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Walking the Freedom Trail in Boston Posted by on Feb 26, 2015

Join us for a short video tour of the Freedom Trail in Boston – home to 16 historic sites and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. “In Boston, you can walk the 2.5 mile-long Freedom Trail across downtown and visit 16 historic sites. Start in Boston Common, the oldest city park…

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The Redwoods: Old trees filled with wonder Posted by on Feb 24, 2015

Drive-thru redwood tree.

There are perhaps no trees more amazing than the redwood trees. There certainly are few trees older than the redwood trees, which makes them special, and definitely worth your time to read about today. In this post I am going to introduce you to these amazing trees and one place where they are being preserved…

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Deconstructing the Grammar of the Present Perfect Using Classic Songs Posted by on Feb 23, 2015

As any student (or teacher) of English can verify, the present perfect tense can be a rather tricky and frustrating topic in English grammar. There are a couple reasons why this is the case. First, semantically, the present perfect tense overlaps significantly with the simple past and simple present tenses, and thus it’s easy to…

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Great American Cities – Boston Posted by on Feb 19, 2015

We’re staying on the east coast for the third post in our “Great American Cities” series with one of the country’s oldest and most famous cities – Boston. Name: In its early days, the city was called Trimountaine by European settlers for its three hills. In 1630, Puritan colonists from England renamed it Boston after a…

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Useful phrasal verbs in English Posted by on Feb 17, 2015

Phrasal verbs in Enlgish

Here are some things you should know about phrasal verbs in English before we go any further: Some phrasal verbs are intransitive (intransitive verb cannot be followed by an object) and some are transitive (transitive verbs can be followed by an object). Some transitive phrasal verbs are separable (this means the object is placed between…

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“Sweet” English for Valentine’s Day Posted by on Feb 10, 2015

Valentine’s Day is a sweet and love-filled holiday, and it is right around the corner on February 14th! So it is time to get in the spirit of the holiday with some sweetness of our own. Today we are going to look at some sweet-themed English love words. First, take a look at these lyrics…

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Mountain chains in the USA Posted by on Feb 3, 2015


The United States is a large country, filled with impressive geography, from mountains to valleys, forests and deserts, rivers and prairies. In this post, and another post this week, I am going to write more about the mountains and rivers that make up America’s landscape. These geographical features that I will be writing about are…

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