Here are some suggestions on how to use the SALC to practice and learn languages.

SALC - Here are some suggestions on how to use the SALC to practice and learn languages.

Vocabulary: Halloween









A black cat

Un gato negro




A ghost / phantom

Un fantasma

An spirit

Un espíritu

A soul

Un alma

A witch

Una bruja
A witch hat

Un sombrero de bruja



Un esqueleto




Hombre lobo
Candies / Sweets





A Halloween party

Fiesta de Halloween
A mask

Una máscara

Trick or treat

Dulce o truco


Haunted House

Casa embrujada
An spider

Una araña

A vampire

Un vampiro
A monster

Un mounstro


Horror story / movie

Historia / Película de terror

A zombie

Un zombie





Jack or Lantern

Linterna (de Halloween)

History of Halloween

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Like many other holidays, Halloween has evolved and changed throughout history. Over 2,000 years ago people called the Celts lived in what is now Ireland, the UK, and parts of Northern France. November 1 was their New Year’s Day. They believed that the night before the New Year (October 31) was a time when the living and the dead came together.

More than a thousand years ago the Christian church named November 1 All Saints Day (also called All Hallows.) This was a special holy day to honor the saints and other people who died for their religion. The night before All Hallows was called Hallows Eve. Later the name was changed to

Like the Celts, the Europeans of that time also believed that the spirits of the dead would visit the earth on Halloween. They worried that evil spirits would cause problems or hurt them. So on that night people wore costumes that looked like ghosts or other evil creatures. They thought if they dressed like that, the spirits would think they were also dead and not harm them.

The tradition of Halloween was carried to America by the immigrating Europeans. Some of the traditions changed a little, though. For example, on Halloween in Europe some people would carry lanterns made from turnips. In America, pumpkins were more common. So people began putting candles inside them and using them as lanterns. That is why you see Jack ‘o lanterns today.

These days Halloween is not usually considered a religious holiday. It is primarily a fun day for young people. Children dress up in costumes like people did a thousand years ago. But instead of worrying about evil spirits, they go from house to house. They knock on doors and say “trick or treat.” The owner of each house gives candy or something special to each trick or treater.


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Vocabulary: Money $$ Bills

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These are bills

or paper money


4395x3775px-938842-one-dollar-3691-81-kb-13-08-20151. This is a one-dollar bill.
It’s worth one dollar.
It’s a buck. / It’s a one. /
It’s a single.
George Washington is on the one-dollar bill.


fivedollarbill2. This is a five-dollar bill.
It’s worth five dollars.
It’s five bucks. / It’s a five.
Abraham Lincoln is on the five-dollar bill.


before-alexander-hamilton-on-ten-dollar-bill-dqqmu8-clipart3. This is a ten-dollar bill.
It’s worth ten dollars.
It’s ten bucks. / It’s a ten.
Alexander Hamilton is on the ten-dollar bill.


20dol2-jpg-puft71-clipart4. This is a twenty-dollar bill.
It’s worth twenty dollars.
It’s twenty bucks. / It’s a twenty.
Andrew Jackson is on the twenty-dollar bill.


descarga5. This is a fifty-dollar bill.
It’s worth fifty dollars
It’s fifty bucks. / It’s a fifty.
Ulysses Grant is on the fifty-dollar bill.


descarga-16. This is a hundred-dollar bill.
It’s worth one-hundred dollars.
It’s a hundred dollars. / It’s a hundred.
Benjamin Franklin is on the hundred-dollar bill.



Source: learnamericanenglishonline

Vocabulary: Money $$ Coins

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These are coins.

Some people call coins “change.”


1. This is a penny.
A penny is worth one cent.
A picture of Abraham Lincoln is on the penny.


50081356o2. This is a nickel.
A nickel is worth five cents.
A picture of Thomas Jefferson is on the nickel.


1946-roosevelt_dime_13. This is a dime.
A dime is worth ten cents.
A picture of Franklin Roosevelt is on the dime.


4. This is a quarter.1940-washington-quarter-value-45-1395846248
A quarter is worth twenty-five cents.
A picture of George Washington is on the quarter.


silver_kennedy_half_1964_obv5. This is a half dollar.
A half dollar is worth fifty cents.
A picture of John F. Kennedy is on the half dollar.


300-01d_2000s_o_usm6. This is a dollar coin.
This is worth one dollar.
A picture of Sacajawea is on the dollar coin.




Source: learnamericanenglishonline

Vocabulary: Feelings

jumping-for-joy-smiley-emoticonPositive feelings


blissful  honest
brave  innocent
careful interested
cautious joyful
clever mediative
concentrated nice
confident optimistic
curious  pleasant
ecstatic quiet
excited satisfied
fair sensible
fantastic serious
friendly surprised
glad to be in love,lovestruck
good to be pleased
happy to be proud of
great wonderful



big-tearsNegative feelings

aggressive grieving
agonized guilty
 angry hangover
annoyed helpless
arrogant horrified
awful hurt
bad hysterical
bored idiotic
confused indifferent
crazy lonely
disappointed lovesick
disbelieving mad
disgusted mischievous
enraged miserable
exhausted  nasty
frightened nervous
frustrated puzzled
sad strange
sheepish  stupid
shocked suspicious
silly  terrible
smug to be jealous of sb
sorry upset



If you don’t know the meaning of these words use a dictionary.

Present Perfect


The PRESENT PERFECT TENSE is formed with a present tense form of “to have” plus the past participle of the verb (which can be either regular or irregular in form). This tense indicates either that an action was completed (finished or “perfected”) at some point in the past or that the action extends to the present:


 I have walked two miles already [but I’m still walking].
 I have run the Boston Marathon [but that was some time ago].
 The critics have praised the film Saving Private Ryan since it came out [and they continue to do so].


Find out more information HERE and then practice with the following quizzes.



“How Deep Is Your Love” by Bee Gees


How Deep Is Your Love” is a pop ballad written and recorded by the Bee Gees in 1977. It was ultimately used as part of the soundtrack to the film Saturday Night Fever.  In the United States, it topped the Billboard Hot 100 on 24 December 1977 and stayed in the Top 10 for a then-record 17 weeks. In a British TV special shown in December 2011, it was voted “The Nation’s Favourite Bee Gees Song” by ITV viewers. The song set a record by accumulating 33 weeks in one chart run. 

During the Bee Gees’ 2001 Billboard magazine interview, Barry reportedly said that “How Deep Is Your Love” was his favorite Bee Gees song.

Enjoy this classic while you’re practicing your listening comprehension.


*Recommended for: Beginners


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