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Obama Leaves Healthy US Economy to Trump – VOA Learning English (Jan 14, 2017)

The American economy appears to be in good health as Donald Trump prepares to become the 45th president of the United States. Trump will be inaugurated on Friday, January 20. Economic conditions were far different when Barack Obama was sworn-in … Continue reading

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English in a Minute: Two Left Feet – VOA Learning English (Jan 14, 2017)

https://av.voanews.com/Videoroot/Pangeavideo/2017/01/7/70/70fd2674-cb88-4ba4-8e17-9600f69df57c.mp4 You know the difference between a left foot and a right foot. But what does it mean if you say someone has “two left feet?” Watch this EIM episode to find out. This was originally published on www.learningenglish.voanews.com and reproduced … Continue reading

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Words and Their Stories – The Cost of Doing Business – VOA Learning English (Jan 14, 2017)

Now, the VOA Learning English program Words and Their Stories. There are many special terms in the world of business. The following story is about a woman who has a business making signs. She tells us about a recent sweetheart … Continue reading

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Norway to End FM Radio Broadcasts – VOA Learning English (Jan 14, 2017)

On January 11, Norway became the first country to begin turning off signals from its FM radio network. The Norwegian stations will instead use only digital audio broadcasting, called DAB. FM, or frequency modulation, radio stations have been in operation … Continue reading

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Doubly Difficult: To Be Homeless and an Immigrant in NYC – VOA Learning English (Jan 13, 2017)

Millions of people have immigrated to America with the dream of a new and better life. That dream becomes reality for some. But for others, it does not. Mental health problems, language difficulties, family issues, and the high cost of … Continue reading

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English @ the Movies: ‘Get Yourself Lawyered Up’ – VOA Learning English (Jan 13, 2017)

https://av.voanews.com/Videoroot/Pangeavideo/2016/12/f/fe/fe458718-d78c-436a-b77e-85976ecea79d.mp4 Today on English @ the Movies we teach you about the saying “get yourself lawyered up.” It comes from the movie “Denial,” which is based on a true story. A woman calls a man a liar and ends up … Continue reading

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Can You Catch These Native Speaker Mistakes? – VOA Learning English (Jan 12, 2017)

From VOA Learning English, this is Everyday Grammar. This week, we will learn a few English words and phrases that are commonly misused in English. Even well-educated native English speakers make the mistakes you will read and hear about today, … Continue reading

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Minerals Important to Your Health – VOA Learning English (Jan 12, 2017)

https://av.voanews.com/Videoroot/Pangeavideo/2016/11/3/37/375cbbab-3652-4d24-97aa-de3eecdf1bce.mp4 Minerals are important elements for keeping the human body healthy. Minerals are necessary for life-saving medicines. They are also useful in cutting-edge medical equipment. Minerals and their uses are the subject of an exhibition at the National Institutes of … Continue reading

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China Launches New Intelligence Gathering Ship – VOA Learning English (Jan 12, 2017)

China has launched a new intelligence gathering ship in the latest addition to the country’s growing navy fleet. The official China Daily reported the new ship arrived to join other military support vessels Tuesday in the eastern port of Qingdao. … Continue reading

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Tillerson: China Should Be Barred from South China Sea Islands – VOA Learning English (Jan 12, 2017)

United States President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state has suggested a U.S. policy that could create serious disagreement with China. Rex Tillerson said China should be barred from the islands it has built in the South China Sea. … Continue reading

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