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Joshua Tree National Park Video Tour Posted by on Sep 28, 2013

Recently, I posted an article about the Joshua Tree National Park. Today we’re going to take a short video tour of this amazing American national park in the desert! “140 miles east of Los Angeles, you’ll find the Joshua Tree National Park. On the drive there, you may see wildfires burning in the distance. You’ll…

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Words of encouragement Posted by on Sep 26, 2013

Knowing some different ways to express encouragement or give encouragement to others is always good, especially when learning a new language. Giving encouragement or encouraging another person involves giving support and hope to that person, often when they are feeling sad, upset, or frustrated. Below are some great expressions of encouragement you can use…

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Opposite words and food Posted by on Sep 25, 2013

Here is video for you about opposite words related to food – enjoy!

That is so cliché! Posted by on Sep 24, 2013

What is so cliché? What is a cliché? Have you ever heard this word used before in English? It is originally a French word, but English speakers have borrowed it and incorporated it into our own vocabulary as a word that means: an overused word, phrase, or idea The word cliché often refers to specific…

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British English vs. American English: A vocabulary review Posted by on Sep 20, 2013

How British is your English? How American do you sound? Check out this video review of vocabulary that is different in British English versus American English and see for yourself!

Idioms and phrases with numbers Posted by on Sep 19, 2013

Today I am going to present to you a group of idioms and phrases to look at; one thing that all of these phrases have in common is there are numbers in them. To make learning these new idioms/phrases more fun, why don’t you try and guess what numbers go into the idioms/phrases below. Here…

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Stereotypes of Americans Posted by on Sep 17, 2013

Stereotypes are generalizations and oversimplified ideas about groups of people, but let’s face it we all have stereotypes about people. American’s have stereotypes about non-Americans (for example, American’s often think all Asians are short, Italians talk loud, and the British have bad teeth), and non-American have stereotypes about Americans. Let’s take a look at some…

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