• Happiness, Fears, Loves: Talking About Existential Questions With Help From Gillian Anderson

    Happiness, Fears, Loves: Talking About Existential Questions With Help From Gillian Anderson.

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  • Keeping Healthy: Preparing Yourself For The ICAO English Exams

    Keeping Healthy: Preparing Yourself For The ICAO English Exams.

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  • Preventing Air Rage: Preparing For Your ICAO English Exam

    Preventing Air Rage: Preparing For Your ICAO English Exam.

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  • Different Meanings of The Word Fly: Preparation for Your ICAO English Exam

    Different Uses of The Word Fly: Preparation for Your ICAO English Exam.

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  • Health Check Ups: Preparing For Your ICAO English Exams

    Health Check Ups: Preparing For Your ICAO English Exams.

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  • What Happened To Amelia Earhart?: Preparing for Your ICAO English Exams

    What Happened To Amelia Earhart?: Preparing for Your ICAO English Exams.

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  • testimonials2

    The English classes offered by LOI English have helped me a lot in terms of pronunciation and understanding of English’s details, but the bottom line has been the improvement of my confidence. Since I have taken face to face classes via Skype, I’m able to speak with native speakers easier. I really believe that LOI […]

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  • Talk, Say, Tell or Speak? We’ll try to make it less confusing.

    Again and again in our Skype English classes, our students confuse the words talk, say, tell and speak. Most likely, if you ask any native English speaker what the difference is, even they will have a difficult time explaining exactly what the differences are. The problem is, there meanings are often very similar, but there […]

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  • Eating Lunch at Your Desk? Don’t! – English Listening Exercise

    Do you eat lunch at your desk at work? Is this only a thing in the United States? Watch this interesting and funny video about the SAD DESK LUNCH to learn about American office culture and some good vocabulary and idioms for the office. Also try the writing exercise about where you eat lunch. Until […]

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  • That or Which? Video with Quiz

    It can be difficult to know when to use That or Which in English. To non-native speakers, the words can often seem like they have very similar meanings. In the video below, Teauna explains the difference. Watch the video, then try our quiz.   Click here to try our That or Which quiz.

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  • Cookies

    Who doesn’t love cookies? This is one of the favorite geographic perspectives of my two young children, as they look across the ridges and valleys of warm, sweet promise, gripping a perfectly complementary cold glass of milk in their hands. I recently came across my most trusted recipe for chocolate chip cookies in my favorite […]

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  • How to Win a Race After Falling on Your Face: Video – Listening Exercise

    I’ve been running a lot lately; Paul and I are training to do our first marathon in the fall. So I was inspired to watch this running video someone shared on Facebook. It is incredible! Watch and see…the listening might be challenging because there is background noise but that shouldn’t stop you from trying. Watch […]

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  • Both, Either or Neither? Learn them in 3 Minutes (video + quiz)

    I recently taught a student that confused these three words. I didn’t realize how confusing they can be until I started explaining the mistake he made. It is confusing! They are all used in a similar way but can greatly change the significance of the sentence. Take this example: Are you Japanese or Korean? Neither, I’m Thai. […]

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  • Dance in the Backseat

    Check out this great video. <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/nNtoq6SJ3_A” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> My kids sing and dance in the backseat like this too. Do yours? What is their favorite song to groove to?

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  • Breaking the 5 Minute Beer Mile – English Listening Exercise

    Last week we had an amazing video about running and the courage it takes to get up after a fall. This week we have another video about running and the bravery it takes to chug beer while doing it. This is crazy! Would you try this? What would happen to your body if you tried […]

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  • This Sidewalk Ends

    I enjoy looking out my back door into the backyard. I like the view because of the green grass, the weathered wood fence, and the red barn. And also because of the sidewalk that ends. It is like a poem to me of some sort. My children like to color on it with sidewalk chalk […]

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  • One Voice

    Listen to this song – ‘One Voice‘ – by the musical group The Wailin’ Jennys. What deeper themes are they talking about?   These are the lyrics for this song: This is the sound of one voice One spirit, one voice The sound of one who makes a choice This is the sound of one […]

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  • Back on the Bike

    This is something I wrote three years ago, but it rings true every spring when I get back on my bike and venture off on mountain bike trails close to town. In ‘Back on the Bike‘, I celebrated the joy of riding a bicycle, the freedom to go play on my own in the mountains, […]

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  • Happy Mother’s Day

    In honor of women and mothers, and also the earth, I share this post – Beautiful Woman and Mother – from my blog. Every day is a good day to celebrate and be grateful for what nourishes us and helps us thrive. I am grateful to be a mother, and for all of the mothers […]

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  • Spring Hike in Glacier Park

    Last weekend, a friend picked me up from my house and we took off in the truck for the first official day hike of the spring season in Glacier National Park. The sun was out, the sky was bright blue, and it was really warming up as we arrived at the trailhead. After packing our […]

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  • Reported Speech in English – Video and Exercise

    Learn how to correctly report speech in English with this video and exercise.

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  • LOI English Teachers: Julie Price

    Students from Brazil, any particular characteristic? learning process, struggles, etc São Paulo, Rio pronunciation tendencies, confident, easy to talk to, not afraid to make mistakes, fix their grammar, excited to talk moving to Argentina, be immersed to another culture, learn another language the biggest difference is the setting, it’s great, teaching a language online is […]

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  • LOI English Teachers: Adriana Menoli

    To have English lessons through Skype can be stressful, specially because there are certain myths involving this type of learning. That is why I decided to talk to various LOI English Teachers in order to help students know them better. Adriana Menoli is a Brazilian teacher that lived in the US for over 10 years. […]

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  • English Idioms Used in Business and Work

    Ok English students, it’s time to get your nose to the grindstone, break your backs and

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  • Figure Out – Phrasal Verb of the Day

    Today’s phrasal verb of the day is: Figure Out Infinitive form: Figure Out Present Tense: Figure out/Figures out ing form: Figuring Out Past tense: Figured Out Participle: Figured Out It is a separable phrasal verb that can be used in two ways: 1. When you understand or learn the answer to a question or the […]

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