April 29, 2016 23:30 UTC

Video The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe

Our story today is called "The Purloined Letter." It was written by Edgar Allan Poe. Poe is generally known for his horror stories. This is the third of three stories he wrote about Auguste Dupin and how he solves crimes. More


Route66VOA

  • The western end of Route 66

    Video Route 66 California: The End of the Trail

    The western end of Route 66 is Santa Monica and the Pacific Ocean. California's Route 66 passes through the Mojave Desert, bypassed towns, and the urban sprawl of Los Angeles on its way to Hollywood, Beverly Hills and, finally, the Santa Monica Pier. More

  • Video Arizona: The Spirit of Route 66

    Arizona’s stretch of Route 66 contains some of America’s most impressive - and famous - landscapes. But beyond the scenery, Arizona’s Route 66 offers Old West experiences, ghost towns, and legendary ghost stories. More

  • Video Santa Fe: The City Different

    Early travelers of Route 66 passed through Santa Fe, New Mexico, America's oldest capital. The route may have bypassed Santa Fe long ago, but many Route 66 travelers still choose to take the original road up to the "City Different." This week, we find out what makes Santa Fe special. More

  • Video Four Famous Foods on Route 66

    From Chicago pizza to roadside burgers in Los Angeles, the food along Route 66 plays a special -- and delicious -- part of any journey down America's Main Street. More

  • Tucumcari's Blue Swallow motel

    Video Ten Must-See Route 66 Attractions

    The United States is full of roadside attractions. The Historic U.S. Route 66 is home to some of the oldest and must unique attractions of them all. Here are 10 must-see attractions along the Mother Road. More

The Day in Photos

Emirati girls in traditional outfit, usually worn in their village by elderly women, look on during the al-Gharbia Watersports festival near al-Mirfa beach outside Abu Dhabi.

Emirati girls in traditional outfit, usually worn in their village by elderly women, look on during the al-Gharbia Watersports festival near al-Mirfa beach outside Abu Dhabi.

Learning How to Ask Questions

Suzanne Meyer says that students need to practice question-asking activities. Question-asking activities help students to become better language learners. By practicing question-asking activities, students can improve their language skills and develop critical thinking skills. More


Commonly Confused Words: Part Two

This week, we continue explaining commonly confused words in the English language. Today we look at the words lay/lie, affect/effect, and than/then. More


Everyday Grammar TV

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Confessions of an English Learner
Confessions of an English Learner is a place for you to practice your writing and share the joys and pains of learning the language. We will post a regular promt, to give you a chance to practice your writing and to comment on other people’s writing.

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