Author Archives: Lori

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 […]

009 – Real English Conversations – Chick Magnet Transcript

This is the pdf transcript for the Better at English podcast episode Chick Magnet, in the Real English Conversations series. The transcript contains everything that the speakers say in the podcast, plus extra vocabulary and language usage points. There are many ways you can use the Better at English conversation transcripts to get more benefit […]

036 Daily Rituals 1 Transcript

Download the transcript for the Better at English podcast episode 036 – Real English Conversations – Daily Rituals 1. Lori talks to Kyla about daily routines, guitar practice, and dealing with the sucky feeling of being a beginner when you’re learning something new. Watch the video version here:

3 of the best sites for free online English courses

If you’re trying to learn English on your own but are feeling overwhelmed by all the options, here are 3 of the best sites for finding free English courses online. Alison has a huge variety of (ad-supported) free online English courses for learners of all levels. The courses are self-paced, so you can study as […]

REC004: Language Mining with Carsten Peters

EPISODE SUMMARY
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.