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Soccer vocab in English Posted by on Jun 30, 2018

Hello, my people! Since mid-June, the whole world has been tuning in to keep up with the 2018 World Cup in Russia! How about you? So how about we take this opportunity to learn some soccer vocabulary. This way, you will be prepared for the upcoming games, root for your country or just watch the…

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English Jokes and Idioms for Summer Posted by on Jun 28, 2018

It’s so hot, I saw a dog chasing a cat and they were both walking! There are so many wonderful things about summer that we often ignore the one inescapable downside to this season – It’s hot! Or, at least we ignore it until we no longer can. Then, when the sweltering sun and oppressive…

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Asheville Day One Video Posted by on Jun 26, 2018

72 Hours in Asheville (Part One)

What can you do with 72 hours in Asheville? Quite a lot, actually! Join us for an awesome 3-day tour of this beautiful city in the mountains of North Carolina. The first day includes a visit to the historic Biltmore Estate and a trip downtown for drinks, dinner, and some live music. “Our trip in…

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Why Do Americans Call Football Soccer? Posted by on Jun 21, 2018

A tournament doesn’t get to be called The World Cup if it’s only played in a handful of countries. We call it the World Cup because it is played all over the world. And the sport is known by the same name everywhere. Well, almost. While the rest of the world calls the classic round-ball…

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Mom and Pop Stores Posted by on Jun 14, 2018

At the heart of the American community is what we affectionately call the mom and pop shop. It could be a small grocery store, or a bakery, or a gas station. It is a family-owned and operated business servicing the local area, often for generations. In many cases, when the business began the family lived…

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What’s for Dinner? (ESL Dinner Vocabulary) Posted by on Jun 12, 2018

ESL Dinner Vocabulary

What do Americans like to eat for dinner? Well, there’s no easy answer! There are lots of options for dinner, whether you cook at home or go out to eat. An American dinner typically consists of a main course and a few side items (and maybe desert). Come into the kitchen with us as we…

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The New Suffix Posted by on Jun 7, 2018

A suffix is a letter, or several letters, added to a word which then forms a new word. It is a tail at the end, wagging at us and saying, “Look at me! I’m something new!” A suffix can change a verb to a noun or an adjective. Add -ly to an adjective and you…

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