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Money talks Posted by on Jul 30, 2021

Good morning, everyone! Talking about money isn’t always easy. Over the past few years, global economy underwent a major blow as the pandemic hit and affected the market on a huge scale. A lot of people lost their jobs or couldn’t secure a stable stream of income, and so the money problems begin! As unpleasant…

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English Words in the News: Infrastructure Posted by on Jul 29, 2021

Money, lots of money, has been approved by lawmakers in the United States to improve the country’s infrastructure. The plan calls for $1 trillion to be spent on many neglected necessities across the country. Yes, that’s trillion, with a T. That’s a 1 followed by twelve zeroes. In Europe, they would call that amount, “One…

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The Great American Coupon Posted by on Jul 22, 2021

Few things are as American as the coupon. They are a marketing tool used to promote a product by offering discount savings, and they have existed for over 130 years. The first coupon offered a free Coca-Cola in 1888. By 1913, more than 8.5 million of those coupons had been honored. One hundred years later…

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Watching Television in English Posted by on Jul 15, 2021

This morning I tried to watch television, but it wouldn’t turn on. I was using one of several remotes (or, as some people call them, clickers), the one that I use exclusively to start my television. Nothing. I was facing a blank screen. This was not a good start to my day. Fortunately, I eventually…

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Talking About Weight in English Posted by on Jul 8, 2021

It’s summer in the northern hemisphere and, for many, that means going to the beach. It also means fitting into a swimsuit. Which usually means that it’s time to lose some weight. Personally, I am grateful that there has been a trend in recent years to be more accepting of the way you look. People…

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