Cyber Amparo

Listening-Radio and TV

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Some English Radios online and Televisions on internet.

April 15, 2009 Posted by | Listening | Leave a comment

The Story Behind the Word

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This word comes from the Old English “nigtmaere“. The first part obviously refers to “night”. The second part should not be confused with mare (a female horse). In fact, it refers to a demon or evil spirit believed to suffocate people during their sleep. So this word was used to make reference to a bad dream caused by this demon. With time, the term has changed its meaning to describe any frightening dream in general.

April 15, 2009 Posted by | Reading, Vocabulary | Leave a comment

The Story Behind the Idioms

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To talk/speak of the devil

The original form of the proverb was ‘talk of the devil and he’s sure to appear’, which was already used in the 17th century. Today, only the first part of the phrase remains and is used to refer to someone who unexpectedly appears when you have just been talking about him.

English Idioms

April 15, 2009 Posted by | Idioms, Vocabulary | Leave a comment

Readings

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Here you will find a variety of texts on various interesting subjects. You can practice reading and listening comprehension and at the same time you will certainly learn something new.

April 15, 2009 Posted by | Listening, Reading | Leave a comment

English Reading Comprehension

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Here you will find a variety of texts on various interesting subjects. You can practice reading comprehension and at the same time you will certainly learn something new.

April 15, 2009 Posted by | Reading | Leave a comment

BlackDog’s Poetry Corner

poemPoetry is very cool stuff.  At BlackDog you can share your poetry with the world and read the poems other people have written.

April 15, 2009 Posted by | Literature, Poetry, Reading | Leave a comment

How to Write a Story

writeYou already know how to write a story. You did every day! When you tell a friend something that happened to you or something you did, you tell the story of what  happened.

April 15, 2009 Posted by | Writing | Leave a comment

Blackdog’s Miss Kitty’s Story Books

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Miss Kitty has terrific stories for all her friends. Click on Miss Kitty’s book or here to pick one and start reading.

April 15, 2009 Posted by | Reading | Leave a comment

Squigly’s Games

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Squigly would be delighted if you shared these games.

April 15, 2009 Posted by | Games | Leave a comment

Riddles

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Here are the latest jokes, riddles and knock-knock jokes sent to Squigly from his friends around the world.

April 15, 2009 Posted by | Reading | Leave a comment