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Holy what?

American Slang,English Fun 5 April 2011 | 2 Comments

In English we tend to put the word holy in front of a lot of other words. It doesn’t mean that the word is religious, it is just an expression that we use to show surprise. It’s used much like the phrase Oh my gosh! Here are a few phrases that use the word holy. […]

If you snooze, you lose!

English Fun,English Idioms 31 March 2011 | 4 Comments

Here are some fun sayings that you can learn.  I like them because they rhyme and because they are quite useful. If you snooze, you lose! This means that if you wait too long, you may miss an opportunity. Tim – Hey, I was going to sit there! Sally – Well, if you snooze, you […]

Conversation Exchange

English Fun 22 March 2011 | 4 Comments

I ran across a neat little website the other day when I decided to try to find some people to help me practice my French. It’s called Conversation Exchange. The site’s purpose is to link people together who are trying to practice different languages. You can find people who want to have pen pals, correspond […]

Three Ways to use Facebook to Learn English

English Fun 21 March 2011 | 17 Comments

        Have any of you started to use Facebook yet?  If you haven’t started yet, I just wanted to let you know it’s another great place, like Twitter, to practice your English. There are lots of ways to utilize Facebook, so you can practice English.  Below are three ways to learn English […]

Animal Sounds in English

English Fun,English Vocabulary 20 March 2011 | 4 Comments

Have you ever noticed how every language interprets and spells animal sounds slightly different?  Here’s a list of some animal sounds in English. Cat – meow Dog – ruff, bark horse – neigh duck – quack rooster – cock-a-doodle-doo bee – buzz mice – squeak turkey – gobble pig – oink sheep – baa goats […]

Different Words for Nose

American Slang,English Fun,English Vocabulary 18 March 2011 | 4 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 […]

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, […]

Pinch, poke, you owe me a Coke!

English Fun,English Idioms 25 October 2010 | 20 Comments

Pinch, poke, you owe me a coke.  Have you ever heard that phrase?  It’s a silly thing some kids say (and some adults too), when two people say the exact same thing at the same time. For example: Person A and person B both say at the same time: “Glee is my favorite TV show.” […]

Trick or Treat!

English Fun 21 October 2010 | 6 Comments

“Trick or Treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat.”  This is a little rhyme that some kids say when they knock on someone’s door to get candy on October 31st – Halloween.  Most kids simply say, “Trick or Treat” though.  Luckily the people at the houses usually just hand out treats and […]