Chris and Sue’s bucket lists
Bucket Lists Sue and Chris talk about a Bucket lists. Before listening, do you know what bucket lists are? While listening. 1. Does Sue want to swim with dolphins? 2. Where does Chris want to go for his bucket list? 3. Where does Sue say she thinks the Northern Lights...
Meet up with a full time vanlifer in France
Meeting up with a full-time #vanlifer who is doing #vanlife where we met on a small farm campsite in the #paysbasque in south west #france. Katharina is from Germany and she has given everything up to get on the road with her little car and her vintage caravan. I met...
Guns, Gingerbread and the American Constitution
An American woman describes her everyday life living with guns to a European, who listens in amazement,
Buying and Selling on-line
Have you ever sold anything online? In recent years it has become part of our everyday life. The internet is full of sites specializing in selling second-hand items from houses, to cars, to handbags, to children’s toys.
Listen as Sue asks Chris about his experience, about the benefits and the pitfalls.
What is yoga all about
Do you know what yoga is all about? Yoga is an ancient and complex practice, rooted in Indian philosophy, which began as a spiritual practice but has become popular as a way of promoting physical and mental wellbeing. Yoga typically emphasizes physical postures...
What is a bucket list?
A bucket list is a list of activities or things that people really want to do before they die, as depicted by Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman in the 2007 film of the same name, where two people realise their wildest dreams. In this podcast Sue and Chris talk about a...
Covid lockdown and stress; how are you coping?
There is no doubt that the successive lockdowns of 2020-21 have dramatically changed our daily lives on so many levels, and figures show that more people have experienced anxiety due to the social, financial and work restrictions that have been placed on us.
Help my workplace is stressing me out
The workplace is a very demanding, quick-paced and increasingly uncertain place in which we operate on a day-to-day basis, but does it always have to be a stressful place?. Pressure to meet deadlines, deliverables and working with difficult people, among other...
How was the Covid jab for you ?
Listen as Joyce in the UK talks about her experience of having the Covid vaccination. She gives a step by step account of what she had to do and how she feels about it.
“Text me when you get home”.
The murder of Sarah Everard, a young women walking home in London, provoked an enormous reaction as hundreds of thousands of women in the UK and indeed across the world came together to demand that not only do governments improve street safety but also that threatening attitudes towards women and girls change.
Why you shouldn’t have a Bucket List !
Why you shouldn’t have a bucket list, are they inspiring or disheartening ?
What should be top of your Bucket List
What should be top of your Bucket List Everyone is talking about Bucket Lists ! But just what is a Bucket List ? What should be top of your Bucket List? Quite simply it's a wish list of things you would like to do ! These "things" can involve travel, culture, sport...
Romantic Valentine’s song
On this special day learn the words to this global, romantic song, it has been downloaded, bought and used at weddings millions of times all over the word. You can listen to the song before or after the quiz, alone, in class or with your sweetheart 🙂 [quiz-cat...
What I did this weekend
Talking about what you did on the weekend - in everyday English we would say, "What you got up to over the weekend." Try this simple, short quiz to see how you can correctly talk about past actions and experiences.
Victoria’s Gap Year
Victoria's Gap Year Listen to Victoria talking to Susan about what she did in Victoria's Gap Year and see if there are any differences between what she did and what others do, as set out below or in Gapyear.com. In the professional or career world, a gap year is a...
Animated Podcast Number 9: The past tense PLUS !
So what's an animated podcast ? Good question ! It's a podcast with pictures, learning tips and clues. In short, it's just a helping hand to help you understand the conversation and the context. This is Animated Podcast number 9 in a series of 10, in which each one...
Animated Podcast Number 8: Beginner’s guide to the Past Tense
So what's an animated podcast ? Good question ! It's a podcast with pictures, learning tips and clues. In short, it's just a helping hand to help you understand the conversation and the context. This is Animated Podcast number 8 in a series of 10, in which each one...
Animated Podcast number 6: Why study for an MBA ?
So what's an animated podcast ? Good question ! It's a podcast with pictures, learning tips and clues. In short, it's just a helping hand to help you understand the conversation and the context. This is Animated Podcast number 6 in a series of 10, in which each one...
Florian Bucket list
Florian Bucket list Listen to Florian's bucket list, but try the pre-listening questions first. A bucket list is a list of items, challenges etc., that people want to do before they die. A check-list of lifetime wishes that people really want to do at some point in...
Marie – May the best house win.
May the Best House Win was a British lifestyle game show that aired on ITV from 22 February 2010 to 24 June 2013 and was narrated by Guy Porritt. The show sees four proud homeowners compete to win £1,000 by showing off their homes to the other contestants, who will...
Best Experiences – Laura
Best Experiences - Laura Listen to Laura, an English woman, talk about her best experiences in The 2012 London Olympics. What were the highlights for her? Who did she meet? What was her favourite souvenir from this event?
Valérie – Parachute Jumping
Listen to Valérie talking about her best experiences, notably of parachute jumping. Listen carefully to what she found exciting and what she was scared of. What were your best experiences?
Learning French – Susan
Listen to Susan talking about how she learnt French, including some useful tips for learners of other languages.
Rebecca – Living abroad
Have you ever lived in a foreign country?
Have you ever had experiences of living or working in a different culture?
Listen to the Rebecca, an Australian, talking about her experiences of living in several countries and the cultural and linguistic hurdles she had to over come.
Fred’s Bucket List
Listen to Fred talk about the items that he has on his bucket list that he would like to achieve.
Henri’s Bucket List
Henri is just starting out with learning English, but kindly agreed to talk to us about the things that he really want to do and achieve in his life.
Max’s Bucket List
Listen to Max talk about what he really wants to do and achieve in his life.
Etienne’s Bucket List
Listen to Etienne talking about his bucket list, the things that he really wants to do or to achieve.
What is a Podblog
What is a Podblog? Any ideas? It's a contraction of Podcast and Blog, which is what we have here at EFL PodBlog. For more information, have a listen to the podcast.
Chris & Sue Meet
Chris & Sue Meet Chris & Sue Meet for the first time to talk about the idea of starting a podcasting site for learners of English as a second language. This was the very beginning of EFL PodBlog.
Susan and Laura
Susan and Laura Susan and Laura talk about their best experieces - listen to what Laura considers as her best experiences.
Susan Meets Leïla
Susan Meets Leïla Susan Meets Leïla to chat about jobs, interests etc.
London Tube or Paris Metro which is best?
London Tube or Paris Metro which is best? In this podcast Chris and Sue compare their favourite underground systems; London and Paris. Sue loves the London underground whereas Chris is a fan of the Paris metro. Why, Why, Why ??? Listen as they attempt to prove which...
Susan in lockdown
Susan in Lockdown Susan talks about positive & negative experiences of the lockdown in FrancefacebooktwitterinstagramFrance in lockdownFrance put its 67 million people under lockdown on Tuesday 17 March 2020, in an unprecedented act during peacetime, and said it...
Covid-19 series part 2: Australia and France, different lockdown situations
Covid-19 series part 2: Australia and France, different lockdown situations https://youtu.be/43kMetLzPzM The virus COVID-19 is a pandemic which means that it is affecting countries all across the globe, but are they all responding in the same way ? To find out we...
10 Killer questions Emmanuel
10 Killer questions Emmanuel The Proust Questionnaire is a questionnaire about one's personality. Its name and modern popularity as a form of interview is owed to the responses given by the French writer Marcel Proust. At the end of the nineteenth century, when Proust...
My bucket list Emmanuel
Emmanuel shares his bucket list with us. To be fair, he was asked with little or no time to think about it, so maybe, if we did it again, as we most probably will do, the bucket list would probably be very different than this one. It is quite an interesting exercise...
10 Killer Questions for Fred
The Proust Questionnaire is a questionnaire about one's personality. Its name and modern popularity as a form of interview is owed to the responses given by the French writer Marcel Proust. At the end of the nineteenth century, when Proust was still in his teens, he...
Surprising Incredible India
Surprising Incredible India Listen to Sue interview Chris about his recent trip to India and especially about what surprised him. During his travels in India, Chris went to Bangalore in the south and then to Rajasthan in the north, to The Taj Mahal in Agra, Fatihpur...
Ahmed – my country
Ahmed - my country Today we podcasted Ahmed, who now lives in France, about life in his country, how he left his country and what he misses from back home. This is a podcast for English learners and is non-political, non-religious and has no views on any issues that...
Fred’s bucket list
Listen to Fred talking about his bucket list. As with many people, he wants to travel, perhaps all over the world, and a bucket list is a great way to tick off travel destinations. The good thing about this is that as we tick off destinations, we get an appetite for...
10 surprising things about Cape Town
10 surprising things about Cape Town Do you sometimes go on holiday and are surprised by what you find there? Away from the usual tourist attractions everyday life can be so different from your home town. What do you know about Cape Town ? Politics ? Nelson Mandela...
My Bucket List Sebastien
Sebastien shares his bucket list with us. To be fair, he was asked with little or no time to think about it, so maybe, if we did it again, as we most probably will do, the bucket list would probably be very fifferent than this one. It is quite an interesting exercise...
Hervé Bellut, the creator of this self development board game, has had a varied and interesting career path. His formal studies were in astrophysics, and as an aerospace engineer he went on to become interested in occupational stress in the workplace. This interest...
Comprehension and language focus quiz for Experiences on stage.
Before doing this language quiz listen to the podcast Experiences of being on stage, the real life experiences of 2 stand-up comedians.
Experiences of being on stage
Experiences of being on stage Experiences of being on stage can be both a very exciting or a very stressful experience, especially if you suffer from Stage fright or performance anxiety. Susan asks Andy, a somewhat seasoned performer, and Chris who is just staring...
Are you an amazing English teacher?
Are you an amazing English teacher? Are you an amazing English teacher? Try this quiz, which is mostly meant for fun, but could also be an occasion to look at the way that you - if you are a teacher do your job and to look honestly at what you do and your motivation...
The first time I saw snow
The first time I saw snow The first time I saw snow - Can you remember the first time you saw snow ? Do you live in a country where snow is usual or do you live in a region of the world where snow is a highly unlikely event? Some countries never get a single flake of...