LinguaTrek - USA http://www.linguatrek.com/taxonomy/term/32/0 en What are you thankful for? Happy Thanksgiving Day! http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2013/11/what-are-you-thankful-for-happy-thanksgiving-day <div class="diag align-right" style="float: right; width: 160px; margin: 10px 0 10px 10px"><a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/sites/www.linguatrek.com/files/imagecache/Large/image/2013/11/thanksgivingteeth.jpg" rel="lightbox"><img src="http://www.linguatrek.com/sites/www.linguatrek.com/files/imagecache/Small/image/2013/11/thanksgivingteeth.jpg" alt="Turkey with teeth" title="Photo by Dino Abatzidis" /></a><div class="caption"><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/atomicshark/3074620301/">Photo</a> by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/atomicshark/">Dino Abatzidis</a></div></div> <p>Thanksgiving is an American holiday when we get together with friends or family and remember all the things we have to be thankful for.</p> <p>Personally, I'm most thankful for:</p> <ul> <li>My wife, Carrie</li> <li>My health</li> <li>The wonderful readers of my blog and their patience when I don't publish an article for a while :-)</li> </ul> <p>Sorry I haven't published anything in over a month! In October, I was traveling for work almost every week and I'm still trying to catch up on everything.</p> <p><strong>However, I'd like to share a couple Thanksgiving related things with you that you may not have seen!</strong></p> <ul> <li>Three years ago, <a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2010/11/vlog-dzie%C5%84-dzi%C4%99kczynienia-%C5%9Bwi%C4%99ta-w-usa-w-og%C3%B3le-i-para-innych-rzeczy">I recorded a video about Thanksgiving in Polish</a> and <a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2010/11/turkey-day-isnt-the-same-for-everyone">wrote an article in English</a>. If you haven't been following my blog for 3 years, well, then it's new to you! ;-)</li> <li>Here is <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZvtRytTUvc">a great video where you can learn some Thanksgiving vocabulary</a> in English and find out a little about the history of the holiday (there are subtitles).</li> </ul> <p>I hope you have a great day and thank you!</p> <p><strong>What are you thankful for? Write a comment below!</strong></p> http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2013/11/what-are-you-thankful-for-happy-thanksgiving-day#comments holidays Thanksgiving USA Thu, 28 Nov 2013 16:00:00 +0000 David Snopek 256 at http://www.linguatrek.com Vlog: Post office in the USA! http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2013/02/vlog-post-office-in-the-usa <p><em>(If you're a subscriber and you didn't get an e-mail about this video, it's because you didn't selected "I'm interested in ... Life in the USA and American culture" or "I'm learning ... English" in your <a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/options">subscriber options</a>.)</em></p> <p><strong>Today we're going to take you on a short trip to the post office! You also get to to see the bus in Milwaukee and a little bit of our neighborhood.</strong></p> <object width="510" height="311"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/7Qg_voLffvc?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" /><param name="wmode" value="opaque" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/7Qg_voLffvc?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="510" height="311" wmode="opaque" ></embed></object> <p><em>(<a href="http://www.amara.org/en/v/BeuQ/">Click here</a> to help work on the subtitles or translate them into another language!)</em></p> <p><strong>Read more for a full transcript!</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2013/02/vlog-post-office-in-the-usa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2013/02/vlog-post-office-in-the-usa#comments USA vlog Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:30:00 +0000 David Snopek 246 at http://www.linguatrek.com Vlog: Grocery shopping in the USA! http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2013/02/vlog-grocery-shopping-in-the-usa <p><em>(If you're a subscriber and you didn't get an e-mail about this video, it's because you didn't selected "I'm interested in ... Life in the USA and American culture" or "I'm learning ... English" in your <a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/options">subscriber options</a>.)</em></p> <p>As you requested in <a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2013/01/big-changes-to-my-blog-results-of-the-survey">the survey a couple weeks ago</a>, here is a video <em>in English</em> showing daily life in the USA.</p> <p>You asked for less videos where I'm talking to the camera and more out in the world. So that's what we tried to do!</p> <p><strong>Please let me know what you think of the video! Do you want more like this?</strong></p> <object width="510" height="311"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/kX3Nc__0M3w?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" /><param name="wmode" value="opaque" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/kX3Nc__0M3w?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="510" height="311" wmode="opaque" ></embed></object> <p><em>(<a href="http://www.amara.org/en/videos/efRYnCKiSxcG/en/520589/#transcripts">Click here</a> to help work on the subtitles or translate them into another language!)</em></p> <p><strong>Read more for a full transcript!</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2013/02/vlog-grocery-shopping-in-the-usa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2013/02/vlog-grocery-shopping-in-the-usa#comments shopping USA vlog Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:00:00 +0000 David Snopek 239 at http://www.linguatrek.com Vlog: Koszty życia w USA - Mieszkanie http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2012/06/vlog-koszty-%C5%BCycia-w-usa-mieszkanie <p>Ludzie ciągle pytają mnie o kosztach życia w USA. Zdecydowałem nagrać filmik o kosztach powiązanych z mieszkaniem z mojego doświadczenie w moim mieście. Jeśli spodoba Wam się, mam pomysły na inne filmiki w tej serii.</p> <p>Równiez trochę eksperymentowałem z nagraniem w tym filmiku - czasem udało mi się, czasem nie. :-) Od razu przepraszam, że kamera tak dużo się rusza!</p> <object width="510" height="311"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/yeqOQG-s7Wc?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" /><param name="wmode" value="opaque" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/yeqOQG-s7Wc?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="510" height="311" wmode="opaque" ></embed></object> <p>Proszę podaj mi poprawki <a href="http://lang-8.com/10069/journals/1509315/Vlog%253A-Koszty-%25C5%25BCycia-w-USA-Mieszkanie">w serwisie Lang-8</a>!</p> <p><strong>Czytaj transkrypcję poniżej!</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2012/06/vlog-koszty-%C5%BCycia-w-usa-mieszkanie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2012/06/vlog-koszty-%C5%BCycia-w-usa-mieszkanie#comments koszty życia w USA USA vlog Sat, 02 Jun 2012 15:53:53 +0000 David Snopek 165 at http://www.linguatrek.com Vlog: Spotkanie Kongresu Polonii Amerykańskiej i wiza dla Polaków http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2012/02/vlog-spotkanie-kongresu-polonii-ameryka%C5%84skiej-i-wiza-dla-polak%C3%B3w <p>W sobotę byłem na spotkaniu Kongresu Polonii Amerykańskiej. Nauczyłem się strasznie dużo na tym spotkaniu, mam o wiele więcej do powiedzenia na ten temat ale filmik już był dość długi, więc to będzie innym razem.</p> <p>Ale pewnie najbardziej ciekawe dla Was: <strong>jesteśmy najbliżej w historii do zniesienia wizy dla Polaków!</strong></p> <p><object width="510" height="311"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/rkvRzMhcl5s?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" /><param name="wmode" value="opaque" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/rkvRzMhcl5s?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="510" height="311" wmode="opaque" ></embed></object></p> <p>Oto jest <a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/12/vlog-kongres-polonii-ameryka%C5%84skiej">mój pierwszy filmik</a> na temat Kongresu.</p> <p><strong>Czytaj transkrypcję poniżej!</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2012/02/vlog-spotkanie-kongresu-polonii-ameryka%C5%84skiej-i-wiza-dla-polak%C3%B3w" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2012/02/vlog-spotkanie-kongresu-polonii-ameryka%C5%84skiej-i-wiza-dla-polak%C3%B3w#comments USA vlog Tue, 07 Feb 2012 15:10:16 +0000 David Snopek 115 at http://www.linguatrek.com Vlog: Kongres Polonii Amerykańskiej http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/12/vlog-kongres-polonii-ameryka%C5%84skiej <p>Tydzień temu spotkałem się z prezesem Kongresu Polonii Amerykańskiej w Wisconsin na kawę. W tym filmiku mówię o tym, czego się nauczyłem o tej organizacji!</p> <object width="510" height="311"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/ej83Q1lqB5U?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" /><param name="wmode" value="opaque" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/ej83Q1lqB5U?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="510" height="311" wmode="opaque" ></embed></object> <p>Proszę podaj mi poprawki w serwisie Lang-8 <a href="http://lang-8.com/10069/journals/1235198/Vlog%253A-Kongres-Polonii-Ameryka%25C5%2584skiej">tutaj</a>.</p> <p>Linki do więcej informacji:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.pac1944.org/">http://www.pac1944.org/</a></li> <li><a href="http://pacwisconsin.com/">http://pacwisconsin.com/</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Czytaj transkrypcję poniżej!</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/12/vlog-kongres-polonii-ameryka%C5%84skiej" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/12/vlog-kongres-polonii-ameryka%C5%84skiej#comments USA vlog Wed, 21 Dec 2011 14:00:00 +0000 David Snopek 106 at http://www.linguatrek.com Unique American Religions http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/12/unique-american-religions <div class="diag align-right" style="float: right; width: 160px; margin: 10px 0 10px 10px"><a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/sites/www.linguatrek.com/files/imagecache/Large/image/2011/12/church.jpg" rel="lightbox"><img src="http://www.linguatrek.com/sites/www.linguatrek.com/files/imagecache/Small/image/2011/12/church.jpg" alt="Inside of a church" title="Photo by Marc." /></a><div class="caption"><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30982194@N05/3952192361">Photo</a> by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcp_dmoz/">Marc</a>.</div></div> <p>A few interesting religions began in the United States, including Mormonism and the Jehovah’s Witnesses. The Amish religion did not originate in the United States, but this interesting cultural group is now only found in the U.S. (and a bit of Canada).</p> <p>Though these three religions are very different, they are all based in the U.S., so I’ve received many questions about them from LinguaTrek readers. All three of these religions are based in <a href=" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity">Christianity</a>.</p> <p><strong>Read more to learn about these interesting religious groups!</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/12/unique-american-religions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/12/unique-american-religions#comments religion USA Wed, 07 Dec 2011 16:00:00 +0000 David Snopek 104 at http://www.linguatrek.com Vlog: Learning how to shoot (Broń w USA cz. 2) http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/10/vlog-learning-how-to-shoot-bro%C5%84-w-usa-cz-2 <p>(<em>This is the second part to an earlier vlog in Polish: <a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/10/vlog-bro%C5%84-w-usa-cz%C4%99%C5%9B%C4%87-1">Broń w USA</a>.</em>)</p> <p>Along with another couple my wife and I went to the shooting range to learn how to shoot pistols.</p> <p>It <em>isn't necessary</em> to take a course in order to go out on the range and shoot for the first time, but we felt it was more responsible to learn how to use a gun safely.</p> <p>Watch the video for clips from the course and on the shooting range!</p> <object width="510" height="311"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/LxCCbmxVTt4?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" /><param name="wmode" value="opaque" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/LxCCbmxVTt4?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="510" height="311" wmode="opaque" ></embed></object> <p><strong>Read more for a transcript (<em>with Polish translations!</em>)</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/10/vlog-learning-how-to-shoot-bro%C5%84-w-usa-cz-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/10/vlog-learning-how-to-shoot-bro%C5%84-w-usa-cz-2#comments USA vlog Sat, 29 Oct 2011 13:30:00 +0000 David Snopek 99 at http://www.linguatrek.com Vlog: Broń w USA (cz. 1) http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/10/vlog-bro%C5%84-w-usa-cz%C4%99%C5%9B%C4%87-1 <p>Dzisiaj mówię na temat broni w Stanach Zjednoczonych: zasady dotyczące jej kupowania i noszenia ze sobą w moim stanie, Wisconsin.</p> <p>W sobotę opublikuję filmik, w którym z żoną i inną parą pojechaliśmy na strzelnicę, żeby uczyć się jak strzelać z pistoletu!</p> <object width="510" height="311"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/kXIsszsUnTo?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" /><param name="wmode" value="opaque" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/kXIsszsUnTo?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="510" height="311" wmode="opaque" ></embed></object> <p>Proszę podaj mi poprawki do tego filmiku <a href="http://lang-8.com/10069/journals/1155512/Bro%25C5%2584-palna-w-USA">w serwisie Lang-8</a>.</p> <p><strong>Czytaj transkrypcję poniżej!</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/10/vlog-bro%C5%84-w-usa-cz%C4%99%C5%9B%C4%87-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/10/vlog-bro%C5%84-w-usa-cz%C4%99%C5%9B%C4%87-1#comments USA vlog Tue, 25 Oct 2011 12:00:00 +0000 David Snopek 97 at http://www.linguatrek.com American Stereotypes: Americans are fat http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/10/american-stereotypes-americans-are-fat <div class="diag align-right" style="float: right; width: 160px; margin: 10px 0 10px 10px"><a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/sites/www.linguatrek.com/files/imagecache/Large/image/2011/09/cheeseburger.jpg" rel="lightbox"><img src="http://www.linguatrek.com/sites/www.linguatrek.com/files/imagecache/Small/image/2011/09/cheeseburger.jpg" alt="A cheeseburger" title="Photo by Christian Kadluba" /></a><div class="caption"><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/38235150@N00/2919144729">Photo</a> by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/pokpok/">Christian Kadluba</a></div></div> <p><strong>This is the second installment in a new series of articles called "<a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/tags/american-stereotypes">American Stereotypes</a>," which explores stereotypes about Americans. Today's topic is: Americans are fat.</strong></p> <p>"Americans are fat" is a pretty common stereotype. Often, the view isn't that Americans are just slightly overweight, but rather that <em>most</em> Americans are downright morbidly obese! Just do a Google image search for <em>fat American</em> if you don't believe me. ;-)</p> <p>As with many stereotypes, there is <em>some</em> truth behind it.</p> <p><strong>Read more to learn about this stereotype!</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/10/american-stereotypes-americans-are-fat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/10/american-stereotypes-americans-are-fat#comments American Stereotypes USA Tue, 11 Oct 2011 16:00:00 +0000 David Snopek 94 at http://www.linguatrek.com