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English Vocabulary

English Vocabulary

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Where do new words come from? - Marcel Danesi Find the creation of new words fascinating? Click here to find out more. How new words are born is a great article on this topic. Which Word Game - Pick the right word to fit the context I * to go to a private school, but I don't any more.!@#$@! "Used to" is the correct phrase. !@#$@! Video Lesson: Mr. Bean – Tim's Free English Lesson Plans Follow me on twitter Just a quick note… Before you use these materials… We’ve created a new podcast aimed at B2+ level English students and teachers alike. You can listen for free at our SoundCloud page below. We have released 5 episodes so far and you can download teacher’s notes to accompany them from our Facebook page or from this blog.

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Yeti 'Nests' Found in Russia? Bigfoot researcher and biologist John Bindernagel claims his research group has found evidence that the Yeti (a Russian "cousin" of the American Bigfoot) not only exists, but builds nests and shelters by twisting tree branches together. "We didn't feel like the trees we saw in Siberia had been done by a man or another mammal.... Twisted trees like this have also been observed in North America and they could fit with the theory that Bigfoot makes nests. The nests we have looked at are built around trees twisted together into an arch shape," Bindernagel told the British tabloid The Sun. Bindernagel was part of a small group of scientists who visited western Siberia to examine evidence of the Yeti in October.

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