Phrasal verbs with ‘Break’


Stage 9 Stage 10 Stage 11 Stage 12   What’s a phrasal verb? It’s a phrase containing a verb and normally either an adverb or a preposition. Today we’ll be looking at phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘break.’   Download Exercise   The first phrasal verb we will discuss is ‘break down.’ It has …

“Phrasal Verbs with ‘Put’”


Phrasal verbs: the two words that are guaranteed to strike fear into the hearts of English students everywhere. But phrasal verbs, although they can seem difficult, should cause you no fear, and should be treated just like any other vocabulary word we learn. Let’s break it down first. Download Exercise What is a phrasal verb? …

The Phrasal Verbs


A modo de referencia, los Phrasal Verbs podrían equivaler a ciertos verbos castellanos que en presencia o ausencia de una preposición cambian radicalmente de significado (estar ≠ estar en ≠ estar con; pasar ≠ pasar de ≠ pasar por; dar ≠ dar a ≠ dar con, etc.). Por ejemplo: admiro a la Iglesia [= respetarla …

“Uses of words that change due to location”


Entre los verbos del primer tipo, estarían los de desplazamiento o movimiento: caminar, andar, etc.; mientras que entre los del segundo tipo encontraríamos los direccionales: entrar, venir, etc. Los verbos de dirección se clasifican u ordenan en pares, lo que permite expresar movimientos contrarios: entrar/salir; ir/venir, llevar/traer, subir/bajar…>

“Mixed Conditionals”


Hablaremos en este espacio de tres tipos concretos de modos del condicional, los llamados Conditional Types. This week, we’ll be taking a look at the idea of Mixed conditionals. The time in which we use the Second and Third conditionals is quite limited. For the Second conditional, we must refer the present or the future. …

“Homophones (Part Two)”


Here are some common words that are often mistaken for each other when either spoken or written.   STATIONARY and STATIONERY We use stationary for something that is not moving and we use stationery for writing materials.   YOKE and YOLK We use yoke for a wooden crosspiece to harness a pair of oxen together …

“Words And Phrases For Money”


Let’s start with some vocabulary. In the UK, a pound is called a ‘quid’. ‘Have you got a quid?’ means ‘Have you got a pound?’ Note that we don’t pluralise this noun when talking about an amount of money, i.e. we say ’50 quid’ and not ’50 quids’. However we do use ‘quids’ in the …

“Verb + Gerund or Infinitive?”


Let’s try some verbs followed by gerunds. 1. AVOID We should avoid eating fatty foods. You had to avoid hitting the car with his bike.   2. DISLIKE I dislike watching boring movies. A boxer dislikes losing a fight. Download Exercise   3. MENTION The teacher mentioned seeing me on the weekend   4. POSTPONE …

“How To Do Compositions”


When you are doing a composition you should plan it beforehand and then take your time when writing it. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to rush through it and not pay enough attention to what you are writing. Remember that you are learning a new language and it is quite different …

“The many uses of get in phrasal verbs”


Take “get in” for example. We can use this as an imperative, such as a mother telling her child to get in out of the rain. Or maybe to tell someone to “get in” to a car. But it can also be used as a ‘prepositional’ verb meaning to gather in or to bring in …