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Welcome to our whimsical adventure of idioms and other turns of phrase. Each week, we delve into the origins of phrases to find out how they came into the English language. We tell the story of how the phrase got from its beginnings to where it is today. Shauna and Dan are two big nerds, so expect some geek culture references, random trivia facts, and loads of laughs!
 
Join Casey and Ingrid as they take a humorous dive into the origins of your favorite idioms, and we all learn something new. They chew the fat, spill the tea and the beans, and shoot the breeze until they get to the root of the matter. Follow the soothing voices of this duo as they venture down winding rabbit holes of lighthearted banter, having fun while uncovering some language truths.
 
Don't Be An Idiom is a podcast that explores the origin stories of common phrases and idioms. The podcast is based in Philadelphia and hosted by rambunctious loonies Albert and Ryan, two lifelong friends who have vowed to dispel their own ignorance about language and history one idiom at a time.
 
The English language is full of metaphors and similes. This podcast will look at a different, commonly-used idiom or metaphor each episode. Each season will have an overall theme for the idioms and metaphors, starting with animal metaphors. Subsequent seasons will look at sports, body, weather, disaster, and war metaphors and idioms. LNEidiomsandmetaphors@gmail.com
 
You know how they always say 'live and learn' after a deeply personal and often surprisingly unpleasant experience? Well I aim to turn that idiom on its head, with more positive reinforcement through this Podcast. If 2020 has taught us anything, it is to dig much deeper and take those life lessons forward to make the most of the tools, time and talent that we have. The folks I feature on my episodes have all taken that leap of faith to bring you the means to live a better life.Hi, I am Shivr ...
 
Are you tired of boring, slow-speaking English lessons that don't teach you the way that natives really speak? Do you wanna learn how English is spoken in the real world? In this podcast, Ethan, Andrea, and Justin—your American and British Fluency Coaches will take you beyond the classroom and help you live, learn, and SPEAK English in the real world through fun, natural, conversational lessons that will rapidly teach you: - To understand fast-speaking natives - The vocabulary, phrasal verbs ...
 
Whole 9 Yards is a weekly podcast that will simultaneously educate, astonish, and amuse. Listen while we share equivocal research about the origin of words, phrases, and idioms we use every day. From the team at Big Science Pods, we bring you the whole 9 yards, the entire kit and caboodle, the whole shebang of this quick, entertaining look at our language and the history therein. Learn why we call New York "The Big Apple," what "red-handed" REALLY means and why sometimes people are "happy as ...
 
In our podcast “Understanding Train Station”, we (Josh and Feli) explore the intricacies and pitfalls of living between cultures. The title is derived from the German idiom “Ich verstehe nur Bahnhof” which literally translates to “I only understand train station”. Similar to the English saying “It’s Greek to me”, it is used to express a lack of understanding which is an all too common feeling when dealing with another culture and living abroad. Feli (aka “German Girl in America” on YouTube) ...
 
Speak English powerfully using the Effortless English system. Learn English with AJ Hoge, "The World's #1 English Teacher". Learn tips and strategies to improve your spoken English. Learn English vocabulary. Learn about American English and American culture. Be a successful English speaker and international leader!
 
Aesop's Fables or the Aesopica are a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and story-teller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE. The fables remain a popular choice for moral education of children today. Many of the stories, such as The Fox and the Grapes (from which the idiom "sour grapes" derives), The Tortoise and the Hare, The North Wind and the Sun, The Boy Who Cried Wolf and The Ant and the Grasshopper are well-known throughout the world. (Summary ...
 
Do you want to get a band 7 on the IELTS exam? IELTS exam preparation doesn’t have to be hard or boring! It can be fun! Lindsay and Jessica from All Ears English are back with a new way to help you achieve the IELTS score you need for the General or the Academic exam! We’ll give you IELTS strategies, practice, tips, tricks, and secrets using real English examples. We’ll show you how to take control of the Speaking Section by reducing anxiety, panic, and fear. You’ll learn what to do when you ...
 
Global Pillage is a brand new comedy panel show podcast all about idiom, culture, customs and norms. What do the Japanese mean when they accuse someone of "having a cat on their head"? What do your friends make you do if you're unmarried by thirty in Germany? What did the acronym NORWICH mean (the equivalent of sexting jargon) if sent between World War Two sweethearts? All the oddness of humanity is explored in this hilarious new show where TWO TEAMS OF COMEDIANS take on the HIVE MIND OF THE ...
 
For lovers of reading, writing, science and general communication. This podcast will aim at acknowledging the origins of metaphors/idioms and the importance of effective scientific communication. My ambition is to spread knowledge on how we articulate concepts and the creative aspect of diction. Most episodes will focus on the origins of expressions, words of high regard, and the meaning behind them. This can overall allow us to acknowledge that words have just as much power as actions.​ As ...
 
Learn Dutch with Free Podcasts Whether you are student or a seasoned speaker, our lessons offer something for everyone. We incorporate culture and current issues into each episode to give the most informative, both linguistically and culturally, podcasts possible. For those of you with just the plane ride to prepare, check our survival phrase series at DutchPod101.com. One of these phrases just might turn your trip into the best one ever!
 
Join husband Travis McElroy and wife Teresa McElroy every Friday and they'll improve your etiquette week by week! Perplexed by thank you notes? Baffled by black tie? Dismayed by dinner parties? Worry no more, Shmanners has your answers!
 
Two loose morals collide to bring you the opinions of the bottom-half of society. We leave nothing to the imagination. We bring nothing to the table. And, we’ll leave you respecting us less every time. We are your “two drunk idioms.” Find out more at https://toodrunkidioms.com
 
Discover Adept English, the modern way to learn to speak English. Our goal is to help you speak English fluently. The Adept English language teaching approach is to learn through listening. We publish two new English audio lessons, with full transcripts, weekly. Every one of our English lessons will help you learn to speak English in ways that are interesting and lead to success. We have lots of podcasts, at all difficulty levels, on many topics, suitable for all listeners, ready for you to ...
 
Are you looking for a new and fun way to learn American English? Come hang out with Lindsay and Michelle from Boston and New York City and have fun while you improve your English listening skills! We are an English as a Second Language (ESL) podcast for intermediate to advanced English learners around the world. We will show you how to use everyday English vocabulary and natural idioms, expressions, and phrasal verbs and how to make small talk in American English. We will also give you speci ...
 
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Episode 63: Jay & Ray talk to the animals. crocodile tears dog eat dog cat's meow elephant in the room Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. The Roberto Clemente Museum is a showcase of baseball artifacts, memorabilia, works of art, and photographs related to the life of Pittsburgh Pirates legend Roberto Clemente. Use our…
 
Welcome to This Week from Premier Skills English, a weekly review of football action for learners of English from across the globe. In This Week, Rich and Jack talk about the latest action from the Premier League and have lots of football English for you to learn. On the Premier Skills English website, there's a page for this podcast with the trans…
 
In today's episode of Advanced English with Angela and Anna we tell you about weather idioms! The weather idioms discussed are: Come rain or shine Save for a rainy day Right as rain Take a raincheck To rain on someone's parade It never rains but it pours It's raining cats and dogs Dryspell Windfall To get wind of something To know which way the win…
 
You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-idioms-8/ -Sometimes you go a whole month without hearing an interesting English idiom, and then a bunch of them come along. Today we talk through an English idiom that my parents would have used and I still do.…
 
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Look at these lovely phrases to help you through your speaking exam: If I remember correctly it was… If my memory serves me well… I can’t remember exactly but I think it was… Well to be totally honest I’ve never really thought about before… It’s funny you should mention that because just yesterday… Well, I think nowadays it’s a difficult question b…
 
This week's podcast is all about idioms! Part of being fluent in the language is being able to speak with idiomatic expressions when they're appropriate. For example, when someone asks you "How are you?", don't always fall back to the old "I'm fine, and you?" Think of ways you can add variety to your language. For example, you could say "as right a…
 
Going to the bank can be a stressful experience. Going to a bank using a second language can be ever more stressful! In this Real Talk episode, Andrew and Kassy take you through the normal steps to open a bank account and the English expressions you will need to know. In this episode, our hosts explore what it means to have unlimited transaction, t…
 
Accompanying blog post: https://intrepidenglish.co.uk/language-learning-myths/ As English teachers, we often hear the same type of questions and complaints about learning a language. So some of our Intrepid English teachers decided to share the language learning myths they hear most often. While most of our ideas come from our teaching experiences,…
 
Releasing on May 12! My conversation with communication and soft skills powerhouse Suman Kher. At a time when we are all stuck in a virtual world, Suman believes the only way you can be successful is by honing your communication skills. And the only way to be confident and ace those skills is to practice, practice, practice. Don't forget to tune in…
 
Learn Polish in a fun way with short Episodes. On this episode we talk about Ways to say I'm I know(Znam & Wiem) All Social Media + Donations https://linktr.ee/learnpolish To listen to all Episodes + The Speaking Podcast + The Meditation Podcast + Business Opportunities please visit http://roycoughlan.com/ Now also on Bitchute https://www.bitchute.…
 
Interesting English Conversations To Help Your English Fluency ✔ Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-conversation-6/ Looking back at this podcast, I worried I was covering an English topic that was only useful for people who were in trouble with the UK legal system! Although that was not my intention at all. I was reading a …
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/bizpod/925English-L037-Prices.mp3 In today’s 925 English lesson, we’re going to learn how to make arrangements in English. Think of all the things that flow in and out of your company. It could be anything from office supplies to raw materials. How do these things get to where they need to be? Someone is making arr…
 
Spinach, love it or hate it? In this scrumptious Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Suzanne talk about controversial foods, foods that some people are dying to eat while others wrinkle their noses in disgust just thinking about them. This Simplified Speech episode on controversial foods is perfect for intermediate learners of English. Today’s ep…
 
In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Rowan rediscovers her Welsh roots and revisits places in Wales she went to when she was a child. The language focus is on words and phrases connected to things that are famous, language connected to the coast & language and language connected to the mountains. Your task is to tell us what your city is …
 
Storyblocks ► Consider joining Storyblocks for all your stock asset needs by clicking this link ► https://storyblocks.com/corridorcast Sam's got his hands on a new A.I. text generator which brings some wildly absurd results when prompted by the Crew! FOLLOW ► Instagram: http://bit.ly/_Corridor_Instagram Sub-Reddit: http://bit.ly/_Corridor_Sub-Reddi…
 
Conversations In English About Language Learners ✔ Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/conversations-in-english-11/ For most of us, thinking about how our brains work is pretty low on the day’s to-do list. We just let our brain get on with the thousands of jobs it does every day, and we ignore just how amazing our brains are. Well, …
 
Anna decided to take the IELTS exam while in lock down. She was writing essay after essay on her own and checking her own work. She’d write the essay, then return a few days later to self check it, however, she soon realised this wasn’t enough. She knew she was missing grammar mistakes and had dubious vocabulary choices. What’s the solution? Well, …
 
Ethan, Andrea and Ollie are back together in the virtual studio to discuss words used in English that come from other languages in English. These are called loanwords and are very common in everyday (and not so everyday) speech. You’re also probably using some of these loanwords in your native language too. An important aspect of using these words …
 
Episode 62: Jay & Ray do some detective work. narc sleuth hawkshaw private dick Subscribe, review, and come find us on Twitter, Instagram, & FB. The Roberto Clemente Museum is a showcase of baseball artifacts, memorabilia, works of art, and photographs related to the life of Pittsburgh Pirates legend Roberto Clemente. Use our promo code W9Y21 at cl…
 
Shauna and Dan look at the origins of the phrase "Dead of Night". Along the way, we learn a little about the word 'dead' and a few complimentary phrases like "in the gloom of night" (US Postal Service, anyone?) Plus your hosts argue about whether or not Tolkien's work is old. What do YOU think? Copyright 2021 by The Readiness Corner, LLC - All Righ…
 
Learn Polish in a fun way with short Episodes. On this episode we talk about Ways to say I'm Visiting (Zwiedza i odwiedza - jaka jest roznica). All Social Media + Donations https://linktr.ee/learnpolish To listen to all Episodes + The Speaking Podcast + The Meditation Podcast + Business Opportunities please visit http://roycoughlan.com/ Now also on…
 
Everyone has a skincare routine, whether it’s moisturizing occasionally or sticking to a daily regime. In this episode, Andrew and Suzanne share their skincare routines. They also talk about how different cultures view skin care. In this episode, two native English speakers discuss their skincare routine. Chatterbox is designed for intermediate to …
 
Today let’s have a look at two words that are often confused in English – affect, which is spelled with an A and effect, which is spelled with an E. These two words are confusing for even native English speakers, so I can imagine how much trouble they can cause for English learners. Well, in this English lesson, I’m going ... Read More…
 
What is your relationship with food? Are you happy with your health and weight? Or are you hitting the gym and can't shed that weight? Or worse still popping those protein shakes, gummy bears and granola bars and still not able to look or feel good? In today's Live & Learn Episode we catch up with Dhruv Bhushan CEO of Habbit Health who tells us how…
 
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