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Welcome!

First of all – congratulations! You have started at upper secondary school and are about to embark on the next leg of your journey towards improving and expanding your English. You have already come a long way and acquired skills that many other learners of English would be envious of.

However, there is a saying in English: “You can take a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.” In other words, you can’t learn a language without wanting to and without making an effort.

The rewards for making this effort are enormous – much larger and more important than the grade you get at the end of the year.

We hope you will find the book and this supplementary website both enjoyable and rewarding to use.

Good luck in your studies!

Glosemesteren

March in history


2

2 March 1989: a provocative music video


Madonna's 'Like a Prayer' premieres on a Pepsi commercial

17

17 March: St. Patrick's Day


St. Patrick's Day is celebrated every year

21

21 March 1963: Alcatraz closes


Alcatraz was a prison with a special reputation

27

27 March 1863: an important date in car history

Sir Henry Royce, the car designer, is born

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30 March 1867: The USA gets its 49th state


Alaska is bought from Russia