177 – Holidays & Vacations in American English

177 - Holidays & Vacations in American English

Christmas is my favorite holiday!

The word holiday is used differently in American and British English. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how to use some vocabulary related to special days of the week and year!

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  • Christmas is my favorite holiday.
  • In America Thanksgiving day is a family holiday.
  • My day off is on Sunday.
  • Most people have a day off on Saturday and Sunday.
  • What are you doing during your summer vacation?
  • I’m taking vacation in June for a week.
  • I can’t wait to go on vacation. I’m flying to Paris.
  • Bob and his wife are taking a vacation to Orlando.
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • You can use have in the progressive when it means “experience” but not when it means possession.
Today’s listening challenge:
  • What’s your favorite holiday?

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170 – Using STORY & FLIGHT To Talk About Buildings – Vocabulary Lesson

170 - Using STORY & FLIGHT To Talk About Buildings - Vocabulary Lesson

It’s an art-deco building

Story and flight can be used to talk about the height of buildings. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how to use these two common vocabulary words in English conversation and writing.

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Using Floor:

  • There are 40 floors in my building.
  • I used to live on the 4th floor.

Using Story:

  • I work in a forty-story building.
  • The Empire State building has 102 stories.

Using Flight:

  • My office is six flights up.
  • I walked two flights up to reach the barber.
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • Michael had a sandwich which was made of roast beef, cheese and lettuce.
Today’s listening challenge:
  • What happened this morning and what did Michael have to do?

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156 – Chores & Errands – English Vocabulary Lesson

156 - Chores & Errands - English Vocabulary Lesson

She’s got a lot of chores to do today!

Both chores and errands are jobs that you need to do around the house. These are personal jobs that you need to do to keep your life organized and your house clean. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at some of the vocabulary we use to talk about these jobs.

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Chores:

  • Tommy hates to do the dishes when they have pasta because the dishes are hard to
    clean.
  • I don’t need to do the dishes because I just got a dishwasher.
  • We usually do the laundry on Saturday mornings.
  • If it is a sunny day, we can do the laundry and then hang the clothes outside to dry.
  • I walk my dog every morning at 6:30am.
  • Nobody likes to walk the dog in the rain.
  • Jenny walks her dogs in the park in the evening.

Errands:

  • I have to do a few errands tomorrow before going to the gym.
  • Jack was running errands when his car got a flat tire.
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • Jack thinks he may have gotten the flu!
Today’s listening challenge:
  • What’s Jenny’s problem and Jack’s solution?

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