Everyday conversations for English learners: Isn’t rain good for the environment?...

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Today's dialogue is on acid rain and the environment.

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.

Everyday conversations for English learners: A night at the theater

Learning to speak English? Our Everyday Conversations help you practice. Click the audio link to hear a native speaker pronounce each word while you...
Passengers on Mississippi riverboat in rocking chairs (© AP Images)

Everyday conversations: A steamboat ride on the Mississippi River [audio]

This series of Everyday Conversations is about a family traveling to each of the 50 states in the U.S. Learn terms used on their Mississippi River cruise.

Everyday conversations for English learners: Asking directions

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

Everyday conversations for English learners: Weather report

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

Everyday conversations for English learners: A telephone call

Learning to speak English? Our Everyday Conversations help you practice. Click the audio link to hear a native speaker pronounce each word while you...
Illustration of canary in the coal mine idiom (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Idiom in the news: Canary in the coal mine

Understanding idioms is one of the hardest parts of mastering a language. An idiom is a group of words that together assume a new...
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Everyday conversations for English learners: Taking a vacation

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