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The Speak English Now Podcast through Storytelling is your resource for practicing your English speaking and listening. You will learn English with the Question and Answer (TPRS) and Point of View techniques. You wont need any grammar or boring exercises. You will also learn about the English culture and the language itself. Finally, you will get valuable advice on learning English. All the audio is in English, and you can get the text at SpeakEnglishPod.com Don't miss out any of the Speak English Now episodes. Every Monday your host Georgiana will show you how to speak English fluently. Every week you can listen to a new fun story. Start practicing your listening and speaking skills with the Speak English Now podcast.

Episodios

  • #236 English Idioms for the New Year (part1)

    12/01/2023 Duración: 11min

    Hi! I'm Georgiana, your English teacher. Thank you for joining me for another episode.  If you want to help, please share the podcast on social media. That would mean a lot. Thanks! I hope you are doing great! The New Year is the perfect time for new beginnings and the perfect time to learn some idioms in English for the new year.  You will also learn grammar with a point-of-view lesson without memorizing boring rules. Before we start, visit my website: Speakenglishpodcast.com and subscribe to my mini-course - it's completely free! Ok, let's start! #1 To kick off the new year To kick off the new year means to start a new year. Examples: "Let's kick off the new year with a positive attitude." "The best way to kick off the year is to be surrounded by friends and family. #2 To turn over a new leaf It means to start acting or behaving better or more responsibly. Examples:  "Since I moved to New York, my life has completely changed. I can say that I have turned over a new leaf." "You always promise to turn over a

  • #235 New Year’s Resolutions 2023

    05/01/2023 Duración: 15min

    Hi, everybody! I’m Georgiana, founder of speakenglishpodcast.com. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. Speaking English is way easier when you use the right material and techniques. In this episode, let's take a look at the most common New Year's resolutions. Then you will practice your English fluency with a mini-story. Alright! Let’s start! By the way, if you are new here, visit my website to get the transcript of today's episode. Go to: speakenglishpodcast.com If you're already familiar with this show, please share it with your friends and family. That would make me very happy! Tell your friends that my podcast is available everywhere on the internet. You can find it on my website and many podcast apps like Spotify, iTunes, Youtube, Facebook, Soundcloud, etc. Just look for "Speak English Now with Georgiana," and start learning English with me!" Well, first of all... Happy New Year! How time flies! A new year has just begun. It’s curious how the passage of time is perceived according to ag

  • #234 Christmas Markets in New York 2022

    22/12/2022 Duración: 12min

    Transcript: Merry Christmas, everyone! I’m Georgiana, your English teacher, and my mission is to help you speak English fluently. And if you want to help me, share the podcast with your friends and family. Ah! It’s almost Christmas!!! And today, I will talk about Christmas Markets in New York. And with a fun mini-story, you will improve your speaking. If you need to give something special for Christmas, consider buying my Premium courses. Visit: SpeakEnglishPodcast.com/courses and get my English programs at an exceptional price. Ok! Let’s talk about Christmas markets in New York. What are you planning to do at Christmas? I recommend you fly to NYC because the best Christmas markets are here. New York’s holiday markets often include ice skating, twinkling lights, great food vendors, and fun holiday activities. Plus, you can make your Christmas shopping a positive and relaxing experience.  Bryant Park’s Winter Village You could start by visiting Bryant Park’s Winter Village. One of the highlights of this market

  • #233 Money expressions in English part#2

    15/12/2022 Duración: 14min

    Today we continue talking about money in English. You will learn new expressions, and I’ll give you some advice on how to save money. And with a fun mini-story, you will improve your English fluency. It’s like having a conversation with another person in English. Hi, I’m Georgiana, your English teacher, and my mission is you help you Speak English fluently. And do you know how you can help me? You can share the podcast with your friends and family. That would mean a lot. Thanks:) Before we get started, get the transcript at SpeakEnglishPodcast.com/podcast Ok. Let’s start! 1. Money doesn't grow on trees  We use this phrase to warn someone that money is a limited resource and should not be wasted.  Example:  "When I told my five-year-old son that I couldn't buy him a toy because "money doesn't grow on trees," he told me to use my credit card instead." 2. A penny saved is a penny earned  Although many families today live on credit, it is always wise to put some money aside. We use this expression to say that sav

  • #232 Money idioms in English - Part 1

    09/12/2022 Duración: 12min

    Hi! I’m Georgiana, your English teacher. Thank you for joining me for another episode. Today you will learn new idioms in English with MONEY. I will teach you some English expressions related to money. And with a point-of-view story, you will learn grammar without memorizing any boring rules. And if you want complete programs with hours of audio designed to develop your fluency, don't think twice. Visit Speakenglishpodcast.com/courses/ There are several levels. Ok! Let's start! Depending on the culture, people talk about money or get really uncomfortable when someone brings up this subject. However, everybody needs money nowadays, so today, we will learn expressions about money because "money makes the world go round." When something "makes the world go round," it is extremely important. But not only money makes the world go round; love also makes the world go round. However, love without money can get really complicated sometimes. Anyway, I'm digressing. Today, I'd like you to learn some English expressions 

  • #231 Please avoid saying these things in English

    11/11/2022 Duración: 15min

    Hi, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. In this episode, let's look at some bad strategies and attitudes that don't quite work in conversation. I mean, like having awkward conversations. Next, you'll practice your fluency with a mini-story lesson—the best way to learn to speak English without translating mentally. All right, have you ever been with someone and not know what to talk about? It's happened to me sometimes. Every once in a while, we run into situations where it's difficult to continue the conversation. One example is what happens in an elevator. Imagine that you meet a neighbor you hardly know, and a typical dialogue ends up going like this: —Good morning. —Good morning. —Going down? —Yes. — ... — It's cold today, isn't it? — Yes, yes. It's going to be like this all week, they say... — ... As you can see, this conversation is not very intellectual. It's more about avoiding silence, which can be un

  • #230 
Irony, sarcasm, and cynicism. Differences.

    04/11/2022 Duración: 11min

    - Did you know that most English learners know more grammar than the native speaker but can barely speak? - Is that so? Now that's pure irony.   Welcome to Speak English Now podcast, with your host, Georgiana. The podcast that will help you speak English fluently with no grammar and no textbooks. Hi! I'm Georgiana. Thanks for joining me for a new Speak English Now podcast episode.  Today we have a very interesting topic: I'm going to talk about three concepts that are often confused: irony, sarcasm, and cynicism. - Next, you'll practice verb tenses with a short story about two kids who have a problem on a frozen lake. Okay, let's get started. Yes, many language learners indeed know more grammar than the average native speaker, yet they can barely speak fluently. That's why I recommend my mini-course, where you can understand how to develop your speech, among other things. Go now to SpeakEnglishPodcast.com and sign up now. It's free! What is the difference between irony, sarcasm, and cynicism? We are going t

  • #229 Halloween: Origins, Meaning and Traditions

    29/10/2022 Duración: 12min

    Hi, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently.   In today's episode: I'll be talking about one of the most celebrated holidays in the United States: Halloween. After that, you'll practice your speaking with a new mini-story while enjoying my new Question & Answer story.   Very well. Let's get started! Halloween is a holiday celebrated on the last day of October. I would say it's very popular because everybody's excited about it, especially children. The word Halloween comes from an old English expression, "All Hallows' Eve," and it means the day before All Saints' Day.  Children of all ages really love Halloween because they can dress up in funny costumes and knock on their neighborhood doors, shouting, "Trick or Treat!". The neighbors usually give them candies. The meaning of the phrase "Trick or Treat" is interesting. In this context, "treat" means getting the candies, and "trick" means the consequence of no

  • #228 How to stop making mistakes when speaking English

    21/10/2022 Duración: 14min

    Transcript: Hi! I’m Georgiana, and here to help you speak English fluently. Thanks for joining me for another episode of the Speak English Now podcast.  Today, I talk about how to stop making mistakes when speaking English. And how to improve writing. – Next, we’ll practice fluency with a question-and-answer exercise. If you want the complete courses with hours of audio designed to develop your fluency, don’t hesitate. Visit SpeakEnglishPodcast.com/courses There are several levels.  Ok, let’s start! Many students asked me over the years how to avoid making mistakes when speaking English.  And that’s an excellent question. As you know, the best way to become fluent in English is by listening to plenty of content that’s easy for you to understand. You should comprehend 90% of the content. Otherwise, it is too difficult for you. And even if you like novelty, the truth is that repeated listening to the same content helps you to automate your speech.  For example, listening to a story allows you to intuitively und

  • #227 English Pronunciation practice with tongue twisters

    13/10/2022 Duración: 11min

    I thought I thought of thinking of thanking you. I thought I thought of thinking of thanking you. Hi, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. Speaking English is way easier than it seems! You just have to use the right material and techniques. In this episode, you’ll learn some new tongue twisters in English to help you with your English pronunciation. And with a mini-story, you will improve your fluency. A mini-story is very simple but very powerful. I ask easy questions on purpose so that you can simulate a conversation. It’s like talking with another person in English. Before we get started, go to my website SpeakEnglishPodcast.com to get the transcript. It’s free!  Ok. Let’s start! So, do you remember what a tongue twister is?  It can be a difficult phrase that we say quickly, usually because of a sequence of almost similar sounds.  For example, “Peter Piper picked a pickle of pickled peppers.” Many people us

  • #226 English Accent Reduction - Tongue Twisters - The S sound part2

    09/10/2022 Duración: 13min

    Today we will continue the accent reduction exercise with some fun tongue twisters in English. And with the help of a point-of-view story, you will learn grammar in context without memorizing any boring rules. Hi, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. Do you know how you can help me? You can share the podcast with your friends and family. Tell them to go to SpeakEnglishPodcast.com and get my free mini-course. That would mean a lot to me. Thanks. Oh, by the way, remember that you can check out the transcript on my website: speakenglishpodcast.com/podcast Ok, let’s start! Last week we started this accent reduction exercise by focusing on the S sound with the help of some fun tongue twisters. So, let’s remember the tongue twisters we used last week to help you improve your English pronunciation. I will go fast, but if you want to practice them, you can do so by listening to the previous episode on my website. List

  • #225 Accent Reduction with Tongue Twisters - The S sound

    01/10/2022 Duración: 15min

    Today we are going to do an accent reduction exercise with some fun tongue twisters in English. To be specific, we will practice the S sound. And with the help of a mini-story, you will improve your English fluency. A mini-story is very simple but very powerful. Here's how it works: I ask easy questions deliberately so that you can simulate a conversation. It's almost like talking to another person in English. Hi, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. Do you know how you can help me? You can share the podcast with your friends and family. Tell them to go to SpeakEnglishPodcast.com and get my free mini-course.  That would mean a lot to me. Thanks.  Oh, by the way, remember that you can check out the transcript on my website: speakenglishpodcast.com/podcast Ok, let's start! Do you remember what a tongue twister is?  It can be a difficult phrase that we say quickly, usually because of a sequence of almost similar

  • 224 How to ask for clarification in English

    22/09/2022 Duración: 12min

    Are you having a hard time following conversations in English? Don't worry. Today, I'll show you some expressions you can use confidently in situations where it isn't easy to follow a conversation. Welcome to Speak English Now podcast, with your host, Georgiana. The podcast that will help you speak English fluently with no grammar and no textbooks. Hi, I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. Do you know how you can help me? You can share the podcast with your friends and family. Tell them to go to SpeakEnglishPodcast.com and get my free mini-course. That would mean a lot to me. Thanks. Okay, let’s start! When we learn a new language, we are eager to practice speaking with another person. But what happens when the conversation is difficult for some reason? Maybe it's hard to keep up or follow what they tell us. Or if you are in a conversation with people who speak very fast, and you can't hear those words at all, or you don'

  • 223 How to avoid frustration while learning English

    16/09/2022 Duración: 13min

    Today: I'm going to reflect on the frustration that some English learners may experience. In part 2, you'll practice with a point of view story: you'll meet James and Jane and their adventures! Welcome to Speak English Now podcast, with your host, Georgiana. The podcast that will help you speak English fluently with no grammar and no textbooks. Hi, I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. Do you know how you can help me? You can share the podcast with your friends and family. Tell them to go to SpeakEnglishPodcast.com and get my free mini-course.  That would mean a lot to me. Thanks.  Oh, by the way, remember that you can check out the transcript, on my website: speakenglishpodcast.com/podcast Okay, let's get started! Learning to speak English is not as simple as studying for a couple of days. Can you imagine? In one month, we could learn 15 new languages, or 14 if we are lazy :) If your goal is to become fluent, it takes

  • #222 Going to the gym in the summer

    10/09/2022 Duración: 14min

    Today’s episode is going to be a little different than usual. In the first part, you will improve your grammar with a point-of-view story based on actual events. And in the second part, you'll practice your English speaking with a mini-story. Welcome to Speak English Now podcast, with your host, Georgiana. The podcast that will help you speak English fluently with no grammar and no textbooks. Hi, I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. Ok, let's get started! How was your summer vacation? Mine was quite uneventful, and since it was hot, I didn't travel anywhere. I just wanted to stay at home, chilling by the AC (air conditioner). As I was saying, this episode will be a bit different. I'll start with a point of view based on actual facts. I'll talk about Jim, who wants to join the gym in the summer. Ok. Let’s start! POV-Story  (Learn grammar in context) I'll tell you a short story more than one time. Every time, I'll change a

  • #221 Understanding someone with 
a strong English accent

    01/09/2022 Duración: 12min

    In today's episode, I will discuss how to understand people with strong English accents. And with a point-of-view lesson, you'll practice vocabulary and improve your grammar without memorizing boring rules. Hi, everyone! I'm Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com.  My mission is to help you speak English fluently. Do you know how you can help me? You can share the podcast with your friends and family. Tell them to go to SpeakEnglishPodcast.com and get my free mini-course.  That would mean a lot to me. Thanks.  Oh, by the way, remember that you can check out the transcript on my website: speakenglishpodcast.com/podcast Awesome! Let's get started! Very often, I hear people speaking English with a strong accent. That's because their native language sometimes has a strong influence on the way they speak English.  Have you ever traveled to another country and tried to speak their language? Then you're probably aware that some locals experienced difficulties understanding you and that not everybody was patie

  • #220 Urban Gardens in English

    13/08/2022 Duración: 09min

    Hi, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently.  In today's episode  - I'm going to tell you how you can get vegetables without going to the supermarket. And I’m not talking about magic :) - In the second part, you will learn grammar without memorizing any boring rules.   Are you a new listener? I recommend that you get my free video course at speakenglishpodcast.com. You will learn how to acquire more vocabulary, how to learn grammar but without memorizing anything, how to learn deeply, how to speak automatically and how to maintain yourself motivated in the long run. Very well. Let’s start! Some things only happen in cities. Interesting things. One of them is urban gardens,   If you have an urban garden, you can grow your own veggies if you live in a city.  I'm talking about tomatoes, celery, broccoli, etc. It is an exciting option if you do not want to buy them directly from the supermarket or if you want to make

  • #219 Cooking in English

    30/07/2022 Duración: 13min

    Hi, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently.  In this episode, I'd like to include some food and cooking vocabulary. And with a mini-story, you will improve your English fluency. You’ll see, it’s like having a conversation with another person. You know, when I enter the kitchen, the first thought that I have is… Why am I here? Yeah. I'm hungry. That's why. Now I remember. :) I open the refrigerator and start scanning for some delicious food. Since I don't buy ready-made food, I usually stare at the fridge for some minutes until it starts beeping. Then I close it and open it again to continue scanning. And I'm not saying my refrigerator isn't well organized; it's just that I'm looking for something that I can prepare in 1 minute, or preferably even less. Many times, I end up making a green smoothie. That's a fast and easy way of getting all the needed nutrients. And plus, smoothies are delicious. By the way, a smoo

  • #218 The word Bear in English

    15/07/2022 Duración: 13min

    Today, I'm going to talk about the word bear.  And with a mini-story, you will practice your English conversation skills. Hi! I’m Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. Before we start, get the transcript at SpeakEnglishPodcast.com/podcast Very well. Let's get started!  The word BEAR is normally used as a noun when we're referring to a large furry animal that likes eating honey. In the second part of this podcast, you'll meet two funny bears, Yogi and Boo-Boo.  The word BEAR can also be a verb. In that case, it has several meanings: A few of them are: to hold, to support, to exhibit, to stand, or to give birth to.  For example, if I say that "I can't BEAR" something, I mean that I can't tolerate it or stand it. It's just too much, or it makes me very unhappy.  Here are some more examples: Usually, we use the verb to BEAR when we need to accept or tolerate something, especially something unpleasant:  Examples: "The pain was almost more than Jason could

  • #217 Maintaining a Positive Attitude

    26/06/2022 Duración: 13min

    Hi! I’m Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. In today's episode: I'll reveal some tricks to maintain a positive attitude while learning English. And you'll practice your speaking with my new mini-story. Before we start, get the transcript of this episode at: SpeakEnglishPodcast.com/podcast Very well. Let's start! Is it possible to maintain a positive mental attitude? We know it's important, but how can you be more positive, and most importantly, how can you maintain that attitude? What you need is a change of mindset. And you can achieve that, by changing your strategy. For instance, get off social media and exercise more. I'm not saying you should run a marathon. But make sure you walk every day, even if it's just a little bit. Read self-help books in English.  There are many self-help books out there, so do your research. However, I can recommend Unlimited Power, by Tony Robbins. Anyway. We all know that being positive helps us achieve amazing th

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