Category Archives: News and Current Events

Headline English: Tit-for-Tat

Today’s Headline English comes from a recent editorial (opinion article) in the Los Angeles Times newspaper: “Trump’s tit-for-tat trade war with China escalates again.” If you’ve been following (reading or watching) the news, you know that the United States is … Continue reading

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A Fairy Tale for a Princess Not Named Megan

A fairy tale is a story for children about something magical. It always has a happy ending, and many times is about royalty (queens, kings, princesses, etc.). Some say that the marriage of American actress Megan Markle to Prince Harry … Continue reading

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Is Disneyland Really the “Happiest Place on Earth”?

Last weekend I was in the city of Anaheim, California, about an hour from where I live in Los Angeles. Anaheim is home to Disneyland, which advertises itself as “the happiest place on Earth.” But according to a new poll … Continue reading

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To Paris, With Love

By now you have heard the news of the huge (large) fire in Notre-Dame, the Catholic cathedral (main church) of Paris, and one of the finest (best) pieces of architecture in the world. Like millions around the world, I watched … Continue reading

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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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