Grammar

Parts of Sentences Rhyme

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An easy way to learn or remember parts of speech.  You say it like a poem.  Practice until you know it by heart. Three little words you often see Are ARTICLES: a, an, and the.A NOUN‘s the name of anything, As: school or garden, toy, or swing. A PRONOUN replaces any noun:  he, she, it, […]

Short Read

The Tortoise and the Hare 

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The Tortoise and the Hare 

This story is one that we learn as children.  It is a classic story in America.  Most of us know this story. A speedy hare lived in the woods. She was always bragging to the other animals about how fast she could run. The animals grew tired of listening to the hare. So one day, the […]

Beginner

George Washington |easy

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  1732-1799 George Washington is known as the “Father of our Country”. He represented Virginia as a delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses. He arrived in Cambridge, Massachusetts in July of 1775 to take command of his ill-trained troops in a war that was to last six years. He forced General Cornwallis to […]

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Titanosaur in New York |level 2

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21-01-2016 07:00 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 In Argentina in 2014, people first discovered Titanosaurs, which are dinosaurs. They lived in the forests of Patagonia 100 million years ago. People excavated one Titanosaur and moved it to New York. It is now in the American Museum of Natural History. The dinosaur is 37 metres tall and it […]

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Visit the Park | Practice Your English

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Visit the Park | Practice Your English

Nancy took her daughter Donna to the park. The park had lots of trees. It had lots of squirrels and birds. The squirrels ran up and down the trees. The squirrels chased one another. The squirrels played with one another.The birds flew around. They flew down to the ground. They flew up into the trees. […]

Art History

Zen Story: Maybe

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There is a Taoist story of an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically. “Maybe,” the farmer replied. The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. […]

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Who Was the Sinner? – Chinese folktale

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Once upon a time there were ten farmers, who were crossing a field together. They were surprised by a heavy thunder-storm, and took refuge in a half-ruined temple. But the thunder drew ever nearer, and so great was the tumult that the air trembled about them, while the lightning flew around the temple in a […]

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Dreams by Langston Hughes

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Dreams, by Langston Hughes, is a poem that suggests life is aimless without vision and aspirations. Dreams Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow. Edited with BlogPad Pro

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Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater

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Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater, Had a wife and couldn’t keep her. He put her in a pumpkin shell And there he kept her, very well. Peter, Peter pumpkin eater, Had another and didn’t love her; Peter learned to read and spell, And then he loved her very well. More Nursery Rhymes about People: From Nursery […]