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Here’s a bird’s eye view of the word bird. Bird can mean any feathered animal. Here are some photos of birds that I have taken over the years. Birds of a feather means two or more people who are very similar in many ways. If I say that something is strictly for the birds, I mean that it is unimportant or uninteresting or useless. We can kill two birds with one stone. That’s to do two things at the same time. Here I’m teaching you English and showing you some nice pictures of birds at the same time.
This video has been watched more than 3666 times
Most students know such homophones as "bear" and "bare", but few are aware of the triple homophones that exist. Many English words have the same pronunciation, but a different spelling and meaning. We call these homophones. Here are some triple homophones for you.
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I've really let the cat out of the bag with this Daily Dose of English. I wonder if the fact that I forgot to include the expression "put the cat among the pigeons" will go against me? Or will I still be the cat's whiskers as far as online English teaching goes? Anyway, I'm no scaredy cat, so who cares. I haven't got a cat in hell's chance of getting everything right all of the time.
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As you may already know, I am a writer as well as an English teacher. I pen articles, short stories and books. But I don’t use a pen anymore; I use a keyboard. Nevertheless, I can still say that I pen the things I write. I wonder how many more works Shakespeare might have penned if he had had a computer instead of a quill. A quill is pen made from the flight feather of a bird. The flight feathers are the big feathers that form the trailing edge of a bird’s wing. The word pen comes from the Middle English, penne, which means feather.
This video has been watched more than 2598 times
Many things happen to us between the cradle and the grave. This video give you some of the vocabulary that you need to talk about age and getting older.
This video has been watched more than 4160 times
Shapes come in all shapes and sizes. Here is a selection of the common ones like square, oblong, scalene triangle, straight line, circle, oval.
This video has been watched more than 6879 times
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.
This video has been watched more than 14023 times
Belt is something with which you hold up your trousers. It's also a word that is used in some common expressions in English. Today, we're going to have a quiz about some expressions in English that use the word belt. I'll give you the correct answers at the end of this Daily Dose of English. There will be some sentences on the right that will give you some examples of how each expression is used. Use these to help you choose the right answer. Pause the video while you read them.
This video has been watched more than 2608 times
Hello and welcome to another Daily Dose of English. And today's Daily Dose is rather special. It's a video request from two lovely ladies in Ukraine. The best thing I can do is hand over to them. Hello, Richard. My name is Tanya. I'm from Kyiv, Ukraine. My friend Nathalie and I have met today to make a request to Daily Dose of English. Meet Nathalie. Hello. Hi, dear. What's up? I feel somewhat down in the dumps, you know? I see. So, here is the question. How can I cheer up my friend? We expect to hear from you some expressions how to cheer someone up. Thank you. Cheers!
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How do you say "No!" firmly yet politely so that you don't cause offence? It's partly down to tone, and partly down to vocabulary. This video will show you how to do it successfully.
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