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Phrasal Verb – Crowd Around

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 @ 08:08 AM
posted by Jo

Crowd Around

The phrasal verb 'crowd around' describes when people surround someone or something, especially because they want to see what is happening.

People usually 'crowd around' when someone has been injured, if there is something interesting or exciting to see, or if they are trying to hear someone speak.

Here are some example sentences:

The children were crowding around the small mouse, trying to see whether it was still alive or not.

The followers crowded around their leader to hear him speak.

The noun 'crowd' is a group of people who have gathered together to do something.

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 – Blow Up

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 @ 05:07 PM
posted by Jo

Blow Up

The phrasal verb 'blow up' has a few different meanings. The first meaning is to fill something with air or gas.

Example: The little boy is blowing up balloons.

The second meaning is to explode.

Example: The whole building blew up when the bomb went off.

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English Conversation – Charity

Friday, October 14, 2011 @ 12:10 PM
posted by Jo

Charity

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about charity and volunteer work. There is an audio discussion to listen to, some phrasal verbs we can use when talking about charity and some common conversation questions that we can use when discussing this subject.

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ESL Word of the Day – Confess

Monday, March 7, 2011 @ 10:03 AM
posted by Jo

Confess

(Verb) - to admit, especially to the police, that you have done something wrong or illegal. Example: Edward confessed to being a spy.

To admit something that you feel embarrassed about. Example: I must confess I don't visit my parents as often as I should.

Similar word: Admit

ESL Word of the Day – Commute

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 08:02 AM
posted by Jo

Commute

(Verb) To make a journey between home and work. Example: Jim commutes to Manhattan every day.

(Noun) The journey to work each day. Example: My morning commute takes 45-minutes.

ESL Word of the Day – Promotion

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 @ 08:02 AM
posted by Jo

Promotion

1. A move to a more important job or position in a company or organization. Example: Your promotion to Senior Editor is now official.

2. An activity intended to help sell a product, or the product that is being promoted. Example: We are going to hold a Winter sales promotion.

3. The activity of persuading people to support something. Example: Next month will be the promotion our Summer range of clothes.

ESL Word of the Day – Describe

Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 10:02 AM
posted by Jo

Describe

To say what something or someone is like by giving details about it/them.

Example: The police asked her to describe the man; Anpther approach to the problem is described in Chapter 3.

Similar words: depict, explain

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