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Archive for January, 2016

Atlanta City Tour Posted by on Jan 28, 2016

We’ve already introduced Atlanta on the blog in writing, so now we’re taking a video tour of this famous southern city. Check out some of the city’s most famous attractions in this short video. “Atlanta is the capital of the southern state of Georgia. Our tour begins with a walk through Centennial Olympic Park. The…

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Legal English Posted by on Jan 26, 2016

“The person shall be given the opportunity to appear voluntarily at the hearing unless the person fails to appear or unless the person is detained pursuant to paragraph (b) of this subsection.” Did you understand that? This isn’t normal English and if you found it difficult to comprehend DON’T worry, but DO keep reading. A…

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Using English to talk about “home” Posted by on Jan 19, 2016

We have a saying in English that goes like this: “Home is where the heart is.” This saying generally means that your home will always be the place where you feel the most comfortable and loved the most. I think we can all relate to this saying, even though we may live in very different…

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Business E-mailing in English Posted by on Jan 12, 2016

We live in an electronic world, in which we have to send a lot of electronic mail, or e-mail. So, let’s take a look at appropriate language for e-mailing in English for business purposes. Casual e-mails to friends do not need to be this formal, but putting your best foot forward* electronically in business situations…

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Great American Cities – Atlanta Posted by on Jan 11, 2016

We are continuing on with our Great American Cities series. After visiting Asheville, we’re staying in the South and heading to Atlanta. Name: There are a few stories about where the name came from. One is that it came from the governor’s youngest daughter, Martha Atlanta Lumpkin. However, it was the Chief Engineer of the…

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Top-10 Posts: English Blog Posted by on Jan 5, 2016

Before we jump into 2016, let’s take a look back at some of the most popular blog posts on this Transparent Language’s English language blog. Maybe you have already read these posts, or maybe you missed them, either way they all have something to offer toward your continued development as an English language speaker. These…

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