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Archive for August, 2018

The star signs in English Posted by on Aug 31, 2018

Hello, my dear readers! How are you feeling today? Are you in a good mood or in a bad mood? How have things been working out for you this friday? And do you think the position of the planets have anything to do with that? Some people are really into talking about star signs. Whether…

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What Color is That? Posted by on Aug 30, 2018

“Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.” Pablo Picasso How do you describe colors? The sky is blue, but so is the ocean. They aren’t the same color, are they? And the sky and ocean aren’t always the same color all the time. How, then, do you distinguish one shade of a color…

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Asheville Day Three Video Posted by on Aug 29, 2018

Asheville Day Three Video

It’s been a busy couple of days in Asheville. So far on our trip around this beautiful city, we’ve seen the Biltmore Estate, cruised on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and had some amazing food and drink. I hope you still have room for more, because the third and final day is a good one! Watch…

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Sleepless in America Posted by on Aug 23, 2018

Americans are not getting enough sleep, and that presents an economic, health, and social crisis for the entire country. Studies show that lack of sleep contributes to obesity, poor performance in work and school, and unhealthy lifestyle choices. In the United States, this adds up to a stunning economic cost in lost productivity and health…

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What is a Tag Question? Posted by on Aug 16, 2018

Sometimes we answer a question with another question or ask a question that can only have one answer. It is very common in English conversations, and can be deceptively tricky in some situations. We call it the tag question. A tag question is a grammatical structure in which a declarative statement is altered by use of an added interrogative (the…

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An American Music Festival Posted by on Aug 7, 2018

An American Music Festival

Going to music festivals is one of my favorite things to do in the summer. It’s so much fun camping out with friends for a few days, going to see live music and enjoying all the other fun activities. Some people may not realize this, but there’s a lot more happening at a music festival…

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Music Festivals in the USA Posted by on Aug 2, 2018

Music festivals are a big part of American culture. These days, it seems as if there is a different music festival every weekend.  In this post we’ll take a closer look at music festivals in the USA and learn some useful English vocabulary for attending them. Types of Music Festivals American music festivals come in…

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