Cannes film festival 2018 opening night

Cannes film festival 2018 opening night

Cannes film festival 2018 opening night Cannes film festival 2018 opening night - have you heard about the Cannes film festival ? What are the images which come to mind? Glamour, the red carpet, champagne and movie stars? In this podcast, a cinema 500 miles away from...

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Experiences of being on stage

Experiences of being on stage

Experiences of being on stage Experiences of being on stage can be both a very exciting or a very stressful experience, especially if you suffer from Stage fright or performance anxiety. Susan asks Andy, a somewhat seasoned performer, and Chris who is just staring...

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What is going on in these sequences

What is going on in these sequences

What is going on in these sequences What is going on in these sequences - can you tell just by listening to the sounds? The best language learners are a combination of people who are curious, who keep asking themselves questions and are actively involved in their own...

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Three items on my Bucket List – Merry

Three items on my Bucket List – Merry

Three items on my Bucket List - Merry Three items on my Bucket List - Merry came in today to tell us a little about what three things are at the very top of her bucket list. She is just starting out with learning English and we are both very pleased and grateful to...

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The first time I saw snow

The first time I saw snow

The first time I saw snow The first time I saw snow - Can you remember the first time you saw snow ? Do you live in a country where snow is usual or do you live in a region of the world where snow is a highly unlikely event? Some countries never get a single flake of...

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My bucket list – Mylène

My bucket list – Mylène

My bucket list - Mylène Listen to Mylène talking about what she has on her bucket list.  She also says that her bucket list changes through time, as she achieves some of the things on her bucket list, other things are added, so it becomes a lifelong journey. A list of...

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A British comedian in Toulouse

A British comedian in Toulouse

A British comedian in Toulouse Andy Pudding (it's his stage name, not his real name) is a comedian, living in Toulouse, France who does a stand-up comedy show called "Mad in France" and another that he is refining. His comedy revolves around his first-hand...

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Talking about the stars

Talking about the stars

It’s curious that so many people obsessively read their horoscopes. According to a studies, many Americans believe astrology is scientific. The study also revealed that skepticism of astrology is decreasing, and indeed you don’t have to look far online to find the...

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Sergeant Podblog investigates The Round Mansion Murder

Sergeant Podblog investigates The Round Mansion Murder

Sergeant Podblog is taking a few minutes off, in his police car to have a rest and to have a spot of lunch, when Barbara calls from the station. Believe it or not, there has been a murder and our trustworthy sleuth has to investigate. As always, Sergeant Podblog...

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Being bilingual, is it all good news?

Being bilingual, is it all good news?

Without doubt speaking more than one language is an advantage in the workplace, when traveling or just being able to watch movies in the original version.

Listen to this light hearted discussion with Laura about her real life experiences growing up in a bilingual situation speaking one language at home and another language at school.

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Tandem learning for language learning

Tandem learning for language learning

In Tandem Language Learning both partners can meet in person (face-to-face Tandem) or learn by e-mail, chat, Skype, phone or other media (eTandem, also called Distance Tandem), placing emphasis on cultural integration as part of the language-learning process. Learning...

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Famous people past and present interviewed

Famous people past and present interviewed

Famous people past and present interviewed Have you ever dreamt about interviewing a famous person or a person who is no longer among us? We have some Famous people past and present interviewed here. Well, we have harnessed the power of podcasting to do just that,...

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Can you guess the city?

Can you guess the city?

Can you guess the city? From the description, can you guess the city? Answers in the comments please and do tell us how you arrived at your answer.

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Sergeant Podblog and The Oil Mystery Final Episode

Sergeant Podblog and The Oil Mystery Final Episode

In this final episode of Sergeant Podblog and The Oil Mystery, Sergeant Podblog finally arrests the muderer of Inspector Whassisname, with the help of his trusty colleague, Constable Barbara. Barbara has already arrested Bess, but is surprised when Sergeant Podblog...

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Sergeant Podblog investigates The Oil Mystery Episode 4

Sergeant Podblog investigates The Oil Mystery Episode 4

Sergeant Podblog investigates The Oil Mystery Episode 4 In this episode of Sergeant Podblog investigates The Oil Mystery Episode 4 - the team are scrabbling around for clues and appear to have come to a dead end. Whilst going about her chores, cleaning the interview...

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Sergeant Podblog investigates The Oil Mystery Episode 3

Sergeant Podblog investigates The Oil Mystery Episode 3

Sergeant Podblog investigates The Oil Mystery Episode 3 In this episode of Sergeant Podblog investigates The Oil Mystery Episode 3 - the trusty team of Sergeant Podblog and Constable Barbara delve deeper into the mystery. Constable Barbara has to take over the...

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The discovery of Trappist 1

The discovery of Trappist 1

The discovery of Trappist 1 Astronomers have just identified a nearby solar system hosting seven Earth-sized planets. Most intriguing: Three planets that orbit its central star — known as TRAPPIST-1 — may even be within a habitable zone. That means they fall within a...

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Serge on holiday in the west of The USA

Serge on holiday in the west of The USA

  Serge on holiday in the west of The USA Serge on holiday in the west of The USA - a podcast with a French person who spent 3 weeks travelling around the National Parks in the west of The USA. Serge flew from Toulouse, France to Denver, Colorado via Paris, Heathrow...

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Sergeant Podblog investigates The Oil Mystery Episode 2

Sergeant Podblog investigates The Oil Mystery Episode 2

Sergeant Podblog investigates The Oil Mystery Episode 2 Sergeant Podblog investigates The Oil Mystery Episode 2 - in a series of 4 podcasts where Sergeant Podblog investigates the case of the oil smuggling ring and its boss, who murdered Inspector Whatsisname in cold...

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Sergeant Podblog and The oil Mystery Episode 1

Sergeant Podblog and The oil Mystery Episode 1

Sergeant Podblog and The oil Mystery Episode 1 Sergeant Podblog and The oil Mystery Episode 1 - Sergeant Podblog is called in to solve the case of The murder of Inspector Whatsisname, whose body was found at the foot of Cheddar Gorge, stabbed with a note with the...

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Start up to stand up

Start up to stand up

Start up to stand up Start up to stand up a good way of thinking about the process of getting a start up off the ground. Today we talk to Ahmed who has created a start up global business network. Start up to stand up talks about the ideas, the challenges and the...

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Murder mystery at the castle

Murder mystery at the castle

Murder mystery at the castle Murder mystery at the castle - there's been a murder at the horrible castle, one of the horrible servants has killed the horrible Duke and nobody knows who the murderer is. Luckily the clever Sergeant Podblog from The Grammar Police is at...

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Ahmed – my country

Ahmed – my country

Ahmed - my country Today we podcasted Ahmed, who now lives in France, about life in his country, how he left his country and what he misses from back home. This is a podcast for English learners and is non-political, non-religious and has no views on any issues that...

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The travel bet

The travel bet

The travel bet The travel bet - which is quicker, public transport or the car? have you ever wondered if you should give up your car journey in favour of using public transport? Which is the cheapest way to travel? Follow Chris and Sue as they bet on the quickest way...

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Planning a holiday getaway

Planning a holiday getaway

Planning a holiday getaway Planning a holiday getaway - have you ever tried to book a holiday on line? It's pretty confusing, isn't it? Listen to Chris and Sue go through the different options, flights and prices, while they are planning a holiday getaway. There's a...

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Rugby, what’s it all about?

Rugby, what’s it all about?

Rugby, what's it all about? Rugby, what's it all about? I mean, it can't be that complicated can it? Or can it? Ahead of the RBS 6 Nations Rugby Tournament, here are some questions, sent in by our listeners concerning rugby. Have we got it right? Are we on the ball...

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Drones handle with care

Drones handle with care

Drones handle with care Drones handle with care as they are used in many contexts from military uses to leisure and for fun. But are they just dangerous toys or just accidents waiting to happen? There have been many stories and reports of drone near-misses and...

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Effective Presentation Skills Tips Episode 2

Effective Presentation Skills Tips Episode 2

Effective Presentation Skills Tips episode 2 Effective Presentation Skills Tips episode 2 is the second part of a series of podcasts aimed at helping people to be more effective when presenting in front of an audience. Sue and Chris talk about some of the pitfalls in...

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Effective Presentation Skills Tips episode 1

Effective Presentation Skills Tips episode 1

Effective Presentation Skills Tips episode 1 Effective Presentation Skills Tips episode 1 is part of a series of podcasts aimed at helping people to be more effective when presenting in front of an audience. Sue and Chris talk about some of the pitfalls in...

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Book Signing in Toulouse

Book Signing in Toulouse

Book Signing in Toulouse Book signing is popular because an author's signature increases the value of books for collectors. The author may add a short message to the reader, called a dedication, to each book, which may be personalized with the recipient's name upon...

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Canada – The second largest country in the world

Canada – The second largest country in the world

Canada - The second largest country in the world Did you know that Canada - is the second largest country in the world? Did you know that the name 'Canada' comes from the Huron-Iroquois word 'Kanata', meaning 'village' or 'settlement'? Did you know that there are 6...

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Mystery Shopping trip

Mystery Shopping trip

Mystery shopping trip In this podcast Sue and Chris go to a shopping mall to pick up some items. In this podcast they describe some of the items that they buy. Can you work out what they...

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Introduction to the Learning Centre

Introduction to the Learning Centre

This is how to really use the podcasts to bring your English learning to life! [cap_iframe_loader type='lightbox' href='eflpodblog.com/wp-content/uploads/adobe_captivate_uploads/Introduction5/index.html'...

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Laura Gamesmaker London 2012

Laura Gamesmaker London 2012

Laura Gamesmaker London 2012 As the Rio Olympics get under way, Sue caught up with Laura, a gamesmaker from London 2012 to talk about her experiences. London 2012 volunteers were called ‘Games Makers’, as they helped to make the Games happen. The Games Maker...

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Fast and Furious Roller Derby

Fast and Furious Roller Derby

Fast and Furious Roller Derby Fast and Furious Roller Derby, a sport that is really taking off in recent years. Roller derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five members roller skating in the same direction around a track. A game play consists of a series of...

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Victoria’s Gap Year

Victoria’s Gap Year

Victoria's Gap Year Listen to Victoria talking to Susan about what she did in Victoria's Gap Year and see if there are any differences between what she did and what others do, as set out below or in Gapyear.com. In the professional or career world, a gap year is a...

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A visit to Brick lane, London

A visit to Brick lane, London

A visit to Brick lane, London Brick Lane is a street in East London, England, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It runs from Swanfield Street in the northern part of Bethnal Green, crosses Bethnal Green Road, passes through Spitalfields and is linked...

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Guitars on the beach with Ian Gillan of Deep Purple

Guitars on the beach with Ian Gillan of Deep Purple

Guitars on the beach with Ian Gillan of Deep Purple DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan joined thousands of guitarists at the Guitars On The Beach event in Lyme Regis, United Kingdom to perform the band's classic song "Smoke On The Water". Organizers were hoping to draw...

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Victoria – English Food Blogger

Victoria – English Food Blogger

Victoria - English Food Blogger Susan caught up with Victoria - English Food Blogger, an enthusiastic food blogger from England who talks about her interests in food and blogging. Victoria's blog is available here for those that would like to read about her food and...

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Very Bad Trip – Stephen

Very Bad Trip – Stephen

  Very Bad Trip - Stephen Ever had one of those trips where everything seems to be going wrong? When even as you get into the airport, you just know that it's not going to be your day? If you think about for a moment, it's probably quite a common thing. I mean, we are...

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A visit to the David Bowie memorial, Brixton, London

A visit to the David Bowie memorial, Brixton, London

A visit to the David Bowie memorial, Brixton, London Opposite the Brixton tube station in South London is  a street mural on Turnstall Road, there are flowers, candles, cards, pictures, tee shirts and magazines all with a message or a picture of the music icon that...

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Travelling in Burma – Nicola

Travelling in Burma – Nicola

Travelling in Burma - Nicola Listen to the podcast - Travelling in Burma - Nicola - where she talks about the time that she entered, Myanmar, when it was closed off to the outside world and her meeting with a tribe, the Kachin, in the middle of the jungle. Myanmar,...

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Headhunter – Lucy

Headhunter – Lucy

Headhunter - Lucy Listen to Susan interviewing headhunter Lucy ; better known as a recruitment consultant in London. Lucy gives some valuable interview tips and insights for job seekers during the interview. On a daily basis you'd be talking to your clients and a...

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John – Rowing Coach

John – Rowing Coach

John - Rowing Coach Listen to Susan, interviewing, John, a rowing coach, on a cold December morning in Nottingham, England. Modern rowing as a competitive sport can be traced to the early 18th century when races were held between professional watermen on the River...

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UFO Witness – Louise

UFO Witness – Louise

  UFO Witness - Louise Listen to Louise talking to Sue about her experience of witnessing what she considered to be an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO). What do you think it could be? Do you believe that she really saw a...

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Describing pain and symptoms

Describing pain and symptoms

Describing pain and symptoms It can be surprisingly difficult describing pain and symptoms and exactly how pain feels. Each of us experiences our pain differently, making it highly subjective—and that makes it a challenge for a doctor to evaluate. There is a useful...

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Living Abroad – Phoebe

Living Abroad – Phoebe

Living Abroad - Phoebe Listen to Phoebe, who has travelled and lived abroad for a number of years, as she talks about some of her experiences of living in different countries and getting to know the cultures. After listening, try and answer the following questions :...

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Anesthesiologist Olivier

Anesthesiologist Olivier

Anesthesiologist Olivier Listen to Olivier talking about his job as an anesthesiologist. An anesthesiologist (American English) or anaesthetist (British English) is a physician trained in anesthesia and perioperative medicine. Terminology varies between different...

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Star Wars – The Force Awakens

Star Wars – The Force Awakens

Star Wars - The Force Awakens In this podcast, Chris who has never (ever) seen a Star Wars film, interviews movie goers as they leave the cinema after watching Star Wars - The Force Awakens, just to see what all the fuss is about. It seems like he isn't the only one,...

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Understanding The COP 21

Understanding The COP 21

Understanding The COP 21 What is the ‘conference of parties’, and why you will hear more about it as the year-end approaches? Understanding The COP 21 It was COP-3, in Kyoto, Japan, that gave rise to the Kyoto Protocol, that placed international obligations on the set...

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A Columbian Living in France

A Columbian Living in France

A Columbian Living in France Listen to Mauricio, a Columbian, who has been living in France for the last 8 years, where he talks about adapting to a new culture and language, plus all what he misses from back home. Some of the things that he misses is the food from...

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James Bond – Spectre – The movie

James Bond – Spectre – The movie

James Bond - Spectre - The movie Susan manages to catch people as they leave the Gaumont Cinema in Toulouse, after James Bond - Spectre - The movie. A cryptic message from the past leads James Bond (Daniel Craig) to Mexico City and Rome, where he meets the beautiful...

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Running The New York Marathon

Running The New York Marathon

Photo AP Running The New York Marathon The New York City Marathon (branded TCS New York City Marathon and formerly branded ING New York City Marathon for sponsorshipreasons) is an annual marathon (42.195 km or 26.219 miles) that courses through the five boroughs...

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Why are you studying for an MBA?

Why are you studying for an MBA?

Why are you studying for an MBA? An MBA, or a Master of Business Administration, is a very popular choice for many today as a way of either changing career path or boosting an existing career path. An MBA is expensive, demanding and has high entry requirements, so why...

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Episode 6 – The Review

Episode 6 – The Review

Episode 6 - The Review The role of a customer, acting as a food reviewer is to accurately convey the taste, texture, smell, and presentation of a restaurant's food. You should not only comment on the food but also on the atmosphere, staff knowledge and attentiveness,...

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EFL Hacks to learn English

EFL Hacks to learn English

EFL Hacks to learn English We all need a little help from time to time, especially with shortcuts or good advice - a tip, an astuce or a hack... At EFL PodBlog, we were thinking about the best tips to learn English - or perhaps any language - and we decided that the...

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Self publishing a book

Self publishing a book

Self publishing a book Simon Duke talks to Susan about his experiences of self publishing a book, his own book, "Out of Bounds." Self publishing a book is popular for many reasons. Securing a traditional publishing contract may not work for you — they're hard to get,...

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Chris Novel writer – The Last Drop

Chris Novel writer – The Last Drop

Chris Novel writer - The Last Drop The Last Drop is a hilarious story of how oil is accidentally discovered on a small and up-to-now, unexplored island in The Persian Gulf by two bumbling brothers. The brothers first inherit a bicycle repair shop from their father who...

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Simon Duke Crime Fiction Writer

Simon Duke Crime Fiction Writer

  Simon Duke Crime Fiction Writer SIMON DUKE was born in Stoke-on-Trent (UK) in 1979. He obtained a B.A. in French with Film Studies in 2001 and has been working in journalism ever since. He currently lives in Toulouse, France. 'Out of Bounds', his first novel, was...

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Carlos Spencer Rugby Player Transcript

Carlos Spencer Rugby Player Transcript

Carlos Spencer Rugby Player Transcript Download the transcript for the podcast interview with Carlos Spencer, Classic All Black and ex All Blacks Fly Half. [purchase_link id="2097" style="button" color="blue"...

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Sue and Chris’ Big Adventure Part 2

Sue and Chris’ Big Adventure Part 2

Sue and Chris' Big Adventure Part 2 Sometimes airports can be confusing places, where to go is often clearly marked, but along with the excitement - or stress of taking a plane, some people tend to get lost. Sue and Chris arrive at the airport to board their plane to...

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Sue and Chris’ Big Adventure Part 1

Sue and Chris’ Big Adventure Part 1

Sue and Chris' Big Adventure Part 1 Follow Sue and Chris as they head off on their first big adventure - Sue and Chris' Big Adventure Part 1 In part one, they wake up a little late and have just an hour to get to the airport. Sue forgot to book a taxi, so they have to...

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Luke McAlister Rugby Player

Luke McAlister Rugby Player

Luke McAlister Rugby Player Charles Luke McAlister (born 28 August 1983 in Waitara) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer. He plays first five-eighth (fly-half) and second five-eighth (inside centre). He is the brother of New Zealand women's sevens player Kayla...

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Classic All Blacks Carlos Spencer rugby player

Classic All Blacks Carlos Spencer rugby player

Classic All Blacks Carlos Spencer rugby player Carlos James Spencer (born 14 October 1975 in Levin) is a former New Zealand rugby union footballer and most recently the head coach of the Eastern Province Kings. During his playing days, he played at fly-half (first...

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Classic All Blacks Carl Hayman rugby player

Classic All Blacks Carl Hayman rugby player

Classic All Blacks Carl Hayman rugby player Carl Hayman (born 14 November 1979 in Opunake, New Zealand) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer who plays at tighthead prop. Hayman has previously played for the Highlanders in Super Rugby, Otago in the NPC,...

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Florian Bucket list

Florian Bucket list

Florian Bucket list Listen to Florian's bucket list, but try the pre-listening questions first. A bucket list is a list of items, challenges etc., that people want to do before they die. A check-list of lifetime wishes that people really want to do at some point in...

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Adaptation to Climate Change

Adaptation to Climate Change

Adaptation to climate change Adaptation to Climate Change, means anticipating the adverse effects of climate change and taking appropriate action to prevent or minimise the damage they can cause, or taking advantage of opportunities that may arise. It has been shown...

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Business Process Improvement – Omar

Business Process Improvement – Omar

  Business process improvement (BPI) Listen to Omar, from a leading airline based in Abu Dhabi do a presentation about Business Process Improvement in his company, including : His roles in Business Process Improvement The objectives of BPI in his company How they have...

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Multimedia and IT Technician

Multimedia and IT Technician

Multimedia and IT Technician In the series « Tell me about your job. » I am joined today at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the primary airport serving the Greater Los Angeles Area by Jon, a multimedia and IT technician. Jon has been doing this job for the...

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Explaining a process

Explaining a process

When giving a series of instructions to make or produce something there are some common, useful and simple language features, used for clarity and simplicity. In this podcast we use the example of explaining a process for how to make something following a set of clear...

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Textile Factory Tour – A visitor from the UK

Textile Factory Tour – A visitor from the UK

Textile Factory Tour Listen to Greg give Liz, a visitor from the UK, a textile factory tour in France that makes upholstery for car seats. Greg greets Liz in reception, before taking her on a tour of the research and development department, the weaving workshop,...

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Marie – May the best house win.

Marie – May the best house win.

May the Best House Win was a British lifestyle game show that aired on ITV from 22 February 2010 to 24 June 2013 and was narrated by Guy Porritt. The show sees four proud homeowners compete to win £1,000 by showing off their homes to the other contestants, who will...

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Chris’ Jokes – Episode 2

Chris’ Jokes – Episode 2

Chris' Jokes - Episode 2 Back by popular demand (at least that is what Chris told us to write) is Chris with a handful of fabulous jokes in front of an adoring crowd (he told us to write that too...)

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Travel – Charles Couchsurfing

Travel – Charles Couchsurfing

Travel - Charles Couchsurfing Listen to Charles talk about his experiences of travelling and couchsurfing. Couchsurfing International Inc. is a hospitality exchange and social networking website. The website provides a platform for members to "surf" on couches by...

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Helen – Friendship Force

Helen – Friendship Force

Helen - Friendship Force Listen to Helen, a Canadian, talk about her travel experiences throughout the world with Friendship Force and other ways that she has travelled, including driving around The UK in a VW Combi. Friendship Force International provides...

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Best Experiences – Laura

Best Experiences – Laura

Best Experiences - Laura Listen to Laura, an English woman, talk about her best experiences in The 2012 London Olympics. What were the highlights for her? Who did she meet? What was her favourite souvenir from this event?

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Valérie – Parachute Jumping

Valérie – Parachute Jumping

Listen to Valérie talking about her best experiences, notably of parachute jumping. Listen carefully to what she found exciting and what she was scared of. What were your best experiences?

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Calculate your Carbon Footprint – Chris

Calculate your Carbon Footprint – Chris

Calculate your carbon footprint. Do you know how green you are? Would you consider that you have a green lifestyle? If you carried on living like as you are, how many planets would you need to sustain your current lifestyle? What is your carbon footprint compared to...

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Learning a Language – Frederique

Learning a Language – Frederique

Frédérique talks about learning English and especially the stresses of speaking English in a professional context. She recognises that being a perfectionist can actually hamper language learning and subsequent language production. She also talks about her achievements...

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Rebecca – Neonatal Nurse

Rebecca – Neonatal Nurse

Listen to Rebecca, an Australian neonatal nurse, talk about her job caring for premature babies and the impact on parents of having a premature...

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Learning English – Maude’s experiences

Learning English – Maude’s experiences

Learning English - Maude. How long do you think it takes to learn a language? Are there any tips or strategies that can help language learners? Listen to Maude talking about her experiences of learning a language. English is said to be one of the easiest languages to...

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Jon’s bucket list

Jon’s bucket list

Listen to Jon talk about his bucket list and one thing that he has already ticked-off of his previous bucket list. This is particularly accessible for low-level or...

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Rebecca – Living abroad

Rebecca – Living abroad

Have you ever lived in a foreign country?

Have you ever had experiences of living or working in a different culture?

Listen to the Rebecca, an Australian, talking about her experiences of living in several countries and the cultural and linguistic hurdles she had to over come.

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The Boston Shakers from Liverpool

The Boston Shakers from Liverpool

An Podcast interview with two members of the rock band The Boston Shakers, who are in France for their annual holiday, where they talk about living in a foreign country and their life and music in Liverpool, England.

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The Restaurant – Episode 5 – Paying the Bill

The Restaurant – Episode 5 – Paying the Bill

The Restaurant - Episode 5 - Paying the Bill It is the end of the meal, dessert has been eaten and coffee has been ordered, now it is time to pay the bill. Listen to Chris and Sue talk about their meal and the service that they received in the restaurant. One of the...

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The Restaurant – Episode 3 – Ordering Food

The Restaurant – Episode 3 – Ordering Food

The Restaurant - Episode 3 - Ordering Food Ordering food can be tricky, but sometimes the waiting staff are on hand to help. Listen to Sue and Chris and a particularly difficult waitress as they decide what to order for dinner. One of the most difficult aspects in...

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The Restaurant – Episode 2 – The Menu

The Restaurant – Episode 2 – The Menu

The Restaurant - Episode 2 - The Menu Menus in eateries can be confusing. Not only is the vocabulary of the foods varied, but the way they are cooked can be confusing even to English native speakers. Listen to Sue and Chris as they decide what they are going to eat...

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The Restaurant Episode 1 – Meeting for Dinner

The Restaurant Episode 1 – Meeting for Dinner

The Restaurant Episode 1 - Meeting for Dinner Sue and Chris meet for dinner at a restaurant in England, as usual, Sue is late. The Restaurant Episode 1 - Meeting for Dinner deals with meeting and greetings, arriving at a restaurant, checking a booking and finding a...

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Chris – Technophile

Chris – Technophile

Chris could be described as a technophile - Technophilia (from Greek τέχνη - technē, "art, skill, craft" and φίλος - philos, "beloved, dear, friend") refers generally to a strong enthusiasm for technology, especially new technologiessuch as personal computers,...

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Anti Gadgets Technophobe

Anti Gadgets Technophobe

Listen to Sue, explaining her views on everyday technology and gadgets - she could be described as a technophobe. Technophobia (from Greek τέχνη technē, "art, skill, craft" and φόβος phobos, "fear") is the fear or dislike of advanced technology or complex devices,...

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Knowledge Management

Knowledge Management

Knowledge management (KM) is the process of capturing, developing, sharing, and effectively using organizational knowledge. It refers to a multi-disciplined approach to achieving organisational objectives by making the best use of knowledge. (Source...

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The UFO Investigator

The UFO Investigator

How many unidentified flying phenomena do you think are sighted by people and that cannot be explained by scientists every year? Are UFOs investigated by keen amateurs and geeks? Are UFOs taken seriously by governments and state agencies? Listen to a real UFO...

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Child Development & Welfare

Child Development & Welfare

Child development refers to the biological, psychological and emotional changes that occur in human beings between birth and the end of adolescence, as the individual progresses from dependency to increasing autonomy. Listen to Linda, a Canadian, talking about her job...

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Henri’s Bucket List

Henri’s Bucket List

Henri is just starting out with learning English, but kindly agreed to talk to us about the things that he really want to do and achieve in his...

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What is a bucket list?

What is a bucket list?

A bucket list is a list of activities or things that people really want to do before they die, as depicted by Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman in the 2007 film of the same name, where two people realise their wildest...

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What is a Podblog

What is a Podblog

What is a Podblog? Any ideas? It's a contraction of Podcast and Blog, which is what we have here at EFL PodBlog. For more information, have a listen to the podcast.

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Chris & Sue Meet

Chris & Sue Meet

Chris & Sue Meet Chris & Sue Meet for the first time to talk about the idea of starting a podcasting site for learners of English as a second language. This was the very beginning of EFL PodBlog.

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Susan and Laura

Susan and Laura

Susan and Laura Susan and Laura talk about their best experieces - listen to what Laura considers as her best...

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Bucket Lists

Bucket Lists

Bucket Lists Sue and Chris talk about a Bucket lists. Before listening, do you know what bucket lists are? While listening. 1. Does Sue want to swim with dolphins? 2. Where does Chris want to go for his bucket list? 3. Where does Sue say she thinks the Northern Lights...

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