Mini English Lessons
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Topic: Groundhog DayLearn about U.S. culture. Test your listening comprehension of fast speech.A popular tongue twister is also included for pronunciation practice.Enjoy!
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Topic: Black FridayLearn more about U.S. culture and in particular the American holiday shopping season. Listen to interviews with a native and non-native speaker. We will also study vocabulary related to retail and finance.Levels: high intermediate to ad
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Topic: Tooth FairyThis lesson isn't really a "mini lesson" in terms of length! It's a mini lesson in that you're getting three forms of practice in one lesson: listening, grammar, and speaking (or writing).Grammar focus: combinations of adjectives and pre
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[Sorry for the double posting. It was necessary to upload this video again.]Topic: New Year's resolutions.Learn about this common practice in U.S. culture. Test your comprehension by listening to the fast speech of the native speakers who share their view
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Topic: Memorial Day. This lesson explains the importance of Memorial Day to Americans. Vocabulary may challenge the beginner, but ALL LEVELS can benefit. The lesson helps develop oral reading skills, and it can be used as a pronunciation model. The highli
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Topic: Mother's Day. This lesson focuses on American family and culture. A full transcript is provided at the end so that ALL LEVELS can benefit. The lesson helps develop listening skills, and it can be used as a pronunciation model.Related teaching ideas
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Topic: Sneezing. (No, I'm not joking!) This lesson focuses on culture and etiquette. A full transcript is provided so that ALL LEVELS can benefit. The lesson will also help viewers practice their listening skills, and it can be used as a pronunciation mod
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A short lesson about the holiday Americans celebrate on April 1. Learn new expressions related to joking. Level: intermediate to advanced.
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A short lesson on Easter. (It's just a little over a minute!) Find out how some Americans celebrate this holiday, and learn one proverb related to a key symbol of Easter: the egg. All levels can learn something from this video.
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Topic: Leap Year. Learn a common rhyme about the months of the year. Levels: all.