English Phrasal Verb Podcast: Grammar Lessons By Real English Conversations
English Phrasal Verb Podcast: Grammar Lessons By Real English Conversations
Amy Whitney & Curtis Davies: Conversational English Teachers
Learn phrasal verbs with examples, stories and audio lessons
[Special Episodes] Pt. 4/4: Supercharge Your Motivation Again!
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 someone to practice with, why not book a lesson with us? I'll even give you 50% off coupon to book a trial lesson! Send me an email and ask me for a special coupon code for podcast listeners. Send an email to: contact@realenglishconversations.com (valid until Jan 31, 2021) **Each of these podcasts will have the transcription available so that you can listen and read along.** Listen to Part 1: Kickstarting Your English - Identify your reason to speak English well, the first steps to take, and setting a clear focus for the next 90 days. Part 2: Navigating the Path to Fluency - From intermediate to advanced and beyond to fluency is a very complicated and confusing part of language learning. I'll explain how to handle this and keep you focused on the most important things. Part 3: Be More Consistent with this Powerful Trick - I'll talk about a powerful idea that will help you to be consistent to reach your goals without disappointing yourself or other people. Part 4: Breaking out of Low-Motivation - - This episode you are listening to! Important Links: * Check out my New Year's Special Offer [Limited Space Available]. * Get awesome lessons to reach fluency faster here by joining our email list   Transcription (Read and Listen to this Podcast) This is the Real English Conversations podcast where you'll find the lessons and advice you need to be able to confidently use your English in the real world. Hi, everybody, this is Amy Whitney from realenglishconversations.com, and this episode is our fourth and final episode where I'm doing a lesson series that's really based around motivation being consistent and really understanding how to get to that next level with your English learning. So if you haven't yet listened to the first three lessons, I strongly recommend going back and starting from the first lesson because I have some really great tips and everything is going to make a lot more sense when you're doing it in order together. [00:55.775] Today, we're going to be dealing with a very, very common problem that language learners face at one time or another, or probably several times. And this is related to having low motivation. The times where I have seen low motivation in myself are generally when I've taken a bit of a break or I haven't been very consistent with my studying. Or sometimes when you're stuck on one of those horrible language plateaus where you're just trying to do everything you can and it doesn't seem like anything you're doing is really making any progress, that can be really frustrating. [01:34.625] And after a while, it kind of leaves you unmotivated to try to continue moving forward. For me in general, when I'm not very motivated to learn a language, I usually focus on things that don't really help me very much. I tell myself that I need to practice, I need to learn, I need to do something.
Jan 4
14 min
[Special Episodes] Pt. 3/4: Be More Consistent with this Powerful Trick
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: Kickstarting Your English - Identify your reason to speak English well, the first steps to take, and setting a clear focus for the next 90 days. Part 2: Navigating the Path to Fluency - From intermediate to advanced and beyond to fluency is a very complicated and confusing part of language learning. I'll explain how to handle this and keep you focused on the most important things. Part 3: Getting in the Habit of Being Consistent - This episode you are listening to! Part 4: Breaking out of Low-Motivation - The trick to quickly restoring your motivation and making quick progress that you can feel. Important Links: * Check out my New Year's Special Offer [Limited Space Available]. * Get awesome lessons to reach fluency faster here by joining our email list   Transcription (Read and Listen to this Podcast) This is the Real English Conversations podcast where you'll find the lessons and advice you need to be able to confidently use your English in the real world. Hi, everybody, this is Amy from realenglishconversations.com. And today I have another lesson for you. We're going to be talking about consistency and how we can use consistent learning to really help us to reach our goals sooner, but with consistency. This is one of the easiest ways to see faster progress in an easier way, honestly. [00:42.495] But it's also a very, very challenging habit to develop. So even though it's easy, it's kind of hard. And that's why we're going to be talking about this today. Just to remind you quickly, we are in the middle of a four part podcast series and this is lesson three. So if you have not listened to lesson one and lesson two, I strongly recommend going back and listening to those before starting this lesson. It's going to make a lot more sense what we're talking about today in lesson one, I was talking about restarting your English, learning whether you've been stuck or maybe you've lost some of your language level. [01:24.045] We'll be discussing that topic and how to get started again. And the lesson yesterday was about how to navigate this process, this path to fluency, we could say between intermediate to advanced and beyond to fluency. This is a really complicated part of learning a language. And the advice that we receive comes from everywhere. And it's easy to get lost and confused and stuck at a certain level with a certain problem for a long time. So I have some really valuable tips that can help to get you unstuck. [02:02.565] So make sure you listen to that one. So let's get started with today's lesson. One of the biggest problems that students face, especially when they're trying to learn a language on their own. And by that, I mean that you're not attending a school or a specific course with assignments that a teacher is giving you that you need to complete by a certain time when you're studying on your own. Let's face it, you're alone. No one else knows what you're doing or what your go...
Jan 2
15 min
[Special Episodes] Pt. 2/4: Navigating the Difficult Path to Fluency
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 simplify the process and focus on the types of activities that will keep moving your forward in the right direction. **Each of these podcasts will have the transcription available so that you can listen and read along.** Listen to Part 1: Kickstarting Your English - Identify your reason to speak English well, the first steps to take, and setting a clear focus for the next 90 days. Part 2: Navigating the Path to Fluency - This is the episode you are listening to! Part 3: Getting in the Habit of Being Consistent - I'll talk about a powerful idea that will help you to be consistent to reach your goals without disappointing yourself or other people. Part 4: Breaking out of Low-Motivation - The trick to quickly restoring your motivation and making quick progress that you can feel. Important Links: * Part 1 of 4: Kick Start Your English & Set Clear Goals * Check out my New Year's Special Offer [Limited space available]. * Get awesome lessons to reach fluency faster here by joining our email list   Transcription (Read and Listen to this Podcast) Hey, everybody, this is Amy Whitney from realenglishconversations.com, and I've got a great lesson coming up for you today. We're going to be talking about this really complicated stage in your language, learning between intermediate going to advanced and continuing on to reaching fluency. Just to let you know, this lesson today is part of a four-lesson series that I'm doing. [00:47.135] So if you didn't hear yesterday's lesson, it's really, really important that you go back and listen to that right now. This audio is going to be here for you to listen after you've completed that previous lesson we were talking about this time where you're usually restarting your language, learning, or you're at a plateau where you feel like you're a little bit stuck or not making any progress, or maybe you've taken a long break. But honestly, even if you're somebody that has been just pushing forward and making great progress with your language learning, it's still a great lesson. Listen to Part 1: Kickstarting Your English [01:25.295] And it's going to help you to get a nice, clear image of where you're going and what you want to achieve in the next three months, which is really, really important. You should be able to find the link to that episode in the notes for this podcast lesson. So let's dive into this lesson today where we're going to be talking about navigating this very complicated stage between intermediate continuing to advanced and going from there to reaching fluency. Regardless of where you are on this journey. [02:01.685] The advice in this podcast is going to save you a lot of time and to help you realize that you're not the first person to go through this and you don't really nee...
Dec 30, 2020
14 min
[Special Episodes] Pt. 1 of 4: Kick Start Your English & Set Clear Goals
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 back on track and make quick progress to regain what I have lost of my language skills. These are the 4 topics I'll be focusing on: Episode 1: Restarting Your English - Identify your reason to speak English well, the first steps to take, and setting a clear focus for the next 90 days. Episode 2: Navigating the Path to Fluency - From intermediate to advanced and beyond to fluency is a very complicated and confusing part of language learning. I'll explain how to handle this and keep you focused on the most important things. Episode 3: Getting in the Habit of Being Consistent - In this episode, I'll talk about a powerful idea that will help you to be consistent to reach your goals without disappointing yourself or other people. Episode 4: Breaking out of Low-Motivation - The trick to quickly restoring your motivation and making quick progress that you can feel. Each of these podcasts will have the transcription available so that you can listen and read along. Important Links: * Check out my New Year's Special Offer [Limited spaces available]. * Get awesome lessons to reach fluency faster here by joining our email list   Transcription (Read and Listen to this Podcast) This is the Real English Conversations podcast where you'll find the lessons and advice you need to be able to confidently use your English in the real world. Hey, everybody, this is Amy from RealEnglishConversations.com, and I'm really excited because I'm going to be sharing with you a series of lessons over the next few days that are really going to help you to get motivated and really clear on what your goals will be related to English for the upcoming year. I don't know about you guys, but for me, during the last couple of weeks of December, I always take some time to think about what I want to improve. [00:48.945] How did the year before go and where do I want to go in the future, not only with my language learning, but all aspects of my life. But, you know, as I was thinking about what happened in this year, very, very challenging year of 2020, I realized that my goal at the beginning of the year to really actually reach fluency in the language that I'm learning, which is Spanish, really didn't happen. And in fact, I actually lost probably an entire level. [01:23.655] And that's something that I wasn't expecting. But right now, I need to look at what I want to do moving forward and how I'm going to do that. And in that process, there are some great pieces of information and strategies that I think you guys can learn from as well. And also to recognize that even people like me, people that know how to learn languages, how to reach fluency, what you need to do to reach that goal sooner by doing efficient activities and all of this stuff. [01:59.025] I know all of this information, but at the same time, I'm still a human. I'm just like you. I only have 24 hours in the day. And there's a certain limited amount of focus that I have to work on my language skills at the end of the day. So just to give you a quick preview of what's coming up today, we're going to be talking about this problem with getting stuck ...
Dec 28, 2020
12 min
English Phrases Parents Say to Kids (57): | English Idioms and Expressions
English Idioms and Expressions, funny phrases parents say to kids. In this English podcast, Amy & Curtis share the expressions they have heard their parents say to them while they were growing up. Here is a free list of more of these types of English idioms and expressions: ** Transcription: ** Curtis:  Hi, everybody. It’s Curtis and Amy here from RealEnglishConversations.com, and today we have a very interesting and entertaining podcast about the things that our parents used to say to us when we were growing up. Amy:  Exactly. And actually, what I did was I created a post on Facebook and I asked all of my friends that are currently parents right now, what expressions they're using or things that they are always saying to their kids or things that they heard when they were growing up. So we have a pretty cool list for you. We’re not going to be able to get through everything but Curtis and I have both picked five that we heard all the time, and we’re going to teach you what they mean and when they're used so that all of the parents that are listening right now are able to use this with their kids as well. Curtis:  So the first one that I heard as a kid growing up all the time was money doesn’t grow on trees, and when you're a kid, you always kind of want to go to the candy store or buy toys, you want money for something. Amy:  Whenever you're at the store, there’s always something that you're asking your mom and dad to buy for you, “Can I have this? Can I have that?” Curtis:  Kids don’t have that – that idea about money. Amy:  Yeah, they don’t realize your mom has to work, your dad has to work. Money isn't endless. Curtis:  So when you go up to your mom and dad and you say, “Hey, can I have $20?” for a video game, for instance. I used to buy Nintendo video games all the time and I’d want the newest one and the latest one. End of Transcription Sample. To get access to the full transcription for this lesson and the other 46 conversation lessons currently available, register as a Real English Conversations member here: https://realenglishconversations.com/courses/memberships/ ** We Can Help You Get Focused! ** Curtis and Amy help students everyday to focus on the right activities and overcome barriers faster. If you feel like you need a push (and a bit of experienced guidance) to get to the next level, send us a message to get started with private lessons. You can get more information about how to take private lessons with us by sending an email to: amy@realenglishconversations.com ** Language Learning Advice for Our Members ** By joining us as a member of our website, you will get access to full lessons with the top learning advice to become an efficient and independent learner. Beyond the advice, we have the lessons you need to improve your speaking fluency, listening comprehension and practice speaking with real people (including us!) - Join conversations with Curtis and Amy to discuss interesting topics - All the online courses to quickly improve speaking, listening and increase vocabulary - All the transcripts and exercises related to each podcast lesson! Learn More about the membership options here: https://realenglishconversations.com/courses/memberships/
Aug 11, 2020
16 min
Phrasal Verbs (261): End Up, Run Around | English Phrasal Verbs for Daily Life
In this podcast lesson, you will learn the meaning of 2 English phrasal verbs for daily life that you'll hear in an audio clip from the Real English Conversation Lesson about doctor visits. In the audio clip, Amy and Curtis had to go through the process of applying to be residents of Mexico. The English phrasal verbs for daily life that you will hear in this lesson are: - End Up - a final result or the final destination, but oftentimes that destination or the result wasn’t what we planned for or what we expected - Run Around - going from place to place to place ** Learning English Phrasal Verbs for Daily Life from Real Conversations ** The audio sample that we used to create this audio lesson is full of phrasal verbs that we used naturally while we described various situations and stories. To get access to the full conversation lesson, all you need to do is create an account as a Free Member to get the full conversation and transcription here: https://realenglishconversations.com/courses/lp/free-member/ Learning phrasal verbs as you hear them being used in context is much easier than memorizing a list of phrasal verbs with several different meanings. With more than 40 full conversations on our website (12+ hours of audio), you can quickly learn the most common vocabulary, phrasal verbs, and expressions that native speakers use in everyday communication. Take the first step to reach your fluency goals by joining us as a Free Member here: https://realenglishconversations.com/courses/lp/free-member/
Aug 4, 2020
8 min
English Phrasal Verbs (260): Mess Up, Drag Up | English Phrasal Verbs with Meaning
Learn English phrasal verbs with meaning podcasts! In this episode, you will learn what drag up and mess up means, which are used to describe a kitchen accident in the everyday English audio clip. ** Learning English Phrasal Verbs with Meaning from Real Conversations ** The audio sample that we used to create this audio lesson is full of phrasal verbs that we used naturally while we described various situations and stories. To get access to the full conversation lesson, all you need to do is create an account as a Free Member to get the full conversation and transcription. Learning phrasal verbs as you hear them being used in context is much easier than memorizing a list of phrasal verbs with several different meanings. With more than 40 full conversations on our website (12+ hours of audio), you can quickly learn the most common vocabulary, phrasal verbs, and expressions that native speakers use in everyday communication. Free Members of our website get access to the most recent podcast lessons (from both of our podcasts), another 20+ phrasal verb lessons with 2 full stories, speaking fluency lessons, and tips to improve your communication in real-life situations. Take the first step to reach your fluency goals by joining us as a Free Member here: https://realenglishconversations.com/courses/lp/free-member/ ** REC Premium Membership ** Get access to all of our online courses, practice with us in our 'member only' WhatsApp Group, join conversation practice sessions, and take your English to the next level. Help support REC by becoming a member and get access to awesome English lessons that will guide you toward your fluency goals. View Membership options here: https://realenglishconversations.com/courses/memberships/.
Jul 7, 2020
7 min
Phrasal Verbs (259): Show Up, Check Over | Learn English Phrasal Verbs
Learn English phrasal verbs show up & check over with this English story. Two common phrasal verbs that can be used daily. The audio is going to help you make learning these phrasal verbs very easy! * Show Up: To arrive somewhere * Check Over: Checking someone over or checking something over   Learn English Phrasal Verbs Phrasal verbs that are easy to remember and frequently used help you to learn them quickly! Each of our phrasal verb lessons focuses on phrasal verbs that native speakers use in daily English and you will see frequently. Learning phrasal verbs in context (using stories) is another tip to help you learn phrasal verbs faster and to be able to use them in the perfect moment, making them easy English phrasal verbs! The audio sample that we have used to create this lesson is from the conversation lesson about doctor visits where we shared some stories and experiences that we remember from going to the doctor. To get the most benefit from this lesson, we recommend using the transcription from this podcast audio to help you dig deeper into the meaning, examples, and vocabulary that we used. Free Members of our website get access to the most recent podcast lessons (from both of our podcasts), another 20+ phrasal verb lessons with 2 full stories, speaking fluency lessons, and tips to improve your communication in real-life situations. Take the first step to reach your fluency goals by joining us as a Free Member here   REC Premium Membership Get access to all of our online courses, practice with us in our 'member only' WhatsApp Group, join conversation practice sessions, and take your English to the next level. Help support REC by becoming a member and get access to awesome English lessons that will guide you toward your fluency goals. View Membership options.   Other Phrasal Verb Lessons: Hear some other lessons from our podcasts * Phrasal Verb Podcast 258: Hang Out, Goof Around, Play Around * Real English Conversations Podcast: Interview about Snowboarding & Filming * Improve Your English Accent * Follow us on YouTube here    
Jun 2, 2020
6 min
Phrasal Verbs (258): Hang Out, Goof Around, Play Around | Useful English Phrasal Verbs
Learn three English phrasal verbs in this audio lesson: Hang Out, Goof Around and Play Around - Hang Out: To spend time with other people or in certain places. - Goof Around: When somebody is trying to be funny or making a joke - Play Around: When you're moving an object with your hands ** English Phrasal Verbs ** Phrasal verbs that are easy to remember and frequently used help you to learn them quickly! Each of our phrasal verb lessons focuses on phrasal verbs that native speakers use in daily English and you will see frequently. Learning phrasal verbs in context (using stories) is another tip to help you learn phrasal verbs faster and to be able to use them in the perfect moment, making them easy English phrasal verbs! The audio sample that we have used to create this lesson is from the conversation lesson about doctor visits where we shared some stories and experiences that we remember from going to the doctor. To get the most benefit from this lesson, we recommend using the transcription from this podcast audio to help you dig deeper into the meaning, examples, and vocabulary that we used. Free Members of our website get access to the most recent podcast lessons (from both of our podcasts), another 20+ phrasal verb lessons with 2 full stories, speaking fluency lessons, and tips to improve your communication in real-life situations. Take the first step to reach your fluency goals by joining us as a Free Member here: https://realenglishconversations.com/courses/lp/free-member/ ** REC Premium Membership ** Get access to all of our online courses, practice with us in our 'member only' WhatsApp Group, join conversation practice sessions, and take your English to the next level. Help support REC by becoming a member and get access to awesome English lessons that will guide you toward your fluency goals. View Membership options here: https://realenglishconversations.com/courses/memberships/
May 5, 2020
8 min
Phrasal Verbs (258): Carry On, Wander Around | Learn Everyday English with Stories
Learn with this English story that uses two very common phrasal verbs: Carry On and Wander Around. The audio is going to help you make learning these phrasal verbs very easy! - Phrasal Verb: Carry On - to continue somewhere, usually after stopping on a trip - Phrasal Verb: Wander Around - to walk, drive or travel around an area without a specific destination ** Learn Everyday English with Stories ** When you understand what is happening in a particular situation, your brain will automatically connect the meaning, the new vocabulary (or a phrasal verb in this case).  Hearing phrasal verbs being used in authentic communication is easier to learn and remember. The audio used to create this lesson is based on an English story we told from one of our scariest moments ever (English conversation episode). To get the most benefit from this lesson, we recommend using the transcription from this podcast audio to help you dig deeper into the meaning, examples, and vocabulary that we used. Free Members of our website get access to the most recent podcast lessons (from both of our podcasts), another 20 phrasal verb lessons with 2 full stories, speaking fluency lessons and tips to improve your communication in real-life situations. Take the first step to reach your fluency goals by joining us as a Free Member here: https://realenglishconversations.com/courses/lp/free-member/ ** REC Premium Membership ** Get access to all of our online courses, practice with us in our 'member only' WhatsApp Group, join conversation practice sessions and take your English to the next level. Help support REC by becoming a member and get access to awesome English lessons that will guide you toward your fluency goals. View Membership options here: https://realenglishconversations.com/courses/memberships/
Apr 6, 2020
6 min
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