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 […]

Civics

Founding of the Thirteen Colonies

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The 13 Original Colonies were the first places that Europeans landed and lived in North America. This land was not called The United States of America because it was not a nation yet. The Colonies were helped, owned, and governed by The British Empire.  So, the colonists followed British law, paid taxes to the British […]

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 […]

Civics

Benjamin Franklin

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Benjamin Franklin

  1706-1790 He is considered to be one of the greatest Americans that ever lived. He was the only person to sign the four key documents of American History:The Declaration of Independence, the Treaty of Alliance with France, the Treaty of Peace with Great Britain, and the Constitution of the United States. By serving as […]

Comprehension

Very Hot Weather in India | level 2

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1-06-2015 07:00  Level 1Level 2Level 3 Temperatures in India soared to 47°C in some parts of the country. The heat claimed 1,700 lives in just one week. It was so hot that even the roads melted. The electricity grid was overused, and tens of thousands of people were left without power supply. Hospitals struggled to […]

Not Easy

Zen Story: You Are Also Correct

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Two monks who came out of a lecture by their master went on a hot debate regarding what they heard during the lecture. Each of them insisted that his understanding was the correct one. To settle the dispute, they went to see the master for a judgment. After hearing the argument put forth by the […]

Civics

The Manhattan Project – America’s Nuclear Bomb |story

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Main Gate at Los Alamos Laboratory

The Manhattan Project was the code name of a government program to develop an atomic bomb during World War II. Although over 100,000 scientists and engineers worked on the project throughout the USA, the main work was done at the  Los Alamos laboratory in the New Mexican desert. The whole project cost a total of […]