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DAILY ENGLISH (ESL Podcast)

Daily English 6
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Stranger on an Airplane
Travel
252  
A Workers Strike
Business
253  
Traveling by Train
Travel
254  
Good Hygiene
Daily Life, Health + Medicine
255  
Questions About a Product
Shopping
256  
Looking for Ideas
Business
257  
Finding a Book at a Bookstore
Entertainment + Sports, Shopping
258  
Moving in Together
Relationships + Family
259  
Making a Restaurant Reservation
Food + Drink
260  
Business Trends
Business
261  
Describing People’s Personalities
About You
262  
Missing the Tour Group Bus
Travel
263  
Getting Older
About You
264  
Preparing for a Video Conference
Business
265  
Listening to the Radio
Entertainment + Sports
266  
Making a Move on Someone
Relationships + Family
267  
Getting a Traffic Ticket
Government + Law, Transportation
268  
Get-Rich-Quick Schemes
Money
269  
Health Insurance Plans
Health + Medicine
270  
Airport Announcements
Travel
271  
Using an ATM
Money
272  
Time Management
Business
273  
Telling Secrets to Parents
Relationships + Family
274  
Buying Stamps at the Post Office
Home + Community
275  
A Soccer Match
Entertainment + Sports
276  
The Stock Market
Business
277  
Garage Sales
Shopping
278  
Meeting the Future In-laws
Relationships + Family
279  
Saying Goodbye
Relationships + Family
280  
Viral Marketing
Business
281  
All-Inclusive Vacations
Travel
282  
Offending Someone
Relationships + Family
283  
A Restaurant Drive-Thru
Food + Drink
284  
A Friendly Rivalry
Business
285  
A Movie Collection
Entertainment + Sports
286  
Describing Facial Features
About You
287  
A Traffic Jam
Transportation
288  
A Business Contract
Business
289  
Communication Problems
Relationships + Family
290  
Riding the Subway
Transportation
291  
Going on a Diet
Health + Medicine
292  
Business Insurance
Business
293  
Being Affectionate in Public
Relationships + Family
294  
Living in a Condo or Co-op
Home + Community
295  
Playing Video Games
Technology
296  
Bad Manners at a Business Lunch
Food + Drink
297  
Being Rich and Poor
About You, Money
298  
Visiting a Museum
Entertainment + Sports, Travel
299  
An Old Love
Relationships + Family
300  
Arriving for an Appointment
Business
Daily English 7
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301  
Buying a Men’s Suit
Clothing + Grooming
302  
A Problem with a Restaurant Check
Money
303  
A Traditional Wedding
Relationships + Family
304  
A Potential Partnership Meeting
Business
305  
Describing People’s Body Types
About You
306  
Giving First Aid
Health + Medicine
307  
Cable and Satellite TV
Entertainment + Sports, Technology
308  
Formatting a Document
Business
309  
Describing Distances and Giving Directions
Travel
310  
Shopping for Furniture
Home + Community, Shopping
311  
A Mid-life Crisis
About You, Relationships + Family
312  
Different Work Styles
Business
313  
A Suspicious Neighbor
Home + Community
314  
Buying a Digital Audio (MP3) Player
Entertainment + Sports, Technology
315  
Going to the Park
Entertainment + Sports, Nature + Weather
316  
Business Emails and Abbreviations
Technology
317  
Setting the Table
Food + Drink
318  
Writing a Love Song
Relationships + Family
319  
Being Under Stress
About You
320  
Micromanaging the Staff
Business
321  
Buying a Jacket or Coat
Clothing + Grooming, Shopping
322  
Picking up a Rental Car
Transportation
323  
Rooms in a House
Home + Community
324  
Corporate Sponsorship
Business
325  
Describing People’s Moods
About You, Relationships + Family
326  
Finding the Right Wine
Food + Drink
327  
Getting Caught in the Rain
Nature + Weather
328  
Dishonesty at Work
Business
329  
Being Persuasive
Relationships + Family
330  
Traveling by Bus
Travel
331  
Washing Clothes
Home + Community
332  
Profit and Loss
Business, Daily Life
333  
Quitting Smoking
Health + Medicine
334  
Hiding from the Police
Government + Law
335  
Getting a Car Serviced
Transportation
336  
Going Out of Business
Business
337  
Reading Comic Books
Entertainment + Sports
338  
Refusing an Invitation
Home + Community
339  
Star-crossed Lovers
Relationships + Family
340  
Office Competition
Business
341  
An Annoying Cell Phone User
Technology
342  
At the Butcher’s
Shopping
343  
Being Alike and Different
About You
344  
At the Convention Center
Business
345  
The Seven-year Itch
Daily Life, Relationships + Family
346  
Using the Restroom
Food + Drink
347  
Writing a Postcard
Travel
348  
Showing Disapproval and Sympathy
Business
349  
Taking Vitamins and Supplements
Health + Medicine
350  
A Movie Review
Entertainment + Sports
Daily English 8
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351  
Asking for a First Date
Relationships + Family
352  
Understanding Interest Rates
Money
353  
Describing the Taste of Food
Food + Drink
354  
Being Scared
About You
355  
Finding a Bargain
Shopping
356  
Starting a Franchise Business
Business
357  
Describing Facial Expressions
About You
358  
Surfing the Internet
Technology
359  
A Fist Fight
Relationships + Family
360  
A Management Dispute
Business
361  
Filing Taxes
Money
362  
Getting In-Flight Service
Travel
363  
Using the Telephone
Home + Community
364  
Filing Taxes
Money
365  
Putting the Children to Bed
Relationships + Family
366  
Talking About Prices
Money, Shopping
367  
Going into the Military
Government + Law
368  
A Corporate Takeover
Business
369  
Going to Happy Hour
Food + Drink
370  
Describing a Bad Experience
Entertainment + Sports
371  
A Scandal
Relationships + Family
372  
A Bully at Work
Business
373  
Ordering Food Delivery
Food + Drink
374  
A Graduation Ceremony
Education
375  
Asking About Business Hours
Business
376  
A Call from a Telemarketer
Business
377  
Reporting a Stolen Car
Transportation
378  
Talking About Time
Daily Life
379  
A Routine Procedure
Health + Medicine
380  
Hiring Temp Workers
Business
381  
Watching the TV News
Entertainment + Sports
382  
Types of Hotels and Accommodations
Travel
383  
Mending a Broken Heart
Relationships + Family
384  
Accepting Credit Cards
Money
385  
Exercising at the Gym
Health + Medicine
386  
Learning How to Drive
Transportation
387  
Describing Talent and Ability
About You
388  
Investing Your Money
Money
389  
Getting a Cold
Health + Medicine
390  
Dietary Restrictions and Preferences
Food + Drink, Health + Medicine
391  
Traveling and Medical Needs
Health + Medicine
392  
An Untrustworthy Co-worker
Business
393  
Trash and Recycling
Home + Community
394  
Describing Hatred and Anger
About You
395  
Watching the Olympic Games
Entertainment + Sports
396  
Dealing in the Black Market
Business
397  
Being a Divorced Parent
Relationships + Family
398  
Parts of a City
Travel
399  
A Bachelor Party
Entertainment + Sports
400  
Working in a Dead End Job
Business
Daily English 9
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401  
Giving Warnings and Cautions
Home + Community
402  
Buying Back-to-School Supplies
Education
403  
Understanding Drug Labels
Health + Medicine
404  
Delegating Work
Business
405  
Buying Computer Accessories
Shopping, Technology
406  
Participating in Internet Discussion Groups
Technology
407  
Waiting for a Man or Woman to Call
Relationships + Family
408  
Calling Someone You Havenít Met About a Job
Business
409  
Describing a Musical Performance
Entertainment + Sports
410  
Being Evasive
Daily Life
411  
Eating Junk Food
Food + Drink
412  
Corporate Spying
Business
413  
Talking About Intelligence
About You
414  
Common Traffic Signs
Transportation
415  
Being Clean and Dirty
About You
416  
Finding a Niche in Business
Business
417  
Getting Travel Documents
Travel
418  
Getting Bad Service
Shopping
419  
Planting a Garden
Home + Community
420  
Workplace Safety
Business
421  
Internet Dating
Relationships + Family
422  
Shopping for Underwear
Clothing + Grooming
423  
Reading Food Labels
Health + Medicine
424  
Being in Debt
Money
425  
Serving Drinks and Cocktails
Food + Drink
426  
Talking About Product Quality
Shopping
427  
Planning a Protest
Home + Community
428  
Getting a Dream Job
Business
429  
Giving Awards and Congratulations
Education
430  
Talking About Books
Entertainment + Sports
431  
Health in Developing Countries
Government + Law
432  
Using the Copier
Technology
433  
Describing Peopleís Voices
About You
434  
Using Coupons and Rebates
Money, Shopping
435  
Describing Aches and Pains
About You, Health + Medicine
436  
Dealing With an Angry Client
Business
437  
Having a Best Friend
Relationships + Family
438  
Renting an Apartment
Home + Community
439  
Talking about Censorship
Government + Law
440  
Being a Self-Made Man/Woman
Business
441  
Preparing Food for Cooking
Food + Drink
442  
Flying on Low-Cost Airlines
Travel
443  
Having a Slumber Party
Home + Community
444  
Planning for Retirement
Business
445  
Problems with Drugs and Medical Devices
Health + Medicine
446  
Going to a Home Improvement Store
Home + Community, Shopping
447  
Heating and Cooling a Home
Home + Community
448  
Making Business Contacts
Business
449  
Using an Instruction Manual
Home + Community
450  
Getting a Bad Reputation
Relationships + Family
Daily English 10
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451  
Buying Car Insurance
Transportation
452  
Dealing with Unhappy Employees
Business
453  
Making an Emergency Medical Call
Health + Medicine
454  
Hailing and Taking a Taxi
Transportation
455  
Ending a Bad Date
Relationships + Family
456  
Sending Business Packages
Business
457  
Apologizing for a Bad Date
Relationships + Family
458  
Going to the Playground
Nature + Weather
459  
Watching Political Commentary Shows
Government + Law
460  
Working in a Bad Economy
Business
461  
Using a Guidebook
Travel
462  
Having Doubts About Getting Married
Relationships + Family
463  
Washing the Car
Transportation
464  
Talking About Inventory
Business
465  
Describing Boring and Exciting Things
Entertainment + Sports
466  
Having a Good or Bad Bedside Manner
Health + Medicine
467  
Buying Men’s Shirts
Shopping
468  
Organizing Your Office
Business
469  
Rearranging Living Room Furniture
Home + Community
470  
Avoiding Show and Movie Spoilers
Entertainment + Sports
471  
Trying to Get Off the Phone
Daily Life
472  
Feeling Nervous About Public Speaking
Business
473  
Showing Respect and Disrespect
Relationships + Family
474  
Having Trouble Sleeping
Health + Medicine
475  
Hiring a Hitman
Government + Law
476  
Taking Chances in Business
Business
477  
Planning a Gourmet Meal
Food + Drink
478  
Having Plumbing Problems
Home + Community
479  
Using Frequent Flyer Miles
Travel
480  
Riding in a Carpool
Transportation
481  
Listening to Music
Entertainment + Sports
482  
Talking About Architecture
Travel
483  
Using Hair Products and Accessories
Clothing + Grooming
484  
Getting a Performance Evaluation
Business
485  
Being Clumsy
About You, Relationships + Family
486  
Having Limited Mobility
Health + Medicine
487  
Watching Videos on the Internet
Technology
488  
Getting Around Regulations
Business
489  
Talking About Wealth
Money
490  
Eating Spoiled Food
Food + Drink
491  
Having a Temper Tantrum
About You
492  
Importing and Exporting Goods
Business
493  
Ordering at a Sandwich Shop
Food + Drink
494  
Types of Story Endings
Entertainment + Sports
495  
Describing Winds and Storms
Nature + Weather, Travel
496  
Driving a Company Car
Business, Transportation
497  
Shopping for Bedding
Home + Community, Shopping
498  
Joking and Making Fun of People
Entertainment + Sports
499  
Marrying a Gold Digger
Money
500  
Taking Minutes of a Meeting
Business

CULTURAL ENGLISH (English Cafe)

Cultural English 6
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Topics: D.B. Cooper; the Underground Railroad; extend versus expand; God forbid; brown-bag lunch
152
Topics: Ask an American: Tattoosto cover up (something), talk versus say versus speak, pronouncing certain consonants in the middle of words
153
Topics: American Cities: Chicago; The Star-Spangled Banner; just versus only versus mere; to kick butt
154
Topics: Famous Americans: Amy Tan; Americans with Disabilities Act; to take convincing, full-fledged, dude
155
Topics: The CIA; how to become a court interpreter and/or an interpreter for the U.N.; haunting versus haunted; completion versus completeness; to take (somebody) on
156
Topics: The Chinese Exclusion Act; Library of Congress and the public library system; I thought versus I think; anyway versus however; to make (someone) earn (something)
157
Topics: Ask an American: childhood obesity; besides vs. furthermore vs. moreover; wink-wink; thrill
158
Topics: American Cities: Salt Lake City; university admissions; within versus inside versus interior; so much for; to want out
159
Topics: Famous Americans: William Randolph Hearst; what to call people from the top five cities/states in the U.S.; please as the magic word; using an apostrophe (‘) for possessive cases, remember versus remind
160
Topics: Cook-offs and bake-offs; public health codes; a software evangelist; to look forward to; sandwich versus hamburger
161
Topics: Registering to vote and efforts to get out the vote; the G.I. Bill; growl, groan, and mutter; personnel and other collective nouns; to be fond of
162
Topics: Ask an American: cults; can versus could; will versus would; freedom versus liberty
163
Topics: Make-a-Wish Foundation; American Cities: Key West and the Florida Keys; must versus ought to versus need to; nuts and bolts; to buy (something)
164
Topics: Naming Rights; Famous Americans: Cesar Chavez; Why Americans have middle names; future perfect tense; American versus U.S. as an adjective
165
Topics: U.S. Mint; how auctions work; cache versus cash; listen to versus listen for
166
Topics: Brown v. Board of Education; yearbooks in American schools; indeed; none of them is/are; down to the wire
167
Topics: Ask an American: underage drinking; to chalk (something) up to; fluke; quite; ain’t; domino effect and chain reaction
168
Topics: American Cities: Detroit; wills, living wills, and advance healthcare directives; solution and solve vs. resolution and resolve; family vs. household
169
Topics: Alternative energy; Monticello; criticize versus chastise versus chasten; please inform versus please be informed; to denominate
170
Topics: Famous Americans: Weird Al Yankovic; Alcoholics Anonymous; figure out versus realize; kind of; noun + --ee and --er
171
Topics: America's Most Wanted; buying a first home; similar to but distinct from; on the side; a fair extent
172
Topics: Ask an American: forecasting the future; offhand; off the top of one’s head; out with the old, in with the new; using “more” versus “-er” to form the comparative
173
Topics: Famous Americans: Barack Obama; presidential inaugurations; common versus ordinary versus normal; darling and dear; full-fledged
174
Topics: The song Amazing Grace; specialty cable/satellite channels; to slay, to kill, to murder, to slaughter; I love it versus I’m loving it; dollar versus buck
175
Topics: Appalachia; family arrangements in the U.S.; pain, ache, and sore; diehard; fruitcake
176
Topics: The Innocence Project; Craigslist; percent versus percentage; the “in” crowd/place; to swear in
177
Topics: Ask an American: living in a tiny home; volume versus issue versus version
178
Topics: Famous Americans: Sacagawea; NASCAR racing; to take its toll (on someone); you are/is; whatever versus whatsoever
179
Topics: Anti-miscegenation laws; Silicon Valley and the Research Triangle; freeway, highway, and expressway; to sport; dosey doe
180
Topics: Medical/dental tourism; warehouse club stores; yell versus shout; to be depended on; to last; kind versus kindly
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Topics: American Cities (Territories): American Samoa; how to become a pilot in the U.S.; objective versus subjective, to be flanked by, power versus empowerment; to delegate versus to defer
182
Topics: Ask an American: corruption in U.S. politics; have to versus must; what about versus how about; worthy versus necessary
183
Topics: Famous Americans: Langston Hughes; childcare options in the U.S.; to totally own(ed) (someone); bad news
184
Topics: Native American casinos; YouTube; impact versus influence, created in/on/by; so far versus to date
185
Topics: Taxes Americans pay; wedding/baby showers and gift registries; leverage, to dig, to guess versus to think versus to believe
186
Topics: American Cities: San Diego; tabloid press and U.S. libel/slander laws; under (someone’s) thumb; precision versus accuracy; coming to you from
187
Topics: Ask an American: student exchange programs; begs the question; face value; at the time versus then
188
Topics: Regulating monopolies and antitrust laws; American songs: Happy Birthday; whilst versus while; to blow away (something); using “do” for emphasis
189
Topics: Famous Americans: Helen Keller; The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing; opposable thumbs; due to versus because of; the prefix “Mc”
190
Topics: The U.S. Supreme Court; microloans/microcredit; less than (X) days versus up to (X) days; mainstream account; words ending in –ic versus –ical
191
Topics: American Cities: Dallas; conservative Christian/fundamentalist universities; to wear (someone) out; shrink; already
192
Topics: Ask an American: private gun ownership; north of; compulsory versus mandatory versus obligatory; mayday
193
Topics: Classic comic strips with a political/social commentary bent; child protection laws; uncalled for; state versus status; as though
194
Topics: Author/artist royalties & ASCAP; house swapping; hop in versus pop in versus drop in; compound nouns
195
Topics: Famous Americans: Orville and Wilbur Wright; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; each day versus every day versus everyday; split infinitives; to spare (someone) (something)
196
Topics: American Cities: Indianapolis; Malcolm Gladwell and his books; to brush up on versus to polish up; to come off; a matter of
197
Topics: Ask an American: segregation; paradise lost; to go off; trip versus journey versus voyage versus travel
198
Topics: The Secret Service; tween culture; on versus upon; exclamations “My God” and “Jesus Christ”; evidence versus proof
199
Topics: The Rocky Horror Picture Show; civil disobedience; night versus evening; starring; force versus enforce versus reinforce
200
Topics: The White House; noises made by animals, humans, and machines; document versus documentation; to have to do with; gawd-awfully (god-awfully)
201
Topics: Famous Americans: Flannery O’Connor; 60 Minutes; well-(something); red and blue states
202
Topics: Ask an American: civility; sour versus tart; (something) is king; thorough versus comprehensive
203
Topics: The Red Cross; Casablanca; to estimate versus to evaluate versus to appreciate; to let (someone/something) be; aim versus goal
204
Topics: Fraternities and sororities; the foster care and adoption system; scholarship versus grant; commie
205
Topics: Alcatraz; The Simpsons; using negation with an infinitive; heaven versus heavens; kind of versus sort of versus type of
206
Topics: NASA; Famous Americans: Jackie Robinson; conference versus meeting versus session; second to none; narrative versus story
207
Topics: Ask an American: Nursing; responsible versus accountable; -wise; to double back
208
Topics: Beauty pageants and controversies; the National Weather Service; like versus same as; how do you do?; what’s up; have a good one
209
Topics: The Golden Age of Hollywood and the studio system; the busing controversy of the 1970s; as well versus also versus too; to take into account; “why” as an interjection
210
Topics: American Cities (Territories): Puerto Rico; People Who Work for Celebrities; cooperation versus collaboration; instance versus instantaneous versus instant; pronouncing won’t and want
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Topics: U.S. government reparations; TV home shopping networks/shows; neither do I versus so do I versus either I; to talk with versus to talk to; to put the cart before the horse (to put the horse before the cart)
212
Topics: Ask an American: Bartering; waiting versus awaiting; use of the infinitive; answering “yes” to a negative question
213
Topics: Famous Americans: Janis Joplin; compulsory education and truancy laws; to bask; to brace; to palm off; to follow one’s hunch(es)
214
Topics: Psychological pricing; daytime soap operas; target versus objective versus purpose; the silent “b”: slumber versus plumber; there, there
215
Topics: American Cities: Houston; how to become a police officer; incredible versus unbelievable; to rule the roost; to sort out
216
Topics: Steroid use and other doping in professional sports; The Juilliard School; shell-shocked; way to go; be good
217
Topics: Ask an American: sleep and weight gain; to slip through (one's) fingers; drink versus beverage; individually versus separately versus independently
218
Topics: Explaining TV show names; Mount McKinley and mountaineering; highest versus tallest; CEO versus CFO versus CIO
219
Topics: The medical marijuana controversy; Famous Americans: Woody Allen; sky versus skies; meltdown and crack down; less is more/more is less; pronunciations of live
220
Topics: Disneyland; government property seizures and auctions; state; on the prowl; pronouncing the vowel “i” and the vowel combinations “ee” and “ea”; time after time
221
Topics: Ask an American: Watching TV on the Internet; to search versus to look for versus to seek; pushing up daisies; do you have any idea?
222
Topics: The Mormon/LDS Church; school lunches; using “in” or “on” with body parts; fall off versus fall down; a dollar down and a dollar a week
223
Topics: Social networking; government-run lotteries; the use of “on” with the days of the week; to travel in/by; individual versus personal
224
Topics: Hip Hop Culture; The New York Stock Exchange; effectiveness versus efficiency; jilted; hence versus thus
225
Topics: Gay Rights Issues: Gay Marriage and “Don't Ask, Don't Tell”; Famous Americans: Oprah Winfrey; sneak preview; instead of versus rather than; a lot versus lots
226
Topics: Ask an American: The meaning of work; apart from versus in terms of; off the cuff; also versus as well
227
Topics: Vampires; The Second City (comedy group); to sway versus to persuade versus to convince; get a life!; to ramp up
228
Topics: Patriotic songs; Carnegie Hall; grande versus venti (at Starbucks); troop versus troops; (something) is ghostwritten
229
Topics: American Cities: Milwaukee; Neighborhood Watch/Citizen’s Arrest; to look versus to look like; not by the hair of my chinny-chin-chin; pretty + (adjective)
230
Topics: Woodstock; Walter Reed Army Medical Center; a lot versus a load of; indicate versus signify; Hispanic versus Spanish
231
Topics: Ask an American: social media and job searches; go ahead, make my day; years old versus year old
232
Topics: The Godfather; Graceland and Elvis; to hinder versus to hamper versus to impede; the hunt is on; quick and dirty tips
233
Topics: Apollo Theater; Famous Americans: Susan B. Anthony; to talk down to; to bail on; had better versus would rather

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234
Topics: Classic game shows; the sister cities program; beyond a reasonable doubt; infinite versus permanent versus eternal; forward versus forwards
235
Topics: Types of prisons and the parole system; American cities: Austin; using prepositions with the days of the week; for the world to owe (one) something; late/early morning, afternoon, and evening
236
Topics: Ask an American: The Cherokee Language; regard versus consider; remember versus memorize; knock on wood
237
Topics: Famous Americans: Tyler Perry; NASA; to think on (one’s) feet; plural for iPod Touch and other proper nouns; recognition versus acknowledgement
238
Topics: Yosemite National Park; PETA and animal rights; to rebuild versus to reshape; to mind your P’s and Q’s; tag questions
239
Topics: The CIA; The Wizard of Oz; deliverable; stress versus pressure; “you had me at ‘hello’”
240
Topics: DUIs and Mothers Against Drunk Drivers; Famous Americans: Martha Stewart; traffic versus transit; at all versus not at all; describing someone who works from home
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Topics: Ask an American: The Princess and the Frog; pronouncing “address”; to cut the bull/ bullsh*t; outspoken versus vocal
242
Topics: Preventing Violence in Schools Post Columbine; American Territories: U.S. Virgin Islands; although versus even though; lite; rate versus rank
243
Topics: Famous TV Animals; Niagara Falls; closed caption versus subtitle; meanwhile versus meantime; using the colon (:)
244
Topics: Ellis Island; The Rat Pack; lots of versus a lot of; sleep versus asleep, wake versus awake, rise versus arise; alpha male
245
Topics: The Grand Canyon; Famous Americans: Georgia O’Keefe; shanty versus apartment versus tenement; alert the media; now what?
246
Topics: Ask an American: Father Damien and leprosy; bring versus take; And you?; trustworthy versus honest
247
Topics: Psycho and Alfred Hitchcock; The Gettysburg Address; to get the most out of versus to take advantage of; who versus whom; status quo
248
Topics: Area 51 and Roswell; American Cities: Baltimore; that versus which; right away versus straightaway
249
Topics: Hate Crime Legislation; State Fairs; shop versus store versus department store; relative to versus related to; Down Under
250
Topics: Comic-Con; Famous Americans: Houdini; I just versus I have just; suit versus match versus fit; levity
251
Topics: Ask an American: Obsolete; regarding versus concerning versus as for; can't be bothered; How you doing?
252
Topics: Famous Authors: Raymond Chandler; the Pony Express; to be involved in versus to be involved with; to make sense; hard on its heels
253
Topics: Chinatown; famous songs: “Home on the Range”; that way versus in that way versus in such a way; neither here nor there; suffer versus suffer from
254
Topics: Famous Americans: Scott Joplin; American Cities: Memphis; picture versus image versus photo; a versus an
255
Topics: Famous Authors: Laura Ingalls Wilder; college secret societies; no one versus nobody versus anybody; Do you feel as though...?; rent versus lease
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Topics: Ask an American: Chocolate; dispute versus disagreement versus conflict; using “times” in comparing amounts; use of infinitive “to” phrases as adjective, adverb, or noun
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Topics: Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus; New York Fashion Week; predict versus forecast; foretell versus remind versus recall; polite phrases used before meals
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Topics: Singing in the Rain; the Federal Reserve; among versus between; of no use
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Topics: The Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Famous Songs: Oh! Susanna; whichever versus whatever; tar-and-feather; mutually exclusive
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Topics: Famous Americans: Evel Knievel; Colonial Williamsburg; to devote versus to dedicate; the title “Dr.”; between now and then
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Topics: Yelp; Book Review: The Road; advocate versus lawyer versus attorney; any; salmon and count/mass nouns
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Topics: Famous authors: Maya Angelou; Universal Studios; wise versus savvy versus clever; delicatessen; to end up versus to wind up
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Topics: American Cities: Albuquerque; Survivor Reality TV Show; yet; differentiation versus distinction; so near and yet so far
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Topics: On the Waterfront; Famous Songs: “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”; bet versus wager versus gamble; U.S. versus U.S.A.; can’t help (doing something)
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Topics: The Extension Courses System; Famous Americans: Lizzie Borden; Boston accent/dialect and the Boston Brahmin; to speak out of turn
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Topics: Ask an American: minority doctors; if I were; I wish I were; near versus close; to hold (something) against (someone)
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Topics: Video-game violence; ROTC; should have done versus should have to do; just versus only; to learn as (one) goes
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Topics: Famous Authors: Stephen King; Traffic School; cost versus charge versus fee; in a New York minute; couple
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Topics: Minimum wage; cyber crime; I will want to versus I would want to; except for; conversely
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Topics: Famous Americans: Eleanor Roosevelt; Renaissance fairs; admit versus confess; mix versus blend; chick flick
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Topics: Ask an American: Latinos in Higher Education; per se; it pays to (be)
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Topics: Famous Songs: God Bless America and Kate Smith; The American Girl Dolls; provided that versus as long as; “g” as in “gansta”; to suck
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Topics: It's a Wonderful Life; Cape Cod; backward versus backwards; to agree with versus to agree to versus to agree on; howdy
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Topics: Famous Authors: Emily Dickinson; the Lindbergh kidnapping; sure versus of course versus certainly; either; Imma be
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Topics: American Presidents: George Washington; SeaWorld; power versus force; The Hurt Locker and Inglorious Basterds; How bad can it get?
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Topics: Ask an American: Commuting; start versus begin versus start off versus start on; a place to live versus a place to live in; might-have-been
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Topics: Famous Americans: John Dewey; the X Games; phrases used to talk about people’s jobs; for the lack of; be that as it may
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Topics: The English-Only Movement; Famous Songs: “The Yellow Rose of Texas”; kinda; to drink the Kool-Aid
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Topics: Famous Authors: Harriet Beecher Stowe; Death Valley National Park; idiom versus slang; a chunk of rural wilderness; the rest of (something)
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Topics: American Presidents: Richard Nixon; off-the-grid; on-the-spot
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Topics: Ask an American: Sleep-deprived teenagers; to buy versus to purchase versus to acquire; to burn the candle at both ends; Let’s versus shall we? versus why don’t we?
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Topics: The Graduate; Patty Hearst; embarrassed versus ashamed versus awkward; people versus persons; talk to the hand
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Topics: The FBI; Famous Americans: Margaret Mead; shall versus should versus supposed to; beneath versus underneath; fo’ shizzle my nizzle
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Topics: John Audubon and the Audubon Society; Famous Songs: “On Top of Old Smokey”; sign versus signal; figure out versus find out; to beat a dead horse
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Topics: American Presidents: Thomas Jefferson; celebrity roasts; to splash versus to spray versus to sprinkle; hearing; to be of
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Ask an American: Louisville Slugger; globe versus sphere versus orb; on/by horseback; to hit one’s funny bone; to stub one’s toe
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Topics: Famous Authors: Edgar Allen Poe; women’s colleges; business versus commerce versus trade; thank goodness; to be keen on
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Topics: Prohibition; Famous Americans: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.; I’m sorry versus I apologize; green thumb; elbow grease; to be screwed
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; Joshua Tree National Park; to the extent that versus in light of versus in the face of; I’m going versus I’m going to; adverb placement - accidentally
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Topics: Charles Manson and the Tate murders; air marshals; to reach versus to arrive; to go off; to be out of (one’s) league
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Topics: Ask an American: Artists as ambassadors; log versus timber versus lumber; to bump into
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Topics: Buffalo Soldiers; Famous Songs: Oh My Darling, Clementine; to be concerned about/in/with; to erase versus to delete; “how do you say...” for written English
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Topics: Famous Americans: Al Capone; The U.S. Military Academy at West Point; to crash versus to shatter versus to smash; how about you? versus what about you?; bite me
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Topics: American Presidents: Abraham Lincoln; to rise versus to raise versus to arise; rather than versus prefer; to tender (one’s) resignation
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Topics: Movie: 2001: A Space Odyssey; Bozo the Clown; kind of versus so-so versus more or less; firm versus company; to get + participle
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Topics: Ask an American: driving while texting; ground versus soil versus land; as such; pupil versus people
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Topics: The Lewis and Clark Expedition; Famous Authors: Anne Rice; to generate versus to create versus to make; a tad off target; run-on sentence
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Topics: Famous Americans: Jesse Owens; National Science Foundation; plea versus appeal versus petition; somewhat versus somehow; Is that all?
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Topics: McCarthyism and the House Committee on Un-American Activities; Famous Songs: Dixie; to overrate versus to overestimate; that versus so; the stakes are too high
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Topics: American Presidents: Theodore Roosevelt; The Folk Tales of Uncle Remus; drug versus pill versus tablet; pronouncing ½; engagement versus commitment

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