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December 2016

Intermediate+ Word of the Day: cane

A cane is a short stick used to help someone walk (this is also called a walking stick). It’s also a long woody stem, such as the ones in some plants like bamboo, as well as the material of this stem used to make furniture or smaller objects. As a verb, to cane means ‘to hit with a cane’ or ‘to make something with cane’…

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Word of the Day Holiday Poem Contest

The end of the year is almost here, and we’d like to celebrate by inviting you to write a poem inspired by our Word of the Day site.

Prize: The winner will receive a $100 global Virtual Visa gift card. Runners-up (those are the top people whose poems we like but who do not write the one winning poem) will receive $25 global Virtual Visa gift cards. Winning poems will also be published on our site, We will announce the winners on Friday, December 23.

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