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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.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZigguratLanguageServices

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

Good luck!


NOTA: It's the last week to donate. Please help us! Ziggurat se unirá a Magic Line este año, como hicimos en 2017. Magic Line es un evento de recaudación de fondos organizado por el conocido hospital Sant Joan de Déu, que trabaja para ayudar a las personas más vulnerables. Podéis leer más sobre el proyecto en su sitio web: http://www.magiclinesjd.org/es/que_es_la_magic_line.

¿Como podéis ayudar? Ziggurat tiene el objetivo de duplicar nuestro objetivo del 2017, que fue de 1.000€ (y terminamos recaudando 1.124€). Este año queremos recaudar al menos 2000€ antes del día 24 de febrero. Por favor, ¿podríais donar un euro o dos (o cinco) a través de la página de Ziggurat en el sitio web de Magic Line: http://www.magiclinesjd.org/es/donar/31?  Todo el dinero que donamos va directamente al hospital.

Si cada uno de los miles de suscriptores de Daily Vitamin diera solo uno o dos euros a la causa, ¡sería increíble! Estaríamos ayudando a muchas familias y niños que necesitan nuestra ayuda.

¡Muchas gracias por vuestro tiempo y colaboración!




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!



Wednesday the 17th of October, 2018
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VERB + PREPOSITION (SPEND)

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Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Before starting, I wanted to let you know that I will be doing a free webinar (an online class) about how to improve your English pronunciation. The webinar is Today, October 17th at 14:15. You can register for the class at the following link:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/a451d63b2bb06e0fdc2040ba88984b7b

As you probably know, this week we are learning Verb + Preposition Combinations. Today's combination is SPEND ON

Definition: To put time or money or effort into something. 

Example 1: I spend a lot of money on travel, but it's worth it. 

Example 2: What did you spend your birthday money on?

Example 3: I spent my bonus paycheque on a new sofa. 

Example 4: I spent a lot of time on this project. 

That's it for today. I hope you don't spend too much time on unnecessary projects today!



Tuesday the 16th of October, 2018
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VERB + PREPOSITION (DIVIDE)

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Welcome back to the Daily Vitamin, everyone!

This week, we are focusing on Verb + Preposition Combinations, and today we are looking at the word DIVIDE. We use the combination DIVIDE + INTO.

Example 1: They divided us into two teams. 

Example 2: She divided the pie into even pieces. 

Example 3: We divide the year into 12 months. 

That's all for today. We will see you tomorrow for a lesson about the word SPEND.

Have a great day!