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English practice for food-lovers and movie-lovers

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Tweet Has it really been two weeks since I posted? I’m sorry! I’ve had car trouble and lots of other things going on. Here are two interesting sites that combine culture, images, sound, and reading: Mercury News Photo: Bite is […] [...]

Games and movies for study? Why not?

Tweet As you know, I believe in using enjoyable things to study. Movies and computer games are two great sources of English that can also be fun. Lots of English learners use movies to practice listening to English dialogue. The most popular way to do this is to watch a DVD with English dialogue and […] [...]

Good Words: Genre

Tweet Genre: The online Oxford Learner’s Dictionary defines this as a particular type or style of literature, art, film or music that you can recognize because of its special features This is a pretty good definition. Check the linked word entry for its pronunciation, because this word is still pronounced in a somewhat French way. […] [...]

Happy Labor Day!

Tweet Monday, September 3, is Labor Day in the United States (and Labour Day in Canada too). Although the idea was originally to celebrate ordinary working people, now it’s usually just another day off. Many Americans enjoy their long weekend by going to the beach, picnicking, having a barbecue, etc. Some cities have parades or […] [...]

Listen to news that’s free and up-to-date

Tweet The Voice of America (VOA) is a radio project by the United States government. It was started in 1942, and it’s still going. One way it’s changed is that you can now use VOA’s English-studying resources any time you want, thanks to the internet. VOA News: Special English Programs are recorded radio news stories […] [...]