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Linking English Sentences Together Posted by on Oct 26, 2017

As you begin to learn a language, you start small. Words have one syllable. Sentences are short and basic. There is nothing wrong with keeping your words and phrases simple. People will understand you. However, you know that people don’t really speak in short sentences all the time. It just isn’t easy to know…

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A Halloween Lesson for ESL Learners Posted by on Oct 24, 2017

Halloween is celebrated every year on October 31st. Many people in countries all over the world celebrate this holiday. Let’s learn some more about this spooky holiday in a Halloween lesson for ESL learners. There’s a reading activity, vocabulary, practice questions, and a video to follow along with. Reading Costumes Many people like to wear…

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48 Hours in New York City (Part One) Posted by on Oct 23, 2017

48 Hours in New York City (Part One)

People from New York City often claim it’s the “greatest city in the world.” It’s certainly one of the most famous, as well as one of the most popular for visitors to the US. What can you do with 48 hours in New York City? Let’s find out! Stroll through Central Park, catch a show…

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The (English) Language of Spies Posted by on Oct 19, 2017

They walk among us. If you spend enough time at an international airport, I guarantee that one will pass right in front of you. They hack, they listen, they watch from the shadows, they examine records, they find and exploit secrets, and they have been around for centuries. They are spies. In the most simplistic…

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English Phrases and Idioms About Dogs Posted by on Oct 12, 2017

English Phrases and Idioms About Dogs

We’ve already learned about cats, so now it’s time for the dogs. People say that dogs are man’s best friend. Let’s learn about how our furry friends made it into the language with these English phrases and idioms about dogs. sick as a dog Meaning: to be very sick Example: “You’d better go home. You…

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English Sayings and Idioms About Cats Posted by on Oct 9, 2017

English Sayings and Idioms About Cats

Are you a cat lover? Or maybe you’re more of a dog person? Whether cats or dogs, people love their pets. The English language also loves them, as there are tons of expressions about both. In this post, we’ll learn some English sayings and idioms about cats. Sorry, dog people. You’ll just have to wait…

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An American Classic: Who’s on First? Posted by on Oct 5, 2017

Baseball has been a part of Americana for over 150 years. It is celebrated in folklore, song, cinema, theater, art, and literature. It is also celebrated in comedy. There is one comedy routine which has been a part of American culture for 80 years, and almost every American is familiar with it. The old vaudeville…

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