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Hi English learners!

Welcome to SET (Speak English Today), a weekly podcast where we have a 15-minute (or so) conversation. We’re happy to announce that we’re back with more interesting concept and topics. We’ll be having guest stars from time to time and we’re now on youtube (@englishtodayindonesia), so you can see us too, so go check us out!

Hope you find our podcast useful for improving your English skills.

With Love,
Gio and Kiky

January 18, 2021

[Global Village] Lifehacks: Food and Travel for Women

A while ago before the pandemic happened, Kiky had a chance to record a podcast episode with her sweet colleague, Ms.Chindy. During her free time, Ms.Chindy enjoys travelling and trying new local food in places she visits. Therefore, in this episode, she's going to share few lifehacks on how to enjoy food and travel safely, especially as a woman who's travelling solo.  So, to all the ladies ( gentlemen, you are all welcomed too) , don't miss this episode and share us your thoughts and perhaps experience on how to have the most in food and travel experience. We'd love to hear it, so don't forget to comment to our IG : @englishtoday.

January 4, 2021

[Adulting] things you learned in 2020

December 31, 2019. Remember that night? Maybe you were out at a New Year’s Eve party, working, or watching the ball drop from your couch – like me. Wherever you were, you were probably reflecting on 2019 and looking forward to what 2020 would bring. You may have had big plans. Big goals for yourself and your family.
 
It doesn’t matter where you live or who you are. All of our lives changed once the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Things got derailed. Plans changed or were completely cancelled. Goals were put to the side. There was a crisis at hand. We struggled through so much pain; some even lost the ones they loved. 
 
Now, we're welcoming 2021, Gio and Kiky are sharing 5 eye-opening life lessons they’ve learned in 2020 so far and why they're thankful for the important lessons learned through the struggles of this year! We believe that this year is a year of hope and with the lessons we learned in 2020, it will help us weather the storms ahead.
 
Share us your thoughts on our IG: englishtoday, what is the most important lesson you've learned in 2020? We'll be waiting!

December 21, 2020

[Brain Juice] Improve your…what was I saying?

A strong memory depends on the health and vitality of your brain. Whether you’re a student studying for final exams, a working professional interested in doing all you can to stay mentally sharp, or a senior looking to preserve and enhance your grey matter as you age, there’s lots you can do to improve your memory and mental performance.

They say that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but when it comes to the brain, scientists have discovered that this old adage simply isn’t true. The human brain has an astonishing ability to adapt and change—even into old age. This ability is known as neuroplasticity. With the right stimulation, your brain can form new neural pathways, alter existing connections, and adapt and react in ever-changing ways.

In this episode, Gio and Kiky are explaining some effective ways that might help improving your memory in a long term. Give us your comments on our IG: @englishtoday or youtube channel: englishtodayindonesia.  Hope you enjoy!

December 14, 2020

[English Today] Say what? Improve your listening skills!

Having effective listening skills means being able to display interest in the topic discussed and understand the information provided. In today’s society, the ability to communicate effectively is becoming increasingly important. Although the ability to speak effectively is a highly sought-after skill, developing effective listening skills is often not regarded in the same respect. 

In fact, listening is just as important as speaking. Being a good listener helps solve problems, resolve conflicts, and improve relationships. In the workplace, effective listening contributes to fewer errors, less wasted time, and improved accuracy. Effective listening helps build friendships and careers. Kiky and Gio are discussing about how to overcome some issues that Indonesian learners are commonly experiencing when it comes to English listening skills. Let us know if it helps by commenting on our IG @englishtoday, and ask us anything related to this topic.

December 7, 2020

[Greens&Beans] Staying Fit and Healthy with Lita

During this pandemic, it is vital for you to be fit and healthy both mentally and physically. So, to keep yourself, active and fit during quarantine then you must also maintain social distancing procedures as well as do some exercises at home. These are good to keep you healthy and increase your immunity.  Lita, our ET teacher, will be the guest star on this episode helping Kiky explaining about things that we need to avoid to stay fit and healthy. This is a good time for you to evaluate your lifestyle and healthy habit. Let us know if you would like to share your thoughts on this topic. Write your comments on our IG: @englishtoday. Stay healthy and fabulous SETlers!

November 30, 2020

[Money Talk] How to Manage Your Finance

Stressed out about money? Join the club. According to a survey, one out of every three Indonesians are concerned about “Not having enough money to get by.” Still, some people are much better than others at making the most of what they have. What do they know that others don’t?

Probably not much. Money management is not a mysterious art known only to a chosen few. However, there are some rules you should follow, such as paying your bills on time and setting a realistic budget.

In this episode, Kiky is having a guest star, Ms.Suci, an English Today teacher, who's not only a master in English, but also in managing her financial issues. She is going to share a few guidelines that could help you learn how to manage your money and save for the future.

Let us know your comments to our Instagram: englishtoday, we'll be waiting! 

November 23, 2020

[English Today] Ways to Improve Your Pronunciation

“What?”

“Can you say that again?”

How many times do you hear this when you’re speaking? Even if your vocabulary and English grammar are perfect, it can still be difficult for people to understand you because of your pronunciation. Learning to pronounce English words correctly can be one of the hardest parts of learning English. In this episode, Kiky & Gio are having a guest star, Ms.Lita, our English Today teacher, who will explain few ways on how to improve your pronunciation. Don't miss this one and let us know if it helps, and if you still have any questions (or maybe more suggestions), write your comment on our IG: englishtoday.