April 16, 2014 09:06 UTC

Words and Their Stories

Words and Their Stories each week explains idioms and expressions that many learners of American English find difficult to understand.


3:37 PM - 3:42 PM April 14, 2014


3:13 PM - 3:18 PM April 14, 2014


12:40 AM - 12:45 AM April 13, 2014

Words and Their Stories

Words and Their Stories each week explains idioms and expressions that many learners of American English find difficult to understand.


12:40 AM - 12:45 AM April 06, 2014

Words and Their Stories

Words and Their Stories each week explains idioms and expressions that many learners of American English find difficult to understand.


12:40 AM - 12:45 AM March 30, 2014

Words and Their Stories

Words and Their Stories each week explains idioms and expressions that many learners of American English find difficult to understand.


12:40 AM - 12:45 AM March 23, 2014

Words and Their Stories

Words and Their Stories each week explains idioms and expressions that many learners of American English find difficult to understand.


6:31 PM - 6:36 PM March 20, 2014


8:49 PM - 8:54 PM March 17, 2014


6:37 PM - 6:42 PM March 17, 2014


5:50 PM - 5:55 PM March 17, 2014


12:40 AM - 12:45 AM March 16, 2014

Words and Their Stories

Words and Their Stories each week explains idioms and expressions that many learners of American English find difficult to understand.


12:40 AM - 12:45 AM March 09, 2014

Words and Their Stories

Words and Their Stories each week explains idioms and expressions that many learners of American English find difficult to understand.


3:48 PM - 3:53 PM March 06, 2014


12:40 AM - 12:45 AM March 02, 2014

Words and Their Stories

Words and Their Stories each week explains idioms and expressions that many learners of American English find difficult to understand.


2:43 PM - 2:48 PM February 27, 2014


12:40 AM - 12:45 AM February 23, 2014

Words and Their Stories

Words and Their Stories each week explains idioms and expressions that many learners of American English find difficult to understand.


12:40 AM - 12:45 AM February 16, 2014

Words and Their Stories

Words and Their Stories each week explains idioms and expressions that many learners of American English find difficult to understand.


10:33 PM - 10:38 PM February 11, 2014

Do You Have a Broken Heart? A Heart of Stone?


10:24 PM - 10:29 PM February 11, 2014

Have You Heard of the Golden Rule?

Have You Heard of the Golden Rule?


9:54 PM - 9:59 PM February 11, 2014

Are You Broken-Hearted? Are You Hard-Hearted? Do You Have a Heart of Stone?

LEARNING ENGLISH PROGRAMS

  • Cars are stuck in a traffic jam in downtown Cairo, September 2013.

    Audio Hold Up or Held Up?

    Few words can “hold a candle” to “hold” as expressions take on new meanings using the word. “Hold on,” and we will tell you all about it | Words and Their Stories More

  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) shakes hands with Chinese Minister of Defense Chang Wanquan at Chinese Defense Ministry headquarters in Beijing April 8, 2014.

    Audio China and US Seek Closer Military Ties, But Differences Remain

    US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s visit to China this week was an example of efforts by the two sides to expand military ties. But the trip also demonstrated some of their sharp differences. | In The News More

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