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Summer jobs Posted by on Jun 27, 2013

During the summer months (June, July, August) in the United States teenagers and college students are out of school and looking for jobs – summer jobs! It is very common for young people in the US to work during the summer months to save money (maybe to buy a car or to save for college…

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Learn to speak a different type of English – legalese Posted by on Jun 20, 2013

I recently spent some time reading a whole bunch of laws for a licensing exam and it reminded me how different legal English is from regular English.  In fact we have a special name in English for legal language, it is called legalese. You might not know the word “legalese,” but take a look…

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Making Plans in English Posted by on Jun 20, 2013

Learn useful questions and phrases for making plans in English with this easy to follow video. Practice your listening and pronunciation, and then watch a conversation where two people make plans over the phone. Good for both teachers and students of ESL! A: Hello. B: Hey Peter, what’s up? A: Who’s this? B: It’s Sasha…

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Tell us what you really think, with bumper stickers Posted by on Jun 18, 2013

I think it is fair to say that Americans, on the whole, really like bumper stickers. Bumper stickers, are large stickers with short messages written on them that attach to the back of a car. They are just another way for people to express themselves and share their opinion, which really fits with the American…

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On-line dating: Are you ready to meet your mate? Posted by on Jun 13, 2013

According to recent statistics (http://www.theweddingreport.com/bz/index.php/one-1-in-six-6-couples-meet-online/) 1 in every 6 couples in the United States now meets on-line.  This is a lot of people meeting online! People are meeting and dating via the internet all over the world, so this information is probably not big news to you, but there is a lot of interesting information…

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Where are all the cicadas – we’ve been waiting 17 years already! Posted by on Jun 11, 2013

Where are all the cicadas? First of all, what are cicadas? Cicadas are insects, so yes this post is about insects. They are a unique insect though, certainly worthy of a post of their own! There are many different types of cicadas, but the most well-known type is one that hibernates for 17 years…

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You will never believe how old these words are! Posted by on Jun 6, 2013

You, hear me! Give this fire to that old man. Pull the black worm off the bark and give it to the mother. And no spitting in the ashes! Surprisingly, if you said these strange sentences to your ancient ancestors, say 15,000 years ago, they might understand you. Researchers in England recently identified 23…

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