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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!

    49. Doctor Visits - How to Talk about Medical Problems | English for Real Life

    49. Doctor Visits - How to Talk about Medical Problems | English for Real Life

    Listen to our conversation to learn how to talk about medical problems when you need to have an English conversation with your doctor for the flu, if you are injured or have other common problems.



    ** Transcription: **



    Curtis:  Okay. For today’s conversation, we’re going to talk about things related to going to the doctor. So, getting sick or having an injury, right?



    Amy:  Yeah, exactly. We have noticed that a lot of our students don’t really know how to explain how they're feeling, maybe pain or different symptoms that they're having in their body. So we thought that we could share some of our experiences that we’ve had, unfortunately, where we’ve either been sick or hurt ourselves and what it was like, what was happening to us. So, Curtis, for you I think we’re gonna start backwards and maybe moving our way forward in time.



    Curtis:  Okay.



    Amy:  And one of the first stories that you were gonna talk about was related to something that happened to you in high school, right?



    Curtis:  Yeah. It was back in high school. Actually, I was in a marching band and I played the bass drum, and we actually competed against other marching bands. So we went on tour through the United States and we won this competition one night. And then after the competition we went back to the high school gymnasium that we were staying in, and around these high schools are stairways or staircases.



    Amy:  Like the bleachers, right?



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    • 20 min
    60. Learning Hack Make Smaller Commitments | English Fluency Podcast

    60. Learning Hack Make Smaller Commitments | English Fluency Podcast

    This English fluency podcast is for you if you feel like you do not know how to make smaller commitments when it comes to improving your English fluency!



    In this English fluency podcast episode Amy shares a learning hack on how to make smaller commitments when it comes to learning English.





    Learning Hack Make Smaller Commitments | English Fluency Podcast



    Transcription



    Amy: Hi, everybody, this is Amy from realenglishconversations.com.



    And today we have the first episode of hopefully many, where I'm going to be doing a solo podcast rather than having a conversation or an interview, I am going to be the only person speaking in this podcast. And that's because I really want to share with you some of the language learning advice that I have, a lot of the methods and techniques and concepts that I teach in our courses. It's really important for you to realize that although our conversations with Curtis and I and the interesting topics that we speak about, these are great and they're fun to listen to.



    Really, the core of what we do at Real English Conversations is we help people to become confident communicators in English and beyond that, at the same time that we help develop your skills, we're actually teaching you how to learn a language in a more efficient way, a more effective way by teaching you different things that not every course is going to show you.



    So, for example, in today's podcast, I'm going to be talking about how we can make smaller commitments to make sure that every single day you make some time or some effort with your English. Unless you're in an absolute crisis situation, you should be able to find a few minutes a day to work on your English skills. And in this podcast specifically, I'm going to help you to develop the mindset that you need to be more consistent and readjust the tasks in your mind to make it something that you can do rather than something that you can't do.



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    • 13 min
    English Podcast (56): Working From Home | Advanced English Conversation

    English Podcast (56): Working From Home | Advanced English Conversation

    Working from home is more challenging than most people think! Improve your English skills while listening to this English conversation practice about our experiences adjusting to working in our home office.









    ** Audio Transcription Listening Practice: **



    Amy:  Hi, everybody. My name is Amy Whitney and I’m here with Curtis Davies, and today on this podcast we’re going to be talking about what it’s like to work from home. And for us, this isn't something that happened recently but instead, it’s something that we started doing about three or four years ago. But we still went through a lot of the same problems that many of you have faced in the past months when you moved your work from the office or whatever you were doing out of your home to having to do things at your home.



    I think it would be helpful for people to know where things started to change for us and when we started to work from home. Can you tell us a little bit about what your first experience was like and when it happened?



    Curtis:  Sure. It was the first year when we moved to Mexico. Now, I was used to in Canada working as a delivery driver going from one place to the next, taking things to people. It was like a customer service type thing. Now, when I moved to Mexico, I had to transition to a desk job, sitting in front of a computer. The transition was the most difficult thing for me. It was because my home life and my work life kind of mashed together, I couldn’t separate the two. So, house chores I would think of as work. Then I had to focus on what I had to do for a desk job work. So the distraction from home work or home chores and what I was supposed to do work-wise, it was the separation problem there. I couldn’t separate the two.



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    • 17 min
    English Interview (55): Luke's English Podcast -Can you learn without grammar?

    English Interview (55): Luke's English Podcast -Can you learn without grammar?

    An English interview with special guest Luke Thompson from Luke's English Podcast and Amy share their thoughts on whether or not it's important to focus on grammar or if it’s possible to learn a language without looking at any grammar at all.



    A great English lesson and discussion for our intermediate to advanced learners that aren't sure how much time or attention to put into grammar studies versus learning in more organic ways or practicing what you already know!



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    Interview with Luke's English Podcast: Can You Learn English Without Studying Grammar?









    ** Transcription Preview: **



    Amy:  Hi, everybody. This is Amy from Real English Conversations, and I have a very interesting episode for you today. I have invited a special guest to join us to share his experience and knowledge about a topic that we’re going to be discussing. His name is Luke Thompson and he’s from Luke's ENGLISH Podcast.



    If you haven’t heard of Luke before, let me just tell you a little bit about him. He has been teaching English for over 18 years. He spent two years teaching English in Japan. He’s originally from England and currently he’s living in France. Luke’s ENGLISH Podcast has received over 60 million downloads since it first started and beyond the impressive number of downloads, his podcast has been nominated for an ELTon Award, which is the English Language Teaching Innovation Award. And his podcast was voted #3 out of all British podcasts in the Listeners’ Choice Award, not just ESL podcast but all podcasts. Needless to say, Luke is a very popular teacher and we are fortunate to have him with us here today. How are you doing, Luke?



    Luke:  Hello there. I’m very well. Thank you. Thanks for that nice introduction.



    Amy:  You're very welcome and you absolutely deserve it. Today Luke and I are going to be discussing whether or not we think you need to focus on grammar or if it’s possible to learn a language without looking at any grammar at all. This is just going to be a casual, relaxed conversation where we share our opinion based on our experience, both as students and teachers. So before we get started, would you be able to introduce yourself to our listeners?



    Luke:  Yes. So my name is Luke Thompson and I’m an English teacher from England and a podcaster as well. I’ve been doing my podcast – Luke’s ENGLISH Podcast – for over 11 years now. And so, yes, I often talk about English. I talk about learning and teaching English. I talk about anything, really. What have you got, I’ll talk about it. But I like teaching, you know, and I like breaking down the language and stuff like that. And this question of, is it possible or should you learn English or any language without studying the grammar? This is the question, isn’t it?



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    • 25 min
    The 'New Normal' Life | American English Conversation

    The 'New Normal' Life | American English Conversation

    An American English Conversation about The 'New Normal' Life. As things start to open slowly after a long quarantine period, Amy and Curtis share some of their ideas and concerns about the simple things they used to enjoy without a second thought... Eating at a restaurant, traveling by airplane, or even watching a sunset. They also discuss the new strategies and the new way that they plan to do these activities in the future.









    ** American English Conversation about The 'New Normal' Life **









    ** Audio Transcription: **



    Amy:  Hi, everybody. My name is Amy Whitney and I’m here with Curtis Davies from Real English Conversations. Today we’re going to be having an interesting conversation talking about what the “new normal” is, or what we think is probably going to be happening over the next year as we get out of our houses and start to move around a little bit despite the fact that the coronavirus is still present in our lives.



    I think one of the first places that we can start to talk about is something that we completely took for granted before is a safe, normal everyday activity and that was eating out at restaurants.  So, Curtis, can you tell us a little bit about how we used to think about restaurants?



    Curtis:  Well, we used to really like going outside. We work from home and it was a chance two days or three days a week to go to some of our favorite restaurants. The restaurants here are really, really, good. So, we would just go out, enjoy the evening and it would feel very, very good because we were out of the house.



    Amy:  Exactly. We work at home all day so for us going out to have something to eat is a little bit of an escape from the workplace. Otherwise, as you can imagine, working from home all day, hanging around the house all night gets a little bit boring, and it’s nice to have a change of environment. So now we are not going out to restaurants. Do you remember the last time that we went out to a restaurant?



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    • 25 min
    English Lesson (53): Vocabulary Building | Tips To Learn English Vocabulary

    English Lesson (53): Vocabulary Building | Tips To Learn English Vocabulary

    Learn English vocabulary faster with this great episode to get some language learning advice! Have you ever wondered why it is so difficult to learn and remember new vocabulary? In this English podcast lesson, Amy and Curtis will explain how building vocabulary can be easier if you apply a few simple strategies.



     

    English Podcast - Learn English Vocabulary Faster

    https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/fl59zt/53_Building_Vocabulary_Podcast_Version.mp3



     



    Audio Transcription:



    Curtis:  Hi, everybody. It’s Curtis and Amy from RealEnglishConversations.com. Today we’re going to be talking about building vocabulary and one critical step that you might be missing that could be making this much more difficult for you.



    Amy:  Exactly. A lot of the students, what they do is they have a list of words, for example, maybe use flash cards, but there’s something that’s missing. Even though you're reviewing those words every single day in that moment when you're speaking. For example, or you're trying to remember a word and you know that you're supposed to know it but you can’t recall it. This is the critical step and what we’re going to be helping you with today.



    Curtis:  Okay. Let’s get right into the core concept behind this technique. It’s really to give yourself enough exposure to the language through repetition or use to help you to understand it through that context and remember it easier.



    Amy:  And when Curtis is explaining this, he’s not talking about exposure like immigrating to an English-speaking country or just watching TV shows, for example, or listening to podcasts. There’s actually a little bit more to this and it’s being more specific with a deeper studying or revision of the content that you're being exposed to.



    So we’re going to start by giving you some pro tips here. And don’t worry.  We’re going to give some examples of different activities that we do and point out how each of these activities relates back to this technique. So what’s the first pro tip that you have, Curtis?



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    Other Conversation Lessons & Articles:



    * [Audio] Job Interviews

    * [Audio] Living Abroad In Mexico

    * [Audio] Phrasal Verb Podcast: Show Up, Check Over

    * [Article] Become a Proactive Learner and Get Results

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