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Dreams and Goals for 2011

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Tweet Do you have any dreams or goals for the future? The end of one year and beginning of another year is when many people think about these things. Are some of your goals related to learning English? Make sure […] [...]

A Friend’s Christmas Day

Tweet I thought some of you might like to see my friend’s Christmas Day. She lives in the southern part of the central US. On Christmas Day, there were four generations of her family in one house! Here’s Christmas morning. They have a very tall tree (it’s taller than mine or my parents’). However, many […] [...]

My Holiday

Tweet If you follow me on Twitter, you know I’m in Arkansas visiting my parents for Christmas. Today is Christmas Eve. During the last day or two, we’ve been shopping and so on. Santa Claus is in the middle of this photo, but he’s hard to see! On the right, people are lined up. They […] [...]

Thanksgiving 2010

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 else: sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, broccoli, stuffing, and turkey. We bought the rolls (bread) and […] [...]

Halloween 2010

Tweet This year I was really busy during October. I wasn’t able to plan a Halloween party. It’s too bad, because I love having Halloween parties. Here are some photos from a couple of years ago. Here are some small lanterns I put outside my place. We usually put decorations outside our homes as well […] [...]

Watch Out! It’s April Fool’s Day Again

Tweet Last year I wrote about April Fool’s Day. A lot of countries around the world enjoy this holiday, even though there is usually no time off for it. Because it is already April 1 in Australia, Japan, etc., you can already read about this year’s April Fool’s Day Jokes at Wikipedia. Which one do […] [...]

Valentine’s Day in the USA: 3 Good Sites

Tweet After the last post about Valentine’s Day, maybe you’d like to learn more about how it’s celebrated in the US. Here are three websites that describe Valentine’s Day. Each site is very different, but all of them are interesting. This ESL Valentine’s Day Lesson is a great place to start. It has three pages, […] [...]

Valentine’s Day Differences

Tweet Valentine’s Day is coming up this Thursday! Are you ready? Valentine’s Day is celebrated differently around the world. What do you know about Valentine’s Day in the US? Check yourself by taking this quiz! Regarding Valentine’s Day in America … … do men and boys receive most of the chocolate? … do people often […] [...]

Christmas traditions

Tweet Christmas is a huge holiday in the United States. For many people, it’s the most important holiday of the year. (It’s much more important than Thanksgiving for most people who celebrate both.) However, not everyone celebrates Christmas. For many people, Christmas is a Christian religious holiday. People from other religions often have other winter […] [...]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tweet Oh no, I haven’t posted since Halloween! I’m sorry. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. You can read about Thanksgiving in the United States at Wikipedia (and also in Simple English). An interesting note in the main article is that many Americans associate the day after Thanksgiving with shopping. It’s the day sometimes called Black Friday. A […] [...]