In English, there is an expression “April showers bring May flowers.” This means that it rains a lot in April, but this leads to a beautiful, colorful May. We say this expression when the weather is bad in April. In this expression, the word “shower” means “rain.” But there are many uses of the word [...]
Summer might technically be over, but in San Diego, we are still enjoying some fun in the sun! Recently our CISL San Diego ESL students took a trip to Belmont Park and sunny Mission Beach for some afternoon relaxation. Belmont Park is a staple of Mission Beach. Its major roller coaster, the Big Dipper, [...]
Spring has sprung! March 20 marked the beginning of spring, and in San Diego and San Francisco, the flowers are in full bloom. To celebrate the change of seasons, CISL presents a phrasal verb with the word spring. Phrasal Verb: spring for Definition: to spring for something means to pay for something. Usually English speakers [...]
The Word of the Day is: cognate • \KAHG-nayt\ • adjective 1 : of the same or similar nature 2 : related; especially : related by descent from the same ancestral language Example Sentence: Sean is a professor of astronomy whose background includes extensive work in the cognate fields of mathematics and physics.