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Spaghetti Westerns

It’s summertime! Lots of students on summer vacation are flocking to (going to in large numbers) movie theaters. Students today may be surprised to learn how popular Westerns were before the 1970s. They may be more surprised to learn that some … Continue reading

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Are You a Pig, Owl, Beaver, or Clam?

Animals and people have a lot in common, if language is any indicator (something that shows the current state or level of something). We compare people to animals all the time, whether it’s because of their appearance (how they look), … Continue reading

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“Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue”

June is here and weddings are in the air (all around us). June is the most popular month for Americans to get married. The second most popular month is October. December is the most common month to get engaged (promised to … Continue reading

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Remembering POWs and MIAs

Yesterday was Memorial Day in the United States, a federal (national) holiday to remember those soldiers (members of the military) who have died in active military service (died while fighting as a soldier). During the Vietnam War (fought during the … Continue reading

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Crime Bills

Let’s talk about money, lots and lots of money. Currently, the United States prints its bills (paper money) in seven denominations (amounts):  $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100. There was a time, however, when higher denominations were printed for … Continue reading

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Tax Time, Jail Time?

Today is Tax Day in the United States. It’s the last day Americans can file (submit) their personal income tax forms to the U.S. government. (Tax Day is normally April 15th, but since the 15th falls on a Saturday this … Continue reading

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NEW Daily English and Cultural Lessons – April 2017

New lessons are released the first day of each month. Here are a few of the new lessons available for April 2017. To listen to these and other Daily English and Cultural English lessons, become a Select English Member today! ……… DAILY ENGLISH … Continue reading

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NEW Daily English and Cultural Lessons – April 2017

New lessons are released the first day of each month. Here are a few of the new lessons available for April 2017. To listen to these and other Daily English and Cultural English lessons, become a Select English Member today! ……… DAILY ENGLISH 1300 – … Continue reading

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English is a Four-Letter Word

When someone in the U.S. uses the term “four-letter word,” they are referring to those words in English that are considered “obscene” or “vulgar”  – that is, bad language that you would not say in front of your mother, your teacher, or … Continue reading

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NEW Daily English and Cultural Lessons – March 2017

New lessons are released the first day of each month. Here are a few of the new lessons available for March 2017. To listen to these and other Daily English and Cultural English lessons, become a Select English Member today! ……… DAILY … Continue reading

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