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Archive for January, 2013

In sports news: A family football game Posted by on Jan 31, 2013

This coming weekend is the biggest game in American football, the Super Bowl!  Football is one of American’s favorite sports.  The football season that runs from September to the beginning of February every year takes over many American’s lives.  During this season 32 different professional football teams play each other in games every Sunday (and…

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How to use a hyphen  Posted by on Jan 29, 2013

A hyphen (—) can often be found between and in the middle of words in English. Take a look at this definition of the word hyphen to get a better idea of what a hyphen is and how it is used. hyphen: a punctuation mark that is used between some compound words or between the…

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Telling the Time in English Posted by on Jan 25, 2013

Learn how to tell the time in English with this helpful, easy to follow video: In this video, we’re going to learn how to tell the time in English. Here are some things you use to tell time…  a clock  an alarm clock  a watch Here are some questions:  What time is it?  What’s the…

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I’ll drink to that! (Video) Posted by on Jan 24, 2013

Check out this fun video that reviews vocabulary for different types of cups and glasses.  I bet you’ll learn at least one new vocabulary word!

America’s 57th Presidential Inauguration Posted by on Jan 22, 2013

Yesterday was the United States 57th Presidential Inauguration, and second Presidential Inauguration for Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States.  It was a day full of celebration, with some of the fanciest celebrations taking place in the evening at Inaugural Balls. Since I live in Washington, DC I was able to go down…

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IPA ælfəbɛt Part II – Consonants (Video) Posted by on Jan 17, 2013

Part two!  Here is the second video that I have for you about the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet).  This video reviews the consonant sounds found in English and how to pronounce these sounds using the IPA.  Reviewing this video will be helpful to you when looking up new words in the dictionary and learning how…

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How to Make a Bloody Mary Posted by on Jan 16, 2013

Do you like going to bars? Do you like drinking cocktails? Well, why not try and make your own? Sometimes, when we go out and party too hard, we feel hung over the next day. There’s an old English saying that goes, “The hair of the dog that bit you.” It basically means that the…

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