ACTIVITIES · VOCABULARY

VOCABULARY ACTIVITY: JEAPODY (WORD FORMATION)

Jeapody is a well known game in the language teaching foeld that serves to test the students´knowledge of vocabulary. It can be used for phrasal verbs (Jeapody game here) or even word patterns. This is a points based activity in which the students compete against each other to see who has the best understanding of… Continue reading VOCABULARY ACTIVITY: JEAPODY (WORD FORMATION)

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ENGLISH · VOCABULARY

BUSINESS VOCABULARY

Nouns: Annual leave – I have three days annual leave left this year. Application – I have already handed in my application to APPF. Benefits – The job has many cool benefits on offer. Bonus – I get a bonus twice a year if sales go well. Boss – My boss seems like a fantastic… Continue reading BUSINESS VOCABULARY

ENGLISH · PHRASAL VERBS · VOCABULARY

PHRASAL VERBS: 25 ESSENTIAL PHRASES ABOUT WORK

Example: Be up for – fancy (gerund) Are you up for starting a business in the near future?   Be mixed up in – be involved in You had better not be involved in arguments at work? Carry out – realize something We are carrying out a really important project at work right now. Come… Continue reading PHRASAL VERBS: 25 ESSENTIAL PHRASES ABOUT WORK

PHRASAL VERBS · VOCABULARY

PHRASAL VERBS: HEALTH

  Example: Work out – do exercise   Sign up for – do/join a team or club Join in – participate Feel up (to) – feel well enough to Cut down (on) – reduce the amount of Get over – recover from Look after – take care of Put on – gain weight Pass/black out… Continue reading PHRASAL VERBS: HEALTH

ENGLISH · PHRASAL VERBS · VOCABULARY

PHRASAL VERBS: MONEY AND FINANCE

TAKE OUT – WITHDRAW MONEY DO WITHOUT – LIVE WITHOUT DEPEND ON – BE DEPENDENT ON PUT BY – SAVE A LITTLE BIT BANK ON – DEPEND ON SAVE UP – KEEP A LOT OF MONEY FOR A PURPOSE GET BY – LIVE WITH LITTLE MONEY GIVE AWAY – GIVE AS A GIFT SELL OUT… Continue reading PHRASAL VERBS: MONEY AND FINANCE

PHRASAL VERBS · VOCABULARY

VOCABULARY: ESSENTIAL PHRASAL VERBS TO TALK ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS

PUT UP WITH – stand for/tolerate FALL OUT WITH – argue/fight with GET ON/ALONG WITH – have a good relationship with CHEAT ON – have an affair TALK DOWN TO – speak as though someone is inferior PUT DOWN – criticize PICK ON – tease/make fun of FALL FOR – fall in love with STAND… Continue reading VOCABULARY: ESSENTIAL PHRASAL VERBS TO TALK ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS

PHRASAL VERBS · VOCABULARY

VOCABULARY: THE 20 MOST COMMON PHRASAL VERBS IN ENGLISH

Come up with – have an idea We have come up with a solution to all of the issues at work. Look forward to – be eager (infinitive) I am looking forward to working with you this coming year. Make up – invent/make peace with (sb) You really shouldn’t make things up like that if… Continue reading VOCABULARY: THE 20 MOST COMMON PHRASAL VERBS IN ENGLISH

VOCABULARY

VOCABULARY: KEY TRAVEL PHRASES

Use these practical travel phrases on your next trip to achieve fluency in English. It is essential to use this vocabulary in context and with practical examples that you know you will say in real life. See our vocabulary topics HERE to have a full vocabulary list and try our vocabulary activities HERE: Book = reserve… Continue reading VOCABULARY: KEY TRAVEL PHRASES

ARTICLES · ENGLISH · VOCABULARY

21 ESSENTIAL PHRASES ABOUT LANGUAGE LEARNING

These are the key phrases necessary for the advanced (C1) exam when you wish to speak about language learning. The best way to learn them is to put them into practical examples that you can use in various contexts. For example: GET ACROSS – communicate information. What I want to get across is… I sometimes find… Continue reading 21 ESSENTIAL PHRASES ABOUT LANGUAGE LEARNING

ACTIVITIES · PHRASAL VERBS · VOCABULARY

VOCABULARY ACTIVITY: JEAPODY – PHRASAL VERBS

Jeapody is a classic vocabulary activity that is used across the world with language learners. It can be adapted to any type of word patterns HERE, collocations HERE or phrasal verbs HERE. Jeapody is a simple game in which learners of English can test their understanding of phrasal verbs. Each person needs a copy of… Continue reading VOCABULARY ACTIVITY: JEAPODY – PHRASAL VERBS

PHRASAL VERBS · VOCABULARY

B1 LEVEL PHRASAL VERBS: STARTING TO LEARN THEM

B1 level phrasal verbs are simple. Students are not required to fully understand phrasal verbs, but they should acquire a basic knowledge of them and know how to substitute simple vocabulary, for example: instead of DO SPORT = WORK OUT.   1. Hang out (with) – spend time with I enjoy hanging out with my… Continue reading B1 LEVEL PHRASAL VERBS: STARTING TO LEARN THEM

PHRASAL VERBS · VOCABULARY

B2 LEVEL PHRASAL VERBS: DEVELOPING YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Getting to grips with phrasal verbs can be a challenging task. Try to learn phrasal verbs in context and with frequency. For B2 level English, learners should know how to use and understand around 200 different phrasal verbs. You must know how to use phrasal verbs like: take advantage of = make the most of.… Continue reading B2 LEVEL PHRASAL VERBS: DEVELOPING YOUR KNOWLEDGE

PHRASAL VERBS · VOCABULARY

ADVANCED LEVEL PHRASAL VERBS: SPEAK LIKE A NATIVE

Achieving advanced level English is quite a challenge. Try taking in these advanced level phrasal verbs to help you on your way to English fluency.   1. Freak out – go crazy The students are going to freak out when they find out that they have got out of doing the exam.   2. Mess… Continue reading ADVANCED LEVEL PHRASAL VERBS: SPEAK LIKE A NATIVE

PHRASAL VERBS · SENTENCE TRANSFORMATIONS · VOCABULARY

110 EXPRESSIONS FOR KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS FOR THE FCE (B2) AND CAE (C1)

Fixed phrases are an essential part of language learning as they will give the learner confidence to express their ideas in various ways. They are really useful for speaking and the learner will recognise them in both written and spoken language. In relation to exams they are essential for rephrasing exercises, for the First Certificate… Continue reading 110 EXPRESSIONS FOR KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS FOR THE FCE (B2) AND CAE (C1)

STUDENT · VOCABULARY

VOCABULARY BOOST: MIND

The next word in our vocabulary boost series is MIND. MIND is a high frequency verb that can be used as a synonym of think, look after, care for or worry about. There are numerous collocations and phrasal verbs that are formed using MIND. As recommended in our START method (HERE), you should always learn… Continue reading VOCABULARY BOOST: MIND