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Friday the 30th of May, 2014
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HIGH (EWV)-4

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Good morning everyone. 

Hoy terminamos la serie de Essential Weekly Vitamins sobre expresiones con la palabra HIGH.

Today's HIGH expression is: to search high and low
(La expresión HIGH de hoy es: remover cielo y tierra para encontar algo)

Meaning: to search everywhere.
(Significado: buscar en todas partes)

Example 1:
I've searched high and low for my glasses, but I can't find them anywhere. Have you seen them?
(He removido cielo y tierra para encontrar mis gafas, pero no hay manera. ¿Las has visto?)

Example 2:
Janet searched high and low, but she couldn't find the kitten and finally had to ask the man to help her.
(Janet removió cielo y tierra, pero no pudo encontar a la gatita y al final tuvo que pedir ayuda a un señor.)

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Thursday the 29th of May, 2014
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TICK EXPRESSIONS-4

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Good morning everyone. Happy Thursday!

Today we are going to look at one last expression with the word TICK.

Today's expression is: to tick away

Meaning: used to talk about the passing of time.

Example 1:
I need to get to the airport by 5:00 PM, and the minutes seem to be ticking away very quickly. I'm going to be late.

Example 2:
As time ticked away, the surgeons worked quickly to repair the walls of Jack's heart.

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Remember that tomorrow we present the Essential Weekly Vitamin for Spanish-speaking students of English.

Until then, have a great day!


Wednesday the 28th of May, 2014
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TICK EXPRESSIONS-3

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Good morning everyone.

Today we are going to look at another expression with TICK.

Today's expression is: to tick someone off

This expression has a different meaning, depending on whether you are in North America or the UK.

Meaning 1 (UK): to speak angrily to someone, especially a child, because they have done something wrong.

Example 1:
That man ticked me off simply because I parked in front of his house. I don't know why he was so angry.

Meaning 2 (US): to make someone angry or annoyed.

Example 2:
Please don't criticize me in front of the boss; it really ticks me off!

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Tuesday the 27th of May, 2014
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TICK EXPRESSIONS-2

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Hello again and good morning.

After reviewing the meanings of the word TICK yesterday, today we are going to look at an expression with TICK.

Today's expression is: what makes someone tick

Meaning: what makes someone behave in the way that they do.

Example 1:
To be honest, I've never really understood what makes her tick. I don't understand why she got so angry when I gave her feedback!

Example 2:
People are curious to know what makes Spanish women tick.

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Monday the 26th of May, 2014
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TICK EXPRESSIONS-1

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Good morning everyone. I hope you had a nice weekend. 

This week we are going to study some expressions with the word TICK. First, let's look at the meanings of the word TICK itself.

Meaning 1 of TICK: to make short, light regular repeated sounds to mark time passing.

Example 1:
In the silence of the night, we could hear the clock ticking.

Meaning 2 of TICK: to put a tick mark next to an item on a list, an answer, etc.

Example 2:
When you vote, be sure to tick the correct box next to the name of the candidate.

Meaning 3 of TICK: a small insect that bites humans and animals and sucks their blood; some types of ticks carry diseases.

Example 3:
Jason had a horrible tick bite behind his ear; it's quite infected.

Tomorrow we look at an expression with TICK.

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Have a great Monday!