English Learning

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...

Everyday conversations for English learners: What time is it?

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Everyday conversations for English learners: Informal introductions

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: Formal introductions

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 for English learners: Informal greetings and farewells

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 for English learners: Formal greetings

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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Food talk is big among those who live in America’s melting...

Maybe American-English speakers think with their stomachs, because they often express themselves in the language of cooking. Good friends who like the same things...
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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...
Michigan State forward Jon Horford slams a dunk. (AP Images)

Want to talk like an American? It’s a slam-dunk with these...

Americans are crazy about sports. So if you want to talk like an American, it's important to learn some of the sports phrases that...