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English Made Simple #1 podcast for professionals, international students & other awesome non-English speakers planning to live, work or study overseas. Tune in every week to hear from your lovely host Milena who shares her wisdom (as she likes to call it :)) and crazy stories about what life in Australia is really like for a non-English speaker. Milena is an online English coach and is passionate about simplifying English learning for learners who struggle to make conversation. She breaks it ...
 
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We continue with our Short Chat series. Let's pretend you're hungry for some pizza and you need place an order on the phone! These phrases will help you when you're finally out of lockdown and now is the time to practice your English language skills with others. Today, we're ordering pizza. Enjoy today's show and bon appétit!*** Find a Teacher Onli…
 
I’ve decided to make a few episodes about conversations you might be having with others when you're 'outdoors' – when you’re out and about, like shopping for example! If you're finally out of lockdown then now is the time to practice your English language skills with others. Today, we're at the Post Office. Enjoy today's show!*** Find a Teacher Onl…
 
Today’s episode is about English pronunciation. I’ll also answer this question: what is the difference between someone who’s an advanced speaker and someone who’s a fluent speaker of English. Enjoy :)*** Find a Teacher Online Here: www.englishmadesimple.net/become-fluent-in-english-with-italki/***www.englishmadesimple.net/prospeak – An Online Pronu…
 
Today, we celebrate Father's Day... or Father's month! In today's episode I introduce you to Dad jokes. They're simple and short jokes, some easy to understand some need a bit more explanation. Regardless, you'll find them funny! Enjoy today's show. :)***www.englishmadesimple.net/prospeak – An Online Pronunciation Program*** If you love the EMS Pod…
 
I'm so excited to be introducing my new and improved pronunciation program, called Pro Speak. It's designed to help you speak better English so you sound more fluent and clearer when speaking with other English speakers. Enjoy today's episode and I hope to see you inside Pro Speak soon :)***www.englishmadesimple.net/prospeak – An Online Pronunciati…
 
Today's episode will refresh your memory. You'll get to repeat five phrases after me. These are example phrases you've learnt so far from the previous episodes. Enjoy today's episode :)*** If you love the EMS Podcast, why don't you buy me a coffee? With your support, I'll be able to keep making new & engaging episodes. Thank you! :) Click here to s…
 
Today's episode is quite simple. I'm teaching you to use the phrase To Give Someone a Call. You'll get a chance to repeat after me as well, so you learn faster. Enjoy today's show! *** If you love the EMS Podcast, why don't you buy me a coffee? With your support, I'll be able to keep making new & engaging episodes. Thank you! :) Click here to suppo…
 
In today's episode I talk about the phrase 'can't get over something' when you want to express a surprise. I share a few different examples so you can get used to using this phrase. Enjoy :)*** If you love the EMS Podcast, why don't you buy me a coffee? With your support, I'll be able to keep making new & engaging episodes. Thank you! :) Click here…
 
As you know, the phrase 'get over' could be used in a multitude of situations. In today's episode I explain how you can combine the words 'get over' with the following words: 'with', 'something' or 'someone'. I recommend you to listen to this episode more than once, just so you are not left feeling too confused. Enjoy :)*** If you love the EMS Podc…
 
Hi amigos, today I share 3 phrases that you can use when you're feeling unwell. Two phrases for when you're feeling unwell, and one for when you're feeling better! Have a listen and enjoy the show. :)*** If you love the EMS Podcast, why don't you buy me a coffee? With your support, I'll be able to keep making new & engaging episodes. Thank you! :) …
 
Today's episode is about conspiracy theories! Do you know a good conspiracy theory? It's fascinating to hear what some people think or believe in. You should take everything you hear in today's episode with a grain of salt - a new English expression! Enjoy :)*** If you love the EMS Podcast, why don't you buy me a coffee? With your support, I'll be …
 
Today's episode is about the audiobook 'How to Simplify a Conversation'. I've done some changes to it and would like to share them with you in today's episode. I also send a few greetings in today's show. Greetings to Colombia, Chile and Moscow! Enjoy :)*** If you love the EMS Podcast, why don't you buy me a coffee? With your support, I'll be able …
 
The words and phrases we hear in the media when they talk about coronavirus or COVID-19. Phrases like 'flatten-the-curve' or 'flu-like' symptoms. Check out some new vocabulary for you amigos! Enjoy :)*** If you love the EMS Podcast, why don't you buy me a coffee? With your support, I'll be able to keep making new & engaging episodes. Thank you! :) …
 
Dear Diary, today's Day 1, nothing new happening today. Everything is fine. We're trying to keep sane and not drive each other crazy. How are you spending your days in isolation? Enjoy today's episode :)*** https://www.englishmadesimple.net/conversation to learn more about 30+ Conversation Starters in Real Life Audiobook*** https://www.englishmades…
 
Hi guys, today’s episode is about coronavirus pandemic and how it affects us. I talk about my experience of when I found out about the coronavirus, from treating it as some 'thingee' to starting to take it really seriously. Keep listening, you’ll also learn some new terms towards the end. Enjoy and remember to keep safe and remain healthy!*** Suppo…
 
Hey guys, today we go on a journey from Santiago de Chile to Adelaide. Today's episode is for you if you want to learn some new vocabulary on finding your way around airports. Learn new vocab and new phrases! There's also a Repeat After Me segment at the end. Enjoy :)*** https://www.englishmadesimple.net/conversation to learn more about 30+ Convers…
 
What happens when the weather throws a tantrum? Today’s episode is about natural disasters. We’ll be learning new terms or new vocabulary related to natural disasters. I share 7 terms that you probably had not heard of before. Enjoy today's episode!*** https://www.englishmadesimple.net/conversation to learn more about 30+ Conversation Starters in R…
 
Hi everyone! Today we're going to learn what phrases to use when engaging in conversation with someone - whether it's a friend or a co-worker. There's also Repeat After Me segment and I say Hello to some very special listeners. Enjoy today's show!*** https://www.englishmadesimple.net/conversation to learn more about 30+ Conversation Starters in Rea…
 
Happy New Year amigos! In today's episode you'll learn about Superstition. And what some cultures do for good luck before the clock strikes midnight on the 31st December. Maybe you follow some of these strange traditions in your countries? Be safe and be merry! Enjoy today's show!Need transcripts to the show? Go here:*** https://www.englishmadesimp…
 
In today's episode, we travel back in time. All the way, back to episode number 64. Twas my very early days in podcasting! We'll learn about homophones and how to tell a difference between 'marry and merry'. Pronounced the same! Enjoy today's flashback episode! :)*** https://www.englishmadesimple.net/conversation to learn more about 30+ Conversatio…
 
Ever felt stuck for words when you had to write a card to your friend or a colleague? This episode will help you write a card to wish someone a merry Christmas or a happy New Year. I share quite a few examples including my very own. Enjoy :)*** https://www.englishmadesimple.net/conversation to learn more about 30+ Conversation Starters in Real Life…
 
I'm back from my holiday in New Zealand. Before I left I sent a survey out to ask you about the main problem you're facing with English right now. So today, I'm sharing results of the survey I did a couple of months ago. I'm always curious to know what you like about the show, what needs to be improved and how I can help you improve your English. A…
 
In today's episode I share a lot of thank you's and a couple of reasons for my two month absence. Find out what's coming in the next episodes! Thank you everyone for waiting patiently. Enjoy :)*** https://www.englishmadesimple.net/conversation to learn more about 30+ Conversation Starters in Real Life Audiobook*** Resources & Tools https://www.engl…
 
Today, we're doing a very simple challenge: chat with a shop assistant. I'm sharing a simple trick I use to engage in chit-chat with someone who works in a shop. I challenge you to do the same. Enjoy :)*** 30+ Conversation Starters in Real Life Audiobook https://www.englishmadesimple.net/conversation*** Resources & Tools https://www.englishmadesimp…
 
Today's episode is about quick Conversation Starters that you can use and incorporate in your daily routine. These phrases are spoken by me, my friends and other native speakers. I've created this special Audiobook just for the listeners of the show. You'll also hear the Repeat After Me in today's episode. Enjoy :)To download the new Audiobook visi…
 
I had a week off recording. So, I decided to dedicate today's episode to the word OFF. Did you know the word OFF can be combined with 20-something phrases? In today's episode I teach you 3 of them: Time OFF, OFF (on its own), WELL OFF. Enjoy today's show :)*** Resources & Tools https://www.englishmadesimple.net/TOOLS*** Download Transcripts to 50+ …
 
Today’s episode is going to be short and sweet. I’ll share 2 expressions using the word “shy”. You'll learn the following: Shy Of and Shy Away From. And we’ll also have the Repeat After Me as well. Enjoy :)*** Resources & Tools https://www.englishmadesimple.net/tools*** How To Simplify A Conversation in 3 Easy Steps – Audio Bookhttps://www.englishm…
 
Today's show is different. I introduce you to a new platform where you can 'listen' to your favourite books on Audio. It's an Audiobook platform for book lovers but also it's there to help you improve your listening skills. If you're an avid book reader I recommend you check it out. For more details check out the tools link below. Enjoy :)*** Resou…
 
Hey amigos, today we’ll learn a few survival phrases that you can use when you catch yourself feeling nervous speaking in English. Especially when you’re out speaking to a group of people that you just met! I'll share 3 phrases. Enjoy the show! :)***English Made Simple Podcast Resources & Tools: https://www.englishmadesimple.net/tools*** How To Sim…
 
In today’s show I’ll touch on the point I made in the last episode about anxiety and then talk about my soon-to-be experience presenting in front of a small audience. I'll share a good introduction phrase you could use when you're presenting, too! We’ll also have a Repeat After Me segment at the end of the show. Enjoy ;)***Do you want to know what …
 
If you could describe it in one word, how would you describe your overall feeling when speaking in English? Anxious, Embarrassed, Shy, Scared or Confident...? In today's episode, I explain the difference between feeling Anxious and Embarrassed when making conversation in another language. Enjoy today's show :)***Do you want to know what tools I use…
 
Today, you'll learn three real-life phrases that you'll hear at a checkout when shopping. You might be shopping for groceries or clothes or even video games. You're bound to hear these 3 phrases. Enjoy today's show! :)*** How To Simplify A Conversation in 3 Easy Steps – Audio Bookhttps://www.englishmadesimple.net/convo ***INSTAGRAM, follow me on @e…
 
Today, we learn, not one, but six super simple English greetings that you can use with your friends, your colleagues and your imaginary friends! I also make a special announcement in the show. Stay tuned and Enjoy :)------*** How To Simplify A Conversation in 3 Easy Steps – Audio Bookhttps://www.englishmadesimple.net/convo ***INSTAGRAM, follow me h…
 
Hola amigos, today's episode is about me trying to start a conversation in French. Have a listen and maybe you'll relate to my experience! We also have the Repeat After Me segment. Stay tuned! Enjoy :)*** How To Simplify A Conversation in 3 Easy Steps – Audio Bookhttps://www.englishmadesimple.net/convo ***INSTAGRAM, follow me here @englishmadesimpl…
 
Today, I talk about a challenge I participated in recently. It was a challenge I heard on a podcast that I follow, and it was to do with overcoming your fear of rejection. I also talk about the EMS challenge called #TheConvoStarter and what it is about. You'll also get to hear the Repeat After Me segment. Enjoy! :)*** How To Simplify A Conversation…
 
I've got a few things to share with you in today's episode. I share my simplest convo starter (an epic fail experience as I mumble in Spanish! Still funny though) plus I invite you to join my Free 3-Day Mini Email Course that's so simple even my grandma can do it. The course will help you plan and prepare for speaking in English! Enjoy :)Click here…
 
This week I had to visit my dentist as I had a cracked tooth. I was chewing on nuts when the tooth cracked! Tune in to today's episode where we learn new vocab, new phrases, new words (the actual names of the teeth that I also didn't know!) and learn new conversation starters. For some reason, my dentist loves to engage in chitchat! Enjoy today's s…
 
Today, we carry on from the previous episode. We are going to learn a couple of more conversation starters. The two phrases you'll learn are: "Who is the host?" and "Can you please explain how this group works?" I'm also going to explain what a conversation starter is, just in case you didn't know. Enjoy today's show :)*** How To Simplify A Convers…
 
Today's episode is short and sweet. I introduce you to a new segment called Repeat After Me (and sometimes Repeat After Weon Inteligente). The idea is for you to practice speaking together with me. Oh, and Weon Inteligente makes an appearance. Enjoy today's show ;)*** How To Simplify A Conversation in 3 Easy Steps – Audio Bookhttps://www.englishmad…
 
In today's episode I tell you the quickest and easiest way to start conversations with other English-Speakers in your city. I also share my experiences attending social groups that specialise in language exchanges. Today's episode is leading us to the next week's episode about Conversation Starters. Stay tuned! Hope you enjoy today's episode :)*** …
 
In today's episode, I've decided to feature one of my students from the US who needed my help in building her confidence and developing her communication skills. As a final task to my student, I've asked her to record herself speaking and to have her feature on the podcast! I know, crazy, right! Hope this episode inspires you all to keep going, eve…
 
In today’s episode we are going to learn how to feel less anxious when initiating or starting conversations with other English-speakers, be it at formal or informal occasions. I share my own personal strategy of what I'd do before I go out to an event to feel less anxious speaking in English. Enjoy :)*** How To Simplify A Conversation in 3 Easy Ste…
 
Today’s episode has been brought to you by my free gift called: “How To Simplify A Conversation”. You can grab it at englishmadesimple.net/convo.In today's episode, I share 3 tips on how you can engage in a conversation with anybody. I share my personal examples when trying to engage in conversation with sales people. The three tips are: be blunt, …
 
In today's episode I offer you a gift. It's an Audio book about conversations. It will help you plan, prepare and execute conversations with other English-speakers. Plus, you'll get 2 bonuses: a questionnaire to help you plan and prepare for conversations AND the top 14 easy-to-remember conversation starters. You can find the link below to claim yo…
 
Hey amigos, today we are going to learn how to make small talk. Now, I hope you are ready, this episode will transport you back to May 2017 where I talk about a special technique that's very useful to know (and still relevant!) for making small talk or chit-chat. Tune in to today's episode and enjoy :)*** Travel Australia and Study English https://…
 
What is your conversational style? It’s kind of similar to Communication Style. In today's episode I describe different conversational styles that exist out there. How many do you know? At the end of the episode you can decide on which one is more like you! Enjoy :)*** Travel Australia and Study English https://www.englishmadesimple.net/australia**…
 
Hey guys, today’s episode is Part 2 of the episode series about how you can come to Australia to learn English. What is needed for you to come to Australia to Learn English, how much money you need, what the visa requirements are and so on. If you are one of those people who are thinking of coming to Australia for travel, leisure, work and study th…
 
Hey guys, today’s episode is different. I have created two episode series about how you can learn English in Australia and what is needed for you to come to Australia to Learn English. If you are one of those people who are thinking of coming to Australia to travel, work and learn English then today’s episode is for you. And also if you have friend…
 
Today, I teach you three phrases to use to help you keep a conversation going (even when you don't feel like talking!). I also share my recent experience: coughing in a restaurant. It was embarrassing. But it makes a great episode. Enjoy :)*** English Pronunciation Made Simplehttps://www.englishmadesimple.net/speak *** Audio Masterclass https://www…
 
In today's episode, I share a short story about my recent experience at a local business networking event. The whole experience kind of made me feel out of my comfort zone. Have you ever felt out of your comfort zone? Today's episode will help! Enjoy :)*** English Pronunciation Made Simplehttps://www.englishmadesimple.net/speak *** Audio Masterclas…
 
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