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Words and Their Stories: We Really Need to Talk About Your Friends – VOA Learning English (Oct 21, 2017)

Now, Words and Their Stories from VOA Learning English. Each week, this program tells about words and expressions in American English. Sometimes we give examples through conversations, stories and even songs — whatever we can use to help you improve … Continue reading

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English @ the Movies: ‘Come Along’ – VOA Learning English (Oct 20, 2017)

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The Word “That” in Everyday American English – VOA Learning English (Oct 19, 2017)

The 1994 crime film “Pulp Fiction” tells the story of a gunman, played by Samuel L. Jackson. In the film, the gunman is growing tired of his life of crime. Near the end of the movie, he gives two other … Continue reading

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

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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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Words and Their Stories: Learn How to ‘Get a Clue’ – VOA Learning English (Oct 07, 2017)

Now, 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 are going to talk about mysteries. And, more importantly, how to solve them. So, … Continue reading

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English in a Minute: Play it by Ear – VOA Learning English (Oct 07, 2017)

Does this expression relate to music? Sort of… This was originally published on www.learningenglish.voanews.com and reproduced here with permission. Courtesy: Voice of America

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