English as a Second Language (ESL) Podcast - Learn English Online

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English as a Second Language Podcast is for anyone who wants to improve their English speaking and listening skills.


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12.01.2016
11.30.2016

1,264 - Customer Loyalty Programs

Get something extra for always shopping at the same store. Learn how in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:35 Explanations: 4:48 Fast dialog: 20:07 Wynn: I’ve come up with a surefire way to bring in more business. Dixie: How? Wynn: We’ll start a customer loyalty program. All of the big businesses have them. Dixie: I’m not sure how they work. Wynn: They’re mainly point-based systems. Our customers sign up and we’ll give them a membership card or keychain tag with a barcode. Each time they make a purchase, they get points. Once they’ve accumulated enough points, they can redeem them for rewards. Dixie: Okay, but what’s this? Wynn: It’s a punch card. Each time a customer buys something over $25, they get a punch. When they’ve received 10 punches, they get a $10 discount. Dixie: I understand all that, but what is this chart for? Wynn: It shows our new tiered system. Customers who spend over $1,000 a year are on the blue level, those who spend more than $5,000 are on the red level, and those who spend $10,000 are on the gold level. We’ll have incentives to get people to move up the ladder. Dixie: So which of these customer loyalty programs are we adopting? Wynn: All of them. Dixie: Huh? How are customers supposed to keep track of all of these programs? Wynn: Good question. See this? It’s a free wallet we’ll be giving away. Customers can keep all of their customer loyalty cards in it. Isn’t it nice? Dixie: It’s nice, but will people really use it? Wynn: You’ve got a point. Maybe we should come up with a reward program for those who do. Hey, that’s brilliant! Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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1,246 - Getting a Gynecological Exam

Learn about how to talk about common women’s health issues in English in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:20 Explanations: 4:17 Fast dialog: 19:34 Matt: Hello, viewers! On our show today, we have Dr. Rodriguez, who is here to tell us about women’s health. Welcome, Dr. Rodriguez. Dr. Rodriguez: Thanks for having me. Matt: Tell us. As a gynecologist, what one piece of advice would you give to women to help them stay healthy? Dr. Rodriguez: Well, as part of their regular checkups, they should be getting a gynecological exam. Matt: This may surprise you, but I’ve never had one. Ha, ha! Dr. Rodriguez: When women come in for an exam, I check several things. I do a breast exam to check for lumps to detect breast cancer. I also show women how to do this at home on their own. Matt: Is that all? Dr. Rodriguez: No, I do a pelvic exam and a Pap smear to rule out cervical cancer. I also look for anything problematic, such as unusual discharge or signs of STDs. Matt: That sounds painful. Ouch! Dr. Rodriguez: It’s not painful and it’s very important. I also discuss with women their menstrual cycles, issues related to being sexually active, birth control methods, fertility issues, and menopause. Matt: I didn’t know what I was missing! Dr. Rodriguez: My point is that it’s important for women to talk to their doctor about any medical issues they may have. Matt: And my point is: I’m glad I’m not a woman! Dr. Rodriguez: That’s not the message… Matt: Thanks for coming in, doctor. And now, let’s talk about something really important – celebrity news! Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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1,239 - Sharing an Online Account

Life can be risky in our Internet world. Learn about why you should be careful about sharing your online accounts with other people in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:26 Explanations: 4:10 Fast dialog: 19:05 Sara: Hello, customer service. How may I help you today? Gabriel: Hello. I noticed some suspicious activity on my account and I want to find out if there’s been unauthorized access. Sara: Let’s take a look. Your account history shows purchases nearly every day beginning two weeks ago. Gabriel: That’s the problem. I haven’t made any purchases. Sara: Do you have a shared account, by any chance? Gabriel: Yes, I have a household account that’s shared by my entire family. My wife has full access, but my children only have restricted access. Sara: I’m afraid that’s not showing in your account preferences. Both of your children have full access. Gabriel: Even so, they know not to abuse their privileges. They wouldn’t buy things without asking my wife or me first. Sara: Are you sure, sir? I show that both of your children have accessed the account regularly. In fact, they’re both logged on right now. Gabriel: They are? What are they doing? Sara: They’re in the process of buying several more items and are checking out. Gabriel: Stop them! This is an emergency. Shut down my account. Sara: I’m not sure I can do that, sir. Perhaps you can stop them on your end. Gabriel: I’ll stop them all right. Just wait ‘til I get my hands on those two! Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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