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Archive for October, 2013

Rooms in the House ESL Vocabulary Posted by on Oct 31, 2013

There are a lot of English words for the different rooms in a house, as well as some more detailed vocabulary. Learn a lot of them with this easy to follow video. Listen, repeat, and then practice yourself! Here are the words for you to study and practice: front lawn mailbox front porch driveway garage…

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Can/could vs. to be able to Posted by on Oct 30, 2013

The use of ‘can/could’ and ‘to be able to’ in order to express ability, can at times cause confusion. So, today we are going to look at these different verb constructions and how they are used the same, and differently, to talk about ability. Here we go. Can and to be able to are usually used…

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“Howdy partner” and other cowboy vocabulary Posted by on Oct 29, 2013

I’m sure you have seen and maybe heard cowboys in American films and on TV, but did you know that American cowboys have their own dialect or way of speaking? Well, they do. Today I thought I’d teach you some common cowboy phrases and sayings so that you can understand cowboy-speak next time you…

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The 100 most common verbs in English Posted by on Oct 24, 2013

Have you ever wondered what the most important verbs are to learn in English? Well, knowing the 100 most commonly used verbs would probably be a good start! Any guesses on what might top the list of the 100 most common verbs in English? Certainly some of the first verbs you learned in English…

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Grand Canyon National Park Posted by on Oct 22, 2013

Our series on American National Parks continues today with one of the most famous parks not only in the USA, but around the world. Name:  Grand Canyon Year Established:  February 26, 1919 Location:  Northern Arizona Season:  The south rim is open all year round weather permitting. The north rim is open mid-May to mid-October. Cost: …

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Double negatives in English Posted by on Oct 22, 2013

A double negative is when there are two negative words (like ‘no’ and ‘nothing’) in one sentence. In some languages this type of grammar is allowed. In fact in some languages using two negatives intensifies the negative statement, but in English, double negatives are generally not allowed. In fact, in English using two negative words…

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Top travel destination in the US: Where would you go? Posted by on Oct 17, 2013

The travel website TripAdvisor has a list of the top 25 travel destinations in the United States, most of them are cities, and many of them you have probably heard of, but there are a few in this list that may be new to some people and are certainly worth looking at as they…

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