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Artist Niki Daly talks about IMAGINATION

I have found a heart-warming video to cheer you up in these uncertain times. It features artist Niki Daly who says inspiring things like, ‘Children have an imagination that transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary’.  The video is a short … Continue reading

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English Words that are often Confused #4

First, read English Words that are often Confused #1, #2, & #3. Today, I’m continuing with English Words that are often Confused: words starting with ‘E’. If you would like to receive all my future posts explaining confusing words, just … Continue reading

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Conversations with Aussies # 1

I talk with Christopher and Rachel about living at Bondi Beach, Australia. Tapescript: How long have you lived in Bondi? Rachel – I’ve lived here for about two years,Christopher – And I’ve been here for five years, in a few … Continue reading

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How to Give Your Vocabulary a Boost as You Prep for Your IELTS Exam

How to Give Your Vocabulary a Boost as You Prep for Your IELTS Exam – A Guest Post by  Ofer Tirosh  The International English Language Testing System, or IELTS, is a standardized test of the English language used to measure … Continue reading

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A Song with First Conditional, Imperatives, and Collocations

Dua Lipa sings a song, Don’t Start Now, in which she tells an ex boyfriend very clearly that their relationship is finished and she is not interested in seeing him again. Her life is so much better without him. Her … Continue reading

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English Idioms in Pictures #9

Click on the picture below to find out the meaning of the idiom PULL YOUR SOCKS UP. Once on the site, you can click on Follow at the bottom of the page to receive more pictures and explanations of idioms … Continue reading

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Christmas 2019

Happy Christmas! It’s that time of year again when many of us prepare to celebrate Christmas. Traditionally, for Christians, it is about celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ approximately 2,000 years ago. However, Christmas has become an important time for … Continue reading

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How to Write a Sentence: #2

First, read How to Write a Sentence: #1 There are three types of sentences in English: SIMPLE, COMPOUND, & COMPLEX. All sentences must contain a subject, a verb with tense, and they must have meaning. You need to know which … Continue reading

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Song with Present Tenses for Opinions and Beliefs

We can use Present Simple Tense to talk about how we feel, what we believe in, and what we think about how we live in the 21st century. We use Present Continuous Tense to explain or describe what is happening … Continue reading

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English Words that are often Confused #3

First, read English Words that are often Confused #1 & #2. Today, I’m continuing with English Words that are often Confused: words starting with ‘D’. Take note of prepositions (about, to, on, etc.) which often collate with the confusing words. … Continue reading

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