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American Expressions at Home

American Expressions at Home

图文2015-04-12 10:21:16

Some people enjoy spending a lot of time in their homes to make them nice places to live. This is called nesting or cocooning. From couch po...

Expressions From the World of Bugs

Expressions From the World of Bugs

图文2015-04-05 21:16:45

Spring in the U.S. means the landscape is turning green. So, it's only appropriate that we teach some green idioms and expressions! Some ma...

Don't Panic!

Don't Panic!

图文2015-03-29 09:12:31

Spring in the U.S. means the landscape is turning green. So, it's only appropriate that we teach some green idioms and expressions! Some ma...

Green Means Spring and Other Things

Green Means Spring and Other Things

图文2015-03-22 10:46:41

Spring in the U.S. means the landscape is turning green. So, it's only appropriate that we teach some green idioms and expressions! Some ma...

'Beware the Ides of March'

'Beware the Ides of March'

图文2015-03-15 10:12:12

The Ides of March falls on March 15. William Shakespeare wrote the famous words, "Beware the Ides of March." But what was he talking about...

Down to Earth

Down to Earth

图文2015-03-01 11:52:06

Some expressions about people who treat everyone fairly and with respect | Words and Their Stories

Let's Do Business!

Let's Do Business!

图文2015-01-25 11:48:30

There are many special terms in the world of business. The following story is about a sweetheart deal which I made last week. I made the dea...

Has Fate Brought Us Together?

Has Fate Brought Us Together?

图文2015-01-19 15:42:41

Fate is a word that can be hard to understand. Fate, to describe it simply, means that something is meant to be. Fate is a word that has wei...

Are You in the Homeland Generation?

Are You in the Homeland Generation?

图文2015-01-11 11:48:16

After the 2001 terrorist attacks, we've heard the word “homeland” more often in the United States. Some are even proposing the word as th...

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

图文2014-12-28 10:35:22

There is a song millions of Americans hear every New Year’s Eve. It is called “Auld Lang Syne.” It is the traditional music played during...

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

图文2014-12-21 12:29:59

Music fills the air. Colorful lights shine brightly in windows. Children and adults open gifts from loved ones and friends. These are all Ch...

Is He Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle or Pelznickel?

Is He Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle or Pelznickel?

图文2014-12-14 12:34:11

Some of the many names of the short, fat, jolly old man with a long beard, wearing a red suit with white fur who delights children at Christ...

Salt Is More Than a Four-Letter Word

Salt Is More Than a Four-Letter Word

图文2014-12-07 10:47:39

On today’s Words and Their Stories we talk about a common word, a small word, but a word that is completely necessary for human life. In fa...

Turkey: A Case of Mistaken Identity

Turkey: A Case of Mistaken Identity

图文2014-11-27 10:18:26

Many think the bird comes from the nation of Turkey. But turkey is not from Turkey. In fact, the fact that the turkey bird is called by that...

What's the Matter?

What's the Matter?

图文2014-11-23 13:55:17

From the very big to the very small, everything in our universe is made up of matter. Matter is one of those very hardworking words that you...

Don't Get Caught in a Catch-22

Don't Get Caught in a Catch-22

图文2014-11-16 15:07:12

You find a job you like. You ask for the job, but are told you cannot have it. The reason? You have not done that job before. That is insane...

Words and their Stories: Boxing Expressions

Words and their Stories: Boxing Expressions

图文2014-11-10 09:54:12

The sport of boxing gave us famous competitors like Muhammad Ali. It also gave us many expressions that have become frequently used in Ameri...

A Halloween Special: The Devil is Everywhere

A Halloween Special: The Devil is Everywhere

图文2014-10-31 10:13:03

Today we take you to the Dark Side. (insert evil laugh here) We teach expressions that involve the king of evil – the devil. Read on to lea...

You Don't Have to Be a Rocket Scientist to Read This

You Don't Have to Be a Rocket Scientist to Read This

图文2014-10-26 12:46:51

"You do not need to be a rocket scientist." Americans hear these words often. People say them in schools, offices and factories. Broadcast...

Baseball Terms

Baseball Terms

图文2014-10-22 22:40:27

Baseball is America’s national sport. So it is not unusual that many popular expressions come from baseball. But first, let me explain a li...