Plus, Chris is quizzed on the origin of English words: is the ‘noodle’ really from China? Where did shampoo originate? Which language gave us the word alcohol? All this and more in …
 
763. Rambling in the new Pod-Room / Choose The Adverb / Deal or No Deal This is a chance for me to just let loose and have a ramble while inviting you to this kind of housewarming party (or perhaps just the first part of the party) in my new pod-room. In this one I am going to welcome you into the new room and do a ramble challenge in which I am re…
 
This Week is a weekly round-up of Premier League action on Premier Skills English where the focus is English vocabulary from the stories. Visit the podcast page on Premier Skills English to read the transcript and leave your answers to the football phrase: Premier Skills English > Listen > This Week: Blood in the water…
 
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