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You need to read this post (on English imperatives)! Posted by on Apr 21, 2015

It is time for a good old-fashion grammar review; in this post we will be looking at the use of the imperative tense in English. For beginner learners, this post will be a comprehensive introduction to the imperative tense.  For more seasoned ESL learners this post will hopefully be more than just a review, as…

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Great American Cities – Los Angeles Posted by on Apr 20, 2015

We’re staying in the Golden State for our next installment of Great American Cities, as we head from NoCal to SoCal to visit Los Angeles. Name: Los Angeles is actually Spanish for “The Angels,” but there’s a lot more to the name than just a simple translation. We’ll get to that in the Year Founded…

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The Union Jack a flag that unites. Posted by on Apr 14, 2015

The picture above is a picture of the national flag of the United Kingdom, or as it is also known, the “Union Jack.” You may know this flag because of its connection to England, but perhaps you have seen it in Australia, New Zealand or the Caribbean, too.  Today we are going to take a…

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English abbreviations that are important “imo” Posted by on Apr 7, 2015

Abbreviations, or short forms of words and phrases, are quite common in English. They are particularly common in electronic communication such as emails, texting, messaging on social media, and so on. One of the reasons written abbreviations are so common is because they are quicker to type than full words. So they save time and…

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The major rivers of the USA and their culture. Posted by on Mar 31, 2015

Mississippi river.

The longest river in the United States is well known to all American school children because of its fun and funny name: the Mississippi River. Mississippi is a fun word to say, go ahead give it a try. It is also a fun word to spell. I remember as a child learning how to spell…

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San Francisco Video Tour Posted by on Mar 26, 2015

Join the Grateful Gypsies on a video tour of San Francisco that highlights the “Streets, Beats & Eats” of this famous American city. Take a stroll through Golden Gate Park, hit the legendary Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, and go Phishing at the Bill Graham Auditorium. “Start a day in San Francisco with a coffee and a walk…

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Some of the most unbelievable words in English! Posted by on Mar 24, 2015

Infographic about Enlgish words.

Get ready to learn some new words – some new and unbelievable words! Take a look at the infographic below from Grammar.net.  Do you recognize any of the words you see there? No. Well, me neither! These are some crazy English words for sure.  They are not common words to say the least, but I…

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