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Tuesday the 28th of February, 2017
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TENSE TUESDAY: 'ADJECTIVE + WITH' COMBINATIONS

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Hello, everyone! Welcome to Tense Tuesday.

For the next few weeks, we are looking at ADJECTIVE + PREPOSITION combinations. This is something that many students struggle with, so we are looking at a few combinations to help familiarize you with them.

Today we are focusing on ADJECTIVE + WITH combinations. Here are a few:

angry WITH

Example 1: My boss was angry with me because I was late. 

content WITH

Example 2: They seem very content with their new life in Valencia. 

disappointed WITH

Example 3: I was disappointed with the service at the restaurant last night. 

familiar WITH  

Example 4: Are you familiar with the Costa Brava? I need some travel recommendations. 

These adjectives can sometimes be followed by different prepositions; often, the meaning changes. Can you think of any examples of other prepositions that follow these adjectives? Tell us on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

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Monday the 27th of February, 2017
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MISSING MONDAY: CORRECT FORMATION OF 'PRODUCE'

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Hello and good morning, everyone! Are you ready for a challenging Missing Monday? I am excited to see your answers for today's post. 

As usual, today we are giving you a sentence with a gap. We are asking you to complete it using a keyword we give you. You must put in some form of the key word, and there are actually two possible answers. Here is your sentence. 

Sentence: We are happy with the increase in _____ that we've had this year. 

Your key word is PRODUCE

Give us your answers on our Facebook or Twitter pages and we will post the correct answers later. You'll get "extra points" if you can tell us BOTH of the answers, and how the sentence is different depending on which of the two words you use! 

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That's all for today. Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful beginning to your week. 



Friday the 24th of February, 2017
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PHRASAL VERB FRIDAY: STICK UP FOR

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Hello everyone!

Are you ready for today's phrasal verb? Today we are looking at a three-word phrasal verb: TO STICK UP FOR (someone).

Definition: to support or defend.

Example 1: My older brother always stuck up for me when I was younger.

Example 2: The politician promised to stick up for the poor, and she did.

Example 3: You have to learn to stick up for yourself!

This phrasal verb is INSEPARABLE.

When have you stuck up for someone? Tell us on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

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Thanks for reading! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. 



Thursday the 23rd of February, 2017
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THEME THURSDAY: OSCAR VOCABULARY (NOD)

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Hello and good morning, everyone!

For February's Theme Thursday, we are looking at Oscar-related vocabulary. We are ending this month's theme with the word NOD.

Definition: an Oscar nomination.

Example 1: He got an Oscar nod for his role as a drug addict who changes his life. 

Example 2: They think she will get an Oscar nod for her latest movie. 

Example 3: He has been working in Hollywood for 20 years and has never had an Oscar nod

There is another meaning of NOD. Do you know it? Tell us on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

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Wednesday the 22nd of February, 2017
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WORDY WEDNESDAY: RAVENOUS

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Hello everyone!

Are you ready for today's Wordy Wednesday? We are looking at a great adjective: RAVENOUS.

Definition: extremely hungry. 

Example 1: I haven't eaten all day. I'm ravenous!

Example 2: We were ravenous after trekking all day. 

Example 3: The abandoned dog was ravenous when we rescued him. 

This is a great synonym for "really hungry." I encourage you to use it when you can!

That's all for today. Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful day!