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Figure Out English

48 EpisodesProduced by Daria StorozhilovaWebsite

Bi-weekly English lessons to help you improve your understanding and fluency in English. Learn collocations and vocabulary secrets, get expert teacher advice, and just have fun learning English!

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45 Positive Adjectives to Describe People

May 10th, 2019


Let's discuss some useful words for describing people's personality. I am teaching you 10 positive character adjectives in this episode.

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44 Asking questions: 3 Useful Grammar Hacks

May 1st, 2019


Today's episode is about grammar. Let's learn 3 useful hacks to help you with asking questions in English.

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43 Collocations with WORK - Part 2

April 10th, 2019


This episode is the second part of the lesson about collocations with WORK. You will learn how to use WORK as a verb and which phrasal verbs it forms.

42 Collocations with WORK - Part 1

March 26th, 2019


Learn collocations with the word WORK. In the first part of this episode, you will learn how to use WORK as a noun.
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41 How to talk about your English level

March 10th, 2019


How good is your English? Learn useful phrases for talking about your language skills in everyday life and career.


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40 Tricky Words with -ly: How to use them

February 25th, 2019


Today's episode of 'Figure Out English' podcast is about grammar and vocabulary at the same time. I am showing you how not to confuse tricky words …

39 How to say 'Hurry up' - conversational phrases

February 10th, 2019


How to say you don't have much time and make other people move faster? Learn these simple conversation phrases to sound more natural in English.


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38 Common Speaking Mistakes You Need to Avoid

January 25th, 2019


Let's learn to avoid some of the most common prepositions mistakes. Great help for your speaking!
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37 Idioms about Dreams and Ambitions

January 11th, 2019


What do you want to achieve this year? Let's learn idioms and set phrases you can use to talk about your dreams and ambitions.
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36 Phrasal Verbs about Using the Phone

November 15th, 2018


Let's learn phrasal verbs about using the phone in English. You will need them for everyday conversations all the time. Do you know and use all of them?


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35 How to improve your pronunciation in English

October 29th, 2018


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34 Is English difficult to learn?

October 7th, 2018


We are thinking over the question 'Is English difficult to learn?' You will know about levels of language proficiency, principles of language …

33 Positive phrases to use in everyday conversations

September 20th, 2018


We are working with your speaking skills in the today's episode. Learn phrases to express positive emotions in your everyday conversations in English.


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32 How to write emails in English

September 10th, 2018


Today's episode of 'Figure Out English' is teaching you how to write emails in English easily and effectively.


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31 Idioms about Learning

August 30th, 2018


Let's celebrate the beginning of a new school year! I am teaching you today set phrases, phrasal verbs, and idioms about learning.


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30 How to showcase your skills in English

August 20th, 2018


Preparing for the job interview in English? Want to learn more phrases on how to talk about your skills? Listen to this episode of 'Figure Out …

29 Synonyms and collocations with 'difficult'

August 10th, 2018


Let's continue expanding your vocabulary! Today we are learning collocations and synonyms for the word 'difficult'.
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28 10 most common phrasal verbs for speaking

August 4th, 2018


Let's learn 10 most common phrasal verbs in English speaking. Improve your fluency in English with the correct usage of phrasal verbs.


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26 How to use 'have' in everyday English

July 20th, 2018


Let's talk about ways to use 'have' in everyday English (and it's not about owning something). Listen to the episode now!


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25 Ways to say 'I don't know' in English

July 11th, 2018


Let's learn more conversational phrases in English. In this episode, I am telling you about 3 different ways of saying 'I don't know' in English.


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24 Phrasal Verbs about Travel

June 26th, 2018


Let's continue the holiday topic! In the today's episode of 'Figure Out English', I am teaching you phrasal verbs about travel.
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23 How to Prepare Your English For Travel

June 16th, 2018


How to prepare your English for travel? Be ready for your holiday abroad with the today's episode of 'Figure Out English' podcast. I am giving some …

22 How to use 'get' in 6 different meanings

April 23rd, 2018


Let's learn how to use 'get' in a new episode of 'Figure Out English' podcast. I will teach you 6 meanings the verb 'get' has and how to use them in everyday English. This will help you speak English more fluently and …

The Most Mispronounced Words In English

April 19th, 2018


In our new course 'Say it right!', I am teaching you all the basic reading rules which you need for pronouncing the most words in English without …

21 Learn English Vocabulary: Synonyms for beautiful

April 9th, 2018


Today's episode of 'Figure Out English' podcast is about vocabulary. I am giving you a couple of tips on how to expand your vocabulary in English and …

20 How to ask for help

March 23rd, 2018


Learn how to ask for help with today's episode of 'Figure Out English' podcast. I am teaching you set expressions you can use to: a) ask somebody to help you, b) say 'thank you', c) respond to other people's 'thank …

19 How To Use Likely

March 8th, 2018


Welcome to episode 19 of the 'Figure Out English' podcast. Today I will teach you how to talk about probability using 'likely'.

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18 How to use 'like' in different meanings

February 18th, 2018


Today's episode of 'Figure Out English' podcast is about vocabulary. I am showing you how to use 'like' in 2 different everyday contexts.

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17 How to use Verb Patterns for your New Year Resolutions

January 7th, 2018


This episode was recorded on December 23d, 2017.
Today's episode of 'Figure Out English' podcast is about grammar. I am showing you how to make plans …

16 How To Give And Ask For Recommendations

November 20th, 2017


Learn how to give recommendations and advice about places to visit, food, books and so on. I am teaching you set expressions you can use in everyday conversations.

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15 Which prepositions to use after 'go' and 'arrive'?

October 2nd, 2017


Today's episode of 'Figure Out English' podcast is about grammar. I am showing you how not to get confused about which prepositions to use after words like 'go', 'move', 'fly' and 'arrive' (which is different from other …

14 How To Remember Vocabulary in English

September 9th, 2017


Listen to my answer to the question: How to remember vocabulary in English.

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13 Everyday Phrases - It depends, It matters, It takes

September 2nd, 2017


Learn 3 phrases which you can't do without when speaking English. We learn to use 'it depends', 'it doesn't matter', and 'it takes' in the today's episode.

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12 Talking about the Weather - 'it' structures

August 22nd, 2017


It seems easy to discuss the weather in English, but we, English learners, face a couple of difficulties with impersonal structures we use to talk …

11 How to Pronounce Regular Verbs in the Past

August 17th, 2017


Today we are practising pronunciation of regular verbs in English. When we add the ending 'ed' to the verb to talk about the past actions, you can …

10 What are you good at? Describing skills

August 8th, 2017


We are practising today a very handy structure which can help you describe your skills, your strengths and weaknesses without getting lost in English modal verbs.

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09 Ways To Say You Like Something

August 4th, 2017


Today's episode of 'Figure Out English' podcast is telling what you like doing. We will train the most used expressions which will help you sound natural when talking about preferences.

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08 Is 'more easier' right? Comparatives

July 27th, 2017


Today's episode of 'Figure Out English' podcast is about grammar. I am showing you how to easily make up comparative forms of adjectives in English.

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07 What to ask when you arrive in your holiday accommodation

July 25th, 2017


This is another episode of 'Figure Out English' podcast with communication tips. Today we are talking about travelling. Let's revise basic words and phrases you might use when communicating to the host in your private …

06 I didn't mean to be rude - apologising

June 28th, 2017


This is another episode of 'Figure Out English' with communication tips. I am teaching you a way to apologise and avoid conflict in confusing …

05 How Much Does It Cost?

June 26th, 2017


This is another episode of 'Figure Out English' with communication tips. I am teaching you two ways to ask about a price of something: 'How much is it?' and 'How much does it cost?'. Listen for explanation of the …

04 Easy way to ask questions in English

June 6th, 2017


You don't need to know complex grammar to communicate. Try to learn some basic patterns to make standard phrases easily. Today I will show you how to ask many questions based on 1 simple pattern. It's a great way to ask …

01 How Do You Do or How are you?

June 6th, 2017


How do you say 'hi' in English? Is 'How do you do' a good phrase to use? I will answer this question in a new podcast episode today.

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000 Focus

June 6th, 2017


Let’s talk about your focus a bit. I mean if you have no understanding of how you will use the language, you can’t learn it. You just can’t. There are many stories when we just get lost in the process or grammar and …

03 So do I / Neither Do I

May 26th, 2017


In communication, we often want to say that something is the same for us, show we have something in common. We can simply say 'Me too' or 'Me neither'. There are also other structures we can use, and you will learn them …

02 Ways to say 'I don't understand' in English

May 25th, 2017


This is a new episode of 'Figure Out English' podcast for English learners.

Today we will learn how to deal with the situation if you don't understand something.
Don’t be afraid to ask people to repeat what they said or …

00 Introduction Episode

May 25th, 2017


Hello everybody. This is me, Daria Storozhilova, and this is my new podcast for English learners. This will be a series of short episodes, about 5 minutes long going live on weekdays: five days a week. Subscribe on …

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