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Join Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/thinkinginenglish What does it mean to be bilingual? What are the different types of bilingualism? Is it possible for anyone to become bilingual or multilingual? And how can you become bilingual in English and your native language? Hopefully this episode will answer a few of these questions and introduce the concept of bilingualism to all of you! Transcript -...
Published 04/15/24
Finland has been ranked as the happiest country in the world for the seventh time in a row. But why? What is happiness? And how is it measured? This episode of Thinking in English discusses the Cantril Ladder, why the World Happiness Report might not accurately test happiness, and why Finland keeps coming top of the rankings! Transcript -...
Published 04/08/24
Published 04/08/24
Gig work, freelancers, independent contractors, and the gig economy. These are terms that are becoming increasingly relevant to the way we work in the 21st century. Today, I want to take a deeper look at the gig economy. We’ll define some key vocabulary, look at the history and development of the gig economy, discuss some criticisms and think about the future of work! Transcript - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2024/04/01/290-what-is-the-gig-economy-english-vocabulary-lesson/ My...
Published 04/01/24
Download ELSA for free and get 7 days pro membership for free: https://bit.ly/ELSAxTHINKINGINENGLISH ⁠ ⁠Get up to 85% off of ELSA lifetime membership by going to elsaspeak.com/promocode and use my code THINK85⁠ TikTok is changing the way we speak and use English. It is contributing to the invention of new vocabulary. New ways of communicating and censoring words are seen across the platform. And a new accent or way of speaking is developing! Today, I want to take a deep look into TikTok...
Published 03/25/24
Join the Conversation Club TODAY! - https://www.patreon.com/thinkinginenglish⁠ ⁠PATREON - https://www.patreon.com/thinkinginenglish⁠ During the pandemic, millions of employees began to do their job from home and work remotely. Four years later, remote work is still a feature of the workplace. But will this last? Is the end of remote work around the corner? Let’s discuss remote work and the “return to office” movement on today’s episode of Thinking in English! ⁠TRANSCRIPT -...
Published 03/18/24
Try Lingoda's Language SPRINT - https://try.lingoda.com/Thinking20 Use code - THINKING20 - for an exclusive discount! Tea is the second-most popular beverage in the world (behind water). How much do you know about the history of this delicious drink? Join me today for a discussion on the history of tea, from mysterious and mythical Chinese emperors to a Portuguese princess in London! At the same time, we’ll learn a lot of new and interesting words while testing your listening...
Published 03/11/24
Join the Conversation Club TODAY! - https://www.patreon.com/thinkinginenglish PATREON - https://www.patreon.com/thinkinginenglish Today I want to tell you the story of Thomas Midgely Jr. He was a scientist, engineer, and incredibly successful inventor. His creations revolutionised transportation and made refrigerators and air conditioners possible. Unfortunately, his inventions were also incredibly harmful. They caused millions of deaths and perhaps harmed the world more than any...
Published 03/04/24
Check Out Simple English News Daily - https://www.send7.org/ Listen to SEND7 on Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/4QctJjCUuHefLzeZWDoXqc?si=5b708c937f0b4802 Are electric cars actually environmentally friendly? Are they a good option for people who want to reduce their carbon footprints? What is the most environmentally friendly form of transport? Are electric cars the future? Let’s discuss these questions on today’s episode of Thinking in English! TRANSCRIPT -...
Published 02/26/24
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Published 02/19/24
⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thinkinginenglish⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Today, I want to introduce a piece of British history. We’ll look at the Anglo-Saxons and discuss the myths and reality behind this group of people. From the Roman Empire and Saxon tribes migrating from mainland Europe, to kingdoms, Viking raids, and a king shot in the eye with an arrow, this is the story of the Anglo-Saxons. Transcript -...
Published 02/12/24
⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thinkinginenglish⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ The United Kingdom has announced plans to ban certain types of e-cigarette and restrict the sale of other vaping products. Let's discuss some of the key terms surrounding "vapes", look at why the UK is banning these products, and examine the debate around vapes in more detail! My Links ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thinkinginenglish⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠TEST YOUR ENGLISH LEVEL -...
Published 02/05/24
Where is the healthiest place on earth? Where do people live the longest lives? And what is a blue zone? Let’s discuss these questions on today’s episode! Transcript - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2024/01/29/281-what-is-a-blue-zone-english-vocabulary-lesson/ My Links ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thinkinginenglish⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠TEST YOUR ENGLISH LEVEL - https://thinkinginenglish.link/placement-level-test/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Thinking in English Bonus Podcast -...
Published 01/29/24
English Learning for Curious Minds - https://link.chtbl.com/MD7DXINT Donald Trump is the frontrunner to be the Republican candidate in this year’s US presidential election. But… should he be allowed to run for president? In a few weeks the US Supreme Court will answer this very question. Let’s talk about this situation in today’s episode! Transcript -...
Published 01/22/24
Download ELSA for free and get 7 days pro membership for free: https://bit.ly/ELSAxTHINKINGINENGLISH  Get up to 85% off of ELSA lifetime membership by going to elsaspeak.com/promocode and use my code THINK85 What do the 1857 Indian Mutiny, a brutal punishment feared by sailors, and mercury poisoning all have in common? All of these things lie behind three common idioms. Today, let’s take a deeper look at these idioms while exploring their surprising etymologies! Transcript -...
Published 01/15/24
Fish and chips is the most iconic, and one of the most popular, dishes from the United Kingdom. Today, let me give you a detailed explanation of the origins, history, and variations of this classic meal! ⁠Transcript - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2024/01/08/278-the-history-of-fish-and-chips-english-vocabulary-lesson/ My Links ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thinkinginenglish⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠TEST YOUR ENGLISH LEVEL -...
Published 01/08/24
Lingoda Language Sprint - https://try.lingoda.com/English2024 Use my code - ENGLISH2024 - to save $25! In 2024, I want you all to form great study habits. I want you all to achieve your goals (whether it is English learning or something else). And I think the best way to do this is by learning how to form excellent habits and how to break bad habits. So, let’s discuss this in detail today! Transcript -...
Published 01/01/24
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Published 12/28/23
Thinking in English Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thinkinginenglish ⁠⁠⁠ Happy Christmas to all the Thinking in English listeners out there! In this Christmas special episode, I am going to introduce you to a traditional British Christmas. Hope you enjoy listening! ⁠TRANSCRIPT - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2023/12/25/276-what-is-a-traditional-british-christmas-english-vocabulary-lesson/⁠ My Links ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Patreon -...
Published 12/25/23
TiE English Placement Test! - https://thinkinginenglish.link/placement-level-test/ Thinking in English Patreon (Join in December - Prices will increase next year) - https://www.patreon.com/thinkinginenglish ⁠⁠⁠ Shohei Ohtani, the Japanese baseball star, is signing a $700 million 10 year contract… is this too much? Are professional sports stars paid too much? Let’s discuss this on today’s episode of Thinking in English! ⁠TRANSCRIPT -...
Published 12/18/23
Thinking in English Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thinkinginenglish ⁠⁠ Argentina has elected Javier Milei as their new President. Milei has described himself as a libertarian and anarcho-capitalist… but what does this mean? What is an anarcho-capitalist?Let’s discuss this on today’s episode of Thinking in English! TRANSCRIPT - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2023/12/11/274-what-is-an-anarcho-capitalist-the-election-of-javier-milei-in-argentina-english-vocabulary-lesson/ My...
Published 12/11/23
Sign up to the LINGODA LANGUAGE SPRINT - https://try.lingoda.com/ThinkingPodcast Use the Code THINKINGPOD for $25 off - https://try.lingoda.com/ThinkingPodcast Who was William Shakespeare? Why is he so famous? And did he really invent 1700 English words and phrases?Let’s discuss this on today’s episode of Thinking in English! TRANSCRIPT -...
Published 12/03/23
Imagine you are the leader of a country. How do you improve your international reputation? How do you make friends and gain influence? Countries around the world have tried a lot of creative approaches, but perhaps my favourite approach is Panda Diplomacy! What is Panda Diplomacy? How did it start? And is it ending? Let’s discuss today! SEND7 Podcast - https://www.send7.org/⁠⁠ ⁠⁠Listen to SEND7 on Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/5o2ikpvomNa3bbe2CFcv06⁠⁠ ⁠⁠TRANSCRIPT -...
Published 11/27/23
English Learning for Curious Minds - https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts⁠ ⁠Listen to ELCM on Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/0Hqh7seQDFP0K41GMa40aL?si=fa08de5002df4cfa⁠ How much do you know about the way your memory works? By understanding your memory, you can make the process of learning English much more efficient. Today, let’s take a look at some memory effects and investigate how you can incorporate them into your study routine! ⁠TRANSCRIPT -...
Published 11/20/23
⁠NEW AI Writing Tool - https://www.thinkinginenglish.io/⁠ ⁠Become a Patron to Try Out the Tool - https://www.patreon.com/thinkinginenglish ⁠ What is the 2023 Word of the Year? What word best sums up the trends, events, and stories of the past 12 months? Listen to this episode to find out the 2023 Collins Dictionary Word of the Year, as well as some other Word of the Year contenders! Transcript -...
Published 11/13/23