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

Words and Their Stories: Expressions for the Road! – VOA Learning English (Dec 09, 2017)

Now, Words and Their Stories from VOA Learning English. The United States is a big country with many, many roads. Many, if not most, of Americans depend on motor vehicles to get from place to place. It goes without saying … Continue reading

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Words and Their Stories: From Monkeys to Potatoes – VOA Learning English (Dec 02, 2017)

Welcome to Words and Their Stories, from VOA Learning English. On today’s program we will talk about several very common expressions. Even though these expressions use simple language, English learners may find them difficult to understand. In fact, native English … Continue reading

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Words and Their Stories: What Does It Mean to Go ‘Haywire?’ – VOA Learning English (Nov 25, 2017)

Welcome to Words and Their Stories, from VOA Learning English! Today, we are going on a make-believe trip to the countryside to learn about a word that comes from something used on a farm – haywire. Like it sounds, haywire … Continue reading

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Words and Their Stories: Expressions From a Thanksgiving Meal – VOA Learning English (Nov 18, 2017)

Now, it’s time for Words and Their Stories from VOA Learning English. In the United States, it is almost time for something else. In a few days, smells of roasting turkey, buttery mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie will fill homes … Continue reading

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Words and Their Stories: Pig or Pork? Cow or Beef? – VOA Learning English (Nov 11, 2017)

Now, Words and Their Stories from VOA Learning English. On this program we often talk about the origins of words and expressions that we use in American English. We also talk about how we use them in everyday conversations. Today … Continue reading

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Words and Their Stories: It’s the Season to Squirrel Something Away! – VOA Learning English (Nov 04, 2017)

Now, it’s time for Words and Their Stories from VOA Learning English. In many parts of the United States, temperatures are falling. This change of season, from summer to autumn, gives Americans many things to watch. Many people travel to … Continue reading

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Words and Their Stories: This House Is Haunted! – VOA Learning English (Oct 28, 2017)

Now, Words and Their Stories from VOA Learning English. In most parts of the United States, the month of October brings tasty foods such as pumpkin pie and apple cider. But it also brings scary creatures, such as witches and … Continue reading

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Words and Their Stories: We Really Need to Talk About Your Friends – VOA Learning English (Oct 21, 2017)

Now, Words and Their Stories from VOA Learning English. Each week, this program tells about words and expressions in American English. Sometimes we give examples through conversations, stories and even songs — whatever we can use to help you improve … Continue reading

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Words and Their Stories: Book-smart or Street-smart: Which Is Better? – VOA Learning English (Oct 14, 2017)

Now, it’s time for Words and Their Stories from VOA Learning English. On this program we talk about words and expressions that we use in everyday conversation. Today, we will talk about the word “smart.” Like many words, “smart” has … Continue reading

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Words and Their Stories: Learn How to ‘Get a Clue’ – VOA Learning English (Oct 07, 2017)

Now, Words and Their Stories from VOA Learning English. On this program we talk about words and expressions that we use in everyday conversation. Today we are going to talk about mysteries. And, more importantly, how to solve them. So, … Continue reading

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