Branch out with these tree-inspired phrases

Ready to “branch out” and try something new? Try using one of these tree-inspired phrases to convey ideas creatively and lightheartedly like Americans do.

Everyday conversations: Teaching young learners about the ocean [audio]

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Here, students discuss ocean acidification.
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Everyday conversations: Home of Harvard University (and a lot more!) [audio]

Learn English and take a virtual tour of the U.S.! Today, we're going to Massachusetts to visit Harvard University and the Plymouth Colony.
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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: Making money [audio]

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Today's dialogue is on making money in business.

Everyday conversations: Take a class and learn a culture [audio]

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Here, students discuss culture and traditional crafts.
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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.

Everyday conversations for English learners: At the playground [audio]

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Today's dialogue is on having fun at the playground.

Everyday conversations for English learners: Formal greetings and invitations [audio]

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Today's dialogue is on formal greetings and invitations.