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Grammar Help: Do you know the difference between watch, see and look?

Grammar Help: Do you know the difference between watch, see and look?

See is used to explain that our eyes notice something, it is not intentional and doesn’t require special effort. Look is different from “see” because we make a special effort to direct our attention toward something with our eyes. It’s not an accident. Watch is used when we look at something for a period of time. It’s a continuous action…

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Is this your first year in the US? Then, here is all you need to know about this huge American cultural event named “ The Super Bowl Sunday”

Is this your first year in the US? Then, here is all you need to know about this huge American cultural event named “ The Super Bowl Sunday”

Are you planning on watching the Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, February the 3rd? The New England Patriots (for the 3rd time in a row) vs. the Los Angeles Rams are facing off this year. Even if you’re not interested in the game, there are the many, many commercials to watch that will definitely be a topic of conversation in…

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Six common winter expressions to include in your English vocabulary

Six common winter expressions to include in your English vocabulary

Since it’s winter, for many of us around the country, the weather is wreaking havoc, or basically making a mess of everything. In honor of the season, here are some winter related expressions that you might hear people using: Snowed in – This has been happening in many parts of the country in the last month. When you are snowed…

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Do you find it hard to understand headlines in the media? Here is a list of complex expressions, often used in the news

Do you find it hard to understand headlines in the media? Here is a list of complex expressions, often used in the news

Combing or looking through the headlines can be tough, especially with the complexity of some of the expressions that are used and the limited amount of time we have for keeping up with the news. Here are some explanations for words taken right out of recent news stories. Divvy Up – to divide something such as money, profits, work, etc.…

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NEW blog post for Spanish learners: Cómo celebran los latinos la Navidad?

NEW blog post for Spanish learners: Cómo celebran los latinos la Navidad?

Let’s practice our Spanish, learning about these upcoming holidays. Recipes, holiday celebrations, decoration ideas and resources for language practice.  The main challenge? I’ts all written in Spanish! Enjoy the reading.  Para los latinos, las fiestas de Navidad son unas de las mejores épocas para compartir en familia y con amigos. En diciembre se prepara la casa con decoraciones y se…

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What you need to know about Thanksgiving, plus 3 turkey related expressions to add to your English vocabulary

What you need to know about Thanksgiving, plus 3 turkey related expressions to add to your English vocabulary

Once the costumes and scary decorations have been put away it’s time to prepare for the big feast at the end of November. Thanksgiving is always celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. It dates back to 1621 when it was first celebrated at Plymouth Plantation in Massachusetts by the Pilgrims and Native Americans. They gave thanks for a good…

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Trick-or Treat! All you need to know if you are spending Halloween in the U.S

Trick-or Treat! All you need to know if you are spending Halloween in the U.S

As October begins you’ll notice orange everywhere, along with witches, skeletons, jack-o’lanterns, spider webs and ghosts as most people decorate for Halloween. It isn’t until October 31st but that means we have all month to stock up on candy for the kids and choose costumes to dress up in for the big day. Throughout the country towns and cities plan…

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Autumn is here! Let’s celebrate with these 7 “fall” related expressions

Autumn is here! Let’s celebrate with these 7 “fall” related expressions

Labor Day at the beginning of September brought the unofficial end of summer and introduced Autumn. Though the weather differs from region to region, for many it’s a time to put away their tee-shirts and take out their sweatshirts. Fall is the kick-off to not only football season, but four months filled with fun, food and festivities. New England, a…

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Eleven Baseball expressions to “hit a home run” with your English like a pro

Eleven Baseball expressions to “hit a home run” with your English like a pro

Throughout the summer months Americans watch and play Baseball, known by many as the country’s national pastime. The chorus of the famous song, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” describes much of what you need to know about going to the ballpark to watch a game. Though it was written in 1908, it is still played at games today. While…

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Cultural Awareness: Get ready for summer in the US

Cultural Awareness: Get ready for summer in the US

It’s finally summer – the time for going to the beach, having barbecues, watching baseball and relaxing under the sun. June is the month when schools let out for summer vacation and high school graduations take place. Graduates walk into their ceremony as “Pomp and Circumstance”, the unofficial anthem of graduation, plays.  Most students wear a cap, also known as…

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