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The Blue Sky: Reading Practice 9 (explanation)

It is easy to see that the sky is blue. Have you ever wondered why? A lot of other smart people have, too. And it took a long time to figure it out! The light from the Sun looks white. But it is really made up of all… Read More »

The Future Perfect Continuous Tense

Untuk memahami the future perfect continuous tense, sobat pembaca perlu melihat kembali konsep yang telah dijelaskan sebelumnya tentang the past perfect continuous tense. Logika untuk kedua tense ini sama. Satu-satunya perbedaan adalah the past perfect continuous tense digunakan untuk konteks lampau, sementara the future perfect continous tense untuk… Read More »

Animals of the Ice: Listening Practice 3 (report)

The following questions are based on a brief description of the walrus. You can listen online or download the Mp3 file by clicking this link Animals of the Ice. 1. The spoken text is categorized as a report because … . A. it describes in details one specific… Read More »

Should Tablets Replace Textbooks?: Reading Practice 5 (discussion)

Publishing for the K-12 school market is an $8 billion industry, with three companies – McGraw-Hill, Pearson, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt – capturing about 85% of this market. Tablets are a $72 billion industry with 42% of US adults owning a tablet. As tablets have become more prevalent,… Read More »

What You Will Be Driving in 2016: Reading Practice 2 (news)

The world’s largest auto show opened its doors in Frankfurt this week. With dozens of debuts and concept cars launched, the 66th IAA (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung) Frankfurt Motor Show was a chance for car makers from around the globe to unveil their plans for next year and beyond. Frankfurt… Read More »

Indonesian Haze: Reading Practice 1 (news)

Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia are choking under a thick haze of smog caused by the annual burning of land for the production of pulp, paper and palm oil on the island of Sumatra, in western Indonesia and Borneo. The smog has become so bad the Indonesian government has… Read More »

Brave: Reading Practice 4 (movie review)

My family of three went to see an early screening of the new Disney movie, “Brave” yesterday, so I thought I would write a quick ‘mommy’ review of the movie. Disney definitely breaks the standard “Disney Princess” mold with this movie as Princess Merida is a fun, outgoing… Read More »

Animal Testing: Reading Practice 4 (discussion)

Animal testing is a deeply divided subject, with a great deal of passion, emotion, and ideas on both sides regarding the ethic of the practice. Some people support animal testing and some others oppose it. The scientific community is strongly in favor of animal testing. The medical breakthroughs… Read More »