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North Indian Food

North Indian Food

Listen to this interview of Renu, an Indian living in North India about North Indian Food. Do you like spicy food or is it too hot for you? Do you know what millet is? What do you think an Indian person living in India would eat as their ideal food?

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Victoria – English Food Blogger

Victoria – English Food Blogger

Victoria - English Food Blogger Susan caught up with Victoria - English Food Blogger, an enthusiastic food blogger from England who talks about her interests in food and blogging. Victoria's blog is available here for those that would like to read about her food and...

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A few days in New York

A few days in New York

A few days in New York. Have you ever been to New York ? Is it on your list of things to do ? Do you like big cites ? Do you live in the USA? What do you think of tourists to your country? Listen to this podcast in which Laura, a French-British young women talks to...

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What is yoga all about

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...

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10 Reasons your Photos are Bad.

10 Reasons your Photos are Bad.

Do you know the expression "a photo is worth a thousand words ? Well, with amateur photography this is not always the case..... Are you sometimes disappointed with your photos ? When we visit great places we want to capture the moment on our phone cameras or with a...

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Rishikesh Northern India

Rishikesh Northern India

Rishikesh has been a part of the legendary "Kedarkhand" -  Legends state that Lord Rama did penance here for killing Ravana, the asura king of Lanka; and Lakshmana, his younger brother, crossed the river Ganges, using two jute ropes at the point where the present...

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What is a bucket list?

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...

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The travel bet

The travel bet

The travel bet The travel bet - which is quicker, public transport or the car? have you ever wondered if you should give up your car journey in favour of using public transport? Which is the cheapest way to travel? Follow Chris and Sue as they bet on the quickest way...

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PHRASAL VERBS: Take

PHRASAL VERBS: Take

Phrasal verbs are everywhere in English, we use them hundreds of times a day but they are not always easy for learners to understand because the addition of the particle changes the meaning of the original verb completely.

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Numbers in Sport

Numbers in Sport

Numbers in Sport. Numbers can be a difficult part of learning a new language. New learners often confuse "hundreds" and "thousands", "fifteen" and "fifty", "half past six" with "six and a half hours" etc etc etc. The only way to improve your number skills is with...

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All about tea

All about tea

Tea is probably the favourite drink across the world, but do you know about tea? Do you know the phrases and expressions related to tea? In this podcast we chat about the noble drink that the British (amongst others) adore. Ever heard of, "A storm in a teacup?" A mug...

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Writing effective emails

Writing effective emails

Historically, the term electronic mail was used generically for any electronic document transmission. For example, several writers in the early 1970s used the term to refer to fax document transmission. As a result, it is difficult to find the first citation for the...

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Hey, seen any boring films lately?

Hey, seen any boring films lately?

In Sue and Craig's opinion the Oscars 2021 are a bit of a wet weekend; rather dull, depressing and boring ! Chris is not really up to date with the current batch of films but listen out for what he says about them.  Your language challenge is hearing 3 native speakers...

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Star Wars – The Force Awakens

Star Wars – The Force Awakens

Star Wars - The Force Awakens In this podcast, Chris who has never (ever) seen a Star Wars film, interviews movie goers as they leave the cinema after watching Star Wars - The Force Awakens, just to see what all the fuss is about. It seems like he isn't the only one,...

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Animal Pet Day 11th April

Animal Pet Day 11th April

National Pet Day is April 11, although if you’re a pet owner, you know there’s not a day that goes by that you don’t celebrate your animal companion! So hug your hedgehog, bond with your bunny, and cut your kitty some catnip! Which pets do you have ? Cats ? Dogs?...

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European Champions Cup Rugby Last 16 qualifiers

European Champions Cup Rugby Last 16 qualifiers

European Champions Cup Rugby Last 16 qualifiers No Top14 Rugby this weekend and the 6 Nations has finished, but the Champions Cup rugby continues for the next two weeks - this week the last 16 clubs fight for their places in the 1/4 finals, which will be played on the...

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Explaining a process

Explaining a process

  When giving a series of instructions to make or produce something there are some common, useful and simple language features, used for clarity and simplicity. In this podcast we use the example of explaining a process for how to make something following a set...

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One hit wonders

One hit wonders

A one-hit wonder is any group or solo singer that achieves mainstream popularity, often for only one piece of work, and becomes known among the general public solely for that momentary success. The term is most commonly used in regard to music performerswith only one...

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Mystery Shopping trip

Mystery Shopping trip

  Mystery shopping trip In this podcast Sue and Chris go to a shopping mall to pick up some items. In this podcast they describe some of the items that they buy. Can you work out what they bought? If you need a little extra help, check out the Animated Podcast...

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Why are you studying for an MBA?

Why are you studying for an MBA?

Why are you studying for an MBA? An MBA, or a Master of Business Administration, is a very popular choice for many today as a way of either changing career path or boosting an existing career path. An MBA is expensive, demanding and has high entry requirements, so why...

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6 Nations Round 5 washup

6 Nations Round 5 washup

6 Nations Round 5 Wash-Up This is the final week of the regular 6 nations tournament, apart from the very last match which pitches France against Scotland on Friday evening. In this episode we talk about the games that were played on this Super Saturday - Italy v...

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My travel bucket list Jean Francois

My travel bucket list Jean Francois

Listen to Jean-François talk about his bucket list for travel - places he has been, where he wants to go and why he wants to so there. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why? If you would like to be featured for your bucket list or your travel bucket...

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Top 14 Rugby Wash-Up  day 20

Top 14 Rugby Wash-Up day 20

Top 14 Rugby Wash-Up Day 20 This week we talk about the Top 14 day 20 matches took place, and things are again hotting up at the top and the bottom ends of the table, can Toulouse strengthen their hold at the top, or will La Rochelle get back into the running for the...

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Describing pain and symptoms

Describing pain and symptoms

Describing pain and symptoms It can be surprisingly difficult describing pain and symptoms and exactly how pain feels. Each of us experiences our pain differently, making it highly subjective—and that makes it a challenge for a doctor to evaluate. There is a useful...

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Top 14 Rugby Wash-Up  Number 5

Top 14 Rugby Wash-Up Number 5

Top 14 Rugby Wash-Up Number 5 This week we talk about the Top 14 day 3 matches took place, which were catch-up matches for matches that were cancelled due to Covid-19 and look back at the third round of The 6 Nations tournament In a week where Toulouse play La...

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Top 14 Rugby Wash-Up  Number 4

Top 14 Rugby Wash-Up Number 4

Top 14 Rugby Wash-Up Number 4 This week we talk about the Top 14 day 17 matches and look ahead to the third round of The 6 Nations tournament In a week where Toulouse lost away to Lyon, there were highlights elsewhere in the Top 14 in France, including a thumping win...

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Top 14 Rugby Wash-Up  Number 3

Top 14 Rugby Wash-Up Number 3

Top 14 Rugby Wash-Up Number 3 OK, its the Six Nations in this podcast, not The Top 14 This week we talk about the second round matches in The 6 Nations tournament and just a few words come to mind: England: strategic cul de sac Scotland : snowy Wales: grind out...

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Yuka The Healthy Eating App

Yuka The Healthy Eating App

Yuka The Healthy Eating App that checks out the quality of your shopping basket Do you really know what you eat? Well yes! With Yuka The Healthy Eating App you can scan your products and analyze their impact on your health. In the blink of an eye, Yuka The Healthy...

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Top 14 Rugby Wash-Up  Number 2

Top 14 Rugby Wash-Up Number 2

Top 14 Rugby Wash-Up Number 2 This week we talk about the opening matches in 6 Nations tournament and just a few words come to mind: England: disbelief Scotland : joy Wales: disappointment Ireland: fighting spirit France: stunning Italy: keep on in there...  To find...

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Top 14 Rugby Washup No 1

Top 14 Rugby Washup No 1

Today we are starting a new weekly podcast about The Top 14 French rugby. We always chat about the happenings and comings and goings in the Top 14, so we have decided to do a podcast about it, at least during the rugby season. We can't go to watch rugby matches - it...

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The symbols of Australia

The symbols of Australia

The symbols of Australia The symbols of Australia include the flag, national colours, the coat of arms and the national anthem, but there are many other things that make up the symbols of Australia - listen to Sue interview an Australian about the symbols of...

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Christmas traditions, where did they come from?

Christmas traditions, where did they come from?

Twas the night before Christmas.... Everyone's getting in the mood for Christmas crackers, Christmas trees and a host of other traditions. But do you know the origins of these traditions? Listen as 2 Christmas "know-alls"  🙂 talk about the history of our current...

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Planning a holiday getaway

Planning a holiday getaway

Planning a holiday getaway Planning a holiday getaway - have you ever tried to book a holiday on line? It's pretty confusing, isn't it? Listen to Chris and Sue go through the different options, flights and prices, while they are planning a holiday getaway. There's a...

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Rugby, what’s it all about?

Rugby, what’s it all about?

Rugby, what's it all about? Rugby, what's it all about? I mean, it can't be that complicated can it? Or can it? Ahead of the RBS 6 Nations Rugby Tournament, here are some questions, sent in by our listeners concerning rugby. Have we got it right? Are we on the ball...

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Drones handle with care

Drones handle with care

Drones handle with care Drones handle with care as they are used in many contexts from military uses to leisure and for fun. But are they just dangerous toys or just accidents waiting to happen? There have been many stories and reports of drone near-misses and...

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Book Signing in Toulouse

Book Signing in Toulouse

Book Signing in Toulouse Book signing is popular because an author's signature increases the value of books for collectors. The author may add a short message to the reader, called a dedication, to each book, which may be personalized with the recipient's name upon...

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Laura Gamesmaker London 2012

Laura Gamesmaker London 2012

Laura Gamesmaker London 2012 As the Rio Olympics get under way, Sue caught up with Laura, a gamesmaker from London 2012 to talk about her experiences. London 2012 volunteers were called ‘Games Makers’, as they helped to make the Games happen. The Games Maker...

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Fast and Furious Roller Derby

Fast and Furious Roller Derby

Fast and Furious Roller Derby Fast and Furious Roller Derby, a sport that is really taking off in recent years. Roller derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five members roller skating in the same direction around a track. A game play consists of a series of...

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Victoria’s Gap Year

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...

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A visit to Brick lane, London

A visit to Brick lane, London

A visit to Brick lane, London Brick Lane is a street in East London, England, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It runs from Swanfield Street in the northern part of Bethnal Green, crosses Bethnal Green Road, passes through Spitalfields and is linked...

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Very Bad Trip – Stephen

Very Bad Trip – Stephen

  Very Bad Trip - Stephen Ever had one of those trips where everything seems to be going wrong? When even as you get into the airport, you just know that it's not going to be your day? If you think about for a moment, it's probably quite a common thing. I mean,...

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Travelling in Burma – Nicola

Travelling in Burma – Nicola

Travelling in Burma - Nicola Listen to the podcast - Travelling in Burma - Nicola - where she talks about the time that she entered, Myanmar, when it was closed off to the outside world and her meeting with a tribe, the Kachin, in the middle of the jungle. Myanmar,...

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Headhunter – Lucy

Headhunter – Lucy

Headhunter - Lucy Listen to Susan interviewing headhunter Lucy ; better known as a recruitment consultant in London. Lucy gives some valuable interview tips and insights for job seekers during the interview. On a daily basis you'd be talking to your clients and a...

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John – Rowing Coach

John – Rowing Coach

John - Rowing Coach Listen to Susan, interviewing, John, a rowing coach, on a cold December morning in Nottingham, England. Modern rowing as a competitive sport can be traced to the early 18th century when races were held between professional watermen on the River...

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UFO Witness – Louise

UFO Witness – Louise

  UFO Witness - Louise Listen to Louise talking to Sue about her experience of witnessing what she considered to be an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO). What do you think it could be? Do you believe that she really saw a UFO?

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Living Abroad – Phoebe

Living Abroad – Phoebe

Living Abroad - Phoebe Listen to Phoebe, who has travelled and lived abroad for a number of years, as she talks about some of her experiences of living in different countries and getting to know the cultures. After listening, try and answer the following questions :...

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Anesthesiologist Olivier

Anesthesiologist Olivier

Anesthesiologist Olivier Listen to Olivier talking about his job as an anesthesiologist. An anesthesiologist (American English) or anaesthetist (British English) is a physician trained in anesthesia and perioperative medicine. Terminology varies between different...

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Why podcasts are better than YouTube

Why podcasts are better than YouTube

To celebrate International Podcast Day there is only one thing to do... make a podcast about podcasts !  Listen as we talk about the history of podcasts, the countries where podcasts are the most popular and where people generally listen to podcasts (making them more...

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Understanding The COP 21

Understanding The COP 21

Understanding The COP 21 What is the ‘conference of parties’, and why you will hear more about it as the year-end approaches? Understanding The COP 21 It was COP-3, in Kyoto, Japan, that gave rise to the Kyoto Protocol, that placed international obligations on the set...

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A Columbian Living in France

A Columbian Living in France

A Columbian Living in France Listen to Mauricio, a Columbian, who has been living in France for the last 8 years, where he talks about adapting to a new culture and language, plus all what he misses from back home. Some of the things that he misses is the food from...

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James Bond – Spectre – The movie

James Bond – Spectre – The movie

James Bond - Spectre - The movie Susan manages to catch people as they leave the Gaumont Cinema in Toulouse, after James Bond - Spectre - The movie. A cryptic message from the past leads James Bond (Daniel Craig) to Mexico City and Rome, where he meets the beautiful...

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Running The New York Marathon

Running The New York Marathon

Photo AP Running The New York Marathon The New York City Marathon (branded TCS New York City Marathon and formerly branded ING New York City Marathon for sponsorshipreasons) is an annual marathon (42.195 km or 26.219 miles) that courses through the five boroughs...

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Episode 6 – The Review

Episode 6 – The Review

Episode 6 - The Review The role of a customer, acting as a food reviewer is to accurately convey the taste, texture, smell, and presentation of a restaurant's food. You should not only comment on the food but also on the atmosphere, staff knowledge and attentiveness,...

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Self publishing a book

Self publishing a book

Self publishing a book Simon Duke talks to Susan about his experiences of self publishing a book, his own book, "Out of Bounds." Self publishing a book is popular for many reasons. Securing a traditional publishing contract may not work for you — they're hard to get,...

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Chris Novel writer – The Last Drop

Chris Novel writer – The Last Drop

Chris Novel writer - The Last Drop The Last Drop is a hilarious story of how oil is accidentally discovered on a small and up-to-now, unexplored island in The Persian Gulf by two bumbling brothers. The brothers first inherit a bicycle repair shop from their father who...

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Simon Duke Crime Fiction Writer

Simon Duke Crime Fiction Writer

  Simon Duke Crime Fiction Writer SIMON DUKE was born in Stoke-on-Trent (UK) in 1979. He obtained a B.A. in French with Film Studies in 2001 and has been working in journalism ever since. He currently lives in Toulouse, France. 'Out of Bounds', his first novel,...

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Sue and Chris’ Big Adventure Part 2

Sue and Chris’ Big Adventure Part 2

Sue and Chris' Big Adventure Part 2 Sometimes airports can be confusing places, where to go is often clearly marked, but along with the excitement - or stress of taking a plane, some people tend to get lost. Sue and Chris arrive at the airport to board their plane to...

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Sue and Chris’ Big Adventure Part 1

Sue and Chris’ Big Adventure Part 1

Sue and Chris' Big Adventure Part 1 Follow Sue and Chris as they head off on their first big adventure - Sue and Chris' Big Adventure Part 1 In part one, they wake up a little late and have just an hour to get to the airport. Sue forgot to book a taxi, so they have to...

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Luke McAlister Rugby Player

Luke McAlister Rugby Player

Luke McAlister Rugby Player Charles Luke McAlister (born 28 August 1983 in Waitara) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer. He plays first five-eighth (fly-half) and second five-eighth (inside centre). He is the brother of New Zealand women's sevens player Kayla...

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Classic All Blacks Carlos Spencer rugby player

Classic All Blacks Carlos Spencer rugby player

Classic All Blacks Carlos Spencer rugby player Carlos James Spencer (born 14 October 1975 in Levin) is a former New Zealand rugby union footballer and most recently the head coach of the Eastern Province Kings. During his playing days, he played at fly-half (first...

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Classic All Blacks Carl Hayman rugby player

Classic All Blacks Carl Hayman rugby player

Classic All Blacks Carl Hayman rugby player Carl Hayman (born 14 November 1979 in Opunake, New Zealand) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer who plays at tighthead prop. Hayman has previously played for the Highlanders in Super Rugby, Otago in the NPC,...

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Florian Bucket list

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...

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Adaptation to Climate Change

Adaptation to Climate Change

Adaptation to climate change Adaptation to Climate Change, means anticipating the adverse effects of climate change and taking appropriate action to prevent or minimise the damage they can cause, or taking advantage of opportunities that may arise. It has been shown...

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Business Process Improvement – Omar

Business Process Improvement – Omar

  Business process improvement (BPI) Listen to Omar, from a leading airline based in Abu Dhabi do a presentation about Business Process Improvement in his company, including : His roles in Business Process Improvement The objectives of BPI in his company How they...

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Multimedia and IT Technician

Multimedia and IT Technician

Multimedia and IT Technician In the series « Tell me about your job. » I am joined today at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the primary airport serving the Greater Los Angeles Area by Jon, a multimedia and IT technician. Jon has been doing this job for the...

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Marie – May the best house win.

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...

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Chris’ Jokes – Episode 2

Chris’ Jokes – Episode 2

Chris' Jokes - Episode 2 Back by popular demand (at least that is what Chris told us to write) is Chris with a handful of fabulous jokes in front of an adoring crowd (he told us to write that too...)

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Travel – Charles Couchsurfing

Travel – Charles Couchsurfing

Travel - Charles Couchsurfing Listen to Charles talk about his experiences of travelling and couchsurfing. Couchsurfing International Inc. is a hospitality exchange and social networking website. The website provides a platform for members to "surf" on couches by...

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Helen – Friendship Force

Helen – Friendship Force

Helen - Friendship Force Listen to Helen, a Canadian, talk about her travel experiences throughout the world with Friendship Force and other ways that she has travelled, including driving around The UK in a VW Combi. Friendship Force International provides...

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Learning a Language – Frederique

Learning a Language – Frederique

Frédérique talks about learning English and especially the stresses of speaking English in a professional context. She recognises that being a perfectionist can actually hamper language learning and subsequent language production. She also talks about her achievements...

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Jon’s bucket list

Jon’s bucket list

Listen to Jon talk about his bucket list and one thing that he has already ticked-off of his previous bucket list. This is particularly accessible for low-level or beginners.

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Rebecca – Living abroad

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.

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The Boston Shakers from Liverpool

The Boston Shakers from Liverpool

An Podcast interview with two members of the rock band The Boston Shakers, who are in France for their annual holiday, where they talk about living in a foreign country and their life and music in Liverpool, England.

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The Restaurant – Episode 2 – The Menu

The Restaurant – Episode 2 – The Menu

The Restaurant - Episode 2 - The Menu Menus in eateries can be confusing. Not only is the vocabulary of the foods varied, but the way they are cooked can be confusing even to English native speakers. Listen to Sue and Chris as they decide what they are going to eat...

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Chris – Technophile

Chris – Technophile

Chris could be described as a technophile - Technophilia (from Greek τέχνη - technē, "art, skill, craft" and φίλος - philos, "beloved, dear, friend") refers generally to a strong enthusiasm for technology, especially new technologiessuch as personal computers,...

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Anti Gadgets Technophobe

Anti Gadgets Technophobe

Listen to Sue, explaining her views on everyday technology and gadgets - she could be described as a technophobe. Technophobia (from Greek τέχνη technē, "art, skill, craft" and φόβος phobos, "fear") is the fear or dislike of advanced technology or complex devices,...

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Knowledge Management

Knowledge Management

Knowledge management (KM) is the process of capturing, developing, sharing, and effectively using organizational knowledge. It refers to a multi-disciplined approach to achieving organisational objectives by making the best use of knowledge. (Source Wikipedia).

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The UFO Investigator

The UFO Investigator

How many unidentified flying phenomena do you think are sighted by people and that cannot be explained by scientists every year? Are UFOs investigated by keen amateurs and geeks? Are UFOs taken seriously by governments and state agencies? Listen to a real UFO...

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Child Development & Welfare

Child Development & Welfare

  Child development refers to the biological, psychological and emotional changes that occur in human beings between birth and the end of adolescence, as the individual progresses from dependency to increasing autonomy. Listen to Linda, a Canadian, talking about...

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Chris & Sue Meet

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.

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Susan in lockdown

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...

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Covid-19 series part 1: Adapting to life in lockdown

Covid-19 series part 1: Adapting to life in lockdown

Covid-19 series part 1: Adapting to life in lockdown Since the beginning of the year we have all been living in strange times. First we watched on TV as the COVID-19 virus took hold in China and then as the weeks went by the virus crept into the Middle East, Europe,...

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A meal in an English pub

A meal in an English pub

A meal in an English pub A meal in an English pub is a great way to meet up with friends for an informal chat, drink and to have something to eat. However, as you will hear, pubs can be busy and noisy places and are sometimes not the best place to have a conversation...

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My bucket list Nicolas

My bucket list Nicolas

My bucket list Nicolas The expression, "Bucket list" comes from kick the bucket (“to die”) + list, hence a “list of things to do before you die". The term was coined by American and British screenwriter Justin Zackham in his screenplay for the 2007 film The Bucket...

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English Podcasts interviews Boris Johnson

English Podcasts interviews Boris Johnson

English Podcasts interviews Boris Johnson This is just a bit of fun and is in no way meant to be political and does not represent any political views of the site, as we hold no political views.. At the time of recording, the colourful character, Boris Johnson was / is...

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10 Killer questions Emmanuel

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...

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What is in a name?

What is in a name?

What is in a name? In this podcast we talk about surnames in The UK, especially including some famous names and where they originate from - so we are looking at what is in a name. Everyone has one, no matter where you are from (with a few notable exceptions) and they...

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Bucket Lists

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...

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10 Killer Questions for Fred

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...

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Surprising Incredible India

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...

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Serge on holiday in the west of The USA

Serge on holiday in the west of The USA

  Serge on holiday in the west of The USA Serge on holiday in the west of The USA - a podcast with a French person who spent 3 weeks travelling around the National Parks in the west of The USA. Serge flew from Toulouse, France to Denver, Colorado via Paris,...

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Regional food: Derbyshire

Regional food: Derbyshire

Regional food: Derbyshire All countries have regional food specialities; France is famous for its regional cuisine and world wide renowned foods but what about the UK ? What types of dishes do you associate with the UK ? Sue is from Derbyshire and she has a bit of...

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The huge Music Intros Quiz

The huge Music Intros Quiz

The Huge Music Intros Quiz - a fitting way to end 2018 with a mega quiz that you can play with friends and family.A hundred well-know and less well-know intros of popular songs to test the most ardent music fans.Think you know music?Then try our quiz - we are sure...

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Start up to stand up

Start up to stand up

Start up to stand up Start up to stand up a good way of thinking about the process of getting a start up off the ground. Today we talk to Ahmed who has created a start up global business network. Start up to stand up talks about the ideas, the challenges and the...

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Ahmed – my country

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...

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The food we miss from home part 2

The food we miss from home part 2

The Foods We miss from home part 2 - When living away from home, your tastes change and you learn to adapt to the local food and end up loving it in most cases. That said, we can still miss some of the food from back home and from time to time, get a craving for those...

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Fred’s bucket list

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...

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The Foods We miss from The UK

The Foods We miss from The UK

The Foods We miss from The UK When living away from home, your tastes change and you learn to adapt to the local food and end up loving it in most cases. That said, we can still miss some of the food from back home and from time to time, get a craving for those...

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My Bucket List Sebastien

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...

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The worst polluters in the world

The worst polluters in the world

The worst polluters in the world are generally assumed to be the oil, mining and manufacturing industries. Industrial wastes are one of the top sources of environmental pollution. Across the world, untreated or improperly treated industrial waste pollutes the air,...

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Molecular gastronomy

Molecular gastronomy

Molecular gastronomy is a subdiscipline of food science that seeks to investigate the physical and chemical transformations of ingredients that occur in cooking. Its program includes three areas, as cooking was recognized to have three components, which are social,...

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Famous people past and present interviewed

Famous people past and present interviewed

Famous people past and present interviewed Have you ever dreamt about interviewing a famous person or a person who is no longer among us? We have some Famous people past and present interviewed here. Well, we have harnessed the power of podcasting to do just that,...

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Invitoscope

Invitoscope

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...

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Cannes film festival 2018 opening night

Cannes film festival 2018 opening night

Cannes film festival 2018 opening night Cannes film festival 2018 opening night - have you heard about the Cannes film festival ? What are the images which come to mind? Glamour, the red carpet, champagne and movie stars? In this podcast, a cinema 500 miles away from...

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Experiences of being on stage

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...

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The discovery of Trappist 1

The discovery of Trappist 1

The discovery of Trappist 1 Astronomers have just identified a nearby solar system hosting seven Earth-sized planets. Most intriguing: Three planets that orbit its central star — known as TRAPPIST-1 — may even be within a habitable zone. That means they fall within a...

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What is going on in these sequences

What is going on in these sequences

What is going on in these sequences What is going on in these sequences - can you tell just by listening to the sounds? The best language learners are a combination of people who are curious, who keep asking themselves questions and are actively involved in their own...

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Three items on my Bucket List – Merry

Three items on my Bucket List – Merry

Three items on my Bucket List - Merry Three items on my Bucket List - Merry came in today to tell us a little about what three things are at the very top of her bucket list. She is just starting out with learning English and we are both very pleased and grateful to...

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The first time I saw snow

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...

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My bucket list – Mylène

My bucket list – Mylène

My bucket list - Mylène Listen to Mylène talking about what she has on her bucket list.  She also says that her bucket list changes through time, as she achieves some of the things on her bucket list, other things are added, so it becomes a lifelong journey. A list of...

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A British comedian in Toulouse

A British comedian in Toulouse

A British comedian in Toulouse Andy Pudding (it's his stage name, not his real name) is a comedian, living in Toulouse, France who does a stand-up comedy show called "Mad in France" and another that he is refining. His comedy revolves around his first-hand...

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Murder mystery at the castle

Murder mystery at the castle

Murder mystery at the castle Murder mystery at the castle - there's been a murder at the horrible castle, one of the horrible servants has killed the horrible Duke and nobody knows who the murderer is. Luckily the clever Sergeant Podblog from The Grammar Police is at...

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Talking about the stars

Talking about the stars

It’s curious that so many people obsessively read their horoscopes. According to a studies, many Americans believe astrology is scientific. The study also revealed that skepticism of astrology is decreasing, and indeed you don’t have to look far online to find the...

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Being bilingual, is it all good news?

Being bilingual, is it all good news?

Without doubt speaking more than one language is an advantage in the workplace, when traveling or just being able to watch movies in the original version.

Listen to this light hearted discussion with Laura about her real life experiences growing up in a bilingual situation speaking one language at home and another language at school.

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Sergeant Podblog and The oil Mystery Episode 1

Sergeant Podblog and The oil Mystery Episode 1

Sergeant Podblog and The oil Mystery Episode 1 Sergeant Podblog and The oil Mystery Episode 1 - Sergeant Podblog is called in to solve the case of The murder of Inspector Whatsisname, whose body was found at the foot of Cheddar Gorge, stabbed with a note with the...

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