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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!

    48. Spooky Stories: UFO’s & Ghosts | Learn English from Stories

    48. Spooky Stories: UFO’s & Ghosts | Learn English from Stories

    Listen to a natural conversation where we share English stories about spooky experiences we've had related to UFO's, ghosts and haunted houses. You're going to get some great vocabulary and expressions from this English podcast episode!



     

    Spooky Stories: Learn from English Stories

    https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/uakxd7/48_Spooky_Stories_PV.mp3



     

    Transcription:

    Yeah, exactly. So, there is one other time that I don’t know what I saw. I don’t know if it was a UFO, I don’t know what it is, but it was super, super weird. There’s one time when we had our delivery business, I was actually doing a delivery in this area called Black Mountain, it’s like a neighborhood. It’s sort of on the side of a hill or in a little valley. So on one side of the valley, there are all these houses and they have a beautiful view, of course, during the day. And on the other side of the valley, there are more houses. But I was on the one side that was – it’s quite steep in that area and you have a pretty good view.



    I went up the road and then I did a U-turn and I parked my car in front of the house. This was a regular customer. I remember I looked up after I had parked my car, and there was this super bright light across on the other side of the valley. But I mean, I was born and raised in Kelowna. I know the geography of the city.



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    Do you want to Learn to Tell Better English Stories?

    As you heard in this podcast, Curtis and Amy help students to improve their small talk and story telling skills all the time in private lessons. We are experts in helping our students to improve their speaking and listening skills, improve confidence and reach their goals faster. You can get more information about how to take private lessons with us by sending an email to: amy@realenglishconversations.com



     

    Get ALL the English Conversation Lessons, Online Courses and Have Live Conversations with Us!

    Real English Conversations is a website for students that want to start USING their English skills! We offer a mix of real conversations you can join to practice speaking, tell stories in English and get excellent online lessons that can be studied anytime.



    Members of our website get immediate access to:



    * Join conversations with Curtis and Amy to discuss interesting topics

    * 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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    Other English Podcast Conversation Lessons:



    * Learn Smarter: Efficient Language Learning-

    * Scariest Moments Ever - Intermediate/ Advanced English Podcast Lesson

    * 251 Pull Over, Go Over, Get Rid Of - From the English Phrasal Verbs Podcast



     



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    • 17 min
    46. Scariest Moments | English Stories | Historias en Ingles

    46. Scariest Moments | English Stories | Historias en Ingles

    Listen to an conversation where we share three English stories about our most terrifying moments ever! Curtis and I thought this would be an entertaining conversation for everyone to hear about some of the things we have experienced in vivid detail to help you hear the art of story telling in English and to help you learn using stories in English.



    Scary Moments: English Stories Audio

    https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/tnexja/46_Scariest_Moments_Podcast.mp3



     

    Transcription:

    Students: Hello. Hello. Hello. Hello. I am from Japan. Brazil. Thailand. Uruguay.



    Thanks to Real English Conversations, I got a part-time job.



    I can practice with a native speaker and other members of the community. It’s really good.



    I have improved my understanding of native speaker.



    Thumbs up and big thanks to Amy and Curtis.



    Amy:  I am so proud of these students and the progress they've made since becoming a member with us. If you're looking for a different way of learning and to finally break through your own barriers, it’s time to join us as a member. You’ll have access to lessons designed to improve your speaking and listening fluency that you can study online any time it fits your schedule. You’ll also be able to have real conversations with Curtis, myself, and these incredible members. Head over to RealEnglishConversations.com to learn more and get started.



    Curtis:  What other scary moments have you had?



    Amy:  Okay. I would say for me, my scariest moment that I ever had was actually a time that I was snowboarding. For those of you that don’t know, I am actually a very, very good snowboarder. I’ve been doing the sport for about – I don’t know how many years – maybe 15 years, but at least 12 years. At this point I was kind of at the top of my ability and what I was capable of doing.



    So I was up snowboarding with one of my friends, not like a really, really good friend but somebody that I liked to go with, and he had an idea to go to this area of the hill that we like to go to because it’s just slightly out of bounds. But it’s not like so far out of bounds where you're going to get lost. It’s like if you go in at the top of this area and you go down the hill, you come down to another area and you come back in-bounds to the resort again. And a lot of people do it. It should literally be in-bounds.



    Curtis:  Slightly out of bound.



    Amy:    Slightly ... for a little section of the hill, but it literally should be in-bounds because of the shape of the mountain, it’s very easy to go through this area.



    So, anyway, I was snowboarding and everything was fine. We found this fresh powder and, “Oh yeah, this is great.” I think it was our second time through this area. And what happened was I was making a turn and I fell, basically.



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    Do you want to Learn to Tell Better English Stories?

    As you heard in this podcast, Curtis and Amy help students to improve their small talk and story telling skills all the time in private lessons. We are experts in helping our students to improve their speaking and listening skills, improve confidence and reach their goals faster. You can get more information about how to take private lessons with us by sending an email to: amy@realenglishconversations.com



     

    Get ALL the English Conversation Lessons, Online Courses and Have Live Conversations with Us!

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    • 20 min
    45. Consistency & Motivation | Tips to Learn English Faster | Real English

    45. Consistency & Motivation | Tips to Learn English Faster | Real English

    Learn the relationship between motivation and consistency to stay on track and improve your English faster. We will give you real life examples and share our experiences where we have seen how powerful consistency is in the language learning process. 



    Motivation & Consistency: Tips for Learning English

    https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/a9k6r6/45_Consistency_and_Motivation_PV.mp3



     

    Transcription:

    So it’s more like when you're consistent, you are learning faster, which creates motivation, which creates motivation to study again. And in my case, when I’m highly motivated, I’m actually more motivated to do activities that are more challenging compared to periods where maybe I have lower motivation because I’ve been too busy, I haven’t been consistent, and I’m kind of on that downward spiral out of consistency.



    So it’s kind of a winning combination. If you're studying regularly, you're going to be learning faster and just able to have more room in your brain to be able to learn new things. You're going to have high level of motivation, which is going to help you naturally want to study without feeling like it’s a chore. And if you're really motivated, you're probably going to be doing activities that are more demanding on your concentration, right?



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    Get the Best Guidance to Learn English Faster from Us

    Curtis and Amy are experts in teaching students how to learn faster, improve speaking fluency and efficiently develop their listening skills. You can get more information about how to take private lessons with us by sending an email to: amy@realenglishconversations.com



     

    REC is More than Just Podcasts!

    Real English Conversations is a website for students that want to start USING their English skills! We offer a mix of real conversations you can join to practice speaking, tell stories in English and get excellent online lessons that can be studied anytime.



    Members of our website get immediate access to:



    * Join conversations with Curtis and Amy to discuss interesting topics

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

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



    Learn More about the membership options here





    Other English Podcast Conversation Lessons:



    * 43. Language Immersion: What to Really Expect

    * Small Talk Vol. 2 - Advanced English Podcast Lesson

    * Hear 10 Phrasal Verbs in a Story



     



    Interesting article: Learn How to Speak English Better - Knowledge vs. Skills

    • 12 min
    253. Come Up, Get Up & 3 Others | Phrasal Verb Story

    253. Come Up, Get Up & 3 Others | Phrasal Verb Story

    In this English Phrasal Verb Podcast lesson, you will be learning 6 new phrasal verbs: come up, come out, get up (to), walk around, go on, and look up!



    We will be using an audio clip from one of our Real Conversations Lessons about owning a delivery service. In particular, this audio clip describes what happened during a delivery order that Amy was dropping off to a client in a rural area late at night.



    The phrasal verbs and the meanings are here for your reference:



    * Come up - driving, walk or move toward something

    * Come out - leaving a place to go to another the place outside of where you were previously

    * Get up (to) - to arrive (to a place)

    * Walk around - go around an object

    * Go on - happen / something that is happening

    * Look up - to move your head and eyes to look in an upward direction



     

    Stories Make Learning Phrasal Verbs Easier!

    The audio sample that we used to create this audio lessons is from the conversation lesson about owing a delivery service. It is full of common phrasal verbs that are being used naturally in context.



    Learning phrasal verbs with stories are easier to learn and remember. When you understand what is happening in a particular situation, your brain will automatically connect the meaning the the new vocabulary (or a phrasal verb in this case).



    You can get access to the full transcription and audio for our most recent Phrasal Verb Podcast (and a ton of other lessons) by creating your Free Member account on our website. You will also get access to 20 phrasal verb lessons (and 2 full stories), speaking fluency lessons and tips to improve your communication in real life situations.



    Take the first step to reach your fluency goals by joining us as a Free Member here



    Other Phrasal Verb Lessons:

    Hear some other lessons from our podcast. Examples and audio to help you understand each one.



    * Phrasal Verb: Chicken Out

    * Phrasal Verb Lesson 252: Take Away, Go In & Walk Over

    * Real English Conversation Podcast: Small Talk Vol. 2

    • 14 min
    44: Small Talk Vol. 2 | English Conversations | Conversaciones en Ingles | Conversação em Inglês

    44: Small Talk Vol. 2 | English Conversations | Conversaciones en Ingles | Conversação em Inglês

    Learning how to have small talk in English is a big challenge for most learners because they aren't sure what to talk about!



    In this English Podcast, you will hear us practice having a small talk conversation to understand how to make 'ordinary' events or interests in your life an interesting story or discussion.



     

    Small Talk Podcast Audio and Transcription:

    https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/mhpqp7/44_Small_Talk_Vol_2_Podcast.mp3



     

    Transcription for Small Talk:

    Students: Hi. Hello. Hello. Hello. Hello. I am from Mexico. Russia. Saudi Arabia. Prague. Spain.



    Thanks to Real English Conversations, I have improved my fluency.



    It's been helping me to think automatically in English.



    Being part of a cool community of people when practicing English in many ways.



    The first time I have the opportunity to talk in English.



    It's a different way of learning.



    Amy: It's time to take your learning beyond just listening to it. Why don't you join us and our awesome community to practice your English with Curtis, myself, other native speakers and of course these awesome members? To get started go to RealEnglishConversations.com and check out the membership options.



    Curtis:  Okay, Amy, and what have you been up to lately?



    Amy:  Well, I would say that I’ve been doing a lot of cooking and baking with plantains.



    Curtis:  Oh, yeah. We’ve been growing a banana tree we thought at first but they turned out to be plantains.



    Amy:  Exactly. Gigantic plantains. Like really, really big. So, yeah. We went outside and we counted how many plantains that we had when they were still green and growing on the tree, and we had 51 in total. And I knew that I would be cooking a lot of plantains but I didn’t really realize how big these things are and how long it takes to eat them. But I’ve been making banana bread and banana muffins. Once the plantains ripen, they actually become sweet like a banana – at least the ones that we have – and I’m able to make these sort of things with them. And I’ve been making like regular banana bread, ginger banana bread, cinnamon banana bread, chocolate chip banana bread. Yesterday I made double chocolate banana bread which was coco and chocolate chips.



    Curtis:  Yes. And muffins.



    Amy:  And muffins, exactly.



    Curtis:  Yeah.



    Amy:  I mean they're good. We eat a few and then we freeze some, and I’ve been giving them to friends and sharing my plantains with people, and we still have 15 on our counter right now. So yeah, I made some plantain chips. That was pretty cool. I figured out how to make them so that they were nice and crunchy. And they have to be green when you make plantain chips, otherwise they're too soft.



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    • 15 min
    43: English Language Immersion | Learning Advice Podcast

    43: English Language Immersion | Learning Advice Podcast

    English learners from all over the world often dream of having a complete English language immersion by spending a significant amount of time living in an English speaking country.



    In this English podcast, we share some advice about our own experiences and problems related with living abroad (in our case, living in Mexico/learning Spanish).



    You will also hear about common situations and difficulties our students facing with reaching fluency while living abroad in English speaking countries.



    Hopefully, this English podcast episode will give you a better idea of how to structure your English immersion trip abroad to get the most out of your experience and plan ahead!



    English Podcast Audio and Transcription:

    https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/ren5p3/43_Language_Immersion_-_Podcast.mp3



     

    Introduction:

    Students: Hello. Hello. Hello. Hello. I am from Japan. Brazil. Thailand. Uruguay.



    Thanks to Real English Conversations, I got a part-time job.



    I can practice with a native speaker and other members of the community. It’s really good.



    I have improved my understanding of native speaker.



    Thumbs up and big thanks to Amy and Curtis.



    Amy:  I am so proud of these students and the progress they've made since becoming a member with us. If you're looking for a different way of learning and to finally break through your own barriers, it’s time to join us as a member. You’ll have access to lessons designed to improve your speaking and listening fluency that you can study online any time it fits your schedule. You’ll also be able to have real conversations with Curtis, myself, and these incredible members. Head over to RealEnglishConversations.com to learn more and get started.



    Curtis:  Hi, everybody, it’s Amy and Curtis from RealEnglishConversations.com. And we’re going to do something a little bit different for this podcast. What it is, it’s going to be kind of like how we used to give the Real English Tip in our conversation podcast but in more depth, more explanations with advice on really important things that you need to do and need to work on during your English studying and English learning journey. So, what are we going to focus on in this first episode, Amy?



    Amy:  Today we’re going to be talking about learning a language in an immersion situation, and I’m going to say “so-called immersion” because I don’t think that the majority of cases are “true immersion.” So in your opinion, Curtis, what does “immersion” mean?



    Curtis:  Immersion means that you’re working, you’re living in your target language, you’re exposed to the language – like you guys – English. It’s going to be an English immersion situation. If you’re working in it, if you’re interacting, having everyday typical...



    Amy:  Your household.



    Curtis:  Your household is...



    Amy:  You have somebody in English.



    Curtis:  Yeah. Exactly.



    Amy:  Yeah. So, immersion is 100% you work in English, you’re at home, there’s probably a native speaker there that’s interacting with you, and of course when you’re sleeping, you’re not studying. But this is what immersion actually is. And for most of us we don’t really hit this point. I have a few different categories of people and I’m going to talk a little bit about the typical situations that they face so that we can look at the reality of immersion and how much immersion they’re actually getting. Okay?



    Curtis:  Okay, great.



    Amy:  So for people that are already living abroad, this is really, really going to depend on whether they’re working or not, right? So, for example, can you talk about a really common situation that you see with the students that you teach,

    • 19 min

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