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Everyday Grammar: Be Like, Be All – VOA Learning English (Oct 15, 2017)

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Know Your English: To go rogue is never a good idea – The Hindu (Oct 15, 2017)

Know Your English: To go rogue is never a good idea – The Hindu (Oct 15, 2017) What is the meaning and origin of ‘to go rogue’? (J Uditha, Lucknow) First, let us deal with the pronunciation of ‘rogue’; the … Continue reading

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What are the origins of ‘stereotype’ and ‘cliché’? – OxfordWords blog (Oct 11, 2017)

What are the origins of ‘stereotype’ and ‘cliché’? – OxfordWords blog (Oct 11, 2017) The word ‘stereotype’ comes from the French adjective stéréotype, which itself comes from the Greek στερεός (solid) and τύπος (type). For further reading, visit “OxfordWords blog”. This … Continue reading

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Achcha! Indian English in Oxford Dictionaries – OxfordWords blog (Oct 05, 2017)

Achcha! Indian English in Oxford Dictionaries – OxfordWords blog (Oct 05, 2017) English has been present in India for four centuries, and the language has played a number of important roles in Indian society – first as the language of … Continue reading

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Words and Their Stories: Book-smart or Street-smart: Which Is Better? – VOA Learning English (Oct 14, 2017)

Now, it’s time for Words and Their Stories from VOA Learning English. On this program we talk about words and expressions that we use in everyday conversation. Today, we will talk about the word “smart.” Like many words, “smart” has … Continue reading

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English in a Minute: The Jury is Still Out – VOA Learning English (Oct 14, 2017)

A jury is a group that decides the results of a trial. Are Anna and Jonathan in some sort of legal trouble? This was originally published on www.learningenglish.voanews.com and reproduced here with permission. Courtesy: Voice of America

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English @ the Movies: ‘Hand-outs’ – VOA Learning English (Oct 13, 2017)

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The Many Reasons for the Word ‘The’ – VOA Learning English (Oct 12, 2017)

The 1995 film Dead Man has a strange opening scene. Actor Johnny Depp is sitting on a train. A man sits down across from Depp’s character, and speaks to him: “Look out the window. And doesn’t this remind you of … Continue reading

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We Say – You Say – BBC Learning English (Oct 13 2017)

We Say – You Say – BBC Learning English (Oct 13 2017) Source: BBC-Learning English Terms Of Use: This post is reproduced under licence from www.bbc.co.uk/.  You are not allowed to modify, edit, reproduce, republish the contents of this post for any personal/commercial … Continue reading

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6 Minute English (Why pay for bottled water?) – BBC Learning English (Oct 12 2017)

6 Minute English (Why pay for bottled water?) – BBC Learning English (Oct 12 2017) Source: BBC-Learning English Terms Of Use: This post is reproduced under licence from www.bbc.co.uk/.  You are not allowed to modify, edit, reproduce, republish the contents of this post … Continue reading

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