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Archive for February, 2016

Wynwood Walls – Miami’s Street Art District Posted by on Feb 25, 2016

Wynwood Walls

Miami may be famous for palm trees and South Beach, but did you know that this city also has an amazing district dedicated to street art and graffiti? Explore the Wynwood Walls district of Miami with us in this short video: “When you think of Miami, what comes to mind? Most likely it’s palm trees…

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Animal Language English Video Posted by on Feb 23, 2016

This post offers a listening comprehension exercise for ESL learners of all levels. The questions I list below, for listening and comprehension get harder the higher the number goes up, so if you are a beginner you may just want to focus on the first few questions; advanced learners should try to answer all the…

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Great American Cities – Miami Posted by on Feb 18, 2016


There are so many great cities in the USA, and we’re exploring them one by one here on the English Language & Culture Blog. For this edition, we’re going about as far south as we can to Miami. Name – The first inhabitants of the area were the Calusa and the name comes from their word…

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Amazing English Scrabble Words Posted by on Feb 16, 2016

Have you ever played Scrabble? Scrabble is a popular word game in the United States. This game is played with 2-4 players, using a game board and ‘tiles’, which are small pieces of wood or plastic with letters on them. Each letter used in the English language is given a point value and players try…

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A favorite English love song Posted by on Feb 9, 2016

To get in the mood for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday we are going to look at English love songs. Do you have a favorite English-language love song? If you don’t yet, hopefully you will by the end of this post. Before you begin reading though here are few musical related vocabulary words you will…

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Having fun with homonyms in English Posted by on Feb 2, 2016

Homonyms are words that sound the same, but are spelled differently, and have different meanings. The picture above shows how a person can play with homonyms in a humorous way. The first words in this graphic “a werewolf,” is a word that describes a mythical creature that is part wolf, part man. By using the…

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