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This is an all ears English bonus to Eilts tips that boost your everyday English.


Welcome to the All Ears English podcast downloaded more than 150 million times. Are you feeling stuck with your English? We'll show you how to become fearless and fluent by focusing on connection, not perfection, with your American hosts. BOEMRE Eilts examiner Jessica Beck and Lindsay McMahon, the English adventurer coming to you from Denver and Portland U. S a and to get your transcripts delivered by email every week, go to all ears. English dot com forward slash subscribe.


This is an all ears English bonus. What are concessions and how do we use them in everyday conversation? Find out today and learn about our upcoming class where we will teach you Eilts skills that are useful for overall English language learning.


Every week, wait a minute, are we on the wrong podcast? We are on the wrong podcast. What are we doing here, guys? Oh my gosh, this is exciting. This is the first little little talk between Aubrey and I on all ears English. You guys might know that usually you find us over on the outside. We visit all year English individually with Lindsay. But today you and I are here by ourselves. This is, I feel like infiltrating.


I don't even snuck into headquarters, the Pentagon and now the kids are going to talk, OK? No, not kids, guys. We are professionals. And today we are going to actually talk about a little bit of IRL stuff, but only those things that will help your general fluency. Guys in everyday natural English. We are sharing these tips because Aubrey and I are doing our very own Web class at the end of October. So, guys, if you are at all interested in Eilts, if it's a glimmer in your future at all, sign up, grab your smart guys, start learning the real facts about Illes today so you don't waste any time later.


Go to Alia's English dot com. Right wri grab your spot.


OK, it's going to be October 24th and 26th, so you'll get more information when you go to that length. But yeah. And it's live, it's not recorded. So you definitely need to sign up early so that you don't miss it. You won't be able to see it after.


Oh and speaking of seeing guys, we are also recording a video right now. We're doing double duty here, guys. So if you're if you haven't checked out the all ears English YouTube channel, we are revamping it, guys. So this video you are hearing us talk right now. You can see us you can see us talk if you go to the Olivers English YouTube channel. OK, so two ways that Illes advice helps you every day. The first is a concession.


I love this word. What does that mean, Aubrey?


Well, when we're speaking, we make concessions a lot, especially I find lately with politics. Oh, if I'm having a political conversation with someone and I want to let them know that I hear them, I understand what they're saying, but then I'm going to share my opinion. I'll say I understand why you feel that way. I get where you're coming from, but I feel that.


And that's a concession where you're letting them know you hear them, you understand them, but you feel differently.


Yes. Oh, my God. The skill, guys, it is vital. It is a vital if you are discussing deep topics, if you're sharing authentic, honest opinions and we know, guys, this is something you want to do in English, write this. This skill of being good at concessions is so important. And and it's not a lie. Like, the thing is, like you and I have had this conversation how sometimes it's difficult to take like a very strong stance, especially like politically, because we can see the other side, like I understand why other people have those opinions.


In fact, I agree with some of those things nevertheless. So that is the structure of a concession. Guys, when you're talking to someone, you could be like, I totally understand why you're saying this. I totally agree with such and such. And then a contrast word, however, but nevertheless. Right. And then you follow it up with something from your own viewpoint. If we put this in like a less less contentious example, a kid talking to parents.


Right. So let's say it's a teenager talking to like the parent and the teenager could be like, listen, I. I understand why my curfew is 9:00 p.m..


Because you think that I know other because other teenagers misbehave all the time. That's right. However, I would never misbehave. Mom, please let me stay out of bed, if that's another good session, right. Yes.


Yeah, that's a really good one, too. Right.


And this is so key for the child's exam because sometimes you have to make a concession in your opinion essay, and we will be talking about that more during the webcast.


So if there's ever a chance that in the future you will be writing an essay, sign up for sure. But even if you there's a chance, you know, that you might not take the child's exam, you are going to need concessions in your daily life. So you could come and hear all of these tips and skills for how to use this in regular conversation.


Yes, exactly. And guys, before we go today, we want to give you one more tip, how I'll skills help you in real life. So part of what we're talking about in this Web class is the importance of being flexible. Because Illes has high stakes, right, and sometimes students can almost work too hard and then on test day, that hurts them because maybe they they misread a test to question.


Maybe they're so much under pressure that they don't focus fully on what the question says, like they're under so much pressure that they forget to be present. Right. And the only way we could be flexible is if you are fully present in the situation.


So like in daily life, this is applicable all the time. If you if you're in your head and you're too worried about, like a mistake you might make in the future or some vocabulary, you've forgotten the past. I don't know. Like if you're too worried about that stuff, you can't actually listen to what the other person is saying and spontaneously, flexibly respond. So this is definitely a skill we need in real life. Right.


A really good example is this anime series that Lindsay and I have been doing. You guys have been hearing it here on the English podcast. And if you know one meaning for a word and refused to be flexible, you there might be misunderstandings when there's a second meaning for a word. You have to be flexible and realize, OK, maybe in this idiom or this expression, it means something different, or maybe it's a continuum. If you're flexible, then you'll understand in context the meaning.


Oh my gosh, can I just say how much I love that word? Anime. It's a fun word.


Oh, guys, I seriously, guys, listeners, you will not you will not meet bigger language nerds than our team at all.


Is English like for real authentically? We are language nerds. And you're not going to learn about all this stuff anywhere else either. There are so many cool. Just like language related, like conscionable onomatopoeia.


That's another great word. Yes.


And I know Lindsey and Michelle did an episode about that. Like any time we're like, oh, this is cool, let's do an episode.


I like the best part of this. And you guys know, because you get to hear all of these great episodes and learn all of these interesting things about the English language in an interesting context, where we're just focused on communication.


It's not like we actually enjoy what we're talking about. Right. So it's like we're we are not boring teachers. OK, anyway, let's stop patting ourselves on the back here. All right, guys, please come to our Web class, grab your spot. Now, our web classes have been flying off the shelves. You know, they're packed. I'm like, I would be like, find out what's the max?


Because there's so many students and we don't want anyone to miss it. And that can happen. So they do fill up. Make sure you sign up early, go to English dotcom.


Right. Our I.T. to grab your spot today. Awesome.


OK, super cool. All right. All yours English audience. Thank you for allowing Aubrey and I into your ears today. And Aubrey, I'll see you back on the wild side.


Nepsa over there.


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