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Destination: England

Have you ever thought about travelling to England? There are some wonderful sights to see there, both in the city and the countryside. If you enjoy cities, then London is the place for you. With lots of interesting, old and new buildings like Big Ben and the Gherkin, and some great shopping streets [...]

Grammar Corner

Please fill in the blank with the proper word.

Hard / Hardly

1) She’s a worker.

2) She works very .

3) I was so tired I could speak.

4) He had gotten home when the phone rang.

Here are the answers to last week’s grammar point.

Quite / Quiet

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Quote of the month

This month’s quote comes to us from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, a very influential person in American history.

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Thanksgiving Tradition

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States. It is celebrated on the 4th Thursday of November (this year it is on November 24th). Thanksgiving is a day for spending time with family and friends and enjoying a nice turkey dinner.

Here is a picture of [...]

Grammar Corner

Please fill in the blank with the proper word.

Quite / Quiet

1) It’s noisy in here. Let’s find a place.

2) I’m satisfied, thank you.

3) Sometimes she longed for the peace and of the country.

4) He hadn’t finished when I came in.

Here are the answers to last [...]

Don’t mention it

You may have heard the phrase “don’t mention it” in an English conversation or a movie. We sometimes say this instead of “you’re welcome”. Here are a couple examples:

Bill: Thanks for lunch Wendy.

Wendy: Don’t mention it.

Or:

Jan: I really appreciate your help [...]

British or American English?

Here are just a few examples of how English is different from America to England. Can you think of any more examples? Come tell us during your next lesson.

  British English / American English

Toilet/Loo/WC

Bathroom

Mate

Buddy/Friend

Flat

Destination: Switzerland

This week’s destination is a truly beautiful one. Switzerland offers something for everyone. If you are feeling adventurous, you could enjoy world famous Alpine skiing or hiking. If you love chocolate, Switzerland is the perfect country to visit. Swiss chocolate is known for being the best in the world. Take a look at some of [...]

Grammar Corner

Please fill in the blank with the proper word.

Lend / Borrow

1) Can you me 1000 yen until Monday?

2) Ireland had to some money from the World Bank.

3) We books from the library.

4) I’ll you my car if you promise to drive carefully.

Here are the answers [...]

What’s going on?

In English, we use the phrase what’s going on, when we don’t know what is happening. What is going on here = what is happening here? Maybe you hear a lot of noise coming from your neighbor’s house. You might go over and ask some questions such as:

Bill: What is all this noise? What’s [...]