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The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

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Aesop's fables are a collection of fables believed to have been written by the Greek storyteller Aesop. Aesop lived over 2000 and his many fables are known throughout the world.

The main characters in these stories, and in all fables, are animals they teach us a moral lesson.

Vocabulary Lesson: Using your Local Library

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Read the following article about libraries and fill the gaps with the missing words. I hope you take the advice offered!

Do you know these 8 abbreviations?

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How would you read LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) and how would you read NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)?

LCD is an abbreviation. When we say the word we say it as three separate letters L-C-D.

NATO is an acronym. When we say an acronym we say it like a usual word, nato.

Happy New Year - Have a Great 2013!

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Wow, where did 2012 go? It seems like it was only a short time we were _1_ the start of 2012.

Last night from the _2_ New Year's ball dropping in Times Square to fireworks in London, the world was already welcoming 2013!

Did you celebrate the new year, if you did, how did you? Did you _3_ a party or stay at home with friends?

Facts about the English Language

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How much do you know about the language that you're learning? Here are some fascinating facts about English! Read through them and complete the gaps with the words below.

Do you have any more interesting insights into English? Let us know!

Lesson by Caroline

Restaurant Vocabulary

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How well do you remember all the vocabulary related to restaurants? I have written a description of one of my favourite restaurants below but I've mixed up the letters of the orange words, can you work out what they should be?

Bonus question: What do Americans call the 'bill'?

Good luck!

Lesson by Caroline

Learn Food Idioms

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"Jemima is a tough cookie, she doesn't give up easily." When we describe someone as a tough cookie, we are saying they are a strong person.

8 Food Idioms

Here are eight idioms which include a type of food.

Expressions we use when leaving a place

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Today we look at some informal expressions we can use when we are leaving a place. These expressions let the people you are with know that it's time for you to go.

When we are with friends or people we know well it is ok to use informal English. It is also ok to leave a place without giving too much of an explanation when you are talking to friends. You can leave suddenly using one of these simple phrases. 

Gotta go! See you tomorrow!


Five ways to help make the world a better place

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You don't have to quit work and build a whole new environmentally friendly house to help the planet. There are lots of little things you can do that make a big difference. Read through the five ideas below that aim to help make the world a better place and complete the gaps with the correct vocabulary as you go. I hope it inspires you to make a change. Can you add any other things we should all aim to do to the list? Thanks in advance for your ideas!

Idiom of the Day: Crossing the Rubicon

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When we made a difficult decision from where there is no way back, we say we cross the Rubicon. Basically crossing the Rubicon means the point of no return.