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Archives for September, 2014

American Literature: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

Today’s story is called “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. It is about something strange that happened long ago in a valley called “Sleepy Hollow”. It was written by Washington Irving. The story is told by Doug Johnson. The valley known as Sleepy Hollow hides from the world in the high hills of New York state. […]

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American English Idioms: Get Cold Feet

Another way of saying that you’re afraid of doing something, is to say you have cold feet. Check out this video to learn more about this American English idiom: Are there times when you get cold feet? Share examples with us in the comments section below.

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American English Idioms: Hit the Sack

You usually “hit the sack” when you’re tired and sleepy. Watch this video to learn more about the American English idiom, “hit the sack”: Now that you’ve watched the video, do you understand what “hit the sack” means? Share more definitions via the comments section below.

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American English Idioms: Treat Him With Kid Gloves

When you treat someone carefully, you treat him “with kid gloves.” Now, watch this video to learn more about this American English idiom: Was this video helpful? Let us know if you’d like us to share additional American English Idioms by sharing your message in the comments section below.

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American English Idioms: Bite My Tongue

I’m going to bite my tongue is another way of saying: I’m going to keep my mouth shut.  Watch this video and learn more about this American English idiom: Did you enjoy learning about this American English idiom? Let us know by adding a constructive comment below.

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American Literature: The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

English Learners, Now you can improve your English reading and listening comprehension by reading and watching the video below based on American literary classic, “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe. If you need an English dictionary, feel free to use ours: http://dictionary.sersea.com Once you read the story, share with us what you think […]

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Famous Quotes: African Proverbs

Famous Quotes: African Proverbs Think about these popular proverbs from Africa. “Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.” African proverb “There are 40 kinds of lunacy, but only one kind of common sense.” African proverb Try to understand these quotes, and then discuss their meaning and whether you agree with […]

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Famous Quotes: Abraham Lincoln

Think about these popular quotes from one of the USA’s most famous presidents, Abraham Lincoln. “It’s better to keep one’s mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and resolve all doubt.” Abraham Lincoln “Nobody has ever expected me to be President.” Abraham Lincoln “Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time.” […]

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News from the White House: Remarks by President Obama at 9/11 Memorial

Here is the video and text of the remarks made by President Barack Hussein Obama at the 9/11 Memorial on September 11th, 2014. September 11, 2014 Remarks by the President at 9/11 Memorial The Pentagon 9:45 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good morning. Scripture tells us, “We count as blessed those who have persevered.” Secretary Hagel, […]

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News from the White House: President Obama Presents on the ISIL Threat

Here is an e-mail sent by President Barack Hussein Obama on September 10th, 2014, after a speech he made on the ISIL threat to world peace. You’re encouraged to read it carefully and make a list of the words you find most difficult to understand. You’re encouraged to use our online English dictionary to look […]

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