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73. Apps & Software - English Audio Conversation about Technology

73. Apps & Software - English Audio Conversation about Technology

September 21, 2021

English Audio Conversation about Technology

In the last 20 years, apps and software has become something that EVERYONE uses on a daily basis. In this English audio conversation about technology where Curtis and Amy talk about their favorite apps and software programs that they find themselves using all the time and the specific reasons why they find them interesting or helpful!

 

English Audio Conversation about Technology

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About Amy & Curtis - English Teachers from Canada

Our fun conversations are based on interesting stories and adventures that we have had. To make sure that you get exposed to authentic Canadian English, we speak in a totally natural way, including our mistakes and thinking noises.

 
What is the difference between American English and Canadian English?

In Canada, we speak 'American English' (includes all of North America) but we have a few words that are uniquely Canadian such as toque (wool hat), smokey (sausage), etc. Canadians usually speak clearly and have a neutral accent that is very similar to the western states of the USA. We are from the beautiful province of British Columbia which is located in the most western part of Canada.

 

72. Finding a Focus for Faster Results - Speak Fluent English Faster

72. Finding a Focus for Faster Results - Speak Fluent English Faster

September 7, 2021

Speak Fluent English Faster

Speak fluent English faster with this great 2-step secret formula and get noticeable results in 2 weeks

Nothing is more exciting that seeing progress in your English skills. It's motivating and satisfying!

The problem is that usually takes a long time and a lot of work...
Which can make it difficult to maintain your enthusiasm.

Solution: See your progress more often!

In this lesson, Amy will explain her 2-step secret formula to:

  • Identify the skill you should be focusing on right now
  • Create an action plan to see noticeable progress in as little as 2 weeks!


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Become the Confident Communicator You’ve Always Wanted to Be!

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Transcription:
Amy: Hi, everybody. My name is Amy Whitney, and I'm from realenglishconversations.com.

Today I have a really great podcast coming up for you where I'm going to be talking about how to manage where you focus and which skills you're working on.

I know that this is something that a lot of us face, because let's face it, learning a language is not a simple thing. It doesn't happen very quickly, and at the same time, we feel like we have to work on all of the different skills, reading, writing, speaking, listening, learning grammar, and we don't really know how to approach this.

So I'm going to share with you a simple two step formula that's really going to help you to put things into perspective and to help you to come out of that overwhelmed state and really focus on the things that are going to move you forward.

One of the things that I noticed with my students when I ask them how long they've been learning English, a lot of people are kind of ashamed to admit that they've been learning for a really long time. In most cases, it's more than five years, and in a lot of cases, it's more than ten years.

For most of us, we went through some sort of language training system or education in elementary school when we were kids following that traditional way of learning, which, as we know, is not very effective. And later, as adults, we come into this world and we decide, wow, I really need to learn a language. And it's usually for a specific reason. It might be because you have to use English at your job. Maybe you're like me and you live abroad.

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71. Unexpected Adventures: American English Podcast to Practice English Listening

71. Unexpected Adventures: American English Podcast to Practice English Listening

August 24, 2021

American English Podcast to Practice English Listening

 
The best stories that come out of a trip usually come from an unexpected surprise or adventure. Hear about Amy and Curtis' latest road trip that lead to a great way of connecting with the local people in a small village.

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Become the Confident Communicator You’ve Always Wanted to Be!

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If you'd like to find out how you can get your trial lessons for free, head over to our Fluency Programs page and click on the link that says Book A Trial Lesson.

 

Transcription:

Curtis: This is the Real English Conversations Podcast.

Amy: Where you'll find the lessons and advice you need to be able to confidently use your English in the real world.

Curtis: Hi, everybody. It's Curtis Davies and Amy Whitney from realenglishconversations.com.

Curtis: And today we're going to tell you about one of our adventurous trips that we went on.

Amy: Wait before we get started, I just want to remind everybody that if you want to get access to the latest conversation lesson and the text transcription, all you need to do is go to the description area of this podcast and click on the link that we have for you there. You'll just enter your email, and we will send you those files.

Amy: Beyond that, you're actually going to be added to our email list, where we send out lessons that are really focused on helping you to improve your speaking fluency and your confidence. We send out some really great lessons with some awesome tips. So, take a second to do that right now, and let's get going with this conversation.

Curtis: Where did we go? And what was our plan of this little adventure that we went on

Amy: Well, we went to a little fishing town called Tehualmixtle. It's about 2 hours drive from Puerto Vallarta, so not really that far. And our plan, this is the thing, we didn't really make much of a plan. All we wanted to do was go there. We knew that we would be staying overnight. We had a hotel in mind we thought we'd probably be staying at and just go to the beach and have some dinner or lunch at our favorite restaurant. And that was about it. Why do we like to travel in this way?

Curtis: We like to travel in this way and not make plans or reservations, because sometimes things change. Sometimes unexpected things happen, and you have to kind of adapt to those situations and kind of ...

Amy: Create your own adventure.

Curtis: Yeah

Amy: Anyway, we left the house in the morning a little bit later than scheduled in my mind. And I should know better because this never happens. In my mind, we were going to wake up early at, like, 07:00 and leave by 08:00 or maybe 09:00. Actually, no, the original plan was to go and leave at 07:00, drive, go to this place that has great breakfast on the way, have something to eat and continue on. Right?

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70. Long Weekends - Learn Real English From A Real Life Conversation

70. Long Weekends - Learn Real English From A Real Life Conversation

June 1, 2021

Real English Conversation About Long Weekends

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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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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69. Finally Speak without Fear and Gain Confidence [Part 3/3]

69. Finally Speak without Fear and Gain Confidence [Part 3/3]

April 30, 2021

Finally Speak without Fear

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

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

April 29, 2021

When Low-Confidence Takes Contro

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

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

April 28, 2021

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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66. Cell Phones - Everyday English Conversation about Technology

66. Cell Phones - Everyday English Conversation about Technology

March 9, 2021
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!

 

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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65. Vocabulary for Speaking Fluency - Improve Your English

65. Vocabulary for Speaking Fluency - Improve Your English

February 23, 2021

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! 

 

 

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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64. Ferry Boat Rides | Canadian English Conversations

64. Ferry Boat Rides | Canadian English Conversations

February 9, 2021

This is another one of our Canadian English conversations where we are going to share some of our memories and adventures from travelling around Canada on a ferry boat. These boats are part of the transportation and highway network in areas where cars and people need to get across rivers, lakes, and even sections of ocean!

 

Canadian English Conversations About Ferry Boat Rides

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Our Fluency Programs are perfect for students like you that want to improve their speaking fluency, develop strong listening skill, and to learn the right type of vocabulary that will help you to communicate in English with confidence.

This program is completely different than anything you have tried before! You will have access to online courses, conversation practices with a teacher, one-to-one lessons, and even daily speaking challenges that are reviewed by a teacher to give you corrections and feedback.

Get your English to the next level faster by getting the specific help you need from expert fluency teachers and courses that are designed to get you USING your English!

Interested in our programs? Learn more here: https://realenglishconversations.com/fluency-programs

 

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About Amy & Curtis - English Teachers from Canada

Our fun conversations are based on interesting stories and adventrues that we have had. To make sure that you get exposed to authentic Canadian English, we speak in a totally natural way, including our mistakes and thinking noises.

What is the difference between American English and Canadian English?

In Canada, we speak 'American English' (includes all of North America) but we have a few words that are uniquely Canadian such as toque (wool hat), smokey (sausage), etc. Canadians usually speak clearly and have a neutral accent that is very similar to the western states of the USA. We are from the beautiful province of British Columbia which is located in the most western part of Canada.

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