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A Brief History of the Olympics

The modern Olympics began in 1896, but the first one was drastically different than the Olympics we know today. Only 14 countries and 176 athletes, all of them men, competed in the games, which were hosted in Athens.
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The origins and meaning of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of the most important holidays in the United States and Canada. Unlike many other American holidays, Thanksgiving isn't about gifts, fireworks shows, or games, it’s about being with family, and giving thanks and celebrating your blessings.
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Why Learning English is Essential in Today’s Globalised World

English might not be the most widely spoken language in the world (that honour goes to Chinese), but it is the world’s second most spoken language. It’s spoken as a foreign language by a massive 603 million people - more than double Arabic, in third place.
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Why you shouldn’t be afraid of flying!

Many people are afraid of flying in airplanes, but they shouldn't be. Flying is actually one of the safest ways to travel. In fact, when measured per mile, flying is actually far safer than driving, or travelling by train.
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5 places you need to visit in Europe

Bruges is packed with people exploring its narrow lanes and ancient buildings, but don’t let that stop you from checking it out. Stepping into this city is like stepping back in time.
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10 Classic Chat Up Lines in English

Chat up lines are usually intended for men to start talking to women in bars, although they’re famous for being completely useless. They’ve become more of a joke than a real conversation starter
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10 Unusual Foods People Eat in Europe

Just about every country, region, and culture has its own unusual foods. Often, these foods can seem gross or weird to people who are not from the region. Yet in many cases these unusual foods are actually tasty delicacies.
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Ten Ways to Say Someone is Beautiful or Sexy in English

There are dozens of ways to say someone is beautiful in English, and they all have subtly different meanings. If you read a lot or watch English-language television then you will surely have come across at least some of these.
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What is Brexit and What Does a Leave Vote Mean?

On the 23rd of June 2016, British people voted to leave the European Union. This has become known as ‘Brexit’, a combination of the words ‘Britain’ and ‘exit’.

The Top 7 Phobias People Have

We are all afraid of something, but a few things are more widely feared than others. Let’s take a look at the world's top seven phobias, and also some interesting unusual fears people have.
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11 different ways to Say ‘Toilet’ in English

Slang or informal words for  “toilet” are common and students have difficulty knowing which words are rude and which words are not.
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The importance of English: 7 great reasons to learn English today!​

We know that learning to speak English can be tough. However, we can clearly see the importance of English when we look at our global economy and the key role that English plays
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​How to speak English fluently: 7 teacher tips to improve your English

How to speak English fluently? We’ve put together some advice from English teachers to help you to do just that! Here are our 7 top tips to improve your English speaking skills
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An English teacher’s 7 tips to improve your English listening skills.

You can easily combine improving your English listening skills with other fun and enjoyable tasks. If you make it fun and interesting it will become a habit! A lot of students don’t do enough English listening practice and tend to focus too much on Grammar.

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