I’m going on holiday – no podcasts for a while

This is not a full episode of the podcast – I’m just letting you know that I’m going away for a few weeks so there will be no podcasts for a little while. We’re getting away from it all for a few weeks. I probably won’t be online much, perhaps not at all. A couple of places we’re going to don’t have any internet at all. It’s going to be a bit of a digital detox. So, I won’t be uploading episodes for a while, and I won’t be responding to comments and stuff, but I look forward to reading your comments when I get back.

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It might be about 3 possibly even 4 weeks until the next episode of the podcast is uploaded, depending on how busy I am when I get back. This is one of the reasons I’ve uploaded so much stuff lately. I thought – they can just catch up on all the stuff while I’m away. I realise now that the only people to listen to this message are the ones who’ve already listened to all the other episodes. So, the idea that you can catch up on the new output is a bit useless. But you can always delve into the back catalogue and check that all out.

From the archives

Episodes about Travelling
9. Travelling in India teacherluke.wordpress.com/2009/10/19/episode-8-travelling-in-india/
47. Travelling in Vietnam teacherluke.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/travelling-in-vietnam/
118. Sick in Japan teacherluke.wordpress.com/2012/10/17/118-sick-in-japan/
208 & 209. Travelling to Indonesia teacherluke.co.uk/2014/08/29/208-travelling-in-indonesia-part-1/ and teacherluke.co.uk/2014/08/29/209-travelling-in-indonesia-part-2/
288. The California Road Trip (an 8-part series) teacherluke.co.uk/2015/08/26/288-california-road-trip-part-1/

Amber & Paul episodes you might not have heard
158 & 159 A Cup of Tea with Paul Taylor teacherluke.wordpress.com/2013/12/23/158-159-a-cup-of-christmas-tea-with-paul-taylor/
161. She’s Having a Baby (with Amber Minogue) teacherluke.wordpress.com/2014/01/09/161-shes-having-a-baby/

Keep cool in the summer
140. Ghost Stories teacherluke.wordpress.com/2013/07/31/140-ghost-stories/

A little story

Before I go, I have to tell you something that happened today, just because I can’t tell my wife and I have to tell someone so I’m going to tell you…

So, I thought I’d just leave that with you before I go away.

An Anecdote Competition?

As I said, it will be a while before I upload another episode, but I think that when I come back I’m going to launch a new competition and I think this time it will be about anecdotes. So, think about any anecdotes that you have in English that you could send to me. Don’t actually send anything yet, but just start thinking about any little true stories that you have that you could send to me as part of an anecdote competition which I’ll launch later this year. What would be cool is if I could collect a bunch of anecdotes from listeners and then play them all on the podcast and people can vote for their favourites. I wonder what kind of stuff you’ll all come up with. Go back to my recent episode about anecdotes if you want some inspiration.

But for now, that’s it. Have a good summer or winter and I’ll speak to you after a little break.



  • Csaba

    Hi Luke,
    I loved the japanese episode. Not because you were sick, but it was so exciting.
    I hope you’re well and you have a really nice trip.

    Anyway, doesn’t she want to say a few words in your podcast? I look forward to hearing her voice. :)

    Have a nice weekend.

  • Pedram

    Hi Luke, I always like your anecdotes and I think you’re really perfect in telling stories.
    I also have a request from you, I wonder if you can do a podcast about Sherlock Holmes and explain what your opinion is about this character and what Brits feel about him. Finally, I really appreciate your work on teaching English to all people around the world. You’re Brilliant and the best teacher.

  • Alice Malahova

    Hi Luke, I finally decided to write you, and I swear it will be long comment, because if I write – I always write a lot :)

    Firstly – how I found your podcasts. I always have quite good relations with English language, especially with grammar and vocabulary of business English, but I always was too far from accents: I didn’t like british accent, I hate (still hate) american accent, and when I first time listened to ordinary people from Britain – I was like “What? What have you said? Can you repeat?”, when I travelled to America – I felt myself even worse, because as I said after “they do not speak English, they quack English, like geeses”. From that time many things have changed a lot inside my personality (that’s what I like about life mostly – that your personality is always in process of change and you always going from one point of view to other). So at one moment I just realized that I want to hear and I want to learn british accent, because voilà I like it! So I just went to Itunes and randomly found yours podcasts.
    From that first minute I am in love with them. When I do the work, when I walk from work to home and back – I always listen to your podcasts and laugh like a crazy. I recommended these podcasts to all my friends, but not everybody evaluated your british humor, but I love it.

    I was always in love with English, and I thought I knew it well, but when I began to work more in international environment and when I also moved to another country, where I do not know country language, I began to use English more often, and from that time understood that I am really bad at English. Sometimes I want to say some funny things which are great on my native language, but I understand, that I do not know them on English. And only now, only now I want to use idioms, about which I haven’t cared much before, so long way still to undergo :) And I can say that thankfully to your podcasts: I want to improve my accent, I want to learn idioms, I want to discover this world of English language more and more. Thank you, Luke.

    Your podcasts with Amber and Paul – it’s just pure hours of laugh. My “thanks” to them also.

    By the way, I am Ukrainian, but the whole life speak russian, and when you pronounce Khrenovuha, or when you decided to call Vasiliy (it’s a male name) as a Diana (female name) I was just laughing with tears :D

    You are doing great great very great stuff and pls, don’t stop (I am sure, you will not :)), but still I want to wish you more time and inspiration for your podcasts and all other ideas you have in your head!

    I made a donation of course, but my donation is nothing comparing with my BIG BIG THANK YOU, LUKE!)

  • Rash

    biggest thanks LEP team. thanks from Rash.Dear teacher I”d like dont give up this activity.Thats quiet helpfull and kind for all people. all good things will back to you.I’m sure.Actually this podcast is friend.I am listenng anywhere.specially this podcast helpfull for low level people which is they cant get any english course or any side of teacher.u a already my member of family.) also when i’m sleepy i cant get enough of your podcast.i found ur website last year.that was lucky day for me. DEAR LUKE ihave a quetsion for u please respond my quetsion.i dont bottle up my quetsion and send you. if u respond then u’ll cheer me up.Quetsion is this.i comperhend all your podcast even i listen first time. can u say what is my level. i think up intermediate.its interenting also ur opinion for me.thanks have a nice holiday.))

  • Jailson Leocadio

    Thank you, Luke! I have listened some of the previous episodes, not everyone, but they are helping me a lot to develop my english skills. Good holidays for you!

  • Elisa

    Hi, my suggestion is that maybe you should consider to steal Paul’s cats ;) they would definitely help you to catch those mice… not only tails but whole mice …

  • ruFog

    Have a nice holidays!

  • Carolina

    Have a good digital-detox time, Luke! You’re the best…