Kate es profesora y la Social Media Strategist de ABA English. Además de ser una apasionada del mundo social y online, ha sido profesora de inglés más de 10 años, enseñando en Camboya, en India y en España.

Saint Patrick’s Day Jokes!


Hello friends! Happy Saint Patrick’s Day on the 17th! We thought we’d use today’s lesson to tell a couple of jokes. Are you ready to have a laugh? Why can’t you borrow money from a leprechaun? Because they’re always a little short. Why is this joke funny? Well, the question is, why you should not ask a leprechaun for money? ...

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English Vocabulary – At the Post Office


Hey! Would you like to hear a joke? An old woman took a package to the post office to mail and was told it would cost $3.95 for fast delivery or $2.30 for slower service. “There is no hurry,” she told the clerk, “just so the package is delivered in my lifetime.” He glanced at her and said, “That will be ...

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English Language Day – Let’s Celebrate!


Hey ABA family! Happy English Language Day! Wait, what’s that you say? You didn’t know English Language Day existed…? It sure does! In 2010 the United Nations officially declared the 23rd April the day where this marvellous language would be celebrated the world over and what better occasion for us here at ABA to highlight just how amazing English really is! ...

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Do You Need to Think in English on the TOEFL?


Howdy! Several years ago, I was talking with a young ESL student of mine in South Korea. She excitedly told me that she had just had a dream that was all in English. I remember feeling happy for her, but also a little jealous. My Korean wasn’t good enough for me to reach that cool milestone. (And it still isn’t.) A few ...

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The Easter Bunny and Easter Eggs: Pagan Customs?


Hello there! Holy Week, just like Christmas, is an important religious holiday in countries with Catholic customs. But how do we celebrate this tradition in Anglo-Saxon countries like the UK or the United States where Christian customs are so different from those of southern countries? Let’s find it out togehter! Also, you will learn new words! The bunny that gives Easter ...

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Learn English with Songs – Sorry by Justin Bieber


Hello ABA Friends! Put your dancing shoes on, it’s another “Learn English with Songs” lesson and our teacher today is Justin Bieber! His album Purpose sold 522,000 copies in its first week of release in the US alone. Today we will be looking at the song Sorry from the album. Are you ready? Watch the video (and dance!) Read the ...

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International Women’s Day


Hello there! International Women’s Day (IWD) is annually held on March 8 to commemorate women’s struggle around the world for a society with equal rights and conditions. In recent years many milestones have been reached and many barriers have been broken down, but there are still many basic rights to be won, especially in the world’s most disadvantaged areas. To celebrate this day we’re ...

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American Accent Tips


Hi everyone! Now that you’ve read our post on British accents, we want to teach you how to improve your American accent. American accents vary greatly depending on the state/region. A person from Minnesota will not have the same accent as someone from Louisiana or California. Southerners tend to speak more slowly than Northerners. Some vocabulary words also vary. However, we ...

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