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Okie Dokie Artichokie. Let’s talk about a holiday. Hey everybody, welcome back to weekly words. My name is Alisha and today, we are going to talk about a holiday.
Today’s holiday is Labor Day.
Labor Day, Labor is another word for work. It’s a work appreciation day. There are a lot of Labor Day sales.
Wow the next phrase is trade unions. Unions and people and employers and people in the industry have agreements with union members like regarding pay or regarding how long they can work or certain benefits. So for some people belonging to union maybe can ensure that they had you know, certain number of benefits. Trade unions can be very beneficial to workers.
Next is minimum wage. So minimum wage refers to the lowest legally allowable wage or the lowest legally allowable pay in your country or in your state. So I believe in America, there is a federal minimum wage meaning all over the country, this is the lowest that it can be and then I think that states as well, individual states have a state minimum wage. It says the minimum wage in the US is $7.25 per hour. It can’t be any lower than that legally but it might be a little bit higher in some other states depending on their laws. In a sentence, working for minimum wage can be really, really difficult.
The next word is strike. Simply a strike is refusing to go to work because you are unhappy with your current work environment. In a sentence, the public transportation workers in my city are all on strike this month.
Next word is football. Oh okay football is on this list because Labor Day, this holiday is the beginning of the NFL in college football season. I actually did not know that. I love watching football every autumn and winter. It’s my favorite sport.
So those are some words and phrases related to Labor Day. You might have a similar holiday in your country. If you do, tell us about it in the comments. We will see you again next time for more fun stuff. Bye.

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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Which word do you like the most?

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Monday at 09:46 AM
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Hello Seng and Jing Jing,


Glad to hear that our lessons have been so useful to you.


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seng mai
Sunday at 12:21 PM
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I love to learning and also help me a little more English

No, give up keeping learn more

Thank you

Jing Jing
Saturday at 12:25 PM
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This lesson was very helpful for me .

I hope , I can get more and more vocab and phrases.

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Monday at 06:44 PM
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Hello Eric,


Thanks for getting in touch.


"In a sentence..." is a phrase that means 'said/ summarised as simply as possible.'


I hope this is helpful to you. 😄👍


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Éva

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Eric
Saturday at 09:11 PM
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Hi,

I don't get the meaning of "in a sentence" in the following excerpt :

In a sentence, working for minimum wage can be really, really difficult.

Thanks for the help.

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Hello Ale,


Thanks for taking the time to post and share. 👍


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Ale
Tuesday at 09:24 AM
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hi!, I´ve not written comments, ...just no more sentenceses

First of May is a Labor Day in honor of labor, in my country.

In my country football plays defferent to Unite State.

Union trade should help workers.....

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Hello Liandro,


A big thank you for your post and the positive feedback!


Depending on the context, although most of the time "stuff" is means 'items of material or matter than is non-specific. An example of "stuff" is the items you might find around your house with various uses and purposes. Some people have more stuff than others because they collect items or hoard belongings.


A "thing" is defined as 'an object that one need not, cannot, or does not wish to give a specific name to.'


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LIANDRO HERNANDEZ
Wednesday at 02:54 AM
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Labor Day Lesson was very helpful for

me at the end of this lesson I found

the word STUFF

I want to know the diference between

stuff and THING