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15 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
13. My Covid Test: English for Covid
Get the episode notes and vocabulary at realenglishspeaker.com/english-podcastIn this episode I tell you a true story about my experience having a test for Covid-19 in the sometimes crazy and bizarre suburb of Kings Cross in Sydney, Australia. You'll learn phrases such as 'scamdemic', 'first and second wave', 'incubation period' and 'asymptomatic'.
23 minutes | Sep 6, 2020
EP 12 How To Start A Conversation
In this episode I talk about how to find your English speaking confidence (where is it??), getting out of your comfort zone, my experiences with language in Japan and France and how to strike up a conversation with anyone.Have you ever wanted to start a conversation with a stranger in a cafe or shop, but you just didn’t know what to say?Problem solved!In this episode you’ll learn 3 ways to start a conversation with a native speaker.
20 minutes | Aug 1, 2020
#11 English for Hobbies
One of the best ways to engage with someone in conversation is to talk about hobbies and interests. This is a nice, informal and neutral topic that can get people talking.And after, we all like to talk about our interests, things we like and don’t like, and – ourselves!In this episode, Caroline and I chat about our hobbies and passions and you’ll learn phrasal verbs and expressions for this topic.TELL US:What hobbies are you into?Have you ever taken up a musical instrument or unusual hobby?What book or TV series are you really getting into at the moment?Is there some kind of hobby or activity you have always wanted to try out?
23 minutes | Mar 13, 2020
#10 English For The Weekend
Whether the weekend is coming up, or it's Monday morning, we all love to chat about our weekend. This is an episode for your social English! Join Barton and I as we talk about our weekend adventures; things we love to do, places we like to check out and people we love to catch up with. TELL US:What's happening this weekend?What do you usually like to do on a Saturday night?What's your favourite thing to do on Sunday morning?What is your favourite way to chill out on the weekend?
24 minutes | Feb 13, 2020
#9 Talking About The Weather
Chatting about the weather is a very popular form of small talk for many cultures. But what can you say to someone in English other than; "It's nice weather, isn't it?"There are a lot more interesting ways you can describe the weather conditions and become a more confident small talker!Listen to Bart and I chat about the weather in our hometowns and learn useful phrasal verbs, slang and expressions for this topic. Tell us:What is the weather typically like in summer and winter in your country?Have you ever been stuck in pouring rain?What kind of weather do you prefer?
22 minutes | Jan 30, 2020
#8 English for Work and Career
Learn English that is useful for work situations in this episode about Work and Career. We chat about the worst jobs we've ever had and what our dream jobs are. In this episode we focus on phrasal verbs using 'get'. We talk about colleagues we don't get along with, 😬things that get us down at work 😔and those projects we still haven't gotten around to doing 🙄. This is an episode we can all relate to!Tell us:What kind of work do you do?What is your dream job?When did you try to get out of something?What is something you still haven't gotten around to doing?
10 minutes | Jan 20, 2020
#7 Talking About People
In this episode we chat about People and Relationships. Listen to Caroline and I talk about the most interesting people we've met and who we admire. Learn useful expressions such as 'social butterfly' and 'a jack of all trades' and phrasal verbs to describe the relationships you have with the people in your life. Who doesn't love to have some gossip? 😂But seriously, this episode will help you have deeper conversations about your friends and family. Tell us:Who cracks you up the most?Which of your friends stands out the most at parties?Who have you drifted apart from?Are you a social butterfly or a wallflower?
21 minutes | Dec 28, 2019
#6 English For Sport
Listen to a real conversation between two Aussie English speakers. You'll learn some common phrasal verbs and useful vocabulary to talk about Sport and Fitness.We talk about a time when my friend, Bart got knocked out while water-skiing 😮And what Nick loves about live sport matches. 🏈Tell us:What kind of sport are you into?Have you ever been knocked out or passed out?Have you ever dropped out of a team?What sport or activity would you like to take part in?
21 minutes | Dec 20, 2019
#5 Talking About Family
Learn some useful vocabulary to talk about your family background.This is a great conversation topic that will help you connect to people more deeply.You'll learn phrasal verbs and expressions as Caroline and I chat who we look up to and who we get along with (or not) in our family. 👪👨👨👦👨🏻👨🏻👧🏻👦🏻👨🏿👩🏿👦🏿👦🏿👩🏼👩🏼👦🏼👩👧👦Tell us:Where did you grow up?Who brought you up?Who do you get on well with in your family?Who do you take after the most?
22 minutes | Dec 13, 2019
#4 Talking About The News
We chat about the news in this episode. You'll learn useful phrasal verbs and expressions to talk about the news. Whether you get your news from the TV, newspapers or scrolling through social media - it doesn't matter! This is a hot topic that, like it or not, people are always talking about. So, practise listening to a real conversation between two Aussies and learn phrasal verbs in context. Tell us:Do you keep up with the news?Where do you get your news information from?What is a big news story happening in your country at the moment?
20 minutes | Dec 6, 2019
#3 English for Food and Eating
In this episode you'll learn useful phrasal verbs and vocabulary for the topic of food. Join us as we chat about our eating experiences overseas, food adventures and bad tasting paellas! 🤢 Practise listening to a real, natural conversation with two Aussie native speakers. Tell us:What is the most delicious meal you have ever eaten?What is the best restaurant you've ever been to?What is the strangest food you've ever tried?
21 minutes | Nov 29, 2019
#2 Talking about Travel
Learn common phrasal verbs, idioms and expressions for the topic of travel. I chat with my friend Caroline about our travel experiences and you'll hear how we use the phrasal verbs and idioms in conversation. You can also practise listening to an unscripted, natural conversation between two native speakers. So tell us;What's the most beautiful place you've ever visited? What is the scariest / strangest or most dangerous travel experience you've ever had?
17 minutes | Nov 22, 2019
#1 English for Daily Life
I chat with my Aussie friend, actress Caroline Levien about our daily routines. We talk about everything from what we like to eat for breakfast to how we spend our weekends. Our day to day lives are a constant topic of conversation and one that helps us connect to each other. Learn phrasal verbs and expressions related to daily life.
1 minutes | Nov 18, 2019
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Live Life in English is all about you becoming a fluent, confident English Superstar!Every week you can practise your listening as I chat with my friends on many popular conversation topics.You'll learn common vocabulary, phrasal verbs, idioms and slang.This is real English for everyday life.Weekly episodes every Friday.
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