Getting stressed out is all too common in this modern world of instant this and instant that. It seems like everything has to be done all at the same time. Sometimes it’s useful to be able to talk about stress and health with other people and maybe things then don’t seem so bad! In this …
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Not everything you see or look at is alike. Some things are better than others or have some disadvantages. So how do you begin to explain the differences, or understand if someone else is telling you? In this Podcast, you will learn: (i) How to compare the advantages and disadvantages of certain things (ii) To …
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Whenever you are in a new place or city, and need directions to get to the train station or airport or somewhere else, are you sure you know how to ask? And then, once you have been told, can you be sure you have the right directions? In this Podcast, you will learn: (i) To …
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More than likely no two apartments or houses you are looking at to buy or rent are the same. One might be bigger or brighter than another; another might have a big bathroom or small kitchen. You’ll need to know some key adjectives to help explain to your colleagues or the agent showing you around …
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Once you’ve found somewhere to live in China, possibly you’ll need to get some furniture and/or electrical appliances to complete your home. You may know where to go to buy such items but can you effectively discuss them with the sales staff and order them? In this Podcast, you will learn: (i) To identify a …
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With property prices seemingly always on the increase, it’s useful to know more about large numbers in Chinese—you know, those numbers containing many 0000! You can then discuss with your friends or colleagues what’s reasonable or not , price-wise… In this Podcast, you will learn: (i) To talk about the price of something per unit, …
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Most people aspire to own or rent a nice new property. In many Chinese cities there are so many new properties being built, but some are better than others! Learn how to talk about the characteristics of a new apartment or house you might be considering… In this Podcast, you will learn: (i) How to …
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Most people spend the majority of their waking hours at work, at least 5 days per week. Occasionally problems or issues will arise and it’s useful to know how to talk about them and, hopefully, solve them by talking them through with colleagues or managers. In this Podcast, you will learn: (i) To discuss a …
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Now and then, our close friends or colleagues do something which may not be good for them. Maybe they don’t realise this, so how can you give them some good advice or suggestions to change their ways and improve things? In this Podcast, you will learn: (i) To offer some suggestions to others to make …
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We all enjoy to eat or drink certain things—even when, sometimes, they are not good for us! Too much of one things cannot be good, but it’s often hard to stop eating or drinking them. Tell your friends about some of your habits, or listen to theirs! In this Podcast, you will learn: (i) To …
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