Resources: Notes on Life and Language in the United States

English Phrases: Climbing Mt. Fuji in the Rain

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Sat, May 07, 2011 @ 09:50 AM

Have you ever tried climbing a mountain in the rain? While I was working as an English tutor in Japan, I climbed Mt. Fuji on a rainy day in July with two other teachers. Today I want to share my Mt. Fuji story. The story contains English phrases, phrasal verbs and expressions that are commonly used in the United States. Your job is to choose the correct English phrases to complete the story. Good luck!

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

English Vocabulary Lesson: 6 Expressions in 3 Minutes

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, May 02, 2011 @ 07:59 AM

Welcome to today's English vocabulary lesson. In this video lesson, you will learn 6 common English expressions in 3 minutes. In English, we use expressions like "fall for" "cut down on" and "live up to" in our daily conversations often. You probably didn't study these expressions in your home country and now that you are here in the United States and you are hearing these expressions, perhaps you don't know how to use them or what they mean. It's time to learn to speak English like a native speaker. Take 3 minutes to watch this video and add 6 new English expressions to your English vocabulary. Do you have 3 minutes? Let's get started!

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

English Verbs for the Office: 4 Minute Video Quiz

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Sun, Apr 24, 2011 @ 11:30 AM

English verbs can be challenging!

Do you know what it means to ramble on or to jot down?

If you are using English in your career in the United States, you will need to know these verbs to communicate with your English speaking colleagues in the office every day!

So, why not take a quiz to learn a few new verbs.

In this quick 4 minute video, we will learn 7 new English verbs that you can use at work or in your everyday life in the United States.

So let's get started!

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Topics: Phrasal Verbs, Video Lessons, Business English Vocabulary

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