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Monday the 31st of January, 2011
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ALONE-1

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Good morning everyone. I hope you had a nice weekend.

Back in January of 2006 (wow...5 years ago!) we did a couple of Daily Vitamins about the differences between alone and lonely. Here is the link to those lessons.

http://www.ziggurat.es/es/lecciones_ingles/index.asp?rs=LONELY%20vs.%20ALONE

Over the next several days we are going to look at some expressions with these words and related words.

Today's expression is: to leave / let someone alone

Meaning: to stop annoying someone or to stop trying to get their attention.

Example 1:
The famous actress asked to be left alone, but the press photographers followed her everywhere.

Example 2:
Britney: Leave me alone! This is my private birthday party! You can't be here!
Journalist: Sorry Britney, but your fans have a right to know. I wouldn't leave you alone for anything. I make too much money taking photographs of you.

The command leave me alone, is the equivalent of déjame en paz in Spanish.

If you have any questions about today's Daily Vitamin, please post them in the Daily Vitamin section on our website.

I hope you have a great day!



Friday the 28th of January, 2011
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EXPRESIONES CON HAVE-3

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Hello again everyone.

Hoy seguimos con nuestro repaso de algunas expresiones inglesas con el verbo TO HAVE.

Today's expression is: To have something back
(La expresión de hoy es: recibir una devolución.)

Meaning: to receive something that somebody has borrowed or taken from you.
(Significado: recibir algo que has prestado a alguien.)

Example 1:
The police officer let me have my license back, after he gave me a speeding ticket.
(El policía me devolvió mi licencia después de darme una multa.)


Example 2:
You can have your files back, after we've checked them.
(Te podemos devolver tus archivos después de que los hayamos revisado.)

Si tienes alguna pregunta sobre el contenido de la Essential Weekly Vitamin de hoy, por favor pon un comentario en la sección de la Daily Vitamin en nuestra web (www.ziggurat.es), clicando en el botón "Add a Comment".

I hope you have a nice day and a great weekend! Bye.



Thursday the 27th of January, 2011
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QUICK-4

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Hello again.

Today we finish our look at expressions with and meanings of the word quick in English.

Today's expression is: to cut someone to the quick / to the bone

Meaning: to upset someone a lot by doing or saying something unkind.

Example 1:
His cruel comments cut her to the quick.

This expression can also mean to slice someone's flesh very deeply.

Example 2:
He cut his finger to the quick/bone with a sharp knife.

If you have any questions about today's Daily Vitamin, please post your comments by clicking on the "Add a Comment" button in the Daily Vitamin section on our website.

Remember that tomorrow we will send the Essential Weekly Vitamin for Spanish-speaking students of English.

I'll see you tomorrow.



Wednesday the 26th of January, 2011
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QUICK-3

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Hello again.

Today we continue our look at expressions with and meanings of the word quick in English.

Today's expression is: (as) quick as a flash

Meaning: very quickly

Example 1:
When he found out that his uncle was ill, he returned home quick as a flash.

Example 2:
Quick as a flash he grabbed the MP4 player and ran out of the shop. However, the security guard ran after him and caught him.

If you have any questions about today's Daily Vitamin, please post your comments by clicking on the "Add a Comment" button in the Daily Vitamin section on our website.

I hope you have a nice day!



Tuesday the 25th of January, 2011
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QUICK-2

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Good morning again.

Today we continue our look at expressions with and meanings of the word quick in English.

Today's expression is: to have a quick temper

Meaning: to become angry very easily.

Example 1:
He has a very quick temper and is not very affectionate. That would explain, in part, why their marriage didn't last.

Example 2:
My mother has a very quick temper, so please be on your best behaviour.

If you have any questions about today's Daily Vitamin, please post them in the Daily Vitamin section on our website.

Enjoy the rest of your day!