Author Archives: Lori

Daily routines and rituals – English listening practice

Practice listening to authentic English conversation with Better at English podcasts. This page has a 5-part series where two American women discuss creativity, creative routines, and how they try to avoid distractions to be able to get real work done. They use Mason Currey’s book “Daily Rituals” as a springboard for discussion.

Just a sec! Three informal English phrases for asking people to wait a moment

If you have ever taken an English course, you probably learned the phrase “One moment, please” or “just a moment” for politely asking someone to wait for a very short period of time. Phrases using moment are useful for formal situations. But in everyday conversational English they can sound stiff and unnatural. Here are three […]

042 – Make the Most of your Motivation part 2 of 2 – Real English Conversations

Introduction Hi English learners! Lori here, your teacher from Betteratenglish.com. Last week I shared the first part of a cool conversation I had with Dr. BJ Fogg, all about making the most of your motivation. Today you’ll be hearing part two, the final part of this conversation. If you missed the first part, make sure […]

041 – Make the most of your motivation – a conversation with BJ Fogg (part 1 of 2)

What can you do when you’re not feeling motivated? What is the best way to use your motivation when you ARE motivated? Find out in this episode of Real English Conversations from Better at English. Lori talks to Dr. BJ Fogg about how to make the most of the motivation that you have, no matter if it’s high or low.

041-Make the Most of Your Motivation part 1 (of 2) – TRANSCRIPT

This is the transcript for Better at English podcast episode 41 – Make the Most of your Motivation, a conversation with Dr. BJ Fogg. Lori talks to psychologist BJ Fogg about how people can best leverage their motivation to be able to keep showing up and working to reach their goals. You’ll hear how to […]

6-step English fluency method for intermediate learners – S.T.A.R.T.R

Are you stuck at the intermediate level, feeling overwhelmed and frustrated, and not sure how to make progress? Are you over-complicating things, hopping from one English learning resource to the next and getting nowhere? Are you tired of not feeling fluent? Feelings like these at the intermediate stage are very common. They lead to frustration, […]

040 – Daily Rituals part 5 of 5 – Real English Conversations

Introduction Hi English learners! Lori here, your teacher from Betteratenglish.com. In this episode of Real English Conversations, you’ll hear part 5 of my conversation with Kyla. This is the final part of our conversation about the book Daily Rituals by Mason Currey. In the previous episode we talked about dealing with distractions and interruptions when […]

040 – Daily Rituals part 5 – Transcript

This is the transcript for Real English Conversations episode 40 from Better at English. This episode of Real English Conversations is part 5 of Lori and Kyla’s discussion about a book they both liked: Daily Rituals, by Mason Currey. This is the FINAL part of this conversation. First they talk about feeling overwhelmed by the […]

039 – Daily Rituals part 4 – Real English Conversations

Introduction Hi English learners! Lori here, your teacher from Betteratenglish.com. In this episode of Real English Conversations, you’ll hear part 4 of my conversation with Kyla. Up until now we’ve been talking about the book Daily Rituals by Mason Currey. But in this part of the conversation we digress [go off topic] and talk about […]

039 Daily Rituals part 4 Real English Conversations transcript

This is the transcript for Daily Rituals part 4 – Better at English episode 39 of the Real English Conversations series. Vocabulary and usage notes plus the full transcript of the audio podcast. There are many ways you can use the Better at English conversation transcripts to get more benefit from your listening practice. Use […]

038 – Daily rituals part 3 – Real English Conversations

Introduction Hi English learners! Lori here, your teacher from Betteratenglish.com. In this episode of Real English Conversations, you’ll hear part 3 of my conversation with Kyla. We are talking about the book Daily Rituals by Mason Currey. In this part we talk about the routines and practices that many creative people have in common. Now […]

038 – Daily rituals part 3 – Real English Conversations Transcript

This is the transcript for Better at English “Real English Conversations” episode 38. Daily rituals and routines part 3. You’ll hear Lori and Kyla continuing their discussion about the routines and practices of creative people. Their discussion is based on reading the book “Daily Rituals” by Mason Currey. The transcript contains the full conversation, a vocabulary lesson, and 5 discussion questions for speaking practice.

037 – Daily Rituals 2 – Real English Conversations

Hi English learners! Lori here, your teacher from Betteratenglish.com. In this episode of Real English Conversations, you’ll hear part 2 of my conversation with Kyla. We’re discussing a book that we both really liked. It’s called Daily Rituals, by Mason Currey. The book describes the daily routines and habits of 161 creative people, people like […]