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Our Scariest Moments Ever | English Podcast | Advanced Conversations

Our Scariest Moments Ever | English Podcast | Advanced Conversations

September 20, 2022

Curtis and I thought it would be interesting for everyone to hear us explain three stories from some of our scariest moments. These stories will be explained in vivid detail to help you hear the art of storytelling.

Looking back now, we are very grateful that nothing bad happened to us and we were able to tell these stories, but they definitely were pretty scary at the time.

 

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Birthday Parties & Celebrations | Podcast with Fun Stories in English | 英会話

Birthday Parties & Celebrations | Podcast with Fun Stories in English | 英会話

September 13, 2022
Birthday celebrations are always fun but they tend to change as we get older. As a child, there is nothing more exciting than having a big party with all of our friends. As an adult, most of us prefer to treat ourselves to a nice dinner out or spend the evening with close friends or family. In this English conversation audio, we will be talking about some of our most memorable birthday celebrations.
 
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Ferry Boat Rides | Canadian English Conversations

Ferry Boat Rides | Canadian English Conversations

September 6, 2022

Every summer Curtis and Amy go back to Canada and one of the things they look forward to is the ferry boat that crosses over this beautiful lake (that you can see in the image below).

In this conversation, you'll hear the reasons why this type of transportation exists, what it's like and why it's such a cool part of the road trip out to Amy's parents' house every summer.

 

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Cabin Getaways & Outdoor Adventures | Real English Conversations Podcast

Cabin Getaways & Outdoor Adventures | Real English Conversations Podcast

August 30, 2022

Getting away from the city to spend a few days relaxing in a cabin surrounded by nature is a great way to relax. Amy & Curtis LOVE to explore different areas and stay in a cabin so they can enjoy time by the campfire, relax while listening to the sounds of nature, and sometimes, do activities like kayaking or hiking. Hear about their most memorable cabin getaways in this episode!

 

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Funny Things Parents Say to Kids | Real English Conversations Podcast

Funny Things Parents Say to Kids | Real English Conversations Podcast

August 23, 2022

Growing up as a kid, we all heard our parents use some funny phrases and expressions to tell us what we should or shouldn't be doing. Now, it's time to learn some of the classic sayings in English.

In this podcast, Amy and Curtis share some of the things they heard their parents say throughout their childhood to get their point across.

"I hope you know money doesn't grow on trees"
"You make a better door than a window"
"I can't even hear myself think!"

You must listen to this episode if you are a parent so you can start bossing your kids around using these funny expressions!

 

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

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

August 9, 2022
Listen to this creepy conversation where Amy and Curtis share some spooky stories related to ghosts, haunted houses, and even UFO's. 
 
You’re going to get some great vocabulary and expressions from this English podcast episode!

 

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Gardening & Growing Your Own Food

Gardening & Growing Your Own Food

August 2, 2022

Gardening and growing your own food are becoming more and more popular. Listen to this interesting conversation where Amy and Curtis discuss why they like to have a garden, why they think food that you grow yourself tastes better, and also hear about their friend Sebo who has an organic vegetable farm.

 

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Internet Problems & Calling Tech Support - Real Life English Dialogue

Internet Problems & Calling Tech Support - Real Life English Dialogue

June 17, 2022

What do you do when your internet goes down?

After calling the internet company, of course, Amy and Curtis decided to make the most of their time and record a new podcast talking about this problem.

If you have ever wanted to hear what it is like to call customer service and get technical support, you will LOVE the realistic role play between Amy and Curtis where they pretend to call to report a problem with their internet.

 

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[Part 4] Student Stories & The Impact of Deliberate Practice

[Part 4] Student Stories & The Impact of Deliberate Practice

January 12, 2022

In this episode, you will hear about how 2 students started to use Deliberate Practice in their language learning which allowed them to quickly overcome a challenge they had for YEARS with their speaking fluency and confidence. Hear Fortu and Eli's insightful stories and how they managed to finally feel comfortable and confident speaking in English.

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About this episode...

After living (and working) in Canada for 10 years, Eli was still not happy with his English.

Although he could communicate in everyday situations…

Whenever he had to talk with a client at work or participate in meetings, he got REALLY nervous. 

Eli knew he made a lot of mistakes when he was speaking.  

And he worried about what his colleagues, his boss and his clients would think about him. 

He also knew that improving his English skills was essential to get to the next level with his career. And a friend recommended that he try taking lessons with Real English Conversations. 

When Eli came to his first lesson with his teacher, he was so nervous his voice was shaking! 

He explained that he had an important job as a business consultant and he needed to speak English very well and without mistakes. 

Eli explained that he felt like he was constantly thinking about the next thing he had to say to avoid making mistakes. And then thinking about what he just said to try to figure out if it was correct!. 

Clearly the problem was that he was making mistakes which made his English sound bad. To fix the problem, he needed a native speaker to correct him and to help him sound more natural. 

But his teacher observed that his speaking was pretty good. 

There was something else happening here…

You see, when he arrived in Canada 10 years ago, he didn’t know ANY English. 

After attending an ESL school for 6 months that focused on grammar…

Eli decided to learn English on his own. 

And he decided full immersion was the best way to learn. 

Although he eventually reached an advanced level in English after several years of dedicated effort…

He constantly doubted his English. 

He definitely recognized many mistakes on his own, but…

How many mistakes was he making that he didn’t know about?  

The problem was that Eli did not have FEEDBACK from anyone that could tell him what he was doing right and what he needed to improve.  

And as a result, he was feeling insecure and unconfident with his communication that left him constantly obsessing about speaking PERFECTLY. 

The first focus in Eli’s one-to-one lessons was to help him overcome his obsession with speaking perfectly and not making mistakes. . 

His teacher knew this would VERY QUICKLY  improve his confidence and reduce his anxiety during meetings. 

If Eli was less nervous, he would be able to think clearly to speak English better. 

But also, he would be able to focus on what other people were saying in the meeting to give better responses. 

Aside from working on mindset, his teacher also knew feedback was important. 

Eli needed to see that his English was already good. And also to be aware of the areas to improve. 

And this strategy worked!

Within just a few WEEKS, Eli solved a very uncomfortable problem that he had been struggling with for YEARS! 

These days, Eli feels confident about his English and he is now able to attend ‘important meetings’ without fear and nervousness blocking his thinking. 

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[Part 3] Use Deliberate Practice to Fast-Track Your Fluency!

[Part 3] Use Deliberate Practice to Fast-Track Your Fluency!

January 6, 2022

This is the final part of this special 3-part series where you are going to learn HOW to accelerate your English learning to reach your English goals faster.

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About this episode...

So what was the BIGGEST mistake I made that kept me stuck as a beginner for so long?

It wasn’t only because I was doing Naive Practice...

But it was also because I was following the 'common' suggestions and ideas about HOW to learn a language, such as:

"Just listen to lots of audio"
"Watch movies with subtitles" 
"Take a language course"
"Go to a Spanish speaking country. You'll learn fast!"

Trust me, I tried ALL of them....
Multiple times. 

It seemed like these ideas worked for everyone else, but they weren’t working for me. 

I thought, “Maybe I’m just bad at learning languages”. 
And at one point, I almost gave up.

It wasn’t until I started think about how I usually learn new skills that I realized, it’s a simple 2-step method:

Step 1: Think about the skill I want to be able to do.
Step 2: Think of ways to learn and practice it. 

For Spanish, I wanted to be able to:
> Speak with real people and understand them 

But when I looked at what I was actually doing 
> Memorizing random words and doing grammar drills

Wait a minute…
How are grammar drills helping my speaking? Or listening?

Oops. They don’t.

And what type of words am I learning? 
…Words from grammar lessons.

Are those the words used in everyday communication?
Nope. Definitely not. 

This helped me realize, I was doing the wrong activities for the skills I needed. 

My next mission: Find a better way to practice speaking and listening. 

And this brought me to the ‘trial and error’ part of my learning where I spent the next two years experimenting with different ideas. 

Although most of my ideas were complete failures…

… Eventually I found the key methods that UNLOCKED my language skills and allowed me to make rapid progress. 

Like really rapid. 
I got up to an advanced level within 1 year.

Although my story is ‘interesting’ because it explains HOW I figured out how to reach fluency. 

My story is also the LONG and SLOW WAY. 
… And I don’t recommend it. 

Because there is a MUCH faster way. 

In today’s podcast, I want to share the concept of DELIBERATE PRACTICE which builds on the concept of Purposeful Practice. 

Without doubt, Deliberate Practice is the fast-track to fluency. 
And it’s a method that can easily increase the speed you learn by 3x.

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