Episodes
Short stories are not only great to help us to escape our own lives for a moment while we listen to them, but they are also great for vocabulary, hearing different expressions, and really observing how stories are told. In this short stories in English episode Amy shares everything they have gone through on the first day that they have arrived in Mexico. *** Short Stories in English Get a copy of the transcription of our most recent podcast emailed to you now! Go to this page to...
Published 10/05/21
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! *** About Amy & Curtis - English Teachers from Canada Our fun conversations are based on interesting stories and adventures that we have had. To...
Published 09/21/21
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. Read and Listen to this American English Podcast to Practice English Listening: Get the Latest Podcast Lesson Here: https://realenglishconversations.com/email/latest-podcast/ *** Become the Confident Communicator You’ve Always Wanted to Be! If you're feeling like...
Published 08/24/21
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. Read and Listen to this Lesson: Get the Latest Podcast Lesson Here   Summer to Fluency Sale On Now! Take your speaking fluency to the next level this summer by enroling in one of our Fluency Programs. We have a special promotion...
Published 06/08/21
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...
Published 04/30/21
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...
Published 04/29/21
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...
Published 04/28/21
In this everyday English about Technology podcast, where Amy & Curtis share their experience that they had with cell phones. 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...
Published 03/09/21
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! How to Speak English Better and Improve Your English https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/cu64ib/65_Learning_Useful_Vocabulary_Podcastbhf93.mp3   Transcription: Amy: Hi, everybody,...
Published 02/23/21
In this Canadian English Conversations podcast, Amy and Curtis share what it's like riding the ferries in Canada ... And that is ferry boat rides, not the magical little creatures that fly through the air with their cute flapping wings. ** Transcription: Curtis: Hi, everybody, it's Curtis and Amy from realenglishconversations.com. For today's podcast conversation, we're going to talk about ferries. Now, it's not about those magical, mystical little princesses that fly through the air...
Published 02/09/21
Feeling excited and motivated to learn is a key part of maintaining your energy to be consistent! In this episode, I'm going to give you a 7-day action plan to get your motivation back (even if you've completely lost it at this point...) and also to finish the week excited to continue working on your English. Note: For one of the 'example activiites' that I mention in this lesson to help with speaking fluency, I recommended contacting someone to have a conversation with them. If you need...
Published 01/04/21
Being consistent is one of the easiest things you can do to see faster progress with your English. Unfortunately, this 'easy' idea, is pretty challenging to make into a strong habit. In this lesson, I'll talk about a powerful idea that will help you to be more consistent and reach your goals without feeling disappointed in yourself OR disappointing other people. **Each of these podcasts will have the transcription available so that you can listen and read along.** Listen to Part 1:...
Published 01/02/21
Today, I have another episode from our four part podcast series to help you get super motivated and focused in 2021 to reach new levels with your English. If you haven't listened to part 1, I recommend doing that BEFORE listening to this section because this episode will make a lot more sense! As a language learner, trying to navigate from intermediate to advanced and beyond to fluency is a very complicated and confusing. In this episode, I'll give you a few tips and ideas to help you...
Published 12/30/20
I have a very special lessons series that I put together to get motivated and excited to make HUGE progress with your English in 2021! This year, 2020, has been a very challenging year for many of us including me. Personally, I had very little time to work on my language (Spanish)... And unfortunately, I lost some of my progress and my level has decrease A LOT :( I know many of you are in the same situation and I wanted to create this 4 lessons series to talk about my strategy to get...
Published 12/29/20
In this English Conversations podcast, Amy & Curtis share how they have been managing household chores. This podcast is perfect to learn real English from stories ** Transcription Curtis: Hi, everybody, it's Curtis Davies and Amy: Whitney from realenglishconversations.com. Today, we're going to talk about something called chores. Curtis: And this is a word that I teach almost every single student of mine. And what is a chore? Curtis: A chore is the odd job or little tasks...
Published 11/17/20
What is a Flipped Classroom and can you use it for online English Lessons? In a nutshell, a flipped classroom is a style of teaching that is MUCH more efficient and effective than a traditional classroom and can be easily applied when studying English online. To start, let’s review how a regular classroom works. Students arrive to a class where they are taught new information. Then they go home to do some exercises to try to learn, use and understand on their own. You are given a...
Published 11/10/20
Listen to this podcast episode that will help you with our English confidence. Let me introduce Hadar Shemesh. Hadar is an accent coach specializing in American English. She has helped thousands of students to reduce their accent, speak with better fluency, And most importantly, to build confidence to speak in English. In this episode, we discuss the obsession that students with 'sounding like a native' and the mindset changes that need to happen to...
Published 10/27/20
This English fluency podcast is for you if you feel like you do not know how to make smaller commitments when it comes to improving your English fluency! In this English fluency podcast episode Amy shares a learning hack on how to make smaller commitments when it comes to learning English. Learning Hack Make Smaller Commitments | English Fluency Podcast Transcription Amy: Hi, everybody, this is Amy from realenglishconversations.com. And today we have the first episode of...
Published 10/08/20
Hey REC Subscribers! The full transcription for this audio is below to make sure that you hear every word and understand us perfectly. To register for early access to try the new courses as a FREE member AND to get access to the most recent podcast transcript for every episode, sign up at this link: https://realenglishconversations.com/earlyaccess/ Audio Transcription: Hey, everybody, this is Amy from Realenglishconversations.com. And today I'm just releasing this quick audio message...
Published 08/29/20
Working from home is more challenging than most people think! Improve your English skills while listening to this English conversation practice about our experiences adjusting to working in our home office.   English Conversation Practice about Working From Home https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/fl59zt/53_Building_Vocabulary_Podcast_Version.mp3   Audio Transcription Listening Practice: Amy:  Hi, everybody. My name is Amy Whitney and I’m here with Curtis Davies, and today on this...
Published 07/28/20
An English interview with special guest Luke Thompson from Luke's English Podcast and Amy share their thoughts on whether or not it's important to focus on grammar or if it’s possible to learn a language without looking at any grammar at all. A great English lesson and discussion for our intermediate to advanced learners that aren't sure how much time or attention to put into grammar studies versus learning in more organic ways or practicing what you already know! Follow Luke Thompson...
Published 07/14/20
An American English Conversation about The 'New Normal' Life. As things start to open slowly after a long quarantine period, Amy and Curtis share some of their ideas and concerns about the simple things they used to enjoy without a second thought... Eating at a restaurant, traveling by airplane, or even watching a sunset. They also discuss the new strategies and the new way that they plan to do these activities in the future. ** American English Conversation about The 'New Normal'...
Published 06/23/20
Have you ever wondered why it is so difficult to learn and remember new vocabulary? In this English podcast lesson, Amy and Curtis will explain how building vocabulary can be easier if you apply a few simple strategies. This is a great episode to get some language learning advice to help you learn faster!   English Podcast Lesson about Vocabulary Building https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/fl59zt/53_Building_Vocabulary_Podcast_Version.mp3   Audio Transcription: Curtis:  Hi,...
Published 06/09/20
In this English podcast, Amy and Curtis share their experience of what it's like immigrating to and living in another country. You can listen to the podcast, moving to another country, that is related to this podcast here: https://realenglishconversations.com/36-english-podcast-moving/ Transcription: Curtis:  Yeah. Different types of wildlife, for sure. Amy:  Out of the trips that we have done, the few trips that we have done around Mexico, what would you say was probably one of the...
Published 05/25/20