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Free English lessons podcasts - English vocabulary, slang, idioms and everyday conversation.Better at English uses a light, fun conversational format to help you learn English in just a few minutes a day. All episodes come with transcripts and vocabulary notes.


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042 Make the Most of your Motivation part 2 of 2 Real English Conversations

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Thu, Apr 13, 2017


Introduction Hi English learners! Lori here, your teacher from Betteratenglish.com. Last week I shared the first part of a cool conversation I had with Dr. BJ Fogg, all about making the most of your motivation. Today youll be hearing part two, the final part of this conversation. If you missed the first part, make sure []

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042 Make the Most of your Motivation part 2 of 2 Real English Conversations

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Thu, Apr 13, 2017


This is the transcript and bonus vocabulary lesson for part 2 of Loris conversation with Dr. BJ Fogg, an expert in the field of persuasion and motivation. Youll learn about how to make the most of the motivation that you have, no matter if its high or low. This conversation is an example of informal []

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041 Make the most of your motivation a conversation with BJ Fogg (part 1 of 2)

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Tue, Mar 28, 2017


What can you do when you're not feeling motivated? What is the best way to use your motivation when you ARE motivated? Find out in this episode of Real English Conversations from Better at English. Lori talks to Dr. BJ Fogg about how to make the most of the motivation that you have, no matter if it's high or low.

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041-Make the Most of Your Motivation part 1 (of 2) TRANSCRIPT

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Tue, Mar 28, 2017


This is the transcript for Better at English podcast episode 41 Make the Most of your Motivation, a conversation with Dr. BJ Fogg. Lori talks to psychologist BJ Fogg about how people can best leverage their motivation to be able to keep showing up and working to reach their goals. Youll hear how to []

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040 Daily Rituals part 5 of 5 Real English Conversations

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Sun, Mar 19, 2017


Introduction Hi English learners! Lori here, your teacher from Betteratenglish.com. In this episode of Real English Conversations, youll 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 []

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040 Daily Rituals part 5 Transcript

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Sun, Mar 19, 2017


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 Kylas 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 []

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039 Daily Rituals part 4 Real English Conversations

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Sun, Mar 12, 2017


Introduction Hi English learners! Lori here, your teacher from Betteratenglish.com. In this episode of Real English Conversations, youll hear part 4 of my conversation with Kyla. Up until now weve 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 []

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039 Daily Rituals part 4 Real English Conversations transcript

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Sun, Mar 12, 2017


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 []

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038 Daily rituals part 3 Real English Conversations

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Sun, Mar 05, 2017


Introduction Hi English learners! Lori here, your teacher from Betteratenglish.com. In this episode of Real English Conversations, youll 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 []

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038 Daily rituals part 3 Real English Conversations Transcript

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Sun, Mar 05, 2017


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.

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037 Daily Rituals 2 Real English Conversations

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Mon, Feb 27, 2017


Hi English learners! Lori here, your teacher from Betteratenglish.com. In this episode of Real English Conversations, youll hear part 2 of my conversation with Kyla. Were discussing a book that we both really liked. Its called Daily Rituals, by Mason Currey. The book describes the daily routines and habits of 161 creative people, people like []

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037 Real English Conversations Daily Rituals 2 Transcript

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Mon, Feb 27, 2017


This is the transcript for Better at English podcast episode 37. A Real English Conversation episode titled Daily Rituals 2. Lori and Kyla discuss the book Daily Rituals, by Mason Currey.

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036 Daily Rituals 1 Real English Conversations

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Thu, Feb 23, 2017


INTRODUCTION Hi English learners! Lori here, your teacher from Betteratenglish.com. In this episode of Real English Conversations, youll hear me talking to Kyla, a fellow musician. We met up to talk about a book that we both really like. Its called Daily Rituals, and was written by Mason Currey. But as it turned out, Kyla []

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036 Daily Rituals 1 Transcript

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Thu, Feb 23, 2017


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 youre learning something new.

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035 Theres nothing like a good nights sleep Real English Conversations

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Sun, Jun 08, 2014


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.

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034 Showing up for English learning success

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Mon, May 26, 2014


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.

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033 Lori burns her arm Real English Conversations

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Fri, May 09, 2014


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.

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032 Real English Conversations: Perfectionism 3

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Mon, May 05, 2014


This is the transcript for Better at English Real English Conversations podcast episode about perfectionism and procrastination (part 3)

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031 Telling Time in English Real English Conversations

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Thu, May 06, 2010


Lori invites her mom onto the podcast to discuss telling time in English, focusing on some of the differences between American and British English usage.

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032 Perfectionism and Procrastination 3 Real English Conversations

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Tue, Mar 30, 2010


Lori and her Dutch friend Yvette return to finish their conversation about perfectionism and procrastination. This time they focus on the strategies that have proved useful in their own battles with this debilitating problem.

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030- Perfectionism and Procrastination 2 Real English Conversations

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Mon, Mar 15, 2010


Lori and her Dutch friend Yvette continue their discussion of perfectionism, focusing on how it can cause problems for foreign language learners.

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029 Perfectionism and Procrastination 1 Real English Conversations

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Sun, Feb 21, 2010


Do you ever procrastinate? Lori sure does! She and her Dutch friend Yvette talk about what procrastination is, why we do it, and what we can do about it.

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028 Dont step in the dog doo (4 of 4) Real English Conversations

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Wed, Nov 26, 2008


In today's conversation, which is part four of four, my British friend Michael and I wrap up our lengthy conversation about the pros and cons of dogs, dog ownership, and dog owners. Warning: some of the vocabulary we deal with in this episode is a bit vulgar, so if you are sensitive or easily offended I suggest you stop listening now.

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027 Real English Conversations: Dont step in the Dog Doo (part 3 of 4)

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Tue, Oct 28, 2008


Michael and Lori continue their discussion of dogs and cats, focusing on the tendency for humans to get emotionally attached to their pets.

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Real English Conversations: Dont step on the dog doo (2 of 4)

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Sun, Oct 19, 2008


In today's conversation, which is part 2 of 4, my British friend Michael and I continue discussing dogs and cats, and which we prefer.

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Real English Conversations: Dont step on the dog doo (part 1 of 4)

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Mon, Oct 06, 2008


My British friend Michael and I begin by talking about whether we are dog people or cat people. Then we move on to discuss the social etiquette of dog walking, particularly picking up after them in public places.

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Real English Conversations: Weird food

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Wed, Jul 11, 2007


In this episode, Michael and Lori talk about weird food combinations -- you won't believe what some Americans like on their hamburgers!

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Real English Conversations: 20 questions game

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Fri, Jun 29, 2007


Lori and Michael talk about 20Q, a fun electronic game that Lori got to try while she was on her recent vacation in the USA.

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Real English Conversations: Itchy palms (superstitions)

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Mon, Jun 04, 2007


Learn about the idiom "to have itchy palms" and more on the topic of superstions.

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Real English Conversations: Lori wants a naked cat

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Mon, May 21, 2007


Lori wants a pet cat, and not just any cat, but a naked Sphinx cat. Michael thinks they are ugly. A heated discussion ensues...

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Real English Conversations: What leads to success?

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Thu, Apr 26, 2007


Everyone wants to be successful, right? But have you ever wondered what it is that leads to success? Lori and Michael discuss their reactions to a presentation about "What leads to success," given by Michael St. John. Richard St. John spent several years interviewing hundreds of successful people, trying to find out the secrets to their success.

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Real English Conversations: junk food (part 3 of 3)

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Tue, Apr 17, 2007


The third and final part of Michael and Lori's discussion of the English government's ban on commercials for junk food before 9 pm, when children are likely to be watching.

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Real English Conversations: junk food (part 2 of 3)

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Sat, Apr 14, 2007


Part two of Michael and Lori's three-part discussion about the English government's decision to ban junk food ads on television before 9 pm, when children are likely to be watching.

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How to find English idioms that arent in the dictionary

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Tue, Apr 10, 2007


Lori gives you a quick and easy way to find the meaning of idioms that aren't in your dictionary.

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Real English Conversation: junk food (part 1 of 3)

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Thu, Apr 05, 2007


In the first of this three-part conversation, Lori and Michael talk about junk food and television advertising. In a nutshell, they don't like it.

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Idioms: to kick oneself

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Sat, Mar 24, 2007


In this episode, Lori answers a listener's question about the meaning of the idiom "to kick oneself."

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Real English Conversations: The pre-Google Dark Ages

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Fri, Mar 23, 2007


How did we ever get along without Google? Lori and Michael about how much they depend on the Internet in their daily lives. In this completely unplanned and spontaneous conversation, they use quite a few phrasal verbs. These phrasal verbs and additional idiomatic expressions are highlighted in the vocabulary notes. As always, you can find the full transcript and vocabulary notes at www.BetterAtEnglish.com.

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Real English Conversations: TV adverts, advertisements and commercials

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Sat, Mar 17, 2007


In today's episode, Michael and I exchange some opinions about television, particularly with respect to commercials and advertising. In this conversation we discover some differences between British and American English vocabulary, and use some everyday phrasal verbs.

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Real English Conversations: The customer is always right, right?

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Sat, Mar 10, 2007


Have you ever had to deal with unpleasant customers? Lori and her British pal Michael compare working in an office with working at home, and talk about how difficult it can be to put up with rude treatment from nasty customers when you work in a job providing service. As usual, they end up touching upon some of the differences between British and American English vocabulary.

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Real English conversations: pumping up in the buff

Author: BetterAtEnglish.com
Thu, Mar 01, 2007


In the previous episode I had wanted to talk to Michael about about a gym in Holland that offers its clients an unusual way to exercise. But we got sidetracked talking about dogs and chick magnets. Luckily, this time we are back on track talking about gyms, a topic that brings up some idioms and slang related to fitness, exercise, and human bodies.

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