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You Don't Say?!

63 EpisodesProduced by Abigail Cummings/Audrey SmithWebsite

Welcome to You Don’t Say!Ready to practise your English with real English conversation? Join us as we talk about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have surprised us on our travels.We're Abigail and Audrey two online English teachers who have learnt different languages and t… read more

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You Didn't, Did You?

November 19th, 2021

19:15

About this episode:

Do people in your country follow rules? Do you think there are too many rules in your country? Have you ever travelled to another …

Country Spotlight: Zambia

November 5th, 2021

19:08

About this episode:

Today Audrey is joined by a special guest, her friend Roisin, for our monthly Country Spotlight. Roisin was born and grew up in Zambia but comes from an Irish family. She has so many interesting …

Don't Embarrass Me!

October 22nd, 2021

14:03

About this episode:

Do you have problems when you travel and you have to assert yourself? Has your personality changed as you have learnt English and travelled or lived abroad? Today we chat about how learning …

Guest Interview: Joe Shean

October 8th, 2021

20:36

About this episode:

Have you ever visited the Canary Islands? Are you curious about what living on one of them would be like? Joe Shean, an English …

Back in Action

October 1st, 2021

13:44

About this episode:

How was your summer? Did you have any exciting new experiences? Join us today to practise your English by listening to natural conversation as we relive our summer memories.

Some of the topics we …

An Episode With a Difference

July 16th, 2021

11:18

About this episode:

Have you ever wanted to start teaching languages online or have you already started? Maybe you know someone who's curious about becoming an online language teacher. On today’s episode Abi is joined …

Summer Slump

June 25th, 2021

22:46

About this episode:

Are you in a summer mood? Are you getting to that point where you’re just ready for a summer break from work or studying? Join us today to practise your English by listening to natural and …

Country Spotlight: Macau

June 18th, 2021

11:45

About this episode:

Have you ever heard of Macau/Macao? Do you know what it’s famous for? Join us today to practise your English by listening to natural conversation as we take a deep dive into our Country Spotlight of …

Hot to Go

June 11th, 2021

14:56

About this episode:

What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen for sale in a vending machine? Why are they so popular in some countries? Join us today to …

Guest Interview: James Levin

June 4th, 2021

19:36

About this episode:

It’s guest interview time and today you’ll hear us talk to James. He is a trainer and coach for non-native English speakers who want to advance in their careers in the international workplace. He was …

Superstitions - Part 2

May 28th, 2021

14:51

About this episode:

Due to popular demand we’re back with another superstitions episode and this time we’re doing it as a fun quiz and you can play …

Country Spotlight: India

May 21st, 2021

18:31

About this episode:

We’re featuring our first big country on today’s episode, India.

Some of the topics we discuss:

  • India’s cultural diversity
  • Our …

Secret Stories?

May 7th, 2021

1:37

About this episode:

Today is a special day because we’re celebrating our 50th episode, woohoo! But that’s not the only reason why it’s a special episode. Listen and find out why.


Episode links:

Visit our website and …

A Cup of Joe

April 30th, 2021

17:28

About this episode:

Coffee anyone? On today’s episode we’re talking about this popular drink in different cultures. And even if you don’t drink …

Guest Interview: Kristine from Express to Impress

April 23rd, 2021

23:36

About this episode:

On today’s episode we’re chatting to our guest Kristine who helps people communicate in English effectively within their …

Good Grub

April 16th, 2021

17:45

About this episode:

On today’s episode we’re chatting about the myth that all British food is bad and trying to persuade our lovely listeners that …

Country Spotlight: Georgia

April 9th, 2021

10:28

About this episode:

What comes to mind when you think of the country Georgia besides the fact that there’s a state in the USA with exactly the same name? On today’s episode we take a deep dive into this country situated …

A Spring in Your Step

March 26th, 2021

11:14

About this episode:

As the days get longer (in Europe anyway) and nature comes to life again, we’re celebrating all things spring on today’s episode.

Guest Interview: Iranian Life in the UK

March 19th, 2021

16:11

About this episode:

We’re joined by Abi’s long-time friend today who happens to be British but of Iranian descent. If you’re curious about Iranian …

Blondes, Beer and Tea

March 12th, 2021

13:06

About this episode:

Be ready to laugh with today's episode as we chat about some of the weird and wonderful stereotypes that we've heard about our …

Country Spotlight: New Zealand

March 5th, 2021

22:22

About this episode:

How much do you know about New Zealand? Is it on your bucket list? Today we chat with a special guest about life in New Zealand. And before you listen, sign up to our newsletter and we’ll send you …

Abigail's Language Journey (Part 2)

February 26th, 2021

14:56

About this episode:

Co-host Abigail shares the second part of her language learning story. We hope you feel inspired while you’re listening.

Some of …

Abigail's Language Journey (Part 1)

February 19th, 2021

16:56

About this episode:

Co-host Abigail shares her love for languages and all the interesting things that can happen when you can speak another language. We hope you feel inspired while you’re listening. We had a lot to …

Guest Interview: Cara Leopold (part 2)

February 12th, 2021

11:59

About this episode:

Special guest Cara Leopold from Leo Listening joins us for the second part of an interview today. Cara is an English listening …

Guest Interview: Cara Leopold (part 1)

February 5th, 2021

18:47

About this episode:

Special guest Cara Leopold from Leo Listening joins us today. Cara is an English listening skills coach who helps adventurous …

Fly the Nest

January 29th, 2021

13:47

About this episode:

Today we’re discussing how leaving the family home (flying the nest) is a different experience around the world.

Some of the …

Country Spotlight: Iceland

January 22nd, 2021

13:18

Today’s episode is our first Country Spotlight of 2021 and we’ll be exploring Iceland.

Some of the topics we discuss:

  • How the Icelandic language …

How Can I Help You?

January 15th, 2021

16:43

About this episode:

Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that …

Guest Interview: From Italy to the U.S.

January 8th, 2021

24:56

About this episode:

Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that …

Christmas is All Around

December 18th, 2020

19:52

Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have surprised us on …

Country Spotlight: Barbados

December 11th, 2020

15:50

About this episode:

Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that …

Warm and Cosy

December 4th, 2020

13:25

About this episode:

Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that …

Guest Interview: Christina from Speak English with Christina

November 27th, 2020

19:04

About this episode:

Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that …

Festive Time

November 20th, 2020

13:54

About this episode:

Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that …

Country Spotlight: The Czech Republic

November 6th, 2020

27:35

About this episode:

Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that …

Come Dine with Me

October 30th, 2020

13:26

About this episode:

Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that …

Episode 26: Guest Interview - Lindsay from Lindsay Does Languages

October 23rd, 2020

27:39

About this episode:

Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that …

Abi and Audrey

October 16th, 2020

16:37

About this episode:

Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that …

Country Spotlight: Norway

October 9th, 2020

20:45

About this episode:

Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that …

What's Your Name?

October 2nd, 2020

19:46

About this episode:

Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that …

Guest Interview - From Colombia to Liverpool

September 25th, 2020

29:54

About this episode:

Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that …

Back to School

September 18th, 2020

15:15

About this episode:

Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that …

Country Spotlight: Malaysia

September 11th, 2020

19:21

About this episode:

Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that …

Mind Your Ps and Qs

September 4th, 2020

13:18

About this episode:

Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that …

Crimes Against Food

August 21st, 2020

15:42

About this episode:

Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that …

Fitting In

August 14th, 2020

11:48

Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" the podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have surprised us on …

World of Weddings

August 7th, 2020

17:04

About this episode:

Welcome to "You Don't Say?!" The podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that …

Bake Your Cake and Eat It!

July 31st, 2020

18:50

Welcome back to "You Don't Say?!" The podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have surprised …

Audrey's Language Learning Journey

July 24th, 2020

22:09

Welcome back to "You Don't Say?!" The podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have surprised …

Day to Day

July 17th, 2020

13:06

Welcome back to "You Don't Say?!" The podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have surprised …

Nice to be Around You

July 10th, 2020

11:16

Welcome to episode 12 of "You Don't Say?!" A podcast for English learners about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have …

Summer Days

July 3rd, 2020

11:37

Summer's arrived! Well at least it has in Majorca where Audrey is. Meanwhile in Manchester where Abigail is it's raining, again. On today's episode of the podcast we go back to our childhoods and discuss our memories of …

Time on Your Hands

June 26th, 2020

11:27

We're already on episode 10! Can you believe how quickly time flies. And that's exactly our topic for this week's episode. We're discussing all things time including a country where it's considered normal to arrive 2 or …

Home Sweet Home

June 19th, 2020

12:26

Our homes can be one of the most wonderful places to be and everyone's home is so different. In some countries houses are the norm and apartments are …

Let's Go Dutch!

June 12th, 2020

11:37

Split the bill, pay for everyone, pay in secret, pay only for what you ordered. In this episode of "You Don't Say?!" we're talking about interesting …

Feeling Hungry?

June 5th, 2020

10:47

Welcome to episode 7 of You Don't Say?! This week we'll be talking about the latest food and drink trends from other countries that have become …

Let's Eat Al Fresco!

May 29th, 2020

9:55

Welcome to episode 6 of You Don't Say?! In this episode we explore some countries where English words are used with a different meaning to how native speakers use them and, even funnier, fake English words that mean …

Do You Queue?

May 22nd, 2020

11:33

Welcome to episode 5 of You Don't Say?! This is the podcast where we talk about life around the world, cultural differences and things that have …

Just Say No!

May 15th, 2020

10:09

Welcome to episode 4 of You Don't Say?! Saying "Yes" or "No" might seem like an easy thing to do, but is it? In today's episode we discuss how in one …

Bread

May 8th, 2020

9:15

Bread. Can you live without it or is it one of those staple foods that you just have to have at home? In this episode we discuss cultures where bread …

Superstitions

May 1st, 2020

8:28

Do you never open an umbrella indoors? Or maybe there’s a certain number that you avoid because people say it’s unlucky. Join us today on this episode of “You Don’t Say?!” where we talk about superstitions in different …

Shoes on or off?

April 22nd, 2020

7:34

Welcome to the first episode of “You Don’t Say?!” Today we’ll be discussing the topic of shoes and how in some cultures it’s ok to leave them on at …

You Don't Say?! - Welcome!

April 22nd, 2020

4:25

Welcome to "You Don’t Say?!" The podcast where you can listen to real English conversation as we talk about life around the world, cultural …

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