113 - Back To School


As August comes to an end, many families are getting their kids ready to go back to school! Are you one of these families?

This week, Jennifer and Dan talk a bit about school traditions and even mention some US and UK differences. We used a lot of verb + preposition + gerund combinations in our natural conversation, and this is why we wanted to highlight this grammar point in our language focus.

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