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Whether you’re road tripping across the United States or flying to your favorite metropolitan destination, knowing useful travel lingo is sure to make your journey all the more enjoyable! Below you will discover helpful idioms and vocabulary that may arise when navigating transportation, planning your itinerary, and communicating with your fellow travelers. Bon voyage!
DIY projects are great remedies that help to deal with stress overload and burnout. They help to stimulate creativity, innovative thinking and develop patience.
In addition to everything already mentioned, isn’t it amazing to make something unique that can’t be purchased at any store?
March is Women’s History Month! This month-long celebration officially began in 1987 when Congress signed a resolution that established the holiday and declared that the president must announce each annual celebration. In honor of Women’s History Month, below you will discover ten influential American women and their inspiring words from the past one hundred years who have taken incredible steps to further their fields, set unprecedented records, work towards equal rights, and ultimately shape the world as it is today.
TED Talks are always a great resource for those looking to expand their knowledge and vocabulary on any given topic! In this article you will find additional resources to get you started on improving your English language skills through TED Talks on your own!
February is Black History Month in the United States. It’s a time for remembrance and reflection, as the country is reminded of the discrimination African Americans had to endure as they struggled against the remnants of slavery and segregation.
Learning the basics of graphic design and how to use programs in Adobe Creative Suite and Canva is a key skill set any entrepreneur or job-seeker will want to develop. In addition to being a great resume builder, an understanding of graphic design principles and tools is bound to come in handy whether you’re looking to improve your business’ website, create a unique and eye-catching logo, or throw a quick infographic up on social media.
That's right, it's that time of the year. Time for light-hearted romantic comedies or heartbreaking dramas. It doesn’t matter whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, long winter nights are perfect for watching heartfelt movies.
When meeting people for the first time, or when catching up with old acquaintances, we usually use certain greetings. These introductory phrases (or actions) can help set the mood and establish friendliness.
Having already painted American icons from rapper Notorious B.I.G. to the King of Pop over the course of his career, New York-based artist Kehinde Wiley will now be painting the most recent president of the United States - Barack Obama.
Whether you’re a foodie at heart or are simply looking for some new recipes to try, you’ll be sure to find a magazine you love in our list of top 5 American food magazines! Below you will discover a range of publications, both niche and widely read, which produce a wide range of articles on everything from party-throwing tips to the relationship between food and the economy!
Every language contains quirky phrases called idioms that may not make sense to non-native speakers. Whether they aim to give advice or are simply a way of expressing an idea, these phrases are essential to understanding what’s going on in many situations. This post will highlight some of the most useful English-language idioms to know and give examples of how to actually use them in a social context. You’ll soon be an idiom-speaking professional.
Knowing motivational vocabulary is great for encouraging your officemates and keeping morale up in the workplace. Your coworkers will be sure to appreciate your positive attitude around the office. Below you will find a vocabulary list of popular English-language idioms that refer to working hard and being successful at your job.
So... what are you planing for this holiday season? Why not to make a gingerbread house. This is fun project to do with your family, plus, it is so yummy! This is not an assumption, this is reality. We've made one at America House and had lots of fun.
As the song goes, “I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, and those soft gingerbread cookies”. Well, ok, not exactly, but nevertheless gingerbread cookies are such an epitome of Christmas treats and festive mood. This week we’ve been experimenting with various recipes in attempt to find the perfect one to make sure the ingredients needed are available in Ukrainian stores.
Nick Irvin: Christmas at my house is one of the best times of the year. It’s a time for family gatherings, gift-giving festivities, bright decorations, and delicious food. The Christmas season brings with it numerous traditions that have stayed within my family for decades (since before I was born, in fact). So, without further ado, here are some of my favorite family Christmas traditions –– and how we celebrate them.
Listening to podcasts is a wonderful way to learn more about your areas of interest while on the go! In this article, you will discover podcasts with English language learning content and topics on American culture.
While the discussion of giving up on a hard project or quitting one’s job may sometimes be difficult, the language for talking about these issues is useful to know. In this list, you will discover both formal and informal terms, as well as clarifications on technical differences between similar expressions.
Online journalism courses ensure that budding journalists can gain the necessary skills to compete with the best in the writing business. Here are some free online course recommendations to help get your career on track.
Have you heard about the recent technology movement that has been sweeping across the globe? This movement is known as the Civic Tech movement (or Civic Technology movement)! “Civic Tech” refers to any kind of technology that improves the relationship between a government and its people.
Featuring some of the most incredible landscapes in the United States, Southern Utah is the ideal road trip destination for the adventurous traveler. Spring and fall are ideal times of year to visit the five majestic national parks that reside within this majestic state’s borders.
Have you ever wanted to learn more about the subtle art of photography, or how to analyze photographs in their historical context? Whether you’re a seasoned camera veteran or a beginner, photography skills may never be out of fashion in today’s hyper-vigilant world.
In honor of all women in business, we have put together a list of ten inspirational women entrepreneurs. These influential women from around that world have worked to established companies in many industries including beauty, media, and technology!
Global Entrepreneur Week is here, and what better way to channel your inner entrepreneurial spirit than by reading good books? In no particular order, here are the best books on entrepreneurship that money can buy, and that can make you money.
With its vast and varied landscapes, America has a widespread number of incredible vacation spots for all kinds of travelers, from those looking for quiet getaways, to those in pursuit of their next great adventures. Below you can check out our top three destinations to visit in the United States this autumn!
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Are you thinking about studying Law in the USA? Audrey Woods, Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management, Drexel University, Thomas R. Kline School of Law will cover various topics.
Mr. Chris Steineger has a brilliant career of over 30 years in the American government. He is former Kansas State senator. He is going to share with us information about general workings of American government and some insights about the American government perspective and what are the current trends of public opinion overall.
For this session we are delving into the process of process writing, wherein we will share our knowledge about the crucial steps that one should take to complete a certain task.
‘A Perfect Day for Bananafish’ (1948), by J.D. Salinger is our story for this week. Written when he was just twenty-eight years old, this story launched Salinger into the upper echelon of literary New York, a coveted perch from which he would enigmatically step away shortly thereafter.
A documentary Roosevelt Roughriders, a girls' high-school basketball team in Seattle, and one player's fight to regain her eligibility to play.
In this workshop we will take a closer look at assessment and reflect on how our teaching of certain parts of speech can be adapted to satisfy our students holistic learning needs.
Ці жінки змінюють наше уявлення щодо «суто чоловічих» професій. Ці жінки протидіють злочинності, патрулюють вулиці та захищають кордони. Ці жінки неймовірні, завзяті та сильні. На вас чекає цікавий інтерактивний формат та унікальна можливість отримати інформацію з перших вуст.
Книга “Мене не спинити” є першою книгою з саморозвитку для жінок у країнах з економікою, що розвивається. Саме так, першою. Вона розповідає про те, як досягти успіху в умовах перехідної економіки та які 6 звичок має виробити кожна успішна жінка.
Ландшафти на пейзажах Аліни Комісар досить умовні й частково складаються з реальних краєвидів, від яких перехоплює подих. Художниця створила роботи, колористика яких перетворює Карпатські гори у казкові, фентезійні чи навіть езотеричні ілюстрації.