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Travel series: San Francisco

As the song goes "I left my heart in San Francisco." Today we take you to this charming city on the West Coast....

Host: Adam, Diana
Grammar: Sit

Published: April 21, 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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Ski Trip

If you thought that ski trips were just for skiing, then today’s lesson is just for you. We’ll talk about some other things you can do the next time you’re on top of a mountain....

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: While

Published: December 22, 2015

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Christmas Plans

Ho-Ho-Ho. With the holidays just around the corner, nearly everyone is already talking about their Christmas plans....

Host: Chris, Spencer

Published: December 17, 2015

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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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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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Changing a Flight

In life, things happen and plans change. In today’s lesson, we’ll talk about changing your travel plans....

Host: Jenny, Adam

Published: October 20, 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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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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The Indian Accent

Because English is spoken by so many people around the world, it contains a rich variety of accents. Today we will focus on the Indian accent....

Published: September 29, 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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Boutique Hotels

Got any vacation plans this summer? If you do, make sure you study this lesson as we show you why boutique hotels are worth exploring. ...

Host: Jenny, Chris

Published: June 23, 2015

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Going on a Cruise

Cruise vacations are becoming more popular every year.  Find out what life is like on a cruise ship in today’s lesson....

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: June 09, 2015

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Going through Customs

The only thing we have to declare is that this is a great lesson for travelers, business people, or just about anyone who ever has to go through customs....

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: March 24, 2015

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Jetlag

More people are flying than ever, which means that more people are learning about jetlag. Find out what's making everybody so tired in today's lesson....

Host: Jenny, Spencer
Grammar: Ahead

Published: January 12, 2015

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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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Window or Aisle Seat?

When checking in for a flight, choosing between a window or aisle seat is a big decision. Are you going to go with comfort or views? Check out this lesson to make sure you make the right decision....

Host: Jenny, Chris
Grammar: To_check

Published: December 01, 2014

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Let's Yelp!

It's time to eat and you don't know what to get. Well, worry not! If you're in the United States, you can use Yelp to help you find the best restaurant near you. But what type of food are you going to get?...

Host: Jenny, Chris

Published: November 10, 2014

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Using Frequent Flier Miles

You've been traveling a lot and now have lots of Frequent Flier Miles. Now to use them. But how? And what will you get?...

Host: Jenny, Chris
Grammar: to_seem

Published: October 15, 2014

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How was your Vacation?

We all love vacations, including your coworkers. When you go back to work from your vacation, make sure you know how to talk about what you did with this lesson....

Host: Jenny, Chris

Published: October 08, 2014

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Honeymoon

One of the greatest parts of getting married is of course the honeymoon. Learn how to ask a coworker who has just returned from their own post-marriage vacation about how it went with this lesson....

Host: Jenny, Chris

Published: September 22, 2014

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A Delayed Flight

In today’s lesson, we’ll learn about what happens when a flight gets delayed and some of the common language used....

Grammar: due_to
Function: Complain, explain

Published: September 01, 2014

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Using Uber

Need to be somewhere, but no luck with taxis? Try Uber! It’s one of the hottest new services out there. In today’s lesson, we’ll be talking about what it is and how to use it!...

Host: Jenny, Chris

Published: August 25, 2014

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Taking The A Train

Today we find out what happens when you get on the wrong train. Not to worry though, other passengers will be sure to help if you ask! You'll also hear from a native New Yorker at the end of today's lesson to help you get your bearings....

Host: Jenny, Chris

Published: August 18, 2014

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Using Airbnb

Are you planning a trip soon and need a place to stay? Today's lesson will tell you about Airbnb....

Host: Jason, Cynthia

Published: June 23, 2014

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Travel Itinerary

Planning a trip somewhere? In today’s lesson, you’ll learn how to talk about your travel plans!...

Host: Jason, Cynthia

Published: February 17, 2014

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Checking Out at a Hotel

It was a nice stay at your five-star hotel but now it is time to checkout. Find out how easy it is to check out at a hotel in today’s beginner lesson....

Host: Jason, Cynthia

Published: December 30, 2013

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Renting a Car

Decisions, decisions! In today’s elementary lesson, see how to get the car you need (but maybe not the one you want!) at the car rental company....

Topic: rent, car, travel
Host: John, Cynthia

Published: November 29, 2013

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Airport Announcement

Ready for take-off? Not quite. There’s a delay in your flight. Get all the details by listening to the airport announcement in today’s lesson....

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: November 18, 2013

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Automated Phone Message

Are you ready to fly? Listen to today’s beginner lesson, and get ready to travel with American Airlines....

Host: John, Cynthia
Grammar: Imperative

Published: October 28, 2013

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Booking a Taxi

In today’s dialogue, a man is booking a taxi through the phone. The other person asks him when he needs the taxi, where it should get him and at what time. You’ll learn words and phrases on how to book a taxi in advance....

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: October 21, 2013

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Booking Plane Tickets

Believe it or not, sometimes the phone is best way to research and book your flight. It’s possible to get cheaper flights or maybe just professional advice on what to reserve. In today’s lesson, we look at the language used to book plane tickets over the phone....

Host: John, Lisa

Published: July 31, 2013

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Showing a Friend around New York

If you were showing someone around your town, where would you take them? What kinds of things do you like to see or do when you go on vacation? In today’s lesson, we answer these questions and more! Check out all these great vocabulary words and phrases in today’s dialogue about showing someone arou...

Host: John, Lisa

Published: July 10, 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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Checking in at a Hotel

When we travel, we often need stay in hotels. In today’s lesson, we look at how to give personal information when in situations like this. Check out these great words and phrases to help you check in to a hotel on your next trip!...

Host: John, Lisa

Published: May 29, 2013

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Checking in at the Airport

It's time to go traveling. Whether it's for business or for pleasure, you'll want to get to the airport early to make sure you have plenty of time to check in. In this lesson, learn some useful phrases for checking in at the airport....

Host: John, Lisa

Published: April 05, 2013

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Applying for a Visa

Traveling involves a lot of advanced planning, you’ve got to get you tickets, pack your luggage, book your hotel.  Oh, and there’s everyone’s favorite task, applying for a visa. In this lesson, you’ll learn about the American visa interview process, we’ll teach you a few useful visa words and phrase...

Host: Marco, erica

Published: March 27, 2013

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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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Cancelled Flight

You have an important meeting with a company CEO or you have to get back for your grandma's 90th birthday... and then it happens. Your flight gets delayed or canceled! Learn what to say (other than swear words) as you relax while listening to today's lesson by EnglishPod!  ...

Grammar: due_to

Published: April 25, 2012

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Booking a Hotel Room

Hotels can be great fun! Tasty food served to you in bed, relaxing rooms and great service! In today's dialogue, we look at vocabulary related to booking a hotel room. After this lesson, you'll be all set to book a hotel for your next trip!  ...

Grammar: would_like_to

Published: April 23, 2012

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