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Posted in in American Culture by Cristina on 17 May 2017
The 16th birthday is a very important one in a teenager's life, since it celebrates their coming of age. They are soon going to become adults and start a new stage in their lives. Sweet 16 birthday is important, since teenagers start to discover the possibilities of independence.
Posted in in American Culture by Cristina on 28 Feb 2017
The exchange of greeting cards has become a part of the American culture. Americans send more cards today than any other nation in the world. Since the introduction of e-cards people have bought fewer paper greeting cards, but Americans still buy about 6 billions of them annually.
Posted in in American Culture by Cristina on 20 Dec 2016
You will be surprised to know that according to American traditions, the bride's family pays for the wedding! Well, not for all of it, but for the biggest part for sure. If you are a father of a daughter, be prepared to pay for the engagement party, the entire reception
Posted in in Life in Chicago by Cristina on 27 Oct 2016
The Chicago Cubs are a professional American baseball team which plays its home games at Wrigley Field, located on the North Side. Those of you who are in Chicago now must have recently seen tons of white flags with W on them everywhere in the city and around it. What does this flag symbolize and what does W stand for?
Posted in in American Culture by Cristina on 26 Oct 2016
Halloween is coming and you can see standard decorations and symbols of the holiday everywhere. In this post I will introduce you to 10 most common symbols of Halloween
Posted in in American Culture by Bonnie on 07 Oct 2016
Why do U.S. presidential elections take so long? How does the election work? Who can vote? Who chooses the vice-president? What is Electoral College? The answers to all these questions can be found in this video.
Posted in in American Culture by Cristina on 24 Aug 2016
Those of you who want to study in the USA or live here should know something about American people and what they value. It might be very different from what you are used to. It might even come as a surprise to some of you. Americans have some core values and you should respect that.
Posted in in Life in Chicago on 03 May 2016
Every year the NFL welcomes the newest members of each team during NFL Draft Town, an American Football Festival. This year, Chicago’s Grant Park, which also hosts the Lollapalooza Festival, again received fans from all over the country to enjoy 4 full days of food, drinks, and activities related to football games.
Posted in in American Culture by Cristina on 08 Feb 2016
In the United States of America, it is necessary to make "small talk" in some situations. SMALL TALK is a type of conversation which helps 'break the ice' and fill moments of awkward silence. Students might be shy in these situations, because they have to use their second language. However, it is considered rude to say nothing when a person starts talking to you.
Posted in in American Culture by Brandie on 08 Apr 2015
Let's say that you are invited to the party of an American friend: a birthday party, wedding, baby shower, bar/bat mitzvah, or some other type of special occasion. Unless otherwise stated by the host, it is usually expected that you should bring a gift to the party. So let me offer you some advice on this!