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Suggestions, Recommendations, and Proposals: What’s the difference?

Suggestions, recommendations, and Proposals: What’s the difference? Similarities  Suggestions, recommendations, and proposals are all used to share an idea. For example, my company bought some new computers and …I suggest / recommend / propose we train the staff to use these new PCs.  Differences  “Suggest” and “recommend” are often used the same way to share …

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Why are Rabbits’ Feet Lucky?

Why are rabbits’ feet lucky? Lucky rabbits’ feet are popular around the world, but why are they lucky? Read the story below at your level. Study any new words, and then, use them in your next conversations! Reading Beginner Elementary Intermediate Beginner When I was a kid, I had a lucky rabbit’s foot. It was …

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What is clickbait?

What is clickbait? Clickbait is a leading title, usually with an image. Online, these titles make people want to “click” through to some content. Unfortunately, the content is usually either very low quality, or even harmful.  There are a lot of different types of clickbait. Examples  • Scientists baffled by this mysterious sphere.  • Woman …

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The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test Instructions Read the story below at your level. Then, study the key words and phrases. Later, use them in your conversations and writing this week.  Reading Beginner Elementary Intermediate Advanced Beginner The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test is a book by Tom Wolfe. It is a true story and the writer …

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Five English Vocabulary Tips

Five English Vocabulary Tips Learning English vocabulary takes some work, but these ideas will make it a little easier. Try these study tips and tell us if they worked for you!  1. Focus!  Read books, blogs, posts, etc. related to your field. If you work in the furniture industry, read the style section of news sites, …

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What is alliteration?

Alliteration Alliteration is when several words close together start with the same sound.  Ex: Peter Parker is the sensational Spider-Man!  Why is alliteration important?  One reason is that it can help us remember.  Marvel Comics writer Stan Lee used alliteration to help him remember his character’s names. That’s why we have so many characters with …

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Halloween Idioms

Halloween Idioms Practice the idioms below and use them in your next conversations. They’re creepy and they’re spooky, mysterious, and cooky, but they’re not just for Halloween. These great idioms are perfect for any time. Remember, if idioms are too hard to use easily now, it’s still great to understand them when you hear them.  …

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