Listen to English - learn English! : podcasts
By Peter Carter
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Two short (5 minutes or less) podcasts every week in clearly spoken English will help you to improve your listening skills and learn new words and expressions. Many podcasts are linked to grammar and vocabulary notes or to quizes or exercises.
||Dogs must be carried on the escalator.||We join the party to celebrate 150 years of the London Underground, and remember that we need to carry a dog on the escalator.||1/31/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mid-life Crisis||We hit a mid-life crisis and buy a sports car and learn to dance Gangnam Style.||12/22/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The King under the Car Park||Some bones are found under a car park in Leicester. Are they those of King Richard III?||9/14/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||School dinners||We learn about school dinners and own goals, and how to make an idiot of yourself by trying to stop a 9 year old from writing a blog.||6/25/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dull and Boring||In search of new and interesting things to do, we visit Dull in Scotland and Boring in Oregon.||4/27/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Titanic||We join Titanic on her maiden voyage, and learn what "unsinkable" means.||4/19/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||England's Newest Tourist Attraction||We take a coach trip round the M25 motorway, and learn some new words about motoring.||4/3/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Going to the Dogs||We learn the English expression "going to the dogs" and pay a visit to Crufts, the largest dog show in the world.||3/14/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Lord Lucan cannot cope||We meet Lord Lucan, who could not cope with foreign languages or foreign food.||3/2/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Singing in the rain||We go Singing in the Rain with Gene Kelly, and learn all the things you can do with words that end in -ING!||2/13/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Scott of the Antarctic||We celebrate the centenary of Scott's arrival at the South Pole, and reflect on how we love heroes who fail, in this podcast for English learners.||1/19/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The New Pandas||In this podcast for English learners, we go to visit the new pandas at Edinburgh Zoo. Ahh!||1/13/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Scariest Day of the Year.||It is Halloween and we are scared witless by witches, ghosts, Count Dracula and the prospect of small children trick-or-treating.||10/31/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Greyfriars Bobby||The story of Greyfriars Bobby brings tears to our eyes, and leads us to reflect on the difference between fact and fiction.||9/29/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Swimming in the River Thames||We swim through raw sewage in the River Thames with David Walliams, and learn about "across" and "along".||9/14/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||I Go Without my Breakfast||In this podcast for English learners, we learn about the real meaning of "breakfast" and what it means when we talk about "doing without" something.||7/19/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Good manners, bad manners||The story of Heidi Withers and her future mother-in-law, in this podcast for English leaners about manners.||7/7/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Spotting Tigers||We learn about the word spot and go tiger spotting with the Hampshire police, in this podcast for English learners.||6/7/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Domesday||A podcast for English learners about the great survey known as the Domesday Book, and the BBC's new Domesday project.||5/18/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Grauniad||In which we celebrate the 190th birthday of the Manchester Guardian, and learn the English words for things which you may find in a newspaper.||5/10/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||A Nice Cup of Tea||Miss Binnie Hales leads us into a discussion of Britain's favourite beverage, in this podcast for English learners.||4/8/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||The launch||A podcast for English learners. We visit Belfast, and learn about the word "launch".||3/31/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||How many of us are there?||A podcast for English learners. We meet the expression "how many of us..", and try to fill in our census form.||3/10/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||This and that||A podcast for learners of English, about the words "this", "that", "these" and "those".||3/1/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Old money, new money||In this podcast for English learners, we look back to the good old pre-decimal days when half a crown was a lot of money.||2/17/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
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this is most intresting podcast i have ever listened to. stoties are told with humor and focus on actual events in history of world the best thing for emigrant like me who has no time to go to school.
I love this podcast and i love listening to it!
Congratulations Mr Carter. Best podcast ever.
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