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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 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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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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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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Winter Gear

Brrr….it’s cold out there! In today’s lesson, we’re going to make sure all of our listeners are protected from the cold weather. Remember: you can’t enjoy winter until you’ve got the right gear....

Grammar: as_long_as
Host: Chris, Spencer

Published: December 15, 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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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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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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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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Juice Bar

Some people like to drink coffee. Some people like to drink wine. Today’s lesson is for those of us who like to drink refreshing, healthy fruit juice....

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: August 04, 2015

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Allergies

Ah…ah…ahh…AH-CHOO! Sorry, just my allergies again. In today’s lesson, we’ll learn about the things that make us sneeze....

Host: Jenny, Adam

Published: July 28, 2015

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Introducing yourself at an Event

What is more important than being able to introduce yourself? In today lesson, we’ll look at some different ways to say who you are and what you do....

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: July 07, 2015

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Sunday Brunch

It’s not breakfast; it’s not lunch.  It’s brunch, one of the most popular meals of the week.  Find out what people across the world will be ordering next Sunday in today’s lesson!...

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: June 30, 2015

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Politely Ending a Conversation

Are you the type of person who finds saying goodbye difficult? Fear not, in today’s lesson, we’ll go over some friendly ways to say goodbye....

Function: being_polite
Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: June 02, 2015

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Ordering Salads

Sometimes you just want to eat light.  In today’s lesson, we talk about some of the most popular salads....

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: in_that_case

Published: May 26, 2015

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Dinner Party

The food is ready. The table is set. The guests are beginning to beginning to arrive. Tonight we’re having a dinner party. Don’t forget to bring a little gift for the hosts as we talk about having a dinner party in today’s lesson....

Host: Chris, Adam
Grammar: You_made_it

Published: April 21, 2015

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Break a Leg

Got a test tomorrow? About to give a performance? Have an important interview? Make sure to...break a leg? Learn about this idiom and others with this lesson....

Host: Jenny, Adam
Grammar: Idioms

Published: February 10, 2015

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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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When Is Your Birthday?

Two people have the same birthday, so they decide to have a party together. In today’s lesson, you’ll learn how to ask, “When is your birthday?” as well as other phrases related to planning a birthday party....

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: August 26, 2013

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Where Are You From?

Meeting new people is a great way to practice your English! Asking people questions is a great way to start a conversation. In today’s lesson, we look at asking people where they are from. Knowing these vocabulary words and phrases will help you practice English conversations!...

Host: John, Lisa

Published: June 10, 2013

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Working Overtime

Most of us have a regular work schedule. Sometimes we work more than planned though! In today’s lesson, we look at words and phrases about working overtime....

Host: John, Lisa

Published: May 22, 2013

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Asking about Hobbies

Talking about hobbies is a great way to start a conversation and learn more about someone. In today’s lesson, we look at what kinds of questions you can ask. Plus, you can use these great phrases and words to talk more about what you like to do!...

Host: John, Lisa

Published: May 06, 2013

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Nice to Meet you

First impressions are everything, right? In this lesson, learn about what to say to someone when meeting them for the first time....

Host: John, Lisa

Published: April 03, 2013

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Introducing Yourself

Introducing yourself or others can be a big deal. What do you say when you meet someone for the first time? How do you introduce yourself? The conversation doesn't have to stop at "Hi, my name is Dave. Nice to meet you!" Let EnglishPod show you how to make a great first impression with today's lesso...

Grammar: work_in

Published: November 14, 2012

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