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Tuesday the 31st of May, 2016
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TENSE TUESDAY: 'WANNA' VS. 'WANT TO'

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Happy Tuesday, everyone! For Tense Tuesday, we are taking a look at the words WANNA and WANT TO

You might know that WANNA is how we often pronounce WANT TO when we are speaking.

Example 1: Do you wanna go to the store with me?

Example 2: I don't wanna do my homework. 

Typically, we use WANNA for speaking and WANT TO for writing. Sometimes, it is appropriate to write WANNA as well, but this is only in informal situations like a text message or maybe a Facebook post

Example 3 (text message): What time you wanna leave tonight?

Example 4 (on Facebook): Anyone wanna rent my friend's awesome flat? It's available on the 1st!

That's all for today. Thanks for reading! If you WANT TO practice a little, post a comment on Facebook about what you want to (wanna) do this weekend. 

Have a great day!


Monday the 30th of May, 2016
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MISSING MONDAY: 'X ___ THE SPOT'

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Good morning Vitamineros! I hope you're enjoying this last Monday of May. 

For Missing Monday today we are looking at a common expression. Can you complete the sentence below?

Sentence: X _____ the spot on this map, where we will meet.

Hint: it means "the exact location" or "this is the place."

Give us your best guess on our Facebook or Twitter pages and we will post the correct answer later. 

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Good luck and thanks for participating!


Friday the 27th of May, 2016
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PHRASAL VERB FRIDAY: 'CLEAR UP'

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Happy Friday, Daily Vitamin readers!

We continue our posts related to Hollywood with one about the phrasal verb TO CLEAR UP (rumours or gossip). This phrasal verb has many definitions: today we are focusing on just one. 

Definition: to provide information that stops untrue rumours or gossip. 

Example 1: She cleared up rumours that she wasn't returning for the third season of the TV show.

Example 2: To clear up rumours of pregnancy, she posted photos on Instagram of herself and her friends drinking wine. 

Example 3
: He tried to clear up rumours of him moving to another football team, but people still think he's changing teams next season. 

That's all for today and for this week. Thank you for reading; have a most wonderful weekend!


Thursday the 26th of May, 2016
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THEME THURSDAY: FAMOUS MOVIE LINES ('HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU, KID')

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Hello everyone!

Today we continue our Theme Thursday about famous lines from films. Today we are looking at the movie Casablanca and this line:

HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU, KID.


Rick says this to Ilsa as she is leaving Casablanca. At this point in the film, we do not know if Ilsa will be with Rick or Laszlo. These might be the last words that Rick says to Ilsa, and these words are now very famous. 

What does this line mean? It's Rick's way of saying "goodbye." It's like a toast to Ilsa.

You can watch a short clip of this movie line here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bv8MGYnP820

That's all for today. Thank you for reading and have a wonderful Thursday!


Wednesday the 25th of May, 2016
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WORDY WEDNESDAY: 'RITE OF PASSAGE'

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Good morning everyone! Today Wordy Wednesday focuses on the expression RITE OF PASSAGE. Have you heard this expression before?

Definition: an important event that symbolises movement from one stage of life to another. 

Example 1: Learning to drive is like a rite of passage for many teenagers in the US.

Example 2: In my family, when a child turns 14, they can take the metro alone. It's like a rite of passage to buy your first metro card!

What's an example of a RITE OF PASSAGE in your culture? Tell us on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

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That's all for today. Thank you for reading and have an excellent day!