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Are you looking for a new and fun way to learn American English? Come hang out with Lindsay and Michelle from Boston and New York City and have fun while you improve your English listening skills! We are an English as a Second Language (ESL) podcast for intermediate to advanced English learners arou…

Lindsay McMahon and Michelle Kaplan


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    AEE 1661: Does Michelle Share Her French Fries?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 17:53

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   Do you like to share your food? How can you ask someone if you can try their food? Today get all of th natural vocabulary you need for food sharing in English

    AEE 1660: How to Be Trustworthy While Upleveling Your Business English

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 13:12

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   When you use English at work, you need to offer a balanced and nuanced perspective on projects. Today get a super high level grammar form to do this so that people will trust you at work

    AEE 1659: Believe It or Not, this Phrase Brings Connection in English

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 15:24

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   Today you will learn one key native phrase that you can have in your back pocket that will bring connection and show that you understand the other person

    AEE Bonus: Who Is the AEE Ambassador Winner?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 11:04

    AEE 1658: How to Listen Someone Into Existence with Professional Mediator Doug Noll

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 13:27

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   When it comes to communicating with someone who is upset, words don't matter. In this episode Doug Noll will show us his 3-step framework for responding to someone in conflict. Listen in today to learn the secrets of human connection and communication.

    AEE 1657: The Illusion of Fluency and Scientific Learning with Jeffrey Puccini

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 14:14

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   Are you under the illusion of fluency? In this episode I interview Jeff from Interlink International Institutes and he shows us 3 scientific principles that you can apply when you learn English to be sure you reach the level of fluency and confidence that you're looking for

    AEE 1656: Fast Group Conversation About Children in Nature

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 15:02

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   Let's get better at understanding fast, native group conversations. Today Jessica and Aubrey join Lindsay and Michelle to talk about teaching kids to appreciate nature. Listen in to practice with a lively group conversation today

    AEE 1655: How to Use Past Participles to Be Polite in Business English

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 14:49

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   Today you will learn how your grammar can affect how you come across at work. Learn how to use the past participle to be respectful and build connections with colleagues.

    AEE 1654: 3 Idioms from the American South with Steel Magnolias Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 17:08

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   What makes the American south different from the rest of the United States? In this episode I interview Lainie and Laura Beth from the Steel Magnolias Podcast and they share three things that only Southerners say.

    AEE 1653: Good Game! How to Size Up the Competition in English

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 17:00

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   In this episode we answer a listener question - how can we talk about the competition in English? Find out how to do it plus learn why sports are so important for business relationships

    AEE 1652: Is Your English Up to Snuff?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 15:45

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   In today's episode you'll learn native and natural ways to talk about standards. What happens if you and a group member don't have the same standards? Find out what to do today

    AEE 1651: Alphabet Idioms in English

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 13:45

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   In today's episode get four fun expressions to say something that might sound boring and make it interesting. We go from a to z with new expressions today.

    AEE 1650: Flip the Switch on Your Approach to English Conversation

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 15:35

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   The number one reason you get lost in a group conversation when the topic changes is because you are taking on a passive role. Today find out how to do the opposite and drive the conversation in English

    AEE 1649: Whip Up a Cup of Coffee and Listen to Lindsay and Michelle

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 17:35

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   In today's episode we answer a question about the phrasal verb whip up. Learn how to use it, and then find out how you can figure out if words are really used or not. Get more details today

    AEE 1648: How Present Perfect Leads to Job Interview Success

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 16:24

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   When you are in a job interview and the interviewer asks you what you have done, you don't need to give all of the details right away. Learn to use the present perfect to talk about your accomplishments today.

    AEE Bonus: Who's Ahead of the Pack?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 8:35

    Go here to join the contest: https://www.allearsenglish.com/sharecontest  

    AEE 1647: How to Give Someone Permission to Interrupt You in English

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 14:18

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   Interruptions happen all of the time in American English in goups of two or more. Sometimes you don't mind being interrupted. What can you say to make sure the person knows you don't mind? Find out today

    AEE 1646: How to Respond to Someone's Mistake in English

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 15:42

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   Don't be so hard on yourself! What can you say in English when someone makes a mistake and it's not such a big deal? Find out in this episode today.

    AEE 1645: The Duolingo English Test with Josh MacPherson

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 14:51

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   Did you know that if you want to go abroad you may not have to take the IELTS or the TOEFL? Yes, there is another exam out there- today we have our guest Josh MacPherson on the show to tell us what we need to know about the Duolingo English test

    AEE 1644: Let's Pencil It In! How to Make Tentative Plans in English

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 15:15

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   Sometimes when you make plans you need to say that they are not 100% firm. How can you do that in a tactful and polite way so that there are no misunderstandings? Find out today

    AEE 1643: How to Use End Up to Talk About Your Past in English

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 17:02

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   Context is king when you build business relationships. Today find out how to use end up + Verb + ing in natural English conversations with your colleagues

    AEE Bonus: Join the Live Webclass! Do You Catch My Drift?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 10:56

    Register now: https://www.allearsenglish.com/understand    

    AEE 1642: Would You Apply for a Job on TikTok?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 15:45

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   In today's episode we review an article about a new trend where people are submitting video resumes on TikTok. What does this mean for the future of business and job applications? Get our take today.

    AEE 1641: A More Interesting Way to Say Thank You in English

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 16:14

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   When someone does something nice for you, what can you say to express your gratitude in business or in everyday life? Today we answer a question from our listener Reza on this exact topic. Listen in today.

    AEE Bonus: Live Webclass and Two Ways Native Get Wacky with English Pronunciation

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 13:24

    Go here to sign up for the webclass: https://www.allearsenglish.com/understand  

    AEE 1640: You Can Say That Again! How to Agree with Personality in English

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 15:06

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   When you agree with what someone says, don't just say "I agree." Use one of this native expression to show empathy and agreement in English for a better and more fun connection

    AEE Bonus: FYI, Join the Contest!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 10:22

    Go here to join the contest: https://www.allearsenglish.com/sharecontest

    AEE 1639: Pros and Cons of Adult Education in a Fast Group Conversation!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 14:29

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   In this fun and exciting group conversation, Jessica and Aubrey join Lindsay and Michelle to discuss their opinions about the advantages and disadvantages of going back to school as an adult.

    AEE 1638: Time Crunches and Business Lunches

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 19:15

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   When you have a business lunch with a colleague or a friend, how can you let them know what your time constraints are so that you finish the lunch on time? Find out how to navigate this tricky connection skill in Business English today.

    AEE 1637: The Global Movement Towards a 4-day Workweek with Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 19:22

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   What will our work lives look like in 20 years? or even in 2 years? Today we have author the author of the book Shorter on the show to describe the worldwide trend in shorter workweeks that he is observing and what this means for all of us as global professionals

    AEE 1636: Hats Off to the Chef! How to Compliment Someone's Cooking in English

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 14:53

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   When you attend a work or social gathering and you love the food, what can you say? Today get high level native phrases to say that the food is great to build stronger relationships at work or in your social life.

    AEE 1635: You Do You! Should You Always Be Your Authentic Self?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 16:04

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   In today's episode you learn a natural English expression that embraces authenticity. Is it always the right move to try to be unique and authentic? Today we share our opinions and give you more ways to say this in English.

    AEE 1634: Geek Out with Michelle and Lindsay

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 20:45

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   What is the difference between the word nerd and geek. Let's dive into a lively conversation about the key differences and find out how these archetypes have changed since the 1980's. Listen in today.

    AEE 1633: How to Listen to Messy Directions in English

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 15:45

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   When you get ready to play a game or participate in any activity, you may hear instructions. Don't expect these instructions to sound like the structure you were taught in your textbook. Find out how to listen to natives give instructions in English naturally.    

    AEE 1632: When to Hit Send On Your Job Application

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 15:20

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   In today's episode we review an article on when is the best time to submit your job application. Can you guess when it is? Find out today and get our thoughts on the best strategy.

    AEE 1631: Do You Bend Over Backwards to Learn English?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 16:12

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   In today's episode you will learn a super natural expression in English for your social life and your work life about how to articulate that you have done everything you can to accommodate a situation. Listen in for native vocabulary today.

    AEE 1630: Level Up Your Color Vocabulary in English

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 21:22

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   At your level, you should be able to describe colors in more depth for better and more precise conversations. Today get 4 ways native speakers add depth to their color descriptions.  

    AEE 1629: How to Banter in English and Shout Out to a Super Listener

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 16:09

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   When can you use the phrase "what can I tell you?" Find out today why Michelle says this phrase so much on the podcast and how you can fit it into your next English conversation.

    AEE 1628: Rockets, Brain Surgery, and English Vocabulary

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 17:39

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   This idiom is not rocket science! Stick with us today to learn a few new English expressions to say that something is not that hard.

    AEE Bonus: 'Face' Idioms and Exclusive IELTS Live Classes

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 7:48

    Sign up for this exclusive list! allearsenglish.com/ieltsclass

    AEE 1627: How to Be Playful with Your English

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 16:45

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   In this episode you'll learn 4 new English expressions that originate from the playground but can be used in business or everyday English. Listen in to make your English more fun today.

    AEE 1626: Take a Bite Out of the Commentary Sandwich

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 17:20

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   When people are sharing stories and the group goes off on a tangent, how can you stay flexible, add to the conversation and know when to bring it back to the main topic? Build these connection skills in English today.

    AEE 1625: California English with Grant Barrett from A Way with Words

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 15:19

    Today we have a guest on the show. Grant Barrett is a linguist who is based in California. He will tell us four things that are interesting to know right now about California English and how it's changing. Visit their site and subscribe to their show at https://www.waywordradio.org/  

    AEE 1624: How to Express Your Wants and Needs in the Business English World

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 18:30

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   Expressing what you need, want, or expect is complicated in the workplace. What you say will depend on the level or urgency, your level in the company and so much more. Find out exactly how to do it correctly today.  

    AEE 1623: Look Alive! How to React to a Native Speaker in an English Conversation

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 19:07

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   The quickest way to surge forward with your English connections is not to learn fancy grammar structures- it is to learn how to react to what the speaker is saying. Listen today to find out how to react in four different situations.

    AEE 1622: Do You Finish People's Sentences?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 16:40

    Subscribe to the transcripts at https://www.allearsenglish.com/subscribe   In today's episode we'll talk about the connection skill of finishing people's sentences- but it is not the right thing to do in every situation. Find out how to do it and when to avoid it.

    AEE 1621: Visit, Stop By, and Swing By - What's the Difference in English?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 18:27

    Get your estimated IELTS Band Score. Take the IELTS Quiz at https://www.allearsenglish.com/myscore   The word visit is not appropriate for every situation in English. What if you don't plan to stay long? In this episode get new ways to say that you are coming to see someone in English.  

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    AEE 1620: How to Clarify When Someone Doesn't Understand in English

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 17:56

    Get your estimated IELTS Band Score. Take the IELTS Quiz at https://www.allearsenglish.com/myscore   When you explain a technical point to someone and they repeat it back to you to make sure they got it, what do you if they didn't actually understand? Find out how to explain it and maintain the rapport in this episode.

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    AEE 1619: Zoomies! What to Do When You Hear English Slang You Don't Know

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 15:59

    Get your estimated IELTS Band Score. Take the IELTS Quiz at https://www.allearsenglish.com/myscore   When you are in a conversation and someone drops a slang word that you don't know the meaning to, what can you do? Listen for how natives handle situations like this today.

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    AEE Bonus: Make a Wish! Vocabulary You Need to Talk About Birthdays in English

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 12:18

    Download the All Ears English App now at https://www.allearsenglish.com/app   In this bonus episode Lindsay and Michelle talk about how they like to celebrate birthdays. How should you acknowledge other people's birthdays? Should you call or just send a text? Get all of the details today.

    AEE 1618: Are American Ambitions Changing?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 18:44

    Get your estimated IELTS Band Score. Take the IELTS Quiz at https://www.allearsenglish.com/myscore   Today we reflect on the a trend we're seeing in American society where we're placing more value on balance in life and defining ourselves less by our work. Is this a permanent shift or a temporary change? Find out today.

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