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Give you a daily English lesson in a short, easy to digest format. Once you get your first taste of a Daily Dose of English, I guarantee you will be addicted.

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There are 167 Daily Doses of English covering many areas of everyday English.

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Positive People

Today’s request for a Daily Dose comes from Ann Antipenkova in the Russian Federation. Ann asks...

"I am a positive girl and I like to smile and to laugh. And I like funny stories that make me chuckle and giggle. What other positive emotions can we express? How do they differ from each other? Thank you in advance!"

Well Ann, you certainly do look like a positive girl. As an optimist myself, I like positive, optimistic people. I thought I could best answer your question by taking a look at the characteristics of positive people.

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Bone

Our bones are the things that hold us up. They are the scaffolding on which our bodies are built. Bone is also used in many English idioms.

Idioms are expressions whose meaning is not always clear from the words alone.

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Invited Guests

Today’s request for a Daily Dose of English comes from Syria: "I would like you to make a lesson about hospitality, when someone visit us, especially when we offer the visitor something like cakes or drinks. I hope that you won't forget my request and the lesson will be helpful for me. Thank you. Bye, bye." Okay, so let’s look at some typical phrases that we might hear when afternoon guests arrive at our house. Let’s assume that you have already invited your guests and they have just arrived on your doorstep. The first thing you will want to do is greet them and make them feel welcome. Something along the lines of…

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Bum

It’s an interesting word, bum, and It has several meanings.

In British English, the bum is the part of your body that you sit on. That is, your buttocks.

He’s so lazy! What he really needs is a kick up the bum.

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Bath

Why do words like bath, grass, laugh and pass have different pronunciations? Its all down to the North-South divide in the UK and the changes that have been taking place over the past 400+ years in the language of the southern UK. This Daily Dose of English will tell you all you need to know.

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Sorry

Sorry seems to be the hardest word, but this Daily Dose of English will make it one of the easiest.

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Schwa

Tomek Sikorski from Poland has asked if I can help him to correctly pronounce a word. What is the most common sound in English? What is the most important sound in English? What sound can be found in almost all English words with more than one syllable? It is found in virtually all English words with more than one syllable and it is the sound we use for the weak forms of many words.

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People Sounds

People make sounds. People make sounds all the time and these sounds have names. In this Daily Dose of English I've put together a collection of some of the common sounds that human beings make so that you'll be able to put a name to them when you hear them or when you're talking about them. Some of the sounds are pleasant, and some are less pleasant. But we all make them.

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For a Lark

For a lark is a common English idiom. This Daily Dose of English will help you to use it.

This is the first Daily Dose of English to have a typescript and a podcast.

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This video has been watched more than 3,507 times

Hot or Spicy

Do you like your food hot or spicy, or both. If you're not sure of the difference between hot and spicy, this video is just for you.

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This video has been watched more than 4,101 times