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Cultural English 547

Complete Lesson Not a member? Join now. Topics + Words Topics: Famous Americans – Thomas Paine; Classic TV – The Twilight Zone; responsibility versus accountability versus liability; to go haywire versus to go crazy; pronouncing whole, hole, role, and holy Words:tax collectorto...

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Cultural English 436

Complete Lesson Not a member? Join now. Topics + Words Topics: Ask an American – Crowdsourcing; inn versus motel versus resort; to captivate versus allure; to leave versus to go away versus to go out Words:to financestorefrontbank loaninvestorassetsto give awayto grow (a...

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Cultural English 598

Complete Lesson Not a member? Join now. Topics + Words Topics: Popular Idioms – “Mexican Standoff” and “Young Turks”; paranormal versus abnormal; tough, tuff, and tough guy; even Words:to surrenderMexican standoffevenly matchedthird partybanditisolatedyoung turkimpatientRepublicanOttoman...

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Cultural English 603

Complete Lesson Not a member? Join now. Topics + Words Topics: Questions Answered: Folk beliefs versus omens versus signs; crook, to lurk, prey, and gullible; corrupt and corrupted; to walk (someone) through (something); rough ride; is all Words:folk beliefsomensigncorruptcorruptedcrookto...

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Cultural English 602

Complete Lesson Not a member? Join now. Topics + Words Topics: Questions Answered: To head-butt a curb, to thin the herd, and to sound like a blue chip; to mock versus to jeer versus to taunt versus to deride; background versus backdrop; to turn out to be; to be on fire; pronouncing “Is he?”...

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Cultural English 601

Complete Lesson Not a member? Join now. Topics + Words Topics: Questions Answered: Whose Line is it Anyway?, to shiver versus to tremble versus to quiver; something versus something else; to bite the bullet; to blow (something) apart; to shy (away) from Words:Whose line is it?anywayto shiverto...

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Cultural English 600

Complete Lesson Not a member? Join now. Topics + Words Topics: Questions Answered: The song “Cat’s and the Cradle”; hardly versus rarely; you’re reaching and that’s a stretch; to fix on versus to fixate on; hilarious versus ridiculous, pronouncing death and deaf Words:cat’s in the cradle /...

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Cultural English 599

Complete Lesson Not a member? Join now. Topics + Words Topics: A Fraudulent Auction; term versus semester; to go to church/mosque versus to go to the church/mosque; to coin a phrase Words:auctionto bidproceedseaselPersian rugto hit oncrime bossterms and conditionsinconspicuouslyscamfakeletter...

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Cultural English 597

Complete Lesson Not a member? Join now. Topics + Words Topics: The Bald Eagle and the Great Seal of the United States; to sleep in versus to oversleep; to be (once, twice, etc.) removed; wantonness Words:emblembird of preybaldeagle eyeinsigniamoral characterrespectableindigenouspesticideto be...

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Cultural English 596

Complete Lesson Not a member? Join now. Topics + Words Topics: Popular Idioms – “Dutch courage,” “Dutch treat/To go dutch,” and “Dutch uncle”; antique versus vintage; necessary versus needed; to make (one’s) case Words:tradecolonyDutch couragecowardworthlessDutch treat / to go DutchDutch...

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