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What does it take to learn a new language?

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Being bilingual or multilingual is a really neat skill to have! If you know someone who speaks a different language from you, it can be pretty awesome to try and talk in their language. Some people may find it easier than others, so keep going!  Yes, your instructor and teaching methodology are key. Still, your specific learning experience will come down to more than just that. Learning is a two-way street, and successful students know it! Have you ever wondered why some people learn a language faster or better than others? You might think they are smarter or luckier than you, and those self-imposed prejudices are holding you back. Learning languages goes beyond your natural ability. In my experience as an instructor, I get to see a behavior pattern from talented students that stood out and believe me, it goes beyond luck or smarts. First, keep in mind each person and each student is different. As teachers, it is our responsibility to understand this and do our best to cater to our stu

Future 4: unit one - vocabulary flash cards

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  Here I share some tips on improving your vocabulary and succeeding in America. As we all know, people come to America with big dreams of studying, working, and becoming entrepreneurs. The American goal is getting ahead; having a strong vocabulary is one way to achieve that. These flashcards contain words from the book "Future 4, Unit 1: catching up" and are a great way to study on the go. Click on each picture, and the reverse will show the meaning. If you are on a cellphone, the best view is horizontal/landscape. Happy studying!   Words listed: Schedule Success Make ends meet Homeless shelter Paid off Get ahead Research Ethnicity Entrepreneurs Loan Customers Plenty Expensive Business plan Risk Deadline Counselor

WINTER ADJECTIVES LIST

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    Winter is here! During December, January, and February, the northern hemisphere blankets with snow, temperatures drop significantly, and the holidays take over.   In the United States, people continue working and studying. Schools take a two to three break week to celebrate the new year.   Traditionally, in the United States, December is the holiday season, observing Christmas and other celebrations as Hannukah and Kwanza.  December also marks the last month of the Gregorian calendar. People celebrate the new year On December 31st with parties and delicious dinners.  In the United States, December is known as the high buying season. People celebrating religious holidays give gifts to their loved ones to express their appreciation and good wishes for the upcoming year. 

Learning English Vocabulary with "House of Gucci"

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House of Gucci is buzzed as 2021 blockbuster. The real-life-based drama has awakened the audience's interest with an attractive script, stellar cast, impeccable production, and first-class director. The feature is based on the book The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, and Greed   by Sara Gay Forden. It portrays the story of Patrizia Reggiani, the wife of Maurizio Gucci, who had him murdered; by far is a story of love, hatred, ambition, and a particular woman's rise and fall.   Lady Gaga plays Reggiani; undoubtedly, Gaga is one of the most brilliant artists; the critics and press have been talking about her preparation for and performance of her role. 

FALL ADJECTIVES LIST

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  During the months of September, October, and November the weather begins to cool down in the northern hemisphere, and the trees start changing colors, from green to yellow and red leaves.  People also start dressing differently, wearing long pants, sweaters, and even boots.  In the United States, people celebrate an important and unique holiday: Thanksgiving. S ince 1941 , this Holiday has been celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. It commemorates the pilgrims' successful harvest in 1621, thanks to the natives' helping hand. It is one of my favorite holidays, and it reminds us to be grateful for the good people in our lives. In the United States, fall also is related to discounted prices at stores and football. People make apple pies, and kids love playing outside in the milder weather.  Overall, fall is so much fun! And we can use different words to describe what happens during this season. Such words are called adjectives. Adjectives are a part of English speech. W

Present Continous - on going actions

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  What are you doing? Right now, you are reading. You just started an action and will continue it. You are looking at a website, this website. You are doing something, and it is ongoing. A few seconds ago, you thought about this text, and right now, you are still thinking about this text, processing this information. To read this article, you are scrolling down. When we talk about ongoing actions, that's present continuous: a situation that has begun in the past is still active and may continue in the future. Imagine, while reading this article, you receive a call from a friend. Hi there! What are you doing? she asks. Oh! I am reading an article; I need to study for my test. I hope you don't take too long - she says - We could go to the basketball game after. I am trying to finish quickly. You reply, the thing is, I am talking on the phone. Ok, she says, I get it! I'll leave you alone, hurry up! Were you able to identify the ongoing actions? The following chart gives

IDIOMS: WHEN YOU KNOW THE WORDS BUT NOT THE MEANING.

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  Have you ever entered a room full of people speaking English? Then, suddenly, you are confused: They are talking words you can understand but can't figure out the meaning of what they are saying. Imagine your co-worker telling you: "Don't  break a sweat   on that report! You can get it fixed if you  pull out an all-nighter . " Did you truly understand what she was trying to tell you? At that moment, you feel you need some coffee to sharpen your mind and think about what your co-worker just told you.  You are walking to the cafeteria and find yourself in trouble because there is a new coffee machine, and it looks complicated to make it work. Another co-worker passes by, and she says: "Don't worry,  right off the bat,  you can tell  is a tricky machine! " and offers to help you.  You accept the help but are clueless about what she said a minute ago: perhaps she wants me to hit it with a bat? You wonder.  That afternoon, you ride the bus to get back home,