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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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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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Ordering Tex-Mex

Craving some spicy food? In today’s lesson, you’ll learn to order Mexican food at a restaurant. Enjoy the lesson and don’t get too hungry....

Host: Cynthia

Published: March 15, 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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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 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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Returning Christmas Gifts

Every year for Christmas we all get gifts that we just don’t like, or that we just can’t use. In today’s lesson, we’ll talk about how to return them to the store....

Host: Chris, Spencer

Published: January 07, 2016

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A Romantic New Year's Eve

New Year’s Eve is a time to be around the people you love. And if they don’t know you that you love them, it’s a great time to let them know! Don’t wait any longer, the countdown is about to start!...

Host: Chris, Spencer
Grammar: As_though

Published: December 31, 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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Christmas Plans

Ho-Ho-Ho. With the holidays just around the corner, nearly everyone is already talking about their Christmas plans....

Host: Chris, Spencer

Published: December 17, 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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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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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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Volunteering

Volunteers are the people among us who spend their time helping others, asking nothing in return. Today’s lesson is all about these kind people, and the types of volunteering they do....

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: August 06, 2015

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American Sarcasm

We REALLY enjoy writing lesson summaries: it’s SUCH a good use of our time.See what we did there? A little bit of old fashioned Sarcasm.In today’s lesson, we talk about this essential part of American culture....

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: far

Published: January 23, 2015

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Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is one of the biggest days of the year in the United States. What is this holiday all about? What do people eat? What are normal customs for Americans on this day?...

Host: Jenny, Chris

Published: November 26, 2014

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Trick or Treat

Trick or treating is a key part of Halloween. But do you know the correct way to do it? ...

Host: Jenny, Chris

Published: October 31, 2014

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Favorite TV Shows

Everyone loves a little TV. With lots of new shows set to start this Fall, which are you excited to see?...

Host: Jenny, Chris

Published: October 20, 2014

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