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Plain English

Plain English

The best podcast for learning English if you like current events and trending topics. Improve your English listening, learn new words, and build your confidence with the #1 English-learning podcast focused on stories and English expressions. Join Jeff and JR every Monday and Thursday for a short English lesson. In the first half, you'll enjoy a story about something happening in the world. In the ... more

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Today's story: Have you ever wondered what a typical American family budget is like? Today, you'll learn about the spending habits of the average household. You'll learn how much typical American families spend on housing, transportation, health care... more

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Today's story: Have you ever wondered about the typical salary for American workers? If so, this episode is for you. Learn what people in different professions make, from lawyers and doctors to journalists and teachers. more

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Today's story: We've all heard of the largest museums. But the United States has many smaller museums, too, often focused on just one subject. From the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh to the National World War II museum in New Orleans, learn about s... more

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Today's story: In this lesson, you'll learn about the nation's great art museums: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Getty Center. You'll also explore air and space, the history of the automobile, the 9/11 attacks, ... more

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4.8 out of 5 stars from 1.3k ratings
  • Best podcast for learning English I've ever seen

    The host does an incredible job, the content is interesting, the teaching is very good. It is complementing my studies very well.

    Apple Podcasts
    Anderson Gonçalves Marin
    Brazil3 months ago
  • English On the Go that will change your life

    Podcasts with engaging content that aid in enhancing or practicing English skills. The host is highly detail-oriented and attentive. The topics, resources, and key takeaways are meticulously prepared and are sure to make a profound impact on listeners’ lives.

    Apple Podcasts
    Brazil3 months ago
  • Love this podcast!!

    I follow a couple of podcasters for learning English (audience from Taiwan!) and this is the only one that I keep following until now!!! more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States7 months ago
  • The change of the episode cover is brilliant

    It’s easy to understand the episode topic.

    Apple Podcasts
    Taiwan7 months ago
  • 适合中级英语水平的听力学习播客

    这个听力学习播客的特点是语速较慢,高难词汇较少,让我这种中级英语水平的人可以轻松听懂90%以上的内容。实际上我通常用1.25倍的速度来播放,完全可以跟得上。遇到第一次没听懂的部分,可以仔细听第二遍或第三遍,这样往往就会听懂了。总之听不懂时不要急于看文字稿,试着多听几遍。播客的内容也很有趣,都是一些热点事件和话题,不会感到乏味。每集介绍的短语也非常实用,可以立刻用于日常对话。总之如果你属于中级水平,平时听力练习较少,这个播客就非常适合你。可以极大地矫正你的发音 从而提升你的口语能力。

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa year ago


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