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Thursday the 30th of June, 2011
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Hello again.

Today we finish our study of expressions with the English word RIP.

Today's expression is
: to rip somebody / something apart / to shreds

Meaning: to destroy something; to criticize somebody very strongly.

Example 1
:
The critics ripped Paul Auster's latest novel apart.

Example 2:
Did you read the article about the mayor's new plan? The author of the story rips it to shreds. I think he makes some good points.

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As usual, tomorrow (Friday) we will send the Essential Weekly Vitamin for Spanish-speaking students of English.

I hope everyone has a great day.


Wednesday the 29th of June, 2011
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Good morning again.

Today we continue our study of expressions with the English word RIP.

Today's expression is
: to rip something up

Meaning: to tear something into small pieces.

Example 1
:
After she broke up with him, he ripped up her photograph and threw it into the fire.

Example 2:
She ripped up the contract, instead of signing it, to demonstrate that she did not agree with the newly added clauses about late payments.

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Tuesday the 28th of June, 2011
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Good morning again.

Today we continue our study of expressions with the English word RIP.

Today's expression is
: to rip off something (slang; informal)

Meaning: to steal something.

Example 1
:
The thieves broke into the office and ripped off three computers and five-hundred euros in cash.

There is also a noun rip-off, which is used to describe something that is not worth what you pay for it.

Example 2:
You paid 300 euros for that bike? What a rip-off! I think it's probably only worth one-hundred euros, at best.

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Monday the 27th of June, 2011
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Hello everyone. I hope you had a good weekend.

This week we are going to study some expressions with the English word RIP.

Before looking at expressions, let's first look at the basic meanings of the word RIP.

Meaning 1 (verb): to tear something or to become torn, often suddenly or violently.

Example 1:
When I climbed over the fence, I ripped my jeans.

RIP can also be a noun.

Example 2:
She has a very long rip in her dress, but she doesn't realise it. Should we say something to her?

Meaning 2 (RIP + adverb / preposition): to remove something quickly or violently, often by pulling it.

Example 3:
The carpet was ripped from the stairs?

Example 4:
When he arrived home, he ripped off his tie. (= He took it off very quickly)

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Friday the 24th of June, 2011
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NO ESSENTIAL WEEKLY VITAMIN TODAY

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Due to the local holiday in Barcelona, San Joan, there will be no Daily Vitamin today. We'll be back on Monday.

Have a great day!