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Learn 284 words in a month #11 – Philosophy on wheels

Each country has its philosophers, writers or ordinary people with plenty of good old common sense. Do you have some favourite quotation by someone famous, a friend, or a member of your family? I like to take a quotation in … Continue reading

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Learn 284 words in a month #10 – Personalize!

Use NEW words and USE new words. Make them yours. To know what they mean is not enough. You need to be comfortable with speaking them in a natural way, surrounded by other words. Let´s say that you had CAREFULLY … Continue reading

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Learn 284 words in a month #9 – Dutch skating

http://www.2bdutch.nl/videos/figure-skating SKATING IN THE NETHERLANDS This six-minute video is about a year old now, but it is very topical and your challenge is to watch it in Dutch, with Dutch and English subtitles, and comment on it in English or Dutch! … Continue reading

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Learn 284 words in a month #8 – A surprising ending

Can you link AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL and MICROSCOPE in a paragraph? … or SPECTACULAR and ENDURING? … or CO-WORKERS and BRIGHT or EXTENSIVE and NOTORIOUSLY or SUBWAY and PRIVACY? Could you make a short story from one (or more) of these pairs? Could … Continue reading

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Learn 284 words in a month #7 The hard-working dentist

There are three challenges today, for the same ten words. The easiest one, but good for spelling, is to find the words in the wordsearch below, the second one is to fit each of the ten words into this story about a … Continue reading

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284 words in a month #6 – Making sentences

When you are working in a foreign language it takes a little practice before you can link seemingly unconnected words into one theme. Tips for using your words in a sentence: TIP ONE: Try two at a time, to begin … Continue reading

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If at first you don´t succeed … 284 words in a month #5

Maybe you know the quotation “If at first you don´t succeed, try, try again” .  It seems that it first appeared in Thomas Palmer´s ‘Teacher’s Manual’ (1840)  and in ‘The Children of the New Forest’ (1847) by Frederick Maryat, an English novelist. It must … Continue reading

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