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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 ...

Words and Their Stories: Are You Ready to Face the Music?

Words and Their Stories: Are You Ready to Face the Music?

图文2016-05-22 08:42:07

Some American expressions sound fun even when they are not. Learn why “facing the music” is not as much fun as going to a concert.

Words and Their Stories: Sports and Rain Don’t Mix

Words and Their Stories: Sports and Rain Don’t Mix

图文2016-05-15 08:40:33

What happens when it rains during the big game? When games are held outside, they are defenseless against the weather. Let's head out to...

Words and Their Stories: The Terms of Buying a House

Words and Their Stories: The Terms of Buying a House

图文2016-05-08 12:06:18

Many people dream of owning their own home. But the real estate market can be a scary place if you don’t know what you are doing. Read on t...

Words and Their Stories: From Shakespeare’s Pen to Our Mouths

Words and Their Stories: From Shakespeare’s Pen to Our Mouths

图文2016-05-01 13:06:55

April 23 is celebrated around the world as William Shakespeare’s birthday. There is probably no other writer who has influenced the English...

Words and Their Stories: Pyramid vs. Ponzi Scheme. Which One Is Worse?

Words and Their Stories: Pyramid vs. Ponzi Scheme. Which One Is Worse?

图文2016-04-24 12:35:47

When you work hard for your money, you do not want to lose it. And if you invest your hard-earned money, you want to see great returns. But ...

Words and Their Stories: Does This Story Have Legs?

Words and Their Stories: Does This Story Have Legs?

图文2016-04-17 11:24:33

Legs are useful – for moving around and for expressing yourself! Read on to learn useful English expressions using the word “legs” and in...

Words and Their Stories: Express Your 'Self'

Words and Their Stories: Express Your 'Self'

图文2016-04-10 22:40:53

This show is all about you! Learn about the many uses of the word “self.” This useful word change make just about everything about … you!...

Words and Their Stories: Don’t Be Fooled

Words and Their Stories: Don’t Be Fooled

图文2016-04-03 16:01:33

April Fools’ Day is a strange tradition. You are supposed to play a trick or a practical joke on someone. But be careful. You don’t want t...

Words and Their Stories: The World Needs More Renaissance People

Words and Their Stories: The World Needs More Renaissance People

图文2016-03-27 11:22:55

Someone with many abilities often is called a “Jack-of-all-trades” or a “Renaissance person.” A Renaissance man or a Renaissance woman i...