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Business English Pod provides MP3 Business English podcast lessons and online learning tools for intermediate and advanced Business English learners. The lessons cover a comprehensive range of business language skills for meetings, presentations, telephoning, negotiating, socializing, travel, etc.
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Simple news casts for learners of English. Read the news article at . You can also try some vocabulary exercises.
Dramas for English language learners from BBC World Service. Improve your English with retellings of stories classic and new. Each episode is between 6 and 10 minutes long.
Learn English the way it’s really used by native speakers in everyday conversations. That’s why our episodes are always focused on real, current English. If you want to learn English for everyday use, you’ve come to the right place.
The top esl/efl listening resource for those learning English and teaching English. We provide real conversations recorded for all levels of English learners. In addition, the supporting worksheets and transcripts can be used for self access or in the classroom to provide valuable English language lessons for learners of English at Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced levels.
6 Minute English
Learn and practise useful English language for everyday situations with the BBC. A weekly instruction manual for saying or doing something in English is published every Thursday.
6 Minute Grammar
Learn English grammar in six minutes. Every Tuesday join two of our presenters and learn a new key area of grammar.Our presenters include Finn, Emma, Rob, Neil, Sophie & Alice.
Every week, we look at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang in this fun three-minute programme. From BBC World Service
Build your English vocabulary in six minutes. Every Monday join two of our presenters and hear about different ways to develop your vocabulary knowledge and skills.
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Friendly, everyday English to help the anxious language learner. Texts, grammar notes, and photos on the blog page. Another great podcast by
A podcast for people who use English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) in their work environment and want to improve their overall language skills. In each episode, hosts Skip Montreux, Dez Morgan, and Samantha Vega discuss Business news making headlines around the world. Through their discussions, Skip, Dez and Samantha introduce English vocabulary & phrases related to business, review grammar, and identify cultural differences found in International business situations. An excellen ...
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June 25, 2018. A BBC team has filmed disturbing footage of the devastating impact plastic pollution is having on seabirds. Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on English idioms related to football. Have you ever stopped to think about how many similarities there are between business and sports? Groups of employees work together as teams. Teams, or companies, compete against each other ...…
The annual winter festival started on Thursday and finishes tomorrow. Events are in Queenstown and Wanaka. They include fun events on the snow, music, comedy shows and fireworks. The event opened on Thursday with 3 waka (large Maori canoes) being paddled across the lake. This was followed by a parade of people carrying fire torches. There are m ...…
June 23, 2018. Algeria has turned off its Internet all over the country to stop students cheating in high school exams.
Anna's been burning the candle at both ends. But will her efforts pay off?
What does it mean to be in a pickle or in a jam? It sounds strange, but these are helpful expressions to use when you’re in trouble. In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Jeremy show you how and when to best use these idioms. Fun facts Pickling food has been done for almost 4500 years. It is great way of preserving food for long periods of tim ...…
Why are a circle of prehistoric stones the place to be for the summer solstice?
We hear from people who take part in computer game tournaments and earn money from them.
The Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, gave birth to a baby girl at 4.45pm this afternoon. The baby weighed 3.31kg. That is all we know at the moment. Jacinda and her partner, Clarke Gayford, arrived at Auckland public hospital around 6am so it was a long day for them. However, we have seen the three of them in a photo she posted on Instagram. It ...…
June 21, 2018. A former U.S. soccer player has justified his support of rivals Mexico at the Russia World Cup.
Today is World Refugee Day. It’s a day to remember the 22 million people or more who have had to leave their homes, because their lives were in danger. This is usually because of their political or religious beliefs which are not allowed in their country, or because of war. New Zealand has a quota for the number of refugees we accept. The quota ...…
Finn and Alice discuss the present perfect with just, already and yet.
Learn a phrase about important people
Have you ever wished you were rich and could buy anything you ever wanted? In this episode of Chatterbox, Andrew and Morag discuss different types of luxury goods and why people buy them. Fun facts The Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse is made of 18 karat gold and encrusted with 4,500 diamonds. It sold for $3.8 million in 2010, making it the mo ...…
June 19, 2018. A politician in the United Kingdom has blocked a new law on upskirting from being passed.
Your dog is old. He's smelly. And he's big. What order do you put those adjectives in?
In today’s 925 English video lesson, we’re going to learn how to ask for and give advice in English. Everybody needs a little help sometimes. And when you need help, you shouldn’t be afraid to ask for advice. Maybe you ask a friend or colleague, or maybe you ask a boss or mentor. Whatever the case, I want to give you some good ways to get advic ...…
June 17, 2018. Japan's government has lowered the age at which people become adults. It is the first time since 1876 that this has happened.
NZ has a population of about 4.7m people. Last year we had more than 3m visitors. That’s a lot of visitors for our small population. Small communities in places like Franz Josef, Akaroa, Tongariro struggle to provide facilities like a good water supply and sewerage system, and sufficient parking. The previous government talked about a possible ...…
Anna has to learn how to disagree with somebody else's ideas in a polite manner.
June 15, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un could be in line for a Nobel Peace Prize.
The annual event called Fieldays at Mystery Creek in Hamilton began yesterday and will continue until Saturday. Last year 133,588 people attended over the 4 days. This is the event where farmers come to see what new products, machinery, technology and new ideas are available. Each year, official visitors from many countries visit to find out mo ...…
We hear from football fans and those who are not so keen on the tournament.
June 13, 2018. Pope Francis has given a stark warning to around 50 of the world's top oil company executives about the threat to humanity from fossil fuels.
Who is the tallest - Rob or Sophie? Find out about comparatives and superlatives.
Learn an expression for a no-win situation.
Finn and Feifei talk contractions, help you sound more fluent and improve your writing!
The Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, was at the University of Auckland today to announce that the new Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor will be Professor Juliet Gerrard. Professor Gerrard was educated at Oxford University in England. She came to New Zealand 21 years ago to work as a scientist at Crop and Field Research, then became a profes ...…
Do the planets influence our lives? In this episode of Chatterbo“You look great!” “Thanks so much for your effort!” “It’s all thanks to you!” The art of giving a compliment is sometimes difficult in a second language. In this episode, Andrew and Suzanne explore the best ways to give and receive compliments.x, we find out what Andrew and Morag t ...…
This week you will probably find the Maori New Year, Matariki, is celebrated in your district. Most public libraries have activities and you can find out more about this celebration. Listen to and watch a video to help you find the cluster of stars called Matariki in the sky. This video starts with locating the Southern Cross and if you now liv ...… Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on networking in English with potential partners. Every business development professional knows that doing business in English means knowing how to work a room. You go to events, parties, and gatherings. You smile, shake han ...…
When my husband and I visited China, I must say that we weren't very organized. My husband was focused on work, but I hadn't done enough research into making our finances(1) work in China. Though I had notified my credit card companies that I would be using the cards in China, I failed to get a pin to withdraw cash. I also was completely unawar ...…
Anna has to go down to the warehouse and ask some sensitive questions about mangos.
From homemade bread to craft beer, locally made products are on the increase.
How is the way we interact with technology affecting the type of language we use?
We have certainly been reminded in the last few days that winter is here. Central Otago drivers have to watch out for snow and ice on the roads. Two days ago, some schools were closed because icy roads were too dangerous. Alpine passes like the Lindis Pass in the South Island had heavy snowfalls. In some places like the Lewis Pass, only cars wi ...…
Are you a risk taker? Knowing your risk type can help people make decisions for you.
Learn a phrase about allowing a situation to become calm again
Neil and Sophie talk about the use of the present perfect with 'for' and 'since'
Do the planets influence our lives? In this episode of Chatterbox, we find out what Andrew and Morag think about the subject of horoscopes and astrology. Fun facts Cultures have long been trying to understand the stars. The oldest known system of astrology comes from ancient Mesopotamia and dates back to more than 4000 years ago! Expressions in ...…
Skip Montreux explains the Internet of Living Things to Dez Morgan. Free audio script available at Visit iTunes to subscribe to Down to Business English, rate the show, and leave a comment. Visit our website or Facebook page to ask a question, post a comment, and sign up for the Down to Business English Newsletter. Con ...…
Listen to June 5th 2017 to hear about the Queen’s Birthday Honours and type Honours in the search box to hear more about our Honours system. The Queen’s Birthday Honours list was announced today. The Honours list is a list of New Zealanders who have performed extraordinary services to our country. Bill English, who had been the last Prime Minis ...…
Neil and Sophie, the presenters, talk about job suffixation: -er , -ist, -ian and -or. Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on how to talk with customers in English. Potential customers, that is. If you work in sales or business development, a big part of your job is meeting new people in search of new customers. That might include cold-calling, ...…
Don’t believe everything you hear! But you can trust our hosts Andrew and Jeremy when they talk about key expressions regarding skepticism. Believe me! Fun facts Skepticism is very important in Western philosophy. In fact, since 1992, there’s been a popular US magazine called Skeptic. Expressions included in the study guide Grain of salt Seeing ...…
The boss is happy with Anna's work. Learn language for giving praise.
Today is Gypsy Day, the day when cows often move to a new property. Listen to Gypsy Day last year and follow the links to understand more about it. This year will be difficult for some farmers and sharemilkers if their cows are possibly infected with Mycoplasma Bovis. When farmers are waiting for test results, they are not allowed to move their ...…
Jackie and Richard both have one sister, listen and find out if they are different to them, or similar
Everyone needs to eat, but not everyone is a good cook! Join Andrew and Jeremy in this episode of Simplified Speech and find out how well our hosts cook. You might get hungry! Fun facts Kimchi is a popular fermented food from Korea. You can find restaurants that serve the spicy cabbage that has been fermenting for over 5 years! Expressions incl ...…
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