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02/22/2017 at 13:36. Facebook
We don’t want to ‘bang on’ about phrasal verbs too much, but here are some handy ones to describe ways of speaking: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Sorry to butt in! (Phrasal verbs that describe ways of speaking)

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02/20/2017 at 10:59. Facebook
This week’s new words are all about politics from around the globe: [ Ow.ly Link ]

New words – 20 February 2017

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In today’s post, Liz Walter looks at some common mistakes learners can make when using personal pronouns: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Me, myself and I: How to use pronouns (1)

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#WOTD adore (v): I absolutely adore chocolate. [ Ow.ly Link ]

As tomorrow is ‘Valentine’s Day’, we will be posting words and phrases related to love every day this week. So be on the look out for any romantic words you could write in a card to your sweetheart!
You may have heard of a mid-life crisis, but how about a ‘thrisis’? Find out what it means with today’s new words: [ Ow.ly Link ]

New words – 13 February 2017

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As Valentine’s Day is almost here, we thought we’d help out with some idioms you can use to describe love: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Head over heels! (Love idioms)

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#WOTD ballroom (noun): He took me to Blackpool Tower and we danced in the ballroom. [ Ow.ly Link ]

Put on your dancing shoes and join us on the dance floor!
Tomorrow is ‘Ballet Day’ and we will be celebrating by posting words related to dancing all week.
This week’s new words post reveals some new medical conditions, like ‘Gameboy disease’. Discover more here: [ Ow.ly Link ]

New words – 6 February 2017

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On Wednesday Liz Walter looked at some basic grammar terms that are useful for understanding language: [ Ow.ly Link ]. Test yourself with this question:
Liz Walter reveals a few basic grammar terms that will help learners understand language: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Transitive or intransitive; Countable or uncountable – what does it all...

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#WOTD violin (noun): She practises the violin every day. [ Ow.ly Link ]

As this Thursday is ‘World Play Your Ukulele Day’, we will be posting words related to musical instruments all week, like today’s word: ‘violin’!
Do you know any ‘tech bros’? Discover what it means with this week’s new words: [ Ow.ly Link ]

New words – 30 January 2017

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On Wednesday, Kate Woodford looked at some common phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘put’. Test yourself with this question:
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Phrasal verbs can be tricky to master. This week, Kate Woodford looks at phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘put’: [ Ow.ly Link ]

I keep putting it off. (Phrasal verbs with ‘put’)

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#WOTD get ahead (pv): It's tough for a woman to get ahead in a firm like this. [ Ow.ly Link ]

Believe it or not, later on this week is ‘Fun at Work Day’ – a day that encourages people to be a little silly and enjoy themselves while working!
All this week we will be posting idioms and phrases related to working.
We are back in the digital world for this week’s new words! Discover what words like ‘deep learning’ mean: [ Ow.ly Link ]

New words – 23 January 2017

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On Wednesday, Liz Walter looked at how to use ‘some’ and ‘any’ correctly. Test what you learnt with this question:
#WOTD street food (noun): There is going to be a street food market in town this evening. [ Ow.ly Link ]

Today is the start of the ‘World Busker Festival’ in Christchurch, New Zealand! From juggling to painting, the festival celebrates the many different ways of making money on the street.
We will continue to post words related to ‘busking’ all week.
‘Some’ and ‘any’ are small words that can cause big problems for learners of English. Liz Walter looks at how to use them correctly: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Some or any? Little words that cause big problems

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