Listen to everyday conversations recorded by native British English speakers in our LearnEnglish Podcasts series, and improve listening skills. Listen to podcast hosts Tess, Ravi, Adam and Jo chatting with different people and talking about different everyday topics, such as their favourite celebrities, making plans for the weekend, having a dinner party and which cities they like to live in.
The app helps you learn everyday English by providing more than 60 episodes and over 20 hours of free listening about a wide range of topics, as well as great new features that help you listen and understand the conversations.
LISTEN, READ AND CHECK THAT YOU UNDERSTAND
In every episode, listen and read along with a moving audioscript. The audioscript gets highlighted to help you focus on listening. Comprehension questions come with each episode so that you can check your listening and whether you understand the conversation.
HOW THE APP HELPS YOU LEARN EVERYDAY ENGLISH
The best way to improve your listening skills is to listen to a little bit every day and try to listen to a wide range of different topics in English. When you’re listening, try to remember or write down as many of the main points as possible.
FEATURES BACKGROUND PLAYING AND OFFLINE ACCESS
The audio plays even when the screen is turned off. This is a popular request from our users – thank you all for your feedback.
You can also:
- download episodes onto your tablet or phone and listen offline
- delete episodes after you’ve listened to them to create space on your tablet or phone. Re-download episodes when you want to listen again.
We love to hear from our users! If you have any feature requests, feedback or need technical support, get in touch with us through the Feedback and Support button in the Help screen in the app.
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* We've fixed some bugs in the audioscript that were happening on iOS 13.2.
Switch on "notifications" on the Settings page of your device so we can tell you whenever we release a new episode, and send us an email at email@example.com if you have any feedback about the app. Thanks!
Ratings and Reviews
Best podcast ever
This app is fantastic, I have recommended it to many people and now a lot of friends of mine are listening to it. I got the most out of it. Thank you for your brilliant ideas. I was addicted to the story of caroline and it’s been long time the series haven’t been updated. So I am looking forward to hearing the rest of story in not too distant future
Developer Response ,
Thank you very much for your review. I will pass your comment to our app manager. Although we don't have any further episodes of the Carolina story at this time, we have a whole series of 20 episodes (Writing Home) which is about Milton, a friend of Carolina's from Brazil who is living in London and trying to find work as an actor. Perhaps you will enjoy listening to that. If you have any suggestions, feel free to let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. We love hearing from our users. :)
Amazing program that really improve our listening and our ability to speak and make high level conversation
Developer Response ,
Thank you very much for your review. We are pleased that you are satisfied with the application! Keep it up! :)
App Crash , more ads
This app is very useful for improving English language. But to report for immediate concern, the app has been crashing immediately after opening due to appearance of too many ads. I tried several times reinstalling the app to overcome this issue. Kindly fix this issue.
Developer Response ,
Hi Ann, we've fixed the problem with the app and have uploaded a new version (v3.8.2), so please update the app on your device and try again. It should be working fine now. Thank you very much for your patience :)
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