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How to agree with someone in English Posted by on Sep 30, 2020

Hey, everyone! There is no denying that we are currently living in times of drastic polarization, wouldn’t you say so? And while that is not necessarily negative, given that we are more and more exposed to different points of view, there is nothing more comforting than being able to agree with someone’s opinion. And there…

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English Vocab for the Fall Season Posted by on Sep 24, 2020

Are you a leaf-peeper? Do you enjoy sweater weather? Longing for a crisp feel to the air? If you answered “Yes” to all three questions then you’re in luck. It’s autumn! To be honest, I’m really a summer kind of guy. Give me lots of daylight, green grass, and the lazy pace of an afternoon…

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Writing the Date in American English Posted by on Sep 17, 2020

One of the things that distinguish the United States from almost every other country is also one of the most basic. We write the date differently. In the U.S., the date is written mm/dd/yyyy, or sometimes mm/dd/yy. For most of the world, this is backward (or, more accurately, sideways.) Why we do this has been…

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Ways to Say You Don’t Understand Posted by on Sep 10, 2020

In English, when you are presented with something that you don’t understand the most normal thing to do is tell someone, “I don’t understand.” Or, “I’m sorry, but I don’t understand.” However, we have lots of ways to express that same feeling. And, depending on the situation, another expression may be more suitable. Whenever a…

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Sixteen Tons Posted by on Sep 3, 2020

Songs that tell the stories of workers and laborers seem to have always been a part of American culture. Popular hits include Dolly Parton’s Nine to Five and Billy Joel’s Allentown, to name just two. Bruce Springsteen has made a career out of songs of the American worker. But in the history of American music…

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