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Sep 30, 2021

744. The Rick Thompson Report: Fuel Crisis / Brexit Rant (Autumn 2021)

Talking to my dad about the latest in the Brexit saga, including the current fuel crisis due to lack of lorry drivers and other problems which were predicted in the run up to the Brexit referendum in 2016. Video version available on YouTube.


Sep 30, 2021

P31 [5/6] What did Gill say? Vocabulary Review for LEP#717 Gill’s Book Club

A thorough look at some useful target language which came up naturally in episode 717 of LEP. Learn vocabulary and get ready for the memory test and pronunciation drills.

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Sep 27, 2021

743. Give me Tea, Please - Practical Ingredients for Tasteful Language (with Natasha V Broodie) + ramble / song

Talking to author Natasha V Broodie who has written a book which aims to help learners of English understand the subtle codes of polite language when making requests and giving information in professional and...

Sep 22, 2021


New LEP Merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, etc) is now available at

And I am launching a design competition to give you a chance to get your design in the merch store and win £80.

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Sep 18, 2021

741. Top Jokes from Edinburgh Fringe 2021, Explained

Learn English from some jokes in this episode as we go through 9 jokes chosen as the best of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe stand up comedy scene this year (2021). Let me tell you the jokes, see if you understand them, and then I will break them down for...