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Danny's Piece 'Seeing a Doctor'

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Culture Lesson: 'White Day' in Japan

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Cultural Lesson: Friday 13!

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Superstition tells us that Friday 13 is an unlucky day.

There are many different theories why people think this is a bad day.

One common belief is talked about in the Dan Brown's bestselling book 'The Da Vinci Code'.

The book states that there once existed a rich and powerful group called the Templar Knights, who protected pilgrims on their way to the Holy Land.

What is the zero conditional?

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What is the zero conditional?

We use the zero conditional when we want to talk about facts or things that are generally true. Scientific facts are often covered by the zero conditional: "When you heat ice, it melts."

Movie Lesson: Coraline

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In the news: Germans prefer internet to love!

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Phrasal Verb - Look Up

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 As you know, we look up at something that is above us. For example you can look up at a tall building or look up at a bird in the sky. But did you know that it can also be used in the following way:

Look Up- get better; improve.

'The weather was terrible earlier, now it's starting to look up.'

'After a terrible start, sales for the month are finally looking up.'

Quick Tip - Thinking in English

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Imagine that you started to wear your wristwatch upside-down. At first it would seem strange and it would make telling the time slower than usual. Then, after a short time, it would become natural and you'd be able to tell the time quickly. The same rule applies to thinking in English.

March Idioms

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Here are a few expressions that use the word 'march' Remeber that 'march' is the name of a month, a type of uniformed walking (imagine a group of soldiers walking), and also a group of people walking in a public area to show support or protest towards something:

to be as mad as a March hare

To be crazy:

'I was just speaking to Tom. That guy is as mad as a March hare! He has the craziest ideas.'

How to use During, For and While

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The prepositions during, for, and while are often used with time time expressions. Let's take a look at the difference in usage between during, for, and while.