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Everyday Conversations: Learning American English
Everyday Conversations is intended for sixth- and seventh-grade students of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) or English as a Second Language (ESL). Students can listen to and/or read dialogues in English. Topics of the conversations include introductions and small talk, shopping, asking for directions, hobbies, and giving advice.
Leisure Activities
English Level 1
Small conversation/Dialogue
Practice Listening
Learning English Conversation
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JENNIFER: It’s freezing outside! What happened to the weather report? I thought this cold front was supposed to pass.

GABRIELA: Yeah, I thought so too. That’s what I read online this morning.

JENNIFER: I guess the wind chill is really driving down the temperature.

GABRIELA: Can we go inside? I feel like my toes are starting to go numb.

  • Speaker Louder A “cold front” means a large mass of cold air. It can be plural: There were multiple cold fronts this January.

  • Speaker Louder Here “supposed to” refers to something that is intended or expected to happen: I thought it was supposed to rain today. This phrase can be used for many situations: I thought the train was supposed to arrive at 9:00 a.m. sharp.

  • Speaker Louder Yeah / Yup / Uh huh are informal conversational cues used by native speakers in conversation. Each of these responses could be used here for “yes.” Gabriela affirms what Jennifer is saying. The most polite way to affirm a response is to say “yes.”

  • Speaker Louder Listen for the emphasis on “That’s what I read online this morning.” This useful phrase can be used with other verbs to convey information: That’s what I heard on the radio. / That’s what I saw on TV. / That’s what I read online.

  • Speaker Louder Chill / freezing / cold: These words describe cold weather. I feel the wind chill. / I feel the chill. / I am freezing. / I am cold. 

  • Speaker Louder Wind chill is the effect of the wind making the temperature feel colder on a person’s skin. This is an uncountable noun. The temperature is 4 degrees, but with the wind chill it feels like -8. These phrases are used in weather reports as well.