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The untold spy story of WWI

In 1910 a proposed Alliance between Germany and France (See New York Times Article ) worried Britain so they sent someone to 'sniff around'.

The story is a personal journey of discovery set in the vibrant energy that is Zanzibar. Susan finds herself in the palace of the great Sultan of Zanzibar as private tutor to his children. She immerses herself in the heady experiences of that rich island. From making friends with her personal servant, Subira, to falling in love with Asim, a senior member of the Sultan's court. Susan delights in the discovery of Zanzibar and the discovery of herself. The only shadow being that she was recruited by British Military Intelligence as a spy. That compromises her love for Asim and will eventually cut the silken thread that is her journey into the exotic.

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Short English Alphabet - 1


Jìn​pào​ English








To Speak and Pronounce English well you

need to know both the LONG English Alphabet and the

SHORT (Phonic) English Alphabet

 Parents in English speaking countries help their children learn the LONG English Alphabet from a very early age by singing along with the them (from 1 - 2 years old). When you know the alphabet song you can sing it anywhere .... around the house, in the car, in the park)


The LONG and the SHORT English Alphabet are the foundation of English




There are other sounds (English is all about exceptions to the rule) - the letters after the consonant tell you what that 'other' sound is. Do not worry about them, you will soon find them and learn what they are through practise.


 This Video has the short sounds - listen to them and LEARN them, they are used ALL THE TIME in English

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 This Video has the LONG and the SHORT sounds


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