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The license plate game Posted by on Sep 30, 2012

Have you ever heard of the license plate game?  If you have taken a road trip in the United States you probably have heard of and played this game.  My guess is that a game like this exists in countries around the world, so maybe you have played it before where you live.  You’ll have…

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Vowel sounds: Looking at the letter a Posted by on Sep 28, 2012

Today I am going to begin a series of posts looking at different vowel sounds.  Since the letter ‘a’ is the first letter of the alphabet it makes the most sense to begin with this letter.  Before we begin, it is important to remember that all vowels in English make two different types of sounds…

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A trip to the doctor’s office Posted by on Sep 27, 2012

Let’s talk about going to the doctor’s office. To start out this post I have a matching exercise for you (with the answers at the end of the post).  Look at this vocabulary that is commonly used in a doctor’s office visit and see if you can match it with the correct meanings. 1. prescription  …

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Election Season: The Candidates Posted by on Sep 25, 2012

The American political system is considered a two-party system, because we essentially have only two political parties, the Republicans and Democrats.  There are independents within the system and politicians from minor political parties, like the Green Party, but when it comes to electing a president there are almost always only two candidates, a Republican and…

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Superheroes and super powers Posted by on Sep 24, 2012

Do you have a favorite superhero (sometimes written super-hero or super hero)?  Maybe it is Batman, Spider-Man, Superman, Wonder Woman, one of the X-Men, or a lesser known superhero like the Green Lantern or Thor. Whoever your favorite superhero is he or she has a few things in common with all the other superheroes out…

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