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#englishbanana Free English Podcast

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This is a great free podcast for students and teachers of English, ESL, EFL, and ESOL. This educational podcast delivers interesting weekly lessons on a range of ELT topics, such as grammar, vocabulary, speaking, listening, pronunciation, and more! Matt welcomes your feedback, so if you have comments or suggestions for future podcasts, please do get in touch with him via Twitter: @englishbanana

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Episodes

Important Announcement about EnglishBanana.com!

Oct 21, 2016 00:15:26

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Join Matt Purland as he shares an important announcement about EnglishBanana.com with all of his podcast listeners.

This, That, These, Those - Demonstratives

Sep 11, 2016 00:37:16

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Improve your English grammar skills. This podcast is suitable for English, EFL, and ESL! You can download the 4 free printable worksheets with full answers here: http://www.slideshare.net/ebfreeresources/this-that-these-those-demonstratives-4-printable-worksheets-with-answers-for-englisheflesl-practice Image used by permission: https://pixabay.com/en/direction-finger-hand-main-pointer-1293809/

Teaching Pronunciation

Jul 22, 2016 00:49:37

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I recently met up with Maya Goodall of LingualLearning.com to discuss the most effective ways of teaching pronunciation. Download the free book mentioned in this podcast: http://englishbanana.com/podcasts.html You can contact Matt here: http://englishbanana.com/contact.html and Maya here: https://linguallearning.com Free image courtesy of Pixabay - https://pixabay.com/en/speech-bubble-comic-icon-symbol-1426772/

Get to Know... the Conditional Family

Jul 9, 2016 00:42:27

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Meet the Conditional family! Teaching and learning the four English conditional forms - the fun way! Download the free printable worksheet pack here: http://englishbanana.com/podcasts.html You can contact Matt here: http://englishbanana.com/contact.html

Bilingualism

Jul 4, 2016 00:45:54

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I discuss the benefits, uses, and challenges of bilingualism with Maya Goodall from LingualLearning.com in this free ELT podcast for students and teachers of ESL and EFL. You can contact me here: http://englishbanana.com/contact.html Image courtesy: https://pixabay.com/en/ducks-figures-two-pair-cute-sweet-1339558/

Sounds and Intonation - Free Resource Pack

Jul 1, 2016 00:46:18

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Learn about sounds and intonation in English with this free ELT podcast for students and teachers of ESL and EFL. Download the free resource pack here: http://www.slideshare.net/ebfreeresources/sounds-and-intonation-game-cards-complete-pack Contact Matt here: http://englishbanana.com/contact.html

Intonation

Jun 24, 2016 00:42:01

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Learn about intonation in English with this free ELT podcast for students and teachers of ESL and EFL. Contact Matt here: http://englishbanana.com/contact-us/

Summer Vocabulary Words and Discussion Questions

Jun 21, 2016 00:31:45

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Summer Vocabulary Words and Discussion Questions. Download the accompanying free printable worksheets here: http://englishbanana.com/free-podcasts/ Free image courtesy: https://pixabay.com/en/straw-bales-stubble-summer-straw-726977/

Getting Students to Speak in Class

Jun 12, 2016 00:56:41

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I chatted with Maya Goodall, from Lingual Learning, about activities and techniques for getting students to speak in the classrom. You can contact Maya here: https://linguallearning.com Link to You Are The Course Book - Lesson Plans: http://englishbanana.com/free-books/teacher-training/ Picture used by permission: https://pixabay.com/en/microphone-sound-music-1261792/

You Are The Course Book (Audio Version) - Part 1

Jun 10, 2016 00:31:00

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Part 1: The Story of Baa Baa. You can download your free copy of You Are The Course Book (PDF) here: http://englishbanana.com/free-books/teacher-training/

Giving Your Opinion

Jun 4, 2016 00:39:50

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Free vocabulary lesson for students and teachers of English, EFL, ESL, and ESOL. To download the free material pack for this lesson, please visit http://englishbanana.com/free-podcasts/ Photo credit: thanks to https://www.pexels.com/photo/bench-nature-love-people-50592/

26 Past, Present, and Future Uses of Would

May 28, 2016 00:36:50

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Free grammar lesson for students and teachers of English, EFL, ESL, and ESOL. To download the free material pack for this lesson, please visit http://englishbanana.com/free-podcasts/ Photo credit: thanks to https://www.pexels.com/photo/wood-iii-6088/

Interview with Maya Goodall of Lingual Learning

May 20, 2016 00:54:55

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I spoke to Maya Goodall, President and Founder of Lingual Learning, about curriculum design, getting students to speak in the classroom, and the importance of bilingualism in the modern world. Lingual Learning provides curriculum, professional development, and resources for educators of Second Language Learners. You can find out more here: https://linguallearning.com Follow Lingual Learning on Twitter: http://twitter.com/linguallearning and Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/linguallearning Link to free You Are The Course Book downloads: http://englishbanana.com/free-books/teacher-training/

Free Grammar Class: Using There is and There are

May 17, 2016 00:39:05

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Free Grammar Class: Using There is and There are

Word Order with Made-Up Words (Revised)

May 9, 2016 00:43:43

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Download the free worksheets here: http://www.slideshare.net/ebfreeresources/word-order-with-madeup-words-revised Listen to EnglishBanana Radio live now! http://tunein.com/radio/EnglishBanana-Radio-s268480/ Photo used by permission: https://www.pexels.com/photo/toys-letters-pay-play-48898/

Understanding Ellipsis

May 3, 2016 00:37:21

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Understanding Ellipsis, with Matt Purland. Download the free worksheets here: http://englishbanana.com/free-podcasts/ Free image courtesy: https://pixabay.com/en/woman-girl-headphones-music-977020/

Using a Newspaper Article in a Reading Lesson

Apr 24, 2016 00:39:34

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Using a Newspaper Article in a Reading Lesson. Link: http://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/apr/14/us-chain-amc-texting-friendly-cinemas Buy EnglishBanana.com's Big Resource Folder - containing You Are The Course Book - Lesson Plans - here: http://englishbanana.com/resources-store/

Let's Talk about British Traditions!

Apr 21, 2016 00:32:31

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Link: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/top-50-british-traits-revealed-7796417 You can buy EnglishBanana.com's Big Resource Folder - containing the Englishness resource pack - here: http://englishbanana.com/resources-store/ Image courtesy: https://pixabay.com/en/union-jack-british-flag-uk-english-1027895/

Describing People

Apr 18, 2016 00:35:33

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Learn how to describe people in English. To buy Big Resource Folder on USB Flash Drive click here: http://englishbanana.com/resources-store/buy-englishbanana-coms-big-resource-folder-on-usb-flash-drive/ To buy Big Resource Folder as a digital download click here: http://englishbanana.com/resources-store/buy-englishbanana-coms-big-resource-folder-digital-download-and-save-9/ Click here to contact us: http://englishbanana.com/contact-us/

Free Big Grammar Book for English Language Lessons

Mar 19, 2016 00:37:54

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Discover this hugely popular free Big Grammar Book for English language lessons - including how to download it! Links in this podcast: Download free Big Grammar Book: http://englishbanana.com/free-books/ and https://teachers.theguardian.com/teacher-resources/11021/Big-Grammar-Book-101-Worksheets-for-English-Lessons Download the free interactive version for desktop: http://download.cnet.com/Big-Grammar-Book-Interactive-Version/3000-2279_4-75450419.html Buy a paperback version (as in the picture): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Big-Grammar-Book-Worksheets-English/dp/150240995X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 Find out more about Big Grammar Book: https://englishbanana.wordpress.com/2015/08/17/big-grammar-book-has-been-downloaded-from-englishbanana-com-over-1-million-times-in-2015-so-far/

Talk a Lot Foundation Course - Phonetic Alphabet

Mar 19, 2016 00:21:02

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Talk a Lot Foundation Course - Phonetic Alphabet. This free English pronunciation course was first published in 2011. You can download the relevant course material (PDF) here: http://englishbanana.com/10-talk-a-lot-foundation-course.pdf

Talk a Lot Foundation Course - Lesson 4 of 4

Mar 13, 2016 01:19:27

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Talk a Lot Foundation Course - Lesson 4 of 4. This free English pronunciation course was first published in 2011. You can download the relevant course material (PDF) here: http://englishbanana.com/10-talk-a-lot-foundation-course.pdf

Talk a Lot Foundation Course - Lesson 3 of 4

Mar 13, 2016 01:18:53

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Talk a Lot Foundation Course - Lesson 3 of 4. This free English pronunciation course was first published in 2011. You can download the relevant course material (PDF) here: http://englishbanana.com/10-talk-a-lot-foundation-course.pdf

Talk a Lot Foundation Course - Lesson 2 of 4

Mar 13, 2016 01:03:43

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Talk a Lot Foundation Course - Lesson 2 of 4. This free English pronunciation course was first published in 2011. You can download the relevant course material (PDF) here: http://englishbanana.com/10-talk-a-lot-foundation-course.pdf

Talk a Lot Foundation Course - Lesson 1 of 4

Mar 13, 2016 00:39:20

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Talk a Lot Foundation Course - Lesson 1 of 4. This free English pronunciation course was first published in 2011. You can download the relevant course material (PDF) here: http://englishbanana.com/10-talk-a-lot-foundation-course.pdf

How to Use Glottal Stops in English

Mar 6, 2016 00:43:49

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How to Use Glottal Stops in English; free printable material for this podcast from: http://englishbanana.com/free-podcasts/ Music: "Reverie (small theme)" by _ghost http://ccmixter.org/files/_ghost/25389 2010 – Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution (3.0)

Talking about Radio - Discussion Questions

Mar 1, 2016 00:36:10

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Talking about Radio - Discussion Questions; free printable material for this podcast from: http://englishbanana.com/free-podcasts/ Music: "Reverie (small theme)" by _ghost http://ccmixter.org/files/_ghost/25389 2010 – Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution (3.0)

Telling the Time - Vocabulary, Idioms, and Exercises

Feb 22, 2016 00:42:54

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In this podcast: find out how to tell the time in English; learn some new English idioms connected with time, and then take part in a listening test! You can download the worksheet and answer page here: http://englishbanana.com/free-podcasts/ Don't forget that you can buy cheap paperback editions of our books, like Big Grammar Book and Talk a Lot Elementary Books 1 & 2, here: http://englishbanana.com/print-books/ Prices start at only £2.75 per book! If you have any questions or comments, or suggestions for the next podcast, please contact us here: http://englishbanana.com/contact-us/ Links: Music: "Reverie (small theme)" by _ghost http://ccmixter.org/files/_ghost/25389 2010 – Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) Subscribe to this podcast on acast and find more free podcasts: https://www.acast.com/learnenglishwithenglishbanana Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/englishbanana-free-english/id153127964?mt=2

State Verbs - Why we're not allowed to be loving them!

Feb 13, 2016 00:44:09

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In this podcast: find out more about state verbs and revise continuous tenses; then enjoy a listening test based on what you have learned! You can download the worksheet and answer page here: http://englishbanana.com/free-podcasts/ Don't forget that you can buy cheap paperback editions of our books, like Big Grammar Book and Talk a Lot Elementary Books 1 & 2, here: http://englishbanana.com/print-books/ Prices start at only £2.75 per book! If you have any questions or comments, or suggestions for the next podcast, please contact us here: http://englishbanana.com/contact-us/ Links: Picture credit: The Empire State Building: https://www.pexels.com/photo/skyline-buildings-new-york-skyscrapers-2324/ Music: "Reverie (small theme)" by _ghost http://ccmixter.org/files/_ghost/25389 2010 – Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) Subscribe to this podcast on acast and find more free podcasts: https://www.acast.com/learnenglishwithenglishbanana Subscribe to this podcast on...

Listening Comprehension - Working Out The Bill

Feb 9, 2016 00:40:47

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Welcome to the Free EnglishBanana.com Podcast - with Matt Purland. In this podcast: a listening comprehension test from Big Resource Book that will test English and Maths skills - as well as logic! You can download the worksheet and answer page here: http://englishbanana.com/free-podcasts/ Don't forget that you can buy cheap paperback editions of our books, like Big Grammar Book and Talk a Lot Elementary Books 1 & 2, here: http://englishbanana.com/print-books/ Prices start at only £2.75 per book! If you have any questions or comments, or suggestions for the next podcast, please contact us here: http://englishbanana.com/contact-us/ Links: Picture credit: https://www.pexels.com/photo/vegetables-italian-pizza-restaurant-2232/ Music: "Reverie (small theme)" by _ghost http://ccmixter.org/files/_ghost/25389 2010 – Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) Subscribe to this podcast on acast and find more free podcasts: https://www.acast.com/learnenglishwithenglishbanana Subscribe to this...

The Magic of Modal Verbs in English - Free Resource Pack

Feb 6, 2016 00:57:39

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Welcome to the Free EnglishBanana.com Podcast - with Matt Purland. This week, some exciting and fun activities for learning and practising English modal verbs, including a modal verbs test for you to try. You can download the free resource pack here: http://englishbanana.com/free-podcasts/ Don't forget that you can buy cheap paperback editions of our books, like Big Grammar Book and Talk a Lot Elementary Books 1 & 2, here: http://englishbanana.com/print-books/ Prices start at only £2.75 per book! If you have any questions or comments, or suggestions for the next podcast, please contact us here: http://englishbanana.com/contact-us/ Links: Periscope video of me recording the introduction and outro parts of the podcast: https://www.periscope.tv/englishbanana/1jMJgzXPewbGL Learn the Alphabet with Naailde the Witch http://www.naailde.com/en/ Subscribe to this podcast on acast and find more free podcasts: https://www.acast.com/learnenglishwithenglishbanana Subscribe to this podcast on...

2 Great Speaking & Listening Activities for Groups!

Jan 31, 2016 00:41:53

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Welcome to the Free EnglishBanana.com Podcast - with Matt Purland. This week, find out how to lead two fantastic and imaginative speaking and listening activities for groups of English, ESL, and EFL students. You can download the free handouts here: http://englishbanana.com/free-podcasts/ You can buy cheap paperback editions of our books, like Big Grammar Book and Talk a Lot Elementary Books 1 & 2, here: http://englishbanana.com/print-books/ Prices start at only £2.75 per book! If you have any questions or comments, or suggestions for the next podcast, please contact us here: http://englishbanana.com/contact-us/ The podcast photo shows the sign from The Boat Restaurant, by one of the groups in Class 2A who did the restaurant activity. Podcast music: grateful thanks to: http://ccmixter.org/files/_ghost/25389 "Reverie (small theme)" by _ghost 2010 - Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) Uses samples from: R&R&R by Pitx, http://ccmixter.org/files/Pitx/24565

Use of Articles in English – Listening Test

Jan 24, 2016 00:52:43

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This episode contains a free listening test for practising use of articles (a, an, the, and zero) in English, along with full answers and guidance for using articles. With Matt Purland. You can download Big Grammar Book Intermediate here: http://englishbanana.com/free-books/mixed-photocopiable-worksheets/ If you have any questions or comments, or suggestions for the next podcast, please contact us here: http://englishbanana.com/contact-us/

From our new Free Elementary English Course - Week 1 - Basic Words and Phrases

Jan 18, 2016 00:33:00

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This is a recording from our new free Elementary English course. Learn common expressions like 'Hello' and 'Goodbye', as well as some less familiar ones, like 'Hiya!' 'Ta-ra!' and 'Ey up mi duck!' You can watch the video on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFD2zU-C0zc and access the course page here: http://englishbanana.com/free-elementary-english-course/week-1-everyday-things-part-1/ If you have any comments or questions, we'd love to hear from you. You can contact us here: http://englishbanana.com/contact-us/

Teacher Tips #1 (24.11.14)

Nov 25, 2014 00:26:04

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Great ideas for English and ESL teachers. This week: a winter poem; a spiral city below the ocean; the merits of Band Aid 30; teaching English to 2-year-olds - and more! Level: this podcast is aimed at teachers of English. About: Matt Purland runs the popular English language resource website http://www.englishbanana.com/ If you enjoy this podcast, please tell a friend and leave a rating and a few comments on iTunes. Thank you!