Synopsis

LPLE is a podcast dedicated to helping people who are learning English practice their English listening skill. Jesse and Andrew, LPLE show hosts and native English speakers, have a regular native English conversation, and speak slowly and clearly so that the listeners can better understand the conversation.

Episodes

  • LPLE #41: Jesse answers common questions from students studying English

    LPLE #41: Jesse answers common questions from students studying English

    14/02/2017 Duration: 27min

    Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jane is still out sick with the cold, so Jesse shares with the audience a few of the common questions he receives from students studying the English language, along with his answers. Jesse invites you to share your own questions with him at the LPLE Facebook page! Join in the conversation! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to ask us questions about English conversation and meet other English language learners all over the world. Website: dialog.fm/lple iTunes: bit.ly/LPLEiTunes Facebook: bit.ly/LPLEFacebook Twitter: bit.ly/LPLETwitter Patreon: bit.ly/LPLEPatreon

  • LPLE #40: Flu shots, Lunar New Year, 600 downloads, and reconnecting with friends in Japan!

    LPLE #40: Flu shots, Lunar New Year, 600 downloads, and reconnecting with friends in Japan!

    07/02/2017 Duration: 24min

    Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!"  Jane is out sick with the cold, so Jesse talks to the audience about some of his life updates, including the importance of getting a flu shot every year, reaching 600 LPLE downloads in January, celebrating the Lunar New Year with his wife's family, and reconnecting with friends in Japan through the LINE app. Join in the conversation! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to ask us questions about English conversation and meet other English language learners all over the world. Website: dialog.fm/lple iTunes: bit.ly/LPLEiTunes Facebook: bit.ly/LPLEFacebook Twitter: bit.ly/LPLETwitter Patreon: bit.ly/LPLEPatreon

  • LPLE #39: Happy Lunar New Year!

    LPLE #39: Happy Lunar New Year!

    31/01/2017 Duration: 14min

    Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!"  Jesse and Jane discuss the cultural and familial significance of the Lunar New Year based on the experiences of their friends and family. Jesse shares why this new year, the Year of the Rooster, is important to him, and he reflects on an important memory he has of celebrating the Lunar New Year with his wife's family in Vietnam. Join in the conversation! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to ask us questions about English conversation and meet other English language learners all over the world. Website: dialog.fm/lple iTunes: bit.ly/LPLEiTunes Facebook: bit.ly/LPLEFacebook Twitter: bit.ly/LPLETwitter Patreon: bit.ly/LPLEPatreon

  • LPLE #38: Talking about Trump becoming our new president

    LPLE #38: Talking about Trump becoming our new president

    24/01/2017 Duration: 25min

    Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane talk about (and commiserate over) Donald Trump officially becoming our country's new president on January 20. Jesse talks about how he's not worried for himself, but more worried for friends and family who might be affected by his policies. Jane talks about the protest that she will join the day after Trump's inauguration. Join in the conversation! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to ask us questions about English conversation and meet other English language learners all over the world. Website: dialog.fm/lple iTunes: bit.ly/LPLEiTunes Facebook: bit.ly/LPLEFacebook Twitter: bit.ly/LPLETwitter Patreon: bit.ly/LPLEPatreon

  • LPLE #37: How were improving our health in 2017

    LPLE #37: How we're improving our health in 2017

    17/01/2017 Duration: 21min

    Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane talk about what they are both going to do to improve their health in the new year. Jane will continue to focus on meditation, while Jesse has started taking self defense classes again and has improved his diet to eat healthier. Join in the conversation! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to ask us questions about English conversation and meet other English language learners all over the world. Website: dialog.fm/lple iTunes: bit.ly/LPLEiTunes Facebook: bit.ly/LPLEFacebook Twitter: bit.ly/LPLETwitter Patreon: bit.ly/LPLEPatreon

  • LPLE #36: What books were reading during the New Years vacation

    LPLE #36: What books we're reading during the New Years vacation

    09/01/2017 Duration: 16min

    Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane talk about the books that they are going to read during the one-week vacation between Christmas and New Years. Jane will enjoy reading books about France, and Jesse will focus on books about how to create and grow a successful startup company. Join in the conversation! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to ask us questions about English conversation and meet other English language learners all over the world. Website: dialog.fm/lple iTunes: bit.ly/LPLEiTunes Facebook: bit.ly/LPLEFacebook Twitter: bit.ly/LPLETwitter Patreon: bit.ly/LPLEPatreon

  • LPLE #35: Different holiday greetings and how to give them

    LPLE #35: Different holiday greetings and how to give them

    02/01/2017 Duration: 15min

    Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane talk about the different kinds of holiday greetings Americans like to say to each other during the holiday season. Jane explains how "Happy Holidays" is a term we use to be more sensitive to other cultures and religions that don't celebrate Christmas. Jesse shares which greetings he uses based on the day and month. Join in the conversation! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to ask us questions about English conversation and meet other English language learners all over the world. Website: dialog.fm/lple iTunes: bit.ly/LPLEiTunes Facebook: bit.ly/LPLEFacebook Twitter: bit.ly/LPLETwitter Patreon: bit.ly/LPLEPatreon

  • LPLE #34: All about Hanukkah! (ft. Max and Clara from The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle)

    LPLE #34: All about Hanukkah! (ft. Max and Clara from The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle)

    27/12/2016 Duration: 40min

    Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane welcome to the show special guests Maxima Patashnik and Clara Cantor of The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle to talk about the Hanukkah holiday being celebrated December 24, 2016 through January 1, 2017. Max and Clara explain the origins of the holiday, how it is celebrated today, and where both Jews and non-Jews can celebrate Hanukkah together in the city, as well as how The Jewish Federation of Great Seattle promotes and supports the Jewish community and faith through a wide variety of activities, events and advocacy efforts. Learn more about The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle: jewishinseattle.org Join in the conversation! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to ask us questions about English conversation and meet other English language learners all over the world.  Website: dialog.fm/lple iTunes: bit.ly/LPLEiTunes Facebook: bit.ly/LPLEFacebook Twitter: bit.ly/LPLETwitter Patreon: bit.ly/LPLEPatreon

  • LPLE #33: Conversation exchange partners - How to find them and how to improve your language skills with them

    LPLE #33: Conversation exchange partners - How to find them and how to improve your language skills with them

    19/12/2016 Duration: 24min

    Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane explain what a conversation exchange partner is and share how they found their own partners. Jane found hers in France. Jesse found his through the University of Washington Conversation Exchange Program and through conversationexchange.com. Jesse shares tips on how to have a successful conversation partner experience. Join in the conversation! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to ask us questions about English conversation and meet other English language learners all over the world. Website: dialog.fm/lple iTunes: bit.ly/LPLEiTunes Facebook: bit.ly/LPLEFacebook Twitter: bit.ly/LPLETwitter Patreon: bit.ly/LPLEPatreon

  • LPLE #32: Talking about our Thanksgiving weekend and how different cultures ask personal questions

    LPLE #32: Talking about our Thanksgiving weekend and how different cultures ask personal questions

    12/12/2016 Duration: 20min

    Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane share what they did during the Thanksgiving holiday and review the differences between asking personal questions in America and in different countries. Jesse remembers being asked about his personal life and marriage status when he was in Vietnam. Jane remembers being asked if she had children when she was in Indonesia. Join in the conversation! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to ask us questions about English conversation and meet other English language learners all over the world. Website: dialog.fm/lple iTunes: bit.ly/LPLEiTunes Facebook: bit.ly/LPLEFacebook Twitter: bit.ly/LPLETwitter Patreon: bit.ly/LPLEPatreon

  • LPLE #31: Thanksgiving plans and a brief history of Thanksgiving

    LPLE #31: Thanksgiving plans and a brief history of Thanksgiving

    06/12/2016 Duration: 21min

    Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane share their plans for Thanksgiving. Jane will host a special dinner party for her close friends, and Jesse and his wife will make food for the nearby homeless community. Jesse gives a brief explanation about the original history of Thanksgiving. Website: dialog.fm/lple iTunes: bit.ly/LPLEiTunes Facebook: bit.ly/LPLEFacebook Twitter: bit.ly/LPLETwitter Patreon: bit.ly/LPLEPatreon

  • LPLE #30: Thoughts and feelings the day after the US Presidential Election

    LPLE #30: Thoughts and feelings the day after the US Presidential Election

    27/11/2016 Duration: 20min

    Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Recorded the day after the November 8, 2016 US Presidential Election, Jesse and Jane share their thoughts and feelings, as well as explain where they were and what they did during the night of the actual election. Website: dialog.fm/lple iTunes: bit.ly/LPLEiTunes Facebook: bit.ly/LPLEFacebook Twitter: bit.ly/LPLETwitter Patreon: bit.ly/LPLEPatreon

  • LPLE #29: Proper and culturally polite ways to order food and drink

    LPLE #29: Proper and culturally polite ways to order food and drink

    21/11/2016 Duration: 14min

    Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane explain and practice (through role playing) the proper and culturally polite ways to order food and drink at restaurants and cafes using "may I," "can I," and "can I get" in different situations. Join in the conversation! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to ask us questions about English conversation and meet other English language learners all over the world. Website: dialog.fm/lple iTunes: bit.ly/LPLEiTunes Facebook: bit.ly/LPLEFacebook Twitter: bit.ly/LPLETwitter Patreon: bit.ly/LPLEPatreon

  • LPLE #28: Why saying the word should can be rude and impolite

    LPLE #28: Why saying the word "should" can be rude and impolite

    15/11/2016 Duration: 18min

    Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane talk about why the word "should" can sometimes be rude and impolite, and they teach you other words you can say to give suggestions and recommendations. Join in the conversation! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to ask us questions about English conversation and meet other English language learners all over the world.   Website: dialog.fm/lple iTunes: bit.ly/LPLEiTunes Facebook: bit.ly/LPLEFacebook Twitter: bit.ly/LPLETwitter Patreon: bit.ly/LPLEPatreon

  • LPLE #27: The problem with trying to fit in in another country and society

    LPLE #27: The problem with trying to "fit in" in another country and society

    09/11/2016 Duration: 19min

    Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane reflect on their experiences traveling and trying to fit in. Jane talks about her experiences being a white American woman living in France and Romania, and Jesse talks about being a brown American man living in Japan and Vietnam. They both agree that it's not important to fit in; it's important to have fun being who you are. Join in the conversation! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to ask us questions about English conversation and meet other English language learners all over the world. Website: dialog.fm/lple iTunes: bit.ly/LPLEiTunes Facebook: bit.ly/LPLEFacebook Twitter: bit.ly/LPLETwitter Patreon: bit.ly/LPLEPatreon

  • LPLE #26: Understanding why and how we native English speakers us the conditional if/then

    LPLE #26: Understanding why and how we native English speakers us the conditional "if/then"

    02/11/2016 Duration: 18min

    Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane explain why Americans aren't as direct as many non-Americans believe, and they explore why and how native English speakers use the conditional format "if/then" to express regret or remorse.  Join in the conversation! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to ask us questions about English conversation and meet other English language learners all over the world. Website: dialog.fm/lple iTunes: bit.ly/LPLEiTunes Facebook: bit.ly/LPLEFacebook Twitter: bit.ly/LPLETwitter Patreon: bit.ly/LPLEPatreon

  • LPLE #25: The importance of understanding CONTEXT when listening in English

    LPLE #25: The importance of understanding CONTEXT when listening in English

    09/10/2016 Duration: 21min

    Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Jane talk about the importance of understanding context when listening to English conversations and share their own experiences learning and listening in Japanese and French. Jesse and Jane also encourage the listeners to relax and not worry if they cannot understand everything native speakers say. Join in the conversation! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to ask us questions about English conversation and meet other English language learners all over the world. Website: dialog.fm/lple iTunes: bit.ly/LPLEiTunes Facebook: bit.ly/LPLEFacebook Twitter: bit.ly/LPLETwitter Patreon: bit.ly/LPLEPatreon

  • LPLE #24: Using taste and temperature to describe people...with new co-host, Jane Cater

    LPLE #24: Using taste and temperature to describe people...with new co-host, Jane Cater

    03/10/2016 Duration: 22min

    Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!"  Jesse introduces LPLE's new co-host, Jane Cater, professional ESL instructor. Jane and Jesse explain how native English speakers use taste (sweet, sour, spicy, bitter, and bland) and temperature (cold, warm, hot, and cool) to describe people. Join in the conversation! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to ask us questions about English conversation and meet other English language learners all over the world. Website: dialog.fm/lple iTunes: bit.ly/LPLEiTunes Facebook: bit.ly/LPLEFacebook Twitter: bit.ly/LPLETwitter Patreon: bit.ly/LPLEPatreon

  • LPLE #23: Different dating cultures, and dating multiple people at one time

    LPLE #23: Different dating cultures, and dating multiple people at one time

    13/09/2016 Duration: 24min

    Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Jesse and Andrew talk about the importance of knowing and respecting different dating and relationship cultures, which includes arranged marriages in India, to freely dating multiple people, to monogamous dating. Jesse encourages both men and women to date multiple people at one time before getting married so as to better learn about themselves. Andrew shares a little bit about his dating history. Join in the conversation! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to ask us questions about English conversation and meet other English language learners all over the world. Website: dialog.fm/lple iTunes: bit.ly/LPLEiTunes Facebook: bit.ly/LPLEFacebook Twitter: bit.ly/LPLETwitter Patreon: bit.ly/LPLEPatreon

  • LPLE #22: Different ways to use the word put

    LPLE #22: Different ways to use the word "put"

    05/09/2016 Duration: 19min

    Welcome to LPLE, "Let's Practice Listening in English!" Put up for sale. Put out by his comments. She gave me a mean put down... English can sometimes be very confusing! Jesse and Andrew explain all of the different meanings and ways to use the word "put." Join in the conversation! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to ask us questions about English conversation and meet other English language learners all over the world. Website: dialog.fm/lple iTunes: bit.ly/LPLEiTunes Facebook: bit.ly/LPLEFacebook Twitter: bit.ly/LPLETwitter Patreon: bit.ly/LPLEPatreon

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