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Winning English - Ep080  - Winding down

Winning English - Ep080 - Winding down

August 26, 2021

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

Thank you for being part of Winning English! I've decided that it's time to put this podcast, newsletter, and video on hiatus for now, so today I'll be winding down. To mark this occasion, I had some phrases and words for "ends", as well as some bonus material I've been saving.

Take care of yourself and talk soon!

Bill Poorman

Writer and host

Winning English

Winning English - Ep079 - Summertime and storms

Winning English - Ep079 - Summertime and storms

August 19, 2021

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

Many parts of the world are suffering through heat waves, so that got me thinking about words and phrases for summertime and storms. 

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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 - Ep078 - More aphorisms and adages

Winning English - Ep078 - More aphorisms and adages

August 12, 2021

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

Aphorisms go by many names, but they all are short statements intended to tell a truth about the world or teach a moral lesson. I gave you one batch in a previous episode, and here's another batch!

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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 - 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

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