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

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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Mystery at The Ice Castle Inn: Part 1 – VOA Learning English (Dec 17, 2016)

Now, the VOA Learning English program Words and Their Stories. On this program we explain how to use common words and expressions in American English. Today, we are going to celebrate the coming of winter with expressions related to cold … Continue reading

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You Can’t Go Home Again. And Other ‘Home’ Expressions – VOA Learning English (Dec 10, 2016)

http://av.voanews.com/Videoroot/Pangeavideo/2016/05/6/67/671fbaf2-668e-49a3-9828-a0639d1ce3d5.mp4 In this episode of Let’s Learn English Anna is homesick. She talks to her friend Marsha about her family to feel better. You Can’t Go Home Again. And Other ‘Home’ Expressions. by VOA Now, the VOA Learning English program Words … Continue reading

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You’re Dreaming! – VOA Learning English (Dec 03, 2016)

You’re Dreaming! (0:08:02) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/11/30/1d07194c-93e4-4c28-912b-ec4f8f5f2a9a.mp3 Join us now for Words and Their Stories, a program from VOA Learning English. On this show we talk about the origins and meanings of common expressions in American English. Every week we dream up topics … Continue reading

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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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Lobbyists: Part of the Lawmaking Process – VOA Learning English (Nov 19, 2016)

Lobbyists: Part of the Lawmaking Process (0:05:44) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/11/17/a36e48bc-1f37-4afa-a852-31d7ce38fb2f.mp3 Join us now for Words and Their Stories, a program from VOA Learning English. Each week, we tell the story of words and expressions used in American English. Some of them are … 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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