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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!

    70. Long Weekends – Learn Real English From Real Life Conversations

    70. Long Weekends – Learn Real English From Real Life Conversations

    Everybody loves long weekends! It's a chance to get away for a few days or just have an extra day to relax. Find out Amy & Curtis typically spend a long weekend compared to other people that they know and learn real English from a real life conversation.



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    https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/a9gfb6/Long_Weekends_Podcast8u2cy.mp3



     



    Transcription:



    Amy: Hi, everybody, my name is Amy, and I'm from Real English Conversations, and I'm here with Curtis. And today we're going to be having a conversation talking about long weekends. So, Curtis, what exactly is a long weekend?



    Curtis: A long weekend is usually a weekend where there's an extra day off and that day off is either going to be before the weekend, on a Friday or after, on a Monday. It could be a national holiday. It can be just an extra day off your boss might give you to make it a three-day weekend or a long weekend.



    Amy: Yeah, exactly, and I think that we have one long weekend that's actually four days, and that's the Easter long weekend. So, we have the Good Friday on the Friday and Saturday and then Easter Sunday. But that's a normal Sunday. We normally have that day off. And then Easter Monday is another national holiday. So, what about we have some holidays that are actually specific to the day. Like we have some holidays that fall on a Monday. It's like the first Monday of the month, for example.



    Amy: But we have other holidays like Canada Day, for example, which is on July 1st. That one can fall on any day of the week, right? It depends on the day of the calendar. So how would we talk about that day, for example, if Canada was on a Wednesday, like how would you talk about it or describe that day to somebody?



    Curtis: It would be Canada day Wednesday or holiday Wednesday. It would be your ...



    Amy: Yeah, it's a holiday on Wednesday.



    Curtis: It's a holiday.



    Amy: Yeah, it's a day off. Exactly. Yeah. Yeah. And at least in Canada, again, we have provincial holidays, we have national holidays.



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    • 20 min
    69. [Part 3/3] When Low-Confidence Takes Control

    69. [Part 3/3] When Low-Confidence Takes Control

    Finally Speak English without Fear

    Of course you know that to speak English, you need to practice. But EVERY time you have to speak in English it feels stressful, uncomfortable and awkward.



    Is there an easier way to improve speaking without having to feel stressed out with each interaction you have in English?



    In this final episode, I'll explain my experience with speaking and why it was so difficult for me to gain confidence (because I did it the difficult way). Then, I'll explain the easier, safer, and faster way to practice speaking while increasing your confidence at the same time!



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    • 12 min
    68. [Part 2/3] When Low-Confidence Takes Control

    68. [Part 2/3] When Low-Confidence Takes Control

    Take Control over Low-Confidence when Speaking in English

    Feeling anxious and scared to speak English happens to a lot of people. And that fear makes it very difficult to practice your speaking skills.



    So, how can you break this cycle? In this podcast lesson, Amy will explain her fear of making phone calls and the steps that helped her to overcome this problem.



    Additionally, you will hear how one of Amy's students overcame her fear of speaking in less than one month! This is a story that will be a big inspiration if you often avoid speaking because you don't feel comfortable speaking and your confidence is low.



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    • 17 min
    67. [Part 1/3] Broken Connection: LIstening to Speaking

    67. [Part 1/3] Broken Connection: LIstening to Speaking

    The Broken Connection Between Listening to English and Speaking

    Most students say they want to improve their speaking, but... they rarely practice speaking due to low confidence. In this podcast series (of 3 episodes), I'll be explaining the connection between speaking and low-confidence.



    In this first episode, I'll be explaining that broken connection and giving you a special activity to help you understand the reason why you can't USE the words you know even though you understand them perfectly when you HEAR them.



    Students with low confidence usually practice their English by reading and listening. While those are good ways of improving, there is a missing step that makes it very difficult to improve your speaking skills.



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    • 13 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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    • 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

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    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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    • 13 min

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