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How To Learn English In 4 Simple Steps!!!

Since intensive ESL courses are resuming on Monday, we wanted to share these 4 simple steps for learning English that you can use everyday to get the success you want and deserve!1: Learn every day!--------------------Learn new vocabulary words!Study a...
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The Summer quarter is on!

Summer is hot in the city, Summer is hot at the beach, and Summer is a great time to study English. Here at Cal America, the Summer session is in full swing as students from all over the world are learning, enjoying, and living English. Students are building new skills and...
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What do Americans mean when they say, “turn up” or “turn down”?

In this English lesson, we talked about some different meanings of phrases with the word “get.” Today, I want to continue the conversation with another weird word, “turn.”   This is a list of some common phrases with “turn up” and “turn down” in them.     turn up:...
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How to Talk About New Year’s Resolutions and Other Plans for the Future…

Since it is the new year and so many people spend time making New Year’s Resolutions, I thought it would be a good time to talk about all of the different ways of saying what you’re going to do in the future.   1. Plans made before now -BE GOING TO DO: . -BE DOING: Michelle:...
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How do Americans have a conversation about hobbies???

Most English textbooks have lessons about "hobbies", but I have to say that as an American, I never use this word. It sounds like baby English.You can ask:What do you do for fun?What do you like to do?What do you do in your free time?You can say:I lov...
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