Resources: Notes on Life and Language in the United States

How to Talk About Money in English

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Tue, Jan 07, 2014 @ 01:32 PM

Would you like to be able to have deeper, more in-depth conversations about money and the economy with native English speakers in your life?

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Topics: English Conversation, English Lessons, Vocabulary Workshop

How to Talk About a Movie in English

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Dec 02, 2013 @ 07:51 AM

Do you ever feel like you want to be able to go deeper in your English conversations?

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Topics: English Conversation, English Lessons, Vocabulary Workshop

How to Learn Real American English on Your Way to Work for Free

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Nov 18, 2013 @ 07:16 AM

Do you feel comfortable speaking English with native speakers or are you still memorizing phrases from a textbook and trying to use them in conversation?

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Topics: English Conversation, Vocabulary Workshop, Listening Practice

How to "Break the Ice" in English with New Colleagues

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Wed, Oct 09, 2013 @ 07:07 AM

Do you ever get confused about how to strike up a conversation with people when you get started at a new job?

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Topics: Business English Vocabulary, English Conversation, English Lessons

24 Ways to Show That You Are Listening in English Conversations

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Wed, Sep 25, 2013 @ 01:29 PM

You want to become a better natural English speaker, right? Of course you do, that's why you are reading this blog.

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Topics: English Conversation, English Lessons, Vocabulary Workshop

7 Lessons to Speak English Confidently with an American

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Sep 23, 2013 @ 08:03 AM

Speaking, speaking, speaking. That's what it's all about.

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Topics: United States Culture, English Conversation, English Lessons

How to Recognize "Can" Versus "Can't" in English Conversation

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Tue, Aug 13, 2013 @ 08:24 AM

Do you sometimes have trouble figuring out if the person you are speaking with said "can" or "can't"?

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Topics: English Conversation, English Lessons, English Pronunciation

Getting Away? How To Talk About Your Vacation in English

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Wed, Jul 24, 2013 @ 08:01 AM

It's almost August!

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Topics: English Conversation, English Lessons, Vocabulary Workshop

4 Typical 4th of July Invitations and How to Respond in English

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Wed, Jul 03, 2013 @ 08:03 AM

A big holiday is coming up here in the US tomorrow! That holiday is the fourth of July! Yay!

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Topics: English Conversation, English Lessons, Vocabulary Workshop, Daily Life in the US

The 6 WORST Ways to Start a Conversation with an American

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Tue, Mar 26, 2013 @ 01:00 PM

Are you having a hard time striking up conversations with Americans? Are you starting to wonder if you are doing something wrong?

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Topics: English Conversation, English Lessons

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