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In this video I explain the typical Christmas traditions of American families regarding food and some misconceptions that non-Americans have about this.

 

This podcast was the 5th in a series called “Pet Peeves” in which I go over some common mistakes made by Russian speakers of English. It is actually debatable on whether it truly belongs to  this series because it in fact relates mistakes made by Russian teachers of English relating to US country studies.

Well, I hope to illustrate the errors and show you the reality of the holiday season. The podcast actually covers a lot of material related to both Thanksgiving and Christmas and it is my hope that you learn something new from

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Part 4 of my Pet Peeve Series where I address some common mistakes made by Russian learners of English. I try to use humor as a tool in order to make the learning process more enjoyable.

In each of the “Pet Peeve” series of podcasts, the title reflects the mistake that is common amongst Russian speakers of English, so if you are a Russian speaker of English and you don’t understand the reason for the title, then you should certainly take the time and watch the episode.

I don’t just report the mistake and mock it, I report it, mock it, then explain the reason for the mistake and how to correctly communicate the thought in English. I mean, mocking is actually pretty fun, but I guess that it’s also best if you learn from your mocking session.

 

 

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Part 3 of the Pet Peeve Series where I examine a common mistake made by Russian learners of English.

 

In each of the “Pet Peeve” series of podcasts, the title reflects the mistake that is common amongst Russian speakers of English, so if you are a Russian speaker of English and you don’t understand the reason for the title, then you should certainly take the time and watch the episode.

I don’t just report the mistake and mock it, I report it, mock it, then explain the reason for the mistake and how to correctly communicate the thought in English. I mean, mocking is actually pretty fun, but I guess that it’s also best if you learn from your mocking session.

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Part 2 of the Pet Peeve Series, which deals with common mistakes made by Russian speakers of English. In this episode we discuss the “We with (somebody)” construction, which is not correct in English.

 

In each of the “Pet Peeve” series of podcasts, the title reflects the mistake that is common amongst Russian speakers of English, so if you are a Russian speaker of English and you don’t understand the reason for the title, then you should certainly take the time and watch the episode.

I don’t just report the mistake and mock it, I report it, mock it, then explain the reason for the mistake and how to correctly communicate the thought in English. I mean, mocking is actually pretty fun, but I guess that it’s also best if you learn from your mocking session.

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Mark in Russia Podcast by Mark Kelleher is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://markinrussia.com

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Part of the Pet Peeve Series where I examine some common mistakes made by Russian speakers of English. This episode is about the mistake of using the word pancakes when speaking about blini.

In each of the “Pet Peeve” series of podcasts, the title reflects the mistake that is common amongst Russian speakers of English, so if you are a Russian speaker of English and you don’t understand the reason for the title, then you should certainly take the time and watch the episode.

I don’t just report the mistake and mock it, I report it, mock it, then explain the reason for the mistake and how to correctly communicate the thought in English. I mean, mocking is actually pretty fun, but I guess that it’s also best if you learn from your mocking session.

Creative Commons License
Mark in Russia Podcast by Mark Kelleher is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://markinrussia.com