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Evaluation and Mentoring

December brings to mind Christmas, New Year’s, and winter vacation. But it’s not all fun and games in the workplace. The end of the year means it’s time for the end of year evaluation. Let’s find out what is causing so many employees’ grief in today’s lesson....

Host: Chris, Spencer

Published: December 10, 2015

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The Paris Terrorist Attacks

Tragedy struck the City of Lights this November when terrorists killed hundreds of innocent civilians in a series of attacks. In today’s lesson, we’ll hear President Obama’s response to this heinous act of terror....

Host: Spencer

Published: December 08, 2015

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Dealing with Difficult People at Work Part II

In Part II of our two-part series on difficult people at work, we’ll get to hear the other side of the story. Amanda is a new manager that has been causing some problems for her staff. But is she really so difficult? Did we judge her too quickly? Find out in today’s lesson....

Function: debating, persuading
Host: Chris, Adam

Published: December 03, 2015

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Time for a New Phone

Your phone is becoming slower and slower. The photos you take aren’t as good as the photos your friends take. This means only one thing: It’s time to buy a new phone....

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: December 01, 2015

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How to Make Thanksgiving Turkey

In today’s lesson we’ll be following television chef Rachel Ray as she demonstrates a time-saving way to make Thanksgiving Turkey. Also, we’ll find out who this Tom guy is....

Host: Chris, Adam
Grammar: What_have_you

Published: November 26, 2015

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Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to be with your family and loved ones. But today we'll see how someone who can't be with his family celebrates Thanksgiving....

Host: Chris, Spencer

Published: November 24, 2015

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Dealing with Difficult People at Work Part I

Can’t we all just get along? In Part I of a two-part series, we’ll take a look at a difficult person that is making the office a nightmare for her co-workers....

Host: Chris, Spencer

Published: November 19, 2015

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Buying a Watch

Even though these days we all have clocks on our phones, there is something special about being able to carry the time on your wrist. We’ll take a look at this stylish accessory in today’s lesson....

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: November 17, 2015

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Building Emotional Connections with Customers

Today we will learn some of the secrets of a successful advertising pitch from the master himself, Mad Men’s Don Draper....

Host: Chris, Adam
Grammar: literally

Published: November 12, 2015

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Credit Card Declined

You try to use your credit card, but the shop assistant says that there is a problem. Learn about one of life’s more embarrassing moments in today’s lesson....

Host: Jenny, Adam

Published: November 10, 2015

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Planning a Product Launch Part II

In the second part of a two-part series on planning a product launch, we see our corporate friends focusing on more specific aspects of this crucial event....

Host: Chris, Spencer

Published: November 05, 2015

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Housewarming Party

You’ve just moved into a new apartment, but it still feels a little strange and cold. What’s the best way to warm it up? Having a housewarming party of course!...

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: November 03, 2015

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Halloween Party

Besides dressing up in costumes and trick or treating, going to parties is one of the main reasons why so many people love Halloween. Many people, but not everyone. In today’s lesson, we’ll meet one person who isn’t getting to the Halloween spirit....

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: October 29, 2015

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Looking for a Web Developer

In today’s lesson, we’re looking for someone to fill a job. While, the lesson is about finding someone from the world of technology, this lesson can also apply to finding just about any kind of employee. ...

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: Got_the_gist?

Published: October 27, 2015

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Gun Control in America

America is indisputably the Western country with the highest level of gun violence. Using real footage of President Obama and Fox News Host Bill O’Reilly, we’ll take a look at some of the common arguments that arise after gun violence strikes....

Host: Adam
Grammar: Tend_to

Published: October 22, 2015

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Changing a Flight

In life, things happen and plans change. In today’s lesson, we’ll talk about changing your travel plans....

Host: Jenny, Adam

Published: October 20, 2015

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Buying Books

They’re not just places to buy books: they’re also places to enjoy a coffee, discover something new, or just chat with friends. In today’s lesson we'll take you to the bookstore. ...

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: October 15, 2015

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To Tip or Not to Tip?

It is one of society’s unwritten rules: leaving a tip after receiving service. In this lesson we’ll discuss some tipping habits in America....

Host: Chris, Adam
Grammar: Percent

Published: October 13, 2015

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