Monthly Archives: December 2016

English @ the Movies: ‘Fresh Start’ – VOA Learning English (Dec 30, 2016)

http://av.voanews.com/Videoroot/Pangeavideo/2016/12/9/99/990465a4-bd69-49a3-92e4-34f0e580b8a7.mp4 On English @ the Movies today, we talk about the expression “fresh start.” It comes from the movie “Max Steel.” The story is about a teenager who discovers he has special powers he got from his dad. Watch here … Continue reading

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Russia’s President: No Expulsions to Answer US Punishments – VOA Learning English (Dec 30, 2016)

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that he has decided not to expel American diplomats from his country. Russia’s foreign minister had suggested expelling United States diplomats and other measures to answer U.S. sanctions against Russia. On Thursday, President Barack … Continue reading

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Peace on track in Colombia – The Hindu (Dec 30, 2016)

Peace on track in Colombia – The Hindu (Dec 30, 2016) Colombia’s government now knows only too well that there is many a slip between the cup and the lip. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This preview is provided … Continue reading

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Some of 2016’s Top News Stories Were Big Surprises – VOA Learning English (Dec 29, 2016)

Today we look back at some of the biggest news stories of 2016. With stories of conflict, tension and peace, it was a “complicated” year. First on many people’s list was the result of the U.S. presidential election. The U.S. … Continue reading

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Smartphones are stealing our time. This new year, I want to claim it back – The Guardian (Dec 29, 2016)

Smartphones are stealing our time. This new year, I want to claim it back – The Guardian (Dec 29, 2016) I sit with a friend having some seasonal drinks. The second she gets up to go to the toilet, I … Continue reading

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News Words: President-elect – VOA Learning English (Dec 29, 2016)

http://av.voanews.com/Videoroot/Pangeavideo/2016/12/5/58/58758fdd-afbc-4a6a-a171-26a5b59e2ab2.mp4 This news word is the title of a political job. This was originally published on www.learningenglish.voanews.com and reproduced here with permission. Courtesy: Voice of America

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Have You Met the Perfect Tenses? – VOA Learning English (Dec 29, 2016)

Editor’s note: This is the third episode of four-part series on verb tenses. Be sure to listen to part one and part two first. For VOA Learning English, this is Everyday Grammar. Today we are going to talk about the … Continue reading

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Disunity in opposition – The Hindu (Dec 29, 2016)

Disunity in opposition – The Hindu (Dec 29, 2016) Ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party was voted to power with a majority of its own in the 2014 Lok Sabha election, Opposition parties have been trying to find…. For further … Continue reading

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Neither cultural nor revolutionary – The Hindu (Dec 28, 2016)

Neither cultural nor revolutionary – The Hindu (Dec 28, 2016) We live in ironic times where the establishment quotes Bob Dylan, an anti-establishment figure. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This preview is provided here with permission. Courtesy: The Hindu … Continue reading

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Mixed feelings. (the language of being unsure) – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Dec 28, 2016)

Mixed feelings. (the language of being unsure) – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Dec 28, 2016) Some of the time we are absolutely certain about our opinions and feelings, but now and then we are not. This post looks at … Continue reading

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