Thinking in English

Thomas Wilkinson

A podcast for Intermediate to Advanced English Learners. Thinking is an incredibly important step on the road fluency, and we aim to help you achieve this by discussing topics ranging from politics and economics, to philosophy and science. Learn new vocabulary, listen to native level English, and test your comprehension! Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support read less
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284. What is Language Anxiety? And How to Overcome Anxiety While Using English? (English Vocabulary Lesson)
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284. What is Language Anxiety? And How to Overcome Anxiety While Using English? (English Vocabulary Lesson)
BOOK A 6 WEEK COURSE TODAY - https://thinkinginenglish.link/courses/ USE CODE "THINK" FOR 10% OFF - https://thinkinginenglish.link/courses/ TEST YOUR ENGLISH LEVEL - https://thinkinginenglish.link/placement-level-test/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Language anxiety is a problem that many English learners and non-native English speakers face every day! Today, I want to talk in depth about language anxiety. We’ll discuss the causes and consequences of anxiety while using a foreign language, and I’ll give you a few different tips and strategies on how to improve your confidence and reduce your anxiety while speaking in English! Transcript - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2024/02/19/284-what-is-language-anxiety-and-how-to-overcome-anxiety-while-using-english-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 - https://www.patreon.com/collection/10513⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠NEW YOUTUBE Channel!!! - https://www.youtube.com/@thinkinginenglishpodcast ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/)  ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog⁠⁠ Vocabulary Anxiety (Noun): A feeling of unease, nervousness, or worry.Fear (Noun): An unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.Stress (Noun): Mental or emotional strain resulting from challenging situations, circumstances, or pressures.Predisposition (Noun): A tendency or inclination to a particular condition, behaviour, or outcome.Apprehension (Noun): Anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen.Evaluation (Noun): The act of assessing or judging the quality, value, or performance of someone or something.Self-Awareness (Noun): Conscious knowledge of one's own character, feelings, motives, and desires. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support
283. Who Were the Anglo-Saxons? (English Vocabulary Lesson)
12-02-2024
283. Who Were the Anglo-Saxons? (English Vocabulary Lesson)
⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠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 - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2024/02/12/283-who-were-the-anglo-saxons-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 - https://www.patreon.com/collection/10513⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠NEW YOUTUBE Channel!!! - https://www.youtube.com/@thinkinginenglishpodcast ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/)  ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog⁠⁠ Vocabulary Anglo-Saxon (noun): A member of the Germanic tribes that settled in England from the 5th century ADInvade (verb): To enter a place with the intention of taking control, often by force.Monasteries (noun): Religious communities where monks live.Descendants (noun): People who are the children, or later generations of a particular ancestor or group.Settlement (noun): The act or process of establishing a community or group of people in a new location.Raid (noun/verb): A sudden and swift attack, often carried out for the purpose of seizing goods or causing damage.Tribe (noun): A social group consisting of families or communities sharing common ancestry, language, and customs. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support
282. Should Vaping be Banned? (English Vocabulary Lesson)
05-02-2024
282. Should Vaping be Banned? (English Vocabulary Lesson)
⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠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 - https://thinkinginenglish.link/placement-level-test/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Thinking in English Bonus Podcast - https://www.patreon.com/collection/10513⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠NEW YOUTUBE Channel!!! - https://www.youtube.com/@thinkinginenglishpodcast ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/)  ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog⁠⁠ Vocabulary Disposable (adjective): Designed to be thrown away after use.E-cigarettes (noun): Electronic devices that heat a liquid to produce vapour, typically containing nicotine, offering an alternative to traditional smoking.Inhale/Exhale (verbs): To breathe in and out, respectively.Vapour (noun): A substance in the air, usually a liquid.Combustion (noun): The process of burning.Addictive (adjective): Causing a strong dependence on a substance, typically a drug like nicotine.Regulation (noun): The process of controlling and managing an activity through rules and laws. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support
281. What is a Blue Zone? (English Vocabulary Lesson)
29-01-2024
281. What is a Blue Zone? (English Vocabulary Lesson)
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 - https://www.patreon.com/collection/10513⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠NEW YOUTUBE Channel!!! - https://www.youtube.com/@thinkinginenglishpodcast ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/)  ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog⁠⁠ Vocabulary Lifestyle (noun): The way in which a person lives, including habits, behaviours, and daily activities. Longevity (noun): The state of having a long duration of life. Lifespan (noun): The length of time a person lives. Moderation (noun): Consuming things in appropriate amounts, avoiding excess. Well-Being (noun): The state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy. Diet (noun): The kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats. Calorie (noun): A unit of measurement for energy, often used to quantify the energy content of food and beverages. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support
280. Should Donald Trump Be Allowed to Run For President Again? (English Vocabulary Lesson)
22-01-2024
280. Should Donald Trump Be Allowed to Run For President Again? (English Vocabulary Lesson)
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 - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2024/01/22/280-should-donald-trump-be-allowed-to-run-for-president-again-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 - https://www.patreon.com/collection/10513⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠NEW YOUTUBE Channel!!! - https://www.youtube.com/@thinkinginenglishpodcast ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/)  ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog⁠ Vocabulary Election (noun): The formal process of choosing a person for a public office or position, typically through voting.Frontrunner (noun): The leading candidate or contestant in a competition or election.Fraud (noun): Wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain.Insurrection (noun): A violent uprising or rebellion against a government or authority.To run (verb): To compete as a candidate in an election; to seek or be nominated for a political office.Legal Case (noun): A dispute or issue brought before a court for resolution; a matter to be decided by law.Campaign (noun): A series of organized activities, events, or efforts with a particular purpose, especially a political or social cause. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support
279. Indian Mutiny, the Cat-O’-Nine-Tails, and Mercury Poisoning: The Surprising Origins of English Idioms! (English Vocabulary Lesson)
15-01-2024
279. Indian Mutiny, the Cat-O’-Nine-Tails, and Mercury Poisoning: The Surprising Origins of English Idioms! (English Vocabulary Lesson)
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 - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2024/01/15/279-indian-mutiny-the-cat-o-nine-tails-and-mercury-poisoning-the-surprising-origins-of-english-idioms-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 - https://www.patreon.com/collection/10513⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠NEW YOUTUBE Channel!!! - https://www.youtube.com/@thinkinginenglishpodcast ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/)  ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog Vocabulary Bite the Bullet (idiom): To endure a painful or difficult situation with courage and fortitude, often accepting the inevitable.Cat Got Your Tongue (idiom): A phrase used to inquire why someone is unusually quiet or not speaking.Mad as a Hatter (idiom): Completely crazy or insane, often used to describe someone with eccentric behavior. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support
278. The History of Fish and Chips! (English Vocabulary Lesson)
08-01-2024
278. The History of Fish and Chips! (English Vocabulary Lesson)
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 - https://thinkinginenglish.link/placement-level-test/⁠⁠⁠⁠ Lingoda Language Sprint - ⁠⁠https://try.lingoda.com/English2024⁠⁠ ⁠⁠Use my code - ENGLISH2024 - to save $25!⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Thinking in English Bonus Podcast - https://www.patreon.com/collection/10513⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ENGLISH CLASSES - https://thinkinginenglish.link/ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠NEW YOUTUBE Channel!!! - https://www.youtube.com/@thinkinginenglishpodcast ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/)  ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog⁠⁠⁠⁠ Vocabulary List Takeaways (Noun): Establishments where prepared food is sold to be eaten somewhere else.Fillet (Noun): A boneless cut or slice of meat or fish.Texture (Noun): The feel or consistency of a surface or substance.Batter (Noun/Verb): A mixture of eggs, flour, and liquid used to coat food before frying; the process of coating food with such a mixture.National Dish (Noun): A traditional or iconic dish that is considered representative of a particular country.Iconic (Adjective): Widely recognized and regarded as a symbol of a particular time, place, or culture.Chain Restaurants (Noun): A series of connected restaurants under the same brand or ownership. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support
277. How to Form Great Study Habits! (English Vocabulary Lesson)
01-01-2024
277. How to Form Great Study Habits! (English Vocabulary Lesson)
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 - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2024/01/01/277-how-to-form-great-study-habits-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 - https://www.patreon.com/collection/10513⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ENGLISH CLASSES - https://thinkinginenglish.link/ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠NEW YOUTUBE Channel!!! - https://www.youtube.com/@thinkinginenglishpodcast ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/)  ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog⁠⁠⁠ Vocabulary List Habit (noun): A settled, regular, and automatic behaviour, especially one that is hard to give up.Motivation (noun): The reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way.Unconscious (adjective): Operating or occurring without awareness.Intentional (adjective): Done with purpose or intention; not accidental.Behaviour (noun): The observable actions and responses exhibited by an individual.Cue (noun): A signal or prompt that induces someone to take a particular action.Consistent (adjective): Acting or done in the same way over time. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support
276. What is a Traditional British Christmas? (English Vocabulary Lesson)
25-12-2023
276. What is a Traditional British Christmas? (English Vocabulary Lesson)
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 - https://www.patreon.com/thinkinginenglish⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠TEST YOUR ENGLISH LEVEL - https://thinkinginenglish.link/placement-level-test/⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠Thinking in English Bonus Podcast - https://www.patreon.com/collection/10513⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ENGLISH CLASSES - https://thinkinginenglish.link/ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠NEW YOUTUBE Channel!!! - https://www.youtube.com/@thinkinginenglishpodcast ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/)  ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog⁠⁠ Vocabulary List Festive (adjective):Related to a celebration or festival.Carols (noun):Festive songs, often associated with Christmas.Stockings (noun): Long socks traditionally hung by the fireplace for small gifts.Boxing Day(noun): The day after Christmas in the UK.Public holiday (noun): A day on which most businesses and schools are closed.Advent (noun): The period of four weeks before Christmas. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support
275. Are Professional Sports Stars Paid Too Much?: Shohei Ohtani’s $700 million Contact! (English Vocabulary Lesson )
18-12-2023
275. Are Professional Sports Stars Paid Too Much?: Shohei Ohtani’s $700 million Contact! (English Vocabulary Lesson )
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 - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2023/12/18/275-are-professional-sports-stars-paid-too-much-shohei-ohtanis-700-million-contact/ My Links ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thinkinginenglish⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠TEST YOUR ENGLISH LEVEL - https://thinkinginenglish.link/placement-level-test/⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠Thinking in English Bonus Podcast - https://www.patreon.com/collection/10513⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ENGLISH CLASSES - https://thinkinginenglish.link/ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠NEW YOUTUBE Channel!!! - https://www.youtube.com/@thinkinginenglishpodcast ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/)  ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog⁠⁠ Vocabulary List Contract (Noun): A formal agreement between two parties, specifying terms, conditions, and obligations.Endorsements (Noun): Public support or approval, especially by a famous person or celebrity, often for products or services.Two-way Player (Noun): A player in sports, like baseball, who excels in both offensive (batting) and defensive (pitching) skills.Valuable (Adjective): Having considerable monetary worth or importance.Pitching (Noun): Throwing the ball in baseball with the aim of getting the batter out.Supply and Demand (Phrase): The fundamental economic principle determining the price of goods and services.Salary (Noun): Fixed regular payments made by an employer to an employee. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support
274. What is an Anarcho-Capitalist?: The Election of Javier Milei in Argentina! (English Vocabulary Lesson )
11-12-2023
274. What is an Anarcho-Capitalist?: The Election of Javier Milei in Argentina! (English Vocabulary Lesson )
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 Links ⁠⁠⁠⁠Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thinkinginenglish⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠TEST YOUR ENGLISH LEVEL - https://thinkinginenglish.link/placement-level-test/⁠ ⁠⁠Thinking in English Bonus Podcast - https://www.patreon.com/collection/10513⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ENGLISH CLASSES - https://thinkinginenglish.link/ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠NEW YOUTUBE Channel!!! - https://www.youtube.com/@thinkinginenglishpodcast ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/)  ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog⁠ Vocabulary List Libertarian (Noun): A person who advocates for individual freedom, limited government, and the free-market .Anarcho-capitalism (Noun): A political ideology and economic theory supporting the elimination of the state, emphasizing voluntary interactions, private property, and free-market capitalism.Nickname (Noun): Informal names given to someone, often reflecting their characteristics.Anarchist (Noun): A person who advocates for a society without government or central authority.Free market (Noun): An economic system where prices and wages are determined by unrestricted competition and supply and demand.Limited government (Noun): A political philosophy advocating for minimal government intervention in personal and economic affairs.Private property (Noun): Ownership of assets and resources by individuals or private organisations. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support
273. How Many English Words Did William Shakespeare Invent? (English Vocabulary Lesson )
03-12-2023
273. How Many English Words Did William Shakespeare Invent? (English Vocabulary Lesson )
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 - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2023/12/04/273-how-many-english-words-did-william-shakespeare-invent-english-vocabulary-lesson/⁠ ------ My Links ⁠Thinking in English Bonus Podcast.... NOW ON SPOTIFY! - https://open.spotify.com/show/6gSPOxNCijMq2hTJW8tyx4?si=5b10f65bfcaf4971⁠ ⁠ENGLISH CLASSES - https://thinkinginenglish.link/ ⁠ ⁠NEW YOUTUBE Channel!!! - https://www.youtube.com/@thinkinginenglishpodcast ⁠ ⁠INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/)  ⁠ ⁠Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog⁠ ------  Vocabulary Classics (noun): Works of literature that are considered of the highest quality and lasting significance.Iconic (adjective): Widely recognized and admired, representing a symbol or characteristic.Playwright (noun): A person who writes plays.Feud (noun): A prolonged and bitter quarrel or dispute.Popularized (verb): Made widely known and accepted.Works (noun): Literary creations or compositions, such as plays and poems.Sonnet (noun): A specific form of poem that typically consists of 14 lines.Giant (noun): Used metaphorically to signify immense influence and significance in the world. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support
272. What is Panda Diplomacy? (English Vocabulary Lesson )
27-11-2023
272. What is Panda Diplomacy? (English Vocabulary Lesson )
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 - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2023/11/27/272-what-is-panda-diplomacy-english-vocabulary-lesson/ ------ My Links ⁠Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thinkinginenglish⁠ ⁠⁠Thinking in English Bonus Podcast.... NOW ON SPOTIFY! - https://open.spotify.com/show/6gSPOxNCijMq2hTJW8tyx4?si=5b10f65bfcaf4971⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ENGLISH CLASSES - https://thinkinginenglish.link/ ⁠⁠ ⁠⁠NEW YOUTUBE Channel!!! - https://www.youtube.com/@thinkinginenglishpodcast ⁠⁠ ⁠⁠INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/)  ⁠⁠ ⁠⁠Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog⁠⁠ ------  Vocabulary List Diplomacy (Noun):The conduct of international relations and negotiations between countries to maintain peaceful and productive relationships.Soft Power (Noun):The use of attraction and persuasion to influence others, as opposed to coercion.Coercion (Noun):The practice of persuading someone to do something by using force or threats.Lease (Verb): To allow, temporarily, the use of something in exchange for payment.Goodwill (Noun):A friendly and cooperative attitude or disposition.Ambassadors (Noun):Diplomats representing their country and promoting its interests abroad.Normalization (Noun): The process of improving diplomatic ties between countries. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support
271. More Ways To Remember English Vocabulary! (English Vocabulary Lesson)
20-11-2023
271. More Ways To Remember English Vocabulary! (English Vocabulary Lesson)
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 - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2023/11/20/271-more-ways-to-better-remember-english-vocabulary-english-vocabulary-lesson/ ------ My Links Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thinkinginenglish ⁠Thinking in English Bonus Podcast.... NOW ON SPOTIFY! - https://open.spotify.com/show/6gSPOxNCijMq2hTJW8tyx4?si=5b10f65bfcaf4971⁠ ⁠ENGLISH CLASSES - https://thinkinginenglish.link/ ⁠ ⁠NEW YOUTUBE Channel!!! - https://www.youtube.com/@thinkinginenglishpodcast ⁠ ⁠INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/)  ⁠ ⁠Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog⁠ ------  Vocabulary Distinctiveness (noun): The quality of being unique or different from others.Stand out (phrasal verb): To be noticeably different or conspicuous.Primacy (noun): The state or quality of being first in importance or order.Recency (noun): The state or quality of being most recent or last in order.Senses (noun): The faculties of sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell.Mood (noun): The emotional state or disposition of an individual at a particular time.Chunks (noun): Grouped items or pieces of data that are easier to remember.Retain (verb): To keep or hold onto something, especially in memory. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support
269. What is the BEST Way to Remember English Vocabulary? (English Vocabulary Lesson)
06-11-2023
269. What is the BEST Way to Remember English Vocabulary? (English Vocabulary Lesson)
NEW AI Writing Tool - https://www.thinkinginenglish.io/ Become a Patron to Try Out the Tool - https://www.patreon.com/thinkinginenglish What is the best way to learn and remember English vocabulary? Let’s take a look at three of the most popular, researched, and established theories in today’s episode! TRANSCRIPT - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2023/11/06/269-what-is-the-best-way-to-remember-english-vocabulary-english-vocabulary-lesson/ My Links ⁠⁠Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thinkinginenglish⁠⁠ Thinking in English Bonus Podcast - https://www.patreon.com/collection/10513 ⁠⁠⁠ENGLISH CLASSES - https://thinkinginenglish.link/ ⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠NEW YOUTUBE Channel!!! - https://www.youtube.com/@thinkinginenglishpodcast ⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/)  ⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog⁠⁠⁠ ------  Vocabulary Lemma (noun) - A technical term for the base form or root of a word within a word family.Vocalize (verb) - To speak out loud or express verbally.Content (noun) - The subject matter or material contained in a piece of text or speech.Theory (noun) - A systematic and comprehensive explanation of a phenomenonSpaced repetition (noun) - A learning technique that involves reviewing and revisiting information at increasing intervals over time.Flashcards (noun) - Cards used for learning that contain questions or prompts on one side and answers or information on the other.Simplification (noun) - The act of making something simpler or easier to understand. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support
268. History of Zombies: From Haiti and Voodoo to the Night of the Living Dead! (English Vocabulary Lesson)
30-10-2023
268. History of Zombies: From Haiti and Voodoo to the Night of the Living Dead! (English Vocabulary Lesson)
What is a zombie? You might be thinking of the flesh-eating, undead monsters common in Hollywood, but the origin of zombies is much more fascinating than the stories in film and TV. From the brutal slave plantations of Haiti to the development of voodoo legends and traditions, to the modern monsters of Hollywood, join us for a look at the history of zombies in this Halloween special episode! Transcript - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2023/10/30/268-history-of-zombies-from-haiti-and-voodoo-to-the-night-of-the-living-dead-english-vocabulary-lesson/ ⁠Thinking in English Bonus Podcast - https://www.patreon.com/collection/10513⁠ ⁠Bonus Podcast on Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/6gSPOxNCijMq2hTJW8tyx4?si=009d68bd2f744fed⁠ History of Mummies - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2023/10/27/the-history-of-mummies-bonus-episode/ My Links ⁠Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thinkinginenglish⁠ ⁠⁠ENGLISH CLASSES - https://thinkinginenglish.link/ ⁠⁠ ⁠⁠NEW YOUTUBE Channel!!! - https://www.youtube.com/@thinkinginenglishpodcast ⁠⁠ ⁠⁠INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/)  ⁠⁠ ⁠⁠Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog⁠⁠ ------  Vocabulary List Practitioner (n): A person who regularly engages in a profession, skill, or belief system.Voodoo (n): A syncretic religion with African, indigenous Caribbean, and Catholic influences, often involving rituals, spirits, and magic.Reanimated (adj): Brought back to life or animated again after death or inactivity.Undead (n): Deceased, but still existing or animated in a supernatural or fictional way.Flesh-eating (adj): Relating to creatures or monsters that consume the flesh of living beings.Enslaved (adj): Forced to become a slave, often involving being owned and controlled by others.Plantation (n): A large estate or property where crops like sugar, cotton, or tobacco are cultivated, typically using slave labour.Under the control (phrase): Subject to the influence of someone or something else. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support
267. How to Spot Fake News and Misinformation in English? (English Vocabulary Lesson)
23-10-2023
267. How to Spot Fake News and Misinformation in English? (English Vocabulary Lesson)
SEND7 Podcast - https://www.send7.org/⁠ ⁠Listen to SEND7 on Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/5o2ikpvomNa3bbe2CFcv06⁠ We now have access to so much information and news that it can be difficult to distinguish between real and fake, information and misinformation, and truth and lies. Let’s take a look at some strategies and methods to spot fake news in English and talk about why non-native speakers especially need to practice this skill! ⁠TRANSCRIPT - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2023/10/23/267-how-to-spot-fake-news-and-misinformation-in-english-english-vocabulary-lesson/ ------ My Links Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thinkinginenglish ⁠Thinking in English Bonus Podcast.... NOW ON SPOTIFY! - https://open.spotify.com/show/6gSPOxNCijMq2hTJW8tyx4?si=5b10f65bfcaf4971⁠ ⁠ENGLISH CLASSES - https://thinkinginenglish.link/ ⁠ ⁠NEW YOUTUBE Channel!!! - https://www.youtube.com/@thinkinginenglishpodcast ⁠ ⁠INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/)  ⁠ ⁠Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog⁠ ------  Vocabulary List Source (n): A person, place, or thing that provides information, news, or data.Bias (n): Prejudice in favour of or against one thing, person, or group.Reputable (adj): Having a good reputation due to trustworthiness, reliability, and high standards.Misleading (adj): Giving a wrong or inaccurate impression by not providing all the necessary information.Sensationalize (v): To present information in an exaggerated, dramatic, or emotionally charged way.Satirical (adj): Using humour, irony, or exaggeration to criticize or mock individuals, institutions, or issues.Headline (n): The title of a news article.Fact-Checking (n): The process of verifying the accuracy and truthfulness of something. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support
266. Are You Too Old to Learn English? (English Vocabulary Lesson)
16-10-2023
266. Are You Too Old to Learn English? (English Vocabulary Lesson)
English Learning for Curious Minds - https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts Listen to ELCM on Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/0Hqh7seQDFP0K41GMa40aL?si=fa08de5002df4cfa Are you too old to learn English? What is the best age to start learning? And why does it get more difficult for adults to learn a new language? Let's take a deeper look at these questions today. TRANSCRIPT - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2023/10/16/266-are-you-too-old-to-learn-english-english-vocabulary-lesson/ ------ My Links Thinking in English Bonus Podcast.... NOW ON SPOTIFY! - https://open.spotify.com/show/6gSPOxNCijMq2hTJW8tyx4?si=5b10f65bfcaf4971 ENGLISH CLASSES - https://thinkinginenglish.link/  NEW YOUTUBE Channel!!! - https://www.youtube.com/@thinkinginenglishpodcast  INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/)   Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog ------  Vocabulary Native speakers: People who have spoken a particular language from birth or childhood and are considered fluent and natural in that language.Fluency: The ability to speak or write a language smoothly, accurately, and with ease.Intricacies: The complex and detailed parts or aspects of something.Neural plasticity: The brain's ability to adapt and reorganize its structure and function.Language immersion: The complete involvement in a language and culture for the purpose of learning.Multilingual: The ability to speak and understand multiple languages.Cognitive decline: The gradual loss of cognitive abilities, often associated with aging. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support
265. What is Overtourism? (English Vocabulary Lesson)
09-10-2023
265. What is Overtourism? (English Vocabulary Lesson)
Join Lingoda's Language Sprint Today - https://try.lingoda.com/ThinkingEnglishPod_Sprint Use code SPRINTTOM for an additional Discount! Tourism can be a great thing for cities, towns, villages, and destinations. But… is there such a thing as too many tourists? Yes! And let’s discuss overtourism, its consequences, and what we can do about it today! TRANSCRIPT - https://thinkinginenglish.blog/2023/10/09/265-what-is-overtourism-english-vocabulary-lesson/ ------ My Links Thinking in English Bonus Podcast.... NOW ON SPOTIFY! - https://open.spotify.com/show/6gSPOxNCijMq2hTJW8tyx4?si=5b10f65bfcaf4971 ENGLISH CLASSES - https://thinkinginenglish.link/  NEW YOUTUBE Channel!!! - https://www.youtube.com/@thinkinginenglishpodcast  INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (https://www.instagram.com/thinkinginenglishpodcast/)   Blog - thinkinginenglish.blog ------  Vocabulary Overtourism (noun): The situation when a tourist destination experiences an excessive and unsustainable number of visitors.Infrastructure (noun): The basic physical and organizational structures and facilities needed for the operation of a society, such as transportation systems and utilities.Off-peak (adjective): Not at the busiest or most popular time.Promotion (noun): The action of encouraging or supporting the growth or popularity of something.Tourist trap (noun): A place that attracts tourists and charges high prices or offers low-quality goods or services.Respectful (adjective): Showing respect or polite behaviour towards others.Friction (noun): Conflict or tension between individuals or groups. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support