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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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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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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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Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

Recently the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that legislation banning Same-Sex Marriage is unconstitutional. In today’s lesson, we’ll take a look at some common perspectives about the landmark decision....

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: September 15, 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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Office Gossip

No matter how hard you may try, office gossip always happens. Who is doing what? Where? When? But, why?...

Host: Chris, Adam
Grammar: apparently

Published: May 19, 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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March Madness

“March Madness” is not a disease that people get every Spring – it's the name of a the yearly college basketball tournament. Learn about this cultural phenomenon with this lesson....

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: wait

Published: April 02, 2015

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Who's Paying

Even though paying the bill at a restaurant seems like a pretty simple thing to do, in reality it can be one of the more complicated parts of our daily lives.We’ll look at what makes it so difficult in today’s lesson....

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: I_insist

Published: January 28, 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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What's your New Year's Resolution?

2015 is just around the corner. What are your plans for the New Year? Have you made any New Year’s Resolutions? Check out today’s lesson as we listen in to some resolutions and count down to the New Year! ...

Host: Jenny, Spencer
Grammar: “spend”

Published: December 31, 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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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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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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Attending a Wedding

It may not be your special day, but going to a wedding can be pretty darn fun. But who is who in the ceremony? What did you bring as a gift? And when does that reception start?...

Host: Jenny, Chris

Published: October 29, 2014

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