22 Burst results for "lindsey mcmahon"
"lindsey mcmahon" Discussed on All Ears English Podcast | Real English Vocabulary | Conversation | American Culture
"And Lindsey McMahon the English adventurer, coming to you from Denver and Portland U. S. A.. Second episode in our series on civil rights in the US will look at police brutality. How why it happens and what we might do to stop. Hey Jessica. We are back here in this second episode. Special series that we're doing of episodes, guys on civil rights in the United States because there's been a lot of unresolved of protests in the streets, and we wonder listeners to really be clued in into what's going on our? Take our perspective on what's happening as we're watching it in our streets literally right? Yeah, exactly. Anytime, you just see a news article and all you see is pictures of fires and stuff and I don't know. Maybe you think it's happening everywhere, or maybe you think it's blown out of proportion I. Don't know but guys. We're here to give you like. Our first hand takes on what's happening around us right now. Exactly and just a few weeks ago, we gave you guys are rundown of the twelve most important events throughout history that kind of brought us to this big moment in history right now and today, though we're going to take another angle at this issue, and that is today we're GonNa talk about police brutality, and essentially the systems that are really keeping the police force. Not, being accountable, keeping them away from accountability for their actions Okay Yeah. And we the reason why we're doing the series. Guys is because we have had so many insightful questions from you from listeners. And there was a question about this as well and the student said. Let's see okay, this is this is a great question and. Okay, so in general he says. Is Racism really so ingrained in the US, or is it that most racists trion joined the police in order to hold sway? That's a great great phrase, a over common citizens and give vent to their abject instincts, and then he says couple that with the absurd militarization of police departments, and these dramatic occurrences are not difficult to. To explain so game and very insightful. You have very insightful from our listener. Thank you to our listener. Who contributed that question? Such a good question I mean. Where do you WanNa start with this episode today, Jessica, what should we talk about I? Well, let's let's directly address what he's asking about because it is such an interesting observation, right? He's wondering right like. Is Racism so ingrained in the US and we did touch on this last time in the time line mode, guys. Yes, yes, it is yeah. Remember I hope you guys listened to that bonus, but we talked about institutional racism where it's a part of institutions like the police department as well as systemic racism where it's actually built into. Our laws and now and how we address people of Color. Yes, so yes, it is ingrained, so that's the first answer now. What do you think about this next question? What do you think racist like just would try to join the police, so they could have that power. Yeah I've been talking about this lately with some friends and we've been reflecting on this. You know it's really hard to say. Obviously, everyone's different. It's hard to broad-brush. Generalization here, but. I do think that they're you know. Maybe certain personalities are driven to join the police force I. It may not be racism right because it's a very complicated thing racism, but maybe it's. A wanting to have power over people that could manifest as racism and violence against minority communities, or it could be a sense of like fear, and maybe they don't have something stable going on at home..
"lindsey mcmahon" Discussed on All Ears English Podcast | Real English Vocabulary | Conversation | American Culture
"This is an all ears. English podcast code, one, thousand, three, hundred eighty nine grammar part seven a simple way to sharpen your business. English communication. Welcome to the all ears English podcast downloaded more than one hundred fifty million times. Are you feeling stuck with your English? We'll show you how to become fearless influent by focusing on connection, not perfection with your American hosts Aubrey Carter, the aisles, wiz and Lindsey McMahon the English adventurer coming to you from Arizona and Colorado. U S A. Grammar shouldn't make you tenths in today's part seven of my grammar series find out an easy way to make your statements in presentations, meetings and emails sharper, tighter and more concise. Hey Aubrey how you doing today. What's up? All, right, we've been doing a lot of cleaning at our house. Which is always nice. What about you? The feeling you got? When you clean is amazing? It's a pain in the butt, but when I can see results I love it. Do, you have a hard time getting rid of stuff, or is it easy for you to throw things out? Oh, I guess for very nostalgic things like when I cleaned out my parents house. It was kind of hard from childhood. Current things actually enjoy it more than struggle with it. What about you struggle with that? Yes. My husband is a perjure. He gets rid of stuff and then a week later I asked. Where is that I need that? I don't even have a chance to because he gets rid of it before I would ever want to. Swing too far that direction, too. I. Wanted to ask you about reducing the things you own because today, we're actually talking about reducing adverb clauses. This is another one of our grammar episodes. Last time we shared with you guys in episode thirteen eighty, a few tips to add Polish to job interviews, using view and little and today we're talking about adverb clauses..
"lindsey mcmahon" Discussed on All Ears English Podcast | Real English Vocabulary | Conversation | American Culture
"They're so easy to remember. And I would make up my own like before tests. I don't know if these are technically considered demonic devices, I guess so. Yeah. Like make little songs to remember. Remember things song. Like that would really help me. Even with my husband when he's been studying for tests. I always can make up a song do us a lot of. Yes devices Lindley. Yeah. I used to. I mean, these days don't do a lot of like memorizing fat. Right. Because you know, but let's see. Was learning Spanish, I think I not so much. But yeah, when I was a kid in school for sure I did a lot of this. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. And again, these aren't necessarily things that you're going to say in conversation in your head. Yeah. Exactly. You know, another one in English. This one doesn't always work. But is the whole I before e except after c yeah. Oh, yeah. I before that's a great one for our listeners here today before e so any words when you feel that there's an eye in a knee. And you don't know what goes I that can be confusing. What's an example of that would be like either, my suppose that one's pretty easy. Wait. No. Follow the no the thing is like people have kind of decided this rule is not so great. But like, I don't know like. They're right T H I E R yesterday. I, but then like with other words, just doesn't work. So, you know, I it it's kind of a funny one because everybody knows this one. But it doesn't always work. It's you know, it's kind of a lot of it's kind of John. Yeah. So throw that one out. Yeah. But it's a good one to know. And everybody knows that one that everyone knows it. Yeah. So, but yeah, you might wanna use these different devices to help you practice English. And so I was saying I read this article recently about how drawing a picture is the best way to remember something. So this is where this applies for you guys for when you're learning English drawing. A picture interesting. What where was this article published? What are we talking about here? This was by Britney Wong on Huffington Post dot com. This is Jan January ninth two thousand nineteen and the article is called a scientifically proven trick to remember pretty much anything. So we will link to that article guys. And this is really interesting talks about a study that shows that drawing a picture is the best way to remember. You know, if you're if you're learning something new, so for example, there was a doctoral candidate involved in the study her name is Melissa Mead. And she gave the example of that you could draw pictures to remember like something like groceries that you need to get. So, you know, maybe if you draw a picture of a you'll you'll remember it better. I never would have thought to do something like this Lindsey have you ever done it? Yeah. Like, I lace recently kind of I think, but that's because I thought I was like visual person. I mean, this is assuming anyone whether they're visual or verbal or kinesthetic oriented should draw pictures, right? This is not about learning styles. This is just about a memory trick. Yeah. Right. Yeah. I don't think it's about I don't really know anything about learning styles. But we can. Yeah. No. I agree with that. Like this week. I was trying to learn so boring. So boring everyone else, but it's like a way to to to it's in our software system to create tags, and it's a complex system that I'm trying to learn and I had to write it out in terms of drawing. I had to draw it out the boxes and the arrows, right? Yeah. That's right in my know, what you're talking about. Yeah. I don't know. Maybe that does have something to do it. I'd have to read the article again. But I think it was mostly just you know, you can away to remember something. I never I never tried this like for just information I need to remember. It's very different from the way that I've tried learning things. But I mean, I think that this could help our listeners also in the English learning. Don't you Lindsey will? Yeah. For sure I mean, even just like seeing something on a piece of paper, like even if it's not a drawing necessarily. I I remember when I was learning Japanese I would in Japan, I found those the keychain thing that had the little cards that you could put on your keychain could write vocab the tiny little ones that you could ride vocabulary words, and I remember writing like the con- the hero gone are the cut tacona on those cards, and then the English on the bag or the Japanese on the back, and then I could practice just by looking at on the train and that visual learning constantly was so helpful right? Right visual learning is helpful. Yeah. Yeah. I I mean, I imagine you could draw a picture of items next to a list of vocabulary words right live rather than using translation, I think. We talk about how translation isn't always like a really good thing. Right. So if you have a picture of it. Instead, you're identifying the word as the actual object rather than translating at first, and then it becoming the object. Yeah. I agree with that, Michelle. I think that's a good idea actually for our listeners to try that try that this month. If you're learning new vocabulary words makes them flash cards that go directly from English to the item. Not your language not English to your
"How can you ask people to stay in touch and communicate with you on what's going on today? Get these five useful ways to say it like natives do. Lindsay. How's it going? Great, michelle. How are you? I'm good. I'm good. Everything's good over here. So today, I I've been you know, sometimes I episode ideas because of things that I'm saying in my real life. And I think those are really important moments to kind of keep track of right because that's real English. Right. Oh a hundred percent. I love doing that. I mean, we are observers of language here. So that we can help our listeners right to really connecting. Right. Right. Right. Yeah. I love it. So guys these are things that you know, Lindsey, and I are really using data day going to be really natural. So this episode is really about you know, when you want to let someone know that they should keep you informed about something. Right. So common. Yeah. I mean, this is a huge opportunity for connection. So this could be like, for example, like if a family member has a job interview. Or what else he oh, man? A lot of things if you want to hear about. A decision that someone's thinking about making let's say they went to you for advice. And you know, you help them talk through it and think through it. But they haven't decided yet. You wanna hear what they decide? So. Yeah. Or what else? Yeah. I mean, if like, for example, that you want to hear her house someone's for stay at work or school was you know, so many different situations. Right. Basically, you know, being informed and somebody's life and saying that it's important to you. That's why I think it's so such a connection skill a hundred percent. So let's get this is about phrases. This is about natural native phrases that that people are using all the time. And so what are some of those Michelle Ryan? Well, the one that I was using naturally was keep me posted right, right? And also I've been planning for baby. And all these things like I've been trying to like learn a lot, and you know, maybe talking to like stores have out different. You know made them's coming in. So this the phrase that I noticed that I'd been used. Using a lot was keep me posted. And I love this one. What do you think about this one Lindsey I like this one? I I actually don't I mean, this is so common. This is this belongs in our top twenty most common episodes. I don't use it. Because for some reason, I don't like it. But oh, really. Yeah. For some reason, it feels weird to say, but it's so natural. It's that's my own weird quirk. I'm so weird. Sometimes with words and phrases. Is there something about it like that you don't actively? I usually I don't know me posted just because it is so common. So, but that's yeah. But I think it's great. I think it's a great phrase to teach our listeners here for sure. Yeah. Okay. So how could we is this Lindsey? So all right. So I'll talk to you next week after my appointment. Great. Keep me posted. I'm excited to hear. What happens? Yes. Love it. Love it. Yeah. This is so natural guy. So definitely use. It definitely. Is it even though Lindsay doesn't like it? I'm a little picky. When it comes to words, I'm aware nerd and. That's funny. That's funny. All right. Well, what's another one Lindsay me? Let's see. Let's see if you can find one you like here. Okay. Yeah. Let me know what happens use this one for Okay. one. Yes. So all right. Let's show our listeners. Yeah. Yeah. All right. So. I'm calling the hiring manager. I'm so nervous. I know it'll be great. Let me know what happens. Nice. Right. So maybe I'm, you know, checking the see the status of a job interview. I went on or my resume or something like that. Yep. Let me know. What happens? Follow up with me. Right. Keep me posted. There you go. Right. Yeah. You could've used the one as well. Unless you're Lindsey, and you don't like, yeah. I don't know. I'm weird. But why do you think these kinds of phrases are important? Like, why don't you just say, oh, I know it'll be great. And then just stop there. Right. Because it shows that you are interested in staying connected to them. And it's actually really important. It's a skill that, you know, some people are really good at maintaining their social circle. And checking in with people often, you know, like maintaining and other people just gonna let their connections, go, right? This is a way you can keep your circle tight. You can make sure people know you care about what's Harry. Yeah. I think I think that's so important because you know, if you just leave that out like adding this in just shows like, okay, I want to I want us. They connect. I want to hear your this is important to me as well. Because I care
How to 'chunk it up' when it comes to tricky questions
"The true you in twenty nineteen in English. Welcome to the all ears English podcast downloaded more than fifty million times. We believe in connection not perfection with your American hosts Lindsey McMahon the English adventure. And Michelle Kaplan, the New York radio girl coming to you from Boston and New York City U S a and to get your transcripts delivered by Email every week. Go to all ears English dot com forward slash subscribe. The web class is coming up soon. And you don't wanna miss this unique opportunity to grab your spot. So today find out how to sign up. Hey lizzy. What's happening? Hey, Jessica, I am ready for the first web class of twenty nine thousand nine is going at pick. It's going to be awesome. I am so excited about this web Ghazi guys we were working on it just recently. Right. Just getting everything you guys. And honestly, it's been so fun to design this web class. Like, this is such a creative learning opportunity. I mean, this is a huge goal, right? Yeah. How can you express your personality? How can you be you in English? This is cameras so Lindsey, and I have been working really hard to break this down into real actions. You guys could take to do this. Oh, absolutely. Because over the year, you know, you, and I we've both been teaching for more than ten years right for a long time and working with so many students I worked with a lot of students one on one before we started this podcast and back in. Twenty ten and two thousand seven ages ago. Right and students would always tell me, I can't be myself in English. Like, I feel like maybe a pillar version of myself in this language because I don't have the vocabulary. I don't have the attitude. I can't be myself. And that's a pain point. That's a major problem for a lot of our students. A listen our listeners, all it's huge. And you know, I think this is essentially why it is sort of easier for like little kids to learn another language than it is for adults to learn another language because we're an adult. You are you're as you've you know, who you are at this point. You've tried out some other ways of being and you've sort of settled on yourself. You know, who you are? But and you can do that in your first language, you could beat you in your first language, and then when you're trying to speak another language, it's like you revert back to you know, infancy or whatever. And you're like I can't say what I want to say. I can't do what I want to do. And it's really frustrating. And so part of that, of course is vocab. So we're going to help you guys think you're out. Where's the best place for you to get this real vocabulary? Right. Like how where do you go to learn how to express yourself in English? But another part of it is sort of like, this bigger piece first of all like figure out who what what is the best thing about you at how can you do this in English as well as I love it. And once we have this information once we know how to do this the sky's the limit, right? Because at that point, we're empowered with these skills, and we start to envision we start to see that person. Again, that we know we are in our native language, and we can see the path to getting to the point where we can express ourselves. He like ourselves, right? It's a horrible feeling not feeling like yourself right tangible. I mean, everybody has those days, I think that just happens. Sometimes this is the biggest pain point, right? Like, what is holding you back in English? And that always just like, I think that idea is what governs everything we do. Right. We don't want anything to hold you back in English. And that's what I'm so excited about this like this particular web class, I think more than any other. I'm just gonna go out on a limb that I am more excited about this one. This is just what's so fun to think about so like a big part of this right is finding your role models. Right. Like, that's the heart of it. Like, how who are you going to follow an English that goes back to what Lindsey said a minute ago about knowing what your goals are having these clear goals in front of you. So having this idea of who you want to sound like, right? Like, how can you beat us in English you need that example, that model so you have a clear destination? Exactly. So when it caused so maybe we can just. Briefly give our listeners a little sneak peek of how exactly we're going to do that how they're gonna do that on this web class
"Podcasts and hit subscribed. Start listening Monday. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. All right, cool. Okay. Awesome. All right. Well, we said that we were going to get into a listener questions. So shall we? Do it Lindsey. Yeah. I'm excited for this. Listener question me to Dell Lopez here we go. Can I read it? Go for it. Okay. Thank you. Girls that you don't have any idea. How are you have no idea how much I've improved listening with you? I'm from red as well. And I came to San Francisco a year ago, I've studied English, but I have a problem around me. There are so many Latin people then I can't speak English the whole day as I'd like to, but thanks for helping me cool the second one, but not less important. Yes. So he has to first question. We're going to focus on the second one. Okay. Yeah. That's a good point. So he does. So there's another question, and we always pick and choose the questions that we liked that will think we think will be the most useful for our audience guy. So this is the one. So while I try to improve my English. I'm looking for a job as a journalist. I'm working in a cafe bakery restaurant, and I got a promotion as barista cashier.
"They this is an all ears English podcast episode one thousand eighty four how to shorten and lengthen your small talk in English as needed. Welcome to the all ears English podcast downloaded more than fifty million times. We believe in connection not perfection with your American hosts Lindsey McMahon the English adventure. And Michelle Kaplan, the New York radio girl coming to you from Boston and New York City U s a and to get your transcripts delivered by Email every week. Go to all ears English dot com forward slash subscribe. Do you work as a barista or in a service position or do? You just want to know how to figure out if the other person is up for small talk today. Get the tips and strategies to cut short or extend small talk based on the situation in English. Lindsay. How are you? Hey, michelle. I'm having a nice day hanging out with you on the microphone Wednesday morning here. It's a great way to it's right in the middle of the week. So it's a nice way to Mark the middle of the week. I think that's right. I agree. I agree. So I have a question for you. Okay. Do you like it when you're like a like ordering something and then the barista makes small talk with you. Sometimes it depends on my mood. It depends on who's around. And it depends on whether like I just feel like I want to talk to someone. You know, it just it really depends to be honest. Yeah. Right. Yeah. I agree. I mean, like in general, I love talking to as many people as possible. Yeah. I think that's both of our personalities. But like if you're in a rush busy. Thank you. It's hard to really take the time to do that. So it's important to really be able to read people. I think like hugely important. Yeah. What do we mean? By that to be able to read to read people on my God. This is empathy one. Oh, one right. I mean, this is empathy right here. It's like some people are better at this than others. But I think in general we need basic skill and empathy to survive in the world. To be able to understand what someone is feeling in any given moment and to know, whether it's the right moment to step up and actually have a conversation with them or to leave them alone. Right. Right. Right. Definitely. Yeah. So we're going to get into this a little bit more today. We have a listener question about this topic. But before we do that guys we want to remind you to listen to a very special podcast. Oh, absolutely. So guys. Remember, you wanna go over if you are going to be doing the aisles exam this year two.
"This is an all ears English podcast episode one thousand fifty two three questions to consider. When you start a conversation with someone who is working. Welcome to the all ears English podcast downloaded more than fifty million times. We believe in connection not perfection with your American hosts Lindsey McMahon the English adventure. And Michelle Kaplan, the New York radio girl coming to you from Boston and New York City U S a and to get your transcripts delivered by Email every week. Go to all ears English dot com forward slash subscribe. You enter someone's workplace, and you want to start a conversation with that person in English. But what should you keep in mind? And how can this vary across cultures? Find out today. Hey lindsey. How's it going? Hey there, Michelle. I am feeling. Good today. I'm happy to be on the Mike. It's a beautiful sunny day here in Boston. Yeah. Oh, good. Good. Glad to hear it. Yeah. I'm excited to record two. And I have to tell you this thing happened to me yesterday. What happened to you yesterday? I had to separate students. Come to me and tell me that they listen to our show way. Yeah. I messed up one of the students. I was meaning for the first time and she came in. And she said, hi, Michelle. I have to tell you that I listened to the show. A so that though, so cool, and yeah, the other one have been listening a while. And she and she said, oh my gosh. That's and it was just like this crazy cool moment where I got to meet listeners when I was not expecting to that is the coolest thing ever. I love it. We have listeners all over the world. And we are all listening together as a community right with art with our believe in connection. Not perfection. So you guys hopefully, we're able to connect on that idea to. Yeah. Actually, one of the we definitely were and one of the students she we were talking about something. And I think something with the word connection or something came up and she a similar sounding word. Maybe and the student goes oh connection. Not perfect. I love it. I love it. I love it. It's so true. It's so true. I love that. Definitely definitely. So that was awesome. So hey, guys. Thanks for listening. And I'll see you guys at school. That is so cool shout out to our listeners to Michelle's students. They're very cool. Very cool. Well, Michelle today, I wanna start off before we get started into what we're going to talk about today. Michelle, I wanna take a minute as usual to recognize our reviewers in apple podcast and Stitcher radio.
"This is an all ears English podcast episode one thousand forty eight. How did I verse affi- your holiday conversations? Welcome to the all ears English podcast downloaded more than fifty million times. We believe in connection not perfection with your American hosts Lindsey McMahon the English adventure. And Michelle Kaplan, the New York radio girl coming to you from Boston and New York City u s A and to get your transcripts delivered by Email every week. Go to all ears English dot com forward slash subscribe. The holidays are coming. How are you going to connect with the native speakers around you this year? Let's push the limits and use more interesting phrases to start holiday conversations. Find out how to do it today. Hey, Lindsey going skull. And while Michelle how are you? I'm good. I'm good. I'm excited. I'm getting excited about the holiday season. Oh my gosh. I know this is crazy. So we are in early November. And I know I'm planning a trip for thanksgiving trying to figure out where to go and then Christmas going to go skiing. So really cool. Lots of good stuff going on awesome. Yeah. Well, since I'm having the baby. My thanksgiving plans are a little bit. What's your date again? What's your dude? End of November like a like a little bit after thanksgiving. Okay. So you're definitely going to be doing Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. Yeah. I'll be doing the parade marching in the parade. I am running out to lack Friday. On a concert of a the guy that I really like, and I wasn't able to make the concert earlier in the summer. And I saw another one is coming up, but it's two days before my due date. Like. Now, the best time to go to college. Maybe but you can try. Yeah. So but anyway guy, so yeah. The holiday season is coming up. So we have thanksgiving Christmas. Hanukkah Kwanzaa.
Surprise! Have We Met Before? What to Say In This Situation
"This is an all ears, English podcast episode, one thousand eleven surprise. Have we met before what to say in this situation? Welcome to the all ears English podcast downloaded more than fifty million times. We believe in connection, not perfection with your American hosts, Lindsey McMahon, the English adventurer and Michelle Kaplan. The New York radio girl coming to you from Boston and New York City u s a and to get your transcripts delivered by Email every week. Go to all ears, English dot com. Forward slash subscribe. What do you say when you find yourself engaged in a conversation with a new person, then you realize that you've met the person before here, Linde story from the podcasting conference and get all of the phrases that you need today. Hey, Lindsey, how's it going? Hey, Michelle, really? Good, really good. How are you? I'm good. I'm good. Yeah, everything's fine over here. I have a question that you went to a podcasting conference recently. Didn't it you? I did. I did isn't that so nerdy while it's not nerdy because I love podcasting. Cool. The nerdy est cool now, right? I mean, the cultural shift. That's right. That's right. Yeah. Oh, it was so cool. It was held in Philly this year. And you know there were like twenty five hundred people there. Actually, it was huge. It was huge. And there were also the cool thing is that there was like broadcasting was there this year meaning like NPR and the big big radio news, how are getting interested in podcasting and what's going on in the podcasting world podcasting in the passes always been this like weird niche thing that no one really cared about. You know, it was just a techy thing, but now it's kinda going mainstream, which is so exciting. Yeah. Oh, that's incredible. That's so cool. That's awesome. So did you like, did you know anybody there? Did you run into anybody? Like how I mean, how did it work? Yeah, it was so funny. I actually did run into someone that I had known from or sort of known or met a few times from way back when and I actually wanna really tell that story in just a second. But first, Michelle, let's just remind our listeners. About something guys. We were looking at some of our stats, and we noticed that about one in ten of you guys are actually listening to the podcast, but you're not subscribe to the podcast Michelle. Why is it important to subscribe to hit subscribe in your podcast player? Okay. Well, I mean guys because we, if you hit subscribe at, you are going to get information about like sometimes we put a bonuses completely randomly, we knew app updates, things like that, and you want to be able to get that information, but you're not gonna get it unless you're a subscribe. Definitely. And guys, obviously it's free to listen to a podcast, it's free to subscribe. So hit subscribe in your podcast player now so that you never miss an episode from us. You don't wanna miss one? No, that's right. Okay. Yeah. Go for it. Go subscribe to it. Now we'll wait. Okay. Awesome. So yeah, I did. I ran into this guy. His name is Steven. He's a podcast or he's actually based in Boston surprisingly enough, but there's kind of a funny story there. Do you want to hear it? Yes. Please do tell you. So it was the second night of the podcasting conference. It was Tuesday, Wednesday night, and I went to a happy hour in town in Philly, which by the way it was nice having the conference in Philly because you could walk around the city. Lots of walking was great and I walked into the happy hour. So crowded as sole loud and everyone is making noise and just just socializing having fun. And there's this one guy who's kind of like watching me as I walk into the bar and he's kind of like a little bit taller than others and he's there, and he sees me until I naturally just walked straight up to him because he looked like he was interested in talking and we started talking like, hey, how's it going? You know, what do you do? And he asked me what I did, and I said, oh, I have an ESL podcast and English as a second language podcast. And he says, oh that that's so cool. Do you know someone. He said a name and I didn't know that person. And then he said, but also there there's also another there were there were two podcasters shows two women. One of them had moved to Japan. One of them was in Boston, and I was like, wait, wait, are you talking about us? We're all is English. That's us. Oh my God. Yeah. So apparently he had entered. He actually had interviewed us on his podcast back in two thousand thirteen or fourteen like way back. Started. Yeah, so funny. So it was so weird because we were chatting for about five minutes without knowing that we had had not only met before, but I had been on his podcast
Are You Pronouncing Often Correctly? Find Out Today
"There is an all ears, English podcast episode, one thousand ten. Are you pronouncing often correctly find out today. Welcome to the all ears. English podcast downloaded more than fifty million times. We believe in connection, not perfection with your American hosts, Lindsey McMahon, the English adventure and Michelle Kaplan. The New York radio girl coming to you from Boston and New York City u s a. and to get your transcripts delivered by Email every week. Go to all ears, English dot com. Ford slash subscribe. Today we get into a fun topic. What is the right way to pronounce the word often? Is it syrup or syrup? Is it soda or pop get all the fun cultural differences today? Hey, Lindsey, how's it going? It's going well, Michelle. We're getting into September now, so that's crazy. You know, getting back to work back to business all good stuff. Yeah. Do you do well, okay. Well, actually, today, I guess as Labor Day, right? Yeah, I guess so Monday, September, third, it's the unofficial or official culturally official end of the summer. How sad? Right? Because culturally this summer guys in the US considered Memorial Day to Labor Day. Oh, it's always a little bit depressing. Yeah, yeah. Yeah, I think so, too. I mean, it's, you know, it's nice. It's it's nice to like kind of have a barbecue or do something like that, but it's still. I mean, what are you usually do in Labor Day? Lindsay often celebrate it. I don't really. I mean, it's usually day off. I don't usually work because you know Labor Day, but I usually go down to the beach on the south shore, but it's usually like families that come there for the summer. They pack up and they leave like that day. So you see people leaving and packing up for the summer and like boarding houses and that kind of thing. It's a little depressing. And then it just gets really quiet in the neighborhood. But you know, it's a day off, so it's a long weekend. So the very common travel holiday in the US. Yeah, that's usually what I do. Yeah. Nice. Nice. Yeah, so very good. So I used a word often to ask about this, so we're going to get into that in a little bit, but Lindsay you wanted to remind our listeners of something. I do guys now that we're getting into September. If you were taking the aisles exam this year, you wanna go right now type in energy podcast into your podcast searching tool, whether that's apple podcasts or. Pitcher, whatever it is you want to subscribe there because there's me Jessica over there, giving you guys aisles advice and tips and tricks and strategies to get your seven or higher. So go over there and get it. Go do it. Definitely. All right, good. Okay, guy. So today we got a great question for Melissa about pronunciation of some very specific words, but really good words to ask about. So it's Dunkin from Taiwan. Lindsay. Would you like to read the question? All right. So here we go. So Duncan says, hi, Lyndsay, Michelle, this is Dunkin from Taiwan. Thank you guys for having such a great podcast and I listen every night before I sleep. I love it so much. Oh, that's nice where I'm glad that we're glad we can be your lullaby and that's really good to listen to English natural English before you go to bed because I feel like what you do right before bed. You remember into cement that into your mind lease. I think it's a good strategy. So I have two questions about pronunciation. The first one is often or often I have noticed many times that Lindsey pronounces it often. With even wrote that. That's right here that interesting. I guess I do, which we usually pronounce often with a silent t. sound though. So I was like to know which way sounds more correct or more native. The second one is Chicago. One of my English teachers Canadian taught me that it should be pronounced shook. Kogyo should cause a cog. Oh, I'm not sure, but I had some westerners also pronounce Chicago. Oh, I'm not sure. I think maybe he's trying to delineate the difference between s. h. and c. h. like sh- and church is that what he's made clear on on your confusion about Chicago, but that's okay. So then he says, Likewise, I wonder which one is more corrector native. Thank you so much. I love you guys. Sincerely yours Dunkin. Cool. Thanks Duncan, good questions the end and definitely good question. I mean, yeah, Lindsay, dude. I mean, I. Say that often, but I do actually know dunk is I have heard you say and not that it's it's not wrong. It doesn't sound weird to me or anything, but like I've just noticed it because it is kind of one of those words that people pronounce a little bit
A Worldwide Frenzy To Improve Your English
"This is an all ears, English podcast episode, one thousand three, a worldwide frenzy to improve your English. Welcome to the all ears. English podcast downloaded more than fifty million times. We believe in connection, not perfection with your American hosts, Lindsey McMahon, the English adventure and Michelle Kaplan. The New York radio girl coming to you from Boston and New York City u. s. a. and to get your transcripts delivered by Email every week. Go to all ears, English dot com. Forward slash subscribe. Today, one of our listeners sentence, some tough questions from her students about how to comment on things around the world up your vocabulary game today. With this episode. Hey, Lindsey, how's it going? I'm feeling so good. Michelle recently joined a tennis league, so I'm starting. I'm getting back to my old sport of tennis and it's so fun rate. That's great. Have you ever heard of the sport pickle ball? Yeah. Yeah, of course. Kids used to play that in school when I was at the time. Well, I they have like a league now are live and and also I've played it a little bit, but my dad is like Mr. pickle ball, really. That's so funny. It's such a niche sport. It's such a random like schoolyard sport, right? Yeah. Yeah. He pleads them like every day. It's amazing my God. That's awesome. I think it's cool. He loves it so anyway, but that's cool. Have fun with guys for those of you who don't know pickle ball is kinda like a mini tennis kind of a mini tennis? Yeah. Do you use a racket though, with pickle ball or no, you use like it's like somewhere in between like the size of tennis racket and a ping pong paddle. Like it's like it's kind of, yeah, right in the middle much bigger than a ping pong paddle though. So. Yeah, but yeah, so it's not played with pickles guys. Interesting here now. Exactly. All right. Good to know. Glad to hear that. We're both getting out. You know, it's summertime, get under the sun. I always feel like it's hard to pull myself away from my work, but it feels so good to get on the tennis court. And then I just feel happy when I come back from the matches. You know, the good luck have fun. Yeah. And but Lindsay isn't that amazing that we'd get to communicate with people all over the world. It is really amazing. That's one thing I love about our work. The fact that you know we do get to connect you. We're not just in our own little like mindset here. We get to connect with people everywhere all over the world. That is the best. Yeah. So speaking of, I think we want to thank some of our people who have reviewed us all over the world in the world. Exactly. So guys, I want to say thank you right now to the people who have reviewed our app our app guys. If you're not using the app, go to all ears, English dot com. Forward slash bonuses, there are going to be new, an amazing features in the fall in the late summer. So go sign up, start using it there, but thank you to nagua thar wet Sivas Lee coffee addict. Joyce ho t. p. e. host. Shang Chico Ferrara, ic- Habibie shayla Christiaan Raina d. n. someone in Taiwan July twelfth, Sarah al-yamani loss O-o-one oh, and it just goes on and on Michelle someone in Taiwan. Surro- bio one in Switzerland and forest six six, six, six, six in China guys. You are. Awesome. Thank you for these reviews and Michelle. They're almost all five star reviews. So it looks like on my people love the app. That's all. Thank you guys so much means everything to us. Really. It's really, really nice to get this feedback. And also I see that she LA from Brazil has asked a question in her app review. So guys, that's a really good way to ask a question. I'm now going to put this in our ideas documents so that we can address this question. Ask your question inside your app review. Let's do it. Okay, awesome. So thank you again everybody in speaking of listener questions today. We have a listener question from a teacher. Yeah. Awesome. So this is from me ho. Who's in Japan? Yeah. Do you wanna read us the question Lindsey? Yeah. Okay. So me hose says hi Mojo from Japan. Thank you for your great podcast and blog. It's been super fun studying too. I'm working as an English teacher. And recently I got two good questions from my student, and I need students and I need some help from native English teachers. Please tell me the difference between these idioms all over the world around the world in the world in many parts of
Microphone Etiquette - Are lip noises rude?
"This is an all ears english podcast episode nine sixty three break a leg how to encourage people in english welcome to the all ears english podcast downloaded more than fifty million times we believe in connection not perfection with your american hosts lindsey mcmahon the english adventure and michelle kaplan the new york radio girl coming to you from boston and new york city u s a and to get your transcripts delivered by email every week go to all ears english dot com forward slash subscribe today we teach you a key scale on how to encourage your group members just before performance plus i tell you about my experience playing an abandoned dc hey lindsey how's it going hey michelle really really good how are you and good thanks i'm god something funny happened to me recently what happened so i don't know if i've talked about this before but in college i wasn't a band okay yeah and so i actually just recently found an old cd from my vanden college of a live show that we put on and it was i think that like you know i feel pretty good about the music i mean of course you always feel funny listening to yourself yeah but i i was the singer and sometimes i felt awkward talking to the crowd i don't feel yeah like while you're on stage after you mean while i'm on stage like i'll say something you know like introducing the band like talking about the members or just i'm okay with like the singing part but when the talking and feel funny for some reason so i heard myself over ten years ago and i heard myself like introducing my band mates or the audience and introducing myself unlike embarrassing to listen to him my husband like heard and we were like making fun of like oh i found it you know in a fun way so funny to like listen to that stuff like.
"There is an all ears english podcast episode nine fifty six how to spice up your typical weather conversations in english welcome to the all ears english podcast downloaded more than fifty million times we believe in connection not perfection with your american hosts lindsey mcmahon the english adventure and michelle kaplan the new york radio girl coming to you from boston and new york city u s a and to get your transcripts delivered by email every week go to all ears english dot com forward slash subscribe the weather is the thing that we all have in common so it's a great bridge to start connecting but it doesn't always have to be about the rain or the temperature what else can you say find out today hey michelle how're you doing lindsay i'm good i'm good how are you oh my gosh i'm wonderful don't you just love this time of year oh yes this is wonderful i feel so much better than the winter i know michelle i feel like you shouldn't live in the northeast because you really struggle with the clio i i know everything i talked about is how i hate it being called yeah really i can't stand i don't know why sometimes i wonder why anybody lives in the north yeah you should just move to california or something you know what i mean i'm such a baby about it being called but you know what i also hate when it's too.
"This is an all areas english podcast episode nine forty nine grammar tone and the future tense in english welcome to the all ears english podcast downloaded more than fifty million times we believe in connection not perfection with your american hosts lindsey mcmahon the english adventure and michelle kaplan the new york radio girl coming to you from boston and new york city u s a and to get your transcripts delivered by email every week go to all ears english dot com forward slash subscribe today we'll go way beyond what you learned in your grammar book and we'll start to use grammar forms to convey tone especially in the future tense listening today michelle how're you doing today a lindsay i'm good i'm good how are you good what are you up to on this today is actually a tuesday when we're recording what are you up to on this lovely tuesday well i taught in the morning and then i i it's good because i just walked so much i mean just it's almost ridiculous no it's good it's a good thing especially on a day like today where it's so nice so i'm happy about that and now here i am with you what about oh my is the best while the weekend was beautiful as happy about that and let's see yeah just doing my thing you know what i mean tonight i have my burn class and getting organized for springtime so spring cleaning all that good stuff you know ready to make some moves and do new stuff this spring so very exciting good good yeah yeah yeah very cool very cool and yes so michelle i want to start off by reading our names of are awesome reviewers who reviewed us inside the i tunes store so guys yesterday we read the reviews from the app store and by the way in the app store we now have seventeen hundred reviews and rating that is amazing that is amazing you guys are awesome you help us so much to motivate us with your reviews.
"This is an all ears english podcast nine forty five how to know when your fluent in english welcome to the all ears english podcast downloaded more than fifty million times we believe in connection not perfection with your american hosts lindsey mcmahon the english adventure and michelle kaplan the new york radio girl coming to you from boston and new york city u s a and to get your transcripts delivered by email every week go to all ears english dot com forward slash subscribe today we get a question from omid how will you know when you have a chief bluesy in english and what can you do to get there find out today hey jessica what is happening i am a luxury aiding that a word i am luxuriating in the sun it is like in the eighties here it's awesome is it like fullon spraying where you are too yeah yeah we had a nice weekend i did some hiking over the weekend and yeah like well today's rainy but in general the spring has arrived in boston thank goodness i know my gosh i feel so much better about life now now that it's like suttie and we had we had a soccer game on saturday and it was like i got that feeling i got growing up when it's soccer day and it's warm outside you'd smell the grass and oh amazing it was so good and like lay kids they're all my kids now the whole they're doing so well like all these boys scored goals that hadn't scored goals before how cool looks of pride on their base.
"This is an all ears english podcast episode nine forty four three bad habits and three easy hacks to english connection welcome to the all ears english podcast downloaded more than fifty million times we believe in connection not perfection with your american hosts lindsey mcmahon the english adventure and michelle kaplan the new york radio girl coming to you from boston and new york city u s a and to get your transcripts delivered by email every week go to all ears english dot com forward slash subscribe today it's not always about the vocabulary learned three things that might be holding you back from connection and why you can do to change those habits immediately your english is not progressing at the rate that you think it should it's probably because you're not speaking english enough guys get an english tudor and just minutes when you go to all ears english dot com forward slash it l k i when you register there you'll get ten dollars to go towards your second lesson all ears english dot com forward slash i talking hey michelle what's new with you hey land the i'm good i'm good i know i was talking about the weather yesterday and i'm still excited about it and starting to get my sandals on and good stuff what about you what's new with you well i'm also getting not my sandals on but i'm getting my running shoes on because i'm involved in a steps challenge a steps challenge you know how like on your phone your iphone you can measure your steps now have you ever done that.
"This is an all ears english podcast episode nine forty three how to get out of your head and into the meeting in english welcome to the all ears english podcast downloaded more than fifty million times we believe in connection not perfection with your american hosts lindsey mcmahon the english adventure and michelle kaplan the new york radio girl coming to you from boston and new york city u s a and to get your transcripts delivered by email every week go to all ears english dot com forward slash subscribe today's episode comes from a question from the power english weekend what can you do if you have trouble jumping into a group phone meeting an english and why is it more dangerous to not speak find out today hey michelle how're you doing today hey lindsay i'm good the sun is shining i was saying to you what i felt giddy giddy liked overly it's like just like overly happy like i want to hop around everywhere like the weather affects my mood so much i know it's so awesome i went hiking on sunday of course right but i went hiking and i it was the first hike an ice cream of the season i always after hiking pack back the calories right back on but it felt good to have the first official hike in ice cream outing of the of the week of the year what did you do last weekend while my parents came to visit so that was fun and we went to random town in new jersey and walked around outside gone he's dinner things like that so it was a nice it was a nice family weekend.
"This is an all ears english podcast episode nine thirty seven did lindsey win the goal find out at the end of this episode welcome to the all ears english podcast downloaded more than fifty million times we believe in connection not perfection with your american hosts lindsey mcmahon the english adventure and michelle kaplan the new york radio girl coming to you from boston and new york city u s a and to get your transcripts delivered by email every week go to all ears english dot com forward slash subscribe how do you use the phrases at the end an indian what about like i said and athlete said let's get into the nitty gritty of grammar today hey lindsey how's it going hey not too bad how are you michelle god i'm good so i don't know we were talking it's funny us mir question about yoga the other day and i'm going to ask you a question because you know you've done hot yoga and i'm always curious i don't know if i can try it so i have a couple of questions okay go ahead ask away okay well i i mean how do you feel at the end of a hot yoga session like do you feel terrible no i feel good if as long as i'm in shape like if if it's like if i haven't done it in a long time and i do it again i might feel really depleted but as long as i've been drinking water beforehand i feel good i feel grounded i feel very sweaty first of all to have to take a shower right away because you sweat through everything it's complete wet and then i feel grounded i feel like my body's gone through a bit of a transformation.
"This is an all ears english podcast up as a nine thirty six sear this word into your mind for better english conversations welcome to the all ears english podcast downloaded more than fifty million times we believe in connection not perfection with your american hosts lindsey mcmahon the english adventure and michelle kaplan the new york radio girl coming to you from boston and new york city u s a and to get your transcripts delivered by email every week go to all ears english dot com forward slash subscribe today we'll take the literal definition of a word and find out how we can use it in a figurative way let's push our level higher for this great question from a listener hey lindsey how's it going hey it's going great it's going great i'm hanging out here you know we're in april now i'm ready for spring and may i love the month of may so psyched for that so my goodness i think it's been the longest winter ever it has been a really long winter i'm so i'm so over at all right anyway i got a can't even talk about him anymore like i feel like i always have the same conversation with you because let's just like so frustrated yeah that's true that's true but we won't have that conversation when it's beautiful out yeah i guess mother's day is coming up soon what are you doing for mother's day with your with your mom and i'm sure i'm not sure if i'm going to be with my mom on mother's day this year not i have to figure that out.
"This is an all ears english podcast episode nine thirty three how to be vague in english welcome to the all ears english podcast downloaded more than fifty million times we believe in connection not perfection with your american hosts lindsey mcmahon the english adventure and michelle kaplan the new york radio girl coming to you from boston and new york city u s a and to get your transcripts delivered by email every week go to all ears english dot com forward slash subscribe do you ever want to be vague and not give all of the details in english today let's get supernatural with our english and learn some new phrases to be vague lindsay how's it going excellent michelle how're you doing i'm good i'm good so i mean it's almost getting ready for the weekend what are you doing this weekend lindsay oh my gosh this weekend i'm getting my all the odds and ends ready for our trip to japan but by the time that this episode goes live it'll be way in the past but yeah no i'm just getting ready i think i might do a little hiking mike visit a brewery kind of typical stuff for me right so yeah yeah i'm thinking i might meet some friends you know go into the city and whatnot i'm not exactly sure awesome what are you thinking about doing in new york in the city what what are you thinking i don't know i don't know maybe try not a new restaurant or something like that so we'll see but i i'm not really sure yet but i don't know if our listeners heard this but when i was talking about what i was doing on my weekend i said and what not.