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Listening practice for learners of B1 and B2 levels of English (intermediate and upper-intermediate). Includes grammar explanations, examples of vocabulary use, phrasal verbs and collocations help, pronunciation practice, advice and specific help for passing B1 and B2 exams such as Cambridge, IELTS and Trinity. There are also lots of interesting and fun stories, jokes and anecdotes to listen to and enjoy. Start improving your English listening and speaking level today with these regular podc ...
 
Join Shannyn Merlo and Julie Parker on their conversations about business, leadership and the self-awareness journey to greater success. This podcast is for you if you are a small business owner or entrepreneur who wants to improve your life and business through increased self-awareness and successful business strategies.
 
This is a podcast all about mindfulness and meditation. In each episode, professional mindfulness teacher and personal development trainer, Paul Dalton, explores and unpacks different principles, insights and techniques to help us live calmer, wiser, happier lives. Whether you are completely new to meditation or already have well established practice, you are sure to discover gems and lightbulb moments that will help you deepen your knowledge, understanding and experience of living mindfully ...
 
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B2 language level podcast for key vocabulary and expressions to talk about travelling by plane. Essentail language for going through check-in, customs and passport control, boarding your plane and flying off to your destination. To see the audio script, please come over to www.practisingenglish.com podcast 118...…
 
This is for B1 level students who are studying for the Cambridge Preliminary English (PET) exam. This is a podcast on advice, strategies and expressions you'll need to pass Part 3 of the speaking test. It also includes a model answer for you to follow and borrow expressions for your own PET speaking test. Come to practisingenglish.com at podcast 11…
 
Another practice session on the Cambridge PET Preliminary English speaking exam part 2 for students studying for B1 level. This time I'll tell you about how to upgrade your language to B1 level and how to use words and expressions in the test that you learnt in your studies even though they are not very relevant. Come to www.PractisingEnglish.com, …
 
'Please' and 'thank you' are words you learnt very early in your English studies. But do you know how to use them properly in English? There are also a lot of interesting expressions with these words. This is a B2 level podcast. Listen on and thank your lucky stars you found this podcast! Come over to Practising English to see the written notes on …
 
Cambridge B1 Preliminary exam Writing Part 1. How to write the email and lots of useful expressions and help to write the email to help you pass successfully. This is a B1 level podcast with advice and tips for those students of English studying towards the PET exam. Come and visit me at Practising English.com podcast 114 to read the audio script a…
 
Exclusive podcast of the Seville April Fair for B2-level students. I'll be exploring six interesting phrasal verbs and some useful adverbs to use in your Cambridge speaking exams or writing part of the exam, e.g. the article. Come over to Practising English dot com and podcast number 113 to also read the audio script and learn these essential B2 wo…
 
Today I'm going to look at those words 'so' + the adjective or 'such a' + a noun phrase. This is a B1 session. If you look up the meaning of 'such' and 'so' in a dictionary it says that these words mean 'to a great degree'. That means they are used to emphasize the amount or the quality of something. These words can mean 'very', 'really' or 'extrem…
 
Podcast for listening practice for B2 level students. Today I'll be talking about the weather in the UK and the words and expressions we use. These are essential words for all B2 level students studying for the Cambridge FCE exam and similar exams. For the audio script to this podcast on the weather, pleae go to Practising English at podcast 111...…
 
For B1 students learning English. Today I'm going to talk about the definite article 'the' and mostly about when it should be omitted or left out before certain nouns. There is also a love story which follows this. You can see the answers to the questions I ask and the audio script at Practising English podcast 110...…
 
B2 English podacst for learners of English. I'm continuing with the theme of polite language in English and the importance of intonation. This time we'll hear typical phrases in the restaurant used by the waiter and the responses from the customers when ordering their food. The point is though being polite is more than using polite words... Come ov…
 
This is a listening podcast for B2 level students of English. In today's episode, I'm going to talk about more advanced uses of auxiliaries in English such as 'do' and 'did'. They're not only used for making questions and negatives but have several other important uses too. Listen and find out! You can read the audio script with answers to the ques…
 
This is a special podcast I made four years ago about Easter. I'm not doing one this week because officially I'm on holiday! The podcast is for A2 and B1 students in a slow and easy to understand English for learners. The podcast talks about Easter in the UK and Seville, Spain (where I live) and makes a brief comparison between the two - lots of us…
 
In this B2 level listening we'll hear examples of conversations using polite language in English. Most of this language depends on the modal auxiliaries like: would, could, can, may, and lots of please and thank yous. Enjoy these dialogues from genuine-sounding dialogues and learn how to be polite for the next time you're invited to somebody's home…
 
Podcast for learners of English at B1 level and studying for exams like the Cambridge Preliminary. This podcast is about the words too and enough and how they are used in sentences and how the syntax depends on whether they are used with nouns, verbs or adjectives. The podcast also comes with a short funny story, which gives examples in context of …
 
Podcast and listening skills for B2-level students. Today I'm talking about intonation again. This is a follow-up of my previous podcasts on this subject. In this session, I will be discussing and giving examples of how meaning in a sentence can change if the intonation changes. You can read this podcats (recommended so you can see the examples pro…
 
In today's podcast, I'm going to talk about how to make deductions in English in different ways but especially with the use of the modal auxiliaries: can't, may, could, might and must. I'll give you a little audio quiz and you must deduce (or guess) what the sounds are. We'll use those modals to talk about the possibilities. To see the audio script…
 
A description of the order of adjectives in English. Adjectives usually go before the noun, and if there are several of them, then they go in a certain order. In this podcast for learners of B1 level English, I explain what the adjective categories are. I will also talk about the language we use to describe holiday accommodation in English. You can…
 
Hello, and today I'm particularly happy! This is podcast number one hundred! So that's one hundred free listening podcasts I've published at Practising English since July last year. Not only that, B1 and B2 learners of English have downloaded nearly thirty thousand podcasts from Practising English in just nine months! So today I'm celebrating and I…
 
Poscasts for B1 level learners of English with listening skills practice. Listen to and repeat model answers to the Cambridge speaking exam Part One (for adults and for schools). I'll also help you to understand what the criteria are that the Cambridge examiners are assessing you on. Come over to Practising English to read the transcript and do mor…
 
B1 English level help for Cambridge English exam students, Today, I'm going to talk about linking words: also, as well as, too, despite, in spite of, although, though and however. I'll explain how we use them and what they mean. I'll also explain their position in the sentence. There is a Nasreddin story which follows with examples of these linking…
 
Podcast listenings for B2 level learners of English. Today I'm continuing with the subject of intonation in English. This is an important area for students because correct intonation can transform the impression we give of our oral competence level. Good intonation provides the listener with an English which is clearly understood. Furthermore, it m…
 
We're living in difficult times at the moment - very sad times. I'm referring to, of course, the Russian invasion of Ukraine. I'm going to talk about that today. There aren't many words from the Common European Framework of languages (CEFR) about war. But I'm going to bring some words in. The podcast, in general, is at a B2 level. So I'm going to t…
 
Today I'm going to talk about towns and cities. This is a B1 session. And this vocabulary is particularly useful for people studying for B1. I will include lots of words and expressions to describe a city. In this case, Seville, which is the city where I live, there will be lots of useful expressions here for you to learn. For the transcript, pleas…
 
Podcast listening for B2 level students of English. Today, a vocabulary study of the expressions we use to talk about the different types of housework with also a discussion about the roles of men and women and household chores. For a transcript of this podcast, please visit https://www.practisingenglish.com/podcast-93.htm…
 
Podcast listening on the auxiliary verb used to for B1 level students of English. I'll talk about its structure and how and why we use used to. I'll give you lots of examples by talking about things I used to do when I was a child. To read the audio script on this podcast, please go to: https://www.practisingenglish.com/podcast-92.htm…
 
Poscasts for learners of B2 level English. This is a follow-up of Podcast 40, where I gave an introduction to the passive. In this B2 level description of the passive, I'll go into the use of the passive in a little more detail. I'll talk about the important phrases we use to discuss what people say, think and believe - It is said that... etc. Ther…
 
Essential B1 and B2 language for learnees of English - talking about the mobile phone and telephones in general. Words and expressions about the phone and a few expressions we use when we make or receive a telephone call. You can also find a link to a complete page on useful telephone phrases for receptionists. There is also a short story afterward…
 
B2 level English for students at this level wishing to take exams or who just want to improve their general English. Today I'm talking about the use of 'will' and 'going to' when they are used for predictions. I'll talk a little about how these words have other meanings and therefore the meanings can become changed and ambiguous. We mustn't think o…
 
It is very common to think there is a certain way we should be feeling while meditating. In this episode Paul explains why this misconception can limited our ability to experience the present moment as it actually is and guides a beautiful meditation for being more open and welcoming to all aspects of your unfolding experience. ⭐️ Signup for Paul’s…
 
This session teaches students studying for B2 level English most of the words and expressions you'll need to talk about money matters. From saving money, getting an allowance from our parents (when we're at school) and words about having a bank account, loans, ATM's and buying things in the sales. For the audio script, go to: https://www.practising…
 
The words that we use to express obligation are: must, have to and then similar words, not necessarily obligation, but strong advice: should and ought to. I'll talk about how we use those words and what they really mean and also when not to use them and how we can make our orders sound softer and less direct. See audio script at: https://www.practi…
 
Today I'm doing a B1 level podcast about infinitives. Now, the problem with infinitives in English is that there are three of them. So, I will just briefly talk about the three types of infinitive. And the practice I'm going to do today is just on two types, and there's a shorter story afterwards to illustrate the infinitives I'm using. For the aud…
 
Have you ever known someone with an extraordinary ability to deal with any challenge, setback or disappointment in a calm and healthy way? What’s their secret sauce? Chances are, whether they are aware of it or not, they have a high degree of equanimity. In this episode, Paul explains what equanimity actually is - dispelling some commonly held misc…
 
This is a follow-up of Podcast 23 about holidays. It has lots of vocabulary and expressions B2 students of English must learn for passing exams at this level. This time I'm including a Hangman game for you to practise the holiday expressions. You can find the link at the end of the audio script page at: https://www.practisingenglish.com/podcast-85.…
 
B2 level reader novel The Tudor Conspiracy listening with book version to read. In the last chapter of the book, Isabel and Philip are now in the police station, where a few surpises are waiting for them. To see the questions and activities for this chapter go to: https://www.practisingenglish.com/podcast-83.htm To buy the book to read with this po…
 
This is Shannyn and Julie's attempt to create a SHORT episode. Despite all good intentions, it still lasts nearly half an hour. BUT, it is wildly informative and entertaining. This SHORT episode discusses WIPs, or Work In Progress. WIPs can be a powerful way to keep track of projects and maintain momentum. During the episode, you discover why WIPs …
 
Why on earth would anyone want to accept the very thing they’re longing to be rid of? Whether it’s a stressful situation, physical discomfort or emotional turmoil, how can accepting the unpleasant help us to become more at ease and, dare we say, happier? In this episode, Paul explains why the attitude of accepting and allowing is so fundamental to …
 
This listening text talks about common prepositions following adjectives and verbs used at B2 English level. I will discuss why sometimes choosing the wrong preposition could change the meaning of what you want to say. There is also a short story which illustrates the use of these prepositions.저자 M. A. Bilbrough
 
Listening to phrasal verbs. B1 level English for students of English. Here are seven important phrasal verbs you must know for B1 level English exams. Listen to an explanation of the phrasal verbs and then a short funny story where they are used in context. See audio script to this podcast at: https://www.practisingenglish.com/podcast-82.htm…
 
Graded reader for students studying for B2 level exams. The Tudor Condpiracy. In this chaper Isabel and Philip are taken to the police station for questioning and Isabel reveals some interesting news. For answers to the vocabulary and question, go to: https://www.practisingenglish.com/podcast-81.htm To purchase the book to read and listen at the sa…
 
How many times in an average day might you typically feel the stress of wanting something to be different than it actually is? In this episode, Paul explains how to use mindfulness to help alleviate the tension by cultivating an attitude of not judging your moment to moment experience, or yourself. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Signup for Paul’s FREE ‘7 Day Mindful Medit…
 
In this episode I will tell you some essential colloquial B2 phrases to use to describe things. I will be describing my favourite town in Spain. This podcast for intermediate students of English can be used with podcast episode 50, which used more formal modifiers to describe and compare things. The sort of language I'll be using is somewhere aroun…
 
Stories for students at a B2 level of English. This is a late, Christmas story called Babouscka. I was told this story when I was a very small child but I still remember it today as it seems somehow sad but relevant as a story about searching but not finding. It contains useful vocabulary to talk about keeping warm inside when it's cold outside.…
 
This is the first in a series of episodes delving into the Attitudes of Mindfulness. Join Paul as he shares stories, explanations, insights and tips for cultivating a Beginners Mind. After listening to this episode you just might discover a new found appreciation for the more mundane aspects of everyday life. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Signup for Paul’s FREE ‘7 Day Mi…
 
Graded reader for B1-level students who are working towards B2 level (and above) in English. My novel called the Tudor Conspiracy that you can also read while you are listening by buying the book at https://mabilbrough.com In the last chapter, Isabel was about to be shot by the fanatic Jane from the Anglia Nostra sect but something happens to chang…
 
Have you ever dealt with someone who is difficult to deal with? Are you difficult to deal with? Would you know if you are? Your impact on your dealings with others can have a fundamental impact on your success. Join Shannyn and Julie for their stories and thoughts on people who are - and those who are not - easy to deal with. During this episode, J…
 
The word mind refers to the part of us that thinks - in other words, our brains. But there are a lot of expressions using mind that have a wide range of different meanings. Learn about those meanings with my podcast today. For transcripts of this podcast, please go to: https://www.practisingenglish.com/podcast-76.htm…
 
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