SOLEX College Blog
Posted in in Life in Chicago by Stefanie on 31 May 2017
Special experiences, like visiting a museum, can become a meaningful part of our identity and contribute to better social relationships in a way that material items cannot. In other words, consider skipping your next shopping trip and go to a museum instead. Here are 5 reasons why
Posted in in American Culture by Cristina on 17 May 2017
The 16th birthday is a very important one in a teenager's life, since it celebrates their coming of age. They are soon going to become adults and start a new stage in their lives. Sweet 16 birthday is important, since teenagers start to discover the possibilities of independence.
Posted in in English Language by Brandie on 26 Apr 2017
The literal meaning of this phrase is just as it seems: the rain showers we receive in the month of April will help beautiful flowers to bloom in the month of May.
Posted in in English Language by Brady on 12 Apr 2017
Learning a language involves thinking in a different way, not just learning to memorize vocabulary and grammar rules. It really requires you to unlearn what you have learned, to go back to the beginning, and to learn new patterns, new ways of thought. Some languages like to put all of the information at the beginning, some like to put it all at the end, and some just mix it all together. Knowledge is power, and it’s important for you to know exactly how the speakers of English think, how they organize the world into these three letters S, V, and O.
Posted in in English Language by Cristina on 23 Mar 2017
Don't stress out! Everyone makes mistakes, even the best of us. Some words are easy to mix up - they either look similar or sound the same, and you do not really know which vocabulary words to use. Here are the top 10 words that our students have found very confusing.
Posted in in English Language by Patrick on 07 Mar 2017
Car and Travel Idioms - part 2. In this video, Patrick discusses expressions "put on the brakes", "asleep at the wheel", "speed bump", and "ride shotgun".
Posted in in American Culture by Cristina on 28 Feb 2017
The exchange of greeting cards has become a part of the American culture. Americans send more cards today than any other nation in the world. Since the introduction of e-cards people have bought fewer paper greeting cards, but Americans still buy about 6 billions of them annually.
Posted in in English Language by Kathy on 13 Feb 2017
Happy Valentine's Day! What does it mean if someone says that "Cupid has shot his arrow right through your heart?" You’re in love, or I’m falling really hard. It doesn’t mean that I’m falling on the ground.
Posted in in Life in Chicago by Cristina on 27 Jan 2017
It doesn't matter if you are a local or an out-of-towner, the Art Institute of Chicago is a must-see on your list of interesting places. It holds the first place among the best museums of Chicago
Posted in in English Language by Patrick on 17 Jan 2017
In this video, Patrick discusses some of his favorite expressions including "down the road", "hit the road", "pull over", and his favorite, "backseat driver". SOLEX College invites you to study English in the USA!