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Writing a follow up email

It's a pretty busy world that we all live in, and not everybody has time to read all of the emails that are sent their way. If you've sent a business email but haven't got a response, never fear! OpenLanguage's lesson on follow-up emails is here!...

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: reach

Published: April 26, 2016

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Travel series: San Francisco

As the song goes "I left my heart in San Francisco." Today we take you to this charming city on the West Coast....

Host: Adam, Diana
Grammar: Sit

Published: April 21, 2016

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Office Lunch Ideas

It's lunch hour. Food court? Take-out? Brown-bag? Why not look at a deal's app? Find out what these co-workers decide in today's lesson....

Host: Adam, Cassy
Grammar: working

Published: April 19, 2016

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Asking Someone Out Part 2

So you've successfully asked the girl out. What happens on the actual date?  Listen in and find out! ...

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: go_with

Published: April 15, 2016

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Why is Trump so popular?

Hate him? Love him? You can't ignore him. Today we break down the secrets behind Donald Trump's popularity. ...

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: tap_into

Published: April 14, 2016

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Reviewing Numbers and Stats

Numbers, numbers and numbers! One of the most challenging parts of learning English. Learn how to talk about big numbers and talk about changes in numbers. ...

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: big_numbers

Published: April 06, 2016

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Asking Someone Out Part 1

How do you ask someone out? We begin our two part series of a budding romance with today's lesson. ...

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: April 02, 2016

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April Fools

Did you fall for any April Fools' prank this year? Listen in as we discuss the pros and cons of this special day....

Function: explaining
Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: known_to

Published: April 01, 2016

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Buying Snacks

Do you snack? Chips, crackers, cookies, nuts and candy...Today we'll go snack shopping! ...

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: giving_advice

Published: March 24, 2016

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Getting a Client Buy-in Part 2

In Part Two of a two-part series on client buy-in, we’re looking at just how to get your client to see your vision, and agree to your strategy....

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: Sold

Published: March 22, 2016

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Getting a Client Buy-In Part I

You’ve managed to get the client’s attention, even managed to get a face-to-face meeting, but how do you finally convince them to go with your idea? In today’s lesson we’ll talk about how to get the client buy-in....

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: suffixes

Published: March 10, 2016

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Writing a Business Email

In today’s lesson we’ll share some tips on how to write the perfect business email....

Host: Adam

Published: March 01, 2016

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Power Posing: the Power of Body Language

In today’s lesson we’ll be listening to Dr. Amy Cuddy talk about her research on the relationship between posing and power....

Host: Adam

Published: February 25, 2016

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US Election: Billionaire v Socialist

2016 is an election year in America, but already this election is shaping up to be like none in recent memory. Find out why in today’s lesson....

Host: Adam
Grammar: fairness

Published: February 23, 2016

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Designing a New Sales Deck

The new year always brings an old expression:” Out with the old and in with the new”. In today’s lesson, we’ll look at a visionary who wants to bring his company up to date....

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: February 18, 2016

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A Post-Valentine's Day Surprise

Valentine’s Day has passed for another year. In today’s lesson, a young girl received much more than flowers, cards or chocolates (Hint: someone got down on one knee, and there is now a ring on her finger!)...

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: February 16, 2016

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The Year of the Monkey

The Chinese New Year has almost arrived! Grab your bananas, because today we’re talking about The Year of the Monkey....

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: Tend_to

Published: February 04, 2016

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Buying Sports Wear

At the start of a new year, many people decide to start exercising more. But you can’t exercise without the right clothes! So, in today’s lesson, we’re buying some new sportswear....

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: February 02, 2016

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Fine Dining

Calling all foodie! Today’s lesson will take you to a Michelin-starred restaurant. Bon appetit!...

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: January 28, 2016

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Understanding Customer Pain Points

There’s an old saying, “no pain no gain”. Customer pain points are what drives businesses, and what lead to big financial gains. We’ll talk about how to identify these pain points in today’s lesson....

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: Quotes

Published: January 26, 2016

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Life-Changing Technologies in 2016

Technology has been making our lives easier since our ancestors created the wheel. Find out how the coolest new products using Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence and voice recognition will improve our lives in 2016 in today's lesson....

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: January 21, 2016

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Buying Organic Food

Organic food has become more popular across the world. Today we'll take you grocery shopping in America's largest organic supermarket. ...

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: January 18, 2016

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The Star Wars Magic

Have you seen the latest episode of Star Wars? Do you get why Star Wars movies are such a huge deal? In today’s lesson, we’ll take a look at why Star Wars is such a cultural phenomenon. May the force be with you!...

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: January 14, 2016

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Project Kickoff Meeting

The new year always brings new beginnings: not just in our personal lives, but at work as well. In today’s lesson, we’ll take a look at a new office project, and just how the company will start it....

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: January 12, 2016

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Zuckerberg's $45 Billion Donation

In a letter to his newborn baby Max, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that he will be giving 99% of his Facebook shares to philanthropic causes. Today we listen to two CNN journalists' take on Zuckerberg’s decision. ...

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: December 29, 2015

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Celebrity Christmas Special

This year on December 24, Netflix is giving its viewers the best Christmas present ever! They will be airing a Christmas special called “A Very Murray Christmas”, directed by Sofia Coppola, and starring famous actor Bill Murray. In today’s lesson, we’ll listen as he and his celebrity guests start to...

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: December 24, 2015

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Ski Trip

If you thought that ski trips were just for skiing, then today’s lesson is just for you. We’ll talk about some other things you can do the next time you’re on top of a mountain....

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: While

Published: December 22, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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