Sunday, August 14, 2022

Happy Independance Day, folks! :-) Jai Hind!

"At the stroke of midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake…"

Thursday, August 11, 2022

How much should we tip? :-)

The tip is a little extra money on top of the bill for food and drinks to pay for services from the food server or bartender at a restaurant. The amount could be anywhere from 15 percent to 20 percent of the total bill.

https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/most-useful-eating-and-drinking-expressions/6647799.html

Monday, August 8, 2022

human trafficking

human trafficking, also called trafficking in persons, form of modern-day slavery involving the illegal transport of individuals by force or deception for the purpose of labour, sexual exploitation, or activities in which others benefit financially. Human trafficking is a global problem affecting people of all ages. It is estimated that approximately 1,000,000 people are trafficked each year globally and that between 20,000 and 50,000 are trafficked into the United States, which is one of the largest destinations for victims of the sex-trafficking trade.

Read on, please:

https://www.britannica.com/topic/human-trafficking

Monday, August 1, 2022

Native Americans Describe the ‘Rez Accent’

Baker knows that many people think that the rez accent is not correct English. They may even make fun of it. But she wants Indigenous people not to feel bad about who they are, where they come from and how they speak English.

Native Americans Describe the ‘Rez Accent’ (voanews.com)

Language Variation in the US

For our final vocabulary word, we have the insect that flies at night in the summertime and lights up. In parts of the Northeast and West coast, the word “firefly” is commonly used. In parts of Appalachia, the Midwest, and the South, “lightning bug” is probably most common. Sometimes people in the U.S. use both words.

Language Variation in the US (voanews.com)