Culture

13 Common Social Questions and Answers

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13 Social Questions and Answers

This is an excellent article from FluentU to help get into simple conversations beyond “Hi, how are you?” “My name is…”.  Perfect for everyday and social events like dinner or parties.  Practice with a partner or in a chat on ESL Space Buddies. Click here to skip to the questions.   Be More Outgoing with These 13 […]

Culture

The Ghost Dance

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The Native American Ghost Dance Religious Ritual Became a Symbol of Defiance By Native Americans by Robert McNamara Updated May 15, 2017 The ghost dance was a religious movement that swept across Native American populations in the West in the late 19th century. What started as a mystical ritual soon became something of a political movement and […]

Art History

Salvador Dalí – photography

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Dali Atomicus, photo by Philippe Halsman (1948), shown before support wires were removed from the image Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marqués de Dalí de Pubol (11 May 1904 – 23 January 1989), known as Salvador Dalí (Catalan: [səɫβəˈðo ðəˈɫi]; Spanish: [salβaˈðoɾ ðaˈli]), was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. Dalí was […]

Culture

Andean Palaces and Aymara Cultural Reclamation | video

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Andean Palaces and Aymara Cultural Reclamation | video

There is an exciting, unique, architectural and cultural movement underway in Bolivia.  It has been developed and pioneered by one man, Freddy Mamani.  He creates lavish mansions saturated with vibrant, contrasting, colors and geometric shapes inspired by Andean iconography.  The demand for Mamani’s post-modern Andean Palaces is staggering.  He has completed almost 200 of them; each […]

Articles

Internet English

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The internet has a language of its own.  You use it when you read or write on a blog, Facebook, Twitter, or other social media.   There are words, symbols, and letters that have special meanings and purpose.  It’s fun.  It makes reading and writing much faster.  And you can convey special meanings in a […]

Culture

Artist Blindfolds Statues to Protest Corruption in Brazil

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Artist Blindfolds Statues to Protest Corruption in Brazil

Shielding the eyes of the powerless About 100 statues throughout the city were blindfolded as hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in massive weekend protests across the country. Statues of former leaders, writers and even international figures have had red blindfolds placed around their faces. It is the work of a Brazilian […]

Activity

White Socks Only | a storybook on race

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Taken from: storyonline.net White Socks Only Written by: Evelyn Coleman Read by: Amber Rose Tamblyn Read by: Amber Rose Tamblyn Published by: Albert Whitman & Company When Grandma was a little girl in Mississippi, she sneaked into the town one hot summer day. But when she saw the “Whites Only” sign on the water fountain, she […]

Culture

Pope Francis in Kenya 2015

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Pope Francis went to Africa in November, 2015.  His first stop was in Kenya.  His plane landed in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. There were many people waiting to see the Pope including priests, Maasai people, and dignitaries like the President of Kenya. “Pope Francis has called for ethnic and religious reconciliation after arriving in the […]

Comprehension

B.B. King is Dead | level 2

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21-05-2015 07:00 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3

The King of Blues, guitarist and singer BB King, died. He was 89 years old.

He influenced a generation of rock guitarists and was one of the world’s best guitarists. King performed in at least a hundred concerts a year.

Recently, he had an illness and people took him to hospital. Earlier this month, he said on Facebook that he was in hospice care at home. He died in his sleep in Las Vegas.

 

There will be a quiz – I will make it today

Vocabulary:

Difficult words: influence (to change something or to inspire somebody), hospice care (care for people who are going to die soon).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

Source:  News In Levels

 

 

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