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Who Will Win? A Look at the 2020 Oscar Nominees

VOAPOD February 8, 2020

Actors, directors, producers and other movie industry stars will gather Sunday in Los Angeles, California, for the yearly Academy Awards. Winning an Academy Award, or Oscar, can push forward a career like almost nothing else. Ahead of this year’s Oscars, VOA film reporter Penelope Poulou spoke with Learning English about […]

Everyday Grammar
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What are Intensifiers?

VOAPOD February 7, 2020

The Fast and the Furious films, a series of car-racing movies, often describe a product called NOS, short for nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide is a fuel that racers use to give more power to their cars. Racers push the NOS button on the controls, and their cars suddenly go much faster. Today on Everyday Grammar, […]

America's Presidents
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George Washington: Reluctant

VOAPOD February 6, 2020

VOA Learning English presents America’s Presidents. Today we are talking about George Washington. He was the first president of the United States. He served from 1789 to 1797. But he had many other accomplishments, too. He owned thousands of hectares of land in his home state of Virginia. He was a […]

Science & Technology
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Technology Companies, Health Officials Fight Coronavirus Misinformation

VOAPOD February 6, 2020

Health officials and technology businesses are attempting to fight misinformation about the new, fast-spreading coronavirus. Social media has been a major source of false information since the virus was first identified last month in Wuhan, China. This week, the World Health Organization, or WHO, said that worldwide reporting on the crisis had led to “a […]