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What’s the Difference Between Very and Too?

What is the difference between “very” and “too”? Students often confuse these two adverbs. Both come before adjectives or adverbs. Both make those words stronger. However, “very” does not have a negative meaning, while “too” does. The test was “very” difficult. The test was “too” difficult. If you say a test was “very” difficult, it […]

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Portland Timbers & The English It Takes to Win!

As Pitbull sings, “It’s going down, I’m yelling TIMBERS!” Well, Pitbull is actually yelling Timber, not Timbers, but plenty of other people are yelling Timbers in Portland this week. PELA students take to the streets (or parking lot, at least) to show their Portland Timbers spirit. This is because this Sunday, the Portland Timbers play […]

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Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving

Thankful for friends at Thanksgiving. Some have said that the two most powerful words in the English language are “Thank you”.  It is good to use those two words all year long, and it never hurts to pause and think about them any time.  However, Thanksgiving is the holiday in America in which we make […]

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Out with the old, in with the new!

As we have written about, PELA recently moved into a brand new location.  A picture says a 1,000 words. So we thought it would be fun to take a look at some photos that compare the old space with the new space. The old space was, well, old.  As you can see in the photos […]

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PELA’s Sweet New Home!

In English, when you are happy to arrive at your home, you can say “Home, sweet home!” For PELA, we can now say “Home, sweet new home!” PELA celebrated our official grand opening ceremony with a cake showing a map of our school. The Portland English Language Academy (PELA) is happy to announce that we […]

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