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The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

Average: 4.7 (15 votes)

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.

Talking about relationships

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What type of person do you go for (what kind of person are you attracted to)? If you hit it off with someone then you immediately like and become friendly with them. When you talk in a way that shows them that you are attracted to them and you try to make them attracted to you, you chat up that person. You pair off with someone when you start a relationship with them.

Vocabulary Lesson: Using your Local Library

Average: 3.8 (24 votes)

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.

Listening Lesson: How babies learn languages

Average: 3.6 (253 votes)

My daughter is seven weeks old and is being exposed to both English and Spanish already. Another friend has just has a baby who will be spoken to in English and Welsh. It may seem silly to speak anything to babies when they can't speak back, but this video shows that it is vitally important! Watch this fascinating lecture and then try to answer the true or false questions below.

Happy New Year - Have a Great 2013!

Average: 4.5 (20 votes)

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?

Idiom of the Day: Screw Up and Nail

Average: 3.9 (10 votes)

handy idiom

A carpenter uses both nails and screws. Nails are used with hammers. Screws are used with screwdrivers. Nail and screw are also used in these expressions.

Screw up: to make a mistake; to do something incorrectly. 
“I don't know what I did, but I somehow screwed up the computer.”

Music Video Lesson: India Arie

Average: 3.8 (88 votes)

India Arie writes and sings beautiful love songs. Read through the lyrics and guess which word fits in the gap, then listen and check your answers. Enjoy the song and let us know how you did!

A Beautiful Surprise

Danny's Reading: The End (Danny's Final Article)

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And so here we are, at the beginning...

I'm writing this on the fifteenth of December. It's twenty to three in the afternoon, it's Saturday, and it's ten days away from Christmas Day. If, of course, we make it that far - if the Mayans are to be believed, it’s six days away from the end of the world, or, at least, the end of the world as we know it...

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!

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