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...
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Everyday conversations: Let’s go to Disney World! [audio]

Florida is packed with fun! Go to an amusement park, see a space shuttle, and learn some English phrases.
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Everyday conversations: Let’s talk about music! [audio]

This series of Everyday Conversations is about a family traveling to all 50 U.S. states. They go to Cleveland, Ohio, home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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Learning English won’t cost you an arm and a leg [video]

If something “costs an arm and a leg,” that doesn’t mean you have to give up a limb to buy it. Learn six money-related phrases you can use every day.
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Everyday conversations: Going to the Jersey shore [audio]

Learn English while touring the U.S. Today's conversation is about going down the Jersey shore to enjoy a picnic on the beach and visit a historic town.

You’ll be ‘on cloud nine’ when you talk like an American

Americans often use the expression "on cloud nine" to say they’re very happy. Here are several idiomatic phrases that take their inspiration from the skies.
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Everyday conversations: We’re going to Graceland [audio]

Everyday Conversations is about a family traveling to all 50 states in the U.S. They visit Graceland, former home of musician Elvis Presley in Tennessee.

Everyday conversations: Women’s leadership [audio]

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Here, students discuss women in leadership positions.
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Everyday conversations for English learners: Shopping

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