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Streets, Beats & Eats – Philadelphia Posted by on Jan 28, 2015

Join us on a video tour of the City of Brotherly Love – Philly. Get a history lesson at Independence National Park, try the city’s famed cheesesteak, peruse art, funky shops, and enjoy Happy Hour on South Street, and get rowdy with some awesome live music at City Bisco. “Welcome to Philadelphia – also known…

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Famous movie quotes in English Posted by on Jan 27, 2015

Gone with the wind book.

Famous lines from movies (or movie quotes) are a fundamental part of everyday English language and culture. People often remember famous movie lines and use them in their own lives when the moment is appropriate. Often people quote movie lines, but don’t even know what movie the line comes from, they have just heard the…

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Some tricky English prepositions Posted by on Jan 20, 2015

Tricky English prepositions.

Learning to use prepositions correctly in a new language is not easy! Anyone who says differently is wrong, at least if you ask me. Part of what makes prepositions so tricky is that by themselves prepositions are rather meaningless and almost impossible to define. Prepositions only get their meaning by describing the relationship between other…

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Great American Cities – Philadelphia Posted by on Jan 19, 2015

After visiting the Big Apple, it’s time to head to one of America’s most historic cities. This is the place where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 – Philadelphia.   Name: Way back in 1681, William Penn was given a large amount of land from King Charles II for what would become…

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English Modal Verbs: How and why to use them. Posted by on Jan 13, 2015

Modal verbs are a unique category of verbs in English, they have their own rules, which are not the same as other verbs. This post offers an overview (or review) of how modal verbs are different from other verbs, and how/why we use them in English. To start off, here is a list of common…

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Emily Dickinson: A famous American writer Posted by on Jan 6, 2015

Book cover of Emily Dickinson poems.

Today, I would like to introduce you to a famous American writer and one of her poems. Emily Dickinson was poet who lived a solitary and introverted life (introverted = inward focused), but who wrote innovated and distinctive poems. Here is her story. Emily Dickinson was born in 1830 in the town of Amherst, Massachusetts…

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A trip to Seattle, Washington, USA. Posted by on Jan 1, 2015

Fish market

To start out the new year, let me take you on a virtual trip to Seattle the fastest growing (i.e. increasing in population) city in America. Maybe after reading this post you will want to be one of the next people to move to this city and help keep it growing! Seattle is a city…

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