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Learning Through Headlines: Controversial “Fixer Upper” Barndominium Rental In Hot Water Again (Part 2)

24 Mar , 2017  

March 24, 2017: In Part Two of our first-ever two parter, we’ve managed to squeeze in two separate vocabulary points. Find out how out use the phrase “in hot water”, as well as the meaning of this strange word “barndominium.” https://www.yahoo.com/style/controversial-fixer-upper-barndominium-rental-170644886.html

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Learning Through Headlines: Controversial “Fixer Upper” Barndominium Rental In Hot Water Again (Part 1)

22 Mar , 2017  

March 22, 2017: In Part One of our first-ever two part Learning Through Headlines, we’ll talk about the phrase “Fixer Upper,” a great expression if you’ve ever thought about getting involved with Real Estate. https://www.yahoo.com/style/controversial-fixer-upper-barndominium-rental-170644886.html

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Learning Through Headlines: Comey ‘can put an end to this wild goose chase’ on Monday

20 Mar , 2017  

March 20, 2017: Today we’re looking at why the FBI director James Comey would be chasing birds, wild geese to be exact. If you’ve never heard this phrase before, then be sure to check out today’s LTH! Comey ‘can put an end to this wild goose chase’ on Monday: Senior House intel Democrat

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Learning Through Headlines: Is the White House Serious About Cracking Down on Weed?

17 Mar , 2017  

March 17, 2017: Sorry guys, today’s lesson isn’t really about weed. Rather, we’re talking about the phrasal verb “crack down”. https://www.yahoo.com/news/white-house-serious-cracking-down-104002634.html

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Learning Through Headlines: Joe Biden has a favourite Barack Obama bromance meme

15 Mar , 2017  

March 15, 2017: Today is all about brotherly love. We’re talking brothers, bros, and most important of all: the bromance. Why not grab your best bro and listen together! https://www.yahoo.com/news/joe-biden-favourite-barack-obama-132800351.html

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Learning Through Headlines: Kids Crash Father’s Live Interview On The BBC 

13 Mar , 2017  

March 13, 2017: “Crash” is a word with so many different meanings in English. Find out why so many people are using it in headlines about this viral BBC interview in today’s Learning Through Headlines! http://www.npr.org/2017/03/10/519703355/kids-crash-fathers-live-interview-on-the-bbc

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Learning Through Headlines: Mom Busted In Alleged Attack On Woman

10 Mar , 2017  

March 10, 2017: Getting busted is never fun. Find out why in today’s Learning Through Headlines! https://www.yahoo.com/news/mom-busted-alleged-attack-woman-151500959.html

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Learning Through Headlines: Score an Apple Mac Mini desktop computer for just $400 on Best Buy

8 Mar , 2017  

March 8, 2017: To “score” means to get something that’s not easy to get. Maybe something that everyone wants, but not everybody can have. Find out more in today’s Learning Through Headlines! (And if you happen to get a cheap Mac, that would be a good score!) https://www.yahoo.com/tech/short-time-100-off-apple-171945050.html

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Learning Through Headlines: The Best Healthy-ish Energy Drinks to Give You a Boost

6 Mar , 2017  

March 6, 2017: “-ish” could very well be the most useful suffix in all the English Language. Serious-ish! If it’s not in your vocabulary already, you need to add it today! https://www.yahoo.com/style/best-healthy-ish-energy-drinks-160000677.html

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Learning Through Headlines: Movie Theater Pranks ‘Moonlight’ Audience By Playing ‘La La Land’ Instead

3 Mar , 2017  

March 3, 2017: What’s the difference between a “joke” and a “prank?” Can “prank” be both a verb and a noun? Do the people who work at the movie theater have a sense of humor, or are they just jerks? Find out this and more in today’s Learning Through Headlines! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/la-la-land-moonlight-prank-london-movie-theater_us_58b83cbfe4b01fc1bde67129?

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Learning Through Headlines: And the Winner Isn’t: Warren Beatty’s Oscars Flub, Plus More Memorable Awards Mishaps in TV History

1 Mar , 2017  

March 1, 2017: Today we’ve got two different words that can both mean “mistake”, “flub” and “mishap”. After listening to the lesson, be sure to head over to our Facebook LTH Study Group and practice using the words with your fellow students! https://www.yahoo.com/news/winner-isn-t-warren-beatty-184323010.html

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Learning Through Headlines: 5 Overrated Honeymoon Destinations That are Not Worth the Hype

27 Feb , 2017  

February 27, 2017: Ever noticed how some new restaurants seem to be so busy, while some other great restaurants sit empty? Or that some books really aren’t that interesting, but still have more readers than much better ones do? Today we’re talking about a wonderful word to describe these situations: “overrated”. http://www.cheatsheet.com/culture/overrated-honeymoon-destinations-not-worth-the-hype.html/

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Learning Through Headlines: Air Force Stumped by Trump’s Claim of $1 Billion Savings on Jet

24 Feb , 2017  

February 24, 2017: “Stumped” is a word that can mean “puzzled” or “confused”. Find out when we use this baffling word in today’s Learning Through Headlines! https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/air-force-stumped-trumps-claim-231407355.html

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Learning Through Headlines: Amazon strikes back at Walmart’s free 2-day shipping offer

22 Feb , 2017  

February 22, 2017: Today we’re talking about the phrase “strike back”, meaning to retaliate, or to attack someone who has already attacked you. https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/amazon-strikes-back-walmarts-free-190715511.html

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Learning Through Headlines:‘Shark Tank’ Failures: 5 Products That Didn’t Make It

20 Feb , 2017  

February 20, 2017: “Make it” has a few different meanings in English. In today’s Learning Through Headlines, we’ll talk about two of the most common ones. ‘Shark Tank’ Failures: 5 Products That Didn’t Make It

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Learning Through Headlines (20170217): Delta is bringing back a free perk that it got rid of years ago

17 Feb , 2017  

If you enjoy benefits or advantages, then you’ll love perks! We’re talking about this great little word in today’s Learning Through Headlines! https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/delta-bringing-back-free-perk-194754385.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20160215): Elon Musk doubles down on universal basic income

15 Feb , 2017  

Everybody knows that some of the best phrases in English come from gambling. “Double down” is no exception. Find out what it means in today’s Learning Through Headlines! https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/elon-musk-doubles-down-universal-175300665.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20170213): Eating Well May Count More Than Exercise for Weight Loss

13 Feb , 2017  

No, we’re not trying to teach you how to count on today’s LTH. Instead, we want to show you the meaning of the phrase “count for”, which means “to have importance” or “to matter”. It’s a great show: you can count on it! https://www.yahoo.com/news/eating-well-may-count-more-141002342.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20170209): ‘Can you hear me?’: New phone scam tricks you into answering ‘yes’

9 Feb , 2017  

To our valued listeners: Be careful when you’re talking on the phone! Today we’ll talk about the difference between two related words, “trick” and “scam.” http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/can-you-hear-me-phone-scam-warning-bbb-1.3970312

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Learning Through Headlines (20170207): ‘I’m crossing my fingers’: Sears job fair draws 163 on first day

7 Feb , 2017  

Crossing your fingers has two different meanings in English. We’ll talk about the most common one today in Learning Through Headlines. And a big welcome to Bill! https://ca.yahoo.com/news/im-crossing-fingers-sears-job-220429932.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20170205): Trader Tries To Short Apple Earnings, Pukes Up Life Savings

5 Feb , 2017  

WARNING: Today’s Learning Through Headlines is not for the squeamish or faint of heart. It might even make you feel like puking! https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/trader-tries-short-apple-earnings-215918039.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20170202): Winter Is Staying Put: Punxsutawney Phil Sees His Shadow on Groundhog Day

3 Feb , 2017  

A bit of bad news for those of you wishing for an early spring: according to Punxsutawney Phil, winter is staying put. Find out all about Groundhog Day, as well as the meaning of the phrase “stay put” in today’s Learning Through Headlines. http://time.com/4657714/groundhog-day-2017-punxsutawney-phil-sees-shadow/

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Learning Through Headlines (20170130): 12 Comics For People Who Can’t Adult To Save Their Lives

30 Jan , 2017  

Another two-for-one today! First, we’ll look at the word “adult” – it’s not just a noun anymore! Second, we talk about the phrase “can’t do something to save your life.” Double the phrases! Double the fun! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/comics-for-people-who-cant-adult_us_5886697ce4b096b4a233e4a3

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Learning Through Headlines (20170127): Elon Musk may be gearing up for his strangest announcement yet on artificial intelligence

27 Jan , 2017  

Elon Musk is a favorite here at Real Deal English: not just because he’s a genius or an innovative businessman, but because his headlines always contain such amazing phrases! Today, we’re “gearing up” to talk about the phrase “gear up.” http://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-teases-neural-lace-announcement-2017-1

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Learning Through Headlines (20170125): The Army’s New State-of-the-art $580 Million Handgun

25 Jan , 2017  

While we usually don’t talk about guns on Learning Through Headlines (unless we’re talking about your biceps!), we couldn’t pass up this opportunity to talk about the phrase “state-of-the-art”, as well as why this kind of word is connected with so many dashes. Don’t miss it! http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2017/01/23/Army-s-New-State-Art-580-Million-Handgun

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Learning Through Headlines (20170123): ‘The Big Bang Theory’: Johnny Galecki weighs in on sitcom’s future

23 Jan , 2017  

‘The Big Bang Theory’ has been on television forever, and has fans all over the world. But what will the future hold for this outrageously popular show? Let’s see what one of the cast members has to say, while at the same time learning a really useful English expression! https://www.yahoo.com/news/big-bang-theory-johnny-galecki-231823143.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20170120): ESPN Commentator in Hot Water After Comparing Venus Williams’ Australian Open Match Performance to a ‘Gorilla’

20 Jan , 2017  

“In hot water” is an expression that means that basically means “in big trouble.” Find out a few different ways to use this phrase in today’s Learning Through Headlines! https://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/m/c5f02392-4f8a-32ee-841a-ade26e2fe0cd/espn-commentator-in-hot-water.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20170119): A “two-fer” from Matt Damon

19 Jan , 2017  

What’s a “twofer” you might ask? It’s short for “two-for-one,” and it’s what we’re offering today! Two great phrases “have your work cut out for you” and “root for someone” are just a click away! https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/b06876a7-be75-3175-9d44-5f862483b9d2/matt-damon%3A-trump-has-%26%2339%3Ba.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20170118): Sun Sets on Clinton Global Initiative

18 Jan , 2017  

The Sun always sets at the end of the day. But “the sun is setting on” can also use be used as a metaphor, meaning something is coming to an end. https://pjmedia.com/trending/2017/01/15/sun-sets-on-clinton-global-initiative/

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Learning Through Headlines (20170116): 3 New Movies Bomb at the Box Office

16 Jan , 2017  

Not every movie can be a Titanic or a Star Wars. In today’s show, we’re talking about what to call a movie that just doesn’t make any money. The movies in question: “Live by Night”, “Monster Trucks”, and “Silence”. https://www.yahoo.com/movies/hidden-figures-prevails-as-monster-trucks-ben-afflecks-live-by-night-bomb-at-box-office-170830787.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20170113): How Apple’s culture of secrecy wears down its top developers

13 Jan , 2017  

It’s no secret that Apple likes to keep its secrets. But what does such a culture of secrecy do to Apple’s top employees? Find out in today’s Learning Through Headlines! https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/apples-culture-secrecy-wears-down-185644035.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20170111): Obama will buck tradition with his farewell

11 Jan , 2017  

Well, it’s time to say goodbye to President Barack Obama. Just like some aspects of his time in office, his farewell speech is going to be anything but traditional. We’ll talk about the phrase “buck tradition” in today’s Learning Through Headlines. http://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article125665174.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20170109): La La Land sweeps Golden Globe Awards

9 Jan , 2017  

What does sweeping have to do with movies or movie awards? Find out in today’s Learning Through Headlines! http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-38517067

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Learning Through Headlines (20170106): Johnny Depp Just Delivered an Extremely Low Blow to Amber Heard

6 Jan , 2017  

A “low blow” is an expression that comes from boxing, similar to “hit someone below the belt.” It’s a kind of attack or insult that’s just totally inappropriate or unfair. https://www.yahoo.com/style/johnny-depp-just-delivered-extremely-153753536.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20170104): Jennifer Lopez Threw Shade at Mariah Carey Over That NYE Performance

4 Jan , 2017  

“Throwing shade” is a pretty new phrase that’s being thrown around a lot lately. Find out what it means in today’s Learning Through Headlines! https://www.yahoo.com/style/jennifer-lopez-threw-shade-mariah-160544764.html