Espresso English Podcast

On the Espresso English podcast, you'll learn English grammar, vocabulary, phrases, idioms, and more. Espresso English lessons are clear and practical, making it easy to learn the language quickly and effectively. Visit http://www.espressoenglish.net to get English courses and e-books that will help you learn faster!

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http://www.espressoenglish.net
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Improve your English in just a few minutes a day! Learn English grammar, vocabulary, phrases, idioms, and more.
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🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-02-13 19:47
last episode published
2019-02-13 13:00
publication frequency
7.14 days
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Shayna Oliveira author   owner  
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Number of Episodes
202
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13.02.2019

201 - Daily phrases: rough around the edges, turn a blind eye, do the trick, and more

In the month of February I'm going to do a special series of “phrase of the day” videos - so I'll take a phrase I've heard recently on TV or in daily life and teach it to you here. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don't miss any phra...
6.02.2019

200 - Daily phrases: have a leg up, cut to the chase, up for grabs, and more

In the month of February I'm going to do a special series of “phrase of the day” videos - so I'll take a phrase I've heard recently on TV or in daily life and teach it to you here. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don't miss any phra...
30.01.2019

199 - Five motivational quotes and how they apply to learning English

Sometimes you might get discouraged when studying English. Becoming fluent takes a really long time and lots of effort and practice, so it's easy to lose your motivation.  Today I want to share some motivational quotes with you and show you how these ...
23.01.2019

198 - Learn and practice these 5 tiny pronunciation differences

We have a saying in English that "the devil is in the details" - this means that you need to be careful, because the small parts of a situation/task can cause major problems or difficulties. Sometimes this is the case for learning pronunciation - a ti...
16.01.2019

197 - Learn 50 collocations with PLAN and HOPE

Many of us have hopes and plans for what we would like to accomplish in the new year! Today I'll teach you 50 common collocations with these words. Collocations are combinations of words that are frequently used together. Studying common collocations ...
9.01.2019

196 - New English words added to the dictionary in 2018

This is one of my FAVORITE lessons of the year  :-) Did you know that the dictionary is updated all the time? The publishers add words that have come to be used frequently in the media and in everyday life. Let's learn some of the new English words ad...
31.12.2018

195 - Learn 8 English idioms with END

It's December 31st - we're at the tail end of the year! (= the very last part) In today's lesson, you'll learn 8 English idioms with the word end.Remember, don't try to translate these idioms literally word by word - if you do, they might not make sen...
19.12.2018

194 - Answers to your questions about phrasal verbs

Phrasal verbs are very common in everyday spoken English - and many students ask me about the definitions of phrasal verbs they've heard in conversations, TV shows, or movies. Today I'm going to explain five phrasal verbs that you might not know yet: ...
12.12.2018

193 - Three different ways to pronounce CC in English

I've noticed a pronunciation mistake that many students make when they say words like "succeed" and "successful." There are actually 3 different ways to pronounce CC in English! Today we're going to practice saying 26 words with CC. Listen and try to ...
5.12.2018

192 - Business English Vocabulary Quiz

Today you can test your knowledge of 10 common business English terms. This quiz only taught you 10 words and expressions... but you can learn hundreds more words and phrases inside my Business English Course! The course will teach you practical Engli...
28.11.2018

191 - Learn English from the News: The growing tradition of Friendsgiving

We recently had the holiday of Thanksgiving in the United States. Most people celebrate it with their families, but there's a growing tradition of also celebrating "Friendsgiving" - and that's the topic of this week's lesson. Click here to learn 15 vo...
21.11.2018

190 - Learn English from the News: Social Media and Depression

Today’s article is about social media and mental health. This one is written in a more casual style, so it has some informal expressions we can learn. I’m going to teach you 15 words and expressions from this news article. I know many of you enjoy list...
14.11.2018

189 - English in the News: A problem with the cute baby bear video

You might have seen a video on social media about a bear cub (that's a baby bear) trying very hard to scale (climb) a snow-covered mountain and eventually succeeding. A lot of people liked that video... but today's article talks about a potential prob...
9.11.2018

188 - Learn English from the News: Google Employees Protest Sexual Harassment Policies

This month, I'm bringing you a very special series of videos in which you can learn English from the news. Every week, I'll choose a current news topic and teach you key vocabulary and phrases in the context of the article. This week's lesson is based...
17.10.2018

187 - 10 English words with alternative pronunciation

The English language has a lot of regional variations and different accents - and there are some words with two different (but correct) ways to pronounce them!The English language has a lot of regional variations and different accents - and there are s...
10.10.2018

186 - Wait or await? Sleep or asleep? Wake or awake?

Do you know the difference between wait and await, sleep and asleep, and wake and awake? These words seem simple, but there are some small grammatical differences in the way we use them in sentences. Take today's lesson to find out how to use them all ...
3.10.2018

185 - 5 phrasal verbs with BREAK

Today you’re going to learn the difference between break in, break out, break down, break up, and break through. Some of these phrasal verbs have multiple meanings. Lesson text: https://www.espressoenglish.net/5-phrasal-verbs-with-break/ It can be very...
26.09.2018

184 - Sometimes, sometime, or some time?

Today I want to clear up some confusion around the words sometime, sometimes, and some time.  Are they all the same? No! These words have different meanings and uses. Take today's lesson to find out how to use each one of them correctly. Lesson text:...
19.09.2018

183 - Four English expressions that don't seem to make sense

Some informal and idiomatic expressions in English just don't seem to make sense. In today’s lesson, I’ll explain four phrases that my students have asked me about: nothing to sneeze at there'll be hell to pay to each his own a far cry from Don’t try...
12.09.2018

182 - Three spelling/pronunciation changes that completely change the word

There are many English words that have similar spellings and pronunciations, and it’s common for English learners to use the wrong one. Today I’m going to teach you three examples of how small differences can change the meaning of the word completely....
5.09.2018

181 - English vocabulary for a road trip

I’ve just gotten back from a road trip with my family, and I’m going to use this opportunity to teach you some vocabulary for driving and traveling by car. Lesson text: https://www.espressoenglish.net/english-vocabulary-for-a-road-trip/  To learn more ...
29.08.2018

180 - Six grammar mistakes you might be making

In today’s lesson I’m going to show you six mistakes that real students of mine have made – and you might be making, too! The purpose of this lesson is not to make you feel bad about those mistakes, but instead to learn from them. Lesson text: https://...
22.08.2018

179 - Eight English idioms from Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was a poet and playwright who lived in the 16th century. He is regarded as one of the greatest writers in the history of the English language. You might know him as the author of the famous “Romeo and Juliet.” Many of the English id...
15.08.2018

178 - How to pronounce recipe, receipt, debt, and debit

Today I want to teach you the correct way to say four words that I often hear students mispronouncing or confusing: recipe, receipt, debt, and debit. Listen and repeat to practice your pronunciation, so that you can be confident you're pronouncing the...
8.08.2018

177 - 30 English collocations with TEST

Today we’re going to take a closer look at the word TEST – specifically the collocations (common combinations of words) that are often used with “test.” Learning collocations like these can make it easier for you to put together phrases and sentences ...
1.08.2018

176 - Three casual conversational expressions

Have you noticed that when you listen to informal English conversations, you hear some expressions that you can't understand? Today I’m going to teach you three casual conversational expressions, what they mean, and how to use them: quite a bit might...
25.07.2018

175 - Careless or carefree?

In today's lesson I want to clarify the difference between the confusing words careless and carefree. It’s easy to mix them up, but they have quite different meanings and connotations. Lesson text: https://www.espressoenglish.net/careless-or-carefree/ ...
18.07.2018

174 - How to use the word "lack" correctly

Today I want to teach you how to use the word “lack” correctly. I’ve noticed some of my students making a little mistake with this word, so this lesson will help you learn which one to use – “lack” or “lack of.” It’s a very small det...
11.07.2018

173 - How to pronounce OUGH in English

OUGH is pronounced at least 5 different ways in English! In today’s lesson, I’m going to teach you how to pronounce OUGH in some common words and example sentences. Remember to practice your pronunciation by repeating after me – because the best way ...
30.06.2018

Daily English Phrases - A last resort, See the last of something

29.06.2018

Daily English Phrases - It's an acquired taste, It grew on me

28.06.2018

Daily English Phrases - Deep down, A deep dark secret

27.06.2018

Daily English Phrases - None of your business, Mind your own business

26.06.2018

Daily English Phrases - Have (got) what it takes

25.06.2018

Daily English Phrases - Steer clear of something

24.06.2018

Daily English Phrases - Get it over with, Get over it

23.06.2018

Daily English Phrases - Have your heart set on something

22.06.2018

Daily English Phrases - I couldn't care less, Who cares?

21.06.2018

Daily English Phrases - Keep an eye on, Keep an eye out for

20.06.2018

Daily English Phrases - Off the beaten path, In the middle of nowhere

19.06.2018

Daily English Phrases - A game plan, Ahead of the game

18.06.2018

Daily English Phrases - In over my head, Bite off more than you can chew

17.06.2018

Daily English Phrases - Put your foot down, The last straw

16.06.2018

Daily English Phrases - Play it by ear, Play it safe

15.06.2018

Daily English Phrases - Out of the blue, Out of nowhere

14.06.2018

Daily English Phrases - Look on the bright side, A blessing in disguise

13.06.2018

Daily English Phrases - Get a head start, Get the ball rolling

12.06.2018

Daily English Phrases - Set the record straight, Have a great track record

11.06.2018

Daily English Phrases - It's a long story, To make a long story short

10.06.2018

Daily English Phrases - I have no clue, Totally clueless