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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) ¡Aprende inglés americano con nuestras conversaciones reales en inglés!

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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' Lifehttps://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/fl59zt/53_Building_Vocabulary_Podcast_Version.mp3Audio 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?End of Transcription Sample. To get access to the full transcription for this English lesson and the other 67+ conversation lessons currently available, register as a Real English Conversations member here.Understand this American English Conversation 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 check out the membership options to get access to the full "Listening Training Course".Other Conversation Lessons & Articles: [Audio] Driving [Audio] Vocabulary Building [Audio] Phrasal Verb Podcast: Mess Up [Article] Making An Awesome Study Plan [Article] Steps to Having Better Speaking Flow Today

25mins

23 Jun 2020

Rank #1

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English Interview (55): Luke’s English Podcast | English Lessons and Learning Tips

English lessons and learning tips, an 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!Follow Luke Thompson Here: Luke's Website YouTube TwitterInterview with Luke's English Podcast: English Lessons and Learning Tipshttps://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/72tm3y/55_Real_English_Luke_Podcast.mp3Transcription 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?End of Transcription Sample. To get access to the full transcription for this lesson and the other 67+ conversation lessons currently available, register as a Real English Conversations member here.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 check out the membership options to get access to the full "Listening Training Course". Get the lessons you need to improve and practice your English conversation skills.Get ALL the English Conversation Lessons & Online CoursesReal 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,

25mins

14 Jul 2020

Rank #2

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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.

20mins

14 Dec 2019

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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.

12mins

25 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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

An English Audio Conversation Podcast about immigrating and living abroad in Mexico!

27mins

25 May 2020

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

Have you ever wondered why it is so difficult to learn and remember new vocabulary? In this 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!

17mins

9 Jun 2020

Rank #6

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[Special Episodes] Pt. 2/4: Navigating the Difficult Path to Fluency

As a language learner, trying to navigate from intermediate to advanced and beyond to fluency is a very complicated and confusing. In this episode, I'll give you a few tips and ideas to help you simplify the process and focus on the types of activities that will keep moving your forward in the right direction.

14mins

30 Dec 2020

Rank #7

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49. Doctor Visits in English | Everyday English Conversation

Listen to an everyday English conversation about going to the doctor, medical visits, and how we talk about being sick or injured in English.  Everyday English Conversation about Doctor Visits in English:https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/pz5vkp/49_Doctor_Visits_PV.mp3Transcription: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?End of Transcription Sample. To get access to the full transcription for this lesson and the other 67+ conversation lessons currently available, register as a Real English Conversations member here.Do you want to Learn to Tell English Stories?As you heard in this podcast, Curtis and Amy help students to improve their small talk and storytelling 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. Learn more about Private Lessons with us hereGet ALL the English Conversation Lessons & Online CoursesReal 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 and excellent online lessons that can be studied at any timeMembers 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 GroupLearn More about the membership options hereOther English Podcast Conversation Lessons: Consistency & Motivation to Learn English - Top advice to Learn English  Spooky Stories - Learn English with Stories! Phrasal Verbs: Pick Up On and Hang On- From the English Phrasal Verbs Podcast English Conversation Practice Audio - Food Delivery ServiceInteresting article: Listen Deeper - How to Improve Your Listening in English

20mins

30 Mar 2020

Rank #8

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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 Podcasthttps://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/xb4rff/Amy_smaller_commitments_final_Podcast_MV7fsxy.mp3TranscriptionAmy: 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.End of Transcription Sample. To get access to the full transcription for this lesson and the other 67+ conversation lessons currently available, register as a Real English Conversations member here.We Can Help You Get Focused!Curtis and Amy help students every day to focus on the right activities and overcome barriers faster. If you feel like you need a push (and a bit of experienced guidance) to get to the next level, send us a message to get started with private lessons.It's time to become the confident communicator you've always wanted to be with our Fluency Program.Learn more hereLanguage Learning Advice for Our MembersBy joining us as a member of our website, you will get access to full lessons with the top learning advice to become an efficient and independent learner. Beyond the advice, we have the lessons you need to improve your speaking fluency, listening comprehension and practice speaking with real people (including us!) 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 hereOther English Podcast Conversation Lessons and Mentioned Links Try the REC New Courses! Brave Beginner > Inspired Intermediate >> Confident Communicator REC Member Cafe (online meet ups) Weekly Speaking Practice Sessions (with an REC teacher!) Member-Only GroupsInterview with Amy on IELTS Energy: Speaking Fluency Advice & Activities  Sign up for the 7-Day Learning Challenge NOW Sign up as a Fluency Program Member

13mins

8 Oct 2020

Rank #9

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English Interview (51): Snowboarding & Filming | Fun Advanced English Conversation

My interview guest Moreno is back in for part 2 of this interview for fun advanced English conversation about snowboarding, hockey, and other Canadian culture. Snowsport enthusiasts will love this discussion!Follow Moreno Here: Website Instagram (This page is no longer available) TwitterFun Advanced English Conversation about Snowboarding:https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/x8e6a7/Ep_51_Podcast_Version.mp3Transcription: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 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.End of Transcription Sample. To get access to the full transcription for this lesson and the other 67+ conversation lessons currently available, register as a Real English Conversations member here.Do you want to Learn to Tell English Stories?As you heard in this podcast, Curtis and Amy help students to improve their small talk and storytelling 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. Learn more about Private Lessons with us hereGet ALL the English Conversation Lessons & Online CoursesReal 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 GroupLearn More about the membership options hereOther English Podcast Conversation Lessons: [Audio] Consistency & Motivation to Learn English - Top advice to Learn English [Audio] Part 1 - Interview with Moreno: Space Exploration [Audio] Phrasal Verb Podcast: Show Up and Check Over [Article] How to Improve Your Listening in English

17mins

11 May 2020

Rank #10