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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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English Expressions Grow in the Garden – VOA Learning English (Apr 15, 2017)

Now, the VOA Learning English program Words and Their Stories. As the weather turns warmer, many people love to head outdoors to dig in the dirt, plants seeds and watch them grow. Gardening is a very popular hobby. And it … Continue reading

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English in a Minute: Put All Your Eggs in One Basket – VOA Learning English (Apr 14, 2017)

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New ‘Words to the Wise’ from Merriam-Webster – VOA Learning English (Mar 02, 2017)

The American English dictionary Merriam-Webster recently added a lot of new words to its online site. Learning English reporter Bryan Lynn looked into the changes. He’s joined me in the studio to talk about some of the new words. Hi … Continue reading

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‘Providing’ More Assistance With Prepositions – VOA Learning English (Mar 01, 2017)

https://av.voanews.com/Videoroot/Pangeavideo/2016/10/b/be/be7d7eb4-cce4-456d-87fd-5271e85734d8.mp4 English learners know that prepositions can be difficult to master. There are 94 one-word prepositions in English, and about 56 prepositions with two or more words, called “complex prepositions.” This adds up to 150 chances to make mistakes. We … Continue reading

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US, Japan, S. Korea Explore Limits to N. Korea’s Arms – VOA Learning English (Mar 01, 2017)

The United States is increasing pressure on North Korea to cut back on its nuclear activities. The U.S. government also wants to build ties with allies and partners in East Asia to deal with the rising threat of a nuclear-armed … Continue reading

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