Wuhan lockdown restrictions lifted | Learn the English expression "pent up"
After ten-weeks in a strict lockdown, Wuhan residents are cautiously emerging from life under quarantine. Plus, learn “pent up.”
By Jeff B. | PlainEnglish.com
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Updates on Notre-Dame, Mt. Everest, NYC Subway and more | Learn the English expression "under way"
In today’s episode, we review the latest news on six previous topics: Notre-Dame, Mt. Everest, NYC Subway, Houston Astros and college admissions scandals, and human body temperature. Plus, learn “under way.”
Developing world on the brink of coronavirus impact | Learn the English expression “by and large”
Hand washing, social distancing, and self-quarantining may not be viable strategies in areas without running water and where one day’s earnings buys the next day’s meal. Plus, learn “by and large.”
Prince Harry and Meghan step down from royal duties | Learn the English phrase 'work something out'
First, there was Brexit, now there’s Megxit. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are working with the rest of the Royal Family to redefine their roles as royals. Plus, learn “work something out.”