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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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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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