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Carbon Footprint

We all have a responsibility to keep the earth clean.  Everyone can chip in from recycling to switching to energy efficient appliances.  In this lesson, EnglishPod talks about your Carbon Footprint....

Published: March 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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Describing Someone's Face

"I was talking to Arnold the other day - " you begin to say. "Who's Arnold?" your friend asks. You now have the challenge of describing "Arnold" to your friend. How do we talk about a person's facial features in English? Join Catherine and Marco in this lesson and find out!...

Grammar: let's

Published: March 18, 2013

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The Zodiac and Horoscopes

Millions of people around the world read their horoscopes daily in a newspaper or magazine to see what the future holds for them.  Join us as we talk about this very interesting topic and explain a little bit more about the zodiac....

Published: March 13, 2013

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Parent-Teacher Conference

No kid wants their parents talking to their teacher, especially if they have been naughty, but it is necessary to see where they need help or where they could do with some extra motivation. That's why parent teacher conferences are great! In this lesson, learn what it's all about....

Grammar: however

Published: March 11, 2013

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Lending Money

Many of us have asked to borrow money at some point in our lives, or maybe a friend has asked us for some help. In this lesson we will learn the verbs 'to lend' and ' to borrow', and how they should be properly used....

Grammar: in_full

Published: March 08, 2013

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Seafood Dinner!

Seafood has a wide variety of things to to choose from, and EnglishPod will make sure you know how to choose what you want!  Now, you'll never be stuck with boring fish 'n' chips again!...

Grammar: would_like_to

Published: March 06, 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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Living with Your Parents

Some people can't wait to leave their parents house and have that freedom and independence that they so much desire, but others are not in a hurry!  In today's lesson we will talk about this topic and learn some great vocabulary and expressions along the way!...

Grammar: so

Published: February 22, 2013

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Making Breakfast

Breakfast is considered to be the most important meal of the day.  For some coffee and a bagel is good enough.  However, for others they expect a three course meal.  In this lesson we discuss making breakfast....

Grammar: do...?

Published: February 15, 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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Homeschooling

Did you know that many families around the world choose to homeschool their children? In this lesson, we will talk about what homeschooling is all about as we also take a look at some very useful words and phrases....

Grammar: neither_nor

Published: February 08, 2013

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Baking a Cake

Baking a cake may seem to be like a disaster waiting to happen, but it's actually very easy! Join Englishpod in this lesson as we not only help you with your cooking skills, but your English as well!...

Grammar: than

Published: February 06, 2013

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Working Out

It's no secret that after the holiday season we all pack on a few extra pounds, so we have to hit the gym and burn some calories!  Today in EnglishPod, we will talk about working out and getting back into shape!...

Published: January 30, 2013

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Forex

Forex. The largest market in the world. Open 24 hours Monday to Friday, starting in Australia, ending in the United States of America. Big deal. Big words. Elementary lesson! Join us today as we learn about Forex trading!...

Published: January 25, 2013

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Setting Up Your Voicemail Message

You want relax in the bath after a hard day's work or maybe you just want to surf on the internet with no annoying phone calls from the family or telemarketers, but you do want to hear the voice of that special someone so what to do? Voice mail! You'll get back to them right after Englishpod!...

Grammar: more_or_less

Published: January 23, 2013

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What Mood Are You In?

There are days when we feel happy, other days we feel sad or lonely.  In this lesson, we will learn some great adjectives used to describe a person's mood....

Grammar: even_though

Published: January 21, 2013

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Taking The GMAT

No one wants to be getting coffee for the boss and taking down everyone's lunch orders forever. To move up, however, is most likely going to require some extra education, perhaps an MBA, and to get this you're going to have to do the GMAT! No, it's not some funky new dance, but an entrance exam. Sta...

Function: taking_the_GMAT

Published: January 09, 2013

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Telephone Services

These days, nearly everyone has a cell phone. Mobile phones make communication convenient and easy. However, the services that come with the phone can be a little hard to figure out. Join Catherine and Marco as they discuss cell phone plans, and learn how you can get the plan that’s right for you!...

Published: January 07, 2013

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All About Wines

The world of wine can be a tricky one. Not only is it be difficult to recognize different wines, but the strange words people sometimes use to describe the smell and taste can be hard to learn. EnglishPod can't help you with the taste, but we can help you sound like you know what you're talking abou...

Published: January 04, 2013

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New Year, New Promises!

With the year 2012 coming to a close, many people are looking for a fresh start in 2013 and the New Year is a popular time to officially implement some changes into one's life. Join Catherine and Marco today as they discuss this popular tradition of making a new years resolution. Have you decided on...

Published: December 31, 2012

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Calling Tech Support

A computer is a great solution that can make life easier, but it can also make our lives miserable with things such as viruses, hacking and phishing.  What are all these terms? Join us on this interesting English lesson and find out!...

Grammar: I_mean

Published: December 28, 2012

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Discussing Recent Work Events

Work can be very monotonous sometimes. Occasionally it's nice to break things up with a chat to a fellow co-worker. Whether it be about the office relationships or the stressed out boss, EnglishPod will help you to speak about any work event!  ...

Published: December 26, 2012

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Christmas Traditions

EnglishPod has a Christmas tradition of wrestling in bear costumes. Most people don't have crazy traditions like this, but we all probably have traditions such as a family gathering, presents being shared and Santa! Let's all gather around the Christmas tree and listen to today's lesson!...

Grammar: really

Published: December 24, 2012

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Excuses of Being Late

The car broke down, my cat ran away, I was kidnapped by aliens...most of us come late now and a then and we have a variety of reasons. Let Englishpod give you a few more in today's lesson such as " I couldn't stop listening to Engishpod so that's why i'm late"...we hope!...

Published: December 21, 2012

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Asking for a Raise

So you've been working for the same company for a while now. You work hard, and you have earned the respect and praise of your colleagues. Now it's time to take a deep breath, walk into your boss's office and ask for a well-deserved raise. In this lesson, learn how to do it in English, without letti...

Published: December 19, 2012

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First Paycheck

In this lesson two coworkers talk about payday at an American company. My are there a lot of deductions!...

Published: December 10, 2012

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Coins and Money

It's time to talk about money. Lot's of money! Well, maybe not that much. In this lesson, two American friends pool together a bunch of coins and get ready to bring them to the bank....

Topic: money, coins

Published: December 07, 2012

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Thanksgiving Dinner

It's time for thanksgiving in today's lesson! get the turkey out and give the thanks to the original owners of the land as we have a look at great American and Canadian tradition....

Grammar: in_fact

Published: November 20, 2012

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Presentation Skils 10: The Q and A Session

Okay, so you just listened for an hour or more to that guy's presentation and you didn't pay attention to anything he said, or maybe you just disagree with some points or even the whole idea. The Q and A session is a great way to understand or share your opinions. ...

Published: November 15, 2012

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Meeting a New Friend

Run out of things to say? Or maybe you don't know how to begin a conservation with that new neighbor of yours? With today's lesson EnglishPod will teach you how to start a conservation no matter who it is....

Published: November 14, 2012

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Presentation Skills 9: Summary and Conclusion

You may have the best presentation in the world but not summarizing correctly and you risk having your viewers trying to remember what exactly your main points were, fear not! This lesson teaches you how to summarize and conclude effectively!...

Published: November 14, 2012

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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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Text Me

It's probably one of the most common ways of communicating nowadays; young and old people use it. That's right, today we are talking about SMS messages. We will talk about mobile phones and the way we talk about text messaging.  ...

Published: November 12, 2012

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Presentation Skills 8: Common Presentation Mistakes

When you are very excited about a new product or development, it's easy to get sidetracked during your presentation. Good presentations shouldn't have many personal anecdotes, pauses, or go off on a tangent. This lesson discusses the importance of having a smooth, well-rehearsed presentation....

Published: November 09, 2012

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Presentation Skills 7: Handling Technical Problems

Oops...the PowerPoint isn't working... When making a presentation, it's extremely important that you are prepared for any technical difficulties along the way. A good rule of thumb is to arrive early, make sure your computer and files are working, and to practice beforehand. A presentation that has ...

Published: November 07, 2012

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Immigration and Customs

The airport can be a pain at the best of times. Canceled or delayed flights, hanging around the airport all day and all night, pushy customers and stressed out staff can be the least of our problems. The last thing you should have to worry about is being allowed into the country. In this lesson, lea...

Grammar: spend_time

Published: November 05, 2012

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Presentation Skills 6: Addressing the Audience

The way you address your audience can either win you fans or alienate your listeners. Your buyers and investors are essential to your business. How can you express your gratitude, and make them feel important? How can you get them excited about your new products and marketing campaigns? Being able t...

Published: November 02, 2012

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Presentation Skills 5: Deferring Questions

You have a great product, now how are you going to market it? Who will be your target consumers? How will you design your marketing campaigns so that people know about your new product? Having a good, targeted marketing campaign is just as important as having a good product. Join us at EnglishPod fo...

Published: October 31, 2012

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Presentation Skills 4: Discussing the Competition

You have a great product, now it's time to tell the world about it! How do you get people to be interested in and excited about your product? By using a good marketing strategy, you can tell people about your product, show them how it's better than those of your competitors, and get consumers lining...

Published: October 26, 2012

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Presentation Skills 3: Making Comparisons

When introducing a new product, it is critical to know how to promote it. Why did you come out with something new? What makes it better than the others? How is the product expected to perform in the marketplace? These are all important topics that you must discuss in order to convince your audience ...

Published: October 24, 2012

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Presentation Skills 2: Talking About Numbers, Charts and Graphs

Today we are taking a look at the second part of our presentation series where we talk about sales, numbers and charts. These are all very important elements of any sales or marketing presentation. Join us for this EnglishPod lesson as Catherine and Marco give you some great presentation tips and th...

Published: October 19, 2012

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Presentation Skills 1: The Overview and The Agenda

It takes a lot of planning and practice to give a good presentation. In this series, we will learn the many different aspects of being a great public speaker. Today's lesson is all about making a good first impression with a strong introduction.  ...

Grammar: since

Published: October 17, 2012

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Applying CPR!

One, two three! Breathe! He's breathing again! Phew! This lesson is sure to get you on your feet! We will learn all about CPR, an important procedure in case of an emergency. Marco and Catherine will explain many words and phrases associated with this procedure. Let's do it!...

Published: October 15, 2012

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Homesick!

It's a feeling that creeps up on  you and before you know it, you're totally depressed: homesickness. Everyone from first year college students to full-grown adults can feel this emotion, which strikes even the best of us when we're far from home. Learn how to describe it (and perhaps even how to co...

Published: October 12, 2012

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Going to the doctor!

Some people go to the doctor as soon as they start feeling a little under the weather, others wait until they've tried everything else but to no avail. Today at EnglishPod, we'll be learning all about common symptoms and treatments as we join one girl on her visit to the doctor....

Published: October 10, 2012

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Purchasing Manager

A purchasing manager is in charge of one of the most important aspects of a company: getting the right materials, at the right price. The purchasing manager needs to know what a company needs, and needs to be able to negotiate the goods down to a profitable price. Join Catherine and Marco today as w...

Published: October 01, 2012

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Sending a Quote Via Email

Sending quotes in an email is a daily task for many of our EnglishPod users. Not making any mistakes in the email is important to make sure that there aren't any misunderstandings that arise between you and the recipient. EnglishPod saves the day again!  ...

Grammar: be_due

Published: September 27, 2012

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Closing the Deal

Business can be a difficult matter, especially if you are trying to sale something!  Today we have a great lesson that will push your knowledge of English to the limits as well as teach you a ton of new words and phrases. We will also talk a little about a Scottish delicacy.  What is it?  Come and f...

Published: September 13, 2012

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