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Faster Fluency Conversation Club podcast

English, Education, 1 season, 278 episodes, 1 day, 21 hours, 17 minutes
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Learn to speak English fluently, faster in the Faster Fluency Conversation Club. This podcast is just one of the many resources that you use to become more confident understanding and speaking English. The Faster Fluency Conversation Club is the best way to become fluent speaking English. It combines vocabulary, listening comprehension, teacher support, and speaking practice. Our members are professionals from around the world who are becoming more confident in English, just like you. When you join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club, you also get the transcript for this podcast, and much more. For more information about the complete program, go to https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now
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Safari Stories & Wild Encounters: Adventures in Africa and Beyond

This week, we talk about thrilling safari adventures and unexpected wild animal encounters.Get ready to hear about breathtaking safaris across Africa and an unexpected wild boar encounter in the forests of France.In this episode, we'll explore: 1️⃣ Safaris in Zambia, South Africa, and Gabon 2️⃣ The magic of stargazing in the African wilderness 3️⃣ How sports tourism creates unique travel opportunitiesJoin us for a journey filled with adventure, travel tips, and stories that will inspire your next trip!📧 Stay Connected: Subscribe to our newsletter for weekly insights on improving business communication skills, English, and yourself: https://christinarebuffet.com🎤 Join the Conversation: Ready to become fluent faster? Speak with professionals worldwide in the English Conversation Club. Join the waitlist today at https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/english-conversation-club#businessenglish #ConversationSkills #practicespeakingenglish #USA #SmallTalk #englishcoachingSupport the Show.
6/13/202410 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Global Entrepreneur's Guide: Best Places to Set Up Your Business

This week, we talk about the best countries for setting up a business based on taxes, quality of life, and other critical factors. Curious about where global entrepreneurs are flocking to maximize their business potential and lifestyle?In this episode, we'll explore: 1️⃣ Key criteria for choosing a business location globally.2️⃣ Surprising insights on tax-free business havens. 3️⃣ Cultural differences in business tax perspectives.Join us as we dive into a comprehensive discussion on the ideal spots to establish your enterprise, weighing the benefits and challenges of each.📧 Stay Connected: Subscribe to our newsletter for weekly insights on improving business communication skills, English, and yourself: https://christinarebuffet.com🎤 Join the Conversation: Ready to become fluent faster? Speak with professionals worldwide in the English Conversation Club. Join the waitlist today at https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/english-conversation-club#businessenglish #ConversationSkills #practicespeakingenglish #USA #SmallTalk #englishcoachingSupport the Show.
6/6/202411 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Longevity Diet: Eating Habits from Around the World

This week, we talk about staying healthy and longevity.Ever wondered why some diets keep people healthier and living longer? Join us as we delve into this fascinating topic with insights from Japan and France.In this episode, we'll explore:1️⃣ The secrets of the traditional Japanese diet2️⃣ The paradox of French cuisine and health3️⃣ Tips for maintaining a balanced and varied diet📧 Stay Connected: Subscribe to our newsletter for weekly insights on improving business communication skills, English, and yourself: https://christinarebuffet.com🎤 Join the Conversation: Ready to become fluent faster? Speak with professionals worldwide in the English Conversation Club. Join the waitlist today at https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/english-conversation-club#businessenglish #ConversationSkills #practicespeakingenglish #USA #SmallTalk #englishcoachingSupport the Show.
5/29/202411 minutes, 21 seconds
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Are We All About to Burn? Understanding the Escalating Impact of Climate Change

This week, we talk about the urgent issue of climate change and its escalating impact on our daily lives.Dive into this crucial conversation to uncover the realities of global warming and what we can do about it.In this episode, we'll explore:1️⃣ The alarming rise in global temperatures and its effects.2️⃣ Why Europe is heating up faster than other regions.3️⃣ The critical role of governments and corporations in combating climate change.📧 Stay Connected: Subscribe to our newsletter for weekly insights on improving business communication skills, English, and yourself: https://christinarebuffet.com🎤 Join the Conversation: Ready to become fluent faster? Speak with professionals worldwide in the English Conversation Club. Join the waitlist today at https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/english-conversation-club#businessenglish #ConversationSkills #practicespeakingenglish #USA #SmallTalk #englishcoachingSupport the Show.
5/24/20249 minutes, 44 seconds
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Are You Really Improving? Measuring Your English Progress Beyond Test Scores

Do you ever wonder if you're truly improving your English skills? In this episode, we uncover the secrets to gauging your English language progress with Andrew, an expert in language assessment.In this episode, we'll explore:1️⃣ Why standardized tests might not reflect your true abilities.2️⃣ The difference between language level, competency, and performance.3️⃣ Practical ways to measure your real-world English proficiency.📧 Stay Connected: Subscribe to our newsletter for weekly insights on improving business communication skills, English, and yourself: https://christinarebuffet.com🎤 Join the Conversation: Ready to become fluent faster? Speak with professionals worldwide in the English Conversation Club. Join the waitlist today at https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/english-conversation-club#businessenglish #ConversationSkills #practicespeakingenglish #USA #SmallTalk #englishcoachingSupport the Show.
5/18/202413 minutes, 2 seconds
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Mastering Communication: Strength, Empathy, and Active Listening

This week, we talk about mastering communication for strength and empathy.Discover how to elevate your communication game and connect authentically.In this episode, we'll explore:1️⃣ Commanding presence: conveying authority in your speech.2️⃣ Emotional intelligence: fostering understanding and empathy.3️⃣ Active listening: making others feel valued and heard.📧 Stay Connected: Subscribe to our newsletter for weekly insights on improving business communication skills, English, and yourself: https://christinarebuffet.com🎤 Join the Conversation: Ready to become fluent faster? Speak with professionals worldwide in the English Conversation Club. Join the waitlist today at https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/english-conversation-club#businessenglish #ConversationSkills #practicespeakingenglish #USA #SmallTalk #englishcoachingSupport the Show.
5/10/20249 minutes, 48 seconds
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Battle of the Sexes

This week, we talk about the Battle of the Sexes in the workplace.Discover intriguing insights into gender dynamics at work by Lyndsie and Matthew.In this episode, we'll explore:1️⃣ Gender differences in communication styles.2️⃣ Evolution of women's roles in the workplace.3️⃣ Strategies for fostering diversity and understanding.📧 Stay Connected: Subscribe to our newsletter for weekly insights on improving business communication skills, English, and yourself: https://christinarebuffet.com🎤 Join the Conversation: Ready to become fluent faster? Speak with professionals worldwide in the English Conversation Club. Join the waitlist today at https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/english-conversation-club#businessenglish #ConversationSkills #practicespeakingenglish #USA #SmallTalk #englishcoachingSupport the Show.
5/3/202411 minutes, 26 seconds
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Balancing Act: Rethinking Work & Life

This week, we delve into the controversial concept of work-life balance.Ever wondered if work-life balance is truly achievable? Join me and Linda in this week's podcast!In this episode, we'll explore:1️⃣ Jackie Bowie's unconventional take on work-life balance.2️⃣ Amanda Perry's argument for ditching the notion altogether.3️⃣ Strategies for finding harmony in work and life.📧 Stay Connected: Subscribe to our newsletter for weekly insights on improving business communication skills, English, and yourself: https://christinarebuffet.com🎤 Join the Conversation: Ready to become fluent faster? Speak with professionals worldwide in the English Conversation Club. Join the waitlist today at https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/english-conversation-club#businessenglish #ConversationSkills #practicespeakingenglish #USA #SmallTalk #englishcoachingSupport the Show.
4/25/20249 minutes, 27 seconds
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Effective Communication in Leadership (and in Life)

This week, we talk about effective communication with leaders and managers.Join Lyndsie and Karyn as they delve into the art of communication in the workplace, discussing tips for navigating conversations with leaders, the importance of transparency, and fostering genuine connections.In this episode, we'll explore:1️⃣ Explaining the "why" behind tasks.2️⃣ Avoiding one-sided conversations.3️⃣ Embracing authenticity in communication.Forbes Article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2020/07/07/15-common-leadership-communication-problems-and-how-to-correct-them/?sh=2228f5f4281e📧 Stay Connected: Subscribe to our newsletter for weekly insights on improving business communication skills, English, and yourself: https://christinarebuffet.com🎤 Join the Conversation: Ready to become fluent faster? Speak with professionals worldwide in the English Conversation Club.🎁 Special Offer: Use code ECC40  for 40% off your first month in the club!Become a member today at https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/english-conversation-club#businessenglish #ConversationSkills #practicespeakingenglish #USA #SmallTalk #englishcoachingSupport the show
4/18/202410 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Art of Small Talk: Conversations That Spark Connection

This week, I talk about mastering the art of small talk to build meaningful connections in any situation.Curious about how to turn small talk into big connections? Tune in to discover the secrets.In this episode, we'll explore:1️⃣ Breaking the ice effortlessly in just 10 words2️⃣ Navigating awkward silences with finesse and ease3️⃣ Crafting memorable conversations that leave a lasting impressionSupport the show
4/13/202410 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Art of Persuasion and Influence

This week, we dive into the intricate world of the art of persuasion.Ever wondered how some people seem to effortlessly sway opinions and influence decisions? Join us as we unravel the secrets behind the power of persuasion.In this episode, we'll explore:1️⃣ The psychology behind effective communication techniques.2️⃣ Strategies for building rapport and trust with your audience.3️⃣ The ethical considerations of persuasive tactics in various contexts.📧 Stay Connected: Subscribe to our newsletter for weekly insights on improving business communication skills, English, and yourself: https://christinarebuffet.com🎤 Join the Conversation: Ready to become fluent faster? Speak with professionals worldwide in the English Conversation Club.🎁 Special Offer: Use code ECC40  for 40% off your first month in the club!Become a member today at https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/english-conversation-club#businessenglish #ConversationSkills #practicespeakingenglish #USA #SmallTalk #englishcoachingSupport the show
4/3/20247 minutes, 33 seconds
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How to spot "Fake News"

This week Christina and Lyndsie talk about "Fake News" on the web. Ever find yourself reading an article that seems outlandish, only to check the date and it's from 5 years ago? You're not alone!In this episode, we explore:1️⃣ HOW we view our news2️⃣ Tips for source checking3️⃣ The importance of doing your own research when you come across news stories📧 Stay Connected: Subscribe to our newsletter for weekly insights on improving business communication skills, English, and yourself: https://christinarebuffet.com🎤 Join the Conversation: Ready to become fluent faster? Speak with professionals worldwide in the English Conversation Club.🎁 Special Offer: Use code ECC40 for 40% off your first month in the club!Become a member today at https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/english-conversation-club#businessenglish #ConversationSkills #practicespeakingenglish #USA #SmallTalk #englishcoachingSupport the show
3/30/20247 minutes, 19 seconds
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What Truly Defines Success? A Fresh Perspective

This week, I talk about redefining the traditional measures of success and exploring its deeper meanings.Ever wondered if success could mean something more personal and fulfilling? In this episode, I'll explore:1️⃣ The limitations of conventional success measures2️⃣ Alternative stories that redefine success3️⃣ How personal fulfillment shapes success📧 Stay Connected: Subscribe to our newsletter for weekly insights on improving business communication skills, English, and yourself: https://christinarebuffet.com🎤 Join the Conversation: Ready to become fluent faster? Speak with professionals worldwide in the English Conversation Club.🎁 Special Offer: Use code ECC40 for 40% off your first month in the club!Become a member today at https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/english-conversation-club#businessenglish #ConversationSkills #practicespeakingenglish #USA #SmallTalk #englishcoachingSupport the show
3/20/20247 minutes, 2 seconds
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Are you languishing at work? What to do!

This week, I talk about overcoming feelings of languishing and staying motivated at work, even for international professionals facing new challenges.Feeling uninspired? Reignite your work passion with these practical tips!In this episode, I'll explore:1️⃣ Finding meaning in your work 2️⃣ Setting small goals for success 3️⃣ Simple ways to refresh your work environmentStay Connected:  Subscribe to our newsletter for weekly insights on improving business communication skills, English, and yourself: https://christinarebuffet.comJoin the Conversation:  Ready to become fluent faster? Speak with professionals worldwide in the English Conversation Club.Special Offer:  Use code ECC40  for 40% off your first month in the club! Become a member today at https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/english-conversation-club#businessenglish #ConversationSkills #practicespeakingenglish #Motivation #WorkLifeBalance #internationalprofessionalsSupport the show
3/15/202411 minutes, 3 seconds
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How does emotional intelligence impact your salary?

This week, I talk about the critical role of emotional intelligence in professional success.Discover how EQ (“emotional quotient”... It’s like IQ, but for emotional intelligence) can give you access to higher salaries and career advancement opportunities.In this episode, I'll explore:1️⃣ How EQ impacts your earning potential2️⃣ EQ's influence on career progression3️⃣ Building professional relationships with EQ📧 Stay Connected: Subscribe to our newsletter for weekly insights on improving business communication skills, English, and yourself: https://christinarebuffet.com🎤 Join the Conversation: Ready to become fluent faster? Speak with professionals worldwide in the English Conversation Club.🎁 Special Offer: Use code ECC40 for 40% off your first month in the club!Become a member today at https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/english-conversation-club#businessenglish #ConversationSkills #practicespeakingenglish #USA #SmallTalk #englishcoachingSupport the show
3/8/20248 minutes, 45 seconds
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What makes remarkable employees?

This week, I talk about the vital blend of leadership and followership qualities in remarkable employees.Ever wondered what makes some employees stand out in any workplace? This episode is your answer.In this episode, I'll explore:1️⃣ The essential qualities of effective leaders2️⃣ Key followership traits that complement leadership3️⃣ How blending both sets elevates workplace dynamics📧 Stay Connected: Subscribe to our newsletter for weekly insights on improving business communication skills, English, and yourself: https://christinarebuffet.com🎤 Join the Conversation: Ready to become fluent faster? Speak with professionals worldwide in the English Conversation Club.🎁 Special Offer: Use code ECC40 for 40% off your first month in the club!Become a member today at https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/english-conversation-club#businessenglish #ConversationSkills #practicespeakingenglish #USA #SmallTalk #englishcoachingSupport the show
3/1/20249 minutes, 38 seconds
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Good communication skills = Success?

This week, I talk about the crucial role of effective communication in achieving success.Ever wondered how better communication could transform your career and personal life?In this episode, I'll explore:1️⃣ The undeniable impact of clear communication2️⃣ Strategies to enhance your communication skills3️⃣ Simple practices for everyday improvement📧 Stay Connected: Subscribe to our newsletter for weekly insights on improving business communication skills, English, and yourself: [https://christinarebuffet.com](https://christinarebuffet.com)🎤 Join the Conversation: Ready to become fluent faster? Speak with professionals worldwide in the English Conversation Club.🎁 Special Offer: Use code ECC40 for 40% off your first month in the club!Become a member today at https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/english-conversation-club#businessenglish #ConversationSkills #practicespeakingenglish #USA #SmallTalk #englishcoachingSupport the show
2/24/202411 minutes, 3 seconds
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A Key to Unlocking Job Growth?

Can entrepreneurship fight unemployment? This week, I delve into how entrepreneurship might be the solution to global unemployment issues.Is the spirit of entrepreneurship the key to unlocking a future with less unemployment?In this episode, I'll explore:1️⃣ Startups' vital role in creating diverse job opportunities2️⃣ Small businesses driving innovation and economic vitality3️⃣ Navigating challenges faced by new entrepreneurs today📧 Stay Connected: Subscribe to our newsletter for weekly insights on improving business communication skills, English, and yourself: https://christinarebuffet.com🎤 Join the Conversation: Ready to become fluent faster? Speak with professionals worldwide in the English Conversation Club.🎁 Special Offer: Use code 'ECC40' for 40% off your first month in the club!Become a member today at https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/english-conversation-club#businessenglish #ConversationSkills #practicespeakingenglish #USA #SmallTalk #englishcoachingSupport the show
2/17/20249 minutes, 12 seconds
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What's the best place to set up a business?

This week, I talk about the fascinating choices behind deciding where to open your business internationally. (And even if you're not planning to open a business in another country, if you're just interested in all things international like me, you'll enjoy this episode too!)Discover the secrets to choosing the best place for living and working in another country in this captivating episode.In this episode, I'll explore:1️⃣ Global opportunities and cultural insights for entrepreneurs2️⃣ Common mistakes when picking a business location3️⃣ The surprising truth about business location importance📧 Stay Connected: Subscribe to our newsletter for weekly insights on improving business communication skills, English, and yourself: https://christinarebuffet.com🎤 Join the Conversation: Ready to become fluent faster? Speak with professionals worldwide in the English Conversation Club.🎁 Special Offer: Use code 'ECC40' for 40% off your first month in the club!Become a member today at https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/english-conversation-club#businessenglish #ConversationSkills #practicespeakingenglish #USA #SmallTalk #englishcoachingSupport the show
2/9/202410 minutes, 24 seconds
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There's no "right" way to succeed

Explore the intersection of language learning and entrepreneurship in this week's episode. We dive into insights from Arcaea CEO Jasmina Aganovic, discussing the need for practical skills in education. This is an opportunity to rethink how we approach English learning and business, especially in dynamic environments like France.This episode was inspired by the article "What this MIT-trained CEO wishes school taught her differently: There’s no ‘right way’ to succeed"In this episode, you'll discover:1️⃣ Jasmina Aganovic's perspective on education and its application in the real world.2️⃣ The importance of practical skills in language learning and entrepreneurship.3️⃣ How engaging with native speakers and culture enhances language acquisition.4️⃣ The role of creativity and adaptability in business success.5️⃣ Personal reflections on the balance between appreciating one's talents and continuous improvement.📧 Stay Connected: Subscribe to our newsletter for weekly insights on business communication and personal growth: https://christinarebuffet.com/🎤 Join the Conversation: Enhance your English fluency and professional network in the English Conversation Club.🎁 Special Offer: Use code 'ECC40' for 40% off your first month in the club!Become a member today at https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/english-conversation-club #BusinessEnglish #Entrepreneurship #LanguageLearning #PracticalSkills #PersonalDevelopmentSupport the show
2/2/20249 minutes, 41 seconds
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Embracing Mental Toughness: 1% Gains

Let's dive into the world of mental toughness in this week's episode. Whether you're setting goals for the year or looking to build resilience, I've got insights that will reshape the way you approach challenges and personal growth.This episode is a little different from past episodes, because I want to experiment with a different format. AND you can also watch the video version of this podcast (with subtitles) over on my YouTube Channel.In this episode, I'll explore:1️⃣ The true meaning of mental toughness and why it's more than just enduring hardships.2️⃣ Insights from an intriguing article about small, consistent changes leading to significant outcomes.3️⃣ The 1% marginal gains rule by Sir Dave Brailsford and its transformative impact on British Cycling.4️⃣ Real-life examples of microexcellence and how focusing on tiny improvements can lead to staggering results.5️⃣ A little about my personal journey of applying the 1% gains concept in my everyday life.📧 Stay Connected: Subscribe to our newsletter for weekly insights on improving business communication skills, English, and yourself: https://christinarebuffet.com🎤 Join the Conversation: Ready to become fluent faster? Speak with professionals worldwide in the English Conversation Club.🎁 Special Offer: Use code 'EECC50' for 50% off your first month in the club!Become a member today at https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/english-conversation-club#businessenglish #ConversationSkills #practicespeakingenglish #USA #SmallTalk #englishcoachingSupport the show
1/26/20246 minutes, 32 seconds
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The worst thing about New Year's resolutions

Rethink your New Year's resolutions with the English Conversation Club Podcast. Are you setting goals for 2024? Stop right there and play our latest episode first! Christina and Sheila are ready to change your views on New Year’s resolutions. What’s in store?1️⃣  Sheila’s unique reason for skipping New Year’s resolutions.2️⃣  Christina uncovers the psychological “traps” behind these annual goals.3️⃣  How New Year’s resolutions set you up for failure--Sheila explains.4️⃣  Christina's insights on how you can address the real issues behind your resolutions.Join us while we re-think New Year's resolutions. Is it time for you to change your perspective? Tune in to find out!🎧Listen to the Podcast 🎧Get the transcript for this episode.📧 Never miss an episode! Improve your business communication skills weekly when you sign up for the newsletter! Plus, get exclusive invitations to live, free events.🎤Want to join the conversation? Become fluent faster by speaking several times a week with professionals from all around the world.  Join the English Conversation Club today!Use the code 'EECC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Support the show
1/19/202410 minutes, 37 seconds
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How to sound confident and more persuasive.

Welcome to the English Conversation Club Podcast: the business English podcast that gets you conversation-ready while taking you on a deep dive into cultural and business topics.Do you ever wish you could sound more confident and persuasive--in any language? In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Christina and business communication coach Janeen on how you can communicate better and help people understand your point of view.Janeen will share secrets on:1️⃣  How to find your confidence without sounding manipulative or coercive.2️⃣  The surprising reason why your intent matters so much interpersonal communication.3️⃣  Why you should stop trying to persuade people and what you should do instead.4️⃣  How Christina knows when someone is trying to sell her something--and it’s not working.If you’ve ever had someone try to sell you something in a less-than-ideal way,Or if you want to learn some quick and actionable changes you can make to sound persuasive and authentic…Listen to the podcast! 🎧Listen to the Podcast 🎧Get the transcript for this episode.📧 Never miss an episode! Improve your business communication skills weekly when you sign up for the newsletter! Plus, get exclusive invitations to live, free events.🎤Want to join the conversation? Become fluent faster by speaking several times a week with professionals from all around the world.  Join the English Conversation Club today!Use the code 'EECC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Support the show
1/12/20248 minutes, 40 seconds
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Do you have the entrepreneurial spirit?

Welcome to the English Conversation Club Podcast: the business English podcast that gets you conversation-ready while taking you on a deep dive into cultural and business topics.In today’s episode, we’ll ask you the question: Do you have the entrepreneurial spirit?Christina and Linda will both discuss their point of view--from the American perspective. What’s in store for the discussion?1️⃣  What qualities make up the entrepreneurial spirit? 2️⃣  How great are the chances that you will NOT succeed as an entrepreneur?3️⃣  Why being an entrepreneur is not a way to ‘get rich quick.’4️⃣ Whether or not Linda has the entrepreneurial spirit?What about you? Does the entrepreneurial spirit appeal to you? Find out…🎧Listen to the Podcast 🎧Get the transcript for this episode.📧 Never miss an episode! Improve your business communication skills weekly when you sign up for the newsletter! Plus, get exclusive invitations to live, free events.🎤Want to join the conversation? Become fluent faster by speaking several times a week with professionals from all around the world.  Join the English Conversation Club today!Use the code 'EECC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Support the show
1/5/202411 minutes, 55 seconds
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What Drives Happiness?

Welcome to the English Conversation Club Podcast: the business English podcast that gets you conversation-ready. What drives happiness? In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Christina and Andrew about what leads to happiness.They’ll talk about 1️⃣  6 scientifically-backed keys to happiness2️⃣  Why exercise is important and why you don’t actually have to go to the gym to be happy3️⃣  The surprising role money plays in happiness 4️⃣ If happiness is a choiceFor a deep dive into all these topics and more…🎧Listen to the Podcast 🎧Get the transcript for this episode.📧 Never miss an episode! Improve your business communication skills weekly when you sign up for the newsletter! Plus, get exclusive invitations to live, free events.🎤Want to join the conversation? Become fluent faster by speaking several times a week with professionals from all around the world.  Join the English Conversation Club today!Use the code 'EECC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Support the show
12/29/202312 minutes, 13 seconds
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Taking Stock of the Year

Welcome to the English Conversation Club Podcast: the business English podcast that gets you conversation-ready.In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Christina about taking stock of the year. What will you learn in this episode?1️⃣  What it means ‘to take stock of the year’ in English--and why it’s a common cultural practice.2️⃣ How Christina looks back on her year and reflects.3️⃣  Why it’s important to look at what you’ve accomplished and celebrate. 4️⃣  Christina’s tips for thinking about what you hope to do next.For more inspiration on reflecting on last year and thinking about next year…🎧Listen to the Podcast 🎧Get the transcript for this episode.📧 Never miss an episode! Improve your business communication skills weekly when you sign up for the newsletter! Plus, get exclusive invitations to live, free events.🎤Want to join the conversation? Become fluent faster by speaking several times a week with professionals from all around the world.  Join the English Conversation Club today!Use the code 'EECC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Support the show
12/22/202310 minutes, 1 second
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Are you ready for a career change?

Welcome to the English Conversation Club Podcast: the business English podcast that helps you speak up in English while learning about cultures from around the world! In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Christina and Karyn about career changes. What’s in store today? You’ll learn…1️⃣  How many times Karyn has changed careers!2️⃣  The stories of celebrities you’ve heard of who made big career changes.3️⃣  How people view career change in the U.S. Listen to the podcast! 🎧Listen to the Podcast 🎧Get the transcript for this episode.📧 Never miss an episode! Improve your business communication skills weekly when you sign up for the newsletter! Plus, get exclusive invitations to live, free events.🎤Want to join the conversation? Become fluent faster by speaking several times a week with professionals from all around the world.  Join the English Conversation Club today!Use the code 'EECC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Support the show
12/15/20238 minutes, 25 seconds
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9 World Holidays You Haven’t Heard Of

Welcome to the English Conversation Club Podcast: the business English podcast that gets you conversation-ready. Do you love a deep dive into cultures from around the world? Then you’ll love today’s episode. Today, you’ll hear from Christina and Sheila on some exciting holidays from around the world. As you listen, see if you can find the answers to these questions…1️⃣ In what country can you find the “Turkey Parade?” (And no, it’s not the U.S.)2️⃣ What is one way of celebrating the winter holidays in northern Europe that Sheila is not ready to try any time soon?3️⃣ What is the fruit you must eat in Spain on New Year’s Eve?4️⃣ What Christmas tradition do they celebrate from London to Christina’s hometown, Pascagoula, Mississippi?Ready to find out?🎧Listen to the Podcast 🎧Get the transcript for this episode.📧 Never miss an episode! Improve your business communication skills weekly when you sign up for the newsletter! Plus, get exclusive invitations to live, free events.🎤Want to join the conversation? Become fluent faster by speaking several times a week with professionals from all around the world.  Join the English Conversation Club today!Use the code 'EECC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Support the show
12/8/20239 minutes, 3 seconds
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Tips for setting goals and sticking to them

Welcome to the English Conversation Club Podcast: the business English podcast that gets you conversation-ready. How often do you stop to think about your goals? In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Christina and Lyndsie on setting goals…and sticking to them. They’ll talk about:1️⃣  Lyndsie’s smart go-to method for keeping an eye on her goals all year long,2️⃣  Why Christina says that setting goals for your life is like driving a car, 3️⃣  Lyndsie and Christina’s favorite way of recording and setting goals,4️⃣  Christina’s system for going from big “someday goals” to smaller goals you can reach this year or this week.Listen to this podcast, get excited about your goals…and start taking steps to get there!🎧Listen to the Podcast 🎧Get the transcript for this episode.📧 Never miss an episode! Improve your business communication skills weekly when you sign up for the newsletter! Plus, get exclusive invitations to live, free events.🎤Want to join the conversation? Become fluent faster by speaking several times a week with professionals from all around the world.  Join the English Conversation Club today!Use the code 'EECC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Support the show
12/1/20239 minutes, 42 seconds
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Hobbies as Passions: Are people with hobbies more successful?

Welcome to the English Conversation Club Podcast: the business English podcast that gets you conversation-ready.In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Christina and guest Linda about hobbies, passions…and if they make us more successful.What if being successful in your business and your job isn’t just about working harder and “hustle?” What if stopping for a minute and relaxing with your favorite hobby is important to success? Some of the highlights of today’s conversation:1️⃣  Christina’s fun and surprising hobby that she’s been taking part in lately. 2️⃣  What Linda was missing after she moved to France--and how she boosted her creativity.3️⃣  What does it feel like to immerse yourself in a creative hobby--according to Linda and Christina?4️⃣ And they’ll make the case for ‘pointless’ hobbies. What about you? Do you have a hobby or passion that makes you more creative…or successful?  🎧Listen to the Podcast 🎧Get the transcript for this episode.📧 Never miss an episode! Improve your business communication skills weekly when you sign up for the newsletter! Plus, get exclusive invitations to live, free events.🎤Want to join the conversation? Become fluent faster by speaking several times a week with professionals from all around the world.  Join the English Conversation Club today!Use the code 'EECC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Support the show
11/24/202311 minutes, 24 seconds
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Leadership tips and the secret to being a great leader

Welcome to the Faster Fluency Conversation Club Podcast: the business English podcast that gets you conversation-ready. In today’s episode, you’ll hear uncommon leadership tips from Christina and Janeen--and the secret to being a great leader. 1️⃣  What kind of communication skills does a great leader need?2️⃣  The difference between long-term and short-term thinking and why it matters to leaders.3️⃣  What is big-picture thinking, and why is it important to leaders?4️⃣ The one surprising thing that no leader can lead without…🎧Listen to the Podcast 🎧Get the transcript for this episode.📧 Never miss an episode! Improve your business communication skills weekly when you sign up for the newsletter! Plus, get exclusive invitations to live, free events.🎤Want to join the conversation? Become fluent faster by speaking several times a week with professionals from all around the world.  Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club today!Use the code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Support the show
11/17/202310 minutes, 36 seconds
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Elon Musk's New Biography: Genius or...

Welcome to the Faster Fluency Conversation Club Podcast: the business English podcast that gets you conversation-ready. In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Christina and expert teacher and business communications coach, Andrew on the topic of Elong Musk’s new biography.  They’ll ask some tough (difficult) questions about Musk, for example…1️⃣  How exactly do you pronounce “Elon”? According to Christina and Andrew.2️⃣  Is focusing on results and goals at all costs while forgetting people skills and empathy a good policy for modern-day entrepreneurs and business owners?3️⃣  What has influenced Musk’s success in business? Genius? Innovation? Drive? Or coming from a family with…money.4️⃣ Will either Andrew or Christina read this book? To find out what Christina and Andrew have to say about this topic, check out today’s lively podcast discussion.🎧Listen to the Podcast 🎧Get the transcript for this episode.📧 Never miss an episode! Improve your business communication skills weekly when you sign up for the newsletter! Plus, get exclusive invitations to live, free events.🎤Want to join the conversation? Become fluent faster by speaking several times a week with professionals from all around the world.  Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club today!Use the code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Support the show
11/10/202311 minutes, 50 seconds
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Gratitude: What are you thankful for?

Welcome to the Faster Fluency Conversation Club Podcast: the business English podcast that gets you conversation-ready. In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Christina and Linda on the topic of gratitude. As the Thanksgiving holiday arrives in the US, the two will talk about what they’re really thankful for.In today’s discussion, you’ll hear about…1️⃣  Why Christina focuses on what she’s grateful for every day.2️⃣ What is a ‘funk’ and how to get out of one.3️⃣  Linda’s thoughts about Christina’s plan for going through hard times based on psychological research!4️⃣  Why Linda thinks we can be thankful for bad experiences too.🎧Listen to the Podcast 🎧Get the transcript for this episode.📧 Never miss an episode! Improve your business communication skills weekly when you sign up for the newsletter! Plus, get exclusive invitations to live, free events.🎤Want to join the conversation? Become fluent faster by speaking several times a week with professionals from all around the world.  Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club today!Use the code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club! Support the show
11/3/202312 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Space Race and UFO Cases

Welcome to the Faster Fluency Conversation Club Podcast: the business English podcast that gets you conversation-ready. In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Christina and Karyn on the topic of the space race and UFO’s!  Only this space race isn’t between two countries…but between Elon Musk and Jeff Besos! In this pre-Halloween podcast episode, Karyn and Christina will look into this strange topic. They’ll ask some compelling questions and discuss some strange phenomena.1️⃣  What the heck is a cislunar economy? And why would we need one?  2️⃣  In a capitalist economy, does ‘great risk mean great reward’--and are there limits to this idea?3️⃣  Why are Americans so obsessed with alien abduction stories? And why do the aliens always seem to return humans instead of keeping them?4️⃣ What’s up with that alien abduction story that took place in Christina’s hometown???As they used to say on that old series X-Files, The truth is out there.”  All you have to do is listen to the podcast! 🎧Listen to the Podcast 🎧Get the transcript for this episode.📧 Never miss an episode! Improve your business communication skills weekly when you sign up for the newsletter! Plus, get exclusive invitations to live, free events.🎤Want to join the conversation? Become fluent faster by speaking several times a week with professionals from all around the world.  Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club today!Use the code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Support the show
10/27/20239 minutes, 54 seconds
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Is "nice" work culture toxic?

Welcome to the Faster Fluency Conversation Club Podcast: the business English podcast that gets you conversation-ready. 🤯Have you ever worked in a toxic environment?👍🤔What about a work culture that was so “nice” it felt toxic?In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Christina and Sheila about “nice” workplace culture--and whether it’s toxic.Today, the two will dig into this surprising phenomenon that you may experience at some point in your career. They’ll talk about:1️⃣  What exactly is “toxic” work culture?2️⃣  Can work culture be toxic even if everyone seems nice?3️⃣  What problems arise when you don’t feel safe giving constructive criticism or disagreeing at work?Are you wondering if your workplace is toxic, nice, too nice…or just right?Listen to the podcast! 🎧Listen to the Podcast 🎧Get the transcript for this episode.📧 Never miss an episode! Improve your business communication skills weekly when you sign up for the newsletter! Plus, get exclusive invitations to live, free events.🎤Want to join the conversation? Become fluent faster by speaking several times a week with professionals from all around the world.  Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club today!Use the code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Support the show
10/20/202310 minutes, 48 seconds
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Creating change in your life.

Welcome to the Faster Fluency Conversation Club Podcast: the business English podcast that gets you conversation-ready. In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Christina and Linda about small changes you can easily make for a better life. The two of them are discussing an article they both recently read about 57 small things you can do to change your life for the better.Find out…1️⃣  Which of these tips and ideas Christina and Linda loved…and which ones they didn’t!2️⃣   What Christina wanted to do before she started her business…and the book that inspired her to be brave and become an entrepreneur.3️⃣  Why Linda thinks “if you’re in your comfort zone you’re not growing.”4️⃣  Why Linda things that skipping profanity does NOT make your life better.🎧Listen to the Podcast 🎧Get the transcript for this episode.📧 Never miss an episode! Improve your business communication skills weekly when you sign up for the newsletter! Plus, get exclusive invitations to live, free events.🎤Want to join the conversation? Become fluent faster by speaking several times a week with professionals from all around the world.  Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club today!Use the code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Support the show
10/13/202317 minutes, 35 seconds
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Are managers disconnected from employee well-being?

Welcome to the Faster Fluency Conversation Club Podcast: the business English podcast that gets you conversation-ready. In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Christina and Matthew about whether or not managers are disconnected from their teams. Here are a few questions we’ll ask in this podcast:1️⃣  How has work culture changed since COVID? 2️⃣  Why managers might not want to wait until employees come to them with problems.3️⃣ Cultural considerations that keep employees from asking for help--for example, in the US and Japan.4️⃣ One highly important component for feeling great at work, according to Matthew and Christina.Dive into this Business English topic, build your vocabulary on the theme, and become more mindful about the way you do business.🎧Listen to the Podcast 🎧Get the transcript for this episode.📧 Never miss an episode! Improve your business communication skills weekly when you sign up for the newsletter! Plus, get exclusive invitations to live, free events.🎤Want to join the conversation? Become fluent faster by speaking several times a week with professionals from all around the world.  Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club today!Use the code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Support the show
10/6/20238 minutes, 29 seconds
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The #1 Exercise Successful People Use to Be Happier

Welcome to the Faster Fluency Conversation Club Podcast: the business English podcast that gets you conversation-ready.In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Christina and Lyndsie about the surprising #1 exercise successful people use to be happier.   In today’s episode you’ll learn:1️⃣  What is an energy audit?2️⃣  How you can track the activities that make you feel tired.3️⃣  How you can identify ideas that help you recover and feel less tired and stressed.4️⃣ How to successfully do your own energy audit.If you’re curious about how you can put this exercise into place in your own life and achieve more balance and happiness, you’ll love today’s episode. 🎧Listen to the Podcast 🎧Get the transcript for this episode.📧 Never miss an episode! Improve your business communication skills weekly when you sign up for the newsletter! Plus, get exclusive invitations to live, free events.🎤Want to join the conversation? Become fluent faster by speaking several times a week with professionals from all around the world.  Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club today!Use the code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Support the show
9/29/20237 minutes, 48 seconds
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7 Habits of Emotionally Intelligent People

Welcome to the Faster Fluency Conversation Club Podcast: the business English podcast that gets you conversation-ready. In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Christina and Karyn about the habits of emotionally intelligent people. The two will discuss emotional intelligence and how it’s become an important soft skill in business.Find out…1️⃣  What skills: soft skills and hard skills employers are currently interested in.2️⃣  What are the 7 key emotional intelligence habits?3️⃣  What is emotional regulation? And why does it matter in your professional life?4️⃣ How the questions you ask other people play a role in being emotionally intelligent.Ready for today’s exciting discussion about these top skills for today’s professionals?🎧Listen to the Podcast 🎧Get the transcript for this episode.📧 Never miss an episode! Improve your business communication skills weekly when you sign up for the newsletter! Plus, get exclusive invitations to live, free events.🎤Want to join the conversation? Become fluent faster by speaking several times a week with professionals from all around the world.  Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club today!Use the code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Support the show
9/22/202311 minutes, 52 seconds
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AI--Will people really lose their jobs?

Welcome to the Faster Fluency Conversation Club Podcast: the business English podcast that gets you conversation-ready. In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Christina and Andrew about artificial intelligence.They’ll ask some big questions:1️⃣ What kind of jobs can AI take on in the future?2️⃣ Are there any jobs that AI can’t do?3️⃣ What kinds of jobs will change the most because of AI?4️⃣ What is the difference between intelligence and critical thinking--or creativity?For an interesting take on this topic…🎧Listen to the Podcast 🎧Get the transcript for this episode.📧 Never miss an episode! Improve your business communication skills weekly when you sign up for the newsletter! Plus, get exclusive invitations to live, free events.🎤Want to join the conversation? Become fluent faster by speaking several times a week with professionals from all around the world.  Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club today!Use the code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Support the show
9/15/20239 minutes, 23 seconds
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What do you do on vacation? Work or unplug?

Welcome to the Faster Fluency Conversation Club Podcast: the business English podcast that gets you conversation-ready. In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Christina and Janeen about vacation time and weather you actually relax on vacation…or keep working?!?Listen to the dialogue and see if you can remember1️⃣  Who just had a vacation?2️⃣  What Janeen says about vacations when you run your own business.3️⃣ Can you remember the alternate expression for ‘vacations’ in the UK and Australia4️⃣ And for bonus points: see if you can figure out who says “It’s like the company bought your soul and you have no life.” Are vacations different in the US and France…or where you live?Find out in today’s conversation.🎧Listen to the Podcast 🎧Get the transcript for this episode.📧 Never miss an episode! Improve your business communication skills weekly when you sign up for the newsletter! Plus, get exclusive invitations to live, free events.🎤Want to join the conversation? Become fluent faster by speaking several times a week with professionals from all around the world.  Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club today!Use the code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Support the show
9/8/20239 minutes, 30 seconds
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How will extreme temperatures change the way we work?

Welcome to the Faster Fluency Conversation Club Podcast: the business English podcast that gets you conversation-ready. In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Christina and Sheila about how extreme weather will change the way we work. Whatever kind of ‘extreme weather’ you’re experiencing where you live, you’re sure to find this conversation interesting. Christina and Sheila will discuss,1️⃣  How ‘scorching’ hot it is where they are in France and in Cape Verde.2️⃣  Whether these temperatures--and drought-- are the ‘new normal.’3️⃣  Are people’s travel destinations changing during the summer months for vacation--or for work?4️⃣  Should we rethink summer vacations entirely?What do you think about extreme weather where you are--and where you’d like to work, or go on vacation? 🎧Listen to the Podcast 🎧Get the transcript for this episode.📧 Never miss an episode! Improve your business communication skills weekly when you sign up for the newsletter! Plus, get exclusive invitations to live, free events.🎤Want to join the conversation? Become fluent faster by speaking several times a week with professionals from all around the world.  Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club today!Use the code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Support the show
9/1/20238 minutes, 39 seconds
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How have you turned failure into a success?

Welcome to the Faster Fluency Conversation Club Podcast: the business English podcast that gets you conversation-ready. In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Christina and Karyn on how to turn failure into success.Highlights in today’s episode include:1️⃣  Karyn's work horror story--and what happened next.2️⃣  Why your definition of success and failure can change whether you fail or succeed.3️⃣  Why never failing is not the best goal--and what to do instead.Have you faced failure in the past? Or turned failure into success? Then you’re sure to love this episode. Listen to the podcast.🎧Listen to the Podcast 🎧Get the transcript for this episode.📧 Never miss an episode! Improve your business communication skills weekly when you sign up for the newsletter! Plus, get exclusive invitations to live, free events.🎤Want to join the conversation? Become fluent faster by speaking several times a week with professionals from all around the world.  Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club today!Use the code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Support the show
8/25/20239 minutes, 38 seconds
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Comparing your home country VS. your adopted country

Welcome to the Faster Fluency Conversation Club Podcast: the business English podcast that gets you conversation-ready. In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Christina and Matthew discussing cultural differences between their home country (the USA) and the countries where they live now (Japan for Matthew, and France for Christina)Listen to this great conversation and hear about the differences & similarities between the 3 countries:1️⃣ How Japan is like the US, but x10 (and not at all like France)2️⃣  The importance and place of work in one’s life 3️⃣  The place of commercials & advertising4️⃣ What’s important when living in a different country & dealing with cultural differencesIt’s going to be a great conversation!🎧Listen to the Podcast 🎧Get the transcript for this episode.📧 Never miss an episode! Improve your business communication skills weekly when you sign up for the newsletter! Plus, get exclusive invitations to live, free events.🎤Want to join the conversation? Become fluent faster by speaking several times a week with professionals from all around the world.  Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club today!Use the code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Support the show
8/18/202312 minutes, 14 seconds
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In Demand Job Skills

Welcome to the Faster Fluency Conversation Club Podcast: the business English podcast that gets you conversation-ready. In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Christina and Lyndsie about the most in-demand job skills.They’ll ask some great questions:1️⃣  Will AI really take away jobs? Create new ones? 2️⃣  What kinds of jobs will the kids of today have in the future?3️⃣  How will our jobs look different now that we have artificial intelligence?4️⃣  Should people do jobs that are monotonous? (or repetitive?)These are the questions of our time! What do you think about today’s job skills? Let us know in the comments, or stop by our the Faster Fluency Conversation Club today!🎧Listen to the Podcast 🎧Get the transcript for this episode.📧 Never miss an episode! Improve your business communication skills weekly when you sign up for the newsletter! Plus, get exclusive invitations to live, free events.🎤Want to join the conversation?🎤 Become fluent faster by speaking several times a week with professionals from all around the world.  Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club today!Use the code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Support the show
8/11/20238 minutes, 22 seconds
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What Makes a Good Friend?

Welcome to the Faster Fluency Conversation Club Podcast: the business English podcast that gets you conversation-ready. In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Christina and Andrew…about what makes a good friend?Today, we’ll talk about why friends and social connections are so important--in life and in business.Andrew and Christina will ask some of life’s great questions today…1️⃣  Are friends important to your well-being?2️⃣  Do we live to do business or do business to live?3️⃣  What makes a great friend?4️⃣ Is there even such a thing as an ‘ideal’ friend?What about you? What do you think makes a good friend?Let us know in the comments. Or, join the conversation in our Faster Fluency Conversation Club.🎧Listen to the Podcast 🎧Get the transcript for this episode.📧 Never miss an episode! Improve your business communication skills weekly when you sign up for the newsletter! Plus, get exclusive invitations to live, free events.🎤Want to join the conversation? Become fluent faster by speaking several times a week with professionals from all around the world.  Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club today!Use the code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Support the show
8/4/202311 minutes, 13 seconds
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Is English the Most Valuable Language to Learn?

Welcome to the Faster Fluency Conversation Club Podcast: the business English podcast that gets you conversation-ready. In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Christina and Sheila on the question: Is English the Most Valuable Language to Learn?Today you’ll hear about…1️⃣  Why English is a “lingua franca” even though other languages are even more widely spoken as a native language.2️⃣  Why English can be useful to you for business and Education--even if you live in a country where English is not the official language.3️⃣  Why speaking English is an asset to companies and teams.4️⃣ And why English is an asset to your career.🎧Listen to the Podcast 🎧Get the transcript for this episode.📧 Never miss an episode! Improve your business communication skills weekly when you sign up for the newsletter! Plus, get exclusive invitations to live, free events.🎤 Want to join the conversation? Become fluent faster by speaking several times a week with professionals from all around the world.  Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club today!Use the code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Support the show
7/28/20238 minutes, 46 seconds
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Comparing Cultures: Differences between the US and Australia

Welcome to the Faster Fluency Conversation Club Podcast: the business English podcast that gets you conversation-ready. In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Christina and Janeen for a discussion about the differences between American and Australian cultures.Being able to compare cultures is a fun way to get to know your co-workers and English-speaking acquaintances. And even if you speak the same language…you might still have a different way of communicating. Listen to this podcast and hear an authentic and friendly conversation on this topic today. You‘ll learn…1️⃣  Why all English-speaking cultures do NOT have the same way of speaking…or thinking.2️⃣  Why Janeen thinks Americans seem more “forward-thinking”--and what that means exactly.3️⃣  Is it easier to break into business in the US…or Australia--and does that depend on if you’re a man, or a woman?4️⃣  Who is more likely to take risks in business? Americans or Australians? 🎧Listen to the Podcast 🎧Get the transcript for this episode.📧 Never miss an episode! Improve your business communication skills weekly when you sign up for the newsletter! Plus, get exclusive invitations to live, free events.🎤 Want to join the conversation? Become fluent faster by speaking several times a week with professionals from all around the world.  Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club today!Use the code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Support the show
7/21/202314 minutes, 19 seconds
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Do you eat to stay healthy?

Welcome to the Faster Fluency Conversation Club Podcast: the business English podcast that gets you conversation-ready.In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Christina on the topic of eating to stay healthy. As you may know, food is a go-to topic if you’re hoping to start a friendly small-talk conversation.Are you a food lover? Are you interested in eating well for good health? Join Christina for today’s podcast episode. This episode is packed with great new food-related expressions (just like a great meal is packed with vitamins!).1️⃣  Hear Christina’s story about the kinds of foods she grew up eating in Mississippi and how her diet has changed since moving to France.2️⃣  What’s on Christina’s plate for dinner these days?3️⃣  And a few of her favorite, tasty, and fun strategies for planning her meals with health in mind. 🎧Listen to the Podcast 🎧Get the transcript for this episode.📧 Never miss an episode! Improve your business communication skills weekly when you sign up for the newsletter! Plus, get exclusive invitations to live, free events.🎤 Want to join the conversation? Become fluent faster by speaking several times a week with professionals from all around the world.  Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club today!Use the code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Support the show
7/14/202312 minutes, 54 seconds
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Travel: What cities are on your bucket list?

Welcome to the Faster Fluency Conversation Club Podcast: the business English podcast that gets you conversation-ready. In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Christina and Karyn…about all things travel! They’ll discuss…1️⃣  Cities on their “Bucket List”--or cities you must visit in your lifetime.2️⃣ Surprising places to visit for a digital detox--where you stop checking your email, stop looking at social media…3️⃣  Cities like Prague, Berlin, Istanbul, New York, and more…Do you love to travel--or do you love to dream of traveling?🎧Listen to the Podcast 🎧Get the transcript for this episode.📧 Never miss an episode! Improve your business communication skills weekly when you sign up for the newsletter! Plus, get exclusive invitations to live, free events.🎤Want to join the conversation? Become fluent faster by speaking several times a week with professionals from all around the world.  Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club today!Use the code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Support the show
7/10/202310 minutes, 4 seconds
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Productivity

Welcome to the Faster Fluency Conversation Club Podcast: the business English podcast that gets you conversation-ready. In this episode, join us for an interesting conversation between two experienced business English coaches Andy and Christina on the hot topic of productivity.   Discover effective strategies, including the famous Pomodoro Technique, and explore the role of AI in optimizing your productivity.🎧 Tune in to gain valuable insights and a great discussion between two business people, consultants…and English coaches.  Whether you're an entrepreneur, a business professional, or a language learner seeking to enhance your productivity skills, this podcast episode is for you.In this episode, Christina and Andy will talk about:1️⃣ What is productivity and why does it matter in today's business world?2️⃣ Practical techniques to increase your productivity and achieve better results.3️⃣ The Pomodoro Technique and its impact on focus and time management.4️⃣ How AI technology is revolutionizing productivity tools and workflows.Don't miss out on this fun and informative conversation that combines language learning with valuable insights into productivity. Get the transcript for this episode.📧 Never miss an episode! Improve your business communication skills weekly when you sign up for the newsletter! Plus, get exclusive invitations to live, free events.🎤Want to join the conversation? Become fluent faster by speaking several times a week with professionals from all around the world.  Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club today!Use the code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Support the show
6/30/202312 minutes, 20 seconds
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Handling criticism & feedback

Welcome to the Faster Fluency Conversation Club Podcast: the business English podcast that gets you conversation-ready. In today’s podcast episode, you’ll hear from Christina and our own business communication coach, Janeen in an exciting episode about constructive criticism and feedback.  In today’s episode you’ll learn: 1️⃣  Why Janeen thinks that constructive criticism and feedback are important for your career… and your life. 2️⃣  Janeen’s #1 tip on how to give feedback. 3️⃣  The difference between criticism and critiquing--and why understanding the difference is so essential.  Listen to Christina and Janeen tackle these questions and more in today’s business English podcast episode.Get the transcript for this episode.Support the show
6/23/202312 minutes, 40 seconds
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Getting Ahead

Welcome to the Faster Fluency Conversation Club Podcast: the business English podcast that gets you conversation-ready. In today’s episode, Christina and Andy discuss “getting ahead.”  The traditional definition of getting ahead is “to be successful or progress faster than others.”What does it mean in business? Is it a good thing? How do you get ahead exactly? What does that mean to the CEO of Microsoft? Andy and Christina ask these big questions. Join them for a lively discussion that will leave you wondering if you should try to get ahead--and how!Get the transcript of this episode. --------------------------- Want to get each new episode so you improve your Business English skills consistently? Plus invitations to live, free events with Christina? Sign up for the newsletter!And to become fluent faster in English conversations, with more vocabulary and confidence, join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club today!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English conversations with a fun community of professionals from around the world!Use the code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Support the show
6/16/20237 minutes, 43 seconds
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Changing Your Mindset for Success

Welcome to the Faster Fluency Conversation Club Podcast: the business English podcast that gets you conversation-ready. In today’s episode, you’ll hear Christina and Matthew talk about success--and what it means to them.What does success look like when you’re at work? Do successful employees show up at 9:00 AM and work until 5:00? Does success mean earning as much money as possible? Or something else? To find out what Matthew and Christina think of success…Listen to the podcast! And to share what you think, tell what success means to you in the comments--or join us for a conversation.Here's the link to the transcript!---------------------------Want to get each new episode, so you improve your Business English skills consistently? Plus invitations to live, free events with Christina? Sign up for the newsletter!And to become fluent faster in English conversations, with more vocabulary and confidence, join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club today!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English conversations, with a fun community of professionals from around the world!Use the code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Support the show
6/9/20238 minutes, 55 seconds
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Funny misunderstandings in a foreign language

Welcome to the Faster Fluency Conversation Club Podcast: the business English podcast that gets you conversation-ready. In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Christina and Janeen…about funny language confusion stories.Most of us have a language confusion story. When you speak more than one language, travel a bit, and work in an international environment…language mixups happen!But, those stories don’t have to be stressful. In fact, they can be really funny (especially when you have the right people to laugh with you!In today’s podcast, you’ll hear Christina’s own language confusion story as she tells it to Janeen--one of our expert Business Coaches, who also lives in France and speaks more than one language.Here’s the beginning of Christina’s story:So, we were in this restaurant with Roman, who happens to be my French ex-husband. The waiter comes over to our table and takes our drink orders. I say, "I'll have a glass of water…” Roman thought he asked for exactly the same thing. I thought so too…Want to find out what the waiter thought Roman ordered?Listen to the podcast! ----------------------------Want to get each new episode, so you improve your Business English skills consistently? Plus invitations to live, free events with Christina? Sign up for the newsletter!And to become fluent faster in English conversations, with more vocabulary and confidence, join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club today!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English conversations, with a fun community of professionals from around the world!Use the code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!We meet 10 times a week, so there’s surely a session that works for you! Get the latest schedule here.Support the show
6/2/202311 minutes, 48 seconds
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[Vocabulary] Funny misunderstandings in a foreign language. (with new video podcast)

In this episode, Christina and Fluency Club Leader Janeen  talk about: Clues: Clues are pieces of information or evidence that can provide hints or suggestions about a particular situation, problem, or mystery. They are usually given to help uncover or discover something that is not immediately apparent.Try, try, and try again: This phrase emphasizes the importance of persistence and resilience in the face of challenges or difficulties. It suggests that one should not give up easily and instead make repeated attempts to achieve a desired outcome or overcome obstacles. Fake it 'til you make it: This expression conveys the idea of acting with confidence, competence, or expertise, even if one does not currently possess those qualities. It suggests that by projecting an air of confidence or competence, individuals can gradually acquire the necessary skills or knowledge to truly succeed or reach their goals. Do you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!BRAND NEW! Watch the video!Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club! Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 10 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 1:30am CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterSupport the show
6/2/20238 minutes, 26 seconds
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Student Spotlight Series with Georges - [Episode #003]

In the Student Spotlight Series, FFCC members join us to share their stories of how the Club has helped them become more confident and speak more fluently when speaking English.In this episode, Georges and Matthew talk about: Why Georges decided to join FFCCHis tips for learning other languages The importance of pronunciation And more! Do you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 10 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 1:30am CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterSupport the show
5/31/202311 minutes, 28 seconds
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[Part 2: Vocabulary] Emotional Intelligence

In this episode, Christina and Linda  talk about useful English vocabulary of the week: To be upset: When someone is upset, it means they are experiencing negative emotions such as sadness, anger, or disappointment. It indicates a state of being emotionally distressed or disturbed.Input: refers to information, data, or feedback that is provided or given into a system, process, or discussion. Tactful: refers to the ability to communicate or act in a sensitive, considerate, and diplomatic manner, especially in delicate or difficult situations, in order to avoid offending or upsetting others.Do you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 10 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 1:30am CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterSupport the show
5/27/20238 minutes, 21 seconds
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[Part 1: Conversation] Emotional Intelligence

In this episode, Christina and Linda  talk about: cat wranglingbeing tactfulgood communication skillsDo you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club! Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 10 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 1:30am CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterSupport the show
5/27/202311 minutes, 50 seconds
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[Part 2: Vocabulary] Introducing Lyndsie

In this episode, Christina and Fluency Club Leader Lyndsie talk about useful English vocabulary of the week: To get into (a field / a career) means to enter or pursue a particular industry or profession. It refers to the process of starting or developing a career in a specific area of interest or expertise.To work from home is a more casual way to describe the act of working remotely, specifically from one's residence. It refers to conducting work-related activities without being physically present in a traditional office setting.Word of mouth refers to the spread of information, recommendations, or opinions about someone or something through informal communication between individuals. It implies that people are sharing their experiences or opinions about a person or business based on personal interactions or knowledge, rather than formal advertising or promotion.Do you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 10 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 1:30am CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterSupport the show
5/20/20237 minutes, 39 seconds
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[Part 1: Conversation] Introducing Lyndsie

In this episode, Christina and Fluency Club Leader Lyndsie talk about: Lyndsie 😅working from homeheadgear Do you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club! Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 10 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 1:30am CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterSupport the show
5/20/20238 minutes, 58 seconds
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Student Spotlight Series with Jose - [Episode #002]

In the Student Spotlight Series, FFCC members join us to share their stories of how the Club has helped them become more confident and speak more fluently when speaking English.In this episode, Jose and Sheila talk about: A moment that Jose felt proud of his EnglishJose's trip to Chicago  How Jose used English in Chicago What Jose thought of Chicago Do you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 10 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 1:30am CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterSupport the showSupport the show
5/17/20236 minutes, 11 seconds
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[Part 2: Vocabulary] What are some of the biggest challenges when learning a language?

In this episode, Christina and Fluency Club Leader Sheila  talk about useful English vocabulary of the week: To go out of your comfort zone refers to taking actions or engaging in activities that are unfamiliar or uncomfortable to the individual. This is often associated with personal growth and development.Variety is the spice of life is a proverb that emphasizes the value and importance of diversity and variation in one's experiences and activities.Do you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 10 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 1:30am CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterSupport the show
5/13/20238 minutes, 9 seconds
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[Part 1: Conversation] What are some of the biggest challenges when learning a language?

In this episode, Christina and Fluency Club Leader Sheila  talk about: reasons to learn languagesthe obstacles you face when learning new languagesDo you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club! Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 10 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 1:30am CET *Newest SessionThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterSupport the show
5/13/20239 minutes, 9 seconds
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Student Spotlight Series with Andy - [Episode #001]

In the Student Spotlight Series, FFCC members join us to share their stories of how the Club has helped them become for confident and speak more fluently when speaking English.In this episode, Andy and Karyn talk about: Andy talks about how he learned English as a child in GermanyHaving an exchange student from the UK in schoolThe benefits of learning English in FFCC Funny encounters Andy had in the USDo you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 9 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterSupport the show
5/10/202315 minutes, 33 seconds
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[Part 1- Conversation] Tips on how to start a conversation with a stranger

[NEW!! We're now accepting your English-related questions, feedback and topic ideas. If you'd like to contact us, please send an email to: [email protected] ]In this episode, Christina and Fluency Club Leader Andrew  talk about: breaking the icepaying a complimentintrusive questioningDo you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club! Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 9 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterSupport the show
5/6/20239 minutes, 31 seconds
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[Part 2 - Vocabulary] Tips on how to start a conversation with a stranger

In this episode, Christina and Fluency Club Leader Andrew talk about useful English vocabulary of the week! Do you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 9 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterSupport the show
5/6/20238 minutes, 55 seconds
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[Part 2- Vocabulary] How do you find time for important things?

In this episode, Christina and Fluency Club Leader Matthew talk about useful English vocabulary of the week: Putting out fires: Dealing with urgent or unexpected problems or crises that arise suddenly, often requiring immediate attention and action to prevent further damage or escalation.To block out time means to allocate a specific period of time in one's schedule for a particular activity or task. Do you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 9 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterSupport the show
4/28/20239 minutes, 13 seconds
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[Part 1- Conversation] How do you find time for important things?

[NEW!! We're now accepting your English-related questions, feedback and topic ideas. If you'd like to contact us, please send an email to: [email protected] ]In this episode, Christina and Fluency Club Leader Matthew talk about: managing your time electronically80s video gamesDo you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club! Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 9 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterSupport the show
4/28/20238 minutes, 8 seconds
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[Part 2-Vocabulary] Fun springs activities to get outdoors more

In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about useful English vocabulary of the week: To have cabin fever refers to a feeling of restlessness, irritability or boredom that can arise from being cooped up indoors for an extended period of time. It is often used to describe the feelings of people who spend long periods of time in isolated or confined spaces, such as during a winter storm or on a long camping trip.Allergy season refers to the time of year when people with allergies may experience an increase in symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes. It typically occurs during the spring and fall months when pollen counts are high, but can vary depending on geographic location and other environmental factors. Do you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 9 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterSupport the show
4/21/20238 minutes, 27 seconds
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[Part 1-Conversation] Fun spring activities to get outdoors more

[NEW!! We're now accepting your English-related questions, feedback and topic ideas. If you'd like to contact us, please send an email to: [email protected] ]In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: pollenspring activitiesDo you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club! Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 9 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterSupport the show
4/21/20237 minutes, 53 seconds
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[Part 2-Vocabulary] Tips for making conversation with strangers

In this episode, Christina and Fluency Club Leader Linda talk about useful English vocabulary of the week: To feel heard means to feel like one's ideas, thoughts, and opinions have been listened to and acknowledged by others.To be a chameleon means to adapt to different situations or environments by changing one's behavior, appearance, or opinions.To go with the flow means to adapt to the circumstances and follow the prevailing direction or trend rather than resist or challenge it.Do you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 9 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterSupport the show
4/14/20236 minutes, 29 seconds
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[Part 1-Conversation] Tips for making conversation with strangers

[NEW!! We're now accepting your English-related questions, feedback and topic ideas. If you'd like to contact us, please send an email to: [email protected] ]In this episode, Christina and Fluency Club Leader Linda talk about: politicsgunsboth of these things you wouldn't talk about with strangers 😂Do you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club! Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 9 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterSupport the show
4/14/20239 minutes, 29 seconds
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[Part 1-Conversation] How do you research people?

In this episode, Christina and Fluency Club Leader Sheila talk about: finding someone onlineprivacy laws (and lack there-of)Do you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club! Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 9 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
4/8/20237 minutes, 49 seconds
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[Part 2-Vocabulary] How do you research people?

In this episode, Christina and Fluency Club Leader Sheila  talk about useful English vocabulary of the week: To look up someone / to look someone up: To search for information about a person online, typically using a search engine or social media platform.To put yourself out there: To take risks and make oneself visible or available to others, especially in social or professional contexts, in order to pursue opportunities or build relationships.To have an online presence: To establish a digital footprint or public profile on the internet through websites, social media, blogs, or other online platforms.Do you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 9 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterSupport the show
4/8/20239 minutes, 48 seconds
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[PART 2 - VOCABULARY] What makes you loyal to a brand or company?

In this episode, Christina and Fluency Club Leader Karyn help you understand these new vocabulary expressions: To stick with…The CEO = Chief Executive OfficerBrand ambassadorSustainable / sustainabilityTo deliver the goodsIs it all it’s cracked up to be?Do you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!We meet 9 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
4/3/20239 minutes, 29 seconds
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[Part 1 - CONVERSATION] What makes you loyal to a brand or company?

In this episode, Christina and Fluency Club Leader Karyn talk about: Why people stick with a companyWhat it means to be a brand ambassadorAre brands all they're cracked up to be?Do you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!We meet 9 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
4/3/20237 minutes, 19 seconds
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[Part 1- Conversation] The best thing(s) that you’ve done to up your game

*Now until 29 March we are having a sale on one of our TOP programs for Faster Fluency, Speak Business English Confidently! Email us if you have any questions about the program or if you'd like to schedule a time to discuss you can do so here!In this episode, Christina and Fluency Club Leader Matthew talk about: upping your gamebeing proactive putting in that *extra* effort in learning and in businessDo you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club! Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 9 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
3/26/20238 minutes, 56 seconds
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[Part 2-Vocabulary] The best thing(s) that you’ve done to up your game

*Now until 29 March we are having a sale on one of our TOP programs for Faster Fluency, Speak Business English Confidently! Email us if you have any questions about the program or if you'd like to schedule a time to discuss you can do so here!In this episode, Christina and Fluency Club Leader Matthew  talk about useful English vocabulary of the week: To up your game: means to improve your skills, performance, or approach in a particular activity or situation, with the goal of achieving better results or outcomes.To learn the ropes: means to become familiar with the basic or essential aspects of a new job, task, or situation.Learn as you go: means to acquire knowledge or skills through practical experience and by making mistakes, rather than through formal training or instruction.Do you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 9 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
3/26/20239 minutes, 26 seconds
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[Part 1-Conversation] Upping your game in business (workshops, networking, etc to help you do that)

In this episode, Christina and Linda talk about: getting enough sleepnetworkingupping your game Do you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club! Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 9 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
3/18/20238 minutes, 32 seconds
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[Part 2-Vocabulary] Upping your game in business (workshops, networking, etc to help you do that)

In this episode, Christina and Linda talk about useful English vocabulary of the week: To make time (for yourself): This means setting aside time in your schedule specifically for activities that promote self-care and personal wellbeing, such as exercise, meditation, or spending time with loved ones. Making time for yourself is an important aspect of maintaining a healthy work-life balance.Within your control: This refers to situations or factors that are under an individual's control or influence, as opposed to external factors that are outside of their control. Focusing on factors that are within one's control can help individuals to feel more empowered and capable of managing their own circumstances.Dealing with the consequences (of saying yes too much): This phrase refers to the negative outcomes that can arise from overcommitting or being unable to say no to requests and obligations.Do you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 9 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
3/18/20238 minutes, 24 seconds
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[Part 1 and 2] What sets you apart?

[NEW!! We're now accepting your English-related questions, feedback and topic ideas. If you'd like to contact us, please send an email to: [email protected] ]In this episode, Christina and Fluency Club Leader Karyn talk about: selling yourselfKanye Westfake it til you make itDo you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club! Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 9 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
3/13/202314 minutes, 51 seconds
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[Part 1&2] Essential expressions for talking about what you do.

[NEW!! We're now accepting your English-related questions, feedback and topic ideas. If you'd like to contact us, please send an email to: [email protected] ]In this episode, Christina and Fluency Club Leader Kristina  talk about: job titlesbusiness relationshipsDo you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club! Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 9 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
3/5/202316 minutes, 28 seconds
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Get a FREE month of FFCC membership!

Would you like to get a FREE month of membership in the Faster Fluency Conversation Club? We're starting a "Bring a Friend" program! What is it? You invite a friend or colleague to become a member of the Faster Fluency Conversation Club. And when they sign up, we'll give YOU a free month of membership! AND your friend will get -50% off their 1st month of membership, with the code FFCC50How can you take advantage of our "Bring a Friend" program?Contact Lyndsie, our Director of Client Relations at [email protected] her you have a friend who wants to try FFCC and give her their email address.She'll invite them as a guest to an FFCC session.  When your friend becomes a member of FFCC, we'll give you a free month! To know more, contact Lyndsie at [email protected] Support the show
2/28/20233 minutes, 53 seconds
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Teamwork Tips from our team!

[NEW!! We're now accepting your English-related questions, feedback and topic ideas. If you'd like to contact us, please send an email to: [email protected] ]In this episode, Christina and the team  talk about: tips for working togethercommunicating with a world wide teamDo you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club! Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 9 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
2/25/202310 minutes, 49 seconds
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[Part 1- Conversation] What team building activities does your company use? Any funny stories?

[NEW!! We're now accepting your English-related questions, feedback and topic ideas. If you'd like to contact us, please send an email to: [email protected] ]In this episode, Christina and Fluency Club Leader Andrew  talk about: Office conflictsEgosBuilding RelationshipsDo you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club! Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 9 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
2/18/202310 minutes, 5 seconds
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[Part 2- Vocabulary] What team building activities does your company use? Any funny stories?

In this episode, Christina and Fluency Club Leader Andrew talk about useful English vocabulary of the week: Office politics: the activities, attitudes, or behaviors that are used to get or keep power or an advantage within a business or company.Rivalry: a situation in which people, businesses, etc. compete with each other for the same thing.Break the ice: to do or say something that makes people who do not know each other feel more comfortable.Do you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 9 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
2/18/20237 minutes, 49 seconds
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[Part 1- Conversation] What does NOT make for good conversation skills in English?

[NEW!! We're now accepting your English-related questions, feedback and topic ideas. If you'd like to contact us, please send an email to: [email protected] ]In this episode, Christina talks about what does NOT make for good conversation skills in English?Do you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club! Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 9 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
2/11/202310 minutes, 47 seconds
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[Part 2- Vocabulary] What does NOT make for good conversation skills in English?

In this episode, Christina talks about useful English vocabulary of the week: Turn of phrase: a particular way of saying or describing something.On the same page: understand and agree with someone.Nonverbal cues: signals that people use to communicate with one another without using language.Do you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 9 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
2/11/20236 minutes, 50 seconds
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[Part 2: Vocabulary] What makes for good communication skills?

In this episode, Christina and Fluency Club Leader Karyn talk about useful English vocabulary of the week: Bottom line: the final result or the most important consideration of a situation, activity, or discussionWalk a mile in my shoes: to spend time trying to consider or understand another person's perspectives, experiences, or motivations before making a judgment about them.Verbose: using or expressed in more words than are needed. WordyDo you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 9 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
2/4/20239 minutes, 32 seconds
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[Part 1: Conversation] What makes for good communication skills?

[NEW!! We're now accepting your English-related questions, feedback and topic ideas. If you'd like to contact us, please send an email to: [email protected] ]In this episode, Christina and Fluency Club Leader Karyn talk about: communicationwhy "less is more" in communicating how to communicate BETTERDo you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club! Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 9 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
2/4/202311 minutes, 2 seconds
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[Part 1-Conversation] What inspires you to join a community? And then why do you stay?

[NEW!! We're now accepting your English-related questions, feedback and topic ideas. If you'd like to contact us, please send an email to: [email protected] ]In this episode, Christina and Fluency Club Leader Matthew  talk about: joining different communitiesmotivations and reasons to stay in thee communityDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club! Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 9 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
1/28/202310 minutes, 38 seconds
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[Part 2-Vocabulary] What inspires you to join a community? And then why do you stay?

In this episode, Christina and Fluency Club Leader Matthew talk about useful English vocabulary from the podcast: Like-minded: sharing the same opinions, ideas, or interestsSurvival of the fittest: the belief that only the people with a strong desire to succeed and the ability to change as conditions change will achieve successA_____by nature: as a result of inborn or inherent qualities; innatelyDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club! Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 9 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
1/28/202310 minutes, 24 seconds
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[Part 1- Conversation] The importance of having a space where you feel you can communicate openly

[NEW!! We're now accepting your English-related questions, feedback and topic ideas. If you'd like to contact us, please send an email to: [email protected] ]In this episode, Christina and Fluency Club Leader Sheila talk about: workspaces office and home workleveling up at workDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club! Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 9 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
1/21/202310 minutes, 51 seconds
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[Part 2 - Vocabulary] The importance of having a space where you feel you can communicate openly

In this episode, Christina and Fluency Club Leader Sheila talk about useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast: Jump into: enter into something enthusiastically Make a face: to move your mouth, nose, and eyes in strange ways to show emotion or make people laugh.At stake: In jeopardy of being won or lost, or in the process of being determined as a positive or negative outcome.Do you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club! Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 9 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
1/21/202310 minutes, 51 seconds
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Become a part of the most amazing community of English learners! Listen to this...

Hey! Do you want to become fluent & confident speaking English faster? In a fun, non-judgmental space, where you can practice your conversation skills almost every day? Understand different accents to better work in a global environment? And meet & network with professionals from different cultures around the world? If you said yes, and you’re not yet a member of the Faster Fluency Conversation Club, this message is for you! I want to invite you to become one of our amazing members this month because we’ve got something special to welcome you! First, we’ve increased the number of sessions by 30%, so you can come to any or all of our 9 practice sessions, every week! Plus when you become a member of Faster Fluency Conversation Club before February 1, 2023 (or if you're already a member, of course!!), you’ll get : A monthly live lesson with me, Christina, founder of Business English with Christina for the next 3 months  starting in FebruaryA monthly evaluation, to track your progress And to say “Welcome”, new members  get one month free when you sign up for 2 months! The members of the Faster Fluency Conversation Club are amazing. They get more confidence, more vocabulary, and better fluency because they participate in our conversation sessions. And, some of them even become friends or business partners! Come for the English practice, stay for the community. Some of our members have been with us for more than 2 years, because Faster Fluency Conversation Club lifts you up in so many ways. So come and join us before February 1st, 2023. Click here for complete details and to enroll! I’ll can’t wait to see you in Faster Fluency Conversation Club! Support the show
1/19/20232 minutes, 3 seconds
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[Part 2- Vocabulary] The importance of having a space where you feel you can communicate openly

In this episode, Christina and Fluency Club Leader Sheila talk about useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast: Make a face: to move your mouth, nose, and eyes in strange ways to show emotion or make people laugh.At stake: In jeopardy of being won or lost, or in the process of being determined as a positive or negative outcome.Commend: praise someone or something formally or publicly; say someone or something is good.Do you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club! Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 9 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
1/19/202310 minutes, 51 seconds
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Benefits of Community Learning

In this episode, Christina and Fluency Club Leader Linda talk about: The Benefits of Community LearningThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): Community learning: learning together with members of a group with a teacher, leader, coach, or expert in the same field.Peer group: a group of individuals who share one or more characteristics, such as age, social status, economic status, occupation, or education.Concise: giving a lot of information clearly and in a few words; brief but comprehensive.Do you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club! Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 9 times a week: Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 11am CET Thursday 7pm CETFriday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
1/14/202323 minutes, 10 seconds
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[Part 2- Vocabulary] How do you get mental clarity to stay on top of things?

[NEW!! We're now accepting your English-related questions, feedback and topic ideas. If you'd like to contact us, please send an email to: [email protected] ]Do you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club! Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 8 times a week:Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 11am CET Friday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
1/7/202313 minutes, 53 seconds
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[Part 1- Conversation] How do you get mental clarity to stay on top of things?

[NEW!! We're now accepting your English-related questions, feedback and topic ideas. If you'd like to contact us, please send an email to: [email protected] ]Do you want more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club! Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 8 times a week:Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 11am CET Friday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET   You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
1/7/202310 minutes, 9 seconds
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What techniques do you use to set yourself up for success for the year?

In this episode, Christina talks about: techniques to set yourself up for successThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): round out the year- To bring some event like the year to a pleasing conclusion or completenessGroggy- weak or confused because ill or tired.geek out- To express excitement and enthusiasm about one's very specific and sometimes unpopular interest, especially by talking about it in great detail.Do you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the [insert link] to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club! Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 8 times a week:Monday 6pm CETTuesday 1pm CETTuesday 7pm CETWednesday 8am CET Wednesday 8pm CETThursday 11am CET Friday 12:30pm  CET Saturday 4pm CET You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
12/31/202212 minutes, 47 seconds
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Why Breaks Matter (in Business and in Life)

[NEW!! We're now accepting your English-related questions, feedback and topic ideas. If you'd like to contact us, please send an email to: [email protected] ]In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: taking breaks from work and daily life going off gridgetting a change of scenery The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): Recharge your battery- to rest and relax in order to regain energy and strengthChange of scenery- a move to a different place, where the surroundings are differentDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club! Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 6 times a week:Mondays 18:00-19:00 CEST (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CEST (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CEST (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CEST (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
12/17/202220 minutes, 12 seconds
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Christmas Traditions

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12/8/202222 minutes, 32 seconds
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Feedback Week

In this episode, Matthew and Karyn talk about: what we do in Feedback Weekwhy we do Feedback Weekpositive and negative feedback they received The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): oxymoron = a figure of speech that combines opposite or contradictory terms in a brief phraseconstructive criticism = non-hostile comments that point out problems and encourage improvementintention = the aim or objective of a course of actionDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CEST (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CEST (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CEST (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CEST (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Matthew (00:06):Hello everyone, this is Matthew, not Christina. And uh, today I am here with Karyn. Karyn, how are you doing?Karyn (00:20):I am not Christina also. I'm doing great. How are you doing, Matthew? Matthew (00:25):Yeah, doing good. Doing good. So yeah, a little bit different here for the listeners. Christina is like, yeah, I think you guys can record the podcast this week. We're like, yeah, sure, we can do it. So, uh, yeah, we'll see how it goes. Um, yeah, so this week we are talking about a feedback week. So, um, in FFCC we do feedback week once or twice a year, and it is a way for FFCC members to, um, give us some feedback and tell us how we are doing. And, um, you know, we'd like to hear the feedback because we want to improve the FFCC experience. We wanna know your thoughts and how you feel, um, about your progress or how FFCC is going in general. And then of course, we give you feedback as well. Um, I'm sure you know, everybody who is studying a language wants to know, Hey, am I improving? I don't know if I'm improving. Most people say, I don't think I'm improving. Um, but I think us teachers see the improvement that, um, English learners are making. Wouldn't you agree, Karyn?(continues...)Support the show
12/3/202221 minutes, 10 seconds
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Getting and giving good feedback in English

[NEW: We're now accepting your English-related questions, feedback and topic ideas. If you'd like to contact us, please send an email to: [email protected] ]In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: Why it's useful to play devil's advocateWays to give feedback and suggestions diplomaticallyThe only question you need 90% of the time you want feedbackThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to play devil's advocate = to pretend to disagree with someone in order to have a good discussion about somethingto overcome obstacles = to successfully deal with difficult situationsWe'll cross that bridge when we get there = we'll discuss that problem when it actually happensDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Special offers on FFCC membership: Buy 5 months, Get 1 free, ORBuy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation sessionClick here for all the details of the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!We meet 6 times a week:Mondays 18:00-19:00 CEST (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CEST (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CEST (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CEST (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the showSupport the show
11/25/202216 minutes, 1 second
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What resources do you turn to when you need to solve your problems?

For more details on Speak Business English Confidently (Enrollments close Wednesday November 23, 2022!) : https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/speak-business-english-confidently/join-now [NEW: We're now accepting your English-related questions, feedback and topic ideas. If you'd like to contact us, please send an email to: [email protected] ]In this episode, Christina and Linda talk about: [3 points]The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): [3 vocabulary expressions + definitions]Do you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Special offers on FFCC membership: Buy 5 months, Get 1 free, ORBuy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation sessionClick here for all the details of the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!We meet 6 times a week:Mondays 18:00-19:00 CEST (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CEST (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CEST (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CEST (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the showSupport the show
11/18/202222 minutes, 19 seconds
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When you knew you had to fix a problem in your professional life

For more details on Speak Business English Confidently: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/[NEW: We're now accepting your English-related questions, feedback and topic ideas. If you'd like to contact us, please send an email to: [email protected] ]In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: how to identify when you have a problem you must solvethe importance of writing things by hand when you set your goalswhy asking for help is one of the best things you can do in difficult situationsThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): To fall short of your goals = to not meet your goals, often by just a littleTo have too much on your plate = to have too many tasks to complete at one timeThings fall though the cracks = things are not done, often because you have too much on your plateDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 6 times a week:Mondays 18:00-19:00 CEST (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CEST (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CEST (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CEST (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the showSupport the show
11/14/202225 minutes, 34 seconds
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A course, event, or program that changed your life

For more details on Speak Business English Confidently: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/[NEW: We're now accepting your English-related questions, feedback and topic ideas. If you'd like to contact us, please send an email to: [email protected] ]In this episode, Christina and Karyn talk about: opportunities that can come thanks to programs you followthe importance of making connections and keeping in toucha chance meeting that changed Christina's life and businessThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): Opportunity comes knocking = an opportunity presents itself to youTo work your way up = to start at a low position in your company and progressively move to higher positions thanks to your good workTo click with someone = to have a good feeling with someone, often from the first meetingDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club! Special!!Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!!Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!!We meet 6 times a week:Mondays 18:00-19:00 CEST (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CEST (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CEST (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CEST (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
11/7/202216 minutes, 13 seconds
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What stops you from pitching your ideas or yourself?

For more details on Speak Business English Confidently: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/[NEW: We're now accepting your English-related questions, feedback and topic ideas. If you'd like to contact us, please send an email to: [email protected] ]In this episode, Christina and Linda talk about: soft skillsthe importance of being able to see yourself objectively how your LinkedIn profile is similar to a pitch The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): objectively = with a basis in observable facts rather than feelings or opinionsto downplay [something] =  to treat or speak of (something) so as to reduce emphasis on its importance, value, strength, etcto brag = to speak too proudly about what you have done or what you ownDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CEST (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CEST (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CEST (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CEST (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Support the show
10/29/202221 minutes, 19 seconds
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What is a pitch and what is not a pitch?

[NEW!! We're now accepting your English-related questions, feedback and topic ideas. If you'd like to contact us, please send an email to: [email protected] ]In this episode, Christina and Andrew talk about: give their definitions of 'pitch'the origins of the word pitchways to give a good pitchThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): a pitch = something said by someone (such as a salesman) in order to make someone want to buy, do, or accept somethingto convince = to cause (someone) to believe that something is truein a nutshell = in summaryDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CEST (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CEST (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CEST (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CEST (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Christina:Hey, everybody. Christina here with your Faster Fluency Conversation Club podcast. I hope that you are doing well this week and today, um, special news because our guest on the podcast today is Andrew, who has been running the Friday sessions of F fcc and it's his first time on the podcast, so very excited to have him here. Andrew, how are you doing today?Andrew:Uh, very excited to be here,Christina:<laugh>. Great. Lovely. Um, maybe for those of, uh, well, I guess for the, the members of F FCC who have not yet attended one of your sessions, and then of course for anyone listening to the podcast who is not yet a member of F FCC C, um, do you wanna just give us a, a short little introduction to yourself?Support the show
10/24/202220 minutes, 32 seconds
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How to stand out at a conference

[NEW!! We're now accepting your English-related questions, feedback and topic ideas. If you'd like to contact us, please send an email to: [email protected] ]Click here to find Geraldine!In this episode, Christina and Geraldine talk about: Being on their way to a conference as they speakGeraldine's tips on how to stand outThe importance of being nice and able to listenThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to stand out = to be very easy to see or noticeto follow up = to take further actions remaining after an event; to continue, revisit, or persist; especially, to maintain communicationpushy = trying hard to get what you want, especially in a rude mannerDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CEST (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CEST (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CEST (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CEST (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Support the show
10/15/202210 minutes, 47 seconds
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How do you break the ice and approach people?

[NEW!! We're now accepting your English-related questions, feedback and topic ideas. If you'd like to contact us, please send an email to: [email protected] ]In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: ways that they break the ice the importance of being a good storytellerthe new format, which is to highlight different expressions used during the podcastThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to break the ice =  to start to get to know people, by avoiding awkwardnessa commonality =  a shared feature or attribute to take the pressure off = to reduce the amount of stressDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CEST (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CEST (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CEST (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CEST (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Christina:Hey, everybody. Christina here with your Faster Fluency Conversation Club podcast. I hope that you're having a great day. And today I'm here with Matthew. Matthew, How are you doing?Matthew:I'm doing all right. Um, as we typically do, uh, starting with weather, there's a big storm coming here and it's, um, it's, it's giving me a headache, <laugh>.Christina:Oh, right, Okay. You're, you're one of those people who's like affected by the weather. It's like, there's, there's always that joke of like your grandpa who's like, oh, my arthritis is acting up. Guess the snow is coming.(continues...)Support the show
10/10/202228 minutes, 7 seconds
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What's your take on networking?

[NEW!! We're now accepting your English-related questions, feedback and topic ideas. If you'd like to contact us, please send an email to: [email protected] ]In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: social networking and face-to-face networkingthe importance of relationship-buildingthe importance of making small-talk The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to set up [something] = to arrange (meetings, appointments, etc.)an exchange = the act of giving or taking one thing in return for anotheran interaction = mutual or reciprocal action or influenceDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CEST (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CEST (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CEST (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CEST (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Support the show
10/2/202221 minutes, 13 seconds
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What have you gotten out of conferences that you've attended?

[NEW!! We're now accepting your English-related questions, feedback and topic ideas. If you'd like to contact us, please send an email to: [email protected] ]In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: alternative words to use instead of 'conference'conferences that they have attendedthe activities done at conferencesThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): a trend = a general movement; a current style or preferencepractical = of, relating to, or manifested in practice or action : not theoretical or idealhands-on = relating to, being, or providing direct practical experience in the operation or functioning of something; involving or allowing use of or touching with the hands Do you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CEST (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CEST (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CEST (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CEST (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Christina:Hi everybody. Christina here for the Faster Fluency Conversation Club podcast. I hope you're all having a good week, good month and all of that. Um, I'm here with Kristina today, Kristina, with a K. How are you doing today?Kristina:Hey, Hey, how are you? Doing good.Christina:Yeah. Doing well doing well. So let's see today. We're gonna talk about, um, a subject, which I almost feel like is a subject from like the world before COVID, but maybe things are coming back to normal, um, attending conferences and things that you've gotten out of conferences, um, in the past. And, and doesn't have to be, um, conferences related to English, cuz I think people, you know, listening to the podcast or people in FFCC, um, probably will not be attending conferences for English teachers. They would be attending events for their own job. Um, so we could talk about any type of conference, congress, convention, which maybe like, I always say conference, but before we started recording this, we were talking about the vocabulary of conference. Um, yeah. Do you wanna tell us a little bit about some of that?Kristina:Yeah. Yeah. I've heard um, I've heard conference, I've heard seminar. Um, I've heard convention.Christina:Convention. Yeah.(continues...)Support the show
9/24/202216 minutes, 37 seconds
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Special Q&A Episode

[NEW!! We're now accepting your English-related questions, feedback and topic ideas. If you'd like to contact us, please send an email to: [email protected] ]In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: the new email address for the podcastsome common questions we get from studentssome tips to help you improve your EnglishThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to work backwards =  to start at the end and go towards the startmuscle memory = the ability to repeat a specific muscular movement with improved efficiency and accuracy that is acquired through practice and repetitionin the same boat = in the same difficult situation as someone elseDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CEST (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CEST (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CEST (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CEST (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Christina:Hey, everybody, Christina here with the faster fluency conversation club podcast. I hope that you are having a fantastic week today. I'm here with Matthew and Matthew. How are you doing today?Matthew:Uh, doing great. Doing great. Thank you. How about yourself?Christina:Yeah, doing well. Um, I just got in from my, um, workout just before we started recording this. So, um, I was making, making a joke with Matthew for, because we were talking about this earlier. Um, good thing this is only audio because I am hot and sweaty and look like I have just spent an hour, you know, doing exercise. So, um, but feeling good, feeling good. Uh, right. So today we have a special Q&A. That's question and answer. Um, and Matthew, I believe this was your idea actually. So do you wanna tell us a little bit about today's episode?Support the show
9/17/202226 minutes, 17 seconds
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Student Spotlight- Paola!

** NEW!! We're now accepting your English-related questions, feedback and topic ideas. If you'd like to contact us, please send an email to: [email protected] In this episode, Christina and Paola talk about: Paola's introductionwhy Paola chose to began studying Englishsome of the English programs Paola has done The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): spotlight = a projected spot of light used to illuminate brilliantly a person, object, or group on a stagetime zone = a geographic region in which the same standard time is keptan outlook = general attitude to life and the worldDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CEST (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CEST (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CEST (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CEST (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now-------------------------------------------------------------------------------Christina:Hi everyone, Christina here with the Faster Fluency Conversation Club podcast. I hope you are all doing very, very well and taking care of yourself. Today is a special episode because it's a student spotlight episode where we bring on a member of, uh, Faster Fluency Conversation Club. So you can get to know them better so they can share their experience learning English. And you can see that, you know, maybe if you're struggling with English, if you had questions and, and all of that stuff, you can see that there are lots of other people just like you. And today we have Paola with us. Paola, how are you doing today?Paola:I'm doing well. Thank you. And you?Christina:Well, very well. I'm super excited to have you on the podcast. Um, thank you. As I said before  we started recording, thank you very much for volunteering to come on. Um, I'm very excited about this. So let's get started. Um, Paola would you like to introduce yourself, tell us a little bit about you and where you live and the basics?Paola:Yes. My name is Paola. I'm currently living in Guadeloupe for 23 years now and, I’m Italian, but I started learning French at 11 years old. When I come to Guadeloupe I built a little hotel with my husband and then we start receiving people for our job. During the last ten years I need to speak English because English-speaking people came from USA, Germany, a lot of stranger don't speak French. So, uh, I need to improve my English. Um, I, started, um, learning English when I was in high school, but I never used, um, the language because I don't, I didn't need it. So when I went my first Support the show
9/10/202212 minutes, 53 seconds
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When’s the right time to start a coaching program?

In this episode, Christina talks about: some questions she hasn't recently receivedsome important points to consider when finding the right time to start a coaching programcost versus benefit The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): structured = organizeda barrier = something that blocks the way; an obstacleto take into consideration = to keep something in mind when making a decisionDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CEST (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CEST (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CEST (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CEST (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Christina:Hey everybody. This is Christina here for your Faster Fluency Conversation Club podcast. I forgot the, I was stumbled over the name there for a minute. Um, sorry. There was a notification that popped up on my phone. I'm going to put my phone away, um, so that I can actually focus and concentrate on today's podcast. Now today's podcast is, um, a little different from the other regular episodes. Uh, it's just me, myself and I, uh, which is another way of saying it's me all alone. Uh, me, myself and I, uh, it's a useful expression for you. Um, just because we thought this was an interesting topic and it's actually a topic, um, that like in the past few weeks, um, two separate people have asked me by email. Um, just like they wanted some help, like, “Hey, how, when is the right time or when is the best time, um, to start a program?”Christina:So I thought it would be interesting to, um, I guess maybe address that question cuz I said, oh, if, if two different people have that question, um, maybe other people, maybe you guys have it as well. And then of course, if you are a member of FFCC, uh, you can maybe talk about, um, you know, if you've ever taken a coaching program, English coaching or other, um, you know, when you started it, how did you decide to start it? Do you felt like it was the right time, cetera, et cetera. So, um, let's answer that question. When is the right time to start a coaching program? Now, um, as you probably know, of course, you know, coaching can really have a huge impact on the way that you advance in your work, in your life, in your relationships, your goals, all of that. Um, I'm not saying that just because I am a coach, I'm saying that because I believe it, I have seen it, um, in my own life and work.Christina:Every time I've worked with a cSupport the show
9/3/202213 minutes
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How to choose your English program

In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: how to choose an English program that is best for youthe advantages of private lessons and group lessonsthe importance of knowing your objective before choosing a courseThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to figure out = discover; solvepersonalized = made or done especially for a certain personproficient = skilled at; highly knowledgeable ofDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CEST (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CEST (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CEST (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CEST (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Support the show
8/29/202212 minutes, 45 seconds
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Mistakes we've seen students make in learning English

In this episode, Christina and Trisha talk about: some of their experiences teachingsome of the things they see English learners doingways to help English learners succeedThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): behind the scenes = being or working out of public view or in secretto break [something] down =  To methodically explain something step by stepsilly = showing little thought or judgment Do you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CEST (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CEST (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CEST (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CEST (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
8/22/202213 minutes, 39 seconds
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Top 5 Common grammar mistakes and their corrections

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: some of the most common grammar mistakes they hear students makehow to prioritize the mistakes you keep making to improve your English fasterthe corrections to some of the most common grammar mistakesThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to get into [something] =to talk about something in-depthto bite the bullet = to get something over with because it is inevitableto get [something] out of your system = to get rid of something in your lifeDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CEST (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CEST (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CEST (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CEST (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Christina:Hey everybody, I hope you are having a lovely summer. And I hope that you're enjoying these review episodes with the videos, where you can go back and review some of our past video lessons on topics like listening, skills, grammar, business English, whatever. And we're also doing podcasts to go with them and help you guys review a little bit these different topics, because revision is important if you want to remember. Anyway, I'm here with Matthew today. Matthew, how are you doing?Matthew:I'm super excited to be talking about grammar today.Christina:Aren't we all? Don't we love grammar? Yay for grammar. Been looking forward to this for months. But grammar, it's important, so we of course want to talk a little bit about it. Today we're getting into some of the top five common grammar mistakes, I would say by our very scientific method of choosing them. We were sitting down before this podcast and saying, "What are the mistakes that we hear the most often with our students?" And so we're going to talk about those today. You want to start off, Matthew? What's the first one you would point out?Matthew:Well, I think even maybe before we start is I think as an exercise ... Because this list could be different for everybody, as you said. We just put this list up. If you are taking lessons or studying English, you should be able to notice either yourself, or your instructor can point out, "Hey, you keep making this mistake, this mistake, this mistake." And creating a list of three or five things that you're always making the same mistake is a good way to really improve your English.(Continues...)Support the show
8/13/202214 minutes, 55 seconds
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Top 5 keys to understanding native speaker speech

In this episode, Christina and Linda talk about: ways to understand native English speakers betterhow to pronounce "do"how to pronounce "will"The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): a bunch of = a number of things, typically of the same kind, growing or fastened together; a lot ofto owe = have an obligation to pay or repay (something, especially money) in return for something receivedto come up with [something] = to think of somethingDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CEST (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CEST (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CEST (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CEST (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Christina:Hey everybody, I hope you are enjoying these review lessons that we're putting together for you over the summer and today I am with Linda. Linda, how are you doing today?Linda:I'm good. Yeah. Doing well. Thank you. You?Christina:Doing well. Yeah, exactly. Well, right now it's late June, but the time this podcast is coming out, it's early August. So, I will be back from vacation by the time this comes out. Nice, relaxed and ready to get back to work. Anyway, today we are doing a little work on helping everyone better understand native speakers, or even very advanced speakers who speak very fast and use a lot of connected speech and things like that, that are very, I would say, characteristic of the way native speakers speak and generally, that's what makes them hard to understand.Linda:Yes. I want to say, not just Americans. This is all native speakers. That's important too.Christina:Yes, exactly. All native speakers are sometimes hard to understand. So, what would your first tip be to help people?(continues...)Support the show
8/7/202217 minutes, 40 seconds
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Top 5 Essential business practices

In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: how to improve your emailshow to make small talkhow to improve your business meetingsThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): a heads up = an advance warning of somethingto go back = to returnmenacing  = suggesting the presence of danger; threateningDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CEST (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CEST (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CEST (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CEST (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Christina:Hi, everybody. I hope you are well into your summer vacation, and maybe you're listening to this podcast on the beach, or out in the mountains, or maybe just in your office and maybe there's a lot of people on vacation and you can actually work on things now. Anyway, I hope you're all having a lovely, lovely almost August. Anyway, Kristina, how are you doing today?Kristina:I'm doing pretty good. How are you?Christina:Doing well. Doing well. So for just a heads up for you guys, for the next couple of weeks, since it's the summer, we're taking a little bit of a break, slowing down a bit. And that means that the podcasts and the videos for the next three weeks are going to be review lessons where we go back and we revisit some of the things from the past year. And today it's about essential business practices in English. And I guess, Kristina, what would be maybe the first, I guess, essential business practice that you would like to share with us?Kristina:Well, there's a lot. There's a whole lot which we always talk about in FFCC. But one that I can think of is when you're writing an email. At the end, so many times, maybe in different languages, it's like, "Oh, I wait for your response." But in English, the best thing to say is, "I look forward to your response," "I look forward to hearing from you," "I look forward to meeting with you." Any of that is all fine.Christina:Right, yeah. Just, "I look forward to..." whatever is coming in the future instead of like, "I wait for..." Which, I don't know, it almost sounds kind of menacing, like the person is sitting at their email box, saying, "Respond, respond, respond. Why haven't you responded to me?"Kristina:"I'm waiting for you!"(continues...)Support the show
7/31/20229 minutes, 2 seconds
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How do you make reservations?

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: their methods of making reservationsstaying at Airbnbssome of the destinations that they have been toThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to make a reservation = arrange for something such as a table in a restaurant or a room in a hotel to be kept for youto keep [one's] options open = to wait before making a final decision about something to allow for the possibility of having a different choicea good deal = to buy something at a lower price than normal; a bargainDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CEST (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CEST (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CEST (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CEST (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Christina:Hey everybody. I hope you're having a lovely month of July and a lovely summer. Maybe you've got some summer vacation. I hope you're enjoying it if you're listening to this on the beach, in the mountains or wherever. Today, I'm here with Matthew. Matthew, how are you doing today? How's your summer going?Matthew:Oh, good, good. It's strange when you live in a tropical place, it's always the same weather so the seasons don't really change.Christina:Yeah.Matthew:I guess it's good. Good, as always.Christina:It's like, well, what is it? Was it the Beach Boys that put out an album called Endless Summer? It's just like endless summer.Matthew:Oh, okay.Christina:Yeah. Right. Okay. Today we're talking about a very, I guess, summery topic related to vacations and traveling and things like that. How do you make reservations when you're going to travel now that people can actually travel? Yeah. How do you, what's your, I guess your habits, your reflexes, when you want to book a vacation?Matthew:I think I'm probably a bit different than maybe the traditional way of booking, booking a hotel, booking a flight, picking a place to go. I don't get too particular actually about where I want to go or exactly when I want to go. I like to keep my options open by having more flexibility, then I can find really good deals. I'm really interested in finding good deals.(continues...)Support the show
7/24/202212 minutes, 18 seconds
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Mixing business with pleasure

In this episode, Christina and Linda talk about: some of the business trips they have takenhow they were able to have some fun on their business tripswriting off business expenses The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to get ready for [something] = to prepare for somethingto mix business with pleasure = to combine fun with workto wander around = to walk around slowly in a relaxed way or without any clear purpose or directionDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CEST (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CEST (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CEST (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CEST (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Christina:Hey, everybody. Christina here for your Faster Fluency Conversation Club podcast. I hope you're all doing well. And today I'm here with Linda. Linda, how are you doing today?Linda:I'm doing all right. And how about you?Christina:I'm doing well as well. I'm getting ready for vacation. Well, when they will be listening to this, I will already be on vacation, but as we're recording this, I am getting ready for vacation. So looking forward to that soon.Anyway, so let's see, we're talking about mixing business with pleasure. And for example, when you go on business trips, do you take advantage of the trip to maybe visit some of the places because you're attending a meeting or a conference or you're meeting up with clients or anything like that? I don't know. Do you ever do that? Have you ever done anything like that?Linda:So the first thing that comes to mind is when I was doing my undergraduate, so at university, I went to social psychology conferences. That's what I went to school for, sociology and psychology, and before that marketing. But anyways, this was for, it was a sociology conference. So I presented one in Boston and one in Chicago. And unfortunately, when I went to Boston, I was behind in my preparation. So I should have seen Boston, but I really only spent one day wandering around Boston instead of all three days, because I was trying to finish. Anyways, but in Chicago, so I'm from near Chicago, so I've been to Chicago many times. But during that conference, I actually had time to walk the Magnificent Mile and get by the lake and do some fun stuff, so that was at least a mixture.Christina:Yeah. That's a good way to, I guess, mix it up. Yeah.(continues...)Support the show
7/17/20229 minutes, 47 seconds
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Outdoor activities with 'go'

In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: summer activities with the word 'go'other outdoor activities with 'go'popular outdoor activities where they live The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to go with = to seem good, natural, or attractive in combination with somethingan inner tube = a large inflatable circular tube for riding on water or snownerve-wracking = causing stress or anxietyDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CEST (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CEST (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CEST (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CEST (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Christina:Hey everybody, this is Christina here, and I hope you're all having a lovely, lovely summer. Today, I'm here with Kristina with a K. Kristina, how are you doing today?Kristina:I'm doing good, how are you?Christina:Doing well, doing well. Trying to stay out of the summer heat. Rather unsuccessfully, but that's life. It's summer. It's hot, whatever.Kristina:Yup, it is. That is the case for sure.Christina:Hot, hot, hot. Anyway, so today we're going to actually talk about something that I guess goes with summer and vacation and things like that, and it's outdoor activities with go, because in English we have a lot of expressions that have make or do or go or get, and for activities, we very often use the word go with those activities. So I don't know, what are some outdoor activities that you like to do that include the word go in them?Kristina:Well for my exercise, I like to go walking. I'll try to go walking two or three times a week. Probably not enough....Support the show
7/9/20229 minutes, 9 seconds
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Where did you go for vacation as a kid?

In this episode, Christina and Karyn talk about: vacationing at the Jersey Shorevacationing in Florida and the Smoky Mountainsother vacation spots in the USThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to go down to [somewhere] = to go somewhere (typically south of your starting point)a boardwalk = a promenade along a beach or waterfront, typically made of woodto go back and forth = to alternate Do you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CEST (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CEST (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CEST (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CEST (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Christina:Hi guys, Christina here for your Faster Fluency Conversation Club podcast. The start of a new summer month. It's July. My birthday's at the end of this month, so I'm very excited about that. But that's not the topic of today's episode today. We're talking about summer vacation and where you went on vacation as a kid. And today I'm with Karyn. Karyn, how are you doing?Karyn:I'm doing wonderful. Happy birthday.Christina:Yeah, thank you.Karyn:In July.Christina:I was like, it's at the end of the month, but it's coming up. I'm counting down the days. Very happy about that. Anyways, today we're going to talk about places that we went on vacation when we were kids growing up in the US. Actually, I was going to say, you're in Georgia now, but are you originally from Georgia?Karyn:I grew up in Philadelphia.Christina:Okay.Karyn:I would go on vacation as a kid, we would go down to the Jersey Shore.Christina:Mm.Karyn:I think they made a show about that. But every summer we would go to Atlantic City or we would go to Wildwood. Yeah, it was a lot of fun. They had rides there.Christina:Yeah.Karyn:There was the boardwalk in Atlantic City, so it was a lot of fun.....Support the show
7/2/20229 minutes, 25 seconds
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Review week- Talking about TV series

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: reviewing the past 3 weeksuseful tips for learning English when watching TVhow to talk about TV shows to make small talk The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to sink in = (of words or facts) be fully understood or realizedto feel bad about [something] = to experience regret, sadness, embarrassment, or a similar unpleasant emotionto keep [something] in mind = to remember, think about, or consider someone or something  (in regard to something else)Do you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CEST (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CEST (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CEST (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CEST (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Christina:Hey, everybody. Christina here with the Faster Fluency Conversation Club podcast. I hope you're having a lovely month of June. And trying to stay cool despite the massive heat wave that seems to be going on all over the world. Climate change, I suppose. Yay. Anyway, Matthew, how are you doing there, over there in Thailand? How's the weather first of all?Matthew:Well, yeah, it's funny you say that because now the rest of the world is catching up to here and maybe even surpassing here because in Thailand it's always 32, 33 degrees Celsius.Christina:Yay.Matthew:And I've been speaking with, of course, a lot of people in France, but from around the world. And they're like, "Oh, yeah. It's getting closer to 40. Or in the US 90 or 100 degrees." I'm like, "All right, your turn to deal with it."Christina:Your turn to deal with. Ugh.Matthew:I'm staying the same.Christina:You're like, "No, we're used to it." No, it's awful. Anyway. No, I hate the hot weather. But anyway, that's the topic for another podcast. Today, we're doing a review of the topics for the month of June, which was all about making small talk about TV shows, series and things like that. And just going back into the month of June. I think we started off talking about tips.Matthew:The best series for learning....Support the show
6/25/202212 minutes, 42 seconds
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Small talk about TV shows

In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: the types of TV shows they likethe specific shows they are watching nowtime travel showsThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to get into [something] = to become interested in an activity or subject, or start being involved in an activitya trailer = advertise (a movie or program) in advance by broadcasting excerpts or detailsto check [something] out = establish the truth or inform oneself about someone or somethingDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation sessionWe meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CEST (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CEST (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CEST (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CEST (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Christina:Hey, everybody. Christina here. I hope you're having a lovely summer in FFCC or wherever you are, or wherever you’re listening to this podcast today. I'm with Kristina. Kristina, how are you doing today?Kristina:I'm good. I'm good. How are you?Christina:Doing well. Doing well. So, yeah, we're just kind of hanging out, making a bit of small talk, talking about TV shows and things like that. And I guess the classic question, what are some good TV shows that you're watching right now?Kristina:Honestly, I'm kind of strange. I do all of my TV shows on Netflix. So, right now at the moment, I'm not really watching anything, but in the past I've always really enjoyed things like crime scene investigations, so I love CSI. I like Law and Order.Christina:Yeah. Yeah.Kristina:Anything about solving crimes. I also really, really love time travel.Christina:Okay. Yeah.Kristina:I was into… one time.. a travel show, Travelers, for a while.....Support the show
6/18/20229 minutes, 46 seconds
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How to watch TV to improve your English

In this episode, Christina and Linda  talk about: how they watch TV to learn a foreign languageto use subtitles or to not use subtitlesa bonus part about 'series'The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to articulate = to pronounce distinctly; to express well in wordsa play on words = manipulation of language to create humorto go through = to examine (something)Do you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CEST (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CEST (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CEST (France time)[NEW SESSION!!]Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CEST (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CEST (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Christina:Hi guys, Christina here with your Faster Fluency Conversation Club podcast. And today I am with Linda. Linda, how are you feeling today?Linda:I'm good. I'm having some small problems with my allergies, but overall good. So hopefully everyone can still understand me.Christina:We'll work through it. I would say maybe it'll probably be easier to understand you than it is to understand movies and television in English. So I think we should be good.Linda:Yes. I am still articulating more than many people do on the TV shows. So yeah, it should be okay.Christina:I think we'll be good. And I think I'm pretty proud of my transition into the subject of today's podcast, because that's what we're going to talk about there is how to watch TV with the goal of improving your English. Because a lot of people, myself included, enjoy learning languages through Netflix or movies or anything like that. But I don't know if your students tell you this, but I hear a lot of people when I say like, "Oh, what are you doing to work on your English?" ...Support the show
6/13/202216 minutes, 28 seconds
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Best TV shows for learning about American culture

In this episode, Christina and Karyn talk about: some popular American TV showssome shows they like and dislikesome shows that illustrate American cultureThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to be set in [time period/location] = the time period or location a TV show takes place a nuclear family = a couple and their dependent children, regarded as a basic social unitsatire = the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issuesDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CEST (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CEST (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CEST (France time)[NEW SESSION!!]Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CEST (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CEST (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Christina:Hey, everybody. Christina here, with your Faster Fluency Conversation Club podcast. I hope that you are having a lovely start to your summer. And today I'm here with Karyn in Hotlanta, talking about the summer and the hot weather. Karyn, how are you doing over there in Atlanta? Or Hotlanta, as we say sometimes in the US.Karyn:I am doing very well. It is starting to warm up. Temperatures are starting to warm up. So yes, summer is upon us.Christina:I was going to say-Karyn:How is it in France?Christina:France is lovely in June. France, it's really nice. It's generally not too hot. July and August will be miserable, but that's okay. But yeah, I remember summer in the US, because my parents are from Mississippi. Summer was just the worst. It was just misery, like absolute miserable, hot, humid ickiness basically. But that's summer.Karyn:That's summer, right.Christina:Summer in the south. Yeah. Anyway. So, we're not talking about the weather today. We're talking about the best TV shows or TV series for learning about American culture. And Karyn, I don't know, do you have maybe some TV series that your students mention a lot or some that you're a fan of?(continues...)Support the show
6/5/20229 minutes, 57 seconds
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Quiz Show (May Review Week)

In this episode, Christina and Karyn  talk about: each of the topics from the month of Mayplaying a quiz show gamegiving descriptive answers for each of the words/expressionsThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to be representative of [something] = serving as a typical or characteristic examplesupply chain  = the sequence of processes involved in the production and distribution of a commoditydefamation = the action of damaging the good reputation of someone; slander or libelDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CEST (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CEST (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CEST (France time)[NEW SESSION!!]Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CEST (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CEST (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Christina:Hey, everybody. Christina here with the Faster Fluency Conversation Club podcast. I hope you are all having a lovely month of May, or had because it's almost over now which is why we're doing review week this week. Today I'm with Karyn who is going to play this quiz show game with me. Karyn, how are you doing today?Karyn:I'm doing fantastic. It's Friday when we're recording this.Christina:It's Friday. It's Friday when we're recording this, exactly, so a good way to end the week with a little bit of fun with English, let's say.Karyn:Yeah. Yeah.Christina:Okay. Right. Karyn actually prepared a very nice quiz for all of you guys because I was away in Paris at the Learning Technologies salon, which is very interesting but very intense so I asked Karyn to step in and help me out a little bit and she did a super job of it so very much looking forward to this quiz show with you guys. Karyn, let's see. I guess we can get started. Maybe we should explain the rules first, actually. What we'll do... Actually, Karyn, you created the quiz today. Would you like to explain a little bit about...Karyn:Sure. Our monthly theme, do you remember, for May was work situations. Week one we went over work horror stories, plenty of those. What I have done is I kind of looked back over our vocabulary, I love vocabulary, very important. So I've looked over all of our Google Docs and I picked some unique, maybe, some phrases, some words that might be kind of representative of the particular theme that week. What we're going to do is one of us will describe the expression or the word and we're going to get the other person to see if theySupport the show
5/28/202215 minutes, 47 seconds
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Useful language to sound polite in English

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: how being direct can be perceived as being rudeexpressions used to sound politein what situations we should try to be more politeThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): pushy = excessively or unpleasantly self-assertive or ambitiousto neglect = to fail to care for properlya rule of thumb = a broadly accurate guide or principle, based on experience or practice rather than theoryDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CEST (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CEST (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CEST (France time)[NEW SESSION!!]Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CEST (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CEST (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Christina:Hey, everybody, Christina here with your Faster Fluency Conversation Club podcast. That is not the easiest title to say, but that's okay. I hope you're all doing well. And I'm here with Matthew today and Matthew, how are you doing today?Matthew:Oh, well, as we were just discussing a little bit before, I think good.Christina:Good, given the situation.Matthew:Yeah. As many people in FFCC know, I've been having problems with my electricity and my internet.Christina:Yes.Matthew:Yeah. It's been an adventurous week and a half or so, but I think everything is good now, I hope. Fingers crossed.Christina:It's good enough for us to be recording this podcast...Matthew:That's right.Christina:Hopefully it'll stay that way, but...Matthew:That's right.Christina:No, good to have you back. All right. Today we're talking about useful language to sound polite in English, because I don't know if you've noticed this in working with students either in their lessons or in emails or messages or things like that. Sometimes when you're using English as your other language, second or third or fourth, even, but as a foreign language, I kind of feel like sometimes people, maybe they don't know what should I say to be polite or they're maybe not just not aware of the impact of when you're being very direct in English that it can actually come across as maybe too direct or rude or pushy or things like that. And I don't think it's their intention, I just think it's maybe they don't know how to do it, how to be polite or even what are, I would say, the conventions for being polite in English. I don't know if you've had that experience.Matthew:Oh, of course. All of the Support the show
5/21/202212 minutes, 5 seconds
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How to apologize professionally and correct a situation

In this episode, Christina and Linda talk about: admitting when you make a mistake at work expressions used to apologizehow apologizing can be different in different culturesThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to mess up = mishandle a situationto call someone out  = challenge or confront the person, especially about something they are doing wrong"practice what you preach" = take the same advice you give to others.Do you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CEST (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CEST (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CEST (France time)[NEW SESSION!!]Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CEST (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CEST (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Support the show
5/15/202213 minutes, 13 seconds
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How you can go from scared to super on Business calls in English - [YouTube]

If you’ve ever avoided a phone call because you saw it was an international number, this is for you. Go from scared to super on the phone in English.❤️  IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS ENGLISH AND SUPPORT THESE FREE VIDEOS: SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL! https://www.youtube.com/c/speakenglishwithchristina?sub_confirmation=1 BETTER ENGLISH, BETTER BUSINESS, AND A BETTER YOULet my team and me help you, with the best complete program for you.📧 To learn how we can help you, email me: [email protected]🇫🇷 POUR LES CLIENTS EN FRANCE La plupart de mes programmes sont éligibles aux financements CPF (compte personnel de formation), ou dans le cadre du plan de formation de votre entreprise. Si vous voulez en savoir plus, contactez-moi à [email protected] ! Mon équipe et moi serons ravies de vous aider ! Watch the video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/DRXccVO_E7QSupport the show
5/9/202213 minutes, 59 seconds
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Painful work situations you used to have and solved

In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: painful work situations they have been inhow they overcame themsinking or swimmingThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): hierarchy = a group organized by rank"for better or for worse" = an expression used to say that something cannot be changed, whether the result is good or bada cheapskate = a person who is unwilling to spend money; a stingy personDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CEST (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CEST (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CEST (France time)[NEW SESSION!!]Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CEST (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CEST (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Christina:Hey, everybody, Christina here with your Faster Fluency Conversation Club podcast. I hope you're all doing very well in this lovely month of May. I'm here today with Kristina, with a K. Kristina, how are you doing today?Kristina:I'm good. I'm good. How are you?Christina:Doing good. Doing good. Doing a lot better than I have been in the past, in the situations that we're going to talk about today. Painful work situations. Yeah, we're going to talk about situations that we've both experienced in our work that were not so easy, and then how we overcame those fears or uncomfortable feelings in those situations.Kristina:Sounds good.Christina:Great. The first question is, in your career what is something that you used to feel really uncomfortable about doing it, and now it's okay for you?Kristina:Yeah, when I was learning Spanish years ago. Living in Nicaragua was particularly hard because I couldn't avoid speaking Spanish. We had to speak Spanish everywhere. So I had to just get better with it. So, it's that you have no-Christina:Yeah. You sink or swim.Kristina:Right. There's no choice.(click the link above for more...)Support the show
5/7/20229 minutes, 6 seconds
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How you can speak up the smart way in English--even in stressful situations. - [YouTube]

Have you ever had to speak up and explain your position at a stressful meeting…in English? It’s always better to go in with a strategy--get one today with a neurolanguage coach and business owner.❤️  IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS ENGLISH AND SUPPORT THESE FREE VIDEOS: SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL! https://www.youtube.com/c/speakenglishwithchristina?sub_confirmation=1 BETTER ENGLISH, BETTER BUSINESS, AND A BETTER YOULet my team and me help you, with the best complete program for you.📧 To learn how we can help you, email me: [email protected]🇫🇷 POUR LES CLIENTS EN FRANCE La plupart de mes programmes sont éligibles aux financements CPF (compte personnel de formation), ou dans le cadre du plan de formation de votre entreprise. Si vous voulez en savoir plus, contactez-moi à [email protected] ! Mon équipe et moi serons ravies de vous aider ! Watch the video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/yXiIh3DbnUASupport the show
5/2/20229 minutes, 57 seconds
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Work horror stories

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: their work horror storieshorror stories related to teaching Englishthe importance of clarificationThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): brutal = punishingly hard or uncomfortableto come full circle = to return to a past position or situation, especially in a way considered to be inevitableto sort out = to resolve a problem or difficultyDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CEST (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CEST (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CEST (France time)[NEW SESSION!!]Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CEST (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CEST (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Here's some advice on how to use the podcast and transcript:1. Listen to the podcast and see how much you can understand. Is it 50%? 70%? The percentage doesn’t matter. Just make a note of it. 2. Try to summarize the conversation. You can think about it, say it out loud, or write it down.3. Read the transcript. Do you understand more now that you can read the words? How accurate was your summary? 4. Listen and follow the transcript, so you can hear the difference between how English is pronounced vs. how it is written5. Note any words or expressions that you did not understand. Add these to your vocabulary list in your English notebook and make flashcards so that you can study them and grow your vocabulary. 6. Write down any questions you have about the new words or expressions so that you can ask about them during FFCC. 7. Go back and listen again. How much do you understand now? 8. Repeat this process as much as you’d like. 9. Feel free to use this as a topic of conversation with your discussion partner! Faster Fluency Conversation Club Podcast: Work horror storiesWelcome to the Faster Fluency Conversation Club podcast by Business English with Christina. The Faster Fluency Conversation Club takes place on Zoom and is a way for you to improve your fluency and confidence in English by talking about real world topics. We meet for one hour every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday and we would love you to join us. If you want to practice your English, become more confident and meet people just like you from all around the world and have guidance from my expert teachers and me, just click in the show notes. Our podcast listeners receive a 50% discount on the first month of membership with the disSupport the show
4/30/202212 minutes, 28 seconds
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Sound more natural and advanced with these simple expressions. - [YouTube]

Did you know you could simplify your English AND sound more advanced? I’ll show you how with these expressions with 'get'.❤️  IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS ENGLISH AND SUPPORT THESE FREE VIDEOS: SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL! https://www.youtube.com/c/speakenglishwithchristina?sub_confirmation=1 BETTER ENGLISH, BETTER BUSINESS, AND A BETTER YOULet my team and me help you, with the best complete program for you.📧 To learn how we can help you, email me: [email protected]🇫🇷 POUR LES CLIENTS EN FRANCE La plupart de mes programmes sont éligibles aux financements CPF (compte personnel de formation), ou dans le cadre du plan de formation de votre entreprise. Si vous voulez en savoir plus, contactez-moi à [email protected] ! Mon équipe et moi serons ravies de vous aider ! Watch the video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/XJTfI4ZJ94ISupport the show
4/25/20226 minutes
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Favorite Expressions

In this episode, Christina, Karyn and Cedric talk about: Cedric being the Pizza Tracker winnertheir favorite expressions with getother favorite expressionsThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): a good deal = a bargainto get  the hang of something = to learn how to operate or do (something)to get back to someone = to communicate with someone at a later timeDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CET (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CET (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CET (France time)[NEW SESSION!!]Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CET (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CET (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CET (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Faster Fluency Conversation Club Podcast: Favorite expressionsWelcome to the Faster Fluency Conversation Club podcast by Business English with Christina. The Faster Fluency Conversation Club takes place on Zoom and is a way for you to improve your fluency and confidence in English by talking about real world topics. We meet for one hour every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday and we would love you to join us. If you want to practice your English, become more confident and meet people just like you from all around the world and have guidance from my expert teachers and me, just click in the show notes. Our podcast listeners receive a 50% discount on the first month of membership with the discount code FFCC50. Come and join us today.Christina:Hey everybody, Christina here for your Faster Fluency Conversation Club podcast and this is a very special episode and I'm super excited about this. I'm here with Karyn. Karyn, how are you doing?Karyn:Hello. Good, I'm doing very well.Christina:Doing well. And we have a very special guest today, which is Cedric. Cedric, how are you doing?Cedric:I'm fine, thank you.Christina:Great. Yeah. So Cedric is our special guest today because he won the pizza tracker drawing from the month of February?Cedric:February.Christina:February, that was it. Yeah, he was our pizza tracker winner from February. So for those of you in the FFCC, of course, you know what pizza tracker is, but I hope that you are doing your pizza tracker so that you can win a prize each month as well. For those of you who are listening to Support the show
4/23/202213 minutes, 48 seconds
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Understand this TED talk on time management & simplifying, with help from a neurolanguage coach- YouTube

Do you ever wish you understood native speakers better? Let me help you with that while we watch an interesting TED talk today about simplifying your life.❤️  IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS ENGLISH AND SUPPORT THESE FREE VIDEOS: SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL! https://www.youtube.com/c/speakenglishwithchristina?sub_confirmation=1 BETTER ENGLISH, BETTER BUSINESS, AND A BETTER YOULet my team and me help you, with the best complete program for you.📧 To learn how we can help you, email me: [email protected]🇫🇷 POUR LES CLIENTS EN FRANCE La plupart de mes programmes sont éligibles aux financements CPF (compte personnel de formation), ou dans le cadre du plan de formation de votre entreprise. Si vous voulez en savoir plus, contactez-moi à [email protected] ! Mon équipe et moi serons ravies de vous aider ! #BusinessEnglish #SpeakConfidentEnglish #priorities #timemanagement #productivityWatch the video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/O1jeJbmHNbcSupport the show
4/18/20228 minutes, 47 seconds
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How to gain control of your free time, going further with this week’s TED talk

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: the popularity of breakdown videos on YouTubea TED talk by by Laura Vanderkamhow language learners can make time to improve their English The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to break down = to separate something into parts; analyzean analogy = a comparison between two things, typically for the purpose of explanation or clarificationto take away = to retain a key fact, point, or idea, typically one emerging from a discussion or meetingDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CET (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CET (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CET (France time)[NEW SESSION!!]Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CET (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CET (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CET (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Welcome to the Faster Fluency Conversation Club podcast by Business English with Christina. The Faster Fluency Conversation Club takes place on Zoom and is a way for you to improve your fluency and confidence in English by talking about real world topics. We meet for one hour every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday and we would love you to join us. If you want to practice your English, become more confident and meet people just like you from all around the world and have guidance from my expert teachers and me, just click in the show notes. Our podcast listeners receive a 50% discount on the first month of membership with the discount code FFCC50. Come and join us today.Christina:Hey everyone, Christina here. I hope you are having a great week. Today, I'm here with Matthew. Matthew, how are you doing?Matthew:I'm doing wonderful. Thank you. Yourself?Christina:Yep, doing well. Looking forward to the weekend. It's a Friday when we're recording this, so definitely looking forward to a little bit of free time, which is actually what we're going to talk about in today's podcast. Before we actually get into the topic, maybe we can just say a little bit about what we're doing with the videos. This week, we did what we call a breakdown video, and Matthew, I think this was your idea to do these types of videos if I'm not mistaken?Matthew:That's right, yeah. I'm a huge fan of YouTube. I barely watch any quote-unquote regular TV, as you say, and one of the things that is huge on YouTube and I watch some of these breakdowns of songSupport the show
4/16/202212 minutes, 1 second
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Speak more naturally & understand native speakers: have & got! - [YouTube]

Learn to use have & got to simplify your English, sound more natural and advanced AND understand native speakers better.❤️  IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS ENGLISH AND SUPPORT THESE FREE VIDEOS: SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL! https://www.youtube.com/c/speakenglishwithchristina?sub_confirmation=1 📝  GET THE WORKSHEET!Test yourself to see if you remember what you learned here today--and get links to blog posts and videos we mention so you can explore further.christinarebuffet.com/worksheets BETTER ENGLISH, BETTER BUSINESS, AND A BETTER YOULet my team and me help you, with the best complete program for you.📧 To learn how we can help you, email me: [email protected]🇫🇷 POUR LES CLIENTS EN FRANCE La plupart de mes programmes sont éligibles aux financements CPF (compte personnel de formation), ou dans le cadre du plan de formation de votre entreprise. Si vous voulez en savoir plus, contactez-moi à [email protected] ! Mon équipe et moi serons ravies de vous aider ! #BusinessEnglish #SpeakConfidentEnglish #idioms #english #vocabulary #learnenglishWatch the video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/NfwaR9Bk-LASupport the show
4/11/20226 minutes, 10 seconds
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Advantages of keeping it simple

In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: expressions we use regarding keeping things shorthow keeping things short is sometimes more difficultand how speaking simply can benefit English learners The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to the point = relevant, concerning the matter at handa comeback = retort; quick clever replyto condense = express (a piece of writing or speech) in fewer words; make conciseDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CET (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CET (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CET (France time)[NEW SESSION!!]Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CET (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CET (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CET (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Welcome to the Faster Fluency Conversation Club podcast by Business English with Christina. The Faster Fluency Conversation Club takes place on Zoom and is a way for you to improve your fluency and confidence in English by talking about real world topics. We meet for one hour every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday and we would love you to join us. If you want to practice your English, become more confident and meet people just like you from all around the world and have guidance from my expert teachers and me, just click in the show notes. Our podcast listeners receive a 50% discount on the first month of membership with the discount code FFCC50. Come and join us today.Christina:Hi, Kristina. How are you doing today?Kristina:I'm good. How are you?Christina:Good. I think I just jumped into there without any kind of introduction, but that's okay. We're keeping it short and to the point today.Kristina:Right.Christina:Yeah. So that's the topic of our podcast today, is all about the advantages of keeping it simple, simple is better, the question, do you sound like a snob in English, because you're not using simpler language? So yeah, we'll talk about all of that. I guess we can start off with, Kristina, I feel like in English we have a lot of different expressions around advice about keeping things short. What do you think?Kristina:Yeah. We have these little sayings, have these little phrases that we'd like to use, like short and sweet.Christina:Exactly. Or short and sweet like the acronym KISS, keep it short and sweet.Support the show
4/9/20228 minutes, 58 seconds
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What does running 42.195km teach us about learning English? Here are my thoughts... - [YouTube]

I want to share something with you that I'm very proud of! And I want you to feel proud of yourself too! 🏆💪This one's more personal, and I hope you come away with some inspiration to reach for your goals, in English and in life!❤️  IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS ENGLISH AND SUPPORT THESE FREE VIDEOS: SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL! https://www.youtube.com/c/speakenglishwithchristina?sub_confirmation=1 BETTER ENGLISH, BETTER BUSINESS, AND A BETTER YOULet my team and me help you, with the best complete program for you.📧 To learn how we can help you, email me: [email protected]🇫🇷 POUR LES CLIENTS EN FRANCE La plupart de mes programmes sont éligibles aux financements CPF (compte personnel de formation), ou dans le cadre du plan de formation de votre entreprise. Si vous voulez en savoir plus, contactez-moi à [email protected] ! Mon équipe et moi serons ravies de vous aider ! Watch the video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/rqTylxQSRUISupport the show
4/4/20228 minutes, 3 seconds
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Common mistakes native English speakers make

In this episode, Christina and Linda talk about: the difference between studying for a test and learning 'real-world' Englishsome unique ways people speak where they are fromhow tricky homophones are The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): existential = concerned with existence, especially human existence as viewed in the theories of existentialismto roll off your tongue = something which 'rolls off your tongue' is easy to say or pronounce or enjoyable to say[vocabulary expression #3] = to pronounce distinctly; to express well in wordsDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CEST (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CEST (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CEST (France time)[NEW SESSION!!]Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CEST (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CEST (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Christina:Hi guys, Christina here with the Faster Fluency Conversation Club Podcast, and we have a very exciting topic today talking all about the mistakes that native English speakers make when they speak their native language of English. Today I'm with Linda. Linda, how are you doing today?Linda:I'm good, and just by saying that I've made a mistake.Christina:Ah, there we go. So that's number one.Linda:I'm doing well, I'm doing well.Christina:I'm doing well, and you know we don't do that. So I think that that's actually a good point because it shows that sometimes the things that are most expected and most natural sounding are not always the correct things, but then what do we want to be, correct or natural and sound like a normal person? I don't know.Linda:Exactly.Christina:Existential questions. Anyway. So yeah, we were talking a little bit before the episode, and Linda, you actually came up with a list, I think, of some mistakes that you-Linda:Yeah.Christina:Yeah, tell us about your list.Linda:So the first time we had talked about this, when we were, I don't know if it was in the annual review meeting and I was telling you, I also teach some private lessons and TOEIC students.Christina:Yeah, yeah.Linda:So people that want to train specifically for TOEIC. And there's been a couple moments where my students haSupport the show
4/2/202211 minutes, 49 seconds
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Quiz Show Week

In this episode, Christina and Karyn talk about: Alex Trebek from Jeopardyphrasal verbs used this monthand play a quiz show with the phrasesThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to find out = discover a fact or piece of informationstuck = unable to move, or fixed in a particular position, place, or way of thinkingdown in the dumps = (informal) feeling unhappyDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CEST (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CEST (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CEST (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CEST (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CEST (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
3/27/202213 minutes, 20 seconds
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Special Edition - Ukraine

In this special episode, we talk about Ukraine.If you would like to support the people of Ukraine, here are links to the organizations mentioned in the episode:From Zinoviy - "This is the best NG working with our army" https://www.comebackalive.in.ua/   Host a Sister - @hostasister_ (Twitter)Red Cross - https://www.icrc.org/en/donate/ukraine-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): a conflict = a serious disagreement or argument, typically a protracted onea situation = a set of circumstances in which one finds oneself; a state of affairsa sanction = a penalty for disobeying a law or ruleto freeze a bank account = an action taken that prevents some transactions from occurring in the accountto shell = to use an explosive artillery projectile or bomba protest = a public show of disapproval of or opposition to somethinga riot = a violent disturbance of the peace by a crowda refugee = a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disasterto flee = to run away from a place or situation of dangera bomb shelter = an enclosed space or structure designed to protect people from explosive weapons such as bombs or missilesa basement = the floor of a building which is partly or entirely below ground levelhumanitarian aid = material and logistic assistance to people who need helpgrassroots = the basic level of society or of an organization especially as viewed in relation to higher or more centralized positions of power"an outpouring of support" = a gush, flow, or fast stream of assistanceto give a shoutout to [someone] = a public greeting to a named person, especially on the radio or on televisionreputable = having a good reputation Here's the link to the transcript----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Faster Fluency Conversation Club Podcast: Special Edition- UkraineChristina:Hey everybody, Christina here. I hope that you are well and staying safe, no matter where you are in the world today, I'm here with Kristina with a K and Matthew. Kristina, how are you doing?Kristina:Pretty good. Pretty good. How are you?Christina:Doing well, doing well. Matthew, how are you doing?Matthew:Yep. Doing really well. Thank you.Christina:All right. Yeah. So yeah, we got together today and this was Matthew's idea. And Matthew, thank you for suggesting it. I think it is a really good idea to do just a special podcast, helping you to have some vocabulary to talk about what's happening in the Ukraine right now. We know that a lot of you are naturally talking about it. I think we're all talking about it. And maybe you're looking for the vocabulary in English to talk about it, to be able to follow news reports, blog articles, conversations about it. So, let's jump right into it. I guess, Matthew, if we start with you, for you, what would be some, let's say maybe your top three to five essential vocabulary words for talking about what's going on right now?Matthew:Yeah. That's a really good question. Yeah, let's see. Well, obviously we've got war. I think a lot of English lSupport the show
3/24/20229 minutes, 59 seconds
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Sophie’s Story: from nervous in interviews to new clients! - [YouTube]

When you’re nervous about your Business English you can feel stuck in your professional life--see how Sophie improved her English and got new clients (and how you can too).❤️  IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS ENGLISH AND SUPPORT THESE FREE VIDEOS: SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL! https://www.youtube.com/c/speakenglishwithchristina?sub_confirmation=1 BETTER ENGLISH, BETTER BUSINESS, AND A BETTER YOUMaybe now is the time for you to finally improve your Business English.  I have a special program for busy and competent professionals (like you!) who need to do great work--in English.My program Speak Business English Confidently starts soon.  Get complete details on the program here: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/speak-business-english-confidently/join-now💡If you’re wondering if Speak Business English Confidently can help you, book an appointment with me and we can talk about it.https://christinarebuffet.as.me/diagnostic-meeting-with-christina📧 To learn how we can help you, email me:  https://christinarebuffet.com/contact/🇫🇷 POUR LES CLIENTS EN FRANCE La plupart de mes programmes sont éligibles aux financements CPF (compte personnel de formation), ou dans le cadre du plan de formation de votre entreprise. Si vous voulez en savoir plus, contactez-moi à [email protected] ! Mon équipe et moi serons ravies de vous aider ! #BusinessEnglish #SpeakConfidentEnglish  #career #successWatch the video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/Wx6K1G5CAxMSupport the show
3/21/202212 minutes, 29 seconds
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Words of Wisdom

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: how they define the expression 'words of wisdom'some wise advice they got from studentshow we can learn from anyone around us The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): innate = inborn; naturalprofound = (of a person or statement) having or showing great knowledge or insightconfront = (of a problem, difficulty, etc.) present itself to (someone) so that dealing with it cannot be avoidedDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript (or read below)! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CET (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CET (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CET (France time)[NEW SESSION!!]Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CET (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CET (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CET (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now--------------------------------------------------------------------------Faster Fluency Conversation Club Podcast: Words of WisdomWelcome to the Faster Fluency Conversation Club podcast by Business English with Christina. The Faster Fluency Conversation Club takes place on Zoom and is a way for you to improve your fluency and confidence in English by talking about real world topics. We meet for one hour every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday and we would love you to join us. If you want to practice your English, become more confident and meet people just like you from all around the world and have guidance from my expert teachers and me, just click in the show notes. Our podcast listeners receive a 50% discount on the first month of membership with the discount code FFCC50. Come and join us today.Christina:Hey, everybody, Christina here with the Faster Fluency Conversation Club podcast. I hope that you're having a lovely month of March. And today I'm here with Matthew, who is now in Thailand, actually. First of all, how are things going in Thailand?Matthew:Amazing. It's really beautiful here. I used to live by the beach, I thought I lived close to the beach before. It was a 10-minute walk. Now it’s…I counted steps. It's like a hundred steps.Christina:All right. You're like, "Now I'm 10 steps from the beach."Matthew:Yes.Christina:My yard is made of sand.Matthew:Yes.Christina:Okay, great, great. Glad to hear it. Glad to hear it. So today we're talking about words of wisdom, and maybe actually to start, we can maybe define this little expression, because it is kind of an expression, a chunk that we'll hear. I guess, for students, how would you define words of wisdom? What does that mean?Support the show
3/19/202210 minutes, 50 seconds
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Solve your problem — in English: 3 smart strategies from a Neurolanguage coach - [YouTube]

Join me for part 2 of our lesson on problem solving in English and learn expressions about staying positive, getting support and bringing in experts!❤️  IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS ENGLISH AND SUPPORT THESE FREE VIDEOS: SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL! https://www.youtube.com/c/speakenglis... BETTER ENGLISH, BETTER BUSINESS, AND A BETTER YOULet my team and me help you, with the best complete program for you.📧 To learn how we can help you, email me: [email protected]🇫🇷 POUR LES CLIENTS EN FRANCE La plupart de mes programmes sont éligibles aux financements CPF (compte personnel de formation), ou dans le cadre du plan de formation de votre entreprise. Si vous voulez en savoir plus, contactez-moi à [email protected] ! Mon équipe et moi serons ravies de vous aider ! Watch the video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/uHe9Fq16QiASupport the show
3/14/202213 minutes, 13 seconds
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How do you get help and support solving your big problems?

In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: the different types of problems they facewho they go to for helpthe different ways they solve problemsThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): practical = (of an idea, plan, or method) likely to succeed or be effective in real circumstances; feasiblewelcome orientation = a period before the start of something, like an academic year at a university or tertiary institutionsget together = (of people) gather or assemble socially or to cooperateDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CET (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CET (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CET (France time)[NEW SESSION!!]Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CET (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CET (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CET (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
3/13/20228 minutes, 34 seconds
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Solve your work problems AND your English problems, with this lesson from a Neurolanguage Coach - [YouTube]

In this lesson, we’ll practice an important business skills: problem solving--in English.❤️  IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS ENGLISH AND SUPPORT THESE FREE VIDEOS: SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL! https://www.youtube.com/c/speakenglishwithchristina?sub_confirmation=1 📝  GET THE WORKSHEET!Test yourself to see if you remember what you learned here today--and get links to blog posts and videos we mention so you can explore further.christinarebuffet.com/worksheets BETTER ENGLISH, BETTER BUSINESS, AND A BETTER YOULet my team and me help you, with the best complete program for you.📧 To learn how we can help you, email me: [email protected]🇫🇷 POUR LES CLIENTS EN FRANCE La plupart de mes programmes sont éligibles aux financements CPF (compte personnel de formation), ou dans le cadre du plan de formation de votre entreprise. Si vous voulez en savoir plus, contactez-moi à [email protected] ! Mon équipe et moi serons ravies de vous aider ! #BusinessEnglish #SpeakConfidentEnglish #problemsolvingWatch the video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/a50xr59n5woSupport the show
3/7/202213 minutes, 1 second
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Small things to move forward

In this episode, Christina and Linda talk about: the little things they apply when they feel "stuck"how having a contingency plan can manage your stress level   how valuable reaching out to others for help can be The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): an 'aha!' moment = an epiphanyto see the forest for the trees = to appreciate a larger situation or problem, instead of focusing only on the immediate situation in front of youdown in the dumps = (informal) feeling unhappy; depressedDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CET (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CET (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CET (France time)[NEW SESSION!!]Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CET (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CET (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CET (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
3/5/20228 minutes, 54 seconds
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[YouTube]-A surprise video to help you understand native speakers of American English

You know, sometimes living in a different country can feel lonely.You’re far from your family. You’re far from your friends.You’re in a new culture. You use a foreign language every day.You miss some of the things–and the people–from back home.It’s normal, even if you love your life in your new country (and I do!)But sometimes, life reserves nice surprises for you! Like this...My best friend from childhood (yes, from back in the US!) lives just 3 hours away from me, in France. And we did not plan that!But the nice surprise doesn’t stop there. My best friend (Erin is her name) lives in the same city as Linda, one of the Expert Teachers here at Business English with ChristinaYes, Linda who runs the Friday Faster Fluency Conversation Club session and the private lessons that some of you are taking with us!So when I went up to their city, of course, we had to get together and make a video, to share our friendship with you!And in our conversation, we’ll talk about some of the big life projects that we’ve worked on, and how we stay motivated to continue doing them, even when it feels difficult.I hope that our stories inspire you to continue building your own big projects!If you don’t use it, you lose it!: Your Confidence Challenge for this weekPractice your English and share some good vibes with our community!In the comments below, tell us:“What’s a nice surprise that life gave you in the past?”Watch the video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/sbm3mqTp56sSupport the show
2/28/202210 minutes, 6 seconds
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February Review

In this episode, Christina and Matthew: review the January topicsreview the February topicstalk about how they are doing with their new goals and what is keeping them motivatedThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to stick with [something] = to continue doing it; to not give upto follow along = to move or proceed in accord or in unison with someoneto push [oneself] = to encourage or force someone in a determined way to do somethingDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  New Year's Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CET (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CET (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CET (France time)[NEW SESSION!!]Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CET (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CET (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CET (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
2/26/202213 minutes, 51 seconds
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What keeps you motivated at work?

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: what motivates them at workhow new challenges can be very motivatinghow a lack of support can be demotivating The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to do away with [something] = to get rid ofa training program = a course you take to learn something; **please note it's not "a training"- training is uncountableto slack off = to do something with less effort or energy than before; lazyDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  New Year's Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CET (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CET (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CET (France time)[NEW SESSION!!]Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CET (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CET (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CET (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
2/19/20228 minutes, 56 seconds
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#320[YouTube]-How you can speak more simply and sound more advanced in English

You want to sound more advanced in your Business English, but sometimes we make it hard on ourselves--I’ll show you how to sound more advanced and natural by speaking simply❤️  IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS ENGLISH AND SUPPORT THESE FREE VIDEOS: SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL! https://www.youtube.com/c/speakenglishwithchristina?sub_confirmation=1 BETTER ENGLISH, BETTER BUSINESS, AND A BETTER YOULet my team and me help you, with the best complete program for you.📧 To learn how we can help you, email me: [email protected]🇫🇷 POUR LES CLIENTS EN FRANCE La plupart de mes programmes sont éligibles aux financements CPF (compte personnel de formation), ou dans le cadre du plan de formation de votre entreprise. Si vous voulez en savoir plus, contactez-moi à [email protected] ! Mon équipe et moi serons ravies de vous aider ! Watch the video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/Hayg7eMOlqASupport the show
2/14/20229 minutes
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#320- Motivation vs. Discipline

In this episode, Christina and Linda talk about: their thoughts on motivation and disciplinehow being disciplined can help you to stay motivatedtheir goals The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): interdependent = dependent on one another; mutually dependentstagnant = not moving"in a slump" = a period of time during which a person goes without an object or action; a downturn in performanceDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CET (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CET (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CET (France time)[NEW SESSION!!]Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CET (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CET (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CET (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
2/12/20229 minutes, 37 seconds
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[YouTube] - Learn what to say to keep your international team motivated — in English.

Know what it’s like to lead a team? In English? Let’s talk today about how to keep your team motivated and the English you need to do it.❤️  IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS ENGLISH AND SUPPORT THESE FREE VIDEOS: SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL! https://www.youtube.com/c/speakenglishwithchristina?sub_confirmation=1 BETTER ENGLISH, BETTER BUSINESS, AND A BETTER YOULet my team and me help you, with the best complete program for you.📧 To learn how we can help you, email me: [email protected]🇫🇷 POUR LES CLIENTS EN FRANCE La plupart de mes programmes sont éligibles aux financements CPF (compte personnel de formation), ou dans le cadre du plan de formation de votre entreprise. Si vous voulez en savoir plus, contactez-moi à [email protected] ! Mon équipe et moi serons ravies de vous aider ! Watch the video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/HAUMatyrs5USupport the show
2/7/20228 minutes, 36 seconds
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#319[YouTube]-Understand this presentation on motivation, broken down by a Neurolanguage Coach (Me!)

Use your English in real life and understand a video on motivation and rewards with Christina--your neurolanguage coach.How to motivate yourself to change your behavior | Tali Sharot | TEDxCambridge - https://youtu.be/xp0O2vi8DX4❤️  IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS ENGLISH AND SUPPORT THESE FREE VIDEOS: SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL! https://www.youtube.com/c/speakenglishwithchristina?sub_confirmation=1 BETTER ENGLISH, BETTER BUSINESS, AND A BETTER YOULet my team and me help you, with the best complete program for you.📧 To learn how we can help you, email me: [email protected]🇫🇷 POUR LES CLIENTS EN FRANCE La plupart de mes programmes sont éligibles aux financements CPF (compte personnel de formation), ou dans le cadre du plan de formation de votre entreprise. Si vous voulez en savoir plus, contactez-moi à [email protected] ! Mon équipe et moi serons ravies de vous aider ! #BusinessEnglish #SpeakConfidentEnglish #habits #motivation #mindsetWatch the video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/WuqdobnbRhISupport the show
2/7/20228 minutes, 35 seconds
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#319- The importance of rewarding yourself to stay motivated

In this episode, Christina and Karyn talk about: how they reward themselveshow rewarding yourself can change the way you think about thingssome examples of when to reward yourself for studying EnglishThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to rewire your brain = a conscious effort to adopt a different attitudea tendency to [do something]= an inclination toward a particular characteristic or type of behaviora self-fulfilling prophecy = a process through which an originally false expectation leads to its own confirmationDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CET (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CET (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CET (France time)[NEW SESSION!!]Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CET (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CET (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CET (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
2/5/20229 minutes, 38 seconds
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#317- What motivates you to learn something?

In this episode, Christina and Linda talk about: how curiosity & necessity motivates them the things they are currently learningthe importance of embracing imperfectionThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to trip over [something] = to fall over something; to stumbleto carve = to cut and shape hard materialto incorporate = to bring together features, ideas, or elementsNEW! You can get the transcript for today's episode for free!Click here to get the transcript!Do you want to practice speaking with us and become more comfortable in conversations in English?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CET (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CET (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CET (France time)[NEW SESSION!!]Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CET (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CET (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CET (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
1/30/20228 minutes, 40 seconds
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#317[YouTube]- Stories of transformation, from students in my Business English Mastery Virtual Immersion

How can you go from shy, scared, hesitant to confident, comfortable, and ready to conquer the world with your English? Listen to the stories of students who transformed themselves with my program Business English Mastery. More “Business English Mastery” reviews, from real professionals just like you: Romain, project manager (France): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6iULCuiomQPaule-Emmanuelle, credit manager (France): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul9aYUJVfdw Romina, EU Affairs (Italy): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKKgQ89WVbU Benny, sales engineer (Panama): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cyPvfGePxY Sébastien, director of business solutions (France): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGzQP32tkEk Isabelle, entrepreneur (France): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljj3Qe5WRhU **NOTE: This program was called “Master Real American English” in the past. “Business English Mastery” is the new & improved version!➡️ FOR COMPLETE DETAILS & MORE SUCCESS STORIES: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/business-english-mastery/join-now🚨There are limited spots available in the Full Virtual Immersion!🚨 Enrollments close on Thursday, February 3, 2022! 🇫🇷 POUR LES CLIENTS EN FRANCE Ce programme est éligible aux financements CPF (compte personnel de formation), ou dans le cadre du plan de formation de votre entreprise. Si vous voulez en savoir plus, contactez-moi ! Mon équipe et moi serons ravies de vous aider ! GOT A QUESTION ABOUT THE PROGRAM?📧 Email me: [email protected]📱 Call me: +33(0)6 70 44 79 80Support the show
1/28/20228 minutes, 8 seconds
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#316[YouTube]- From “no opportunities to practice English”, to “confident, natural & comfortable in English”

 How can you go from shy, scared, hesitant to confident, comfortable, and ready to conquer the world with your English? Listen to the stories of students who transformed themselves with my program Business English Mastery. More “Business English Mastery” reviews, from real professionals just like you: Romain, project manager (France): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6iUL...Paule-Emmanuelle, credit manager (France): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul9aY... Romina, EU Affairs (Italy): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKKgQ... Benny, sales engineer (Panama): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cyPv... Sébastien, director of business solutions (France): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGzQP... Isabelle, entrepreneur (France): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljj3Q... **NOTE: This program was called “Master Real American English” in the past. “Business English Mastery” is the new & improved version!➡️ FOR COMPLETE DETAILS & MORE SUCCESS STORIES: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/...🚨There are limited spots available in the Full Virtual Immersion!🚨 Enrollments close on Thursday, February 3, 2022! 🇫🇷 POUR LES CLIENTS EN FRANCE Ce programme est éligible aux financements CPF (compte personnel de formation), ou dans le cadre du plan de formation de votre entreprise. Si vous voulez en savoir plus, contactez-moi ! Mon équipe et moi serons ravies de vous aider ! GOT A QUESTION ABOUT THE PROGRAM?📧 Email me: [email protected]📱 Call me: +33(0)6 70 44 79 80Watch the video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/8-CE46KuPYgSupport the show
1/24/20227 minutes, 1 second
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#316- Who is the new you in English for this year?

In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: some advice for English learnersthe importance of keeping track of what you study the importance of rewarding yourself  The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to start off = to begin to travel or moveto work towards [something] = to take steps to achieve a goalenthusiastic = having or showing intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approvalDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  New Year's Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! We meet 6 times a week: Mondays 18:00-19:00 CET (France time)Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 CET (France time)Wednesdays 20:00-21:00 CET (France time)[NEW SESSION!!]Thursdays 0:00-1:00 CET (France time)Thursdays 11:00-12:00 CET (France time)Fridays 12:30-13:30 CET (France time)    You can also check what time it is for your time zone with the Time Zone ConverterDetails about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
1/22/20228 minutes, 12 seconds
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#315[YouTube]- Your specific plan to go from intermediate to advanced English--by a Neurolanguage coach.

❤️  IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS ENGLISH AND SUPPORT THESE FREE VIDEOS: SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL!https://www.youtube.com/c/speakenglis...BETTER ENGLISH, BETTER BUSINESS, AND A BETTER YOULet my team and me help you, with the best complete program for you.📧 To learn how we can help you, email me: [email protected]🇫🇷 POUR LES CLIENTS EN FRANCELa plupart de mes programmes sont éligibles aux financements CPF (compte personnel de formation), ou dans le cadre du plan de formation de votre entreprise.Si vous voulez en savoir plus, contactez-moi à [email protected] ! Mon équipe et moi serons ravies de vous aider !Watch the video version of this episode athttps://youtu.be/wdoWR-drNIsSupport the show (https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now)Support the show
1/17/20228 minutes, 44 seconds
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#315- How do you do an immersion at home?

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: methods they use to immerse themselves when studying languagesthe importance of having routinesnot beating yourself up for not being perfectThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): background noise = extraneous sound which can be heard while listening to or monitoring other soundsto get into the swing of things = to become familiar with the usual way to do thingsto beat yourself up = to blame or criticize yourself, usually in a way that is unfair or unnecessaryDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  New Year's Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! Details about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
1/16/202210 minutes, 47 seconds
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#314[YouTube]- Let 2022 be the year you stop feeling stuck in English.

❤️  IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS ENGLISH AND SUPPORT THESE FREE VIDEOS: SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL! https://www.youtube.com/c/speakenglis... BETTER ENGLISH, BETTER BUSINESS, AND A BETTER YOULet my team and me help you, with the best complete program for you.📧 To learn how we can help you, email me: [email protected]🇫🇷 POUR LES CLIENTS EN FRANCE La plupart de mes programmes sont éligibles aux financements CPF (compte personnel de formation), ou dans le cadre du plan de formation de votre entreprise. Si vous voulez en savoir plus, contactez-moi à [email protected] ! Mon équipe et moi serons ravies de vous aider ! Watch the video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/L0r1vjgzwe0Support the show
1/10/20229 minutes, 8 seconds
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FFCC - Special Announcement: New Session Added!

Hello, this is Matthew with the Faster Fluency Conversation Club and today I am excited to make a special announcement! We have been happy to hold the conversation club 5 days a week for the past couple of years and thanks to everyone's support in the club, we are going to add a 6th club session! The new time will be Midnight in Paris (great movie, by the way) on Thursdays. So, if you're a night owl in Europe, this will be a great time for you. In the Americas it will be Wednesdays. So, in Sao Paolo at 8pm. NY 6pm, and California 3pm. And if you're an early riser in Asia or Australia, this will be Thursdays at 8am in Tokyo and 6am in Hanoi. I'll put a time converter in the notes below with a link so that you can check your local time. Check your time by clicking here.If you are already a member, we hope to see you in this new time slot, and if you have been thinking of joining, but there wasn't a good time for you to join, we hope this time will work for you!! And if you would like to recommend a different time, please contact us and let us know what time would work best for you!! We may add more times in the future! The new session will start this week with Kristina!! Thanks everyone and we look forward to seeing you in the club!Details about joining the club:  Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  New Year's Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! Details about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
1/10/20221 minute, 24 seconds
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#314- Habits vs. Resolutions

In this episode, Christina and Karyn talk about: the difference between habits and resolutionshow to form habitsthe 3 R'sThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): [something] is "out the window" = not exist any more (quality, idea, principle)"slowly but surely" = making slow but definite progressto persist = to continue despite difficultyDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources, and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  New Year's Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! Details about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
1/8/20228 minutes, 38 seconds
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#313[YouTube]- Guess who's here to wish you a happy 2022?

We're starting something new this year! On top of the weekly audio podcasts, we are now releasing our YouTube videos in audio format here each week as well! You can watch the YouTube video for this audio here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8O_ML_x15I&t=51sEpisode description:To wish you all the best for the new year of 2022, I got a special guest to share her wishes with you! And what about New Year's Resolutions? Watch for a special message, directly from my home state of Mississippi, USA. 🎉🥂💕 IF YOU LOVE SPEAK ENGLISH WITH CHRISTINA AND WANT TO LEARN MORE WITH ME, HERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU CAN DO TODAY: 1) GET YOUR FREE RESOURCE PACK: "The American Accent Survival Kit” https://christinarebuffet.com/america... 2) DISCOVER MY CONVERSATION MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM: Faster Fluency Conversation Club https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/...Support the show
1/7/20222 minutes, 36 seconds
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#313- Who do you want to be by this time next year?

** A quick note, we have changed the episode numbers to match our YouTube videos, which you can catch here: https://www.youtube.com/c/BusinessEnglishwithChristina **In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: the changes they want to make in 2022the steps they can make to reach their goalsthe importance of simplifying thingsThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to backtrack = to pursue, trace, or monitorto jumpstart =  to start or improve something more quickly by giving it extra help momentum = the force or speed of an object in motion, or the increase in the rate of development of a processDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  New Year's Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! Details about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
1/1/20227 minutes, 2 seconds
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#112- Looking Back at 2021

In this episode, Christina talks about: all of the things we've accomplished in 2021some of the new parts of FFCC that we added in 2021some of the new things that are coming in 2022The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to take time off = a period of time when you do not work because of illness or holidays, to step up to the plate = to take action in response to an opportunity or crisisjoyous = full of happiness and joyDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  New Year's Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! Details about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
12/25/20218 minutes, 56 seconds
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#111- Review of our November topic- How to be more confident

Announcement! Have you thought about joining but the session times don't work for you?We are thinking of adding another weekly session in 2022. Please click here if you would like to join and let us know if you would come to one or both of these times. Thank you :)---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------In this episode, Christina and Matthew: do a lightning roundtalk about times they have felt both confident and not confidenttalk about their experiences using a foreign languageThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): rejection = not being acceptedmassive = (adj.) large and heavy; great in size or scope; hugeto detach = to separateDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  New Year's Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! Details about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
12/18/202114 minutes, 31 seconds
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FFCC Frequently Asked Questions

In this special episode, Christina, Karyn, and Matthew talk about the frequently asked questions they get asked from people like you who are thinking about joining FFCC.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Do you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources, and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Here's a Google Doc with answers to the questions as well.Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  New Year's Special!! Buy 5 months, Get 1 free!! Buy 10 months, Get 2 free & an Individual Evaluation session!! Details about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
12/12/202116 minutes, 3 seconds
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#110- Review of our October Topic, Celebrations

In this episode, Christina and Kristina: do a quiz show to review expressions used in OctoberChristina guesses the expressionsKristina talks about the expressions used in FFCCThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): a synonym = a word that has the same or similar meaning as another wordto cost a fortune = to be very expensivesupernatural= beyond what is natural or observable; not explainable by the laws of nature, like a ghostDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Details about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
12/11/202110 minutes, 9 seconds
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#109- Review of our topic of the month of September, opportunities

In this episode, Christina and Karyn talk about: the topics discussed in Septemberhow wonderful opportunities can bethe different opportunities they have hadThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to be open to [something] = to be receptive to or welcoming of something that comes from outside of oneselfto tap into [something] = if you tap a resource or situation, you make use of it by getting from it something that you need or want.to jog [one's] memory = to remember somethingDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Details about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
12/4/202110 minutes, 37 seconds
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#108- Feedback Week

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: how feedback week will operate this week in FFCCthe importance of feedbackways to give and receive feedbackThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): all ears = fully listeningconstructive criticism = criticism that is presented in a way that can help you learn and growto come from a good place = to be motivated by decency, kindness, or good intentionsDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Details about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
11/27/202111 minutes, 40 seconds
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⏰ Closing 24 November : Enrollment for “Speak Business English Confidently” + discount & gifts

In English, we have an expression: Time flies when you’re having fun. Last week, I opened enrollment for my Private Lesson Program Speak Business English Confidently at a reduced price 1287€ (And you get other free gifts too!)And today is already the final day to get the -100€ discount + 4 other free gifts when you enroll!  The program “Speak Business English Confidently” makes it feel easy and enjoyable to increase your Business English fluency.How my private lessons accelerate your fluency tailored to your personal needsOur past students' favorite part of the program “Speak Business English Confidently”? The private lessons. They are 100% customized to your precise needs. Often students use their private lessons in “Speak Business English Confidently” to get personalized help, advice, and care. Each week, you meet privately with a teacher trained by me. They help you get unstuck on a problem you have with Business English. Things like:  A future conference call, sales meeting, or presentationVirtual conferences, group meetings or trainingJob interviewsUpdating your LinkedIn profile in EnglishUpdating your resumé/CV in EnglishMarketing your businessHaving a difficult conversation with co-workers or a bossFirm, but diplomatic ways to say ...No-judgement so you become confidentOur #1 priority is to create a safe, non-judgmental space with gentle corrections for you. This is true in in both your private 1:1 sessions and small group conversation practice sessions. This means:All teachers are warm, welcoming, and friendly (some students even say our teachers are more like friends or family who support & guide you as you improve)You can ask ANY question, and even ask the same question many times. There are no stupid questionsWe embrace mistakes as success, not failure!It’s about helping you become a confident, good communicator. Not about memorizing grammar rules and trying to be perfect.🎁The gifts boost your results even more! When you enroll today Wednesday November 24, 2021 you get :100€ off the enrollment pricePrivate diagnostic session with me, to identify & eliminate your blockagesStudent Success Planner, to guide you each dayMy guide to faster, brain-friendly learning30-Day Phrasal Verb Challenge...but you cannot wait! Click here to enroll in my Private Lesson Program Speak Business English Confidently & get the free giftsI would love for you to join us, ChristinaP.S. 🇫🇷 VOUS ÊTES EN FRANCE ?Ce programme est éligible aux financements CPF (compte personnel de formation), ou dans le cadre du plan de formation de votre entreprise. Questions about the program? Call me at +33 (0)6 70 44 79 80. Support the show
11/23/20217 minutes, 39 seconds
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Questions about “Speak Business English Confidently” Private Lesson Program [SPECIAL EPISODE]

If you’re listening to this episode, I imagine you’re trying to decide about my private lesson program “Speak Business English Confidently” — enroll or don’t enroll? So you’ll find answers to frequent questions about the program in today’s special podcast episode! IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS🎁Enrollment + free gifts ends THIS WEDNESDAY (24 November 2021) for my Private Lesson Program Speak Business English Confidently.🇫🇷  If you live in France, you can use your CPF budget to cover your entire enrollment fee! Contact me for details!I’m so excited about helping the new clients of “Speak Business English Confidently” become more fluent & confident...and I would love for you to join us! If you have ANY questions about: The calendarHow to use your CPF (compte personnel de formation) to pay 100% of the costThe level of English necessaryWhen you start your sessions (It’s super flexible!)Your teachers You will find the answer on the “Speak Business English Confidently” website The most Frequently Asked Questions from studentsWhat is the difference between the Light Option & the Full Option? The difference is the number of private lessons: Light Option : 4 private lessonsChoose the Light Option if you want some individual attention, but you mostly want to improve your general speaking & conversation skillsFull Option: 12 private lessonsChoose Full Option if you want more individual sessions, and you have some specific business topics you need to improve.Both options include: Access to the daily conversation sessions Monday-Friday (Up to 60 hours of live practice!)All resources to increase your vocabulary and listening skills (exercises, podcast, transcript, etc.)Group Question & Answer sessions with me2. Can I choose when to do my private lessons? Yes. You schedule your private lessons directly with your teacher. So if you prefer a more intense program, you can schedule several private lessons per week. 3. Can I take a break (holidays, etc.) and still have all my sessions? Yes! If you need to take a break, you will still have your total number of sessions. (Breaks are important for our mental health. Please enjoy a break if you need it ;-)4. I have another question...Send me your question by email at [email protected], or call me +33(0)6 70 44 79 80. I’m happy to help! If you’re ready to enroll in Speak Business English Confidently, click here to enroll, before this offer closes on Wednesday November 24, 2021  Support the show
11/22/202110 minutes, 19 seconds
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#107- How to be more confident going out of your comfort zone

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: what going out of your comfort zone meanstimes when they have gone out of their comfort zonesome of the benefits of going out of your comfort zoneThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): intimidating = making you feel frightened or nervousuncharted territory = a situation or activity that you have never experienced or tried beforeto be on edge = to be nervous or worriedDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Details about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
11/19/20219 minutes, 43 seconds
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[SPECIAL EPISODE] 🧡“Before I joined Speak Business English Confidently, I felt…”

“Before I joined this program, I felt horrible about my English. Now I feel really comfortable managing my teams in Asia & USA. I have a lot of vocabulary, I have better structures, I can even make jokes in my presentations!”That’s what Malamine D. said after he finished my private lesson program Speak Business English Confidently. Let’s see how clients felt BEFORE they started this program...Maybe you feel the same way today!“I hesitate a lot when I speak English, and I feel insecure.” -- a company creator in Brazil“When you speak, you can’t correct your mistakes. So you don’t know if you’re correct or not. It’s annoying.” -- a project manager in France“I can understand English ok, but what’s really missing: speaking... and corrections.” -- a life coach in Saudi Arabia...it doesn’t matter what job you have, or where you’re from. Some feelings around speaking English seem to be universal. If you feel this way now, it’s ok. You are totally normal :-)  And how will you feel AFTER you complete this program? Let’s see what past participants said!“I got a lot of vocabulary around very specific topics related to my work, and the teacher also helped me think about my business too. It was more than “just” English lessons! I appreciated that aspect a lot.” --Dominique B., coach & trainer (France)“Before, I always preferred email. I avoided using English on the phone. But now, when someone says ‘Can we talk about it on the phone?’ I say ‘Yes, why not?’” I’m comfortable using English on the phone, and it saves me a lot of time!” --Abdouhrahim C., Executive director (Guinea)“I feel more confident when I speak, and I practice a lot now with speaking partners I met in the program. Now I understand my American contacts more. The biggest benefit I got is more speaking, and more confidence.” --Stéphane H., journalist (France)“This was the perfect program for me. I realized I CAN speak Business English confidently and communicate with other English speakers with ease, even if I’m not perfect.” --Valdemar B., company manager (Brazil)Do you feel inspired to do something about your confidence speaking Business English? Do you want to feel confident, free, and comfortable using English at work? Then click here for details about the Private Lesson Program Speak Business English Confidently Save -100€ off + 4 more free giftsI have some fantastic free gifts for you, when you join before Wednesday 24 November. They will help you save money, and get the most out of this program! I would love to help you speak Business English more confidently. I hope to see you in the program!All the best,ChristinaP.S. POUR LES CLIENTS EN FRANCE Ce programme peut être pris en charge à 100% par des financements CPF (compte personnel de formation), ou dans le cadre du plan de formation de votre entreprise. If you have a question about the program, call/WhatsApp me at +33(0)6 70 44 79 80, or send an email to [email protected]  I’m happy to help! Support the show
11/17/20215 minutes, 34 seconds
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[SPECIAL EPISODE] Why students enroll in my “Speak Business English Confidently” Private Lesson Program

When a new student enrolls in the Speak Business English Confidently Private Lesson Program, my team and I take the time to personally welcome each person. And  when you enroll now, we also offer you a -100€ discount + 4 other gifts, to give you an extra special welcome! Click here to discover the free gifts (value: 389€), and the details of the programWhen we take the time to accompany you, you know exactly how to start the program. You feel confident, comfortable about starting. It’s our way of taking care of you!Of course, we ask some questions too, so we can know you & your goals. ...and so we can be sure to help you reach them. “Why did you decide to enroll in this program?”I love reading clients’ goals and motivations! Each person has their unique reasons for enrolling, but they all want to become betterHere’s what some students shared with us: “Several of my colleagues speak English. I want to improve my English skills to be more competitive in my sector.  I realize it’s a huge advantage in my field, which is marketing."  --Nicolas, Marketing Director"I have worked for several luxury designer brands and I use English constantly with customers and sales advisors.  I also want to know English enough to teach it to my children.  I want to give them this advantage in life, too."    --Meta, Department Manager for a luxury brand"I had a bad experience with an English program with another company.  I feel like I didn’t progress at all. But Christina’s approach seems different. I started with the Light Option, and if I like it, I will upgrade. But so far, I like it!” --Nadia, Pedagogical Manager"I will apply for interviews and I need help with that.  When I speak English, I know I make mistakes, but no one corrects me.  And I know I need feedback to improve.  So, I want help to know when I am making mistakes and help to fix the mistakes so I can get a better job." --Selim, Project Manager in Engineering “I am a project manager and work on hosting websites.  Our colleagues are located in different countries and we use English to communicate.  During business meetings I get nervous and can't find my words.  I really want to be fluent and be more confident when I speak."   --Mickael, Delivery ManagerDo you have similar reasons to become more fluent & confident in business English? If you said “Yes!”, click here for details about how to enroll in my Private Lesson Program Speak Business English Confidently today. There’s still time to get the -100€ discount + 4 other FREE gifts with your enrollment.This offer closes on Wednesday 24 November.Have a good Monday, ChristinaP.S. 🇫🇷  VOUS ÊTES EN FRANCE ?Ce programme peut  être pris en charge à 100% par des financements CPF (compte personnel de formation), ou dans le cadre du plan de formation de votre entreprise. If you have a question, call or WhatsApp me at +33(0)6 70 44 79 80 or book a meeting with me in my calendar.  I'm happy to help! Support the show
11/15/20216 minutes, 59 seconds
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How to be more confident under pressure

In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: how to relax your nervestips for giving presentationsjoining ToastmastersThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to jog [one's] memory = to make one remember somethingto get into the flow = to enter a state of extreme focus; To concentrate so hard on art, play, or work that you forget about timea dry run = a rehearsalDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Details about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
11/13/20219 minutes, 24 seconds
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[NOW OPEN] Save -100€ off + 4 free gifts when you enroll in "Speak Business English Confidently"

Woohoo! Today is the big day! As promised, here is your invitation to join my Private Lesson Program: Speak Business English Confidently.  Plus there are 5 awesome gifts for you, if you join before 24 November. What is Speak Business English Confidently?Speak Business English Confidently is a 12-week Private Lesson Program. It helps youbecome confident using business English in social & professional situationsfeel comfortable speaking English on business topics AND general topicscommunicate confidently with native speakers and non-native speakersIt combines 2 methods to boost your confidence in English: Private lessons, to help you speak & write more correct, nuanced business EnglishConversation group sessions, to increase your conversation skills, vocabulary, and fluencyAs you do the program, you also create good English habits, so you can learn more with less effort!Results with Speak Business English Confidently Private Lesson ProgramThis program has helped busy professionals around the world to feel more confident :Participating in meetings, both virtual and face-to-faceWriting documents & emails in less time, with fewer doubtsGiving presentations in EnglishUnderstanding colleagues (native speakers & non-native speakers of English)My Private Lesson Program works. You can read more stories from past participants on this page.What you get when you join the programThis is a summary of what you get: Private English lessons AND conversation practice group sessionsExercises & resources to improve your vocabulary, listening skills, pronunciation & grammarQuestion & Answer sessions with Christina: She answers all your questions about speaking better EnglishWhen you join before Wednesday November 24, you can save -100€ off enrollment + other exciting free gifts.Next steps?Simple! The next step is to click here for complete details on how to join Speak Business English Confidently Private Lesson Program I can’t wait to work with you! ChristinaP.S.🇫🇷  POUR LES CLIENTS EN FRANCE : Ce programme est éligible aux financements CPF (compte personnel de formation), ou dans le cadre du plan de formation de votre entreprise. Si vous voulez en savoir plus, appelez-moi au 06 70 44 79 80 ou prenez rendez-vous avec moi ici. Mon équipe et moi serons ravies de vous aider ! Support the show
11/10/20214 minutes, 45 seconds
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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Coming soon! Speak Business English Confidently Private Lesson Program

 If you want to speak Business English more confidently, I have something coming for you on Wednesday November 10, 2021.  Here’s a preview announcement of what's coming! Learn how to speak Business English more confidently step by step, even if you're busy. Join my free email list at https://christinarebuffet.com for weekly video lessons, worksheets, and more! Support the show
11/7/20213 minutes, 2 seconds
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How to Be Confident in Your Job

In this episode, Christina and Karyn talk about: why "faking it until you make it" can be a good thing in a new jobthe things that can kill your confidence in a new job (or in anything!)the value of mistakes in increasing your confidenceThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to fake it 'til you make it = to pretend to be something until you become that thing, as a way of changing your mindsetto learn the ropes = to learn how things work, or how something is done when you're a beginnerto give it a shot = to try; to give it a tryBRAND NEW!Click here to get the transcript of this episode!As of November 2021, I'm making the transcript free for all listeners, to help you learn better & faster with my podcasts!Do you want more vocabulary resources, English exercises, and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident speaking English, in a fun community of professionals from around the world! Use code 'ffcc50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club! Details about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show by becoming a member today! Support the show
11/7/20219 minutes, 56 seconds
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How to be more confident in English

In this episode, Christina and Trisha talk about: some reasons why some English learners may lack confidencethe importance of realizing that you don't need to be perfecthow speaking slowly can help you feel more confident The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): perfectionism = refusal to accept any standard short of perfectionto articulate = express (an idea or feeling) fluently and coherentlyto take weight off [one's] shoulders = to be relieved of a worry Do you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'ffcc50' to receive 50% off your 1st month in the club!  Details about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
10/31/20219 minutes, 9 seconds
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Monthly review- Celebrations

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: the topics of Octoberhow much the students bring to the grouphow FFCC is like taking a world tourThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): pat yourself on the back = to praise yourselfstop and smell the roses = consciously directing your mind to be aware and attentive to the present moment to be able to experience and enjoy more of the world surrounding youfascinating = extremely interestingDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC40' to receive 40% off your 1st month in the club!  Details about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
10/23/20219 minutes, 27 seconds
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Typical celebrations in your country

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: how they celebrate Halloweenhow they celebrate Thanksgivingand how they celebrate...Thanksmas?The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): a haunted house =  an amusement attraction in which a building or series of rooms is decorated to frighten the people who pass through the attraction. a maze = a network of paths and hedges designed as a puzzle through which one has to find a waysweater weather = weather during the time of year where the seasons transition from summer to fall and then winter and people like to wear sweatersDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC40' to receive 40% off your 1st month in the club!  Details about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
10/16/20219 minutes, 23 seconds
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Something you're proud to have accomplished

In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: things they are proud ofhow learning foreign languages is such a huge accomplishmentliving in foreign countriesThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): a milestone = an action or event marking a significant change or stage in developmentto open up = to become present, available, or accessiblea saying  = a short, pithy expression that generally contains advice or wisdomDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources, and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC40' to receive 40% off your 1st month in the club!  Details about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
10/9/20218 minutes, 20 seconds
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We're celebrating 100 FFCC podcast episodes!!

In this episode, Christina, Kristina, Matthew and Karyn talk about: our experiences in the Fluency Clubhow students can grow after joininghow thankful we are working with so many wonderful peopleThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to evolve = develop gradually, especially from a simple to a more complex forma "shout out" = to express appreciation or thanks—or just to recognize someone's presenceto blossom = to mature, grow or develop in a promising or healthy wayDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC40' to receive 40% off your 1st month in the club!  Details about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
10/2/202111 minutes, 5 seconds
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Monthly Review- Opportunities

In this episode, Christina, Fredrik, and Matthew  talk about: how to create opportunities for yourselfopportunities gained thanks to languagesurprise meetings that led to opportunitiesThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): "to go with the flow" = to be relaxed and accept a situation, rather than trying to alter or control itspontaneous = performed or occurring as a result of a sudden inner impulse or inclination and without premeditation or external stimulusa blessing in disguise = an apparent misfortune that eventually has good resultsDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC40' to receive 40% off your 1st month in the club!  Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
9/25/202111 minutes, 26 seconds
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Surprise meetings that led to opportunities

In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: how Kristina started working with Christinahow hard it can be to apply for jobsa random email that Christina receivedThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): from time to time = occasionallyto come out of nowhere = surprising or without notice"in the right place at the right time" = in the location where something good is to happen exactly when it happens.Do you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Brand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC40' to receive 40% off your 1st month in the club!  Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
9/18/20217 minutes, 33 seconds
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Opportunities gained thanks to language

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: living abroadhow speaking in a foreign language opens new doorshow unexpected things can happen when you speak another languageThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to take a step back = to think about a topic in a more complete, less emotional way; to reflect on somethingto dig around = to search/look for somethingto pop up = to appear or occur Do you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowBrand new! Here's the link to the transcript! Use code 'FFCC40' to receive 40% off your 1st month in the club! Support the show
9/11/20218 minutes, 48 seconds
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How to create opportunities for yourself

In this episode, Christina and Karyn talk about: the power of networkinggetting over the fear of asking for helpusing social mediaThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): networking = the action or process of interacting with others to exchange information and develop professional or social contactsto ask around = to talk to several people in order to get or learn somethingto be social = to interact with other peopleDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to save 40% on your 1st month in the Club! Support the show
9/3/20215 minutes, 52 seconds
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Monthly Review- How to Small Talk

In this episode, Christina, Kristina, and Karyn talk about: what stood out from each week this monthhow small talk may vary around the worldsmall talk tips The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): valid = having a sound basis in logic or fact; reasonable or cogenta remark = a written or spoken commentin a nutshell = an expression used to sum something up in just a few wordsDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources, and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to save 40% on your 1st month in the Club!Support the show
8/28/202111 minutes, 26 seconds
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Small Talk Tips

In this episode, Christina and Karyn talk about: the importance of listening while engaging in small talkusing current events as a topichow to end a conversationThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): a twist on [something] = a fresh or exciting variation of somethingto practice what you preach = to do yourself what you tell others to dogot to run = need to go; need to leaveDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your 1st month in the Club!! Support the show
8/20/20218 minutes, 31 seconds
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What is acceptable/unacceptable to talk about during small talk?

In this episode, Kristina and Karyn talk about: observations made from teaching students from all over the world places where people tend to talk more openlysome topics to generally avoid during small talkThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): kosher = acceptable; generally approved of or considered to be correct to generalize = say something that seems to be true in most situations or for most people, but that may not be completely true in all cases. off limits = an area that you are not allowed to goDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your 1st month in the Club!!Support the show
8/13/20219 minutes, 30 seconds
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Small Talk in Business Settings

In this episode, Matthew and Kristina talk about: common small talk topics in businessrelationship building through small talksome topics you may want to avoid in a business settingThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): overlap = a common area of interest, responsibility, etclighthearted = cheerful and carefreefirst impression = one's initial perception of someone or somethingDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your 1st month in the Club!Support the show
8/6/20218 minutes, 39 seconds
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Is Small Talk Common in your Country?

In this episode, Matthew and Karyn talk about: how common small talk is in the USplaces and situations where we engage in small talkhow useful being able to engage in small talk isThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to struggle with [something] = to find something difficultvital = essentialnosy = always trying to find out private things about other peopleDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to save 40% on your 1st month in the club!Support the show
7/30/20218 minutes, 47 seconds
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Monthly Review- Outdoor & Leisure

In this episode, Kristina, Karyn, and Matthew talk about: what we like to do on vacationgardeningoutdoor activities The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to hustle = hurry; bustleright on [something] = exactly; precisely on a place oppressive = (of weather) excessively hot and humidDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your 1st month in the Club!! Support the show
7/23/202112 minutes, 2 seconds
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Where do you do outdoor activities?

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: how important spending time outdoors is the places they like to spend time outdoorsanimals they see in the wildThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to make it a point to [do something] = to always do something or take particular care to do itelusive = difficult to find, catch, or achieve"knock on wood" = said in order to avoid bad luck, either when you mention good luck that you have had in the past or when you mention hopes you have for the futureDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get a 40% discount on your 1st month in the Club!  Support the show
7/16/20217 minutes, 7 seconds
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Home & Garden

In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: Kristina's gardendifferent names some fruits and vegetables have in different countriestroubleshooting in the garden The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): out back = outside at the back of a house or buildinga green thumb = someone who has a natural talent for growing plantsa pest =a destructive insect or other animal that attacks crops, food, livestock, etcDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your 1st month in the Club!! Support the show
7/9/20217 minutes, 11 seconds
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Vacations in your Country

In this episode, Christina and Trisha talk about: how few vacation days most Americans getworking on the weekendour vacation plansThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to go under = when a company is unsuccessful and can no longer do businessantisocial = not sociable; not wanting the company of othersambitious = having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeedDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your 1st month!! Support the show
7/2/20218 minutes, 58 seconds
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Monthly Review- How to Learn English More Effectively

In this episode, Christina, Matthew and Usher: review the topics discussed in June in FFCCgive some good tips for English learnersdebunk the myth that you need a certificate to prove your English levelThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to pop in/into [something] = to appear briefly validation =  the feeling that other people approve of and accept you, or something that gives you this feelingwillpower = strong determination that allows you to do something difficultDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your 1st month in the club!!Support the show
6/25/202110 minutes, 56 seconds
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Using Positive Language About Yourself

In this episode, Christina and Karyn talk about: the importance of using positive language the kind of negative language that we often hearmaking an effort to make changeThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to be a part of [something] = to be included or involved in somethingto have an ear for [something] = to be good at hearing, repeating, and understanding music or languagepersistence = firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or oppositionDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your 1st month in the club!!Support the show
6/19/20217 minutes, 24 seconds
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Special Episode! Meet Karyn!

In this episode, Christina introduces Karyn, the newest FFCC teacher! Karyn will be running the Monday FFCC sessions. Come say hi!Karyn is from Atlanta, Georgia Karyn has been teaching online for about 6 yearsThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to get to know [someone] = to start to be familiar with someone or somethingto get into [something] = to start enjoying something, or to become enthusiastic about itto get a degree in [something] = an expression used to say we completed a course or graduated from a school. ex: I got my Master's degree in Psychology. Do you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your 1st month in the club! Support the show
6/17/20215 minutes, 7 seconds
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Mythbusting Learning Myths

In this episode, Christina and Trisha talk about: different kinds of learning myths we hear from studentshow everyone has an accent how the media can influence the way we think about thingsThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): a myth = a widely held but false belief or ideasavvy = shrewd and knowledgeable; having common sense and good judgmentto bash = to criticize severelyDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Use code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your 1st month!! Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
6/11/202110 minutes
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Environment Design for Easier Learning

In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: the importance of scheduling your English learningthe importance of using any free time, even if it's just 3-5 minutesthe importance of making studying easier by placing study materials in easy to reach/see placesThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to set up = to place something in positionto sync = to synchronizeto get the most out of [something] = to maximize the returnDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your 1st month!! Support the show
6/4/20218 minutes, 14 seconds
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What kind of questions do we like to get from students?

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: the importance of asking questionswhat kind of questions we like to gethow to use your teacher to guide you by asking the right questionsThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to geek out= to behave in a very enthusiastic way about something that you are interested in and know a lot about but that other people might find boringeager = (of a person) wanting to do or have something very muchattentive = paying close attention to somethingDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your 1st month!! Support the show
5/28/20218 minutes, 29 seconds
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Monthly review- Business Topics

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: how to be a high performerthe importance of being positive and satisfiedhow to kill two birds with one stoneThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to beat yourself up = to blame or criticize yourself, usually in a way that is unfair or unnecessaryto speak up = express one's opinions frankly and openly in the zone =  when one's thoughts flow easily and creatively with regards to art, music, design, or invention. The achievement of a blissful, and fulfilling state of mind. Also known as in the groove. Do you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Use code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your 1st monthDetails about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
5/21/20219 minutes, 14 seconds
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Challenges of doing business in English II

In this episode, Christina and Trisha talk about: their experiences of doing business in Frenchhow stressful it can behow important practice and repetition are The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): the extent of [something] = the level, size or importance of somethingto push past [something] = to will/force yourself to continue, even though you want to give upto come in handy = to be usefulDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 50% off your 1st month!! Support the show
5/14/202110 minutes, 15 seconds
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Challenges of doing business in English (Key vocabulary for modern business)

In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: vocabulary used for emailingvocabulary used for spreadsheetsvocabulary used for computer documents The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to copy [someone] = to CC (carbon copy) someone in an emailto drag and drop = to move (an image or highlighted text) to another part of a screen using a mouse or similar deviceuniversal = applicable to all casesDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources, and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Use code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your 1st month!! Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
5/8/20218 minutes, 1 second
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How to be successful in business meetings

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: content over language abilityslowing down your speechthe importance of asking questions The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to come away with something = to leave a place with new knowledge or ideas or a particular impressionto take something personally = to interpret a remark or action as directed against oneself and be upset or offended by it, even if that was not the speaker's intentionenhanced = increased or intensified in value or beauty or qualityDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Use code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your 1st month!! Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
4/30/202111 minutes, 2 seconds
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Monthly Review- Other Cultures

In this episode, Christina, Matthew, and Georges talk about: what it's like to grow up in another culturewhat is enjoyable about learning about other culturestips for when you first learn about another cultureThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): fire away = used to give someone permission to begin speaking, typically to ask questions[one's] outlook = a person's point of view or general attitude to lifea preconceived notion = an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidenceDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources, and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Use code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your 1st month!!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
4/24/202110 minutes, 23 seconds
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Communication styles across cultures

In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: making eye contactcracking jokeshow to address someoneThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): confrontational = tending to deal with situations in an aggressive way; hostile or argumentativeto take something with a grain of salt = regard something as exaggerated; believe only part of somethingto break the tension = to alleviate the stress, to reduce the pressure/awkwardness of a situationDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Use code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your 1st month!!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
4/16/20218 minutes, 9 seconds
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A culture you would love to experience

In this episode, Christina and Trisha talk about: why we get interested in certain culturesgoing through phases of liking different cultures the cultures we are interested in at the moment The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to lose ground = to go into a position where you are less strong, advanced, or successful than someone elseto get back into something = to become interested in something again, after taking a breaka stereotype = a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person, group, or thingDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your 1st month in the club!!Support the show
4/9/20216 minutes, 36 seconds
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Things we appreciate about other cultures

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: camping and hospitality in Vietnammeeting new neighborsbeing respectful of vacation timeThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): transition = passage from one state, stage, subject, or place to anotherhospitality = the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangersdrop off the face of the earth = completely gone; vanished without a trace; you haven't heard from someone in a long timeDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to save 40% on your 1st month in the Club!Support the show
4/2/20219 minutes, 47 seconds
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Good habits monthly review

In this episode, Christina, Matthew and Nicolas talk about: ways to make sure you continue a new habit you have startedways to be good at planning thingsways to find time in your scheduleThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to go back = to return to make something your own = to personalize something"to use your time wisely" = to make the most of your time in a productive mannerDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to receive 40% off your 1st month in the club!Find Nicolas at:Nicolas Leconte @ NOMOSPHERE Email :  [email protected] :  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolas-leconte-4510316/Support the show
3/26/202110 minutes, 41 seconds
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What good habits have you developed thanks to COVID-19?

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: some positives that have come out of COVIDrearranging our schedulessetting aside time for thinkingThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to put a positive spin on [something] = to take a situation or event, usually a negative one, and turn it into something good/beneficial/favorableto work out the kinks= to try to fix the small problems or flawsto feel reassured = to feel less worried about something, usually after receiving help or adviceDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your 1st month in the club!! Support the show
3/19/20217 minutes, 39 seconds
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The importance of sleep habits

In this episode, Christina and Trisha talk about: whether we are good sleepersthings we do to help us fall asleepwaking up in the middle of the nightThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): "a good night's sleep"= an expression used to say that someone slept wellto stick to something = to adhere to a commitment, belief, or ruleto stay up = remain out of bed at a time when most people have gone to bed or at a time when you are normally in bed yourselfDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your 1st month!! Support the show
3/12/20216 minutes, 17 seconds
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How to create good habits

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: living in an all-or-nothing culturethe book "Atomic Habits"taking baby stepsThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to pat yourself on the back = to congratulate yourselfto show up = to be presentto get into the habit of doing something = to begin doing something regularly or oftenDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your 1st month!!Support the show
3/5/20218 minutes, 19 seconds
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Expressing gratitude

In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: things we are thankful forbeing grateful for what we do have during Covidappreciating the little things in lifeThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to take [something] for granted = to fail to properly appreciate (someone or something), especially as a result of overfamiliaritythe small things = the little things; things we often do not appreciate every day"and things like that" = a phrase used to indicate nonspecific things that are similar or somehow related to those being listed or discussedDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to save 40% on your 1st month!! Support the show
2/26/20215 minutes, 53 seconds
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Netflix night

In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: shows we're currently watchingtime-travel showsshows we're not interested inThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): a (TV) show = a program on TV/streaming platforma (TV) series = a television program that has the same characters or deals with the same type of subjects, and is usually broadcast every week, or released by season on a streaming servicea parallel world = an imaginary world that exists at the same time as the real worldDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your first month!! Support the show
2/19/20216 minutes, 5 seconds
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Taking risks in life and in business

In this episode, Christina and Trisha talk about: whether we are risk takers or nottaking risks by doing extreme physical activitiestaking risks when making business decisionsThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): a risk taker = a person who likes to take chancesa calculated risk = a chance a person takes after carefully considering all possible outcomesto manage to do [something] = to be able to do somethingDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to save 40% on your first month!! Support the show
2/12/20215 minutes, 35 seconds
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Interesting public figures

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: how there are so many interesting people on social mediathe people we followminimalismThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): off the beaten path = a direction that most people do not takeemotional intelligence = the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empatheticallyminimalism =  design or style in which the simplest and fewest elements are used to create the maximum effect Do you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your first month :)Support the show
2/5/20218 minutes, 3 seconds
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If there was one small thing you could change...

In this episode, Christina and Trisha talk about: being busy wanting to have more timeuniversal basic incomeThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): frantic = desperate or wild with excitement, passion, fear, pain, etc.to tie into = to bring into connection with something relevantfundamental = forming a necessary base or core; of central importanceDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your first month!! Support the show
1/29/20215 minutes, 43 seconds
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Things most people don't know about you

In this episode, Christina and Trisha talk about: whether to share secrets or not on a podcastrandom things we're interested inthings we like to do over and over The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): skeleton in the closet = a discreditable or embarrassing fact that someone wishes to keep secretpractical = (of an idea, plan, or method) likely to succeed or be effective in real circumstances; feasiblegeeky = unfashionable and socially ineptDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your 1st month!!Support the show
1/22/20216 minutes, 21 seconds
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Rhymin' and stealin'

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: what this episode is aboutthe value in using rhymes, songs and poems to learn English pronunciationhow to use rhymes, songs and poems to learn English pronunciationThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to get a feel for [something] = to develop a good knowledge or understanding of somethingcatchy = (of a tune or phrase) instantly appealing and memorableto be into [something] = to like and be interested in somethingDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your first month!Support the show
1/15/20216 minutes, 21 seconds
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Causes, charities and fundraisers

In this episode, Christina and Trisha talk about: charities they are involved withdifferent types of ways to raise moneyfundraising by doing a physical challengeThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): change = the money you get back after buying something; coins or small billsa good cause = something worth doing or giving to because it will help other peopleto donate = to give (money or goods) for a good cause, for example to a charityDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your 1st month!!Support the show
1/8/20215 minutes, 29 seconds
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A night out

In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: Kristina's 20-year wedding anniversaryseeing a Broadway showgoing to a safariThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): a milestone =  an important event in the development or history of something or in someone's lifeexotic = unusual and exciting because of coming from far away, especially a tropic country to improvise =  to invent or make something, such as a speech or a device, at the time when it is needed without already having planned it Do you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your 1st month!!Support the show
1/3/20215 minutes, 55 seconds
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New Year's Resolutions

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: whether or not we make resolutionsmaking monthly resolutions instead of yearly oneslooking back on the year The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): on a (monthly) basis = a particular method or system used for organizing or doing something (monthly)to fall off the track = to go off course; to stop doing a plan step-by-step = so as to progress gradually and carefully from one stage to the nextDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to save 40% on your first month :) Support the show
12/26/20206 minutes, 45 seconds
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Junk food you can't resist

In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: food we find yummywhether or not chocolate is junk foodtrying to eat junk food in moderationThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to pig out on [something] = to eat a lot of something to treat yourself to [something] = to reward yourself with somethingin moderation = within reasonable limits; not to excessDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your first monthSupport the show
12/18/20205 minutes, 5 seconds
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How do you manage setbacks & difficulties?

In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: how we deal with setbacksfalling off the horse and getting back on itmaking the most of difficult situationsThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): "deal with it" = to manage or handle someone or somethingto get over the hump = to get past the most difficult part"in the end" = eventually, or on reflectionDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your 1st month!Support the show
12/11/20205 minutes, 42 seconds
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Negotiating Skills

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: whether we are good at negotiating or notnot needing to "win" negotiationsChris VossThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to have an ace up your sleeve = a powerful and often secret weapon, advantage, etc.to tip the balance = (of a circumstance or event) be the deciding factor; make the critical differenceto hold [one's] ground = to refuse to change your opinion, stance, position, decision, etc.Links to Chris Voss:"Never Split the Difference" - AmazonTalks at Google - YouTubeDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your 1st month!! Support the show
12/4/20207 minutes, 8 seconds
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Matchmakers

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: the statement, "It's not what you know, but who you know."meeting people on social medianetworkingThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to interact with [someone/something] = to communicate or work together"Half the battle" = an expression used to mean that something is the most important (and typically the first) step towards achieving something"You never know" = an expression used to say that you can never be certain about future events, so anything is possibleDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your first month!! Support the show
11/27/20204 minutes, 33 seconds
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How to feel more confident speaking in English

In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: faking it till you make itother tips to feel more confidenthow to create a virtuous cycleThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): "fake it till you make it" =  acting a certain way more and more to begin to believe the act about ourselvesto hack [something] = to find a creative solution to something that takes less time than a conventional methodto associate [something] with [something else] = To link something in the mind with something elseDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your first month!! Support the show
11/20/20206 minutes, 17 seconds
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Artificial intelligence and the impact it could have on your industry

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: how the thought of AI makes them feelhow technology has improved over timethe ways that AI is already affecting our livesThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to grasp = to comprehend; to understandexponential = a very rapid increasean existential threat = a threat to something's survivalDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to save 40% on your 1st month!! Support the show
11/13/20207 minutes, 10 seconds
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What's new with you? (catching up with someone)

In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: some different expressions used to ask someone what they have been up toa particularly difficult expression for some English language learners to understandpicking up where you left offThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to catch up with someone =  to update one another on life events that occurred since the last time seeing each other same old, same old = an expression used to say nothing has changed in your life(when things) run together = blend togetherDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
11/6/20205 minutes, 33 seconds
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Business hospitality customs in your country

In this episode, Christina and Trisha talk about: how hard it is to talk about customs specific to the UShow it depends on the work environmenthow making small talk is one custom that is pretty standard The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to generalize = to draw a broad conclusion from particular factsone's work environment = one's physical and social surroundings at worknot (very) cool = rudeDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
10/30/20207 minutes, 56 seconds
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Are you optimistic or pessimistic in general?

In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: being optimistic or pessimisticdealing with bad thingstrying to understand other people's attitudesThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): a glass half empty = an expression used to say a person/attitude is pessimistica glass half full =an expression used to say a person/attitude is optimisticgiving someone the benefit of the doubt = believing someone, or thinking about someone in a good way, even if there are no facts to support themDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your first month!!Support the show
10/23/20204 minutes, 26 seconds
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What are you afraid of?

In this episode, Christina and Trisha  talk about: Trisha's fear of sharksChristina's fear of not doing what she really wants to doChristina's fear of jellyfishThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): a phobia = an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to somethingirrational = not logical or reasonableto reassure someone = to say or do something to remove the doubts or fears of someoneDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to save 40% on your first month!!Support the show
10/16/20207 minutes, 11 seconds
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Common business practices in your country

In this episode, Christina and Fluency Club Leader [NAME]  talk about: business practices in the UShow a casual, polite sounding request is an orderthe importance of observing others around youThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): a higher up = a senior person in an organization; someone whose position is above yourson the surface = something obvious or superficial; lacking substancesubtle = not obvious; a clever and indirect method of achieving somethingDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your first month!Support the show
10/9/20206 minutes, 12 seconds
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Buying or renting a home in your country

In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: living in an apartment or a housethe advantages and disadvantages of eachtiny housesThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): a yard = a piece of ground adjoining a building or housethe country = a rural areato downsize = to move to a smaller house/apartment; to get rid of unnecessary itemsDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off of your first month!!Support the show
10/3/20206 minutes, 31 seconds
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Hobbies and passions

In this episode, Christina and Trisha talk about: how native English speakers rarely use the word 'hobby'how 'What do you do in free time?' is used far more frequently the difference between a hobby and things we like to do in our free timeThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): downtime = a time to relax; a time when you're not busy to get together with [someone] = to hang out with someone; to do something with someone to escape = to get away from everyday activities Do you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your first month!!Support the show
9/25/20206 minutes, 26 seconds
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The impact technology has had at the workplace

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: the pros and cons of technologyhow technology affects our workdisconnecting from the internet The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to get duped = to get deceived; trickedurgent = (of a state or situation) requiring immediate action or attentionto unplug = to relax and avoid using electronic devicesDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to receive 40% off your first month!!Support the show
9/18/20206 minutes, 51 seconds
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How to introduce yourself in English

In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: how to introduce yourself progressivelywhat questions to avoidhow to sound less directThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): a tick box = a small square on a form, questionnaire, or test in which you put a checkmark to show that you agree with something or have completed somethingto be direct = to be straightforward, which can sometimes be considered impolite[something] defines [one] = something is a major part or "all of' of one's life, ex: Don't let your financial success define you. Do you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to save 40% off your first month!Support the show
9/11/20205 minutes, 43 seconds
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Sports

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: the sports we played in schoolpopular sports in our areasports injuriesThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to be a big fan of [something] = an admirer; someone who really likes somethingto rehab = to return to a healthy or good way of lifeto pivot = to turn or twistDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSign up today and use code "FFCC40" to receive 40% off your first month!Support the show
9/4/20207 minutes, 36 seconds
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Good first impressions

In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: making a good first impression in the USbeing formal vs. informalthings not to be surprised byThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to take into consideration = to give something some thought; to think about somethingfirm = solid; strong[to do something] as a sign of respect = [to do something] to show you respect someoneDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
8/28/20206 minutes, 55 seconds
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Favorite podcasts and Youtube channels

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: our favorite podcastswhat they are aboutwhy we find them interestingThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to have the time (to do something) =  to be unoccupied or idle and thus able to do something.to do a deep dive into [something] = to do a significant examination or analysisto be hit or miss = when something is good sometimes and bad other timesDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your first month!Support the show
8/21/20206 minutes, 20 seconds
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Shopping experiences in different countries

In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: grocery shopping in the USshopping at supercenters buying in bulkThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): bulk= a large amounta bunch of [something] = a lot of [something]to unload= to remove something (usually from a truck/car)Do you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your first month!!!Support the show
8/14/20204 minutes, 59 seconds
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Parts unknown

In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: strange foods from where they are fromwhether or not they would try chitterlingsanimals people eat that have been huntedThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): strange food = food that we've never had before and perhaps never even heard of"It tastes like chicken" = a common expression used when trying a new meatgamey = a stronger, wilder flavor Do you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to receive 40% off your first month!!Support the show
8/7/20206 minutes, 12 seconds
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Free your mind

In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: the Black Lives Matter movementthe protests and looting in the USpeople waking up to the injustice in the US and having real conversations about itThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): a movement = A large body of people interested in a common issue, idea, or concern that is of continuing significance and who are willing to take action. Movements seek to change attitudes or institutions, not just policies.to sweep something under the rug = To ignore a problem. To pretend a problem doesn't existout in the open = public knowledge, not hidden from people; no longer a secretDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your first month!!Support the show
7/31/20206 minutes, 45 seconds
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Your favorite jams

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: our favorite bandswhen/why we listen to different kinds of musicusing YouTube to discover different kinds of musicThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): a jam = a songa song's message = the backstory that we can pick up from the lyricseclectic = selecting or choosing from various sourcesDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to save 40% off your 1st month!!Support the show
7/24/20206 minutes, 33 seconds
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Zero Waste

In this episode, Christina and Cara talk about: the definition of "zero waste"ways to adopt a zero-waste lifestylehow zero waste can be a win-winThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to evoke = to bring to mindpackaging = materials used to wrap or protect goodsa win-win situation= when something is advantageous for all parties involvedDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Use code: 'FFCC40' to save 40% off your first month!!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
7/17/20206 minutes, 13 seconds
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Mentor's you've had

In this episode, Christina and Cara talk about: the difference between a role model and a mentormentors we've had throughout our careerspeople we have mentoredThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to take [one] under [one's] wing = to protect or care for someone, ex: My new boss has really taken me under her wing.to know the ropes = to know how to do a job or activityto look out for someone = to take care of someone; to make sure they are treated wellDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowEnter code 'FFCC40' to save 40% off your first month!Support the show
7/11/20208 minutes, 34 seconds
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A Special Interview with Jacques, a Faster Fluency Conversation Club Member

In this special interview, I am speaking with Jacques who has been a member of the Faster Fluency Conversation Club for a couple of months. In this special "Member Spotlight" episode, he talks with Christina about:how he has stopped translating in his head before speakingovercoming the fear of being judged when speaking in Englishthe value of speaking in English every day and getting useful practice and repetitionthe importance of having fun while you learnThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to sign up for something = to join something, like a club or courseto overcome a fear = to no longer be scared about doing somethingsomething that works for you = something suitable for you that gives you your desired resultSign up today and save! We are now offering listeners of the podcast 40% off their first month of membership in the Faster Fluency Conversation Club.Join by clicking here: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowAnd enter code: 'FFCC40' to save today!We're looking forward to seeing you in the Club!Support the show
7/8/20209 minutes, 16 seconds
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Aging and getting older

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: how we approach agingthe next 20 to 30 yearshow we feel about different agesThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to think back = to recall a past event or timeto feel like it was yesterday = used when something seemed like it happened recently, but it was actually quite a while agoto be over the hill = to be past the midpoint of lifeDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSign up today and use code 'FFCC40' to receive 40% off your 1st month!Support the show
7/3/20206 minutes, 25 seconds
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Seasonal traditions in your country

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: summer traditionsthe 4th of Julysummer vacationThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): a tradition = a custom or belief that is passed down from generation to generationthe 4th of July = a holiday in the US to celebrate its independence a school year = a period of time that school is open each yearDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
6/26/20206 minutes
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Recipe Swap

In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: a zucchini bread recipethe American measuring systemmiso almond butter cookiesThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to justify something = to show or prove something to be reasonableto convert = to change from one form to another formto swap = to exchange; to tradeDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowUse code 'FFCC40' to get 40% off your first month!!Support the show
6/20/20205 minutes, 31 seconds
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A Special Interview with Meire, a Faster Fluency Conversation Club Member

Meire is a teacher in Brazil, and she has been a member of the Faster Fluency Conversation Club for a few months. In this special "Member Spotlight" episode, she talks with Christina about:why she decided to sign up for the clubthe different topics that are covered in the club, and why they're interesting for learning Englishthe benefits she has gotten out of the clubThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to sign up for something = to join something, like a club or courseto cover a topic = to go over a topic; to discuss a topicto get [something] out of [something] = to receive a benefit from somethingto go for it = to do something without hesitationSign up today and save! We are now offering listeners of the podcast 40% off their first month of membership in the Faster Fluency Conversation Club.Join by clicking here: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowAnd enter code: 'FFCC40' to save today!We're looking forward to seeing you in the Club!Support the show
6/18/20206 minutes, 33 seconds
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A Classic Story (all-time favorite books, movies, series in your culture)

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: a couple of our favorite storiesAlice in WonderlandAmerican GirlThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): a deeper meaning = something that has more importance than it seemsto stick with you = when something is almost impossible to forgetto check something out = to do more research on something; to look into; to possibly read/watch/listen to something laterDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
6/12/20206 minutes, 42 seconds
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A guided tour (tell us about your city)

In this episode, Christina and Trisha talk about: where we grew upa few things to do in San Diegoand some things to do in New OrleansThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to grab (a meal / drink) = to eat/drink with someone; i.e. Wanna grab dinner?to enjoy a night out = to have fun or do something entertaining at night- dinner, drinks, dancing, etc.to get out of = to leave somewhere; i.e. Wanna get outta here?Do you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
6/5/20207 minutes, 2 seconds
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What will you have done…(future perfect simple)

In this episode, Christina and Trisha talk about: grammar! the future perfect simple tensehow rarely we use this tensesome situations where it might be usedThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): when will you have it done by? = used when asking someone when they expect to have completed something (in the future)this is she/he = the grammatically correct way to answer the phone when the person calling wants to speak to youto run into something/someone = to come across something/someone unexpectedlyDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
5/28/20206 minutes, 34 seconds
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Being outdoors or in the wild

In this episode, Christina and Trisha talk about: our plans after de-confinementwhat we've been able to do during confinementgoing to the mountainsThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): in the wild = out in nature and away from civilizationto give an impression of = to make someone think about something in a particular wayto block off time in a calendar/schedule = to create a period of free time for yourself to do whatever you want Do you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
5/22/20205 minutes, 16 seconds
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A memorable vacation

In this episode, Christina and Cara talk about: our most memorable vacationstraveling to the other side of the worldhitchhikingThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to be fond of = to like something or someone a lota leg (of a trip) = one part of a trip back in the day = a long time ago Do you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
5/15/20207 minutes, 43 seconds
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Time Management

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: how we manage our timemorning routinesbeing gratefulThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to hustle = to work hardto tick the boxes = to cross things off of a to-do listto get off on the right foot = to start something in a good way Do you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
5/10/20207 minutes, 8 seconds
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Raising kids in your country

In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: school lifeschool lunchextracurricular activitiesThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to go crazy = to get very excited; expend a lot of energyvo-tech / vocational school = a school that teaches technical or practical skillshands-on = to use your hands to complete a taskDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
5/1/20205 minutes, 38 seconds
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Annyoing things about your country

In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: annoying things about people in the UScomparing culture in the US to Nicaragua being individualistic The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): I have to say... = something we feel we must say- often used when we want to be the one in the conversation speaking, or when we feel the need to be completely honest about something"me time" = time spent alone; personal timeto drive [one] nuts = to bother; to annoy; to "make [one] go crazy"Do you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
4/24/20204 minutes, 48 seconds
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Career Crossroads

In this episode, Christina and Cara talk about: What the word 'career' meansThe importance of part-time jobsThe different jobs that we have hadThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to look back = to revisit the past; to think about or talk about the past[something] doesn't count = something that doesn't qualify or isn't validto start out = to begin somewhere or as something. ex: I started out as an elementary school teacher.Do you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
4/17/20207 minutes, 52 seconds
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Learning styles and tips

In this episode, Christina and Kristina talk about: ways to improve your listening skillssome examples of reduced speechwhether or not watching movies is an effective way to studyThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to pick out = to select from a groupreduced speech = sounds that have been omitted, pronounced less clearly or altered. ex: "could have" can sound like "coulda", "what are you doing?" can sound like "whaddya doin?"to trip [one] up = to make a mistake; to cause confusionDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
4/8/20206 minutes, 50 seconds
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How social media has changed our lives

In this episode, Christina and Matthew talk about: How social media has changed our liveswhat is the future of social media?are people going to be able to use social media in a more effective way in the future?is social media becoming more and more private?The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to have faith in (humanity) = to believe (that people will make things better)to have an agenda = to have a plan for the future, typically nefarious or self-beneficialto take something at face value = to believe someone/something without verifying itDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
4/3/20205 minutes, 52 seconds
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Good and bad manners in your country

In this episode, Fluency Club Leader Kristina and I talk about: suggestions for being politefunny faux pas we have madehow language could lead us to be rude (on accident!)The extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to be misinterpreted = when someone understands you incorrectlyto bond = to develop and strengthen a relationship with someoneit's good manners to = used when we want to talk about a good manner; ex: It's good manners to smile :)Do you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
3/27/20207 minutes, 29 seconds
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Coronavirus: What's happening in your country?

In this episode, Fluency Club Leaders Kristina, Matthew, and I talk about: what we're seeing in France, Vietnam, USA & Nicaraguaour own personal stories related to what's happeningtips for managing email "emergencies" from colleagues & clientsThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): banned = forbidden. Ex. Travel is not banned, but it's not a good idea to travel.to self-quarantine = to voluntarily choose to isolate yourself, to stop the spread of a virusa centralized country = a country where most decisions depend directly on the national government Do you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
3/19/202012 minutes, 11 seconds
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Things we're addicted to

In this episode, Fluency Club Leader Cara and I talk about: addiction to email, and how we manage itwhy addiction to email & social media is like addiction to drugs & alcoholtips for managing email "emergencies" from colleagues & clientsThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to get addicting = to become addicting. Ex. Email can get addicting. = Email can become addictingthe hassle = a situation that is annoying because it involves doing something difficult or complicated that needs a lot of effortto get cracked out = to become extremely tired and mentally dazed due to excessive consumption of something that is addictiveDo you want the transcript of the podcast, more vocabulary resources and live conversation practice?Join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club!You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster, in a fun community of professionals from around the world!Details about joining: https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
3/10/20206 minutes, 28 seconds
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Entrepreneurship

In this episode, Fluency Club Leader Matthew and I talk about: how we define "entrepreneur"the qualities necessary to be a good entrepreneurif employees can be considered entrepreneursThe extra mile (useful English vocabulary you'll hear in the podcast): to open up a shop = to open a shop. The extra preposition "up" is a common feature of spoken Englishto be willing to take risks = to accept and be prepared to take risksto scratch that itch = to provide a solution to a problem that someone hasDo you want the transcript of the podcast? Then join the Faster Fluency Conversation Club! You'll get the transcript, additional vocabulary activities, and most importantly, practice using the vocabulary you learn to talk about this topic. You'll become more fluent and more confident in English faster! Details at https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-nowSupport the show
3/9/20205 minutes, 30 seconds
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Introducing the Faster Fluency Conversation Club podcast

Welcome to the Faster Fluency Conversation Club podcast, for busy professionals who want to become fluent in English faster, have more confidence speaking English, and who want to connect with other professionals around the world to have fun doing it. I’m Christina, from the popular YouTube channel Speak English with Christina. And with my team of Expert Teachers Cara, Matthew, Kristina, and Trisha, we want to help you become fluent faster, and feel more confident speaking English, both with native and non-native speakers. After all, if you work in an international context, you need to speak good English, but also communicate well with people who have different accents, different levels of English, and different work cultures. In the Faster Fluency Conversation Club podcast, you’ll hear conversations between my teachers and me, where we talk about all sorts of things, on both everyday and business topics. It’s all in English, and the conversations are unscripted and spontaneous, to help you train your ear to understand real spoken English, the way we really speak it in conversations. You’ll hear conversations on topics ranging from entrepreneurship to the environment, cultural differences and tips for learning English, but also more everyday topics like talking about your family, what you did during the weekend, places to visit in your country, and even what you had for breakfast. In other words, the kinds of topics that come up in your everyday conversations with your clients and colleagues around the worldWe want to give you the comprehension skills, the vocabulary, the speaking practice, and especially, the confidence, to connect with professionals around the world and advance your career in English. The Faster Fluency Conversation Club Podcast is the main audio resource for our Faster Fluency Conversation Club. And if you’re wondering what that is, well, keep listening! It’s our fluency development program, that helps you become more confident speaking English with professionals from around the world. You improve your vocabulary, listening comprehension, conversation skills, and confidence speaking with other Club members, and your Fluency Club leaders. Each week, I send you audio resources, including this podcast, and the transcript, plus vocabulary activities and interesting articles curated from the internet to prepare you to participate in the conversation sessions, which happen 4 times a week. If you want more details on the Faster Fluency Conversation Club, please visit https://mybusinessenglishcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now And in the meantime, look for our first podcast episode, which will be available here very soon! I’m really excited to launch this podcast for you, with the Expert Teachers of Speak English with Christina, and we hope that you’ll love it!Support the show
3/9/20203 minutes, 23 seconds