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    What is inheritance? Should inheritance be taxed? And if so, at what level?

    Today I want to talk about wealth, inequality, and whether or not we should change our system of inheritance in the future!

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    Inheritance (Noun): Property, money, or assets received from someone who has died. Progressive Tax (Noun): A tax system in which the rate of tax increases as income or inheritance increases. Wealth (Noun): The amount of valuable possessions or money owned by an individual, family, or society. Asset (Noun): A useful or valuable thing or person. Estate (Noun): All the money and property owned by a particular person, especially at death. Meritocracy (Noun): A system in which advancement or success is based on ability or achievement rather than on factors such as age, race, or class. Inequality (Noun): Difference in size, degree, circumstances, etc.--- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support
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    Today I am going to talk about my experiences moving abroad, how it has changed my life, and some of the most important lessons I have learned over the past 8 years. Hopefully you will all find something useful or relatable in this episode!

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    Immigration (Noun): The act of moving to a foreign country for the purpose of residing there. Visa (Noun): An official authorization attached to a passport, permitting the holder to enter, leave, or stay in a foreign country for a period. Overwhelmed (Adjective): Feeling defeated or unable to cope. Bureaucratic (Adjective): Relating to the administration of governmental agencies characterized by excessive red tape and routine procedures. Language barrier (Noun): The difficulty that arises from differences in language between people who are trying to communicate with each other. Lonely (Adjective): Feeling sad and alone due to a lack of companionship or social interaction. Friendship (Noun): A close and supportive relationship between two or more people.--- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support
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    Haiti is in the middle of another crisis. Gangs have taken over the capital city, another leader has resigned, and the future is uncertain.

    Today I’d like to take a look at the history of Haiti to see how the country has become one of the least stable and poorest in the world!

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    Gang (Noun): A group of people who associate closely, for social reasons, criminal activities, or other common interests. Intervention (Noun): The action or process of intervening in a situation, typically to alter or prevent an outcome. Enslave (Verb): To make someone a slave. Reparation (Noun): The making of amends for a wrong one has done, by paying money to or otherwise helping those who have been wronged. Instability (Noun): The state of being unstable; often characterized by unpredictable changes. Overthrow (Verb): To remove from power, especially a government or ruler. Devastation (Noun): Severe and widespread destruction or damage.--- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support
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    Botswana’s president made worldwide news headlines in April after he threatened to send 20,000 elephants to Germany. Why did he do this? What is the connection between elephants, hunting and conservation?

    Today’s episode of Thinking in English is going to touch on topics including hunting, endangered species, elephant conservation, and more! And we will learn some new vocabulary while testing your listening comprehension.

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    Big Game (Noun Phrase): Large and exotic animals, typically hunted for sport or trophy collection. Trophy (Noun): An object, such as an animal's head or horns, kept as a symbol of a successful hunt. Hunt (Verb): The act of capturing or killing wild animals. Endangered (Adjective): at risk of extinction or disappearance from the wild. Conservation (Noun): the protection and preservation of natural resources and ecosystems. Cull (Verb): to selectively slaughter a portion of a wild animal population for management purposes. Overpopulation (Noun): the condition of having too many individuals of a species in a given area.--- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support
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    What is an English proficiency test? What is the difference between IELTS and TOEFL?

    What English Proficiency test should you take if you want to study abroad? Do you really need to take a test?

    Today, let’s answer these questions as I give you an in-depth guide to English proficiency tests!

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    IELTS: International English Language Testing System TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language Cambridge English Tests: Suite of standardized English language proficiency exams developed by Cambridge Assessment English TOEIC: Test of English for International Communication PTE: Pearson Test of English OET: Occupational English Test Duolingo English Test: Online English proficiency test offered by Duolingo LanguageCert International ESOL: Suite of English language exams offered by LanguageCert IELTS Life Skills: Specific version of the IELTS test for visa and immigration purposes LanguageCert SELT: LanguageCert Secure English Language Test--- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support
  • What is coffee? Who was the first person to think of creating a drink from coffee beans?

    How did coffee spread from the forests of East Africa to almost every town on earth? And what is the future of the coffee industry?

    Let’s discuss these questions and more on today’s episode of Thinking in English!

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    Brew (Verb): To prepare a beverage by extracting flavours from a substance through the use of hot water. Coffee Beans (Noun): The seeds of the coffee plant, often roasted and ground to make coffee. Roast (Verb): To heat coffee beans at a high temperature, typically in an oven or over an open flame, in order to enhance flavour and aroma. Aroma (Noun): A distinctive, usually pleasant smell, often associated with food or beverages. Consume (Verb): Eating food and drinking beverages. Spread (Verb): To extend something over an area or among a group of people, often referring to the distribution of information, products, or practices.--- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support
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  • Finland has been ranked as the happiest country in the world for the seventh time in a row. But why?

    What is happiness? And how is it measured?

    This episode of Thinking in English discusses the Cantril Ladder, why the World Happiness Report might not accurately test happiness, and why Finland keeps coming top of the rankings!

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    Cantril Ladder (Noun): A method used to measure life satisfaction and happiness by asking individuals to rate their lives on a scale from 0 to 10. Metaphor (Noun): A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. Ranking (Noun): The action of arranging items or individuals in a particular order based on specific criteria. Subjective (Adjective): Based on personal opinions, feelings, or experiences rather than objective facts. Wealth (Noun): Ownership of valuable possessions or resources, typically in the form of money or assets. Contentment (Noun): A state of satisfaction and ease with one's circumstances or situation. Well-being (Noun): The state of being comfortable, healthy, and happy.--- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support
  • Gig work, freelancers, independent contractors, and the gig economy. These are terms that are becoming increasingly relevant to the way we work in the 21st century.

    Today, I want to take a deeper look at the gig economy. We’ll define some key vocabulary, look at the history and development of the gig economy, discuss some criticisms and think about the future of work!

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    Gig (Noun): A temporary job or task. Freelancer (Noun): An individual who works independently, providing services to multiple clients rather than being employed by a single company. Employment (Noun): The state of being employed, where the employee provides services in exchange for compensation. Benefits (Noun): Additional perks or advantages provided to employees beyond their regular salary, such as health insurance, retirement plans, or paid time off. Client (Noun): A person or organization that engages the services of another individual or company to perform a specific task or project. Contractor (Noun): A person hired to perform specific services under the terms of a contract, often operating independently or as part of a contracting firm. Flexibility (Noun): The ability to adapt or change easily according to varying circumstances or needs.--- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support
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    During the pandemic, millions of employees began to do their job from home and work remotely. Four years later, remote work is still a feature of the workplace.

    But will this last? Is the end of remote work around the corner?

    Let’s discuss remote work and the “return to office” movement on today’s episode of Thinking in English!

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    Remote (Adjective): Located far away; distant. Mandate (Noun): An official order or command issued by an authority. Hybrid (Adjective): Combining two different elements. White-Collar (Adjective): Relating to professional or office-based work, typically performed in a corporate setting. Blue-Collar (Adjective): Relating to manual or industrial work. Productivity (Noun): Measure of efficiency or output Flexible (Adjective): Capable of being modified easily to suit changing circumstances or requirements.--- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support
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    Tea is the second-most popular beverage in the world (behind water). How much do you know about the history of this delicious drink?

    Join me today for a discussion on the history of tea, from mysterious and mythical Chinese emperors to a Portuguese princess in London! At the same time, we’ll learn a lot of new and interesting words while testing your listening skills.

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    Beverage (Noun): A drink, especially one other than water; a liquid for drinking. Steep (Verb): To soak in a liquid, typically water, to extract flavours or to soften. Infuse (Verb): To introduce flavours or qualities into a liquid by soaking or steeping. Medicinal (Adjective): Having properties or qualities that are beneficial for health. Dynasty (Noun): A series of rulers from the same family. Blend (Noun): A mixture of different elements or substances. Oxidation (Noun): The chemical reaction that occurs when a substance reacts with oxygen, often causing a change in colour.--- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support
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    Today I want to tell you the story of Thomas Midgely Jr. He was a scientist, engineer, and incredibly successful inventor. His creations revolutionised transportation and made refrigerators and air conditioners possible.

    Unfortunately, his inventions were also incredibly harmful. They caused millions of deaths and perhaps harmed the world more than any other human creations. Let’s discuss why and how he is accidentally responsible for the most deaths in human history!

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    Lead (Noun): A heavy metal element (Pb) Gasoline (Noun): A volatile, flammable liquid used as fuel in engines. Consequence (Noun): The result or effect of an action, decision, or condition. Refrigeration (Noun): The process of cooling or preserving food, goods, or spaces using artificial means. Engine Knock (Noun): The metallic knocking sound in an internal combustion engine caused by premature ignition of fuel. CFCs (Abbreviation, Noun): Chlorofluorocarbons, a group of compounds containing carbon, chlorine, and fluorine, once used as refrigerants and propellants. Atmosphere (Noun): The envelope of gases surrounding a planet, particularly Earth, held in place by gravity.--- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support
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    Are electric cars actually environmentally friendly? Are they a good option for people who want to reduce their carbon footprints? What is the most environmentally friendly form of transport? Are electric cars the future?

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    Emissions (noun): Release of gases into the air, often contributing to air pollution. Hybrid car (noun): Vehicles that combine an internal combustion engine with an electric propulsion system. Renewable (adjective): Relating to energy derived from resources that are naturally replenished, such as sunlight, wind, or rain. Fossil fuel (noun): Energy resources, such as coal, oil, and natural gas, formed from the remains of ancient plants and animals. Carbon footprint (noun): The total amount of greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide, that an individual, organization, or product is responsible for. Public transport (noun): Shared transportation services, such as buses, trains, and trams, available for use by the general public. Environmentally friendly (adjective): Practices, products, or behaviours that have minimal negative impact on the environment.--- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support
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    Language anxiety is a problem that many English learners and non-native English speakers face every day!

    Today, I want to talk in depth about language anxiety. We’ll discuss the causes and consequences of anxiety while using a foreign language, and I’ll give you a few different tips and strategies on how to improve your confidence and reduce your anxiety while speaking in English!

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    Anxiety (Noun): A feeling of unease, nervousness, or worry. Fear (Noun): An unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. Stress (Noun): Mental or emotional strain resulting from challenging situations, circumstances, or pressures. Predisposition (Noun): A tendency or inclination to a particular condition, behaviour, or outcome. Apprehension (Noun): Anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen. Evaluation (Noun): The act of assessing or judging the quality, value, or performance of someone or something. Self-Awareness (Noun): Conscious knowledge of one's own character, feelings, motives, and desires.--- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support
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    From the Roman Empire and Saxon tribes migrating from mainland Europe, to kingdoms, Viking raids, and a king shot in the eye with an arrow, this is the story of the Anglo-Saxons.

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    Anglo-Saxon (noun): A member of the Germanic tribes that settled in England from the 5th century AD Invade (verb): To enter a place with the intention of taking control, often by force. Monasteries (noun): Religious communities where monks live. Descendants (noun): People who are the children, or later generations of a particular ancestor or group. Settlement (noun): The act or process of establishing a community or group of people in a new location. Raid (noun/verb): A sudden and swift attack, often carried out for the purpose of seizing goods or causing damage. Tribe (noun): A social group consisting of families or communities sharing common ancestry, language, and customs.--- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support
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    The United Kingdom has announced plans to ban certain types of e-cigarette and restrict the sale of other vaping products.

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    Disposable (adjective): Designed to be thrown away after use. E-cigarettes (noun): Electronic devices that heat a liquid to produce vapour, typically containing nicotine, offering an alternative to traditional smoking. Inhale/Exhale (verbs): To breathe in and out, respectively. Vapour (noun): A substance in the air, usually a liquid. Combustion (noun): The process of burning. Addictive (adjective): Causing a strong dependence on a substance, typically a drug like nicotine. Regulation (noun): The process of controlling and managing an activity through rules and laws.--- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support
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    Donald Trump is the frontrunner to be the Republican candidate in this year’s US presidential election. But… should he be allowed to run for president?

    In a few weeks the US Supreme Court will answer this very question.

    Let’s talk about this situation in today’s episode!

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    Election (noun): The formal process of choosing a person for a public office or position, typically through voting. Frontrunner (noun): The leading candidate or contestant in a competition or election. Fraud (noun): Wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain. Insurrection (noun): A violent uprising or rebellion against a government or authority. To run (verb): To compete as a candidate in an election; to seek or be nominated for a political office. Legal Case (noun): A dispute or issue brought before a court for resolution; a matter to be decided by law. Campaign (noun): A series of organized activities, events, or efforts with a particular purpose, especially a political or social cause.--- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support
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    What do the 1857 Indian Mutiny, a brutal punishment feared by sailors, and mercury poisoning all have in common? All of these things lie behind three common idioms.

    Today, let’s take a deeper look at these idioms while exploring their surprising etymologies!

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    Bite the Bullet (idiom): To endure a painful or difficult situation with courage and fortitude, often accepting the inevitable. Cat Got Your Tongue (idiom): A phrase used to inquire why someone is unusually quiet or not speaking. Mad as a Hatter (idiom): Completely crazy or insane, often used to describe someone with eccentric behavior.--- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-english/support