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English Conversation Books: 10 Best E-Books

One of the greatest tests for English learners is to just get out there and have an entire conversation in English.

If you do not know how a real-world English conversation sounds or what phrases to use, it will be very difficult to start speaking.

These 10 English conversation e-books show a variety of natural discussions so you can pick up valuable phrases and communication skills.

Just download and start reading in English!

Contents

50 Very Short Conversations

50 Very Short Conversations: Book One (Speak English Now 1)

Level: Beginner

E-book platform: Kindle

This English conversation book provides the perfect starting point for conversation practice.

As the title suggests, the book has 50 conversations written in simple and plain English. Every conversation has pictures to help the reader understand what is being said in the conversations.

In addition, the book has quizzes to test if you have understood what you read. The conversations are divided according to topics like greetings, asking for help, around town, asking personal questions and so on. The book also has further questions that you can ask another person to make your conversations more interesting.

Practice Makes Perfect: English Conversation

Practice Makes Perfect: English Conversation, Premium Second Edition

Level: Beginner

E-book platform: Kindle or Google Books

This e-book is a guide for English learners who want to improve their conversation skills. It has practice conversations, explanations of commonly used words and phrases and sample sentences.

As you read, you will learn to recognize common conversation markers, like whether a person is asking you a question or greeting you.

Along with this e-book, you can download their app. The app has free audio lessons and exercises that will help you improve your listening and speaking skills. The audio exercises are also good for pronunciation practice.

The book was written by a language teacher and is specially designed for ESL students.

Talk English: The Secret to Speak English like a Native In 6 Months for Busy People

Talk English: The Secret To Speak English Like A Native In 6 Months For Busy People

Level: Beginner

E-book platform: Kindle

The author of this e-book claims that he learned to speak fluent English in six months using some easy techniques. In this book, he gives step-by-step instructions on how other ESL students can do the same.

The book focuses on how learners can follow grammar rules without memorizing them first. It also suggests tips on how learners can speak English without translating it into their native language first. The whole focus of the book is on how learners can naturally and quickly sound like native speakers without much effort.

The book is specially designed for students and professionals who are too busy to attend English classes.

Spoken English in Dialogues: 833 Most Common English Sentences Used by Native Speakers in Real Life Situations

Spoken English in Dialogues: 833 common English sentences used by native speakers in everyday life situations

Level: Beginner to intermediate

E-book platform: Kindle

Many learners know how to speak English properly, but still struggle in real-life conversations. This book gives you some common phrases and sentences used by native speakers in different types of everyday conversations.

It covers topics such as small talk, dating, doctor’s appointments, traveling and many other common situations. By using these phrases English learners can blend in more easily with native speakers and sound more natural.

Conversation Skills: How to Easily Talk to Anyone Without Feeling Awkward or Shy

Conversation Skills For The Shy: How To Easily Talk To Anyone

Level: Intermediate

E-book platform: Kindle

Sometimes, English learners have trouble speaking simply because they feel uncomfortable talking to other people. Plus, many English learners do not know lots of native speakers—so they would need to talk to strangers to practice English conversation.

This book gives you tips that will make it easier for you to talk to anyone. It helps you improve your confidence and seem more likable to others.

Along with language, this book focuses on other important aspects of communication like eye contact and body language. It also gives you specific tips to handle formal events such as job interviews or informal situations such as parties.

Listening Is an Act of Love

Level: Intermediate to AdvancedCover for Listening Is an Act of Love

E-book platform: Kindle

This e-book is a collection of conversations that radio producer Dave Isay had with various American people. You will hear personal stories and touching moments in the lives of common Americans.

Along with English conversation practice, this book gives a sense of American culture and how an average American lives his or her life. This book talks about topics like home and family, love and relationships, work and everyday life in the U.S.

Working

Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do

Level: Advanced

E-book platform: Kindle or NOOK

This book by Studs Terkel is a collection of over 100 interviews with people about their jobs. Since most of the interviews are with Americans, it will give English learners an idea about how Americans spend most of their lives.

It is also a very useful e-book for English learners who plan to work and live in the U.S. You will hear about all types of different jobs that are possible and learn about American work culture.

Learners should focus on how the author asks questions and makes the interviewees more comfortable. It is also a good source to learn informal American English spoken in everyday life.

Science Is Culture: Conversations at the New Intersection of Science + Society

Science Is Culture: Conversations at the New Intersection of Science + Society

Level: Advanced

E-book platform: Kindle, Google Books or NOOK

This e-book is great for anyone who plans to complete their higher studies in an English-speaking country. It contains conversations between scientists and various famous people from the field of culture. They talk about global issues like health, the economy and politics.

The book is a good source to learn academic or formal English in conversation. But since people from various fields talk to each other, the book does not contain lots of specialized terms or jargon (technical/industry-specific words).

While reading this book, it is best to keep a notepad beside you so that you can write down and remember all the new words you learn in the conversations.

Star Wars Interviews

Star Wars Interviews: The Original Trilogy and Expanded Universe

Level: Advanced

E-book platform: Kindle

Most English learners would at least know the name “Star Wars.” It is a series of movies about space that has fans all over the world. It is a big part of American culture and most people in English-speaking countries have seen some of the movies.

This book is a collection of interviews with people who were a part of the movie series in some way. Two kinds of English learners will enjoy this book: those who are fans of the “Star Wars” movies or those who want to know more about filmmaking.

The interviews reveal a lot about how the “Star Wars” films were created and directed. The e-book also contains gossip and personal information about the actors, writers and everyone else who was a part of the “Star Wars” team.

In general, the e-book offers great examples of casual American English.

The Last Interview Series

Level: AdvancedCover for The Last Interview Series

E-book platform: Kindle

As the title hints, this series of e-books is about the last interviews famous people gave before they died. Most of the celebrities are American or British. But it also has interviews with people from other regions such as Gabriel García Márquez, who was a famous writer from Colombia.

The series covers people from every field. It has interviews with scientists, singers, writers, philosophers, actors and even chefs.

English conversation e-books are fantastic tools because they are so adaptable. You can read them at your own pace and you can skip to the parts that are most important to you. 

However, real English conversations do not happen on paper. So it is smart to supplement your e-book reading with an immersion program.

FluentU takes authentic videos—like music videos, movie trailers, news and inspiring talks—and turns them into personalized language learning lessons.

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Learners can select an English conversation book from above based on their interests. The books are a great guide to learn how to have interesting conversations with people about their life and their work!

And One More Thing...

If you like learning English through movies and online media, you should also check out FluentU. FluentU lets you learn English from popular talk shows, catchy music videos and funny commercials, as you can see here:

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If you want to watch it, the FluentU app has probably got it.

The FluentU app and website makes it really easy to watch English videos. There are captions that are interactive. That means you can tap on any word to see an image, definition, and useful examples.

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FluentU lets you learn engaging content with world famous celebrities.

For example, when you tap on the word "searching," you see this:

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FluentU lets you tap to look up any word.

Learn all the vocabulary in any video with quizzes. Swipe left or right to see more examples for the word you’re learning.

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FluentU helps you learn fast with useful questions and multiple examples. Learn more.

The best part? FluentU remembers the vocabulary that you’re learning. It gives you extra practice with difficult words—and reminds you when it’s time to review what you’ve learned. You have a truly personalized experience.

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