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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 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 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 American Culture by Brandie on 28 Apr 2015
Money: it can be saved, spent, 'blown,' and it can be budgeted. Americans like to do the same thing with their time. We plan our time carefully, giving the majority of our time to those people or things that we think deserve it the most. We hate blowing our time away, just like we hate blowing our money away (to 'blow it away' means to waste it). We never want to waste our time. We also budget (schedule) our time carefully, even for casual social gatherings. Let's say I'm having some friends over for a casual evening at my apartment. As an American, I will have a mental schedule of how the evening should go...