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Wednesday the 24th of April, 2019
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MISSING WORD (II)

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Welcome back, everyone! Are you ready for the second day of our Missing Word theme?

Remember: the sentences below are missing a word. We are looking for ONE word that completes all three sentences. Do you know which word it is?

Sentence 1: They are planning a media attack _____ the new politician. 

Sentence 2: ____ July 1, we will be in Italy. 

Sentence 3: Can you please leave the keys _____ the counter?

Leave us your answer on one of our social media sites (Facebook or Twitter) and we will post the correct answer later. We will also include the correct answer in tomorrow's Daily Vitamin email.

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We look forward to seeing your responses!



Tuesday the 23rd of April, 2019
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MISSING WORD (I)

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Welcome back, everyone! How was your Holy Week (Semana Santa)? I hope you had a wonderful week. 

This week we have prepared four Missing-Word lessons for you that need your participation.

The sentences below are missing a word. It's the same word for each gap. Do you know which word it is?

Sentence 1: He planted grapes with the hope ____ making wine in three years. 

Sentence 2: ____ all the restaurants in this city, I can't believe my ex and I came to the same restaurant tonight. 

Sentence 3: We had an increase in sales ____ 5% last year. 

Leave us your answer on one of our social media sites (Facebook or Twitter) and we will post the correct answer later. We will also include the correct answer in tomorrow's Daily Vitamin email.

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Good luck!



Monday the 18th of February, 2019
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BULATS READING, PART 1, SECTION 2 (I) 

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Welcome back Daily Vitamin readers! I hope you had a nice weekend.

Are you ready for another week of lessons? This week we are focusing on BULATS READING from PART 1, SECTION 2. This is basically a multiple choice question where you select a word or phrase to complete a sentence. 

Here is your sentence for today. 

Sentence: I like my flatmate, but we have nothing _____ common.
A. on
B. in 
C. by 
D. for 

Which is it? Give us your answer on one of our social media sites (Facebook or Twitter) and we will post the correct answer later.

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We will also include the correct answer in tomorrow's Daily Vitamin email.

Good luck!



Friday the 19th of October, 2018
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VERB + PREPOSITION (CONCENTRATE)

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Hello everyone and welcome to our Friday lesson!

As you know, this week we have focused on Verb + Preposition Combinations. We are finishing the week with CONCENTRATE ON

Definition: To focus energy or thoughts on something. 

Example 1: Last year, I worked on improving my English vocabulary. Now, I am concentrating on improving my pronunciation. 

Example 2: I was concentrating on my daughter while she was swimming and I didn't see my friend arrive at the pool. 

Example 3: At work, we are concentrating on improving sales and customer service. 

Example 4: I can't concentrate on my book because of all the construction. 

That concludes this week's lessons. As always, thank you for reading, and have a wonderful weekend!



Thursday the 18th of October, 2018
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VERB + PREPOSITION (OBJECT)

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Welcome to the fourth day of our Verb + Preposition Combinations week! Today we are looking at the combination OBJECT TO

Definition: To not agree with. 

Example 1: I objected to paying extra for car rental insurance. We already have insurance that covers rental cars. 

Example 2: She objected to marrying him because her parents didn't like him. 

Example 3: Why did you object to my mom paying for dinner? She likes to treat us!

Note the pronunciation of the verb object: we pronounce this obJECT and not OBject. An OBject is a noun ("a thing that you can see or touch") and obJECT is a verb.

I wanted to make one other important point. At times the line between a verb + preposition and a phrasal verb (verb + adverbial particle) is very thin. Some of these verb + preposition combinations could be considered phrasal verbs, or what some call prepositional verbs. Don't worry too much about these grammatical classifications; the important thing is to learn to use these verbs correctly. If you are interested, you can read a short summary about these categories at the Cambridge online Dictionary (see the following link):

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/es/gramatica/gramatica-britanica/about-verbs/verbs-multi-word-verbs

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