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The Speak English Now Podcast through Storytelling 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 wont need any grammar or 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 SpeakEnglishPod.com Don't miss out any of the Speak English Now episodes. Every Monday your host Georgiana will show you how to speak English fluently. Every week you can listen to a new fun story. Start practicing your listening and speaking skills with the Speak English Now podcast.

Episodes

  • #046 English Pronunciation Practice - 9 Words youre Mispronouncing

    #046 English Pronunciation Practice - 9 Words you're Mispronouncing

    23/05/2018 Duration: 15min

    Hi, everyone! I'm Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help YOU to speak English fluently and confidently. In today's episode: I'll focus on the pronunciation of some words which my students often mispronounce. Later, you'll practice your English speaking with a funny mini story. Before you get started make sure you read the text. Go to my website SpeakEnglishPodcast.com and look for episode #046.   I've noticed that you love my pronunciation episodes, so I've selected nine more popular words that most students mispronounce. I'll start by telling you the correct pronunciation, and then I'll use each word in a sentence. Read the text here: SpeakEnglishPod.com 

  • #045 Business English Telephone Calls - How to make a call in English

    #045 Business English Telephone Calls - How to make a call in English

    16/05/2018 Duration: 12min

    In today's episode I'll be teaching you how to speak over the phone in English. Later, you'll practice your English grammar and vocabulary with a point of view story. First of all, I'd like to thank you for all your positive reviews on iTunes, YouTube, Facebook, etc.! Every time you leave a review you're helping more people learn about the program. If you haven't already posted a review, just write your honest opinion.  Awesome! Let's get started!  Speaking English can be very intimidating for many students. However, talking on the phone in English may be even harder.  Picture this. It's your first day of work, and you need to answer the phone and talk to clients in English.  If you have no previous experience, this can be a big challenge for you! And that's why I've decided to show you how to pick up the phone at work and to place a call without any difficulty! How to PICK UP THE PHONE? I'll start by teaching you some useful questions that you can ask when you answer the phone at work. Start by saying hello

  • #044 Learn the Secrets of the English Pronunciation and Intonation

    #044 Learn the Secrets of the English Pronunciation and Intonation

    09/05/2018 Duration: 15min

    Hi everyone! I’m Georgiana; founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help YOU speak English fluently. In today’s episode, I’ll reveal to you the 7 secrets of the English pronunciation. Later you’ll practice your speaking with a funny mini story. The story is about a man who wants to speak English with a perfect accent. SECRET #1: LISTEN TO YOURSELF! Listening to your own pronunciation errors when you speak English can be difficult if not almost impossible to attain. What you’re usually doing is focusing on the conversation instead of the sounds you’re making. So, try to record yourself using your PC or smartphone. Do this only from time to time to observe the areas that need improvement. Many people hate their voice, and hearing themselves speak a foreign language for the first time will be difficult, but it’s a necessary step to develop a sense of self-awareness for improvement. SECRET #2: SLOW DOWN! I’ve noticed over the years that many English students think that speaking fluently equals spea

  • #043 How To Continue A Conversation When 
Youre Stuck Or Blocked?

    #043 How To Continue A Conversation When 
You're Stuck Or Blocked?

    02/05/2018 Duration: 17min

    Hi, everyone! I'm Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com My mission is to help YOU to speak English fluently and confidently. Today I'll tell you how to continue a conversation in English when you're feeling stuck or blocked. Later you'll practice your speaking with a funny mini story. The story is about a very handsome young man who flees to an island. You can finally learn English in a fun and effective way, only by listening! Please help me to spread the word by sharing it with your friends and family or by writing a review on iTunes. That means a lot to me. Thanks! Before you continue listening make sure you read the text. Visit my website: SpeakEnglishPodcast.com and look for episode #043. Let's get started! Have you ever wanted to talk to someone for longer, but you got stuck because you didn't know what to say anymore? When we speak a foreign language, we're often, afraid to start a conversation or to ask questions. We're worried that they won't understand us or that they'll merely lose their

  •  #042 The Connectors in English with a Story

    #042 The Connectors in English with a Story

    25/04/2018 Duration: 11min

    Today I'll talk about the connectors, those words that help us to better structure what we say. Next, of course, we'll practice with an exclusive lesson from the point of view story. I'll just go ahead and start talking about connectors. But don't worry, I'm not gonna give any grammatical theory here :) As usual, I'll give you some examples and then you'll practice the connectors in context with the point of view story. Connectors are merely words that help structure what you say or write. Only by using a few connectors, you can significantly improve your fluency and expressivity. Let's take a look at some of the best-known connectors: When we want to add something, we use words like BESIDES, ALSO and MOREOVER. For example: "I don't want to go to the movies. Besides, it's late now." "I want a cake and an ice cream also." "He didn't like the birthday party. Moreover, he had to cancel his romantic date." (END OF THE EXTRACT).   READ the TEXT here: SpeakEnglishPod.com

  • #041 Pronounce Fashion Brands like an American

    #041 Pronounce Fashion Brands like an American

    18/04/2018 Duration: 16min

    Today you'll practice some pronunciation with the most popular fashion brands on the market. I'll help you to pronounce these brands just like an American. Later you'll practice your listening with an interesting point of view story. You can finally learn English in a fun and effective way, only by listening! Please help me to spread the word by sharing it with your friends and family or by writing a review on iTunes. That means a lot to me. Thanks!

 Before you continue listening make sure you get the text. Visit my website: SpeakEnglishPod.com and look for episode 041 Now let the fun begin! I'll be giving you some information about each brand, and you'll need to guess the name of the brand. Believe me, it'll be fun!
 Let's get started! 1. Adidas When you think of sports, what name comes to mind? I'll give you a hint: it's a German brand. ____________________________ (Answer my question.) It's Adidas! Adidas is a famous German brand that designs and manufactures shoes, clothing, and accessories. The founder

  • #040 Correction when Speaking English

    #040 Correction when Speaking English

    12/04/2018 Duration: 14min

    Hello, my dear students!  I'm Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPod.com. My mission is to help YOU to speak English fluently and confidently. Today I'll talk about correction when speaking English and how it affects your fluency. Later you'll practice your speaking with a funny mini story. Let's start! A student asked me this question not long ago: "Is it effective to be corrected when you speak?" Let's say you're an English student and you're trying to practice your speaking. Your first idea is to hire a tutor who will correct all your mistakes. At first, it seems like a great idea to be corrected. Every time you make a mistake, the tutor will tell you the correct pronunciation, and that's how you'll learn to speak correctly.  Yet, based on my vast experience as an English teacher I must be honest with you and tell you that this approach isn't practical. In fact, overcorrection prevents you from developing fluency.     READ THE TEXT HERE: www.SpeakEnglishPod.com

  • #039 How to Pronounce Technology Brands like an American

    #039 How to Pronounce Technology Brands like an American

    05/04/2018 Duration: 16min

    Today you'll practice some pronunciation with the most popular technology brands on the market. I'll help you to pronounce these brands just like an American. Later you'll practice your listening with an interesting point of view. AdobeSystems Have you heard of PDF documents? The PDF is the most common digital document format. And can you guess what company created it? ____________________________ (Answer my question.) It's Adobe Systems! Adobe also created Photoshop, which is the most popular image editing software. Amazon.com Imagine a website where you can purchase almost anything you want. Can you guess which website I'm referring to? __________________________ (Answer my question.) Yes! Amazon.com! And it's my favorite place to buy!! Amazon is mostly known for its widely selection of books, although Amazon has expanded to sell electronics, music, furniture, etc. (END OF THE EXTRACT) READ the TEXT here: www.SpeakEnglishPod.com

  • #038 Booking a Hotel Room in English - Speaking Practice

    #038 Booking a Hotel Room in English - Speaking Practice

    22/03/2018 Duration: 15min

    Hi, dear students!  I'm Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPod.com. My mission is to help YOU to speak English fluently and confidently. Today I'll teach you how to book a hotel room in English. Later you'll practice your speaking with a funny mini story with questions and answers.  As you can see, you can learn English in a fun and effective way, only by listening! Please help me to spread the word by sharing it with your friends and family or by writing a review on iTunes. That means a lot to me. Thanks. Before you continue listening make sure you get the text. Visit my website: SpeakEnglishPod.com and look for episode #038. I know that finding an excellent hotel and making a reservation can be stressful, especially if you're booking a room at the last minute. In this lesson, I'll give you some tips.
 I usually search for a hotel online, and after finding the perfect room, I call to get a better rate. When I call, I make sure to ask if breakfast is included, and how far is the beach from the hotel. Yes… I

  • #037 The Difference between SHOUT, YELL and SCREAM with a Story

    #037 The Difference between SHOUT, YELL and SCREAM with a Story

    15/03/2018 Duration: 11min

    Hi, everyone!   I'm Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPod.com. My mission is to help YOU to speak English fluently and confidently.   Today I'll help you to learn the difference between the similar terms: shout, yell and scream. Later you'll practice these terms with a funny story told from 3 different grammar points of view.   As you can see, you can learn English in a fun and effective way, only by listening! Please help me to spread the word by sharing it with your friends and family or by writing a review on iTunes. That means a lot to me. Thanks. Before you continue listening make sure you get the text. Visit my website: SpeakEnglishPod.com and look for the episode #037.  Great! Let's get started!   I'm perfectly aware that English can get very confusing because there are so many words with a very similar meaning. And very often students have asked me about the difference between the words "scream," "shout," and "yell." The level of intensity and the purpose escalates from shouting, to yelling, and

  • #036 


English Food Vocabulary Lesson – Eat Healthy at
 a Restaurant

    #036 


English Food Vocabulary Lesson – Eat Healthy at
 a Restaurant

    08/03/2018 Duration: 13min

    Transcript: Hi everyone! I'm Georgiana; founder of SpeakEnglishPod.com. My mission is to help YOU speak English fluently.  Today I'll help you to learn new food vocabulary and I'll give you some tips on how to eat healthier when we're eating out. Later you'll practice your speaking with a funny mini story with questions and answers.   As you can see, you can learn English in a fun and effective way, only by listening! Please help me to spread the word by sharing it with your friends and family or by writing a review on iTunes. That means a lot to me. Thanks. Great! Let's get started! Eating out can be a pleasure: someone else cooks for you and brings the hot food to your table, while you have fun with friends or family. On average, Americans eat out about five times a week. Sadly, when we eat out, we tend to exaggerate. Curiously some people are self-conscious about what they eat when they're at home, but when they go out, they forget about the consequences. [End of the Extract] READ the TEXT here: Spe

  • #035 Words in English you are mispronouncing

    #035 Words in English you are mispronouncing

    01/03/2018 Duration: 15min

    TODAY: I'll focus on the pronunciation of some words which my students often mispronounce. Later, you'll practice these words with a questions and answers mini story.   I'll start by telling you the correct pronunciation, and then I'll use this word in a sentence.   I don't know if you've ever noticed, but when you say a word individually, the pronunciation may sound a little different from when it's in a sentence. Also, before you continue listening make sure you check out the transcript. Visit my website: SpeakEnglishPod.com and look for the episode #35. End of the Extract. Get the TEXT here: SpeakEnglishPod.com  

  • #034 - Business English Idioms Examples and Story - Part #2

    #034 - Business English Idioms Examples and Story - Part #2

    22/02/2018 Duration: 18min

    In today's episode: I'll talk again about the most common business expressions. Later, you'll practice your English speaking with a funny story with questions and answers. Awesome! Let's get started! A long shot If you describe a solution to a problem as a remote possibility, it means there is little chance of success, but you think it's worth a try. The idiom originates from the concept of a shot at a target from a great distance, therefore difficult to make.   Example:"You could try to find that mysterious man. It's a long shot, but you could start surfing the internet." To go broke If you go broke, you experience a financial collapse. You'll lose most or all of your money. Example:"Our company is going to go broke anytime unless you stop spending money foolishly." Start from scratch The meaning of this expression is to start doing something over from the beginning.  The root of the expression comes from races in which the scratch line was the starting point and wouldn't offer any advantage to a

  • #033 - Business English Idioms Examples and Story - Part #1

    #033 - Business English Idioms Examples and Story - Part #1

    14/02/2018 Duration: 09min

    In today's episode:  I'll talk about the most common business expressions. Later, you'll practice grammar with a point of view story.  Awesome! Let's get started! Look up to someone When you look up to someone, you view them with respect and admiration. Example: "Tom truly looks up to his father, and he wants to become a policeman just like his dad." Show the ropes This expression refers to a sailor learning the different ropes for the sails of a ship. When you show the ropes to someone you explain to them how to do a particular task correctly: Example: "It'll take me a couple of weeks to show you the ropes but, after that, you'll be entirely prepared for the task." Day one We usually use the expression day one to talk about something that happens from the very beginning of an activity or a process.  Examples: "I'm sorry, but your project was meant to fail from day one!" "This procedure has never worked from day one." -- End of the extract.-- Get the text here: https://SpeakEnglishPod.com    

  •  #032: How to Say youre Sick in English

    #032: How to Say you're Sick in English

    07/02/2018 Duration: 15min

    In today's episode: • I'll talk about the most common symptoms that we experience when we're sick or ill. • Later, you'll practice grammar with a point of view story.   Get the text here: www.SpeakEnglishPod.com  

  • #031 Enchanted - New Year - New English Course

    #031 Enchanted - New Year - New English Course

    15/01/2018 Duration: 15min

    In today's episode:   I'll talk about a new way to improve your spoken English. I'll tell you about my secret project. Later, you'll practice vocabulary, and above all, you'll improve your spoken English with a funny question and answer story. First of all, I'd like to wish you a happy new year. How time flies! A new year has just begun!     Get the text here: www.SpeakEnglishPod.com  

  • #030

    #030

    18/12/2017 Duration: 19min

    I'm Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPod.com My mission is to help YOU to speak English fluently and confidently. In today's episode: I'll talk about how Americans celebrate Christmas and how I used to enjoy Christmas time when I was a kid. Later, you'll practice vocabulary, and above all, you'll improve your spoken English with a funny question and answer story. Awesome! Let's get started! Multi-Cultural Christmas In the United States, every 25th of December people celebrate Christmas in many unique ways because of its multi-cultural nature. The modern, commercialized Christmas began to emerge in the 19th century with the new custom of buying gifts for children.  Many of the Christmas holiday activities differ from family to family. It often depends on the cultural heritage of the family members. Some of the customs are like ones in the UK, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, and Mexico.  A typical celebration of Christmas Day in America combines Irish, Austrian, Polish and Belgian traditions. Despi

  • #029 English Strong Accent - Understanding People who Speak with a Heavy Accent

    #029 English Strong Accent - Understanding People who Speak with a Heavy Accent

    11/12/2017 Duration: 11min

    "Excuse me; I don't quite understand." "Could you please say that again?"  Hi, everyone! I'm Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help YOU to speak English fluently and confidently. In today's episode: I'm gonna talk about how to understand people who speak English with a strong accent. Next, through a point of view lesson, you'll practice vocabulary, and above all, you'll improve your grammar without memorizing boring rules. Awesome! Let's get started! I listen to people who speak English with a strong accent every day.  Their mother tongue sometimes has a strong influence on the way they speak English.   Have you ever traveled to another country and tried to speak their mother tongue? Then you're probably aware that some locals experienced some difficulties understanding you and that not everybody was patient. Some people got very impatient and sometimes even rude.  That's why, whenever you talk to people with a strong accent you should try to be as patient and encouraging as p

  • #028: To Bear

    #028: To Bear

    28/11/2017 Duration: 19min

    In today's episode: I'm gonna talk about the word bear. Next, through a mini-history lesson, you'll practice vocabulary, and above all, you'll improve your spoken English. Very well. Let's get started! The word bear is often used as a noun when we're referring to a large furry animal that likes eating honey. By the way, in the second part of this podcast, you'll meet two funny bears Yogi and Boo-Boo. J To bear is a verb with several meanings: A few of its meanings 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 of the word bear: Usually, we use the verb to bear when we're in a position where we need to accept, tolerate, or endure something, especially something unpleasant: "The pain was almost more than Jason could bear." "How can you bear to eat that food?" Get the full text here: www.SpeakEnglishPod.com

  • #027 Why do they call it Black Friday? Black Friday deals in Europe

    #027 Why do they call it Black Friday? Black Friday deals in Europe

    21/11/2017 Duration: 08min

    In today's episode: I'll talk about Black Friday. I'm sure many of you would like to know why is it called like that and where do people celebrate Black Friday. Is it only an American tradition? Next, through a point of View story, you'll practice grammar without memorizing any rules, and you'll even get to have some fun. Very well. Let's get started! Have you noticed that this week everyone talks about the BLACK FRIDAY? But, most importantly, have you ever wondered why is it called BLACK Friday? The day after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday. Most stores come out with tantalizing sales to attract shoppers to their stores. People wait in line hours before the shops open to grab the bargains of the year.  Get the full text here: www.SpeakEnglishPod.com

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