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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 […]

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Learning Through Headlines: Canada spared from global cyberattack by fluke

23 May , 2017  

May 22, 2017: Canada: What a country! And a lucky country at that! Find out the connection between good luck and the word “fluke” in today’s Learning Through Headlines! http://globalnews.ca/news/3449782/canada-avoids-wannacry-ransomware-attacks/ Better English is no fluke. Take control of your English-speaking destiny by using our Real Deal English study bots! Try them at https://m.me/realdealenglish

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Learning Through Headlines: Verizon is losing customers like crazy

12 May , 2017  

May 12, 2017: Do you remember the meaning of “Doing something like crazy?” If not, then why not listen to today’s LTH to jog that memory of yours? Verizon is losing customers like crazy, even with unlimited data plans Don’t forget to check out our new Real Deal English study bots, a unique and effective […]

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Learning Through Headlines: Masters champ now sucks so much that caddie fired himself

10 May , 2017  

May 10, 2017: Saying something sucks is one of the easiest way to sound like a native English speaker. We’ll examine this amazing little phrase in today’s Learning Through Headlines! http://nypost.com/2017/05/09/masters-champ-now-sucks-so-much-that-caddie-fired-himself/ You know what most definitely does not suck? Our new Real Deal English study bots! A unique way to practice your English easily and […]

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Learning Through Headlines: Hillary Clinton took a swing at the media in her congratulations to French election winner

8 May , 2017  

May 8, 2017: Hillary Clinton is still understandably mad about the outcome of last year’s election, and as a result, she’s been taking a few swings at the media lately. Find out what the phrase “take a swing at someone” means in today’s Learning Through Headlines! http://www.businessinsider.com/hillary-clinton-macron-media-tweet-french-election-results-2017-5 Take a swing at English mistakes with our […]

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Learning Through Headlines: Fyre Festival Disaster: Industry Vets Weigh in

6 May , 2017  

May 6, 2017: When we “weigh in” on something, it means that we’re sharing our opinion, or side of the argument, about it. After the disaster that was the Fyre Festival last week, people from all around the world continue to weigh in. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/fyre-festival-disaster-industry-vets-weigh-in-w480422 You know what’s NOT a disaster? Our new Real Deal English […]

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Learning Through Headlines: Whose water is it, anyway? Michigan’s policy a ‘recipe for disaster’

4 May , 2017  

May 4, 2017: Life has its ups and its downs, its triumphs and its disasters. And although each and every one of us all want to succeed, more often than not our plans are actually just “recipes for disaster.” http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2017/04/22/nestle-great-lakes-water-michigan/100741306/ If you’re looking for a recipe for better English, why not check out our Real […]

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Learning Through Headlines: Canada is North America’s up-and-coming startup center

28 Apr , 2017  

April 28, 2017: Canada! What an amazing country! And just as amazing is this headline’s key vocabulary, “up-and-coming.” Find out what this phrase means in today’s LTH! Canada is North America’s up-and-coming startup center Oh, and speaking of up-and-coming, don’t forget to check out our Real Deal English Study Bots! https://m.me/realdealenglish

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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