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Listen and learn real conversational English

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English


Episodes

043 – Real English conversations: Lori scores a year’s supply of toilet paper (archive)

6/26/2017
A funny thing happened today when Lori was shopping for office supplies, and it involves an industrial-sized package of toilet paper rolls. The post 043 – Real English conversations: Lori scores a year’s supply of toilet paper (archive) appeared first on Better at English. © 2017 Lori Linstruth

Duration:00:04:45

041 – Make the most of your motivation – a conversation with BJ Fogg (part 1 of 2)

3/28/2017
What can you do when you're not feeling motivated? What is the best way to use your motivation when you ARE motivated? Find out in this episode of Real English Conversations from Better at English. Lori talks to Dr. BJ Fogg about how to make the most of the motivation that you have, no matter if it's high or low. The post 041 – Make the most of your motivation – a conversation with BJ Fogg (part 1 of 2) appeared first on Better at English. © 2017 Lori Linstruth

Duration:00:11:16

041 – Make the most of your motivation – a conversation with BJ Fogg (part 1 of 2)

3/28/2017
What can you do when you're not feeling motivated? What is the best way to use your motivation when you ARE motivated? Find out in this episode of Real English Conversations from Better at English. Lori talks to Dr. BJ Fogg about how to make the most of the motivation that you have, no matter if it's high or low. The post 041 – Make the most of your motivation – a conversation with BJ Fogg (part 1 of 2) appeared first on Better at English. © 2017 Lori Linstruth

Duration:00:11:16

040 – Daily Rituals part 5 of 5 – Real English Conversations

3/19/2017
Introduction Hi English learners! Lori here, your teacher from Betteratenglish.com. In this episode of Real English Conversations, you’ll hear part 5 of my conversation with Kyla. This is the final part of our conversation about the book Daily Rituals by Mason Currey. In the previous episode we talked about dealing with distractions and interruptions when […] The post 040 – Daily Rituals part 5 of 5 – Real English Conversations appeared first on Better at English. © 2017 Lori Linstruth

Duration:00:11:01

040 – Daily Rituals part 5 of 5 – Real English Conversations

3/19/2017
Introduction Hi English learners! Lori here, your teacher from Betteratenglish.com. In this episode of Real English Conversations, you’ll hear part 5 of my conversation with Kyla. This is the final part of our conversation about the book Daily Rituals by Mason Currey. In the previous episode we talked about dealing with distractions and interruptions when […] The post 040 – Daily Rituals part 5 of 5 – Real English Conversations appeared first on Better at English. © 2017 Lori Linstruth

Duration:00:11:01

030- Perfectionism and Procrastination 2 – Real English Conversations

3/15/2010
Lori and her Dutch friend Yvette continue their discussion of perfectionism, focusing on how it can cause problems for foreign language learners. The post 030- Perfectionism and Procrastination 2 – Real English Conversations appeared first on Better at English. © 2017 Lori Linstruth

Duration:00:07:44

029 – Perfectionism and Procrastination 1 – Real English Conversations

2/21/2010
Do you ever procrastinate? Lori sure does! She and her Dutch friend Yvette talk about what procrastination is, why we do it, and what we can do about it. The post 029 – Perfectionism and Procrastination 1 – Real English Conversations appeared first on Better at English. © 2017 Lori Linstruth

Duration:00:06:31

Real English Conversations: Lori wants a naked cat

5/20/2007
Lori wants a pet cat, and not just any cat, but a naked Sphinx cat. Michael thinks they are ugly. A heated discussion ensues... The post Real English Conversations: Lori wants a naked cat appeared first on Better at English. © 2017 Lori Linstruth

Duration:00:08:14

Real English Conversations: What leads to success?

4/25/2007
Everyone wants to be successful, right? But have you ever wondered what it is that leads to success? Lori and Michael discuss their reactions to a presentation about "What leads to success," given by Michael St. John. Richard St. John spent several years interviewing hundreds of successful people, trying to find out the secrets to their success. The post Real English Conversations: What leads to success? appeared first on Better at English. © 2017 Lori Linstruth

Duration:00:08:00

Real English Conversations: junk food (part 3 of 3)

4/16/2007
The third and final part of Michael and Lori's discussion of the English government's ban on commercials for junk food before 9 pm, when children are likely to be watching. The post Real English Conversations: junk food (part 3 of 3) appeared first on Better at English. © 2017 Lori Linstruth

Duration:00:04:42

Real English Conversations: junk food (part 2 of 3)

4/14/2007
Part two of Michael and Lori's three-part discussion about the English government's decision to ban junk food ads on television before 9 pm, when children are likely to be watching. The post Real English Conversations: junk food (part 2 of 3) appeared first on Better at English. © 2017 Lori Linstruth

Duration:00:05:38

Real English Conversation: junk food (part 2 of 3)

4/14/2007
Download English lesson podcast and transcript Hello, Lori here welcoming you to another episode of Real English Conversations from Better at English.com. In today’s episode, Michael and I continue our discussion about the English government’s decision to ban junk food ads on television before 9 pm, when children are likely to be watching. This is the second of a three-part series, so if you missed the first part you might want to listen to that first. In this episode we inadvertently end...

Duration:00:05:38

Real English Conversation: junk food (part 1 of 3)

4/5/2007
In the first of this three-part conversation, Lori and Michael talk about junk food and television advertising. In a nutshell, they don't like it. The post Real English Conversation: junk food (part 1 of 3) appeared first on Better at English. © 2017 Lori Linstruth

Duration:00:07:56

Idioms: to kick oneself

3/24/2007
In this episode, Lori answers a listener's question about the meaning of the idiom "to kick oneself." The post Idioms: to kick oneself appeared first on Better at English. © 2017 Lori Linstruth

Duration:00:02:20

Real English conversations: Do men prefer real or fake?

11/24/2006
Lori asks Michael a rather saucy question: do men prefer real or fake breasts on their women? The answer might surprise you... The post Real English conversations: Do men prefer real or fake? appeared first on Better at English. © 2017 Lori Linstruth

Duration:00:06:48

003 – Skill or Luck? Real English Conversations

11/19/2006
Michael and Lori discuss the game (sport?) Rock Paper Scissors, and debate whether it involves skill or luck. The post 003 – Skill or Luck? Real English Conversations appeared first on Better at English. © 2017 Lori Linstruth

Duration:00:05:18

Real English Conversations: skill or luck?

11/19/2006
Hi! Lori here, welcoming you to another edition of Real English Conversations here at Better At English dot com. Before we get into the conversation, I want to thank everyone who has submitted book recommendations – I’ve started listing them on the website and will continue to list them throughout the week. And I’d also like to thank everyone who has let me know how you feel about mild swearing in these casts. The verdict has been overwhelming: swearing it OK with you. Only one person has...

Duration:00:05:18

phrasal verbs: to pay over (wills and testaments)

10/19/2006
Transcript Hello and welcome to another edition of 2-minute English, here at Better at English dot com. This post is in response to an email question from E.G. (who I think comes from Greece). I have a question about a phrasal verb that I read in a will. What exactly does pay over mean and what does survivorshipmean? Thanks very much for your question, E. Unfortunately, to give you a really great answer I would need to have a lot more context. And because I am not a lawyer, you should...

Duration:00:04:07

Real English conversations: Lori scores a year’s supply of toilet paper

10/8/2006
A longish podcast today, where I do a bit more talking than usual. Just trying it out to see how you like it! Transcript Hi and welcome to another edition of Real English Conversations here at Better at English dot com. My name is Lori, and it’s a grey October day here at the Better at English studios in southern Sweden. Now, I’m really sticking my neck out with today’s podcast, because this informal conversation between me and Michael reveals some of my bad speaking habits. The worst...

Duration:00:07:07

Business English vocabulary: bubble sitter

10/7/2006
Transcript Hello and welcome to 2-minute English. Brought to you by Better At English dot com. Today’s word is bubble sitter. It’s a fairly new “slang” word in real estate and economy. Joe Barker is a bubble sitter. He sold his expensive house just before he retired so that his biggest investment wouldn’t suddenly lose value right before he needed it. Bubble sitter Meaning Bubble sitters are people who think that the bubble is about to burst. They sell off their investments, such as their...

Duration:00:02:31