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A Video Tour of Arches National Park Posted by on Jun 30, 2014

We posted an article about Arches National Park earlier this month. Now, it’s time to take a video tour of this beautiful park in Utah! “Arches National Park is located in Moab, Utah. Our trip starts here at the Visitor Center. Inside, you can use a touch screen to plan your visit. There is a…

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Spell it right! Posted by on Jun 26, 2014

I know that I would be lost without spell check on my computer and I bet most of you feel the same. After all it is really important to always spell check your work, but even when you (and I) do proofread and spell check our work, mistakes still slip through.  We are all humans…

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Onomatopoeia: The sounds we make and how to spell them Posted by on Jun 24, 2014

I’ve written about onomatopoeia in the past, but focused mainly on animal and ‘thing’-related sounds. Today we are going to look at some of the sounds that humans make and how they are spelled. First of all take a look at this great infographic from Grammar.net and all the examples it has of onomatopoeia. (Remember…

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Spellcheck: American vs. British spelling Posted by on Jun 19, 2014

We all know that there are vocabulary differences between British and American English. In fact, I have written about this topic in the past, but today I thought we would take a look at this summary infografic by Grammar.net that highlights more than just vocabulary differences. Here you can see that there are a number…

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10 most common words in English Posted by on Jun 17, 2014

You might think that learning the most common words in English would really help you out, right? So, let’s take a look at the top 10 most common words in English and see. Top 10 most commonly used words in English: 1.    the 2.    of 3.    to 4.    and 5.    a 6.    in 7.  …

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Reality TV: An American craze Posted by on Jun 12, 2014

From The Real World to The Real Wives of Orange County, whether you like it or not, reality TV is everywhere and it is a big part of American culture. Reality TV is a type of television show that documents the lives of real people. There is no script and there are no famous actors…

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Me and Bobby McGee – a Janis Joplin sing-a-long Posted by on Jun 10, 2014

Everyone loves learning the lyrics to a new song, right? And learning the lyrics to a song in English is a really great way to practice your English. So, today we are going to look at a classic rock song, made famous by Janis Joplin, that won’t be too hard to learn and will…

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