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Winning English - Ep077 - Feeling stressed out and taking vacation

Winning English - Ep077 - Feeling stressed out and taking vacation

July 29, 2021

Winning English - helping your English shine through the use of idioms, slang, and cultural references! 

Work can be hard sometimes, and we all need a vacation. I'm taking a vacation soon, so I was inspired to focus on words and phrases for times when we are feeling stressed and need a break.

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Why Winning English?

Native speakers of any language use sayings and slang words all the time in business and everyday speech, but the meaning isn't always clear. Winning English is the solution!

If you are an intermediate to advanced English learner, Winning English helps you with these confusing parts of speech. Improve your comprehension of native English and start to sound like a native speaker, as well!

Thanks for your interest. Good luck with your learning, and talk soon!

Bill Poorman

Writer and host

Winning English

Winning English - Ep076 - Aphorisms, proverbs, adages, and more

Winning English - Ep076 - Aphorisms, proverbs, adages, and more

July 22, 2021

Winning English - helping your English shine through the use of idioms, slang, and cultural references! 

Every culture has a shared, common wisdom, and this wisdom is often transmitted through the generations using short statements that communicate that wisdom or truth and those moral values. These short statements go by many names - aphorisms, proverbs, adages, and so on. Any native English speaker will know most of these, and now you will start learning them, as well!

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Why Winning English?

Native speakers of any language use sayings and slang words all the time in business and everyday speech, but the meaning isn't always clear. Winning English is the solution!

If you are an intermediate to advanced English learner, Winning English helps you with these confusing parts of speech. Improve your comprehension of native English and start to sound like a native speaker, as well!

Thanks for your interest. Good luck with your learning, and talk soon!

Bill Poorman

Writer and host

Winning English

Winning English - Ep075 - Words and phrases succeeding and struggling to succeed

Winning English - Ep075 - Words and phrases succeeding and struggling to succeed

July 15, 2021

Winning English - helping your English shine through the use of idioms, slang, and cultural references! 

It's the 75th episode of Winning English! Today, I focus on phrases for when we are succeeding and when we are struggling to succeed. Also, I have some cultural explanations and vocabulary around big anniversaries - like a 75th episode! 😄

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Why Winning English?

Native speakers of any language use sayings and slang words all the time in business and everyday speech, but the meaning isn't always clear. Winning English is the solution!

If you are an intermediate to advanced English learner, Winning English helps you with these confusing parts of speech. Improve your comprehension of native English and start to sound like a native speaker, as well!

Thanks for your interest. Good luck with your learning, and talk soon!

Bill Poorman

Writer and host

Winning English

Winning English - Ep074 - Science fiction vocabulary and idioms

Winning English - Ep074 - Science fiction vocabulary and idioms

July 8, 2021

Winning English - helping your English shine through the use of idioms, slang, and cultural references! 

I really enjoy science fiction - that is, made-up stories that involve science and technology. So, I thought I'd put together an episode focused on that genre. Enjoy!

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Why Winning English?

Native speakers of any language use sayings and slang words all the time in business and everyday speech, but the meaning isn't always clear. Winning English is the solution!

If you are an intermediate to advanced English learner, Winning English helps you with these confusing parts of speech. Improve your comprehension of native English and start to sound like a native speaker, as well!

Thanks for your interest. Good luck with your learning, and talk soon!

Bill Poorman

Writer and host

Winning English

Winning English - Ep073 - Another batch of euphemisms

Winning English - Ep073 - Another batch of euphemisms

July 1, 2021

Winning English - helping your English shine through the use of idioms, slang, and cultural references! 

Many of you seemed to enjoy my previous episode on euphemisms, so I have another batch for you! Euphemisms are nice ways or neutral ways to talk about bad or uncomfortable things.

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Why Winning English?

Native speakers of any language use sayings and slang words all the time in business and everyday speech, but the meaning isn't always clear. Winning English is the solution!

If you are an intermediate to advanced English learner, Winning English helps you with these confusing parts of speech. Improve your comprehension of native English and start to sound like a native speaker, as well!

Thanks for your interest. Good luck with your learning, and talk soon!

Bill Poorman

Writer and host

Winning English

Winning English - Ep072 - Classic and new slang words

Winning English - Ep072 - Classic and new slang words

June 24, 2021

Winning English - helping your English shine through the use of idioms, slang, and cultural references! 

In recent episodes, I've focused on the history of the English language. Now I turn to modern English by exploring some slang words - some that have stood the test of time and others that are new!

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Why Winning English?

Native speakers of any language use sayings and slang words all the time in business and everyday speech, but the meaning isn't always clear. Winning English is the solution!

If you are an intermediate to advanced English learner, Winning English helps you with these confusing parts of speech. Improve your comprehension of native English and start to sound like a native speaker, as well!

Thanks for your interest. Good luck with your learning, and talk soon!

Bill Poorman

Writer and host

Winning English

Winning English - Ep071 - The influence of Greek and Latin on English

Winning English - Ep071 - The influence of Greek and Latin on English

June 17, 2021

Winning English - helping your English shine through the use of idioms, slang, and cultural references! 

In several recent episodes I've been discussing the major influences on the English language. I've previously covered William Shakespeare, the Bible, and French. In this episode, I'll cover the influence of Greek and Latin.

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Why Winning English?

Native speakers of any language use sayings and slang words all the time in business and everyday speech, but the meaning isn't always clear. Winning English is the solution!

If you are an intermediate to advanced English learner, Winning English helps you with these confusing parts of speech. Improve your comprehension of native English and start to sound like a native speaker, as well!

Thanks for your interest. Good luck with your learning, and talk soon!

Bill Poorman

Writer and host

Winning English

Winning English - Ep070 - The influence of French on the English Language

Winning English - Ep070 - The influence of French on the English Language

June 10, 2021

Winning English - helping your English shine through the use of idioms, slang, and cultural references! 

In several recent episodes I've been discussing the major influences on the English language. I've previously covered William Shakespeare and the Bible. I've decided to add a couple more episodes to this series. In this episodes, I discuss the influence of French on English. (In the next episode, I'll cover the influence of Greek and Latin.) 

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Why Winning English?

Native speakers of any language use sayings and slang words all the time in business and everyday speech, but the meaning isn't always clear. Winning English is the solution!

If you are an intermediate to advanced English learner, Winning English helps you with these confusing parts of speech. Improve your comprehension of native English and start to sound like a native speaker, as well!

Thanks for your interest. Good luck with your learning, and talk soon!

Bill Poorman

Writer and host

Winning English

Winning English - Ep069 - The many varieties of the English language

Winning English - Ep069 - The many varieties of the English language

June 3, 2021

Winning English - helping your English shine through the use of idioms, slang, and cultural references! 

In this episode I discuss the many, confusing varieties of the English language. I have so much sympathy for English language learners because these different kinds of English can be confusing. Even native speakers have trouble sometimes! I have one funny example from British vs. American English and several other examples from the US.

This is the podcast version of the Winning English YouTube video and newsletter. Please subscribe to those services, as well - especially the newsletter, where I include a transcript of this episode, additional content, and links.

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Why Winning English?

Native speakers of any language use sayings and slang words all the time in business and everyday speech, but the meaning isn't always clear. Winning English is the solution!

If you are an intermediate to advanced English learner, Winning English helps you with these confusing parts of speech. Improve your comprehension of native English and start to sound like a native speaker, as well!

Thanks for your interest. Good luck with your learning, and talk soon!

Bill Poorman

Writer and host

Winning English

Winning English - Ep068 - The impact of the Bible on the English language

Winning English - Ep068 - The impact of the Bible on the English language

May 27, 2021

Winning English - helping your English shine through the use of idioms, slang, and cultural references! 

Today I focus on the Bible! This work has had an enormous impact on everyday words and sayings that native English speakers use - most of the time without even knowing it! There are many examples, but today I introduce a few - and talk about the history of English translations of the Bible. I'll have to come back to this many times in the future.

This is the podcast version of the Winning English YouTube video and newsletter. Please subscribe to those services, as well - especially the newsletter, where I include a transcript of this episode, additional content, and links.

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Why Winning English?

Native speakers of any language use sayings and slang words all the time in business and everyday speech, but the meaning isn't always clear. Winning English is the solution!

If you are an intermediate to advanced English learner, Winning English helps you with these confusing parts of speech. Improve your comprehension of native English and start to sound like a native speaker, as well!

Thanks for your interest. Good luck with your learning, and talk soon!

Bill Poorman

Writer and host

Winning English

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