The origin of the words "fish" and "chips. By English with STephen

Word Stories: Fish and chips

It’s the meal everyone thinks of when they think of British cooking. In this episode, we look at the origins of the phrase ‘fish and chips’.

The effect the Vikings had on the English language. By English with Stephen

Reasons for English: The Vikings and English

The Vikings had a significant impact on the development of the English language and are the reason for one good thing and one terrible thing for English language learners.

Learning Strategies: Phrasal Verbs

All English students across the world get frustrated and annoyed by phrasal verbs. In this episode, we look at some strategies for dealing with phrasal verbs.

Word Stories: Lockdown

Lockdowns and Covid have affected people all over the world. Listen to this episode to find out the origin and meanings of these two words that will probably come to define the year 2020.

Learning Strategies: Lexical Scraps

When I moved to Brazil, I had to learn Portuguese. And fast. This strategy, which I called Lexical Scraps, was the single best thing I did to help learn new vocabulary.

The history of the word 'thing'. By English with Stephen

Word Stories: Here’s the Thing!

The word ‘thing’ is an extremely common word in English, but its origins lie in Viking meetings. Listen to this episode to find out more about this fascinating word!

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