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Friday the 31st of March, 2017
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PHRASAL VERB FRIDAY: VEG OUT

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Hello, readers! Welcome to Phrasal Verb Friday.

Today we are looking at an informal phrasal verb that's perfect for the weekend: TO VEG OUT.

Definition: to relax, to do nothing.

Example 1: Do you want to just veg out on the couch and watch TV?

Example 2: I'm going to veg out all weekend. I’m so tired.

This is an INTRANSITIVE phrasal verb.

Our lessons for this week are complete. I hope you learned something new! And I hope you have a chance to veg out a little this weekend. 



Thursday the 30th of March, 2017
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THEME THURSDAY: SONGS WITH 'MARCH' ('MARCHING ON' BY ONE REPUBLIC/TIMBALAND)

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Hi, everyone! Today we continue our March Theme Thursday with another song with MARCH in the title. We are listening to the song MARCHING ON by One Republic and Timbaland.

"Marching on" means "to continue; to not stop when things are difficult."

You can listen to the song here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLhu0iR6DnA

I hope you enjoy the song. Thanks for reading!

Marching On

For those days we felt like a mistake
Those times when loves what you hate
somehow we keep marchin on

For those nights that i couldn't be there,
I've made it harder to know that you know
That somehow
We'll keep movin' on


There's so many wars we fought
There's so many things we're not
But with what we have
I promise you that
We're marchin' on
We're marchin' on


There's so many wars we fought
There's so many things we're not
But with what we have
I promise you that
We're marchin' on
We're marchin' on


So many hills we had to climb
almost without our strength
but we kept
slowly marchin on


time heals the wounds we couldnt close
blood sweat and tears dried up
we're okay
we kept marchin on


There's so many wars we fought
There's so many things we're not
But with what we have
I promise you that
We're marchin' on
We're marchin' on


There's so many wars we fought
There's so many things we're not
But with what we have
I promise you that
We're marchin' on
We're marchin' on


get your legs and walk
cause we're not too far
a little more to go
but we're marchin on
we marchin on
we marchin on
we marchin on
we marchin


if we lose the sun we couldnt deny that
if we go the wind we gotta fight back
but we marchin on
we marchin on
we marchin on
we marchin


the bridges are gone
and we're almost home
the end is close


There's so many wars we fought
There's so many things we're not
But with what we have
I promise you that
We're marchin' on
We're marchin' on


There's so many wars we fought
There's so many things we're not
But with what we have
I promise you that
We're marchin' on
We're marchin' on



Wednesday the 29th of March, 2017
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WORDY WEDNESDAY: TO BEAM (SMILE)

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Hi, everyone! Good morning and happy Wednesday to you. Are you ready for Wordy Wednesday? We are taking a look at the verb TO BEAM. There are several definitions of this word: we are looking at the definition in relationship to smiling.

Definition: smiling very happily. 

Example 1: Her parents were beaming when she received her award. 

Example 2: They were both beaming on their wedding day.
 
Example 3: The boy beamed with happiness when he saw his new toy. 

That's all for today! We will see you tomorrow for Theme Thursday and another song. Have an excellent day! 



Tuesday the 28th of March, 2017
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TENSE TUESDAY: 'HAVE TO' VS. 'HAVE GOT TO'

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Hello, readers! Welcome to Tense Tuesday.

I hope you're ready for a quick grammar lesson. Today we are looking at HAVE TO vs. HAVE GOT TO for obligation. Is there a difference between the two sentences below?

Sentence 1: I have to go. 

Sentence 2: I have got to go.

The answer is yes... and no. First of all, HAVE GOT TO is much more common in UK English, and HAVE TO is the preferred form in American English; however, they both have the same meaning. When giving suggestions, HAVE GOT TO also gives a bit more emphasis. And finally, some grammar references claim that HAVE TO is considered more informal, although there doesn't seem to be full agreement on this point.

Let's look at some more examples that compare HAVE TO and HAVE GOT TO. Can you notice a difference in formality?

Example 1: You have to try this sauce. It's so delicious.  

Example 2: You have got to try this sauce. It's so delicious. 

Example 3: He has to get a job soon. 

Example 4: He has got to get a job soon. 

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

Have a wonderful day, and be sure to join us tomorrow for Wordy Wednesday. You've got to see the word we have prepared!



Monday the 27th of March, 2017
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MISSING MONDAY: PHRASAL VERB WITH 'TAKE'

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Hello everyone! Welcome back to The Daily Vitamin and to our first lesson of the week, Missing Monday. Hopefully you all had an excellent weekend. 

Today we are looking at a PHRASAL VERB. Do you know the missing word?

Sentence: I decided to take ________ snorkelling after my trip to Barbados. 

This sentence has missing a preposition. Together with TAKE, this phrasal verb means TO BEGIN (A HOBBY). If you think you know the answer, let us know on our Facebook or Twitter pages. We will post the answer later. 

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We have looked at this phrasal verb a few times over the years; the first time was in September of 2004: http://www.ziggurat.es/leccion_ingles/187

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