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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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Raising a Bilingual Child

Raising Bilingual Kids 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 Beginner My son is bilingual. Here are two tips to help your kids. 1. Read ‘Raising a Bilingual Child’ by Barbara Zurer Pearson, Ph.D. This …

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Climbing the Walls

Climbing the Walls 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 Beginner At the end of winter, people start climbing the walls. They are tired of staying home. They really want to go out. …

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Banned Books

Banned Books InstructionsRead 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 Beginner Every year, some people try to ban books and movies. The American Library Association does not agree with this. They think all books and …

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Clam Diggers

Clam Diggers 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 Beginner One of my students asked me for a little help. He was writing a post for his company’s blog. He wrote about going …

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