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Archive for April, 2015

Streets, Beats & Eats – Hollywood Posted by on Apr 30, 2015

Hike up to the Hollywood sign, stroll along the Walk of Fame, check out a few restaurants, and catch some live music on Sunset Strip in this short travel video. Great for ESL students and even for the ESL classroom! “Start your day at Toast, a great place for brunch. Try an omelette or go…

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North vs. South: Test your English knowledge. Posted by on Apr 28, 2015

Today I have a challenge for you, or if you want to think of it as a quiz, you could call it that too. This is a challenge to see how well you know different English vocabulary and slang from the north and south of the English-speaking world! Although English is just one language, it…

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You need to read this post (on English imperatives)! Posted by on Apr 21, 2015

It is time for a good old-fashion grammar review; in this post we will be looking at the use of the imperative tense in English. For beginner learners, this post will be a comprehensive introduction to the imperative tense.  For more seasoned ESL learners this post will hopefully be more than just a review, as…

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Great American Cities – Los Angeles Posted by on Apr 20, 2015

We’re staying in the Golden State for our next installment of Great American Cities, as we head from NoCal to SoCal to visit Los Angeles. Name: Los Angeles is actually Spanish for “The Angels,” but there’s a lot more to the name than just a simple translation. We’ll get to that in the Year Founded…

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The Union Jack a flag that unites. Posted by on Apr 14, 2015

The picture above is a picture of the national flag of the United Kingdom, or as it is also known, the “Union Jack.” You may know this flag because of its connection to England, but perhaps you have seen it in Australia, New Zealand or the Caribbean, too.  Today we are going to take a…

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English abbreviations that are important “imo” Posted by on Apr 7, 2015

Abbreviations, or short forms of words and phrases, are quite common in English. They are particularly common in electronic communication such as emails, texting, messaging on social media, and so on. One of the reasons written abbreviations are so common is because they are quicker to type than full words. So they save time and…

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