Download the transcript for the Better at English podcast episode 036 – Real English Conversations – Daily Rituals 1.
INTRODUCTION Hi English learners! Lori here, your teacher from Betteratenglish.com. In this episode of Real English Conversations, you’ll hear me talking to Kyla, a fellow musician. We met up to talk about a book that we both really like. It’s called Daily Rituals, and was written by Mason Currey. But as it turned out, Kyla […]
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If you’re wondering which is better for you, a free language partner or a paid teacher, this article explains some of the pros and cons of each.
Tips about how to succeed at your first English lesson at italki, and how you can overcome your fear and book that first lesson. I put off booking my first lesson with a professional teacher for far too long, and I hope the story of how I overcame my fear and went on to find a teacher and have a successful lesson will encourage you.
In this episode of Real English Conversations, Lori talks to Carsten Peters of the Language Mining Company. This is the very first time Lori and Carsten ever spoke to each other, so it’s an authentic example of two people getting to know each other. A native speaker of German, Carsten is a podcaster, published author, language coach, entrepreneur, and is keenly interested in the science and practice of language learning and acquisition. He’s a great example of a successful learner of English as a foreign language. This episode presents the first part of the conversation in which you hear them getting to know each other, and then moving on to exchange their ideas about how adults and children learn languages, and the role of motivation and structure for adult language learners. The vocabulary notes for this episode focus on phrasal verbs, as well as informal words and phrases that might be difficult to understand.
This is the transcript for Better at English “Real English Conversations” podcast episode REC004: Language Mining with Carsten Peters. Everything you hear in the episode is transcribed for you. You also get a pre-listening activity and extensive vocabulary notes.
In this Real English Conversations podcast, you’ll hear Lori and her mom talking about their bedtime routines and what they do to get good night’s sleep. The conversation includes lots of idioms and phrases related to going to bed, sleeping, waking up, and daily routines, and these interesting language items are listed in the vocabulary notes.
Transcript for Better at English REC003 including vocabulary notes. Everything Lori says plus the entire conversation is transcribed for you. You also get a pre-listening activity, study tips, and extensive vocabulary notes.
Transcript and vocabulary notes for LT002. Lori talks to you about one of her favorite quotes: 80% of success is showing up. You’ll learn what it means and who said it. And if you’re feeling discouraged with your English progress, you’ll learn how resolving to keep “showing up” can get you back on track with your learning.
Lori talks to you about one of her favorite quotes: 80% of success is showing up. You’ll learn what it means and who said it. And if you’re feeling discouraged with your English progress, you’ll learn how resolving to keep “showing up” can get you back on track with your learning.
Idioms that use the word money or cash. Give you a run for your money, right on the money, put your money where your mouth is, money talks bullshit walks, cash cow, cold hard cash.
Listen to this recommended podcast episode to learn how Benjamin Franklin turned his enemies into friends. He was so good at it that this psychological manipulation is now known as The Benjamin Franklin Effect.
Do you need someone to practice speaking English with? You don’t need to live somewhere with access to native speakers. There are many sites online where you can find a native speaker of English who will talk to you over Skype or other chat services for free. I have tried many of them for you, and here is a list of the ones I think are best.
Lori burns her arm while making a cup of tea, and can’t sleep because it hurts so much. Her mother tries to help her find a way to get through the night. The real English conversation is between Lori and her mother the following morning, discussing what they did to relieve the pain and whether or not it worked.