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Everyday Grammar: Linking Verbs – VOA Learning English (Feb 19, 2017)

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Eyes in the Sky Map Amazon on the Ground – VOA Learning English (Feb 19, 2017)

Looking at a rainforest from high in the sky, you might think all the trees look about the same. But they are not. Take, for example, the Amazon rainforest in South America. Research shows that the Amazon’s biological diversity—the huge … Continue reading

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US Aircraft Carrier Begins Patrol in South China Sea – VOA Learning English (Feb 19, 2017)

A U.S. Navy aircraft carrier strike group has begun “routine operations” in the South China Sea. The operations came despite a warning from China not to interfere with Chinese sovereignty in the area. The U.S. Navy announced the operations on … Continue reading

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English in a Minute: On a Roll – VOA Learning English (Feb 18, 2017)

https://av.voanews.com/Videoroot/Pangeavideo/2016/07/f/f7/f789cb66-5a2a-4263-8350-4de132f1e446.mp4 What does it mean to be “on a roll?” Watch this week’s EIM to find out! This was originally published on www.learningenglish.voanews.com and reproduced here with permission. Courtesy: Voice of America

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How to Win an Election – VOA Learning English (Feb 18, 2017)

And now the VOA Learning English program — Words and Their Stories. On this show, we explore common expressions in American English. Today we talk about expressions related to the biggest contest in the United States – the election of … Continue reading

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India Launches 104 Satellites Into Orbit – VOA Learning English (Feb 18, 2017)

A single Indian rocket launch Wednesday morning sent a record 104 satellites into space. The government-run Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said the rocket launched from Sriharikota in eastern India. It broke Russia’s record of launching 37 satellites one year … Continue reading

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Venezuelan VP Dismisses US Sanctions – VOA Learning English (Feb 18, 2017)

The United States is accusing a top Venezuelan official of being a major international drug trafficker. The Trump administration has announced sanctions against Vice President Tareck El Aissami for his reported involvement in cocaine shipments from Venezuela. The administration barred … Continue reading

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News Words: Executive Order – VOA Learning English (Feb 17, 2017)

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English @ the Movies: ‘Write Your Own Rules’ – VOA Learning English (Feb 17, 2017)

https://av.voanews.com/Videoroot/Pangeavideo/2017/02/6/66/66a773c1-5a2c-4e50-b85f-b3b7bec0bbb1.mp4 Our saying today on English @ the Movies is “write your own rules” from the movie “La La Land.” It is about a woman and a man who fall in love, while trying to make it big in the … Continue reading

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Flight Attendants Train to Watch for Human Trafficking – VOA Learning English (Feb 17, 2017)

Flight attendant Sheila Fedrick says she knew something was wrong when she saw a teenage girl with greasy hair sitting on an airplane next to an older man. The girl had bruises, possible evidence that she had been hurt. The … Continue reading

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