Browsing archives for June, 2010

Life of a Cheerleader

American Culture 30 June 2010 | 2 Comments

When I was in high school I was a cheerleader. It was a lot of fun. My favorite part was being able to wear my uniform to school every Friday during football season. We also put little cow bells on our sneakers. So, whenever we walked around, everyone could hear us coming. Football season is […]

That stinks!

English Vocabulary 29 June 2010 | 6 Comments

I’m in one of those silly moods I often get into. So, I thought I’d write a post about different ways to say that something smells bad. Wow, that stinks! Piu (pronounced Pee-yew), you need to throw that trash out. That smells gross. That smells disgusting, please don’t cook it again. What is that funk […]


English Vocabulary 28 June 2010 | 8 Comments

Food is always a fun topic for practicing your English. Here are some vocabulary words that you can use. delicious – This means something tastes good. Wow, that bread you made is so delicious. yummy – This means the same as delicious, but slang. The pudding I cooked last nice was so yummy. tasty – […]

Emergency words in English

English Vocabulary 15 June 2010 | 2 Comments

In case you come to visit the US, you might want to learn these emergency words. 911 – This is the number you dial when you have an emergency. You call it for a medical, police or fire emergency. 1 number connects you to all 3 organizations. EMS – Emergency Medical Services – This is […]

House Idioms

English Idioms 7 June 2010 | 2 Comments

I think it’s easier to remember vocabulary words and idioms when they are grouped together with something in common. Here are some idioms with the word house or home in them. bring the house down – to receive a lot of praise and applause The Jonas Brothers brought the house down when they sang the […]

Writing with details

English Fun 6 June 2010 | 4 Comments

Today I wanted to get you to expand on your writing and tweeting. I asked one friend of mine on twitter what was new and he wrote 7 tweets. He had lots of English practice from those tweets. Isn’t that wonderful? Below is an example of expanding thoughts. It’s still concise, but has many more […]

Business English

English Vocabulary 4 June 2010 | 2 Comments

One of my specialities in teaching English is teaching Business English. I’ve worked in the business sector for many years, so I have experienced it. Here are a few phrases that you can learn that might help you in a business meeting. Ambitious – eager and showing effort Ralph was an ambitious worker. I think […]