We use phrasal verbs every day. In conversation, in writing, over the phone. A phrasal verb is a combination of (verb + preposition) or (verb + adverb). When used together, the words take on a different meaning to that of the original verb. This blog explains the meanings of four common phrasal verbs containing the […]
A phrasal verb consists of a root verb (such as go, put or set) and an adverb or preposition (such as away, on or out). Phrasal verbs are idiomatic, which means that the phrasal verb has a different meaning to the individual words within the phrase. This blog explains the meanings of four common phrasal verbs […]
Welcome to the new Intrepid English website! Whether you are new to Intrepid English, or you have been one of our students for a while, welcome to the new Intrepid English website. We have designed it with our students in mind. We hope that you find it easy to use, fun and beneficial to your […]
Today we have the fourth and final part of our English Grammar Tense Cheat Sheets. Be sure to bookmark this page. Scroll to the bottom for questions to practise. Ready, steady, let’s go. zero conditional When do we use it? facts and rules of nature. If you fail this exam, you fail college. first conditional […]
What is reported speech and why do we use it? There are two types of speech – direct and reported. Direct speech – “I am leaving.” Reported speech – She said she was leaving. We use present tenses to form direct speech. For example: “I am going” or “I like this song.” (I am usually […]
Did you know that Edinburgh is the world’s first UNESCO city of literature? Visitors to this city understand how it has attracted so many writers from all over the world. Whether it’s the Georgian buildings, the majestic scenery or the spiral towers, writers from the past and the present have come to Scotland to be inspired, expand their imaginations, explore their creativity and, most importantly, write.