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The World’s Best Selling Author Posted by on Apr 28, 2017

She was Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, DBE. She was a world traveler, an accomplished archeologist, a pharmacist, a philanthropist, and remains the most successful novelist of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. You know her as Agatha Christie. If you are going to talk about writers of the English language, you must…

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English Vocab for Drinkers Posted by on Apr 21, 2017

Learning English isn’t easy. It’s a complicated, sometimes almost incomprehensible language with rules that rarely seem to make any sense. In fact, it sometimes seems that English was made up by people who were drunk. Which brings me to the subject of today’s blog. The English language is filled with colorful words and phrases for…

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Why I, I Wonder? Posted by on Apr 14, 2017

In the English language, I is the nominative singular pronoun, used in reference to oneself, and it is always capitalized. No other language singles out and capitalizes this pronoun, only English. We don’t capitalize any other pronoun, me, my, mine, we, us, our…  The question is – why? The most obvious answer is because English…

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A Short Trip in Nashville Posted by on Apr 13, 2017

A Short Trip in Nashville

Nashville is the capital of Tennessee, and it’s also known as Music City. There’s lots to see and do here, including parks, museums, sports, great food and beer, and of course, plenty of music. See what you can do with a short trip in Nashville in this video: “Welcome to Nashville – the capital of…

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Great American Cities – Nashville Posted by on Apr 10, 2017

Great American Cities - Nashville

We’re staying in the south on our trip around the great cities of the USA. This time, we’re off to a city that’s all about the music – Nashville. Name – The city was named after Francis Nash, a general during the Revolutionary War. He was one of only ten Patriot generals who died in…

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Reciting Poetry Posted by on Apr 7, 2017

Emily: Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it–every, every minute? Stage Manager: No. (pause) The saints and poets, maybe they do some.                                 From “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder April is the month which brings us in the United States…

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