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13 minutes | Apr 1, 2020
EP18. Talking about Feelings
In this episode, Andrew and Phoebe talk about phrases, words and idioms related to feelings and emotions. These include: concerned, on edge, upset, freaked out, under the weather, go bananas, drive someone nuts, bored to death, cabin fever, down in the dumps, scared to death, at the end of one’s rope, and fed up.
37 minutes | Jan 28, 2020
EP17. College Application
In this episode, Andrew and Phoebe talk about some adjective/verb and preposition combinations, as well as the college application process in the United States. There is Portuguese translation at the end of the episode.
24 minutes | Oct 29, 2019
EP16. Kinds of Schools
In this episode we talk about different kinds of schools and levels in the education system. This is the first part of a series about education. Enjoy!
25 minutes | Sep 16, 2019
EP15. Future and Degrees
In this first episode of our mini “Education Series”, we talk about the difference between “will” and “be going to”, as well as several different degrees in the U.S. You can find Portuguese and Chinese explanation at the end. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @Englishexplainedpod and leave you feedback. Thanks for listening!
34 minutes | Aug 16, 2019
EP14. Advice for a Job Interview
This episode is the last part of our series about job interviews. We give some advice about answering questions and other aspects of an interview. At the end there are translations in Portuguese and Chinese. Please let us know what you think about the podcast by leaving a review and giving us feedback!
38 minutes | Jul 31, 2019
EP13. Present Perfect in a Job Interview part 2
In this episode, we continue talking about the use of Present Perfect tense, and some quick tips on how to answer a common interview question. 01:17 Conversation bad example; 02:50 Explanation; 12:22 Conversation good example; 14:50 Chinese translation; 18:57 Spanish translation.
19 minutes | Jun 27, 2019
EP12. Present Perfect in a Job Interview
In this episode we discuss some common mistakes with present perfect, using the example of a job interview. At the end there are translations in Portuguese and Chinese. Enjoy! Remember, you can follow us on Facebook and Instagram @englishexplainedpod and on Twitter @englishpod1. You can also e-mail us at email@example.com.
16 minutes | Jun 14, 2019
EP11. In/On/At Part 2
In this episode, Andrew and I talk about “in/on/at” again, but this time, with places. 00:55 Bad conversation; 02:45 English explanation; 09:54 Good conversation; 12:26 Portuguese translation. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @englishexplainedpod, and on Twitter @englishpod1
15 minutes | Jun 1, 2019
EP10. Confused about “confused”?
In this episode, we talk about the difference between “ed” and “ing” ending adjectives, as well as word order. 00:49 Bad conversation; 01:39 Explanation; 08:15 Good conversation; 09:38 Spanish translation; 12:40 Chinese translation.
22 minutes | May 19, 2019
EP9. Take a Shot with “ed”
In this episode, Andrew and I talk about pronunciation: the “ed” sound of regular verb in past tense. We explain the three rules and make sure to follow us and practice! Then we also give some examples of the expression “take a shot” from TV show “Friends”. 01:01 Conversation; 02:50 Explanation of rules; 10:55 Pronunciation practice; 14:57 Spanish translation; 19:12 Chinese translation.
27 minutes | May 3, 2019
EP8. No or Not?
In this episode, Andrew and I talk about how to answer questions in short answers, also the confusing thing about “no” and “not”. 00:51 Conversation (bad example); 01:40 English explanation; 10:12 Conversation (good example); 11:40 Portuguese translation; 16:07 Chinese translation.
16 minutes | Apr 1, 2019
EP7. What does it mean?
In this episode, Andrew and I talk about how to ask what a word or a sentence means in English and we had some discussion on how to learn vocabulary. 00:49 Conversation. 02:30 Explanation. 08:36 Spanish translation. 11:52 Chinese translation.
17 minutes | Mar 21, 2019
EP6. Tip or No Tip?
In this episode, Andrew is getting a haircut at a barbershop. We talk about how to use modal verbs (“can”) and how to tip in the U.S. We also discuss the tipping culture. 00:31 Conversation. 01:40 Explanation. 09:06 Spanish translation. 11:31 Chinese translation.
26 minutes | Mar 8, 2019
EP5. Restaurant Language 2
We go back to the restaurant “Four Seasons Table” in this episode and talk about what to say when you don’t understand other people. Portuguese and Chinese translations are attached at the end.
12 minutes | Feb 21, 2019
EP4. In On or At?
This episode talks about usage of three prepositions, “in”, “on”, and “at”. There is Spanish and Chinese translation at the end.
11 minutes | Feb 9, 2019
EP3. His or Your?
On this episode, we talk about 2 common errors that Portuguese speakers make. There is a bad example at the beginning and a good one to compare with after the explanation. You can find Portuguese translation at the end.
21 minutes | Feb 2, 2019
EP2. Small Talk Topics
In this episode, Andrew and I talk about what questions or topics would be appropriate to talk about when you meet someone at a party for the first time. We have a bad example at the beginning then another example with better questions towards the end. There is Chinese translation of some most important takeaways at the end of the episode. Enjoy!
14 minutes | Jan 20, 2019
EP1. Restaurant Language
In this episode, Andrew and I discuss on what is the correct/polite way to order food in a restaurant and some common errors Chinese speakers make. There is explanation in Chinese. It’s suitable for beginning learners.
2 minutes | Jan 20, 2019
An introduction to our English Podcast, in which Phoebe and Andrew talk about their idea and what this Podcast is about.
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