English Learning for Curious Minds

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Summary

It's one of the most isolated countries in the world, ruled by an authoritarian leader with a passion for horses and Guinness World Records.

It's time to find out about the weird and wonderful country of Turkmenistan.

Full transcript, key vocabulary, and bonus episodes available on www.leonardoenglish.com

Show Notes

It's one of the most isolated countries in the world, ruled by an authoritarian leader with a passion for horses and Guinness World Records.

It's time to find out about the weird and wonderful country of Turkmenistan.

In today's episode we cover:

  • The cult of personality under Niyazov
  • No dogs allowed in the capital
  • The golden statue that turned to face the sun
  • Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow and the love for horses
  • Firing a gun from a bicycle
  • The resource curse
  • Changing money on the black market
  • COVID-19
  • Guinness World Records

Full transcript and key vocabulary available on the website www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/turkmenistan


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Learning English shouldn't be boring. It should open your mind. 
English Learning for Curious Minds is a podcast aimed at intermediate level English speakers and above, where listeners learn fascinating things about the world while learning English. 
There's no small-talk, no boring grammar exercises or vocabulary drills. 
You'll learn English by listening, by hearing real conversations and real English, spoken by native speakers, and at a speed you can understand.
Listeners can become a member of Leonardo English and get unlimited access to every episode, transcripts, key vocabulary, member Q&A sessions, and more. 
It's English learning, but for curious minds.

Find out more at www.leonardoenglish.com

What is English Learning for Curious Minds?

Are you looking for a more interesting way to to learn English?

English Learning for Curious Minds is where you can learn English from native speakers while learning fascinating things about the world.

Every episode comes with a transcript & key vocabulary and is spoken at a speed you can understand.

Join listeners from 155 countries and discover the most interesting way to improve your English while expanding your mind.

Find the bonus episodes, transcripts, key vocabulary, and learning materials at www.leonardoenglish.com