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Archive for September, 2014

I’m stuffed! (And other ways to say “no” to more food in English.) Posted by on Sep 9, 2014

We all know that when travelling we are likely to eat a lot of food, often good food, especially if we stay in someone else’s home. Sometimes it is hard to say ‘no’ to food your host is giving you because you don’t want to be impolite. Food is an important part of every culture…

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Posted by on Sep 8, 2014

Our journey around the USA to some of the country’s many national parks continues today. This park is actually located in two states – read on for more! Name:  Great Smoky Mountains National Park Year Established:  1934 Location:  Tennessee and North Carolina Season: The park is opened 24 hours all year long. Some roads, campgrounds…

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Let me introduce the ‘zero conditional’ in English. Posted by on Sep 4, 2014

Some of you may already be familiar with this grammatical construction, but for those who are not, I want to introduce to you, the zero conditional. A zero conditional grammatical construction is used in sentences, when the time is now (or always) and the situation is real (or possible). Zero conditional sentences are used to…

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Police-related vocabulary in English. Posted by on Sep 2, 2014

Today let’s take a look at some police-related vocabulary that would be good to add to you English lexicon. First of all, there are a number of words in English used to talk about police officers. A police officer is a member of the local government who is responsible for the prevention and detection of…

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