Professionals Podcasts - Emotional intelligence
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Listen to an extract from a lecture on emotional intelligence given by a professor at a business school.

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Scarlett is twelve years old and is trying to understand the world around her. She asks questions about everything, all the time. She also says that she already knows five languages …

Magazine: A serious case
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My friend is afraid of spiders. This isn't very unusual; a lot of people are afraid of spiders. But my friend isn't just afraid of spiders, she is totally, completely and utterly terrified of them …

Magazine: Hallowe'en
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Find out some more about the traditional festival of Halloween.

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A new concept in old people's homes in France. The idea is simple, but revolutionary: combining a residential home for the elderly with a crèche/nursery school in the same building.

You're Hired
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After firing the sales director, Phillip and Marcia discuss some job applications and the interview format.

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Afel was twelve years old when he saw them. ‘What are those?’ he asked his uncle excitedly. ‘Skis,’ replied his uncle. ‘And those people are called skiers.’ Afel was in love. He wanted to be a skier.

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Five people, whose lives interrelate, live the build-up to Christmas in different ways in different places. A sudden blackout changes their lives forever ...

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It is the 22nd century and the world is very different. With new technologies, people can have the bodies that they want. See what happens when Mr Smith decides to change his body. 

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To the first people it was obvious that time went in circles. The basic problem for calendar makers is how to get the months (which come from the moon) to stay in synch with the years.

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People often said that Thierry Boyle was the most boring man in the world. Thierry didn’t know why people thought he was so boring. Thierry thought he was quite interesting.

How to ask someone where they got that ...
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Ask the right questions to find out where people got their things.

UK Culture: Student Money
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Are you a student living away from home? Do you find yourself living on a tight budget? Listen to these UK students and find out their top tips for saving money.

Penny Sweets
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In the 60s, 70s and 80s it was common for sweets to be sold individually in shops, each sweet costing a penny or two, hence the name penny sweets.

Professionals Podcasts - Viral marketing
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Listen to part of a radio programme where people are talking about viral marketing.

UK Culture: New words
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New words and phrases are continually entering the English language. Listen to this Trend UK episode and find out if you are a screenager or even perhaps a splod!

How to pay a compliment
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Learn the tricks of paying compliments.

Elementary Podcasts: Tess & Ravi
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In this episode Tess shares some good news with Ravi, and their guests talk about Formula 1 and telling the truth. You can also follow Carolina as she takes something back to a shop. Will she get her money back?

UK Culture: Ethical Shopping
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Are you after value for money when you're shopping for fashion; or fashion that's made with values? Listen and find out more.

UK Culture: Manners
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Did you know that manners are all about a reduction of violence between people? If you don't believe it, have a listen to this.

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Beans, beans good for your heart. People in the UK eat over 90% of the world's tinned baked beans. Watch this video about baked beans and try the exercises.

UK Culture: Creative Industries
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Creative industries play a key role in the UK economy. Listen and find out what it's like to live and work as a young professional in the UK.

How to tell if your boyfriend is a slob
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What to say to a boyfriend when he lazes around in the house.

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Read about relationship-building in business, what it means and how to be better at it.

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What are competencies, why are they so important nowadays?  How are competencies used in Human Resources and how can individuals use them to their advantage?

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What is coaching? Here are the basic principles of coaching and what happens when somebody engages in a coaching partnership. Find out what a good coach does.

Professionals Podcasts - Line management
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Listen to part of a radio programme where a manager is talking about dealing with staff.

Elementary Podcasts
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In this episode Tess is upset about losing her cat and Ravi offers support. Their guests talk about chocolate and ways of wasting time. You can also follow Carolina as she tries some British home cooking. Will she like it?

Magazine: Ecotourism
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Nowadays, many of us try to live in a way that will damage the environment as little as possible. And we want to take these attitudes on holiday with us. Ecotourism is becoming more popular.

Professionals Podcasts – Trend analysis
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Listen to an interview with a social affairs commentator on changes in patterns of working.

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