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Archive for August, 2014

Let’s put this one to bed and other English idioms. Posted by on Aug 28, 2014

How are you feeling? Sleepy? If you are, then this probably isn’t the post for you as I’m going introduce a number of expressions and phrases with word ‘bed’ in them. So, reading this might make you even more tired.  But if you are wide awake and ready to learn some new English phrases you…

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A trip to Chicago – what to see? Posted by on Aug 26, 2014

Let’s take a trip to Chicago! Chicago is the third most populated city in the United States (New York City is first, Los Angeles second). There are 2.7 million people who live in Chicago and around 46 million tourists (international and American) visit every year. Even if you aren’t counted as one of these tourists this…

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Power English Posted by on Aug 24, 2014

Informal English is fine to use when talking to your friends, family, or traveling as a tourist, but what about when you really want to make a good impression on someone or when you are using English for business? These are times when you will want to use more formal English, or what I call…

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Checking out of your hotel or hostel in English Posted by on Aug 19, 2014

If you have traveled just about anywhere in the world than you have probably learned that English is the language of travel! Knowing how to speak English is very helpful, whether you are traveling to China, England, or Nicaragua. That is why today I am going to present some important conversations related to travel…

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America’s national anthem Posted by on Aug 14, 2014

The American national anthem is called the “The Star-Spangled Banner” and like most national anthems there is a story behind it. The words for this song come from a poem written during the War of 1812 in the United States. That’s right, the American national anthem was not created at the same time as the…

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What is your generation’s name? Posted by on Aug 12, 2014

In America we have a tradition of naming different generations of people. I thought I’d share the names of these different generations with you today, so that next time you see or hear these words you’ll know what they mean. See if you can find your generation in this list. I doubt that any of…

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A trip to Nashville, Tennessee – America’s Music City Posted by on Aug 7, 2014

I recently wrote a post about American cities and their nicknames, but I forgot to mention that the American city Nashville, Tennessee has a nickname too, it is called ‘Music City.’ Today we are taking a (virtual) trip to Music City to see all it has to offer and find out why it has this…

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