Down to Business English: Business News to Improve your Business English

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A podcast for people who use English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) in their work environment and want to improve their overall language skills. In each episode, hosts Skip Montreux, Dez Morgan, and Samantha Vega discuss Business news making headlines around the world. Through their discussions, Skip, Dez and Samantha introduce English vocabulary & phrases related to business, review grammar, and identify cultural differences found in International business situations. An excellent way to improve listening comprehension skills, keep up with business trends, and advance your career.

Facebook under fire ... again

Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega discuss the recent whistleblower leaks coming out of Facebook. Is the social media giant putting profit over people? W...
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Vertical Farming

Skip Montreux and Dez Morgan explore the relatively new concept of Vertical Farming. What are the advantages and disadvantages of farming this way? Is...
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Corporate fraud and criminality

Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega discuss two corporate legal cases. The bankruptcy of Purdue Pharma and the fraud trial of Elizabeth Holmes, CEO of the...
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Ten years of Tim Cook

Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega take a look at Tim Cook’s career. What did he do before he joined Apple? How did he become Apple’s CEO? How has Apple ...
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China's regulation crackdown

Skip Montreux and Dez Morgan discuss the various regulations the Chinese government has introduced over the past year. What is behind this trend to re...
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Scarlett Johansson vs. Disney

Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega discuss Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit against Disney over the release of Marvel’s Black Widow Why did she file this law...
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Whisky - the water of life

Dez Morgan and Skip Montreux report on the rebirth of the Whisky industry in Scotland, the history of whisky in Japan, and developments in the nascent...
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COVID Hodgepodge

Skip Montreux and Dez Morgan report on three issues that are loosely related to the effects of the COVID pandemic on business. The nature of work, an ...
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Climate change & the economy

Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega take a deep dive into the impact climate change is having on the global economy. Free audio script available at downto...
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