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3 Minute English! by Venturenglish.com is a unique podcast for intermediate and advanced English learners. Why unique? Because instead of presenting idioms or dialogs, 3 Minute English! gives tips on usage, style and nuance in English. The host, Paul Durant, takes about 3 or 4 minutes... more or less... to describe a usage or style point to help improve your English. The podcast is useful for all learners, but focused toward Japanese learners of English.

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3 Minute English! by Venturenglish.com is a unique podcast for intermediate and advanced English learners. Why unique? Because instead of presenting idioms or dialogs, 3 Minute English! gives tips on usage, style and nuance in English. The host, Paul Durant, takes about 3 or 4 minutes... more or less... to describe a usage or style point to help improve your English. The podcast is useful for all learners, but focused toward Japanese learners of English.

    #52 Admit or Accept

    #52 Admit or Accept

    Which would you use? Well it depends on the situation. These are two words that are often confused in usage. But using the right one will really help get your message across. We talk about that in this week's episode.







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    • 5 min
    #51 Raise the Bar

    #51 Raise the Bar

    This year we're going to try to raise the bar at VenturEnglish. But what does it mean to raise the bar, set the bar or lower the bar. We talk about this useful and common idiom this week.







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    • 4 min
    #50 New Year’s Resolutions

    #50 New Year’s Resolutions

    Have you ever made a New Year's resolution? Have you ever wondered what a New Year's resolution is? We'll talk about resolutions and the resolve to make them happen. What will your resolution be this year?







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    • 4 min
    ≠49 Over It! or All Over It?

    ≠49 Over It! or All Over It?

    Which one is which? When do you use each one? Does it even matter? "Over it" and "all over it" are two very different idioms. In this episode we talk about how to use them well!















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    • 4 min
    #48 Sick and Tired, Fed Up and Done!

    #48 Sick and Tired, Fed Up and Done!

    What are you sick and tired of? Are you fed up with work, life? Are you just done? I hope not, but this week's podcast is about how to use these words and phrases.















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    • 4 min
    #47 The Word “Halloween”

    #47 The Word “Halloween”

    This is the time of year we're all thinking about trick or treating, ghosts and ghouls. But what about that word, Halloween? It's a strange name for a holiday! Where did it come from and how did it get spread all over the world?















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    • 4 min

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