#78 Gaslighting

What happens when your boss or colleague accuses you of doing something you don’t remember doing? Or not doing something you are sure you did do? Are you being gaslighted? We talk about gaslighting in this episode.

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#77 Cut to the Cuts

“Cut” is a word that just keeps coming up in English idioms. It means so much that sometimes it feels like it means nothing! So let’s look at three idioms using “cut.” All three have completely different meanings.

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#76 Crickets and Ghosts, Oh My!

Are we in the office or in the woods? What do crickets and ghosts have to do with business English? Do I hear crickets now? Are you ghosting me? I’ll answer all these questions in this episode!

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#75 The Former or the Latter

Do you get confused by these two options? Which one is the former, which one is the latter? What does former and latter even mean? We’ll discuss this and make it a little clear in this episode.

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#74 Blue Sky Scenario

More corporate speak? Well, yes, this idiom is from corporate speak too, and you may hear it in business. But this one might not be easy to understand. We’ll talk about the meaning and usage of “blue sky scenario” this week.

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#73 Another Day in Paradise

Can you recognize sarcasm when you hear it? What is sarcasm and why do we use it? We talk about sarcasm in this week’s episode.

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#72 Googling Texting and Adulting

What does is mean when someone says they are adulting? And when did the noun “adult” become a verb anyway? We talk about this and 2 other nouns turned into verbs in English.

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#71 Pivot, Value Add, Burning Bridges

Corporate-speak is loved and hated in business. We’re almost finished with a 4 part series on corporate speak. In this final week we’ll talk about pivoting, adding value and burning and building bridges!!

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#70 Greenlight, Boil the Ocean and Bandwidth

Corporate-speak is loved and hated in business. We’re in the middle of a 4 part series on corporate speak. This week we’ll talk about greenlighting something, boiling the ocean and bandwidth, all key phrases in a modern office!

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#69 – Move the Needle, Scale, and Key Learnings

Corporate-speak is loved and hated in business. We’re in the middle of a 4 part series on corporate speak. This week we’ll talk about moving the needle, scaling and key learnings.

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#68 Table It, Circle Back and Touch Base

Corporate-speak is loved and hated in business. In the Next few episodes we’ll talk about some common corporate speak phrases. This week we’ll talk about tabling, circling back and touching base.

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#62 So Far, So Good!

Last week we talked about the idiom “so far.” But there is another related idiom you’ll hear a lot from native speakers. What does “so far, so good” mean and when can you use it?

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#61 So Far or Until Now?

Have you had any miscommunications when using “until now.” That might be because the phrase may not mean what you think it means. Let’s talk about how to use “so far” and “until now” in this episode.

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#60 Throwing Shade

Maybe you’ve had someone throw shade at you before. When you wanted them to recognize your effort, they just threw shade. We talk about this new but common idiom on today’s 3 Minute English.

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#59 Do Me A Favor

Has anyone ever asked you to do them a favor? I’m sure you’ve heard this one before, but maybe you didn’t know how to take it. Is is polite or direct and what are some other ways to soften requests? We talk about requests in this episode of 3 Minute English.

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#58 Calling It Off!

Has anyone ever said “let’s call it off?” How about “I’m going to call it.” These are usages of the phrasal verb “call off.” We talk about using that verb in this episode of 3 Minute English.

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#57 How Will This Turn Out?

You may have noticed that a lot of native speakers use the phrasal verb “turn out” often. But it isn’t easy to use this phrase! We’ll talk about how to use “turn out” and what it means in this week’s episode.

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#56 The Two Meanings of “Go For It!”

You have probably heard this phrase a lot. We use it everyday. But did you know that it has two very different meanings. We’ll talk about these meaning in this week’s episode.

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#55 The Origin of Quarantine

This has been a very common and very unpopular word these past few months. Where does it come from? This episode I give you a little about the history and origin of the word quarantine. We also kick off a new podcast with this Episode! Find the link to “Where Did That Come From” here.

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#54 Social Distancing or Quarantine?

Unfortunately some new words are coming into regular use related to the corona virus. You’ve probably been hearing about Social distancing, Shutter-in-place, lockdown and quarantine. What do they mean and what are the important differences?

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#53 Recall, Remember or Recollect?

These three words have very similar meanings. Which one should you use when and what are some of the differences? We talk about these three words in this week’s episode.

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#52 Admit or Accept

Which would you use? Well, it depends on the situation. People often confuse the usage of these two words, but using the right one will really help get your message across. We talk about that in this week’s episode.

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#51 Raise the Bar

This year we’re going to try to raise the bar at VenturEnglish. But what does it mean to raise the bar, set the bar or lower the bar. We talk about this useful and common idiom this week.

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#50 New Year’s Resolutions

Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution? Have you ever wondered what a New Year’s resolution is? We’ll talk about resolutions and the resolve to make them happen. What will your resolution be this year?

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#49 Over It! or All Over It?

Which one is which? When do you use each one? Does it even matter? “Over it” and “all over it” are two very different idioms. In this episode we talk about how to use them well!

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#48 Sick and Tired, Fed Up and Done!

What are you sick and tired of? Are you fed up with work, life? Are you just done? I hope not, but this week’s podcast is about how to use these words and phrases.

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#47 The Word “Halloween”

This is the time of year we’re all thinking about trick or treating, ghosts and ghouls. But what about that word, Halloween? It’s a strange name for a holiday! Where did it come from and how did it get spread all over the world?

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