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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.
||Clean#34 Adapt and Adapt To||Are these expressions the same or different? When should you use “adapt” and when should you use “adapt to”. We’ll discuss that in this episode. See the transcript here||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#33 Grow, Raise or Grow Up?||Have you ever been confused about which of these three words to use? Their meanings are very similar, but their usages are very different. In this episode, we give some tips about using these three verbs. Have a look at the podcast transcript here.||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#32. Consider, Discuss and Research – Do They Need “About”?||These three verbs are often followed by the preposition “about”. But is that correct? We’ll look at the usage of these three verbs in this episode. Have a look at the podcast transcript here.||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#31. As Far As, or As Long As?||These two idioms sound a lot alike, and they may seem to mean the same thing. But they are not interchangeable. In this podcast, we talk about the difference between “as far as” and “as long as.” Have a look at the transcript here.||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#30. I Need It Yesterday!||Welcome to season two of “3 Minute English!” I hope you enjoy the new season of English tips. You might have heard someone tell you “I need this report yesterday!” Were they crazy, confused or just using bad English? Well, maybe none of these.||10/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#29. Don’t Care OR Don’t Worry?||The words “care” and “worry” seem like they should be interchangeable. But are they? In this episode, we talk about the differences between these two words.||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#28. How to Use the Verb “Seem”||“Seem” is a tricky verb to use in a sentence because the object seems like the subject and the subject seems to be missing. What? Listen to this week’s podcast and I hope everything becomes a bit clearer!||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#27 Can Pigs Really Fly?||I don’t think there’s a flying pig, but in English, we use the idea of flying to make quite a few idioms. In this episode, we talk about “When Pigs Fly” and other idioms that come from flying.||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#26. To Write Up or Write Down?||These two phrasal verbs look very similar. But are their meanings also similar, or opposite? When should you use each one? In this episode, we look closely at these two phrasal verbs.||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#25. Better Ways to Say “Cheap!”||The word “cheap” has some real baggage attached to it. Besides meaning inexpensive price, “cheap” has the nuance of poor or below standard quality. It’s not a good word to use in many situations. So what are some alternatives?||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|