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The Most Popular Toy

Listen here Click to listen Audio by Evoca// The most beloved children’s toy has been with us for over a century: the teddy bear. ”Teddy” was the nickname of a president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt. According to reports at the time, Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear while on a hunting trip. Teddy bears have been in homes around the…
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Do You Speak Klingon?

Listen here Click to listen Audio by Evoca// Klingon is an invented language which is spoken by a fictional group of people in the Star Trek television and film series. Several works, such as Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing, have been performed on stage in Klingon. There is also a Klingon dictionary. According to Wikipedia, there…
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Kaplan Does the Harlem Shake

Listen here Click to listen Audio by Evoca// Students and staff from Kaplan International Colleges have released their own versions of the global dance craze “The Harlem Shake.” Kaplan English language schools in Cambridge, Bath, Los Angeles, New York and Dublin, as well as Kaplan’s sales and marketing team, created their own videos, which have…
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Verdi’s Bicentenary

Listen here Click to listen // 2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi. He is best known for his operas. Opera houses throughout the world will be performing his works this year to celebrate to the occasion. Verdi was born on October 10, 1813. Words to mark: represent.
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Turkish Filmmaker Wins Kaplan Instagram Competition

Listen here Click to listen // Eray Dinç, an award-winning filmmaker from Istanbul, Turkey, has received the top prize in the latest #KaplanExperience Instagram competition. The 24-year-old is currently studying at an intensive language course at the Kaplan English school in Oxford and won the weekly Instagram competition with a photo of an…
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Bob Marley Stirs It Up for English Learners

Listen here Click to listen // Bob Marley’s music is the most popular choice for people learning English, according to a recent study by Kaplan International Colleges. Kaplan’s How to Learn English Infographic shows that Marley’s music and lyrics helped the largest number of people who are studying to improve their language skills. The language…
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