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Fall recipes: Make your own Pumpkin Spice Latte Posted by on Oct 29, 2021

Hello, everyone! The weekend is coming up, have you made any plans? Either way, many people enjoy spending their free time trying out new recipes in the kitchen. The fall season is specially inviting for culinary adventures, with the weather cooling down and the colors outside being so inspiring. And one cannot think about the…

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What is Up With Pumpkin Spice? Posted by on Aug 29, 2019

If you are learning English and trying to gain knowledge of American culture, then you need to be aware of something which appears throughout the country every year around the beginning of September and lingers into December. That thing is called pumpkin spice. Its popularity, indeed, its hold on much of the American public, may…

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American Holidays for 2018 Posted by on Jan 8, 2018

Holidays are a special time when people get time off of work to be with loved ones. There are some holidays that are celebrated all over the world, while others are specific to a country or even a city. These important days can teach us a lot about the history and culture of a country…

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Thanksgiving History and Customs Posted by on Nov 24, 2016

Today is an important, traditional holiday in the United States – Thanksgiving. This national holiday is celebrated every year on the 4th Thursday in November. Let’s learn a bit about the history and customs of this special day. History Back in the 1600s, European settlers were traveling to and settling in America. One group of…

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A Corny Thanksgiving Posted by on Nov 23, 2016

Corn. The history of the United States is uniquely tied to this one crop. So, too, is our language. When the first English settlers arrived in what became Jamestown, Virginia in 1607 the colonists, unused to the rigors of agriculture, faced years of near starvation. They attempted to trade with the local natives for their…

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Giving thanks in English Posted by on Nov 24, 2015

The Thanksgiving holiday in the United States is a time when people give thanks for the people and things they have in their lives. In honor of the upcoming American holiday of Thanksgiving I have some idioms and expressions for you that are all about giving thanks. Emphatic expression of thanks: I can’t thank you…

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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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