Guyana is bracing for an oil boom | Learn the English phrase “on par with”
The tiny nation of Guyana has struck gold – black gold, that is. Plus, learn “on par with.”
By Jeff B. | PlainEnglish.com
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Prince Harry and Meghan step down from royal duties | Learn the English phrase 'work something out'
First, there was Brexit, now there’s Megxit. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are working with the rest of the Royal Family to redefine their roles as royals. Plus, learn “work something out.”