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Ways with Words LISTENING MATTERS A You are going to read a short text and listen to a radio program called Ways with Words . Look at the new words . Can you guess what the program is about ? comments explanation expression to get rid of to originate to be tied to tight weekly B Read the following announcement . What is its purpose ? On the Radio Do you know where the expression “ it’s raining cats and dogs” comes from ? Maybe it originated in England . Or perhaps people really believed that cats and dogs fell from the sky . Did people try and get rid of their pets by throwing them off the rooftops ? Do you say , “ good night , sleep tight” before going to sleep ? Why do you use the word “ tight” ? Where did this expression originate ? And what about the expression , “ Don’t C Listen to the radio program and find out where some expressions come from . D Listen again and answer the following questions in your notebook . 1 . The radio program Ways with Words is broadcast … a . once a month . b . twice a week . c . once a week . d . twice a year . 2 . “ It’s raining cats and dogs” means … a . cats and dogs are falling from the sky . b . It’s not raining much . c . cats and dogs like playing in the rain . d . it is raining heavily . 3 . Complete the sentence . In Shakespeare’s time , people used to tighten their mattresses with … . throw out the baby with the bath water” ? You must wonder what the explanation to this expression is . The answers aren’t obvious . If you want to know the answers to these questions and more , tune in to our weekly program Ways with Words . If you have questions or comments about language , please send them to lastword @ radio . net . UK . It’s so interesting , you’ll be tied to your seat !

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