VOCABULARY – pit stop

PIT STOP

(noun) – a break; usually a break to use the bathroom during a road trip

Example #1:

Passenger:  Excuse me, I have to go to the bathroom.
Driver:  Okay, we’ll make a pit stop at the next gas station.

Example #2:
Tourist:  Where is the next pit stop?
Tour Guide:  We will drive for two hours and take a break at a McDonald’s.  You can buy some food there if you want.

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The United States of America is a large country and sometimes Language on Vacation spends a lot of time on the road, but we’ll make frequent pit stops along the way.

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Thinking of you, Italy!

WE’RE THINKING OF YOU, ITALY!

This morning I woke up to hear the news about another earthquake in Italy. I know what you’re going through, Italy. I also survived an earthquake when I was visiting Christchurch, New Zealand. It’s very scary to go through the shaking and then shocking to see all the destruction of your surrounding, beautiful city. I also remember a summer of aftershocks that made it difficult to sleep at night.

Italy is very special to me. I received my certificate to teach English as a foreign language in Firenze. I taught my first English classes in Roma. I love the Italian people. They are wonderful, passionate, friendly people!

I wish you well, Italy! Everyone with Language on Vacation has you in their thoughts. Take care!
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IDIOM – into high gear

INTO HIGH GEAR

(idiom) – faster and more powerful speed

Example #1:
Student #1:  I want to quickly improve my speaking skills but that’s difficult to do in my home country.
Student #2:  You should go to America and travel with Language on Vacation.  That will kick your speaking skills into high gear!

Example #2:
Athlete:  When I exercise, I start by walking.  After 5 minutes, I get into high gear and run as fast as I can.

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When travelling with Language on Vacation, your first day in the United States of America will be an easy, relaxing day, but we get into high gear on Day 2 by studying English and travelling around the US.

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VOCABULARY – complimentary

COMPLIMENTARY

(adjective) – free; no cost

Example #1:
Hotel Clerk:  Welcome to the Disney Hotel!  Your breakfast is complimentary every morning.
Hotel Guest:  Do you mean I don’t have to pay for breakfast?
Hotel Clerk:  That is correct!  Your breakfast at the hotel is free!

Example #2:
Waiter:  Welcome to the famous Hard Rock Café in Orlando.  Please enjoy these complimentary shrimp cocktails while you wait for your table.

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Receive a complimentary lei (necklace of flowers) from Language on Vacation when you book a Hawaiian tour!

https://languageonvacation.com/tours/so-many-tours-to-choose-from/choose-from-four-7-day-tours/7-day-hawaii/

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ESL Habits

This article has great advice! Study while you are at school! Practice while you are on vacation! Spend your school holidays with Language on Vacation and practice speaking English while you see the famous sites of America!

Check out this article: http://www.esl.com/get-smart/5-habits-every-english-language-learner-should-form-this-school-year#.V-CTWt71RTQ.facebook

Then check out our vacation choices: https://languageonvacation.com/tours/so-many-tours-to-choose-from/

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IDIOMS – smooth sailing

SMOOTH SAILING

(idiom) – an easy journey; no problems

Example #1:
Student #1: I want to go on vacation in the USA, but planning a trip abroad is so difficult.
Student #2: You should travel with Language on Vacation. They take care of everything so it is smooth sailing for you!

Example #2:
Tour Bus Driver: It is difficult to drive a large van in the busy city of San Francisco, but after we leave the city, it’s smooth sailing on the highway.

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Book your tour with Language on Vacation and experience smooth sailing while travelling through the United States of America.

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