Monthly Archives: August 2016

World’s largest protected area created off Hawaii | Lingohack – BBC Learning English (Aug 31, 2016)

Learning English The US President, Barack Obama, has announced plans to dramatically expand a marine reserve off the coast of Hawaii. The world heritage listed site, which encompasses the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, is home to many rare and endangered sea … Continue reading

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Abbreviations of the Day – Aug 31, 2016

Here is a list of “Abbreviations of the Day-Aug 31, 2016”. Note: Abbreviation* – It may be an abbreviation / acronym / contraction / initialism as per the listed word /phrase’s definition.

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From TEOTWAWKI to hoyay: words on the radar – OxfordWords blog (Aug 31, 2016)

From TEOTWAWKI to hoyay: words on the radar | OxfordWords blog Which words are our lexicographers looking carefully at right now? Well, all and any of them, of course – but there are some interesting words which are hovering on … Continue reading

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One thousand, one hundred and ninety three: how to say numbers (1) – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Aug 31, 2016)

One thousand, one hundred and ninety three: how to say numbers (1) – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Aug 31, 2016) In a recent lesson, I discovered that many of my students did not know how to read numbers aloud, … Continue reading

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The ill health of the nation – The Hindu (Aug 31, 2016)

The ill health of the nation – The Hindu (Aug 31, 2016) The National Health Accounts data for 2013-14 present fresh evidence that India continues to have a non-serious approach to the provision of universal health coverage to all its … Continue reading

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The LEMOA embrace – The Hindu (Aug 31, 2016)

The LEMOA embrace – The Hindu (Aug 31, 2016) The signing of the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA)during Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s visit to Washington is a significant step forward for India and the U.S. For further reading, visit … Continue reading

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Thousands of migrants have been rescued | News Review – BBC Learning English (Aug 30, 2016)

Learning English The Italian coastguard says it coordinated the rescue of six and a half thousand migrants from the Mediterranean on Monday. It made more than 40 separate sorties across the day, making it one of the busiest days in … Continue reading

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Have We Entered a New Geological Period? – VOA Learning English (Aug 30, 2016)

Have We Entered a New Geological Period? (2:29) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/08/30/235f8b24-eab9-4c32-829e-7d0704fa9d9a.mp3 This is What’s Trending Today… For almost 12,000 years, Planet Earth has been in what is called the Holocene Epoch. This geological era started after the last ice age. Human civilizations … Continue reading

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Juno Gets a Close-up Look at Jupiter – VOA Learning English (Aug 30, 2016)

Juno Gets a Close-up Look at Jupiter (3:52) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/08/30/27d9f0e8-f199-4ac2-91d7-019c8ea8c893.mp3 The spacecraft Juno successfully passed close to Jupiter Saturday as it orbits the solar system’s largest planet. NASA, the American space agency, said the spacecraft passed about 4,200 kilometers above Jupiter’s … Continue reading

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Improve Your Writing by Using Concept Maps – VOA Learning English (Aug 30, 2016)

Improve Your Writing by Using Concept Maps (8:10) http://av.voanews.com/clips/VLE/2016/08/30/f1024bd7-8482-4c60-90a6-db5270c0d0f7.mp3 English learners face a common problem: their writing often lacks clarity and cohesion. That is according to Babi Kruchin and Alan Kennedy who teach at the American Language Program at Columbia … Continue reading

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