The British English Podcast

The British English Podcast

Learn British English as well as British culture, history, news and current affairs, and much more with weekly episodes from your host Charlie on The British English Podcast!Visit website for learning resources:thebritishenglishpodcast.com

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May 18, 2022 20 min

In this episode, Charlie continues to retell the parody of the British Children's Book "The Tiger Who Came To Tea" called "The Tiger Who Came for a Pint". This was written by a British Comedian called Sean Lock who introduced this book to a live audience on an episode of the British TV Game Show called "8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown". This parody will expose you to a huge amount of cultural references ...

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In this episode, Charlie speaks with a current academy and IELTS student of his called Lauren. Given that she recently took the exam, Charlie wanted to talk about the exam day itself and how the process actually feels. Lauren received an overall band score of 8 on the IELTS test so make sure to listen to this one as she describes what helped her to feel confident answering the written and oral exam. Useful Links below...
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In this episode, Charlie retells the parody of the British Children's Book "The Tiger Who Came To Tea" called "The Tiger Who Came for a Pint". This was written by a British Comedian called Sean Lock who introduced this book to a live audience on an episode of the British TV Game Show called "8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown". This parody will expose you to a huge amount of cultural references and British ...

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April 26, 2022 22 min

In this episode, Charlie wanted to record the culture shock he was experiencing when he was back home to see family and friends in the UK. So, he decided to record this podcast on the road in action! But don't worry, he is safe. It was a hands-free device. So join Charlie as a passenger till the end and listen to the motorway experiences he had back in his motherland! Useful Links below...
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In this episode, Charlie retells the story of the British Children's Book "The Tiger Who Came To Tea" and then gives his own thoughts on the language and cultural references that come up in the story. This is also the prequel to a parody of the story that Charlie stumbled across and is keen to share with you but first to appreciate the parody let's not forget the original. So enjoy learning about why milkmen are a d...

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In this episode Charlie decides to tackle an everyday communication skill which is retelling what you saw on TV.  After he saw a gripping documentary Charlie thought he'd example an attempt at doing exactly that. So get ready to experience a rollercoaster of emotions as he informs you of a true story that is being aired on Netflix right now. Not only will you be exposed to some wonderfully native expressions in a fascinating ta...

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In this episode, Charlie takes a trip back to his motherland after two and a half years and finally meets up with Harry. They go for a lovely stroll in the countryside. Join them as they walk and discuss their April fool's day experiences. Listen till the end and find out what is inside the librarian's locker. Useful Links are below...
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In this Extra episode, Charlie shows you how much students who attend The Academy are improving their English speaking skills. Useful Links below...
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March 30, 2022 21 min

In today's episode, Charlie felt the need to also reach out to his Russian friends in order to create an episode sharing their voices and experience regarding the war in Ukraine. The goal of this episode isn't to shame, blame, or vilify the Russian people, but to instead share their personal views and experiences in order to hopefully give us a deeper insight into how Russians view the war and how it's being sold to the...

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March 20, 2022 25 min

In this episode Charlie shares the voices of people from Ukraine in order to tackle the misinformation around what is actually going on in the country right now. This is an incredibly different type of episode but is one that Charlie feels a moral duty to run during these catastrophic times in Ukraine. This episode was co-produced with Pete from Aussie English. Useful Links are below...
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In this Bonus episode, Charlie's fiancé Stacey makes her BEP debut. In a Q&A conversation, they talk about how their love story started. Learn which traits they value most in each other and find out how Charlie met Stacey's parents for the first time. Finally listen into their lovely journey together as a British couple. Useful Links below...
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In another mouth-watering episode Charlie follows on from the British sweets episode to talk about British desserts. He talks about their significance, how to make them, the history of some of them and why his mother is a genius! Useful Links are below...
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February 27, 2022 30 min

Charlie gets his delightful friend Caity on to talk about her move to London right before the pandemic began. Listen today as she gets to talk about why she chose the city of London as her new home. She also shares fantastic tips on how she found a place to move into without having to visit the place! We also discuss some confusions she has had in the UK as an American and what she misses the most about being away from the US. Usef...

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Charlie is back home in the UK for now and he talks about British sweets. In this mouth-watering episode, he talks about the British people's love for sweet food, like chocolate and ice cream. He talks about an Easter chocolate egg, ice cream sold from vans, and his own favourite chocolate treat! He also shares how a popular British author got inspired to write one of the most loved children's stories about chocolate. Usefu...

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Learn British English in this episode where Charlie chats with his podcast pal Martin Johnston of Rock N' Roll English. In this episode, they talk about the pains of moving countries amid the pandemic restrictions. Find out why Martin might have to chop 20% of his sofa off to move back to the UK. They also talk about phone call etiquette as you can't just call someone up at any time! Learn about today's travel pains and...

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Charlie and Harry talk about hobbies, IELTS Speaking Exam-style. If you want a taste of the IELTS Speaking Course, then this episode is for you! Tune in to have a sample of possible questions to be asked on an IELTS Speaking Exam and listen to how Harry gives out answers. And though these are actually bloopers this episode may prove handy in structuring your answers. Have fun and see you in the next episode!  Useful Links are below...

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Charlie invites a non-native English teacher from Spain on the show to talk about her language learning journey, especially regarding her accent acquisition. This teacher is called Maria and goes by "Maria Speaks English" on TikTok, Instagram & YouTube with a huge amount of followers who tune in every week for her educational yet highly entertaining videos teaching English in a fresh and unique way. Useful Links below.....

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Charlie explores the emotions British people go through in the New Year. If you'd like to better understand why Brits feel the blues in January then take a listen to this one-man show episode along with a ton of native expressions. Useful Links below...
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January 11, 2022 31 min

Charlie invites Harry back on for an incredibly relaxed conversation aiming to capture the "real life English" you get when having a chat with a friend on a sofa, without trying to be broadcasters with a clear lesson plan. So welcome to "Sofa Chats". This episode's theme is loosely focused on culture. Useful Links below...
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This is an extra episode with no extra learning resources. It is a sample of what you get inside The Academy if you were to sign up. Useful Links below...
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📧 Newsletter with e-lessons
👋 Instagram @thebritishenglishpodcast
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