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Archive for July, 2013

Mistakes I make when writing in English Posted by on Jul 30, 2013

I do a lot of writing for the various jobs I have, including writing this blog! So, I have many opportunities to make written mistakes in my work, and guess what, I make a lot of mistakes!  Thank goodness for spellcheck and also for proofreaders, but even with these safeguards, some of my writing…

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English Around the World – Hong Kong Posted by on Jul 30, 2013

Hong Kong was a British colony for over 150 years, so it should come as no surprise that a lot people speak English there. Practice your English reading and listening with this video that takes you on a great day trip around Hong Kong. Visit Kowloon Park, eat dim sum, stroll on the Avenue of…

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Slips of the tongue and Freudian slips Posted by on Jul 26, 2013

We all make mistakes in English, even us native speakers. Some of these mistakes are made because we are talking too fast or not paying attention as we think about something other than what we are talking about. We have two common expressions in English to describe these errors: a slip of the tongue…

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Cousin’s Day Posted by on Jul 24, 2013

Today (July 24) is Cousins Day! The perfect day to review how you are related to the various types of cousins you have in your life: first cousins, second cousins, third cousins, first cousins once removed, etc. After reading this you’ll probably realize you have more cousins than you even knew! First cousins often…

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There are no rhymes here I fear Posted by on Jul 18, 2013

Today I have a post for you, that won’t take up too much of your time, It is about words in English that have no other rhyme. Some of these words you will know and some will be new, But they will be good to learn so you know what to do, If you ever…

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What Americans do for work Posted by on Jul 16, 2013

Many people living outside the United States long to come to America for the opportunities that a life in the United States provides. One thing I have always found when talking to people who want to come to the United States to work and live is that they think working and living in the United…

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Idioms about running Posted by on Jul 11, 2013

Lace up your shoes and get ready because today’s post is all about idioms and expressions related to running. There are so many expressions with the word run in them it was hard for me to choose, but I tried to find the top 10 that I think will be the most helpful to you. …

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