Clubhouse is an audio-based social media platform that is perfect for practising your spoken English skills. Listen and enter the competition to get a free invite.
The story of Lady Godiva is a very popular folk story in England. It also gives us a couple of idiomatic expressions that are still commonly used to this day.
In this week’s episode, we dive into the amazing country of India and look at just some of the words that the English language has borrowed from that rich and vibrant culture.
Last week, we looked at the events of the year 1066. This week, we examine how the English language changed after a French-speaking king took over the English crown.
They didn’t know it at the time, but the year 1066 was going to change everything in England; the king, the culture, the government, and the language.
Setting yourself language learning goals is vital to keep motivated. This week we will look at how you can set SMART English learning goals and why they are so important.
Today we tell the story of two of the most common words in English: Hello and Goodbye! Used by people who have never studied English, and, of course, by The Beatles!
What do students of English need to learn if they never talk to another ‘native’ English speaker? In this episode, I look at some of the implications of using English as a lingua franca, or world language.
Why do you have to study English? Why not Fench or Arabic or Chinese or some other language. In fact, why do we have one global language at all? Listen to find out.
English is often described as the world’s lingua franca. What does ‘lingua franca’ mean and where does it come from? Listen to this short podcast to find out.
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