Category Archives: Podcast Episodes

Episode 45: Trinidad and Tobago

Nick’s friend Cathy is from the English-speaking Caribbean country of Trinidad and Tobago. In this conversation she talks about her family background and Trinidad’s history and culture. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation. 


Episode 44: Antarctica

Several years ago Nick and Wendy had the great pleasure of visiting Antarctica. In this episode they talk about the white continent and their amazing experience there. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation. 


Episode 43: The Islamic Festival

Nick and Wendy recently went to the Portuguese town of Mértola for the Islamic Festival that is held there every two years. They talk about the markets and other activities of the festival. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation. 


Episode 42: The Theatre

Our last guest Sarah is back for another episode. In this conversation, she talks about her love for the theatre in all its forms, including ballet and Pantomime. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.


Episode 41: Illegal Chinese Restaurants

Nick and Wendy talk about the fun (and tasty) experience of going to illegal Chinese restaurants in their new home city of Lisbon, Portugal. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.


Episode 40: Lisbon Lookouts

Nick and Wendy talk about their new home of Lisbon, Portugal. They discuss the city’s hills and some of the lookout points that afford great views of old Lisbon. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.


Episode 39: Copenhagen

Nick’s English friend Sarah lives in Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark. In this episode she talks about the life she leads in Copenhagen and why she loves it. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.


Episode 38: Chasing Caravaggio

During their trip to southern Italy and Malta, Nick and Wendy saw several paintings by their favourite painter, Caravaggio. In this episode they talk about Caravaggio’s life and about why they like his paintings. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.


Episode 37: Losing Nature

Nick and Wendy talk about their recent visit to Malta. In particular, they talk about visiting the site of Gozo’s famous Azure Window, which collapsed and disappeared a few weeks earlier. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.


Episode 36: Learning Russian

Nick’s English friend Helen is a Russian-English interpreter. In this conversation she talks about learning Russian and her experiences in Russian-speaking countries. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.