English Conversation for Listening | Coffee | 1

In this English conversation for listening practice, listen to a short English conversation about coffee to practice your English speaking and listening skills.

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English Conversation for Listening | Transcript

Emma: You are listening to Dialogue Frog’s short and sometimes silly conversations for listening, imitation, and shadowing practice. This is Episode 1 and our topic is coffee. My name is Emma and I am joined today by Luke.

Luke: Hey everyone, I’m Luke. Nice to meet you.

Emma: I think everyone just said, “Nice to meet you too.” But they wanna hear about coffee.

Luke: Who doesn’t.

Emma: No one. No one doesn’t. Except for maybe the people who prefer tea.

Luke: That’s true. Tea is good too, but, I for one, prefer coffee.

Emma: I also prefer coffee. How many cups of coffee do you drink a day?

Luke: I…usually between 1 and 4. 4 is probably too much but somedays I just need to get a lot of stuff done. So that’s when I drink a lot of coffee. How about you?

Emma: 4 is probably reasonable. Um, lately I don’t even finish one cup. Although I used to drink maybe, I don’t know, 2 or 3 cups.

Luke: That’s a lot of caffeine by the end of the day.

Emma: It is. It is. It can mess with some people who might not be able to sleep. But it is getting to be summer and you know what summer means.

Luke: More coffee.

Emma: Specifically, Iced Coffee.

Luke: Oh yeah.

Emma: And frozen coffee.

Luke: Those are good too.

Emma: I like to make my own iced coffee. I have, its called, its the Toddy Brewer, cold brew system.

Luke: Oh yeah.

Emma: Yeah.

Luke: Yep.

Emma: Course it doesn’t taste as good as Starbucks, or a café but then you have an endless supply of coffee and that’s a good but dangerous thing.

Luke: That’s true. I kind of like the homemade coffee though because then you can control exactly how it’s made and you know, I- I think you still end up with a pretty good tasting cup of coffee at the end of it.

Emma: And its more economical. Because if you are buying a coffee everyday that could be between 2 and 5 dollars, so, you get to save the dollars for other things.

Luke: That’s true. So, do you put creamer in your coffee. Or do you drink it with milk or…

Emma: I am a cream and sugar person. Although lately I am putting less sugar in.

Luke: Hmm.

Emma: I think it’s because I’m getting older. It’s that, that thing where you start wanting less sweet. It’s kind of sad.

Luke: I can’t relate to that because I’m still very young. I’m just kidding. I drink my coffee black. Um, Yeah, cause I gave up the, the sugar and the milk in my coffee a long time ago.

Emma: Yeah, yeah. That’s one of the, the uh health, uh health properties of coffee I think are always when its black coffee and so whenever you read those scientific articles that say coffee is good for you they are usually referring to 8 ounces of black coffee that’s at reasonable strength.

Luke: Yeah.

Emma: Because how much coffee you add changes the strength of it and then of course that changes the caffeine.

Luke: Yeah. I always like to forget those though and usually I just end up drinking as much as I can, so,

Emma: That, I think a lot of people do that.

Luke: That’s true. That’s easy to do at a, at a, co-, at a café or something when they give you generous portions and- or like bottomless cups of coffee at a restaurant and then-

Emma: Yeah.

Luke: You just keep end up drinking it.

Emma: Yeah, its dangerous to order the bottomless cup.

Luke: Mm-hmm.

Emma: Yep. Okay, well, that’s the end of our short conversation because we are about to hit a long conversation. Thank you for joining us today and we hope to see you on the next episode.

Luke: Yep.

Emma: Of Dialogue Frog.

English Conversation for Listening | Vocabulary List

mess with 
cold brew
gave up
bottomless cup