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Learn Language Expressions From Around the Globe: Summer Weather Idioms

Laura Mundow • July 22, 2014 • Language LearningComments (0)
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Have you ever said you are “melting” with the heat? Or that it’s “hot as hell”? You’re not literally melting of course, and you’ve scarcely an idea of how hot it is in hell, but you’re using an idiomatic expression to describe heat. Idioms, sayings and proverbs reveal much about their language’s culture and country. […]

July Travel Roundup: Visit the Fountains of Youth, the Streets of Barcelona, George Lucas’ Narrative Museum & More

Pimsleur Approach • July 18, 2014 • Language Learning, Travel tipsComments (0)
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By this time in July, you should have just about recovered from the soccer World Cup in Brazil, while Independence Day celebrations are just a memory. Can anything keep you going until August? Let’s see… READING Dogs are man’s best friend, but even if you’re not a fan of canine companions, this charming tale about […]

A Global Look at SIX Exciting (& Unique) Summer Festivals!

Will Noble • July 15, 2014 • TraditionsComments (0)
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Summer Festivals to Get Excited About Between July and September The weird, the ethereal, the messy and the very messy. As we fall headlong into summer, it’s important to make the most of sizzling days and sultry evenings. One-way to do this is to head to one or two of the festivals taking place between […]

Mongolia’s Naadam Festival: Archery, Wrestling, Horse Racing & More!

Laura Mundow • July 11, 2014 • TraditionsComments (0)
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The World Cup has given us a chronic bout of sporting festival fever here at Pimsleur Approach towers, so we’ve been investigating the best, the brightest and the most bizarre sports events around the world. We found one of our favorites so far in Mongolia; it is deeply rooted in history, reveals insights into the […]

BAM! POW! Crime-Fighting Superheroes (& heroines) from Around the World

Laura Mundow • July 8, 2014 • EntertainmentComments (0)
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July 10 marks what would have been the 100th birthday of Joe Shuster, famous for co-creating Superman along with Jerry Siegel. With his unshakable morals, family values, commitment to justice and status as the “ultimate immigrant,” Superman is arguably the quintessential and greatest American superhero. (Sorry, Captain America). His story follows the American story: He […]

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