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Haiku

27/10/2011

Haiku is an ancient poem originating in Japan. Today's blog post, Heather is going to explore the world of Hauku.

Categories: General Language Talk, Language and Learning

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Expanding your vocabulary: How to get 5 for the price of 1!

20/10/2011

In a recent lesson I introduced my class to Flatmates, an excellent animated soap opera on the BBC Learning English website: www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/flatmates/

Categories: Language and Learning

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The origin of English words

12/10/2011

Have you ever wondered why there are so many French words for streets in English? Just think about it. There are boulevards, avenues, promenades and even cul-de-sacs. But why? In this week's post, we're going to have a look where English words come from.

Categories: Language and Learning

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Doing English Crosswords

05/10/2011

I thought I’d let you in on one of my inner secrets for this blog post. I’m a bit of a crossword geek. I often spend some time in my day doing crosswords and they are a fantastic way to practice, reinforce and consolidate your English.

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