The English Sessions

Mike Butler

Join host and American English teacher Mike, as he guides you through the English language. Make sure to visit www.englishsessionswithmike.com for more content and to book private lessons with Mike. These podcast episodes will help ESL learners with their pronunciation, grammar, structure... and we will have some fun too! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theenglishsessions/support

Ep. 44 - Bass / Base (Pronunciation)
May 7 2022
Ep. 44 - Bass / Base (Pronunciation)
Welcome to Episode 44 of The English Sessions. Pronunciation of B A S S and B A S E. I am your host and English teacher, Mike Butler. These podcasts can help you improve your English! Together, we will talk about grammar… pronunciation… structure... and have some fun too. Remember to visit my website, www.englishsessionswithmike.com to contact me for private lessons, and for more content.  You can also read the transcript of this audio on the website as you listen to this episode. For the full audio transcript, go to you ready to improve your English? Go to www.englishsessionswithmike.com and click on Schedule a Lesson today. The first lesson, 30 minutes with Mike, is free…. (englishsessionswithmike.com) Listen for these words today:  Storm - a storm is intense weather often with strong winds, rain, thunder, lightning or snow! Move on - “MOVE ON” is a phrasal verb that means “continue” or “progress”. It can also mean to leave a place; change to a different subject or activity; change ideas, attitudes, behaviour etc. “Let’s move on to our next topic of conversation”. Let’s move on to the next word in our vocabulary for today.  Racket - RACKET has a few different definitions. I want to keep this simple, so I will say that for today’s episode, RACKET means NOISE! Unwanted noise. Nobody likes a ‘racket’. Hey! Turn off that racket! I don’t like that kind of music. It’s just noise to me! --- Send in a voice message: this podcast:
Teacher, I Have a Doubt (Doubt or Question? with Native Brazilian Portuguese Speaker and English Educator, Miguel)
Sep 17 2021
Teacher, I Have a Doubt (Doubt or Question? with Native Brazilian Portuguese Speaker and English Educator, Miguel)
Teacher, I have a doubt… or do I have a question? — A big THANK YOU to the latest Patreon supporters, Chris and Anna — Hello everyone. Today’s podcast is a special episode. It is a conversation with a young man in Brazil who is a native Portuguese speaker and is also an English teacher in Brazil. His name is Miguel. We talk about the differences between the word ‘doubt’ and the word ‘question’ in English. Many Brazilian learners mistranslate the word ‘dúvida’. However, it is not as simple as saying: ‘Dúvida’ in Portuguese is the same as ‘question’ in English. It’s more complicated than that.  Listen to my conversation with Miguel to learn more.  Also, this is not just a problem for native Brazilian Portuguese speakers. Perhaps you are from a different county, but it is still not clear to you what the differences between the words ‘doubt’ and ‘question’ are. This conversation with Miguel may help you as well. For the entire conversation including the video of our conversation and images to help you learn and remember the material, go to www.patreon.com/theenglishsessions. For only $1USD per month you will have access to this and much more, including the full audio transcripts of new episodes of The English Sessions and Get the Word! Go to patreon.com/theenglishsessions I hope you enjoy my conversation with Miguel.  --- Send in a voice message: this podcast:
(BONUS SNEAK PEEK - FOR ADVANCED LEARNERS) Get the Word! Episode: Bon Voyage Mon Amour
Sep 7 2021
(BONUS SNEAK PEEK - FOR ADVANCED LEARNERS) Get the Word! Episode: Bon Voyage Mon Amour
As a bonus to all of my loyal listeners to The English Sessions I am offering the latest episode of Get the Word! before it's officially released on the Get the Word! with Mike Butler podcast. I also have an announcement. The English Sessions Patreon page is back! You can become a member for only $1(USD). It's simple to sign up, and you can cancel anytime. Starting today, the full audio transcripts of The English Sessions and Get the Word! are only available if you sign up to be a member of the English Sessions Patreon ( www.patreon.com/theenglishsessions ). However, all of the audio transcripts of previous episodes will still be free on the website, www.englishsessionswithmike.com Bonjour fellow word nerds. It’s Mike. I apologize already to any of my French listeners. Bonjour and Bon Voyage will be pretty much the only French words I speak today. I also apologize for starting right off the bat with the most stereotypical French music I could find. In all reality, I love French culture, French films and I love the influence that French has had on the English language.  In English we see many words that have derived from French throughout the centuries, of course, but we also sometimes use words and expressions when speaking English that are taken directly from French. Déjà vu comes to my mind right away. This term appears in English dictionaries, and is taken directly from French meaning ‘already seen’. Déjà vu comes to my mind right away. This term appears in English dictionaries, and is taken directly from French meaning ‘already seen’. For more of the audio transcript, go to www.patreon.com/theenglishsessions --- Send in a voice message: this podcast: