You don’t have to pay top dollar to learn English

It's often said that if you want the best, you have to "pay top dollar." But some of the best things in life — such as learning English — are indeed free.
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Everyday conversations: Visiting the Outer Banks [audio]

Have you ever seen a baby sea turtle hatch? Or the ocean from atop a lighthouse? Learn what you can do in North Carolina and some helpful English phrases!
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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.

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

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Today's dialogue is something you might hear between friends.

Everyday conversations for English learners: Reduce, reuse, recycle [audio]

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

Everyday conversations: Why teach STEM? [audio]

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

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.

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.
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.