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Daily Life English Intermediate Course

B2-Intermediate

This course features high frequency language set in common daily life situations. Whether you are preparing to or have just moved to North America or would like to learn more about life and culture in the US, this is the perfect course for you. 

Preparing a Budget

In a world that functions on buying and selling, some people have a hard time controlling how much money they spend, especially when things like credit cards make it easy to spend large amounts of money at a time. Today at we will learn about a common way to control one's spending: budgeting....

Topics: money, Marco, Catherine, budget, credit_cards, spending

Buying a Car

In America, your sixteenth birthday is a special day.  It’s the day when you finally gain freedom from your parents in the form of a driver’s license.  In this lesson, you’ll learn plenty of English vocabulary for describing cars, and some expressions you can use when shopping.  And, if you were onc...

Topics: car, salesman, shopping

F1 Racing

Hey there, racing fans! We’re back with Bob Copland and Rick Fields, and in this lesson, we’re brining you an exciting (and explosive) scene from an F1 race. Listen to this podcast and learn some great vocabulary about car racing....

Topics: car, sports, F1, racing

Soccer

Hey there, sports fans! In this lesson, we’re learning all about the word’s favourite sport, soccer (or football if you’re not American), and we’re taking a trip to the future, as we visit the 2022 World Cup. We’ve got lots of great soccer vocabulary in this lesson, as well as some useful English ph...

Topics: soccer, Brazil, Ecuador, The_World_Cup

Hockey

Hey sports fans! In today's lesson, we are learning about North America's favorite sport, hockey.  You'll also learn some key hockey vocabulary, plus we'll let you in on a little English grammar secret. Game on!...

Topics: sports, hockey, ice, winter

Ordering Drinks

Do you want a nice drink that tastes great or do you just want to get drunk and act crazy? You need to know how to get your drinks before you can start the party and you can do that thanks to Englishpod and today's rocking lesson!...

Topics: ordering_drinks, bar, partying

Bachelor Party

There comes a time in every guy's life when his best friend gets married, and it's your moral obligation to throw him the best bachelor party ever! Join us today in this English lesson as we talk about this very unique yet popular tradition....

Topics: partying, bachelor_party, marriage

That's Funny!

They say laughter is the best medicine and we want our listeners to be healthy and happy! That's why today we are going to have a fun lesson where we will learn a few short jokes as well as vocabulary and phrases that are related to comedy. Come and join us, we have some great zingers for you!...

Topics: comedian, comedy, funny, jokes, laugh, stand_up

Going to the doctor!

Some people go to the doctor as soon as they start feeling a little under the weather, others wait until they've tried everything else but to no avail. Today at EnglishPod, we'll be learning all about common symptoms and treatments as we join one girl on her visit to the doctor....

Topics: doctor, medicine, sickness

Homesick!

It's a feeling that creeps up on  you and before you know it, you're totally depressed: homesickness. Everyone from first year college students to full-grown adults can feel this emotion, which strikes even the best of us when we're far from home. Learn how to describe it (and perhaps even how to co...

Topics: depression, homesick

Immigration and Customs

The airport can be a pain at the best of times. Canceled or delayed flights, hanging around the airport all day and all night, pushy customers and stressed out staff can be the least of our problems. The last thing you should have to worry about is being allowed into the country. In this lesson, lea...

Topics: airport, travel, customs, immigration

Thanksgiving Dinner

It's time for thanksgiving in today's lesson! get the turkey out and give the thanks to the original owners of the land as we have a look at great American and Canadian tradition....

Topics: food, family, Thanksgiving, holidays, history

Christmas Traditions

EnglishPod has a Christmas tradition of wrestling in bear costumes. Most people don't have crazy traditions like this, but we all probably have traditions such as a family gathering, presents being shared and Santa! Let's all gather around the Christmas tree and listen to today's lesson!...

Topics: christmas, Santa_Claus

New Year, New Promises!

With the year 2012 coming to a close, many people are looking for a fresh start in 2013 and the New Year is a popular time to officially implement some changes into one's life. Join Catherine and Marco today as they discuss this popular tradition of making a new years resolution. Have you decided on...

Topics: New_Years, resolution, society_values

All About Wines

The world of wine can be a tricky one. Not only is it be difficult to recognize different wines, but the strange words people sometimes use to describe the smell and taste can be hard to learn. EnglishPod can't help you with the taste, but we can help you sound like you know what you're talking abou...

Topics: food, wine, wine_pairing, entertainment

Asking For A Loan

Whether you need to buy a house, a car, or need to pay for school, knowing how to ask for a loan is an important ability in today's world. Understanding the terminology in your own language is hard enough, but when you need to discuss getting a loan in English, it is another obstacle that you must o...

Topics: bank, money, loan

What Mood Are You In?

There are days when we feel happy, other days we feel sad or lonely.  In this lesson, we will learn some great adjectives used to describe a person's mood....

Topics: depression, anxiety, mood_swing

Working Out

It's no secret that after the holiday season we all pack on a few extra pounds, so we have to hit the gym and burn some calories!  Today in EnglishPod, we will talk about working out and getting back into shape!...

Topics: exercise, working_out, anatomy

Homeschooling

Did you know that many families around the world choose to homeschool their children? In this lesson, we will talk about what homeschooling is all about as we also take a look at some very useful words and phrases....

Topics: education, homeschooling, children

Baking a Cake

Baking a cake may seem to be like a disaster waiting to happen, but it's actually very easy! Join Englishpod in this lesson as we not only help you with your cooking skills, but your English as well!...

Topics: food, cooking, cakes, baking

Shopping Online

The web has dramatically transformed the way we shop. Do you shop online or prefer good old fashioned store shopping? In this lesson, we will hear both sides of the story. And don't forget to join us for the Task section of today's lesson where you need to give advice to someone who likes shopping o...

Topics: money, shopping, credit_card, ebay, internet, online, technology

Making Breakfast

Breakfast is considered to be the most important meal of the day.  For some coffee and a bagel is good enough.  However, for others they expect a three course meal.  In this lesson we discuss making breakfast....

Topics: food, brunch, jam, pancakes, eating, breakfast

Buying a Camera

1-2-3-cheese! For the average joe, taking pictures is as easy as pressing a button with a point-and-shoot camera. But for the more advanced photographer, there are many options to consider. Join us as we shop for a camera and learn some essential English photography terminology!...

Topics: shopping, camera, camera_terminology

Seafood Dinner!

Seafood has a wide variety of things to to choose from, and EnglishPod will make sure you know how to choose what you want!  Now, you'll never be stuck with boring fish 'n' chips again!...

Topics: food, eating, seafood, fine_dining, restaurants

Parent-Teacher Conference

No kid wants their parents talking to their teacher, especially if they have been naughty, but it is necessary to see where they need help or where they could do with some extra motivation. That's why parent teacher conferences are great! In this lesson, learn what it's all about....

Topics: meeting, education, family, schooling, kids

Buying a Suit

Many formal occasions require a good, well-made suit. However, it’s not easy to look good! There are many requirements for a sharp-looking suit, and sometimes it's hard to describe what you want. Listen in to find out how you can look your best!...

Topics: business, shopping, suit, business_attire, business_etiquette

What Should I Order?

How do you decide what to order at a restaurant? Sometimes it can be hard to choose. Asking for a waiter’s opinion can really help. In today’s lesson, we will look at some words and phrases that will help you choose your next meal!...

Topics: food, wine, eating, restaurant, Italian_food, main_course, entree, appertizers

At a Networking Event

There are many ways to make new business connections. Networking events are just one of the great ways you can meet new associates and exchange business cards. In today’s lesson, check out some great phrases and vocabulary you can use at your next networking event! ...

Topics: job, sales, university, networking, events, new_friends, entrepreneur, startup, study_abroad, graudate