Everyday conversations: Applying to U.S. colleges [audio]

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Here, students talk about applying to U.S. colleges.
Aerial view of Maryland's Chesapeake Bay e (Edwin Remsberg/Alamy Stock Photo)

Everyday conversations: The Chesapeake Bay and blue crabs [audio]

Learn new terms and phrases in English in this discussion about the complex nature of Maryland's Chesapeake Bay ecosystem.

Spice up your conversation with the flavors of American English

Learn how food terms are used in American English. Food-related phrases are used to decribe events that occur outside of the kitchen.
People walking quickly through an airport terminal (Shutterstock)

Everyday conversations: Getting a tourist visa [audio]

Interested in learning English and visiting the U.S.? Practice your language skills with these phrases focused on getting a tourist visa.

Everyday conversations: Talking about the weather [audio]

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Here, students discuss the weather.

Everyday conversations: Business startups [audio]

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Here, three students discuss how to start a new business.

Everyday conversations: Do you want to win a car? [audio]

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Here, students discuss winning an electric car in a raffle.
Trees, buildings, bridge and river (Courtesy of Michael Buchanan)

Everyday conversations: A revolt against slavery [audio]

In this conversation, the family visits Harpers Ferry, the site of a famous revolt against slavery. Learn English terms related to the fight to end slavery.

Everyday conversations for English learners: At a debate [audio]

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Today's dialogue is on U.S. school debates and elections.