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.
Intrepid English · Phrasal Verbs with 'Send' – Part 2 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 […]
Intrepid English · Baby Idioms 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 […]
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.
Intrepid English · House & Home Idioms Part 3 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 […]
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 […]
Have you heard the joke about the English teacher consoling his student? The student cried, “I’ll never learn all of these homophones!” Comforting the student, the teacher replied, “Their, they’re.” Homophones are pairs or groups of words which are pronounced the same, but differ in meaning, origin or spelling. For example, there, their and they’re. It’s important to learn […]
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 […]