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

Monday-Morning Quarterbacking: Expressions of Looking Back – VOA Learning English (Nov 26, 2016)

Monday-morning Quarterbacking. And Other Ways to Look Back. (0:08:21) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/11/22/6e50006e-2dbb-4f3c-96ae-69d656f1f4a6.mp3 Now, the VOA Learning English program Words and Their Stories. Each week we take a closer look at words and expressions commonly used in American English. We explain how to … Continue reading

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Don’t Be MIA! Improve Your English With These Military Words – VOA Learning English (Nov 12, 2016)

http://av.voanews.com/Videoroot/Pangeavideo/2015/08/4/4e/4ea0eec8-3b1f-45ff-b9f5-b029500fde83.mp4 Don’t Be MIA! Improve Your English With These Military Words. (0:06:59) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/11/09/190b397c-320c-4baf-9700-77e989843ec0.mp3 Now the VOA Learning English program Words and Their Stories. On this show, we explore the origin and uses of common expressions in American English. Today, we … Continue reading

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Whose Finger Do You Want on the Button? – VOA Learning English (Nov 05, 2016)

Whose Finger Do You Want on the Button? (0:07:55) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/10/31/a834ee68-29c2-4595-99ca-7879363dfed4.mp3 Now, Words and Their Stories from VOA Learning English. On this program, we explore the meaning of everyday expressions in the English language. Today, we talk about a common object … Continue reading

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Do You Believe in Ghosts? – VOA Learning English (Oct 29, 2016)

Do You Believe in Ghosts? (0:06:26) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/10/27/7860d6d8-6c37-4689-8c86-dfc8f8a62035.mp3 From VOA Learning English, this is Words and Their Stories. On this program, we talk about the origins and usage of common expressions in American English. With Halloween just around the corner, today … Continue reading

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Cinderella in Sports? You Bet! – VOA Learning English (Oct 22, 2016)

Cinderella in Sports? You Bet! (0:08:58) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/10/19/29a49e8f-7b88-4ae0-bea9-3ca304ee1024.mp3 From VOA Learning English, welcome to Words and Their Stories. On this program, we explore the origin of common expressions in American English. And we teach you how to use them. Today, we … Continue reading

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You Do the Math – VOA Learning English (Oct 15, 2016)

You Do the Math (0:07:51) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/10/13/8a57cdc3-979a-4fad-85e9-a126141b3daa.mp3 Hello and welcome to Words and Their Stories from VOA Learning English. On this program we explain how to use common expressions in American English. We also explore the origins of these expressions. Where … Continue reading

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Hats Off to You! – VOA Learning English (Oct 08, 2016)

Hats Off to You! (0:08:45) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/10/06/31ab748d-87b1-457a-bd74-2cf08618c05f.mp3 Hello and welcome to Words and Their Stories from the Voice of America! This program helps you understand common expressions in the English language. You know, we tailor this show for people interested in … Continue reading

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Brainwash: Not as Clean as You Think – VOA Learning English (Oct 01, 2016)

Brainwash: Not as Clean as You Think (0:06:22) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/09/30/a72718f8-ed97-4382-b9d3-73089783921e.mp3 Hello and welcome to another Words and Their Stories. Today we are talking about expressions to describe people who are not in their right minds. People who are not in their … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Summer. Hello, Autumn. Or Is It Fall? – VOA Learning English (Sep 24, 2016)

Goodbye, Summer. Hello, Autumn. Or Is It Fall? (0:07:42) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/09/22/5d5a46da-649c-4d81-b8c6-f540d5a0f79c.mp3 Now the VOA Learning English program, Words and Their Stories. This is the program that explores the origin and uses of popular words and expressions in American English. Today, we … Continue reading

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Eureka! A Word of Discovery – VOA Learning English (Sep 17, 2016)

Eureka! A Word of Discovery. (7:12) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/09/15/2ddc1cdd-4885-443c-8a0b-cddc509a17c7.mp3 Hello! This is the VOA Learning English program, Words and Their Stories. On this weekly program, we explore the origin and usage of common expressions in American English. For example, sometimes when Americans … Continue reading

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