2015 May

Episode #18: Shouting Across the Pond

Guest: Martyn (Scroll down to listen to the podcast)   On this episode, Martyn and I chat about the English language as well as the following:   How did the American accent and the British accent change? The diversity of English in England The stereotype of thinking accent is related to intelligence. “Keep it simple.” Getting […]

Nip Something In the Bud

 Nip Something In the Bud        Literal Meaning: = cut (kill) the plant before it blooms   Figurative meaning: = to solve a problem early before it becomes a big problem Ex: I don’t have to pay the fine until a month from now, but I’m going to “nip it in the bud” […]

Pronunciation Guide

– Syllables are separated by hyphens (“-“)     – Stress on a syllable is indicated by capital letters Ex:   pronunciation =  prə-NUN-see-AY-shən     –  ∂  = unstressed central vowel Ex: mom  = məm en.wikipedia.org   – ʊ = near-close near-back vowel Ex: wood = wʊd en.wikipedia.org   – ɪ = near-close near front unrounded vowel Ex: sit =sɪt en.wikipedia.org […]