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Archive for July, 2015

Great American West Coast Road Trip Posted by on Jul 29, 2015

Over the past year, we’ve been talking about American national parks and some of the USA’s great cities, such as New York, Washington D.C., and Boston. Today we will combine these two to talk about something else that is a very American summer tradition – a road trip. A road trip is usually a long…

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Heart-related idioms in English Posted by on Jul 28, 2015

The heart is not just an essential organ of the human body; it is also considered the center of love, compassion, bravery, and emotions. There are so many phrases, expressions, and idioms in English connected to the word ‘heart’ that I thought it was time we take a look at some them. Below I have…

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British Territories Around the World Posted by on Jul 21, 2015

Great Britain was once known as ‘the great colonizer’ as it sent fleets of ships across the seven seas to explore and take over large parts of the world. From the 16th to the 18th centuries Great Britain was building an empire on far off large continents and tiny islands (where ships often landed on…

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MLB All-Star Game: The Midsummer Classic Posted by on Jul 15, 2015

Baseball is one of the most popular sports in the United States, and it’s also often called the nation’s pastime. Before the age of smart phones, WiFi, and premium cable, most American children passed the time by playing baseball. The sport has also been around longer than other current popular sports such as football, basketball…

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A review of the possessive in English Posted by on Jul 14, 2015

Here is quick review of how to create possessive words in English. If you have any questions be sure to ask them in the comment box below. The possessive form is used to indicate ownership or belonging. In English, we usually add –‘s (apostrophe + the letter s) to the end of a noun or…

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Blended Words in English Posted by on Jul 7, 2015

Like all languages, the English language is constantly evolving, changing and having new words added. One of the ways new words are added to English is by creating “blended words.”  These are some of my favorite English words! Blended words are a lot of fun if you ask me. To make a blended English word…

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