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Daily Doses of English...

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.

They have been watched more than 1,392,164 times.

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Gossip

Gossip is a verb and a noun.

The noun form means someone who likes to gossip. In the noun form it is also the gossip itself.

But what is gossip? Gossip can have two main meanings.

Gossip can be a light conversation about nothing in particular. Gossip can also have a more negative meaning as the malicious discussion of others.

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This video has been watched more than 4,025 times

Bloody

This Daily Dose of English is for Gerardo in Argentina. We were talking about the word sod this morning. Sod is a mild expletive. Expletives are swear words. Gerardo suggested that I make a Daily Dose of English about those expletives that aren’t too offensive. I thought, for crying out loud, what a great idea! Because people swear all the time, don’t you? Swearing is a way of releasing tension in a non-aggressive, non-violent way. Interestingly, 3% of conversations at work and 13% of day-to-day conversations involve swearing to some degree. Then I thought, I’m going to bloody well make this video. Interestingly, bloody is the most frequently used expletive by women and the second most frequently used by men.

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This video has been watched more than 4,015 times

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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This video has been watched more than 10,134 times

Worry

Do you worry that your English is not good enough? Do you worry about things you know you cannot change? If your are a worrier, this Daily Dose of English will help you both with your English and with your worries.

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This video has been watched more than 5,647 times

My Birthday

It’s my birthday today. The 29th of July.

It struck me that today would be a good day to look at how we talk about being born, about how old we are, and how we use the words for and since.

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Tongue Twisters

This is a ground-breaking, never-before-tried, Daily Dose of English, where we ask a student to make a video request for a Daily Dose of English. It took quite lot of doing, but the doing is done and the video is here. Feel free to follow the example. And enjoy these English tongue-twisters.

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This video has been watched more than 23,290 times

Gobble

Gobble up and gobble down are phrasal verbs. Gobble down means to eat something very quickly and with enthusiasm.

Kids gobble down sweets, given half a chance.

Gobble down is a separable phrasal verb. This means that you can separate the verb gobble from the particle, down.

Kids gobble sweets down, given half a chance.

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This video has been watched more than 7,234 times

Bear

Today's Daily Dose of English shows you how to survive a bear attack using nothing more than a pair of trainers.

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This video has been watched more than 2,945 times

Find

Find... You can find a job. You can find fortune. You can find happiness. You can find out. This means to discover. Let’s find out how we can use find, shall we?

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This video has been watched more than 3,229 times

Glottal Stop

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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This video has been watched more than 26,089 times