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High Tall

Lukasz, and I'm not even going to try to pronounce the surname, Myslicki, from Poland has asked: "Could you explain what the difference is between the words high and tall?" Well, that's a good question and that's why I decided to make today's Daily Dose of English about it. It's also a question that I have been asked many times by many students. Unfortunately, it's not nearly as easy to answer as it might at first seem. In fact, it's quite a tall order. Let's first have a look at some words and expressions that use the words high and tall.

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Neither a Borrower Nor a Lender Be

Borrowing or lending and words we use to talk about money are in this video. I hope you find some value in it.

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This video has been watched more than 4,797 times

Fungi

I wanted to share some images from a mushroom hunt I went on recently. This video is all about fungi and is an insight into life in the mountains in the south of Spain. If you don't know your mushrooms from your toadstools, you should take a look at this video.

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5WH

In 1902, the famous British writer Rudyard Kipling wrote: I keep six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who. The 5WH, as they are known, are the open question words in English. With them you can get any information about anything that you want or need. Open questions are questions that cannot be answered by a simple yes or no.

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This video has been watched more than 8,977 times

Off

The word off is one of the most useful words in the English language. Because of its many uses, however, it can be a little confusing. This Daily Dose of English will show you some of the ways we can use the word off.

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Clothes

Cloth, clothes, or clothing, suit or dress, verb or noun? These are words that typically confuse students. This Daily Dose of English aims to make them less confusing to all.

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Gladiator

This fictional conversation with one of the great actors of our times demonstrates how in normal speech the sounds of one word merge with those of the following to produce a single "speech unit". It also shows why spoken English is sometimes very difficult to understand for non-native speakers of English.

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Meat of Flesh

One of my online Spanish students has sent me a voice request for a Daily Dose of English. Hello Richard. I'm Rebeca from Ɓguilas in Spain. Hello Rebeca. Thanks for sending me your photograph and your request. How can I help you? Could you explain the difference between the words flesh and meat? Thank you. Well, Rebeca, originally, in English, meat meant food in general. It was spelt mete. Nowadays meat refers to the parts of animals that we normally eat and the types which butchers normally sell. Human beings are made of flesh, but we don't eat human beings. Therefore the flesh of people is not considered to be meat.

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Cardinal or Ordinal

This Daily Dose of English looks at the two types of numbers we normally use in day to day life - cardinal numbers and ordinal numbers.

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Book

There are many expressions in English that are associated with books. You can book a class with me online. You can book a table in a restaurant. You can book cinema tickets. However, there are some other expressions that you might not be familiar with, yet are used frequently. "Doing things by the book", is one of them. "Throw the book at someone" is another. "Take a leaf out of someone's book" is another. This video will help you to learn and use many of these expressions.

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