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New York Slang with Jay-Z

Guest Introduction This post is a guest article written by Paul Martin. Paul is an English teacher who's from New York and is currently based in Buenos Aires. A music lover, he tries to incorporate music from all different genres into his lesson plans. He teaches with Listen & Learn, which offers English courses in New York, in addition to other foreign-language classes all over the world. You can check out his Facebook page or email him at paul@listenandlearn.org for more … [Read More]

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You best believe I’m the illest!

You best believe I'm the illest! My name is Steve. You best believe I'm the illest English teacher that you've ever seen! I'm going to break down (explain) my lyrics very quickly. We can use "You had better" in order to give very direct advice or warnings. For example, "You had … [Read More]

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Getting Into Trouble with Afroman

The hip-hop genre has many talented artists who discuss important social issues, such as poverty, racism, and violence... Afroman is not one of those artists! He is known as a "one-hit wonder" because he became famous for only one song that he wrote in 2000. "Because I Got … [Read More]

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Learn English Grammar: Phrasal Verbs with LL Cool J

LL Cool J  is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor from Bay Shore, New York. He has released thirteen studio albums and two greatest hits compilations, including 2008's Exit 13. He has also appeared in numerous films, including Halloween H20: … [Read More]

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Das EFX is an American hip hop duo consisting of emcees Dray and Skoob. They named themselves "Das" standing for "Drayz and Skoob" and "EFX" meaning "effects". They rose to popularity in the early 1990s due to their affiliation with EPMD's Hit … [Read More]