Celebrating episode 800 by answering a massive list of questions from listeners. This episode covers things like how to improve your speaking when you live in a non-English speaking country, the headphones and microphone I use, my current favourite episode, the afterlife and spirit world, my favourite brands of tea, my favourite video games, being a father and the recent Star Wars series Andor and plenty plenty more. Video version available.
A note from Luke (not in the episode)
I recorded parts 1 & 2 on Thursday 8 December. Since then England got knocked out of the World Cup by France (ouch!) and also I got ill with a horrible case of flu which put me in bed for 4 days. I’m still ill, but definitely starting to feel better. I’m going to record the rest of these episodes when I am well again, but time is running out fast before Christmas arrives. I am not sure I will have time to do a World Cup episode, but who cares now that England are out? 😂 (I’m joking – I’d love to talk about the football, but I don’t know if there will be time. We’ll see.) Anyway, enjoy the part 2 of this episode 800 mega-ramble! 🎆🎆🎆
QUESTIONS (Listen or watch the video to hear/see me correcting some errors)
How are you?
I kicked off listening to your podcact because of your Mom. In one of your first episodes, you were talking about the Beatles. I so much liked her wise answers to your questions, her voice, accent, and most of all her straightforward way of speaking . She’s great!
My question Mr Thomson.
What are High Hopes in your mind ? I’m now referring to Pink Floyd’s song.
Thank you very much,
Best of luck.
Hi,Luke.Please add some special videos for IELTS listening multiple questions.There are different sounds and also so fast for this reason it is hard to define.
Thanks in Advance
Hi Luke ️I have a suggestion for creating a discord server in order to connect LEPsters around the world therefore they would be able to talk and have a chat with each other, what’s your take on this Luke? (anyway you can easily notify LEPsters through discord about contents too and it’s utterly free, that’s awesome isn’t it?) and thanks a lot for your awesome contents, have a blessed day
Hello Luke . Can you make a video about how to be confident on camera? Maybe you could interview some of your YouTuber friends or maybe Paul and Amber , they haven’t been on the podcast for a while have they ?
Hi Luke～How do we improve our speaking skills if we are not living abroad～I mean English language speaking country～ Do you have any practical suggestions? I feel like my listening is much better than speaking~Your podcast is awesome ~thanks~
4 ways of speaking to yourself
- Repeat after me, shadowing
- Just chatting to yourself “I’m going to do this, and that’s a bottle of shampoo with soap all over it’ etc
- Giving an opinion in response to something
- Describing past events to practise storytelling
Mosbah Tayeb • 1 day ago
How are you
Lv Bri • 10 hours ago
Hi luke, why your headset look so ugly? I don’t mean to be rude, but they seems to be fixed with a plastic bag.
Lv Bri • 10 hours ago
I was joking haha. A more real question: I am curious about if the podcast is your main job or do you teach in a real school? You are a great teacher and I wish you all the best with the podcast.
Hi Luke, thank you for your brilliant podcast. is your daughter friends with Amber’s and Paul‘s children?
Денис Пирог Denis Pirog
Hello, Luke! Which episode do you like the most and why?
Hi Luke, what do you like the most about being a podcaster?
Could you perhaps read short stories to repeat more often. I think this is the best way to practice pronunciation. That would be great.
I have a suggestion for you to make your podcast greater. You should make more episodes about vocabulary, like topic vocabulary, everyday expressions and some difficult grammatical structures, for example:
I ate anything but an apple
which means I only ate an apple.
I ate nothing but an apple
[Luke: actually this isn’t correct – listen to the episode to hear my comments]
Berdiyev Azamat from Uzbekistan
Hey teacher Luke’ How are you? My question is how many Languages do you speak? Second question Which club do you support in the premier league? Thanks an advance!!!
Hello, Luke! My question is, what is the best gift you have ever received?
Do you have any movie lists to recommend ?
Last question : I know you travelled to lots of countries . Haven’t you thought of starting a travelling blog ?
I hope you will end episode 800 with a song!
Hello, Luke. Do you believe in the concept of the After Life ?
Have you ever been interested in the spirit world ?
Hello Luke. What kind of dance you will do online on your YouTube channel if England win the Qatar championship ?
Teacher luke, good morning, greetings from a small country in the horn of Africa called SOMALIA. my question is, can you connect me to an online English Teacher or School where I can study English. Thank you so much.
what is your fav British tea brand?
What is the best random conversation you overhead?
Can you describe you as a luckiest person
What is your favorite video game?
Hi, what was your childhood dream? Do you have any dreams now?
Please read about YouTube algorithms to reach more audience.
Have you ever been to Poland ?
why do you wear a headset while recording?
Hello are you fine
Maria Osipova • 21 hours ago (edited)
Hi Luke, what is the best thing about being a father?
Hóa học Phương trình • 6 hours ago
Why i can hear u,but i can’t hear american speak ?
みき • 5 hours ago
And Can I ask what is the name of the microphone? Your voice is really clear and nice.^^@
Stas Miroshnikov • 40 minutes ago
Hi again, have you watched new TV Star Wars series Andor? If yes, did you like it and why?
• 1 day ago
Hello, Luke! I’m a new listener of your podcast, but I already like it a LOT! I love your sense of humor! Have you seen the movie Hot Fuzz? What do you think about it? Maybe you can recommend some interesting movies with great British humor? Good luck to you and thank you very much for your excellent job!
Elena Buzalskaia • 1 day ago
Hello, Luke! Could detective stories and poetry be more frequent or somehow regular in your podcast? Do you think they are like boosters for vocabulary, or they can make listeners feel a little bit passive? Do you have a special formulae for the balance between different types of lessons?
Alessandro Clavenna • 1 day ago
Hi Luke. Have you ever been to Italy.
Aurora Contreras • 1 day ago
Hi, I’m new a subscriber! Great Podcasts! I’d like you to dedicate an episode to the MBTI personality test, which is very popular nowadays.Kind Regards! 🇨🇱🇬🇧
Jerry Han • 1 day ago
Could you please make a new episode about British English? like the tips of sounding more british and the things we have to mind if we wanna master British English. Thank you so much!
Maria Osipova • 1 day ago
Hi Luke, what is your best life-changing non-fiction book?
Agnieszka Stodulska • 16 hours ago
Hi Luke, Have you ever been to Poland?
HI Luke, Have you got any pets? Dogs or cats?
Hi Luke, What is your favourite dish? Do you prefer french or english cuisne?
Hi Luke, I like the podcasts with yout brother. Do you plan to organise the meeting with him on you tube? He has a very interesting voice. I’d like to see him :)
Hi Luke, Can you imagine that I need to have contact with your podcast every day? It is like an addiction:) Have you got some patent to be so good?
Hi Luke, What is in the picture on the left in your podroom?. I see a red geometric figure but what does it mean?