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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.

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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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This short lesson tells you the names of the fingers in English. It also gives you a common expression - "to know something like the back of your hand".

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Expressing Dislikes

Expressing dislikes is now much easier thanks to this Daily Dose of English.

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Today’s Daily Dose is in response to a video request from Christophe in France. "Hello Richard. My name is Christophe and I live in France. Thank you for this very innovative way of teaching English. Richard, could you tell us more about Cockney. A few years ago I went to London and British fans taught me some very funny Cockney expressions. Thank you." Before I start, I should point out that I am not a Cockney. Cockney is a term used to define a geographic area known as the East End of London. Linguistically, that is from a language point of view, it refers to the type of English spoken by the people who live in the East End.

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Md. Hakim Uddin from Bangladesh has asked about the different uses of the preposition on. Well, I can be on a bus, on a train, on a boat and on a plane. I can also be on a bike. But I can't be on a car. We are in a car. I can also be on a hill, on a mountain, on a river, on the ocean and on the roof.

As you can see, on is used to say that one thing is physically on another thing. But on can also be used for things that are not physical in the sense that you could stand on them.

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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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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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Puncture Repair

This Daily Dose of English shows how even something so simple as fixing a bicycle can yield a wealth of vocabulary that can be use in many other areas of life. From patching a puncture to patching up a relationship, from pumping up a tyre to pumping up our muscles, the vocabulary is very useful.

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Doctor Doctor

Today’s Daily Dose is a request from Hemant Kumar Kachhawa in India.

Hemant asks… “My question is how can we pronounce the names of different doctors according to their specialisation?”

Yes, Hemant, there are many types of doctor in the world and many who specialise in a particular area of medicine have difficult titles. The titles are normally based on the Latin or Greek words used to describe their area of work.

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"The" can be pronounced in two ways depending on what sound follows it. It can also change its pronunciation when it is used to add emphasis. This video will guide you towards the correct pronunciation at all times.

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