Luke's English Podcast - Learn British English With Luke Thompson



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.


  • 103. The Queen & The Royal Family

    04/06/2012 Duration: 01h08min

    Opinions, facts and gossip about The Royal Family, as The Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee this weekend. Listen to Luke have a conversation with English Robot 4000 about The Royal Family, including some surprising rumours about Prince Harry (lsten to find out more). CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND TO WATCH A COUPLE OF VIDEOS  Thanks for listening, and remember your donations make this podcast possible. Luke

  • 102. Competition Winners

    30/05/2012 Duration: 32min

    Hi, I've got loads of things to tell you. So, in this episode you will hear about: -Competition results and winners (woo) -See below for the winner and 2 runners up. -New website information (check it out) -News about me moving to Paris for a while (ooh la la) -News about the Queen's Jubilee and other things happening in London (it's an exciting time) -A new comedian/musician who I recently discovered (see the video below) CLICK HERE TO READ THE RESULTS OF THE COMPETITION Thanks for donations. They make this podcast possible. 

  • 100. Going to The Pub

    12/05/2012 Duration: 01h16min

    This is your 100% guide to how to go to the pub in the UK. In this episode you'll learn everything you need to know about going to the pub in English. CLICK HERE TO FOR NOTES AND VIDEOS 

  • 99. The Rotary Sushi Bar of English

    05/05/2012 Duration: 01h08s

    Why is it called The Rotary Sushi Bar of English? Listen to the whole episode to find out. To read notes for this episode, click here:  Your donations make this podcast possible.

  • 98. Luke vs Oliver (Part 2)

    01/05/2012 Duration: 42min

    We continue our discussion of various 'vs battles' in this episode. Listen, and add your comments below! CLICK HERE TO SEE SOME VOCABULARY NOTES AND VIDEOS 

  • 97. Luke vs Oliver (Part 1)

    28/04/2012 Duration: 38min

    Listen to Luke and Oli as they discuss a variety of different topics, ideas, themes and people. The idea behind this episode is to compare and contrast different pairs of things, not only to decide which is the best, but also to explore them in great depth. CLICK HERE FOR VOCABULARY NOTES AND VIDEOS 

  • 96. The Lost Competition Entry

    19/04/2012 Duration: 14min

    VOTING IS NOW CLOSED - THANKS FOR YOUR VOTES EVERYONE. Hi there. I forgot to add this competition entry to the last episode, so please listen to it and if you like it, vote!  This entry is from Vagner in Brazil.

  • 95. Competition Entries - Part 2

    17/04/2012 Duration: 41min

    VOTING IS NOW CLOSED - THANKS FOR YOUR VOTES EVERYONE. To read more about this episode, click here 

  • 94. Competition Entries - Part 1

    16/04/2012 Duration: 01h11min

    VOTING IS NOW CLOSED. To read more about this episode, click here 

  • 93. Weird... or just different?

    11/04/2012 Duration: 01h10min

    This episode is all about cultural differences. I talk to my brother James and our friend Aaron about customs, culture and behaviour from around the world and discuss the question: Is it weird, or is it just different? CLICK HERE TO READ A TRANSCRIPT AND VOCABULARY NOTES 

  • 91. The A to Z of Random Thoughts

    21/03/2012 Duration: 01h29min

    This is probably the most random episode of the podcast so far, and certainly the longest. It's about the same length as a football match, in fact, why not listen to this while watching an actual football match. It might make it more interesting. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE NOTES AND A LIST OF THE A-Z WORDS I MENTION 

  • 90. Competition + Phrasal Verbs ABC

    10/03/2012 Duration: 57min

    Enter the competition to win the phrasal verbs dictionary. Details of the competition below. I also teach you loads of useful phrasal verbs that begin with the letters A, B and C. CLICK HERE TO READ VOCABULARY NOTES, DEFINITIONS AND MORE INFORMATION! :) 

  • 89. A Day in the Life

    07/03/2012 Duration: 37min

    A vocabulary episode in which I explain all the actions in a normal day. I got an email today from a woman in Russia. She said it can be easy to talk about big topics like politics but what's hard is explaining simple actions in detail. So I'm going to describe a typical day in my life, in great detail. This episode features a lot of specific vocabulary. Click here to read this vocabulary and other notes. 

  • 88. How To Play The Drums

    05/03/2012 Duration: 52min

    Learn how to be a rock star in this episode. I'll teach you a bit about music and about how to play the drums. Also you can listen to various famous drummers talking about their technique. See below for some vocab.  CLICK HERE TO READ VOCABULARY NOTES AND TRANSCRIPTS FOR THIS EPISODE 

  • 87. Six Idioms and Six Phrasal Verbs

    03/03/2012 Duration: 30min

    I chat to Oli about the news and teach you 6 idioms and 6 phrasal verbs. FOR A FULL LIST OF THE IDIOMS AND PHRASAL VERBS, WITH DEFINITIONS AND EXAMPLES - CLICK HERE 

  • 86. Criminal Law

    27/02/2012 Duration: 40min

    Join my cousin Oli and me as we discuss an interesting legal case. This is quite a well known case which involves some quite dark themes such as murder and suicide. CLICK HERE FOR VOCABULARY AND A TRANSCRIPT OF THE STORY

  • 85. A Stand-up Comedy Gig

    18/02/2012 Duration: 35min

    Listen to one of Luke's stand-up gigs. First I talk about stand-up comedy and tell you some common expressions to describe comedy performances (see below). Then listen to me describing how I feel before a comedy gig, then listen to a recording of a recent gig. Finally I describe how I feel after the gig. There is some explicit content in this episode. Please don't listen if you are offended easily. CLICK HERE TO SEE VOCABULARY FROM THIS EPISODE, AND TO WATCH SOME STAND-UP VIDEOS 

  • 84. Luke's English Braincast (with James)

    10/02/2012 Duration: 58min

    Why is it called Luke's English Braincast? Listen to the episode until the end to find out. What's been going on? What's been happening? In this episode, Luke and James talk about recent news stories and current affairs including: -The London Olympic Games -The Queen's Diamond Jubilee -The Superbowl -Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary -The Oscars 2012 -Women drivers and a number of other fascinating topics. CLICK HERE TO READ VOCABULARY NOTES AND MORE 

  • 83. How to Swear in British English -VERY RUDE CONTENT (with James)

    21/01/2012 Duration: 01h09min

    From the LEP archives - Episode 83. How to Swear in British EnglishAll British Swear Words - Explained.Download the audio here  Get the free LEP App in the App store for iOS For Android  Become a premium LEP subscriber  Warning: Explicit Content Do not listen to this if you are easily offended. This episode contains lots of very rude words and offensive content. This is an overview of all the swear words in British English. The aim of this episode is to explain how to swear. Please remember that swearing is very offensive and is almost always inapporopriate. Please do not swear regularly! In this episode I am joined by my brother James and we explain all the main swear words in English, their meaning, their use

  • 82. Voting, Elections, Politics and Government

    16/01/2012 Duration: 40min

    In this episode I teach you lots of vocabulary for talking about voting, elections, government and politics. This episode contains some seriously useful and important terms about politics and the way the government runs here in the UK. CLICK HERE TO READ ALL THE VOCABULARY ITEMS IN THIS EPISODE AND FOR A TRANSCRIPT TO THE COMEDY SKETCH 

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