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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

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Learning Through Headlines (20170102): Mariah Carey botches NYE performance, leaves stage

2 Jan , 2017  

Okay, we just want to be the first to say that we love Mariah Carey and her hit Christmas song “All I want for Christmas is you”. But we would be crazy if we didn’t use her terrible performance on NYE to talk about the word “botch”. http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2017/01/01/mariah-carey-botches-nye-performance-leaves-stage/96056408/