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Everyday conversations: A day at a president’s house [audio]

What's it like to live as a president? Take a look at a Founding Father's house in Virginia and learn some English phrases.
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Everyday conversations: Tennis, anyone? [audio]

This series of Everyday Conversations is about a family and their travel to the U.S. In Rhode Island, they visit the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
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Here’s the bottom line: Americans use business talk all the time.

Want to do business in the U.S.? It helps to know the lingo — the idioms and slang that American businesspeople like to use. “Business...

Everyday conversations for English learners: Coffee for your plants? [audio]

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Today's dialogue is on benefits of coffee grounds.

Everyday conversations for English learners: At the doctor’s office

Learning to speak English? Our Everyday Conversations help you practice. Click the audio link to hear a native speaker pronounce each word while you...

To American-English speakers, these phrases might be the best thing since...

If you think with your stomach, it’s likely that you speak the language of food. Here are some food-based idioms common in everyday American speech.

It’s raining cats and dogs with these weather-based phrases

Americans use weather-related words and phrases to describe things other than the weather. You should know these if you’re learning American English.

Everyday conversations for English learners: At the movies

Learning to speak English? Our Everyday Conversations help you practice. Click the audio link to hear a native speaker pronounce each word while you...

What’s love got to do with it? With these phrases, a...

They say the language of love is universal, but every culture has its own vocabulary. Check out American expressions to describe falling in and out of love.