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Preview of April's Easy English NEWS
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After I moved to a home in Virginia Beach in
2007, the Easy English NEWS'
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With the marvels of modern technology, daily phone calls, faxes, and
emails, this worked out well.
Starting April 18, the office will be down
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to stir the pot without driving 400 miles. In fact, I will enjoy a daily
bikeride for the 2-mile commute.
We'll be sadly saying goodbye and thank
you to Tina and Fumie (who will remain consultants, since so much of
our business and our customer information is in their heads.) They loved
working with our subscribers, and will miss you.
At the same time, we're
saying hello and welcome to Becky Russell and Elaine Simpson who will
be managing the office, customer service, and packing and shipping of
books, and bringing some feng
shui into our quarters. With full time office hours, we hope to serve
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Preview: Easy English NEWS for April
Richard Lederer on Crazy English: Beautiful
English (How the sounds of words affect us)
- Earthquake. Tsunami. Meltdown? Your students may have learned much about the catastrophes in
Japan, but here are the structures and the vocabulary to talk about
it in English and share their reactions.
- Life in the U.S.A. The U.S. Legal
system--part 6: Prisons
in the U.S. A little bit about life in prison, prison populations,
the three-strikes laws, parole, and the consequences for prisoners'
- Events in April covered in Easy English NEWS:
- April Fools' Day
- Tax scams
- Earth Day
Your Health: Dr. Majid Ali:
Aches and Pains (an inexpensive and very effective home remedy: topical
castor oil applications)
Income Tax Returns
Heroes and History: Superceded
this month by the turmoil in many countries: Maps, charts, and introduction
to the protests occurring in many countries in northern Africa and the Middle
Plus our regular features:
This Is Your Page (readers' stories), Funny Stuff, Idioms, the
Crossword Puzzle, Let's Talk About It, and Word Help
Dr. Ali's Invitation
Dr. Majid Ali, who writes
a column for Easy English NEWS, is
a highly regarded out-of-the-box thinker, an expert in both western,
eastern, and alternative medicine. He is a fountain of wisdom in the
ways the body repairs itself and gets itself well. His vast store of
knowledge and insights have been gained from years as a pathologist
and his habit of listening carefully to his patients. He wants to share
these insights and provide alternative ways of looking at healing and
health. He doesn't write in "easy English" so his columns aren't for new speakers of English.
However, teachers and others will find his information profound and life-preserving.
(I know, 5 years ago, I fled from doctors who wanted to radiate me..."Cancer
is a big thing," he said, "so I am going to give you one hundred
little things." The benefit is that the side effects of his protocol
have no adverse side effects, and I am healthier and more energetic
than at any time in my life.
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