119. Should 16 Year Olds Be Allowed To Vote?: Voting Ages explained!! (English Vocabulary lesson)

Voting is an important part of modern democracies. For most of us, it is the only time we will ever have any influence in political decisions or the future of our countries. However, if voting is so important, should 16 year olds and younger people be allowed to vote? Let’s talk about it on today’s … Continue reading 119. Should 16 Year Olds Be Allowed To Vote?: Voting Ages explained!! (English Vocabulary lesson)

83. Why are the World’s Most Powerful Leaders Meeting in the UK?: The G7 Explained! (English Vocabulary Lesson)

This week seven of the most powerful leaders in international politics are meeting in the south of England. The G7 members will discuss the pandemic, economy, trade, and the environment. You may have heard of the G7 before, but how much do you really know about the organisation? What does the G7 do? Who are … Continue reading 83. Why are the World’s Most Powerful Leaders Meeting in the UK?: The G7 Explained! (English Vocabulary Lesson)

66. What is Wrong with Israel’s Politics? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

 What is wrong with Israel’s politics? In the last two years, they have had four different elections. Each time no leader has been able to form a government, and no political parties have been willing to work together. Despite an election being held only a few weeks ago in March, it is already a possibility … Continue reading 66. What is Wrong with Israel’s Politics? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

65. What is the Milk Tea Alliance? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

In this episode of Thinking in English we will discuss the Milk Tea Alliance. Protestors and pro-democracy activists in South East Asia have begun to connect with each other online using the hashtag Milk Tea Alliance. What is this alliance, how did it start, and what does it involve? And why does it use the … Continue reading 65. What is the Milk Tea Alliance? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

57. Is Democracy Dying?: Freedom House 2021 Report (English Vocabulary Lesson)

Is democracy dying? According to a recently released report, the answer might be ‘yes.’ Freedom House’s democracy rankings for 2020 were released last week, and the findings were shocking! In this episode we’ll talk about their conclusions, how Freedom House is able to assess democracy, and discuss why democracy might be struggling! 2021 Freedom in … Continue reading 57. Is Democracy Dying?: Freedom House 2021 Report (English Vocabulary Lesson)

48. Myanmar Military Coup: What is happening and why? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

On February 1st, the military of Myanmar staged a coup and took control of the country. They arrested elected leaders including the famous Aung San Suu Kyi, and there are worries they will damage Myanmar’s democracy! In this episode we’ll look at what happened, why it happened, and what will happen in the future! https://open.spotify.com/episode/2puSG5VAvYrA4ziCMxu2OY?si=_26BzP4bT5eNo1R0rgEe3gContinue reading 48. Myanmar Military Coup: What is happening and why? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

43. Inauguration Day: All the Essential Vocabulary!!

 On the 20th January, Joe Biden will officially replace Donald Trump as the President of the United States of America. This process is very traditional, and therefore uses traditional and specific vocabulary. Today’s episode will introduce some of the events that will take place on the 20th, and highlight some of the essential vocabulary you … Continue reading 43. Inauguration Day: All the Essential Vocabulary!!

41. Donald Trump, Twitter, and Free Speech (English Vocabulary Lesson)

As I'm sure you already know, a riot broke out in the capital of the USA recently as Donald Trump supporters invaded the US Congress. In the aftermath, Trump has been removed and banned from numerous social media platforms. On today’s episode, we will look at the events of January 6th, and then discuss the … Continue reading 41. Donald Trump, Twitter, and Free Speech (English Vocabulary Lesson)

39. BREXIT: All the Essential Vocabulary! (English Vocabulary Lesson)

Brexit. I’m sure you must have heard about Brexit at some point in the last four years, and the UK finally left the EU on January 1st 2021. I often get asked about Brexit by English students and foreign friends, and one of the biggest challenges people face is the vocabulary. It can be complicated, … Continue reading 39. BREXIT: All the Essential Vocabulary! (English Vocabulary Lesson)

18. What is Democracy? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

 On today’s episode, we will look at democracy. What is democracy? What does democracy look like? Is democracy the best type of government? https://open.spotify.com/episode/2A3O6XYeL6c2fyrWWNQ4VP?si=WIefdwlpRp2b5cvcThemzg (If you can't see the podcast player click here to listen!) VOCABULARY LIST Under the spotlight (idiom) - if someone or something is under the spotlight, they are thoroughly examined, especially … Continue reading 18. What is Democracy? (English Vocabulary Lesson)