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Hair Styles Vocabulary: (Almost) Everything You Need to Know about Hair in English

By Jacqueline Schaalje Just when you’ve grown your hair long and luscious (= full), the new spring fashion calls for short hair. Wait, it’s not completely short, but a bob. What’s a bob? That’s the kind of hairstyle that first became popular in the 1920s with the emancipation of women, who also stopped wearing corsets around that time… Continue reading Hair Styles Vocabulary: (Almost) Everything You Need to Know about Hair in English

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exam English · reading comprehension · speaking

The Best Way to Study for TOEFL and IELTS – Very Quick Tips

The most common English exams that are taken by foreign students are IELTS and TOEFL. I’m often asked how you can study for those. The two exams are pretty similar. They both contain reading, writing, listening and speaking assignments. TOEFL is a little bit more specific because it will test whether your English is good… Continue reading The Best Way to Study for TOEFL and IELTS – Very Quick Tips

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Summer in Austria, Plus Travel Vocabulary Quiz

By Jacqueline Schaalje Read this article about holidaying in Austria and then do the travel vocabulary quiz. Not hard at all!  Marc Siegert Enjoy the Amazing and Unforgettable summers in Mauterndorf Mauterndorf is one of the finest summer destinations you can think of. Located in Austria, in Central Europe, tourists love this place. Known for… Continue reading Summer in Austria, Plus Travel Vocabulary Quiz

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Wanna Get Away? Travel Vocabulary Quiz

by Jacqueline Schaalje Read this article about two cool American cities and then do the vocabulary quiz.  Ron Reiring Wanna Get Away? The US is not only about New York, Las Vegas, Miami and some other cities that you might know. Here we focus on two other cities that are interesting too. Article written by… Continue reading Wanna Get Away? Travel Vocabulary Quiz

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reading comprehension · vocabulary

Let’s Go Tubing! – Bits and Pieces about the London Underground, Plus Quiz to test your vocabulary about metros

Annie Mole The London Underground is an underground train system covering 11 lines. The longest line is the Central Line, which measures 34.1 miles, which is … eh, let me see… 55 kilometres. This line is also the most travelled. All the lines of the Tube, as the underground is nicknamed, carries more than a… Continue reading Let’s Go Tubing! – Bits and Pieces about the London Underground, Plus Quiz to test your vocabulary about metros

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American and British English · reading comprehension

National Symbols of English-Speaking Countries

Do you know what the symbol is of England? And what’s a symbol of the United States: an eagle or a pyramid? By Sasha Crowe Just like other countries around the world, many English speaking countries have their own national symbols. These symbols continue to be of great importance, even today. In this article, we… Continue reading National Symbols of English-Speaking Countries

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Poetry · reading comprehension

Poetry Time – Easy Line-by-Line Explanation of Thomas Hardy’s Weathers

Weathers By Thomas Hardy This is the weather the cuckoo likes, And so do I; When showers betumble the chestnut spikes, And nestlings fly; And the little brown nightingale bills his best, And they sit outside at ‘The Traveller’s Rest,’ And maids come forth sprig-muslin drest, And citizens dream of the south and west, And… Continue reading Poetry Time – Easy Line-by-Line Explanation of Thomas Hardy’s Weathers

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