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  • Recipe: Cobb salad (A2)
    Recipe: Cobb salad (A2)
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    Le 02/08/2022. When I was living in California for one summer, my favourite meal was a Cobb salad with homemade dressing. Why? It was crisp, fresh, delicious and filling!

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  • Look to the British! (B2)
    Look to the British! (B2)
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    Le 08/07/2022. The UK are setting an example for the rest of the world in terms of the refugee crisis. While many people have criticised how the UK government treats refugees, there are charities, non-profit organisations and individuals who work hard at welcoming refugees to the country. This is definitely a time to look to the British if you want to learn about benevolence!  

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  • New York, New York! (A2-B1)
    New York, New York! (A2-B1)
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    Le 04/07/2022. New York City (NYC) is one of the world’s cultural capitals. Everyone knows about the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street and Central Park, but there is much more to the city than you thought. Here are some fun facts about the city that never sleeps. 

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  • Expressions using the word 'queen" (C1)
    Expressions using the word 'queen" (C1)
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    Le 17/06/2022. Article en anglais sur des expressions connues autour de la reine d'Angleterre, Élisabeth II. Extrait de Go English n°89

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  • Summer Carnival in Malta (B2)
    Summer Carnival in Malta (B2)
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    Le 17/06/2022. Malta is a diverse destination for a holiday. If you like swimming in the sea, learning about history, immersing yourself in a foreign culture or soaking up the sun – Malta’s the place for you! 

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  • Long live the Queen! (B1-B2)
    Long live the Queen! (B1-B2)
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    Le 08/06/2022. Imagine becoming queen at just 25 years of age! Are you scared, intimidated, anxious, excited? British Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, who became queen in 1952 probably felt all those emotions. Now, we are 70 years later and the British are celebrating her Platinum Jubilee.

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  • ‘The Dropout’ / B2
    ‘The Dropout’ / B2
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    Le 10/05/2022. “Money. Romance. Tragedy. Deception. How did the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire loses it all in the blink of an eye?” This is part of the description for ‘The Dropout’, a series about Elizabeth Holmes and her company Theranos. Intriguing, isn’t it? And it becomes even more intriguing when you know that the series is based on a true story. 

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  • Hello May! (A2-B1)
    Hello May! (A2-B1)
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    Le 10/05/2022. May is a lovely month – it’s spring in the northern hemisphere with flowers and warmer weather. In the southern hemisphere, it’s autumn and a cool respite from the hot southern summers. But all over the world, May is a month that celebrates important historical events and some amazing facts. 

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  • Belfast (A2)
    Belfast (A2)
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    Le 13/04/2022. The 24th Oscar Awards were held on March 27th.  It was a happy day for Sir Kenneth Branagh. Why? Branagh was nominated eight times over the years, but he never won. And this year, he did! His film called "Belfast" won the category of best original screenplay. 

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  • A simple, but rich life (B1-B2)
    A simple, but rich life (B1-B2)
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    Le 13/04/2022. The Maasai are a tribe of people in Tanzania. They live off their cattle. And they are nomadic because they must often move to greener pastures so their cattle can eat. This means that they don’t have a lot of possessions. Even their houses are temporary!

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  • Floods in Australia (B1)
    Floods in Australia (B1)
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    Le 11/03/2022. Australians are currently experiencing the consequence of La Nina phenomenon. What is that? La Nina develops when strong winds blow warm surface water of the Pacific Ocean away. Cold water replaces the warm water and causes cyclones.

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  • Boys won’t be boys (B2)
    Boys won’t be boys (B2)
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    Le 8/03/2022. “Boys won’t be boys. Boys will be what we teach them to be.” Ben Hurst. Statistically, one in three women experience physical, emotional or sexual violence at least once in their lives. People like Ben Hurst challenge the ideas in our society that cause this type of behaviour. 

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  • A skiing lesson (A1)
    A skiing lesson (A1)
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    Le 17/02/2022. Meet Ella, who is English. She is having her first skiing lesson with Peter, her instructor. Let's see what they say.

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  • Jane Campion (A2-B1)
    Jane Campion (A2-B1)
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    Le 11/02/2022. Jane Campion is a contemporary film director, screenwriter and producer from New Zealand. What is she known for? She was the second woman in history nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director. But that’s not all – she was also the first woman to receive the Palme d’Or for "The Piano" in 1993.

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  • A mysterious fire in South Africa’s parliament (A2-B1)
    A mysterious fire in South Africa’s parliament (A2-B1)
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    Le 11/01/2022. On Sunday 2nd January 2022, a fire started in South Africa’s parliament. It destroyed the main chamber before firefighters stopped it. The interior of the National Assembly is damaged. It will cost a lot of money to repair it. The building is 130 years old. What a disaster!

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  • The bright side (B1-B2)
    The bright side (B1-B2)
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    Le 11/01/2022. In English, we say, “Look on the bright side”. It means you should look at the good parts of a bad situation, not just the bad parts. Why? Because there is always something to be grateful for. I hear you say, “But what about the climate crisis? What about the pandemic? I’m happy 2021 is finished! Perhaps 2022 will be better.” 

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  • Christmas in Jamaica (B1)
    Christmas in Jamaica (B1)
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    Le 13/12/2021. In Jamaica, they celebrate in many of the same ways as people in other English-speaking countries, by exchanging presents, decorating their homes and having a big family dinner. But they also have some distinctly Jamaican traditions!

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  • The Times Square Ball (A2)
    The Times Square Ball (A2)
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    Le 09/12/2021. About 100 years ago, a tradition began in New York on New Year’s Eve. Every year, thousands of people go to Times Square to celebrate the new year. But what’s so special about Times Square?

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  • Get cracking! (B1-B2)
    Get cracking! (B1-B2)
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    Le 09/12/2021. The British know how to enjoy Christmas dinner – they crack crackers! What is this strange tradition? 

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  • The rights of nature (B2-C1)
    The rights of nature (B2-C1)
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    Le 15/11/2021. The United Nations, commenting on human rights and the environment, has stated, “From New Zealand to Colombia, the powerful idea that nature has rights is taking root in legal systems".

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  • Greta Thunberg on COP26 (B2)
    Greta Thunberg on COP26 (B2)
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    Le 12/11/2021. “This is no longer a climate conference. This is now a global greenwashing* festival.” These are the words from 18-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg concerning COP26. But what is greenwashing? It’s the process of giving the false impression about how a company is environmentally friendly. But why? The aim is to win the loyalty of people by making promises that are never delivered.

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  • Fairy Creek protests (A2)
    Fairy Creek protests (A2)
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    Le 12/11/2021. In August 2020 protesters started protesting logging near Fairy Creek on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The dispute concerns a debate on logging Canada's ancient forests.

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  • Art Deco architecture (B1)
    Art Deco architecture (B1)
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    Le 11/10/2021. Art Deco was a design period in the United States and Europe in the 1920s and 1930s. It influenced fashion, art and architecture. But why is it special? It was original and it mixed beauty and practicality.  

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  • South Africa in October (B2)
    South Africa in October (B2)
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    Le 04/10/2021. While South Africa is a beautiful country to visit in any season, spring is a season that will delight you if are discovering Africa in October. Temperatures are mild, the north is on the cusp of the rainy season, and shoulder season prices for accommodation still apply.

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  • A typical secondary school day in the UK (A1-A2)
    A typical secondary school day in the UK (A1-A2)
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    Le 31/08/2021. Some general facts: the law in Britain says that all children must have an education from age four to 16. They can go to a state school (free) or an independent school (parents must pay), or have their education at home.

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  • Shorter work weeks (B2-C1)
    Shorter work weeks (B2-C1)
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    Le 31/08/2021. While the coronavirus pandemic has changed our lives irrevocably, and in often unwanted ways, a surprisingly positive trend may have come out of it – the four-day work week. 

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  • A catchy tune (A2-B1)
    A catchy tune (A2-B1)
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    Le 30/08/2021. Imagine life without music? Boring! Music influences your moods, inspires you, turns a simple gathering into a party, and makes you want to dance. But do you know how to talk about music in English? 

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  • Garde Mômji Bilingue et Garde Mômji Créative : deux concepts signés Mômji
    Garde Mômji Bilingue et Garde Mômji Créative : deux concepts signés Mômji
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    La garde Mômji Bilingue est un service de nounou à domicile en anglais et dans d’autres langues étrangères (espagnol, allemand, russe). Vous pouvez choisir une formule 100% bilingue, dite en immersion, ou une formule avec un temps d’activité et de jeux dans la langue choisie, dite en initiation. 

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  • Open questions (A1-A2)
    Open questions (A1-A2)
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    Le 26/07/2021. Afin de pouvoir converser en anglais, l'utilisation des questions est essentielle car celles-ci nous permettent de nous questionner, mais surtout de questionner les autres.

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  • #FreeBritney (B2-C1)
    #FreeBritney (B2-C1)
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    Le 08/07/2021. What’s the #FreeBritney hashtag about? Has Britney Spears been kidnapped? No, the reality is a little less dramatic, but worrying nonetheless! The star’s fans created the campaign to show their support in her efforts to regain autonomy over her finances, private life and right to live freely.

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  • Sun, sea and scenery in the southwest of England (C1)
    Sun, sea and scenery in the southwest of England (C1)
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    Le 28/06/2021. Pack your swimming costumes, your sun-cream and your surfboards everybody! We’re going on a trip to Cornwall, the beautiful county on the south-west tip of England.

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  • Cooking Measurements (A1-A2)
    Cooking Measurements (A1-A2)
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    Le 15/06/2021. Recipes in English-speaking countries use weight, volume or numbers. All countries use volume for liquids, but in the USA, Canada, South Africa and Australia, people also use it for dry ingredients, such as sugar and flour.

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  • What’s happening in Boston on the 4th of July? (A2-B1)
    What’s happening in Boston on the 4th of July? (A2-B1)
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    Le 15/06/2021. The 4th of July is Independence Day in the USA. What does that mean? Independence Day celebrates the day in 1776 when the United States was no longer ruled by Great Britain – it became an independent country. Independence Day in the USA is a national holiday and a very big deal to all Americans. Let’s visit Boston and find out how they celebrate the 4th of July!

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  • Vaccine passports for the US, UK and EU – yay or nay? (B2-C1)
    Vaccine passports for the US, UK and EU – yay or nay? (B2-C1)
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    Le 09/06/2021. People worldwide are eagerly waiting for life to pick up where it left off with the Covid-19 vaccine campaigns. While many countries are putting vaccine passports into place, questions have arisen as to whether this is ethical. The UK, US and EU have different points of view concerning vaccine passports. Let’s see where everyone is at!

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  • The phonetic alphabet (A1)
    The phonetic alphabet (A1)
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    Le 27/05/2021. Il arrive, en apprenant une langue, d'avoir l'impression de passer beaucoup de temps à apprendre des choses « inutiles », alors qu'on ne parle pas aussi bien qu'on le souhaiterait. C'est souvent le cas des apprenants appelés à apprendre l'alphabet phonétique, comme préalable à l'apprentissage de la prononciation.

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  • Invitation réservée aux enseignant.e.s d'anglais
    Invitation réservée aux enseignant.e.s d'anglais
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    Le 11/05/2021. Valérie Hyenveux, enseignante et rédactrice en chef des magazines de la gamme Go English, vous propose de découvrir comment enseigner la culture et de la civilisation anglophones pour tous avec la gamme Go English.

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  • Our feathered friends (B2-C1)
    Our feathered friends (B2-C1)
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    Le 11/05/2021. There are more than 10,000 species of stunning birds that call our planet home. However, many of them are facing extinction. Let’s have a look at some of our feathered friends who have been unfortunate enough to make the endangered species list.

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  • Florian Zeller, Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman about 'The Father' (C1-C2)
    Florian Zeller, Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman about 'The Father' (C1-C2)
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    Le 02/05/2021. On Sunday 25th April 2021, the movie The Father received two Oscars: Best Adapted Screenplay for Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton, and Best Actor for Anthony Hopkins, who becomes the oldest actor to receive the prize at 83, portraying a man slipping into dementia.

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  • Jacinda Ardern vs COVID-19 (B1-B2)
    Jacinda Ardern vs COVID-19 (B1-B2)
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    Le 12/04/2021. The World Health Organisation has praised New Zealand’s plan of action in dealing with COVID-19, and holds up the country as an example to the rest of the world. But what is Jacinda Ardern’s strategy behind New Zealand’s COVID-19 success, and is it sustainable?

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  • The Prince of Wales (B1)
    The Prince of Wales (B1)
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    Le 12/04/2021. Have you ever wondered why Prince Charles holds the title of Prince of Wales, and not Prince of England? There’s an interesting story behind this peculiarity which has more to do with Wales’ deference to England than with the power of Wales itself.

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  • Saint Patrick’s Day (A2-B1)
    Saint Patrick’s Day (A2-B1)
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    Le 11/03/2021. Saint Patrick’s Day on March 17th is a day for huge celebrations worldwide. Did you know that it is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival? So, how does the world celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day?

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  • Work from home…in Montserrat (B2)
    Work from home…in Montserrat (B2)
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    Le 26/02/2021. If you work remotely – either because of the COVID-19 pandemic or because that is the nature of your job – you now have the opportunity of working from home in Montserrat, an island in the Carribean. Doesn’t that sound cool?

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  • Rencontrons-nous lors d’un salon virtuel !
    Rencontrons-nous lors d’un salon virtuel !
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    Le 21/02/2021. Go English est partenaire du salon virtuel « ma formation en langues » organisé par Studyrama le 9 mars 2021 de 17h à 21h.

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  • Amanda Gorman (B2)
    Amanda Gorman (B2)
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    Le 11/02/2021. If you didn’t know who Amanda Gorman was before President Joe Biden’s inauguration in January 2021, you probably do now. It would be difficult to not notice this dynamic and driven young activist who is also the youngest poet in history to recite at a presidential inauguration.

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  • What's your hobby? (A1)
    What's your hobby? (A1)
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    Le 10/02/2021. Painting? Reading? Acting? Cooking? What among these is your hobby?

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  • The Brexit Deal / B1
    The Brexit Deal / B1
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    Le 11/01/2021. It’s January 2021, and Brexit is now a reality. The agreement between the UK and Europe took effect from December 31st at 11pm. It deals with new rules for living, working and trading, but while the whole agreement is more than 1,200 pages, here are some of the essentials.

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  • Invitation réservée aux enseignant.e.s d'anglais
    Invitation réservée aux enseignant.e.s d'anglais
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    Le 04/01/2021. Valérie Hyenveux, enseignante et rédactrice en chef des magazines de la gamme Go English, vous propose de découvrir comment les magazines peuvent vous aider à développer l'expression orale en cours.

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  • The months of the year / A2
    The months of the year / A2
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    Le 11/12/2020. The English names for the twelve months of the year all date from the Roman era.

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  • Messages for Christmas cards / A2-B1
    Messages for Christmas cards / A2-B1
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    Le 10/12/2020. Sometimes it's difficult to think of messages for Christmas cards, especially when you send a lot of them. Should your message be religious or neutral, formal or informal, funny or serious? Luckily, you can choose!

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  • What is your dream present for next Christmas? / A1-A2
    What is your dream present for next Christmas? / A1-A2
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    Le 10/12/2020 "I love to travel and I can’t think of a better present than the gift of adventure. A Christmas dream would be a trip to Shanghai to visit the city, but also to go to Disneyland." And you? What is your dream present?

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  • Christmas in the UK / B2
    Christmas in the UK / B2
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    Le 10/12/2020. Merry Christmas! Have you ever wondered how people in different countries celebrate Christmas? The British have different traditions from the French. Let’s find out about some of them.

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  • Black Friday / B1-B2
    Black Friday / B1-B2
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    Le 20/11/2020. Yay, it’s Friday! Fridays signal the end of the work week, and two days of freedom for most people. But, one Friday in every year celebrates a special event called Black Friday. When is Black Friday and what is it?

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  • Webinaire n°1 / Animez vos cours avec English Now & Go English
    Webinaire n°1 / Animez vos cours avec English Now & Go English
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    Le 20/11/2020. Découvrez le 1er webinaire animé par Valérie Hyenveux, rédactrice en chef des magazines Go English et English Now.

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  • Sean Connery dies at 90 / B2-C1
    Sean Connery dies at 90 / B2-C1
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    Le 12/11/2020. Many people think of James Bond when they hear the name Sean Connery, but Connery was more than a mere character in a film. He was a man who came from humble beginnings, a man with talent and an astute businessman.

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  • Invitation réservée aux enseignants d'anglais
    Invitation réservée aux enseignants d'anglais
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    Le 22/10/2020. Valérie Hyenveux, enseignante et rédactrice en chef des magazines de la gamme Go English vous invite à participer à un webinar qui vous donnera de nombreuses idées pour utiliser les magazines en classe.

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  • The London Eye – not just a giant wheel / A2-B1
    The London Eye – not just a giant wheel / A2-B1
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    Le 13/10/2020. The London Eye is an observation wheel on London’s Southbank, a stone’s throw away from the London Aquarium and the London Dungeons. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in London with more than 3.5 million tourists every year. So, what’s so great about it? 

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  • Garde-Active et Baby-Speaking : deux concepts signés Speaking-Agency
    Garde-Active et Baby-Speaking : deux concepts signés Speaking-Agency
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    Le 12/10/2020. Le Baby-Speaking est un service de babysitter à domicile en anglais et dans d’autres langues étrangères (espagnol, allemand, russe). L’agence est leader sur le marché avec des intervenants natifs ou bilingues.

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  • London travel icons / C1
    London travel icons / C1
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    Le 7/10/2020. What would you say if somebody asked you to name some of London’s icons? Would it maybe be buildings like the Houses of Parliament or St Paul’s Cathedral that came to mind, or structures such as the London Eye or Big Ben?

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  • History comes alive / A2
    History comes alive / A2
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    Le 30/09/2020. Everyone knows that it’s easier to learn something when you’re interested in it. But do you ever find yourself wondering if history teachers know that fact too? Unfortunately, history lessons can be as engaging as watching paint dry if a teacher doesn’t know how to make the facts come alive.

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  • Idiomatic expressions with the word 'school' / A2-B1
    Idiomatic expressions with the word 'school' / A2-B1
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    Le 15/09/2020. Maybe it's time to go back to school - so that you can learn some idiomatic expressions that contain the word.

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  • Clinical Somatics – could it be the answer to your chronic pain? / B2-C1
    Clinical Somatics – could it be the answer to your chronic pain? / B2-C1
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    Le 15/09/2020. Do you have back pain, a painful knee or a frozen shoulder that won’t heal? Your doctor has probably sent you for x-rays, an ultrasound or an MRI, but there’s nothing to see. Where is your pain coming from and, more importantly, how can you stop it?

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  • Now’s the time to visit London’s Museums / B2-C1
    Now’s the time to visit London’s Museums / B2-C1
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    Le 10/08/2020. Culture doesn’t cost anything in the UK. Did you know that since 2001, all state museums are free? Whether you are an art or science fan, there is a free museum in London for you!

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  • Why are female-led countries faring better with COVID-19? / B2-C1
    Why are female-led countries faring better with COVID-19? / B2-C1
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    21/07/2020. Although many feel that it’s a matter of opinion, statistics show that countries with female leaders have fewer cases of contamination and deaths due to COVID-19. Why?

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  • Fun Facts about Texas / B2-C1
    Fun Facts about Texas / B2-C1
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    13/07/2020. When you hear the word ‘Texas’, you probably think of ‘Dallas’ or cowboys rounding up a herd of cattle. While you wouldn’t be wrong, Texas has so much more to offer than JR Ewing and stereotypes. Let’s look at some fun facts about Texas, the second-largest state in the USA.

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  • Adrenalin junkies – What makes them tick? / B2-C1
    Adrenalin junkies – What makes them tick? / B2-C1
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    Le 22/06/2020. Thrill-seekers, risk-takers, adrenalin junkies – what do these words mean? These are words we use to describe people who love extreme sports. You probably think that people who enjoy base jumping, sky-diving, white-water rafting and other dangerous sports are crazy, but research shows that the opposite is true.

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  • The best year for music / B1
    The best year for music / B1
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    Le 01/05/2020. A UK radio station called Radio X conducted a survey which revealed 1991 to be the best year for music, according to its listeners. Why 1991? Bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, UB40, Roxette and R.E.M. are the answer to that question!

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  • What is going on with the United States Postal Service (USPS) ? C1-C2
    What is going on with the United States Postal Service (USPS) ? C1-C2
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    The USPS has exclusive access to public letter boxes marked ‘US Mail’, as well as personal letterboxes in the United States. It now has to compete against private package delivery services, such as United Parcel Service, FedEx, and Amazon.

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  • Jamaica's influence on the English-speaking world / B1
    Jamaica's influence on the English-speaking world / B1
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    Le 14/04/2020. Jamaica, an Anglophone island in the Caribbean Sea, has contributed a vibrant culture of language, music and food to the rest of the English-speaking world.

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  • Belize, an English-speaking paradise / C1
    Belize, an English-speaking paradise / C1
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    Le 14/04/2020. Surrounded by the verdant Central American jungle on one side and the deep-blue Caribbean Sea on the other, Belize is the place to go if you’re looking for an affordable holiday in a paradise packed full of adventure and culture.

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  • Témoignage d’une formatrice d’anglais
    Témoignage d’une formatrice d’anglais
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    Le 07/04/2020. J’utilise les magazines de la gamme Go English dans le cadre de mes cours depuis plus d’un an et je dois avouer que je suis séduite par le concept et les contenus proposés.

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  • Boris Johnson will “get it done” … again / B1-V2
    Boris Johnson will “get it done” … again / B1-V2
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    Up until very recently, Boris Johnson has not shown great leadership in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. In fact, just a few days ago, his ‘strategy’ was to allow the virus to spread in order for Britons to build up immunity – a strategy the government admitted was a complete failure.

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  • Megxit / C1-C2
    Megxit / C1-C2
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    For several years, all Brits could talk about was Brexit. Now that it’s finally done, the next exit is that of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from royal life. This has been named ‘Megxit’. Here’s what happened.

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  • How to write a professionnel Email / A1-B1
    How to write a professionnel Email / A1-B1
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    How many emails do you send and receive each day? Probably a lot! Email is probably the most common way of communicating. Let's look at some useful expressions for sending professional emails.

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  • New Year's Greetings
    New Year's Greetings
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    You may spend New Year's Eve in an English-speaking country, and want to greet someone for the new year. Here are some phrases to help you.

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  • Chicken soup – a real cure
    Chicken soup – a real cure
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    There are many studies that have demonstrated that chicken soup helps people who have a cold. No one can say exactly why this is true, but there are many ideas. Here's the recipe!

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  • Christmas Pantomimes – the most British Christmas tradition
    Christmas Pantomimes – the most British Christmas tradition
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    When you think of Christmas in the UK, you probably think of mince pies, plum pudding, Christmas crackers with corny jokes and Christmas Carol singalongs. One Christmas tradition that is oh-so-British is the Christmas pantomime – a genre of theatre different from any other!

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  • Another election in the UK / B2-C1
    Another election in the UK / B2-C1
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    Guess what? There is a general election scheduled for December 12th. As of now, the Tory Party is ahead in the polls, but the Labour Party has been slowly catching up.

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  • Thanksgiving
    Thanksgiving
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    This week, across the United States, families are traveling or preparing for the most American holiday of the year: Thanksgiving, which falls on the 4th Thursday of November each year. Many people are looking for their family’s favorite recipes, buying ingredients and beginning to cook the meal that represents the ideal Thanksgiving.

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  • Remember, remember the fifth of November…
    Remember, remember the fifth of November…
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    In 1605, Guy Fawkes and his friends wanted to blow up important buildings in London where the king and the leaders were meeting so that someone else would rule England. This was called the Gunpowder Plot.

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  • California is in Flames, Santa Ana Winds to Blame
    California is in Flames, Santa Ana Winds to Blame
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    The governor declared a statewide emergency as tens of thousands of acres burned and more than 180,000 people in Northern California were evacuated with many more evacuations and destruction of property expected

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  • Guess what? Brexit is still undecided…
    Guess what? Brexit is still undecided…
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    In case you thought we had heard the last of Brexit, I’m sorry to bring bad news. The original deadline, 31 October (which was already an extension requested by Theresa May to the March deadline), appears to be headed for another extension.

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  • The great milk debate – before or after the tea?
    The great milk debate – before or after the tea?
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    There is nothing more British than a cup of tea (or a ‘cuppa’, as it is sometimes called). Many Brits take their tea with milk. The milk helps balance the tannins in the tea and makes it more mellow. I’ve always had one question: does one put the milk in the teacup before or after the tea?

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  • Impeachment: what it is and is not… / B2-C1
    Impeachment: what it is and is not… / B2-C1
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    President of the United States (POTUS) Donald Trump is the subject of an impeachment inquiry. Many people think that the word ‘impeach’ means ‘to remove from office’, as you can see in the photos of protesters with signs. This is not correct. It can lead to removal from office, but the impeachment in itself is not the reason.

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  • A trip to Swansea, Wales, part 2
    A trip to Swansea, Wales, part 2
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    As I said in the last post, we never visited Joe’s Ice Cream. But what we did eat was something we had never heard of – Welsh cakes. Imagine a scone, but it’s not dry and crumbly, it’s soft and moist with raisins dotted through. It was delightful.

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  • A trip to Swansea, Wales
    A trip to Swansea, Wales
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    Last fall, while on a trip to a conference in Bristol, England, my husband and I decided to take a trip to Swansea, Wales. It is easily accessible by train and almost everything is within walking distance of the train station.

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  • Southern cornbread
    Southern cornbread
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    When the weather starts to cool off and mornings become a bit cold, you can feel that autumn is just around the corner. That’s when Americans say, “This is good chili weather!” There are many things that can accompany chili, but in the South, cornbread is king.

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  • A guide to British Politics
    A guide to British Politics
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    There are many major political parties in the UK. The words ‘Left’ and ‘Right’ correspond with the French political system. Here are the seven largest parties and the ‘Brexit Party’ which is not officially recognised, as it was formed solely in reaction to Brexit.

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  • Fried Green Tomatoes
    Fried Green Tomatoes
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    In the Southern US, tomatoes are a summer staple. At the end of summer, there are still a lot of them in our gardens! We also use the green tomatoes – pickled green tomatoes are excellent. Here’s one other dish from the Southern US that uses green tomatoes.

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  • Nanaimo Bar
    Nanaimo Bar
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    In the early 1950s, a Canadian housewife named Mabel Jenkins submitted a recipe for a cookie bar to a local cookbook She called it the ‘Nanaimo Bar’ for the town where she lived. The cookie bar recipe became very popular

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  • Treasures from trash – sea glass
    Treasures from trash – sea glass
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    There is a very popular activity for Americans who go to the beach and it’s not collecting seashells! It’s collecting sea glass. Almost every coastline in the world has beaches with sea glass, making the hobby very easy and cheap – you only need a bag and time (and sunscreen!).

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  • Summer ‘mocktails’
    Summer ‘mocktails’
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    It’s the first heat wave of the summer. Remember to drink a lot of liquid. Here are two cocktails with no alcohol that taste great and will keep you hydrated!

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  • Trooping the Colour
    Trooping the Colour
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    Queen Elizabeth II celebrates two birthdays. One is in April (the 21st), on her actual birthday; the other is in June at Trooping the Colour parade (also called The Queen’s Birthday Parade). Why does she have two birthday celebrations?

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  • May to step down in June
    May to step down in June
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    In the latest Brexit news, Prime Minister Theresa May (a conservative who wanted Britain to remain in the EU) announced on May 24 that she would be resigning, effective June 7th. She will remain as a lame duck until a replacement PM can be found, hopefully by the end of July.

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  • America Loses one of its Favorite Sweethearts
    America Loses one of its Favorite Sweethearts
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    On May 13th, Doris Day, an American actress, singer and animal activist died at the age of 97. She started as a big-band singer but is known more for her film career. She was included in the list of the 25 most popular stars in the US from 1950-1968, and in the top five of that list for four years.

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  • Apple Cake
    Apple Cake
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    Here is a simple recipe for an apple cake. Try it with ice cream! Note that in English, ‘Tablespoon’ always has a capital T and ‘teaspoon’ has a small t. This is because sometimes we don’t write the entire word – we may simply put ‘T’ or ‘t’.

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  • « 75% des élèves de 3ème ont du mal à se faire comprendre »
    « 75% des élèves de 3ème ont du mal à se faire comprendre »
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    Cet article détaille les recommandations du CNESCO pour améliorer le niveau en langue des français et... la gamme Go English répond parfaitement à ces recommandations depuis plus de 10 ans !

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  • Rolling Stones Tour Postponed
    Rolling Stones Tour Postponed
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    Legendary rock band the Rolling Stones (formed in 1962!) have postponed their US tour. The ‘No Filter’ tour was to begin in Miami on April 20th and end in New York City on June 17th. The 17 concerts now need to be rebooked. Why all the fuss? The 75-year-old lead singer of the group, Mick Jagger, needed heart surgery.

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  • Brexit: what we know so far
    Brexit: what we know so far
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    On June 24th, 2016, the results of a UK referendum were announced. By a very small margin, people voted in favour of leaving the EU. No one ever expected that almost three years later, they would be still trying to negotiate a deal.

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  • English Trifle
    English Trifle
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    The trifle is a British dessert made from custard, fruit, sponge cake, jam and whipped cream. The ingredients are arranged in layers and served in glass bowls.This famous dessert evolved into the delicious layered dessert we know today.

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  • Captain Marvel and International Women’s Day
    Captain Marvel and International Women’s Day
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    Americans love superheroes. They love movies about them, TV shows about them, comic books about them, etc. There were nine films about superheroes in 2018 alone! From 2019-2022, there are over 40 superhero films scheduled. Why?

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  • Michael Jackson, 10 years later
    Michael Jackson, 10 years later
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    Michael Jackson was an indisputable musical genius and artist who led a troubled life. He traveled with his family while they were on tour and was put on stage to lead The Jackson Five when he was just five years old. For a moment, can you put yourself in his 5-year-old-child shoes and imagine the things he saw and heard?

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  • Did you watch the Oscars?
    Did you watch the Oscars?
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    Sunday night was the 91st Academy Awards. Did you follow along with the list from this blog three weeks ago? There were a few surprises. This was the first Academy Awards ceremony that did not have a host!

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  • Winter Wassail
    Winter Wassail
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    ‘Wassail’ is a hot, spiced punch. It is traditionally served at Christmas, but you can drink it all winter. There are many recipes and variations. Generally, it is a mixture of fruit juices and spices, such as cinnamon. The mixture is heated and served warm.

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  • The end of Awards Season!
    The end of Awards Season!
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    The beginning of February is also the end of the American awards season. The season starts in November with the People’s Choice Awards and ends with the most prestigious awards ceremony– The Academy Awards – also called ‘The Oscars’.

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  • Do it yourself (DIY)
    Do it yourself (DIY)
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    Everyone in America and the UK likes to think about doing home improvement jobs themselves. Why not? You can save money and take pride in knowing that you performed a task that many people could (or would) not!

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  • Happy New Year!
    Happy New Year!
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    In the US, we say ‘Happy New Year!’ on New Year’s Eve and on New Year’s Day. After that, you may (or may not) say it to other people you see, but there is no fixed rule that you must say it to everyone you see for the first time before the end of January.

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  • Recipe for hot, apple cider
    Recipe for hot, apple cider
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    There is almost nothing better than a mug of hot apple cider when it’s cold outside. This recipe will warm you from the inside. An extra bonus: your house will smell wonderful!

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  • Black Friday
    Black Friday
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    The earliest use of ‘Black Friday’ to mean the shopping on the day after Thanksgiving was in 1975 in the New York Times. It was used as a negative term to describe the heavy traffic and shopping crowds on the day after Thanksgiving.

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  • Stan Lee - December 28th, 1922-November 12th, 2018 (age 95)
    Stan Lee - December 28th, 1922-November 12th, 2018 (age 95)
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    Beloved comic book creator Stan Lee has died. He was 95. He saw his creations become a giant influence in the movie business. He started as an office assistant at Timely Comics in 1939.

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  • What actually happened at the mid-term elections?
    What actually happened at the mid-term elections?
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    The mid-term election is held at the halfway mark of a president’s ter. Both the Democrats (the more liberal, left-wing side) and Republicans (the more conservative, right-wing side) had hopes and expectations for the results of the November 6th mid-term election.

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  • New England Clam Chowder
    New England Clam Chowder
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    Chowder is a thick soup whose name originated from the French word 'chaudière'. There are many different types of chowders, such as corn, potato or fish, but the best-known variety is made with clams. Here's the recipe!

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  • Happy Halloween!
    Happy Halloween!
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    Halloween is traditional time to eat candy – lots of candy! I don’t know if the ‘Candy Crush’ game developer King decided to launch their newest game ‘Candy Crush Friends Saga’ the week preceding Halloween, but kudos if they did!

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  • It’s fall, and that means pumpkin spice
    It’s fall, and that means pumpkin spice
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    Fast forward to the late 1990s, when Starbucks introduced a new seasonal coffee drink for autumn, the pumpkin spice latte. This was also an instant success! Here is a list of pumpkin spice products that are on or have been on the market.

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  • Revolutions and the Americans and French – not as different as you might think!
    Revolutions and the Americans and French – not as different as you might think!
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    Both countries are very cautious about guarding their rights from being taken by their respective governments.

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  • Paul McCartney died in 1966!
    Paul McCartney died in 1966!
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    There is a rumor that Paul McCartney was killed in a car crash in 1967 and replaced by a lookalike. Fans have listed over a hundred ‘clues’ over the years to support this idea. Here are some of the more interesting – and convincing – theories.

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  • Burt Reynolds – American legend
    Burt Reynolds – American legend
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    On September 6th, America lost an icon. You may know him from the 1997 film Boogie Nights. To Americans, especially in the South, Burt Reynolds was famous for much more.

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  • Oxford
    Oxford
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    The British cities of Oxford and Cambridge are famous for their universities, both rankingamong the best in the world. Students from all over the United Kingdom and all over the world dream to study there, or at least to visit these places some day.

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  • Nelson Mandela
    Nelson Mandela
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    Since 2009, Mandela Day is celebrated all around the world on July 18th, on the anniversary date of Nelson Mandela’s birth. The year 2018 marks the centenary of his birth, and celebrations will take place all year long, commemorating Madiba’s heritage.

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  • A historical tour through Belfast
    A historical tour through Belfast
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    The whole island of Ireland is a wonderful place to visit: you can discover beautiful towns and breath-taking landscapes all around the country. But it is also possible to learn about the rich history of both countries while travelling around Ireland and Northern Ireland.

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  • The Pacific Crest Trail
    The Pacific Crest Trail
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    Each year, hundreds of hiking fans and wilderness lovers embark on an incredible adventure: the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). This long-distance hike is located on the West American Coast and goes through three states: California, Oregon and Washington.

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  • The Epsom Derby
    The Epsom Derby
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    Do you know the Royal Ascot? The most important racing event of the year in the United Kingdom. Today, let’s find out about another major racing weekend: the Epsom Derby.

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  • Test blog GE
    Test blog GE
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    Test

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