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Learning Through Headlines: Hurricanes Harvey and Irma rack up huge financial costs

26 Sep , 2017  

September 25, 2017: “Rack up” is a phrasal verb that means to accumulate, gather, or get. But is it for gathering positive things or negative ones? Find out how native speakers use it in today’s Learning Through Headlines! https://ca.yahoo.com/finance/video/hurricanes-harvey-irma-rack-huge-110300355.html And speaking of racking up, why not try out our Real Deal English study bots to […]

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Learning Through Headlines: Everyone Is Pretty Sure Ivanka Trump Has No Idea How To Use ‘Otherwise’ Properly

21 Sep , 2017  

September 20, 2017: Poor Ivanka. Words are hard! Find out how the First Daughter misused the word “otherwise” in today’s Learning Through Headlines. http://perezhilton.com/2017-09-20-ivanka-trump-otherwise-twitter/?from=post Ivanka, if you’re listening, we’d like you to try out our Real Deal English study bots. They can really help you with those grammar problems. And they’re free! (not that it […]

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Learning Through Headlines: The Dodgy Origins of Dorothy Parker’s Famous Martini Quote

16 Sep , 2017  

September 16, 2007: If you’ve ever had any British friends, then you’ll recognize today’s word, “dodgy.” If you don’t have any British friends, then you’d better give today’s LTH a listen so you will know what they’re always talking about! https://ca.yahoo.com/news/m/89fe1993-6dd7-317f-afdc-cf8b5e64a65a/the-dodgy-origins-of-dorothy.html In this crazy world, you need to watch out for a lot of dodgy […]

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Learning Through Headlines: Charlie Sheen’s ‘9/11’ Movie Is Gross, Exploitative, and Just Plain Terrible

11 Sep , 2017  

September 10, 2017: “Just” is a word that native speakers use all the time, and also one that non-native speakers often have a difficult time mastering. We’ll look at one way you can start using it right away in today’s Learning Through Headlines! https://ca.yahoo.com/news/m/4717be44-512a-39fd-9e7d-552f89cc563f/charlie-sheen’s-‘9%2F11’-movie.html Looking for a study aid that’s just plain awesome? Why not […]

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Learning Through Headlines: Dragons’ Den driven to drink by champagne entrepreneur

6 Sep , 2017  

September 5, 2017: Drinking! Who doesn’t drink these days? Today we’re discussing a little phrase that might help explain why people enjoy those cold ones. Don’t miss it! https://ca.yahoo.com/news/dragons-apos-den-driven-drink-210807952.html Driven to drink from poor English learning resources? Put that bottle down and check out our Real Deal English study bots. Find them at: https://m.me/realdealenglish

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Learning Through Headlines: This Strength-and-Cardio Treadmill Workout Is a Weight-Loss Silver Bullet

1 Sep , 2017  

August 31, 2017: A “silver bullet” is a simple solution to a complicated problem. Find out where this expression comes from in today’s Learning Through Headlines! https://ca.news.yahoo.com/strength-cardio-treadmill-workout-weight-084700345.html Even though there are no silver bullets when it comes to learning English, our Real Deal English study bots just might be the closest thing you can find. […]

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Learning Through Headlines: Demi Lovato slays the national anthem at Mayweather-McGregor fight

29 Aug , 2017  

There are lots of really colloquial ways to say that someone did a really good job doing something in English. We’ll look at a few of them in today’s Learning Through Headlines! https://ca.yahoo.com/news/demi-lovato-slays-national-anthem-040710818.html If you’re looking for a way to slay those English mistakes, look no further than our Real Deal English study bots. Find […]

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Learning Through Headlines: Megyn Kelly was a total eclipse buzzkill on ‘Today’

23 Aug , 2017  

August 22, 2017: When lots of people are really excited about something, we say there is a lot of buzz around it. What do you call someone who wants to kill that buzz? Find out in today’s Learning Through Headlines! https://www.yahoo.com/movies/megyn-kelly-total-eclipse-buzzkill-today-180848008.html There’s a lot of buzz around our new Real Deal English study bots. Don’t […]

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Learning Through Headlines: Game of Thrones’ next White Walker battle is looming

20 Aug , 2017  

August 19, 2017: Finally we get the chance to use GoT as material for LTH! Don’t miss today’s episode, where we talk about the word “looming.” https://ca.yahoo.com/news/m/f7048b92-05a7-31f7-9615-c94661576296/game-of-thrones’-next-white.html And while you’re at it, why not try out our RDE study bots? The only thing looming here is a battle to defeat English mistakes! https://m.me/realdealenglish

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Learning Through Headlines: Employer not on the hook for injured worker’s housing

16 Aug , 2017  

August 15, 2017: If you’re “on the hook,” it means that you’re responsible or liable for something. As you could imagine, it’s rarely a fun place be! We’ll hook you up with this phrase in today’s LTH! http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/nwt-supreme-court-employee-housing-1.4245790 If you’re looking for a new way to improve your English, why not try our hookless Study […]

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Learning Through Headlines: GM recalls 700,000 trucks for busted steering systems

14 Aug , 2017  

  August 14, 2017: Today we busted our butts to make you an episode about the meaning of the word “Busted!” https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/gm-recalls-700-000-trucks-busted-steering-systems-214948840.html Know something that isn’t busted? Our Real Deal English study bots: Find them at https://m.me/realdealenglish

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Learning Through Headlines: Bolt has farewell party crashed, but not by De Grasse, in 100 final at worlds

7 Aug , 2017  

August 6, 2017: This headline is the next inductee into our Learning Through Headlines Wall of Shame. Find out why in today’s lesson! https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/bolt-farewell-party-crashed-not-001658234.html Speaking of parties, why not trying having a blast with our Real Deal English study bots!? Super effective and easy to use https://m.me/realdealenglish

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Learning Through Headlines: You Can Buy This Historic Home for $10 — But There’s a Catch

5 Aug , 2017  

August 4, 2017: “Too good to be true” is a phrase that comes up a lot in daily life. The reason things are too good to be true is that there usually is a catch. Find out the meaning of this expression in today’s Learning Through Headlines! https://ca.yahoo.com/finance/news/buy-historic-home-10-catch-121037180.html Don’t forget to try out our Real […]

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Learning Through Headlines: Nicole Kidman Says ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 Is ‘Very Up in the Air’

2 Aug , 2017  

August 1, 2017: Saying that something is “up in the air” means that it is still unknown, or as of yet unsettled. Find out how to use this phrase in today’s Learning Through Headlines! https://ca.news.yahoo.com/nicole-kidman-says-apos-big-002800690.html And don’t forget to check out our Real Deal English study bots, the perfect guide on your English journey: https://m.me/realdealenglish

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Learning Through Headlines: ‘Where I grew up, we’re front stabbers’

30 Jul , 2017  

July 29, 2017: You’ve likely heard the expression “to stab someone in the back” before, but what does it mean to stab someone in the front? Today’s lesson is all about front-stabbers! https://ca.news.yahoo.com/where-grew-were-front-stabbers-230108801.html Don’t forget to check out our Real Deal English study bots. They are programmed to help you review your English; not to […]

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Learning Through Headlines: Paris tourism alive and kicking again after terror doldrums

27 Jul , 2017  

July 26, 2017: What does kicking have to do with being alive (or dead)? Find out in today’s Learning Through Headlines! https://ca.news.yahoo.com/paris-tourism-alive-and-kicking-again-after-terror-032039688.html If you have a few English problems that are still kicking around, why not check out our Real Deal English study bots? Try them for free at: https://m.me/realdealenglish

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Learning Through Headlines: Electric car travel given a boost in Manitoba, Ontario

25 Jul , 2017  

July 24, 2017: We’ve talked before about some really poorly-written headlines. Today however we’d like to give a shout out to the author of a rather good one, because it’s actually quite clever. Find out the double-meaning at the heart of this headline in today’s lesson! https://ca.yahoo.com/news/electric-car-travel-given-boost-215010147.html Looking for something to help give your English […]

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Learning Through Headlines: 4 Foolproof Ways to Eat Healthy Consistently

21 Jul , 2017  

July 20, 2017: The suffix “–proof” is found in all kinds of English words, usually meaning that something is protected from something else. Today’s word, “foolproof” is a great example of this type of word in use. https://ca.news.yahoo.com/4-foolproof-ways-eat-healthy-180000032.html Looking for a foolproof way to improve your English? Look no further than our Real Deal English […]

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Learning Through Headlines: How the Redskins totally botched the Kirk Cousins contract debacle … again

19 Jul , 2017  

July 18, 2017: There are so many different ways to talk about making big stupid mistakes in English. Today’s Learning Through Headlines is all about one of those ways, the word “botch!” https://sports.yahoo.com/redskins-totally-botched-kirk-cousins-contract-debacle-235254094.html While you’re at it, be sure to check out our Real Deal English study bots. They can really help you improve your […]

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Learning Through Headlines: This Amazing Coloring App Will Make You Zen AF

15 Jul , 2017  

July 14, 2017: We’re not going to tell you that swearing/cursing is the best way to make your English sound more natural, but we’re not NOT going to tell you that either. Find out how two simple letters can help emphasize what you want to say in today’s Learning Through Headlines! https://ca.yahoo.com/news/amazing-coloring-app-zen-af-163443594.html If you haven’t yet […]

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Learning Through Headlines: Costco’s food court is testing a burger that’s been called a Shake Shack ripoff

13 Jul , 2017  

July 12, 2017: To rip somebody off means to steal from somebody. But it doesn’t necessarily need to be just about money. Find out a few other uses of this very versatile word in today’s Learning Through Headlines! http://www.businessinsider.com/costcos-food-court-new-burger-reviews-2017-7 Know what isn’t a rip-off? Our Real Deal English study bots. Totally original, amazingly free. Try […]

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Learning Through Headlines: Elizabeth Hurley, 52, Shares Bikini Selfie — Followers Go Nuts

10 Jul , 2017  

July 8, 2017: “Going nuts” has lots of different meanings, depending on the situation and the emotions involved. Today we’re going to look at a positive meaning of “go nuts.” https://www.yahoo.com/style/elizabeth-hurley-52-shares-bikini-selfie-followers-go-nuts-164651694.html People all around the globe are going nuts for our Real Deal English study bots. Click on the following link to find out why! […]

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Learning Through Headlines: Kylie Jenner Just Gave Us a Rare Look at Her Natural Hair Sans Wig

6 Jul , 2017  

July 5, 2017: English is a language that borrows a lot from other languages. Today we’ll take a look at the French loanword “sans”. http://www.elleuk.com/beauty/hair/articles/a35604/kylie-jenner-gave-fans-a-rare-look-at-her-natural-hair/ Looking for a great way to improve your English, sans cost? Why not check out our Real Deal English Study bots. They might not help your French, but your English […]

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Learning Through Headlines: Donald Trump lashes out again at ‘crazy, dumb’ TV hosts despite bipartisan criticism

2 Jul , 2017  

July 1, 2017: Another day, another “Donald Trump lashes out at…” story. Find out the meaning of the President’s favorite activity in today’s Learning Through Headlines! http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-02/trump-lashes-out-again-at-television-hosts-shifts-blame-to-nbc/8670558 And while you’re at it, don’t forget to check out (not lash out) our Real Deal English study bots. They’re convenient, and you can’t beat the price! https://m.me/realdealenglish

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Learning Through Headlines: Trump rakes in $10 million at first re-election fundraiser

30 Jun , 2017  

June 29, 2017: Raking! It’s not just for gardens anymore. Find out the meaning of the phrase “rake in” in todays Learning Through Headlines! https://ca.yahoo.com/news/40-months-trump-holds-election-223429124.html And since we’re at it, why not rake it a bit of extra knowledge by using our Real Deal English study bots! Find them here at https://m.me/realdealenglish

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Learning Through Headlines: 6 Fragrances That Straight-Up Smell Like Vacation

27 Jun , 2017  

June 27, 2017: “Straight-up” is an awesome piece of American slang that always makes its appearance in headlines, TV shows, and everyday speech. Find out how to use it in today’s Learning Through Headlines! https://ca.yahoo.com/style/6-fragrances-straight-smell-vacation-210000439.html And don’t forget to check out our straight-up amazing Study Bots at https://m.me/realdealenglish!

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Learning Through Headlines: How to Create a Killer Marketing Strategy

23 Jun , 2017  

June 23, 2017: If something is killer, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s going to kill you. Find out how to use this killer word in today’s Learning Through Headlines! https://squareup.com/ca/townsquare/how-to-create-a-killer-marketing-strategy And speaking of things that are killer, have you tried our revolutionary study bots? This is the future of English learning, folks, and the […]

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Learning Through Headlines: China Weapons: These Puppies Have The World Quaking In Its Boots

17 Jun , 2017  

June 16, 2017: Puppies! Who doesn’t love puppies? But did you know that the word “puppy” has another meaning besides baby dog in English. Find out what it is in today’s Learning Through Headlines! China Weapons: These Puppies Have The World Quaking In Its Boots And don’t forget to try our RDE Study Bots! These […]

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Learning Through Headlines: Umpire drops F-bomb on Daniel Murphy after being asked to move

15 Jun , 2017  

June 14, 2017: When learning a new language, many students are immediately drawn to the bad words. Here’s a lesson for those of us who want to talk about those words without actually saying them! https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/umpire-drops-f-bomb-daniel-murphy-asked-move-064545702.html And by the way, our Real Deal English study bots are so good that it might make you want […]

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Learning Through Headlines: UK exit poll suggests PM May’s election gamble has backfired

9 Jun , 2017  

June 8, 2017: We’re happy to announce that today’s headline will be the first to hang on the Learning Through Headlines Wall of Shame. Find out why in today’s podcast! https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/uk-labour-party-figure-steps-092047322.html Study bots: Not a gamble, not a shame! Just a great new way to study English without being stuck in a classroom! https://m.me/realdealenglish

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Learning Through Headlines: Casting Call: Stars Nab A New Role

6 Jun , 2017  

June 5, 2017: Today’s word is “nab.” A short word, to be sure, but it can go a long way in improving your oral English! http://etcanada.com/photos/120453/casting-call-stars-nab-a-new-role/#image-231075 And if you can nab a few seconds, don’t forget to check out our Real Deal English Study Bots at https://m.me/realdealenglish

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Learning Through Headlines: Dad Knocked Out When Shed Falls on Him

4 Jun , 2017  

June 3: 2017: Any fan of boxing will know the meaning of “knock out” (KO). But how is this phrase used outside of the boxing world? Find out in today’s Learning Through Headlines! http://www.insideedition.com/headlines/23699-dad-knocked-out-when-shed-falls-on-him-gets-dragged-to-safety-by-his-kids Knock out those English mistakes with our new Real Deal English Study Bots! Try them today at: https://m.me/realdealenglish

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Learning Through Headlines: Forget Trump’s bluster. The world is walking all over him

2 Jun , 2017  

June 1, 2017: To walk all over someone means to treat someone unfairly, to exploit them, or to take advantage of them. Find out who’s being walked all over in today’s Learning Through Headlines! https://ca.yahoo.com/news/forget-trumps-bluster-world-walking-090001198.html Oh and one more thing: Our RDE Study Bots are no bluster. Be sure to try them today! https://m.me/realdealenglish

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Learning Through Headlines: French president flexes diplomatic muscles in Putin meeting

31 May , 2017  

May 30, 2017: You don’t need big muscles to show everyone how strong you are! Find out how to use this phrase “flex your muscles” in today’s beefy Learning Through Headlines! http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/french-president-flexes-diplomatic-muscles-in-putin-meeting-1.3433504# And if you’re looking for a way to flex your linguistic muscles, be sure to try our new Real Deal English Study Bots […]

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Learning Through Headlines: Cashing In On Church: The Richest Mega Pastors in America

26 May , 2017  

May 25, 2017: Who doesn’t love a bit of cash every now and again? Find out the meaning of the cashy phrase “cash in” in today’s Learning Through Headlines! https://www.trend-chaser.com/money/richest-mega-pastors-america/ Our new Real Deal English Study Bots are so good, they might actually be better than cash. Well, maybe not THAT good, but pretty darn […]