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Destination: Denver, Colorado

Thinking about an adventure vacation? Try traveling to Colorado, one of the USA’s most beautiful states. Whether it is camping, fly fishing, or skiing in the mountains, Colorado has it all. That is why I have chosen Colorado to be this weeks’ destination. Not in the mood for skiing? Try a day of walking around [...]

On the Way

We use the phrase “on the way” to tell a story about something that happened to us when we were travelling from point A to point B.

For example

On the way from work to the restaurant yesterday I saw a few shooting stars. It was beautiful.

I got stopped by the police on [...]

Something Tasty: The Denver Omelet

Although created in Denver, Colorado, this omelet is very popular all over the United States.

Ingredients

4 large eggs 1 cup onion – chopped 1/2 cup red bell peppers – chopped 1/2 cup green bell peppers – chopped 1/2 cup cooked ham – diced 8 slices cooked bacon – drained and crumbled 2 Tablespoons [...]

Grammar Corner

Please fill in the blanks with the proper word.

Accept / Agree

1) He thinks she is beautiful but I don’t with ________ him.

2) This machine does not _______damaged coins.

3) They will only to do the job if you _______ to pay them first.

4) He cannot _______ the fact that [...]

Happy Halloween!

The Halloween Tradition

The tradition of Halloween goes as far back as the 7th century. Today, Halloween is an annual holiday on October 31st, which includes activities such as trick-or-treating, costume parties, carving jack-o’-lanterns, bonfires, bobbing for apples, visiting haunted houses, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films.

Whatever your plans are this [...]

Destination: Bali, Indonesia

One word comes to mind when talking about Bali, paradise. Bali Island, known as “the island of the Gods”, is the top destination for people traveling to Indonesia. Bali has everything from beautiful beaches to amazing historical attractions which leave visitors wanting to return. Take a small look at this wonderful vacation destination.

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Grammar Corner

Please fill in the blank with the proper word.

Besides / Beside

1) The post office is the cinema.

2) They always sit each other in class.

3) There are several big parks in London Hyde Park.

4) Do you speak any other languages English and Japanese?

Here [...]

The Other Day

We use the phrase “the other day” to talk about something that happened to us recently. Maybe you can’t remember the exact day it happened, so you say “The other day…”

For example:

A: So, what’s new?

B: The other day, my friends and I had a barbecue by the lake. It [...]

Grammar Corner

Please fill in the blank with the proper word.

Weather / Whether

1) I don’t know to see that film or not.

2) Their holiday was spoiled by bad .

3) What’s the like outside? Is it sunny?

4) She can’t decide she ought to marry him.

Here are [...]

Don’t Worry, Be Happy!

Here are the answers to last week’s gap fill from the song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”, by Bobby McFerrin. Did you get all of the answers correct?

Here’s a little song I wrote You might want to sing it note for note Don’t worry, be happy. In every life we have some trouble [...]