Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

The fourth Thursday in November is always Thanksgiving, and that's today!  Thanksgiving is a holiday similar to the German Erntedankfest, but in the United States the focus is on food native to and traditional in North America-turkey, squash, sweet potatoes, cranberries and co.

My family usually eats turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, squash, corn, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving dinner.  What would you like to have for Thanksgiving dinner?  Please visit this site (or do some research of your own online) and prepare a Thanksgiving menu.  Send us your menu at  If you are already a student with us, you can do this as homework.  If you aren't studying English with us yet, you can do this exercise and send it to us to test our tutoring for free!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Yesterday was Halloween, a much-loved and fun holiday in the United States.  Halloween is not a public holiday, so schools and public offices are open, it's mainly celebrated in the evening. 

Read more about it here in simple English:

Answer these questions: 
1.  What do children do on Halloween?
2.  What is the origin of Halloween?
3.  Do you or people in your area celebrate Halloween?

Send us your answers to  If you area student with us already, you can do this as one of your tutored exercises, if you're new to Virtualingua, test us for free!