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Learning Through Headlines (20161214): Resurgent Japan military ‘can stand toe to toe with anybody’

14 Dec , 2016  

“To stand toe to toe” with someone has two different yet connected meanings. Find out what they are in today’s Learning Through Headlines! http://edition.cnn.com/2016/12/06/asia/japan-military-pearl-harbor-anniversary/index.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20161207): Amazon Go pioneers grocery shopping without checkout lines, cashier jobs

7 Dec , 2016  

In today’s LTH, we’ll talk about Amazon’s latest plans, as well as the meaning of the verb “to pioneer”. Don’t miss it! https://www.yahoo.com/news/amazon-go-pioneers-grocery-shopping-without-checkout-lines-cashier-jobs-200629864.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20161205): Market bears smell blood as China scrambles to plug capital outflows

5 Dec , 2016  

Today we’ve got a bloody good lesson on how to use the phrase “smell blood”. Just make sure to stay away from the sharks. http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/market-bears-smell-blood-as-china-scrambles-to-plug-capital/article_1f7c67c8-1aa4-5750-9a61-3f08904331b9.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20161202): Here’s why Cramer is blown away by Trump’s Cabinet picks for Treasury and Commerce

2 Dec , 2016  

Today we’re handing the stage over to NBC’s money man Jim Cramer, who’ll teach us a new phrase: “blown away”. http://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/30/heres-why-cramer-is-blown-away-by-trumps-cabinet-picks-for-treasury-and-commerce.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20161130): This Video of a Giraffe Turning the Tables on a Lion Is Spectacular

30 Nov , 2016  

Sometimes the hunter becomes the hunted. Find out the meaning of the expression “turning the tables on someone” in today’s LTH! http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/11/29/video-giraffe-runs-over-lion-bbc-planet-earth-2

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Learning Through Headlines (20161128): Mariah Carey is getting called out for her epic Instagram Photoshop fail

28 Nov , 2016  

“To call someone out” means to tell them that they’ve done something wrong, often in a kind of mean way. Find out what Mariah was called out for recently in today’s Learning Through Headlines! http://www.harpersbazaar.com/celebrity/latest/news/a19051/mariah-carey-thanksgiving-instagram-photoshop-fail/

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Learning Through Headlines (20161125): Amazon deletes over 500,000 sketchy reviews in massive cleanup effort

25 Nov , 2016  

Sketchy: Great word. One of the best. What does it mean? Find out in today’s LTH! https://www.yahoo.com/tech/amazon-deletes-over-500-000-sketchy-reviews-massive-211241936.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20161123): Kanye hospitalized after scrapping US tour

23 Nov , 2016  

Kanye, you’ve been acting a little strange lately. We here at Real Deal English just want to make sure you’re okay! https://www.yahoo.com/news/kanye-scraps-la-concert-rant-trump-beyonce-000124023.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20161122): Khloé Kardashian Flips Out After Kim Ditches Their Meeting

22 Nov , 2016  

If you keep up with the Kardashians, you’ll know that in just about every show, someone “flips out”. But what’s the meaning of “flip out”? Find out in today’s episode! Khloé Kardashian Flips Out After Kim Ditches Their Meeting for Kylie: ‘It’s Not Okay’

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Learning Through Headlines (20161118): Stephen Hawking Puts An Expiry Date On Humanity

18 Nov , 2016  

Is humanity nearly finished its time on earth? Find out what one of the world’s most brilliant people has to say about our future in today’s Learning Through Headlines. https://www.yahoo.com/news/stephen-hawking-puts-expiry-date-103124525.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20161116): Chili’s under fire after manager takes away veteran’s free meal

16 Nov , 2016  

Sometimes there is such a thing as a free lunch. And when that gets taken away from someone who deserves it, expect that restaurant to be “under fire”. http://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/14/chilis-under-fire-after-manager-takes-away-veterans-free-meal.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20161114): 5 blue-collar jobs that pay $100,000 a year

14 Nov , 2016  

What color is your collar? Today we’re talking about the phrase “blue-collar”, as well as a few other popular colors that you can use to talk about your job. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/5-blue-collar-jobs-that-pay-100000-a-year-2015-01-08

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Learning Through Headlines (20161111): Chelsea Clinton being groomed for Congress

11 Nov , 2016  

Even though Hillary won’t be the President, there are still more Clintons with political futures out there. Find out more about Hillary’s daughter, as well as the meaning of the word “groom” in today’s LTH http://nypost.com/2016/11/10/chelsea-clinton-being-groomed-to-run-for-congress/?sr_share=twitter

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Learning Through Headlines (20161110): How to move to Canada: website crashes as Trump becomes President

10 Nov , 2016  

Crashes don’t always mean car-crashes or plane-crashes. Find out another meaning of “crash” in today’s Learning Through Headlines! http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/how-to-move-to-canada-immigration-website-crash-donald-trump-president-a7406106.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20161107): The new Koohl Toilet is a total game-changer

7 Nov , 2016  

Do you remember the meaning of “game-changer”? With the help of Benedict Cumberbatch and Saturday Night Live, we’re going to review it today. http://www.digitaltrends.com/movies/snl-debuts-new-apple-toilet/

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Learning Through Headlines (20161104): Amazon rolls out another policy that has small sellers on edge

4 Nov , 2016  

What a great headline! Two things to talk about today: the meaning of “rolls out” as well as the feeling that “on edge” describes! Check it out! http://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/03/amazon-rolls-out-another-policy-that-has-sellers-on-edge.html

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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 (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