Monthly Archives: July 2017

Everyday Grammar: Uses of Well – VOA Learning English (Jul 30, 2017)

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Know Your English: On a slippery slope – The Hindu (Jul 30, 2017)

Know Your English: On a slippery slope – The Hindu (Jul 30, 2017) “What are you doing here? Isn’t there some test you should be cramming for?” “Cramming for? For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This preview is provided here … Continue reading

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Words and Their Stories: Surprising Origin of ‘To Keep at Bay’ – VOA Learning English (Jul 29, 2017)

Now, it’s time for Words and Their Stories from VOA Learning English. On this program, we explore everyday expressions that we use in conversation. Americans often use the first saying we will talk about today. But many people likely do … Continue reading

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English in a Minute: Weasel Out of (Something) – VOA Learning English (Jul 29, 2017)

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Cinema & censorship – The Hindu (Jul 29, 2017)

Cinema & censorship – The Hindu (Jul 29, 2017) In a system that sets much store by retaining the power to censor films in the name of certifying them, random attempts by petitioners seeking cuts or even a ban often … Continue reading

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English @ the Movies: ‘You Will Soon Pay’ – VOA Learning English (Jul 28, 2017)

Our English @ the Movies saying today is “you will soon pay.” It comes from the film “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” In it, pirate Jack Sparrow is in trouble again. Watch the video, then take … Continue reading

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Starting Sentences With Conjunctions – VOA Learning English (Jul 27, 2017)

The film Finding Forrester tells a story of a high school student who becomes friends with a famous writer named William Forrester. Forrester published a single book, then withdrew from public life. Forrester teaches the student about writing. In one … Continue reading

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The shift in Bihar – The Hindu (Jul 28, 2017)

The shift in Bihar – The Hindu (Jul 28, 2017) Nitish Kumar’s impending split from the Mahagathbandhan, or Grand Alliance, in Bihar had been the subject of speculation for months so that when it came,…. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. … Continue reading

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News Words: Ransomware – VOA Learning English (Jul 27, 2017)

Ransomware is a crime committed in the cyber world. Find out what it means in this week’s News Words. This was originally published on www.learningenglish.voanews.com and reproduced here with permission. Courtesy: Voice of America

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Explainer: Industrial Espionage – VOA Learning English (Jul 26, 2017)

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