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Top Vocabulary Building Books

As you improve your English skills and your grammar understanding advances, you will discover that building your vocabulary is the key to becoming an excellent speaker of English. These books will help you improve your vocabulary. A strong vocabulary not only helps you express your ideas but helps you impress people around you with your understanding of the language.
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Identify Common North American Coniferous Trees With Needles

When trying to identify a tree, looking at its "leaf" is a major way to determine what species of tree you have. Knowing the difference between a "broadleaved" bladed leaf of a hardwood and a "needle-like" leaf of a conifer is important and is fundamental in the process of tree identification. So knowing that you have a needled tree and that they can grow singly or in bundles, clusters or sheaths of needles will be a big help in tree species identification.
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What is the Burkean Parlor?

The Burkean parlor is a metaphor introduced by philosopher and rhetorician Kenneth Burke (1897-1993) for "the 'unending conversation' that is going on at the point in history when we are born" (see below). Many writing centers employ the metaphor of the Burkean parlor to characterize collaborative efforts to help students not only improve their writing and but also view their work in terms of a larger conversation.
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Images of the Samurai, Japan's Warriors

People the world over are fascinated by the samurai, medieval Japan's warrior class. Fighting according to the principles of "bushido" - the way of the samurai, these fighting men (and occasionally women) had a profound influence on Japanese history and culture. Here are images of the samurai, from ancient illustrations to photos of modern re-enactors, plus pictures of samurai gear in museum displays.
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Estudiar inglés en Estados Unidos: todo lo que hay que saber

Estudiar inglés como segunda lengua (ESL, por sus siglas en inglés ) en Estados Unidos es una actividad que realizan cada año miles de extranjeros, principalmente durante los meses de verano. Es una gran experiencia que permite conocer in situ al país y practicar y avanzar en el conocimiento del inglés, el idioma que se ha convertido en la lengua franca del siglo XXI.
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The Life and Work of Man Ray, Modernist Artist

An enigma during his lifetime, Man Ray was a painter, sculptor, filmmaker, and poet. He is best known for his photography and experimental art in the Dadaist and Surrealist mode. Ray was one of the rare artists who never seemed to struggle. After launching a serious career in his youth, he moved effortlessly between media, formats, styles, and geographical locations.
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