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Sheryl Sandberg: The Most Powerful Woman in Tech

Do you think it’s possible to “have it all” as a woman? Listen to today’s lesson and you’ll learn about Facebook’s most influential businessperson, who also happens to be a wife and mother....

Host: Cynthia
Grammar: talk_phrases

Published: March 08, 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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Back to Work

All good things must end. In today’s lesson, we’ll take a look at someone returning to work after a nice long vacation....

Host: Chris, Spencer

Published: January 05, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Chinese New Year Plans

It’s one of the most important annual events in the biggest country in the world. In today’s lesson, find out what 1.4 billion people will be doing this February....

Host: Chris, Adam
Grammar: expect

Published: February 16, 2015

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Buying Christmas Presents

Getting Christmas gifts can be a huge pain in the butt. Who do you get gifts for? And more importantly, what gifts do you get them?...

Host: Jason, Jenny
Grammar: “to get”

Published: December 24, 2014

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Santa is Coming to Town

Santa Clause is coming to town! And for kids that ones but one thing: presents. What do your kids want this year? And how do you make sure they don’t get too carried away?...

Host: Jason, Jenny
Grammar: “enough”

Published: December 22, 2014

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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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Memorial Day

Do you have any plans for Memorial Day weekend? Do you know what Memorial Day is? If not, then listen to today’s lesson! You’ll words and phrases to talk about your Memorial day weekend plans....

Host: Jason, Cynthia

Published: May 26, 2014

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Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year! If you celebrate Chinese New Year, then this lesson will be very useful. You’ll learn to talk about what you do to celebrate. If you don’t celebrate Chinese New Year, then you’ll learn a bit about it....

Host: Jason, Cynthia

Published: February 10, 2014

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How Many Children Do You Have?

There are two co-workers talking about how big their families are. One person has four children and the other has one.  In today’s lesson, you’ll learn how to ask, “how many children do you have?”...

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: September 23, 2013

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The Life of my Grandpa

What is the story of your life? In today’s dialogue, we look at how to talk about people’s lives and their accomplishments. Do you have a story of your life or someone in your family to tell us? Simply leave a comment in the lesson discussion section. We'll get back to you with feedback!...

Host: John, Lisa

Published: April 24, 2013

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Talking about Family

In today’s lesson, we will learn different ways you can talk about family and jobs. We have some great words and phrases that will make this an easy and natural conversation! If you have any questions for our hosts John and Lisa, just leave a comment and they'll get back to you! ...

Host: John, Lisa

Published: April 22, 2013

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Job Transfer

Some people love the thought of a job transfer, while others can't stand the idea. There can be a new start, new challenges, different people and maybe a new culture on one hand. Yet, there may be unfamiliar surroundings and saying goodbye to loved ones on the other. This EnglishPod lesson is all ab...

Host: John, Lisa
Grammar: see_oneself

Published: March 15, 2013

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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....

Grammar: however

Published: March 11, 2013

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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....

Grammar: in_fact

Published: November 20, 2012

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Talking about Relatives

Though we may not always appreciate them, our relatives are important people in our lives and we shouldn't forget about them. Thanks to today's lesson, you can talk about your relatives without worrying about whether or not you've accidentally called your uncle a monkey.  ...

Grammar: just_(only)

Published: April 27, 2012

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