Final Exam Review

Conditional Review

http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/if_clauses/mix3.htm (all conditionals practice)

http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises_list/if.htm (more practice)

http://www.agendaweb.org/verbs/conditional-mixed-exercises.html (more practice)

Verb Tenses (Present Perfect, Past Perfect, etc.)

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs12.htm (practice)

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbtenseintro.html (a lot more practice)

Gerund / Infinitive Review

http://www.englishpage.com/gerunds/part_1.htm (practice)

http://www.chompchomp.com/terms/gerund.htm (explanation)

https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verbs-gerunds.htm (explanation and practice)

Transitive / Intransitive Review

http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/transitive-and-intransitive-verbs (tips)

http://www.k12reader.com/term/transitive-and-intransitive-verbs/ (explanation)

http://www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/transitive-intransitive-verbs1.html (practice)

http://www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/transitive-intransitive-verbs2.html (practice)

http://www.softschools.com/quizzes/grammar/verbs/quiz231.html (practice)

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Land of the Free

Land of the Free

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October 11, 2013 · 2:10 pm

Get to know your government.

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What we’re fighting for…

(The Telegraph) – Fighting raged through the picturesque mountain village of Maaloula, near Damascus, on Thursday, as the regime launched a counter-attack against the rebels.

“They entered the main square and smashed a statue of the Virgin Mary,” said one resident of the area, speaking by phone and too frightened to give his name. “They shelled us from the nearby mountain. Two shells hit the St Thecla convent.”

Maaloula, tucked into the honey-coloured cliffs of a mountain range north of Damascus and on a “tentative” list of applicants for Unesco world heritage status, is associated with the earliest days of Christianity.

via Byzantine, Texas: Syrian rebels attack Christian village of Maaloula.

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How Disney cultivates the most deranged of all celebrities

CaravaggioSalomeLondonThe entire Internet is still in a state of consternation after the recent performance of Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards. Since I am way past the MTV viewers median age, I found out about it from a post on a social network. Although I was bracing myself for something innapropriate, I was in for a surprise. In fact, it was so painful that I could not watch more than a few seconds of the recording. It hurts deeply to see a beautiful young woman like her descending so low on the scale of decency. The only thing on my mind was: why? I saw in her all the lost daughters of the world that allowed themselves to be transformed by premature success, bad company, and misguidance.

But what this has to do with St. John the Baptist?

Read more via Miley Cyrus and the Beheading of St. John the Baptist.

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Contemplation

Freedom is the movement of the heart to embrace what is good, or beautiful, or noble.  A man may be a servant, and admire; but a man who cannot admire is a slave.  The world is given to us gratis – but will only be taken on those terms.  We must be grateful to be free.

via Life Under Compulsion: Contemplation – Front Porch Republic.

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When hipsters cant cope…

Despite visions of quaint coops, happy birds and cheap eggs, the growing trend of raising backyard chickens in urban settings is backfiring, critics say, as disillusioned city dwellers dump unwanted fowl on animal shelters and sanctuaries.Hundreds of chickens, sometimes dozens at a time, are being abandoned each year at the nation’s shelters from California to New York as some hipster farmers discover that hens lay eggs for two years, but can live for a good decade longer, and that actually raising the birds can be noisy, messy, labor-intensive and expensive.

via Backyard chickens dumped at shelters when hipsters cant cope, critics say – NBC News.com.

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