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Jan 30, 2019

575. British Comedy: Paul Chowdhry

Understand a stand-up comedy routine by Paul Chowdhry, a British comedian of Indian descent. We'll break down his comedy bit by bit, understand each line and learn some English in the process.

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Jan 28, 2019

A Phrasal Verb a Day #155 - TO PRONOUNCE FOR / AGAINST

Nothing to do with pronunciation or how things are said - these expressions actually relate more to legal English.

To pronounce against

To make a judgement against someone in a court of law.

E.g. The judgement was pronounced against three officers.

The court...

Jan 25, 2019

574. [2/2] The Rick Thompson Report: Brexit Q&A (January 2019)

My dad answers some questions from listeners about Brexit. Includes conversation about Theresa May's deal, the prospect of a 'no-deal' Brexit, Parliamentary democracy, the possible reactions to revoking Article 50 or cancelling Brexit altogether, chances...

Jan 25, 2019

573. [1/2] The Rick Thompson Report: Brexit Update (January 2019)

Part 1 of a double episode of the Rick Thompson Report, talking to my dad about the latest developments in the shambolic Brexit story.

This time we're focusing on what happened in last week's Parliamentary vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal, what the...

Jan 21, 2019

A Phrasal Verb a Day #154 - TO PROJECT ONTO

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to project something onto someone

This is not just to do with projecting movies onto a screen, but it's about projecting your feelings onto other people.


1. To display...