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Expressions we use when leaving a place

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Today we look at some informal expressions we can use when we are leaving a place. These expressions let the people you are with know that it's time for you to go.

When we are with friends or people we know well it is ok to use informal English. It is also ok to leave a place without giving too much of an explanation when you are talking to friends. You can leave suddenly using one of these simple phrases. 

Gotta go! See you tomorrow!

Chris

Five ways to help make the world a better place

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You don't have to quit work and build a whole new environmentally friendly house to help the planet. There are lots of little things you can do that make a big difference. Read through the five ideas below that aim to help make the world a better place and complete the gaps with the correct vocabulary as you go. I hope it inspires you to make a change. Can you add any other things we should all aim to do to the list? Thanks in advance for your ideas!

Idiom of the Day: Crossing the Rubicon

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Definition

When we made a difficult decision from where there is no way back, we say we cross the Rubicon. Basically crossing the Rubicon means the point of no return.

Collocations: Go, Save and Come

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In English we do homework not make homework and we make breakfast not do breakfast. These examples are collocations, groups of words that go together. Other examples of collocations are:

Save time

Go shopping

Come to a decision

Healthy Eating

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Did you know that having the right kind of diet can help us to avoid getting sick? Read the article below and then answer the true or false questions. Do you have any other tips to help us keep healthy during the cold weather? Good luck!

When to use -able and -ible?

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This lesson tests both your vocabulary and your spelling. All the stems (the starts of words) below can have '-able' or '-ible' added to them. Can you decide whether they need able or ible? Once you have decided, try to match the word to the correct sentence. Good luck and let us know how you get on.

Talking about Weather - part 3

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Here's the third instalment of our weather words trilogy! Part two was earlier this month if you need to catch up.

Snowed in -  there is so much snow that it's impossible to leave or travel anywhere.

Flood out -  overflowing of water onto land that is normally dry.

Culture Lesson: Thanksgiving in USA

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Today, 22nd Novemer 2012, is Thanksgiving in America. What do you know about this special holiday? Read through this article on why Thanksgiving is celebrated paying attention to the missing words.

Thanksgiving in USA

Thanksgiving is observed on the every fourth Thursday of November. It is _1_ big family celebration with people travelling from all over the country to be with their family and friends.

Facts about South Africa

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It is becoming more and more popular to learn English in Cape Town. I was lucky enough to live and teach in South Africa for nearly two years and fell in love with its people and its beauty.

Stages of Life Phrasal Verbs

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