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Along Came English Podcast

Alena Lien

This podcast is a companion to your English learning. As a native English speaker, I chatter on about a wide variety of topics and provide listening materials where you can pick up vocabulary, phrases and English references that will be beneficial to your learning experience. Enjoy!



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I give vocabulary related to charities and what they might be referred to. I talk about my experiences donating to them and working briefly as a fundraiser. Finally, I give more vocabulary related to social welfare and the people involved. Follow Along Came English: https://alongcameenglish.wordpress.com/
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Nov 30, 2018 Alena Lien
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I talk about my trip to South Korea: what I knew about the country before my trip, my expectations, first impressions, tourist activities and yummy Korean food. Follow Along Came English: https://alongcameenglish.wordpress.com/
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Nov 19, 2018 Alena Lien
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In this episode, I give vocabulary about travelling overseas: talking about future plans; booking airline tickets, accommodation and travel insurance; applying for a visa; and exchanging foreign currency. Follow Along Came English: https://alongcameenglish.wordpress.com/
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Sep 24, 2018 Alena Lien
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In this episode, I cover the basics of vocabulary about eyes and eyesight. I share about beauty standards in the greater Chinese community. I also talk about different vision correction methods. AND! I offer some common phrases as well and some famous but-not-so-trendy ones.  Follow Along Came English: https://alongcameenglish.wordpress.com/
In this episode, I talk about fast food! I talk about a variety of fast foods here in Australia, and offer vocabulary and references for both Western fast foods and Asian street foods. Follow Along Came English: https://alongcameenglish.wordpress.com/
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Sep 10, 2018 Alena Lien
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As a follow-up to the previous episode, I talk more about hair by answering conversation questions from ESL Discussion [https://esldiscussions.com/]. Practice your listening skills, and learn vocabulary and phrases by listening to how I talk about my hair experiences.  Follow Along Came English: https://alongcameenglish.wordpress.com/
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Sep 4, 2018 Alena Lien
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As a mini milestone of this podcast, I talk about hair and body hair. Learn vocabulary and phrases as I talk about hair, share movie references, image issues relating to body hair and hair removal methods. Follow Along Came English: https://alongcameenglish.wordpress.com/
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Aug 24, 2018 Alena Lien
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Part 2 of more on driving, I talk about roundabouts, differences between driving in Melbourne, Brunei and Kuala Lumpur, being an overall responsible driver, and driving with truckers on the road. Learn new vocabulary and phrases along the way as I share more on my driving experiences.   Follow Along Came English: https://alongcameenglish.wordpress.com/
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In this episode I talk about why the speaking test is different from the other tests in IELTS. I recommend textbooks and websites that I like to use, as well as tips to help you improve your speaking - references and links are provided on my website. In the second half, I record myself answering IELTS speaking questions from the 3 parts of the test.  Follow Along Came English: https://alongcameenglish.wordpress.com/
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I talk about driving in general, my driving test, the car accidents I've had, the types of offences and penalties in Victoria, some of the conditions driving here and the kinds of things you have to do to own and drive a car in Melbourne.  Follow Along Came English: https://alongcameenglish.wordpress.com/
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Jul 31, 2018 Alena Lien
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On a more serious note, today I talk about addiction. I explain the difference between its colloquial use and its medical definition. I also talk about a few relevant films and YouTube documentary videos for your reference. Follow Along Came English: https://alongcameenglish.wordpress.com/
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Jul 21, 2018 Alena Lien
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In the first episode of the "Food Edition," I talk about different meals of the day - apart from just the typical breakfast, lunch and dinner. I also talk about the types of meals I had growing up. Follow Along Came English: https://alongcameenglish.wordpress.com/
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I talk about recent trips to Adelaide, Launceston and bringing my mum around Melbourne. I also explain relevant vocabulary. Follow Along Came English: https://alongcameenglish.wordpress.com/
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Mar 1, 2018 Alena Lien
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I talk about celebrating Lunar New Year (also known as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival), which marks the start of the new year based on the Chinese lunisolar calendar. I explain different calendars and the Chinese Zodiac. I also talk about the traditions and customs I grew up with celebrating this festival, and some of my own experiences celebrating it in SE Asia and Australia. Follow Along Came English: https://alongcameenglish.wordpress.com/
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Jan 19, 2018 Alena Lien
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I share stories from my childhood growing up in Brunei. I talk a little bit about the Bruneian environment and culture. I also explain relevant vocabulary and grammar. Follow Along Came English: https://alongcameenglish.wordpress.com/
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Jan 11, 2018 Alena Lien
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I briefly introduce myself and talk about what this podcast is about and how it aims to be a companion to your English learning journey. Follow Along Came English: https://alongcameenglish.wordpress.com/