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Archive for December, 2012

New Year’s Eve Customs and Traditions Posted by on Dec 31, 2012

New Year’s Eve is celebrated all around the world. Learn some English vocabulary while also learning about the customs and traditions of this holiday. December 31st is New Year’s Eve. It is the last night of the year, so many people like to celebrate. Many people go to a New Year’s eve party. A lot…

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Winter art project – a snowflake (Video) Posted by on Dec 27, 2012

Oh the weather outside is frightful* But the fire is so delightful** And since we’ve no place to go Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! These are some lyrics from an American Christmas carol, which I have highlighted here to get you in the mood for the video I have for you…

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The twelve days of Christmas Posted by on Dec 25, 2012

Merry Christmas to all those who celebrate!  In honor of the Christmas holiday today I would like to introduce you to a popular English Christmas song.  The Twelve Days of Christmas is a famous English language Christmas carol* that describes a series of gifts that are given on the 12 days between Christmas day (the…

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Party talk (Video) Posted by on Dec 20, 2012

Get ready to party!  Here is a video looking at common English greetings used in informal party settings. These greetings particularly come in handy around this time of year when attending a lot of holiday parties.  Enjoy.

ESL Home and Furniture Posted by on Dec 19, 2012

Learn how to talk about the rooms in your home and your furniture. Easy to follow instructional video with a voiceover and English subtitles. ” My apartment is in Building 3.   It’s on the 7th floor.   This is the hallway. In my apartment, there’s a kitchen, a living room, an office, two bedrooms…

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The Grinch! Posted by on Dec 18, 2012

The Grinch is an iconic American Christmas cartoon figure who you may already know about, but if you don’t, you should!  The Grinch is a well-known mean, greedy, rude, bad-mannered, foul, and sinister* guy. The Grinch is a fictional** character, who was created by the children’s book author Dr. Seuss in the 1950s.  The Grinch…

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Numbers between one and zero (Video) Posted by on Dec 13, 2012

Here is a video looking at how to say fractions and decimals.  This video focuses on numbers between one and zero (1-0). Let me know if you have any questions or comments.

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