Writing a cover letter is the chore that nobody likes to do. But, like all chores, they have to be done. In this blog post, I’m going to give you some tips on how to crack the cover letter and secure yourself an interview. Cover letters are the perfect way of pulling away from the […]
Phrasal verbs are notoriously difficult for English learners to master. This blog will give you a brief introduction (and some examples) to the world of phrasal verbs.
Here at Intrepid English, we love to help our students to understand all kinds of English. Whether it’s formal business English, phrases for exam preparation, or general conversational English. So, when Intrepid English student @tess asked us to teach her some common slang terms, I was more than happy to oblige.
In English, we use phrasal verbs all the time. We use them to give commands, to express an opinion, to share stories. Phrasal verbs consist of a root verb (such as go, put or set) and an adverb or preposition (such as away, on or out). This blog explains the meanings of five common phrasal […]
We are delighted to announce the arrival of the latest member of the Intrepid English family; our wonderful teacher, Jen, has given birth to a beautiful baby girl and we are pleased to report that mother, baby and family are all doing well. Congratulations, Jen! In celebration, I’ve polished up one of the most […]
If you speak English at work, you have probably come across idioms on many occasions. Idioms are those little phrases that have a special meaning which is different to the meaning of the individual words in that phrase. They are very common among high-level English speakers and some are often used specifically in business situations. […]
Phrasal verbs are a way of communication.
They’re made of a root verb (such as go, put or set) and an adverb or preposition (such as away, on or out).
This blog explains the meanings of five common phrasal verbs containing the verb send.
Welcome to the third and final instalment of this blog post mini-series on ‘house and home’ related idioms. Make sure to check out parts one and two if you haven’t already. In this blog post, we will look at five idioms related to specific parts of the house. 1. Everything but the kitchen sink This […]
Welcome to part two of this House and Home Idioms mini-series. In the first part of the series, I introduced five common idioms based around the theme of Houses and Homes: ‘go around the houses’, ‘get on like a house on fire’, ‘home truths’, ‘safe as houses’ and ‘the lights are on but nobody’s home’. If […]
Learning to understand and use idioms is a vital part of becoming fluent in English. Inspired by the current climate this blog post focuses on idioms related to houses and homes, where we are all spending the vast majority of our time at the moment. Check out these five house and home idioms and practise […]