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How Do You Rate as an Expert of the English Language?

Do you consider yourself an expert in the English language? Wondering how much you still need to learn? Take a few minutes to test your knowledge of English with these 15 questions. The answer key is below. Quiz 1. Roughly what proportion of the world's population is fluent or competent in English? (a) one person in 1,000 (b) one in a 100 (c) one in 10 (d) one in four 2.
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5 Tips to Help the Disorganized Student

A student's poor organizational skills can easily be improved by providing a routine and by clearly stating directions and expectations. Disorganized students often forget homework, have messy desks, cannot keep track of their materials and have poor time management skills. Teachers can help these students by providing a structured routine along with strategies to keep them organized.
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World War II: USS Tennessee (BB-43)

The lead ship of the Tennessee -class of battleship, USS Tennessee (BB-43) was laid down shortly after the United States' entry into World War I (1914-1918). The first class to take advantage of the lessons learned in the conflict, the battleship was not completed until two years after the fighting had ended.
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July 18, 1966 Gemini 10 - History

July 18, 1966 Gemini 10Gemini 10 was piloted by astronauts John W. Young and Michael Collins. The flight was launched on July 18, 1966. After five hours and 21 minutes of flight, Gemini 10 made a successful rendezvous with an Agena rocket. After the rendezvous, the Agena powered the joint rockets to a new record height of 458 miles.
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A Comprehensive Listing of State Nicknames

The United States has 50 named states. What isn't as well known is the fact that every one of those states has a nickname (official or not)-or maybe even more than one. Some state nicknames come out of the pages of history (Constitution State, Land of Lincoln), and some come from what grows there (Peach State, Spud State) or an identifying natural feature (Grand Canyon State).
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