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

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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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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Welcome to La La Land – VOA Learning English

Now, the VOA Learning English program, Words and Their Stories. On this program, we tell about common expressions in American English and explain how to use them. Today we talk about expressions involving Los Angeles, California. Los Angeles is the … Continue reading

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How to Win an Election – VOA Learning English (Feb 18, 2017)

And now the VOA Learning English program — Words and Their Stories. On this show, we explore common expressions in American English. Today we talk about expressions related to the biggest contest in the United States – the election of … Continue reading

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Romantic Relationships. Let’s Talk. – VOA Learning English (Feb 11, 2017)

Now, the VOA Learning English program Words and Their Stories. On this program we explore common expressions in American English. Today we talk about expressions related to a powerful emotion: love. More specifically, we talk about expressions related to love … Continue reading

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Words and Their Stories: Put Your Best Foot Forward! – VOA Learning English (Jan 28, 2017)

Now, Words and Their Stories from VOA Learning English. On this program, we explore common expressions in American English. Today we talk about a part of our body that is usually very busy – our feet! Feet help us walk, … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Be Stumped? – VOA Learning English (Jan 21, 2017)

And now the VOA Learning English program, Words and Their Stories. Every word has its own story. What does it mean? Where did it come from? And how did it get into our language? There are many stories of early … Continue reading

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Words and Their Stories – The Cost of Doing Business – VOA Learning English (Jan 14, 2017)

Now, the VOA Learning English program Words and Their Stories. There are many special terms in the world of business. The following story is about a woman who has a business making signs. She tells us about a recent sweetheart … Continue reading

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What Is Your New Year’s Resolution? – VOA Learning English (Jan 07, 2017)

And now Words and Their Stories — a weekly program from VOA Learning English. Our show explores the roots and modern uses of expressions in American English. Today we talk about the word “resolution.” Resolution is a word with more … Continue reading

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Mystery at The Ice Castle Inn: Part 2 – VOA Learning English (Dec 24, 2016)

Welcome to Words and Their Stories, a VOA Learning English program. This week we continue learning about cold weather expressions with the story “Mystery at The Ice Castle Inn.” In the first part of our story, we met the characters: … Continue reading

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