Transcript: Hi, everyone! I'm Georgiana, your English teacher, and I'm here to help you speak English fluently with no grammar and no textbooks. And if you want to help me, it's very simple! 🔗Share the podcast 🎙️ with your friends and family. Get the full transcript here: speakenglishpodcast.com/podcast/ Great! Let's start! Today, I will talk about the Internet's fantastic journey – how it changed from big machines to the online world we know today. Imagine going back to the 1960s, a time of cool space adventures and bright colors. Back then, computers weren't small like today. They were as big as rooms! Like friendly elephants waiting for special instructions. But guess what? These big computers couldn't talk to each other. However, scientists and researchers wanted computers to talk. They dreamed of connecting these big computers, making a web linking people everywhere. That's how the Internet started – they made a special language using ones and zeros so that computers could share information even if they were far apart. Now, let's jump ahead to the 1990s. Think of slow dial-up Internet. That's when the World Wide Web appeared. Imagine a huge library with doors open to different places when you click. But, you had to wait because pages loaded slowly, like a snail. I remember the "You've Got Mail!" sound and the funny noise when connecting to the Internet. The Internet had two sides – sometimes it was super cool, and other times it got in the way of using the phone. Today, the Internet is a big part of our lives. You can shop, talk to friends worldwide, and learn things without leaving your house. It's like magic! Think about how far we've come – from big machines to a connected world where you can find all sorts of things, from facts to funny cat videos. And don't forget, the Internet is not just for young people. People of all ages enjoy using it to connect with family and friends, play games, and learn new skills. It's a tool that brings everyone together from all around the world. So, whether you're a student doing research for school or a grandparent staying in touch with loved ones, the Internet has something for everyone. And how about you? How do you use the Internet? Get the full transcript here: speakenglishpodcast.com/podcast/
Hi, everyone! I'm Georgiana, your English teacher, and I'm here to help you speak English fluently with no grammar and no textbooks. And if you want to help me, it's very simple! Share the podcast with your friends and family. Before you start listening, go to my website and get the transcript for free. Visit: SpeakEnglishPodcast.com/podcast Great! Let's start! Today, I want to share a personal story. It's about a special thing in my kitchen: my air fryer. Once upon a time, I cooked food the old way. I used pots, pans, and lots of oil. My food tasted good, but it took a lot of time. And cleaning? Oh, it was a big job! Then, a friend told me about the air fryer. At first, I thought, "What is this magic pot?" But then, I tried it, and wow! The first time I used the air fryer, I cooked potatoes. I washed them, cut them, and put them in the fryer. I waited for a short time. When I opened it, what did I see? Golden, crispy potatoes! They were like chips but not too oily. I was so happy! The best thing about the air fryer is that it uses less oil. So, the food has less fat. It's healthier for our bodies. And guess what? It still tastes very yummy! My family loves the food I cook in it. They say it's tasty and crispy. After the potatoes, I wanted to try more. I cooked chicken, fish, and even cake! Yes, a cake in an air fryer. It was so soft and sweet. The air fryer made my life easy. No more big pots. No more too much oil. No more long cooking. And cleaning? It's so easy! Just take out the basket, wash it, and it's done. If you like easy cooking, try an air fryer. Start with simple things. Maybe potatoes like me. Then, try new recipes. There are many recipes on the internet. Also, remember: every air fryer is a bit different. So, the first time, watch your food. Make sure it doesn't burn. After some tries, you will know your fryer better. Today, I wanted to share my love for my magic pot, the air fryer. I hope my story helps you. Cooking can be fun, easy, and healthy. If I can do it, you can too! Thank you for listening. If you have stories or tips about your air fryer, share them with me. Let's learn together. Happy cooking! Great! That's all for now! I hope you found this topic helpful. Let's continue with a Point-of-View Lesson.
Hi, everyone! Thanks for joining me for another episode. I'm Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com Today, we're continuing our journey of expressions inspired by man's best friend: the dog. And with a fun point-of-view story, you will improve your grammar in context. Before we start, get the transcript at: SpeakEnglishPodcast.com/podcast And if you want to help me, share the podcast with your friends and family. That would mean a lot. Thanks. Our first phrase is dogged determination. When someone shows dogged determination, they're incredibly persistent, not giving up easily. It's like a dog who won't let go of its favorite toy. Next, we have 'the hair of the dog.' This means taking a bit of alcohol to ease a hangover. It's a humorous way to suggest that a little of what caused your problem might help solve it. Moving on, a dog in the manger is an expression for someone who doesn't want others to enjoy something they don't need or use. And then there's the saying, 'You can't teach an old dog new tricks.' It suggests that teaching someone new things is challenging, especially if they're set in their ways. However, never let that stop you from learning! Let's continue! Ever been so exhausted you can barely stand? That's being dog-tired. If everything is a mess, you'd say it's a dog's breakfast or a dog's dinner. For instance, you are trying to bake a cake and ending up with flour all over the kitchen! Sometimes, people feel they're dogged by bad luck, meaning they feel misfortune is constantly following them. On a fun note, dog and bone is playful rhyming slang for 'phone.' So, if you're chatting on your dog and bone, you're on your phone! If you can't finish your meal, you might ask for a doggie bag to take the leftovers home when dining out. And dog watch? The phrase for people who work at sea refers to a brief period of duty on a boat. When someone says they're leading a dog's life, it expresses having a tough or miserable time. I hope you're not having a miserable time but are enjoying listening to this show. Let's listen to the expressions one more time: 1. dogged determination 2. the hair of the dog 3. a dog in the manger 4. you can't teach an old dog new tricks 5. dog tired 6. dog's breakfast/dinner 7. dogged by bad luck 8. dog and bone 9. doggie bag 10. dog's life 11. dog watch
Do you love dogs? That's wonderful because today, we're going to learn some new idioms in English about dogs. And with a mini-story, you will learn about Mark's success and challenges in the workplace while using these dog expressions. It's gonna be fun! You'll see! Hi, everyone! Thanks for joining me for a new episode. I'm Georgiana, your English teacher. And I'm here to help you speak English fluently. Before we start, get the transcript of this episode! Visit SpeakEnglishpodcast.com/podcast Let's start! Our first idiom is Barking up the wrong tree. Imagine you're trying to find your lost keys, and you start looking under the couch. But, oops! The keys were actually on the kitchen counter. That's when you've been barking up the wrong tree - focusing your efforts in the wrong direction. So, remember, when you're searching for something, make sure you're not barking up the wrong tree! Now, let's continue with the expression Let sleeping dogs lie. Imagine you have a sleepy dog who's all cozy on the couch. You know, if you wake them up, they might get grumpy. This idiom means sometimes it's best to leave things as they are and not stir up trouble. Just like you wouldn't want to wake a sleeping dog, it's often better to let certain situations be. Every dog has its day is our following idiom. This means that everyone gets a chance to shine or succeed. Just like even the quietest dog might have a day when they're the center of attention, you, too, will have your moment to succeed and be recognized.Moving on, we have the Dog-eat-dog world. This expression paints a picture of a competitive and ruthless environment where everyone tries to get ahead. It's like a pack of dogs all fighting for the same bone. Let's continue! If you're In the doghouse, it means you're in trouble or someone's upset with you. Imagine you forgot your friend's birthday – you might be in the doghouse for a while. But, with a little effort, you can always mend fences and get out of that "doghouse." Have you ever been Sick as a dog? This idiom describes feeling extremely ill. Maybe you've caught a cold that makes you feel just as miserable as a sick pup. Rest and medicine are your best friends when you're as sick as a dog! Dog Days is up next. This expression refers to the hottest summer days when it's so hot that even dogs prefer to stay indoors. So, during the dog days, make sure to stay hydrated and keep cool. Get the transcript of this episode! Visit SpeakEnglishpodcast.com/podcast
Today we are going to learn English in a fun way. You will learn new English vocabulary through fun riddles. I will introduce you to some popular riddles and ask you to guess the correct answer. If you don't know what a riddle is, don't worry because I'll explain it to you. And with a point of view lesson, you will learn grammar without memorizing any boring rules. Many of you send me messages telling me that you listen to my podcast in the car, walking, or doing other things. That's great because you are incorporating learning into your lifestyle, not the other way around. That way, you spend more time listening and learning. The idea is always to accumulate many hours of listening for you to internalize the language. By the way, it would make me very happy if you shared my website with your friends. Tell them to go to SpeakEnglishPodcast.com and subscribe to my free mini-course. All right. In today's episode, you will improve your English in a fun way with some fun riddles. You'll have to guess the answer to each riddle. Are you up for it? Don't worry; they're not complicated. Come on, it's gonna be fun :) But first, what's a riddle? A riddle is a type of poem that works like a puzzle. They describe something and sometimes use words with double meanings. First, I'll tell you a riddle, and then I'll wait 10 seconds to give you time to answer. But don't worry. If you need more time, you can pause the audio. Remember that on my website SpeakEnglishPodcast.com you will find the transcript of this episode. Let's start! 1. Riddle: What has one eye but can't see? Answer: A needle Of course, the needle has an eye, but it cannot see since it is an object. Besides, the eye is empty. 2. Riddle: What has legs but doesn't walk? Answer: A table The table can't walk, but not because it is lazy but because it has another function. Most people can walk, but some prefer to sit all day. 3. Riddle: What can you catch but not throw? Answer: A cold In English, we use the expression to catch a cold. And it's not that we are chasing a cold. It's just an English expression. 4. Riddle: What kind of band never plays music? Answer: A rubber band A rubber band is a thin rubber ring that is used to hold things in place. It has multiple uses. 5. Riddle: What has many teeth but can't bite? Answer: A comb You use the comb to style your hair, so the bristles should not be too sharp. 6. Riddle: What has words but never speaks? Answer: A book A book cannot talk because it has no mouth, but the author does speak through the words written in the book. 7. Riddle: What has a thumb and four fingers but is not a hand? Answer: A glove Remember to get the transcript at SpeakEnglishPodcast.com