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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
    Cell Phones - Everyday English Conversation about Technology

    Cell Phones - Everyday English Conversation about Technology

    In this everyday English about Technology podcast, where Amy & Curtis share their experience that they had with cell phones.



    In only 20 years, cell phones have gone from being an item only a few 'cool people' had to an item that nearly everyone has (and can't imagine leaving the house without it)!

    In this fun conversation lesson, Curtis and Amy talk about their first cell phones and also share some funny stories to show how important cell phones are and how cell phones can save the day!



    Everyday English Conversation about Technology

    https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/yvx6ei/66_Cell_phones_Podcastaiiz2.mp3



     



     



    Transcription:





    Amy: Hi, everybody, this is Amy, and I'm here with Curtis from Real English Conversations, and today we're going to be talking all about cell phones.



    So, Curtis, why don't you get us started? Can you tell us a little bit about your very first cell phone and whether or not you were excited to have something like that?



    Curtis: My very first cell phone, wow, this is going back quite a ways. It was a flip phone, they called it, so it had a flipped lid, and that's how you would power it on to make a phone call, and it had an antenna on it as well. So you had to pull out this antenna to get a clearer kind of call quality, and it wasn't really that great, it wasn't the best. And then, of course, to end your call, you flip the lid closed, push down the antenna, and that was about it. I don't think I even had text messaging on it. I just made phone calls.



    But I was super excited because it was cutting edge technology and it was something new and exciting, like you started to see people having them in their hands and talking. And I thought, I need one of those. I got to have one of those. So what I did was I went out and bought one and I thought, yeah, my life is more modern now.



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    Other English Podcast Conversation Lessons:



    * Snowboarding & Filming - Advanced English Podcast Lesson

    * Mother Nature- Advanced English Podcast Lesson

    * Carry On, Wander Around - Everyday English with Stories

    * Job Interviews - English Conversation Practice Podcast

    • 18 min
    65. Vocabulary for Speaking Fluency - Improve Your English

    65. Vocabulary for Speaking Fluency - Improve Your English

    Want to improve your English?



    With so many words to learn, it can be difficult to know which words you need to learn to 'speak fluently'. In this lesson, I'll explain an easy way to identify which words are worth the effort to learn first AND will also help you to speak English with more fluency faster!



    How to Speak English Better and Improve Your English

    https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/cu64ib/65_Learning_Useful_Vocabulary_Podcastbhf93.mp3



     



    Transcription:

    Amy: Hi, everybody, this is Amy from realenglishconversations.com, and today I have another one of these advice podcasts where I'm going to give you some advice about how to learn English in a more efficient way and to make sure that you're focusing on the right things, so that you can start making progress forward faster with your English and working toward fluency.



    So today I'm going to talk about something that's related to learning the right type of vocabulary to help you become fluent and really talking about the most common error that I see students making over and over and over again that I'm working with.



    To get started I just need to explain how students generally at an intermediate or an advanced level or any level really think about vocabulary and how they're studying English.



    And generally, with most people, if you're reading a newspaper or maybe a novel or you're watching a TV series, if you hear a brand-new word, you're probably going to write it down or look it up in a dictionary and try to learn it. And that's sort of our strategy for learning new vocabulary, and that's why it's called new vocabulary.



    But what happens is when we reach this intermediate to advanced level of the language, we have this gigantic pile of new vocabulary that we've taken the time to learn, but then we're not really able to use any of it, and we realize that a lot of the vocabulary that we learned and use that precious brain space and that memory power isn't exactly useful either.



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    Other English Podcast Conversation Lessons:



    * Delivery Service - Intermediate/Advanced English Podcast Lesson

    * Mother Nature- Advanced English Podcast Lesson

    • 13 min
    64. Ferry Boat Rides in Canada | Canadian English Conversations

    64. Ferry Boat Rides in Canada | Canadian English Conversations

    In this Canadian English Conversations podcast, Amy and Curtis share what it's like riding the ferries in Canada ... And that is ferry boat rides, not the magical little creatures that fly through the air with their cute flapping wings.





    ** Transcription:

    Curtis: Hi, everybody, it's Curtis and Amy from realenglishconversations.com.



    For today's podcast conversation, we're going to talk about ferries. Now, it's not about those magical, mystical little princesses that fly through the air with the magic wand and that little girls want to dress up and be for Halloween, for example. This is transportation boats basically, to get from one side to the other, and you have to cross a body of water like a lake or an ocean. And why did we come up with this topic to discuss today Amy?



    Amy: Well, I think we were talking about it this morning in the kitchen for some reason, I'm not entirely sure why, but I thought, you know what we should talk about? We should talk about ferries.



    And this is because, in our area where we lived in Canada previously, we have a ton of ferries around, not a ton, but it's very common to have to take one. And we thought it would just be interesting to talk about what their purpose is, what they're like, and just some of the places that we've been on these ferries. I'm sure that there are going to be some interesting expressions and vocabulary and whatever else that comes up.



    So, Curtis, what is the, I suppose the ferry that we frequent the most? OK, what is the one that we were constantly taking?



    Curtis: When we go on those road trips every summer in Canada, we usually go to your parents' place. So in the Kootenays, we usually take this Kootenay Lake Ferry. And I think it's the free ferry, it's a free ferry, longest distance.



    Amy: It's the longest free ferry ride in Canada.



    Curtis: Right.



    Amy: And I'll explain why after.



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    • 15 min
    [Special Episodes] Pt. 4/4: Supercharge Your Motivation Again!

    [Special Episodes] Pt. 4/4: Supercharge Your Motivation Again!

    Feeling excited and motivated to learn is a key part of maintaining your energy to be consistent! In this episode, I'm going to give you a 7-day action plan to get your motivation back (even if you've completely lost it at this point...) and also to finish the week excited to continue working on your English.



    Note: For one of the 'example activiites' that I mention in this lesson to help with speaking fluency, I recommended contacting someone to have a conversation with them. If you need someone to practice with, why not book a lesson with us? I'll even give you 50% off coupon to book a trial lesson! Send me an email and ask me for a special coupon code for podcast listeners. Send an email to: contact@realenglishconversations.com (valid until Jan 31, 2021)



    **Each of these podcasts will have the transcription available so that you can listen and read along.**



    Listen to Part 1: Kickstarting Your English - Identify your reason to speak English well, the first steps to take, and setting a clear focus for the next 90 days.



    Part 2: Navigating the Path to Fluency - From intermediate to advanced and beyond to fluency is a very complicated and confusing part of language learning. I'll explain how to handle this and keep you focused on the most important things.



    Part 3: Be More Consistent with this Powerful Trick - I'll talk about a powerful idea that will help you to be consistent to reach your goals without disappointing yourself or other people.



    Part 4: Breaking out of Low-Motivation - - This episode you are listening to!

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    Transcription (Read and Listen to this Podcast)

    This is the Real English Conversations podcast where you'll find the lessons and advice you need to be able to confidently use your English in the real world. Hi, everybody, this is Amy Whitney from realenglishconversations.com, and this episode is our fourth and final episode where I'm doing a lesson series that's really based around motivation being consistent and really understanding how to get to that next level with your English learning. So if you haven't yet listened to the first three lessons, I strongly recommend going back and starting from the first lesson because I have some really great tips and everything is going to make a lot more sense when you're doing it in order together.

    [00:55.775]

    Today, we're going to be dealing with a very, very common problem that language learners face at one time or another, or probably several times. And this is related to having low motivation. The times where I have seen low motivation in myself are generally when I've taken a bit of a break or I haven't been very consistent with my studying. Or sometimes when you're stuck on one of those horrible language plateaus where you're just trying to do everything you can and it doesn't seem like anything you're doing is really making any progress, that can be really frustrating.

    [01:34.625]

    And after a while, it kind of leaves you unmotivated to try to continue moving forward. For me in general, when I'm not very motivated to learn a language, I usually focus on things that don't really help me very much. I tell myself that I need to practice, I need to learn, I need to do something.

    • 14 min
    [Special Episodes] Pt. 3/4: Be More Consistent with this Powerful Trick

    [Special Episodes] Pt. 3/4: Be More Consistent with this Powerful Trick

    Being consistent is one of the easiest things you can do to see faster progress with your English. Unfortunately, this 'easy' idea, is pretty challenging to make into a strong habit. In this lesson, I'll talk about a powerful idea that will help you to be more consistent and reach your goals without feeling disappointed in yourself OR disappointing other people.



    **Each of these podcasts will have the transcription available so that you can listen and read along.**



    Listen to Part 1: Kickstarting Your English - Identify your reason to speak English well, the first steps to take, and setting a clear focus for the next 90 days.



    Part 2: Navigating the Path to Fluency - From intermediate to advanced and beyond to fluency is a very complicated and confusing part of language learning. I'll explain how to handle this and keep you focused on the most important things.



    Part 3: Getting in the Habit of Being Consistent - This episode you are listening to!



    Part 4: Breaking out of Low-Motivation - The trick to quickly restoring your motivation and making quick progress that you can feel.

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    Transcription (Read and Listen to this Podcast)

    This is the Real English Conversations podcast where you'll find the lessons and advice you need to be able to confidently use your English in the real world. Hi, everybody, this is Amy from realenglishconversations.com. And today I have another lesson for you. We're going to be talking about consistency and how we can use consistent learning to really help us to reach our goals sooner, but with consistency. This is one of the easiest ways to see faster progress in an easier way, honestly.

    [00:42.495]

    But it's also a very, very challenging habit to develop. So even though it's easy, it's kind of hard. And that's why we're going to be talking about this today. Just to remind you quickly, we are in the middle of a four part podcast series and this is lesson three. So if you have not listened to lesson one and lesson two, I strongly recommend going back and listening to those before starting this lesson. It's going to make a lot more sense what we're talking about today in lesson one, I was talking about restarting your English, learning whether you've been stuck or maybe you've lost some of your language level.

    [01:24.045]

    We'll be discussing that topic and how to get started again. And the lesson yesterday was about how to navigate this process, this path to fluency, we could say between intermediate to advanced and beyond to fluency. This is a really complicated part of learning a language. And the advice that we receive comes from everywhere. And it's easy to get lost and confused and stuck at a certain level with a certain problem for a long time. So I have some really valuable tips that can help to get you unstuck.

    [02:02.565]

    So make sure you listen to that one. So let's get started with today's lesson. One of the biggest problems that students face, especially when they're trying to learn a language on their own. And by that, I mean that you're not attending a school or a specific course with assignments that a teacher is giving you that you need to complete by a certain time when you're studying on your own. Let's face it, you're alone. No one else knows what you're doing or what your go...

    • 15 min

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