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Archive for October, 2015

An American Wedding (Video) Posted by on Oct 29, 2015

American wedding customs and traditions vary depending on the couple’s ethnic and religious background, but there are quite a few things that are common in all weddings. See what an American wedding looks like and learn a lot of useful English vocabulary in this video, which is great for ESL students or classrooms.

A “thrilling” Halloween Posted by on Oct 27, 2015

It is almost Halloween, so let’s look at something scary to get us in the mood. Do you remember Michael Jackson’s famous song and music video Thriller? If you don’t know this early 1980’s hit song – here is your chance to learn all about it. Beware though, this music video has some scary scenes…

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5 of my favorite idioms in English Posted by on Oct 20, 2015

I recently read a fun and interesting post on a blog that I’ve shared with my readers before, the TED Blog. This post was about idioms from around the world that can’t be translated literally (or exactly). It is a great read. You might want to see if your native language was represented in the…

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English Pop Quiz Answers Posted by on Oct 14, 2015

Here are the answers to yesterday’s quiz (to take the quiz click here): Part 1: belts, bell, cow, book, sheep Part 2: cry, be, tell, riding, will not come Part 3: e) all the above, c) all the countries of the world where English is the most prominent language, d) Washington, DC, a) Halloween, b)…

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English Pop Quiz Posted by on Oct 13, 2015

Dear Readers, Hi, readers! Hi, readers? Hi…is there anyone out there? We haven’t had a great deal of comments on the blog recently and so we are beginning to wonder if there is anyone out there reading? We thought we’d find out by posting a little quiz and see who is up for the challenge…

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An American Wedding Posted by on Oct 8, 2015

As I recently got married, I figured now was as good a time as any to make a post about an American wedding. In this post, you’ll learn lots of vocabulary related to American weddings, as well as some customs and traditions. As this is a language blog, you’re encouraged to practice your English as…

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Hershey – America’s Chocolate Posted by on Oct 6, 2015

Hershey’s Chocolate is America’s chocolate!  I won’t say this means Hershey’s is the best chocolate, everyone has a different opinion on that, but it is a chocolate that has a long history in American culture. The Hershey Company is the largest chocolate manufacturer in America and it is also one of the oldest chocolate companies…

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