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#106 The differences between Bring, Carry, Fetch, and Take – ESL
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Hi, dear listener! I'm Georgiana, founder of the Speak English Now podcast. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. Speaking English is way easier when you use the right material and techniques.

Do you know the difference between the words "bring," "carry," "fetch," and "take?"
If the answer is no, this is going to be a very useful episode for you. 

I'll start by explaining the meaning of each of these terms with some examples. 
And in the second part of this lesson, you are going to practice your speech with a funny mini-story.

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When do we use the word "BRING"?
1) "Bring" means to conduct something/someone to come with, to, or toward the speaker.

Examples: 
 "Jason, please bring me a beer."
"He brought his brother to the hospital."

When do we use the word TAKE?

2) "Take" means taking something/someone away from where you are, or when the person making the request is NOT at the intended destination."
Examples: 
"Am I allowed to take library books home with me?"
"Can I take you to the movies tonight?"
"Could you take these files to Jame's office?"

The following examples will help you to remember the differences between "bring" and "take":

Examples: 
"You bring something/someone here, and you take something there. "
"You bring something/someone toward a person, and you take something away from a person..

#105 English podcast - English school vocabulary part #2 ESL
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Hi, dear listener! I'm Georgiana, founder of the Speak English Now podcast. 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, we continue learning more vocabulary related to school supplies.
And with an exclusive point of view story, you’ll learn grammar without memorizing any boring rules.

Remember that you can get the text of this episode at
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Ok. Let’s continue.

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Ok! Let’s start today’s lesson by going over the vocabulary used last week in episode #104.

In the previous episode, we talked about going back to school, focusing on the necessary material. We learned some new words.
Let’s listen to them one more time:

notebook
clips
paper sheets
pens
pencils
eraser
felt-tips
markers
ruler

Now it’s time to learn new vocabulary:

Let’s start!

Agenda
I think it's the most crucial element for a student. An agenda contains the days of the year and the holidays. So, the student can write down the dates of exams, activities, etc. In this way, in theory, everything is under control. I say this in theory because many times kids forget to write things down and it's chaos. I remember when I was little, I was a bit absent-minded and rarely wrote anything down. I once lost my agenda, and I still don't know how I passed the different courses.

Textbooks
One disadvantage of textbooks i..

#104 English podcast - Back To School vocabulary - esl
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Hi, everybody! I’m Georgiana, your online English teacher. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. Speaking English is way easier when you use the right material and techniques.

Since it’s September, we’re going back to school. At least in this episode, you will remember how exciting it used to be to start a new school year. We’re going to check out vocabulary related to the school supplies that kids need when they go back to school, after the summer vacation.

And in the second part of this episode, you’ll learn English grammar without studying any rules with an exclusive point of view story.

Before I go any further, I’d like to thank you for listening.

Did you know that there are over 10 million downloads of the Speak English Now podcast? I’m very excited because that means that my method really helps you improve your English speaking and listening skills.

Thanks again for listening and remember to share the podcast with your friends and family.

All right, let’s get started!

We could use the expression “back to school” as a metaphor for this episode that kicks off this new season. You will continue to improve your English skills with my mini-stories and point of view lessons. But don’t worry because you don’t have to study or memorize anything, just listen and learn as children do with their mother tongue.

Each year, parents face significant challenges when purchasing school supplies for their children.

Since there’s a wide range of vocabulary related to this topic, next week, I will continue talking about the same thing, though I’ll introduce more vocabulary. In any case, don’t worry if you can’t remember everything. You can listen several times to learn new words and expressions.

Well, here we go:

Notebooks

Basically, a notebook is made up of several sheets of paper which are joined together. Notebooks can be handy to use in the cl..

#103 Learn English Every Day - No Excuses! (rep) - ESL
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Hi, everybody! I’m Georgiana, your online English teacher. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. Speaking English is way easier when you use the right material and techniques.

In the first part of today’s episode, I’ll show you how you can benefit from creating habits that help you with your English.

And in the second part of this episode, you’ll learn English grammar without studying any rules with an exclusive point of view story.

All right, let's get started!

The first thing we have to keep in mind is that willpower is not as important as it seems. In fact, it’s quite limited.

It's impossible to do anything consistently with willpower alone. We are not designed that way. We are creatures of habit, and essentially our life consists of a sum of habits. For example, think for a moment what you do when you wake up in the morning. Maybe you brush your teeth, make a cup of coffee and turn on your cell phone to check the social networks.

I'm sure that I have mentioned in one of the previous episodes that I speak different languages. Let me tell you now what I do to maintain and improve different languages through habits.

I don’t know about you, but I enjoy taking a walk every day. And every time I open the door I put on my air-pods, I press play, and I start listening to an audiobook or a podcast in German, French, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese.

If I don't like what I hear, I simply select another content.
What’s important is that I do this action almost without thinking, automatically. Of course, I don’t always listen to audiobooks or podcasts. Sometimes I just wanna relax and listen to music or not listen to anything at all. :)

And I don’t only listen when I go for a walk. I also listen to audiobooks or podcasts while I drive my car or even when I'm doing my chores at home.

Recently I realized that in the last few years I've have been l..

#102 Going to the bank - Banking and money vocabulary in English (rep)- ESL
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Hi, everybody! I’m Georgiana, your online English teacher. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently. Speaking English is way easier when you use the right material and techniques.

In the first part of this episode, I’m gonna talk about lending and borrowing something and how to get a loan from the bank.

And in the second part, you’ll practice your spoken English with a question and answer mini-story.

All right, let’s get started!

Today I’d like to talk about loans and the related vocabulary. Loans have always been a feature in all countries, societies, and cultures. Person A has some money, and person B needs money. Then person A can lend money to person B.

When we talk about lending, we don’t talk about giving. Giving means permanently, without a time limit. For example, if I say “I’ll give you the car,” it means that the car won’t be mine anymore, it’ll be yours.

When someone gives a loan, it’s under certain conditions. That is, he agrees to give money under certain conditions. You can say, “give a loan,” or more formally “grant a loan.“

#102 Going to the bank - Banking and money vocabulary in English (rep)- ESL
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#101 English Podcast - Shopping at the Supermarket ESL (rep)
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Hi, everyone! I’m Georgiana, your online English teacher. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently.

Are you a spender? Today I’m gonna talk about the tricks that supermarkets use to make you buy more than necessary.
You’ll also improve your speaking with a funny mini-story.

Ok! Let’s start!

When you leave the supermarket, have you ever wondered why you spent more money than you originally planned?

I do :) If it happens to you, you may think that you don't know how to manage money, that you are a spender or simply that you don't have enough discipline, but don't worry, because supermarkets follow a whole series of very powerful marketing strategies that induce the buyer to buy, so don't feel too guilty :)

By the way, a spender is someone who spends money unnecessarily. And another interesting expression: "overspending," which means spending more than planned or necessary.

These supermarket strategies can simply be called tricks. The truth is that supermarkets have more tricks than a magician.

Let's take a look at a few of them, and learn some vocabulary on the subject.

The size of the cart matters.
The shopping cart is the element we push to add the products we want to buy. These trolleys, with time, have been increasing in size.
The logic is simple. Psychologically we feel more satisfied if we can fill the cart and, therefore, with a slightly larger cart, we tend to put more products inside.
The products they want to sell the most, are placed right at eye level.
We are lazy by nature, and therefore, all products that are visually easier to see, but overall easier to access, are also easier to sell.

Prices with decimals.
This is another classic seller's trick. For some reason, $9.99 seems a lot, much cheaper than 10 dollars. We save 1 cent! Wow! If we do this 100 million times, we'll save a million dollars :)

The products we need th..

#100 Going out in NYC - How to order a drink in English - ESL (rep)
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Hi, everyone!I'm Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com.And I’m here to help YOU to speak English fluently and with confidence.

In this episode, I'll talk about going out at night. I’ll point out the most emblematic places where you can hang out in New York City at night, and I’ll teach you how to order a drink!
I’ve also prepared a Point of View story so you can practice your grammar and vocabulary.

I’m not sure if you have noticed, but today you’re listening to episode 50 of the Speak English Now Podcast. It may not sound like a big deal to you, but in approximately one year I’ve posted 680 minutes of free material!! And it’s available on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, Youtube, etc
Thank you so much for helping me share the podcast with your friends and family. Remember to leave a comment on iTunes about the show. It would mean a lot to me!

Let's start the lesson. Today's gonna be fun!

It's Friday night, you call your friends and ask them: What are we doing tonight? And they say: Let’s go party! Or Let's go clubbing!

The expression “Let’s go party” doesn't mean going to a specific "party", but simply going out. Usually, it means going to clubs or music pubs.

People in their 20s and 30s usually have a drink in a bar first and then go to a club. Clubs are often pricey, and you don't just have to pay for the drinks. You’ll also need to pay for the club admission which is also expensive.

Now let me tell you where to go out at night in New York. I’ll suggest different locations:

For instance, if you wanna party in Manhattan surrounded by fashion models, celebrities, professional athletes and musicians, visit one of the city's exclusive nightclubs. It can be difficult to get into these places, but it's definitely not impossible.

The trendy places seem to change almost weekly, but these are three of the most popular places among celebrit..

#099 Renting a car in English - ESL (rep)
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Hi, everyone!I'm Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com.My mission is to help YOU to speak English fluently and with confidence.

Today I'll be teaching you how to rent a car in English. The lesson is simple and to the point, so it’ll save you a lot of time when you really need to rent a vehicle.
And in the next section, you'll practice your English speaking with a funny mini-story. Today’s story is about Brian, a middle-aged man who wants to go out with hot chicks. :)

It's summer again, and many of you are seeking a holiday getaway. So today I'll be teaching you how to rent a car.

First of all, you should start by comparing prices online. Consider doing your research by checking travel websites like Expedia, Kayak or Hotwire.

Some of the most popular car hire agencies are Alamo, Avis, and Hertz.

Before deciding on an agency, ask about the additional charges because these charges will help you figure out which is the best deal. Some common rates include:

Underage-driver fees: it means that the agency charges an additional fee for a driver under 25.

Airport surcharges: This charge will make a big difference in the total amount. Basically, the agency will charge you a supplement for picking up a rental car at the airport.

Additional charges per driver: You'll need to pay extra for having more than one person driving the rental.

It's also a great idea to book a flight and rent a car together. Doing so will often save you money since you'll get better deals.

Making a reservation:
When you're renting a car, you can either pay in advance or just make the reservation and pay when you pick up the vehicle. Many rental car companies will hold your reservation without any form of payment, whereas others will demand a credit card number.

Pay for the rental.
If you didn't pay in advance online, then you'll have to make the payment when you get to the pick-up point. Be..

#098 English Listening Tips - Is repetition useful? - ESL
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Hello, 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 will be talking about how many times we have to repeat an audio material in English. After that, you practice your conversation skills with a new mini-story.
Ok, let’s get started!

As you may know, I always recommend you to listen to improve your English speaking. There are many studies, which suggest that there is a correlation between our level of the language and the hours we have been listening. In other words, the more you listen, the better. The more hours you spend listening, the quicker you improve.

Here’s an interesting question you might ask: “How many times do I have to listen to every piece of content?” Do I have to listen just one time? Or more than that?

What most students do is listen to certain content once or twice and then change to another material. The typical student thinks that the more variety, the better.

Well, variety is useful, but what you want is to consolidate what you listen, and the most effective way to achieve this is through repetition.

So, let’s say you are starting with English. You're a beginner. This is the situation where you need a lot of repetition. The reason is that you need to create the most common patterns in your head. That’s why you need to repeat many times. For example, let’s say you have a 5 minutes audio adapted to your level. Then, you can repeat the audio twenty, thirty, or even more times.

Yes! You heard me well! Twenty, thirty, or more times!

I’m not saying that you have to do it in one day. For example, you can repeat the audio three times every day for one week. This is only 15 minutes a day for seven days, which is 21 times. You can read and listen if you need to.Yes, it seems crazy, but I can assure you that this is very effective. ..

#097 English podcast lesson: Summer Vacation - what to do? – ESL
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Hello, everybody! I am Georgiana your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. Speaking English is easier than it seems! You just have to use the right material and techniques.

In today’s episode, I’ll give you some tips on how to spend your summer vacation, and you'll speak English with a mini-story.

Before I go any further, I'd like to thank you for listening. I’m also a language learner, and I can identify with you and your goals, so I want to help you.

Do you know how you can help me? It would be great if you could share my podcast with your friends or write a review on iTunes, Youtube, or my Facebook page.

OK! Let’s start!

Time passes so quickly. I can’t believe it’s already August! And speaking of time, this is the last episode of the season. I'm going to take a short vacation to rest. But don't worry because I'm going to upload a selection of episodes from other seasons so you can continue practicing your English.

So I'll be back in September with new, highly refreshing content.
But in today’s episode, I thought it might help you think about what activities you can do during the summer vacation.

So, let's see what you could do during this vacation:

Connecting with nature
A very healthy activity that you can do is to go to a natural spot and enjoy nature. The idea is to relax and forget about exams or deadlines. Of course, you can take the opportunity to do a little exercise by going for a walk. Ideally, you should find a place without too many people, especially children. I am sure that in your country there are many places where you can quietly enjoy nature.

Wandering around the city
Okay, if you get bored with so much nature, you can do the opposite. You can wander around the city where we live. The word "wander" means to walk without a specific destination.
The idea i..

#096 Obsolete Communication Devices and Gadgets (ESL)
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Hello, everybody! I am Georgiana your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. Speaking English is easier than it seems! You just have to use the right material and techniques.

Today we are going to be a bit nostalgic, and talk about some communication devices and gadgets that still exist nowadays, but are obsolete.
Let’s start!

Fax machine
How did we share documents and letters before the email existed?
Although many people sent a telegram or a letter, there was another device that we used, particularly in the professional field. Yes. I'm talking about the fax machine.
While some companies still use fax machines, no one has one of those machines at home. I guess we prefer to use an email because it's faster, takes up no space and it's free.
Nowadays, you can still send a fax without a fax machine. You only need to use your computer or a smartphone, because there are websites that offer this service.

Telegram
And by the way, you'll be surprised to know that people still send telegrams.
No. I'm not referring to the Telegram Messenger app.
You can send a telegram the old fashioned way or even online.
Landlines
How about landline phones? Do you still have one of those at home?
I can’t even remember when was the last time I had one of those. It was definitely a long time ago.
The landlines had no high-definition color display, no camera, and no Internet connection. They had a long cord so people could move it around the house. But that was inconvenient. I remember my landline phone was wireless and had a small black and white screen. I was happy to move around the house without a cord, but it was a bulky phone, and the battery didn't last long.
I just know that I’m grateful to have a smartphone now. :)

Phone Books
Have you ever used a phone book? I remember using one a few decades ago.
People..

#095 American vs. British Food - Vocabulary Differences
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Hello, everybody! I am Georgiana your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently.

Two weeks ago, we started with a series of vocabulary differences between American and British English. Today we will continue this series, although we’ll focus on food vocabulary differences.

And with a point of view story, you’re gonna compare the different grammar points. It’s the perfect way to learn grammar and new vocabulary without memorizing.

Ok! Let’s start!

1)Zucchini
Maybe you aren’t familiar with this word.
It’s a long, thin vegetable with dark green skin. It looks similar to a cucumber, but it’s larger, and we don’t eat it in a salad .

Yes. I’m talking about a vegetable called zucchini. I love zucchini noodles and zucchini soup! You should try that out because it’s simply delicious!

In the United Kingdom, people use the word courgette, which comes from French.

American-zucchini
British- courgette

2)I’m sure you know the meaning of the following word.

I’m talking about the word cookie. Everybody loves chocolate cookies!

But do you know the meaning of the word biscuit?

That’s right. Biscuit has the same meaning as "cookie," though it’s used in the UK.

American-cookie
British- biscuit

3) There’s a purple vegetable, similar to an egg. Can you guess?

Exactly! An eggplant!

What do you think? Personally, I don't think eggplants look like an egg.

In British it’s called aubergine. It sounds funny because it’s also a word that comes from French.

American-eggplant
British- aubergine

4) Have you ever heard of jacket potatoes?
No. It’s not a potato that’s wearing a jacket.

In American English, we call them baked potatoes, but in British it’s called jacket potato.

Therefore, baked or jacket potatoes are usually well cooked, so they have a fluffy interior and a crisp skin.

American-baked pot..

#093 American vs British -Vocabulary Differences #2
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Hello, everybody! I am Georgiana your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently.

We all know that American and British English sound different most of the time. But did you know there is also a difference in vocabulary?
That’s right. There are spelling, vocabulary, and even specific grammar differences between the two.

Last week we started with a series of vocabulary differences between American and British English. Today we will continue this series, if you didn't listen to last week's episode, you might want to do so right now. Just go speakenglishpodcast.com and select episode #093.

And with a point of view story, you’re gonna compare the different grammar points. It’s the perfect way to learn grammar and new vocabulary without memorizing.

Ok! Let’s start!

I’m going to tell you a word in American English, and I’ll ask you to guess what would be the equivalent word in British English.

1)TruckIn American English with use the word truck when we refer to a large, heavy road vehicle used for carrying goods, materials, or troops.

Can you guess the equivalent in British?

Yes! In the United Kingdom, people use the word lorry.

American-truck
British- lorry

2)After washing the dishes, we use a dish towel to dry the dishes.

Can you guess which word is used in British English?

That’s right. People call it "tea towel" or "tea cloth" in the UK.

American-dish towel
British- tea towel or tea cloth

3) In the States, people live in an apartment.

Do you know the word in British English?

Yes. That’s right. In British, they use the word flat.

American-apartment
British- flat

4) I live on the first floor, and my neighbor on the second floor.

Simple. Right?

Not really. Let me explain why.

The equivalent in British for the "first floor" would be the "ground floor."
The second floor in British..

#093 American vs British - Vocabulary Differences
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Hello, everybody! I am Georgiana your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently.

Today you will learn some new words in English, and compare the differences between American and British English. This episode is part 1 of a series. Because over the next few weeks, we will continue to learn new vocabulary differences between British and American English.

I'm going to make you guess each word, and then you're going to find out if you were using an American or a British word.

Let's start with the first word:

When we stop working for a few days, we take a break. Can you guess this word?

Yes! The correct word is "vacation".

Vacation is an American word.
In British English, we usually use the word holiday.

British- Holiday
American-Vacation

2) Try guessing the next word:

Tell me what season comes after summer?

That's right! After summer comes fall.

So, what do you think?

Is the world fall an American or British English?

Time's up.

The word fall is used in American English. In British English, we use the word autumn.

British-Autumn
American-Fall

3) This new word is simple. Just try to think about babies. What do they wear?

Exactly! Babys wear diapers.

The word diaper is an American word.

But how do we say this in British?
In the UK, people use the word nappy.

British-Nappy
American-Diaper

4) And what do you do after drinking a lot of water?

Exactly! You go to the restroom or the bathroom.

However, in the United Kingdom, they use the word loo.

British-Loo
American-restroom (bathroom)

5) How do you watch Netflix? Of course, nowadays we have all kinds of devices. But try to think about the obvious way to watch your favorite show.

Yep. I'm talking about the word TV or television.
But did you know that in the UK they call it telly?
I think it sounds adorable!

British-Telly
Ame..

#093 American vs British - Vocabulary Differences
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Hello, everybody! I am Georgiana your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently.

Today you will learn some new words in English, and compare the differences between American and British English. This episode is part 1 of a series. Because over the next few weeks, we will continue to learn new vocabulary differences between British and American English.

I'm going to make you guess each word, and then you're going to find out if you were using an American or a British word.

Let's start with the first word:

When we stop working for a few days, we take a break. Can you guess this word?

Yes! The correct word is "vacation".

Vacation is an American word.
In British English, we usually use the word holiday.

British- Holiday
American-Vacation

2) Try guessing the next word:

Tell me what season comes after summer?

That's right! After summer comes fall.

So, what do you think?

Is the world fall an American or British English?

Time's up.

The word fall is used in American English. In British English, we use the word autumn.

British-Autumn
American-Fall

3) This new word is simple. Just try to think about babies. What do they wear?

Exactly! Babys wear diapers.

The word diaper is an American word.

But how do we say this in British?
In the UK, people use the word nappy.

British-Nappy
American-Diaper

4) And what do you do after drinking a lot of water?

Exactly! You go to the restroom or the bathroom.

However, in the United Kingdom, they use the word loo.

British-Loo
American-restroom (bathroom)

5) How do you watch Netflix? Of course, nowadays we have all kinds of devices. But try to think about the obvious way to watch your favorite show.

Yep. I'm talking about the word TV or television.
But did you know that in the UK they call it telly?
I think it sounds adorable!

British-Telly
Am..

#092 The Evolution of Cell Phones – ESL English Podcast
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Welcome to Speak English Now Podcast. With your host Georgiana. The podcast that will help you to speak English fluently with no grammar and no textbooks.

Hi, everybody! I'm Georgiana, your online English teacher, and founder of speakenglishpodcast.com
My mission is to help you to speak English fluently.

I have a question for you. What was your first cell phone? I got my first cell phone in 1996, and it was a Motorola. I can’t remember the exact model, but it was very different from what we can find in stores nowadays. And yeah - with this type of cell phone, one could only make phone calls and send text messages. Now I have a smartphone, and I don’t make any phone calls anymore. Like everybody else, I tend to use WhatsApp, Telegram, Messages, FaceTime, or Skype.

I must have mentioned before that I love technology. Actually, without it, you could not listen to this podcast because I wouldn’t be able to record it :)

Ok, so let’s talk about cell phones and how people used to communicate before they were invented.

The smartphone couldn’t exist without the landline telephone. And do you know when it was developed?
Yes. A long time ago, in 1876. And the idea of the landline telephone was inspired by the telegraph.

We all know that telephones came before cell phones, but have you ever heard of car phones?

Yes! The original car phone weighed about 80 pounds, and this piece of technology was created in 1947.
Back then there was a limited number of people who used this car phone, and there were 5 to 10-year waiting lists.

The car phone was a great invention, but luckily for us in 1973, Motorola created the DynaTAC 8000X - the first handheld cell phone.

It cost $4000, which would be $10000 today. However, the cell phone wasn’t available on the market until 1983.

Many of us complain that our smartphones run out of battery too soon. Do you how long the batter..

#091 Getting a Driving License in the USA - ESL Podcast
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Welcome to Speak English Now Podcast. With your host Georgiana. The podcast that will help you to speak English fluently with no grammar and no textbooks.

Hi, everybody! I'm Georgiana, your online English teacher, and founder of speakenglishpodcast.com
My mission is to help you to speak English fluently.

Today you’ll learn how to get your driver’s license in the United States. And you’ll practice your speaking with a conversation simulator that I often refer to as mini-story. You’ll also find out some interesting facts about the legendary Formula 1 racing driver Michael Schumacher.

If you've never driven a car, you'll have to start with a learner's permit. You can take all the time you need before scheduling your appointment for the driving test. Before obtaining a driver's license, you must pass a written, driving, and vision test.

Ok! Let’s get started!

How do you get a Learner's Permit?
You'll have to read the driver's manual. And you will be required to take a written test based on your knowledge and understanding of the rules and regulations described in the driver's manual.

If you're under the age of 18, most states require you to get a learner's permit and hold it for about six months to a year before you can get a full license.

Also, to get a learner's permit, you must show legal documents to verify who you are and where you live.

Before you can take the written test and get your permit, you'll have to pay a fee. The amount of the fee is usually is under $100.

You will need to take a basic knowledge test based on the traffic rules and regulations discussed in the driver's manual before obtaining the learner's permit.

The learner's permit test typically focuses on your knowledge of signs and basic traffic rules such as using your turn signal and passing on the left.

To operate a motor vehicle, you must be able to see. If you cannot pass the ..

#089 History of the USA - George Washington - ESL
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Episode #089
George Washington

Welcome to Speak English Now Podcast. With your host Georgiana. The podcast that will help you to speak English fluently with no grammar and no textbooks.

Hi, everybody! I'm Georgiana, your online English teacher, and founder of speakenglishpodcast.com
My mission is to help you to speak English fluently.

Today I'd like to introduce you to American history. After all, if you really want to consolidate your English, you'll have to learn more about American culture and society.

And what better way to start than with George Washington the first president of the United States?

George Washington was the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental First Army that fought the British when the country was not yet established.

During the American Revolution, Washington led the colonial forces to victory over the British and was considered a national hero.

He became the first president of the United States in 1789 in the first American elections. He was also elected for a second term in 1793. Therefore, he was the only president to win 100 percent of the electoral votes.

In the United States, people celebrate George Washington's birthday on the third Monday in February. Like that, people always have a day off even if his birthday falls during the weekend.

Many people want the holiday to celebrate the birthday of another president, Abraham Lincoln, who was also born in February. Therefore, different U.S. states have renamed the day Presidents Day.

The holiday is a tribute to George Washington for founding the nation. Throughout America, cities become red, white, and blue. People put flags on their windows and hang ribbons in their yards or outside shops.

Americans learn as children about the history of how America was born. They ..

#088 English Podcast - How to Decorate your Home – ESL
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Welcome to Speak English Now Podcast. With your host Georgiana. The podcast that will help you to speak English fluently with no grammar and no textbooks.

Hi, everybody! I'm Georgiana, your online English teacher, and founder of speakenglishpodcast.com
My mission is to help you to speak English fluently.

You're probably wondering why it took me so long to publish a new episode. Well, I have a good excuse. Do you know what happened to me? I've been redecorating some rooms in my house.

I've been planning this for over a year, and I must confess that I've been too optimistic. I really thought that changing the decor of the house would be as easy as buying new furniture, a new couch and painting the walls.
However, as you can imagine, things were not that simple.

I must confess that I love decorating, but this time I had too many options, I just couldn't make up my mind, and I was postponing because I had too many ideas.

One of the quickest ways to refresh a room's appearance is to paint the walls. In theory, you should choose a color that complements your personality and fits your space.

Although first I had to find out the color of the furniture to match the color of the walls. In general, I want the room to look clean but also modern and a little sophisticated.

I also had to keep in mind that if I buy too much furniture, it will look too crowded, but if I didn't buy enough furniture, it would look empty and poor. So I had to find a balance.

Size is also important because you could buy furniture that is too big or too small. Small furniture in a large room can look ridiculous though it's not a good idea to add big furniture in a room either. You can imagine how terrible it would look.
And, of course, you have to stick to one style, as there are several options.

Colors are challenging to combine sometimes. As much as we like a color we have to take i..

#085 Food Idioms in English –Expressions in English with food to sound more like an English native speaker.
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Welcome to Speak English Now with your host Georgiana. The podcast that will help you to speak English fluently with no grammar and no textbooks.

Hi everyone! I am Georgiana, founder of speakenglishpodcast.com. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently.

Do you want to sound more like an English native speaker?
Well, today you’ll learn six new popular expressions in English related to food. After that, I’ll practice your speaking with a funny mini-story.

Ok. Let’s learn some new idioms:

There's a type of food that always makes us feel better because it reminds us of our childhood. That kind of food is called COMFORT FOOD.
We eat comfort food because it comforts us. Although we tend to feel better after eating this type of food, it is not necessarily healthy food.

Example:
“After a tiring day, it’s so wonderful to cook some comfort food and read a good book.”

And who doesn’t like eating cake? I just can’t say no to a piece of cake. And when something is extremely easy to do we say it’s a PIECE OF CAKE.
However, this expression doesn’t have anything to do with food.
There’s another similar expression. Instead of “piece of cake” you could say “AS EASY AS PIE.”

Examples:
“I thought the test would be difficult, but it was a piece of cake.”
“Compared to learning Japanese, learning English was as easy as pie.”

But you know what? Sadly, there are times when YOU CAN’T HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO.

Yeah! You guessed right! This is another expression :)

When someone says “you can’t have your cake and eat it too” they mean that you can't have two incompatible things at the same time.

In other words, the cake cannot be eaten and saved for later.

Example:
“James works too hard to pay for that luxurious house. The irony here is that he never has any time to stay at home and enjoy it. I guess he can'..

#013 Learn the English Conditionals with a Story
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Hi everyone!
I’m Georgiana; founder of SpeakEnglishPod.com. My mission is to help YOU speak English fluently.
In this episode:
I’ll talk about how we use the conditionals in English.
After that, we’ll practice them with a Point Of View Story.
Ok, let’s get started!
I’m going to review the different conditionals in English. I don’t recommend you to memorize them, but to understand them. You need plenty of contexts, and the best way to practice the conditionals is by using the Point of View story technique.
Conditionals in English aren’t complicated. I’m going to give you some examples:
Zero conditional
Here, we talk about things, which are always true. For example:
If you heat water, it boils.
If you heat ice, it melts.
If it rains, the grass gets wet.
First Conditional
Here we talk about a probable result. For example:
If you go to the cinema, you’ll enjoy the new Star Trek movie.
If you study more, you’ll pass the exam.
If I have time, I’ll help you.
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#028 How to use the word BEAR - Idioms, Phrasal Verbs and Story
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"I just can't bear waking up early in the morning!"

Hi, everyone!

I'm Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help YOU to speak English fluently and confidently.

In today's episode:

• I'm gonna talk about the word bear.

• Next, through a mini-history lesson, you'll practice vocabulary, and above all, you'll improve your spoken English.

Very well. Let's get started!
The word bear is often used as a noun when we're referring to a large furry animal that likes eating honey. By the way, in the second part of this podcast, you'll meet two funny bears Yogi and Boo-Boo.
To bear is a verb with several meanings:
A few of its meanings 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 of the word bear:
Usually, we use the verb to bear when we're in a position where we need to accept, tolerate, or endure something, especially something unpleasant:
"The pain was almost more than Jason could bear.""How can you bear to eat that food?"
There are some other similar expressions. Instead of saying “I can't bear” you could say I can't stand it or I can't put up with it.
"I love going to the beach, but my sister can't stand it."
"I just can't put up with my friend's dog."
What if you want to say the opposite of “I can't bear”?
Let's say that say that you're OK with your friend's dog. It's not a problem for you. You can invite your friend over, and it's just fine if he brings the dog.
You could say: I don't mind my friend's dog. My friend's dog doesn't bother me. I can tolerate it. I don't mind the dog.
Let's get back to the verb to bear.
When we're responsible for something we use the word bear like this:
"Do parents have to bear the whole cost of schooling fees?" (Do they need to take full responsibility?)

You'll also find the word bear to say that someone's giving birth.
"Most animals bear their young in the spring."
"He became ecstatic when his wife bore him a child."

As you've already noticed, you can use the word bear in many different ways.
Here are some common expressions with the word BEAR:
• When you need to deal with something painful we say that you bear the pain:
"Sometimes it's hard to bear the pain of being lonely."
• If you're in a situation where you need to put up with the worst of some bad circumstance we say that you need to bear the brunt:
"The kids should not have to bear the brunt of what the parents did."
• Sometimes you need to take responsibility for the negative effects of your actions. It's when we say that you bear the consequences:
"She's quitting her job anyway so she won't be here next month to bear the consequences."
• When you need to handle something very unpleasant you bear the thought:
"I can't even bear the thought of going home because it doesn't feel like home anymore."

#028 How to use the word BEAR - Idioms, Phrasal Verbs and Story
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#031 Enchanted - Practice your English speaking with a story!

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In today's episode:

• I'll talk about a new way to improve your spoken English. I'll tell you about my secret project.
• Later, you'll practice vocabulary, and above all, you'll improve your spoken English with a funny question and answer story.

Awesome! Let's get started!
First of all, I'd like to wish you a happy new year. How time flies! A new year has just begun!

Today's episode is going to be very special.

Actually, I have an important announcement to make. For almost a year, I've been working on a new project. A secret project that will bring your spoken English to an advanced level.

A new powerful course is now available. It’s called The Enchanted Course.

If you can understand this podcast, you already have the right level for the program.

The course incorporates the techniques you've listened to in all the episodes of the Speak English Now podcast, such as the question and answer technique and point of view.

What' so special about this course? Well, it's based on the legendary Wizard of Oz story.

So far, I've created three Speak English Now courses. The Beginner's course, Speak English Now Fluently course and the Job Interview Course.

By the way, all of my English courses were designed in a way to help you to SPEAK English only by listening. With no grammar and no textbooks.

I consider verbal communication an essential skill. That's why I've decided to teach my students how to listen and speak English fluently.

Whenever I create a new course, I strive to make it as useful as possible for my students. Based on my vast experience with plenty of students from all over the world; the Enchanted course, is so far, my most complete English course.

After many years of helping students to improve their spoken English, I've become familiar with the real needs of intermediate students who wanted to reach a more advanced level.
By the way, it's always a great time to continue improving your English. However, now it's that time of the year when you might get very serious about improving your English. I'm curious about your new year's resolutions. I know that most people want to quit smoking, lose weight but, have you decided to become fluent in English once and for all?

If that's so, then let me tell you that the Enchanted Course will finally help you to bring your English to an advanced level. Now you can get the course for a special price at:

http://EnchantedCourse.com

#031 Enchanted - Practice your English speaking with a mini-story!

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Learn English daily - No excuses! - The Kaizen way - No procrastination - Visit https://SpeakEnglishPod.com to get the full text!

Welcome to the Speak English Now Podcast!

In this episode:
I’ll talk about a Japanese technique called Kaizen. It’s hard to be constant when you have a long-time project like learning English. This technique will help you to study English every day, and it will prevent you from procrastinating.
Later you’ll practice your speaking skills with a new fun question and answer story.
What in the world is Kaizen? You may be asking yourselves.
Kaizen is a Japanese word which can be translated as “Continuous Improvement.”
The concept of continuous improvement has been around for thousands of years in the Japanese culture.
Here’s the thing, sometimes we want to achieve essential goals or make significant changes to our habits.
It’s when we get excited, and we start taking massive action.
We start going to the gym five days a week or studying English several hours every day.
This is easy when we begin since we’re motivated and we have strong determination. Novelty gives us that feeling.
Taking massive action can be positive sometimes. Unfortunately, many times it can become counterproductive.
This mindset is prevalent among the western culture. We like finding big solutions to big problems.
The best way to reach your goal is to start using a better and more efficient method.
So, you already have chosen your goal. That’s easy to do. You’ve decided that you want to speak English fluently.
What’s tricky is maintaining your enthusiasm until reaching your goal.

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#022 English Job Interview Course - Job Interview Dialogue Examples
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Start training for your Job Interview in English. Get the full course here: http://Job.SpeakEnglishPod.com

I'm Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help YOU to speak English fluently.

In this episode:

I'll help you prepare for a Job Interview in English. You'll meet Jackie, a software developer who wants to get a job in New York.

Later you'll practice your grammar with the different Point of View Story.

Let me guess, you're looking for a job. 
And many people are doing the same as you. There's much competition, but you feel prepared. You have a degree or master or an impressive background, and you are a real professional. 
One day...
...a call. It's a company interested in interviewing you! They checked out your CV (résumé), and they want to know you.
Wow! You're excited! The day of the interview, you prepare yourself: you get a nice haircut, you dress appropriately (not too elegant, not too informal), you are a bit nervous but focused, and the interview begins. 

The interview begins...in English.

You didn't see that coming. All your preparation, degrees, masters, background don't seem relevant anymore.

During the interview, your confidence goes down. You get nervous; you're not certain which vocabulary to use, you make silly mistakes...

Here's the harsh truth: Not having interview skills in English will prevent you from getting the job of your life. 

You can miss the opportunity of getting your dream job because good opportunities sometimes happen only once in a lifetime.

You never know when you'll have an important interview, and you need to be ready. 

Start training for your Job Interview in English. Get the full course here: http://Job.SpeakEnglishPod.com

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Hi! I’m Georgiana, founder of the websites https://SpeakEnglishPod.com and https://Profesoraingles.com

My mission is to help you to speak English fluently and confidently.

Why is this podcast different from any other program?

With Speak English Now Podcast:

- you will master English by listening and speaking without having to memorize grammar rules.

- You are going to acquire knowledge about the English culture and the language itself.

- And most importantly, you'll discover valuable tips and tricks on how to speak English fluently.

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