Category Archives: News and Current Events

This is the Army, Mr. (and Ms.?) Jones

My father served in (was a member of) the U.S. Army during World War II, fighting in North Africa, Italy, France, and Germany. Like millions of other young men his age (he was 18 in 1941, when the U.S. entered … Continue reading

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Headline English Video: Brokering a Deal

Learn how we use “broker,” “deal,” and “trade” in English in this quick video: ~Jeff WAIT! Before You Go . . . Get our FREE, 9-Page Special Report “5 Things You MUST Know to Improve Your English” Learn how to … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Your Two Months of Free English

This week, Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, a day of giving thanks for all that has been given to us, and for all the good things in our lives. On the day after Thanksgiving, many Americans take part in Black Friday, the … Continue reading

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My Father, Gertrude Stein, and a Mysterious Meeting in World War II

Sunday was the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, in which so many men and women lost their lives. In the United States, we honor (remember with respect) this day as “Veteran’s Day.” A veteran is a … Continue reading

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Columbus Day Controversies

Want to comment on this blog post? You can now do that on our Facebook page – click here to comment on this post! The United States celebrates (recognizes and honors) Christopher Columbus’ arrival to the Americas on October 12, … Continue reading

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English With Your Coffee: Technology Edition

Learn some vocabulary about technology in this short video. Want to comment on this blog post? You can now do that on our Facebook page – click here to comment on this post! WAIT! Before You Go . . . … Continue reading

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3 Rules for Email (and Why You Should Follow Them)

The Wall Street Journal recently ran (published) an article on how you can use your email better. They cite (talk about; mention) a lot of recent scientific studies on using email. Let’s talk about three of them, and learn some … Continue reading

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Headline English: December 31, 2016

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It Isn’t Over Until . . . Later

Today is election day in the U.S. By the end of the day, we’ll probably know who the next president will be. I say “probably” because today is not the end of the process. Voting on election day is the … Continue reading

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Frank Sinatra: Trapped in Australia

The well-known singer Frank Sinatra had a long and successful career, but things didn’t always go smoothly (not always without problems) for him, according to the National Archives. The 58-year-old singer arrived in Melbourne, Australia on July 9, 1974 to give … Continue reading

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