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Let’s get ready for Autumn with these 7 “fall” related expressions

Let’s get ready for Autumn with these 7 “fall” related expressions

Labor Day at the beginning of September brings the unofficial end of summer and introduces 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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Primera Presents – 6 Terms to Know to be “In the Know”

Primera Presents – 6 Terms to Know to be “In the Know”

Gig Economy You may have been hearing more and more about the “gig economy”. The word gig refers to a short term working assignment. Musicians have often referred to their performances as “gigs”. The term has expanded to include any kind of freelance work that is not a permanent position. In recent years more and more people are using different…

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Primera Pop Culture: 5 Terms to Know for Daily Life in the United States

Primera Pop Culture: 5 Terms to Know for Daily Life in the United States

1.Dibs English speakers like to “call dibs” on something they have their eye on. You can call “dibs” on anything from the best seat in the house to a parking spot. In fact, in cities such as Chicago and Boston, drivers can call dibs on a parking spot in the winter after they have shoveled the snow out from it.…

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Travel Spotlight on Philadelphia

Travel Spotlight on Philadelphia

Philadelphia is known as the City of Brotherly Love. It’s a great east coast city full of museums, history, interesting architecture and great food. You might say Philadelphia is the spot of the official beginning of the United States of America since the Declaration of Independence was signed there and the Constitution was written there. You can visit Independence Hall,…

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St. Patrick’s Day:  Lucky you!, here is some vocabulary that you may want to try this March

St. Patrick’s Day: Lucky you!, here is some vocabulary that you may want to try this March

March is upon us and you’ll see green everywhere. Every March 17th Americans celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, for the Patron Saint of Ireland, with parades, food, “Kiss Me I’m Irish” pins, tee-shirts and A LOT of green. Although hundreds of parades take place around the country, the New York City St. Patrick’s day parade has taken place every year since…

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