Learn Real English From Real English Conversations Episode 2

In this lesson, you will learn 5 English expressions you must know. These English expressions are used by native English speakers and will help you speak English more fluently.

 

Conversation PART #1

Transcript

  1. Me: “Do you think your environment affects your creativity?”
  2. Ria: “That’s a great question. I wholeheartedly believe that a person’s environment greatly affects the artwork they produce. For example, when I was younger, there were plants all throughout my house. My mom had a green thumb, so she loved taking care of a variety of plants. Well, her love for plants affected my environment and now I love taking pictures of plants. Now, Tiff, I think your time in Korea affected your art too, right?”
  3. Me: “Yes, totally! I do want to say though, that it is amazing how much your mother’s passion affected your passion. I honestly totally agree with your thoughts on the power of an environment. My time in Korea affected my art in so many ways. Before going to Korea, I mainly focused on portraits. But, after spending 10 years in Korea, I now love to paint rocks and mountains..”
  4. Ria: “Oh, Tiff! I love your new style. I always look at your paintings on your Instagram feed. They are so nice.”
  5. Me: “Aww, thank you so much! I’m looking forward to seeing more of your artwork too!”
  6. Ria: “Yeah, I’m actually planning to take some pictures this weekend. I’ll shoot them to you when I finish editing them. I would love to know your thoughts on them!”
  7. Tiffani: “Sounds like a plan.”

Words / Expressions / Patterns + Definitions + 3 Example Sentences

  1. Green thumb
    1. Meaning: an unusual ability to make plants grow
      1. My mom has a green thumb.
      2. John has a green thumb, so our garden always looks amazing!
      3. She had a green thumb and grew all types of vegetables.
  2. Variety
    1. Meaning: a number of different types of things, especially ones in the same general category
      1. Our diet lacks variety.
      2. I was surprised by the variety of choices that were available.
      3. They have a variety of ice cream flavors.
  3. Totally agree
    1. Meaning: To fully agree; agreement to the maximum possible and without any element of disagreement
      1. My mom totally agreed with my dad, so we had to stay home.
      2. I totally agree with you on that point.
      3. They totally agree with you, so don’t worry about it.

Breakdown / Analysis

  1. A question is asked
    1. Me: “Do you think your environment affects your creativity?”
  2. Direct response to the question that was asked → Personal opinion given → Example story to support her opinion → Current situation due to the story → Asking a question to the listener
    1. Ria: “That’s a great question. I wholeheartedly believe that a person’s environment greatly affects the artwork they produce. For example, when I was younger, there were plants all throughout my house. My mom had a green thumb, so she loved taking care of a variety of plants. Well, her love for plants affected my environment and now I love taking pictures of plants. Now, Tiff, I think your time in Korea affected your art too, right?”
  3. Immediate answer → Quickly addresses and acknowledges the previous statement (to show that you were listening) → States which point you agree/disagree on → Starts to give a personal experience
    1. Me: “Yes, totally! I do want to say though, that it is amazing how much your mother’s passion affected your passion. I honestly totally agree with your thoughts on the power of an environment. My time in Korea affected my art in so many ways. Before going to Korea, I mainly focused on portraits. But, after spending 10 years in Korea, I now love to paint rocks and mountains..”
  4. Connecting to the example with a personal example
    1. Ria: “Oh, Tiff! I love your new style. I always look at your paintings on your Instagram feed. They are so nice.”
  5. Respond to the connection and make a comment about the other person
    1. Tiffani: “Aww, thank you so much! I’m looking forward to seeing more of your artwork too!”
  6. Response/Answer to the question and future plans
    1. Ria: “Yeah, I’m actually planning to take some pictures this weekend. I’ll shoot them to you when I finish editing them. I would love to know your thoughts on them!”
  7. Final comment related to the previous statement
    1. Tiffani: “Sounds like a plan.”
guest
1 Comment
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Reena
Reena
2 months ago

I love Tiffany mam …
I love her way of English speaking pls tell me how to join with you ….I want have live class with you. …

1
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x