UK Election night Lingo Bingo

UK Election night Lingo Bingo

What is Election Lingo Bingo ?

Lingo means Language and Bingo…. well, we’re sure your know what that means !

On the 4th July 2024 the UK will hold a general election. It’s always an exciting night and we will certainly be watching all night. But whatever your political  views it’s always interesting to watch and you’ll probably hear the usual bunch of expressions that typically come out of the mouths of TV journalists and politicians. 

So, first listen to the podcast to understand what these expression mean, and then on election night have fun with this Lingo Bingo card and tick off the expressions when you hear them. 

 UK Election Lingo Bingo: 20 expressions you are likely to hear on election night (and the day after).

Tick off the expression when you hear it.

The Tories will be in the electoral wilderness for a generation. On the doorstep nobody was talking about Partygate. Our voters stayed at home. It’s a political earthquake.
The Blue Wall has crumbled It’s going to be a long night. Nigel Farage celebrates his win by downing a pint. The Swingometer shows a swing of…
It’s a Portillo moment. The Lib Dems have come in 2nd in the seat. It’s too close to call. Our exit poll shows a landslide victory.
It’s an uphill battle for the Tories The SNP are wiped out in Scotland. Reform has undercut the Tory vote. It’s time for change.
The Monster Raving Looney Party has lost its deposit. It’s a clear mandate from the people. It’s a race to be the first to declare. All eyes are on the PM’s seat.
Which phone apps do you use?

Which phone apps do you use?

23, July, 2024

Episode 217: Which phone Apps do you use?

In this podcast, we take a look at our phones and discuss the apps we use and why. Do you use the same ones ? We use everyday vocabulary which you build up for vocabularly bank.

Join us as we delve into the pros and cons of phone apps. Are we too dependant on them? Are we becoming too lazy? Or are we opening up our world? Let us know what you think.

Notes

Phone apps have profoundly transformed various aspects of our lives, redefining how we interact with the world and manage our daily activities. Phone apps have revolutionized communication by making it easier and faster to connect with others. Apps like WhatsApp, Messenger, and Zoom have made instant messaging and video calls accessible to everyone, breaking down geographical barriers and enabling real-time interaction.

The convenience of mobile apps has streamlined many aspects of daily life. Banking apps allow users to perform transactions, pay bills, and manage finances without visiting a bank. Shopping apps enable users to browse, compare, and purchase products from anywhere, often with just a few taps.

Navigation apps like Google Maps and Waze provide real-time directions, traffic updates, and information on public transportation, making travel more efficient and stress-free.

Recap & Takeaways

Phone apps have integrated deeply into our lives, making tasks simpler, improving access to services, enhancing productivity, and providing entertainment and educational resources. This transformation has made daily activities more efficient, made social interactions quicker and easier….. in short totally changed the way we live.

 

 As part of your language learning it’s important to have the right vocabulary at your fingertips and be able to chat with confidence about these aspects of your daily life.

So tune into this podcast to pick up the vocabulary you need, and enjoy the conversation too.

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Using Mindfulness in Language Learning

Using Mindfulness in Language Learning

23, July, 2024

Episode 216: Using Mindfulness in Language Learning

In this podcast, we’ll explore how incorporating mindfulness practices can deepen your connection to the English language, foster greater fluency, and cultivate a sense of presence and clarity in your learning process.

Join us as we delve into practical mindfulness techniques that can be seamlessly integrated into your language learning routine. From mindful listening exercises that enhance your comprehension skills to improving your confidence.

Notes

But mindfulness is more than just a language learning hack – it’s a journey of self-discovery and personal growth. We’ll explore how mindfulness can help you overcome language learning challenges, navigate cultural nuances, and develop a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you.

Whether you’re a beginner embarking on your English language learning journey or an advanced learner looking to refine your skills, this podcast is for you.

Recap & Takeaways

By cultivating mindfulness in your language learning practice, you’ll not only enhance your linguistic abilities but also cultivate greater presence, resilience, and compassion in all aspects of your life.

So, grab your headphones, find a quiet space, and join us on this transformative journey to mindful English fluency.

Subscribe now and let’s embark on this empowering adventure together!

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Using Music to work on grammar

Using Music to work on grammar

23, July, 2024

Episode 215: Using Music to work on grammar

One way of working on grammar in English, and a great way to memorise some grammar patterns and rules is to use popular songs.

Welcome to our latest episode of the English podcasts! In this captivating installment, we’ll be exploring a unique approach to language learning: using music to work on grammar.

Notes

Join us as we delve into the fascinating world of music and its powerful impact on grammar acquisition. From catchy tunes to rhythmic patterns, music has long been recognized as a valuable tool for enhancing language skills.

In this episode, we’ll uncover the science behind why music is such an effective teaching aid for grammar. We’ll explore how musical elements such as melody, rhythm, and repetition can help learners internalize grammatical structures and concepts in a fun and engaging way.

Recap & Takeaways

Whether you’re a teacher looking to spice up your grammar lessons or a learner seeking new strategies to master language skills, this podcast is for you. Tune in as we harmonize grammar and music to create an unforgettable learning experience.

So, grab your headphones, turn up the volume, and join us on this melodic journey through the world of language learning. Don’t forget to subscribe and share your thoughts in the comments below. Let’s explore the power of music to transform grammar learning together!

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Veronique travelling in Australia

Veronique travelling in Australia

23, July, 2024

Episode 214: Mega Europe Trivia Quiz

Think you know about Europe? Maybe you do, maybe you don’t. Test your general knowledge with some off the wall questions about culture, history and knowledge of countries, customs and cities in Europe.

If you love quizing and increasing your knowledge of fun facts and trivia about Europe – this quiz will really stretch your knowledge and help get those neurons bouncing.

Notes

Welcome to the Mega Europe Trivia Quiz, where we embark on a journey through the diverse and fascinating continent of Europe!

From the sun-kissed shores of the Mediterranean to the snow-capped peaks of the Alps, Europe is a treasure trove of history, culture, and innovation.

Recap & Takeaways

In this quiz, we’ll test your knowledge on everything from famous landmarks and historical events to culinary delights and pop culture phenomena. So, gather your wits, sharpen your pencils, and get ready to uncover the secrets and surprises of Europe in this ultimate trivia challenge!

Are you ready to prove your expertise and discover new tidbits about this remarkable continent? Let’s dive in and see how well you know Europe!

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Veronique travelling in Australia

Veronique travelling in Australia

23, July, 2024

Episode 213: Veronique travelling in Australia

In 1999, Véronique embarked on her first Australian adventure, discovering the vibrant cities, the rugged Outback, and the stunning coastal wonders. Listen as she recounts the awe-inspiring moments and cultural exchanges that left a lasting impression on her.

???????? Bienvenue! Join us on a captivating journey as we unravel the incredible travel tales of Véronique, a spirited French woman who explored the diverse landscapes of Australia in 1999 and 2005.

In this podcast episode, Véronique shares her unique perspective, cultural encounters, and unforgettable experiences Down Under.

Notes

Throughout the podcast, Véronique reflects on the changes she observed in Australia over the years, offering a fascinating blend of nostalgia and newfound discoveries.

Her encounters with the locals, wildlife, and the natural beauty of the Land Down Under create a tapestry of memories that will transport you to another place and time.

Recap & Takeaways

Whether you’re an avid traveler, a Francophile, or simply curious about Australia’s allure, this podcast is sure to inspire and entertain.

Tune in to hear Véronique’s enchanting narratives, laced with the sheer joy of exploration.

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