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How to… use articles appropriately in English

One of the things students of the English language often find difficult to master is to use the articles a/an, the, or no article, correctly. I thought you might like to try yourself at some extra online exercises, so I selected the following links for you… I hope this extra … Continue reading

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Waiting for Christmas: making a Christmas wreath

Christmas wreaths  were born in northern Europe, from the tradition of lighting candles on round bundles decorated with evergreen that symbolized the wheel of life and rebirth. These wreaths originally contained four candles which were lit on the four Sundays before December. Three had to be purple and one had to be pink. from reading

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How to survive dog days

tips and ideas from the net The human body gets cool by sweating. But when temperature and humidity are extremely high,  sweating may not be sufficient and there is a need to find ways to maintain the body’s normal temperature. While very likely most of you live in air conditioned houses, there are still people … Continue reading

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How to: moonwalk

When you prowl, you walk very slowly, nearly tiptoeing, because you are involved in a criminal activity and do not want to be discovered… But there’s another way to describe the way a criminal, especially a Smooth Criminal walks, or better, dances…;-) Yes, you’re right! MOONWALKING!!! We’re talking of course about a dance step which … Continue reading

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how to: make pancakes

Click on the link in NETtips audio/video and follow the instructions to make the batter (impasto) for pancakes. The ingredients you will need are: 1 egg 2 tbsp (tablespoons) vegetable oil 1 cup milk 1 tbsp sugar 3 tbsp baking powder 1 cup flour 1/2 tsp (teaspoon) salt To cook the pancake, heat a frying … Continue reading