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Let the Sun Shine In

Let the Sun Shine In

图文2015-06-14 10:08:25

We wouldn't last long without our sun. So, it's only natural that we have many expressions that use the word "sun." And many songs are a...

Maverick, A Truly American Word

Maverick, A Truly American Word

图文2015-06-07 20:59:13

There are mavericks in sports, politics, movies ... just about everywhere. But who are mavericks? Learn what the word “maverick” means and...

Words That Are Their Own Opposites

Words That Are Their Own Opposites

图文2015-05-31 09:11:01

Like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, learn words seem to fight themselves -- they are their own opposites! Well, depending on the context. Context ...

Hold Your Horses!

Hold Your Horses!

图文2015-05-24 13:15:50

Horses are part of the history and romance of the Old American West. These days, they are popular for sport and entertainment. So, it is eas...

Common French Words in American English

Common French Words in American English

图文2015-05-17 11:28:06

English is loaded with French words. Even if they mean something bad they sound so good. So read on to learn how to say them properly. Pictu...

Not All Mother Expressions Are As Nice As Mom

Not All Mother Expressions Are As Nice As Mom

图文2015-05-10 23:48:23

In the United States, Mother’s Day falls on the second Sunday in May. It was back in 1908 when a woman named Anna Jarvis created this unoff...

S.O.S. – In Other Words, Help!

S.O.S. – In Other Words, Help!

图文2015-05-03 11:36:29

Language, as we know, is always changing. New words are often created, officially and unofficially, without anyone knowing about them. Read ...

When It Comes to Money, Black Is Better Than Red

When It Comes to Money, Black Is Better Than Red

图文2015-04-26 10:38:05

Colors come to the rescue when you want to describe a business that is making money or losing money. Judging from Jack Ma's smile at Alibab...

Early American Railroads Shape Modern Language

Early American Railroads Shape Modern Language

图文2015-04-19 10:35:20

This week, we look at some train and railroad expressions commonly used in American English. This is only part one. There are many idioms an...

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

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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'

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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

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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...