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Dmitry Glukhovsky

Dmitry Glukhovsky

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Dmitry Glukhovsky, is a professional author and journalist. Glukhovsky started in 2002 by publishing his first novel “Metro 2033” on his own website to the viewed for free. The novel has later become an interactive experiment, drawing in many readers. He is also …
Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! On 22 April, 1899 Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov was born in St. Petersburg to a prominent and rich Russian family of minor nobility. The eldest of five children, Vladimir led what he called the perfect childhood. At an early age, Vladimir learned to read …
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! He was born in Russia in the year 1821, and die don 2881, was also known as a novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. Fyodor was part of the Petrashevsky Circle, and he was accused of reading Works from Belinsky, also …
Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! On September 9, 1828, Leo Tolstoy was born in Tula Province, Russia. In the 1860s, he wrote his first great novel, War and Peace. In 1873, Tolstoy set to work on the second of his best known novels, Anna Karenina. He continued to write fiction …
Alexander Pushkin

Alexander Pushkin

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin “the father of Russian Literature” was a Russian poet, playwright, and novelist of the Romantic era who is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. Pushkin was born into Russian nobility in Moscow. Нis father, Sergey Lvovich Pushkin, belonged to Pushkin noble families. His …
Mikhail Lomonosov

Mikhail Lomonosov

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov (19 November 1711 – 15 April 1765) was the first Russian scientist-naturalist of universal importance. He was a poet who sat down the the foundation of modern Russian literary language, an artist, an historian and an advocate of development of …
Pelé (Brazil)

Pelé (Brazil)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Pelé was born on 23 October 1940, in Três Corações, Minas Gerais, Brazil, the son of Fluminense footballer Dondinho (born João Ramos do Nascimento) and Celeste Arantes. He was the elder of two siblings. Pelé is one of the most lauded players in …
Franz Beckenbauer (Germany)

Franz Beckenbauer (Germany)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Franz is a very well-known professional football player and manager of different teams, he was born in the year 1945, in Munich Germany. Since he started playing, has been known as Der Kaiser, because he was an elegant player, he started as a …
Zinedine Zidane (France)

Zinedine Zidane (France)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Zinedine Yasid Zidane was born on June 23, 1972 in Marseille, France. There, in Marseille he developed his innate ability for football, first in street games and then in children’s clubs such as the US Saint-Henri club or the Septemes Sports Olympiques. There …
Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)

Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Gianluigi Buffon was born into an athletic family on January 28, 1978, in Carrara, Italy. After beginning his soccer career with Parma F.C., he proved worth a record transfer fee by leading Juventus F.C. to four straight league titles. Nearly flawless during Italy’s …
Diego Maradona (Argentina)

Diego Maradona (Argentina)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Diego Armando Maradona is one of the greatest players in the history of the game – many even regard him as the greatest. He was a brave and natural born leader on the field, a streetwise character who could pull a rabbit out of the …
Johann Cruyff (Holland)

Johann Cruyff (Holland)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Johan Cruyff (Hendrik Johannes Cruijff) was born in Amsterdam on the 25th April 1947, died in Barcelona on the 24th of March 2016 ) is regarded as one of the greatest players in football history. Cruyff started his career at Ajax, where he …
Old Airport Road (Brunei)

Old Airport Road (Brunei)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Old Airport road is one of the most important roads in Bangalore, India. It has been renamed after the Bengaluru International Airport. This road is also known for its traffic and it’s considered one of the 10 Black Spots ( Black spots are …
The Singapore Story: Memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew

The Singapore Story: Memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Lee Kuan Yew, was born in September 16, 1923, and he died on March 23th of 2015, on Singapore and he was the first prime minister of this country, for over three decades. During 1942 to 1945, almost at the end of the …
You’re My Person (Mongolia)

You’re My Person (Mongolia)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Literature is so beautiful, it is a form of art, Its Latin root literature / litteratura (derived itself from littera: letter or handwriting) was used to refer to all written accounts. Literature can be classified according to whether it is fiction or non-fiction, and whether it is poetry or prose. Talking about the last two …
Other People’s Hell, Other People’s Heaven (Thai)

Other People’s Hell, Other People’s Heaven (Thai)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Angkarn Kalayanapong (13 February 1926 – 25 August 2012) was a Thai poet and artist. He was named a National Artist of Thailand in 1989, and won the S.E.A. Write Award in 1986. ngkarn was born in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province in Southern …
Thoughts in the Silent Night (China)

Thoughts in the Silent Night (China)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! In the literature history of China, many poets sang praise to the moon of the mid-autumn night. One of these poets were Li Bai, known as the drunk poet, but he was also known as one of the best poets in the Tang …
Thousand Cranes  (Japan)

Thousand Cranes (Japan)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Yasunari Kawabata was the very first Japanese writer to ever earn the Novel Prize in Literature, and the nomination committees specifically mentioned Thousand Cranes as one of the major factors in their decision-making process. It is a luminous story of desire, regret, and the almost …
Lin Yutang (China)

Lin Yutang (China)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Lin Yutang was one of the most significant writers of traditional Chinese texts. He was also a translator.  His most important work was “The Importance of Living”. His essay writings always showcased his love for self-expression and perfectly merged sophistication and casualness together. …
Hong Seok-jung (North Korea)

Hong Seok-jung (North Korea)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! HONG  SEOK-JUNG  is  a  novelist  and  shirt  story  writer   in  Democratic  People´s Republic of  Korea (DPRK).  He  was  born  in  Seoul,  now  the  capital  of  the Republic  Of  korea.  His  family  moved  from  Seoul   in  1945,  and  his  grandfather,  who  was  also  a  …
Sawako Ariyoshi (Japan)

Sawako Ariyoshi (Japan)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Ariyoshi Sawako, (born Jan. 21st, 1931, Wakayama City, Japan—died Aug. 30th, 1984, Tokyo), Japanese novelist, short-story writer, and playwright who reached a popular audience with serialized novels of social realism that chronicled domestic life in Japan. After graduation Ariyoshi started working in a publishing company, she …
Ang Duong (Cambodia)

Ang Duong (Cambodia)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Ang Duong was the son of King Ang Eng, who ruled Cambodia from 1779 to 1797 and resided at the then capital Oudong. His mother was Ros, a royal consort since 1793 and later Queen Vara, who was of Thai origin (died around …
Tản Đà (Vietnam)

Tản Đà (Vietnam)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Son of a Chinese father and a well-known Vietnamese singer Tan Da, was a Vietnamese writer whose work consisted of poetry, essays and plays. Tan Da was born in 1888, in Khe Thuong, close to Hanoi in the Sơn Tây Province of Vietnam. Tan Da was …
Virgilio S. Almario (Philippines)

Virgilio S. Almario (Philippines)

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Virgilio S. Almario, also known as Rio Alma, is a poet, literary historian and critic, who has revived and reinvented traditional Filipino poetic forms, even as he championed modernist poetics. In 34 years, he has He has also redefined how the Filipino poetry …
Metallica vs Guns N’ roses

Metallica vs Guns N’ roses

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! The battle between Hard Rock and Thrash Metal that started  30 years ago is still a rough topic to debate.  The importance of both bands is really crucial for the history of rock music. Rock fans often consider the outstanding members from the …
John Lennon vs. Paul McCartney

John Lennon vs. Paul McCartney

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! There´re some choices in life that will never be easy to answer, for example, which is the best Beatle? The biggest fans of this band would probably say that none of this two because it doesn´t matter who is the best because we …
Jerry Lee Lewis vs Carl Perkins

Jerry Lee Lewis vs Carl Perkins

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Carl Perkins Guitarist Carl Perkins wrote and had a 1956 hit with the song “Blue Suede Shoes.” He also helped pioneer the rockabilly music genre. The first single was “Movie Magg.” However, it was his rockabilly “Blue Suede Shoes” that became a monster …
Freddie Mercury vs Bruce Springsteen

Freddie Mercury vs Bruce Springsteen

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! There are many talented Rock stars in history, they have shown outstanding abilities and that is why they have become one of the best around the world, now let’s review two of the big ones, Freddie Mercury and Bruce Springsteen. Singer-songwriter Freddie Mercury …
The Rolling Stones vs Led Zeppelin

The Rolling Stones vs Led Zeppelin

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Two of the landmark sixties British blues bands, likely the two that mattered most… This are the two biggest bands of the ’70s, both battled for the title of the “World’s Biggest Rock Band” in 1970. Both bands produced hit albums and singles …
Elvis Presley vs Chuck Berry

Elvis Presley vs Chuck Berry

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Chuck Berry (1926 – 2017) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music.  Berry refined and developed R&B into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive. Writing lyrics that focused on teen life, …
Messi vs. Ronaldo

Messi vs. Ronaldo

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! The most important and outstanding competitive duel that soccer has seen since the beginning of the sport in 1863 is in its final stage. The importance that both players have, not only in the sports field, but in the general culture, is of …
Gianni Versace vs. Giorgio Armani

Gianni Versace vs. Giorgio Armani

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! If there’s one thing we know about Giorgio Armani, it’s that messing with him comes with serious consequences. Given his status as one of the world’s preeminent barons of class and sophistication, it’s somewhat surprising that he has been known to take such a defensive approach …
Walt Disney vs. Warner Brothers

Walt Disney vs. Warner Brothers

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Walt Disney Co. and Warner Brothers Co. have been for many years the two biggest animated film studios and have been in competition since the 1930´s. Their iconic characters Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny (a hare) respectively, have now become their symbol/mascot as …
Robert de Niro vs Al Pacino

Robert de Niro vs Al Pacino

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Now this is a hard question to answer and I think both of them are great and at the height of their unique styles. Pacino was brilliant in Scent of a Woman, matter of fact he pulled the movie on his own strength, …
Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates

Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! You know the fable. That Steve Jobs is the greatest tycoon of our while. He co-founded Apple Computer. He was the impelling cause after the iPod, the iPhone, the iPad. This is rather unsuitable for right-wing conservative die-hards to accept, because Jobs was …
Joe Montana vs Tom Brady

Joe Montana vs Tom Brady

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Joe Montana (born June 11, 1956) was an American football quarterback who played in the NFL for 16 seasons, primarily with the San Francisco 49ers. Montana debuted at NFL in 1979 with San Francisco, where he played for the next 14 seasons. During …
Personal Safety Inventions

Personal Safety Inventions

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Welcome to this activity created by Learning Advisor Ms. Ana Cristina Capri from Narvarte Branch. Please follow the instructions below and take note of all the pink words, you will need them for the special activity session. Read the text. Answer the activities. Leave …
Mass Transportation Projects

Mass Transportation Projects

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Welcome to this activity created by Junior Advisor Mr. Braulio López from Polanco Branch. Please follow the instructions below and take note of all the pink words, you will need them for the special activity session. Read the article carefully. Answer the activities. Leave us …
Space Travel

Space Travel

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Can you imagine being able to travel through space? This will be possible this year and in the near future we might hear of the first crew arriving on planet Mars. History will be forged in the next ten to twenty years and …
The Origin of La Rosca

The Origin of La Rosca

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! There are many Mexican traditions and La Rosca is one of the most delicious there is. It’s a tradition to eat a Rosca every January 6th to celebrate the arrival of the Three Wise Men to worship baby Jesus. Its origin is European …
The Christmas Tree

The Christmas Tree

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! The Christmas tree is the most famous icon that represents the season. Even in countries where the Christian beliefs are not rooted like Japan, you can find this symbol as decoration. But, where does it come from? Do you know its history? Find …
A Little Bit of Christmas Everywhere

A Little Bit of Christmas Everywhere

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Welcome to this activity created by Jr. Learning Advisor Mr. Julio Cesar Diaz from Reforma Branch. Please follow the instructions below and take note of all the pink words, you will need them for the special activity session.  Read the fragments of several articles …
Spine Chillers: Abraham Stoker

Spine Chillers: Abraham Stoker

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Dracula, the most famous vampire in literature and pretty much in universal culture.  We have seen this character in many books and, of course, movies. We cannot forget about the amazing performance of Bela Lugosi in the black and white early vampire films …
Spine Chillers: Edgar Allan Poe

Spine Chillers: Edgar Allan Poe

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! He’s considered one of the masters of suspense. The stories of the famous Edgar Allan Poe still prevail in the nightmares of many. He was a writer, poet, editor and literary critic born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1809. His work was so creative …
Mexican Inventions: The Rocket Belt

Mexican Inventions: The Rocket Belt

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Mexican inventors have given important devices to improve the daily life of the world. From the contraceptive pill to the color television, Mexico has proven its creativity and abilities. In despite of the work conditions and the lack of resources for research, Mexican …
Mexican Inventions: Temazcal

Mexican Inventions: Temazcal

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Among the Central American cultures, the temazcal has always had a ritual function and a significance that goes beyond this world. It represented the inside of the Earth –which for these cultures was a place of transit between the world of the living …
Mexican inventions: Chewing gum

Mexican inventions: Chewing gum

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! The origin of chewing gum is ancient. It has been found in places like Kierikki in Finland and dates from the Neolithic period or Ancient Greece where it was extracted from the mastic tree. Presumably they chewed resin from plants and trees for …
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