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Oct 18, 2018

554. ODD NEWS STORIES (with Mum & Dad)

Discussing some strange and funny news stories with my parents. Thanks to my Mum & Dad for their contribution to this episode. Transcripts and notes available.

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Oct 15, 2018

553. Fighting Wildland Fires with Benny the Russian Firefighter

Talking to firefighter Anton Beneslavsky (aka "Benny") who works as the leader of an international fire fighting project. We talk about becoming a firefighter, the work that heโ€™s doing with Greenpeace around the world and the very serious threat of...

Oct 12, 2018

P07 [3] Pronunciation Drills - The Grammar of Gandalf - Verb Tense Review + More

This premium episode contains pronunciation drills focusing on the target language in parts 1 and 2. 

Use the PDF to do the language tests, then listen to this episode and repeat the lines after me.

There are 3 tests available in the PDF,...

Oct 12, 2018

P07 [2/2] The Grammar of Gandalf - Verb Tense Review + more

Continuing our in-depth look at the grammar of verb tenses, using a scene from Lord of the Rings as our sample of English.

This premium episode focuses on talking about the future, modal verbs, using wishhopepity, mean to correctly and how to avoid certain...

Oct 10, 2018

P07 [1/2] The Grammar of Gandalf - Verb Tense Review + more

Going deep into the grammar of English in this premium episode all about verb tenses. In this part we look at present perfect simple vs continuous, past simple for narratives, time expressions, and various other features of grammar. 

The story context is about...