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Words in the news: Unfurl

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Nick Clegg has said “the cat is out of the bag” on devolution in the UK and predicts the issue will dominate British politics whatever the result of Scotland’s independence referendum.

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Words in the news: Detox

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Do you sleep with your smartphone or tablet by your bedside? Do you check your email, Facebook page or Instagram the moment you wake up? Do your family members implore you to look up from your phone?

You might need a digital detox.

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Words in the news: Haemorrhage

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A senior US health official said the outbreak was out of control but insisted it could be stopped.

Ebola has claimed 728 lives in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone this year. The current mortality rate is about 55%.

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Pink Floyd

Any self-respecting music lover would know at least a teeny bit about Pink Floyd. If I were to describe Pink Floyd in one word, I would say psychedelic and I am sure that many people would agree with me. This English rock band is in fact, an icon in the music world. Their music continues to span generations.

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Words in the news: Commendable

Gotze demonstrated perfect technique and commendable calm to chest down Andre Schurrle’s pass and sweep in a left-foot finish with the prospect of a penalty shootout only seven minutes away.

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Pedalo

It is the first music post in my blog, thanks to my son with whom I played tonight and hit on this amazing song Pedalo in my iPhone 4S. The melody in this song sounds like the sunshine in morning performing ballet on the piano, and is inducing me something in my own childhood sitting with my mother and playing. It’s a long long way to go on. Another reason why I recorded this song is that there are several less common but still indispensable words in the lyrics that are worth remembering. I gave the explanations for these words later on in my post. So let’s learn English with the memorable song.

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