Listen to English and learn English with podcastsinenglish.com for teachers and students of English as a second language

Level 2 archive

The podcasts and worksheets on this page are only available to subscribers. Subscription is only €19 for 3 months.


75 Planking. Jackie is completely confused by the latest Internet craze
Download (1.9MB, 3min 54sec)
Transcript (pdf 61KB)
Worksheet & Answers (pdf 262KB)
Vocabulary tasks (pdf 57KB)

74 Wedding bells. Debbie describes her slightly unusual wedding day
Download (1.64MB, 3min 35sec)
Transcript (pdf 61KB)
Worksheet & Answers (pdf 74KB)
Vocabulary tasks (pdf 66KB)

Whoops - is this the worse thing that can happen at a wedding?!
Stop video

73 Buzz buzz!! The pie team have a new, and perhaps dangerous, hobby!
Download (1.79MB, 3min 54sec)
Transcript (pdf 57KB)
Worksheet & Answers (pdf 147KB)
Vocabulary tasks (pdf 70KB)

This podcast goes with this pie video:
Stop video

72 A tale of two islands. The pie team talk about their island homes
Download (1.83MB, 4min)
Transcript (pdf 66KB)
Worksheet & Answers (pdf 78KB)
Vocabulary tasks (pdf 131KB)

This podcast goes with this pie video:
Stop video

71 Ten to eleven. 3 friends look back on 2010 and look forward to what's coming
Download (1.84MB, 4min)
Transcript (pdf 57KB)
Worksheet & Answers (pdf 78KB)
Vocabulary tasks (pdf 160KB)
refer to caption Look and answer the questions
Answers (pdf 49KB)



70 Raindrops keep falling. Idioms... rain. The pie team talk about getting wet, wet, wet!
Download (1.62MB, 3min 32sec)
Transcript (pdf 57KB)
Worksheet & Answers (pdf 86KB)
Vocabulary tasks (pdf 78KB)

69 And the kids came too. Sue talks about family holidays with her not so little children
Download (1.46MB, 3min 11sec)
Transcript (pdf 61KB)
Worksheet & Answers (pdf 74KB)
Vocabulary tasks (pdf 66KB)

Bonus! What was Joanna's special family holiday?
Download (1min 19sec)
Transcript (pdf 52KB)

68 In focus. Cameras have come a long way since Robert started his hobby
Download (1.9MB, 4min)
Transcript (pdf 61KB)
Worksheet & Answers (pdf 94KB)
Vocabulary tasks (pdf 78KB)

120 film being loaded into a box camera. Gosh - how much simpler digital cameras are!
Stop video

67 University - full! Here's one solution for the many students who can't get into university this year
Download (1.78MB, 3min 53sec)
Transcript (pdf 57KB)
Worksheet & Answers (pdf 80KB)
Vocabulary tasks (pdf 62KB)

An interview with Richard Reed, co-founder of Innocent Drinks, on how Raleigh can help people find a job
Stop video

66 Paris in summer. Sarah thinks the French capital is the most romantic place to be in the sun
Download (2MB, 4min 23sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks

65 Blue for boys... and pink for girls. Why aren't brothers and sisters treated the same?
Download (1.87MB, 4min 4sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks

64 Kick-off! The World Cup has come a long way since 1930 as the pie team are keen to tell
Download (1.87MB, 4min 5sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks
Lesson plan extra for teachers! (updated for 2014)

63 The volcano. Living with an active volcano is tough for the Icelandic people
Download (1.96MB, 4min 17sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks
Lesson plan extra for teachers!

The Eyjafjallajokull volcano and its ash cloud:
Stop video

62 The battle for number 10. Who will be the next British prime minister?
Download (2.2MB, 4min 28sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks

Would you vote for this man and his party?
Stop video

61 British icons: fish n chips. Find Richard in the chippy for his favourite fast food
Download (1.74MB, 3min 47sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks
Webquest

And this is how the chips should be - big and fat!
Stop video

60 Scary sports. Ski jumping, skeleton and slalom - does the winter Olympics have the most dangerous sports?
Download (1.73MB, 3min 46sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks
Webquest

Dangerous maybe, fun certainly!
Stop video

59 The 6 nations. Tries, conversions and oval balls - Richard talks about rugby!
Download (2.53MB, 5min 32sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks

58 Is Fairtrade fair trade? Are the people who make our daily cuppa getting a good deal? Watch the video and find out
Download (1.58MB, 3min 27sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks

This video from guardian.co.uk:
Stop video

57 The PC. Where would we all be without our personal computers?!
Download (1.09MB, 4min 10sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks

56 Stressed out? Scott reveals his special way of dealing with stress
Download (1.07MB, 3min 42sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks

55 Beauty or the beast? Opposing views on the use of wind turbines
Download (1.98MB, 4min 19sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks

Bonus! Can Richard answer these questions about turbines? Can you?!
Download (1min 19sec)
Transcript

Here's a short pie video of the wind turbines in Portugal:
Stop video

54 La isla bonita. Delia lives in Mallorca - how lucky is that?
Download (2.23MB, 4min 52sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks

53 One-to-one. Idioms... one. A Voice of America recording with a story about 'number one'
Download (1.12MB, 4min 54sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks

52 The Kyoto Box. What's the Kyoto Box? Does it work? Watch the video and find out
Download (2.41MB, 5min 15sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks

This podcast goes with this pie video:
Stop video

51 Geocaching. The pie team have become fans of the world's latest high-tech hobby
Download (1.92MB, 4min 11sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks

This podcast goes with this pie video:
Stop video

50 Paper frog. Watch Lindsey show us how to make an origami frog
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks
Webquest

Watch and listen to the video (2min 35sec):
Stop video

49 Poor Pluto. The pie team get starry-eyed and talk about the planets for the Year of Astronomy
Download (2MB, 4min 16sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks
Webquest

Bonus! So what is a gas giant?!
Download (1min 07sec)
Transcript

And we thought that the Earth was a pretty big place...
Stop video

48 A good book. Richard reveals he's a Raymond Chandler fan
Download (1.9MB, 4min 06sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks
Webquest
Lesson plan extra for teachers!

Pie video: What is one of Jackie's favourite books? (1min 23sec)
Stop video

Bonus! Listen to the pie video
Download(1min 23sec)
Transcript

47 Carob cottage. Maureen talks to Richard about her holiday home.
Download (1.5MB, 3min 20sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks

Bonus! What's the special reason people stay at the cottage?
Download (2min 23sec)
Transcript

This podcast goes with this pie video:
Stop video

46 Through the ages. How do you feel about your age? Do you mind growing older?
Download (1.71MB, 3min 44sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks

refer to caption Look - do you know how old these Brits are?



45a Highlights of 2008. What were the best bits of last year for Richard?
Download (1.29MB, 2min 50sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks

This podcast goes with this pie video:
Stop video

45b Highlights of 2008. And were they the same for Jackie?
Download (875KB, 1min 51sec) for members only
Transcript
Lesson plan extra for teachers!

This podcast goes with this pie video:
Stop video

44 Facts about Cyprus. Watch and listen to the video the pie team made about Aphrodite's island
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks
Webquest

This podcast goes with this pie video:
Stop video

43 Head over heels. Idioms... love. The pie team talk about that magic feeling
Download (1.87MB, 4min 05sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks

refer to caption Look and answer the questions
Answers
Love, love me do You know I love you... Did the fab four write the best ever love songs?
refer to caption Watch (2min 21sec)



42 Watching the box. The UN says that 21 November is World TV Day - but everyday is TV day, isn't it?
Download (1.70MB, 3min 42sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks
Webquest

Bonus! Is the telly a good thing or a bad thing?
Download(1min 30sec)
Transcript

This is Peter Piedog's favourite TV show.
Stop video

41 Are you ready to order? There's more to eating out than just the food...
Download (1.95MB, 4min 14sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks
Webquest

refer to caption Look and answer the questions
Answers

Bonus! What do think is the difference between service charge and a tip?
Download (54sec)
Transcript

What do you mean you don't have any tomatoes?
Stop video

40 In the land of Nod. Idioms... sleep. The pie team hope nobody dozes off while listening to this podcast!
Download (1.94MB, 4min 13sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks

refer to caption Look and answer the questions
Answers

A sleepy puppy - perhaps he's watching the US presidential debate...
Stop video

39 The eye of the storm. Gustav, Hanna, Ike and Josephine - it's the height of the hurricane season
Download (1.81MB, 3min 56sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks
Webquest

Bonus! So do know where the name 'hurricane' comes from?
Download(1min 33sec)
Transcript

Inside the eyewall of Katrina
Stop video

38 In the doghouse. Tricia explains why she's not so keen on man's best friend
Download (1.91MB, 4min 10sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks

refer to caption Look and answer the questions
Answers

A man is made to walk through a pack of dogs to overcome his fear of them.
Stop video

37 Faster, higher, stronger. It's here at last - the 2008 Beijing Olympics!
Download (1.74MB, 3min 48sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks

refer to caption Look and answer the questions New activity!
Answers

Bonus! Loads of medals for swimming - but only one for football!
Download (2min 47sec)
Transcript

Tom Daley is Britain's hope for a gold medal in the 10 metre dive - and he's only 14 years old!
Stop video

36 You say and I say : some differences between US and UK English
Download (1.97MB, 4min 18sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks

Bonus! Why 'Friends' is so popular both sides of the Atlantic.
Download(1min 53sec)
Transcript

35 Viva España. Boquerones, bulls and beautiful buildings - the pie team went to Spain
Download (2.00MB, 4min 22sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks
Webquest

This podcast goes with this pie video:
Stop video

34 Podcast 101. Dogs, George Orwell, Taipei and the police - what's their connection with the number 101?
Download (1.94MB, 4min 14sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks

A man jumps off one of the world's tallest buildings.
Stop video

33 A family tree. Natasha tells Richard about her multicultural family
Download (2.37MB, 5min 11sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks

32 Ethical travel. Philip has some radical ideas on how to save the planet
Download (2.31MB, 4min 40sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks

31 British icons: the postbox. The third podcast in our series of popular symbols of Britain
Download (1.99MB, 4min 21sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks

This podcast goes with this pie video:
Stop video

Bonus! Richard explains what 'anonymous' postboxes are.
Download (38sec)
Transcript

30 Lights, camera, action! Richard chats to his mates about their favourite movies
Download (1.86MB, 4min 03sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks
Webquest

29 Ooh la la! The French president is in the news - but it's not because of his policies
Download (2.08MB, 4min 33sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks

The president's glitzy lifestyle...
Stop video

Bonus! So why is the French presidential life no longer private?
Download (1min 58sec)
Transcript

28 The road to Damascus. Watch and listen to the video of our drive to the Syrian capital over Christmas
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks
Webquest

This podcast goes with this pie video:
Stop video

27 Face to facebook. Lina tells us why she's a fan of Britain's most popular social networking site
Download (2.31MB, 5min 03sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks
Why not join us and other listeners on Facebook?

26 Arghhhh!! Creepy crawlies or the dark - what are afraid of?
Download (2.19MB, 4min 47sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks
Webquest

Watch 'spider boy' get in a box with 125 spiders... arghhhh!!
Stop video

25 Shop less, live more. That's the Christmas message for this year's Buy Nothing Day - can you?
Download (2.11MB, 4min 36sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks
 Have a look at the Buy Nothing Day site



24 Past and present. So how does Beryl feel about the changes in her village over the last 80 years?
Download (2.23MB, 4min 51sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks

This podcast goes with this pie video:
Stop video

23 A taste of Spain. Marina returns with some mouthwatering Mediterranean meals
Download (2.9MB, 6min 23sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks

This podcast goes with this pie video:
Stop video

22 London 2012. Designing and building the Olympic site is a huge project, we meet the man responsible for getting it done on time
Download (4.04MB, 8min 49sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks
Webquest

This podcast goes with this pie video:
Stop video

Bonus! Is it justifiable to spend so much money on a 3-week sports event?
Download (3min 06sec)
Transcript

21 You are what you eat. Hamburger and chips? No thanks, says Nick
Download (2.5MB, 5min 32sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks

20 Hola Espana. Fiestas, siestas and flamenco - Marina talks about Madrid
Download (3.34MB, 7min 07sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks
Webquest

19 A special treat. Jackie and Richard splash out on a meal by the river
Download (2.9MB, 6min 05sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks

This podcast goes with this pie video:
Stop video

18 Giving and receiving. Holiday souvenirs, unusual gifts and presents for the teacher
Download (4.68MB, 4min 59sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks

17 Going for gold. The pie team dig up some interesting facts about the world's most precious metal
Download (5.98MB, 6min 22sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks
Webquest
Lesson plan extra for teachers!

16 What's that you're reading? Fanny talks about what she and other Indonesians like to read
Download (4.76MB, 5min 04sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks

15 An apple a day ...keeps the doctor away. Or does it? Dr Adam tells all
Download (2.28MB, 4min 38sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks

14 Teachers in uniforms. Discover a place where teachers wear a different coloured uniform every day
Download (1.98MB, 4min 13sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks

13 Ideal homes. What makes a house a home?
Download (2.42MB, 5min 09sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks
Webquest

12 Jersey. Take a trip to a small island with lots to discover.
Download (3.18MB, 6min 47sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Vocabulary tasks

11 Love songs. The pie team compare two of the biggest selling love songs from British singers Elton John and James Blunt
Download (2.16MB, 4min 35sec)
Transcript
Worksheet & Answers
Webquest
Vocabulary tasks

10 Making sense of Sudoku. Jackie reveals the secrets of the addictive number puzzle
Download (3.86MB, 8min 13sec)
Worksheet & Answers
Transcript
Webquest

9 The level two quiz. Eight questions to test your knowledge of the pie level 2 podcasts. All the answers are given at the end in mixed up order, so it can be good note-taking practice for you as well
Download (2.15MB, 4min 34sec)
Questions & Answers
Transcript

8 The adventures of Grammarman. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It's the world's first grammar superhero!
Download (3.20MB, 6min 50sec)
Worksheet & Answers
Transcript
Vocabulary tasks

7 Pirates! A Voice of America broadcast on pirates past and present
Download (7.06MB, 17min)
Worksheet & Answers
Transcript
Vocabulary tasks

6 The cat story. Donna tells us about a catnapping
Download (1.6MB, 3min 34sec)
Worksheet & Answers (pdf 251KB)
Transcript (pdf 25KB)
Vocabulary tasks

5 Geography quiz. Can you beat Richard in the Geography quiz?
Download(2.8MB, 6min 16sec)
Worksheet & Answers (pdf 27KB)
Transcript (pdf 58KB)

4 Beckham steps down. A tearful David Beckham addresses the press
Download(1.1MB, 2min 27sec)
Worksheet & Answers (pdf 43KB)
Transcript (pdf 19KB)

3 The night train. Jackie and Richard travel through the night in Thailand
Download (530KB, 1min 08sec)
Worksheet & Answers (pdf 37KB)
Transcript (pdf 19KB)

2 Travelling by train 2. An interview about travelling to Ko Samui
Download(740KB, 1min 45sec)
Worksheet & Answers (pdf 68KB)
Transcript (pdf 21KB)

1 Travelling by train 1. Richard tells a funny story about train travel in Vietnam
Download(600KB, 1min 15sec)
Worksheet & Answers (pdf 46KB)
Transcript