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Texas State Capitol Tour Posted by on Mar 6, 2017

Texas State Capitol Tour

The great American city of Austin is the capital of Texas. Famous for its live music, BBQ, and being weird, it’s also home to the state’s government. Visitors can take a free tour of the Texas State Capitol to learn more about the state’s history and government. See what the State Capitol looks like in…

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Don’t Be So Sure! Posted by on Mar 3, 2017

Has this happened to you? As an English learner we all know the pitfalls of homonyms, but what happens when you encounter words which have the same cognate, a thesaurus tells us they all are synonyms, but you know instinctively they must somehow have different meanings? As an experiment, try looking up the word ensure.…

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Great American Cities – Austin Posted by on Feb 27, 2017

After visiting New Orleans, our journey to the many great American cities heads even further south. This time, we’re going to a place famous for BBQ, music, and being weird – Austin. Name – The city is named after Stephen F. Austin, who is known as the “Father of Texas.” He was an empresario (someone granted…

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The 3 Best “Best Picture” Winners Posted by on Feb 24, 2017

It’s that time of year again, when Hollywood honors itself with the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences awards for excellence, otherwise known as the Oscars. Most years, the awards show is more memorable for the gowns and the teary speeches than for who won and who lost. But, not always. Sometimes, the award…

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New Orleans Video Tour Posted by on Feb 22, 2017

New Orleans Video Tour

Our exploration of the great American city of New Orleans continues. No visit to the Big Easy would be complete without a po’ boy sandwich and some beignets. Walk them off with a stroll in City Park, and wind down your trip with drinks at one of the country’s oldest bars. You don’t even have…

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