Are Bailouts the ‘New Normal’?

Are Bailouts the ‘New Normal’?

Hi friends. In this lesson, you will see what the word ‘bailout’ means, and you will also learn the expressions ‘to dole out’ and ‘to turn on the fiscal taps’. Before I get underway, I do want to mention that I was traveling in...
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

A recent headline in the Economist magazine states “In the world of greenery, no good deed goes unpunished”.   This headline is a great place for an English lesson. Let’s start with the word ‘greenery’. In this case, the word ‘greenery’ refers to the future shift...
Turkey Becomes Türkiye

Turkey Becomes Türkiye

This podcast lesson deals with the recent name change of the Middle Eastern country that forms a bridge between Asia and Europe, Turkey.  In this podcast lesson, you’ll learn all about Turkey’s new name and how to pronounce it in English. So, what’s going on? In June...
Hiring Spree

Hiring Spree

What does ‘hiring spree’ mean? See how it is used in this headline:Good News on Jobs May Mean Bad News Later as Hiring Spree Defies Fed(nytimes.com: August 5, 2022)Hiring Spree: a sustained, energetic period of hiring a lot of people. Es un ‘boom’ de...
Friend-shoring

Friend-shoring

In this English vocabulary lesson, you’ll learn a fairly new expression in English: ‘friend-shoring’. Headline: Yellen says the U.S. and its allies should use ‘friend-shoring’ to give supply chains a boost Three words to highlight here: ‘allies’,...