English Learning for Curious Minds

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Summary

In Holland in the 1600s the price of tulips rose so much that a single bulb reportedly cost more than a townhouse on Amsterdam's grand canal.

Today we look at the real story behind one of the greatest bubbles in history.

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

Show Notes

In Holland in the 1600s the price of tulips rose so much that a single bulb reportedly cost more than a townhouse on Amsterdam's grand canal.

Today we look at the real story behind one of the greatest bubbles in history.

  • What is a tulip?
  • Why are things expensive?
  • Why were tulips so expensive in Holland?
  • Why were some people in Holland so rich?
  • How tulips grow
  • Tulip contracts
  • The greater fool theory
  • When the market crashed
  • What really happened
  • Have we learned our lesson?
  • (BONUS) How to not lose all your money in a financial bubble

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

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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 subscribe to Leonardo English to get a copy of the transcript and key vocabulary for every podcast.

It's English learning, but for curious minds.

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