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Learning Through Headlines: Ellen DeGeneres opens up about wife Portia de Rossi’s Scandal exit

26 Apr , 2017  

April 26, 2017: Everybody has things they don’t enjoy sharing with other people. But when we finally do want to share those innermost feelings, opinions, secrets, or desires with others, that’s called “opening up.” Whether you are someone who enjoys opening up or not, this lesson will definitely help you open your mind up to […]

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Learning Through Headlines: 10 of the Biggest Turn-Offs for Your Partner

21 Apr , 2017  

April 21, 2017: Okay enough politics, culture, and celebrity gossip. Today we’re talking about human relationships, specifically about the things that turn us on and turn us off about our partners. http://www.cheatsheet.com/health-fitness/biggest-turnoffs-for-your-partner.html/ Also, don’t forget to try out our RDE Study Bots, a new and engaging way to learn and review English https://m.me/realdealenglish

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Learning Through Headlines: How To Blag Your Way To Your Dream Job

19 Apr , 2017  

April 19, 2017: It’s not every day that we here at Real Deal English learn a new English word. Today, however, we were in for a huge treat as the word “blag” found its way into our vocabulary. It’s a neat little word that basically means to persuade, but there’s so much more to it […]

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Learning Through Headlines: United Airlines: Another Nightmarish Passenger Story Surfaces

17 Apr , 2017  

April 17, 2017: We’ve talked about “-ish” before on Learning Through Headlines (and we’ll likely talk about it again). Today’s headline is another reminder that you need to add this to your vocabulary right away! http://fortune.com/2017/04/15/united-airlines-segway-disability/ Also, don’t forget to try out our RDE Study Bots, the totally new and super convenient way to learn […]

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Learning Through Headlines: Sean Spicer Throws In the Towel

14 Apr , 2017  

April 14, 2017: Do you know what’s even better than idioms? Sports idioms! Today’s phrase comes from boxing, where “to throw in the towel” is a sign of admitting defeat or failure Also, don’t forget to try out our new RDE Study Bots, the super exciting new way to learn and review English https://m.me/realdealenglish https://www.yahoo.com/news/sean-spicer-throws-towel-193602073.html

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Learning Through Headlines: America’s airlines are shameless. But United has just set a new low

12 Apr , 2017  

April 12, 2017: The whole world is shaking their heads at United Airlines this week. The company has lost hundreds of millions of dollars, and is the butt of just about every meme and late-night joke. They really have set “a new low.” Also, don’t forget to try out our new RDE Study Bots, the […]

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Learning Through Headlines: 10 Foods That Make You Gain Weight Like Crazy

10 Apr , 2017  

April 10, 2017: “Like crazy.” These two simple words can go a long way to make your English sound much more natural. Find out how to use them in today’s Learning Through Headlines! 10 Foods That Make You Gain Weight Like Crazy

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Learning Through Headlines: Gorsuch confirmation will come back to bite GOP 

7 Apr , 2017  

April 7, 2017: Today we’re talking about a phrase for those times when things don’t seem to go your way, or for times when you make a bad decision that will certainly affect your life at some point in the future. https://www.yahoo.com/news/marie-harf-gorsuch-confirmation-come-043443219.html

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Learning Through Headlines: 3 Tips for Nailing Your Next Job Interview

5 Apr , 2017  

April 5, 2007: If you’re looking for a more natural way to say “Do something perfectly” or “did a really good job doing something”, then look no further than today’s LTH. Remember, we’re here to help you nail English! http://fortune.com/2017/04/04/leadership-career-advice-find-job-interview-resume-tips/

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Learning Through Headlines: Trump’s 100 days: Will he eat humble pie on healthcare?

1 Apr , 2017  

April 1, 2017: In today’s Learning Through Headlines, find out what “humble pie” means, and why President Donald Trump probably won’t be eating it anytime soon! http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39458082

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Learning Through Headlines: 10 Types of Relationships You Should Avoid at All Costs

31 Mar , 2017  

March 29, 2017: Today we’re talking about the phrase “at all costs”, meaning something that must be done (or avoided) regardless of the cost or effort needed. 10 Types of Relationships You Should Avoid at All Costs

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Learning Through Headlines: United Airlines bars teenage girls in leggings from boarding flight

27 Mar , 2017  

March 27, 2017: We don’t often talk about fashion on Learning Through Headlines, but since this story is blowing up all over social media, we couldn’t let this opportunity get away! http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/united-airlines-bars-teenage-girls-in-leggings-from-boarding-flight/article34431245/

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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