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Clover English Podcast
46 minutes | May 1, 2020
How to go from B2 - C1
Welcome to the Clover English Podcast 2.0! You guys will notice some changes around here in the coming episodes (big hint is in my new introduction). Today though, I'll be chatting about what it takes to go from B2 to C1 in English. In other words, how to go from intermediate to advanced and finally stop doing things like translating in your head and using English in a more natural way. Check out the associated blog post for this episode with extended show notes and a list of useful connectors to use for speaking. These will help your English flow more naturally. https://cloverenglish.org/?p=5845 And remember: your English speaking clients can't wait to meet you!
25 minutes | Apr 22, 2020
Irish Humour (and why it's the best!)
What do the Catholic church, the British and alcoholics all have in common? That we love making fun of all them in Ireland. Irish humour has kept the Irish going in hard times and we've become known for our cheeky sense of humour. In today's episode I'll be opening your eyes to some of the gems in Irish comedy culture - I hope you'll get a few laughs along the way! Check out the extended show notes for this episode for vocabulary explanation and an extensive list of recommended Irish comedy resources to keep you laughing! https://cloverenglish.org/irish-humour FREE Irish English Masterclass!: https://cloverenglish.org/free-irish-english-masterclass/
40 minutes | Apr 15, 2020
Get a band 7 IELTS with Fiona Wattam
The IELTS exam is one of the most in-demand English exams which can open the doors to studying at an English-speaking university or getting a job. In this interview I chat with Fiona Wattam, IELTS expert about how to get that all-important band 7 grade. Extended show notes with vocabulary and frequently asked questions about the IELTS exam: https://cloverenglish.org/get-a-band-7-ielts-with-fiona-wattam FREE Irish English Masterclass: https://cloverenglish.org/free-irish-english-masterclass/
50 minutes | Apr 7, 2020
The Scottish/Irish Connection: Interview with Darren Gibb
Free Irish-English Masterclass! Sign up here: https://cloverenglish.org/free-irish-english-masterclass/The Scots and the Northern Irish have always had a close relationship. In fact, the Scots have highly influenced how we speak. Today with Darren Gibb we speak about the cultural and linguistic connections between the Scots and the Northern Irish. Remember to follow Darren over at his Instagram: @mrgibbenglish and share the podcast with whoever you think will enjoy it!
48 minutes | Apr 1, 2020
Improve your Pronunciation: Interview with Frank Chavira
Free Irish-English Masterclass! Sign up here: https://cloverenglish.org/free-irish-english-masterclass/Hey everyone, so I'm taking a little detour from my usual Ireland-themed episodes and focusing today on pronunciation. I'm speaking with Frank Chavira from @englishwithfrank who is a native Spanish speaker but has attained native-level pronunciation. Want to know how? Then listen to this episode! Si quieres mejorar tu pronunciación en inglés esta entrevista te va a ayudar MUCHO!
18 minutes | Mar 25, 2020
Differences Between Irish and British English: Hiberno-English
Ever wondered how the English in Ireland is different to British English? Well, look no further! In this episode I cover just that by exploring various features of what's known as Hiberno-English (or the English that's spoken in Ireland). Follow me on instagram for lots more English language inspriation and advice @cloverenglishpodcast
35 minutes | Mar 20, 2020
Expat life in Dublin: Interview with Maria Ortega
Today I speak with the wonderful Maria Ortega who is a Spanish teacher in Ireland. Her relationship with Ireland runs deep and she speaks about her personal experience as an expat both in Cork and Dublin. She also has a great approach to language learning which I feel is desperately needed in today's society. She's an advocate of slow learning and learning more about who you are through your new language. We cover it all in this episode. For more information on Maria and her amazing programmes check out her website: https://mariaortegagarcia.com/
18 minutes | Mar 15, 2020
Ireland & the Coronavirus (+ essential vocabulary)
Today I'll be covering the vocabulary you need to speak about the current health crisis: the coronavirus. I'll also be informing you about the situation in Ireland (please note that this information was gathering on 13.3.2020) Check out the related blog post here: https://cloverenglish.org/vocabulary-for-the-coronavirus-the-situation-in-ireland/ Stay safe everyone.
18 minutes | Mar 12, 2020
Saint Patrick was a Slave
Sign up for the FREE Masterclass 'Understand the Irish' Waitlist! https://cloverenglish.org/masterclass/Check out the vocabulary items from this episode:https://cloverenglish.org/saint-patrick-was-a-slave
32 minutes | Mar 5, 2020
I answer YOUR questions about Ireland & English
It's the final episode of Season One (OH MY GOD!). Today I'm answering YOUR questions about English & Ireland - these questions come from my listeners over at instagram. You can follow me there by searching @cloverenglishpodcast. Download the PDF guide here: https://cloverenglish.org/?p=5544See you all in season two!
13 minutes | Feb 11, 2020
Top Irish Slang / Learn English by Podcast
Hi everyone in this week's episode I'll be teaching you some top Irish slang which you can use on your trip to Ireland. Don't forget to download the PDF guide from my website which has the transcript, vocabulary explanation, an extra article and a grammar explanation! This week I'll be taking a look at separable and non-separable phrasal verbs do make sure you don't miss it! Download the PDF Guide: https://cloverenglish.org/top-irish-slang-learn-english-by-podcast/ Check out my other blog posts on Irish slang here: https://cloverenglish.org/category/vocabulary/
15 minutes | Jan 28, 2020
"Making an Irishness to be Proud of": Getting to know Ireland's President
In today's episode I'll be talking about Michael D Higgins, current President of Ireland. Higgins is an interesting character for many reasons, above all his eloquent speeches and socialist outlook and values. Don't forget to download the PDF guide for this episode to aid your understanding: Related Content: Ireland and the Environment Related Content: Why did Americans Hate the Irish?
16 minutes | Dec 31, 2019
Irish or British? We need to talk about Northern Ireland...
Today's show will be looking at the controversial issue of national identity in Northern Ireland. It's something I get asked about A LOT so I thought I'd share my own personal experience with you all. Download the PDF guide for this episode: https://cloverenglish.org/irish-or-british-we-need-to-talk-about-northern-ireland/Download my FREE Guide: Understand REAL Spoken English here: https://mailchi.mp/45a3d49fcb24/clover-english Don't forget to follow me on instagram http://instagram.com/cloverenglishpodcast Twitter: http://twitter.com/clover_english
13 minutes | Nov 27, 2019
"Take me to Church" by Hozier | The Story Behind the Song | Learn English by Podcast
Today's episode will explore the context and story behind Irish musician Hozier's hit single "Take me To Church" a celebration and rebellious song about human sexuality. DOWNLOAD THE PDF GUIDE HERE: Follow me on Instagram: Twitter Sign up to the Clover English newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/45a3d49fcb24/clover-englishPlease rate & share if you enjoy this podcast!
45 minutes | Nov 13, 2019
Interview with Native Irish Speaker | Clover English Podcast
This is a special episode of the Clover English Podcast because this week I'm in conversation with Éoin from Bitesize Irish Gaelic Éoin is a native Irish speaker whose life is very much involved with the Irish language. Today we have an awesome conversation about the language, language learning in general and Irish culture which I think you're going to love. I certainly finished feeling inspired about my own language learning routine and I hope you will too. Make sure to check out his podcast which is in English and covers language learning, the Irish language and Irish culture (it's REALLY worth listening to: https://www.bitesize.irish/subscribe-to-podcast/) Remember to give me a follow on my social media channels for more English language tips and advice:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cloverenglishpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/clover_englishAnd SIGN UP to my newsletter (I have some special exclusive material coming up for my dear subscribers) https://cloverenglish.org/authentic-conversation-with-eoin-o-conchuir-clover-english-podcast/
17 minutes | Nov 8, 2019
The Irish Language (Part 2) | Learn English by Podcast
Welcome to part 2 of the Irish Language! Today we'll be picking up where we left off and seeing how Irish usage developed in the 20th century right up until the modern day in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Don't forget to download the PDF guide here: https://cloverenglish.org/the-irish-language-part-2-|-clover-english-podcast/(opens in a new tab)And to follow me in both Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cloverenglishpodcast/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/clover_english I mentioned the wonderful NGO 7,000 languages in this episode and if you'd like to check out more about them or make a donation to support their work you can find them here: https://7000.org/ Please subscribe, rate and share this podcast with someone who might appreciate it!
16 minutes | Oct 31, 2019
Dracula's Irish Roots | Learn English by Podcast
Happy Halloween everyone! Today we'll be looking at how Irish folklore events in Ireland helped give us the most famous vampire of all time: Dracula. Don't forget to download the accompanying PDF guide to boost your learning experience. You can download it here: https://cloverenglish.org/halloween-special-draculas-irish-roots/ And make sure to follow me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/cloverenglishpodcast/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/clover_english) for more English language content.
14 minutes | Oct 18, 2019
The Irish Language (Part 1) | Learn English by Podcast
In today's episode I'll be speaking about the Irish language! I've recently started learning and as the language has such a rich and interesting story I thought I'd do a two part episode covering it. Don't forget to download the PDF guide from my website! These are free for a limited time only so take advantage. I use quite a few collocations and idiomatic expressions in this episode and these are all explained in the guide, as well as a grammar explanation of causative structures with "get". Follow me on instagram and twitter also and don't forget to check how your name is written in the ancient Ogham alphabet. Please share it with me by uploading your photo to instagram or Twitter and tagging me in the post!
12 minutes | Oct 8, 2019
Why Did Americans Hate the Irish? | Learn English by Podcast
Over 30 million Americans proudly claim Irish ancestry today, but when the Irish first arrived to the USA they weren't very welcome. In this week's episode I'll be talking about why Americans hated the Irish when we arrived as refugees in the 19th Century. As always be sure to download the PDF guide with the transcript, vocabulary explanations, extra vocabulary and grammar explanationsDownload it here (free for a limited time only!!) Also be sure to follow me on instagram for daily vocabulary, short lessons and even competitions. You can also keep up to date with me on Twitter
14 minutes | Sep 24, 2019
Game of Thrones & Northern Ireland | Learn English by Podcast
This week I'll be talking about the hit HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones and its importance to Northern Ireland. Did you know that the series was filmed in Belfast as well as various locations throughout Northern Ireland? Make sure to download the PDF guide from my website https://cloverenglish.org/category/podcast/ These will only be free for a limited time only so take advantage while you can and download them. They come with the transcript, vocab explanations, extra vocabulary and grammar explanations. This week we'll be learning vocab associated with movies/TV, idioms inspired by the entertainment industry and conditionals and if clauses. Please follow the podcast and share it if you enjoy it :) Also follow me on my social media channels Twitter & Instagram (@clover_english
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