Luke's ENGLISH Podcast - Learn British English with Luke Thompson

Luke Thompson

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Luke's English Podcast is an award-winning podcast for learners of English. Listen, learn and have fun while picking up natural British English as it really is spoken. http://teacherluke.co.uk

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796 episodes

780. The Customary Pre-Holiday Ramble (August 2022) Train of Thought / My Daughter's Magic Pet Shop / 4 Songs on Guitar

An unedited ramble in which I talk without a specific plan, includes a recording of my daughter speaking English, and a few songs on the guitar. VIDEO VERSION AVAILABLE. EPISODE PAGE WITH SONG LYRICS 👉 https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rn5 VIDEO VERSION ON YOUTUBE 👉 https://youtu.be/r3dhUOnci7w * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke.

1h 23m
Aug 04
779. Poetry Reading: Sir Gawain and The Green Knight (by Simon Armitage)

Luke reads verses from a modernised version of this medieval poem, considered one of the masterpieces of Middle English literature. Listen to hear the rhyme and rhythm of the poetry, the descriptive vocabulary and details of the story, with vocabulary explanations and comments from Luke. This is part 2 of a double episode about this story. Video version available with on-screen text. EPISODE PAGE WITH INTRO TRANSCRIPT & VIDEO VERSION https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rj8 * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke.

1h 38m
Jul 28
778. Sir Gawain and The Green Knight (with Dad)

A conversation with my dad about a great medieval adventure story originally written in middle English and updated and translated into modern English by Simon Armitage. Dad talks about the origin of this story, its connection to the history of the English language, and the poetic devices used in the writing. In the second half I read a summarised version of the story and some verses from Armitage's modernised version. 👉 Episode page with intro & ending scripts, story summary & more information https://wp.me/p4IuUx-rhs * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke.

1h 36m
Jul 25
777. The Rick Thompson Report: Has Boris Johnson Resigned?

My dad talks about the latest news about Boris Johnson, who on Friday said the UK should now begin the process of finding a new Prime Minister. Why is Johnson going to step down? What scandals has he been involved in during his life? What might happen next? Listen to hear my dad's comments in plain English. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-r95 * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke.

1h 15m
Jul 12
P35 [1/2] StoryTime: Learn English with Stories (free LEP Premium Sample) THE BEAR STORY

A free sample of LEP Premium, from Luke's English Podcast. This is a full English lesson with self-study techniques, an entertaining story about a bear, language exercises and pronunciation practice. Full PDF transcript & worksheet available 👇 👉 Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium 👉 Click here for more information about LEP Premium on Acast+ https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo 👉 Already subscribed to LEP Premium on Libsyn/LEP App? Click here for important information https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premium/moving 👉 Get the full PDF transcript/worksheet for this episode 📄🎁 PDF in normal size 📄🎁 PDF with large text for your phone https://teacherluke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/P35-1_1-StoryTime_-Learn-English-with-Stories-free-LEP-Premium-Sample-THE-BEAR-STORY-PHONE-VERSION.pdf 📄🎁 PDF Bear Story Transcript https://teacherluke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/P35-The-Bear-Story-Transcript-COMPUTER-VERSION.pdf 📄🎁 PDF Bear Story Transcript for your phone https://teacherluke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/P35-The-Bear-Story-Transcript-PHONE-VERSION.pdf 📼 Video version on YouTube https://youtu.be/7Pk2wN8APes * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Sign up to LEP Premium here (but please wait until 01/07/2022 when LEP Premium episodes will be available on Acast+) https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke.

1h 42m
Jul 01
776. ⚠️ Some news about changes to LEP & LEP Premium (A)

EPISODES OF LEP HAVE DISAPPEARED FROM PODCAST APPS LIKE APPLE PODCASTS, SPOTIFY, GOOGLE PLAY - SORRY ABOUT THIS! I AM CHANGING PODCAST HOST, AND MY PODCAST FEED IS BEING UPDATED. THIS IS CAUSING A FEW TECHNICAL ISSUES, BUT THEY ARE BEING FIXED. ALL THE PODCAST EPISODES WILL BE BACK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! DETAILS BELOW 👇 __ __ This way I can keep the archive free, but also reward people who support me by giving them my premium content which I always work hard to produce. For LEP Premium subscribers - keep an eye on your LEP subscription because I will be uploading an announcement about that too, and also some new premium content is in the pipeline. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Sign up to LEP Premium here https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke.

47m
Jun 23
775. A Rambling Chat with James (June 2022)

775. A RAMBLING CHAT WITH JAMES (JUNE 2022) My brother James comes back onto the podcast for a conversation about the hot weather, tricky Wordpress updates, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, Rock Music concert movies, Alan Partridge's live show, Irish/British relations and plenty more. 📖 Episode page with introduction transcript and other notes + videos https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qRz 🍺 🎶 Buy James and pint and listen to his music www.jimthompson.bandcamp.com

1h 36m
Jun 20
774. Learn English with a Scary Story (Camp Stabbiwaka by Peter Carlson)

774. LEARN ENGLISH WITH A SCARY STORY (CAMP STABBIWAKA BY PETER CARLSON) Listen to Luke reading a text adventure story set in a summer camp. You can read the story at the same time as you listen, or just relax and have fun following this action packed horror story, and read do text adventure later. Includes some vocabulary explanations, differences between British & American English and some very dodgy jokes. Video version available. EPISODE PAGE (DOWNLOAD THE AUDIO, FIND MY OTHER EPISODES) HTTPS://WP.ME/P4IUUX-QAQ OPEN THE STORY IN YOUR BROWSER HTTP://PLAY2.TEXTADVENTURES.CO.UK/PLAY.ASPX?ID=LU8KZYZFP0WXPNQSDCPEXQ  LEP PREMIUM HTTPS://WWW.TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/PREMIUMINFO LEP T-SHIRTS, MUGS, ETC HTTPS://WWW.TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/MERCH 

1h 38m
Jun 15
773. What do British people think about The Queen and The Royal Family? (with James)

773. What do British people think about The Queen and The Royal Family? (with James) Luke and James discuss their feelings about the Royal Family, with some survey results about the popularity of royal family members among British people in general. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qMp LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo

1h 29m
Jun 08
772. Rambling in the Podcastle (June 2020) News / Thoughts / Reflections

772. RAMBLING IN THE PODCASTLE (JUNE 2020) NEWS / THOUGHTS / REFLECTIONS This is an unedited monologue in which I talk about some things which are on my mind at the moment, including how my hair is stopping me from learning French (and vice versa), virtuous and vicious circles, how English is like a shark (or a river - or maybe a shark in a river), some comments about recent episodes and a visit from a friendly bat at my podcastle. EPISODE PAGE HTTPS://WP.ME/P4IUUX-QJQ  LEP PREMIUM HTTPS://WWW.TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/PREMIUMINFO LEP MERCH HTTPS://WWW.TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/MERCH https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch  

1h 35m
Jun 02
771. Sick In Japan (Recorded Live at the BC)

771. SICK IN JAPAN (RECORDED LIVE AT THE BC) My story about how I ended up in a Japanese hospital bed, scared out of my brain. Recorded live in front of an audience at the British Council in Paris. EPISODE PAGE HTTPS://WP.ME/P4IUUX-QC0  LEP PREMIUM HTTPS://WWW.TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/PREMIUMINFO  LEP T-SHIRTS, MUGS & MERCH HTTPS://WWW.TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/MERCH 

1h 14m
May 24
770. Boats & Murder (but mostly murder) with Moz

770. BOATS & MURDER (BUT MOSTLY MURDER) WITH MOZ An episode with my friend Moz from the Murder Mile True Crime Podcast. Moz returns to tell us some true stories of crimes in the London area. Expect some smalltalk about living on a boat, some murder stories and an interactive detective game in which we have to solve a murder. EPISODE PAGE HTTPS://WP.ME/P4IUUX-QM6 LEP PREMIUM HTTPS://WWW.TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/PREMIUMINFO  LUKE'S STAND UP COMEDY AT THE ENGLISH COMEDY NIGHT IN PARIS HTTPS://WWW.PANAMEARTCAFE.COM/SHOP/STAND_UP/PANAME-ENGLISH-COMEDY-NIGHT/  MURDER MILE PODCAST HTTPS://WWW.MURDERMILETOURS.COM/PODCAST.HTML 

1h 33m
May 18
769. Film Club: This Is Spinal Tap (with James)

769. FILM CLUB: THIS IS SPINAL TAP (WITH JAMES) A return to Luke's Film Club with the classic comedy This Is Spinal Tap, a "mockumentary" about a fictitious rock band from the 1980s. This time I am joined by my brother James and we discuss what was once voted "Funniest comedy film of all time". Learn some famous quotes from the film, listen to some scenes and understand the comedy with help from James and me. EPISODE PAGE HTTPS://WP.ME/P4IUUX-QWC

2h 8m
May 11
768. English Teaching Methodologies (with Gabriel Clark)

768. ENGLISH TEACHING METHODOLOGIES (WITH GABRIEL CLARK) Gabriel Clark from clarkandmiller.com joins me to discuss a short history of teaching methodology in the world of TEFL. The direct method, the grammar translation method, The Audio Lingual Method, the Structural Approach, Suggestopedia, Total Physical Response, Communicative Language Teaching (CLT), The Silent Way, Community Language Learning, Task Based Language Learning, The Lexical Approach and dogme style - all these get described and discussed. Learn how English teachers teach you English! EPISODE PAGE HTTPS://WP.ME/P4IUUX-QUK MY TALK AT THE BRITISH COUNCIL HTTPS://WWW.BRITISHCOUNCIL.FR/EVENEMENTS/TALKS-ENGLISH-COMEDIE  LEP PREMIUM HTTPS://WWW.TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/PREMIUMINFO  LEP MERCH ETC HTTPS://WWW.TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/MERCH 

1h 51m
May 06
767. Amber & Paul in the Podcastle

767. AMBER & PAUL IN THE PODCASTLE Two hours of PodPal action for your enjoyment. This one has a bit of everything. Some audience questions, an idioms game, some dodgy jokes, accents, impressions and more. EPISODE PAGE HTTPS://WP.ME/P4IUUX-QRE LEP PREMIUM HTTPS://WWW.TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/PREMIUMINFO LEP T-SHIRTS, MUGS ETC HTTPS://WWW.TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/MERCH 

2h 8m
Apr 27
766. Learning English with The News (with Stephen from SEND7 Podcast)

766. Learning English with The News (with Stephen from SEND7 Podcast) Talking to Stephen from the Simple English News Daily podcast about learning English with the news and whether BBC reporters actually speak like normal humans. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qm3  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  LEP T-shirts, mugs, etc https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch 

1h 20m
Apr 19
766. Learning English with The News (with Stephen from SEND7 Podcast)

766. Learning English with The News (with Stephen from SEND7 Podcast) Talking to Stephen from the Simple English News Daily podcast about learning English with the news and whether BBC reporters actually speak like normal humans. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-qm3  LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo  LEP T-shirts, mugs, etc https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch 

1s
Apr 19
765. Travelling Stories / Reverse Culture Shock (with Martin Johnston from Rock n' Roll English)

765. TRAVELLING STORIES / REVERSE CULTURE SHOCK (WITH MARTIN JOHNSTON FROM ROCK N' ROLL ENGLISH) Martin joins Luke to talk about moving back to the UK, his fundraiser for Ukrainian refugees and some funny stories about travelling experiences. EPISODE PAGE HTTPS://WP.ME/P4IUUX-QKQ MARTIN'S FUNDRAISER WWW.ROCKNROLLENGLISH.COM/STORIES  LEP PREMIUM HTTPS://WWW.TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/PREMIUMINFO 

1h 11m
Apr 11
764. 22 Funny Jokes, Explained

764. 22 FUNNY JOKES, EXPLAINED Learn English with 22 funny jokes with explanations of vocabulary, homophones, double meanings and pronunciation. Video version available.  EPISODE PAGE HTTPS://WP.ME/P4IUUX-QHY  LEP PREMIUM HTTPS://WWW.TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/PREMIUMINFO  BRITISH COUNCIL ENGLISH SCORE TUTORS HTTPS://WWW.TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/ENGLISH  LEP T-SHIRTS, MUGS, ETC HTTPS://WWW.TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/MERCH 

56m
Apr 06
764. 22 Funny Jokes, Explained

764. 22 FUNNY JOKES, EXPLAINED Learn English with 22 funny jokes with explanations of vocabulary, homophones, double meanings and pronunciation. Video version available.  EPISODE PAGE HTTPS://WP.ME/P4IUUX-QHY  LEP PREMIUM HTTPS://WWW.TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/PREMIUMINFO  BRITISH COUNCIL ENGLISH SCORE TUTORS HTTPS://WWW.TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/ENGLISH  LEP T-SHIRTS, MUGS, ETC HTTPS://WWW.TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/MERCH 

1s
Apr 06
763. Rambling in the new Pod-Room / Choose The Adverb / Deal or No Deal

763. RAMBLING IN THE NEW POD-ROOM / CHOOSE THE ADVERB / DEAL OR NO DEAL This is a chance for me to just let loose and have a ramble while inviting you to this kind of housewarming party (or perhaps just the first part of the party) in my new pod-room. In this one I am going to welcome you into the new room and do a ramble challenge in which I am restricted to only talking about things inside the room, plus reading from some random books on my shelves. Grammar rules, adverbial collocations and a game show story. PRIVATE LESSONS WITH BRITISH COUNCIL ENGLISH SCORE TUTORS HTTPS://WWW.TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/ENGLISH EPISODE PAGE HTTPS://WP.ME/P4IUUX-Q9B  LEP PREMIUM HTTPS://WWW.TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/PREMIUMINFO  LEP T-SHIRTS & MERCH HTTPS://WWW.TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/MERCH Rules of the Ramble Welcome everyone to the pod-room. Give a tour. I’m restricted to only talking about things inside the room. Maybe describe some of the items on the walls and pictures. Include some descriptive language. Pick up a book and do a random exercise from it. Keep talking without pausing or saying “errr”.

1h 6m
Mar 23
762. Meditation & Learning English (with Antony Rotunno)

762. MEDITATION & LEARNING ENGLISH (WITH ANTONY ROTUNNO) Discussing meditation, meditation techniques, how it can help in our lives and improve us as language learners. Antony Rotunno is my guest and listen out for stories, advice, tangents and maybe one or two revelations. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-q99 Private Lessons https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/english LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo LEP T-Shirts, Mugs & Merch https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch Luke & Antony discuss Monty Python & The Holy Grail https://youtu.be/YMtOOBpRBaA Antony's Meditation episodes from Life & Life Only https://lifeandlifeonly.podbean.com/e/episode-4-the-joys-and-wonders-of-meditation-part-1-of-2/ https://lifeandlifeonly.podbean.com/e/episode-5-the-joys-and-wonders-of-meditation-part-2-of-2/ ANTONY'S PODCASTS    __ __  

1h 53m
Mar 16
761. Why we love The Beatles (Recorded Live at The British Council) + Public Speaking Tips

761. WHY WE LOVE THE BEATLES (RECORDED LIVE AT THE BRITISH COUNCIL) + PUBLIC SPEAKING TIPS This is a presentation I did at the British Council in Paris recently, in front of a live audience. First I talk about public speaking and my approach to doing presentations and then you can hear the recording of my talk. The Beatles were a global phenomenon when they first appeared in the 1960s and their appeal continues to this day. The world still loves The Beatles. But why is this? Join me as I take a deeper look at the social, cultural and psychological factors that make The Beatles story so compelling even after all these years. EPISODE PAGE WITH INTRO & ENDING TRANSCRIPTS HTTPS://WP.ME/P4IUUX-PXD https://wp.me/p4IuUx-pXd PRIVATE LESSONS WITH BRITISH COUNCIL ENGLISH SCORE TUTORS HTTPS://WWW.TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/ENGLISH LEP PREMIUM HTTPS://WWW.TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/PREMIUMINFO LEP T-SHIRTS & MERCH HTTPS://WWW.TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/MERCH  

1h 33m
Mar 09
560. The Rick Thompson Report: Ukraine

560. THE RICK THOMPSON REPORT: UKRAINE Talking to my dad about the situation in Ukraine on 28 February 2022. EPISODE PAGE HTTPS://WP.ME/P4IUUX-PZ0 

28m
Feb 28
759. Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans

Join me as I walk around my local streets in Paris, go to the laundrette and ramble about what's going on in LEPland at the moment and why there haven't been any new episodes for a while.

52m
Feb 23
758. Pub Quiz Trivia with Sarah The Paris Quiz Mistress

758. PUB QUIZ TRIVIA WITH SARAH THE PARIS QUIZ MISTRESS Chatting to pub quiz host Sarah Toporoff about her love of trivia, and asking each other quiz questions about history, geography, literature, language & pop culture. Can you answer the questions and follow the conversation? EPISODE PAGE HTTPS://WP.ME/P4IUUX-PSP LEP PREMIUM HTTPS://WWW.TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/PREMIUMINFO  LEP T-SHIRTS & MERCH HTTPS://WWW.TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/MERCH 

1h 45m
Feb 02
757. Setting up my new Pod-Room / DIY (Do It Yourself) Vocabulary & Expressions

757. SETTING UP MY NEW POD-ROOM / DIY (DO IT YOURSELF) VOCABULARY & EXPRESSIONS Describing how I am setting up my new pod-room with a couple of stories and plenty of vocabulary for talking about DIY and doing improvements to your home. VOCABULARY LIST AVAILABLE. EPISODE PAGE WITH VOCABULARY LIST HTTPS://TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/2022/01/21/757-SETTING-UP-MY-NEW-POD-ROOM-DIY-DO-IT-YOURSELF-VOCABULARY--EXPRESSIONS LEP PREMIUM HTTPS://WWW.TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/PREMIUMINFO LEP T-SHIRTS & MERCH HTTPS://WWW.TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/MERCH 

1h 31m
Jan 21
756. Learn English with LEP in 2022 / A New Year Ramble

756. LEARN ENGLISH WITH LEP IN 2022 / A NEW YEAR RAMBLE In this episode I’m going to wish you a Happy New Year, ramble a little bit about what’s going on in LEPland, restate some of my aims and objectives for this podcast, and give a few comments on how you can use the podcast to improve your English, with reference to some recommended episodes from the archive. EPISODE PAGE WITH LINKS AND NOTES HTTPS://TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/2022/01/05/756-LEARN-ENGLISH-WITH-LEP-IN-2022-A-NEW-YEAR-RAMBLE LEP PREMIUM HTTPS://WWW.TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/PREMIUMINFO LEP T-SHIRTS & MERCH HTTPS://WWW.TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/MERCH   

1h 1m
Jan 05
755. FUNNY RUSSIAN CITIZENSHIP TEST with Amber & Paul

755. FUNNY RUSSIAN CITIZENSHIP TEST WITH AMBER & PAUL Can Luke, Amber & Paul pass this funny Russian citizenship test which was written and sent in by a Russian LEPster? Join us as we attempt to answer questions which (apparently) every Russian person would know. This could be embarrassing! P.S. I am 99% sure that this really the final episode of 2021. EPISODE PAGE (DOWNLOAD THE AUDIO & READ THE FULL CITIZENSHIP TEST FROM VADIM) HTTPS://WP.ME/P4IUUX-PPY  LEP PREMIUM (VOCABULARY, GRAMMAR & PRONUNCIATION LESSONS) HTTPS://WWW.TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/PREMIUMINFO  LEP T-SHIRTS & MERCH HTTPS://WWW.TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/MERCH 

1h 10m
Dec 24, 2021
754. Learning & Teaching English in The Metaverse / The Mandalorian (with Andy Johnson)

754. LEARNING & TEACHING ENGLISH IN THE METAVERSE / THE MANDALORIAN (WITH ANDY JOHNSON) Andy Johnson returns to talk about more “M” words - this time it’s The Metaverse and The Mandalorian. The Metaverse is an immersive and interactive 3D online environment. How can it be used for learning and teaching English? Andy’s new job is with a company that offers English learning in the metaverse, so let’s chat about it. Also, we finally talk about The Mandalorian on LEP after waiting nearly a year! This is probably the last episode of LEP in 2021 - so Merry Christmas everyone and I hope you have a Happy New Year! EPISODE PAGE HTTPS://WP.ME/P4IUUX-PLR LEP PREMIUM HTTPS://WWW.TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/PREMIUMINFO FLUENT WORLDS ACADEMY (LEARN ENGLISH IN THE METAVERSE) HTTPS://ACADEMY.FLUENTWORLDS.COM/  LEP T-SHIRTS & MERCH HTTPS://WWW.TEACHERLUKE.CO.UK/MERCH 

1h 35m
Dec 16, 2021