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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 English Language by Cristina on 23 Mar 2017
Don't stress out! Everyone makes mistakes, even the best of us. Some words are easy to mix up - they either look similar or sound the same, and you do not really know which vocabulary words to use. Here are the top 10 words that our students have found very confusing.
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 English Language by Cristina on 19 Oct 2016
Shopping in the US can be rather confusing at first, especially if you don't understand what the salesperson tells you. However, the more times you go shopping and practice, the easier it will become. Finally, you will enjoy the process!
Posted in in Business Careers by Cristina on 12 Apr 2016
We are all aware of the fact that good communication today is one of the crucial things not only in business but also in our everyday life. Whether you are making a presentation in front of a large audience or just trying to explain your position to your co-worker, you need to speak confidently.
Posted in in English Language by Cristina on 06 Apr 2016
You have probably found yourself at the airport more than once in your life, but it is still useful to repeat expressions and phrases, which can help you avoid hassle. So when you are at the airport, there are some stages you have to go through.
Posted in in English Language by Cristina on 24 Mar 2016
As soon as you arrive at a hotel, you have to check-in at the reception or front desk. Get ready to spend some time there, as the receptionist has to find your reservation, request payment for the room, and then provide you with all the information on the hotel and its amenities and policies. You are also given a key (very often, a keycard) to your room.
Posted in in Business Language by Cristina on 16 Mar 2016
Even if you speak English fluently and confidently, there might happen situations when you don't understand what someone says. For example, you work in an office and often hear your co-workers use phrases and expressions which make absolutely no sense to you. Well, it's called "Business jargon" and it can be pretty annoying.
Posted in in English Language by Cristina on 07 Mar 2016
We all use a lot of different interjections when we express emotions. These words have no grammatical meaning, however, they help express what we feel.