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What to do in Santorini in a week

What to do in Santorini in a week

Sue asks Chris about a recent holiday he spent on the Greek island of Santorini. Listen to some recommendations about what to do, where to go, what to eat and where to stay on the island. Chris talks about some of the places that everybody knows on Santorini,...

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Vanlife adventure

Vanlife adventure

Have you ever heard of the term, "Vanlife?" or rather the hashtag #Vanlife ? It is a growing trend where people convert vans to a fully contained living area that enables them to travel and work virtually anywhere in the world whilst pursuing their dream of travel,...

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Buying and Selling on-line

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.

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How is India going green?

How is India going green?

Ahead of the Climate crisis meeting with world leaders, COP26 in Glasgow in October 2021, Chris talks to Renu, who lives in India, about how India is going green. Air pollution in India is a serious health issue, of the 30 most polluted cities in the world, 21 were in...

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Iconic Bikes

Iconic Bikes

Are electric bikes considered as cheating ? Do they bring back the pleasure of cycling ? Listen to what Chris says about his experience.

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Empowering women in India

Empowering women in India

Listen to Chris and Renu talking about Renu's project, empowering women in India. Renu was born in UK and practiced as a UK Lawyer for 10 years. She qualified with an MSc in Ayurveda in 2006 from London and has been an Ayurveda Practitioner and Teacher since then....

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The Aviation Top Gun Quiz

The Aviation Top Gun Quiz

The Aviation Top Gun Quiz People who love planes are celebrating an aviation landmark this year with the 50th anniversary of the maiden flight of the supersonic plane Concorde.  Back in March1969 Concorde took to the skies for the first time for a 29 minute flight at...

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Friday the 13th Superstition Quiz

Friday the 13th Superstition Quiz

Are you superstitious ? Do you avoid walking under ladders ? Do you often cross your fingers ? Do you have any special rituals which bring you good luck ? Or do you think it’s just plain silly to let yourself be ruled by such irrational behavior?

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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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Anyone for tennis ?

Anyone for tennis ?

The tennis season is upon us, starting with Roland Garros, then Wimbledon, US Open and finally the Australian Open. What do you know about the origins of tennis ? Do you know how the sport evolved ? Who has served the most aces ? What is the record for the longest...

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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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The Bone Crushing Game of Thrones Quiz

The Bone Crushing Game of Thrones Quiz

The Bone Crushing Game of Thrones Quiz; everything you need to know to watch the series in English ! The final season of the hit series Games of Thrones will be aired on April 14. Fans all over the world are waiting in anticipation for this global event. Indeed on...

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TV and movie junkie Quiz

TV and movie junkie Quiz

TV and movie junkie Quiz Are you able to recognize a film or TV series just by looking at one of its filming locations ? Which images from TV and film stick in your mind ? How observant are you ? Do you notice everything in films or do you just take going to 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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How well do you know English accents?

How well do you know English accents?

How well do you know English accents? Do you know some of these 25 English accents? Test How well do you know English accents? Can you which accent comes from which country or region - this is a challenge in 25 accents - How well do you know English accents?...

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The New York Skyline Quiz

The New York Skyline Quiz

The New York Skyline Quiz We have all seen the New York skyline in movies or even in real life. But do you know anything about the buildings, bridges and iconic constructions in that skyline? New York City is famous for many things, but primarily it is known as the...

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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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Best Oscar Film Quiz

Best Oscar Film Quiz

Which Oscar nominated film should you go and see? The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry. The big blockbusters are usually great films with very strong acting, special effects or a very...

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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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Know your nouns, verbs and adjectives

Know your nouns, verbs and adjectives

Knowing your nouns, verbs and adjectives is a key part to learning a new language and especially when taking a timed exam. Practice your skills with this quick quiz.  Whenever you learn a new word check out if it has an association noun, verb or adjective. For...

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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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The Medieval village of Bages, France

The Medieval village of Bages, France

The Medieval village of Bages, France The Medieval village of Bages, France is set on the Mediterranean coast, near Narbonne. The name of Bages appears for the first time in a document at the end of the 8th century, the territory of the commune was crossed by man...

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The Medieval village of Bages Quiz

The Medieval village of Bages Quiz

The Medieval village of Bages Quiz The Medieval village of Bages Quiz - In order to get the most out of this quiz, you should watch the video of Bages and find out more about this beautiful little village. The video can be found here.

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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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Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King Day

Who was Martin Luther King Jr. in 500 words. Martin Luther King Jr, born 15th January 1929, was an American  Baptist  minister and activist who became the most well-known leader of the American civil rights movement in the 1950s and 60s. Born Michael King Jr, his...

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Know your adjectives (i)

Know your adjectives (i)

What do you know about adjectives ? Firstly, in English the adjective is often placed before the noun (It is a serious problem, I have brown eyes etc), but it is placed after the verb to be (The food is terrible here). Secondly, there are many different endings; -...

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Who Said What in 2020?

Who Said What in 2020?

What a year it's been ! Only one subject dominated our lives, so not much meat for an end of year quiz ! So this year here at english-podcasts we've focused on what people said. Which sentence sums up your year ? For Sue, it's "What's Zoom ?" !!! For Chris, it's......

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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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How rock and roll are you?

How rock and roll are you?

How rock and roll are you? This fun quiz will show you how Rock 'n Roll you are and in which British rock group you could easily fit into. Maybe it's time for a career change, leave the office behind and embark on a 50 date stadium tour. ...

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Cheer up, Today is Blue Monday

Cheer up, Today is Blue Monday

Cheer up, Today is Blue Monday Cheer up, today is Blue Monday, and according to experts, it could be most depressing ever because of celebrity deaths, Brexit, and fears about a Donald Trump presidency in the US, and the weather. In 2005 Dr Cliff Arnall, formerly of...

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The english-podcast Giant Christmas Quiz

The english-podcast Giant Christmas Quiz

  The english-podcasts Giant Christmas Quiz The english-podcasts team wish you all a very happy Christmas and loads of success with your English learning in 2021. Test your knowledge of all things Christmas with our bumper Christmas quiz - it's fun for all the...

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David Bowie The Last Five Years

David Bowie The Last Five Years

David Bowie The Last Five Years Today would have been the 70th birthday of David Bowie. Most people do not need a lengthy introduction to the artist, actor and musician, famous for 5 decades of inspirational music that has influenced so many people in so many ways....

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The Tradition of Epiphany in France

The Tradition of Epiphany in France

The Tradition of Epiphany in France Epiphany, or the 12th day of Christmas, falls on January 6 and marks the official end to the festive season for many Christians. The ancient Christian feast day is significant as a celebration of the baptism of Jesus by John the...

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Where should you live in France?

Where should you live in France?

Where should you live in France? Where should you live in France? Take this quiz to see which French city you should live in. Where should you live in France? France is a very diverse country with landscapes that range from high mountains to kilometers of beaches....

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New words added to the dictionary in 2016

New words added to the dictionary in 2016

New words added to the dictionary in 2016 New words added to the dictionary in 2016 - The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is updated four times a year, every March, June, September, and December. The material added to the dictionary includes revised versions of...

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2016 The Good The Bad and The Ugly

2016 The Good The Bad and The Ugly

2016 The Good The Bad and The Ugly 2016 The Good The Bad and The Ugly - a montage of many of the biggest events that shaped the previous year. Loss, Success, Division and Achievement: it’s been a mixed year! Check out this video review of the year edited in the style...

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3 Christmas Traditions Explained

3 Christmas Traditions Explained

3 Christmas Traditions Explained 3 Christmas Traditions Explained - why do we put up Christmas trees and lights and where did the tradition come from? Where did the idea of giving presents and gifts at Christmas come from? Why do we use mistletoe in our decorations at...

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News Intro Compilation Europe 2016

News Intro Compilation Europe 2016

News Intro Compilation Europe 2016 This is how some of the different European countries see the start of their news programmes. If you are a teacher, why not get your class to make their own news intro and we will post it here on EFLPodBlog and on our Facebook page....

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How to Make pop-up Christmas Cards

How to Make pop-up Christmas Cards

How to Make pop-up Christmas Cards How to Make pop-up Christmas Cards that are easy to make and look good too. Make easy yet stunning Christmas greeting cards at home. After all, nothing can beat the charm of elegant homemade Christmas cards. You do not need to be...

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The How to Understand Thanksgiving Quiz

The How to Understand Thanksgiving Quiz

The How to Understand Thanksgiving Quiz The last Thursday in November is a major celebration day in the USA, it is a national holiday and a time for friends and family to get together. You have surely heard of Thanksgiving, it is often portrayed in American movies and...

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Buster The Boxer Christmas Ad

Buster The Boxer Christmas Ad

Buster The Boxer Christmas Ad Buster the Boxer Christmas Ad is the story of a little girl called Bridget who loves to bounce. When her mum and dad buy her a trampoline for Christmas, they soon discover that she isn’t the only one with a passion for jumping Love them...

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How much do you know about France?

How much do you know about France?

How much do you know about France? How much do you know about France? We all (well most of us) know where France is, but how much do you know about this fascinating country? Did you know that it has the most UNESCO sites in the world and the number just keeps on...

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Top 10 Most Intelligent People of The World

Top 10 Most Intelligent People of The World

Top 10 Most Intelligent People of The World Top 10 Most Intelligent People of The World are not surprisingly closely linked to the fields of mathematics and physics. So who are the Top 10 Most Intelligent People of The World? There are a lot of intelligent people all...

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10 Weird Inventions You Need To See To Believe

10 Weird Inventions You Need To See To Believe

10 Weird Inventions You Need To See To Believe 10 Weird Inventions You Need To See To Believe - some of these inventions have to be seen to be believed, and even then they are just weird. Then again, some of the things that we find around our homes and offices started...

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President Obama’s Final Turkey Pardon

President Obama’s Final Turkey Pardon

President Obama's Final Turkey Pardon Tomorrow is one of the best days of the year to be an American. It’s a day to count our blessings, spend time with the ones we love, and enjoy some good food and some great company. But it’s also one of the worst days of the year...

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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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Are you an Olympics Mastermind?

Are you an Olympics Mastermind?

Are you an Olympics Mastermind? Are you an Olympics Mastermind? The Rio Olympics are over, as we look forward to the Paralympics, we thought that our readers may like to try their hand at our last RIO olympics quiz of 2016.

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Paralympic Sports Rio 2016

Paralympic Sports Rio 2016

  Paralympic Sports Rio 2016 Paralympic Sports Rio 2016 - The Rio Olympics are over ... or are they? Well, no, they are not - the Paralympics Sports start in Rio from 7 to 18 September 2016. Get ready for the intense excitement of 23 Paralympic sports. 528 events...

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Great Olympic Moments

Great Olympic Moments

Great Olympic Moments Few events have the ability to capture the public’s imagination like the Olympic Games. Each Games seems to produce flashbulb moments that live in our collective memory for years. From Jesse Owens’ triumph in Germany to Mo Farah's historic runs...

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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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Comparing Jesse Owens and Usain Bolt

Comparing Jesse Owens and Usain Bolt

Comparing Jesse Owens and Usain Bolt Comparing Jesse Owens and Usain Bolt - In David Epstein's 2014 Ted Talk, he put Owens' race time into perspective. "Consider that Usain Bolt started by propelling himself out of blocks down a specially fabricated carpet designed to...

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Rio Olympics Quiz

Rio Olympics Quiz

Try our Olympics quiz - Rio Olympics Quiz - it's the opening of the Summer Olympic Games 2016 in Rio! Every day, for a week, there will be a new post published with videos, links and interesting information about the games, Brazil and much more! [mlw_quizmaster...

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July 1 The Battle of the Somme

July 1 The Battle of the Somme

July 1 The Battle of the Somme The Battle of the Somme (French: Bataille de la Somme, German: Schlacht an der Somme), also known as the Somme Offensive, was a battle of the First World War fought by the armies of the British and French empires against the German...

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Donald Trump does a quiz with English Podcasts

Donald Trump does a quiz with English Podcasts

It's a little known fact that Donald Trump is both a keen quizzer and a huge fan of English podcasts. Mr Trump took up the challenge of a quiz in our studio in Toulouse, France - now you know why he hasn't been out too much in public in America since the election. Now...

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How healthy are you?

How healthy are you?

How healthy are you? How healthy are you? It's time to find out if you're a health nut or a couch potato. For a lot of us, health perhaps isn’t our first priority. In fact, 61 per cent of adults are considered to be obese according to Public Health England. And...

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Brexit – Independence Day or Divided Kingdom?

Brexit – Independence Day or Divided Kingdom?

Brexit - Independence Day or Divided Kingdom? Brexit - Independence Day or Divided Kingdom? The United Kingdom emerges from the polls with an overwhelming decision to leave the European Union with a majority of 51.9% to leave agains a 48.1% vote to remain in The EU....

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Today’s the day Britain goes to the polls

Today’s the day Britain goes to the polls

Today's the day Britain goes to the polls A divided nation with two days to go: As one poll shows Brexit two points ahead but another gives Remain the advantage, data reveals the deep splits between young and old, the north and the south Polls have revealed a mixed...

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Highlights of BBC’s EU Great Debate

Highlights of BBC’s EU Great Debate

Highlights of BBC's EU Great Debate The UK public are being asked to choose whether the UK should stay in the European Union or leave in the first vote on the UK's links with Europe for more than 40 years. It has been a campaign which BBC political editor Laura...

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An Economist’s Guide to the Brexit Debate

An Economist’s Guide to the Brexit Debate

An Economist's Guide to the Brexit Debate There's a lot of rhetoric surrounding Britain's EU membership referendum with each side trying to prove their point. Bloomberg Intelligence Economist Dan Hanson has been breaking down some of the most contentious issues....

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Brexit – 7 days to go

Brexit – 7 days to go

Brexit - 7 days to go The Brexit - 7 days to go - the possible exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, often shortened to Brexit (a portmanteau combining the words "Britain" and "exit"), has been pursued by various individuals, advocacy groups,...

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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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Test Your Olympic Knowledge

Test Your Olympic Knowledge

Test Your Olympic Knowledge Test Your Olympic Knowledge - with the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics just around the corner, it's time to see how well you know the Olympic greats of yesteryear. The Olympic Games are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games...

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20 unusual bucket list ideas

20 unusual bucket list ideas

20 unusual bucket list ideas Have you been thinking about making a bucket list for a really, a really long time? Are you procrastinating because it seems almost impossible to think up any unusual bucket list ideas? Creating a Bucket List, is a great way to give your...

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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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Did you know – Leicester

Did you know – Leicester

Did you know - Leicester Leicester has been in the news in the UK recently due to the amazing exploits of their football team, going from near relegation to winning the Premier League title in one season. How much do you know about Leicester? Try your hand at our quiz...

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The single biggest reason why startups succeed

The single biggest reason why startups succeed

The single biggest reason why startups succeed What do you think is The single biggest reason why startups succeed ? Bill Gross has founded a lot of startups, and incubated many others — and he got curious about why some succeeded and others failed. So he gathered...

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22 emojis everyone gets wrong

22 emojis everyone gets wrong

Have you ever got a text that didn't make sense? Maybe the embedded emojis were to blame. As more emojis appear on our phones, the emotions they convey becomes more specific and nuanced. Many of these emojis are being misused in texts because we misunderstand each's...

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Emoji Do You Know What They Mean?

Emoji Do You Know What They Mean?

Emoji Do You Know What They Mean? If you're like us, you use emojis all of the time, but Emoji Do You Know What They Mean? Did you know that for each emoji, there is an original meaning it was supposed to have? A lot of us use emoji to say something else completely –...

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Musicians Who Died Young The 27 Club

Musicians Who Died Young The 27 Club

Musicians Who Died Young The 27 Club There's something spooky about the number 27. Over the years, a large number of musicians have died at the young age of 27. This is how the idea of the so-called 27 Club was born, a concept as glamorous as it is tragic. These...

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What kind of foodie are you?

What kind of foodie are you?

What kind of foodie are you? A foodie is a person who has an ardent or refined interest in food and alcoholic beverages. A foodie seeks new food experiences as a hobby rather than simply eating out of convenience or hunger. The "foodie" -- not as elitist as a gourmet,...

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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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Changing Education Paradigms

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Who will win the 6 Nations Rugby Tournament 2016?

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Who will win the 6 Nations Rugby Tournament 2016? Just 4 short months after the Rugby World Cup, 6 nations will go at it, tooth and nail in The 6 Nations Rugby Tournament (Wales, England, Italy, Ireland, Scotland and France). Who can call it? England didn't even get...

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25 Off The Wall Facts about France

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Living Abroad – Phoebe

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How confusing is buying a new computer?

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EFL PodBlog Easy Sports Quiz 1

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The lights went out

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James Bond – Spectre – The movie

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Riding into town

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A man, a gun and some water

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A man, a gun and some water A man walks into a bar and orders a glass drink of water. The barman gives the man the water, to which the man pulls a grimace and says the water is no good. The barman then pulls out a gun and points it at him. The man then thanks the...

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Guy Fawkes Night 5 November is Guy Fawkes night, also known as Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in Great Britain. 2015 is the 410th anniversary of the gunpowder plot. People meet around a bonfire usually...

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The four sisters

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The four sisters Maria's mother has four children. The first child is called April. The second is called May. The third is called June. What is the name of the fourth child?

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The History of Halloween

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At the bus stop

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Multiple marriages

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When 3 meters is just too far

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Self publishing a book

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Chris Novel writer – The Last Drop

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Simon Duke Crime Fiction Writer

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Do we need to change the way we learn?

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Do we need to change the way we learn? There have been excellent arguments that have promoted the notions of Lifelong Learning (LLL) since the 1950s (see the work of Carl Rogers et al.), but never has the argument for LLL held so much water. 'Lifelong learning' is the...

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Sue and Chris’ Big Adventure Part 2

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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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Functions in a language

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Adaptation to Climate Change

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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

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Multimedia and IT Technician

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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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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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Communication is hearing what isn’t heard

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Peter Drucker once said that, “The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.”

Furthermore, one of the pre-suppositions of NLP states that ‘you cannot, not communicate – everything you say and most of what you do will communicate something, so the idea of radio silence, can have the effect of turning the sound right up.

People often, mistakingly, imagine, that by doing nothing, they can avoid personal responsibility in communication, but, I am sorry to say, this just isn’t true, non-action is not an option, as it will be interpreted in some way by the listener(s).

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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

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Learning a Language – Frederique

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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Chris & Sue Meet

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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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Life in Lockdown Personality Quiz

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Life in Lockdown Personality Quiz: part 3 in our Covid-19 series Try this light hearted quiz to see what personality you are ..... or what you have become in lockdown ! So, here we are over a month into lockdown, isolation, quarantine. Whatever you call it we are...

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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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The BIG Valentine’s Day Trivia Quiz

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The BIG Valentine's Day Trivia Quiz Valentine's Day, also known as Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is a celebration observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it is not a public holiday in...

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The Quirky OSCARS 2020 Quiz The red carpet, the sparkle, the dazzle...... it has to be the Oscars. Nine films were nominated for Best Picture. Ford v Ferrari The Irishman Jojo Rabbit Joker Little Women Marriage Story 1917 Parasite Once Upon A Time in Hollywood How...

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A meal in an English pub

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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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Here at English-podcasts.com we like sport and especially rugby..... but what exactly are we talking about ??? Are you confused ? Do you need help ? Would like to know more ?  Don't worry, this quiz will help to put you in the picture. Learning about sport is an...

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It's the big one on Saturday 26 October 2019 - the semi finals of the Rugby World Cup with a mouth watering clash between England and New Zealand. England and New Zealand go head to head for a place in the 2019 World Cup Final this weekend. Saturday's mammoth clash in...

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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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England v Australia rugby quiz England will be looking to right the wrongs of four years ago when they meet Australia for a place in the Rugby World Cup semi-final on Saturday 19 October. At the last W