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Episode 40: Chilean Cities

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Episode 40: Chilean Cities

Chile's a beautiful country. There's so much to see here. From the mountains to the sea to the desert to the forest... sometimes I don't think Chileans even realize how much their country has to offer. And so today we'll be chatting about some of the places that we've been to and comparing them because Chile has a lot of really, really different places.

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Episode 34: The Sharing Economy

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Episode 34: The Sharing Economy

This week we are chatting about the sharing economy. If you have used Airbnb, if you have used Uber, you have participated in the sharing economy. It's all the rage these days, and it's really changing the way that people use products and services.

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Episode 33: Enjoy your Stay! Useful Hotel Vocabulary

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Episode 33: Enjoy your Stay! Useful Hotel Vocabulary

In today’s episode we’ll be sharing with you some typical vocabulary you’ll need to use the next time you stay at a hotel. We’ll simulate some common common conversations you may run into during your stay. If you get lost along the way, the transcript and vocabulary guide are on our website as always to help you out.

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Episode 32: Let's Fly Away! Useful Airport Vocabulary

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Episode 32: Let's Fly Away! Useful Airport Vocabulary

This week, we are talking about vocabulary that you use in an airport. All over the world, whether you're traveling to Thailand or Russia or the United States, English is a really useful language to be able to use in the airport because it's sort of the go-to language if you don't speak the language in that country. So, we know that being in an airport can include lots of different scenarios, so today, Paige and I will be very dramatically and realistically acting out typical scenarios in an airport

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Episode 31: Phrasal Verbs and the Oscars

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Episode 31: Phrasal Verbs and the Oscars

This week on the podcast, we're talking about an annual event where all of the biggest stars get together. We're chatting about the Oscars. As we talk, we'll be using phrasal verbs. We know that these are tricky, and we wanted to be sure that you had a chance to hear them in context. So, as we talk about the movies we watched, we'll be using those a lot.

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Episode 28: Conditionals

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Episode 28: Conditionals

Today, we will be talking about conditionals. Conditionals are a tough grammar point for a lot of English language learners. They're tough in any language, and so today, we'll just be using them. So, as you listen, you'll have a chance to listen to conditionals in action. If you get confused along the way, we'll have the transcript, the vocabulary guide, and a little grammar view of conditionals to help you out on the website.

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Episode 23: Cheers to Drinking Vocabulary

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Episode 23: Cheers to Drinking Vocabulary

So, I want you imagine that you are traveling in an English speaking country, and you go to the bar, and you're ready to order a drink, and you're like, "Shoot, I don't know vocabulary for any of the drinks on this menu!" Or maybe you don't have a menu! That's the worst case scenario. So, today, we are reviewing the vocabulary for some of our favorite alcoholic beverages. Now, we know that some people don't drink, but a lot of you do. So, tune in, and remember that if you get lost along the way, the vocabulary guide and transcript are on our website to help you out.

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Episode 20: Books and Movies!

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Episode 20: Books and Movies!

Welcome back to the pod. Today, we are talking about pop culture. And we'll be focusing on books and movies, and giving some of our recommendations as the year comes to a close.

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