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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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5WH

In 1902, the famous British writer Rudyard Kipling wrote: I keep six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who. The 5WH, as they are known, are the open question words in English. With them you can get any information about anything that you want or need. Open questions are questions that cannot be answered by a simple yes or no.

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In

I’m in my office and I’m in a t-shirt. You can be in any building. You can be in any item of clothing. You can be in any thing. You can be in any physical thing, any physical thing that you can actually get inside. But you can also be in other things, too. Things that are not physical. Here’s a selection of things you can be in. I’m in a hurry. She’s in a right state. He’s in a pickle. She’s in a foul mood. He’s in a panic. We’re in love. He’s in a new relationship. She’s in a class of her own. He’s in a coma. She’s in a dream world. He’s in an embarrassing position. They’re in debt. Look, I’m in the news. I’m in the middle of this Daily Dose of English. I can also be in the middle of a book.

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Hot off the Press

This Daily Dose of English is hot off the press.

Hot off the press is an idiom. That is, you cannot tell what the meaning is from the words alone. You have to know a little about the background of the idiom.

A press is a machine that is used to print things. Often, it is used to print newspapers. That’s why we call the people who report the news the Press.

Wait until the Press get hold of this story. It will be all over the newspapers.

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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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Would or Used To

Whether to use would or used to to talk about the past confuses many students. This Daily Dose of English is an attempt to explain it as concisely as possible. It uses some examples to help you understand when to use would or used to.

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Palindromes

Here are some very interesting sentences in English known as palindromes. I hope you enjoy them while learning some new vocabulary.

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Shapes

Shapes come in all shapes and sizes. Here is a selection of the common ones like square, oblong, scalene triangle, straight line, circle, oval.

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Pack

Pack, packet, package, packaging, packing are words that confuse students. We have enlisted the help of the world's foremost expert on packages to help you understand when to use each word. Live from the North Pole, our special guest will pack you with the information you need to get it right.

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Boot

Today we’re going to take a look at the word boot. There are a surprising number of uses of the word boot in English. When I was in the military, many years ago, I remember always having to bull my boots. This involved polishing the toecaps so that they were as bright and shiny as black mirrors. What a waste of time! A load of bull, really. I think it put me off polishing my boots and shoes forever, and I can’t remember when I last opened a tin of shoe polish.

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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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