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Celeb tutors

Despite their huge posters in shopping centres and bus shelters, they are not film stars or supermodels. They are the “tutor kings and queens” in Hong Kong, those super teachers … Continue reading

10/10/2013 · Leave a comment


A type of aircraft that does not have a pilot but is controlled by someone on theground. A male bee. A low continuous noise that does not change its note. Drones – or unmanned aerial vehicles -are playing an increasingly important role in air … Continue reading

07/10/2013 · Leave a comment

Borrowed words

Words taken  from another language. Alligator, sheep, trekking, zombie . All of them are words which English has taken from other languages. Have a look and find out which languages are those. 70 … Continue reading

02/10/2013 · Leave a comment