everyday conversations

Students dressed in costumes for Halloween (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Everyday conversations: What’s your Halloween costume? [audio]

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Here, students talk about their Halloween costumes.
Plate full of barbecue and sides sitting on table (© Radharc Images / Alamy Stock Photo)

Everyday conversations: Let’s eat barbecue [audio]

Tour the U.S. and discover its culinary culture while learning English. Today, we're traveling to Missouri to try barbecue!
Woman holding up diamond between her thumb and finger (Crater of Diamonds State Park via AP)

Everyday conversations: Find diamonds in a park [audio]

This series of Everyday Conversations is about a family traveling to each of the 50 U.S. states. Learn terms from a trip to Crater of Diamonds State Park.
Jazz band performing outdoors in New Orleans (© 2015 DiscoverAmerica.com/Matador Network)

Everyday conversations: Food, music and architecture [audio]

This series of Everyday Conversations is about a family traveling to each of the 50 states in the U.S. Learn terms and phrases about New Orleans, Louisiana.
Passengers on Mississippi riverboat in rocking chairs (© AP Images)

Everyday conversations: A steamboat ride on the Mississippi River [audio]

This series of Everyday Conversations is about a family traveling to each of the 50 states in the U.S. Learn terms used on their Mississippi River cruise.
Artist's conception of new NASA rocket lifting off from launch pad (NASA/MSFC)

Everyday conversations: Let’s learn about space [audio]

This series of Everyday Conversations is about a family traveling to each of the 50 states. They visit the NASA Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
Arrangement of candles and framed photographs dedicated to musician Elvis Presley (© AP Images)

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.
Family standing at desk talking to clerk (© AP Images)

Everyday conversations: Asking for help at a hotel [audio]

This Everyday Conversations is about a family's planned trip to the Kentucky Derby, a horse race in Louisville, Kentucky. Learn phrases about the event.
Girl rappelling off a rock wall (Courtesy of Children's Museum of Indianapolis )

Everyday conversations: The world’s largest children’s museum [audio]

The largest children's museum in Indiana is for the young and young at heart! Learn the lingo used at museums and try practicing your English.