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188. Should We Boycott the Qatar World Cup? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

Qatar is hosting this year’s World Cup… but not everyone is happy about it. Allegations of corruption, human rights abuses, the mistreatment of workers, and dangerous conditions for players have caused the 2022 World Cup to be the most controversial in history! So, should we boycott it?

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186. What is Thanksgiving?: The REAL Story Behind America’s Most Famous Holiday (English Vocabulary Lesson)

What is Thanksgiving? Children in the US are taught it is a day to celebrate the friendship between Native American tribes and the first English settlers. Today, I want to talk about the real history – the dark story of war, disease, and the destruction of Native American society. So… let’s discuss the story of Thanksgiving and learn some new vocabulary at the same time!

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184. Should Performance Enhancing Drugs Be Banned in Sports? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

Should performance enhancing drugs be allowed in professional sports? Some argue that drugs are dangerous, unfair, and against the spirit of sport! Others believe sport would be more exciting with PEDs and that it unfair to stop athletes from reaching their best performance. Let’s learn some new vocabulary and discuss sport and performance enhancing drugs in today’s episode!!

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182. Bolsonaro vs Lula: The Brazilian Election Explained! (English Vocabulary Lesson)

On October 30th, the people of Brazil will decide the next president of the country. The election could have major consequences for Brazil and the entire South American region. Today, let’s discuss how elections work in Brazil, the background of the two candidates, and some of the major issues during this year’s competition! And, we can learn some useful vocabulary and practice talking about Brazil’s election!

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177. Should Student Loan Debt be Forgiven? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

University can be a very expensive experience for young people across the world, and millions of people need to take out big loans to afford tuition fees and living expenses. The US government has just announced a plan to forgive some student loan debt… but is this a good idea? Let’s discuss this topic while practicing some useful financial vocabulary!

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165. Why is Ireland Divided? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

Why is Ireland divided? For just over 100 years, the Emerald Isle has been split between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland – part of the United Kingdom. The history of Ireland is complicated, fascinating, and sometimes controversial. Today, I want to talk about how Ireland became connected with the UK, discuss why Northern Ireland exists, and talk about the possibility of a future united Ireland! 

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