Today is the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump. It will be a busy day. At 8:30 he will attend a church service followed by a Tea Reception at the White House hosted by Michelle and President Obama. Vice President Mike Pence and his family will be in attendance. Afterward, Trump will go to the US Capital for a swearing-in ceremony that will take place around noon.read more
Hi guys, Today I would like to talk about two common mistakes English students make. Lets talk about some grammar. First, we always use 'DO' with the BASE FORM. In a question: Do you have a lot of friends? (Here, 'do' is the helping verb and 'have' is the base form....read more
Climate change has been in the news all over the world. At Conversa we have noticed it too. Yesterday, November 29, it was 18 degrees celcius when normal temperatures are around 8 celcius. Winters are milder in Cincinnati now but we still get snow a couple times in...read more
Today I want to talk about another common mistake. Often, English learners can get confused when using “COME” and “GO.” Which one of these is correct? 1) I am going home. 2) I am coming home.read more
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