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Trick-or-treat: Tomorrow is Halloween Posted by on Oct 30, 2014

A bowl of Halloween candy.

Tomorrow is the holiday of Halloween in American; so tomorrow night Americans of all ages will be dressing up in costumes, going to parties, and children will be getting ready to go get some candy! You may already have figured this out, but the holiday of Halloween has come to be synonymous with candy for…

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Let’s play ball: Sports seasons in America Posted by on Oct 28, 2014

Baseball pitch and sports seasons.

No matter what time of year it is, there are professional sports being played in the United States. These sport seasons are predictable and regular, just like the seasons of the year. Today I am going to introduce you to the seasons for five major sports leagues in the United States. I’ll also share some…

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English musical vocabulary Posted by on Oct 23, 2014

Live music.

What is your favorite type of music – rock, pop, R&B, country, classical, techno? No matter what type of music you like the best, being able to talk about the music you like, or don’t like, is a good thing. After all, everyone likes to talk about music, right? Today I have a vocabulary building…

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Toilet talk: English vocabulary about (using) the bathroom Posted by on Oct 21, 2014

Today’s post is all about words and expressions that you aren’t likely to learn in a class; today we are going to talk about going to the bathroom! The vocabulary introduced today are words and expressions you will definitely hear native speakers use, and these are also words and expressions you may need to use…

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American National Parks Wrap-Up Posted by on Oct 20, 2014

Zion NP

Over the past few months, we’ve been exploring some of America’s most famous national parks here on the English blog. I hope you’ve had fun reading the posts and watching the videos, because I’ve sure had a good time making them. Visiting some of the national parks should be high atop anyone’s list if traveling…

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English idioms, words, and phrases about reading and books. Posted by on Oct 16, 2014

There are so many important aspects to learning a second language; listening/comprehension, speaking, writing, and reading. If you are reading this blog regularly (and you should!) then you are already doing a good job of prioritizing reading English to help improve your overall language skills. Today to recognize the importance of reading as part of…

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Canadian Thanksgiving for ESL learners Posted by on Oct 13, 2014

Woman with a turkey for Thanksgiving.

Much like the American holiday of Thanksgiving, the Canadian holiday occurs every year in Fall (or Autumn). The Canadian Thanksgiving happens earlier than the American Thanksgiving each year, and along with this difference in time there are a number of other differences between how Americans and Canadians celebrate this national holiday. In honor of Canadian…

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