Happy English Podcast podcast

Happy English Podcast

Learn American English with your host Michael DiGiacomo from Happy English in New York City.This podcast brings you fun, practical, and useful English lessons which are ideal for English learners  of all ages.Every week, you can learn English idioms, phrasal verbs, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar American Culture and so much more.Bite-sized English lessons you can take anywhere!Get Happy, Get English. Happy English!

Learn American English with your host Michael DiGiacomo from Happy English in New York City.This podcast brings you fun, practical, and useful English lessons which are ideal for English learners  of all ages.Every week, you can learn English idioms, phrasal verbs, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar American Culture and so much more.Bite-sized English lessons you can take anywhere!Get Happy, Get English. Happy English!

 

#717

717 - Care

As you may already know, I’m a huge music lover. But as for sports, frankly, I couldn’t care less. For all I care, all the local teams could lose and it wouldn’t bother me! Would you care to know why?The verb care is an interesting word in English because it has a number of uses as well as idioms that are common in everyday English conversation. Join my Podcast Learner's Study Group here: [https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript] (https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript) Visit my website: [https://www.myhappyenglish.com/] (https://www.myhappyenglish.com/) ... Read more

08 Apr 2024

08 MINS

08:41

08 Apr 2024


#716

716 - Using Ever

Have you ever heard of Louis Armstrong? Did you ever listen to jazz? Among all jazz musicians, Louis Armstrong has probably the most unique voice ever. I’m sure if you listen to his music, you’ll be ever so happy! The adverb ever means at any time, and that could mean at any time in the past or in the future. For today’s English lesson, let’s look at all the different ways we use this versatile little word.Join my Podcast Learner's Study Group here: [https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript] (https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript) Visit my website: [https://www.myhappyenglish.com/] (https://www.myhappyenglish.com/) ... Read more

01 Apr 2024

06 MINS

06:25

01 Apr 2024


#715

715 - Cats & Dogs

I'm not trying to let the cat out of the bag, but I have to tell you, I am dog tired.  I'm going to guess that you're going to want to know why, but keep in mind curiosity killed the cat. Yup, today is all about cats and dogs.For today's English lesson let's have a look at idioms that deal with cats and dogs. I really love helping you learn idioms because they do tend to make your English conversation and writing more colorful and more natural sounding. Join my Podcast Learner's Study Group here: [https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript] (https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript) Visit my website: [https://www.myhappyenglish.com/] (https://www.myhappyenglish.com/) ... Read more

26 Mar 2024

08 MINS

08:38

26 Mar 2024


#714

714 - Ability and Possibility

When I was younger I could play the piano a lot better than I can now. You know? I'm glad I was able to tell you that. Knowing modal verbs like can and be able to is not only important for your everyday English conversation, but using this grammar correctly will give you an edge in English exams like IELTS, TOEFL, and TOEIC. Join my Podcast Learner's Study Group here: [https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript] (https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript) Visit my website: [https://www.myhappyenglish.com/] (https://www.myhappyenglish.com/) ... Read more

18 Mar 2024

09 MINS

09:04

18 Mar 2024


#713

713 - Day to Day English

Day in and day out, I try to come up with topics to talk about here on the Happy English podcast. Most of my ideas come from questions or problems my students have. At the end of the day, it’s always best to keep trying new things. In this day and age, I think most people are interested in learning something. That’s plain as day, no? Today, let’s look as 10 idioms and expressions that relate to time and day.Join my Podcast Learner's Study Group here: [https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript] (https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript) Visit my website: [https://www.myhappyenglish.com/] (https://www.myhappyenglish.com/) ... Read more

11 Mar 2024

10 MINS

10:11

11 Mar 2024


#712

712 - Negative Questions

Wouldn't it be nice if we could learn another language quickly and easily? Oh, don’t worry, this isn’t a commercial, just an intro to this lesson. Isn’t that why you’re here? Negative questions are questions that begin with the negative forms of the be verb and other auxiliary verbs. Like their cousins, tag questions, negative questions are often used to check what we think is true. Let’s go! Join my Podcast Learner's Study Group here: [https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript] (https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript) Visit my website: [https://www.myhappyenglish.com/] (https://www.myhappyenglish.com/) ... Read more

04 Mar 2024

08 MINS

08:57

04 Mar 2024


#711

711 - Business Phrases

I’m sure you have a lot on your plate, so thanks a lot for checking out my podcast. Today I have something special for everyone working in an international environment. I’m not saying that I have the silver bullet, but I think this episode is going to be a game changer for you. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at 8 phrases that you can use in the workplace and in your daily English conversations. Join my Podcast Learner's Study Group here: [https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript] (https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript) Visit my website: [https://www.myhappyenglish.com/] (https://www.myhappyenglish.com/) ... Read more

26 Feb 2024

09 MINS

09:39

26 Feb 2024


#710

710 - The Tiny W

American English pronunciation is interesting. A lot of English learners tell me that Americans talk to quickly. But I would say it’s more the style of speaking than the speed. One interesting feature of spoken American English is the fact that We. Do. Not. Like. To. Stop. After. Each. Word. In. A. Sentence. Quite often, the end of one word links with the beginning of the next word. For this English lesson, we’re going look at one particular sound that happens when one word ends with a vowel sound, and the next word begins with a vowel sound.Join my Podcast Learner's Study Group here: [https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript] (https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript) Visit my website: [https://www.myhappyenglish.com/] (https://www.myhappyenglish.com/) ... Read more

19 Feb 2024

08 MINS

08:26

19 Feb 2024


#709

709 - 9 Ways To Use Have

For this English lesson, We’re going to look at nine different ways that we use the verb have. Have is one of those interesting words in English that has multiple meanings and uses, as well as a number of different grammar patterns. By the way, have is an irregular verb, and the three parts are have, had, and had. Let’s get the ball rolling!Join my Podcast Learner's Study Group here: [https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript] (https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript) Visit my website: [https://www.myhappyenglish.com/] (https://www.myhappyenglish.com/) ... Read more

12 Feb 2024

07 MINS

07:41

12 Feb 2024


#708

708 - Checking Information

For this English lesson, I'm going to show you a couple of different types of questions that you can ask when you want to check that the information you have is right. Basically, these are tag questions and negative questions. By the end of this lesson you'll understand how these questions are used in everyday, conversational English.Join my Podcast Learner's Study Group here: [https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript] (https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript) Visit my website: [https://www.myhappyenglish.com/] (https://www.myhappyenglish.com/) ... Read more

05 Feb 2024

07 MINS

07:01

05 Feb 2024


#707

707 - American Conversational Phrases

Guess what! This lesson is all about conversational phrases in American English. And maybe you’re wondering…can I find a lesson like this in a book? Not exactly. “How come?,”you may ask. How come indeed. Let’s check it out.For this English lesson, I’m going to show you how to sound more American, by using words and phrases that will make your English conversations sound, well, less like a text book. By the end of this lesson, you be able to use and understand this English. Let’s dive in.Join my Podcast Learner's Study Group here: [https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript] (https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript) Visit my website: [https://www.myhappyenglish.com/] (https://www.myhappyenglish.com/) ... Read more

29 Jan 2024

08 MINS

08:47

29 Jan 2024


#706

706 - 6 Causative Forms Of Have

Have you ever seen the movie, Good Morning Vietnam with Robin Williams? In that movie, an army base had William’s character work as a radio dj, and his personality had everyone on the base laughing. Except of course his supervisors, who wanted to have him transferred. Have someone do something, have someone doing something, and have someone done. By the end of this podcast, you’ll have learned six different ways to use have in the causative. Join my Podcast Learner's Study Group here: [https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript] (https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript) Visit my website: [https://www.myhappyenglish.com/] (https://www.myhappyenglish.com/) ... Read more

22 Jan 2024

08 MINS

08:39

22 Jan 2024


#705

705 - Things You Can Do With Time

Thanks again for spending time with the Happy English podcast. I remember the time I first started doing this in 2014. I was killing time on social medial when I first knew about podcasts. Those were interesting times! Time? Times? Let’s discuss!Join my Podcast Learner's Study Group here: [https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript] (https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript) Visit my website: [https://www.myhappyenglish.com/] (https://www.myhappyenglish.com/) ... Read more

15 Jan 2024

08 MINS

08:26

15 Jan 2024


#704

704 - Six Things You Can Pay

Let me ask you something. Would you rather pay train fare or a highway toll? Do you think the admission charge at the movie theater is reasonable? In your country, what percentage of a doctor's fee do patients usually need to pay? In this podcast English lesson you're going to learn the difference between six different types of things you can pay.Join my Podcast Learner's Study Group here: [https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript] (https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript) Visit my website: [https://www.myhappyenglish.com/] (https://www.myhappyenglish.com/) FREE Workshop to build your vocabulary: [https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/vocabulary-workshop-signup] (https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/vocabulary-workshop-signup) ... Read more

08 Jan 2024

07 MINS

07:41

08 Jan 2024


#703

703 - New Year Idioms

Learning idioms can make your English conversations sound more natural and today, we’re going to look at five idioms you might use in your English conversations at the beginning of the year. By the end of this podcast, you’ll learn these idioms and the history behind how we started saying them!Join my Podcast Learner's Study Group here: [https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript] (https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript) Visit my website: [https://www.myhappyenglish.com/] (https://www.myhappyenglish.com/) FREE Workshop to build your vocabulary: [https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/vocabulary-workshop-signup] (https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/vocabulary-workshop-signup) Get TOEIC Mastery: [https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/TOEIC-Mastery-Online-English-Course] (https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/TOEIC-Mastery-Online-English-Course) ... Read more

03 Jan 2024

09 MINS

09:00

03 Jan 2024


#702

702 - A Visit From International St. Nicholas

Merry Christmas 2023. For today’s podcast, I’ve gotten together an amazing group of English learners from all over the world to bring to you a very special reading of A Visit From St. Nicholas, the iconic Christmas poem written by Clement Clarke Moore in 1837. In no particular order, thanks to Rémi (France), Naoko (Japan), Peter (Russia), Andrea (Germany), Konomi (Japan), Fabri (Italy), Tammy (Hong Kong), Sumiko (Japan), Elena (Italy) Noriko (Japan), Nancy (Guadalupe)Join my Podcast Learner's Study Group here: [https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript] (https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript) Visit my website: [https://www.myhappyenglish.com/] (https://www.myhappyenglish.com/) ... Read more

25 Dec 2023

04 MINS

04:21

25 Dec 2023


#701

701 - 5 Things You Can HIT

For today's English lesson we're going to take a look at five idioms which are things that you can hit: Hit the ceiling, hit the hay / sack, hit the jackpot, hit the sauce, and hit the townBy the end of this lesson you're going to not only learn these idioms but you also have an idea as to where they came from. Join my Podcast Learner's Study Group here: [https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript] (https://learn.myhappyenglish.com/transcript) Visit my website: [https://www.myhappyenglish.com/] (https://www.myhappyenglish.com/) ... Read more

18 Dec 2023

07 MINS

07:04

18 Dec 2023