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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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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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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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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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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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The Paris Terrorist Attacks

Tragedy struck the City of Lights this November when terrorists killed hundreds of innocent civilians in a series of attacks. In today’s lesson, we’ll hear President Obama’s response to this heinous act of terror....

Host: Spencer

Published: December 08, 2015

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Planning a Product Launch Part II

In the second part of a two-part series on planning a product launch, we see our corporate friends focusing on more specific aspects of this crucial event....

Host: Chris, Spencer

Published: November 05, 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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Movie Night

What’s playing at your local theatre? Find out how to talk about different kinds of movies in today’s lesson....

Host: Chris, Adam
Grammar: In_the_mood

Published: April 28, 2015

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The Art of Negotiation

Negotiation is an art with no results guaranteed even if you are the President of the United States. In this lesson, listen in as President Frank Underwood negotiates a political crisis with other Washington politicians....

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: April 23, 2015

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Interview with Walmart's CEO

Walmart recently announced a wage hike in the wake of fierce criticism of its employee benefits scheme. Listen in as the company's CEO explains the decision in a CNBC interview. Media source: cnbc.com...

Host: Chris, Adam
Grammar: using_people

Published: April 09, 2015

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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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Conference Call

As projects near completion, bosses will want to get together with various department heads to review details.  When these departments are not all in the same location conference calls help bring everyone together.  Today’s lesson helps you see the type of conversation involved in one such call....

Host: Jason, Jenny

Published: August 04, 2014

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Delegating Tasks at Work

Task delegation is one of the most important management skills. Good task delegation can save you time, as well as develop and motivate your employees. Today we look at different vocabulary and phrases that will help you put your delegation skills to work! ...

Host: John, Lisa

Published: June 14, 2013

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Crisis Management

A company crisis can be very stressful for all parties. Crisis management involves dealing with threats before, during, and after they have occurred. It is a discipline that requires skills and techniques to identify, assess, understand, and cope with a serious situation from the moment it first occ...

Host: John, Lisa

Published: May 17, 2013

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