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Planning a New Product Launch Part I

Maybe you have a great product for the market, but if you don’t have a great product launch, then people might never know just how great it is. We’ll take a look at this crucial part of marketing in today’s lesson....

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: October 08, 2015

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Wrapping Up a Conference Call

In a previous lesson "Starting a Conference Call", we discussed some chitchat that may take place before an office conference call. In today’s lesson, we’ll take a look at what to say when the call ends....

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: October 06, 2015

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The Golden Week

Every year, Chinese people are given two full weeks of holiday. In today’s lesson we’ll discuss some language to use when talking about this and indeed any holiday....

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: October 01, 2015

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The Indian Accent

Because English is spoken by so many people around the world, it contains a rich variety of accents. Today we will focus on the Indian accent....

Published: September 29, 2015

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Sales Commission Plans

In today’s lesson, we’ll talk about setting up a commission plan for a company’s sales team. Should we go with a flat rate or a tiered system? What else could work besides monetary rewards? Should we introduce negative incentives? Listen in as we deal with this complex issue....

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: September 24, 2015

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Starting a Conference Call

Today’s dialogue takes place right before an office conference call. We’ll hear a few speakers make small talk while preparing to start their meeting....

Function: small_talk
Host: Chris, Spencer

Published: September 22, 2015

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Bedtime Story

This lesson is for any parent who has ever heard: “I’m not going to sleep until you tell me a story…about a princess…no, about a superhero…no, about a superhero princess…”...

Function: Telling_stories
Host: Chris, Spencer
Grammar: Made_of

Published: September 17, 2015

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Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

Recently the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that legislation banning Same-Sex Marriage is unconstitutional. In today’s lesson, we’ll take a look at some common perspectives about the landmark decision....

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: September 15, 2015

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Running Late

We can’t be on time every day. This lesson is for those of us who sometimes are a little late....

Host: Chris, Spencer

Published: September 10, 2015

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Help with Excel

How are your Excel skills? In today’s lesson, we’ll learn the most important terminologies associated with this piece of software. ...

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: September 08, 2015

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Asking for a Deadline Extension

One of the most powerful words in the English language: deadline. Today we'll look at what happens when an employee tries to ask for a deadline extension and how her boss responds....

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: September 03, 2015

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Orientation Day

September 1st is when most students begin their new semesters. Today we take you to an orientation day at an American college. ...

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: Used_to

Published: September 01, 2015

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On-Demand Economy

These days it seems like there is an Uber for everything. In today’s lesson, we’ll look at a few different perspectives on this new economic trend....

Function: debating
Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: The_Uber_of_x

Published: August 27, 2015

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Just Browsing

Sometimes when you are shopping, you just want to have a look at something with no strings attached. Here’s a useful lesson about how to tell the staff that you really aren’t that interested in buying anything....

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: August 25, 2015

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New School Year

For parents across the world, it’s the most wonderful time of the year: the kids are going back to school....

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: August 20, 2015

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Politely Refusing an Invitation

If you are invited to a social event, you can’t just say “no”: it’s just not polite. In today’s lesson, we’ll take a look at a few different ways to say no without being rude....

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: August 18, 2015

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Camping

It’s time to leave the comfort of our homes and head into the Great Outdoors. In today’s lesson, we’ll be talking about one of summer’s best activities: camping....

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: August 13, 2015

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Quarterly Results Review Part 2

In Part II of our series on quarterly results review, we’ll be taking a closer look at revenue and explaining why certain area grew while others fell shot of expectations. ...

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: August 11, 2015

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