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What Is the Definition of Illegal Immigration?

Illegal immigration is the act of living in a country without government permission. In most U.S. contexts, illegal immigration refers to the presence of 12 million undocumented Mexican-American immigrants in the United States. Lack of documentation is what makes illegal immigration illegal; Mexican workers, recruited by U.
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English for Medical Purposes - Making a Doctor's Appointment

Read the following dialogue with a partner to learn important vocabulary used for making doctor's appointments. Practice this dialogue with a friend to help you feel confident when you next make an appointment in English. Check your understanding with the quiz and review vocabulary. Role Play: Making a Doctor's Appointment Doctor's Assistant: Good morning, Doctor Jensen's office.
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Rise of Democracy in Athens

Way back when there wasn't a draft and people didn't look to the military for a paycheck, although they may have seen it as an avenue to great wealth. Ancient cultures, including Athens, expected their wealthier citizens to serve as soldiers, providing their own horses, chariots, weapons and armors, and reaping rewards, if they won, through pillaging.
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Holidays of the Spanish-Speaking World

If you're traveling to a Spanish-speaking area, one thing to consider is the country's fiestas, holidays and other celebrations. On the positive side, you may get an opportunity for an upclose look at the country's culture and a chance to participate in activities you'll see nowhere else; on the other hand, with some of the more important holidays, businesses may be closed, public transportation may crowded and hotel rooms may be difficult to reserve.
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Biography of Anna Comnena, the First Female Historian

Byzantine Princess Anna Comnena (Dec. 1 or 2, 1083-1153) was the first woman known to personally record historical events as a historian. She also was a political figure who attempted to influence royal succession in the Byzantine Empire. In addition to "The Alexiad," her 15-volume history on her father's reign and related events, she wrote on medicine and ran a hospital and is sometimes identified as a physician.
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