LIFE OF A SOLDIER IN WW1

What was life like for soldiers in WW1? During World War 1, many soldiers lived in trenches. Trenches were long, narrow ditches dug into the ground. They were very muddy, uncomfortable and the toilets overflowed. ‘Trench foot’ was a condition that many soldiers suffered from as a result of standing in water and mud for […]

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ELLIS ISLAND

Ellis Island was an immigration center located outside the cost of New York. After immigrants passed Ellis Island, they were allowed to move out wherever they wanted to in the US. The Statue of Liberty stands on Ellis Island, and immigrants had to come through Ellis Island to see the statue. The USA got the […]

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THE VARIETIES OF ENGLISH AND ENGLISH AS A WORLD LANGUAGE

English is the most widely-spoken language in the world, having the distinct status of being the official language of multiple countries. Today, English is the worlds, Lingua Franca. Lingua Franca means the common language chosen by speakers whose native languages are different. We use the common language in politics, business, education, technology, internet, culture, and […]

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GAMING IN CLASS

How well students learn depends to a large extent on good teachers and effective learning materials. In class today we played the game “Spent”. The game is about how it is to be poor in the United States. The challenge is to survive 30 days with $ 1000 in your wallet. You have won the […]

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SKYPE SESSION WITH STUDENTS

In class today we were having a Skype session with students from India and Israel. We discussed the topic of climate change and the issues around it. The students from Israel were around eleven-years-old and from Tel Aviv. From India, they were twelve-years-old and from the city Gurgaon, close to New Dehli. During the conversation […]

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50 WORDS TO EXPLAIN BREXIT

Britain + exit = Brexit. It’s the idea that the Brits will leave the European Union. The current prime minister in the UK, Theresa May, is fighting for Brexit at the moment. The 29th of Mars it will be clear if the UK will leave the EU or not. The European Union is a block […]

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TRUMP WALL

On 16 June 2015, when Trump launched his presidential campaign, he made the biggest of promises, one which grabbed plenty of headlines soon after. He said that he was going to build a 3,145 km long wall at the border to Mexico. These were his words: “I would build a great wall,” he said, “and […]

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“A Day’s Wait”

The short story “A Day’s Wait” is about a nine years old boy called Schatz, who spend is whole day thinking his dying, which is a result of a misunderstanding between the boy and his father. Schatz has a temperature of 102 degrees Fahrenheit and he has heard from some boys in France you can’t […]

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IS IT BRAVE TO SUFFER IN SILENCE?

Is it brave to suffer in silence? Whether from an injury or a broken heart, everyone suffers at times. Some people try hard to keep their pain to themselves, while others believe it is better to share their feelings and thoughts with others.  I think it is brave enough in itself to stand through an illness, and […]

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