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In this article America House volunteer, Philip Kopatz, shares his experience in RAGBRAI (The Registers Annual Great Bicycle Race Across Iowa). Check out how did he enter into the world of cycling that was kind of a fluke accident.
Music culture in the United States is very strong. One of the most listened to genres of music in the US is Rock and Roll (usually just called “Rock”). Here is a history of the creation and growth of Rock music in the United States, and how it has effected American culture, society, and other musical genres.
One of the most beautiful and challenging hiking spots in the United States is at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. The ranch is in the southwest corner of the United States and covers over 140,000 acres of rugged mountains and deserts! If you want to hike here, you have to be prepared to be challenged physically, emotionally, and mentally.
The United States is a very young country; not even 250 years old. Though the nation hasn’t been independent as long as other countries, Americans already have many customs and traditions for celebrating the USA’s birthday. Independence Day, held on the fourth of July, has a rich history and is celebrated by almost every American, but how each American celebrates can be different.
Anyone working in the startup industry knows how hard it is to create a successful business—oftentimes it might seem as though there is no secret to success when it comes to entrepreneurship. In the following TED Talk, “The Single Biggest Reason Why Startups Succeed,” entrepreneur Bill Gross shares what he believes to be the essential element when it comes to beginning a company.
Why do some products become popular and some not? Why do solutions for change fail? One reason is that new products or idea creators usually strive for their product to be unique and exceptional, focus on economic aspects and optimization, but they forget about the people they are designing for. Consumer needs are not assessed and the environment in which the product or idea will be applied in is not taken into consideration.
Whether you’re interested in DJing or recording music, podcasts, or interviews, you need audio recording software. But recording software can get expensive. And sure, there are a lot of free audio recording programs out there, but let’s face it: some programs offer limited options for editing and mixing tracks, only allow users to record a single track instead of multiple tracks, or do not have user-friendly interfaces.
No matter whether you are an activist or innovator, artist or programmer, crowdfunding might be for you! Crowdfunding is a wonderful way to use your social network to generate capital from investors in order to transform an idea into an impactful business or project. In this article, you will discover twelve tips from the incredibly informative speaker and crowdfunding expert, Jason Best. Soon, any entrepreneur will be equipped with the knowledge necessary to begin a successful crowdfunding campaign!
In just under twelve minutes, radio show host Celeste Headlee will discuss ten ways to improve your conversations with this popular TED Talk. Below you will discover oodles of words, phrases, and idioms mentioned in the video. Feel free to follow along by reading the subtitles or the transcript. Plus, at the end of this article, discover a deck of flashcards containing each vocabulary term!
Whether you’re in the midst of planning your next spring break or are simply searching for the perfect family getaway, look no further! In this article you will discover a range of three vacation spots suited for everyone from adventurous spirits to those dreaming of spring flowers. You will be sure to find a new spring travel destination you will love from the list below!
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.
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Summer is flying by and August is right around the corner! But before then, we are welcoming you to escape the heat for a few hours and join us in a few rounds of summer-themed Speed English.
Joined by a longstanding commitment to research on human rights, Dr. Jessica Zychowicz and Yevgenia Belorusets will present new projects that bring together authors, artists, professors, and students to create deeper understanding of increasingly vulnerable populations in Ukraine, including Roma communities and other women displaced by the war.