Author: Estrella

Recommended Books for English Learning

My ESL clients often ask for recommendations on how to improve their grammar and vocabulary.  Here are a couple of books.  They are both available on Amazon.com.  The grammar book is available in most public libraries. Basic Grammar In Use,

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A 25-minute vacation?

Is it possible to feel like you’ve been on a vacation in 25 minutes or less? My answer to that is YES.  I experienced it today.  Twice. I finished my last afternoon appointment and took a detour home.  Just because

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August 7th International Gathering Promotes Friendship Among Cultures

Dear Friends of International Gathering, As usual, our gathering last month felt warm and supportive.  And we welcome back Maria from Denmark!  One of our friends is launching an adventure in her new career, and invited our input.  So we

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Jimmy Carter new book A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety

President Jimmy Carter’s new book just came out.  It is A Full Life:  Reflections at Ninety. This man and his wife, Rosalyn, have been working tiredlessly through the Carter Center to help people in less prosperous countries so they can

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How to Practice Grammar Learning in Daily Life

2 days ago, I wrote a blog recommending some books to learn grammar on your own.  If you wish to read that blog first, please  click here.   Today, I want to give examples of how to use what you

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Fun movies to warm up winter days

In case you want some light-hearted movies for the cold winter days, here are some that warm your heart… The holiday, http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/theholiday/ Dave, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106673/ The American President, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112346/ My Big Fat Greek Wedding, http://www.amazon.com/My-Big-Fat-Greek-Wedding/dp/B00006FMUW Ratatouille, http://movies.disney.com/ratatouille

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What to do in Washington

What to do in Washington   Leavenworth (German town) If you are planning to go to Leavenworth for Octoberfest, here is a link. http://www.leavenworthoktoberfest.com/ If you are planning to visit Leavenworth for Christmas, make reservations early! It is listed as

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Turn Holiday Photos Into Income

Some international friends are considering different careers now that they are in the U.S.   Perhaps part-time careers so they can take care of their family and still have a flexible schedule. 2 ideas came to mind.   I attended a

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friendships made at International Gathering

Dear Friends of International Gathering, Our next meeting is on May 1, 2015, at the Redmond Library, from 11 to 12:30, Meeting Room 1.  The intent of this meeting is to promote friendship and understanding among cultures. We have been

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International Gathering meets this Friday, April 3rd

Dear Friends of International Gathering, Our next meeting is this Friday, April 3rd, at Redmond Library, Meeting Room 1, from 11 to 12:30.  We’ll be discussing possibilities for a day trip this spring, in addition to our regular visit. Our

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