Plain English Podcast | Learn English | Practice English with Current Events at the Right Speed for Learners
About This Show
Do you want to practice English but think many speakers go too fast? Do you want to improve your listening and reading skills at the same time?
Plain English is a weekly audio program spoken at the right speed for English language learners—just a little bit slower than native speed. Each episode features a selection of news stories or current events from around the world, followed by a discussion of the English vocabulary and English phrases used in the episode.
Each episode has full transcripts available free online at PlainEnglish.com, where you can read along as you listen. Native Spanish speakers can also view interactive transcripts with definitions of key words and phrases.
Learning a language should be about using it and enjoying it, not always about studying. We like to say that Plain English is for English learners but not about learning English. Engage with the show on Facebook (PlainEnglishPod) and Twitter (@PlainEnglishPod) or e-mail feedback to email@example.com.
Most Recent Episode
Canada shocked by junior-hockey bus tragedy | Learn English expression ‘come to grips’
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Canada is mourning the loss of 16 people in a tragic bus crash that killed junior hockey players, coaches, and staff on their way to a playoff game. Ten of those killed were players between the ages of 16 and 21. Across Canada, people paid tribute by placing hockey sticks outside their homes and businesses. In the second half of the show, we discuss the English phrase “come to grips.” Read the full transcript of this episode at http://www.plainenglish.com/39 Transcripts are always free and available now! ¿Hablas español? Você fala português? Parles-tu français? 你会说中文吗？ The episode transcripts include instant translations from English to Spanish, Portuguese, French and Chinese. Hover over or tap a highlighted word for the translation. Connect with Jeff on Twitter (@PlainEnglishPod) and Facebook (PlainEnglishPod). Or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org If you like the program, please leave a review or rating wherever you listen. It will help others discover the program. Never miss an episode! Sign up to receive updates from Plain English at http://www.plainenglish.com/mail Subscribers get exclusive links for further reading and additional practice with common English words and phrases. Learn English with podcasts! Use Plain English and other podcasts to build your English vocabulary, improve your listening skills, and speak English better.
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