LPLE

LPLE is a podcast dedicated to helping people learning the English language improve their English listening skill. Our hosts, Jesse and Andrew, two native English speakers, have basic conversations in native English, and speak slowly and clearly to help the listener understand the conversation more easily.

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Website
http://dialog.fm/lple
Description
LPLE is a podcast dedicated to helping people who are learning English practice their English listening skill. Jesse and Andrew, LPLE show hosts and native English speakers, have a regular native English conversation, and speak slowly and clearly so that the listeners can better understand the conversation.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2018-01-23 13:25
last episode published
2017-12-11 21:54
publication frequency
10.52 days
Contributors
Dialog FM author  
Jesse Robbins owner  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
61
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Categories
Education Language Courses

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
11.12.2017

"Because We're Happy!!!" - Finding Different Words for "Happy"

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" A HelloTalk user asked us to provide different words for the word "happy." Jane and Jesse share alternative words and give examples of how to use them. Join in the conversation! Follow us on Twitt...
18.11.2017

LPLE #60: Out Reaction to the Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane react to the mass shooting that took place in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017. They share their feelings and opinions about this mass shootings and how this tragedy might define Americ...
31.10.2017

LPLE #59: The American Healthcare System...Is Confusing

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane (try to) talk about the American Healthcare System, and ultimately decided that it's very confusion to explain to fellow Americans, let alone international friends. Join in the conv...
29.10.2017

LPLE #58: Lack of Diversity in American Entertainment

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse talks about a recent event he attended--The event talked about the lack of diversity in American entertainment. Jesse then explains how he believes that this lack of diversity in American en...
9.10.2017

LPLE #57: Jesse's 3-week Vacation in Japan (with a special guest!)

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse shares a few stories from his family's three-week vacation across Japan. He talks about his visits to 10 different cities within 21 days, his visit to Rabbit Island, his favorite experience,...
2.10.2017

LPLE #56: Jane's Vacation in France

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jane shares with us a few stories from her vacation in France. If you've ever been interested in traveling to France, then listen to Jane's stories for ideas on where to visit! Join in the convers...
25.09.2017

LPLE #55: Looking forward to our vacations in France, Japan, and Vietnam

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane talk excitedly about their respective upcoming vacations. Jane explains what she will do in France, and Jesse explains what he will do in Japan and Vietnam, as well as what it means...
18.09.2017

LPLE #54: What is a "housewarming party?" and the sensitive cultural matter of announcing a pregnancy

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane explain the American custom of a 'housewarming party.' Jesse talks about the reasons he and his wife decided NOT to publicly announce their pregnancy, which revolves around the diff...
9.09.2017

Understanding 'sarcasm' in English and how native speakers use it

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane explain in detail the meaning of 'sarcasm' and give examples of how native English speakers use sarcasm in normal conversation. Join in the conversation! Follow us on Twitter and Fa...
28.08.2017

LPLE #52: Politics at all levels

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane talk about current politics at a local, national, and international level. Jesse explains the current mayoral race in Seattle, and Jane expresses her relief at the outcome of the re...
22.08.2017

LPLE #51: I'm a new dad :D

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse talks about the recent birth of his first child and what it was like to witness the baby delivery in person. Jesse and Jane discuss how watching a woman deliver a baby can be a very emotiona...
21.08.2017

LPLE #50: We moved houses!

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse talks about his recent move to his new house, which includes moving his pet chickens into their new coop. Jane and Jesse talk about different housing styles and how they differ based on whic...
11.04.2017

LPLE #49: The power and effectiveness of protesting in the US

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane talk about protesting in America. There has been a lot of protesting in America because of various concerns and problems with the new president and between certain police officers a...
3.04.2017

LPLE #48: Becoming a father, thinking about fatherhood

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane talk about children and parenthood. Jane shares a story about her friends and their very unique two-year-old son. Jesse talks about his upcoming first son, who will be born in sever...
29.03.2017

LPLE #47: Daylight Saving Time...is useless

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane talk about the semiannual custom of Daylight Saving Time, when a majority of Americans adjust their clocks by an hour. Following the phrase "spring forward, fall back," Americans ha...
26.03.2017

LPLE #46: Happy Women's Day!

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane talk about International Women's Day and how it relates to American society and American women. Jesse talks about his experience observing International Women's Day abroad, and Jane...
13.03.2017

LPLE #45: Vacation and helicopters

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse talks about his recent vacation to Hawaii, and Jane shares her vacation plans to France and Spain for a special pilgrimage. Jane also shares her story of growing up in a family that went cam...
7.03.2017

LPLE #44: [Normal Speed] Talking about national politics

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!"  Jesse and Jane share with each other their honest feelings about the state of our national politics. This is a conversation at normal speed, so please listen to the episode again if you have diff...
27.02.2017

LPLE #43: Creating your own software and company during Startup Weekend

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse shares his experience participating in the 54-hour event called Startup Weekend, which allows people to practice creating software and creating their own company to sell that software. Join ...
20.02.2017

LPLE #42: What Valentine's Day means to us

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jane has recovered and is back to our show! Jesse and Jane share their opinions about the recent Valentine's Day holiday and how they celebrated it with their spouses. Jane sees Valentine's Day as...
14.02.2017

LPLE #41: Jesse answers common questions from students studying English

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jane is still out sick with the cold, so Jesse shares with the audience a few of the common questions he receives from students studying the English language, along with his answers. Jesse invites...
7.02.2017

LPLE #40: Flu shots, Lunar New Year, 600 downloads, and reconnecting with friends in Japan!

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!"  Jane is out sick with the cold, so Jesse talks to the audience about some of his life updates, including the importance of getting a flu shot every year, reaching 600 LPLE downloads in January, c...
31.01.2017

LPLE #39: Happy Lunar New Year!

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!"  Jesse and Jane discuss the cultural and familial significance of the Lunar New Year based on the experiences of their friends and family. Jesse shares why this new year, the Year of the Rooster, ...
24.01.2017

LPLE #38: Talking about Trump becoming our new president

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane talk about (and commiserate over) Donald Trump officially becoming our country's new president on January 20. Jesse talks about how he's not worried for himself, but more worried fo...
17.01.2017

LPLE #37: How we're improving our health in 2017

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane talk about what they are both going to do to improve their health in the new year. Jane will continue to focus on meditation, while Jesse has started taking self defense classes aga...
9.01.2017

LPLE #36: What books we're reading during the New Years vacation

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane talk about the books that they are going to read during the one-week vacation between Christmas and New Years. Jane will enjoy reading books about France, and Jesse will focus on bo...
2.01.2017

LPLE #35: Different holiday greetings and how to give them

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane talk about the different kinds of holiday greetings Americans like to say to each other during the holiday season. Jane explains how "Happy Holidays" is a term we use to be more sen...
27.12.2016

LPLE #34: All about Hanukkah! (ft. Max and Clara from The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle)

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane welcome to the show special guests Maxima Patashnik and Clara Cantor of The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle to talk about the Hanukkah holiday being celebrated December 24, 201...
19.12.2016

LPLE #33: Conversation exchange partners - How to find them and how to improve your language skills with them

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane explain what a conversation exchange partner is and share how they found their own partners. Jane found hers in France. Jesse found his through the University of Washington Conversa...
12.12.2016

LPLE #32: Talking about our Thanksgiving weekend and how different cultures ask personal questions

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane share what they did during the Thanksgiving holiday and review the differences between asking personal questions in America and in different countries. Jesse remembers being asked a...
6.12.2016

LPLE #31: Thanksgiving plans and a brief history of Thanksgiving

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane share their plans for Thanksgiving. Jane will host a special dinner party for her close friends, and Jesse and his wife will make food for the nearby homeless community. Jesse gives...
27.11.2016

LPLE #30: Thoughts and feelings the day after the US Presidential Election

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Recorded the day after the November 8, 2016 US Presidential Election, Jesse and Jane share their thoughts and feelings, as well as explain where they were and what they did during the night of the...
21.11.2016

LPLE #29: Proper and culturally polite ways to order food and drink

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane explain and practice (through role playing) the proper and culturally polite ways to order food and drink at restaurants and cafes using "may I," "can I," and "can I get" in differe...
15.11.2016

LPLE #28: Why saying the word "should" can be rude and impolite

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane talk about why the word "should" can sometimes be rude and impolite, and they teach you other words you can say to give suggestions and recommendations. Join in the conversation! Fo...
9.11.2016

LPLE #27: The problem with trying to "fit in" in another country and society

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane reflect on their experiences traveling and trying to fit in. Jane talks about her experiences being a white American woman living in France and Romania, and Jesse talks about being ...
2.11.2016

LPLE #26: Understanding why and how we native English speakers us the conditional "if/then"

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane explain why Americans aren't as direct as many non-Americans believe, and they explore why and how native English speakers use the conditional format "if/then" to express regret or ...
9.10.2016

LPLE #25: The importance of understanding CONTEXT when listening in English

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane talk about the importance of understanding context when listening to English conversations and share their own experiences learning and listening in Japanese and French. Jesse and J...
3.10.2016

LPLE #24: Using taste and temperature to describe people...with new co-host, Jane Cater

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!"  Jesse introduces LPLE's new co-host, Jane Cater, professional ESL instructor. Jane and Jesse explain how native English speakers use taste (sweet, sour, spicy, bitter, and bland) and temperature ...
13.09.2016

LPLE #23: Different dating cultures, and dating multiple people at one time

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Andrew talk about the importance of knowing and respecting different dating and relationship cultures, which includes arranged marriages in India, to freely dating multiple people, to mo...
5.09.2016

LPLE #22: Different ways to use the word "put"

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Put up for sale. Put out by his comments. She gave me a mean put down... English can sometimes be very confusing! Jesse and Andrew explain all of the different meanings and ways to use the word "p...
31.08.2016

LPLE #21: Ethnicity (Race) and Online Dating

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!"  Jesse and Andrew talk about data that OkCupid, an online dating application, released that shows how White men prefer Asian women and vice versa. Jesse explains his relief of not having to do onl...
27.08.2016

LPLE #20: Marijuana is Legal to Buy in Washington State

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!"  Jesse and Andrew talk about the recent legalization of marijuana in Washington State, which means that people can now legally buy, sell, own, and use marijuana. Join in the conversation! Follow u...
21.07.2016

LPLE #19: Microbrew and nanobrew beers; what they are and why they are delicious

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Andrew explains what microbrew beers are, and why we enjoy them so much. Jesse and Andrew also talk about nanobrews and homebrews, which are beers that we can make at home on our own, and our favo...
11.07.2016

LPLE #18: [SOLO READ] - "Multiracial Asian Americans 'Most Popular' in Online Dating Study"

Hi everyone, this is Jesse Robbins, host of LPLE, Let's Practice Listening in English. Thank you for downloading this solo read episode of LPLE. In these solo read episodes, I will read to you news articles related to previous topics Andrew and I discu...
1.07.2016

LPLE #17: [SOLO READ] - "Tesla files for $2B stock sale to back Model 3; shares skid"

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Hi everyone, this is Jesse Robbins, host of LPLE, Let's Practice Listening in English. Thank you for downloading this solo read episode of LPLE. In these solo read episodes, I will read to you new...
21.06.2016

LPLE #16: My Favorite Thing to Do in Japan

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Andrew reflect on their travels to Japan, and Jesse talks about his favorite thing to do when he's in Japan.  Join in the conversation! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to ask us questi...
14.06.2016

LPLE #15: What President Obama's Visit to Vietnam Could Mean for the US and Vietnamese Economies

Jesse and Andrew talk about and analyze what President Obama's visit to Vietnam could mean for the United States and Vietnam's economic growth, including US allowing Vietnam to purchase weapons from the US, and VietJet Air's purchase of 100 Boeing airp...
4.06.2016

LPLE #14: A Weekend Getaway and Good Restaurants in Vancouver BC, Canada

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse talks about taking his wife to Vancouver BC, Canada for the Night Market. Andrew gives Jesse recommendations on two good restaurants: Japadog and Banana Leaf.  Join in the conversation! Foll...
3.06.2016

LPLE #13: Strong Women in Movies and Television

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Andrew talk about female heroes in action movies and television, and compare what they liked and disliked with the Black Widow character in the recent Avengers movie with the female hero...
31.05.2016

LPLE #12: [SOLO READ] - "Leaders of Washington's Economy: Anti-LGBT Discrimination Is Bad for Business"

Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse does a solo reading of Seattle local news. Follow the below link to read the full story, as well as learn new words and vocabulary, and improve your pronunciation and listening comprehension...