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Improve your listening skills and expose yourself to English that is used in everyday speaking. Hear expressions, phrasal verbs, new vocabulary naturally spoken audio lessons. Learn conversational American English with Real English Conversations!



Mejore sus habilidades de escuchar y exponerse al inglés que se usa en el habla cotidiana con estas conversaciones naturales (sin guión). Escuche expresiones, verbos compuestos, nuevo vocabulario, lecciones de audio naturalmente habladas. ¡Aprende inglés americano conversacional con Real English Conversations!



Melhore suas habilidades de escuta e exponha-se ao inglês usado no discurso cotidiano com essas conversas naturais (sem roteiro). Ouça expressões, verbos compostos, novo vocabulário, lições de áudio faladas naturalmente. Aprenda inglês americano de conversação com conversas em inglês real!

Real English Conversations Podcast - Listen to English Conversation Lessons Amy Whitney & Curtis Davies: Conversational English Teachers

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Improve your listening skills and expose yourself to English that is used in everyday speaking. Hear expressions, phrasal verbs, new vocabulary naturally spoken audio lessons. Learn conversational American English with Real English Conversations!



Mejore sus habilidades de escuchar y exponerse al inglés que se usa en el habla cotidiana con estas conversaciones naturales (sin guión). Escuche expresiones, verbos compuestos, nuevo vocabulario, lecciones de audio naturalmente habladas. ¡Aprende inglés americano conversacional con Real English Conversations!



Melhore suas habilidades de escuta e exponha-se ao inglês usado no discurso cotidiano com essas conversas naturais (sem roteiro). Ouça expressões, verbos compostos, novo vocabulário, lições de áudio faladas naturalmente. Aprenda inglês americano de conversação com conversas em inglês real!

    Spooky Stories: Haunted Houses & UFO's | English Podcast with Transcripts

    Spooky Stories: Haunted Houses & UFO's | English Podcast with Transcripts

    Listen to English stories about some spooky but interesting topics such as haunted houses and UFOs in the sky in this English podcast with transcripts. 

    • 15 min
    Gardening & Growing Your Own Food | American English Conversation

    Gardening & Growing Your Own Food | American English Conversation

    Gardening and growing your own food are becoming more and more popular. Listen to this interesting conversation where Amy and Curtis discuss why they like to have a garden, why they think food that you grow yourself tastes better, and also hear about their friend Sebo who has an organic vegetable farm.



     



    Do you love our podcast conversations? Get full access to ALL of our conversations lesson including the ones that are exclusively available to premium members. Get the 80+ conversations here!





    Unlock your fluency with Real Conversations with native speakers. Find a lesson time and book your trial lesson now!





    Learn to use phrasal verbs faster with crazy stories that are impossible to forget! Use phrasal verbs easily and sound more natural. Learn more about our course here!



    Get our latest podcast episode here! Read along with the text, find cool expressions, and quickly improve your listening. Get this free lesson here!

    • 16 min
    Internet Problems & Calling Tech Support - Real Life English Dialogue

    Internet Problems & Calling Tech Support - Real Life English Dialogue

    What do you do when your internet goes down?



    After calling the internet company, of course, Amy and Curtis decided to make the most of their time and record a new podcast talking about this problem.



    If you have ever wanted to hear what it is like to call customer service and get technical support, you will LOVE the realistic role play between Amy and Curtis where they pretend to call to report a problem with their internet.



    Also, if you've ever thought that having a conversation with Amy & Curtis would be cool, you HAVE to listen to this podcast to hear how you can do that!



    We have recently released something called the Real English Conversations Course with Group Lessons.



    And this is where you're going to be able to join Curtis and myself in a live conversation with a small group of other students, where we discuss some of our conversation topics, and very often, we will have a role play so that you can practice real life English in conversations that you would have in the real world.



    Learn more about it here: https://realenglishconversations.com/memberships/rec-podcast-member/trial/



    Or if you just want to practice speaking in general conversations, you might be interested in the Real English Conversations Course. Learn more here: https://realenglishconversations.com/memberships/rec-podcast-member/



    But if you have something specific that you want to improve, private lessons are the perfect way to get the one-to-one support of a teacher. Whether you want to develop your skills for everyday communication OR you are preparing for a job interview, presentation or an important meeting, we can help you. Get started with a trial lesson here: https://realenglishconversations.com/memberships/member-plans/fluency-programs/trial-lesson/ 



    Learn more about our courses here: https://realenglishconversations.com/memberships/member-plans/fluency-programs/



    Get the Transcript for this Podcast Episode: https://realenglishconversations.com/real-english-audio/latest-podcast/

    • 11 min
    [Part 4] Student Stories & The Impact of Deliberate Practice

    [Part 4] Student Stories & The Impact of Deliberate Practice

    In this episode, you will hear about how 2 students started to use Deliberate Practice in their language learning which allowed them to quickly overcome a challenge they had for YEARS with their speaking fluency and confidence. Hear Fortu and Eli's insightful stories and how they managed to finally feel comfortable and confident speaking in English.



    Get the ALL the worksheets, audio lessons, and transcription for this special training podcast series here: https://realenglishconversations.com/email/deliberate-practice/



     

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    About this episode...



    After living (and working) in Canada for 10 years, Eli was still not happy with his English.



    Although he could communicate in everyday situations…



    Whenever he had to talk with a client at work or participate in meetings, he got REALLY nervous. 



    Eli knew he made a lot of mistakes when he was speaking.  



    And he worried about what his colleagues, his boss and his clients would think about him. 



    He also knew that improving his English skills was essential to get to the next level with his career. And a friend recommended that he try taking lessons with Real English Conversations. 



    When Eli came to his first lesson with his teacher, he was so nervous his voice was shaking! 



    He explained that he had an important job as a business consultant and he needed to speak English very well and without mistakes. 



    Eli explained that he felt like he was constantly thinking about the next thing he had to say to avoid making mistakes. And then thinking about what he just said to try to figure out if it was correct!. 



    Clearly the problem was that he was making mistakes which made his English sound bad. To fix the problem, he needed a native speaker to correct him and to help him sound more natural. 



    But his teacher observed that his speaking was pretty good. 



    There was something else happening here…



    You see, when he arrived in Canada 10 years ago, he didn’t know ANY English. 



    After attending an ESL school for 6 months that focused on grammar…



    Eli decided to learn English on his own. 



    And he decided full immersion was the best way to learn. 



    Although he eventually reached an advanced level in English after several years of dedicated effort…



    He constantly doubted his English. 



    He definitely recognized many mistakes on his own, but…



    How many mistakes was he making that he didn’t know about?  



    The problem was that Eli did not have FEEDBACK from anyone that could tell him what he was doing right and what he needed to improve.  



    And as a result, he was feeling insecure and unconfident with his communication that left him constantly obsessing about speaking PERFECTLY. 



    The first focus in Eli’s one-to-one lessons was to help him overcome his obsession with speaking perfectly and not making mistakes. . 



    His teacher knew this would VERY QUICKLY  improve his confidence and reduce his anxiety during meetings. 



    If Eli was less nervous, he would be able to think clearly to speak English better. 



    But also, he would be able to focus on what other people were saying in the meeting to give better responses. 



    Aside from working on mindset, his teacher also knew feedback was important. 



    Eli needed to see that his English was already good. And also to be aware of the areas to improve. 

    • 15 min
    [Part 3] 3x Your Learning Speed with Deliberate Practice

    [Part 3] 3x Your Learning Speed with Deliberate Practice

    This is the final part of this special 3-part series where you are going to learn HOW to accelerate your English learning to reach your English goals faster.

    Get the ALL the worksheets, audio lessons, and transcription for this special training podcast series here.

    Do you love our podcast conversations? Get access to over 60 additional conversations that are exclusively available to premium members. Get the conversations here!

     



    About this episode...



    So, what was the BIGGEST mistake I made that kept me stuck as a beginner for so long?



    It wasn’t only because I was doing Naive Practice...



    But it was also because I was following the 'common' suggestions and ideas about HOW to learn a language, such as:



    "Just listen to lots of audio"

    "Watch movies with subtitles"

    "Take a language course"

    "Go to a Spanish speaking country. You'll learn fast!"



    Trust me, I tried ALL of them....

    Multiple times.



    It seemed like these ideas worked for everyone else, but they weren’t working for me.



    I thought, “Maybe I’m just bad at learning languages”.

    And at one point, I almost gave up.



    It wasn’t until I started think about how I usually learn new skills that I realized, it’s a simple 2-step method:



    Step 1: Think about the skill I want to be able to do.

    Step 2: Think of ways to learn and practice it.



    For Spanish, I wanted to be able to:

    > Speak with real people and understand them



    But when I looked at what I was actually doing

    > Memorizing random words and doing grammar drills



    Wait a minute…

    How are grammar drills helping my speaking? Or listening?



    Oops. They don’t.



    And what type of words am I learning?

    …Words from grammar lessons.



    Are those the words used in everyday communication?

    Nope. Definitely not.



    This helped me realize, I was doing the wrong activities for the skills I needed.



    My next mission: Find a better way to practice speaking and listening.



    And this brought me to the ‘trial and error’ part of my learning where I spent the next two years experimenting with different ideas.



    Although most of my ideas were complete failures…



    … Eventually I found the key methods that UNLOCKED my language skills and allowed me to make rapid progress.



    Like really rapid.

    I got up to an advanced level within 1 year.



    Although my story is ‘interesting’ because it explains HOW I figured out how to reach fluency.



    My story is also the LONG and SLOW WAY.

    … And I don’t recommend it.



    Because there is a MUCH faster way.



    In today’s podcast, I want to share the concept of DELIBERATE PRACTICE which builds on the concept of Purposeful Practice.



    Without doubt, Deliberate Practice is the fast-track to fluency.

    And it’s a method that can easily increase the speed you learn by 3x.



     

    Unlock your fluency with Real Conversations with native speakers. Find a lesson time and book your trial lesson now!

    • 16 min
    [Part 2] Get Specific & Purposeful for Real Results

    [Part 2] Get Specific & Purposeful for Real Results

    This is the 2nd part of this 3-part series where you are going to learn HOW to accelerate your English learning to reach your English goals faster.

    Get the ALL the worksheets, audio lessons, and transcription for this special training podcast series here.

    Do you love our podcast conversations? Get access to over 60 additional conversations that are exclusively available to premium members. Get the conversations here!

     



    About this episode...



    The key is to STOP practicing English in this general ‘naive’ way…

    Is to make sure you have a CLEAR goal.



    So, what are your goals anyway?

    To speak more fluently...

    To listen and understand better...

    To have conversations in English...



    Or maybe to...

    Just get better at everything!



    Yep. Those are the things most people tell me.



    But, there is a little problem with those goals.

    … How do you define ‘speak more fluently’?

    … What does ‘more fluently’ look like?

    … And most importantly, how will you know when you’ve reached that point?



    As you can see, we need to get MORE specific.



    It’s not just trying to improve a specific skill (purposeful practice), but it’s also about trying to create a clear goal for a specific outcome.



    If your goals aren't totally "clear" yet, don't worry!



    THIS is exactly what today’s podcast is about.



    Learn how to get super specific about your goals so that you can identify the right activities that will get you there!



     

    > [Goal for 2022] Listen to the episode about setting goals here



    > [Part 1] Accelerate Your Learning with Deliberate Practice



    >> Unlock your fluency with Real Conversations with native speakers. Find a lesson time and book your trial lesson now!

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