How to Improve Your English by Reading Books

One of the best ways to learn is by doing something that you enjoy. That is why many choose to learn or improve their second language by reading. Here are some tips to make reading even more educational. Start With Children’s Books Children’s books are the best place to start practicing English because many of …

Six Romantic Comedies That Are Set in New York City

Do you like movies? Watching romantic comedies is a fun activity for cold February days. Many romantic comedies are set in New York City. Watching American films can improve your English skills. Here are six interesting romantic movies based in NYC. Hitch (2005) Will Smith and Eva Mendes play two unlikely lovers. Will Smith’s character …

Five Ways To Fight Winter Blues

Do you feel sad when the weather gets cold? You’re not alone; many people report the “winter blues.” We get less sunlight during the winter months. The days are shorter. The holidays are over. These factors all combine to create the blues. Try these tips to get out of your winter slump. Get the Gear …

What Is Groundhog Day?

Groundhog Day is a fun holiday celebrated on February 2 in the United States. It’s also the theme of a 1990s comedy film. Here’s what Groundhog Day is all about. History of Groundhog Day This special day began in America in 1887. German immigrants brought the tradition to Pennsylvania and called it Candlemas. On this …

A Complete Guide to Tipping in the United States

Tipping in the United States is common in restaurants and bars. It shows thanks for great service. If you’re new to the U.S., get the facts about how to tip in America. When Dining Out Most waiters make a minimum wage. This is about $2.15 an hour for tipped workers, and tips are designed to …