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"But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense, a way of concealing motives and thoughts, as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and preventing communication.." - Abraham Maslow

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There are 167 Daily Doses of English covering many areas of everyday English.

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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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Lately Recently

Today’s question comes from Mohamed Farouk from Egypt. Mohamed wrote… I'd be glad if you could shed light on the usage of lately/recently. These two words are pretty much confusing. I know they come at the end of a sentence, but I still can't get the hang of using them appropriately. Thanks in advance for your highly appreciated effort.

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Cardinal or Ordinal

This Daily Dose of English looks at the two types of numbers we normally use in day to day life - cardinal numbers and ordinal numbers.

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This video has been watched more than 18210 times

Paper Bag

Today we're going to look at some vocabulary. Specifically, we're going to look at the vocabulary of paper bags. Wow, exciting! I hear you say. How can you make an English lesson based on paper bags? Well, before you press the stop button, bear with me. There is a lot of vocabulary to be found in the world of brown paper bags, I can tell you. In fact, I am going to tell you. So, without further ado, our first bag is a common or garden brown paper bag.

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This video has been watched more than 3270 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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Say or Tell

Many students confuse the words say and tell when they are reporting what somebody said. This Daily Dose of English aims to avoid such confusion.

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Spring

I’m keeping myself out of this video and letting Spring speak for herself through these images. The first sign that spring is on its way is the arrival of hundreds, if not thousands, of storks. These are soon followed by flocks of eagles, circling on the wing; rising on the updrafts created by the warm spring sun. Then the flowers begin to bloom and start making pollen and nectar which attracts a myriad of insects. Bees, too, are attracted by the bright-coloured flowers and the promise of the rich nectar that they hold. And even flies like this one, specially designed to suck up the nectar from deep within the flower. And the busy bees flit from flower to flower, overladen with pollen attached to their legs - a promise of a rich crop of honey to come. And butterflies, too, like this beautiful Red Admiral, suck the nectar up from the flowers with their prehensile tongues - their proboscises. …until an intruding bee forces it from its flower. Yes, spring has arrived in Andalucía.

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Big

Big is an overused and overworked adjective that doesn’t really tell us much. I thought I would introduce you to some more expressive alternatives to big in this Daily Dose of English. I went for a walk to the park today and bumped into a couple of plane spotters, Paco and his son Francisco. Now, what brings plane spotters to the park to watch aircraft, apart from the fact that the park is right next to the airport. The reason is huge planes like this Iberia Airbus A340 practising landings at Seville airport, Spain.

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Pen

As you may already know, I am a writer as well as an English teacher. I pen articles, short stories and books. But I don’t use a pen anymore; I use a keyboard. Nevertheless, I can still say that I pen the things I write. I wonder how many more works Shakespeare might have penned if he had had a computer instead of a quill. A quill is pen made from the flight feather of a bird. The flight feathers are the big feathers that form the trailing edge of a bird’s wing. The word pen comes from the Middle English, penne, which means feather.

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Bath

Why do words like bath, grass, laugh and pass have different pronunciations? Its all down to the North-South divide in the UK and the changes that have been taking place over the past 400+ years in the language of the southern UK. This Daily Dose of English will tell you all you need to know.

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This video has been watched more than 3987 times

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