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Monday the 30th of June, 2014
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CRACK-4

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Good morning again. I hope all of you had a nice weekend.

Today we look at another expression with the word CRACK.

Today's expression is: to crack down (on someone / something)

Meaning: to try harder to prevent an illegal activity and deal more severely with those who are caught doing it.

Example 1:
In Barcelona the police are cracking down on graffiti artists.

Example 2:
Be careful Jack. The boss is cracking down on late employees. If she sees that you're late for a second day in a row, you're going to have problems.

If you have any questions about today's Daily Vitamin, you can either post it on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ZigguratEnglishServ) or you can post it in the Daily Vitamin Section on our website (http://www.ziggurat.es/es/lecciones_ingles/index.asp).

Tomorrow we will look at one last CRACK expression.

Until then, have a great day!


Friday the 27th of June, 2014
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END EXPRESSIONS (EWV)-1

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Good morning!

Estamos llegando al final de otro año académico y por eso para las últimas cuatro Essential Weekly Vitamins de este año, vamos a mirar expresiones con la palabra END.

Today's expression is
: TO MAKE ENDS MEET
(La expresión de hoy es: poder llegar a final del mes)

It means: to earn or have sufficient money to pay for your necessities (e.g. a place to live, electricity bills, food, etc.) but not have any money left for extra things or small luxuries.
(Significa: ganar o tener suficiente dinero para pagar todas las necesidades (por ejemplo, un lugar para vivir, la electricidad, la comida, etc.) pero no tener más dinero para cosas extras o pequeños lujos.)

Example 1
:
Andy had to take a weekend job, in addition to his Monday to Friday job, just to make ends meet.
(Andy tuvo que aceptar un trabajo durante el fin de semana, además de su trabajo de lunes a viernes, simplemente para llegar a final de mes.)

Example 2:
We may not be able to make ends meet this month. This would mean using our credit card until we get paid next month.
(Este mes a lo mejor no podemos llegar a fin de mes. Esto significará usar la tarjeta de crédito hasta que recibamos la nómina el mes que viene.)

Si tienes alguna pregunta sobre el contenido de la Essential Weekly Vitamin de hoy, por favor escribe un comentario en la sección de la Daily Vitamin, clicando en el botón "Add a Comment".

Have a good day and an excellent weekend!


Thursday the 26th of June, 2014
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CRACK-3

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Good morning again.

Today we look at another expression with the word CRACK.

Today's expression is: to crack up (informal)

Meaning: to start laughing a lot.

Example 1:
I walked into the room and suddenly everyone started cracking up, but I had no idea why.

If we cause someone to laugh a lot, we can say that we crack them up.

Example 2:
Jill is super funny. She just cracks me up.

If you have any questions about today's Daily Vitamin, you can either post it on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ZigguratEnglishServ) or you can post it in the Daily Vitamin Section on our website (http://www.ziggurat.es/es/lecciones_ingles/index.asp).

Since this week was a short week, next week we will look at a couple more CRACK expressions.

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

Until then, have a great day!


Wednesday the 25th of June, 2014
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CRACK-2

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Good morning again everyone. I hope you enjoyed the long weekend.

Today we continue with our series of Daily Vitamins about CRACK.

Today's expression is: get cracking! (informal / spoken)

Meaning: to begin immediately and work quickly.

Example 1:
There is a lot of work to do before the conference so let's get cracking.

Example 2:
You better get cracking! The boss is going to be back in 20 minutes and we still have lots of work to do!

If you have any questions about today's Daily Vitamin, you can either post it on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ZigguratEnglishServ) or you can post it in the Daily Vitamin section on our website (http://www.ziggurat.es/es/lecciones_ingles/index.asp).

Have a great day!


Monday the 23rd of June, 2014
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NO DAILY VITAMIN ON JUNE 23rd OR JUNE 24th

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There will be no Daily Vitamin on June 23rd or June 24th. The 24th is a bank holiday in Barcelona (Sant Joan), and the 23rd is a "puente" in Ziggurat.

We'll be back on Wednesday, June 25th. We hope you have a great Sant Joan!