Resources: Notes on Life and Language in the United States

How to Describe a Person's Appearance in English

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Nov 11, 2013 @ 11:05 AM

Do you know how to describe a person's appearance in English?

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Topics: English Lessons, Vocabulary Workshop

19 Ways to Describe Taste in English

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Thu, Oct 31, 2013 @ 08:50 AM

In our last article we talked about how to describe smells in English.

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How to Describe Good and Bad Smells in English

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Oct 28, 2013 @ 08:16 AM

Do you ever wonder how to describe good, bad, or neutral smells in English?

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Topics: English Lessons, Vocabulary Workshop

8 Ways to Respond to a Surprise in English

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Oct 07, 2013 @ 07:43 AM

Have you ever been given a surprise birthday party?

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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

Are these 6 Common English Challenges Holding You Back?

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Sep 09, 2013 @ 08:30 AM

Are you making the exact same English mistakes again and again?

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Topics: English Lessons, Vocabulary Workshop, English grammar

5 Ways to Say "Why" in Natural, Everyday English

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Thu, Sep 05, 2013 @ 08:59 AM

Are you a curious person who is often asking "why?"

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Why "Hi, How Are You?" Is Not a Real Question in English

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Tue, Sep 03, 2013 @ 07:55 AM

Ok, so have you been in this situation before?

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Topics: United States Culture, English Lessons, Vocabulary Workshop

Dating at Harvard in the 1960's: An English Listening Lesson

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Aug 26, 2013 @ 08:04 AM

Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a college student in the United States in the 1960's?

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Topics: United States Culture, English Lessons, Vocabulary Workshop, Listening Practice

How to Leave a Tip in an American Restaurant

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Wed, Aug 21, 2013 @ 10:21 AM

Did you know that most servers in the United States make less than $10 per hour?

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Topics: United States Culture, English Lessons, Vocabulary Workshop

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