Everything you need to know about individual words by English with Stephen

Learning Strategies: What’s in a word?

What do you need to know about a word to really understand it? In this episode, we look at what it truly means to “know” a word.

What is RP? by English with Stephen

Reasons for English: What is RP?

RP stands for Received Pronunciation and is the standard for British English. But where does the name come from and how did it become the standard? Discover the fascinating story of RP and find out some other peculiarities along the way.

The stories behind the brand names for Adidas and Puma by English with Stephen

Word Stories: Adidas v Puma

Two of the biggest sportswear manufacturers are Adidas and Puma, but do you know the origin of these words? Listen to find out the crazy story behind these two names and practise some vocabulary for talking about sports clothes.

Learning Strategies: Accents

English students are often worried about their accent when they don’t need to be. Join me to discover what exactly it is you need to focus on when working on your accent.

The effect of the Renaissance on the ENglish language. By English with Stephen

Reasons for English: English during the Renaissance

The Rennaisance had a huge effect on countries all over the world in terms of culture, inventions and exploitation. In this podcast, we look at the dramatic effect it had on the English language.

Julius Ceasar and the English language. By English with Stephen

Word Stories: Julius Ceasar

As well as being one of the most famous people ever to have lived, Julius Ceasar inspired lots of words and phrases in English. Find out all about them in this episode of English with Stephen

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