If you go to a restaurant and order a $20 steak, you might have to pay $25. This is not only because of taxes but also because of tips. In the United States we do a lot of
1) Practice Ask a friend or teacher (it is better to ask a native English speaker) to practice your interview with you. Practice saying everything you would say in the interview. Talk about your work history, experience, and skills, so
As you have probably experienced during your time in the Bay Area, Americans have many ways of saying “Hello!” Below, I have categorized the many ways Americans greet each other into four sections: formal, informal, very informal, and how to greet
1. Is it hard to remember everyday words? You’re trying to have a conversation with someone in English, and although you know what you want to say and how to say it, you just don’t know one or two key
Welcome to Halloween in the states! It is a pretty unique holiday filled with spooky festivities, costumes, candy and more. So how should you prepare for such a day? Here are some tips! Costumes A good costume is key for Halloween.
I’m not sure how long I’ll stay at the concert. I’ll play it by ear. To “play it by ear” is an idiom that we use when we make decisions based on how a situation progresses. In the example above,
Hey ESL students! Take a look at this great MEET UP group in San Francisco!
To be stoked This is a US slang word, which is an adjective that means to be really enthusiastic, excited or exhilarated about something. To be stoked means there is no limit to what you can do. Example: She was
Flabbergasted This is the adjective form of the verb to flabbergast, which means to be appalled, overcome with amazement, shock or bewilderment. Example: I was flabbergasted by Miley Cyrus’s twerking performance at the MTV music awards. It was totally outrageous-
To have or get itchy feet This word has nothing to do with a medical condition. It means to have a strong or irresistible impulse to travel. For example: I had been living in San Francisco for 5 years when