Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Who Will Win or Who Would Have Won and Who Actually (Has) Won The US Presidential Election 2012 Obama or Romney?

According to the pre-election polls 2012 … .  And how does it compare to the actual results?  We already know it.  The 2012 President of the United States of America has been elected for the next four years.

Who did you vote for or would have if you could?  Do you think the 2012 Presidential election outcome reflects the true position of the American electorate in 2012?  Would you say that the just voted in President is the best person to run this most powerful country in the whole wide World?  Do you think the two-step electoral voting system is in the best interest of the country, its nation and the people?

What, in your, and rightly so, not so humble opinion should be the highest priority on the President’s agenda?  What would it be and what would you do if YOU were elected The President of the United States of America?

See ya …

Monday, November 5, 2012

The Final Stretch or Who Will Win US Presidential Elections 2012 Obama or Romney?

Who are you betting on: the Democratic incumbent and the residing President of the USA Barack Obama or the Republican nominee and challenger Mitt Romney? 

Who would you or will you or are going to vote for?  Have you already decided?  Are you still making up your mind waiting for the first ballot reports to help you with the decision?  Have you been following the pre-election public relations game called the Presidential Electoral Campaign? 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Can Obama Have More American Votes and Still Lose to Romney in US Presidential Elections 2012?

How come Bush won the controversial Presidential elections in the US when more people voted for Gore?

In the US people vote for their Presidential candidate within each state.  This is called the popular vote.  The candidate who gets more votes or, in other words, wins – carries all state’s electoral votes.  Only these (electoral) votes count towards the win or loss at the federal or country’s level.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Is Hurricane Sandy Good or Bad for US Presidential Candidates 2012?

It depends who you are talking to.  The way I see it, the deciding issue this time is unemployment, as trivial as it may sound. 

Let’s consider this cliché …- to quote a saying that has become a cliché itself.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Democratic Convention 2012 Pre-Election Speeches by President Obama President Clinton and Others

And now, without further due, I present …
Democratic Convention 2012 Pre-Election Speeches by President Obama, President Clinton and others (short videos):

Monday, August 20, 2012

How to Tell a Good KIS Story in American English after Your Summer Vacation?

How do you tell a good KIS story in American English after your summer vacation?

Just the way you feel about it.  Keep It Simple.  That’s the KIS rule in speech or writing – either way.  Telling a story in American English isn’t any different than doing it in any other language.  Just follow your instincts, your, so to speak, gut’s feeling.  Go with the flow.

Friday, August 17, 2012

EURO 2012 in Poland and Ukraine. What Game Are They Playing? Football or Soccer?

Of course they are playing …  How about …?  Well, they are kicking the ball around with their feet trying to score a goal, that’s for sure.  If so, it’s definitely a foot-ball sport.  How come this game is called soccer in the US, then? 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

How Does the Sell in May and Go Away Principle Work in American English Learning?

There is a saying in the US financial markets world.  It goes like this.  Sell in May and go away! 

Now, with the end of the school/ academic year approaching one could use the same principle in foreign language learning.  Unless it is the subject of your elementary, middle or high school or under-graduate, graduate or post-graduate studies, of course.  Then you may want to drop everything else and concentrate on your language studies.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

What Learning to Speak American English and Muscle Memory Have in Common?

There are a number of ways to your desired American English language proficiency level.  First of all you should know and set up your highest priorities.  Depending on your goals you should take different routes to achieve them.

Do you know the phrase: practice makes perfect?

Monday, May 7, 2012

Getting Back to Work After Long Weekends

Long weekends are a lot of fun.  Returning to work after a few days off is a completely different story.  How to deal with the back to work syndrome?  Is there anything to mitigate the pain of forced labor?  Actually, I don’t think so.  You just gotta get thru the back to work transition as if you were going through the flu recovery.  Another long weekend is coming again, sooner or later.  Sometimes it feels like much, much later.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Getting Ready for Summer Jobs in Schools and Colleges in US and Poland

How are students getting ready for summer vacation and jobs in the USA?
First of all students are looking for ways to make money when they are off from school.  It would be best to get a job in the field, that is, a job related to their current or planned education and eventually profession or trade.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Constitution Day in Poland and USA

Constitution Days are celebrated in numerous countries all over the world as a sign of appreciation for the "funding document” of their political system.
The US Constitution Day is observed on a fixed date - on September, the 17th, unlike most American holidays, which are set on a specific weekday, instead.

Monday, April 30, 2012

May Day or Labor Day in Poland and US

 May 1st as Labor Day is traditionally observed not only in Poland, but in the most of the World with some exceptions.  One of those is the US.  In the States, Labor Day is celebrated in/ at the beginning of September - on the first Monday of the month, to be exact.

Why such a difference?

Friday, April 27, 2012

Long Weekends in the USA and Poland and the 5W Rule

Party time, dude!

Who doesn’t like to have fun, man?  Who does not like long weekends?  Whether you live in the United States of America or in Poland or in any other country in the whole wide World, for this matter, it doesn’t matter – “I just wanna have fun”.  Who ain’t?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Final Exams or the Finals and the Basic Financial Statements

The school/ academic year is almost over.  Only a few months are left till the end of the semester.  If you are like the proverbial most of us, you are not happy with your grades or you start getting “butterflies” in your stomach as soon as you start thinking about the next round of exams.

Now, so far into the school year, is there anything you can do to improve your grades in English?

Monday, January 9, 2012

TOEFL Tests Practical American English

How is TOEFL different from the European British English tests? 

In essence: the TOEFL tests your practical knowledge of American English the way it is used today in everyday situations in the US or as Americans would say it - “in America”.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Why America Is So Great – Implementation versus Invention. Steve Jobs and Pirates of Silicon Valley.

"His genius was in being able to put himself in the shoes of the end user, his ability to cut through the crap and focus on what the user wants.”

“They want a DVD of their daughter's wedding.  They don't want to know anything about compression.  They don't want to know anything about HD64 or any of that crap. They want their camera to work so they can push a button and take out a DVD.”

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Ms. Hillary Clinton’s Speech in Perfect American English at FEDR on Human Rights in the US and the World

Ladies and Gentlemen!
As the saying goes - it doesn’t get any better than this.

Ms. Hillary Clinton’s speeches are always a real treat and music for my ears.  They are always very well thought through, organized and timed.  Thanks to the US Secretary of States’ experience in dealing with foreigners in general and English as a Foreign Language or EFL speakers in particular, the First Lady of the US Foreign Affairs is especially sensitive to the issues of international and multicultural communications.

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year’s 2012 Speech by US President Barack Obama

Traditionally the US President gives a New Year’s speech in his Weekly Address to the Nation.

This year’s presidential appearance and presentation were focused on the poor economic situation and overcoming the crisis.