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April 15, 2017

Our INNER CIRCLE is now free to all ESL Help Desk users!   Just click on our LIBRARY link in the blue navigation bar above and then go to the INNER CIRCLE section.

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April 24 2017

Is current political news giving you a headache? In our new section, we introduce words that are used in everyday talk about politics.

Climate change... Tax reform... Immigration...  Guns.... Where do you stand on these issues?

This week we introduce the two-word verb, "to stand on (an issue)."

It's impossible to participate in democratic elections and political processes without using this verb.  Let's look at some real news headline and learn more!

Tune in to today's vocabulary lesson on our "Jane's ESL (idioms, words and anything else) BLOG.  At the en of the blog post, you can take a survey to find out where you stand on the issues compared to the politicians.

Online Grammar HELP! Book

April 24, 2017

Our heavily revised GRAMMAR BOOK is now available online.  Study from and obtain the individual lessons online, including free handouts and quizzes with an answer key available, by clicking here now.

At any time, you can visit  which we are adding to regularly.We'll have some new lessons for you later in the year.



In the current reading activity, we read about the Office of the President of the United States, and its history. We read about the TWENTIETH AMENDMENT to the Constitution of the United States.

CLICK HERE for the reading and for a vocabulary list, comprehension questions, and ideas for further research.



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For the third year in a row, world temperatures hit a record high in 2016. There's great concern because temperatures are approaching the ceiling set for global warming with extremes. There was unprecedented heat in India and ice melt in the Arctic. What can we expect for 2017 and beyond?

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