Background Music

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The background music during a roof party was enjoyable, for some.  It was easy listening and given another time, a different surrounding, given a different set of circumstances, I would have swayed to and fro with the beat.  Instead, I put the glass of sweet white wine to my lips, sipped at it, and gazed …

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Thanks to Teachers: Surprise recognition for Henderson Co. teacher leads to shock, tears

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Some teachers have it sweet, some have it rough, and some end up in shock and tears. But, this time, these emotions were the product of a wonderful surprise for Henderson Co. teacher, Alicia Lyda, after her nomination by a parent for News 13’s Thanks to Teachers segment. Principal Peggy Marshall told News 13 that …

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English Corner helping immigrants ‘excited to learn another language’ Social Sharing

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Known as the English Corner, people gather on Wednesdays at the Credit Union Place to work on their English. The group, created by Theresa Charbonneau, is not only helping immigrants learn English but helping them create community too. Many immigrants, forced to flee their country because of civil unrest, find themselves in an English-speaking country, …

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Learning English is an overrated ‘trash skill,’ says Chinese writer

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Many Chinese say that learning English, memorizing vocabulary and practicing writing skills, has wasted countless manpower and money, and deprived children of their childhood. For Hua Qianfang, a nationalistic writer, English is a trash skill and not worth the investment. Yet, English is a mandatory subject in China and spans the education spectrum from primary …

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App launches to support the creative writing of people with aphasia

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People with aphasia can enjoy producing creating writing, including poetry, and shared via social media, thanks to City, University of London researchers and people with aphasia. The MakeWrite app is a FREE download at the Apple Store, to mark World Poetry Day. Aphasia is a language disorder resulting from damage to portions of the brain. …

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How can Write & Improve help me improve my English writing?

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The best way to improve your English writing is to write in English, and often. The more you write, the easier it will become.It’s a totally FREE tool, provided in association with Cambridge English (part of the University of Cambridge). Once you submit your work, you’ll receive feedback in seconds. You can create an account, …

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