Resources: Notes on Life and Language in the United States

4 Ways to Say "I'm Working Hard" with English Idioms

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Oct 21, 2013 @ 07:54 AM

Are you working hard these days?

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Topics: English Lessons, English Idioms

4 American English Expressions for a Rainy Day

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Aug 12, 2013 @ 08:04 AM

Do you like rainy weather?

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Topics: English Lessons, Vocabulary Workshop, English Idioms

10 American English Idioms for a Smooth Day at Work

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Jul 08, 2013 @ 07:30 AM

Are you ready for your workweek?

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Topics: English Lessons, Vocabulary Workshop, English Idioms, Business English Vocabulary

Ocean Idioms that You Can Use to Speak English Like a Native

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Apr 29, 2013 @ 01:19 PM

Do you like to spend time at the ocean during the spring and summer?

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Topics: English Lessons, Vocabulary Workshop, English Idioms

25 Vocabulary Words You Need to Take a Walk in English

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Mar 04, 2013 @ 07:32 AM

Spring is almost here in Boston! Are you getting excited?

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Topics: Phrasal Verbs, English Lessons, Vocabulary Workshop, English Idioms

Brush Up on Your English Idioms with this Quiz

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Dec 17, 2012 @ 11:59 AM

Are English idioms a piece of cake for you? Are they easy to understand and easy to use in everyday conversations?

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Topics: English Lessons, English Idioms

Expressions in English | Against the Clock

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Wed, Sep 28, 2011 @ 08:53 AM

If you have been living in the United States and learning English, you probably know that the concept of time is important in our culture because we have so many expressions in English that are related to time. In a previous article, we talked about the link between language and American culture that can be seen through phrases like "time is money". Today we have a few new expressions that are frequently used in American English. These expressions tell us that in the United States, especially in big cities like Boston or New York, time is definitely on our minds.

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Topics: United States Culture, Vocabulary Workshop, English Idioms

English Expressions: Try Your Hand at These 8 Questions

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Jul 25, 2011 @ 09:40 AM

Welcome and thank you for visiting the English and Culture blog!

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Topics: English Lessons, English Idioms

Corporate English: Daily Expressions and Idioms

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Jun 20, 2011 @ 08:11 AM

Learning corporate English is crucial for your success in your career the United States.

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Topics: English Lessons, Vocabulary Workshop, English Idioms, Business English Vocabulary

NYC English: Tips and Advice on Riding the Subway

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Tue, Jun 07, 2011 @ 08:07 AM

Today's blog topic is NYC English! What do you know about the New York City subway? If you are thinking about coming to NYC to learn English, this post is a great way for you to get an idea of what it's like to ride the subway in New York. If you are already in New York and you ride the subway every day, you can learn new vocabulary expressions and idioms that New Yorkers use every day! Do you know what it means to be "in the red" or to "get the hang of it" ? If not, listen to the conversation about the subway in New York. Don't forget to take the quiz at the end to test your listening comprehension!

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Topics: English Lessons, Daily Life in the US, English Conversation, English Idioms, Life in New York, Listening Practice

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