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The Seahorse: Reading Practice 8 (explanation)

By | June 5, 2015

The seahorse is a small species of vertebrate that is found in the tropical shallows and temperate waters around the world. The seahorse is also commonly found around coral reefs where there is plenty of food and places for the seahorse to hide. They have a long, flexible tail which is used for wrapping around weeds for support.… Read More »

The Halloween Kid: Reading Practice 2 (review)

By | June 4, 2015

Burgeoning filmmaker Axelle Carolyn showed a lyrical, controlled sense of cinema in her 2011 short film debut The Last Post. Now, the sometime actress, model, and author has created another work of gentle, frightening craft in the Halloween Kid. The short film features a rhyming, Edward Gorey-esque poem (penned by Carolyn) as its script and story: a tale… Read More »

Performance Enhancing Drugs: Reading Practice 3 (discussion)

By | May 24, 2015

Athletes use performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) such as steroids for various purposes. Some may use them for improved physical performance or alertness, while others like bodybuilders and celebrities may use them to increase muscle mass and for appearance purposes. The use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) in sports has been a controversial issue. With the pressure to out-perform themselves… Read More »

Underwater Earthquakes: Reading Practice 7 (explanation)

By | May 20, 2015

The most common causes of tsunamis are underwater earthquakes. To understand underwater earthquakes, you must first understand plate tectonics. The theory of plate tectonics suggests that the lithosphere, or top layer of the Earth, is made up of a series of huge plates. These plates make up the continents and sea floor. They rest on an underlying viscous… Read More »

Dark Chocolate: Reading Practice 5 (explanation)

By | May 15, 2015

People every where love chocolate of every kind. Not only is it a tasty treat for many, chocolate also boasts certain health benefits when consumed in moderation. Dark chocolate – the healthiest variety – promotes physical health and even functions as an aid for combatting foul moods and stress. Chocolate can be used, in appropriate quantities, as one… Read More »

The Present Tenses, The Past Tenses, The Simple Future, and The Future Continuous Tense: Review Exercise

By | April 29, 2015

Instruction: This exercise reviews all the tenses we have learnt. Put the verb in brackets into the correct form. 1. Right now the president (speak) … on TV. He (start) … speaking an hour ago. So, he (speak) … for an hour. 2. This time tomorrow the president (speak) … on TV. 3. At 9 PM last night,… Read More »

The Simple Future or the Future Continuous Tense

By | April 28, 2015

Instruction: Put the verb in brackets into the simple future tense or the future continuous tense. In some situations, both tenses are possible. 1. A: Can I see you at 7 PM tommorow night? B: Sorry, you can’t. I (play, still) … tennis. 2. A: I (be) … very busy tonight. B: What (you, do) …? A: I… Read More »