American Thanksgiving: What’s it all about?

You may be familiar with the word "Thanksgiving" as an American holiday, but beyond that...what's it all about? History The American holiday of Thanksgiving (there's a Canadian Thanksgiving in October, unrelated to the American holiday) takes place on the fourth Thursday of November each year. It is not a religious holiday and therefore is a… Continue reading American Thanksgiving: What’s it all about?

3 easily confused English verbs

A lesson I was teaching earlier this week included the verb "ensure," and when students started asking about other, similar sounding verbs, I realized it makes for a great blog lesson post! Read on for definitions, example sentences, and mp3s for pronunciation of three easily confused English verbs: assure, insure, and ensure. (Listen to my pronunciation… Continue reading 3 easily confused English verbs