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American speaking English conversation practice - Speak English like an American

Jul 27, 2022
hometowns beth hi beth how are you doing ollie hi i'm fine how are you fine thanks beth this is lee lee this is my friend beth nice to meet you nice to meet you is you from around here i'm not from seoul korea really that's interesting seoul is the capital of korea isn't it? yeah, what about you? What is your home town? i am from san antomo california san andremo is a big city no its a small city in northern california there are about 20 000 people there what is the population of seoul is a really big city there are over ten million people in seoul wow that's a lot of people yes it is but there's good public transportation so it's not bad how's the nightlife are there good clubs or discos are you kidding there are hundreds seoul has a fantastic nightlife uh oh i have to run the library closes at 10 see you later bye beth take care beth you too bye shopping hello beth let's go hello alicia how are you doing great alicia this is my friend ollie he is from silver see spring maryland hi ollie it's nice to meet you nice to know you so well please come in and have a seat thanks can i get you some coffee soda oh no thanks no thanks i'm fine so alicia let's go shopping do you want to come?
american speaking english conversation practice   speak english like an american
I don't know. I shop mostly online these days. Why really? Because it saves time and gasoline. to look for parking the mall is so crowded these days yes but online you can't see things very well and you can't touch them and with clothes you can't try it on I like to browse when I'm shopping too and it's a such a nice day why do you want to sit in front of a computer screen yes i understand what you mean but i dont have a lot of money no problem you can come with us and save money how are we not going to take any money or credit cards with us and no let's spend money let's just look around that's right let's go shopping great idea then i'll keep in touch read are you ok what's the matter yes read why are you so sad i'm reading an email from my mother in korea ok yes ok but i miss her and i miss my other family and friends in korea i guess i miss home yes sometimes i feel homesick for my family i also want to see my family and friends soon in california how often cia you have news of your family read in addition to email I receive two or three letters a month What about you?
american speaking english conversation practice   speak english like an american

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I usually call home. I usually keep in touch only by phone because it's easy. Well, I really want to talk to my family. Email is not the same, but it is expensive to call Korea. that's not very expensive in fact you can use my phone card good idea call now before we go to the cinema there is a payphone there you are right i really need to talk to them but wait for me ok great to call to a hospital, welcome to faber hospital and clinics if it is an emergency hang up p and call nine one one listen carefully as our menu options have changed to 24 hour pharmacy press one for family medicine press two for clinic health press three to

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to the operator press zero or just stay on the line hmm I need the clinic I'll press three Health Clinic can I help you?
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Yes, I think I have the flu. I feel very bad. Would you like to make an appointment? Yes, I would like to see a doctor. at one o'clock yes i can come then oh i should bring some money no just your id and insurance card ok now i might have your name and insurance number yes my last name is halal h-a-l-a-l my name is ali a-l-i and my insurance number it's zero zero zero four eight one six two four you're all set don't forget to bring your health insurance card when you come tomorrow it's fine see you tomorrow at one yes thank you very much bye going well great see you tomorrow at seven o'clock lock right bye hmm who was that yeah someone special which was michelle a really nice guy in my computer science class asked me out i agreed so a phone call and now you have a boyfriend oh come on alicia he's not my boyfriend yet well that sounds good i need the permission from my parents to date a guy.
american speaking english conversation practice   speak english like an american
Yes, one of my friends here at university is from India and he says that in his country the parents used to arrange all the dates and the marriages too and sometimes they still do. interesting hmm lee you said your friend is from india that's right and your friend is a boy right yes his name is varun well a girlfriend of mine in my math class is also from india her name is parvina do you think varun would like to meet her you mean a date sure why its not a great idea alice i dont know maybe they need their parents permission oh come on lee ok ok i dont know why you want to be a matchmaker but i will ask varun cool and call parveena ollie sleep deprived what's the Never mind you look so sleepy yeah can't you wake up this morning?
No, I can't, I can barely keep my eyes open. i sleep late i have to meet my study group in the library we have a big test next week a big test why didn't you study last night instead of going to the party oh okay i studied a lot before the party maybe that's not it's a good idea, why didn't i read a research study that said if you don't get enough sleep after studying, you can forget thirty percent of what you studied, especially if you studied something that is very complex, thirty percent is almost a third. yes, that's a lot, are you sure, alicia? yes, even two days after studying, if you don't get enough sleep, you forget a lot of things, it's called lack of sleep, well, I read that eating well can help you study, you mean what you eat helps you study. yes there are chemicals that help keep you alert i think the best foods are fish eggs soy rice and peanuts so you should get enough sleep and eat the right foods that sounds like good advice i will see you later where are you going ollie to home for a nap looking for a summer job thanks for coming with me to the placement center ali don't mention it it's good to have your company plus i need to find a summer job too what kind of job are you looking for ollie i hope i find one in my important health I'm sure you can have some experience in public health?
Yes, I worked part time in a lab in Maryland last summer. That's great. Is not true? I had a great job last summer when I was in Mexico City. What did you really do? I worked part time for Excelsior. It is the largest newspaper in Mexico. What did you do there? I wrote local news, you know, news. about mexico city but one day i want to write international news so i can travel aro Explore the world and discover how people are in other places. That sounds wonderful. I'm sure you can do it. Is there a public health job on the bulletin board?
No, I don't see anything interesting. You should try searching the web. there are some great job sites this is how i found the job in mexico city thats a good idea i am looking for a job in public health i am trying jobs in public health or the names of specific jobs i am looking for a newspaper reporter i am going to the computer lab right? now and try see you later at a food court wow look at all these different places to eat you said so there are so many options

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fast food chinese italian vegetarian i can't decide what to eat what are you going to have dan i'm hungry i'm going to a food place quick i want a double cheeseburger and a big order of fries oh how many cheeseburgers do you eat each week you had a couple at the picnic yesterday didnt it if cheeseburgers are what i like i think pat is worried about you because what am I healthy bu Cheeseburgers have a lot of fat and a lot of calories, okay, what are you going to eat?
I'm going to have some tofu and rice at that Chinese place. Oh, I forgot you're a vegetarian. you're going to eat a salad you're on a diet there's no diet i just like to eat healthy food what are you going to have to drink a big cola a big cola but there's a lot of sugar and soda give it's ok and sugar is bad for the teeth ok i'll have a diet cola there is no sugar in that great and I will also have a salad arriving in san francisco look guys san francisco is ahead we are almost there look at that horizon what is that tall triangular building it looks like a tower that is the transamerica building it is one of the landmarks san francisco is almost as famous now as the golden gate bridge the cable cars chinatown well i can't wait to go to all those places and alcatraz you also said that alcatraz used to be the prison where the most dangerous criminals in the united states were pon now it is very interesting old prison and a great place to tour let's try to go there tomorrow then we can also do something else tomorrow oh-oh dan what's up move on to the car yeah why are we slowing down oh no i think we have a flat tire we have a spare tire right? yeah i think i'll stop there it's a flat tire now who can help me change it i can i can't believe we got a flat tire and just before i got to san francisco oh it will only take us a few minutes to change it then we can start exploring the city earth day come hi alice how are you doing hello read i'm fine but busy what are you doing i'm earning a sign for earth day earth day what's that on earth day people think about pollution and other problems with the environment really when is earth day next monday and it is every year yes it is the first earth day it was in 1970 and now it happens every year on april 22 on that day people talk and learn about issues with the environment like how well a year over a thousand people came to washington dc to support clean energy in italy 150 towns and cities had fewer cars on weekends when no one could drive r you mean earth day happens all over the world yes sure earth day happens in many countries and what is happening here at the university there are many things happening at the university there will be exhibitions in the student union about pollution the students are also going to plant some trees around the university campus so what do you plan to do on earth day i'm also planning to give a speech about pollution i'm going to carry this sign that says save the earth that's great alice i can go with you and help I also want to help the environment surely you would like to carry a sign also yes sure I would meet new friends hello how are you doing hello you are jack right yes and sorry you are peter peter riley oh yes we met on campus last week peter this is my friend ming li she just moved into the heimingli building nice to meet you can you just call me ming lee it's my name oh man that sounds to chinese oh so you're from san francisco my parents came from hong kong before i was born oh that's great actually uh i was thinking of taking chinese this term maybe you could help me well my chinese really is not very good huh listen peter we are very hungry you want to eat something with us sorry i can't i have to go meet my new roommate oh well come by sometime i'm in 212 hey i'm on the same floor i'm in 220 no kidding well, nice to meet you, I'm sure I'll see you soon, see you later, vacation plans, wow, look, it's pouring again.
I hate this weather, when is winter? break start winter break it's only october i know but i'm sick of studying. I want to go somewhere warm and lie on the beach for a week. a great tan now that's my idea of ​​a perfect vacation not mine i can't swim very well and i don't like lying g in the sun oh yeah how come i don't know? I prefer the mountains, especially in winter. I love snowboarding. In fact, I plan to go to Bear Mountain with some friends in December. They want to come? No thanks I went there last year I was freezing all the time anyway I can't ski very well last year I fell about a hundred times peter and you sorry I'm like jack I don't want to go anywhere it's below 70 degrees by the way what is the weather forecast for tomorrow the same as today cloudy cold and 90 chance of rain oh i didn't leave my umbrella in the library you can borrow mine i have an extra one shopping for groceries well i have a few groceries that are not on the list i can see we're not shopping for an army you know i always do this when i'm hungry ok let's see what you got here some fresh strawberries for only 1.79 a pound ok that's good they always have good produce here but why do you have all these cookies?
You do not like them? Oh, I don't like them. I don't know, I hope you have a box of tofu. I think I forgot where the aisle with the Asian foods is. Again, aisle three. I'll go look for it. Wait, this steak you have looks very expensive. pound and what's this more ice cream we already have a pint at home why don't you put it back in the meantime i'll get online right here sorry miss this is the express line and it looks like you have over 10 items oh and we don't take checks here in the city peter you are going downtown today uh-huh why can you take me i have to run some errands where you have to go uh many places first i have to go to the bank.
Could youyou pay oh a single mom there it's sharon and joey hi come on what's going on jeff can you do me a big favor i just got a call from the office they want me to look into a computer problem right away would you mind seeing joey until i get back i'm sure no problem he is asleep yes he fell asleep 10 minutes ago he usually sleeps a couple hours this time of day but if he wakes up just give him a bottle oh what a cute baby he is so little mari this is ours neighbor sharon and her son joey sharon this is our new roommate mari nice to meet you too listen i have to drink thank you jeff for helping me bye hey jeff i didn't know you liked babies well joey he's special i take care of him once in a while when sharon is busy and then she does me favors in return like last week she lent me her car and her husband is him she's not married i don't think she ever was actually never no never i think is happy s Being a single mom, oh that's pretty common in America, well it's certainly becoming more and more common, even Nancy used to. talk about it you know before she got married hey guys hey hey what were you saying about me how you used to talk about having a baby by yourself before you met andrew oh yeah i was worried that time was running out it will end i never married maybe i'm old fashioned but i could never raise a baby i just think it would be so hard yes raising a kid is hard i'm so lucky i met andrew and if you have a baby you'll have it have jeff help you with the care about the kids we'll see talking about babysitter ng you better check on joey using technology to keep in touch between i interrupt ok i was just catching up on my blog oh yeah whats it mostly about it's about about hip-hop, like here's a comment from a guy named hassan talking about let's go see hip-hop in istanbul in turkey turkish hip-hop for sure and here's one from my friend hiroshi the drummer in tokyo hmm maybe i should start a blog about learning

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well its a great way to meet new people thats for sure and all you need is an internet connection ok

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ing of internet i wanted to ask your advice on something ok whats up ok i just got my phone bill or cell from last month and it was a hundred and sixty dollars oh yeah I can't believe it cell. phone calls are so expensive here they are cheaper in japan much cheaper and we also use our cell phones for email a lot of people don't even have a computer it's amazing what you can do with cell phones these days talk take pictures send mail electronics yes but anyway jeff i need you i found a cheaper way to keep in touch with my parents and friends in japan and i heard there is a way you can call abroad for free using your computer.
Do you know anything about it? Of course, it's a technology called voice over the Internet. I use it. all the time how it works well you need a computer with a sound card if you have it yes i do and you also need a microphone and headphones i dont have those dont worry you can buy them at any electronics store ok what else then you will need to download the software that is free and then if the person you call installs the same software there is no cost for calling but what if they don't? Can I call someone's phone from my computer? yes, there is a charge for that, but it is much cheaper than using your cell phone, trust me, could you show me how it works on your computer right now? no, it's night in japan right now, can we do it in about three hours? be here great see you later what do people really mean yolanda hello hello mari how are you fine thank you um is there someone sitting here won't you take a seat thank you so how have you been oh you know busy i have school and work and I'm getting ready for my wedding bro next month oh yeah anyway it's going to be a big wedding and oh excuse me uh nancy over here hi nancy this is yolanda she works in the library yolanda this is my roommate nancy she teaches

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here nice to meet you yolanda you listen too actually i have to go i have to be at work in ten minutes i'll see you soon mari we'll go to the movies or something for sure how about thursday night uh i have to check my calendar i'll call you ok ok see you oh i don't understand

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s, they heard what she said, I'll call them, we'll go to the movies, but every time I try to pick a specific day or time, she says she's busy, she has to check her calendar, and then she doesn't call. -hmm why do Americans say things they don't mean they act as nice as they always say how are you but then they keep walking ing and don't even wait for your answer they are so two-faced like you say it I know sometimes it seems that way mari but no It's true it's just that for Americans kindness and friendship are not always the same as Do you mean well?
As you know, Americans can be very open and friendly. They invite you to sit down. They ask you questions. They tell you all about their families. it doesn't happen that fast so when people say how are you they are just being polite they don't really care not exactly what you have to understand is that how are you is not a real question its more like a hello. way to say hi uh i get it and have a nice day it's just a friendly way to say goodbye exactly now you're realizing it but i still don't know anything about yolanda whether she wants to be my friend or not it's hard let's just say maybe she is too busy these days i guess you'll have to be patient hmm that's some good advice i guess thanks what do you like to do for fun come on hi hi dan how you doing great thanks hey i burned you some new records cool hi you were at our show last night right yeah sorry mari this is dan dan it's mari nice to meet you nice to meet you too oh let me know I'll be right back ok mari you had a good time at the club last night yeah it was quite savage what did you think of our band well your music is great to dance to but to tell you the truth it was a bit loud I guess I really prefer jazz you go to concerts a lot no not very often I can't pay them, yes They are very expensive, yes, I know.
What do you mean? What do you like to do to have fun? I love eat. I love going to different ethnic restaurants and trying new dishes. but i really like mexican food oh i can't stand beans and i don't like cheese huh what about indian? n food i don't like too spicy um you like american food you know hamburgers hot dogs fries yuck all that grease and salt and sugar we don't agree on anything let's see what your opinion of modern art there is a wonderful display in the museum county at the moment to be honest i dont understand modern things i prefer 19th century art you know monet van gogh renoir hmm how do you feel about sports are you into football football i hate basketball ok what What about the tall musicians with curly hair? adorable nancy how old is he 11. wow that's pretty old yeah i love him so much i don't know what i'll do when he's gone well you can clone him you know clone him are you kidding yeah of course but it's actually possible for scientists in korea to have cloned a dog you know i saw a picture of him in time magazine i have actually heard of cloning sheep and mice and rabbits but not pets like dogs oh yeah believe it or not There's a company in California that offers a pet cloning service for fifteen thousand. bucks you can have an exact copy of your pet that's so weird it actually scares me a little bit very soon they're going to start cloning people and then no I don't think that's going to happen I think cloning will be used positive. save endangered species for example scientists could save giant panda and other animals before they go extinct oh yeah and another thing i heard scientists will be able to clone body parts you know just grow a new heart or a new tooth uh huh thats what stem cell research is all about what its similar to cloning a lot of medical problems will be solved by that for sure well im all for that especially if you can help us live longer or if it can help your dog live longer, right? right a baby shower hi jeff hi sharon look what i got in the mail hey hi mari join us for a baby shower in honor of nancy anderson on april 5 at 11 am. hosted by sharon smith and carolyn freeman oh well you got the invite so you can do it i think so but hey what exactly is a baby shower?
You know it's a party for a woman who's having a baby. It's like a welcoming ceremony for the new baby. It's a party. woman with baby gifts I understand I see you're invited too jeff no way no men allowed very good not exactly many baby showers include men these days but traditionally baby showers are hosted by a woman's girlfriends or female relatives and are only for women hmm but nancy and andrew's baby is not born at the end of may and this invitation says april 5th well yes the custom is to shower before the baby is born when the woman is seven or eight months pregnant very interesting and they all bring right as a gift something for the baby you know, toys or clothes or something for the baby's room, okay, the invitation says it's for lunch, so we'll have lunch and then we'll play games, what kind of games, games of girls, silly games like bingo or guessing games. or baby trivia games and the winners get little prizes it sounds like fun it is and then at the end of the party there is usually a cake with baby toppers on it and then the mom-to-be opens her presents well the guests are still there for sure that's my favorite part, everyone can look at the gifts and say ooh ah and see how happy the woman is, wow, that's very different from our custom in Japan, we usually don't open a gift in front of guests, really that's it different well what kind of present do you think i should get her she is registered online so you can see what she has already received and what she still needs do you want me to write the internet address for you sure that would be great huh is there something what can i do to help with the party maybe i will do the flower arrangements or something oh thanks but no need everything is arranged just come and have fun

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