Conditional sentences in a nutshell

13 Feb 2015
We have all learned about conditional sentence types during years of English learning, but have you ever had the chance to compare them all in one table?

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Which country does the most good for the world?

10 Feb 2015
Policy advisor Simon Anholt has dreamed up an unusual scale to get governments thinking outwardly: The Good Country Index. In a riveting and funny talk, he answers the question, "Which country does the most good?" The answer may surprise you (especially if you live in the US or China).

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Photos that bear witness to modern slavery

07 Feb 2015
For the past two years, photographer Lisa Kristine has traveled the world, documenting the unbearably harsh realities of modern-day slavery. She shares hauntingly beautiful images — miners in the Congo, brick layers in Nepal — illuminating the plight of the 27 million souls enslaved worldwide.

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I Speak English. What Next?

05 Feb 2015
English is an official language of almost 60 sovereign states and the most commonly spoken language in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand. If you can read this lesson, you too probably speak this language! But what if you want to be able to communicate ...

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What we know and what we do not know about Autism

03 Feb 2015
In this factual talk, geneticist Wendy Chung shares what we know about autism spectrum disorder — for example, that autism has multiple, perhaps interlocking, causes. Looking beyond the worry and concern that can surround a diagnosis, Chung and her team look at what we’ve learned through studies...

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What's a Collocation?

29 Jan 2015
A collocation is a pair or group of words that are often used together. These combinations sound natural to native speakers, but students of English have to make a special effort to learn them because they are often difficult to guess.

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The military case for sharing knowledge

29 Jan 2015
When General Stanley McChrystal started fighting al Qaeda in 2003, information and secrets were the lifeblood of his operations. But as the unconventional battle waged on, he began to think that the culture of keeping important information classified was misguided and actually counterproductive.

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How to use "how"

22 Jan 2015
The question word "how" is really interesting because it can be joined with other words to form different questions. It is a powerful word, but the question is: How well can you use "how" in your speaking?

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Why thinking you're ugly is bad for you

20 Jan 2015
About 10,000 people a month Google the phrase, “Am I ugly?” Meaghan Ramsey of the Dove Self-Esteem Project has a feeling that many of them are young girls.

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How to live passionately no matter your age

18 Jan 2015
Author Isabel Allende is 71. Yes, she has a few wrinkles—but she has incredible perspective too. In this candid talk, meant for viewers of all ages, she talks about her fears as she gets older and shares how she plans to keep on living passionately.

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