As you probably know we are a chain of English language schools in top locations around the world. Attending a course in an English-speaking country is the best way to learn English. On your course you will hear and learn real English, the everyday English that native speakers really use. Here are three conversations which are related to schools and education, especially university education.
Dating can be tricky, particularly when you're dating (in a relationship with) an English speaker and there are so many phrasal verbs!
Here are some of the most common phrasal verbs related to dating.
Read through the sentences and see if you can decide which phrasal verb belongs in the sentence. Can you think of any more phrasal verbs related to dating? Tell us about your own dating experiences using these verbs if you have the time!
Let's take a look at the verb drift and the phrasal verb drift apart:
Drift (verb) - When something is carried by currents of water (or air) it drifts. The water moves it, usually slowly:
"Didn't you notice that the boat was starting to drift out to sea?"
Let's look at two uses of catch:
As a verb catch can mean to capture; not allow a person, animal or thing to escape:
"The fisherman caught a fish in his net."
"The police are still trying to catch the man who escaped from jail last night."
In the English language, a phrasal verb is a verb combined with a preposition or an adverb.
e.g. Look + up/ to/ for/ about/ into etc.
Let's practice! What words do you need to complete the sentences below?
Here are some commonly used idioms about education and learning. Have you heard any of them in class before? I've put the meanings of the idioms to help you to decide which idiom fits in each sentence. Can you think of any more education idioms? Have you ever pulled an all-nighter? Let us know!
Fred is being invited by his buddies (friends) Jeff, Nicole, and Selina to go to a soccer game. It has been a while since the four have had an opportunity to spend time together. Read their conversation then answer the questions below:
Jeff : Hey Fred, have any plans tomorrow? Nicole, Selina, and I are all going to watch Manchester United play Chelsea in London. We have an extra ticket. You interested in tagging along?
Whether we like it or not, the English speaking workplace is overflowing with idioms.
Here are some idioms to revise, all of which are related to food and eating. First look at the literal meanings of the idioms below and then see if you can decide which idiom correctly completes the sentence. Who is the apple of your eye? Is there something that just isn't your cup of tea?
English has a large number of phrasal verbs, many of which use the preposition 'off.'
For example, 'run off' means to leave suddenly and unexpectedly: "I have to run off now or I will be late."
We recently had a lesson on off phrasal verbs, now it's time for more.
Look at the context of each sentence and choose the correct definition. Good luck!