PRONUNCIATION TIP

Your lips don’t touch when you say “touch,” but they do touch when you say “apart.”

Wow!!!

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VOCABULARY – Shotgun!

SHOTGUN

(noun, slang) – the front passenger seat of a car; most passengers prefer the front seat of a car and will yell out “SHOTGUN” to claim the front passenger seat.

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Example #1:
Teacher: Today we are going to drive on California Highway 1. We are going to see beautiful views of the ocean and beaches.
Student #1: SHOTGUN!!!
Student #2: No! You sat in the front seat yesterday!

Example #2:
Mother: Okay kids, let’s drive to the grocery store to buy dinner.
Son: SHOTGUN!
Daughter: No! You had shotgun yesterday. I want shotgun today.

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When you travel with Language on Vacation, every student will receive a opportunity to ride shotgun.

TRAVEL – Best Photo of 2016

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This was my favorite photo of 2016. It is a wonderful photo showing two people coming together in a simple act of respect. It’s what travel does to people. Travel brings people from different cultures together, and shows us we’re not actually all that different. We are all citizens of the world.

The Olympics brings the world together. It puts aside politics and lets camaraderie shine through sports. This is something I want to do with Language on Vacation. To bring people of the world together. To bring people together on a wonderful vacation in America. To join people from various countries of the world through mutual language, respect, and adventure.

Travel with Language on Vacation! Go on an adventure! Improve your English! Meet more travelers of the world! Make new friends!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

TRAVEL – Countries to travel with English

Many people around the world speak English.  The United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are some of the countries who use English as their primary language.  However, there are many other countries around the world that understand and speak English very well.

If you learn English, you will be able to travel all over the world and communicate with people from many, many countries!

Click here to read an article about 20 countries around the world that understand and speak the English language well.

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Book a tour with Language on Vacation!  Travel to the United States and communicate with the American people!  Then you can travel to other countries of the world like the Netherlands, Singapore, and Argentina and communicate with the local people!

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TRAVEL – California: a good idea!

California is a wonderful place to travel! Language on Vacation’s West Coast tour will travel in California from San Francisco to Morro Bay to Los Angeles to San Diego (and then to Las Vegas in Nevada).

Sign up for a West Coast Tour and see why California is always a good idea!

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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.

Post your own example of PIT STOP in the comments section below.

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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