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Spring Vocabulary (Part Two)

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Spring Vocabulary (Part Two)

Spring is the season after winter but before summer during which temperatures begin to warm and vegetation begins to appear. In the northern hemisphere, spring officially runs from March to May. In this week’s lesson, we’re going to look at some of the most popular holidays associated with the spring season. Spring Break: A weeklong…

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Spring Vocabulary (Part One)

Spring is the season after winter but before summer during which temperatures begin to warm and vegetation begins to appear. In the northern hemisphere, where the English Island is located, spring officially runs from March to May. In Georgia, however, it is not unusual to experience periods of cold weather well into March. With the…

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Winter Vocabulary (Part Two)

This week we’re going to look at words that describe ways that you can enjoy the winter season. While Atlanta rarely receives much in the way of snow, we do experience the occasional snowy day or two during the winter months. Therefore, we’ve included a combination of words for winter fun with and without snow.…

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Winter Vocabulary (Part One)

Winter has finally arrived in Atlanta. In fact, we recently experienced a weekend of snow, a rare event in the American South. With that in mind, here is a list of words for the winter season. This list focuses on the nature of winter and the hazards associated with it. Next time we’ll look at…

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Christmas Vocabulary (Part Two)

Christmas is the Christian holiday that honors the birth of Jesus. In the United States, Canada, and much of the rest of English-speaking world, Christmas is both a religious and a secular holiday. Many people engage in Christmas traditions, including decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts, even if they do not follow the Christian faith…

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Christmas Vocabulary (Part One)

In this week’s lesson, we’re going to cover some of the words commonly-associated with Christmas, the Christian holiday that honors the birth of Jesus. In the United States, Canada, and much of the rest of English-speaking world, Christmas is both a religious and a secular holiday. Except for restaurants and retail stores, most businesses are…

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Holiday Vocabulary: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa

Holiday Vocabulary: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa   With the holiday season once again upon us, we’re going to revisit the meanings of some important end-of-year cultural and religious holidays observed in the United States.   If you need more help with holiday vocabulary or any other aspect of the English language, contact the English…

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Common Native English Speaker Mistakes Part 5

Common Native English Speaker Mistakes Part 5   It’s time we examine a few more of the most common grammar errors that native English speakers routinely commit. These are the sorts of mistakes that native speakers hear growing up and end up unconsciously repeating. Learn to identify these errors, and make an effort to avoid…

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Colon Usage

This week, we’re going to discuss how the colon (:) is used in the English language. While the colon appears in several common sentence structures and handful of other situations, its correct use is not always fully understood by native speakers. Therefore, we are going to present a series of clear, concise rules for colon…

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A Reference for Connecting Words Part 2

In this lesson, we’re going to continue our series of charts for connecting words that you can print out for easy reference. Connecting words join ideas and express the relationship between those ideas. English connecting words are divided into two broad categories based on the type of relation they express. Coordinating words express equal relationships.…

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