Learn English Conversation – Oxford English Daily Conversation Part 1

{“en”:”Good morning. It`s seven thirty. I`m Gary Fenton. Here is the news. The Prime Minister is in the United States today… …for talks with the American president at the White House. The talks are very important for British and American… Look at the time! Julia! It`s half past seven. – Your train`s at quarter to eight. – Coming. Is this OK Lovely, dear. Well, good luck. Thanks, Mum. Bye, Dad. Bye, love. Colin. It`s her first day today. What Oh yes. Thanks, Dad. Bye. That`s u00a34.50, please. – Here you are. – Thank you very much, thank you. OK, bye. Bye.

– Excuse me. – Sorry. – Morning, Ted. – Good morning, Tim. – How are you – I`m fine, thanks. And you Good morning. Can I help you Yes, Martha McKay, please. She`s the producer. That`s 5894. What`s your name, please Julia Drake. Hello. Miss Drake is at Reception. Yes, all right. Mrs McKay is in Room 1 2. That`s on the second floor. – The lift is over there. – Thank you. And what`s your address 94 Tindall Street. How do you spell Tindall T-I-N-D-A double L. Thank you. And your postcode Can you repeat that, please KT9 8NB. And your telephone number 01 372 89531 . Thank you, Ms Fossett. Goodbye. – Hello. I`m… – Julia! Welcome to Apex TV. Come in. No, don`t come in. This is my personal assistant, Rebecca Bond. – How do you do, Rebecca. – Pleased to meet you. Come and meet some of the people in the newsroom. Is Frederick in He`s the Managing Director. No. He`s in London. Oh, I see. Right. Well. Come on then, Julia. That`s Tim Barnes over there. He`s a reporter. Tim, this is Julia. She`s our new trainee. – Hi.

– Hi. This is a very interesting story, Martha. Look at this. – Tell me about it this afternoon. OK – Sure. See you around, Julie. Julia. Sorry My name isn`t Julie. It`s Julia. Oh, right. And address has got two D`s. What Address is A, double D. Right. Thank you. Don`t mention it. Who`s that young woman with Martha and Sean Her name`s Julia. She`s a new trainee. Mmm. She`s very pretty. Well, that`s everyone, I think. Tea or coffee – Coffee, please. – Black or white Oh, white with no sugar, please. Hello. You`re Julia, aren`t you Yes, and…

Pleased to meet you. I`m Gary. Nice to meet you, Gary. What do you do I`m a newsreader. Oh yes! You`re Gary Fenton. You`re my Mum`s favourite news reader. Here you are. Hello, Gary. This is Julia. Er, yes, I know. Anyway, I must be off. See you! He`s very nice. Yes. Hi. I`m home. Hello, dear. How`s your new job Tell me all about it. It`s great. Everyone`s very friendly. Well, almost everyone.

No, I can`t make it today, Ellie… I haven`t got time. I have to finish this programme and… Ellie Ellie! Hi, Tim. Good morning, Julia. How nice to see you. Martha, can we take a look at the diary for this week Now Oh, yes, all right. Well, this morning you`re on the food programme. Then this afternoon you`ve got a meeting with Floyd and Hank. That`s at quarter to two. Then tomorrow you`ve got an appointment at the dentist`s… …in the morning at quarter past ten. Marvellous! Then in the afternoon you`ve got a meeting with Frederick. Oh no, sorry. He can`t make it. He has to go to Paris. So is Tuesday afternoon free now No, you have to finish the Videocom report. Oh, hi, Julia. Then on Wednesday morning you`re at the Birmingham conference. – Martha. Can I have a word – Yes, Tim.

What is it I haven`t got an assistant for this afternoon… …for the story about Carl Stalker. You know, the windows guy. Oh yes. Well who have we got Ah, Chloe`s away. Gita`s on holiday… …and everybody else is busy. But I have to have an assistant. Can I do it Can I be your assistant, Tim That`s an idea. She hasn`t got the experience, Martha. She has to learn. And there`s nobody else. OK. See you later. So what`s this job about “Wonderful Windows. Can you believe it “New windows for just u00a3500.” And who`s this guy Walker Stalker. Carl Stalker. He`s the Managing Director of Wonderful Windows. And he`s got his customers` money… …but they haven`t got their windows. These are all letters from his customers. We have to leave at one thirty sharp.

Jason`s in trouble at school again. Who`s Jason He`s my son. Oh, how many children have you got Two – a son and a daughter. What`s your daughter`s name Kylie. She`s 1 3. Jason`s 1 6. My wife Sharon… OK Julia. Now you wait at the corner with one of these. Stalker`s got a blue Jaguar. What does he look like He`s quite tall. He`s got short, dark hair. When you see him, call me. Tim. Tim. Here he is. A blue Jaguar and… Oh no. It isn`t him. It`s a woman. And it isn`t a Jaguar. Sorry. Wait. Yes. He`s here. A blue Jag, registration number S307 ABW. Great. OK. Get ready, Sean. Mr Stalker. I`m from Apex TV. Can I ask you some questions What the…

No, you can`t. Where is your customers` money, Mr Stalker I`ve got nothing to say. Mr Stalker. You and your wife have got a big house… …and an expensive car, but your customers have got nothing. Where is their money, Mr Stalker Look. Go away and switch that thing off. Where`s the money, Mr Stalker Clear off! Are you all right, Sean Great. We`ve got him now. How about a drink Oh, just a minute. What`s the time It`s half past seven. Excuse me. If that`s Tim, I`m not here. Hello Hi, Rebecca. It`s Tim. Hi Tim. Er, Ellie`s not here. Oh, well, can you video the football match for me – I can`t get back in time. – Yes, OK. – Thanks, Rebecca. See you later. – Yes. Bye, Tim. Ellie! – Is Rebecca still at work – No, she`s at home. Oh, are you and Rebecca… – See you at the usual place – Yeah, see you there. Sorry. Are Rebecca and I… Oh, nothing. Let`s go. Rebecca Bond speaking. Good morning. This is Angus Moon from The Modern Woman magazine. We`d like to do an article on the job of a personal assistant.

Uh huh. Martha McKay`s an old friend of mine… …and she says that you are a wonderful PA. Are you busy now Can I ask you a few questions Well, yes, of course. Great. First a few questions about you. What time do you get up in the morning I always get up at seven o`clock. I have a shower and wash my hair. I have breakfast at half past seven. Then I get dressed.

And what do you normally have for breakfast Breakfast Oh, I usually have a glass of orange juice… …a grapefruit, two slices of toast one with butter and jam… …and one with butter and marmalade. And two cups of coffee. You`re very organized. Well, you have to be for this job. And what do you do in your free time I go to the gym three times a week… …on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. On Thursday evening, I go to my dance class… Oh, do you like dancing Yes, I do. I like cooking, too. And I love going to parties. OK, Rebecca.

Thank you very much. But don`t you want to talk about my job Well, I have got one last question. Um, do you know Gary Fenton Gary Yes, of course. He`s one of our newsreaders… And he`s a very good newsreader, isn`t he Gary! You… Hey. It`s only a joke, Rebecca. Well, I don`t think it`s funny. Now, I always come on at the end of the programme… …and try the food and drinks. That`s the next bit. Is everything ready I think so. Frederick`s on the phone, Martha. He`s in New York. OK. Five minutes then, Julia. Five minutes, Neil. Some salt in the lemonade. And some chilli powder in the soup. Hello, Gary. Do you want to try it Oh no. Martha always tries the food and drinks. But, um, can I watch If you want to.

Ready, Martha OK. So, this is our lunch for a warm summer`s day… …a green salad, cheese with French bread… …cold tomato and onion soup, and home-made lemonade. It`s time to try it. No. Why don`t we make a change today Here in the studio today is everybody`s favourite newsreader, Gary Fenton. Would you like to try this delicious meal, Gary I bet you can`t wait to taste it. Here. Try the home-made lemonade first. Isn`t that wonderful, Gary Very nice. Now, what about this soup A nice cold soup, eh Gary Come on, a big spoonful. Well, that`s it for this week. I hope you enjoy your summer lunch as much as Gary. Bye. OK. What would you like I`ll have a glass of white wine, please.

Me, too. Home-made lemonade for me, please, Gary. Very funny. Just a joke, Gary. Just a joke. I`ll have a mineral water. I have to drive. – Ice and lemon – Yes please. Oh, I must give Ellie a ring. Two glasses of white wine… …a mineral water with ice and lemon, and a pint of lager. – Who`s Ellie – Tim`s girlfriend. Oh! Aren`t you Tim`s girlfriend Me No. Ellie`s my flatmate. Tim lives upstairs. Oh, I see. What does she do She works in a hotel, so she works funny hours.

Here we are. Nice, cold drinks. No reply. – Morning, Tim. – Morning, Ted. Oh dear. You look tired. What time were you up this morning About four o`clock. There was an accident at the station. There weren`t any trains for five hours. – Terrible. – Oh hi, Rebecca. Hi. Thanks Ted. What`s the date today, Tim What Today`s date. What is it Er, it`s the fourth of October. And what do you know about the fourth of October It`s the day after the third of October Try again, Tim. Think of your girlfriend. Oh no! It`s Ellie`s birthday. But I haven`t got her a card or a present or anything. Excuse me! Oh, sorry! Good afternoon, Julia. I know. I`m sorry. The trains were all late. There was an accident at the station. Is Martha annoyed Well, she isn`t pleased – this is the second time this week. Yes, but it wasn`t my fault today. And you were late last Thursday, too. Well, that`s it. I must find a flat in town.

Are there any places in there No, there aren`t. What about this Second floor flat – bedroom, living room, small kitchen and bathroom/WC. Yes, but it`s u00a3600 a month. I can`t afford that. No, I suppose not. You could try an agency. I haven`t got time. Ask Martha for some time off this afternoon. Oh come on, Rebecca. I was late this morning, remember Well, try it. Martha`s got a teleconference with Frederick all afternoon. A teleconference Yes. Frederick`s in Tokyo. Oh, so Martha doesn`t need me. So let me see – there`s the room and the kitchen… …and the bathroom and the toilet are in the hall. Yes, that`s right. You share them with the people upstairs. They`re very nice people. And how much is it, Mr Jackson It`s only u00a365 a week.

So are you interested Yes, definitely. – The people upstairs – Uh, yes. Reception. Any luck No. There isn`t anything. Everything`s too far away, too expensive, too noisy, or just grotty. Never mind. Look. Come to my place for a drink. It`s a sort of surprise for Ellie`s birthday. OK. Back in a minute. – This is a nice place, Rebecca. – Yes, I like it. This is Ellie`s room. We`ve got this living room, a kitchen and the bathroom`s down the hall… …next to my bedroom. Where do you live, Gary I`ve got a flat just round the corner. Gary`s got a lovely place. It`s on the top floor and it`s got a great view. Tea, everyone There`s a message on your answerphone. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday, dear Ellie. Happy birthday to you. See you later. Love you. Bye. Love you.

Bye. You old romantic. Well, I think it`s very sweet, Tim. Hi, Rebecca. It`s me… Sshh, everybody. It`s Ellie. Hi, Rebecca. It`s me, Ellie. This is just to say goodbye. I`m really sorry about this, but I`ve got a job in a hotel in San Francisco… …and so… well… er… The rent for this month is on the dressing table in my room. There`s a letter for Tim there, too. Can you give it to him, please So, er… that`s it. Bye. Take care. – Oh dear. Poor Tim. – Well, it was very strange. I mean she wasn`t here last night… …and then she wasn`t here this morning and… Look on the bright side. You need a new flatmate now. Julia needs a room, so… Gary! It`s all right, Julia. Gary`s right. The room is yours, if you want it. – What Really – Yes, really. Oh, thank you! That`s great. Wonderful! Oh, Tim. I`m sorry. I`m sorry I`m late, Tim. I had to go to the police station about Kylie and Jason. They…

Not now, Sean. We need to go in five minutes. What`s the matter with him today – It`s Ellie. – Ellie – She`s gone. – Gone – To the States. – To the States She left yesterday. You see, yesterday was Ellie`s birthday. Tim, Gary, Julia and I went back to my place for a birthday drink for Ellie. Ellie wasn`t there, but there was a message from her on the answerphone. She said that she had a new job in San Francisco and well… goodbye. What did Tim do He just walked out of the flat.

He didn`t say a word. It was all very sad and, well, embarrassing. We didn`t know what to do. No wonder he`s in a bad mood. But it`s not all bad news, because Julia`s my new flatmate now. – Come on, Sean. We haven`t got all day. – Have a nice day. There, that`s the lot. Cup of tea, Mr Drake Um, no, thank you, Rebecca. I`d better be off now. – Thanks, Dad. – Don`t mention it, love. – Bye. – Bye. – Bye. – Bye Rebecca. – Welcome to Wellington Gardens. – I still can`t believe it. Why don`t we have a party – a sort of `Welcome to Julia` thing Oh, yes. Great idea. When Next Friday We can invite some of the neighbours and everyone from work. Everyone Even Frederick Don`t worry.

He`s in South Africa for the rest of the week. So who can we invite Oh, what`s this It`s an invitation to our party. A party, eh When is it It`s next Friday. The eighteenth. Tim, here. Great! I like parties. – We can`t come. – But… We`ve got that programme to finish. Can`t we do it another time It`s Julia`s… No! Oh, well… Hi, Tim. It`s party time. No, it isn`t. OK, I think we can take a look at that now. Last year Richard Bennett gave up his job in a London bank… …and decided to walk to the South Pole. Why did you give up your job, Richard Well, I didn`t like my job and I had a lot of problems at home. I just wanted to get away from it all. I wanted to find myself, if you like. So you left England in August.

What did you do first I flew to Buenos Aires in Argentina. From there I travelled to the Antarctic by boat. When did you actually start your journey to the Pole Well, I had to wait for a few weeks, because the weather was very bad… …so I didn`t set off until the end of September. Did anyone go with you No, I was on my own. And did you reach the South Pole No, I didn`t. After about three hundred kilometres I fell into a huge crevasse… …you know – a big hole – about ten metres deep.

Were you hurt Yes, I broke my arm. I couldn`t climb out. What did you do Well, fortunately, my sledge fell into the hole with me… …so I had food, and I had my radio, too. And I called for help. How long were you there before they found you Five days. There was a bad storm, you see. I thought it was the end, but then suddenly I heard voices and dogs.

I shouted and shouted and faces appeared above me. What did you think about, while you were in the crevasse I thought about my life back in England. And the funny thing was that all my problems at home and at work… …weren`t important any more. I just wanted to be with my family and friends again. Life`s very short, you know. You have to enjoy it while you can. Thank you very much. Can I just look at that last part again I thought about my life back in England. And the funny thing was that all my problems at home and at work… …weren`t important any more. I just wanted to be with my family and friends again. Life`s very short, you know. You have to enjoy it while you can. Thank you very much. Yes, that`s fine. Do you want a cup of coffee Tim Sorry. What did you say Would you like a coffee No thanks, Sean. We`ve got a party to go to. What do you think, Rebecca The skirt or the trousers I can`t afford both.

Hmm. I don`t know. How much are they The skirt`s u00a328.50. The trousers are a bit more expensive, but not much. Look. There`s Gary. Where There. He`s going into the Men`s department. Oh, I suppose he`s buying some new clothes… …for his interview with that magazine. Oh yes. What did he say The readers of Stars and Style magazine voted me…

…the best dressed newsreader on TV. Let`s see what he`s buying. Hi, Gary. What are you doing I`m looking for a shirt and a tie to go with my new suit. Are they for your interview Oh, do you know about that Oh, come on, Gary. Everybody knows. You mention it at least ten times a day. Excuse me. Can I try these on, please Sure.

The changing rooms are over there. Thank you. How many shirts are you taking Only the best is good enough for the best-dressed newsreader. Hi, Tim. OK, Gary. What`s in the bags Oh, these It`s my new suit and things for my interview… …about the best dressed newsreader. Yes, we know. Armani, eh Bet that cost a bit. Well, if it`s good, the price doesn`t matter. Did you hear that Yes, he`s even worse than usual. Somebody should do something about him. When is this interview anyway Straight after the six o`clock news.

Psst! Sean! Sean! Gary Fenton to the studio, please. Five minutes. Oh, there you are, Gary. Why are you so late Good evening. This is Gary Fenton with the six o`clock news. Gary, your visitors. Charlotte Mortimer from Stars and Style magazine. Pleased to meet you, Mr Fenton, or may I call you Gary Of course. Now, can we take some photographs first Oh no. We always see you at your desk, Gary. Well, I feel more comfortable here. But I`m sure all our readers want to know if you`ve got any legs. I`d really prefer to be at my desk. Come on now, Gary. Don`t be shy! All right! What are you wearing Er, well, perhaps at the desk is better. What`s happening The reporter`s interviewing Gary. And Gary always enjoys interviews. Well, he isn`t enjoying this one. I think we should give his trousers back now. Why Oh, all right. So when did you start doing that A couple of years ago. Sorry to interrupt. We found these, Gary. Excuse me. Photograph Come on, Gary. Cheer up.

The magazine got photos of you in your new suit in the end. But you looked so funny in those baggy old trousers. Where did you get them, anyway They were Sean`s. Oh no, Sean! So what are we going to do at this school Tim`s going to interview one of the teachers. She`s won the lottery twice. I`ve never won the lottery. In fact, I`ve never won anything! Is everything OK Sure.

Let`s go. Oh! Tim! Are you all right Yes, I`m fine. I`ve just got stomach-ache, that`s all. You can`t work like this. You should be at home in bed. Look. I`ve never missed a day`s work in my life… …and I`m not going to start now. Anyway, who`s going to do the interview if I`m not there Me. Have you ever done an interview before No, I haven`t, but I`ve watched you several times and Sean`s here. He`s filmed hundreds of interviews. No, it`s OK, I can… Ow, ah! Give me your car keys.

I`m going to take you straight to the doctor. Hi, how are you Hi, Julia. Did you get the interview all right Yes, everything was fine. But what about you I feel a bit sore. They took my appendix out yesterday afternoon. I know. I came to see you, but you were asleep. I was with Rebecca. Uh-huh. I`ve never been in hospital before. How long are you going to be in here I can go home tomorrow and the doctor says… …I can go back to work next week, if I want to. Tim. Don`t you ever stop Hi, Gary. Tim… Oh, hello, Julia. Appendicitis, eh Ah no, I suppose you can`t eat anything at the moment. – Julia – No thanks. I`ve had appendicitis, you know.

Have you, Julia Very painful. Now when did I have it Oh yes. I was at school. It must be oh, twenty years ago. Hello Tim. What did the doctor say All clear. And the best thing is I can eat normally again. Good. Er, Julia… … I, em, wanted to say thank you for all your help when… …you know… and well, erm… …would you like to go out for a meal sometime… …just to, you know, say thank you Yes, I`d love to. Shall we try that new Italian place near the museum Mmm. That would be nice. When Is this evening any good for you Yes, it`s fine. Great.

Shall I call for you about eight I`m going to be in town anyway. So can we meet at the restaurant at say half past seven OK. Tim Barnes. Hi Pete… – This is good. I love Italian food. – Have you ever been to Italy – I lived there for a couple of years. – Really It was after I left university. I worked in a travel company. You know, looking after groups of British tourists. Did you enjoy it Yes, it was great fun. I like travelling. What about you I`ve travelled around a bit, mostly in Asia and South America… …but I`ve never actually lived in another country. Erm… You`ve got some sauce on your cheek. Have I Where – Hi, you two. – Oh, hello, Gary. Can I join you I`m having dinner here, too… …but my friends aren`t here yet… You`ve got a bit of sauce on your cheek, Julia.

Thank you, Gary. I can do it. That was a really good meal. I enjoyed it. Yes, me too. Until Gary arrived. Yes. Um, well, I`ve got an early start tomorrow. Yes. So… Yes. Goodnight. Goodnight. See you tomorrow. – Tim! – Yes I can`t find my keys, I think I`ve left them at work. Oh, isn`t Rebecca in I don`t know. Probably not. Oh dear. Oh hi, hi Tim. I heard voices. I`m just on the phone to my sister, so I`ll see you in a minute. Still locked out Yes.. “}

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Neuro Linguistic Programming in Brighton

Speak English – Learn English Conversation! #9: Learn American English – Speak American English

{“en”:”Hello. Welcome. “Speak American English with Lyman Holton” My name is Lyman Holton. In this lesson you and me are going to have a conversation… as two people discussing directions to the library. Are you ready? Let’s begin. Repeat everything I say for Lyman and Kelly. Excuse me. Where’s the nearest library? Oh, my. I’m afraid the closest one is a couple miles from here. So, there is a library about two miles away? Yes. Are you going to drive there? Yes. Why do you ask? Because the bus, that will be here shortly, goes there. I see. Could you give me directions for driving? Sure. Ah, what is your name, if you don’t mind me asking? Oh, of course not. I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to be rude. That’s all right. I just like to know who I’m talking to.

My name is Kelly. And, may ask what yours is as well? I’m Lyman. Now, to get to the library, drive that way to the fifth stoplight. Okay. I go to the fifth stoplight. Then what? Turn left and go about one mile, and you’ll see the library on the right. All right. Do you know the name of the street where I turn left? I’m not sure. I think it’s 2nd Avenue. Okay. Thanks for the information, Lyman. No problem, Kelly. I hope you don’t have any trouble finding it. Oh, I’m sure I’ll find it okay. Oh, yeah. I just remembered. The library is next to a shopping center.

Now, we’ve had our practice reading everything for both conversations. Now, what we’re going to do is begin our 1st conversation. Speak out loud as Kelly. You are Kelly. Just listen when Lyman speaks. I’m Lyman. Excuse me. Where’s the nearest library? Oh, my. I’m afraid the closest one is a couple miles from here. So, there is a library about two miles away? Yes. Are you going to drive there? Yes. Why do you ask? Because the bus, that will be here shortly, goes there. I see. Could you give me directions for driving? Sure. Ah, what is your name, if you don’t mind me asking? Oh, of course not. I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to be rude. That’s all right. I just like to know who I’m talking to. My name is Kelly. And, may I ask what yours is as well? I’m Lyman. Now, to get to the library, drive that way to the fifth stoplight.

Okay. I go to the fifth stoplight. Then what? Turn left and go about one mile, and you’ll see the library on the right. All right. Do you know the name of the street where I turn left? I’m not sure. I think it’s 2nd Avenue. Okay. Thanks for the information, Lyman. No problem, Kelly. I hope you don’t have any trouble finding it. Oh, I’m sure I’ll find it okay. Oh, yeah. I just remembered. The library is next to a shopping center. Let’s begin our second conversation. Let’s switch dialogues. I am still Lyman. You are still Kelly. Excuse me. Where’s the nearest library? Oh, my. I’m afraid the closest one is a couple miles from here. So, there is a library about two miles away? Yes. Are you going to drive there? Yes.

Why do you ask? Because the bus, that will be here shortly, goes there. I see. Could you give me directions for driving? Sure. Ah, what is your name, if you don’t mind me asking? Oh, of course not. I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to be rude. That’s all right. I just like to know who I’m talking to. My name is Lyman. And, may I ask what yours is as well? I’m Kelly. Now, to get to the library, drive that way to the fifth stoplight. Okay. I go to the fifth stoplight. Then what? Turn left and go about one mile, and you’ll see the library on the right. All right. Do you know the name of the street where I turn left? I’m not sure. I think it’s 2nd Avenue. Okay. Thanks for the information, Kelly. No problem, Lyman. I hope you don’t have any trouble finding it.

Oh, I’m sure I’ll find it okay. Oh, yeah. I just remembered. The library is next to a shopping center. And, that concludes our conversation for this lesson. I hope you enjoyed it… and if you have any questions please feel free to post them below. Goodbye for now.. “}

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Study English in Brighton

Speak English – Learn English Conversation! #18: Learn American English – Speak American English

{“en”:”Hello. Welcome. “Speak American English with Lyman Holton” My name is Lyman Holton. In this lesson you and I… are going to have a conversation as two people… discussing how we should be more social at work. Are you ready? Let’s begin. Repeat everything I say for Lyman and Kelly . Lyman, do you mill who that woman is? Which woman are you talking about, Kelly? The tall woman over there, in the blue dress with blonde hair. Oh, that’s Jane. Haven’t you met her yet? No, I’ve never seen her before. Is she one of our clients? The words you see in red print, are words you may want to look up in your translator… to help you follow the conversation. No, I’ve never seen her before.

Is she one of our clients? Oh, come on Kelly! She works here, in our office. You’re joking, right? Is she an attorney? No. Jane is one of our new admin. secretaries. Gee, I guess I need to pay more attention to what’s going on. I’ve told you before, you spend too much time at your desk. True. I could at least eat lunch in the break room, instead of at my desk. Work is important, Kelly. But, so is socializing with the other employees. You’re right, Lyman. I don’t want to get a reputation for being anti-social. That’s right. One day you’re going to need some help from a friend. I know “And, I won’t have any friends to ask for help.” That’s exactly right, Kelly. It’s also harder to get promoted if you’re unpopular. Well, I tell you what, Lyman. I’m going to change, right now. Oh, really? And, how are you going to do that? I’m going to order pizza for everyone in the office, for lunch today.

Well, that’ll certainly make you more popular. I’ll help you spread the word. Let’s begin our first conversation! Speak out loud as Kelly. Just listen when Lyman speaks. Lyman, do you know who that woman is? Which woman are you talking about, Kelly? The tall woman over there, in the blue dress with blonde hair. Oh, that’s Jane. Haven’t you met her yet? No, I’ve never seen her before. Is she one of our clients? Oh, come on Kelly! She works here, in our office. You’re joking, right? Is she an attorney? No. Jane is one of our new admin. secretaries. Gee, I guess I need to pay more attention to what’s going on.

I’ve told you before, you spend too much time at your desk. True. I could at least eat lunch in the break room, instead of at my desk. Work is important, Kelly. But, so is socializing with the other employees. You’re right, Lyman. I don’t want to get a reputation for being anti-social. That’s right. One day you’re going to need some help from a friend. I know “And, I won’t have any friends to ask for help.” That’s exactly right, Kelly. It’s also harder to get promoted if you’re unpopular. Well, I tell you what, Lyman. I’m going to change, right now. Oh, really? And, how are you going to do that? I’m going to order pizza for everyone in the office, for lunch today. Well, that’ll certainly make you more popular. I’ll help you spread the word.

Let’s begin our 2nd conversation! Let’s switch dialogs. I am still Lyman. You’re still Kelly. Kelly, do you know who that woman is? Which woman are you talking about, Lyman? The tall woman over there, in the blue dress with blonde hair. Oh, that’s Jane. Haven’t you met her yet? No, I’ve never seen her before. Is she one of our clients? Oh, come on Lyman! She works here, in our office. You’re joking, right? Is she an attorney? No. Jane is one of our new admin. secretaries. Gee, I guess I need to pay more attention to what’s going on.

I’ve told you before, you spend too much time at your desk. True. I could at least eat lunch in the break room, instead at my desk. Work is important, Lyman. But, so is socializing with the other employees. You’re right, Kelly. I don’t want to get a reputation for being anti-social. That’s right. One day you’re going to need some help from a friend. I know “And, I won’t have any friends to ask for help.” That’s exactly right, Lyman. It’s also harder to get promoted if you’re unpopular. Well, I tell you what, Kelly. I’m going to change, right now. Oh, really? And, how are you going to do that? I’m going to order pizza for everyone in the office, for lunch today. Well, that’ll certainly make you more popular. I’ll help you spread the word. That concludes our lesson. Please post any comments that you may have below. I’m always happy to answer questions, as well. And, please if you haven’t done so, subscribe.

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How to Study English: Four Core English Skills

{“en”:”Hello, everyone. I’m Robin and welcome to this video. In this video I’m going to talk about the four language skills Whenever we study a language, there are four very important skills, we need to know and practice. So that’s what I’m going to talk about in this video. I’m going to talk about the four skills. And I’m going to teach you how to use these for skills to improve your English language ability. Ahh, this is an introduction video, so I’m not going to go into too much detail. But I still think it’s a very important video to help you improve your English.

So the four language skills. We also call them the Four Core English skills. ‘Core’ means center. Very important. Ok these are very important skills. And I.. I think you already know these skills. The first two: speaking and writing. Now speaking and writing… these are called productive skills or output. Ok, so you have an idea or some information… and you want to give that to another person. You have to create language. Okay. You have to create English. So you’re speaking in English. Or you’re writing a letter or an email. We have to create and give that information to someone.

So we call that productive skills. The last two: listening and reading. We call these receptive skills or input. Ok. So you’re listening to someone speak English And you have to understand. Or you’re reading a book or newspaper article and you have to understand what the information is. These are the four skills. They’re called skills because with practice, we can get better. And I’m going to show you how to practice using these four skills. Now I’m going to teach you how to use the Integrated Skills Approach. ‘Approach’ means it’s a method. Ok.

And it’s a good method. ‘Skills’ – we’re talking about the four skills. And the keyword ‘integrated’ – now what this means is we’re taking the four skills – And when we study English, we’re studying all four skills together at the same time. Alright, let me explain more. So you should study a topic – practicing all four core English skills. Let me give an example of a classroom. Now a good teacher will want to use the Integrated Skills Approach. So the teacher will bring the class a topic… So let’s say the topic today is Canadian culture. So what the teacher will want to do is practice the receptive skills. So, the students might read about Canadian culture. They might watch a video and practice there listening about Canadian culture.

So they’re receiving information in English. And then the teacher will want to practice the productive skills. So, here she will ask the students to write about Canadian culture. …what they thought about Canadian culture… And…they… the teacher will also ask the students to practice speaking about Canadian culture with… with the teacher or with a classmate. So in this class, a good teacher was able to pick a topic – one topic. And practice all four core English skills This is a really good class. This is a really good way to study English. Why? Well with the receptive…ah… practicing the receptive skills, You might learn some new English expressions or vocabulary. And then when you’re we’re practicing the productive skills, you’re able to practice writing these new expressions…. and you practice speaking these new expressions… Alright this will really really help you improve your English. Ahh… so in the class, a good teacher will do this.

Let’s talk about self study – outside the class. How can you do this? Well it’s not easy… ok… you know that. So, the…ah… receptive skills: the reading and listening – That’s easy. You’re practicing your receptive skills now. You’re listening to me. You can watch videos…uh…or listen to the radio. And reading – you can read articles and books. So you can practice that alone. But the productive skills…uh…Writing… Uh…a lot of my students don’t practice that, but you should. Alright. Now you can keep a diary. Whatever you watch, you can make some comments in your diary or about your day. You’re writing. You’re practicing. Uhh…and for speaking… well… you need a partner. Ok. You need a partner to practice speaking. That’s not easy. I know. But you really need to find a club or a friend you can practice speaking English about some topics. Ok? Now I’m going to help you a little bit. Uh…I’m going to talk about Voice of America Now… and this website. Now this is a really good website to practice your…uh…listening and reading. Ok. If you go to this website, they have different levels.

So if you’re a beginner, intermediate, advanced – they have different videos… and different articles. So this will really help you to find your level and practice your listening – when you’re watching a video. And you’re reading. Alright. Right now I’m going to show you how to access this site and use this site. Let’s take a look. First open your browser. Search for Voice of America. You can see their English learning site here. Ok this is the main page. You can see up here many things to explore. They have English lessons. And three levels of news articles. Let’s click level 1. And the first article. You can practice listening with the audio. And it matches the article below. Let’s check level 3. Again, you can play the audio to practice listening. Or read the article first, and listen later. Let’s click the video. They have some good videos for studying English. And they have audio broadcasts, too. Voice of America. A great website to help you improve your English.

Alright there’s one more thing I want to talk about. That is Balanced the Skills. Now we have the four skills here. And one problem I see with my students is they are focusing or they’re st…or they’re practicing only one or two of these skills. And they’re not…they’re ignoring… they’re not practicing other skills So for example: speaking. A lot of my students they’re only practicing speaking… but they’re not practicing writing. Alright. Don’t do this. If you are studying English, you have to practice all of these. Ok. And if possible, integrate it at the same time …about a topic. This will really help you improve your English. Uh, another example…uh.. some of my students….

they…they’re only worried about taking a test. Like TOEFL or TOEIC or IELTS. Uh…so they’re more focused on listening and reading or maybe writing. And they don’t spend any time on speaking. Alright? Oh this is terrible too. Again to really improve your English… balance the skills. Study them all, alright? Now I hope this video helped you. See you next time! If you enjoyed my video – like the video. Or subscribe to my channel. Or write a comment below. Uh…I really want to hear what you thought of my video. Ok. Thank you.. “}

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Don’t Study English in Vancouver…and Toronto

{“en”:”Hello, everyone. I’m Robin and welcome to my video. Don’t Study English in Vancouver Why am I making this video? Well, I’m making this video for my Korean students. Ok Now I’m Canadian and I’ve traveled through… throughout Canada and I visited many of my Korean students and I saw how they studied English in Canada. And also many of my students have gone to Canada for six months… one year… two years to study English and comeback and I’ve talked with them. So, I learned a lot about studying English in Canada. And what I learned is don’t study here. Ahh, Vancouver and Toronto. These are the bigger cities in Canada.

And I’m going to say don’t study English in Vancouver. and…don’t study English in Toronto. because…of the students…ahh… that I’ve seen, and there’s been a lot, that went to Canada and studied for six months or a year and they came back. Ahh…I’ve noticed that students that studied English in Vancouver and Toronto… their English was not as good as my students that studied in smaller Canadian cities. Ok, so I’m going to talk a little bit of maybe ‘why’ that happens. And before…uh…I talk about the ‘why’, we should understand if you plan to go to Canada… Uh…you should have a primary goal. Now up here I have an example of two goals. Improve my English speaking ability. Have a great travel experience. Ok. Both of these are good goals. There’s probably other goals but we should identify the primary goal. The first goal and the first goal I think should always be number one. When we go to Canada, we want to improve our English ok we want to go there for one year… …come back. And we speak English…uh…very well. You know it’s very embarrassing if you…your parents spend a lot of money to send you to Canada…

You go there and you come back and there’s only a little bit of improvement. So our first goal should be improve our English So every decision we make, should be to help the first goal. Of course in Canada, wherever you go in Canada, you will have a great travel experience. So understanding our first goal… do not study English in Vancouver… …or Toronto. All right, we should also think about what kind of friends we want to meet in Canada. Ahh…Toronto and Vancouver… Uh…they attract a lot of international students. ok so if you go to the language school…uh… or you’re just walking around…uh…probably you’re going to meet a lot of international students. These are going to be your friends. These are possibly going to be your roommates Again, we have some goals here. You want to go to Canada. You want to make Canadian friends. Ok, to improve your English. And you want to make international friends. This is good, too. …but again our primary goal should be – try to make Canadian friends.

Ok? Again a lot of my students… they go to Canada… they go to Vancouver for one year They come back and they say ” I have a lot of friends” and I asked them, “well “how many Canadian friends?’ …no…they have no Canadian friends. Ok… They have lots of new Korean friends. And they have lots of Japanese or Chinese friends. That’s good, but we should try to make some Canadian friends because this will really help improve our English. Ok. Study here! Here are some better cities. Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Ottawa. Great cities to study English. and ‘why?’ Well problem one. There’s too many..ah…k..k..Koreans…in Canada. Like when I say Koreans… there’s a lot of koreans living in Canada. There’s also a lot of Korean students going to Canada. And there’s a lot of Korean tourists going to Canada. Now, I love Korea, and I love Koreans. But if you’re going to Canada to study English or practice English.

Ah…You don’t want to be around a lot of Koreans cause you’re just going to speak Korean more than you speak English. Ok, so it’s very important to get away from the people who speak the same language as you. Ok. It’s very tempting. After a long day, you’re tired and you’re sick of English to go play with your Korean friends. And on the weekend… play with your korean friends. Ok.You’re not practicing your English. So, here are Canadian provinces, not all the Canadian provinces. Ontario… This is…ah…the province with Toronto and Ottawa. British Columbia. Vancouver.

Victoria. So Toronto, Vancouver, don’t study English there. You can see there’s a lot of Koreans there. These are the Koreans that live there. Korean-Canadians. And again as I said, they’re students and tourists. These are the cities I recommend. Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg. So you can see not many Koreans there. Good chance to practice your English Ok, another problem…the language schools. Now when you’re in Korea, you probably go to the uc5b4ud559uc6d0 [language school helpers] first. and you… you talk about studying English in Canada. And they might recommend Vancouver or Toronto. I hope you tell them: “No, no, no, I want to go to a smaller city.” But when they recommend Vancouver or Toronto…ah… They might get some incentive, some something, you know, money from… Vancouver language schools and Toronto language schools. These are big language schools.

They have a lot of students. They have a lot of…ah…money to try to get more students. So don’t trust the [language school helpers] too much, ok? And the language schools in Vancouver, Toronto very big very professional. And they are a problem because…I put three reasons here. First reason, they make it too easy…for students. Ah… Another reason they steal your English-speaking experiences. I’ll talk about this in a moment. And they control your money. Actually they control your time and money. So… Let’s go back to the stealing. Language stealing. So if you go to the language school in Vancouver or Toronto, ahh…they’re usual going to pick you up from the airport. They’re going to help you finding housing. Ahh…they help…they help you make a bank account and they have some weekend events for Saturday, Sunday. And they offer some class trips . Ahh…and I’m going to say this is stealing your language experience.

Remember you’re going to Canada to improve your English. It’s very important that you struggle and have a difficult time. That is where you’re learning to speak English. So, for example, if you go to make a bank account by yourself,.. wow, what a learning experience. You got to go open a bank account. You have to communicate what you need to the Canadian teller. And then you have a goal to accomplish. This is a really good learning experience. Not the ud559uc6d0[language school] or the language school taking you to the bank and helping you do everything.

And actually maybe you don’t even speak any English. Same with the weekend and class trips, you’re…you’re at the language school you’re in a class… most of your class, especially Vancouver ‘n Toronto,… are going to be other Koreans. Ok. Ah…over fifty percent of your classmates are going to be other Koreans. You’re going to have some international…uh…students there. Uh…Probably from Asia, Japan, China, Taiwan. You might have some European students – very few European students.

Maybe some South American and there’s a lot of Mexican students, too. Ah…great they’re also great to improve your .English But, you know, they’re controling your time and your money by offering their programs. You go out on a trip, you’re…you’re making friends and practicing English but really, your goal is to make Canadian friends and interact with Canadians. So I don’t really like this system. Uh… It’s ok, you know, it’s ok. It works, but I want you to try a more difficult and better way to really improve your English. Alright, let’s talk about Canada in a little more detail. This is Canada. I put the red pins: Vancouver, Toronto – Don’t go there.

Uh…I recommend middle Canada …the middle area…the middle cities. So yeah. Vancouver and Victoria. Vancouver, Victoria – beautiful cities. Ok, if you go to Canada, you must visit Vancouver. There is a good reason why many Koreans go to Vancouver. It is beautiful. So, spend a week travelling in Vancouver. But again, Don’t study English in Vancouver. Victoria very close to Vancouver. A lot of Koreans, but a better place to help improve your English. Ah…Alberta. Province of Alberta. Calgary, Edmonton. Perfect. These are perfect cities to study English. Ok. They’re about a million people each. Uhm…Not many Koreans. Safe places. Ah…you would have a great experience in these cities. Saskatchewan. Saskatoon. Regina. I…I’ll tell you I had a student who went to Regina for nine months. He said, he…he went to Regina. There was no Koreans. He was forced, he had to make Canadian friends. He came back his English was amazing. Ok. Just nine months in Regina.

You know he really improved his English. And he loved Regina. Of course Regina is not a perfect city. But he had a great time there. And he made Canadian friends. Winnipeg..uh..getting really interior, in the center of Canada. Another good place to study English. I’ve had some students go there. It’s a good place. Uh…Winnipeg. Uh…this area’s… I’m not going to lie. A little bit cold. So if you do go to Winnipeg, dress warm. But that’s part of the Canadian experience. Ah…this is the province of Ontario. This is where Ottawa and Toronto are. Now before I talk about Ottawa and Toronto, I’m just going to mention the East coast of Canada. There are some places… some good places to study English, but I’m sorry I don’t have much information about these places. Ok… I… I haven’t had many students that went to study out here. I haven’t traveled so much in this area. So I’m sure there’s good places in Eastern Canada, Uh…

But I can’t really recommend them today so I know about central Canada very well and I recommend this area. Alright, so, Ottawa, Toronto. Ottawa is the capital city of Canada. It’s a beautiful city. I think it’s okay to study English there. But Toronto – don’t study English in Toronto. Too many… too many Koreans in this area. And Koreatown…uh… if you study in Toronto most your friends are going to be Korean and you’re you’re eating…uh…

You know Korean food and doing Korean activities almost every day you know this is not part of the Canadian experience. Alright? Alright let’s do a summary of what I’ve been telling you. Be sincere about your goals. Remember your goal should be – improve my English. That’s your first goal. Make Canadian Friends. Alright, so all of your decisions focused on those things you have to achieve those things. So do not study English in Vancouver or Toronto. Ok? these are not good places to study English.

They do not help your goals because there’s too many Koreans in these cities. You are going to have a lot of Korean friends. You are going to go to Koreatown. You are going to be speaking more Korean than English Don’t go there. They’re great places to visit, but don’t study English in Vancouver. Get out of the uc5b4ud559uc6d0 [language school helpers] language school system. Uh…this is okay at first. I can understand why people might need this. but to spend one year in this system where they’re controlling your time and money and your selection of friends… is only your classmates. Uh…you got to getaway from this all right. Uh…be brave. Be strong. You can do it. You can get out of the system and start interacting with Canadians and living in Canada. So that brings us to participate in Canadian culture. You’re going to Canada (another country) to study English, but you have to participate.

You have to live in Canada. So you have to do things Canadians do. And you have to join clubs. And join classes. Meet Canadians. Alright, this is really important to improve your English. Ah…of course you’re going to have a great experience. You do not have to go to Vancouver or Toronto to have a great experience. You can go anywhere in Canada. I promise you. You will have a great experience. Ok? So, this goal is very easy. So, you do not have to study in Vancouver or Toronto. Alright. Some final words. Abroad is not the place to study, it’s the place to practice, experiment with, and test your English. And you should think this way too. Korea…you go to the language school, you study from a course book…uhh..

You study from a teacher. But when you go to Canada, you should get away from the teachers get away from the course book this is your chance to use real English in real situations. This will make your English better. Alright? You will learn very fast if you start thinking this way. Get out of the classroom. Alright. Thank you. I hope this video helps you. And remember, don’t study English in Vancouver.

See you next time. If you enjoyed this video, let us know. Subscribe. Like the video. And I really like it when my viewers write English comments below. Take care.. “}

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Speak English – Learn English Conversation! #22: Learn American English – Speak American English

{“en”:”Hello and welcome to… “Speak American English with Lyman Holton” My name is Lyman Holton. In this lesson, you and me are going to have a conversation… as two people going to the airport and leaving for a trip. Are you ready? Repeat everything I say for Lyman and Kelly. Are you ready to go, Lyman? Yes, I have my bags packed. How about you? I’m all set. How many suitcases are you bringing? Now remember, the words in “red” print are words you may want to look up in your translator. To help you better understand the conversation. I’m all set. How many suitcases are you bringing? Just two. I’ll put the larger one in checked baggage and carry-on the other. Yep, same here. I tried to get everything into one, but that didn’t work. What do you think? Should we drive to the airport? I think it’ll be cheaper to take a taxi. Then we don’t have “to” pay for parking. No, the airport’s too far away to take a taxicab. It’d cost too much.

Well, that’s true, Lyman. So, what should we do? How about this idea? We take a taxi to the bus station. And, take a bus to the airport! Now that’s a good idea. (A little later.) Wow, I didn’t know this airport was so big. Yeah, it’s huge. Where do we check-in for our flight? It looks like the ticket counter for our airline is way across the terminal. Oh yeah. I see it over there. Let’s hurry up and get checked-in. (Still later.) Okay, so we checked-in our baggage and got our boarding passes. Yeah, now we just me too get through the security checkpoint. Let’s pull out our passports, Kelly. The TSA agent has to see them. Oh, great, Lyman. Now we have to open our bags, take off our shoes … Oh, it’s no big deal, Kelly. We’ll be on our plane soon, headed for Hawaii! Let’s begin our 1st conversation! Speak out loud as Kelly.

Just listen when Lyman speaks. Are you ready to go, Lyman? Yes, I have my bags packed. How about you? I’m all set. How many suitcases are you bringing? Just two. I’ll put the larger one in checked baggage and carry-on the other. Yep, same here. I tried to get everything into one, but that didn’t work. What do you think? Should we drive to the airport? I think it’ll be cheaper to take a taxi. Then we don’t have to pay for parking. No, the airport’s too far away to take a taxicab. It’d cost too much. Well, that’s true, Lyman. So, what should we do? How about this idea? We take a taxi to the bus station. And, take a bus to the airport! Now that’s a good idea. Wow, I didn’t know this airport was so big. Yeah, it’s huge. Where do we check-in for our flight? It looks like the ticket counter for our airline is way across the terminal. Oh, yeah. I see it over there. Let’s hurry up and get checked-in. Okay, so we checked-in our baggage and got our boarding passes. Yeah, now we just need to get through the security checkpoint.

Let’s pull out our passports, Kelly. The TSA agent has to see them. Oh, great, Lyman. Now we have to open our bags, take off our shoes … Oh, it’s no big deal, Kelly. We’ll be on our plane soon, headed for Hawaii! Let’s begin our 2nd conversation! Let’s switch dialogs. I’m still Lyman. You’re still Kelly. Are you ready to go, Kelly? Yes, I have my bags packed. How about you? I’m all set. How many suitcases are you bringing? Just two. I’ll put the larger one in checked baggage and carry-on the other. Yep, same here. I tried to get everything into one, but that didn’t work. What do you think? Should we drive to the airport? I think it’ll be cheaper to take a taxi.

Then we don’t have to pay for parking. No, the airport’s to far away to take a taxicab. It’d cost too much. Well, that’s true, Kelly. So, what should we do? How about this idea? We take a taxi to the bus station. And, take a bus to the airport! Now that’s a good idea. Wow, I didn’t know this airport was so big. Yeah, it’s huge. Where do we check-in for our flight? It looks like the ticket counter for our airline is way across the terminal. Oh, yeah. I see it over there. Let’s hurry up and get checked-in. Okay, so we checked-in our baggage and got our boarding passes. Yeah, now we just need to get through the security checkpoint. Let’s pull out our passports, Lyman. The TSA agent has to see them.

Oh, great, Kelly. Now we have to open our bags, take off our shoes … Oh, it’s no big deal, Lyman. We’ll be on our plane soon, headed for Hawaii! That concludes this lesson. Thank you for watching this video. I hope you enjoyed it Please post any comments you have below. I’ll be happy to respond. And, please subscribe. Good-bye for now.. “}

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Pimp Up your English Vocabulary – Slang Words | English Speaking Practice Lesson

 

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6 reasons – Why is my English Speaking not improving? Speak English with confidence.

 

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