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Danny's Fatherhood Reading

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So...my wife gave birth to our one and only daughter a couple of weeks ago...

There was a lot of screaming, shouting and crying involved (and that was just me!) but when it was all over and done with, I was the happiest man alive. I now had a son and a daughter, and life was pretty much perfect.

Until, that is, a couple of days later, when the first visitors arrived...

“Ooooh!” said my wife’s aunt. “And aaaah! She’s beautiful! She’s going to be a heartbreaker when she grows up!”

Do you know these idioms with 'Get'?

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The following idioms and expressions use the verb 'get'. This word is, as you know, very common in English.

See how many of these you recognise. Anyone know them all?

Now, get on with it!!

 By Thomas Williams

Thomas Williams is a teacher at EC San Diego

Link: Irregular Verbs

10 Common Phrasal Verbs

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As you know there are many, many phrasal verbs. Here are ten basic ones that you should know. Today  there are no explanations; you must decide which one feels right. You have probably heard many of these before, so this will be a good review. Remember, the best way to learn phrasal verbs is through practice. The more of them you see, the easier it becomes to understand the meaning of new ones.

Choose the correct preposition to complete each phrasal verb:

Your Questions: The best of June

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Every month we ask our newsletter readers to send in their questions to Tim, our English teacher at EC Brighton, about the English language. Here are your questions:


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June's Star Question - Thanks to Thao from Vietnam:

10 Phrasal Verbs

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Take a look at all following sentences and choose the correct missing preposition to complete the phrasal verb:

Phrasal Verb - Hit On

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Let's take a look at the word hit. In the cartoon we can see two different meanings:

Hit - (verb) to strike something.

"I hit the spider with my shoe."

'Hit' as a Phrasal Verb

Hit (on) something - (phrasal verb) to realise something or to think of an idea unexpectedly.

come across

to meet or find some body/some thing by chance

How to talk about unemployment

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Quiz on Phrasal Verbs

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Here we go, you always want to learn more of them, so here they are. Take a look at the following ten sentences. The key words in each sentences can be replaced by a phrasal verb...but which one? Choose the correct phrasal verb from the three choices.


Link: phrasal verb quiz...test your knowledge!

Phrasal Verb - Make Up

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You've probably heard make up used as a noun for cosmetics, but did you know that it's also used as a phrasal verb?

Make up - (noun) a cosmetic worn on the face to change your appearance.

Make up - (phrasal verb) to forgive / apologise with someone and to be friends again after a fight or argument.