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Luke’s English Podcast started in 2009 and is still going strong. With over 250 episodes, transcripts, videos and a special series on phrasal verbs, there is so much for you to use, and it’s all free. The podcast has been downloaded over 2.5 million times in the last 12 months and this website won the Macmillan Dictionary Award for Best Blog in 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014.

10679850_4629218585900_8637988205879675701_oI’m Luke and I produce the podcast at home in my flat. I’m a DELTA-qualified English teacher from London with over 13 years of teaching experience. I’m also a stand-up comedian. My podcast offers you an insightful learning resource, which aims to make you laugh while you learn.

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    1. Luke Thompson Post author

      I think the website is attempting to use this story as evidence that 9/11 was an inside job.
      But I’m not convinced.
      This is actually a story about a man who attempted to refuse to pay his TV licence fee because he claimed that the BBC knew about 9/11 before it happened – that he didn’t have to pay the BBC because they were helping terrorism.
      But as far as I understand, his claim was not successful, and he had to pay £200 in court charges.
      I understand that the judge said he was unable to properly deal with the man’s claim, because he wasn’t qualified to make judgements about terrorism.
      This was a court case about a man refusing to pay his TV licence. It wasn’t a judgement about a 9/11 conspiracy.
      So, I’m not convinced that it’s evidence that 9/11 was an inside job. In fact, I’ve never been convinced by any of the 9/11 conspiracy theories.

        1. ptholome

          Hello Sergi,
          I would like to know what do you think about it?
          Because you have asked without to give your point of view.

  1. Anonymous

    Dear Luke,
    could you ever devote an episode to Boris Johnson, please? I think he is a very interesting and enjoyable person person, under a linguistic point of view too. Alternatively I think many listeners would be glad to hear you talk about David Beckham =)
    I wish you all the best!

  2. ptholome

    Hello Luke, Listening your podcast 230 about how to learn any language in 6 month, where you say that some people ask you how much time they need to have a fluent English. You can see this show by Fernad Raynaud who was a great French comic. https://youtu.be/w0-A06KKzy0
    And you will find out the good answer for those students.

    Enjoy the video. You will see others videos which are very funnies.

  3. Sarah

    Hei there!
    How are you Luke?
    Thanks for your wonderful podcasts!
    What about making a couple of them on the aussie cosina?
    I also wish you could make some podcast on British jokes.
    Kisses from Italy.

  4. Ashish Nagaonkar


    Culture is great thing to nurture us ;it gives meaning to life . Culture is also a GURU for life time learning ,and turning our thoughts in to a better vision .