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Thanksgiving 2010

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Tweet Yesterday was Thanksgiving. A few days ago, my brother-in-law flew up from San Diego to join us. On Wednesday, my brother-in-law and I baked two pies and made cranberry sauce. On Thanksgiving, my husband, brother-in-law, and I cooked everything […] [...]

Pitfalls: Air Conditioner

Tweet In the Northern Hemisphere, it’s about time for the weather to become cooler. That’s why I thought about this vocabulary pitfall today… In standard American English, the word “air conditioner” only means “a machine that makes the air cooler and drier.” It’s very surprising to us to see someone say “I turned on the […] [...]

TOEFL, TOEIC, and jobs

Tweet I want to talk about something that I have talked about on Twitter. On Twitter, it’s hard to explain an idea completely. So I’m going to talk about it here. The TOEIC is a test that many companies in Japan, Korea, etc. use to decide if someone’s English is good enough for a job. […] [...]