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English conversions at a normal speed. We interview someone who has an interesting story to tell.

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English idioms, phrases, common slang and interesting vocabulary

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Our hosts have natural conversations in everyday English, while speaking slowly and clearly.

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Practical English expressions for everyday situations that you encounter in an English speaking country.



Curious Question #8 – How have you been?

How have you been? When you greet someone you can say, “How are you?” and you can say “How have you been?” A smart listener asks, “what is the difference between “How are you?” and “How have you been?”

Catch Word #7 – Clear

Do you know all the meanings of the word clear? Do you understand them clearly? Here we try to make some of the definitions crystal clear for you! We look at things that are clear cut, discuss how to clear the table and clear your throat, and hope to make all these new expressions as more »

Curious Question #7 – In Da House

Robin and Maura are in da house! What does that mean? A real music lover heard this and wrote in to find out what it is all about.   Expressions included in the learning materials On the house To house House/Home Da means the. Dat means that. Dis means this. Sample transcript Robin: One, two, one, more »

Close Up #5 – Blind Date Part 2

Jen gets mixed up and Rick is a couch potato! Do you already know these funny expressions? After finding out about Jen’s date in part 1 of Catching Up, she asks Rick about his night. Find out what is new with him.   Expressions included in the learning materials Get lucky I suppose To mix more »

Catch Word #6 – Look

You don’t need to look up these definitions in the dictionary. Just listen to this episode where we look at some of the possibilities with the verb look! To look like, look down, look up and look forward to are the expressions that we examine in this episode.   Expressions included in the learning materials more »

Curious Question #6 – Want vs. Won’t

The question this time is a pronunciation question. How can we hear the difference between “want” and “won’t”. It is true that they are very similar, but there are some differences and here we explain them for you.   Here are some photos that help distinguish between the pronunciation of won’t and want. Won’t Want. more »


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