05 – Social Vocabulary

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Technology always has a big influence on language. When the telephone was invented, they had to create a lot of new vocabulary – telephone (“tele” means far away and “phone” means sound), hang up (remember the old phone that was attached to the wall?) and dial (as a …

04 – Fun vs Funny, and a funny joke!

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Do you like to laugh? Do you have an enjoyable time learning English? Well, for today’s lesson, we are going to look at two confusing words in English: Fun and Funny. This lesson starts out with a classic joke from an old movie. I hope you enjoy it. …

03 – Pronunciation of the /ər/ Sound

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS The /ər/ sound in English is tricky for a number of reasons. The main one is that there are several different ways to spell this sound, and in some languages, this sound doesn’t exist. So, check out today’s lesson and see of you can catch the answers to …