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OVERVIEW:  In this English for Professionals podcast, Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan talk about the rise of eSports, or video games people compete in for cash prizes, and how one has recently signed a deal with the world’s biggest sports television network. Learn more about the rise of a new kind of sport!

CLICK HERE TO READ THE CNET ARTICLE

Are eSports Competing with "Real" Sports?? - SoundCloud
(1773 secs long, 69 plays)Play in SoundCloud

VOCAB: Review English vocab, collocations, phrasal verbs, idioms and other tough business English phrases from the article with flashcards below (Note: you do not  have to download the app, it will open just fine in your browser):

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Have an opinion, comment, or question on today's discussion questions? Reply to the questions in the comment section below, and get some free English grammar and phrasing feedback in the process: ;) 

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OVERVIEW: In this English for Professionals podcast, Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan discuss the extremely popular social video game, Fortnite, and how it has taken the entertainment world by storm with revenues of $300M/month— learn how they do it here!

CLICK HERE TO READ THE CNET ARTICLE

EP 52: How Fortnite Made $300M in a Month! - SoundCloud
(1763 secs long, 81 plays)Play in SoundCloud

VOCAB: Review English vocab, collocations, phrasal verbs, idioms and other tough business English phrases from the article with flashcards below (Note: you do not  have to download the app, it will open just fine in your browser):

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Have an opinion, comment, or question on today's discussion questions? Reply to the questions in the comment section below, and get some free English grammar and phrasing feedback in the process: ;) 

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OVERVIEW: In this English for Professionals podcast, Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan discuss the different types of ways people use their "smart speakers" and “virtual assistants” like Amazon Alexa, Google Home, or Apple HomePod.  How would you use your Virtual Assistant?

CLICK HERE TO READ THE SLATE ARTICLE

Ep. 52: Which Type of Amazon Alexa User are You? - SoundCloud
(1794 secs long, 94 plays)Play in SoundCloud

VOCAB: Review English vocab, collocations, phrasal verbs, idioms and other tough business English phrases from the article with flashcards below (Note: you do not  have to download the app, it will open just fine in your browser):

CLICK HERE FOR VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Have an opinion, comment, or question on today's discussion questions? Reply to the questions in the comment section below, and get some free English grammar and phrasing feedback in the process: ;) 

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OVERVIEW: In this English for Professionals podcast, Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan discuss new subscription services car companies like Mercedes, BMW, and Audi have launched. What does this mean for you? What does it mean for the future of the car industry??

CLICK HERE TO READ THE BUSINESS INSIDER ARTICLE

Ep. 50: "Netflix for Mercedes-Benz's"? Coming to a Smartphone Near You! - SoundCloud
(1565 secs long, 59 plays)Play in SoundCloud

VOCAB: Review English vocab, collocations, phrasal verbs, idioms and other tough business English phrases from the article with flashcards below (Note: you do not  have to download the app, it will open just fine in your browser):

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Have an opinion, comment, or question on today's discussion questions? Reply to the questions in the comment section below, and get some free English grammar and phrasing feedback in the process: ;) 

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OVERVIEW: In this English for Professionals podcast, Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan discuss a new innovative soda-dispensing machine that Coca-Cola has created that syncs to your phone in order to allow you to create your own customized soft drinks.  Will their investment pay-off??

CLICK HERE TO READ THE USA TODAY ARTICLE

Ep. 51: Create Your Own Coke... From your Phone? - SoundCloud
(1272 secs long, 52 plays)Play in SoundCloud

VOCAB: Review English vocab, collocations, phrasal verbs, idioms and other tough business English phrases from the article with flashcards below (Note: you do not  have to download the app, it will open just fine in your browser):

CLICK HERE FOR VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Have an opinion, comment, or question on today's discussion questions? Reply to the questions in the comment section below, and get some free English grammar and phrasing feedback in the process: ;) 

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OVERVIEW: In this English for Professionals podcast, Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan chat about a new and frustrating trend: Grinch Bots!  Grinch Bots are computer programs people make to buy all of the 'hottest' or most desirable Christmas presents from stores, only to resell them at HUGE increases on sites like eBay.  How much damage are they doing? Can they be stopped??

CLICK HERE TO READ THE ABC News ARTICLE

Will Robots Ruin Your Holidays Too?? - SoundCloud
(1624 secs long, 173 plays)Play in SoundCloud

VOCAB: Review English vocab, collocations, phrasal verbs, idioms and other tough business English phrases from the article with flashcards below (Note: you do not  have to download the app, it will open just fine in your browser):

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Have an opinion, comment, or question on today's discussion questions? Reply to the questions in the comment section below, and get some free English grammar and phrasing feedback in the process: ;) 

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OVERVIEW: In this English for Professionals podcast, Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan discuss the possibility of a global trade war!  If the U.S. puts an extra tax on foreign steel, Europe says it will tax U.S. items such as Bluejeans or Bourbon.  Will anyone win or will everyone lose?!?

CLICK HERE TO READ THE NY TIMES ARTICLE

Ep. 49: "No More Blue Jeans and Bourbon in Europe??" - SoundCloud
(1474 secs long, 139 plays)Play in SoundCloud

VOCAB: Review English vocab, collocations, phrasal verbs, idioms and other tough business English phrases from the article with flashcards below (Note: you do not  have to download the app, it will open just fine in your browser):

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Have an opinion, comment, or question on today's discussion questions? Reply to the questions in the comment section below, and get some free English grammar and phrasing feedback in the process: ;) 

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OVERVIEW: In this English for Professionals podcast, Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan discuss the new iPhone 8! What are the major changes? Are they all good?  How about that price tag!! Listen to learn more and click below to access the article discussed in the podcast!:

CLICK HERE TO READ THE ZDNET.COM ARTICLE

iPhone 8 is Coming...What's New? What's Good? What's Bad?? - SoundCloud
(1477 secs long, 270 plays)Play in SoundCloud

VOCAB: Review English vocab, collocations, phrasal verbs, idioms and other tough business English phrases from the article with flashcards below (Note: you do not  have to download the app, it will open just fine in your browser):

CLICK HERE FOR VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Have an opinion, comment, or question on today's discussion questions? Reply to the questions in the comment section below, and get some free English grammar and phrasing feedback in the process: ;) 

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OVERVIEW: In this English for Professionals podcast, Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan look into Apple's controversial decision to ban VPN, or Virtual Private Networks, from there China app store.  Was this a poor or a smart decision for Apple? Listen to learn more and click below to access the article discussed in the podcast:

CLICK HERE TO READ THE REUTERS ARTICLE

Why Did Apple Ban VPN's in China?? - SoundCloud
(1561 secs long, 64 plays)Play in SoundCloud

VOCAB: Review English vocab, collocations, phrasal verbs, idioms and other tough business English phrases from the article with flashcards below (Note: you do not  have to download the app, it will open just fine in your browser):

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Have an opinion, comment, or question on today's discussion questions? Reply to the questions in the comment section below, and get some free English grammar and phrasing feedback in the process: ;) 

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OVERVIEW: In this English for Professionals podcast, Spoken founders Henry and Jonathan discuss the near collapse and rescue of music sharing and streaming site SounCloud (used below in the article!). What are SoundCloud's issues? What will it's future hold? Listen to learn more and click below to access the article discussed in the podcast!:

CLICK HERE TO READ THE TECHCRUNCH ARTICLE

Is SoundCloud's Future Safe?? Ep. 46 - SoundCloud
(1843 secs long, 84 plays)Play in SoundCloud

VOCAB: Review English vocab, collocations, phrasal verbs, idioms and other tough business English phrases from the article with flashcards below (Note: you do not  have to download the app, it will open just fine in your browser):

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Have an opinion, comment, or question on today's discussion questions? Reply to the questions in the comment section below, and get some free English grammar and phrasing feedback in the process: ;) 

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