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Cultural English

1-30 of 603 Cultural English Lessons

Cultural English 01

Topics: Generations in the United States; blockbuster movies; pronouncing “a”; honeymoon; to outsource; cut to the chase

Cultural English 02

Topics: New Year’s Resolutions; best sellers; “Oh, my goodness!”; dead weight, dead right, and dead broke

Cultural English 03

Topics: Famous Americans: Queen Latifah; Smoking bans; at this point; trade-off; driveway versus parkway

Cultural English 04

Topics: Filming in LA, Howard Stern, Worst Dressed Americans, Lolita, New Macs, Dove or Pigeon?, Color Bracelets, "Do you get it?"

Cultural English 05

Topics: New Software, Brunch, Oprah's Book Club, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, How to End a Letter or Email, Can vs. Can't

Cultural English 06

Topics: Healthcare in the United States; Johnny Cash; as if; to get (one’s) ya-yas; to put an animal to sleep

Cultural English 07

Topics:  Television in the US, Spelling Bees in Schools, Policy versus Politics, Pronunciation in Minnesota

Cultural English 08

Topics today: Charles Dickens, Night, Dr. Phil, Sundance Film Festival, Donald Trump, Very vs. Really, Pretty vs. Quite

Cultural English 09

Topics: The American educational system; Sweet 16; effect versus to affect; to feel; maybe versus perhaps

Cultural English 10

Topics: Super Bowl parties; widow versus widower; advocate; trust me; buddy; mud; I bet; gonna; speaking of which; to pass away

Cultural English 11

Topics: Three Strikes, Groundhog Day, Lost and CSI, Regards and Cheers, Amazing versus Awesome, "On the heels of..."

Cultural English 12

Topics: Stealing art, Religions in the US, "Walk the Line," I've had versus I had had, Jump across the pond, "She's a complete knockout!"

Cultural English 13

Topics: Spam, Valentine's Day, the Winter Olympics, "In terms of," Must vs. have vs. got to, Possessives, To raise vs. to rise

Cultural English 14

Topics: Spelling words, Popular baby names in the US, Britney Spears and Seatbelts, "Don't get mad, get even!", To spoil someone, To undertake, Compared to or with?, How to end an email

Cultural English 15

Topics: Wasting time at work, California's reputation, Carpet in the US, Call signs, Yet vs. Still

Cultural English 16

Topics: Taking a survey, Special bonus podcast "Secrets to Improving Your English," Housing prices in the US, To have vs. To be and the past participle.

Cultural English 17

Topics: Nicknames and shortened names, 'To kill two birds with one stone' and 'The early bird gets the worm,' May vs. Can, Using do + verb, "Suite," and to wash down.

Cultural English 18

Topics: Mardi Gras, Getty Villa, Have to v. got to v. going to have to, Hype, "No brainer," Would in the past tense

Cultural English 19

Topics: The Oscars, Pimps, "Down to the wire," "And so forth," and I or It?

Cultural English 20

Topics: Feeling under the weather, Common abbreviations, Using initials, Now vs. right now

Cultural English 21

Topics: Minnesota, Interjections, Would rather, rather than, and rather prefer, "smoking gun"

Cultural English 22

Topics: Bob Dylan, More interjections, in vs. into, indeed, "mail-in rebate," on time vs. in time, administer vs. manage vs. administrate

Cultural English 23

Topics: St. Patrick's Day, British versus American English, "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush," Going to vs. will, "Pod"

Cultural English 24

Topics: Smoking Bans, British and American English II, they and he, wage vs. salary, blue vs. white collar, now vs. right now

Cultural English 25

Topics: Spring Break, Movie Ratings in the US, "Stay tuned," Frightened vs. Afraid, Customer vs. Consumer

Cultural English 26

Topics: Political parties in the US, How to begin an email, Even vs. odd, Unless, "Six feet under"

Cultural English 27

Topics: State of Illinois; British versus American English; just versus only; to decide versus to make up one’s mind; "in the eye of the beholder"; behind versus beyond, MIA; for my part versus on my part; pronouncing sheep, ship, feet, and fit

Cultural English 28

Topics: Easter bunny, Income Tax Day, immigration protests in the US, actually, zero vs. nil, to be on your last legs, third straight time, despite versus in spite of.

Cultural English 29

Topics: New movie by Spike Lee, Ice Age, how Americans buy groceries, "Catch 22," can vs. to be able to, no longer, period vs. bottom line, "freak on a leash"

Cultural English 30

Topics: News on the Internet; opinion polls and the environment; to think of versus to think about (something); think tank; close of business

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