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DAILY ENGLISH (ESL Podcast)

Daily English 11
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501  
Buying Glasses
Health + Medicine
502  
Storing Luggage on an Airplane
Travel
503  
Seeing a Dentist
Health + Medicine
504  
Training Inexperienced Employees
Business
505  
Teaching Children About Safety
Relationships + Family
506  
Being Generous and Stingy
About You
507  
Guarding One’s Privacy
Relationships + Family
508  
Regretting Past Actions
About You
509  
Going on a Cruise
Travel
510  
Taking a Shower or Bath
Clothing + Grooming
511  
Getting Plastic Surgery
Health + Medicine
512  
Changing the Subject in Conversation
Business, Daily Life
513  
Snooping and Eavesdropping
Relationships + Family
514  
Describing Old and New Clothes
Clothing + Grooming
515  
Starting a Blog
Technology
516  
Naming and Appointing Officials
Business
517  
Watching Competitive Sports
Entertainment + Sports
518  
Learning Self-Defense
Health + Medicine
519  
Describing Family Relations
Relationships + Family
520  
Getting Directions and Parking Instructions
Transportation
521  
Describing Speech and Language Ability
About You, Travel
522  
Developing a Healthy Mind
Health + Medicine
523  
Having Trouble Making a Decision
Shopping
524  
Talking About Failure
Business, Daily Life
525  
Falling in Love
Relationships + Family
526  
Talking About Age
About You
527  
Describing Men’s Bodies
About You, Health + Medicine
528  
Negotiating Salary
Business
529  
Insulting Other People
Home + Community
530  
Exterior Parts of a Car
Transportation
531  
Describing Fabric Patterns
Home + Community
532  
Using an Online Email Program
Technology
533  
Making Funeral and Burial Arrangements
Relationships + Family
534  
Types of Guns and Weapons
Government + Law
535  
Describing Speed and Pace
Travel
536  
Using a Computer Keyboard
Technology
537  
Types of Bank Accounts
Money
538  
Finding the Perfect Gift
Relationships + Family
539  
Spending Time with Family
Relationships + Family
540  
Promoting a New Product
Business
541  
Reporting the News
Government + Law
542  
Renting a Movie
Entertainment + Sports
543  
Describing Different Smells
Daily Life
544  
Working from a Home Office
Home + Community
545  
Getting Around Without a Car
Transportation
546  
Having an Open House
Home + Community
547  
Shopping for a Hat
Clothing + Grooming, Shopping
548  
Working for an Impossible Boss
Business
549  
Using a Camera
Technology
550  
Differences in Male and Female Friendships
Relationships + Family
Daily English 12
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551  
Scheduling a Medical Appointment
Health + Medicine
552  
Reviewing Job Applications
Business
553  
A Homeowners’ Association
Home + Community
554  
An Emergency Airplane Landing
Travel
555  
Lying and Telling the Truth
Daily Life
556  
Scheduling an Appointment
Business
557  
Applying for a Passport
Government + Law
558  
Being a Strict Parent
Relationships + Family
559  
Ending a Restaurant Meal
Food + Drink
560  
Learning Work Rules and Routines
Business
561  
Being Forgetful
About You
562  
Buying Fake Products
Clothing + Grooming, Shopping
563  
Reducing Household Expenses
Home + Community, Money
564  
Working in a Laboratory
Business
565  
Dating a Friend’s Ex
Relationships + Family
566  
Having a Wild Party
Entertainment + Sports
567  
Visiting a Patient in the Hospital
Health + Medicine
568  
Describing Brisk and Slow Business
Business
569  
Traveling for Singles
Relationships + Family, Travel
570  
Guessing a Number
Daily Life
571  
Assigning Blame in a Car Accident
Transportation
572  
Blowing the Whistle at Work
Business, Government + Law
573  
Discussing Social Class
Government + Law
574  
Shopping for Produce
Daily Life, Shopping
575  
Being an Early or Late Riser
About You
576  
Using Unfair Influence
Business
577  
Magic and Illusions
Entertainment + Sports
578  
Eating a Home-Cooked Meal
Food + Drink
579  
Telling People Where You’re From
About You, Travel
580  
Retiring From a Job
Business
581  
Reading a World Map
Travel
582  
A Parent-Teacher Conference
Education
583  
Going to a Spa
Health + Medicine
584  
Calling in Sick to Work
Business
585  
Being Clear or Confusing
About You
586  
Getting a Girlfriend/Boyfriend Back
Relationships + Family
587  
Feeling Disillusioned
About You
588  
Hiring Business Consultants
Business
589  
Having Skin Problems
Health + Medicine
590  
Paying Airline Fees
Travel
591  
Handling a Traffic Stop
Transportation
592  
Dealing with Website Hackers
Business, Technology
593  
Staying Home from School
Education, Health + Medicine
594  
Competition and Prizes
Entertainment + Sports
595  
Suffering from Allergies
Health + Medicine
596  
Applying for Unemployment Benefits
Business
597  
Describing Touch and Textures
Daily Life
598  
Suggesting a Nightcap
Relationships + Family
599  
Shopping for Warm-Weather Clothes
Clothing + Grooming, Shopping
600  
Talking About Sight
Business, Health + Medicine
Daily English 13
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601  
Paying an Unexpected Visit
Home + Community
602  
Calling an Ambulance
Health + Medicine
603  
Praising a Performance
Entertainment + Sports
604  
Harming a Professional Reputation
Business
605  
Talking About Astronomy
Daily Life
606  
Reading a Bus Schedule
Transportation, Travel
607  
Being Pestered on the Phone
Relationships + Family
608  
Formatting Text
Business, Technology
609  
Types of Car and Vehicles
Transportation
610  
Preparing to Travel
Travel
611  
Having an Overbearing Father
Relationships + Family
612  
Introducing a Speaker
Business
613  
Being a First-Time Parent
Relationships + Family
614  
Experiencing an Earthquake
Nature + Weather
615  
Watching Daytime Talk Shows
Entertainment + Sports
616  
Having a Business Mentor
Business
617  
Buying Bathroom Supplies
Home + Community, Shopping
618  
Eating at a Casual Restaurant
Food + Drink
619  
Packing Clothes for a Trip
Clothing + Grooming, Travel
620  
Making Quick and Slow Decisions
Business
621  
Picking a Fight
Relationships + Family
622  
Having Well- and Badly-Behaved Children
Relationships + Family
623  
A Hit-and-Run Accident
Transportation
624  
Advantages and Disadvantages in Life
About You, Business
625  
Being Famous and Anonymous
About You
626  
Wiring Money to Another Country
Money, Shopping
627  
Being Spontaneous or Well-Planned
Relationships + Family
628  
Introducing a New Product
Business
629  
Being Hungry and Full
Food + Drink
630  
Making a Medical Diagnosis
Health + Medicine
631  
Customizing a Personal Webpage
Entertainment + Sports, Technology
632  
Negotiating a Business Deal
Business
633  
Moving Out of a Home
Daily Life, Home + Community
634  
Resembling One’s Parents
About You, Relationships + Family
635  
Arranging Airport Transfer
Travel
636  
Being Lazy and Energetic
About You, Business
637  
Planting Flowers and Trees
Daily Life, Nature + Weather
638  
Fire and Firefighters
Daily Life, Health + Medicine
639  
Ordering Soups and Salads
Food + Drink
640  
Being Genuine and False
About You, Business
641  
Sharing With Others
Relationships + Family
642  
Installing Windows and Doors
Daily Life, Home + Community
643  
Liberal and Conservative News
Entertainment + Sports, Government + Law
644  
Giving a Successful Presentation
Business
645  
Shaving Your Face
Clothing + Grooming, Daily Life
646  
War-Related Disabilities
Health + Medicine
647  
Using a Smartphone
Entertainment + Sports, Technology
648  
Working on Commission
Business
649  
Disliking a Sibling’s Boyfriend or Girlfriend
Relationships + Family
650  
Buying Television and Movie Programs
Entertainment + Sports, Technology
Daily English 14
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651  
Psychological Disorders
Health + Medicine
652  
Outdoor Advertising
Business
653  
Reading Product Reviews
Shopping
654  
Talking About Sound and Volume
Daily Life
655  
Staying in a Vacation Rental
Travel
656  
Ordering Business Stationery
Business
657  
Checking Accounts and Writing Checks
Daily Life, Money
658  
Judging a Contest
Entertainment + Sports
659  
Finding Love on Valentine’s Day
Relationships + Family
660  
Work-Related Injuries
Business
661  
Demanding an Apology
Relationships + Family
662  
Doctor-Patient Confidentiality
Health + Medicine
663  
Having Problems Concentrating
About You, Daily Life
664  
Preparing a Video Resume
Business, Technology
665  
Types of Sandwiches
Food + Drink
666  
Traveling to Less Popular Sites
Travel
667  
Trying to Remember
About You, Daily Life
668  
Having Cash Flow Problems
Business, Money
669  
Making Controversial Comments
Daily Life, Government + Law
670  
To Forgive and Forget
Relationships + Family
671  
Vacationing on an Island
Travel
672  
Asking for More Time
Business
673  
Walking or Running as Exercise
Health + Medicine
674  
Threatening Other Countries
Daily Life, Government + Law
675  
Having Furniture Delivered
Home + Community, Shopping
676  
Selecting a Health Insurance Plan
Business
677  
Feeding a Picky Eater
Food + Drink
678  
Reporting Damaged Luggage
Travel
679  
Getting a Makeover
Clothing + Grooming, Daily Life
680  
Recognizing an Unsung Hero
Business
681  
Disagreeing about Religion
Daily Life, Government + Law
682  
Minor Medical Injuries
Health + Medicine
683  
Using a Video-Sharing Website
Entertainment + Sports, Technology
684  
Asking for Information About a Coworker
Business, Relationships + Family
685  
Getting Feedback on Writing
Daily Life, Education
686  
Roles Within a Family
About You, Relationships + Family
687  
Shopping for a Television
Shopping, Technology
688  
Ending a Business Relationship
Business, Technology
689  
Listening to a Political Speech
Daily Life, Government + Law
690  
Types of Views
Travel
691  
Dangerous Freeway Driving
Transportation
692  
Recommending Someone for a Job
Business
693  
Following a Dress Code
Clothing + Grooming, Travel
694  
Going to the Emergency Room
Health + Medicine
695  
Being Late for an Event
Daily Life, Entertainment + Sports
696  
Investing Your Money
Business, Money
697  
Eating a School Lunch
Education, Food + Drink
698  
Making Ethnically or Racially Offensive Remarks
Daily Life, Government + Law
699  
Dealing With the Paparazzi
Entertainment + Sports
700  
Starting a New Workweek
Business
Daily English 15
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701  
Improving Your Looks
Clothing + Grooming, Daily Life
702  
Finding Other Singles
Relationships + Family
703  
Attending an Auction
Shopping
704  
Reselling Products for Profit
Business, Money
705  
An Exclusive Guest List
Entertainment + Sports
706  
Feeling Ill from Food While Traveling
Food + Drink, Travel
707  
Looking Back on One’s Life
About You, Daily Life
708  
Trademarks and Logos
Business
709  
Taking Someone for Granted
Relationships + Family
710  
Doubting One’s Language Use
About You, Daily Life
711  
A Difficult Place to Find
Travel
712  
Types of Business Entities
Business
713  
Being Physically Strong
About You, Daily Life
714  
Dining with a Foodie
Food + Drink
715  
Outsiders Moving In
Daily Life, Home + Community
716  
Working Without Supervision
Business
717  
Starting a New School Year
Education, Relationships + Family
718  
Serving on a Jury
Daily Life, Government + Law
719  
Eating Unhealthy Foods
Food + Drink
720  
Buying Office Furniture
Business
721  
A Widespread Epidemic
Health + Medicine
722  
Talking About Television Shows
Entertainment + Sports
723  
Things Associated with Autumn
Daily Life, Nature + Weather
724  
Being Impolite in Conversation
Business, Relationships + Family
725  
Childhood Illnesses and Diseases
Health + Medicine
726  
Taking the Driving Test
Transportation
727  
Home Architectural Styles
Daily Life, Home + Community
728  
Describing One’s Skill Level
About You, Business
729  
Being Blunt and Stubborn
About You, Relationships + Family
730  
Waiting For Exam Results
Daily Life, Education
731  
Hints and Innuendo
Shopping
732  
Preferring Different Work Styles
Business
733  
Voting in an Election
Government + Law
734  
Believing in Scary Things
Entertainment + Sports
735  
Getting a Visa to Travel
Government + Law, Travel
736  
Following One’s Dream
About You, Business
737  
Kitchen Appliances
Food + Drink, Home + Community
738  
Talking to a Mechanic
Transportation
739  
Performing an Intervention
Relationships + Family
740  
Corporate Gift-Giving
Business
741  
Playing in a Tournament
Entertainment + Sports
742  
Admiring Someone from Afar
Relationships + Family
743  
Writing a Story
Entertainment + Sports
744  
Dealing With a Mistake
Business
745  
Welcoming a Houseguest
Home + Community
746  
Traveling Over the Holidays
Travel
747  
Visiting a Ranch
Home + Community
748  
Writing a Letter of Inquiry
Business
749  
Getting Standard Medical Test Results
Health + Medicine
750  
After Christmas Sales
Shopping

CULTURAL ENGLISH (English Cafe)

Cultural English 11
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Topics: Ask an American: The value of church services; outbreak versus break out; to pull off versus to pull over versus to pull in; to act silly
302
Topics: Famous Americans: Thomas Edison; Liberia; symposium versus workshop versus seminar; to account for; “Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate.”
303
Topics: Jaws; The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Star, and the Medal of Honor; to go in versus to go into versus to get in versus to get into; overwhelming; off-kilter
304
Topics: American Presidents: Bill Clinton; Louisiana Voodoo; articulation versus enunciation versus pronunciation; to start versus commence; I believe you versus I believe in you
305
Topics: Famous Songs: I’ve Been Working on the Railroad; Burning Man; irony versus sarcasm versus satire; agreement versus contract; to fall for (someone) versus to fall for (something)
306
Topics: Ask an American: Health effects of city living; how do you say versus what do you call; résumé
307
Topics: Famous Americans: Booker T. Washington; things Americans believe are lucky; horribly versus terribly versus awfully; full tuition reimbursement; carbon copy
308
Topics: Famous Authors: Herman Melville; the Ku Klux Klan; to locate versus to position versus to localize; to keep on your toes; to roll with the punches; to suffer from versus to die of/from
309
Topics: Movie - West Side Story; Uncle Sam; “ship” and other suffixes; grab a spoon/fork; to take the big game down
310
Topics: Famous Americans: Clara Barton; The California Gold Rush; problem versus issue versus concern; cordless versus wireless; brothers and sisters
311
Topics: Ask an American: Concussions Affect U.S. Teen Athletes; customer versus client; overwhelming; exciting; discussion on/about
312
Topics: Jimmy Hoffa and the Teamsters; The National Geographic Society; shade versus shadow; rarely versus seldom; every cloud has a silver lining
313
Topics: Salem Witch Trials; National Endowment for the Arts; in fact versus as a matter of fact; even versus even though; to look at
314
Topics: Famous Songs: “Kumbaya”; Crater Lake National Park; free time versus spare time; at the end versus in the end; booking versus reservation
315
Topics: American Presidents: John F. Kennedy; Great Britain versus Britain versus England versus United Kingdom; who versus which versus that; hot shot
316
Topics: Ask an American: Libraries Using Ad Campaigns to Improve Image and Funding; making introductions; stack versus stock
317
Topics: Movie: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington; Detroit and the Rust Belt; to knead versus to mash; the infinitive versus gerund form of a verb (to look for versus looking for); bona fide

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318
Topics: Famous Americans: Warren Buffet; The Chicken Soup book series; few versus little; only so many; to be due
319
Topics: Famous Americans: T.S. Eliot; log and log in/log on; explanation versus interpretation; pronouncing consonant clusters
320
Topics: American Cities: Columbus, Ohio; Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII; limit versus limitation; for X person to undercut set targets; to sponge off (someone)
321
Topics: Ask an American: National Jukebox; using "to" with to give and to send; a dime a dozen; complimenting doctors and nurses
322
Topics: No-Tuition Colleges; the Sacco-Vanzetti Trial; crazy versus mad versus psycho versus mentally ill; using –ed words as adjectives; lo and behold
323
Topics: American Presidents: John Adams; the Boy/Girl Scouts; What time is it? versus What is the time?; to rock; for all intents and purposes
324
Topics: Stephen Foster and his songs; “ish” suffix; California casual; “If it be your will”
325
Topics: Movie: Bonnie and Clyde; Community Supported Agriculture (CSA); to cut (someone) loose versus to set (someone) free versus unrestrained; adjectives versus “who” phrases; words used to describe computer touch screens
326
Topics: Ask an American: U.S. Families Adjust to Life Overseas; outpatient; to gulp versus to gobble; swell
327
Topics: Famous Americans: Lucille Ball; The Great Depression; hermit versus loner versus introvert; other than versus rather than; Et tu, Brute?
328
Topics: The Scopes Trial; American Cities: Aspen and Vail, Colorado; The City of New York versus New York City; verge versus brink; to compliment versus to complement
329
Topics: American Presidents: Jimmy Carter; The Lost Ship of the Desert Legend; phrases used to ask for status updates; to start off for; likely versus probable
330
Topics: American Authors: Toni Morrison; Homeboy/Homegirl Industries and Father Greg Boyle; screw versus bolt versus nut; to kidnap versus to abduct; to sharpen (one’s) axe
Cultural English 12
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331
Topics: Ask an American: Online money management; don’t worry versus don’t bother; not only; to move/get past a feeling; pronouncing wool versus wall
332
Topics: Famous Americans: Michael Jordan; the Quakers; tag questions; the derivation of “okay”; to learn versus to study
333
Topics: Movie - Star Wars; the Security and Exchange Commission; shame versus pity; reading numbers aloud; to be left cold
334
Topics: Grand Teton National Park; Famous Songs: "She'll be Coming 'Round the Mountain"; congratulations versus thanks versus kudos; literally; to take the time
335
Topics: Spy trials of the 40s/50s - Alger Hiss & Julius and Ethel Rosenberg; Johnny Appleseed; feeling versus emotion; expression versus term; drop dead
336
Topics: Ask an American - Self-publishing; intrinsic versus native versus innate versus congenital; recently versus currently; soccer
337
Topics: Famous Authors - Stan and Jan Berenstain and the Berenstain Bears; getting married; to stand for versus to refer to (as); the past simple and the present perfect tenses; especially
338
Topics: Famous Americans - Ansel Adams; Ben & Jerry's; to find out versus to figure out versus to seek; “too” constructions; dummy versus idiot
339
Topics: American Presidents - Herbert Hoover; knock-knock jokes; awful versus terrible versus terrific; initials in nicknames; that ship has sailed
340
Topics: Rodney King Trial and the 1992 Riots; Dick Tracy detective stories; third world; from versus out of; to pull (oneself) together versus to get a hold of (oneself)
341
Topics: Ask an American - Historic court case on gender equal rights; incident versus accident; to throw good money after bad; adding shm- before another word
342
Topics: Movie - Apocalypse Now; getting your child into a private school, K-12; relating to versus related to; down with (the king); to qualify
343
Topics: Famous Americans - Mary Tyler Moore; Famous Songs: “Dem Bones”; to straighten up versus to straighten out; (you’re) tripping; to get/fall into the groove
344
Topics: American Playwrights - Tennessee Williams; how to become a real estate agent; thief versus burglar versus robber versus mugger; to sell someone a bill of goods; to hold up one’s end of a bargain; momentum
345
Topics: Famous Americans - Magic Johnson; the role of ham radio operators in the U.S.; understanding versus knowledge versus acquaintance; below the waist and below the belt; earth to (someone)
346
Topics: Ask an American: Innovation; pain versus sorrow versus woe; manhood; to be over someone versus to be all over someone
347
Topics: American Authors - Erle Stanley Gardner and the Perry Mason TV Series; Boys & Girls Clubs of America; who versus which versus that; It ain’t over till the fat lady sings; to go/be all in
348
Topics: American Presidents - Ulysses S. Grant; James Beard and the James Beard Foundation Awards; limit versus border versus confine; sound; life-affirming
349
Topics: Migrant Farming in the U.S.; American Cities: Palm Springs, CA; patronizing versus condescending; to right every wrong; to belong to versus to belong with
350
Topics: Famous Americans - Thelonious Monk; the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps); pen name; tingling versus stabbing versus burning; gringo
351
Topics: Ask an American - Rural doctors; let’s start versus let’s get started; continuously versus continually; chaos
352
Topics: Movies - E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial; The MacArthur Fellows Program; important versus significant versus critical; tough; navel-gazing
353
Topics: The Dred Scott Decision; the zodiac; to snag versus to hitch; in the moment versus at the moment; I’ll tell you something
354
Topics: American Authors - Ernest Hemingway; the United Nations; you lost versus you’re lost; expert in versus expert on versus expert at; geez
355
Topic: American Presidents - Martin Van Buren; show business secrets; revenue versus profit versus turnover; limerick; how to address in-laws
356
Ask an American – The humanities; another versus the other; however versus conversely; to call it/them like/how (one) sees it/them
357
Topics: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band; the Dust Bowl; suggestion versus hint versus tip versus pointer; increase versus raise; How do you like them apples?
358
Topics: Movies – Guess Who's Coming to Dinner; Famous songs – The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald; to go on versus to keep on versus to move on; the suffix “ship”; to blow a raspberry
359
Topics: Leopold and Loeb Trial; Famous Songs: "The Itsy Bitsy Spider"; tunnel versus channel versus canal; right versus privilege; binge
360
Topics: Famous Americans – Ralph Nader; how to become an astronaut; with reference to versus with regard to versus according to; to confront versus to encounter; “In God We Trust”
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Topics: Ask an American – The global economy; insidious versus vile versus despicable; lock and load; fancy versus fanciful
362
Topics: American Presidents - Harry S. Truman; to handle versus to address versus to deal with versus to cope with; naysayer; hold that thought
363
Topics: Cigarette advertising and cigarette icons; how local government works; to assist in versus to assist with; calf versus cub; to hold forth
364
Topics: The O.J. Simpson Trial; to major versus to graduate; to pry; technically versus practically
365
Topics: Movies - King Kong; Famous Americans - Lance Armstrong; its sounds versus it sounds as if; acting versus pretending; gobbledygook
366
Topics: Ask an American: Saving the space program; point versus period versus dot; using “no” with a verb; all the same
367
Topics: American Authors – Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein and All the President's Men; Famous Songs – “Over There"; to borrow versus to debit versus to lend versus to loan; using ago with since; ambivalence versus conflict
368
Topics: American Presidents - Ronald Reagan; using suffixes; to persuade versus to convince; to bring around/round
369
Topics: Ghost towns of the Wild West; dime novels and pulp magazines; kidding versus joking versus teasing; television show versus television series; phrase
370
Topics: Movies - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; Mount Rushmore; threat versus menace versus peril; using “should” with “have to”; role reversal
371
Topics: Ask an American - Asian Immigrants; to note versus to notice versus to notify; assessment versus appraisal; to be full of (oneself)
372
Topics: Famous Americans - Aimee Semple McPherson; Famous songs - "Turkey in the Straw"; marriage versus wedding versus wedlock; otherwise; pronouncing contractions
373
Topics: The Chicago Seven; American Authors - Horatio Alger; murderer versus killer versus assassin; ...and all; so forth and so on
374
Topics: Famous Americans - Jimi Hendrix; the melting pot metaphor; U.S. state numbers and nicknames; by any stretch of the imagination; to play it fast and loose
375
Topics: The Lone Ranger; the Liberty Bell; uprising versus revolution versus rebellion; given; revenge versus vengeance
376
Topics: Ask an American - The Appeal of Superheroes; property versus propriety versus proprietary; trust versus believe; little does he know; suffocated; to relish
377
Topics: The Sam Sheppard Trial; Plymouth Rock; to counsel versus to consult; to hit (one/someone) head on; to scare the crap out of (one/someone); a bee in (one’s/someone’s) bonnet
378
Topics: Redshirting; Mesa Verde National Park; to wrap up; to bother versus to interrupt versus to disturb; blind spot
379
Topics: Famous Authors - Ray Bradbury; foreign languages taught in U.S. schools; to repair versus to fix versus to mend; to the north versus north of; food versus meal versus repast
380
Topics: American Presidents - Andrew Jackson; Redwood National Park; safe versus save versus to save; to be implicated in versus to be involved in; one and only
381
Topics: Ask an American - Participatory Science; to attend versus to take part in versus to participate in versus to join; standalone versus to stand alone; hair of the dog that bit me
382
Topics: Famous Songs - "Chicken Fat"; Hells Angels; other versus another; through; it’s a given versus it figures
383
Topics: Famous Americans - Bobby Fischer; Kiss; barely versus scarcely; polite phrases used to refer to death; situation versus circumstance
384
Topics: The Hatfields and the McCoys; serving in the military to obtain U.S. citizenship; consistent with, in agreement with, coincide with, and identical to; software versus application versus app; to run out of versus to be out of
385
Topics: Famous Playwrights – August Wilson; low-income housing; to keep in mind versus to bear in mind; goose down blanket and other bedding; beauty is only skin deep
386
Topics: Ask an American – Undocumented students and college tuition; stop thinking negatively; very; smoking hot
387
Topics: Movies - The Maltese Falcon; Napa Valley, California and wine country; usage of “bit”; abuse versus assault; to put (someone) in the picture
388
Topics: Famous Americans - Sandra Day O'Connor; understanding American football; the meanings of “to draw”; out for lunch versus out to lunch; for crying out loud
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Topics: Famous Songs - Red River Valley; how recall elections work; to reduce versus to lessen versus to decrease versus to decline; sort/to sort; to intervene versus to interfere
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Topics: American Authors - Emily Post; American Cities - Branson, Missouri; either versus both; to do a special on (someone/something) versus to do a segment on (someone/something); to towel off
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Topics: Ask an American - Inventing Frozen Foods; prize versus accomplishment versus award versus reward; what the heck?; wholesale
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Topics: American Presidents - Dwight D. Eisenhower; path versus route versus track; stuff; anon
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Topics: American Movies – The Manchurian Candidate; blue laws; expression versus term versus idiom; What name do you go by?; en masse
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Topics: The rise of home shopping; Mammoth Cave National Park; quick versus fast; tremendous versus enormous; basic needs
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Topics: The Joy of Cooking by Irma Rombauer; Famous songs: "Little Bunny Foo Foo"; science of versus knowledge of; good versus not bad
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Topics: Ask an American – “Battle Hymn of the Republic"; to outweigh versus to be outweighed by; full versus whole versus entire; a lot of versus several
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Topics: American Presidents – Warren G. Harding; wet versus muggy versus humid; intense versus intensive; such a
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Topics: American Authors - Ayn Rand; Adirondack Park; to get versus to gain versus to obtain; to have (someone) do (something) versus to get (someone) to do (something); giving an apple to a teacher
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Topics: Famous Playwrights – David Henry Hwang; patent medicines; to get to versus to have got to; weird versus strange; to thumb a ride
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Topics: Movies - Patton; The Eagles; to swear versus to promise versus to vow; nice to come home to; enclosed versus attached
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Topics: Ask an American – Bilingual seniors; to keep in store versus to store up versus to reserve in store; which; think about versus think of
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Topics: Famous Americans - Nikola Tesla; the Three Stooges; king versus royalty; in an attempt to versus in an effort to; accuracy versus precision
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Topics: Famous songs - "Three Blind Mice"; Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park; incoming versus oncoming versus upcoming; featured; to fill in versus to fill out
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Topics: Benjamin Spock and The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care; The Florida Everglades; destroying versus destructive; to catch up; to drop off
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Topics: Movies - A Clockwork Orange; The Mickey Mouse Club; used car salesman; to snag versus to hitch; Reader’s Digest
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Topics: Ask an American - Corruption; cool versus cold; estate versus real estate; off to the races
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Topics: Famous Americans – Jane Addams; the “Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe" counting rhyme; to double down and trickle-down; especially versus specially; dewy
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Topics: American Presidents – Gerald Ford; you bet; between versus in between; of many different colors
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Topics: American Authors – Rachel Carson; the board game Monopoly; gas guzzler and other car descriptors; money order; way to establish or way to establishing
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Topics: Motown Records; Famous Songs – “Mary Had a Little Lamb"; to boycott versus to prohibit; Jane Doe; to catch some z’s
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Topics: Ask an American – Harlem Businesses; to imply versus to infer; to put aside versus to set aside; something's got to (gotta) give
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Topics: The Pledge of Allegiance; the Grateful Dead; user versus customer versus subscriber; “Old Time Rock and Roll”; hands down
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Topics: Famous Americans – Meryl Streep; Badlands National Park; strand versus string; to screw up; to tip the scales
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Topics: Movies – Pulp Fiction; the Outer Banks; lot versus batch; business ethics; to eat humble pie
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Topics: American Presidents – John Quincy Adams; base versus basis; so far versus so far so good; integral
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Topics: Ask an American - Caring for elderly parents; come versus came; several; top-down
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Topics - Betty Friedan and The Feminine Mystique; Taos Pueblos; admist versus among versus between; stuck in reverse; to keep minutes to lose hours
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Topics: American Authors – Dorothy Parker; how to become a nurse; athlete versus player; hazard versus risk; to quit versus to call it a day
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Topics - Fort Knox United States Bullion Depository; Looney Tunes; job versus career; a while versus awhile; to trash talk
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Topics: Movies – Rocky; Famous Americans – Alvin Ailey; the hand of fate; riveting, to charge headlong, oblivious, and the outside world; outgoing versus a people person
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Topics: Ask an American – Guardian Angels; blunder versus stumble; oh my God; keep doing what you’re doing
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Topics: American Presidents – Lyndon B. Johnson; foreigner, alien, and other terms for people from other countries; provided (that) versus assuming (that); urgency versus emergency
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Topics: Movies – The Silence of the Lambs; The Erie Canal; recession versus depression; if you will; all-in-one tax adviser/advisor
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Famous Americans – Geronimo; The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race; amiable versus amicable; biases
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Topics: Ask an American - Art conservation; bravery versus gallantry; to escape versus to abscond; how to communicate time
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Topics: Ask an American - Art conservation; bravery versus gallantry; to escape versus to abscond; how to communicate time
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Topics: Famous Authors - E.B. White; Name change after marriage; appliance versus utensil; to jibe (with) versus to be at odds with; I’m here versus I’m in here
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Topics: Famous Americans - Jim Thorpe; United Code of Military Justice & Common Crimes; pre-paid cell phones; abbreviation versus acronym; a matter of form
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Topics: Cajun Culture; The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show; to preserve versus to reserve; yada, yada, yada versus blah, blah, blah; Dear Sir/Madam versus To Whom it May Concern
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Topics: American Musicals – My Fair Lady; Chautauquas; to reply versus to comply versus to meet; mild versus tender; to have the munchies
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Topics: Ask an American – Firefighter inmates; catastrophe versus calamity versus disaster; can’t hardly wait versus can hardly wait; so that
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Topics: Presidential Libraries; The Legend of Sleepy Hollow; people versus peoples; officer versus official; to continue versus to carry on
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Topics: Famous Americans – Carrie Nation; The Beach Boys; to pump up versus to balloon versus to beef up; historic versus historical; vigilance
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Topics: Famous Songs – “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”; Niagara Falls; assessment versus evaluation versus appraisal; sympathy versus empathy; to take (one’s) time and to take a load off
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Topics: American President – James Madison; function versus reception versus banquet; worthy versus worth it; all of a sudden versus out of the blue
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Topics: Ask an American – Crowdsourcing; inn versus motel versus resort; to captivate versus allure; to leave versus to go away versus to go out
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Topics: American Authors – William Faulkner; Soap Box Derbys; to deceive versus to cheat versus to lie; to appreciate; to go green
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Topics: Movies – A Streetcar Named Desire; Bryce Canyon National Park; lockout versus walkout versus strike; Sweet Sixteen, Elite Six, and Final Four; to dote on
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Topics: Panama Canal; Famous Songs – “Fever”; to squander versus to lavish versus to waste; self-conscious versus self-confident versus self-aware; as tough as they come
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Topics: Famous Americans – Typhoid Mary; The National Hot Rod Association; complex versus complicated versus intricate; needle hit the groove; to lampoon; loner; pastime; to clean versus to cleanse
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Topics: Ask an American – Saving the oldest photograph; law versus rule versus policy; to stem from versus to be derived from; bring it on; infomercial; hawking; exercise fad
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Topics: American Presidents – Woodrow Wilson; junction versus intersection versus interchange; proprietary versus patent; to bluff (one’s) way into a secure area
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Topics: American Musicals – Fiddler on the Roof; How to Sue Somebody (How Civil Lawsuits Work); reporter versus journalist versus correspondent; expense versus expenditure versus cost; bottom line; to run (something) by (someone)
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Topics: American Authors – J.D. Salinger; Comedy in Print – Mad Magazine and The Onion; scanty versus inadequate versus deficient; inquiry versus investigation versus research; so-called
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Topics: Movies – Titanic; The Ford Motor Company and the Model T; holiday versus feast versus celebration; impunity versus retaliation versus notoriety; to think of versus to think about
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Topics: Ask an American – La Brea Tar Pits; until versus till/‘til versus by; to restore versus to recover; CCU (coronary care unit)
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Topics: Famous Americans – John Philip Sousa; Confidential Magazine and the Criminal Libel Suit of 1957; developer versus programmer versus coder; describing a person with a good character
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Topics: Famous Songs – “Que Sera Sera”; Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown; demand versus request versus requirement; discrimination versus segregation; a great deal
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Topics: American Presidents – William Henry Harrison; fringe benefits versus benefits package versus compensation package; teacher versus professor
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Topics: Famous Americans – Charles Schultz and Peanuts; The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve; to be pleased to versus to be happy to versus it’s (one’s) pleasure to; to sit versus to seat; willy-nilly

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