English with Kirsty

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A podcast for busy people who want to improve their business English. For further information, see www.englishwithkirsty.com/podcast

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http://englishwithkirsty.podomatic.com
Description
A podcast for busy people who want to improve their business English. For further information, see www.englishwithkirsty.com/podcast
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-04-19 05:57
last episode published
2019-04-18 09:29
publication frequency
5.24 days
Contributors
Kirsty Major author  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
260
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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
18.04.2019 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK160 - Why a bad test results aren't always a true reflection of your language skills

If you don't get the results you were expecting in a language test, it might not necessarily have something to do with your language skills. Some students struggle in language exams because they have difficulty with a certain type of question or task t...
11.04.2019 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK159 - Interview with Corinne Wilhelm on language and cultural differences between England and Germany

In this episode I'm talking to Corinne Wilhem about: * The differences she has noticed in terms of language and culture as someone from the UK who now lives in Germany. * Differences in UK working culture that German applicants should be aware of. * Co...
4.04.2019 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK148 - why can you have a reply but not an information or a feedback?

Today the wise old owl is answering a question about why we can say “a reply”, but not “a feedback” or “an information”. Don't forget that you can send your own questions about the English language or grammar to the wise old owl - here's the link to t...
28.03.2019 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK157 - studying English - 10 time management and planning tips

This is more relevant for people who are studying English. I know a number of my podcast listeners are either studying English at university or taking part in English courses online or where they live. I know that others are working through materials o...
15.03.2019 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK156 - You don't have to understand everything in order to learn something

Today I'm sharing something from my personal experience of learning, but I think it's important. If you're learning for an exam, you have to know all the material. However, if you're listening to or reading materials to help you learn another languag...
2.03.2019 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK155 - What is your ideal working environment?

Today I'd like to try something different. I've linked to an audio resource about a topic for listening practice, a blog post for reading practice, and some questions to think about. Basically, I'd like to know what you think about working from home, ...
1.02.2019 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK154 - some questions that interviewers might be asking themselves during your job interview

Of course the interviewer cares whether you have the knowledge and skills to do the job, but there are some other things that they might be asking themselves about you too. I talk about 10 possible questions here. You will probably never know how they ...
25.01.2019 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK153 - Knowing your bad habits or writing weaknesses can help you identify your mistakes

We all have things that we often get mixed up, that make us stop and think, or that we often overlook in our own writing. If we know what those things are, it's easier to keep an eye out for them when checking our work. I talk about some of the things ...
10.01.2019 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK151 - When does the ED sound get its own syllable at the end of words?

Just a quick episode this week, but if, like one of my students, you aren't sure when to pronounce the ED sound at the end of words as its own separate syllable, this little tip should help you. Click here for the show notes: https://englishwithkirsty....
3.01.2019 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

Episode 152 - In 2019 I am not going to ...

We hear so many people talking about what they are going to do now that the new year has started. To make things a bit different, I thought it might be interesting to make an episode about 10 things that I'm not going to do as a language learner. In th...
20.12.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK150 - What can I do to improve my English over the Christmas break?

In countries where Christmas is celebrated, many of us are preparing for the Christmas and New Year break. It's a time for celebrating with family and friends, and many of the things that we normally do regularly, such as language learning, are forgo...
4.12.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK149 - When the language is fine, but it's still a bad email

Learners tend to focus on things like grammar, vocabulary, and whether the email makes sense. Of course, these things are all important,but yu can get all of these things right, and still end up with a bad email. I explain what I mean in today's podca...
22.11.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK148 - lessons from a learner - what to do when you don't understand something

I'm a teacher, but I'm also a learner. In October, I started a part-time university degree, and I'd like to share a couple of the things that I've learned and strategies that I've developed for those times when I don't understand something. I'm doing...
16.11.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK147 - How to choose the best podcasts to help you learn English

In episode 57, I talked about how listening to podcasts can help you to learn English. But there are loads of podcasts out there - how do you choose the best ones to help you meet your learning goals? Find out in this episode. You can find the show no...
5.11.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK146 - requests and recommendations - propose, require, and suggest

This episode came about because of a question in the Facebook group. I'm talking about different ways to ask for something to be done, and when it's appropriate to use each one. You can find the show notes here: https://englishwithkirsty.com/podcast/e...
5.09.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK135 - When using the telephone is not the best idea

"Telephone skills are important, but there are times when using the telephone actually makes a job take longer. I want my business English students to feel confident about using the telephone, but also to decide whether making a phone call is the best...
24.08.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK144 - Don't be annoying - things I wish people would stop doing on social media

Do you have anything else that you would add to this list? You can find the show notes here: https://englishwithkirsty.com/podcast/episode144
10.08.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK143 - when you follow a verb with an adjective

Most of the time we use adverbs to describe verbs, because we're describing how we're doing something: I slammed the door angrily. However, if we're describing how someone feels, or how something looks, sounds, or tastes, we use an adjective, because ...
30.07.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK142 - Tips to help you with public speaking

Whether you're worried about any type of public speaking, or you have concerns specific to speaking publicly in another language, I have some tips to help you!
13.07.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EWK141 Is it good to have a language teacher who speaks your native language?

I work with students from a number of countries. With some I only communicate in English, but when I'm working with German speakers, I can add additional value because I also speak German. Today I'm looking at how it can help if you have a teacher who ...
5.07.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK140 - Giving a presentation as part of a job interview

In today's episode, I'm talking about job interviews - specifically, 11 things that you should think about if you're giving a presentation as part of a job interview: Here's where you will find the show notes and other resources: https://englishwithkir...
1.07.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK139 - Beneath, below, under, or underneath

This episode is from my Wise Old Owl series, in which learners ask questions about the English language. Today I'm looking at a vocabulary question. You can find the show notes here: https://englishwithkirsty.com/podcast/episode139
23.06.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

Ewk138 - 20 things you shouldn't do to win an argument

Today's episode is about 20 things that you shouldn't do if you want to win an argument or come across well in discussions. You can find the blog article or contact me using the show notes page: https://englishwithkirsty.com/podcast/episode138
12.06.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK137 Advanced learners still have things to learn!

Today isn't about teaching you something. I am sharing an experience that I had a couple of weeks ago. I would consider myself to be an advanced learner of German, but a friend showed me that when I'm writing, I know a lot of words in my target languag...
12.06.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK137 Advanced learners still have things to learn!

Today isn't about teaching you something. I am sharing an experience that I had a couple of weeks ago. I would consider myself to be an advanced learner of German, but a friend showed me that when I'm writing, I know a lot of words in my target languag...
31.05.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK136 - When filler words become a problem

We all use filler words, but sometimes they can be really distracting if we use them too frequently in presentations. Today's episode is about filler words, why we use them, and when they can become a problem: Here's the link to the show notes page: h...
31.05.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK136 - When filler words become a problem

We all use filler words, but sometimes they can be really distracting if we use them too frequently in presentations. Today's episode is about filler words, why we use them, and when they can become a problem: Here's the link to the show notes page: h...
24.05.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK135 - How to pronounce the TH sound

When I asked on the English with Kirsty page about the most difficult sounds in English, someone said that they find the "th" sound difficult to say. Actually there are two "th" sounds, and in this episode I talk about them,give some examples of words ...
24.05.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK135 - How to pronounce the TH sound

When I asked on the English with Kirsty page about the most difficult sounds in English, someone said that they find the "th" sound difficult to say. Actually there are two "th" sounds, and in this episode I talk about them,give some examples of words ...
3.05.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK134 - Better English in 2018 - final activity

In today's episode, I sum up everything we've gone through in the challenge, offer you a way to keep track of your plans and progress, and tell you about my English language coaching service. You can find out more by visiting the show notes page: https...
3.05.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK134 - Better English in 2018 - final activity

In today's episode, I sum up everything we've gone through in the challenge, offer you a way to keep track of your plans and progress, and tell you about my English language coaching service. You can find out more by visiting the show notes page: https...
26.04.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK133 - The silent T

As we learned from the English language thoughts blog recently, you can pronounce the word “often” with or without the T sound in the middle. It doesn’t matter. Both ways are acceptable. However, in some other words, you shouldn’t pronounce the T sou...
26.04.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK133 - The silent T

As we learned from the English language thoughts blog recently, you can pronounce the word “often” with or without the T sound in the middle. It doesn’t matter. Both ways are acceptable. However, in some other words, you shouldn’t pronounce the T sou...
19.04.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK132 - Better English in 2018 - managing the new words

Improving your vocabulary will help you in all areas of your language learning. It will help with your reading and listening, because the more you understand, the less you will need to look up, and it will help with your speaking and writing, because i...
19.04.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK132 - Better English in 2018 - managing the new words

Improving your vocabulary will help you in all areas of your language learning. It will help with your reading and listening, because the more you understand, the less you will need to look up, and it will help with your speaking and writing, because i...
12.04.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK131 - How changing the way you think about grammar can improve your language learning

Some students love it! Others hate it! Whatever you think, grammar is an important part of language learning. It doesn't have to be boring or confusing. In fact, understanding how the language works can actually help you to improve, to make better sent...
12.04.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK131 - How changing the way you think about grammar can improve your language learning

Some students love it! Others hate it! Whatever you think, grammar is an important part of language learning. It doesn't have to be boring or confusing. In fact, understanding how the language works can actually help you to improve, to make better sent...
5.04.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK130 - Better English in 2018 8 - improving your listening skills

Today's post is all about some problems that people have when it comes to improving their listening skills, and the advice that I give to my students who have these problems. You can find the show notes here: https://englishwithkirsty.com/podcast/epis...
5.04.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK130 - Better English in 2018 8 - improving your listening skills

Today's post is all about some problems that people have when it comes to improving their listening skills, and the advice that I give to my students who have these problems. You can find the show notes here: https://englishwithkirsty.com/podcast/epis...
22.03.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK129 - 5 things that could be derailing your language learning

People often have good intentions when they're learning a new language, but sometimes they do things that end up making it harder for them to learn. I'm talking about 5 of these activities today: https://englishwithkirsty.com/podcast/episode129
22.03.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK129 - 5 things that could be derailing your language learning

People often have good intentions when they're learning a new language, but sometimes they do things that end up making it harder for them to learn. I'm talking about 5 of these activities today: https://englishwithkirsty.com/podcast/episode129
16.03.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK128 - Better English in 2018 - speaking skills

Some people find speaking to be the hardest of all the language skills. If your plan is to develop your speaking skills this year, today's episode is for you! Find out more here: https://englishwithkirsty.com/podcast/episode128
16.03.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK128 - Better English in 2018 - speaking skills

Some people find speaking to be the hardest of all the language skills. If your plan is to develop your speaking skills this year, today's episode is for you! Find out more here: https://englishwithkirsty.com/podcast/episode128
8.03.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK127 - 5 constructive ways to say something is a bad idea

Imagine that you're sitting in a meeting and someone has a really bad idea. What do you say? You could of course say that it's a really bad idea, but that probably won't help your working relationship with that person. In today's episode, I look at som...
8.03.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK127 - 5 constructive ways to say something is a bad idea

Imagine that you're sitting in a meeting and someone has a really bad idea. What do you say? You could of course say that it's a really bad idea, but that probably won't help your working relationship with that person. In today's episode, I look at som...
1.03.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK126

Episode 126of the English with Kirsty Podcast is the next part of my "better English in 2018" series. Today we're looking at how other people can help you to meet your language goals. https://englishwithkirsty.com/podcast/episode126/
1.03.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK126

Episode 126of the English with Kirsty Podcast is the next part of my "better English in 2018" series. Today we're looking at how other people can help you to meet your language goals. https://englishwithkirsty.com/podcast/episode126/
22.02.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK125 - Pronunciation - the silent L

Sometimes in English, we don't pronounce all of the letters in a word. If you do pronounce them, it will sound wrong, and other people may not know what word you want to say. Today we are looking at some examples using the letter L and some words in w...
22.02.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK125 - Pronunciation - the silent L

Sometimes in English, we don't pronounce all of the letters in a word. If you do pronounce them, it will sound wrong, and other people may not know what word you want to say. Today we are looking at some examples using the letter L and some words in w...
17.02.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b0/b2/37/englishwithkirsty/pro/1400x1400_10790938.jpg

EwK124 - Better English in 2019 - improve your writing skills

Do you want to improve your English writing skills this year? Here are some questions to think about: 1. Is writing important to you? 2. What kind of things do you want or need to write? 3. What activities would help you to write more? You could sta...