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TRACKS 11-12

Conversations are difficult to follow. People speak fast, they interrupt one another and they rarely speak in complete sentences. So, what can you do? Simple! Learn how to identify these 12 features of conversational English. Understanding them will really improve your listening skills, and help you follow conversations more easily.


Conversational analysis!

Now you’ve learnt about these features of conversational English, see if you

1 Listening I

You’re going to listen to two Americans talking about their siblings. In what way can brothers or sisters be annoying? Make notes. Then, listen once to compare your ideas.

2 Listening II

Listen again. Then, answer these questions.

1. Why is Whitney so angry with her sister?

2. What does Dana say about her brother that she finds annoying?

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The latest issue of Hot English (176 – the January issue) is out now! Learn over 300 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: 12 features of conversational English to improve your listening skills, 12 romantic words and expressions, 10 music genres, 12 expressions for describing someone, 6 useful phone expressions, 20 useful clothes words and expressions... plus: • Quiz – How romantic are you? • Film – movie extracts • General knowledge – trivia • Crime – corny criminals • Music – misheard lyrics • Psychology – how to be happy • Travel – cool hotels • Literature – Shakespeare quotes • History – the 1950s • Culture – the American dream • Heath – Nuts! AND LOTS, LOTS MORE! By reading and listening to all this great content, you'll improve your English reading and listening skills and learn up to 300 useful words or expressions. Plus, you'll get a better job and pass English-language exams more easily. Guaranteed!