my fluent podcast http://www.myfluentpodcast.com learn from and with an english learner - become fluent in any language Mon, 31 Jul 2017 14:07:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 110420418 E40b – what does it mean to be fluent in a language? http://www.myfluentpodcast.com/e40b-what-does-it-mean-to-be-fluent-in-a-language/ http://www.myfluentpodcast.com/e40b-what-does-it-mean-to-be-fluent-in-a-language/#respond Mon, 31 Jul 2017 14:06:20 +0000 http://www.myfluentpodcast.com/?p=585 download

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E40 – Don’t be ashamed of your accent http://www.myfluentpodcast.com/e40-dont-be-ashamed-of-your-accent/ http://www.myfluentpodcast.com/e40-dont-be-ashamed-of-your-accent/#respond Sat, 15 Jul 2017 11:03:50 +0000 http://www.myfluentpodcast.com/?p=580  

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456. Conclusions about Language Learning from the David Crystal Interview (Part 1)

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E38 – interview with Zdenek from Zdenek’s English podcast PART 2 http://www.myfluentpodcast.com/e38-interview-with-zdenek-from-zdeneks-english-podcast-part-2/ http://www.myfluentpodcast.com/e38-interview-with-zdenek-from-zdeneks-english-podcast-part-2/#respond Fri, 09 Jun 2017 06:54:54 +0000 http://www.myfluentpodcast.com/?p=568

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Where to find Zdenek’s Facebook Group:

Join Zdenek's Facebook Group

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Have a visit to Zdenek’s Website: Zdenek’s English podcast

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E37 – interview with Zdenek from Zdenek’s English podcast PART 1 http://www.myfluentpodcast.com/e37-interview-with-zdenek-from-zdeneks-english-podcast-part-1/ http://www.myfluentpodcast.com/e37-interview-with-zdenek-from-zdeneks-english-podcast-part-1/#respond Fri, 02 Jun 2017 19:36:47 +0000 http://www.myfluentpodcast.com/?p=548 Read More]]>

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If you liked this interview based episode, you also may like E28 – interview with Luke Thompson (from Luke’s English podcast or the interview with Kris Broholm on E16 (from actual fluency)


Where to find Zdenek’s Facebook Group:

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Join Zdenek’s Facebook Group

Have a visit to Zdenek’s Website: Zdenek’s English podcast


6.15 minutes: the Crazy podcast (a former podcast Zdenek made)

Episode 170 – Luke Back on ZEP (part 5 – analysis)

Other podcast episodes of Zdenek’s English podcast with the topic “Taking the Delta”

Episode 152 – Taking the Delta (part 1- Introduction)

Episode 153 – Taking the DELTA (part 2 – Input Sessions)

Zdenek is talking about the DELTA interview which he needed to pass in order to be accepted for the DELTA course

and about what a typical DELTA day looked like for him, and his feelings of trials and tribulations during the DELTA input sessions and how it contrasted with his university years.

Episode 154 – Taking the DELTA (part 3 – LSA1)

How did Zdenek did his first important assessed lesson?
What do you have to do to pass an LSA?
What does LSA even stand for?

Episode 155 – Taking the DELTA (part 4 – the Rest of the Course)

Zdenek tries to describe his feelings during this super intense full-time course for English teachers which he took in summer 2016. This episode is the core of the whole series.

This episodes involves some explicit language so I do not recommend it to listener who are under 15 years old.

Episode 156 – Taking the DELTA (part 5 – The Verdict)

In this episode you will find out whether Zdenek passed Module 2 of the DELTA Module 2 or not.
Does he has some reservations about the DELTA Course and if so, what are they?

Episode 157 – Taking the DELTA (part 6 – The Interviews)

the concluding episode of Taking the DELTA series.

His impression of the Module 1 Exam. This is followed by my sincere apology.
a large chunk of 4 interviews which was recorded on the last days of the DELTA course.
This gives you a unique chance to listen to his 4 classmates who also took the course.

How do they evaluate the course?
Would they recommend the DELTA course?
How did they feel during the DELTA course? What was the hardest about it?
And most importantly how the hell did they all manage to survive this?

 

 

Zdenek’s interviewed Luke from Luke’s English podcast:

LEP on ZEP – My recent interview on Zdenek’s English Podcast

 

Other Links:

Www.forvo.com

Delta website

Music:

Where the river run by Ketsa

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E36 – vocabulary acquisition by watching series – English phrasal verbs http://www.myfluentpodcast.com/e36-vocabulary-acquisition-by-watching-series-english-phrasal-verbs/ http://www.myfluentpodcast.com/e36-vocabulary-acquisition-by-watching-series-english-phrasal-verbs/#respond Sat, 27 May 2017 12:17:29 +0000 http://www.myfluentpodcast.com/?p=540

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Have a listen to episode 3 LEO Listening at Lingua materna

Episode 2: Cara Leopold – Leo Listening

music

The Spin Wires

https://freemusicarchive.org/search/?quicksearch=Dub+Planet+%28ID+88%29+

Ketsa

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ketsa/

 

 

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E34 – how to overcome language motivation problems http://www.myfluentpodcast.com/e34-how-to-overcome-language-motivation-problems/ http://www.myfluentpodcast.com/e34-how-to-overcome-language-motivation-problems/#comments Sat, 13 May 2017 15:00:08 +0000 http://www.myfluentpodcast.com/?p=480

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E33 – is reading aloud helpful? http://www.myfluentpodcast.com/33-2/ http://www.myfluentpodcast.com/33-2/#comments Mon, 01 May 2017 17:34:51 +0000 http://www.myfluentpodcast.com/?p=470 Read More]]>

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Transcript:

Hello language enthusiasts welcome back

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to my fluent podcast! In this episode I

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want to cover the question is reading

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aloud helpful? let’s get started. I just

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came across one of my very first

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episodes back then I think exactly one

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year ago in which I did not number my

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episode meaning my very first four

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episodes were not numbered I’ve started

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with the very first episode called

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learning through TV series and movies

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which I numbered (by) zero

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don’t ask me why zero.. in any case I

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listened to this old episode called five

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fresh dirty tips to boost your speaking

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skills now! (what a name )and I was kind of

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shocked

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there was no intonation no motivation I

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read out loud the whole script so buckle

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up and have a listen to a short excerpt

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of this terrible episode! in any case

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here comes number three use technology

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wisely be aware of the danger of

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technology in terms of the whole

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materials out there if you don’t be

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careful you’ll get easily overwhelmed by

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all the stuff, pen and paper will do the

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trick too, and that way you won’t be

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distracted that easily you can really

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focus on a subject it’s really all about

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striking a balance between technology

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and more traditional methods

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Whoo! what do you think guys was it good

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was it bad well in my opinion I should

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have spoken a tick louder and in this

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episode the question is “is reading aloud

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Helpful?” well, the answer is yes of course

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it is helpful it can help you train your

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mouth muscles because every language

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needs different parts of your mouth

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Muscles, they have to be trained and also

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the more you read aloud the more

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you will be conscious of the words you

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are not quite sure about the

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pronunciation and that’s a good thing

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because you can you can just look it up

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you can look up for the right

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pronunciation on www.forvo.com calm for example

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and now guys I’m going to show you

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another excerpt of a recording I’ve made

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about three months after the first

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record that I showed you in the

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beginning of the podcast “called the chef

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he was very upset that morning he was

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close to the point of Tears gardener Joe

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Atherton from Mansfield wood house in

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nothing Hampshire has been showing off

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his prize-winning enormous onion The

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Daily Express reports the Choe won first

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prize at the horror gate autumn Flower

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Show for his onion which weighed 15

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pounds..”

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people might argue here that there are

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not that many differences between the

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first recoding and second recording but I

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think in my opinion, you can make out at

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least a little improvement and as far as

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I can tell it could help me a bit with

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vocabulary and also with my confidence

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because it’s a lot easier now to read

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something and actually it doesn’t take

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that much time until you see improvement

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meaning you don’t need to spend two

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hours a day No! I think it’s more

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effective if you spend 15 minutes or so

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and that would do the trick and in my

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case my language journey goes on I’m

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still learning English! Still struggling

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but I feel more comfortable

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recently a listener reached out to me

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and said Daniel you speak too

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Slowly, way too slowly!

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it’s okay I am working on that and

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hopefully in the future I will speak

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faster and by the way what about you? Do

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you read out loud to improve your

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target language you can leave me a

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comment on my website my fluent podcast

5:00 I’m your host Daniel goodson have

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a good one

 

 

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