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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.


Learning Through Headlines (20160631): SETI Team Investigating Mysterious Signal from Star 94 Light-Years Away

1 Sep , 2016  

Are we alone in the universe? Do aliens exist? Today we’re focusing on these exceptionally important questions, as well as what the phrase “light-years ahead” means.


Learning Through Headlines (20160830): Kanye West’s Latest Tweet An Olive Branch To Taylor Swift

31 Aug , 2016  

Can’t we all just get along? In today’s LTH, we’re talking about two powerhouses of pop music, as well as the phrase “extending an olive branch”.


Learning Through Headlines (20160829): Drug company stung by criticism of ‘outrageous’ EpiPen price rises

29 Aug , 2016  

Drug companies need to be careful: if they raise their prices too high, people will feel that this is outrageous. We’re talking all about this word ‘outrageous’ in today’s Learning Through Headlines.


Learning Through Headlines (20160826): There’s An Earth-Like Planet “On Our Doorstep” And Scientists Are Excited

26 Aug , 2016  

Scientists are excited about the discovery of a planet that human beings could one day live on, and we are excited about the chance to talk about the suffix “-like”.


Learning Through Headlines (20160825): An Indian man got addicted to knives, ate 40 of them

26 Aug , 2016  

And you thought smoking was bad! We’re using this story about a man’s addiction to eating knives to talk about the language of being addicted to something.


Learning Through Headlines (2016824): Japan upstages Brazil at the closing ceremony as their prime minister appears dressed as Super Mario in brilliant skit

24 Aug , 2016  

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sure knows how to put on a show! Find out what it means to upstage someone in today’s Learning Through Headlines!


Learning Through Headlines (20160823): Dying singer Gord Downie bids Canada farewell

23 Aug , 2016  

Although today’s headline is a bit sadder than usual, it gives us a good opportunity to take about the phrase “bid someone farewell”.


Learning Through Headlines (20160822): Trump’s Campaign Shakeup Is Likely Too Little, Too Late

22 Aug , 2016  

Today in light of recent news from the Trump Campaign, we’re talking about the phrase “shake-up”, and what it means to “shake something up”


Learning Through Headlines (20160819): Successful people reveal their first 7 jobs

19 Aug , 2016  

A recent Twitter phenomenon has many people realizing that even some of the most successful people on the planet also began their professional lives washing dishes and mowing lawns.


Learning Through Headlines (20160818): People Are Loving The New Panda Express ‘Spork’

18 Aug , 2016  

Is it a fork? Is it chopsticks? Whatever it is, get used to this new word, because it might be coming to a restaurant near you!

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Learning Through Headlines (20160817): Obama’s shade on Trump has people looking up ‘demagogue’

17 Aug , 2016  

Lookups for ‘demigod’ and ‘malarkey’ also spiked after U.S. president’s DNC speech Wednesday…ama-trump-1.3698996


Learning Through Headlines (20160816)

16 Aug , 2016  

Emoji equality: Useless trend or meaningful push to encourage diversity? New icons representing professional women to be added to emoji keyboards


Learning Through Headlines (20160815)

15 Aug , 2016  

Pokemon Go craze claims its first Greek casualty Link

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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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“Movie Night” – Elementary English Lesson

31 Jul , 2015  

What’s playing at your local theatre? Find out how to talk about different kinds of movies in today’s lesson.

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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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“Ordering Steaks” – Elementary English Lesson

29 Jul , 2015  

You’re at a restaurant and you’re craving a steak; what kind of steak do you want? In today’s lesson you’ll learn to talk about different types of steaks.

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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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“Sunday Brunch” – Pre-Intermediate English Lesson

27 Jul , 2015  

It’s not breakfast; it’s not lunch.  It’s brunch, one of the most popular meals of the week.  Find out what people across the world will be ordering next Sunday in today’s lesson!

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“I’m Vegetarian” – Elementary English Lesson

24 Jul , 2015  

Not everyone eats meat. In today’s lesson, we’re having lunch with a vegetarian friend. Listen in and find out what he does and doesn’t eat.

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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 […]

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“Product Recall” – Advanced English Lesson

22 Jul , 2015  

Ever have something go wrong with a new vehicle? Your first reaction might be, “Oh no, what did I do?” but what if it has nothing to do with anything you did? Today’s dialogue represents what happens when something is wrong with the automobile, not the operator.