The origin of the word January by English with Stephen

Word Stories: January

In this week’s word story, we look at the origin of the word ‘January’, how it is used and why it gave its name to one of the greatest cities in the world.

Expressions in English from the sport of cricket, by English with Stephen

Word Stories: Cricket, lovely cricket

Cricket is the second most popular sport in the world. It has also given quite a few expressions to the English language. Listen to find out all about this wonderful sport and how it has affected English.

The stories behind the brand names for Adidas and Puma by English with Stephen

Word Stories: Adidas v Puma

Two of the biggest sportswear manufacturers are Adidas and Puma, but do you know the origin of these words? Listen to find out the crazy story behind these two names and practise some vocabulary for talking about sports clothes.

Julius Ceasar and the English language. By English with Stephen

Word Stories: Julius Ceasar

As well as being one of the most famous people ever to have lived, Julius Ceasar inspired lots of words and phrases in English. Find out all about them in this episode of English with Stephen

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