Category Archives: VOA Learning English

Build Muscle Memory to Improve Your Pronunciation – VOA Learning English (Jun 27, 2017)

What is your first memory of riding a bicycle? Was it easy, difficult, or somewhere in between? In the beginning, you may have wondered if you would ever be able to ride a bicycle at all. Then suddenly one day, … Continue reading

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Everyday Grammar: Though – VOA Learning English (Jun 25, 2017)

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English in a Minute: Night Owl – VOA Learning English (Jun 24, 2017)

An owl is a kind of bird that is most active at night. So, what does it mean if you describe a person as a “night owl?” This was originally published on www.learningenglish.voanews.com and reproduced here with permission. Courtesy: Voice of … Continue reading

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Words and Their Stories: Where Is the ‘Bone of Contention’ Located? – VOA Learning English (Jun 24, 2017)

Now, the VOA Learning English program, Words and Their Stories. Has there ever been one issue that has caused trouble between you and another person? You know, a troublesome issue in your relationship, one that does not seem to go … Continue reading

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English @ the Movies: ‘Something Fishy’ – VOA Learning English (Jun 24, 2017)

On English @ the Movies we talk about the saying “something fishy” from the funny movie “The House.” It is about parents who open a gaming business to pay for their daughter’s university. Is “something fishy” about fishing? Watch our … Continue reading

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Studying Sentence Patterns to Improve Your Writing: Part One – – VOA Learning English (Jun 22, 2017)

Many English learners have spent a lot of time studying the parts of speech: adjectives, nouns and verbs, for example. But sometimes studying the English sentence from a larger perspective is useful. One way to get a bigger view of … Continue reading

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News Words: Satire – VOA Learning English (Jun 22, 2017)

This news words is about humor. This was originally published on www.learningenglish.voanews.com and reproduced here with permission. Courtesy: Voice of America

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Everyday Grammar: Imprecise Nouns – VOA Learning English (Jun 18, 2017)

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Words and Their Stories: No Guts, No Glory! – VOA Learning English (Jun 17, 2017)

Now, from VOA Learning English, it’s time for Words and Their Stories. This program explores common expressions in American English. Today we explore a word that does not sound very pleasant — gut. In the medical world, guts are the … Continue reading

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English in a Minute: Right as Rain – VOA Learning English (Jun 17, 2017)

How can weather be correct about something? Learn about the history and usage of this expression in this episode of EIM! This was originally published on www.learningenglish.voanews.com and reproduced here with permission. Courtesy: Voice of America

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