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Words and Their Stories: You Do the Math

Words and Their Stories: You Do the Math

图文2016-10-16 21:16:08

Remember all that math you learned in school and thought you'd never use? Well, many math words and expressions are in our everyday conv...

Words and Their Stories: Hats Off to You!

Words and Their Stories: Hats Off to You!

图文2016-10-09 09:51:32

We all wear clothes. And in American English, we have a lot of expressions connected to clothing! Read on to learn several useful expression...

Words and Their Stories: Goodbye, Summer. Hello, Autumn. Or Is It Fall?

Words and Their Stories: Goodbye, Summer. Hello, Autumn. Or Is It Fall?

图文2016-09-25 11:27:45

Autumn is also called “fall.” This is probably because it is the time when trees lose their leaves and they fall to the ground. But why do...

Words and Their Stories: Eureka! A Word of Discovery

Words and Their Stories: Eureka! A Word of Discovery

图文2016-09-18 10:30:26

You don’t have to be Greek to use this week’s expression, “Eureka!” We tell you how this exclamation is said to have arrived in American...

Words and Their Stories: Table Tennis, Anyone?

Words and Their Stories: Table Tennis, Anyone?

图文2016-09-11 17:33:25

Some of the most common expressions in the English language come from common, everyday objects. Learn some really useful expressions that co...

Words and Their Stories: Sometimes You Have to ‘Bite the Bullet’

Words and Their Stories: Sometimes You Have to ‘Bite the Bullet’

图文2016-09-05 10:19:26

Have you ever had to bite the bullet? Chances are you have. Learn what that expression means in this week's Words and Their Stories. You...

Words and Their Stories: Wheels: An Invention Worth Exploring

Words and Their Stories: Wheels: An Invention Worth Exploring

图文2016-08-28 13:54:05

You might stop often to think about wheels. Well, maybe it’s time you did! They’re a useful invention and they’re useful in American Engl...

Words and Their Stories: In English, Wolves Are Not to Be Trusted

Words and Their Stories: In English, Wolves Are Not to Be Trusted

图文2016-08-21 21:00:27

Yes, the animals can dangerous. Yes, they could eat you. But why are wolves always so bad in English expressions?

Words and Their Stories: 'Take' Is a Building Block in English

Words and Their Stories: 'Take' Is a Building Block in English

图文2016-08-15 10:30:05

“Take” is such a simple word. Or is it? The word take is complicated. And it is considered one of the building block words of the English ...

Words and Their Stories: Tell Them You 'Heard it Through the Grapevine'

Words and Their Stories: Tell Them You 'Heard it Through the Grapevine'

图文2016-08-07 16:50:51

A grapevine twists and turns. And it can grow into a very large network of vines. Find out how "the grapevine" became a way of sharing sec...

Words and Their Stories: Open a Window, It's Smoky in Here!

Words and Their Stories: Open a Window, It's Smoky in Here!

图文2016-08-01 10:54:32

We all know smoking is bad for your health. But these smoke expressions are great for your English!

Words and Their Stories: Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?

Words and Their Stories: Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?

图文2016-07-24 10:49:57

You could say the thumb made us humans what we are. Its development was as important an event in man’s growth as his success in learning ho...

Words and Their Stories: 'As American as Apple Pie'

Words and Their Stories: 'As American as Apple Pie'

图文2016-07-17 10:46:48

The saying “as American as apple pie” describes things that represent the best of American culture. People use this expression when talkin...

Words and Their Stories: Freudian Slip and Other Types of Psychobabble

Words and Their Stories: Freudian Slip and Other Types of Psychobabble

图文2016-07-10 11:33:14

Psychobabble is a fairly new word in the English language. For about 40 years, people have been using psychobabble to describe the language ...

Words and Their Stories: American English vs. British English

Words and Their Stories: American English vs. British English

图文2016-07-03 12:10:17

On July 4th people in the United States celebrate Independence Day. The holiday honors the American colonies’ decision to split with Britai...

Words and Their Stories: The Real McCoy

Words and Their Stories: The Real McCoy

图文2016-06-26 15:38:56

Is this expression from boxing? Or does it come from Prohibition days when alcohol was illegal to buy and sell? No one can agree. But read o...

Words and Their Stories: Make Sure You Are Not a Pain in the Neck

Words and Their Stories: Make Sure You Are Not a Pain in the Neck

图文2016-06-19 16:40:20

Our necks are busy holding our heads up all day. That can cause some pain. But that’s not all the neck is involved with. Read on to learn s...

Words and Their Stories: Make a Splash!

Words and Their Stories: Make a Splash!

图文2016-06-13 14:54:39

In many places in the world, the sea is a place where people escape the heat. It is also a place where many American English expressions ori...

Words and Their Stories: For All Book Lovers: Chapter 2

Words and Their Stories: For All Book Lovers: Chapter 2

图文2016-06-05 16:02:15

Books fill our lives with stories and information. They also fill American English with some great expressions. There are so many we needed ...

Words and Their Stories: For All Book Lovers: Chapter 1

Words and Their Stories: For All Book Lovers: Chapter 1

图文2016-05-29 14:21:04

“Book” is a word you probably know. But it’s more complex that just something you read. So, read on! Find out the many ways this word is ...

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