Resources: Notes on Life and Language in the United States

4 Things to Know When You Meet and Greet an American Person

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Thu, May 08, 2014 @ 12:28 PM

This week I got a question from an All Ears English listener from Brazil.

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Topics: United States Culture, English Conversation, Business English Vocabulary

6 English Greetings for a Rainy Day

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Tue, Apr 08, 2014 @ 08:51 AM

Today is a rainy day here in Boston!

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Topics: United States Culture, Vocabulary Workshop

How to Find Out If Someone Is Okay in English

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Feb 03, 2014 @ 11:29 AM

If you run into a friend or acquaintance and they say they are fine, but they don't look "fine," how do you dig deeper to find out if they are actually ok?

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Topics: United States Culture, English Conversation, Vocabulary Workshop

4 English Topics to Avoid in American Small Talk

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Thu, Jan 09, 2014 @ 01:04 PM

 Do you go to parties or events and often find yourself wondering what topics are ok to bring up and what topics you should avoid?

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Topics: English Lessons, Daily Life in the US, United States Culture, English Conversation, Cross Cultural Coaching

Are You Making These Common American Interviewing Mistakes?

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Wed, Jan 01, 2014 @ 05:37 PM

Are you planning to apply for a job or an internship in the United States sometime soon?

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Topics: Interviewing, English Lessons, United States Culture

4 Ways to Make English Small Talk at a New Year's Eve Party

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Fri, Dec 27, 2013 @ 11:02 AM

What are you planning to do for New Year's Eve this year?

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Topics: English Lessons, United States Culture, Vocabulary Workshop

Tip # 2: How to Know the "Feeling" Behind your English Words

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Thu, Dec 19, 2013 @ 08:58 AM

Do you sometimes wonder what the "feeling" is behind the phrases that you use?

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Topics: English Lessons, United States Culture, Vocabulary Workshop

Survival English for Thanksgiving Dinner with Americans

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Wed, Nov 27, 2013 @ 09:07 AM

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving!

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Topics: English Lessons, United States Culture, Vocabulary Workshop

Airport English! How to Succeed During Your First Hour in the US

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Sat, Nov 23, 2013 @ 09:19 AM

How does it feel when you first step off the plane in a new country with a new language?

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Topics: English Lessons, United States Culture, Expatriate Support

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: English Lessons, United States Culture, English Conversation

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