a woman of mystery

Agatha Christie is the most famous mystery writer in the world. Her books have been published in over 100 languages. She is one of the best-selling novelists of all time. Over two billion copies of her books have been sold.

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9/11 commemoration

September 11 is the anniversary of the terrorist attacks in 2001 on the United States. Almost 3000 people were killed that day. The day is known as 9/11 (which is the American style of writing the date – month then day).

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reading to learn

Reading is an excellent way to improve your English. But to get the most benefit you should read often and read many different types of text.

We are making changes to our blog to help you read more.

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decisions, decisions …

September is traditionally the time of year when people start English classes. But with so many academies, how do you choose which is the right one for you?

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staycation?

staycation?

“Sun is shining, the weather is sweet”. Bob Marley sings to us in his song, Sun Is Shining.
Yes, summer is here. It’s that time of the year when many of us escape our town or city and even our country. It’s holiday time!
Or is it? In these times of Coronavirus we have to rethink our traditional summer holiday.

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Independence Day

July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence since 1776. Every year there are major festivities including fireworks, parades, and concerts, and also more casual events such as family gatherings and community barbecues.
Independence Day is a sea of red, white and blue. Not only is the American flag everywhere, but people, pets and almost everything else is decorated in the national colours.
It’s a national celebration, a national party.

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not the summer of sport

This weekend the Tour de France was due to begin, while Monday was to be the first day of Wimbledon. But not this year. The coronavirus pandemic has led to events being cancelled or postponed. Sports fans will, of course, be disappointed. So what can replace the many, many hours of sport on television?

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here comes summer!

Yes, summer is here, it officially starts tomorrow, Saturday, 21 June. But this year our warmest season will be different because of coronavirus. There will still be long, hot, sunny days. However, the usual festivals, carnivals and other sports and cultural events won’t take place. And even going to the beach will be different!

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world gin day

Do you drink gin? If you do then you are not alone. Research has revealed Spain to be the number one country for gin consumption. People here drink more than a litre of gin a year, on average. That is a lot of gin.
Saturday, 13 June is World Gin Day. It is a celebration of the alcoholic drink that originally came from Holland. In past years, events have been held in over 30 countries to bring people together to celebrate gin, try new gins, and generally have a good time.
But in these days of coronavirus, World Gin Day is moving online.

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