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VOA Learning English
1 hours 36 minutes ago. Facebook
Our English @ the Movies phrase this week is "I am dead meat" from the animated movie "Storks."

What do you think "I am dead meat" means?

A) I will be dinner
B) I am in big trouble

Watch our English @ the Movies video to find out the correct answer!

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Afghan officials say the Islamic State, or IS, is trying to strongly influence children in the country’s East through a growing number of religious seminaries and schools.

Islamic State Expanding Schools in Eastern Afghanistan

What does it mean if something is "authentic?" Watch this week's News Words video to learn all about the meaning and usage of the word.

News Words: Authentic

Trump Tower in New York City is now sometimes called "White House North."

In this video, you can learn more about and look inside Trump Tower:

Trump Tower: White House North

Ask many actors and they will tell you it is hard to get work when you are just starting out and also as you get older.

That has not been the case for American musical actress Susan Watson.

Susan Watson: Still Singing After Decades in Musicals

John Glenn was the last surviving member of a group known as "the Mercury Seven," test pilots who, in 1959, were chosen to become America’s first astronauts.

John Glenn, First American to Orbit Earth, Dies at 95

A new United Nations report says a lack of education for girls in developing countries may be partly to blame for a rise in poverty worldwide.

UN Report: Young Girls Still Face Gender Inequality

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LiLou is a small pig working at the San Francisco airport. She is a therapy animal. She and other therapy animals aim to help travelers who get nervous about flying in planes.

Therapy Pig Brings Relief to Stressed Travelers

Trump Tower is headquarters to the Trump presidential transition team. It is having an effect on the whole area.
VOA Learning English
yesterday at 22:29. Facebook
This May 1961 file photo shows astronauts, from left, Virgil I. Grissom, John Glenn and Alan Shepard. John Glenn was first US astronaut to orbit Earth. He went on to become a United States senator. In 1998, he
became the oldest man to fly in space.

Glenn died on Thursday, December 8. He was 95 years old.
VOA Learning English
yesterday at 22:24. Facebook
Verb tenses can be difficult to learn in a foreign language. Different cultures think different ways about time. Chinese, for example, has no grammatical verb tenses. Other languages, like Indonesian, express time only through adverbs — there are no changes to the verb form.

Today, we explore verb tenses in American English!

Introducing English Verb Tenses

VOA Learning English
yesterday at 14:12. Facebook
In this week's episode of 'People in America' meet Athena Zhe of Athena FX Studios. She began painting as a child in Ukraine and is now doing much, much more artistic work here in the U.S. She uses the human body as an artistic canvas. Watch and listen as she shares her passion of art in this episode of #PeopleInAmerica!

After watching her video be sure to read her full article on our website...
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VOA Learning English
yesterday at 07:51. Facebook
Thousands of refugees are returning to Somalia after living in camps in Kenya. When they were away, some went to school but many depended on assistance from aid organizations. They did not get a good education or learn a how to do a job.

Returning Somali Refugees Rebuild Lives

VOA Learning English
yesterday at 06:53. Facebook
Infographics present information visually and in an entertaining way. This can help watchers, listeners and readers understand the subject of interest.

In this week's Personal Technology Report, we discuss websites and tools you can use to create your own infographics:

Tools to Create Infographics

VOA Learning English
yesterday at 04:51. Facebook
“They lose a lot of humanity when they come to jail. We are allowed to come in and reinvigorate that humanity.”

Prisoners Find Humanity in Theater Arts

VOA Learning English
12/07/2016 at 23:49. Facebook
"When I paint like very often I can't stop. That's why doing body paintings actually been great for me because I know that I have to start to stop at some point because I'm painting on a human and obviously the model can’t stand still for three or four days."

In this week's #PeopleinAmerica, we meet Athena Zhe of Athena FX Studios:

Athena Zhe: Creating Art on Human Bodies

VOA Learning English
12/07/2016 at 22:52. Facebook
Time magazine named Donald Trump its “Person of the Year” on Wednesday.

The magazine called him “President of the Divided States of America” on its cover.

Time Magazine Names Donald Trump “Person of the Year”

VOA Learning English
12/07/2016 at 22:22. Facebook
“I love to create. I’m very visual person and I love to paint. I love to express myself in doing makeup, special effects, body paintings."

In this episode of People in America we replay Athena FX Studios, an artist that creates visual art on humans.
VOA Learning English
12/07/2016 at 22:05. Facebook
Demonstrators hold signs as they chant outside the venue where Richard Spencer, who leads a movement that mixes racism, white nationalism and populism, is scheduled to speak at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, Dec. 6, 2016.

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VOA Learning English
12/07/2016 at 21:50. Facebook
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for a ban on full-face veils worn by some Muslim women.

Merkel announced her position Tuesday at a conference of her Christian Democrat Union (CDU).

Germany’s Merkel Calls for Ban on Full-Face Covers