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Archive for January, 2009

Martin Luther King Day: Monday, January 19th

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

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This year’s day of service will be the biggest in history! The Center for National Community Service, The Presidential Inaugural Committee’s organizing partner for Martin Luther King Day of Service is rapidly preparing for a tidal wave of volunteers on Monday, January 19th.

All About Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

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Martin Luther King, Jr., was a great man who worked for racial equality in the United States of America. He was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. Both his father and grandfather were ministers. His mother was a schoolteacher who taught him how to read before he went to school. Young Martin was an excellent student in school.

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Barack Obama: Will Smith Gives The US President His Support

Saturday, January 17th, 2009
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With Barack Obama’s historic inauguration as U.S. president just three days away, it turns out he’s a huge fan of the actor Will Smith. And … Mr Smith is going to Washington to attend the momentous event – but ahead of that he spoke about his latest film, the drama Seven Pounds.

Obama: Inauguration Celebrates American People

Saturday, January 17th, 2009
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President-elect Barack Obama said Saturday his inauguration will be more than simply a transfer of power; it should be a celebration of the American spirit.

New York school changes name to honour Obama

Friday, January 16th, 2009

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Twilight Fox News

Friday, January 16th, 2009

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New York plane crash: Flight 1549 almost hit George Washington Bridge

Friday, January 16th, 2009
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Chesley Sullenberger, 57, a US Airways pilot for almost three decades and former US Air Force fighter pilot, managed to steer the crippled jet safely into the frigid river, sparing New York City and harming no-one on the ground.

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Obama “Beast” of a car revealed

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

“It looks like something out of a James Bond film…
These are the first pictures of the new armoured limousine
which will be used to ferry Barack Obama around.
Nicknamed “The Beast”, the Cadillac will make its debut
on 20 January, as part of the inaugural parade.

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Listening test

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

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Mike: Hey, Mari.

Mari: Hey.

Mike: So, I told you about Florida. How about you tell me something about New York?

Mari: New York, yeah. I was born in New York, and I lived there for a little bit over half of my life. There’s lots to do in New York.

Mike: So, what part are you from?

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Paris Travel Guide

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009
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