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What is the difference between a bacteria and a virus? what is a Novel coronavirus?

Both bacteria and viruses are so small that they can only be seen through a microscope, and both have the ability to cause infection, but that’s where the similarities end. Bacteria Bacteria are one-celled organisms that can

What is the Difference Between Spectators and Audience?

Strictly speaking spectators usually come to see something. They come to see an event, a spectacle. The people who go to see a sporting event like a football game, a boxing bout or a cricket match are called spectators.

English Words and Their Story: Farm Terms for the Workplace

Now, the VOA Learning English program Words and Their Stories. Today, we are down on the farm! Since the 16th century, the word “farm” has meant “land used for agricultural purposes.” But a much older

English Words and Their Story: ‘Apple-Polishers’ Often Become the ‘Teacher’s Pet’

Now, the VOA Learning English program Words and Their Stories. The fruit of apple trees is a popular food in many countries. Some word experts say that no other fruit is used in more English language expressions than the

English Words and Their Story: ‘Rocking the Boat’ Upsets Everything

Now, the VOA Learning English program Words and Their Stories. On this show we explore common expressions in American English. Today we take our show on the water on a boat – or at least a make-believe one! You have probably

English Words and Their Story: Do You Believe in ‘Clairvoyance?’

Now, Words and Their Stories from VOA Learning English. On this program, we talk about the stories of … words. Did you know I was going to say the word “words”? If you did, you may be clairvoyant. Or you may have heard the

English Words and Their Story: ‘Explosive’ People Are Dangerous

Now, the VOA Learning English program Words and Their Stories. On this show, we explain where words and expressions in the English language come from, and — probably more important for those learning to speak English

English Words and Their Story: Loose Lips Sink Ships

Hi there and welcome to this week’s Words and Their Stories! On today’s show we will talk about an idiom of warning. And it is not very easy to say: Loose lips sink ships. This idiom began during World War II as a slogan used

English Words and Their Story:Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch

Hello and welcome to Words and Their Stories. Each week, we tell the story of English language words and expressions – some old, and others new. Today we talk about a proverb often used in American English. A proverb is a

English Words and Their Story: Autumn Years and Other Phases of Life

And now it’s time for Words and Their Stories! Each week, we tell the story of English language words and expressions. On our program today, we will talk about seasons. In some places, there are four: winter, spring, summer

English words and their story: I Have a ‘Bone to Pick With You’

Now, the VOA Learning English program Words and Their Stories. On this show, we take a closer look at words and expressions in the English language. We explain where they come from and how and when to use them. There are many

Read Someone Like a Book or Write a Book on Something

On this show, we explore words and expressions in the English language. We can also tell where they come from. And probably more importantly for those learning to speak English, we explain how and when we use these terms.