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Everyday Grammar: Euphemistic Adjectives & Nouns – VOA Learning English (Dec 10, 2017)

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Words and Their Stories: Expressions for the Road! – VOA Learning English (Dec 09, 2017)

Now, Words and Their Stories from VOA Learning English. The United States is a big country with many, many roads. Many, if not most, of Americans depend on motor vehicles to get from place to place. It goes without saying … Continue reading

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English in a Minute: Old Habits Die Hard – VOA Learning English (Dec 09 2017)

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English @ the Movies: ‘Put Your Foot Down’ – VOA Learning English (Dec 08 2017)

This English @ the Movies phrase is “put your foot down.” It comes from the funny movie “Inside Out,” about a young girl and the emotions inside her head. At one point, her dad gets so mad, he ends up … Continue reading

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News Words: Bureaucracy – VOA Learning English (Dec 07, 2017)

In a bureaucracy, one can expect a lot of paperwork and wait times. This video was originally published on VOC Learning English and reproduced here with permission. Courtesy: Voice of America

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Everyday Grammar: Euphemistic Phrasal Verbs – VOA Learning English (Dec 03, 2017)

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Words and Their Stories: From Monkeys to Potatoes – VOA Learning English (Dec 02, 2017)

Welcome to Words and Their Stories, from VOA Learning English. On today’s program we will talk about several very common expressions. Even though these expressions use simple language, English learners may find them difficult to understand. In fact, native English … Continue reading

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English @ the Movies: ‘A Few Tricks Up Her Sleeve’ – VOA Learning English (Dec 01, 2017)

In the movie Spectre, British secret agent James Bond is at it again. His fancy sports car might have a few tricks up her sleeve. Listen to find out what it means. This was originally published on “VOA Learning English” and … Continue reading

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Everyday Grammar: Discovery Verbs (Present Perfect Tense) – VOA Learning English (Nov 26, 2017)

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Words and Their Stories: What Does It Mean to Go ‘Haywire?’ – VOA Learning English (Nov 25, 2017)

Welcome to Words and Their Stories, from VOA Learning English! Today, we are going on a make-believe trip to the countryside to learn about a word that comes from something used on a farm – haywire. Like it sounds, haywire … Continue reading

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