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Canyonlands National Park Posted by on Mar 30, 2014

Name: Canyonlands National Park Year Established: 1964 Location: Southeastern Utah Season: Open year-round, 24 hours a day. Each district has its own visitor center with operating hours that change with the season. Cost: Motorcycles, bicycles and walk-ins $5; Vehicles $10 Accommodation:  There are campsites inside the park and the nearby town of Moab has several hotels. Brief Description: Canyonlands is…

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Roald Dahl: A British writer with a great imagination Posted by on Mar 27, 2014

Chances are you have seen a movie or read a book by Roald Dahl before.  He is a famous British writer who has influenced the childhoods of children around the world. Roald Dahl lived from 1916 to 1990 and in that time wrote 25 books. He wasn’t just a writer though, during his life he…

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Death, dying, and condolences Posted by on Mar 25, 2014

Death is a part of life, but not one we talk about very much. It is important to be able to know what to say to a person when someone close to them has died, which is why we are going to look at this topic today.  In this post I’ll review vocabulary related to…

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Ordering meat: I’ll take mine “medium rare” (Video) Posted by on Mar 20, 2014

Here is another video intended to help you order food and get it the way you want it! This video is about ordering meat, using English terminology. Enjoy!

Ordering out: How to order your eggs (Video) Posted by on Mar 18, 2014

Here is a new video post about ordering eggs! This may seem like an easy thing to do, but there is a lot of vocabulary related to this simple task and here is your chance to learn it. Enjoy.

National Pi Day and Albert Einstein’s Birthday Posted by on Mar 14, 2014

Today is National Pi Day and also the birthday of famous physicist Albert Einstein.  Why is this national Pi day? Well in the United States today’s date is written as 3.14, which is the number pi! It is just a coincidence (or maybe it isn’t) that Albert Einstein was also born on this day…

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Life idioms Posted by on Mar 13, 2014

Life is full of surprises – so here is another surprise – today we are going to be looking at idioms with the word “life” in them.   First of all here is a great graphic from Grammar.net that helps to illustrate some of these idioms.  These pictures alone aren’t enough to understand exactly what these…

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