"The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.." - George Orwell
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Do you know what your philtrum is? I thought not. That's why I created this Daily Dose of English. It will not only tell you where your philtrum is, but also where your zygoma and your cheeks are, where your pinna is, and why you have a bridge and corners on your face.
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Today's request comes from Belkada Adel in Algeria. He's sent me a voice request through the Daily Dose of English request form at Linguaspectrum. "Hello Richard. I am Belkada Adel from Algeria and I'd like to ask you about the glottal stop. Could you help me in using it by giving me rules? Thank you, my dear teacher. Goodbye." Now that's an interesting question. It's probably also left a lot of viewers scratching their heads asking themselves "What on earth is a glottal stop?" It's probably best if I tell you what a glottal stop is before I tell you how to use it.
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Some interesting information about spiders and how to overcome your irrational fear of them. A look at some different types of spiders, including the deadly Black Widow, and some expressions that we get from webs and spiders.
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From Alexander in Costa Rica comes the question, how do we use so and much with very? This Daily Dose of English sets out to answer the question. I very much hope you will enjoy it.
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Drive is an irregular verb.
An irregular verb is a verb that does not add -ed to the root verb to form the past simple and past participle. You have to learn each irregular verb individually. The infinitive form is to drive. The past simple form is drove. The past participle form is driven.
Drive, drove, driven.
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I'm tired. I'm worn out. I'm exhausted. I'm fatigued. I'm knackered. I'm pooped. These are some of the expressions we can use to describe the fact that we are tired. This video will give you some of these expressions in context.
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Salt is important. Without salt you can die. The importance of salt can be seen in the number of idioms which use the word salt in English.
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Hello and welcome to another Daily Dose of English. Today’s Daily Dose of English is about Leg.
Most of us have two legs. We use our legs for walking. We also use the word leg in several common idiomatic expressions.
An idiom is an expression whose meaning cannot easily be determined from the words alone.
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I was up at the airport today, looking at the planes and I thought “fly”, there’s a good theme for a Daily Dose of English. So, here goes.
Planes fly, birds fly and flies fly, too. When flies fly together, we call that a swarm of flies. When birds fly together, we call it a flock of birds. When planes fly together, usually military planes, we call it a flight. Time can fly, too. We say “Time flies”. Phew! Doesn’t time fly? It means it goes by very, very quickly.
In fact, time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana. But that’s a joke.
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Many people wear glasses and many more will as they get older. This has happened to me, and I wanted to share with you some of the language we use with the wearing of glasses.
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