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6 New Words – Day 2

GARMENT NOUN – An article of clothing Mary’s job is to make sure that the garments fit the models just right.   Garment http://easyenglisharticles.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/garment.m4a IMPAIRED ADJECTIVE- weakened or damaged When people are drunk, their sense of balance is impaired.    Impaired http://easyenglisharticles.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/impaired.m4a KEEN ADJECTIVE – having or showing eagerness or enthusiasm; interested in or attracted by (someone or something). Elizabeth was keen on learning geography.   Keen http://easyenglisharticles.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/keen.m4a HAVOC NOUN – Violent and needless disturbance The elephant caused havoc in the room too small to hold him.   Havoc http://easyenglisharticles.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/havoc.m4a JARGON NOUN – special words or expressions that are used by a particular profession or group...

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Is It Ripe? Soon You’ll Be Able to See Through Fruit With Your Phone

  You’ve got your recipe in hand and you’re in the produce section of your local store, on the hunt for the perfect ingredients. You can find what you need, but how can you tell if it will have the right flavor and texture, or if it needs more time to ripen? Well, scientists with the University of Washington, located in Seattle, may have a way for you to check the ripeness with your phone. In a project funded by Microsoft, the scientists have made a special camera that can be carried around, which would cost about $800. They...

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Common Learner Mistakes: Travel, Travels, Travelling, Trip and Journey

Many learners at all levels make mistakes with these words. Here are the rules: You can download this here in High Definition: Travel / Trip / Journey / Travelling 93.04 KB Download Here are some more examples: Travel (verb): He travelled through Latin America on his own. I want to travel the world, but I don’t have the money. If I win the lottery, I will travel to every country in the world. Travel (as a compound noun):The travel agent booked my flight for me. If you don’t know where to go on holiday, you should go to the travel agent and get some brochures. Travel agent: the shop that sells holidays and flights, also the person who works in this shop. Air travel is becoming more and more popular nowadays. One of my main interests is foreign travel. They say that foreign travel broadens your mind Travels (plural): He documented all of his travels in a journal. My brother writes about all of his travels on a...

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British Politics Explained

Here is a list of vocabulary about British Politics; General Election – when the adults (aged 18+) of the United Kingdom vote for the politicians that they want to represent them. A General Election is usually held once every five years. There will be one on the 7th May 2015. Member of Parliament (MP) – the politician who represents a certain area or town. They sit in the House of Commons and vote on legislation.There are 650 MPs in the UK.  Legislation (n) – written laws – Legislative (adj) House of Commons – one half of the legislative  government.  The people who sit in the House of Commons (the 650 MPs) vote on laws. The people can choose who sits in this part. House of Lords –the other half of the legislative government . The people who sit in this house are NOT voted for by the people. Lord / Lady – these people sit in the House of Lords. They either have been awarded this title or have inherited it through their family. They are not democratically elected. Prime Minister – the head of the UK government. They are also an MP. This is not the same as the head of state or president. Head of State – the highest political position in the country. The head of state in the UK is Queen Elizabeth II. In countries...

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