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The major rivers of the USA and their culture. Posted by on Mar 31, 2015

Mississippi river.

The longest river in the United States is well known to all American school children because of its fun and funny name: the Mississippi River. Mississippi is a fun word to say, go ahead give it a try. It is also a fun word to spell. I remember as a child learning how to spell…

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San Francisco Video Tour Posted by on Mar 26, 2015

Join the Grateful Gypsies on a video tour of San Francisco that highlights the “Streets, Beats & Eats” of this famous American city. Take a stroll through Golden Gate Park, hit the legendary Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, and go Phishing at the Bill Graham Auditorium. “Start a day in San Francisco with a coffee and a walk…

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Some of the most unbelievable words in English! Posted by on Mar 24, 2015

Infographic about Enlgish words.

Get ready to learn some new words – some new and unbelievable words! Take a look at the infographic below from Grammar.net.  Do you recognize any of the words you see there? No. Well, me neither! These are some crazy English words for sure.  They are not common words to say the least, but I…

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Great American Cities – San Francisco Posted by on Mar 19, 2015

After visiting a handful of east coast cities (Washington D.C., New York, Philadelphia, and Boston), our journey around the great cities of America moves out west to the Golden State – California. Today, we pay a visit to San Francisco. Name: The name San Francisco is Spanish for “Saint Francis.” This is because the city…

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A look at some Irish English for St. Patrick’s Day Posted by on Mar 17, 2015

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to all and may the luck of the Irish be with you! Today, Saint Patrick’s Day, is a holiday celebrated in various ways around the world, such as with parades, wearing the color green, and drinking beer! As you may know the Saint Patrick’s Day holiday originates in the country of…

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Ward off bad luck on Friday the 13th Posted by on Mar 10, 2015

In the Western world, Friday the thirteenth, is considered an unlucky day. The reasons vary for why people think that a Friday that falls on the 13th day of the month is bad luck, but it is fair to say, that if you are superstitious, you will take extra care this Friday. So, let’s take…

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English idioms about the human body Posted by on Mar 3, 2015

The human body.

Let’s look at some idioms in English that go from head to toe. Here is our first one! “From head to toe” is an idiom that means ‘from the top to the bottom’ or ‘the entirety of something.’ To have a little fun with this I want you to try and guess which body parts…

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