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Learning Through Headlines (20161101): Coke and Pepsi are finally ditching sugar

1 Nov , 2016  

To ditch something or someone has a few different meanings in English. Find out how Coke and Pepsi ditched sugar in today’s LTH! http://www.businessinsider.com/coke-and-pepsi-finally-ditching-sugar-2016-10

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Learning Through Headlines (20161028): Apple falls, Chipotle gets chomped, Boeing takes off

28 Oct , 2016  

We couldn’t have written a better headline if our lives depended on it! We’ll talk about what makes it so great in today’s LTH! https://finance.yahoo.com/video/apple-falls-chipotle-gets-chomped-134617297.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20161026): ‘Driverless’ beer run; Bud makes shipment with self-driving truck

26 Oct , 2016  

Why can’t a minute be a little longer? We have SO much to talk about today, including the meaning of “beer run”, what Americans call Budweiser, as well as the future of driver-less cars. Don’t miss it! http://www.cnbc.com/2016/10/25/driverless-beer-run-bud-makes-shipment-with-self-driving-truck.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20161024): Tiger Woods doesn’t regret cheating on his ex-wife

24 Oct , 2016  

Today we’re talking about a few different ways that Native speakers use the word “cheat” in daily life. http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2016/10/23/tiger-woods-doesnt-regret-cheating-on-his-ex-wife-elin-nordegren.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20161021): Amy Schumer is sorry-not-sorry for insulting Donald Trump

21 Oct , 2016  

While Donald Trump makes a short appearance in today’s LTH, the focus this time is actually on comedian Amy Schumer and her “sorry not sorry” comments about insulting him. http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/Amy-Schumer-is-sorry-not-sorry-for-insulting-9983796.php

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Learning Through Headlines (20161019): Elon Musk’s 5 surefire ways to triumph over moments of doubt and failure

19 Oct , 2016  

We all have moments of doubts and failure. Today we’re looking at how Tesla’s Elon Musk overcomes such moments, as well as the meaning of the adjective “surefire”. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/elon-musks-5-surefire-ways-141240472.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20161018): The first thing Bill Gates splurged on

18 Oct , 2016  

We’ve got a lot packed into today’s lesson: First, How do you pronounce “Porsche”? And second, what’s the meaning of “splurge”. Don’t miss the best minute in English learning available! http://www.businessinsider.com/bill-gates-splurge-porsche-911-microsoft-money-2016-10

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Learning Through Headlines (20161014): Kate Middleton Just Stunned Her Fellow Passengers by Flying Coach

14 Oct , 2016  

Royals! They’re just like the rest of us! Find out what the phrase “fly coach” means in today’s Learning Through Headlines. Kate Middleton Just Stunned Her Fellow Passengers by Flying Coach

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Learning Through Headlines (20161012): California’s First Dog, Sutter, is in Critical Condition

12 Oct , 2016  

From all of us at Real Deal English, hang in there Sutter! www.buzzfeed.com/jasonwells/calif…itical-condition

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Learning Through Headlines (20161010): Thai women take dip in the road in pothole protest

10 Oct , 2016  

We didn’t know potholes could get so big! Find out how people are protesting potholes in Thailand, as well how to use as the English phrase “take a dip” in today’s LTH! http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-37485461

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Learning Through Headlines (20161008): Canadian PM Justin Trudeau is left hanging after trying to high-five Prince George

8 Oct , 2016  

Awk-ward! That’s the feeling you get when you are left hanging. Even if you are a famous world leader! We’ll talk about this phrase, “left hanging” in today’s LTH! http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/amusing-moment-canadian-pm-justin-trudeau-is-left-hanging-after-trying-to-highfive-prince-george-a3353461.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20161004) Paris gunmen rob Kim Kardashian West of millions in jewelry

4 Oct , 2016  

In today’s Learning Through Headlines, we’re talking about the difference between “steal” and rob”. Don’t miss it! http://www.timescolonist.com/events/paris-gunmen-rob-kim-kardashian-west-of-millions-in-jewelry-1.2356581

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Learning Through Headlines (20160929): Sneaky kids rob tourist in Thailand during this picture

29 Sep , 2016  

Just remember, next time you’re on vacation taking your picture with an adorable local child, there is a good chance that sneaky child will rob you! Not sure what “sneaky” means? Then this LTH is for you! http://nypost.com/2016/09/26/sneaky-kids-rob-tourist-in-thailand-during-this-picture/

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Learning Through Headlines (20160928): Presidential debate: Trump-Clinton showdown breaks TV record

28 Sep , 2016  

Okay, we know it’s another Trump LTH, but it’s not everyday you get to see this kind of show! Today we’ll talk about “showdowns”: what they are, and why American TV is so in love with them. www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-37492032

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Learning Through Headlines (20160927): This Clever 25-Year-Old Scammed $1 Million From Trump Fans

27 Sep , 2016  

It’s all a scam! Find out a few of the different usages of this small but powerful word by listening to today’s Learning Through Headlines. http://www.vocativ.com/354659/this-clever-25-year-old-scammed-1-million-from-trump-fans/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=CPC&utm_campaign=CK-VOC-TRF-000-FB-FBLP-FKW-ENG.W-MED-BO-15a-S63

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Learning Through Headlines (20160926): 5 things to binge-watch after the Brangelina split

26 Sep , 2016  

If Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce is making you feel a little blue, “binge-watching” a few of their classics might put you in a better mood. http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/entertainthis/2016/09/24/5-things-to-binge-watch-this-weekend-streaming-guide-brangelina-split/90921464/

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Learning Through Headlines (20160922): How this dish became a bone of contention

23 Sep , 2016  

Although fried rice doesn’t usually contain bones, find out how one bowl caused a “bone of contention” in today’s Learning through headlines! http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-37408343

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Learning Through Headlines (20160920) Advisor to millennials: Do not leave free money on the table

21 Sep , 2016  

Today’s LTH focuses on the phrase ‘on the table’, as well as gives a bit of financial advice to all of our millennial listeners out there! Don’t miss it! https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/advisor-millennials-not-leave-free-130000074.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20160919): Lyft co-founder: ‘By 2025, owning a car will go the way of the DVD’

20 Sep , 2016  

To ‘go the way of [something]’ usually means to become obsolete or out of use. We’ll take a look at this phrase, as said by Lyft President John Zimmer, in today’s Learning Through Headlines. http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/19/lyft-co-founder-by-2025-owning-a-car-will-go-the-way-of-the-dvd.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20160916): Black Lives Matter activist changes tune on police following robbery

17 Sep , 2016  

You guys like music. We like metaphors. So today we bring you a musical metaphor: “change one’s tune”. Find out what it’s all about in today’s LTH. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/09/15/black-lives-matter-activist-changes-tune-on-police-following-robbery.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20160915): I made 6 figures at my Facebook dream job — but couldn’t afford life in the Bay Area

16 Sep , 2016  

Today it’s all about the money! Money! Money! Find out what “6 figures” means, and why it might not be enough to live in some places in America. http://www.vox.com/2016/9/14/12892994/facebook-silicon-valley-expensive

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Learning Through Headlines (20160914): Apple stock on fire from Samsung’s flames

15 Sep , 2016  

We’re taking a look at a few fire metaphors today, both which apply to the latest in the eternal battle between Apple and Samsung. http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/markets/2016/09/13/apple-profits-samsungs-pain/90322532/

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Learning Through Headlines (2016913): Starbucks is spending millions of dollars to fix its ‘basic’ image problem

14 Sep , 2016  

When does ‘basic’ become a negative word? We’ll cover this question, as well as the future of Starbucks in today’s Learning Through Headlines. http://www.businessinsider.com/starbucks-doesnt-want-to-be-basic-2016-9

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Learning Through Headlines (20160912): Parents are saving for college at record levels — and they’re still coming up short

13 Sep , 2016  

Want to know the meaning of the phrase “come up short?” We’ll talk about this, and the rising price of college, in today’s Learning Through Headlines. https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/parents-saving-college-record-levels-125200869.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20160909): Hypercar-driving bro learns how not to impress a woman

10 Sep , 2016  

Word to the wise: if you want to impress a girl that you are driving around, try not to crash the car, bro! http://nypost.com/2016/09/08/hypercar-driving-bro-learns-how-not-to-impress-a-woman/

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Learning Through Headlines (20160908): iPhone 7 about ‘courage,’ but is it truly innovative?

9 Sep , 2016  

In today’s LTH, we’re talking about the word “innovative” as well as the response to the latest iPhone launch by Apple. http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/iphone-7-launch-review-1.3752535

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Learning Through Headlines (20160907): The Giant Panda Is No Longer Listed As Endangered

7 Sep , 2016  

Finally some good news in 2016! Pandas are pretty much the cutest things ever, and now we’ll be able to enjoy their company for years to come! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/giant-panda-endangered_us_57ccba71e4b0a22de0967642

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Learning Through Headlines (20160906): Obama Reacts After Philippines President Uses ‘Colorful’ Language

7 Sep , 2016  

Rainbows and sunsets aren’t the only colorful things out there. Big thanks to Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte for giving us the chance to talk about ‘colorful’ language! http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/video/obama-reacts-philippines-president-colorful-language-41874117

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Learning Through Headlines (20160905): Letter gets there by hand-drawn map

5 Sep , 2016  

Looks like we don’t need addresses for our letters to arrive anymore. And speaking of “arriving”, today we’re looking at a more common and natural expression to replace this very word. http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-37233913

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Learning Through Headlines (20160902): Headphone pick-up advice is not sweet music to women’s ears

3 Sep , 2016  

So you want to talk to women, but can’t because they are wearing headphones. What to do? We’ll talk about a man who is giving other men advice on how to pick up women, as well as the phase “music to my ears” in today’s LTH. http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-37222517

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Learning Through Headlines (20160901): Sandwich artist reveals Subway’s grossest secrets

2 Sep , 2016  

In today’s Learning Through Headlines, we’re looking at the word “gross”, as well as a few ways to use it in everyday speech. http://nypost.com/2016/08/30/sandwich-artist-reveals-subways-grossest-secrets/

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Top 10 English Phrases Your Boss Loves to Hear (Podcast)

14 Aug , 2015  

In corporate America, you not only need to work hard and smart, knowing the right things to say is just as important. Today we share a few important phrases that can help you stand out at work. We’ve also included an intermediate OpenLanguage lesson ‘Stepping up at Work’ to further help you. Top 10 Things […]

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10 English Foreign Import English Words You Didn’t Know

30 Jul , 2015  

Words We ‘borrowed’… Here’s a list of words we adopted into English without really even changing the spelling, or in the case of languages with non-Roman alphabets, the pronunciation. Doppelganger We removed the umlaut from the a, but that’s it! We use this word to refer to a person who looks uncannily like another person. It […]

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Top 10 Foods in the USA

28 Jul , 2015  

1. Cheeseburger with fries This is so popular because you can make them with as much or little toppings as you like! Most popular ones include onions, relish, bacon and in some areas even peanut butter! 2. Barbecue ribs Usually served with a bit of a char, and covered in BBQ sauce of course.. 3. […]

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More Awesome Ways to Learn English

23 Jul , 2015  

1. Use the internet’s free materials! ahem Real Deal English ahem.. So yeah There are many online sites that offer free explanations for English rules, translations and word definitions. At the same time, hundreds of books, instructional videos, listening tapes and other supplemental materials are available to anyone with the means to buy them. These […]