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Phrasal Verb – Catch Out

Monday, July 30, 2012 @ 06:07 AM
posted by Jo

Catch Out

The phrasal verb 'catch out' means to cause someone to be out in a game such as cricket by catching the ball after it has been hit.

Example: He was caught out on his first hit.

It also means to discover that someone has made a mistake or is not telling the truth.

Examples: She had been caught out for lying on more than one occasion.

He asked her some questions to see if he could catch her out.

 

 

Phrasal Verb – Single Out

Friday, July 27, 2012 @ 09:07 AM
posted by Jo

Single Out

To choose one person from a group for special attention, praise or criticism.

Examples: Who would you single out as the most talented musician of the year?

I was singled out at school for having orange hair.

She was singled out for her outstanding performance.

Featured Resource – Determiners (Some & Any)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 @ 05:07 PM
posted by Jo

Free Download - Some & Any

The words 'some' and 'any' are what we call Determiners.  We use these words before nouns in order to add meaning. Some examples of other Determiners are: much, many, every, each and both. 'Some' and 'any' give us an indication about the amount of something.  These two little words - some and any - are often confused with each other but there are some important differences between them.

In this free downloadable resource, you can read about the difference between some and any, the situations in which we use each one and some examples.

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If you would like access to more than 250 similar topics, as well as exercises, click here to read more.

English Conversation – Royal Families

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 @ 07:07 PM
posted by Jo

Royal Families

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about Monarchies and Royal Families.

A monarchy is a kind of government where a monarch, a kind of hereditary ruler is the head of state. Monarchs usually rule until they die or resign (when a monarch resigns it is called abdication). Most monarchies are hereditary, but some are elected. Some common titles for monarchs are King, Queen, Emperor, Empress, Czar, Kaiser, Shah, Emir and Sultan.  One of the most famous Monarchs is Queen Elizabeth II.

 

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English Conversation – Relationships

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 @ 09:05 AM
posted by Jo

Relationships

This is the preparation material for an English Conversation Lesson about friendships, marriage and other relationships. Watch a video outlining tips for successful relationships; learn useful vocabulary; discover some common phrasal verbs that we use when discussing relationships and learn how to answer the most commonly asked questions on this subject.

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Phrasal Verb – Carry On

Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 12:03 PM
posted by Jo

Carry On

The phrasal verb 'carry on' means to continue with something.

Example: Don't give up now, you must carry on with your plans to open a new business.

Carry on to the end of the road and then turn right.

Carry on quietly with your work until the teacher arrives.

The phrasal verb 'carry on' has another meaning which is 'to behave badly'.

Example: The children have been carrying on all morning and driving me mad.


Phrasal Verb – Come Back

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 @ 09:03 AM
posted by Jo

Come Back

The phrasal verb 'come back' means to return to a place one has been before; to return to a previous activity

Example: Max left our office, but quickly came back after discovering he had left his keys here.

Come back to London soon, I will miss you while you are away.

The phrasal verb 'come back' can also mean to return to or regain a past success after a period of misfortune.

Example: France came back to beat England after being down 1-0 all game.


Announcement – EnglishwithJo now offering Grammar Lessons

Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 05:07 PM
posted by Jo

I am pleased to announce that English With Jo & Team is now offering online Grammar Lessons.  Students can now choose whether they wish to take conversation/speaking lessons, grammar lessons or a combination of both.  

The new lessons are suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced, and are tailored to the individual needs of each student.  Each lesson is supplemented by a varieted of exercises to do at home in order to further enhance and support the learning process.  For more information, click here.

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