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
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
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
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/
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. https://ca.news.yahoo.com/seti-team-investigating-mysterious-signal-star-94-light-021830472.html
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”. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kanye-west-taylor-swift-tweet_us_57c46f0ce4b0cdfc5ac86c3e
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. http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-37179158
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”. https://www.buzzfeed.com/tomchivers/our-nearest-star-has-an-earth-like-planet-and-scientists-are?utm_term=.wa2yNPqVy#.uxwDnPvjD
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. https://www.buzzfeed.com/andreborges/an-indian-man-got-addicted-to-eating-knives-ate-40-of-them-a?utm_term=.lckRrpKyR#.yrPlEp48l
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! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3752312/I-wait-Tokyo-Opening-Ceremony-Japan-upstages-Brazil-closing-ceremony-prime-minister-appears-dressed-Super-Mario-brilliant-skit.html
Although today’s headline is a bit sadder than usual, it gives us a good opportunity to take about the phrase “bid someone farewell”. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-37147588
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” https://morningconsult.com/2016/08/21/trumps-campaign-shakeup-likely-little-late/
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.
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! time.com/4456371/panda-express-chork/
Lookups for ‘demigod’ and ‘malarkey’ also spiked after U.S. president’s DNC speech Wednesday www.cbc.ca/news/trending/demag…ama-trump-1.3698996
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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.
Check out these top 5 tips on how you can maybe switch up your English learning process to make it more interesting, and more importantly more effective! #1: Find some English radio stations and podcasts in iTunes There are tons of podcasts about all topics imaginable these days: entertainment, politics, news. A good way to […]
Need some more business cards? In today’s lesson learn how to have a conversation about ordering business cards.
Marketing copy has existed for a long time. But the nature of marketing copy has changed quite a bit in the past few years. How do you write effective marketing copy for the digital and mobile age?
1. ‘E’ is the most commonly used letter in the English language. In fact, as many as one in eight of all the letters written in English is ‘e’. 2. More English words begin with the letter ‘S’ than any other letter of the alphabet. 3. ‘I am.’ is the shortest complete sentence in the […]
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Twitter can be a great way to learn English and use some of the best resources available online. 1. Real Deal English (@realdealenglish) But you already knew this right? Follow us and receive free daily real-life situation based lessons, all in downloadable MP3 format so you can listen to them wherever and whenever you […]