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 […]

History

George Washington takes command of Continental Army

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On this day in History, Washington takes command of Continental Army on Jul 03, 1775. On this day in 1775, George Washington rides out in front of the American troops gathered at Cambridge common in Massachusetts and draws his sword, formally taking command of the Continental Army. Washington, a prominent Virginia planter and veteran of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Grammar

30 Most Popular Verbs to Learn

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These are the verbs that are used the most in English.  Each verb is a link to full conjugation and use. Most popular Verbs you should know go remember be eat have run see do can read play write think get say buy take speak come work know lie ride sing sleep study talk make […]