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American Wedding Traditions

American Culture 27 October 2010 | 2 Comments

Some of these traditions may occur in your country too.  Read and find out how similar our cultures are. When a couple gets married the bride needs to wear for good luck: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. On the day of the wedding, it is bad luck for the groom to see […]

Good Luck!

American Culture,English Fun,English Idioms 26 October 2010 | 2 Comments

These are symbols of luck in the United States.  Post a comment about things that bring luck in your country. Four leaf clover – If you find a 4 leaf clover in a clover patch, then you will have very good luck.  Usually they are only 3 leaf clovers. The 4 leaves represent fame, wealth, […]

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 […]

Bottoms up!

American Culture,English Vocabulary 28 May 2010 | 4 Comments

Bottoms up! This is a toast people say when drinking together. Now that you know one toast to say in English, you can learn about the various drinks we drink. Good ol’ cow’s milk. This is the staple for many people, especially kids. In the United States we buy it in plastic jugs. 1 big […]

Memorial Day

American Culture 27 May 2010 | 0 Comments

This coming Monday, May 31, 2010, the United States will celebrate Memorial Day. It takes place on the last Monday of May every year. This day honors and commemorates the male and female soldiers who have died while in military service. It was first created to honor Union soldiers after the US Civil War, but […]

At a DVD rental store

American Culture,English Fun 24 May 2010 | 4 Comments

Want to learn about how to talk to a clerk at a DVD/video rental store? Keep on reading! Clerk – Hi, may I help you? You – Yes, I’m looking for a movie… Clerk – Which one? You – I think it’s called, “The Razor’s Edge?” Clerk – Oh yes, I know that movie. It’s […]

Going through Customs

American Culture 17 May 2010 | 0 Comments

Customs used to be very easy to go through. You would just walk through hand them a piece of paper you filled out and say you had nothing to claim. Today, it’s much more difficult. The last time I went through customs in the US, it actually took longer than going through immigration. They will […]

Going Through Immigration

American Culture 16 May 2010 | 0 Comments

If you come to the US you’ll have to go through Immigration and talk with an immigration officer. There are different lines for people who are not US citizen or green card holders. I know this process well since my husband is Canadian we usually get the 3rd degree (that means they ask us a […]

Happy Birthday!

American Culture 13 May 2010 | 4 Comments

I guessing most of you know this song? Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday dear _____. Happy Birthday to you. It’s my birthday (May 14th) and I wanted to celebrate it on my blog! We celebrate birthdays like most of you, I’m sure. A birthday cake, a song, some presents and […]

Spelling differences in US and UK English

American Culture 8 May 2010 | 6 Comments

Have you ever wondered why there are spelling differences between the US and UK? Here’s the reason… Benjamin Franklin was one of the main people who pushed for the change. After the American revolution he and Noah Webster wanted to change the spelling of English to make it more easy to spell and closer to […]