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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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Order an Ice-cream

Annie Tsai asked how to order an ice-cream. It seemed a good question, so I set about making a video about it, and here it is. Watch it and never worry about ordering ice-cream in English again.

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This video has been watched more than 5,495 times

Shopping

Today’s request comes from Poland. I hope I’m pronouncing the name correctly when I say that Mariusz has written, I love your website, but I would like to find here a video about shopping. I searched and searched and could not find anything in here with this interesting subject. Well, shopping is an immense subject and it’s hard to know where to begin. We, the customers, go to the shops to buy or purchase something. We make a transaction with the owner of the shop and they provide us with goods in exchange for money.

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This video has been watched more than 14,733 times

Kill

My moustache is killing me today. I don't normally have a moustache, but I thought I’d have one today. What do you think? Handsome, hey? Well, other things can kill us, besides moustaches. My feet are killing me because I’ve been for a long walk. My back’s killing me because I picked up some heavy weights. And we can kill anything that’s alive. We can particularly kill two birds with one stone. Which means to do something... or to do two things with only the effort of one thing. We can also figuratively kill things, too. Like a light or an engine. Kill the light. Kill the engine. It means to turn them off. We can kill time, which means to use up time. I’ve got a lot of time to kill. We can be dressed to kill. Very stylish and fashionable. A bit like me. If looks could kill... When somebody gives you a really nasty look. If looks could kill. And we could kill for something, too. I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize. If you move in for the kill, you’re preparing to do the final part of something. The salesman moved in for the kill. And you can make a killing. Which means to make a lot of money, or be very successful in something.

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This video has been watched more than 3,042 times

Good Morning Evening Night

When do you use the greetings, Good morning, Good afternoon, Good evening and Good night. This video will put you right.

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This video has been watched more than 17,329 times

Suits You

Galya from Russia has posted a video question to the Daily Dose of English request page at Linguaspectrum. Over to you, Galya... Hello. My name is Galya and I'm from Russia. I'd like you to explain what's the difference between phrases to fit, to go with, to become, to suit and to match. Thank you. Have a nice day. Well Galya, let's have a look at each of the expressions in turn, shall we? They all apply to clothing.

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This video has been watched more than 4,659 times

Could

Golnoosh from Malaysia has made today’s request for a Daily Dose of English. Thanks for writing in, Golnoosh, and thanks for your photograph. Here is what Golnoosh asked...

Hi, please add a dose about may/might/could (modal verbs). It’s confusing to me sometimes. Furthermore, please make a lesson about "get" and its usage as it has different meanings in English. I found it puzzling. Cheers, Golnoosh

I’ll take a look at the verb get in a future Daily Dose of English. Many students have asked about this verb. In this video, I’m going to focus on the modal verb, could.

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This video has been watched more than 10,160 times

Book

There are many expressions in English that are associated with books. You can book a class with me online. You can book a table in a restaurant. You can book cinema tickets. However, there are some other expressions that you might not be familiar with, yet are used frequently. "Doing things by the book", is one of them. "Throw the book at someone" is another. "Take a leaf out of someone's book" is another. This video will help you to learn and use many of these expressions.

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This video has been watched more than 3,742 times

I Don't Know!

How do you say "I don't know" in other ways to avoid sounding the same all the time? This Daily Dose of English gives you plenty of alternative ways to say it.

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This video has been watched more than 7,683 times

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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This video has been watched more than 6,919 times

Eat

Got a weight problem? Need to shed a few pounds? Eating more than you should? Can't seem to satisfy that appetite? We have a saying in English - to eat like a horse. This means that you eat a lot. I think we should change the saying to eat like a caterpillar.

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This video has been watched more than 3,626 times