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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.