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Vocabulary â Carnage
at Gayatri In his first speech as President of the United States, Donald Trump said: “This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.” Carnage is Destruction The word “carnage” has a Latin root and it comes from the word “carne”, which means “meat” or “flesh”. We see the […]
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(21/01/2017 @ 20:41)
I am more than a bird
Superman In this song the singer says: “I am more than a bird.” He also talks about “kryptonite” and references the phrases from Superman: Look up in the sky! It is not a bird. It is not a plane. Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive. Able […]
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(10/06/2016 @ 06:03)
Listening to Phrases in a Complex Talk
Listening Listening is a difficult skill. Here are some ideas to help with listening practice: Do not expect to understand everything at the first listening. Listen for words and phrases that you can understand. Do not worry about the parts you do not get. Focus on what you DO get. […]
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(10/06/2016 @ 05:24)
Button Batteries Are Highly Dangerous!
This woman lost her daughter. She swallowed a button battery. Do not let children have access to button batteries. Listen to the audio and read the text. This is a sad story. It is a warning.
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(09/06/2016 @ 04:36)
Listening â Are you underpaid?
This video is a real news story about a large corporation exploiting workers. These is no transcript so you have to listen. Maybe you will not understand one hundred per cent. No problem. Improving listening comprehension skills takes time. Be patient. Listen again and again. If you have problems or […]
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(14/05/2016 @ 21:30)
This song is about sugar and honey and love. Basically it is a metaphor for the sweetness of love. Candy, sugar and honey are all sweet things and love is sweet too. Questions Is love always sweet? Is love sometimes bitter-sweet? Tell us what you think in the comments section […]
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(14/05/2016 @ 21:17)
Are we on the same Wavelength?
“Are we on the same wavelength?” means “Do we see things the same way?” or “Do we understand each other?” It is a metaphor from the idea of a radio or tv channel. You adjust it to the correct wavelength to pick up the station.
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(06/05/2016 @ 23:20)
How do you say âhelloâ in your language?
You say “yes” I say “no” You say “come” I say “go” Oh no! You say “goodbye” I say “hello” hello hello I say “high” you say “low” you say “why” I say “I don’t know” Being Contrary If one person disagrees all the time we say: “That person is […]
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(06/05/2016 @ 23:00)
We Can Work It Out
Phrasal Verb “to go on” is a phrasal verb which means “to continue”. “To work something out” is a phrasal verb. When the Beatles sing “we can work it out”, they mean: “We can solve any problem. Point of View – Perspective “Try to see it my way” means “Try […]
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(06/05/2016 @ 22:43)
Time Goes by So Slowly
These phrases are the same: Time goes by. Time passes. Does time pass slowly or quickly for you? Is there a reason for that? In this song the singer says “Time goes by so slowly” because he is missing his lover and waiting to see his lover again. Does time […]
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(29/04/2016 @ 20:42)
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