How to help your budget?

March 11, 2014  Written by Gemma   Published in Did You Know....?, Language Learning Tools

How much do you spend on lunch?

What would you rather spend the money on?

Do you find that you save on a regular basis?

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Watch this video about how much people spend on lunch.

Do you know what these phrasel verbs mean:

  • Splash out
  • Fork out
  • Shell out
  • cough up

These all mean that you spend money

  • get by
  • scrape by

means you have just enough money to live but nothing to save

  • bail out
  • tide over

help someone with money

  • pay back
  • pay off

finish paying a debt

 

make a fuss

March 07, 2014  Written by Gemma   Published in How Very English of You, Language Learning Tools

I usually don´t make a fuss but she is making a a massive fuss.

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Stiff upper Lip

March 07, 2014  Written by Gemma   Published in How Very English of You, Language Learning Tools

Read all about a stiff upper lips here

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Super foods that your body need.

March 06, 2014  Written by Gemma   Published in Did You Know....?, Language Learning Tools

What do you think super foods would be?

Do you think tomatoes are a superfood?Is it something you eat every week?Will you start now?

What are the positve sides to eating superfoods?

Click on the picture below to read the article.

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listening practise

March 05, 2014  Written by Gemma   Published in Language Learning Tools

Listen to the video and answer the questions. Click on the picture below to listen to the video.

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Some telephone phrasal verbs.

March 04, 2014  Written by Gemma   Published in Language Learning Tools

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Cut off    Hang up    Call back   Hang on   Pick up   Put through   Break up   Speak up

Which of these above match the sentences below.

  • something to interupt a telephone conversation.
  • to end a telephone conversation and put down the phone.
  • to speak louder.
  • to succeed in speaking with somebody on the telephone.
  • to connect by telephone.
  • to wait for a short time.
  • to telephone somebody again or in return.
  • to become inaudible over the telephone.

 

On again, off again.

February 25, 2014  Written by Gemma   Published in Language Learning Tools

What do you think it means from these example sentences

I´m not sure about the party it´s on again, off again.It depends on the date.

They could use some tips for their on again, off again relationship  .

Can you work out the meaning?  Click on the picture if you want to know!

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To jump the gun

February 17, 2014  Written by Gemma   Published in Language Learning Tools

This rather effective idiom is used when you start doing something rather early.

This idiom started when an athlete began a race a gun was fired.

Example, We had to start the game again because Paul jumped the gun.

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Canadian christmas

December 05, 2013  Written by Gemma   Published in Language Learning Tools

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Listen to a Converation about a Canadian Christmas.

 

 

 

 

 

What are the most popular English words we use everyday?

December 04, 2013  Written by Tim Sullivan   Published in Language Learning Tools

The First 100 Most Commonly Used English Words

These most commonly used words are ranked by frequency. The first 25 make up about one-third of all printed material in English. The first 100 make up about one-half of all written material, and the first 300 make up about sixty-five percent of all written material in English.


The First Hundred

  1. the
  2. of
  3. and
  4. a
  5. to
  6. in
  7. is
  8. you
  9. that
  10. it
  11. he
  12. was
  13. for
  14. on
  15. are
  16. as
  17. with
  18. his
  19. they
  20. I
  1. at
  2. be
  3. this
  4. have
  5. from
  6. or
  7. one
  8. had
  9. by
  10. word
  11. but
  12. not
  13. what
  14. all
  15. were
  16. we
  17. when
  18. your
  19. can
  20. said
  1. there
  2. use
  3. an
  4. each
  5. which
  6. she
  7. do
  8. how
  9. their
  10. if
  11. will
  12. up
  13. other
  14. about
  15. out
  16. many
  17. then
  18. them
  19. these
  20. so
  1. some
  2. her
  3. would
  4. make
  5. like
  6. him
  7. into
  8. time
  9. has
  10. look
  11. two
  12. more
  13. write
  14. go
  15. see
  16. number
  17. no
  18. way
  19. could
  20. people
  1. my
  2. than
  3. first
  4. water
  5. been
  6. call
  7. who
  8. oil
  9. its
  10. now
  11. find
  12. long
  13. down
  14. day
  15. did
  16. get
  17. come
  18. made
  19. may
  20. part

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