Category Archives: VOA Learning English

New ‘Words to the Wise’ from Merriam-Webster – VOA Learning English (Mar 02, 2017)

The American English dictionary Merriam-Webster recently added a lot of new words to its online site. Learning English reporter Bryan Lynn looked into the changes. He’s joined me in the studio to talk about some of the new words. Hi … Continue reading

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‘Providing’ More Assistance With Prepositions – VOA Learning English (Mar 01, 2017)

https://av.voanews.com/Videoroot/Pangeavideo/2016/10/b/be/be7d7eb4-cce4-456d-87fd-5271e85734d8.mp4 English learners know that prepositions can be difficult to master. There are 94 one-word prepositions in English, and about 56 prepositions with two or more words, called “complex prepositions.” This adds up to 150 chances to make mistakes. We … Continue reading

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US, Japan, S. Korea Explore Limits to N. Korea’s Arms – VOA Learning English (Mar 01, 2017)

The United States is increasing pressure on North Korea to cut back on its nuclear activities. The U.S. government also wants to build ties with allies and partners in East Asia to deal with the rising threat of a nuclear-armed … Continue reading

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Malaysia Charges Women in Kim Jong Nam Killing – VOA Learning English (Mar 01, 2017)

Malaysia has charged two women with the killing of the half-brother of North Korea’s leader at the Kuala Lumpur airport last month. Siti Aisyah, a 25-year-old Indonesian, and Doan Thi Huong, a 28-year-old woman from Vietnam, appeared at a court … Continue reading

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Welcome to La La Land – VOA Learning English

Now, the VOA Learning English program, Words and Their Stories. On this program, we tell about common expressions in American English and explain how to use them. Today we talk about expressions involving Los Angeles, California. Los Angeles is the … Continue reading

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Everyday Grammar: Parallelism – VOA Learning English

https://av.voanews.com/Videoroot/Pangeavideo/2016/12/f/f4/f4fa2c3a-9023-44a0-91e2-85fa2f8bcb80.mp4 This was originally published on www.learningenglish.voanews.com and reproduced here with permission. Courtesy: Voice of America

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Will Eating Less Help You Live Longer? – VOA Learning English (Feb 28, 2017)

From VOA Learning English, this is the Health & Lifestyle report. If you want to slow aging, you want might to eat less. Researchers in the United States say eating less can slow the aging process of cells in the … Continue reading

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These Paper Drones Can Make Deliveries, then Disappear – VOA Learning English (Feb 28, 2017)

An American company has built a new drone that could improve the efficiency of deliveries. The drone is very different from other unmanned aircraft. It is made almost completely out of cardboard and has no motor. It can be packed … Continue reading

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Indian Students Reconsider Plans for US Education – VOA Learning English (Feb 28, 2017)

Rahul Kolli was happy when he gained admission to Michigan Technological University in the United States. Kolli, a 23-year-old from southern India, studied engineering before graduating from college. He wanted to continue his education by studying data analytics at Michigan … Continue reading

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English @ the Movies: ‘Hitting Rock Bottom’ – VOA Learning English (Feb 24, 2017)

Our saying today on English @ the Movies is “hitting rock bottom.” It comes from the animated film “Sing.” It is about animals who want to sing and a theater owner trying to save his business. Do you know what … Continue reading

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