Category Archives: Words and Their Stories (VOA Learning English)

Words and Their Stories: ‘When Life Gives You Lemons …’ – VOA Learning English (Feb 17, 2018)

Now, the VOA Learning English program Words and Their Stories. There are several kinds of citrus fruit. The most common are limes, oranges, grapefruit, tangerines and lemons. Out of all of them, it is the lemon that has found its … Continue reading

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Words and Their Stories: Pulling on Your ‘Heartstrings’ – VOA Learning English (Feb 10, 2018)

And now, it’s time for Words and Their Stories — our weekly program about common, everyday expressions in American English. Americans celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14. It is a day for love and hearts can be seen everywhere! So, … Continue reading

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Words and Their Stories: Rats! – VOA Learning English (Feb 03, 2018)

Now, Words and Their Stories, a weekly program from VOA Learning English. Today we will be talking about a hated but misunderstood animal – the rat. The sight of a rat might frighten you. Or it might make you sick … Continue reading

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Words and Their Stories: Have You Ever ‘Spilled the Beans?’ – VOA Learning English (Jan 27, 2018)

Now, Words and Their Stories from VOA Learning English. Beans are a popular food in many countries. From black to red, from kidney to pinto, beans are important in the diet of many cultures. Rich in fiber, protein and nutrients, … Continue reading

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Don’t Play Poker? You Still Can ‘Pass the Buck’ – VOA Learning English (Jan 20, 2018)

Now, it’s time for Words and Their Stories. Each week, we try to have a new story. In these stories, we explain English words and expressions. Often, they come from day-to-day events in our lives and become part of the … Continue reading

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