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English @ the Movies: ‘Turn Back The Clock’ – VOA Learning English (Jun 16, 2017)

“Turn back the clock” is the saying we are talking about on English @ the Movies. It is from the movie “Cars 3.” This is the third movie from Disney about cars that act like people. Do you know what … Continue reading

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News Words: Catastrophic – VOA Learning English (Jun 15, 2017)

When something is described as catastrophic, it will not be a good thing. Learn what it means in this week’s News Words. This was originally published on www.learningenglish.voanews.com and reproduced here with permission. Courtesy: Voice of America

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Everyday Grammar: Polite Offers & Simple Past Tense – VOA Learning English (Jun 11, 2017)

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English in a Minute: Shell Out – VOA Learning English (Jun 10, 2017)

This phrasal verb has to do with money. Learn how to use it in this episode of English in a Minute. This was originally published on www.learningenglish.voanews.com and reproduced here with permission. Courtesy: Voice of America

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Which Came First — the Chicken or the Egg? – VOA Learning English (Jun 10, 2017)

Now, the VOA Learning English program, Words and Their Stories. In the English language, some animals have come to represent human characteristics. Lions are brave. Foxes are tricky. And elephants are loyal, just to name a few. Then there are … Continue reading

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Noun Clauses in Everyday Speech – VOA Learning English (Apr 20, 2017)

From VOA Learning English, this is Everyday Grammar. Almost every American has seen or heard of the movie “Forrest Gump.” The film is a touching story about the life of a man who faces many challenges. One of the most … Continue reading

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China Seeks Help to Find Oil, Gas in South China Sea – VOA Learning English (Apr 20, 2017)

The Chinese government is looking to foreign businesses to help find oil and natural gas under the South China Sea. Yet China expects to meet resistance because other countries dispute Chinese territorial claims to much of the sea. In addition, … Continue reading

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Turkish Election Officials Reject Calls for Referendum Re-Vote – VOA Learning English (Apr 19, 2017)

Election officials in Turkey have rejected all objections to last Sunday’s special election on presidential powers. They will not honor calls for a new vote. Turkish citizens voted on a proposal to amend the constitution and expand the powers of … Continue reading

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Japan Proposes Overtime Limit to Fight ‘Death from Overwork’ – VOA Learning English (Apr 19, 2017)

Japan’s government has proposed new limits on the amount of overtime employees can work. The restrictions would cap overtime to 100 hours per month and 720 hours per year. The plan is supported by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the … Continue reading

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Everyday Grammar: Quoted Speech – VOA Learning English (Apr 16, 2017)

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