Let's celebrate Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in both the United States and Canada. This year it falls on November 24. The tradition started back in 1621 by early settlers to North America from England, called Pilgrims. Legend has it that the...read more
Study English and get FREE rent for a month! Conversa Properties is offering a month of free rent to any student who enrolls for the first time in Conversa Language Center’s English program. The houses are located in Clifton, near the university of Cincinnati and are...read more
Some people say that you can get away with anything as long as you do it with style. Take D.B. Cooper for example. In 1971, he got on a plane and demanded $200,000. When he got the money, he released all the passengers at an airport. Then he took off with only the pilot and flight attendant. When the plane was high in the air,..read more
Halloween is a fun time of year. There are costume parties, children going door to door trick-or-treating, and pumpkins. Pumpkin carving has become an art form in the United States.read more
A QUICK STORY… It had been 5 years since Beebee went on vacation. Everyday she went to work. She did her work. Then, she went home.
INSEPARABLE PHRASAL VERBS Beebee worked hard every day, so she is looking forward to going on vacation. Beebee worked long hours in a factory. And the factory wasn’t even fun- like Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory or a factory where they make tiny clothes for dolls. It was just a regular old factory with dirty windows, flickering lights and bored factory workers.
Cincinnati is a beautiful city, especially during the fall. The best colors happen from October into early November. The leaves turn color, making the trees a bouquet of rich reds, yellows, oranges, browns and greens. Then they FALL to the ground. Don’t miss this...read more
If you want to learn about the culture of a country, observe its political process and elections. This will tell you about the important issues facing the country along with its values and attitudes. This video analyzes the debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald...read more
This week, I am going to tell you about my house. My house is falling apart. There are a lot of things that need fixing. If I don't do what needs to be done soon, I won't have a house anymore. My house needs to be fixed! First of all, my kitchen has a problem. The...read more
THE BLOG - Detectives in English Detectives are cool. They have to collect evidence. Examine that evidence. Then they speculate about a conclusion. Whether you are Detective Conan, Sherlock Holmes or some other detective you need to use the correct language when...read more
Students often confuse these 2 tenses. However, they are quite different. Have you ever confused them? If you have, then this lesson is for you. I made the following chart for you.read more