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The most delicious food I’ve ever had…

It’s very difficult to choose one because I tasted so many delicious foods that I’ll never forget… Do you remember this delicious dish I posted a year ago with spring vegetables of the garden (carrots, onions, green peas (or gourmet peas), turnips) and tender lamb, without forgetting the delicious sauce? It was called “Easter Recipe” … Continue Reading

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Liquid bread

Yes, this post is about beer, so here is a health warning: Alcohol is bad for your health. A little alcohol is a little bad for your health, a lot of alcohol is very bad for your health. Now let’s talk beer… ;-) Beer is one of the oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic drinks … Continue Reading

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Earliest cherry blossoms in 1,200 years

Think of Japan in the spring, and the image that comes to mind is likely the country’s famous cherry blossoms, also known as “sakura” – white and pink flowers, blooming across cities and mountains, their petals covering the ground. But this year, cherry blossom season has come and gone in the blink of an eye, … Continue Reading

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Amazon vs the union: The vote the online giant fears

Amazon workers have voted to decide whether they want to be represented by a labor union or not. The results are not expected until later this week but if they say yes, it will become Amazon’s first US union. Amazon argues its wages and benefits are industry-beating and has gone into battle to persuade workers … Continue Reading

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Japanese women’s despair, space wine, Indian farmers’ protests, and morning shower

Here are some interesting reads (and videos to watch) from around the world:

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MEMBER CONTRIBUTIONS:

Bye summer!

A few days ago, summer came to an end. It’s time to jot down some nice, original and EASY recipes that I often ate during this summer…

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QUESTION TIME:

Question: What’s “knighthood”?

In the Question Time series, we discuss your language-related questions and problems. Here is a question from Blandine: What is a knighthood? And here is the answer…

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TALKING POINTS:

What is one of the funniest sketches or film or series scenes you have ever seen?

Here is a talking point: What is one of the funniest sketches or film or series scenes you have ever seen?

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WRITING WORKSHOP:

Writing Workshop: Why oh why?

In the Writing Workshop series, we work together to improve our writing skills: to learn how to write better and more correctly in English.

Here we have a poorly written text with quite a few mistakes…

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READING CLUB:

Reading Club: The Spy Who Came in From The Cold (1.1)

In the Reading Club series, we read books together, enjoy them, and learn from them. Let’s read a bit of John le Carré‘s The Spy Who Came in From The Cold together. Chapter 1: Checkpoint PART 1 The American handed Leamas another cup of coffee and said, “Why don’t you go back and sleep? We … Continue Reading

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FROM THE ARCHIVES:

How to properly meet and greet your relatives

Thanksgiving, Christmas, the New Year… These festive occasions are a good opportunity to see our relatives, but we should learn to do it properly…

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GOOD READS:

Golden Globes, coronavirus, documenting emperor penguins, and noisy oceans

Here are some interesting reads (and videos to watch): Golden Globes 2021 winners – in two minutes Your round-up of who won what at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night, on the BBC. Chadwick Boseman’s widow accepted a posthumous prize for the actor and more Watch this 2- minute video. The above video has … Continue Reading

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CORNERSTONE:

How to get hitched! (A pronunciation and vocabulary lesson)

Hitch is a 2005 American romantic comedy film. It was written by Kevin Bisch, directed by Andy Tennant, and starred Will Smith, with Eva Mendes, Kevin James, and Amber Valletta as co-stars. In this film, Smith plays Alex “Hitch” Hitchens, who is a professional dating consultant. He teaches men how to start a romantic relationship with women…

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