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Friday the 09th of December, 2016
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PHRASAL VERB FRIDAY: SPRUCE UP

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Hello everyone! Happy Friday to you! How's your week going? I hope it's going well.

Today is the last Daily Vitamin lesson of 2016; we will begin again on Monday, January 9th. We're ending the lessons a little earlier this year because we need time to update our server and webpage.

For today's Phrasal Verb Friday we are looking at the verb TO SPRUCE UP.

Definition: to improve the appearance of something or someone; to make something look better.

Example 1: We spruced up the room by painting one wall a bright white.

Example 2: The decorations really spruced the Christmas party up!

This phrasal verb is TRANSITIVE and optionally SEPARABLE.

This might not seem like a Christmas-related phrasal verb, but it kind of is: do you know what a SPRUCE is? It's a tree! In fact, it's a type of tree we often decorate at Christmas.

We would like to thank all of you for reading and I would like to wish you a happy and healthy holiday season. We will see you back here on January 9th for more Daily Vitamins.

Until then, have a wonderful and safe holiday season!


Thursday the 08th of December, 2016
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NO DV TODAY (HOLIDAY)

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Hello readers! There is no Daily Vitamin today because it is a national bank holiday in Spain.

We will see you tomorrow for another Phrasal Verb Friday lesson!

Have a great day!


Wednesday the 07th of December, 2016
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WORDY WEDNESDAY: JOLLY

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Hi, everyone! We are in the Christmas spirit here, so our Wordy Wednesday post is a word we often use at this time of year: JOLLY

We are going to look at the adjective and the adverb variations.

Definition 1 (adjective): happy and cheerful.

Example 1: Santa Claus is described as a jolly man.

Example 2: The team looked very jolly after they won their game.

Definition 2 (adverb): very, extremely.

Example 3: That's a jolly good idea!

Example 4: We had a jolly good time.

This second definition is more common in British English and not so common in American English.

That's all for today. I hope you have a jolly good day!


Tuesday the 06th of December, 2016
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NO DV TODAY (HOLIDAY)

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Hello readers! There is no Daily Vitamin today because it is a national bank holiday in Spain.

We will see you tomorrow for another Wordy Wednesday lesson!

Have a great day!


Monday the 05th of December, 2016
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MISSING MONDAY: NOVEMBER REVIEW

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Hello readers! How was your weekend? I hope that it was wonderful.

Today's Missing Monday is a review of one of our November posts. Can you complete the sentence?

Sentence
: You didn't go to the movies last night? Where did you guys end _____ instead?

Leave us your answers on our Facebook or Twitter pages and we will post the correct answer later. 

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That's all for today. Thank you for participating!