715 – Cats & Dogs

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I’m not trying to let the cat out of the bag, but I have to tell you, I am dog tired. I’m going to guess that you’re going to want to know why, but keep in mind curiosity killed the cat. Yup, today is all about cats and dogs. Here are some of the example sentences from this episode. To …

713 – Day to Day English

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Day in and day out, I try to come up with topics to talk about here on the Happy English podcast. Most of my ideas come from questions or problems my students have. At the end of the day, it’s always best to keep trying new things. In this day and age, I think most people are interested in learning …

711 – Business Phrases

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I’m sure you have a lot on your plate, so thanks a lot for checking out my podcast. Today I have something special for everyone working in an international environment. I’m not saying that I have the silver bullet, but I think this episode is going to be a game changer for you. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a …

703 – New Year Idioms

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Learning idioms can make your English conversations sound more natural and today, we’re going to look at five idioms you might use in your English conversations at the beginning of the year. By the end of this podcast, you’ll learn these idioms and the history behind how we started saying them! Here are some of the example sentences from this …

700 – Part II Water Idioms

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Are you determined to do anything, come hell or high water? Are you able to keep your head above water these days? Is there anything you want to try and test the waters? Has anyone told you a story that couldn’t hold water?By the end of this podcast English lesson, you’ll learn five water idioms and also how they came …

699 – Water Idioms

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Have you ever felt like a fish out of water? Maybe you’ve been in hot water recently, or in deep water with your boss. Do you feel like your relationship with the boss is like oil and water, or is that more like water off a duck’s back. Let’s discuss. Here are some of the example sentences from this episode. …

691 – Spooky Idioms

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Have you spilled your guts recently? Have you seen or heard about anything which made your boil or left you scared stiff? Well, before those bad dreams come back to haunt you, let’s discuss. Here are some of the example sentences from this episode. To see all of them and to get the details of this English lesson, you need …

678 – Ways To Take Someone

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Here are some of the example sentences from this episode. To see all of them and to get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or join my Podcast Learner’s Group for the transcript, live group lessons, and more. After a long week at the office, Tom decided to take his staff out for …

676 – Idioms From Sailing

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Are you usually on board with your boss or have you thought about jumping ship? Are you the kind of person who likes to rock the boat or make waves? If so I hope you’re not in deep water. These are nautical idioms that you can use in your everyday English conversations in the workplace and with your friends and …

673 – Summer Festival Idioms In Business English

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Yesterday was independence day here in the USA, which is a holiday with lots of fireworks, and it got me thinking of some related idioms. Today, let’s have a look at six idioms that have a connection to summer festivals which you can use in daily conversation and even in the office. Here are some of the example sentences from …