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2016 Spring Fashion Trends

Spring is here and it’s time to clean out your closet and bring in the new spring fashion trends. In today’s lesson, you’ll learn all about 10 do’s and one don’t of fashion for this spring....

Host: Cynthia
Grammar: cold_shoulder

Published: March 29, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Morning Coffee

Do you start your morning with a coffee? Do you prefer black or a latte? Maybe with soya milk and a muffin? Listen in as we take you to a coffee shop in today's lesson. ...

Host: Chris, Adam
Grammar: Instead

Published: July 14, 2015

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At the Bakery

There is nowhere on Earth that smells better than a bakery. Let’s take a little trip inside one of these heavenly places to see what’s baking....

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: April 14, 2015

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Nice Jeans

Those new premium jeans might have cost a week’s salary, but they sure do make your butt look good.  Find out how to talk about jeans in today’s lesson....

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: bring

Published: March 12, 2015

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Buying Cheese

Cheese is much more than what you find on a McDonald’s cheeseburger. Find out how to talk about different types of cheeses in today’s lesson....

Grammar: much
Host: Chris, Adam

Published: February 27, 2015

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Boxing Day

Never heard of Boxing Day? Well, neither have most Americans. But if you go to Canada, England, or Australia, it’s a different story. What’s the deal with this post-Christmas holiday?...

Host: Jason, Jenny

Published: December 26, 2014

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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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Outlet Mall Shopping

Yes, you can shop at the normal store. But why would you when you can go to the outlet instead and save lots of money? Learn what this very special type of store is all about in this lesson....

Host: Jenny, Chris

Published: December 15, 2014

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Black Friday

Black Friday is coming up! But why do some Americans get so crazy about shopping on this one day a year?...

Host: Jenny, Chris
Grammar: “-ism”

Published: November 28, 2014

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Returns and Refunds

Bought something online but having problems with it? Learn how to talk to a customer support rep to get your problem solved in today’s lesson....

Host: Jenny, Chris

Published: September 08, 2014

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Making A Shopping List

Need to buy grocery items for home? In this lesson you will learn words and phrases about how to make a shopping list....

Host: Jason, Cynthia

Published: June 18, 2014

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Handling Customer Complaints

Handling a customer’s complaint can be a tough job. Today, you’ll learn how to deal with an angry customer. In today’s dialogue, a customer service rep is on the phone with any agitated customer. She orders a dress online and still hasn’t received it. At the end, the customer service rep solves the ...

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: September 18, 2013

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Ordering Office Supplies

In today’s lesson, we have two people talking about which office supplies they need to order. You will learn to ask question like, “What do you need me to order?”...

Host: John, Cynthia
Grammar: Uses_of_Need

Published: August 28, 2013

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Buying a New Cell Phone

Buying a new cell phone can be quite an adventure. In today’s lesson, we look at how to procure information from a specialist to get the phone that’s right for you....

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: August 14, 2013

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I Like Your Suit!

Complimenting someone on what they're wearing can usually lead to asking where they got it. In today’s lesson, we look at some words and phrases that are used to tell someone that you like what they are wearing. ...

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: August 12, 2013

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I Need a Coffee

Sometimes coffee can be just the thing you need on a day when you are extra tired! In today’s lesson, we look at how to express your need for a coffee and how to ask a coworker to kindly bring you one. If you have any questions or comments regarding today's lesson, please feel free to leave a commen...

Host: John, Lisa

Published: May 13, 2013

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At the Store

Looking for something at the store? Sometimes we can’t find what we are looking for or we may need assistance. In today’s lesson, we will learn vocabulary and phrases that will help you ask the right questions at the store....

Host: John, Lisa

Published: April 29, 2013

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Returning a Product

Sometimes things break or get damaged. Whether it's from poor manufacturing, poor quality of materials or your dog thinking the new phone is a bone, we will show you how to try and get your money back! In today's lesson, we look at how to return a product.  ...

Grammar: fine!

Published: March 25, 2013

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Buying a Suit

Many formal occasions require a good, well-made suit. However, it’s not easy to look good! There are many requirements for a sharp-looking suit, and sometimes it's hard to describe what you want. Listen in to find out how you can look your best!...

Grammar: so

Published: March 20, 2013

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Buying a Camera

1-2-3-cheese! For the average joe, taking pictures is as easy as pressing a button with a point-and-shoot camera. But for the more advanced photographer, there are many options to consider. Join us as we shop for a camera and learn some essential English photography terminology!...

Grammar: actually
Function: buying_a_camera

Published: February 27, 2013

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Shopping Online

The web has dramatically transformed the way we shop. Do you shop online or prefer good old fashioned store shopping? In this lesson, we will hear both sides of the story. And don't forget to join us for the Task section of today's lesson where you need to give advice to someone who likes shopping o...

Grammar: once

Published: February 13, 2013

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Boxing Day

In Commonwealth countries, the day after Christmas is known as Boxing Day and with it comes big sales in stores, special sports tournaments, and a holiday for banks, of all things. Come join the craziness with Marco and Catherine as they teach you about this unique day in English!...

Published: July 27, 2012

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Buying a Car

In America, your sixteenth birthday is a special day.  It’s the day when you finally gain freedom from your parents in the form of a driver’s license.  In this lesson, you’ll learn plenty of English vocabulary for describing cars, and some expressions you can use when shopping.  And, if you were onc...

Host: Marco, erica

Published: July 16, 2012

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