Emma's ESL English

Emma's ESL English

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Episode 149 UK Queer History, Be An LGBTQIA Ally AND Improve Your English!
March 31, 2024

In this week's celebration of Pride we have an episode about the history of LGBTQ history in the UK. Unfortunately we do seem to be going backwards in the UK and America at the moment, especially regarding Trans rights, but as we will find out, Trans

Episode 159 Everything You Need To Know About The English Word 'Overwhelmed'
March 27, 2024

Today we're studying a confusing English word: 'overwhelm'. This is a very over-used word, so the most important thing to understand is that as long as you're using it to describe something that's 'too much', you're probabl

Episode 160 How To Use TED.Ed Effectively To Learn English
March 27, 2024

In today's episode we're looking at the website TED.com. ...well, I'm talking about it, you can go look at it!

Episode 205 English Phrases, Proverbs and Idioms To Talk About The Future
February 28, 2024

A while ago I was talking to a Taiwanese student and he said 'I'll leave it for my future self to handle'. We talked for a while about this, I loved the idea but couldn't think about how to say this in English. In the end I've had to a

Episode 204 It Can Be Quite Hard To Use 'Quite' Correctly
February 27, 2024

'Quite' is such a common word in English. As you'll see from my closing statement, it's even possible to put it in almost every sentence! So what do all these 'quite's mean? Don't worry, I've got your back. Today we're

Episode 203 Terry Pratchett's Wee Free Men - Analysis
February 21, 2024

Yesterday I read from Terry Pratchett's Wee Free Men, today let's take a look at the vocabulary. Luckily the vocabulary in this episode is much much easier than last week's Jane Eyre! But we do have some little blue men, who speak in a Glaswe

Episode 202 Terry Pratchett's Wee Free Men - A Tiffany Aching Story
February 20, 2024

This week on the podcast we have another reading episode. This is one of my favourite books and the very first Discworld novel I ever read. It is The Wee Free Men and is the first appearance of young witch Tiffany Aching. I chose this excerpt especially

Time For An Announcement
February 15, 2024

Thank you so much to all my podcast listeners, I didn't mention you much in the video, but this is where it all started. I know you have been listening long before I started understanding how to work YouTube! I watched my stats on here go up and was

Episode 201 An Analysis of The Confession Scene in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre
February 14, 2024

Yesterday I read a famous scene from Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. Today let's review the vocabulary and meaning of some of the conversation. I'm particularly interested in the part about 'You think I am an automaton, a machine without f

Episode 200 Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, The Confession.
February 13, 2024

This week, the day before Valentine's day, I'm reading from the grand romantic story, Jane Eyre. This little bit is from the moment Mr Rochester proposes to Jane. She doesn't believe him at first. Not surprising, he's been flirting with an