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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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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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Starting a Conference Call

Today’s dialogue takes place right before an office conference call. We’ll hear a few speakers make small talk while preparing to start their meeting....

Function: small_talk
Host: Chris, Spencer

Published: September 22, 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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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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Dog Lovers

If you're a dog lover, you're going to love this lesson on different breeds of dogs and their characteristics....

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: As_they_say

Published: May 28, 2015

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Small Talk with the Boss

What if you have an event coming up with your boss and she suggests that you meet up or travel together? You know that this is a good chance to have some one-on-one time with her, but then what… This can’t be just an hour of silence! Thankfully, in today’s lesson, we look at how to make small talk w...

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: August 07, 2013

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Small Talk with a Co-worker

In the workplace, there are many occasions when small talk is appropriate: when you’re in the elevator with a coworker, waiting for a meeting to begin, at the copier, or in the cafeteria. Complete silence can uncomfortable andconversation of some kind helps! In today’s lesson, we look at some differ...

Host: John, Lisa

Published: July 24, 2013

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