English Learning for Curious Minds

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English Learning for Curious Minds

Harrods | The Playground of London's Rich & Famous

It's one of the most famous department stores in the world, catering to the world's rich and...

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The Guinness World Records

It's a collection of the biggest, fastest, and weirdest things in the world.  But how much do...

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A Service Announcement

A quick announcement of some exciting developments at Leonardo English.  New memberships,...

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Fair Trade

You recognise the name. You recognise the label. You've seen it on bananas, chocolate, coffee,...

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The Spanish Flu

The Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 infected 1/3 of the world's population, and it's estimated that...

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Fox News // The Presidential Propaganda Machine

It's one of the most powerful television channels in the United States, the current US...

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The Taliban

From sharia law to public executions, The Taliban ruled Afghanistan with a iron fist. In this...

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Guy Fawkes // The Man Who Tried To Blow Up Parliament

In the early hours of November 5th, 1605, a man was found in a cellar under The Houses of...

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The Man Who Cracked The Nazi Code

The Enigma machine, used by the Nazis in World War II, had 158,962,555,217,826,360,000 possible...

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Tulipmania // When Flowers Cost More Than Houses

In Holland in the 1600s the price of tulips rose so much that a single bulb reportedly cost more...

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The Countries That Sell Their Passports

The passport sales industry is booming, and is worth around $1 billion a year. In today's...

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The Great Train Robbery

In 1963 a criminal gang managed to stop a Royal Mail train, steal £2 million pounds in cash (£55...

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April Fool's Day

It's the day of the year where people, newspapers, TV shows, and companies play practical jokes...

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The Story Of A Fantastic Dictionary

In 1755, Samuel Johnson published an English dictionary that has gone down in history. Not...

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How To Write Effectively // George Orwell's Six Rules For Writing

George Orwell, author of books like Animal Farm and 1984, is considered to be one of the finest...

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London’s Gin Craze // Mother’s Ruin

300 years ago, London experienced a gin craze of epic scale, with the average Londoner drinking...

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The Suffragettes // How Women Won The Vote

"We are here not because we are law-breakers, we are here in our efforts to become law-makers"...

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Is The World Really Running Out Of Sand?

After water and air, it's the most used natural resource in the world. But are we really running...

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Chickens Are From The Jungle // How The Chicken Conquered The World

It's the most populous bird in the world, outnumbering humans 3:1. Today we are asking...

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Universal Basic Income

What would happen if the government just gave everyone money?  That's the idea of Universal...

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