#3favoritewords. Episode 1. Zach Gould, a teacher from NY

ELK Academy launches our new #3favoritewords project. We ask bright and talented English language native speakers from around the world about their #3favoritewords in English and how to use them.

You can win a free online language lesson (in Italian, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and more!) by commenting on this post with examples of how YOU would use the 3 words from this week’s video.

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The 30 Best Podcast Episodes of All Time

Listening to podcasts is one of the best ways to gather new knowledge and it’s “hands free”, meaning you can drive or wash dishes or lay in bed before you fall asleep while new ideas are delivered to you through your headphones. “The Mission” just created a list of the best podcast episodes of all time. Pick your favorite topic, listen to the episode and let us know what you think in the comments!

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Read the best: The Last Question by Isaac Asimov, 1956

ELK Academy introduces you to the best short stories of all time so you could have fun, improving your vocabulary and reading skills. “The Last Question” was Asimov’s favorite short story of his own authorship. The story overlaps science fiction, theology, and philosophy. Don’t forget to leave a comment 😉

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Meet Andrew Freeburg, our New English Curator

Hiya!

My name is Andrew. I come from the wild woods of Connecticut, USA and recently graduated from Yale University, but right now, I’m having the adventure of a lifetime in Moscow, Russia. Here, I work as a theater artist and designer during the day, but in my free time, I love teaching, and have been doing so here in Moscow for several years.

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Read the best: The Egg by Andy Weir, 2009

ELK Academy introduces you to the best short stories of all time so you could have fun, improving your vocabulary and reading skills. “The Egg” is a short story by American writer Andy Weir (the author of “The Martian”). It is Weir’s most popular story, and has been translated into over 30 languages by readers.

Please, read the story and share your thoughts in the comments.

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