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Tuesday the 07th of May, 2019
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PHRASAL VERBS FOR RELAXING (ZONE OUT)

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Welcome back everyone!

Today is day two of our Phrasal Verbs for Relaxing week and we are looking at the phrase TO ZONE OUT. Like yesterday's phrasal verb, this is very colloquial.

Definition: To lose concentration or consciousness. 

Example 1: What did the professor say about the test on Friday? I totally zoned out and I wasn't listening. 

Example 2: Did you hear what I said? It looked like you zoned out for a minute. 

Example 3: My baby always zones out when I turn on the fan. It's so funny. 

This phrasal verb is INTRANSITIVE

That's all for this lesson, but don't worry... tomorrow we'll have another. ;-) Stay tuned!



Monday the 06th of May, 2019
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PHRASAL VERBS FOR RELAXING (CHILL OUT)

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Happy Monday, everyone! How was your weekend? I hope it was relaxing. 

Speaking of relaxing... this week's theme is Phrasal Verbs for Relaxing! We begin with the colloquial phrasal verb TO CHILL OUT

Definition: To relax. 

Example 1: This weekend I just stayed home and chilled out

Example 2: I don't feel like going to work. I just want to go to the beach and chill out

This phrasal verb is INTRANSITIVE

That's all for today. I hope you get some time to chill out today, even though it's Monday!  :-)



Friday the 03rd of May, 2019
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HOMONYMS (TIRE)

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Happy Friday, everyone!

Today is the last day of our week of homonyms. We are ending with the word TIRE.

Definition 1: To become tired. 

Example 1: When children get older, they tire of their toys. 

Example 2: I will never tire of listening to my favourite song. 

Definition 2: The rubber part of a wheel of a car, bike, or other vehicle (US English). 

Example 3: My right tire needs more air. 

NOTE: In the UK, this word for the second definition is spelled with a "Y" (TYRE). 

That is all for this week. We hope you enjoyed learning these homonyms.

Have a great weekend and we will see you on Monday for more lessons.



Thursday the 02nd of May, 2019
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HOMONYMS (MEAN)

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Welcome back, everyone! I hope you enjoyed your first day of May, especially if you had the day off. Are you ready for another homonym?

Today we are looking at the word MEAN. You probably know today's second definition of the word...but what about the first definition? 

Definition 1: Average.

Example 1: The mean price of a home in our neighbourhood has risen every year for the past five years. 

Example 2: What's the mean age of a worker in your company?

Definition 2: Not nice. 

Example 3: When I was young, I thought my mother was being mean when she wouldn't let us eat ice cream every night. 

Example 4: Why are you being so mean to the customer service representative?

There are other meanings for mean, for example... to signify.

Example 5: What does that word mean? I've never seen it before.

That's it for today's lesson. Thank you for reading and have a great day!



Wednesday the 01st of May, 2019
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NO DAILY VITAMIN TODAY

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There will be no Daily Vitamin today, as it is a holiday.

We will see you tomorrow for another lesson about homonyms!