Resources: Notes on Life and Language in the United States

6 Ways to Use "Get" to Sound Like a Native Speaker

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Tue, Mar 04, 2014 @ 08:25 AM

Native English speakers use "get" all of the time, especially here in the United States.

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Topics: English Conversation, Vocabulary Workshop

How to Say that You Are Angry in English

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 @ 12:28 PM

Do you get angry a lot?

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Topics: Vocabulary Workshop

Let's Talk about Winter Weather! 4 Key English Vocabulary Words

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Wed, Feb 12, 2014 @ 09:15 AM

What is the most reliable small talk topic that you can use when you don't know someone very well?

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Topics: Vocabulary Workshop

4 Ways to Complain in a Restaurant in English

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Feb 10, 2014 @ 07:46 AM

Do you know how to complain in a restaurant if something goes wrong?

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Topics: English Lessons, Vocabulary Workshop, Cultural Competence

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

How to Have a Friendly Argument in English

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Jan 20, 2014 @ 08:49 AM

Do you ever feel like you want to disagree with a friend or acquaintance during a conversation in English?

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Topics: English Conversation, Vocabulary Workshop, Cultural Competence

Video Tip # 5: Is Your English Old Fashioned and Out-Of-Date?

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Fri, Jan 10, 2014 @ 10:27 AM

You have been learning English your entire life, right?

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Topics: Advice for English Students, How to Learn English, Vocabulary Workshop

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

Video Tip #4: Do You Want to Go Deeper into English Conversations?

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Sat, Jan 04, 2014 @ 07:15 AM

Do you feel lonely when you speak English? Do you wish that you could go into deeper conversations?

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Topics: Advice for English Students, How to Learn English, Vocabulary Workshop

This Is the End of Your Problems with English Phrasal Verbs!

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Thu, Jan 02, 2014 @ 09:41 PM

Do you struggle to understand the differences between phrasal verbs like "hang in," "put off," and "come around"?

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Topics: Phrasal Verbs, Vocabulary Workshop, Why Verb Dive?

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