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.
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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 […]
Vocabulary found in this blog derive (verb) obtain something from (a specified source). literally (adverb) in a literal manner or sense; exactly. literal (adj) taking words in their usual or most basic sense without metaphor or exaggeration. context (noun) the circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of […]
Vocabulary comprise (verb) – to include ode (noun) – a lyric poem, typically one in the form of an address to a particular subject critically acclaimed (phrase) – a piece of work that has received generally good reviews from a number of critics bagpipes (noun) – a traditional Scottish musical instrument Here in Scotland, […]
Vocabulary to ditch (verb): to quit something or end a relationship of any kind New Year’s resolution (phrase): a tradition of setting goals at the beginning of a new calendar year bricks-and-mortar (compound adjective): a physical building such as a school or shop. As opposed to an online school or shop rush hour (phrase): the […]
This month, Intrepid English student, Tosh, came to Edinburgh to study English and explore the city. I had the great pleasure of showing him around and I thoroughly enjoyed teaching English whilst exploring Scotland’s beautiful capital city. We managed to fit a lot into five days including a walk along the cobbled streets of the Royal […]