Illustration of canary in the coal mine idiom (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Idiom in the news: Canary in the coal mine

Understanding idioms is one of the hardest parts of mastering a language. An idiom is a group of words that together assume a new...
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Everyday conversations for English learners: Calling for help

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Everyday conversations for English learners: A telephone call

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Everyday conversations: Food, music and architecture [audio]

This series of Everyday Conversations is about a family traveling to each of the 50 states in the U.S. Learn terms and phrases about New Orleans, Louisiana.

You know English, but will your vocabulary get you through a...

The language used by people doing business has many expressions that can be confusing. Here are six expressions common in American corporate culture.

Everyday conversations for English learners: Weddings

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Everyday conversations for English learners: At the movies

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Everyday conversations for English learners: What time is it?

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Everyday conversations for English learners: Giving your opinion

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