Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Fun Halloween Costumes

As some of you may know, Halloween is on October 31st. It is a time for people, all ages alike, to dress as someone else for the night. Although there are typical costumes that people wear, a greater number of people are becoming more creative.

These kids dressed up a washer and dryer, which are very popular in the United States.

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This girl dressed up as a Roy Lichtenstein cartoon character. Lichtenstein is a famous American pop art artist.

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This boy dressed up as a pennie, which is worth 1 cents in the United States. It has Abraham Lincoln on the front!

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She dressed up a Starbucks coffee drink! Starbucks is very popular in the United States. Particularly, frappucinos, which are made of coffee, milk, and whipped cream.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

About me!


My name is Rachel. I am American. I am from New Mexico, which is a state in the southwest. However, I grew up in many different countries for most of my life.

I lived in Baku, Azerbaijan for two years.

After that, I was in Cairo, Egypt.

From the middle of eighth grade to junior year of high school, I lived in Ankara, Turkey.

Finally, for my last year of high school, I lived in Quito, Ecuador. That's where I started to learn Spanish!

After I graduated from high school, I studied at Macalester College for four years. This small liberal arts college is located in St. Paul, Minnesota. It is home to several famous sports teams -- the Twins (baseball), the Vikings (American football), the Timberwolves (mens' basketball), and the Lynx (womens' basketball).

In college, I studied political science and legal studies. I have always been interested in becoming a civil rights lawyer or being a politician. I care about helping others and I believe that either of these professions strive for those goals.

After I graduated from college, I didn't know what I wanted to do. All I knew is that I was interested in returning to Spain (for the fourth time!), learning more Spanish, and learning more about education. As a result, I applied to be an auxiliar de conversación!

Now, I live in Huelva. It's very nice here!

Note: Although Americans attend universities, it is more common to say "college" instead of "university."

Comprehension Questions:

1. What are the four countries that I grew up in?
2. What did I study in college?
3.  Why did I return to Spain? How many times have I been in Spain?