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

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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Time to Get ‘Cozy!’ – VOA Learning English (Jan 13, 2018)

Now, the VOA Learning English program Words and Their Stories. On this program we discuss the meaning and usage of common expressions in American English. The world can be a cold, cold place. Sometimes the environment is figuratively cold, meaning … Continue reading

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Words and Their Stories: ‘Cold Feet’ and Other Cold Body Expressions – VOA Learning English (Jan 06, 2018)

And now, the VOA Learning English program Words and Their Stories. Cold weather has a great effect on how our minds and our bodies work. Perhaps that is why we have so many expressions that combine the word “cold” with … Continue reading

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Words and Their Stories: How Will You ‘Ring in the New Year?’ – VOA Learning English (Dec 30, 2017)

Hello and welcome to the VOA Learning English program Words and Their Stories. Everyone around the world celebrates the New Year differently and at different times. Most people in the U.S. celebrate it on January 1. But they may also … Continue reading

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Words and Their Stories: ‘Don’t Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth’ – VOA Learning English (Dec 23, 2017)

Now, the VOA Learning English program Words and Their Stories. On this show, we explore the origins and usage of common expressions in American English. Sometimes we tie the show to an event or special time of the year. This … Continue reading

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