Level Up English Podcast 162 Shawn Vietnam

A Vietnamese View on English

Shawn (@studyingwithshawn) joined me for a chat about so many topics: His amazing TOEIC score and tips, the British accent, my Vietnam culture shock, the “Friends” TV show, teaching me Vietnamese, and more!

I hope you enjoy this episode

Timestamps

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 3:26 – Podcast Start
  • 5:03 – Shawn’s background in English
  • 13:23 – English learning obstacles Shawn has overcome
  • 18:37 – Advice for developing a British accent
  • 24:34 – The TOEIC Exam
  • 31:59 – Learning languages is like a building a house
  • 36:19 – How to deal with noisy traffic
  • 37:22 – What amazed Michael about Vietnam
  • 41:46 – Learning English with ‘Friends’
  • 46:05 – Favourite ‘Friends’ Characters
  • 47:37 – Shawn teaches me Vietnamese
  • 49:63 – Where to find Shawn

Where to Find Shawn

Vocabulary & Expressions

  • From all walks of life (08:19) – People who have different experiences and backgrounds
  • To bad-mouth (verb) (30:02) – To say bad things about someone
  • Hustle and bustle (36:46) – Busy and hectic life (movement of people, usually in a city)
  • Bingeworthy (44:58) – Something that is easy to binge-watch (watch constantly without a break)

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