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In today’s podcast Mark in Russia, the Head of the International Department of The English Club, travels to Cape Cod to meet with one of our best employers and also interviews one of our students who is working there for the summer. Only The English Clubs goes to these lengths to make sure that our students get the best jobs and the best service. This is actually only the first leg of our journey in America to assure that our students have the best Work & Travel experience.

Cape Cod is an area in Massachusetts with great beaches and lots of tourists during the summer. This makes it an ideal location for Work & Travel students. The typical temperatures during the summer are hot days, but with some breeze to cool you and cool nights. In addition, Cape Cod is ideally located about 2 hours by bus from Boston and 5 hours from New York City, creating good conditions for travel during your working season. Being near the beach with all of the associated activities makes Cape Cod a great summer location.

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Mark in Russia is now “Mark in Russia in America” for a couple of weeks. I arrived in New York the day after hurricane Irene wreaked destruction on most of the East Coast. I’m going to speak a little about my observations and experiences due to the hurricane. The hurricane was not planned as part of my trip to America, but served as a lesson and statement about the American way of life and behavior during difficult times. Being without power and therefore water is certainly a hardship, but even good things and observations can come out of an unpleasant experience. The experience certainly gives you time for conversations and also time to smell the roses along life’s path.

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Russian Students visit America in numbers of about 30000 each summer on the Work & Travel program. This podcast episode is meant to help them know what and what not to wear. The purpose of the video is to also teach English using culture as part of the lesson.

This podcast is presented in a “tongue in cheek” style. If you are someone who gets easily offended by non “PC” speech, then get the hell off my website and stay away. I’m not interested in your negative comments, nor looking for constructive criticism, so if you are easily offended, you should leave the site now.

 

So, for the rest of you who can handle a joke without acting like a baby, you’re welcome into my introduction of American summer fashions for Work & Travel students.

 

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In this Podcast I use a story about my first car to introduce new vocabulary and expressions, in addition to teaching a little about the culture of the 1970s in America.

I got my first car when I was 16 years old, paying for it myself. It was a 1963 Oldsmobile Super 88 and was one of my favorite cars that I’ve ever owned, and I’ve owned more than 20. I try to describe what a car meant to someone of my generation and also tell about some of the differences compared to modern cars.

 

It was a good time to be alive and to be 16 years old on the open road with a lot of car surrounding me.

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Teaching English through the use of stories. In this video we explore a little about the culture of the 1970s in America using a true story of mine to illustrate things.

I feel that the 1970s were very interesting and after the upheaval of the 1960s it was calm by comparison. But, the Vietnam war was still going on,  although winding down, it would still be three more years until its end. Youth were starting to see some progress due to the many student protests of the late 1960s, the one most eagerly awaited was the lowering of the drinking age to 18. This story covers that angle a bit.

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