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Useful Phrasal Verb - 'Hang'

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The young students liked to hang out after class 

'He likes to hang out with his friends!'

You will be happy to know that there are not many phrasal verbs using hang, but the ones we use are very useful for you to know.

Let's take a look at seven hang phrasal verbs and some example sentences. Remember:

In the shop: shopping English

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'No, thanks. I'm just looking.'

Take a look at the ten questions and statements below. All of these are useful expressions we use when we are shopping. Try and match the sentences to the situations.  When you answer, use numbers in the spaces below.

 

Do you speak 'British' English? Ten words you need to know!

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I’m sure you know there are many types of English. Each English speaking country has its own unique vocabulary, grammar structure and pronunciation.

Today we take a look at ten words which are used in natural British English, but are not really used in American English. All of these words are very common and are used in casual spoken-English. 

Bloke

(noun) synonym: man.

Music Lesson - Beatles 'You've Got To Hide Your Love Away'

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How to use 'understatement'

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 'She's not the most intelligent person in the world!'

What is 'understatement'?

Understatement is used when a speaker wants to  a make a situation seem less strong or important than it is.

For example, think about this situation:

You have taken ten exams in school and passed them all with a score of 100%. Someone asks you:

what is the 'past perfect simple'?

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'They had left by the time I got home.'

When do we use the ‘past perfect’?

When we talk about the past we use the past simple tense:

'He came home.'

When we want to talk about something that happened before this we use the past perfect tense:

phrasal verb quiz...test your knowledge!

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'Break down? Break up? Break in?'

Hi guys! Phrasal verbs...maybe you love them so much you want to kiss your computer, or hate them so much you want to throw it out of the window. However you feel about them, they are very important for you to learn!  Phrasal verbs, at first sight, can seem difficult to understand, however, the more phrasal verbs you learn, the more you will notice a pattern in how they are formed.

Upper Intermediate - Advanced: reading exercise

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'The Story-Teller' by Saki

Find the extra word - 2

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'The first man who landed...'

Read these ten short statements. Each sentence has one extra word that is not needed. The extra word is bad grammar. Write the extra word in the space below. Do not use capital letters and be careful with your spelling!

1) I went to home in my new car. I don't have a garage, so I park it in the street outside my house.

Cartoon - English Joke 3

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The key to this joke is hair.

Hair has the same pronunciation as hare, which is an animal similar to a rabbit. So, when the woman tells him he has a stray hair, he thinks she is talking about his rabbit (his hare).

The word stray means 'away from its place.' In this case stray could refer to his hair or the rabbit.