Browsing archives for March, 2011

Rain, Rein or Reign

English Vocabulary 19 March 2011 | 0 Comments

Here are three words that sound the same way, but all have different meanings. rain This is the one you are probably most used to. It is the water that condenses and falls to the earth. What a beautiful day.  It rained a little, and then the sun came out and we saw a rainbow. rein [...]

Different Words for Nose

American Slang,English Fun,English Vocabulary 18 March 2011 | 3 Comments

There are many different words for nose.  Lots of these are not so nice, and imply that the person’s nose is big, but it’s still interesting to see all of the various words. honker beak snout schnoz schnozzle bill proboscis whiffer sniffer muzzle Can you think of anymore words for nose?  Leave a comment and [...]

Riddle Me This, Riddle Me That

English Fun 17 March 2011 | 0 Comments

I know you all are very serious in your English language learning, but every once in awhile it’s nice to do something fun.  So, today let’s talk about riddles!!!  Riddles are little language puzzles.  Usually a statement or question that has a double meaning.  Leave me a comment with a riddle that you have heard [...]

Wednesday’s Slang!

American Slang,English Idioms 16 March 2011 | 0 Comments

Here are some great slang expressions that I really love to use: Get a move on! I use this expression so much with my children that now my daughter is using it. It means that you want someone to speed up or get going. Mom, I’m going to be late for school, let’s get a [...]

7 ways to say that you understand…

American Slang,English Vocabulary 14 March 2011 | 1 Comment

Want a more creative way to tell someone that you understand what they are saying?  Here are 7 different expressions that have similar meanings to I understand. I feel your pain – This expression is used more when you are empathizing with someone and what they are going through. Wow, that is terrible that your [...]

Either/Or vs. Neither/Nor

English Grammar 11 March 2011 | 0 Comments

I recently was asked when to use neither/nor instead of either/or.  The rule is pretty simple.  You use either/or when you are talking about something in a positive sense.  You use neither/nor when you are talking about something in a negative sense. Remember either must be paired with or and neither must be paired with [...]

Daylight Savings Time

American Culture 10 March 2011 | 3 Comments

It’s my favorite time of the year. It’s Daylight Savings Time (DST) when we “Spring forward.” It means we’ll get an extra hour of sunlight every day. This year it will take begin on March 13th. It takes place on the 2nd Sunday of March and begins at 2am. It’s observed in the USA, Canada, [...]

Wednesday’s Slang!

American Slang,English Vocabulary 9 March 2011 | 0 Comments

As mentioned last week, Wednesday is the day that I will highlight some American English slang.  Usually phrases that I said frequently throughout the week. the skinny This is information that you really want to hear about or need. Give me the skinny about the concert! boo-boo This is a cut or bruise, when you [...]

Eye, I, or Aye

English Vocabulary 8 March 2011 | 0 Comments

Here are three words that look different, yet sound the same. Eye – This is an easy word, that I’m sure you all know. It’s the body part that you see through. It can also be used to mean the center of something, like the center of the hurricane or eye of the hurricane. I [...]

6 Great Texan Sayings

American Culture,American Slang 7 March 2011 | 0 Comments

Yeehaw! As many of you know, I was born and raised in Texas. I thought it would be interesting for you to read about some Texan sayings. Some of these can be heard throughout the Southern states of the USA as well. I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it! [...]