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To be or not to be? English for Beginners: Lesson 3

  • December 23, 2015
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Today we will learn the verb to be in Present Simple tense. Let’s look through its conjugation. I am = I’m You are = You’re We are = We’re They are = They’re She is = She’s He is = He’s It is = It’s When do we use the verb to be? When we want…

Springtime and Idioms

  • March 7, 2011
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When springtime arrives, the poet in all us comes alive. Sunnier days, fresh rains, budding trees and the first garden blooms caused Christina Rossetti to proclaim, “Spring is when life’s alive in everything,” and Doug Larsen to remark, “Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.” Winter’s no longer…

Chocolate, Poetry and Romance Vocabulary

  • February 14, 2011
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St. Valentine’s Day is the time to send roses and chocolate candies, and it is a perfect time to brush up on the vocabulary of love. Love Words Some frequently-used English words take on unique meanings in love vocabulary. Exclusive: a couple has agreed to date only each other. “Our relationship is exclusive.” Puppy love:…

Happy Palindrome Day!

  • January 10, 2011
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All forms of “word play” showcase language in its versatility and potential for humorousness. The palindrome is a way of playing with words that has a rich history of use throughout the different languages of the world. In verbal and written language, a palindrome is a word or phrase that can be read the same…

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