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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 in English | Everyday English Conversation

    49. Doctor Visits in English | Everyday English Conversation

    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
    English Lesson (54): The ‘New Normal’ Life | American English Conversation

    English Lesson (54): 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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    If you are tired of needing to depend on text and subtitles to understand natural English, we can help. The 'listening training' techniques can be found online in our courses, or if you prefer, in a private lesson. Learn more about Private Lessons with us here: https://realenglishconversations.com/courses/account/private-lessons/ or check out the membership options to get access to the full "Listening Training Course" here: https://realenglishconversations.com/courses/memberships/.

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

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

    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. This is a great episode to get some language learning advice to help you learn faster!



     

    English Podcast Lesson about Vocabulary Building

    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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    Understand this English Lesson Better!

    If you are tired of needing to depend on text and subtitles to understand natural English, we can help. The 'listening training' techniques can be found online in our courses, or if you prefer, in a private lesson. Learn more about Private Lessons with us here or checkout the membership options to get access to the full "Listening Training Course".





    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

    • 17 min
    English Conversation (52): Living Abroad in Mexico | English Audio about Immigrating

    English Conversation (52): Living Abroad in Mexico | English Audio about Immigrating

    In this English podcast, Amy and Curtis share their experience of what it's like immigrating to and living in another country. You can listen to the podcast, moving to another country, that is related to this podcast here: https://realenglishconversations.com/36-english-podcast-moving/



    Transcription:



    Curtis:  Yeah. Different types of wildlife, for sure.



    Amy:  Out of the trips that we have done, the few trips that we have done around Mexico, what would you say was probably one of the most surprising or spectacular parts for you?



    Curtis:  For me, we went to this town called San Sebastián del Oeste. It’s an old mining town and they have this mountain peak that has high elevation as well.



    Amy:  Yeah. La Bufa is the name of it.



    Curtis:  So what we did was, we rented quads, four-wheel motorcycles, basically, is what they are, and I had never been on one before but you have to take this all the way to the top. And what was really spectacular for me, to answer your question, was the view and you could see the whole bay of Banderas, the bay of flags which we live in from up top. So you could get this bird’s eye view of pretty much the whole bay from up there. So that just blew me away. It was beautiful.



    Amy:  Exactly. And they had very big mountains as well. It actually reminded me a lot of British Columbia from up there.



    Curtis:  Yeah.



    Amy:  I would say for me probably two of the coolest things and most memorable I experienced back in December last year and it was when we went to Tolantongo, which is an area of Mexico. It was just like as if it was in a completely different world. I couldn’t believe it.



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    ** Get ALL the English Conversation Lessons & Online Courses **



    Real English Conversations is a website for students that want to start USING their English skills! Join our WhatsApp group to practice speaking and get excellent online lessons that can be studied anytime.



    ** Members of our website get immediate access to:

    - All the online courses to quickly improve speaking, listening and increase vocabulary

    - All the transcripts and exercises related to each podcast lesson!

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    • 27 min
    English Interview (51): Snowboarding & Filming | Advanced English Conversations

    English Interview (51): Snowboarding & Filming | Advanced English Conversations

    My interview guest Moreno is back to for part 2 of this interview for an advanced English conversation about snowboarding, hockey, and other Canadian culture. Snowsport enthusiasts will love this discussion!



    Follow Moreno Here:

    - Website: https://www.curiousuniverse.net/

    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/curiousuniverse.podcast/

    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/Curiouspodcast



    Transcription:



    Amy: The way that we actually met is through a mutual passion that we have for snowboarding. I remember when I met you, I was absolutely crazy for the sport and I was really, really excited to hang out and have an opportunity to snowboard with you. I know, in my opinion, I think that you are quite an athlete, very talented, and the things that you do are great. And you actually inspired me to become a much better snowboarder. If you remember, you introduced me to snowboarding in trees and much more extreme snowboarding.



    Moreno:  I do remember. A lot of fun, a lot of fun.



    Amy:  And I was a complete chicken but you helped me to get over that.



    Moreno:  Well, that’s what friends are for. You needed a little push, a little guidance, right?



    Amy:  That’s right. You know, learning from somebody who is very good at it was a big inspiration. So, how did you get into snowboarding?



    Moreno:  Well, I probably started when I was like five years old and I stole my brother’s skateboard, and I didn’t give it back to him.



    Amy:  Okay.



    Moreno:  So I kept it from him and started skateboarding just as a regular kid. And I used to ski with my family in the ‘80s at a small ski hill outside of Ottawa.



    Amy:  I guess skiing was the thing at that time.



    Moreno:  Yeah, it sure was. It still is. Skiing is never going to disappear. Skiing is always going to be popular, but it was mainly just skiing. I guess when I was around 14 when snowboarding slowly became more popular. I guess it was the early ‘90s maybe. Snowboarding was getting more popular but also a little cheaper to buy the gear and things like that. I finally bought a new snowboard. It was the surf style, the skateboarding style. It was the sideways, surf-style that really was familiar with my skateboarding, and I thought it was cool. It was a cool thing. It was, like I said, lay back surf style was what I was looking for and that’s how I started.



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    Get ALL the English Conversation Lessons & Online Courses



    Real English Conversations is a website for students that want to start USING their English skills! Join our WhatsApp group to practice speaking and get excellent online lessons that can be studied anytime.



    Members of our website get immediate access to:

    - All the online courses to quickly improve speaking, listening and increase vocabulary

    - All the transcripts and exercises related to each podcast lesson!

    - Our Member-Only WhatsApp Speaking Practice Group



    Learn More about the membership options here: https://realenglishconversations.

    • 17 min
    50. Interview Space Exploration | Advanced English Conversation

    50. Interview Space Exploration | Advanced English Conversation

    In this advanced English conversation, a special guest, Moreno Scatozza, joins us to talk about space exploration and some really interesting facts about outer space!



    Follow Moreno Here: 

    - Website: https://www.curiousuniverse.net/

    - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/curiousuniverse.podcast

    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/curiousuniverse.podcast/





    ** Transcription: **

    Amy: Let’s get started with the interview. How are you doing today, Moreno?





    Moreno: Good. How are you?





    Amy: I’m doing great. Thanks. Let’s get started with a little bit of an introduction about you, if you could.





    Moreno: Absolutely. So, hi, everyone. My name is Moreno Scatozza. I am a big fan of astronomy. I have a podcast which I speak about the facts of space and planets, stars, anything really to do with astronomy. And I have episodes on this podcast and I’d like to simplify things for the general public, let’s say. Because let’s face it: space, astronomy can be very confusing and also there’s just so much to talk about. So, in my podcast I’d like to kind of simplify things and also put things into category so you could really see things a little more clear.





    Amy: Yes. So it’s basically trying to take the scientific version, which is a little bit boring and overwhelming for the typical person and put it into a term that makes it interesting and understandable.





    Moreno: That’s what I’m aiming for.





    Amy: Nice. That’s cool. Well, I’m sure that some of our listeners that are interested in space exploration and just things that are going on in our universe and planet are going to be interested to check out some of your episodes. How did you get started into this? Where did it come from, this inspiration?





    Moreno: Well, I’ve always just loved space since I was a kid. I also wanted to learn more. Once you learned something that you're interested in, you wanted to just keep learning like a snowball effect. You want to progress and want to know why, and after you know why, you want to know why why. And when it comes to space, it’s infinity so there’s always the unknown and it’s always a mystery. So it’s almost like solving things and understanding things. Once you understand things about space, you also understand about things in your normal day-to-day lives, and I find that connection really important and I think a lot of people should know about.





    Amy: Okay. Now I want to know exactly what you're referring to. So, how have you found that connection between what you've learned about space to how it relates to your real life?



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    ** Get ALL the English Conversation Lessons & Online Courses **



    Real English Conversations is a website for students that want to start USING their English skills! Join our WhatsApp group to practice speaking and get excellent online lessons that can be studied anytime.



    Members of our website get immediate access to:

    * All the online courses to quickly improve speaking, listening and increase vocabulary

    * All the transcripts and exercises related to each podcast lesson!

    • 15 min

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