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Archive for November, 2012

Leaving fall by looking at leaves (Video) Posted by on Nov 29, 2012

Here is a video looking at leaves and leaf vocabulary as a farewell to fall.  Enjoy!

No Shave Novemeber (Video) Posted by on Nov 27, 2012

It’s the end of November, which mean you may be seeing more hair, facial hair that is, than usual!  Have you ever heard of No Shave November or Movember (mustache + November = Movember) before?  In the month of November many men grow their facial hair out to raise money and awareness for men’s health…

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The history of Thanksgiving Posted by on Nov 22, 2012

Today is the American holiday of Thanksgiving, which is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday in November (in Canada a similar Thanksgiving Day holiday is celebrated on the second Monday in October). This American holiday traces back* to 1621, before the United States of America was even a country.  The holiday was first…

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English Kitchen – Homemade Chili and Detroit Coney Dogs Posted by on Nov 21, 2012

With the cold winter coming, this video teaches you how to make some delicious homemade chili that’ll warm you right up. You can even use the chili to make yourself a Detroit style Coney hot dog. Learn some useful English vocabulary while you learn how to cook! You will need a cutting board, measuring cups…

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A Thanksgiving Art Project (Video) Posted by on Nov 20, 2012

To get ready for the upcoming Thanksgiving Day holiday (this Thursday) here is a video with step-by-step instruction on how to make an easy Thanksgiving Day turkey using one’s own hand.  Turkey’s are associated with Thanksgiving because they are eaten on this day.  Did you know turkey’s are an animal that is native of North…

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‘Big’ and ‘small’ and much more! Posted by on Nov 15, 2012

Adjectives that describe the sizes of different people, places, and things are very common.  Among these adjectives are the very common words ‘big’ and ‘small.’  If you follow this blog regularly you likely already know what these words (big and small) mean, as they are very basic English words, and this blog is written…

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Going apple picking and bobbing for apples Posted by on Nov 13, 2012

A very common fall activity for families in the United States is apple picking.  This is an activity that gets people who live in the suburbs or the city out to a farm or orchard enjoying the season of fall. Apple picking is a fairly easy activity.  Apple orchards where people can go to pick…

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