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.

Bet You Didn’t Know: Independence Day

Variously known as the Fourth of July and Independence Day, July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83). In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies then fighting in the revolutionary struggle weighed a resolution that would declare their independence from Great Britain. On July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later its delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 until the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.


How Much Do You Know About the Fourth of July?



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Do, Make, Take, Have, collocations

                        What is a collocation?
The combination of words formed when two or more words are often used together in a way that sounds correct.

But these four verbs present difficulties when it comes to many collocations. For example, what about the shopping?  Is it do the shopping, or make the shopping? How about photograph? Do a photograph or make a photograph? Neither! You should take a photograph… and so on.

Collocations - MAKE, DO, HAVE, TAKE | FREE ESL worksheets

Check out these few exercises that will help you to practice!


“Irgendwie, irgendwo, irgendwann” – Nena

k10032662Irgendwie, irgendwo, irgendwann” is a 1984 love song by Nena which was a commercial success in Europe. Released initially as single, it’s been also included on Nena’s 1985 album Feuer und Flamme. Due to the success many cover versions of this song appeared, including samples as well as other languages.

You can practice your listening comprehesion in German enjoying this execellent song! But first one question…

Kreuze alle möglichen Kombinationen an! / Choose all the possible answers!


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Phrasal Verbs

What is a Phrasal Verb?

“Phrasal verbs” are small phrases composed of a verb and adverb or preposition. The meaning of a phrasal verb is usually entirely different than the words may suggest; this tends to cause hair-loss in people learning English as a second language. The good news about phrasals: many times, the meaning can be determined by the conversation, so examine the context if a new one pops up.



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Love and Romance ♥

‘Hugs and kisses’, ‘butterflies in your stomach’, ‘a pounding heart’ – what am clipart-hearts-two-hearts-clipartI going on about? Love and relationships of course!

Talking about relationships can be a tricky, and you don’t want to make a mistake when trying to tell someone else how you feel about them. To avoid any mix-ups, here are some useful words to talk about relationships in English.

When they are dating, people are often either ‘casual’ or interested in a ‘steady’ relationship. A ‘casual’ dater, someone ‘playing the field’, is someone who isn’t looking for a serious relationship, while a ‘steady’ dater is looking to possibly settle down with the right person soon.

Maybe you haven’t had the opportunity to ask the person you like out on a date yet, or perhaps you only have a ‘crush’. A ‘crush’ is when you really like someone but you haven’t told them yet. Perhaps you might start ‘flirting’ with them. If you ‘flirt’ with someone, it means you are trying to playfully impress them.

4425380-Lip-Mark-Stock-Vector-lips-kiss-lipOnce people have started a serious relationship, they often say they have ‘found the one’, referring to their ‘boyfriend’ or ‘girlfriend’, the person they want to be with forever. Before they ‘get married’ and make their relationship legally binding, some people enter into an ‘engagement’. When two people are ‘engaged’, it means they have made an agreement to get married. There is often an engagement ring representing this promise.

However, sometime love stories come to end. Perhaps you and your ‘significant other’ (the person you are with: boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife) no longer feel the same way about each other, and you no longer have ‘butterflies in your stomach’ (that nervous feeling in your belly when you’re with someone in the beginning). It might be time to ‘break up’ with the other person.

This means to end the relationship and go your separate ways. If you are married, this break up
would be called a ‘divorce’. You would need to officially document the separation to end your marriage.

Well, let’s not leave on a sad note here! There are other types of relationships like your ‘best friend’. This is a friend that you are very close to and share many aspects of your life with. Some say relationships come and go, but friendships remain.



 *This article was taken of “EF English Town”



If you want to learn more vocabulary, nouns, phrases, etc. visit this web site: Words for Love & Romance