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Reviewing Numbers and Stats

Numbers, numbers and numbers! One of the most challenging parts of learning English. Learn how to talk about big numbers and talk about changes in numbers. ...

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: big_numbers

Published: April 06, 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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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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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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Back to Work

All good things must end. In today’s lesson, we’ll take a look at someone returning to work after a nice long vacation....

Host: Chris, Spencer

Published: January 05, 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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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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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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Sales Commission Plans

In today’s lesson, we’ll talk about setting up a commission plan for a company’s sales team. Should we go with a flat rate or a tiered system? What else could work besides monetary rewards? Should we introduce negative incentives? Listen in as we deal with this complex issue....

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: September 24, 2015

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Help with Excel

How are your Excel skills? In today’s lesson, we’ll learn the most important terminologies associated with this piece of software. ...

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: September 08, 2015

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On-Demand Economy

These days it seems like there is an Uber for everything. In today’s lesson, we’ll look at a few different perspectives on this new economic trend....

Function: debating
Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: The_Uber_of_x

Published: August 27, 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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Negotiating Prices

Negotiations are not a walk in the park. With so much at stake, it's important to know what you're doing. This means multiple strategies, a reserve price, a ZOPA, and a stretch goal. None of this make any sense? Check out this lesson to learn more....

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: Gun_idioms

Published: May 21, 2015

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Staff Incentive Programs

Providing employees with a salary isn't enough anymore – to get and retain the best talent, you have to have top-rate staff incentive programs as well. But what do these programs look like?...

Host: Chris, Adam
Grammar: not_only

Published: May 12, 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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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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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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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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Richest Families in America

Do you know which are the top 3 richest families in America? You might not be familiar with them, but chances are you are familiar with the companies they founded and the products they make. Learn more about these families and the rising issue of social inequality in America in today's lesson....

Function: discussion, debate
Host: Jenny, Chris

Published: August 22, 2014

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Whose Wallet Is This?

In this lesson, we look at how to ask questions about possessions. Who does this belong to? This lesson is packed with great grammar too!...

Host: John, Lisa

Published: July 01, 2013

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Exchanging Money

Different countries have different kinds of currency. Understanding how to exchange money is very important if you travel abroad. In today’s lesson, we learn words and phrases to help you change money at the bank....

Host: John, Lisa
Grammar: Worth, Need

Published: June 03, 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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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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Investing in Emerging Markets

Let's invest! We are talking about money, the stock market and investments today at EnglishPod and we are going to learn some great phrases to talk about this topic. Come and listen as our very young investor gives us some great insight on this topic....

Host: erica, Macro

Published: February 01, 2013

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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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Asking For A Loan

Whether you need to buy a house, a car, or need to pay for school, knowing how to ask for a loan is an important ability in today's world. Understanding the terminology in your own language is hard enough, but when you need to discuss getting a loan in English, it is another obstacle that you must o...

Topic: bank, money, loan

Published: January 18, 2013

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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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Understanding The Stock Market

It's on the news and newspapers everywhere all the time, no not celebrity gossip, we are talking about the stock market today!  Join Marco and Catherine as they explain specific terms about this subject such as bull market, equities and many more!...

Published: August 24, 2012

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Preparing a Budget

In a world that functions on buying and selling, some people have a hard time controlling how much money they spend, especially when things like credit cards make it easy to spend large amounts of money at a time. Today at we will learn about a common way to control one's spending: budgeting....

Grammar: ...as_to...

Published: July 11, 2012

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Out Of Control Spending

Our company is spending too much money and costs are out of control! Who's responsible?  It's not who you think!  Listen to today's lesson and learn how to describe company spending in English.  ...

Host: Marco, erica

Published: July 06, 2012

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