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Now the VOA special English program: Worsd and their stories.

Some unusual words describe how a person spends his or her time. For example, someone who likes to spend a lot of time sitting or lying down while watching televition, is sometimes called a couch potato. A couch is a piece of funiture that people sit on while watching televition. Bobert Armstrong, an * of Canifonia developed the term "couch potato" in 1976. Several years later, he listed the term as a * with the United State government. Mr. Armstrong also helped write a funny book about life of as a full time television watcher. It is called "the official couch potato handbook".

Couch potatos enjoy watching televition just as mouse potatos enjoy working on computers. A computer mouse is the device that moves the pointer or cursor on a computer screen. The description of mouse potato became popular in 1993. American writer Alice Corn, he said to had invented determine to describe young people who spend a lot of using computers.

Too much time inside the house using a computer or watching television can call someone to get cabin fever. A cabin is a simple house usually built far away from the city. People go to a cabin to relax and enjoy quiet time. Cabin fever is not really a desease, however, people cann't experience support them and resealeness if they spent too much time inside their homes. This is especially true during the winter, when it is too cold or snowy to do things outside. Often children get cabin fever if they can not go outside to play, so do their parents. this happens when there is so much snow that schools and even offices and stores are closed.

Some people enjoy spending a lot of in their homes to make them nice places to live. this is called "nesting" or "cocooning". Birds build nests out of sticks to hold their eggs or baby birds. Some insects build cocoons around themselves for protection while they grow or change. Nests and cocoons provide security for wild life, so people like the idea of nests and cocoons too. Determines cocooning and nesting became popular more than twenty years ago. They describe people buying their first homes and feeling them with many things. These people then had children. Now these children are grown and had left the nests. They are in college or they are married and starting families of their own far away. Now these parents are living alone without children in their empty nests. They had become empty nesters.

This VOA Special English Program words and their stories was written by Joe Marks. I'm Fay L.
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Now, the VOA Special English program Words and Stories.

Some are usual words describe how a person spends his or her time. For example, someone who likes to spend a lot of time seating all line down well watching television. Is sometimes called a couch potato. A couch is a piece of furniture that people sit on well watching television.

Rebort / an artist from California developed the term couch potato in 1976. Several years later he listed the term as a trademark with the United States government. Mr. / also help write a funny book about life as of full time television watcher. It is called the official couch potato handbook.

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Too much time inside the house using a computer or watching television can cause someone to get cabin fever. A cabin is a simple house usually built far away from the city. People go to a cabin to relax and enjoy quiet time.

Cabin fever is not really a disease. However, people can experience / and restless if they spend too much time inside their homes. This is especially true during the winter when it is too cold all snowing to do things outside.

Often children get cabin fever if they can not go outside play, so do their parents. This happens when there is so much solw that's schools and even offices and stores are closed.

Some people enjoy spending a lot of time in their homes to make them nicely to leave. This is called nesting or cocoling. Birds nests out sticks to poll their eggs and baby birds. Some in sex / build cocons around themselves for protection when they grow and change.

Nests and cocons provide security for wife life. So people like the idea of nests and cocons, too. The terms cocoling and nesting became popular more than 20 years old. They describe people buying their first homes and feeling them with many things. These people then had children.

Now these children are grown and have left their nest. They are in college or they are married and starting family of their own far away. Now these parents are living long without children in their empty nest. They have became empty nesters.

This VOA Special English program Words and Stories was written by /. I'm /.

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Now the VOA Special English Program words and stories.
Some unusual words describe how a person spends his or her time.
For example, someone who likes to spend a lot of time sitting or lying down while watching television is sometimes called a couch potato. A couch is a piece of furniture that people sit on while watching television.

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The description of mouse potato became popular in 1993. American writer AC is sent to hand invent the term to describe the young people who spent a lot of time using computers.

Too much time inside the house using a computer or watching a television can cause someone to get cabin fever .A cabin is a simple house usually built far away from the city .People go to a cabin to relax and enjoy quiet time .Cabin fever is not really a disease .However, people can experience boredom and restless if they spend too much time in fine their house .This is especial true during the winter when it is too cold or snowing to do things outside .Often children can get cabin fever if they can not go outside to play ,so do their parents.

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This VOA Special English Program words and stories was written by JN, I’m Faith Lapidus.
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Now the VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories.

Some unusual words describe how a person spends his or her time. For example, someone who likes to spend a lot of time sitting or lying down while watching television is sometimes called a "couch-potato". A couch is a piece of furniture that people sit on where watching television.

Robert Armstrong, an artist from California developed the term "couch-potato" in 1976. Several years later, he listed the term as a trademark with the United States government. Mr. Armstrong also helped write a funny book about life as a full-time television watcher, it is called "the Official Couch-potato Handbook".

Couch-potatoes enjoy watching television just as mouse-potatoes enjoy working on computers. A computer mouse is the device that moves the pointer or course on a computer screen. The description of mouse-potato became popular in 1993. American writer Alice Kahn. is said to have invented the term to describe young people who spend a lot of time using computers.

Too much time inside the house using a computer or watching television can cause someone to get "cabin-fever". A cabin is a simple house usually built far away from the city, people go to a cabin to relax and enjoy quiet time. Cabin-fever is not really a disease, however, people can't experience boredom and restlessness if they spend too much time inside their homes. This is especially true during the winter when it is too cold or snowy to do things outside. Often children get cabin-fever if they can not go outside to play, so do their parents. This happens when there is so much snow that schools and even offices and stores are closed.

Some people enjoy spending a lot of time in their homes to make them nice places to live. This is called nesting or cocooning. Birds build nests out of sticks to hold their eggs and baby-birds, some insects build cocoons around themselves for protection while they grow and change. Nests and cocoons provide security for wild life, so people like the idea of nests and cocoons too. The terms cocooning and nesting became popular more than twenty yeas ago. They describe people buying their first homes and filling them with many things. These people then hen children, now these children are grown and have left the nest, they're in college or they're married and starting families of their own far away. Now these parents are living alone without children in their empty nest, they have become empty nesters.

This VOA Special English program Word and Their Stories is written by Jill Moss. I'm Faith Lapidus.
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Some unusually words describe how a person spends his or her time, for example, someone who likes to spend a lot of time sitting or lying down while watching television is sometimes called a "couch potato".

A couch is a piece of furniture that people sit on while watching television.
Robert Armstrong, an artist from California, developed the term "couch potato" in 1976. Several years later, he listed the term as a trademark with the United States government. Mr Armstrong also helped write a funny book about life as a full time television watcher, it is called the official couch potato handbook.

Couch potatoes enjoy watching television just as mouse potatoes enjoy working on computers. A computer mouse is the device that moves the pointer or cursor on a computer screen. The description of mouse potato became popular in 1993, American writter Elise Cow is said to have invented the term to describe young people who spend a lot of time using computers.

Too much time inside the house using a computer or watching television can cause someone to get "cabin fever". A cabin is a simple house usually built far away from the city. People go to a cabin to relax and enjoy quiet time. Cabin fever is not really a disease, however, people can experience boredom and restlessness if they spend too much time inside their homes, this is especially true during the winter, when it is too cold or snowy to do things outside. Often children get cabin fever if they cannot go outside to play, so do their parents, this happens when there is so much snow that schools and even offices and stores are closed.

Some people enjoy spending a lot of time in their homes to make them nice places to live, this is called nesting or cocooning.
Birds build nests out of sticks to hold their eggs and baby birds. Some insects build cocoons around themselves for protection while they grow and change. Nests and cocoons provide security for wild life, so people like the idea of nests and cocoons too.

The terms cocooning and nesting became popular more than 20 years ago, they discribe people buying their first homes and filling them with many things. These people, then, had children, now, these children are grown and have left the nest, they are in college or they are married and starting families of their own far away. Now these parents are living alone without children in their empty nest, they have become empty nesters.
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Now,the VOA special english program words and their stories.
some unusual words describe how a person spends his or her time.For example someone who likes to spend a lot of time sitting or lie down while watching television ,is sometimes called a couch potato.A couch is a piece of furniture that people sit on while watching TV.

Robert Armstrong,an artist from California,developed the term couch potato in 1976.Several years later ,he listed the term as a trade mark with the united states goverment.Mr.Armstrong also helped write a funny book about life as
of fulltime television wather.It is called the official couch popato handbook.Couch potatos enjoy watching TV just as mouse potatos enjoy working on computers.A computer mouse is the device that moves the pointer or cursor on a computer screen.The description of mouse potato became popular in 1993.
American writer ALice Can. is said to have inventured the term to describe young people who spend a lot of time using computers.
Too much time inside the house using a computer or watching TV can cause someone to get cabin fever .A cabin is a small house,usually bulit faraway from the city.People go to a canbin to relax and enjoy quiet time.Cabin fever is not really a disease.However people can experience boredom and restlessness if they spend too much time inside of their homes.This is especially true during the winter.When it is too cold or snowy to do things outside.Often children get cabin fever if they can not go outside to play .So do their parents.This happens when there is so much snow that's schools and even offices and stores are closed.

Some people enjoyed spending a lot of time in their homes to make them niceplaces to live. This is called nesting
or cocooning.birds build nests out of sticks to hold their eggs and baby birds.Some insects build cocoonings around themselves for protection while they grow and changes.Nests and cocoonings provides security for wife life, so people like the idea of nests and cocoons too.
The terms cocooning and nesting became popular more than twenty years ago.They describe people buy their first homes and filling them with many things.These people then had children.Now these children are grown and have left the nest.They are in college or they are married and starting families of their own far away.Now these parents are living alone without children in their empty nest.They have became empty nesters .
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Now the VOA Special English Program: Words and Their Stories.

Some unusual words describe how a person spends his or her time. For example someone who likes to spend a lot of time sitting or lying down while watching television is sometimes called a couch-potato. A couch is a piece of furniture that people sit on while watching television.

Robert.O, an artist, from California developed the term: couch-potato in 1976. Several years later he listed the term as a *** mark with the United States government.
Mr. R.S also helped write a funny book about life as a full-time television watcher. It is called "The official couch-potato Hamburg".

Couch-potatoes enjoy watching television just as mouse-potatoes enjoy working on computers. A computer mouse is a device that moves the pointer or cursor on a computer screen. The description of mouse-potato became popular in 1993. American writer Allis Kart is said to have invited the term to describe young people who spend a lot of time using computers.

Too much time inside the house using a computer or watching television can cause someone to get cabin-fever. A cabin is a simple house usually built far away from the city. People go to a cabin to relax and enjoy quiet time. Cabin-fever is not really a disease. However, people can experience all of them and restlessness if they spend too much time inside their homes. This is especially true during the winter when it is too cold or snowing to do things outside. Often children get cabin-fever if they cannot go out to play, so do their parents. This happens when there is so much snow that schools and even offices and stores are closed.

Some people enjoy spending a lot of time in their homes to make them nice places to live. This is called nesting or cocooning ** built nests out of ****to hold their eggs and baby**. Some insects build cocoons around themselves for protection while they grow and change. Nests and cocoons provide security for wildlife so people like the idea of nests and cocoons too.

The terms cocooning and nesting became popular more than 20 years ago. They describe people buying their first homes and feeling them with many things. These people then have children. Now these children are grown and have left the nest. They are in college or they are married and starting families of their own far away. Now these parents are living alone without children in their empty nest. They have become empty nesters.

This VOA Special English Program: Words and Their Stories was written by J.L.. I'm F.
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Now the Voa special English program words and their stories.
Some unusual words describe how a person spends his or her time, for example, someone who like stus spend a lot time sitting or lining down while watching television is sometimes called a couth potato. A couth is a piece of furniture that people sit on while watching television. Robert Amstrong, an artist from California develop the term couth potato in 1976, several years later, he listed the term as a trademark with the US government. Mr.Amstrong also helped right a funny book about life as a four time television watcher, it is called the official couth potato handbook. Couth potatoes enjoy watching television just as mouse potatoes enjoy working on computers. A computer mouse is a device that moves the pointer or curser on a computer screen. The description of mouse potato became popular in 1993. American writer out this count is set to have invented the term to describe young people who spend a lot of time using computers. Too much time inside the house using a computer or watching television can cause someone to get cambonfeavor. A cabon is a simple house usually built far away from the city. People go to a cabon to relax and enjoy quiet time. Cabonfeavor is not really a disease, however, people can’t experience bordom and restlessness if they spend too much time inside their home. This is specially true during the winter when it is too cold or snowy to do things outside. Often children get cabon feaver if they can not go outside to play. So do their parents this happens when there is so much snow that schools and even offices and stores are closed. Some people enjoy spending a lot of time in their homes to make them nice places to leave, this is called nesting or cocooning. Birds build their nests out of sticks to hold their eggs and baby birds. Some insects build cocoons around themselves for protection while they grow or change. Nests and cocoons provides security for whilt life. So people like the idea of nests and cocoons too. The terms cocooning and nesting became popular more than 20 years ago, they describe people buying their first homes then fill in them with many things. These people then had children, now these children are grown and have left the nest. They are in college or they are married and starting families of their own far away. Now these parents are leaving alone without children in their empty nests. They have become empty nesters.
This voa special English program words and their stories was written by Jiomorse. I am Fifrarptorth.
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Now the VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories.

Some unusual words describe how a person spends his or her time. For example, someone who likes to spend a lot of time sitting or lying down while watching television is sometimes called a couch potato. A couch is a piece of furniture that people sit on while watching television.

Robert Armstrong, an artist from California developed the term “couch potato” in 1976. Several years later, he listed the term as a trademark with the United States government. Mr. Armstrong also helped to write a funny book about life as a full-time television watcher. It is called "The Official Couch Potato Handbook".

Couch potatoes enjoy watching television just as mouse potatoes enjoy working on computers. A computer mouse is the device that lures the pointer or cursor on a computer screen. The description of “mouse potato” became popular in 1993. An American writer Alice C? is said to have invented the term to describe young people who spend a lot of time using computers.

Too much time inside the house using a computer or watching television can cause someone to get cabin fever. A cabin is a simple house usually built far away from the city. People go to a cabin to relax and enjoy quiet time.

Cabin fever is not really a disease. However, people can experience boredom and restlessness if they spend too much time inside their homes. This is especially true during the winter when it is too cold or snowy to do things outside. Often children get cabin fever if they can not go outside to play, so do their parents. This happens when there is so much snow that schools and even offices and stores are closed.

Some people enjoy spending a lot of time in their homes to make them nice places to live. This is called “nesting” or “cocooning”. Birds build nests out of sticks to hold their eggs and baby birds. Some insects build cocoons around themselves for protection while they grow and change. Nests and cocoons provide security for wild life. So people like the idea of nests and cocoons too.

The terms cocooning and nesting became popular more than twenty years ago. They describe people buying their first homes and filling them with many things. These people then had children. Now these children are grown and have left the nest, they are in college or they are married and starting families of their own far away. Now these parents are living alone without children in their empty nests. They have become empty nestors.

This VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories was written by Jill Moss. I'm Faith Lapidus
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Now the VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories.

Some unusual words describe how a person spends his or her time. For example, someone who likes to spend a lot of time sitting or lying down while watching television, is sometimes called a couch potato.

A couch is a piece of furniture that people sit on while watching television. Robert A., an artist from California, developed the term couch potato in 1976. Several years later, he listed the term as a trademark with the United States Government.

MR A also helped write a funny book about life as a full time television watcher. It is called The Official Couch Potato Handbook. Couch potatoes enjoy watching television just as mouse potatoes enjoy working on computers.

A computer mouse is the device that moves the pointer or cursor on a computer screen. The description of mouse potato became popular in 1993. American writter Alice K is said to have invented the term to describe young people who spend a lot of time using computers.

Too much time inside the house using computer or watching television, can cause someone to get cabin fever. A cabin is a simple house usually built far away from city. People go to a cabin to relax and enjoy quiet time. Cabin fever is not really a disease. However, people can experience boredom and restlessness if they spend too much time inside their homes. This is especially true during the winter, when it is too cold or snowy to do things outside. Often children get cabin fever if they can not go outside to play, so do their parents.This happens when there is so much snow, that schools and even offices and stores are closed.

Some people enjoy spending a lot of time in their homes to make them nice places to live. This is called Nesting or Cocooning. Birds build nests out of sticks to hold their eggs and baby birds. Some insects build cocoons around themselves for protection while they grow and change. Nests and cocoons provide security for wildlife. So people like the idea of nests and cocoons too.

The terms nesting and cocooning became popular more than 20 years ago. They describe people buy their first homes and filling them with many things. These people then have children. Now, these children are grown and have left the nests. They are in college or they are married and starting families of their own far away. Now, these parents are living alone without children in their empty nests. They had become empty nesters.

This VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories was written by Jill Moss, I'm F.L.
Now the voa special English program words and stories

Some unusual words describe how a person spend his/her time. For example, some one who likes to spend a lot of time sitting or laying down while watching television is sometimes called a coach potato, a coach is a piece of furniture that people sit on while watching television. Rebort Armstrong, an artist from california developped the term "coach potato" in 1976.

Several years later, he listed this term as a trade mark with the United States government. Mr Armstrong also helped to write a funny book about life as a full time television watcher, it is called the official coach potato's handbook. Coach potatoes enjoy watching television just as mouse potatoes enjoy working on computers. A computer mouse is the device that moves the pointer or the curser on a computer screen.

The description of mouse potato became popular in 1993. American writer Allice Carm is said to invent the term to descripe the young people who spend a lot of time in using computer. Too much time inside the house using the computer or watching television can cause someone to get cabin fever. A cabin is a simple house usually built far away from the city. People go to a cabin to relax and enjoy quiet time. Cabin fever is not a really disease, homever, people can expirience boarden and restlessness if they spend too much inside their homes. This is specially true during the winter when it is too cold or snowy to do things outside.

Often children get cabin fever if they can not go outside to play. So do their parents. This happens when there is so much snow that schools and even offices or storms are closed. Some people enjoy spending a lot of time in their homes to make them nice places to live. This is called nesting or cocooning. Birds build nests outer sticks to hold their eggs and baby birds. Some insects build cocoons around themselves for protection while they grow and change. Nests and cocoons provide security for wild life. So people like the idea of nests and cocoons too.

The terms "cocooning and nesting" become popular more than 20 years ago, they describ people buy their first home and fill in them with many different things. These people then have children. Now these children are grown and have leften the nest, they are enc? or they are married and starting their families of their own far away. Now these parents are living alone without children in their empty nest. They have become empty nesters.
谢谢大家的提醒,我其实只是想听写出来而已,从来没有想过会在第一位,至于细节,我是不注意的,其实有些东西大家都听的出来的,主要是关键句子和单词。另外关于缩写,呵呵,主要是方便嘛。谢谢大家的提醒,下次不会了



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Now the VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories.

Some unusual words described how a person spends his or her time. For example, someone who likes to spend a lot of time sitting or lying down while watching television is sometimes called a coutch potato. A coutch is a piece of furniture that people sit on while watching television.

Robert Armstrong, an artist from California, developed the term coutch potato in 1976. Several years later, he listed the term as a trade mark with the United States government. Mr. Armstrong also helped write a funny book about life as a fulltime television watcher. It is called the official coutch potato handbook.

Coutch potatos enjoy watching television just as mouse potatos enjoy working under computers. A compute mouse is the device that moves the point or cursor on computer screen. The description of mouse potato became popular in 1993. American writer Alice Carne is set to had invented the term to describe young people who spent a lot of time using computers.

Too much time inside the house using a computer or watching television can cause someone to get carbon fever. A carbon is a simple house usually built faraway from the city. People go to a carbon to relax and enjoy quiet time. Carbon fever is not really a disease. However, people can experience bordom and restnesses if they spend too much time inside their homes. This is espcially true during the winter. When it is too cold or snowy to do things outside. Often children get carbon fever if they can not go outside to play. So do their parents. This happens when there is some much snow that schools and even offices and stores are closed.

Some people enjoy spending a lot of time in their home to make them nice places to live, this is called nesting or coconing. Birds build nests out of sticks to hold their eggs and baby birds. Some insects build cocons around themselves for protection while they grow and change. Nests and cocons provides security for wild life. So people like the idea of nests and cocons too. The terms coconing and nesting became popular more twenty years ago. They describe people buying their first homes and filling them with many things. These people then had children. Now these children are grown and have left the nest or they are married and starting families of their own far away. Now these parents are living alone without children in their empty nest. They have become empty nestress.

This VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories was written by Jill Moss. I'm Faith Lapidus.
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Now the VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories.

Some unusual words describe how a person spends his or her time. For example, someone who likes to spend a lot of time sitting or laying down while watching television is sometimes called a "couch potato". A couch is a piece of furniture that people sit on while watching television. Robert Armstrong an artist from California developed the term "couch potato" in 1976. Several years later, he listed the term as a trade mark with the United States government. Mr. Armstrong also helps write a funny book about life as a fulltime television watcher. It is called the official couch potato handbook.

Couch potatoes enjoy watching television just as "mouse potatoes" enjoy working on computers. A computer mouse is the device that moves the pointer or curser on a computer screen. The description of mouse potato became popular in 1993. American writer Alice Carol is said to have invented the term to describe young people who spend a lot of time using computers.

Too much time inside a house using a computer or watching television can cause someone to get cabin favor. A cabin is a simple house usually built far away from the city. People go to a cabin to relax and enjoy quiet time. Cabin favor is not really a disease. However people can’t experience / and / if they spend too much time inside their homes. This is especially true during the winter when it is too cold or snowy to do things outside. Often children get cabin favor if they can not go outside to play. So do their parents. This happens when there is so much snow that schools, and even offices and stores are closed.

Some people enjoy spending a lot of time in their homes to make them nice places to live. This is called "nesting or cocooning". Birds build nests out sticks to hold their eggs and baby births. Some insects build cocoons around themselves for protection while they grow and change. Nests and cocoons provide security for wild life. So people like the idea of nests and cocoons too. The terms "cocooning and nesting" became popular more than 20 years ago. They describe people buying their first homes and filling them with many things. These people then had children. Now these children are grown and have left the nest. They are in college or they are married and starting families of their own far away. Now, these parents are living alone without children in their empty nest. They have become empty nests.

This VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories was written by Jill Moss. I'm Faith Lapidus.
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Now, the VOA Special English program 'Words and Their Stories'.

Some unusual words describe how a person spends his or her time. For example, someone who likes to spend a lot of
time sitting or lying down while watching television is sometimes called a couch potato. A couch is a piece of
furniture that people sit on while watching television.

Robert Armstrong, an artist from California, developed the term 'couch potato' in 1976. Several years later, he
listed the term as a trademark with the United States government.

Mr. ArmStrong also helped write a funny book about life as a full-time television watcher. It is called 'the
official couch potato handbook'.

Couch potatoes enjoy watching television just as mouse potatoes enjoy working on computers. A computer mouse is
the device that moves the pointer or cursor on a computer screen. The description of mouse potato became popular
in 1993. American writer Alice Kahn is said to have invented the term to describe young people who spend a lot of
time using computers.

Too much time inside the house using a computer or watching television can cause someone to get cabin fever. A
cabin is a simple house usually built far away from the city. People go to a cabin to relax and enjoy quiet time.
Cabin fever is not really a disease. However, people can experience boredom and restlessness if they spend too
much time inside their homes. This is especially true during the winter when it is too cold or snowy to do things
outside. Often children get cabin fever if they can not go outside to play. So do their parents. This happens when
there is so much snow that schools and even offices and stores are closed.

Some people enjoy spending a lot of time in their homes to make them nice places to live. This is called nesting
or cocooning. Birds build nests out of sticks to hold their eggs and baby birds. Some insects build cocoons around
themselves for protection while they grow and change. Nests and cocoons provide security for wildlife. So people
like the idea of nests and cocoons too. The terms cocooning and nesting became popular more than 20 years ago.
They describe people buying their first homes and filling them with many things. These people then have children.
Now these children are grown and have left the nest. They are in college or they are married and starting families
of their own far away. Now these parents are living alone without children in their empty nest. They have become
empty nesters.

This VOA Special English program 'Words and Their stories' was written by Jill Moss. I'm Faith Lapidus.
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