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Office Lunch Ideas

It's lunch hour. Food court? Take-out? Brown-bag? Why not look at a deal's app? Find out what these co-workers decide in today's lesson....

Host: Adam, Cassy
Grammar: working

Published: April 19, 2016

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Sheryl Sandberg: The Most Powerful Woman in Tech

Do you think it’s possible to “have it all” as a woman? Listen to today’s lesson and you’ll learn about Facebook’s most influential businessperson, who also happens to be a wife and mother....

Host: Cynthia
Grammar: talk_phrases

Published: March 08, 2016

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Writing a Business Email

In today’s lesson we’ll share some tips on how to write the perfect business email....

Host: Adam

Published: March 01, 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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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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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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Asking for a Deadline Extension

One of the most powerful words in the English language: deadline. Today we'll look at what happens when an employee tries to ask for a deadline extension and how her boss responds....

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: September 03, 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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Introducing yourself at an Event

What is more important than being able to introduce yourself? In today lesson, we’ll look at some different ways to say who you are and what you do....

Host: Spencer, Adam

Published: July 07, 2015

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Hiring a Product Manager

'Product manager' is a relatively new role that has quickly risen to new heights in technology companies worldwide. Find out what the role is responsible for and what kind of person is suitable....

Host: Chris, Adam

Published: June 16, 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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Setting Priorities

Most jobs these days require you to be doing lots of different things at once. But how do you organize those tasks and your time to get them done efficiently? Learn how to effectively set work priorities with this lesson....

Host: Jenny, Chris
Grammar: work_up_to

Published: March 31, 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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Building Smarter Teams

We're working more than ever in teams. What makes a team 'smart'? Is it the collective intelligence of its members or is there more to it? Two prominent business professors from the United States recently published their research findings on the New York Times. Today we listen to their thoughts on h...

Function: explaining, debating
Host: Jenny, Chris

Published: March 19, 2015

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Maternity Leave

The baby is coming! The mom-to-be is taking some time off of work. Find out in today’s lesson what to say before a fellow co-worker goes on maternity leave. ...

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: Up_to

Published: March 17, 2015

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Checking Project Status

The boss just showed up looking for an update on your project status? What do you tell her? Find out...

Host: Chris, Adam
Grammar: why_not

Published: March 03, 2015

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Manager vs. Leader

You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.In today’s lesson, a company is looking for a new leader that can see beyond the spreadsheets and offer a new vision....

Host: Spencer, Adam
Grammar: quite

Published: February 20, 2015

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A Tough Job Interview

Job interviews are always difficult. But sometimes your interviewer really is not trying to make your life easy. Check out this lesson to learn how to navigate difficult job interviews...

Grammar: as_long_as
Host: Chris, Adam

Published: February 04, 2015

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End of Year Performance Evaluation

Giving and receiving feedback at any job is important. At many American companies, this takes on formality in the shape of an end of year performance evaluation. What can you expect from one of these evaluations and how do you participate in one?...

Host: Jason, Jenny

Published: December 19, 2014

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Missing the Deadline

At the end of the day, we’re all human and sometimes make mistakes. When this happens at your job and you miss a deadline, how do you apologize to your boss? And more importantly, what do you do to make it up?...

Host: Jenny, Chris
Grammar: “ASAP”

Published: December 08, 2014

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Annual Leave

It's time for a vacation! But before you buy your plane ticket, you need to make sure it's ok with your work. But how do you ask your boss if you can take annual leave?...

Host: Jenny, Chris
Grammar: will_do

Published: November 24, 2014

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Smart Casual

“Smart casual” is probably the most common dress code for offices in the United States these days. But what does this term actually mean? And can you wear jeans?...

Host: Jenny, Chris
Grammar: “do_____”

Published: November 17, 2014

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Hiring a Freelancer

You need someone to do work, but you don’t have enough regular work for a normal employee. The answer? Freelancers! Learn why and how to hire a freelancer in this lesson....

Host: Jenny, Chris

Published: September 24, 2014

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Hiring a New CFO 2

In today’s lesson, we will listen to the final stages of an interview for a new CFO, and hear the discussion on the kind of offer and benefits that will be made to the candidate....

Grammar: Now

Published: August 29, 2014

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Hiring a New CFO

In today’s lesson, A Chinese company is trying to hire a new CFO to help it go public in America. Do they have the right candidate? Listen in and find out....

Host: Jenny, Chris

Published: August 15, 2014

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Last Day at Work

Retiring soon? Or changing jobs? If so, then listen to today’s lesson. You’ll learn how to give a memorable and graceful farewell speech....

Host: Jason, Cynthia

Published: April 07, 2014

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Relocating for Work

Brazil sounds like a fun place to be! In today's lesson, Harold is offered to relocate to Brazil for work. Learn how to ask questions about relocating to a new country....

Host: Jason, Cynthia

Published: April 02, 2014

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Clarifying a Client's Requirements

Ask the right questions, and you’ll get the right answers! Learn in today’s intermediate lesson how to keep your customer satisfied and keep their business....

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: September 25, 2013

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How Do You Come to Work?

Two co-workers are talking about how they get to work. One person drove to work and the other walked. In today’s lesson, you’ll learn how to talk about different forms of transportation....

Host: John, Cynthia

Published: September 16, 2013

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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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Accepting a Job Offer

In your excitement over receiving a job offer, don’t forget to evaluate the opportunity first! Receiving an employment offer is always exciting, but there are many important things to consider. Don’t be afraid to ask questions! In today’s lesson, we look at some words and phrases that will help you ...

Host: John, Lisa
Grammar: Passive_voice

Published: July 19, 2013

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What's Your Job?

Talking about one’s job is a great way to start a conversation. A person’s job is a big part of their life so there can be a lot to talk about! In today’s lesson, we look at how to ask someone about their job....

Host: John, Lisa

Published: July 08, 2013

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At the Job Interview

Because of the growing international workforce and multinational companies, it’s important to be aware of culture differences before heading in to an interview. In today’s lesson, we take a look at some typical interview questions you may be asked in the United States. This lesson is loaded with gre...

Host: John, Lisa

Published: July 05, 2013

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Writing a Resume

There are many different elements to a resume and all of them are equally important! You have one opportunity to make a good first impression, so it’s important to give plenty of time and attention to writing a professional and effective resume. Today, we look at lots of great words and phrases rela...

Host: John, Lisa

Published: June 21, 2013

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Delegating Tasks at Work

Task delegation is one of the most important management skills. Good task delegation can save you time, as well as develop and motivate your employees. Today we look at different vocabulary and phrases that will help you put your delegation skills to work! ...

Host: John, Lisa

Published: June 14, 2013

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Did You Get My Email?

Sending emails is an important part of business and personal life. There is an entire vocabulary related to emails! In today’s lesson, we look at some helpful words and phrases so that you can send effective messages. ...

Host: John, Lisa
Grammar: Simple_Past

Published: June 12, 2013

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Working Overtime

Most of us have a regular work schedule. Sometimes we work more than planned though! In today’s lesson, we look at words and phrases about working overtime....

Host: John, Lisa

Published: May 22, 2013

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I Need a Coffee

Sometimes coffee can be just the thing you need on a day when you are extra tired! In today’s lesson, we look at how to express your need for a coffee and how to ask a coworker to kindly bring you one. If you have any questions or comments regarding today's lesson, please feel free to leave a commen...

Host: John, Lisa

Published: May 13, 2013

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I Got a New Job

If you learn that someone you know got a new job, what kinds of questions can you ask? In today’s lesson, we look at these kinds of conversations and learn how to ask and answer questions about work. Check out these words and phrases for talking about a new job!...

Host: John, Lisa

Published: May 10, 2013

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Career Development

We don’t want you to find yourself bored at work. You should always be looking for new ways to grow and learn in your career. In this lesson, we show you some great vocabulary and phrases to help you progress in your job! ...

Host: John, Lisa

Published: April 17, 2013

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Job Transfer

Some people love the thought of a job transfer, while others can't stand the idea. There can be a new start, new challenges, different people and maybe a new culture on one hand. Yet, there may be unfamiliar surroundings and saying goodbye to loved ones on the other. This EnglishPod lesson is all ab...

Host: John, Lisa
Grammar: see_oneself

Published: March 15, 2013

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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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You Missed the Deadline

It happens to all of us. We have a project or deadline that for some reason we miss. In this lesson, learn about deadlines and how to explain why you were unable to turn in that report on time! Included are helpful English words and phrases that you can use if you are late or you are a manager talki...

Host: Marco, erica

Published: December 12, 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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Canceling An Appointment

In business and in life, you never know what's going to happen. So if something unexpected comes up and you can't make it to a scheduled appointment, what will you do? In this lesson, you'll hear some useful English phrases to help you handle these situations in a professional manner!...

Host: Marco, erica

Published: November 28, 2012

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Making an Appointment

We all have busy schedules; there's work, there's family, and then there's studying English! In today's lesson, you'll learn some real English phrases for making appointments and describing your busy schedule. This lesson will also teach you how to say that you can't meet with someone... just in cas...

Host: Marco, erica

Published: November 26, 2012

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Sorry I'm Late

Being late for work is a common problem that we all face. But, telling your boss why you are late is difficult, especially when you have to do it in English. In this podcast, listen in as several people arrive late for a meeting. You’ll learn some great words and phrases to use to apologize for bein...

Host: Marco, erica
Grammar: supposed_to

Published: November 22, 2012

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Bad News, Boss!

It's not easy to give bad news but, sometimes there is no way around it. Today at Englishpod we have a lesson that will teach you how to give bad news in a polite way as well as useful phrases when talking about a bad situation. What is the bad news this time? Come in and find out!...

Host: Marco, erica

Published: October 03, 2012

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Job Well Done

As a manager or someone's boss, you not only have to make sure work get's done, but also give positive feedback and praise when your subordinates do a good job. How do you do this? EnglishPod can help! Learn with us different ways of complimenting and praising someone for a job well done in English!...

Host: Marco, erica

Published: July 04, 2012

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