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#Quiz |🇬🇧 "She ... ▶️WALTZED THROUGH ▶️BREEZED THROUGH ▶️ROMPED THROUGH ▶️SAILED THROUGH 🤔____ THROUGH ... her final exams". These 5 #PhrasalVerbs = to succeed at sth very easily #IELTS #ESL #LearnEnglish #english #TOEFL #twinglish #English飛鳥 #englishgcse #EnglishLessons

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2 #idioms on COMPLAINTS

🌐I HAVE A BONE TO PICK WITH YOU
= I'm so angry with you about sth that I want to talk to you about it.

🌐to HAVE IT OUT WITH sb
= to talk to sb honestly & directly about a problem that's causing disagreement or sth they've done that's making you angry.

2 #idioms on COMPLAINTS 🌐I HAVE A BONE TO PICK WITH YOU = I'm so angry with you about sth that I want to talk to you about it. 🌐to HAVE IT OUT WITH sb = to talk to sb honestly & directly about a problem that's causing disagreement or sth they've done that's making you angry.

Useful #Verbs |🇬🇧 to PIGGYBACK ON/ONTO

🌐My neighbour cracked my wi-fi hotspot password to PIGGYBACK ONTO my connection.

🌐Some #English teachers try to PIGGYBACK ON my teaching ideas. [=try to use mine to their advantage]

#IELTS #ESL #LearnEnglish #english #idioms #TOEFL

Useful #Verbs |🇬🇧 to PIGGYBACK ON/ONTO 🌐My neighbour cracked my wi-fi hotspot password to PIGGYBACK ONTO my connection. 🌐Some #English teachers try to PIGGYBACK ON my teaching ideas. [=try to use mine to their advantage] #IELTS #ESL #LearnEnglish #english #idioms #TOEFL

https://www.ft.com/content/7a47fcc4-0bc4-11dd-9840-0000779fd2ac …

Are you a big fan of meetings?
Do you find them unproductive & boring?
Do you think they are good for making decisions & encouraging teamwork?
Are they mandatory in your company?
Are you called into far too many meetings a week?
Do you doodle in meetings?

https://www.ft.com/content/7a47fcc4-0bc4-11dd-9840-0000779fd2ac … Are you a big fan of meetings? Do you find them unproductive & boring? Do you think they are good for making decisions & encouraging teamwork? Are they mandatory in your company? Are you called into far too many meetings a week? Do you doodle in meetings?

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#Collocations #Quiz | 🇬🇧 🤔One of these verbs doesn’t collocate with MEETING: 🌐You can: HOLD ARRANGE CALL SCHEDULE MAKE HAVE CANCEL CALL OFF CHAIR POSTPONE CHAIR ATTEND CONDUCT OPEN BAN CONDUCT a meeting. Leave your answer below! #IELTS #ESL #LearnEnglish #english #idioms

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#Collocations #Quiz | 🇬🇧 🤔One of these verbs doesn’t collocate with COMPLAINT: 🌐You can: -MAKE -FILE -LODGE -HAVE -RECEIVE -RESPOND TO -GIVE -DEAL WITH -VOICE -HANDLE -RESOLVE -REJECT -GET a complaint. Leave your answer below! #IELTS #ESL #LearnEnglish #english #idioms

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#Collocations #Quiz | 🇬🇧 🤔One of these verbs doesn’t collocate with MARKET: 🌐You can: -CORNER -FLOOD -ENTER -PENETRATE -BREAK INTO -ENTER -PERFORM -PLAY -LOSE -CAPTURE -MONOPOLIZE -DEPRESS (a/the) market Leave your answer below! #IELTS #ESL #LearnEnglish #english #idioms

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#Collocations #Quiz | 🇬🇧 You can SHOULDER THE BLAME for sth that has gone wrong, SHOULDER THE COST of, say, the repairs to sth, SHOULDER THE BURDEN of e.g. having to look after sb with a mental illness, or you can SHOULDER ❓🤔 #IELTS #ESL #LearnEnglish #english #idioms #TOEFL

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All the options can collocate with TENT.

You can:

🌐erect, pitch, put up, set up
🌐unzip, zip shut/up
🌐dismantle, take down 🌐pack away/up
🌐share

a tent.

However, the idiom is: to FOLD UP YOUR TENT = quit, withdraw from, esp. a competition or after accepting failure.

All the options can collocate with TENT. You can: 🌐erect, pitch, put up, set up 🌐unzip, zip shut/up 🌐dismantle, take down 🌐pack away/up 🌐share a tent. However, the idiom is: to FOLD UP YOUR TENT = quit, withdraw from, esp. a competition or after accepting failure.

1️⃣❌ I'm not driving ENOUGH fast

1️⃣✅ I'm not driving fast ENOUGH

Remember to place ENOUGH «after an adjective» and «before a noun».

🌐 He isn’t strong enough.
🌐 He doesn’t have enough strength.

1️⃣❌ I'm not driving ENOUGH fast 1️⃣✅ I'm not driving fast ENOUGH Remember to place ENOUGH «after an adjective» and «before a noun». 🌐 He isn’t strong enough. 🌐 He doesn’t have enough strength.

🆗 STILL implies a longer delay. Remember to place it right before the modal verb like this: 🌐 I still don’t earn €1000 a month. 🌐 They still haven’t given me an answer.

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to give someone a piece of your mind
to reprimand someone 
to give someone a talking to

—> to tell someone (often angrily) what you think about their behavior/something they have done wrong

She gave him a piece of her mind. 

#English #idiom

to give someone a piece of your mind to reprimand someone to give someone a talking to —> to tell someone (often angrily) what you think about their behavior/something they have done wrong She gave him a piece of her mind. #English #idiom

#Idioms #Quiz |🇬🇧 Replace the capitalized text with the correct idiom given in the options below: 🤔 «The film IS LESS GOOD THAN the book.» #IELTS #ESL #LearnEnglish #english #TOEFL #twinglish #englishlessonviaskype #englishinaminute #English飛鳥 #englishgcse #EnglishLessons

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#TvSeries|🇬🇧

The long-awaited 1st episode of #BigLittleLies 2nd season was on #HBO last Sunday, but I only found out 2day. This is a series that seeps into every pore of your skin and makes you feel good: good acting, good storyline, good script, good music, good photography...

#TvSeries|🇬🇧 The long-awaited 1st episode of #BigLittleLies 2nd season was on #HBO last Sunday, but I only found out 2day. This is a series that seeps into every pore of your skin and makes you feel good: good acting, good storyline, good script, good music, good photography...

❌2️⃣ That depends largely on IF she is...

✅2️⃣ That depends largely on WHETHER she is ...

👀 IF cannot be used after prepositions or before TO+inf. Use WHETHER instead:

🌐I have doubts ABOUT WHETHER she is trustworthy.

🌐I don’t know WHETHER TO get this swanky watch.

❌2️⃣ That depends largely on IF she is... ✅2️⃣ That depends largely on WHETHER she is ... 👀 IF cannot be used after prepositions or before TO+inf. Use WHETHER instead: 🌐I have doubts ABOUT WHETHER she is trustworthy. 🌐I don’t know WHETHER TO get this swanky watch.

2️⃣❌ Your brand-new TV is just AS mine.
2️⃣✅ Your brand-new TV is just LIKE mine.

LIKE is used to give examples and is usually followed by nouns or pronouns. AS cannot be used in this way.

Check out this link: https://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/as-and-like.html …

2️⃣❌ Your brand-new TV is just AS mine. 2️⃣✅ Your brand-new TV is just LIKE mine. LIKE is used to give examples and is usually followed by nouns or pronouns. AS cannot be used in this way. Check out this link: https://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/as-and-like.html …

Quoted @English_idioms9

Phrasal verbs

Phrasal verbs

An interesting and painstakingly put together pictorial collection of useful phrasal verbs by courtesy of @English_idioms9. A picture is worth a thousand words.

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