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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

October 23, 2019

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.

Introduction:

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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43: English Language Immersion | Conversaciones en Inglés |  Conversas em Inglês

43: English Language Immersion | Conversaciones en Inglés | Conversas em Inglês

September 21, 2019

Language Immersion Real English Conversations 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!

 

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, for example, in the private lessons?

Curtis:  Right. Yeah. About 25% or 30% of my students are living in an English-speaking country now or have immigrated to it. The common thing is one of the people in the relationship is immersed in English.

Amy:  During the day when they’re working.

Curtis:  During the day when they’re working. They come back home, be right back into their native language.

Amy:  And there’s a good reason for that. A lot of times they’re trying to raise bilingual kids and also, for example, husband and wife, the husband has a much higher level if he’s out working – or the wife, it’s vice versa – and the person who’s at home looking after the kids, they don’t have as much contact with the language and therefore their level is not as high...

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42: Delivery Service | Real Conversation | English Podcast | Podcast em Inglês | Conversación en Ingles

42: Delivery Service | Real Conversation | English Podcast | Podcast em Inglês | Conversación en Ingles

August 9, 2019

English Podcast: Delivery ServiceBefore Amy and Curtis were English teachers, they used to have a delivery service in Canada. In this English podcast, you will hear them have a real conversation discussing some of their most memorable delivery clients. Also, you'll hear an everyday dialogue you might hear if you decide to place an order for delivery.

 

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Amy: Hey, everybody. My name is Amy.

Curtis: And I’m Curtis.

Amy: And we’re here from RealEnglishConversations.com.

Curtis: And as you know with this podcast, we have real, natural, unscripted conversations between the both of us, to show you the right way, the real way that native speakers actually speak.

Amy: Exactly. So that you guys can understand real people in the real world. This is just a quick reminder that all of our podcast have a full transcription or text available so that you can read and listen at the same time and really take your learning beyond just listening to podcast. If you haven’t had the chance to come to the website yet, I strongly recommend that you guys come and join us. As a free member, you’re going to realize how much more benefit you can get from our podcast lessons when you have the transcriptions, the lesson activities, and all of the other things that we have available on the website. But anyway, let’s get started with today’s conversation.

Curtis: Hi everybody, today we’re going to be talking about what we used to do before we were English teachers, and we used to have a business and run a business that was a delivery business. What is a delivery business all about, Amy?

Amy: Well, a delivery business or a delivery service is actually a service that we provided to people to bring things to their home that they needed. So, for example, if somebody needed something from the grocery store, maybe they needed a few ingredients like some milk and butter and a loaf of bread, they could call us and we would bring those things to their house. And some of the other things that we received orders for were food from restaurants that didn’t deliver and also for drinks, specifically alcoholic ones, beer and wine, for example.

Curtis: There are so many different people that use a delivery service. So there are people who are old and people who don’t get around as easy as the rest of us, but primarily I think it was for lazy people.

Amy: Yeah, exactly. The people that we delivered to, a lot of times they actually had their own car and they literally just didn’t want to go out and get the things themselves. I mean it make sense if you don’t have a vehicle and the store is a little bit far from your house, it can be really convenient to have someone to bring it to you.

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41: Mother Nature | Real English Conversation Lessons  | English Podcast

41: Mother Nature | Real English Conversation Lessons | English Podcast

June 15, 2019

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In this English podcast about Mother Nature, we are talking about Mother Nature and some of the powerful things we have seen this year: earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, and droughts. In the Real English Tip, we have some advice that is easy to apply and it can really help you to get motivated and start seeing progress with your English skills.

 

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When we talk about 'Mother Nature' we are talking about powerful forces that are caused naturally by the earth. Some examples are volcanoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, snow storms. Nature is very powerful compared to the structures we build to protect us! An earthquake can collapse a huge building in seconds or cause a massive wave (a tsunami). These

This conversation talks about some natural disasters we have seen during 2017 and some of the ways they have affected the people and communities where nature has caused devastating disasters that have caused many deaths as a result.

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40. Driving - Real English Conversations Podcast

40. Driving - Real English Conversations Podcast

April 30, 2019

Real Conversation about Driving

 

In this English podcast, we tell you all about our experiences driving in Canada. You will hear us talk our experiences behind the wheel of a car and about everything from what you have to do to get your driver's license to following the rules of the road if you don't want a ticket from the police.

 

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38. Job Interviews - Real English Conversations | English Podcast | Business English

38. Job Interviews - Real English Conversations | English Podcast | Business English

June 15, 2018

English Dialogues

 

In this English podcast job interviews, Amy and her friend Greg talk about how to prepare you for a job interview. You will hear them talk about everything from making a good first impression, how not to feel nervous and what NOT to say or do in the actual job interview!

 

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36. Moving to Another Country | Real English Conversations | Everyday English

36. Moving to Another Country | Real English Conversations | Everyday English

February 15, 2018

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In this English podcast, we tell you all about our experiences preparing to move to another country and all the stuff we had to get rid of. Moving to another country is a big, life changing decision. It also requires a lot of planning and preparation. Hear about the renovations and improvements we did to prepare our house to sell, how we told the person renting the basement they needed to find a new home, and sell almost everything we owned in garage sales in this English podcast lesson.

 

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31. Airport Travel - Real English Conversation Podcast | American English

31. Airport Travel - Real English Conversation Podcast | American English

September 20, 2017

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Take a trip with us and explore a Real English Conversation. Amy and Curtis talk about traveling through airports with people who speak a different language than them. Hear about some of the experiences where it was really helpful to know a basic level of another language while traveling and communicating important information.

Check out a preview of the English Podcast transcription and audio player near the bottom of this page.

 

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27. Forest Fires - Real English Conversations | American English

27. Forest Fires - Real English Conversations | American English

February 20, 2017

English Dialogues

 

In this English podcast conversation, we discuss some of the recent forest fires that have started in the area where we live, how firefighters work against the fires and the procedures that are in place to help people and animals that need to be evacuated if a fire is near to their homes. Hear about what some people do to watch these sometimes dangerous situations and the nickname we give them.

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24. Exercise | Real English Conversation Podcast

24. Exercise | Real English Conversation Podcast

July 21, 2016

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Here is another awesome, important and highly interesting Real English Conversation that will get your heart pumping.We are talking all about exercise and some of the reasons why we think people either love or hate it. Also, hear about our experiences in gym class growing up. We would love to hear from you guys about the types of exercise you like and why you think it matters in your life.

 

 

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