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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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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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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 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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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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