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You Don't Say?!

You Don't Say?!

By Abigail Cummings/Audrey Smith
Welcome to You Don’t Say!

Ready to practise your English with real English conversation? Join us as we talk about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have surprised us on our travels.

We're Abigail and Audrey two online English teachers who have learnt different languages and travelled and lived in different countries around the world. We're passionate about helping students feel more confident communicating with the world in English. We want to give English learners the possibility to listen to real-life, spontaneous conversations in English.

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An Episode With a Difference
About this episode: Have you ever wanted to start teaching languages online or have you already started? Maybe you know someone who's curious about becoming an online language teacher. On today’s episode Abi is joined by a previous guest, Lindsay from Lindsay Does Languages. She talks about the programme that she runs to guide and support new and growing online teachers. The programme is open all year round but until the 23rd July 2021 Lindsay is offering some great bonuses when you join the Online Teaching Starter Kit. Some of the topics we discuss: There’s more to online language teaching and learning than 1:1 lessons Why it’s rewarding to be part of a community of online teachers when you’re growing your business Our experiences working online OTSK bonuses...and much more Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend who’s also trying to improve their English listening skills. Episode links: Start growing your online language teaching business with the Online Teaching Starter Kit Connect with the podcast links: Get our show notes and sign up for our secret bonus episode Join our Facebook group for more English conversation Follow us on Instagram The podcast is back on its summer break again until September, giving you plenty of time to catch up on some episodes or to listen to some again. Enjoy the rest of the summer and see you in September! Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
11:18
July 16, 2021
Summer Slump
About this episode: Are you in a summer mood? Are you getting to that point where you’re just ready for a summer break from work or studying? Join us today to practise your English by listening to natural and spontaneous conversation as we talk about all things summer related. Some of the topics we discuss: What exactly is a summer slump? The British experience of going to the seaside Why some cities become ghost towns in the summer...and much more Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend who’s also trying to improve their English listening skills. Our question for you: What are your plans for this summer? You can leave us a voice message, make sure it’s less than one minute long, and we may feature it on a future episode. Episode links: Get our show notes and sign up for our secret bonus episode Connect with us links: Join our Facebook group for more English conversation Follow us on Instagram We’ll be taking a summer break until September giving you plenty of time to catch up on some episodes or to listen to some again. Enjoy summer and see you in September! Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
22:46
June 25, 2021
Country Spotlight: Macau
About this episode: Have you ever heard of Macau/Macao? Do you know what it’s famous for? Join us today to practise your English by listening to natural conversation as we take a deep dive into our Country Spotlight of the month. Some of the topics we discuss: Macau’s fusion culture Popular national dishes The industry that makes Macau a popular tourist destination...and much more Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend who’s also trying to improve their English listening skills. Our question for you: Could you live for 6 months in Macau?  You can leave us a voice message, make sure it’s less than one minute long, and we may feature it on a future episode. Episode links: Get our show notes and sign up for our secret bonus episode Connect with us links: Join our Facebook group for more English conversation Follow us on Instagram Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
11:45
June 18, 2021
Hot to Go
About this episode: What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen for sale in a vending machine? Why are they so popular in some countries? Join us today to practise your English by listening to natural conversation as we talk about this curious topic. Some of the topics we discuss: Japan, home of the vending machines A favourite Italian dish, now available in a vending machine Our favourite vending machine items from our travels...and much more Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend who's also trying to improve their English listening skills.  Our question for you: What would you sell in your vending machine if you could have one? What kind of things do you feel that vending machines need to sell? You can leave us a voice message, make sure it’s less than one minute long, and we may feature it on a future episode. Episode links: Get our show notes and sign up for our secret bonus episode Buy a car from a vending machine Connect with us links: Join our Facebook group for more English conversation Follow us on Instagram Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
14:56
June 11, 2021
Guest Interview: James Levin
About this episode: It’s guest interview time and today you’ll hear us talk to James. He is a trainer and coach for non-native English speakers who want to advance in their careers in the international workplace. He was born in the United States and has lived in Colombia since 2016. Aside from training professionals for interviews, James hosts a free conversation club every week (the link is below) for general English speaking practice. James enjoys reading, traveling and cooking for his partner. Some of the topics we discuss: Difficulties adjusting to life in Colombia Re-learning Spanish with karaoke One peculiar Colombian superstition...and much more Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you: Do you have any questions for James about life in colombia? You can leave us a voice message, make sure it’s less than one minute long, and we may feature it on a future episode. Episode links: Get our show notes and sign up for our secret bonus episode Take part in James’ free conversation club Connect with us links: Follow us on Instagram Join our Facebook group for more English conversation Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
19:36
June 4, 2021
Superstitions - Part 2
About this episode: Due to popular demand we’re back with another superstitions episode and this time we’re doing it as a fun quiz and you can play along. Some of the topics we discuss: Bananas on boats, good luck or bad luck? Itchy hands for money Birds looking in your window Babies and fish...and much more Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you: Ask us a question about a superstition that you know and we’ll try and guess the answer.  You can leave us a voice message, make sure it’s less than one minute long, and we might feature it on a future episode. Episode links: Get our show notes and sign up for our secret bonus episode Connect with us links: Follow us on Instagram Join our Facebook group for more English conversation Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
14:51
May 28, 2021
Country Spotlight: India
About this episode: We’re featuring our first big country on today’s episode, India. Some of the topics we discuss: India’s cultural diversity Our experiences of southern and northern India If you know how to do one thing you can make instant friends in India...and more! Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you: Have you ever been to India or are you Indian? What else should we know about India and what do you love about the country? We’d love to hear from you so leave us a voice message and we may even feature your message on a future episode. Episode links: 30 Days of English - sign up! Get our show notes and sign up for our secret bonus episode Connect with us links: Follow us on Instagram Join our Facebook group for more English conversation Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
18:32
May 21, 2021
Secret Stories?
About this episode: Today is a special day because we’re celebrating our 50th episode, woohoo! But that’s not the only reason why it’s a special episode. Listen and find out why. Episode links: Visit our website and sign up for our newsletter Connect with us links: Follow us on Instagram Join our Facebook group for more English conversation Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:37
May 7, 2021
A Cup of Joe
About this episode: Coffee anyone? On today’s episode we’re talking about this popular drink in different cultures. And even if you don’t drink coffee we’re sure that you’ll still find this episode a lot of fun. Some of the topics we discuss: What exactly is a cup of Joe? Coffee dos and don’ts Coffee in Colombia...and much more Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you: How do you like your coffee? We’d love to hear from you so leave us a voice message and we may even feature your message on a future episode. Episode links: 30 Days of English - sign up! Connect with us links: Visit our website and get our show notes Follow us on Instagram Join our Facebook group for more English conversation Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
17:29
April 30, 2021
Guest Interview: Kristine from Express to Impress
About this episode: On today’s episode we’re chatting to our guest Kristine who helps people communicate in English effectively within their environment and within the different cultures that they work in. Some of the topics we discuss: Advice for anyone working with other cultures. A surprising culture shock that Kristine had. Communication styles in different cultures...and much more Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you: Do you have any doubts about cultural differences? Do you experience any challenges working with someone from another culture? Share your comments by leaving us a voice message with your name and Kristine will be happy to answer them. https://anchor.fm/you-dont-say/message Episode links: Find out how Kristine can help you 30 Days of English - sign up! Book: The Culture Map Connect with us links: Visit our website and get our show notes Follow us on Instagram Join our Facebook group for more English conversation Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
23:36
April 23, 2021
Good Grub
About this episode: On today’s episode we’re chatting about the myth that all British food is bad and trying to persuade our lovely listeners that they should try some. Some of the topics we discuss: The meaning of good grub Misconceptions that people have about British food Why British food used to be so flavourful and still is Some top British dishes that you should try...and more Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you: What pleasant surprises have you had with British cuisine? Do you follow any celebrity chefs? Share your comments by leaving us a voice message with your name https://anchor.fm/you-dont-say/message Visit our website and get our show notes Episode links: 30 Days of English - sign up! 15 Tasty British Foods To Try In The UK  Yorkshire Pudding Sticky Toffee Pudding Sunday Roast Connect with us links: Follow us on Instagram Join our Facebook group for more English conversation Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
17:45
April 16, 2021
Country Spotlight: Georgia
About this episode: What comes to mind when you think of the country Georgia besides the fact that there’s a state in the USA with exactly the same name? On today’s episode we take a deep dive into this country situated between Europe and Asia. Some of the topics we discuss: Georgian cuisine The fact that it was the birthplace of something that many people love The Georgian language...and much more Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you: Have you ever visited Georgia or do you have reasons why you’d like to take a trip there? Do you think you could live in Georgia for 6 months? Share your comments by leaving us a voice message with your name https://anchor.fm/you-dont-say/message Visit our website and get our show notes Episode links: Jonjoli - Georgian appetiser  Georgia tourism board website Connect with us links: Follow us on Instagram Join our Facebook group for more English conversation Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
10:28
April 9, 2021
A Spring in Your Step
About this episode: As the days get longer (in Europe anyway) and nature comes to life again, we’re celebrating all things spring on today’s episode. Some of the topics we discuss: What exactly does a spring in your step mean? Why we love Japan so much at this time of year Spanish celebrations that take place at this time of year..and much more Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you: Do you celebrate anything special in spring? What is springtime like where you are? Share your comments by leaving us a voice message with your name https://anchor.fm/you-dont-say/message Visit our website and get our show notes Episode links: A spring in your step A spring (coil) The 2021 cherry blossom forecast for Japan Hanami, the tradition of cherry blossom viewing in Japan Las fallas in Valencia Connect with us links: Follow us on Instagram Join our Facebook group for more English conversation Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
11:14
March 26, 2021
Guest Interview: Iranian Life in the UK
About this episode: We’re joined by Abi’s long-time friend today who happens to be British but of Iranian descent. If you’re curious about Iranian culture then you’ll love this episode. Some of the topics we discuss: Iranian New Year “Eid Nowruz” Iranian parties with an unwritten rule for something you must do when you attend one “Taarof”, the Iranian art of etiquette...and much more Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you: Have you had contact with Iranian culture or are you Iranian? What do you love celebrating? Share your comments by leaving us a voice message with your name. If you’re lucky your message could appear on a future episode. https://anchor.fm/you-dont-say/message Episode links: Iranian New Year - Eid Nowruz (nowruz means new day) 20th March this year Sabzi polo ba mahi - Herb rice and fried fish Khoresh Karafs - Persian celery stew with lamb Kabob koobideh - Persian grilled minced meat kebab Nowruz haft seen - Persian New Year table with symbolic with 7 symbolic items (haft means 7 and seen is the 15th letter in the Persian alphabet) Sabzeh - A kind of grass that will continue to grow in the weeks leading up to Eid Nowruz Taarof - The Iranian art of etiquette! Connect with us links: Visit our website and get our show notes Get your free vocabulary guide for Episode 42: New Zealand Follow us on Instagram Join our Facebook group for more English conversation Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
16:12
March 19, 2021
Blondes, Beer and Tea
About this episode: Be ready to laugh with today's episode as we chat about some of the weird and wonderful stereotypes that we've heard about our cultures. Some of the topics we discuss: Kangaroos, koalas and dangerous animals everywhere in Australia According to TV and movies Audrey doesn’t look like your “typical” Australian One particular drink can make every bad situation better in the UK...and much more Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you: What are some common stereotypes about the UK and Australia in your country? Share your comments by leaving us a voice message with your name. If you’re lucky your message could appear on a future episode. https://anchor.fm/you-dont-say/message Episode links: Visit our website and get our show notes Get your free vocabulary guide for Episode 42: New Zealand Connect with us links: Follow us on Instagram Join our Facebook group for more English conversation Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ 
13:06
March 12, 2021
Country Spotlight: New Zealand
About this episode: How much do you know about New Zealand? Is it on your bucket list? Today we chat with a special guest about life in New Zealand. And before you listen, sign up to our newsletter and we’ll send you our guide to essential Maori expressions used in New Zealand. You'll hear each and every one used on this episode One big advantage of living in New Zealand Māori people and their culture The New Zealand accent. It’s quite special… and more Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you: Would you spend 6 months living in New Zealand? Share your comments by leaving us a voice message with your name. If you’re lucky your message could appear on a future episode. https://anchor.fm/you-dont-say/message Connect with us links: New culture and travel quiz Visit our website Follow us on Instagram Join our Facebook group for more English conversation Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
22:23
March 5, 2021
Abigail's Language Journey (Part 2)
About this episode: Co-host Abigail shares the second part of her language learning story. We hope you feel inspired while you’re listening. Some of the topics we discuss: China, Chinese and all its surprises Falling in love with Korean in South Korea Tips for maintaining your languages...and much more Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you: Which language do you most want to learn next and why? Share your comments by leaving us a voice message with your name. If you’re lucky your message could appear on a future episode. https://anchor.fm/you-dont-say/message Episode links: Find out more about Abigail and how she helps English learners Connect with us links: New culture and travel quiz Visit our website Follow us on Instagram Join our Facebook group for more English conversation Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
14:56
February 26, 2021
Abigail's Language Journey (Part 1)
About this episode: Co-host Abigail shares her love for languages and all the interesting things that can happen when you can speak another language. We hope you feel inspired while you’re listening. We had a lot to discuss, so part 2 of our chat will be out next Friday. Some of the topics we discuss: The first unofficial "language lesson" Abigail took Pen pals, do you remember them? Life and work language goals vs reality...and much more Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you: Which was the first foreign language that you learnt to say something in? Share your comments by leaving us a voice message with your name. If you’re lucky your message could appear on a future episode. https://anchor.fm/you-dont-say/message Episode Links: Find out more about and sign up for Abigail’s new 4-week speaking programme “The Introvert Breakthrough”. The last date to sign up and get your 3 bonuses is Thursday 25th February 2021. Connect with us links: Visit our website for show notes and more Culture and travel quiz Follow us on Instagram Join our Facebook group for more English conversation Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
16:57
February 19, 2021
Guest Interview: Cara Leopold (part 2)
About this episode: Special guest Cara Leopold from Leo Listening joins us for the second part of an interview today. Cara is an English listening skills coach who helps adventurous expats and intrepid travellers improve their English listening skills through movies so they can better understand and connect with fast-talking native speakers. Some of the topics we discuss: Cara answers the question “Why do people speak so fast in English?” Recommendations for listening success How watching TV series can help your everyday spoken English...and much more Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you: What was the last TV series you watched in English and how did you find it? What one word or expression did you learn from it? Share your comments by leaving us a voice message with your name. If you’re lucky your message could appear on a future episode. https://anchor.fm/you-dont-say/message Episode Links: To receive Cara’s bi-monthly "Chai Latte Letters" in your inbox, download your Mini Movie Guide which will teach you how to understand fast-talking native speakers using your favourite movie: https://mailchi.mp/leo-listening.com/mini-movie-guide Subscribe to Cara’s YouTube channel. Those posts about TED Talks: https://leo-listening.com/ted-talks-conversations/ https://leo-listening.com/ted-talks/ https://leo-listening.com/podcast-17-why-you-shouldnt-listen-to-ted-talks/ Connect with us links: New culture and travel quiz Visit our website  Follow us on Instagram Join our Facebook group for more English conversation Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
11:60
February 12, 2021
Guest Interview: Cara Leopold (part 1)
About this episode: Special guest Cara Leopold from Leo Listening joins us today. Cara is an English listening skills coach who helps adventurous expats and intrepid travellers improve their English listening skills through movies so they can better understand and connect with fast-talking native speakers. This is part 1 of a 2 part episode. Some of the topics we discuss: Cara’s experience moving to France from the UK Cara’s journey improving her French listening skills through movies and TV series Problems you might have when listening and the reasons why...and much more Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you: What was the last TV series you watched in English and how difficult or easy did you find it? What one word or expression did you learn from it? Share your comments by leaving us a voice message with your name. If you’re lucky your message could appear on a future episode. https://anchor.fm/you-dont-say/message Episode Links: To receive Cara’s bi-monthly "Chai Latte Letters" in your inbox, download your Mini Movie Guide which will teach you how to understand fast-talking native speakers using your favourite movie: https://mailchi.mp/leo-listening.com/mini-movie-guide Subscribe to Cara’s YouTube channel. Those posts about TED Talks: https://leo-listening.com/ted-talks-conversations/ https://leo-listening.com/ted-talks/ https://leo-listening.com/podcast-17-why-you-shouldnt-listen-to-ted-talks/ Connect with the podcast links: New culture and travel quiz Follow us on Instagram Join our Facebook group for more English conversation Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
18:48
February 5, 2021
Fly the Nest
About this episode: Today we’re discussing how leaving the family home (flying the nest) is a different experience around the world. Some of the topics we discuss: Multi-generational homes and living at home until you’re married How times are changing in Western culture Our own experiences of flying the nest...and much more Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you: Have you moved out of home? Why did you move out of home? Was it for work, marriage or another reason? Share your comments by leaving us a voice message with your name. If you’re lucky your message could appear on a future episode. https://anchor.fm/you-dont-say/message Episode Links: New culture and travel quiz Connect with us links: Follow us on Instagram Join our Facebook group for more English conversation Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
13:47
January 29, 2021
Country Spotlight: Iceland
Today’s episode is our first Country Spotlight of 2021 and we’ll be exploring Iceland. Some of the topics we discuss: How the Icelandic language has over 100 words for one particular thing Two outdoor activities that you can’t miss if you visit Iceland Reasons why Icelanders might be so happy...and much more Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you: Could you spend 6 months living in Iceland? Share your comments by leaving us a voice message with your name. If you’re lucky your message could appear on a future episode. https://anchor.fm/you-dont-say/message Episode Links: New culture and travel quiz What is life really like in Iceland - YouTube video Pros and Cons of living in Iceland (from an Australian’s point of view) - YouTube video The worst things about living in Iceland - YouTube video The book and TV series that Audrey couldn’t remember the name of: The Handmaid’s Tale! Connect with us links: Sign up to our newsletter and get your free guide to learning English with podcasts Follow us on Instagram Join our Facebook group for more English conversation Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
13:19
January 22, 2021
How Can I Help You?
About this episode: Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have surprised us on our travels. On today’s episode we chat about customer service in the different countries that we’ve travelled to. Some of the topics we discuss: Over-attentive shop assistants in some countries Being greeted in shops, should you actually respond in certain countries? One thing you can expect not to receive in a bar at night in Milan...and much more Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you: What kind of style of customer service do you prefer? Share your comments by leaving us a voice message with your name. If you’re lucky your message could appear on a future episode. https://anchor.fm/you-dont-say/message Episode Links: New culture and travel quiz Connect with us links: Sign up to our newsletter and get your free guide to learning English with podcasts Follow us on Instagram Join our Facebook group for more English conversation Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
16:44
January 15, 2021
Guest Interview: From Italy to the U.S.
About this episode: Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have surprised us on our travels. On today’s episode we chat with our special guest Cristina about moving from Italy to the U.S. Some of the topics we discuss: Cristina’s first impressions of life in Texas. It can be really hot! The struggles of having to use and understand real English on a daily basis Cultural differences between Italy and the U.S. Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you: Would you ever consider moving to the U.S or have you ever lived there for a short time? Share your comments by leaving us a voice message with your name. If you’re lucky your message could appear on a future episode. https://anchor.fm/you-dont-say/message Connect with us links: Sign up to our newsletter and get your free guide to learning English with podcasts Follow us on Instagram Join our Facebook group for more English conversation Our new gift cards for English learners Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
24:57
January 8, 2021
Christmas is All Around
Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have surprised us on our travels. On today’s episode join us as we chat about all things Christmas. Some topics we’ll discuss: A surprising Christmas Day tradition in Japan A fun Christmas breakfast in Finland Our favourite family Christmas traditions...and much more Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you: Do you do anything for Christmas? Are there any traditions in your family? Would you like to know anything about Christmas? Share your comments by leaving us a voice message with your name. If you’re lucky your message could appear on a future episode. https://anchor.fm/you-dont-say/message Episode links Our new gift cards for English learners Play this online quiz and test your knowledge of Christmas objects and traditions around the world. Connect with us links: To get the most out of our podcast sign up to our newsletter and get your free guide to learning English with podcasts: https://mailchi.mp/englishontherun/youdontsay Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastyoudontsay/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastyoudontsay/ Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
19:53
December 18, 2020
Country Spotlight: Barbados
About this episode: Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have surprised us on our travels. On today’s episode we’re back with another Country Spotlight. Join us as we explore the tropical island of Barbados. Some topics we’ll discuss: Some interesting influences in the local food, One way you could spend a whole year in Barbados There’s more to Barbados than beaches...and much more. Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you: Have you ever been to Barbados? Do you live there now? Tell us about your experience. Share your comments by leaving us a voice message with your name. If you’re lucky your message could appear on a future episode. https://anchor.fm/you-dont-say/message Episode links Our new gift cards for English learners Connect with us links: To get the most out of our podcast sign up to our newsletter and get your free guide to learning English with podcasts: https://mailchi.mp/englishontherun/youdontsay Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastyoudontsay/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastyoudontsay/ Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
15:50
December 11, 2020
Warm and Cosy
About this episode: Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have surprised us on our travels. On today’s episode we chat about the Danish word Hygge, the word to describe anything that would make you feel content and your life a bit cosier.  Some topics we’ll discuss: Is there an art to being cosy? What being warm and cosy means to us Food and drinks that make life much cosier at this time of year...and much more Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you: What does cosy mean to you? How do you create a warm and cosy feeling in your home? Share your comments by leaving us a voice message with your name. If you’re lucky your message could appear on a future episode. https://anchor.fm/you-dont-say/message Episode links NEW gift cards for English learners Connect with us links: To get the most out of our podcast sign up to our newsletter and get your free guide to learning English with podcasts: https://mailchi.mp/englishontherun/youdontsay Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastyoudontsay/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastyoudontsay/ Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
13:25
December 4, 2020
Guest Interview: Christina from Speak English with Christina
About this episode: Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have surprised us on our travels. On today’s episode we have another special guest, Christina Rebuffet-Broadus creator of Speak English with Christina. Christina is from the USA but has been living in France for 15 years. She coaches managers, executives, and entrepreneurs to grow their business, and feel confident speaking English. Some topics we’ll discuss: Being fluent, what does it even mean? The most common things that English learners misunderstand about fluency Suggestions for you if you want to become more fluent in English...and much more Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you: How do you feel about your fluency? If someone asks you if you’re fluent in English what would you say? Share your comments by leaving us a voice message with your name. If you’re lucky your message could appear on a future episode. https://anchor.fm/you-dont-say/message Episode links Find out more about Speak English with Christina Subscribe to Christina’s YouTube channel Connect with us links: To get the most out of our podcast sign up to our newsletter and get your free guide to learning English with podcasts: https://mailchi.mp/englishontherun/youdontsay Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastyoudontsay/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastyoudontsay/ Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
19:04
November 27, 2020
Festive Time
About this episode: Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have surprised us on our travels. As autumn approaches there are so many festivals and celebrations happening in different parts of the world. Today we’re sharing our experiences of some of our favourite ones. Some topics we’ll discuss: Festivals for people that just love food Festivals that revolve around fire and fireworks The strange reason behind one UK celebration Celebrating festivals from cultures that aren’t our own...and much more Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you: What are your favourite festivals to celebrate at this time of year? Do you celebrate any festivals from other cultures? Let us know by leaving us a voice message with your name. If you’re lucky your message could appear on a future episode. https://anchor.fm/you-dont-say/message Episode links Sign up to Abi’s FREE baking and English conversation webinar for English learners  Connect with us links: To get the most out of our podcast sign up to our newsletter and get your free guide to learning English with podcasts: https://mailchi.mp/englishontherun/youdontsay Follow the podcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastyoudontsay/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastyoudontsay/ Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
13:55
November 20, 2020
Country Spotlight: The Czech Republic
About this episode: Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have surprised us on our travels. We’re back with another listener voted Country Spotlight episode and today’s location is The Czech Republic. We’re also joined by a special guest, a fellow English teacher, who just happens to be Czech. Some topics we’ll discuss: Classic Czech food and why it might not be so healthy Something you could do for free if you speak Czech and love learning Something that surprises foreigners on a first visit...and much more Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you: Do you think you could spend 6 months living in The Czech Republic? Let us know by leaving us a voice message with your name. If you’re lucky your message could appear on a future episode. https://anchor.fm/you-dont-say/message Episode links Improve your English with Teacher Zdenek by playing board games online Connect with us links: To get the most out of our podcast sign up to our newsletter and get your free guide to learning English with podcasts: https://mailchi.mp/englishontherun/youdontsay Follow the podcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastyoudontsay/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastyoudontsay/ Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
27:35
November 6, 2020
Come Dine with Me
About this episode: Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have surprised us on our travels. On today’s episode we’ll be chatting about how we socialise with friends in different cultures, specifically whether it’s common or not to invite them over for dinner. Some topics we’ll discuss: The pros and cons of inviting friends over for a meal Countries where you’ll rarely be invited to someone’s house for a meal Why going to a restaurant in some countries can have it’s benefits... and much more Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you: Do you invite people over for dinner? Is there any reason you don’t? How do you feel about having people over if you do? Share your comments by leaving us a voice message with your name. If you’re lucky your message could appear on a future episode. https://anchor.fm/you-dont-say/message Episode links Get Abi’s FREE guide to avoid baking disasters and improve your English too. Connect with us links: To get the most out of our podcast sign up to our newsletter and get your free guide to learning English with podcasts: https://mailchi.mp/englishontherun/youdontsay Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastyoudontsay/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastyoudontsay/ Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
13:26
October 30, 2020
Episode 26: Guest Interview - Lindsay from Lindsay Does Languages
About this episode: Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have surprised us on our travels. On today’s episode we have another special guest, Lindsay from Lindsay Does Languages. Lindsay is from the UK and loves everything related to languages, from learning them to inspiring people to become independent language learners and online teachers. Some topics we’ll discuss: What it’s like to be an independent language learner Lindsay’s language journey that led her to learning an indigenous language: Guaraní Learning an indigenous or a minority language when there aren’t many resources How to stay motivated when learning languages....and much more Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you: Which country are you from, and have you ever studied any indigenous, minority or endangered languages? Share your comments by leaving us a voice message with your name. If you’re lucky your message could appear on a future episode. https://anchor.fm/you-dont-say/message Episode links Find out more about Lindsay Does Languages Listen to Language Stories Radio Garden - listen to radio around the world The Live Lingua Project - for language learning resources Connect with us links: To get the most out of our podcast sign up to our newsletter and get your free guide to learning English with podcasts: https://mailchi.mp/englishontherun/youdontsay Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastyoudontsay/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastyoudontsay/ Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
27:39
October 23, 2020
Abi and Audrey
About this episode: Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have surprised us on our travels. On today’s episode we let you get to know us a bit more by discussing our cultural backgrounds. Some topics we’ll discuss: Abi’s Jamaican and Audrey’s Dutch family Some of our favourite food from our different cultures Being influenced to travel by our grandparents...and much more Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you:  What’s special about your culture that you would love other people to know about? And what would you like to know about us? Share your comments by leaving us a voice message with your name. If you’re lucky your message could appear on a future episode. https://anchor.fm/you-dont-say/message Episode links (because we love food): Jamaican Ackee and Saltfish Jamaican Rice and Peas Jamaican Sweet Potato Pudding Dutch Pancakes Dutch Apple Sauce Connect with us links: To get the most out of our podcast sign up to our newsletter and get your free guide to learning English with podcasts: https://mailchi.mp/englishontherun/youdontsay Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastyoudontsay/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastyoudontsay/ Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
16:37
October 16, 2020
Country Spotlight: Norway
About this episode: Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have surprised us on our travels. We’re back with another Country Spotlight. We’ll spend the whole of this episode talking about all the surprising, interesting and challenging things about living in a country voted for by our Instagram and Facebook followers. This episode is focused on the Scandinavian country Norway. Some topics we’ll discuss: The cost of living: everything is so expensive! A fascinating fact about written Norwegian Skiing to the work?! Extreme light and dark…..and much more Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you: Do you think you could spend a year living in Norway? Why/why not? Share your comments by leaving us a voice message with your name. If you’re lucky your message could appear on a future episode. https://anchor.fm/you-dont-say/message Connect with us links: To get the most out of our podcast sign up to our newsletter and get your free guide to learning English with podcasts: https://mailchi.mp/englishontherun/youdontsay Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastyoudontsay/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastyoudontsay/ Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
20:45
October 9, 2020
What's Your Name?
About this episode: Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have surprised us on our travels. On today’s episode we chat about names and naming traditions, laws and fashions in different cultures. Some of the topics we’ll discuss: Changing (or not changing) your surname when you get married Having a middle name Adopting a new name when you’re in another country Audrey reveals a secret about her name Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you: What traditions or laws are there when it comes to names in your country? Share your comments by leaving us a voice message with your name. If you’re lucky your message could appear on a future episode. https://anchor.fm/you-dont-say/message Episode Links: Find out more about Audrey’s new online group International English classes for children and teenagers: https://englishontherun.net/work-with-me/ Connect with us links: To get the most out of our podcast sign up to our newsletter and get your free guide to learning English with podcasts: https://mailchi.mp/englishontherun/youdontsay Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastyoudontsay/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastyoudontsay/ Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
19:46
October 2, 2020
Guest Interview - From Colombia to Liverpool
About this episode: Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have surprised us on our travels. Today’s episode is another new style of episode, a guest interview. We interviewed Jorge Capera from Colombia who now lives in Liverpool in the UK. Some topics we’ll discuss: Culture shocks when he arrived in the UK Personality change when you speak another language Why Jorge thinks British food is so good What exactly is a Scouser! Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you: What do you love about the country where you’re living now? Share your comments by leaving us a voice message with your name. If you’re lucky your message could appear on a future episode. https://anchor.fm/you-dont-say/message Episode links: Listen to what the famous Scouse accent sounds like and see if you can understand it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndz86gVm71Y Connect with us links: To get the most out of our podcast sign up to our newsletter and get your free guide to learning English with podcasts: https://mailchi.mp/englishontherun/youdontsay Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastyoudontsay/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastyoudontsay/ Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
29:55
September 25, 2020
Back to School
About this episode: Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have surprised us on our travels. On today’s episode we chat about something that children around the world experience, going back to school. Some topics we’ll discuss: What going back to school looks like at the moment Our childhood going back to school memories Studying at summer school all summer and then going back to school Wearing or not wearing school uniform in different countries Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you: What are your memories of going back to school? And if you’re going back to school now, how do you feel about it? Share your comments by leaving us a voice message with your name. If you’re lucky your message could appear on a future episode. https://anchor.fm/you-dont-say/message Connect with us links: To get the most out of our podcast sign up to our newsletter and get your free guide to learning English with podcasts: https://mailchi.mp/englishontherun/youdontsay Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastyoudontsay/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastyoudontsay/ Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
15:16
September 18, 2020
Country Spotlight: Malaysia
About this episode: Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have surprised us on our travels. We have a different style of episode for you today called a Country Spotlight. Every 4 weeks we’ll ask our listeners to vote for one country and then we’ll spend a whole episode talking about all the surprising, interesting and challenging things about living there. This episode is focused on the multicultural country Malaysia. Some topics we’ll discuss: Food - eating out 24 hours a day Language - being multilingual and language ability Shopping - the culture of haggling Education - studying at primary school Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you: Do you think you could spend a year living in Malaysia? Why/why not? Share your comments by leaving us a voice message with your name. If you’re lucky your message could appear on a future episode. https://anchor.fm/you-dont-say/message Episode links: Learn more about Nasi Lemak and other delicious Malaysian food: https://theculturetrip.com/asia/malaysia/articles/13-dishes-to-eat-when-youre-in-malaysia/ Connect with us links: To get the most out of our podcast sign up to our newsletter and get your free guide to learning English with podcasts: https://mailchi.mp/englishontherun/youdontsay Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastyoudontsay/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastyoudontsay/ Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
19:21
September 11, 2020
Mind Your Ps and Qs
About this episode: Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have surprised us on our travels. On today’s episode “Mind Your Ps and Qs” we’re talking about the use of please, thank you, sorry and excuse me around the world. Some topics we’ll discuss: Going from a culture where please, thank you and sorry are used so much to a culture where they’re hardly used at all. How you’re behaviour could get you cheaper coffee in one cafe Why you shouldn’t smile too much in one country Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you: How important is it to say please, thank you and sorry in your culture? Share your comments by leaving us a voice message with your name. If you’re lucky your message could appear on a future episode. https://anchor.fm/you-dont-say/message Episode links: Is remembering vocabulary a challenge? Read Audrey’s latest blog post to find out how to make it easier: https://englishontherun.net/learningnewvocabulary-2/ Read the article “Britons  say ‘thank you’ more than anyone else in the world”: independent.co.uk/life-style/britain-thank-you-say-more-world-manners-polite-etiquette-study-a8364806.html Connect with us links: Want to get the most out of listening to our podcast? Sign up to our newsletter and get your free guide to learning English with podcasts: https://mailchi.mp/englishontherun/youdontsay Follow us on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcastyoudontsay/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastyoudontsay/ Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
13:18
September 4, 2020
Crimes Against Food
About this episode: Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have surprised us on our travels. On today’s episode “Crimes Against Food” we’re talking about food and drink rules in different countries.  Some topics we’ll discuss: Food crimes we’ve committed Fruit on pizza. Should it even be allowed? The one rule you must follow at Australian barbeques…. And much more Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you: Is there a food crime that you’d like to confess? We promise we won’t judge you :) Share your comments by leaving us a voice message with your name. If you’re lucky your message could appear on a future episode. https://anchor.fm/you-dont-say/message Episode links: Want to get the most out of listening to our podcast? Sign up to our newsletter and get your free guide to learning English with podcasts. https://mailchi.mp/englishontherun/youdontsay Follow us on instagram https://www.instagram.com/podcastyoudontsay/ Join our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastyoudontsay/ Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
15:42
August 21, 2020
Fitting In
Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have surprised us on our travels. On today’s episode we’re talking about trying to fit in when you travel to or live in another country. Sometimes it’s easy and sometimes it’s challenging. Some topics we’ll discuss: Not fitting in in Europe and Asia Reactions to your accent when you speak the local language What exactly is a "giri" in Spain? Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Our question for you: Have you ever lived in another country and what was the most challenging thing for you when you did? Episode links: Answer our episode question by leaving us a voice message on Anchor. We might feature your answer on a future show. Have you ever lived in another country and if so what did you find most challenging? https://anchor.fm/you-dont-say/message Want to get the most out of listening to our podcast? Sign up to our newsletter and get your free guide to learning English with podcasts. https://mailchi.mp/englishontherun/youdontsay Join our Facebook group and connect with other “You Don’t Say?!” listeners. https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastyoudontsay/ Follow us on instagram https://www.instagram.com/podcastyoudontsay/ Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
11:49
August 14, 2020
World of Weddings
About this episode: Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" The podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have surprised us on our travels. On today's episode we're talking about something that we're sure you've experienced, a wedding. We'll discuss: Weddings around the world Things that you just wouldn't want to happen at your wedding Pre wedding parties (hen nights and stag nights) and much more. Thanks for listening to You Don't Say?! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app or share it with a friend. Conversation Bake Off: Abi’s community for English learners who want to get creative, improve their baking skills and improve their English is live. This month we're learning to make a classic British cake, Victoria Sponge. Sign up here: https://confident-english-with-abigail.teachable.com/p/conversation-bake-off Episode Links: Sign up to our newsletter and get your FREE guide to learning English with podcasts  https://mailchi.mp/englishontherun/youdontsay Join our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastyoudontsay/ Follow us on instagram https://www.instagram.com/podcastyoudontsay/ Answer our episode question by leaving us a voice message on Anchor. Your message could appear on a future episode. https://anchor.fm/you-dont-say/message Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
17:04
August 7, 2020
Bake Your Cake and Eat It!
Welcome back to "You Don't Say?!" The podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have surprised us on our travels. Hopefully you're not listening on an empty stomach as today we have a special listener requested episode all about baking. Join us as we chat about everything from baking classes at school, our favourite desserts, cake culture abroad and much more. Start baking: Abigail is launching Conversation Bake Off today, a community for English learners who want to improve their language skills and learn to create delicious baked goods at home. Click here to learn more. Here's the link to Abigail's free guide to better baking. Share your thoughts: We'd love to know if you've increased your baking this year. And also what are favourite desserts?  Send us a message on Instagram @podcastyoudontsay Join our Facebook group Or leave us a voice message on Anchor Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
18:51
July 31, 2020
Audrey's Language Learning Journey
Welcome back to "You Don't Say?!" The podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have surprised us on our travels. This week Audrey shares her language learning journey with us. We hope it inspires you to keep going with your own language learning journey.  We'd love to hear what languages you're learning now and which ones you have planned for the future. Share with us by: Sending us a message on Instagram @podcastyoudontsay By joining our Facebook group Or leaving us a voice message on Anchor Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
22:09
July 24, 2020
Day to Day
Welcome back to "You Don't Say?!" The podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have surprised us on our travels. This week we have an episode requested by one of our listeners and members of the Facebook group, Jack. We'll talk about daily routines and how cultural differences can change them completely. We want to find out where you're listening from. Take a photo of your favourite place to listen to the podcast and share it with us by: Tagging us on Instagram @podcastyoudontsay Or joining our Facebook group and posting your photo We're looking forward to seeing them! Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
13:06
July 17, 2020
Nice to be Around You
Welcome to episode 12 of "You Don't Say?!" A podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have surprised us on our travels. On today's episode as lockdown restrictions ease in some parts of the world, we talk about getting used to our new normal now that we can go out more and see more people. How are people coping in countries where giving a hug or kisses is an everyday greeting? How are people behaving in countries where the culture is to question something before doing it? What are some of the things we can do now that we used to take for granted? We'd love to hear about your experience at this time. What's something that you've been able to start doing again recently that you've really missed during lockdown? Share your thoughts with us by:  Leaving us a voice message on Anchor; Sending us a message on Instagram; Or joining our Facebook group  Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
11:16
July 10, 2020
Summer Days
Summer's arrived! Well at least it has in Majorca where Audrey is. Meanwhile in Manchester where Abigail is it's raining, again. On today's episode of the podcast we go back to our childhoods and discuss our memories of school summer holidays. We also chat about school summer holidays in different countries. Is 14 weeks too long? Should students have to complete homework during summer? How do parents cope when their children have long summer holidays but they need to go to work? Thanks! We'd like to say a big thanks to our listeners who sent in requests for future episodes. Be sure to keep a lookout as your episode might be live soon. This week: We'd love to hear about your experiences of school summer holidays. Did you think yours were/are too long, too short or just right? How did/do you spend your summer holidays? What's your favourite summer holiday memory? You can let us know by:  Leaving us a voice message on Anchor; Sending us a message on Instagram; Or joining our Facebook group and sharing your thoughts Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
11:37
July 3, 2020
Time on Your Hands
We're already on episode 10! Can you believe how quickly time flies. And that's exactly our topic for this week's episode. We're discussing all things time including a country where it's considered normal to arrive 2 or 3 hours late for a party, to a country where even being one minute late is considered very very late. We also share some must-know expressions in English related to time. We're taking requests: We're inviting you, our listeners, to suggest some topics that you'd like us to discuss on future shows. You can do this by: Leaving us a voice message on Anchor; Sending us a message on Instagram;  Or joining our Facebook group and sharing your ideas Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
11:28
June 26, 2020
Home Sweet Home
Our homes can be one of the most wonderful places to be and everyone's home is so different. In some countries houses are the norm and apartments are seen as luxurious. In other countries almost everyone lives in an apartment and living in a house is special. Today we talk about cultural preferences when it comes to living accommodation, the ups and downs of living in an apartment or a house and we invite you our listeners to share where they prefer to live.  New to the podcast: Leave us a voice message answering our question at the end of the show. Don't forget to tell us your name so that we can feature you on a future episode. Join our Facebook group where we've started live Messenger Room calls where you can join us to practice your spoken English. And don't forget to be part of our community you can: Follow our podcast page on Instagram for sneak previews of future episodes and to see us go live Sign up to our weekly newsletter and we'll send you a FREE guide to learning English with podcasts Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
12:26
June 19, 2020
Let's Go Dutch!
Split the bill, pay for everyone, pay in secret, pay only for what you ordered. In this episode of "You Don't Say?!" we're talking about interesting experiences when it comes to paying the bill in different cultures and we share some amusing stories about eating out in a group. New to the podcast: Leave us a voice message and tell us about how you pay the bill in your country. Don't forget to tell us your name so that we can feature you on a future episode. Join our Facebook group where we've started live Messenger Room calls where you can practice your spoken English. And don't forget to be part of our community you can: Follow our podcast page on Instagram for sneak previews of future episodes and to see us go live Sign up to our weekly newsletter and we'll send you a FREE guide to learning English with podcasts Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
11:38
June 12, 2020
Feeling Hungry?
Welcome to episode 7 of You Don't Say?! This week we'll be talking about the latest food and drink trends from other countries that have become popular in the places that we live. Get ready to feel hungry as we mention bao buns, bubble tea, Japanese fluffy pancakes and much more.  New to the podcast: Leave us a voice message and tell us about new food and drink trends in your country. Don't forget to tell us your name so that we can feature you on a future episode. Join our Facebook group where you'll be able to  join us and other members of the group live on Messenger Calls from next week And don't forget to be part of our community you can: Follow our podcast page on Instagram for sneak previews of future episodes and to see us go live Sign up to our weekly newsletter and we'll send you a FREE guide to learning English with podcasts Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
10:47
June 5, 2020
Let's Eat Al Fresco!
Welcome to episode 6 of You Don't Say?! In this episode we explore some countries where English words are used with a different meaning to how native speakers use them and, even funnier, fake English words that mean nothing to native English speakers. Take for instance “smart working”. Do you know what that means? We also have a laugh at foreign words used by native English speakers that just don't mean the same is they do in the original language.  New to the podcast: Leave us a voice message and tell us about English words being used in your country. Don't forget to tell us your name so we can feature you on a future episode. And don't forget to be part of our community you can: Follow our podcast page on Instagram for sneak previews of future episodes and to see us go live Join in the conversation in our Facebook group and connect with other “You don’t say?!” listeners Sign up to our weekly newsletter and we'll send you a FREE guide to learning English with podcasts Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
09:56
May 29, 2020
Do You Queue?
Welcome to episode 5 of You Don't Say?! This is the podcast where we talk about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have surprised us on our travels. You'll hear your hosts Abigail and Audrey have spontaneous conversations, using natural English to help you improve your English skills and learn about the funny world we live in. In today's episode we discuss something that we're all getting used to doing at the moment, queuing. Some countries do, some countries just don't. You'll hear funny stories involving the phenomenon of the "little old lady", what happens when you try to queue for something to eat in a country where they just don't queue and much more.   We'd love you to be part of the You Don't Say community so you can: Leave us a voice message and tell us about queuing in you country. Don't forget to tell us your name. Follow our podcast page on Instagram for sneak previews of future episodes and to see us go live Join in the conversation in our Facebook group and connect with other “You don’t say?!” listeners Sign up to our weekly newsletter and we'll send you a FREE guide to learning English with podcasts Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
11:34
May 22, 2020
Just Say No!
Welcome to episode 4 of You Don't Say?! Saying "Yes" or "No" might seem like an easy thing to do, but is it? In today's episode we discuss how in one particular culture there isn't really a word for no, culture clashes when someone is just too direct, a funny incident involving saying yes to sparkling water and much more.  Abigail and Audrey, your hosts, are planning lots of fun things to help you learn English and learn about the funny world we live in, so come join us! You can: Follow our podcast page on Instagram for sneak previews of future episodes and to hear from us live Join in the conversation in our Facebook group and connect with other “You don’t say?!” listeners Sign up to our weekly newsletter and we'll send you a FREE guide to learning English with podcasts Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
10:10
May 15, 2020
Bread
Bread. Can you live without it or is it one of those staple foods that you just have to have at home? In this episode we discuss cultures where bread just isn't a big thing, cultures where a meal just isn't complete without bread, as well as an interesting Italian habit revolving around bread and sauce.  Abigail and Audrey, your hosts, are planning lots of fun things to help you learn English and learn about the funny world we live in, so come join us! You can: Follow our podcast page on Instagram for sneak previews of future episodes Join in the conversation in our Facebook group and connect with other “You don’t say?!” listeners Sign up to our weekly newsletter and we'll send you a FREE guide to learning English with podcasts Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
09:16
May 8, 2020
Superstitions
Do you never open an umbrella indoors? Or maybe there’s a certain number that you avoid because people say it’s unlucky. Join us today on this episode of “You Don’t Say?!” where we talk about superstitions in different cultures. Abigail and Audrey, your hosts, are planning lots of fun things to help you learn English and learn about the funny world we live in, so come join us! You can: Follow our podcast page on Instagram for sneak previews of future episodes                                                                                                                                Join in the conversation in our Facebook group and connect with other “You don’t say?!” listeners  Sign up to our weekly newsletter and we'll send you a FREE guide to learning English with podcasts Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
08:29
May 1, 2020
Shoes on or off?
Welcome to the first episode of “You Don’t Say?!” Today we’ll be discussing the topic of shoes and how in some cultures it’s ok to leave them on at home whereas in others it’s most definitely not. Abigail and Audrey, your hosts, are planning lots of fun things to help you learn English and learn about the funny world we live in, so come join us! Follow our podcast page on Instagram for sneak previews of future episodes                                                                                                                                   Join in the conversation in our Facebook group and connect with other “You don’t say?!” listeners                                                                                           Sign up to our weekly newsletter and we'll send you a FREE guide to learning English with podcasts Theme music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
07:34
April 22, 2020
You Don't Say?! - Welcome!
Welcome to "You Don’t Say?!" The podcast where you can listen to real English conversation as we talk about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have surprised us on our travels. We're Abigail and Audrey two online English teachers who have learnt different languages, travelled and lived in different countries around the world. We're passionate about helping students feel more confident communicating with the world in English. We want to give English learners the possibility to listen to real-life conversations in English.In this short trailer you'll find out about our reasons for starting the podcast and what you can expect to hear in future episodes.  Sign up to our newsletter and be part of the "You don't say?!" tribe. We'll update you when the next podcast is ready and send you a FREE guide to learning English with podcasts. Abigail and Audrey, your hosts, are planning lots of fun things to help you learn English and learn about the funny world we live in, so come join us! Theme Music: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4071-monkeys-spinning-monkeys License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
04:25
April 22, 2020