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Phrasal Verb Answers!

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1. F

come across= to find

While hiking in the mountains, we came across a small restaurant, and decided to have lunch.

 

 

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2.  E

bring up= to raise ( a child)

I was brought up by my sisters, because my parents died when I was young. 

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3. B

look after= take care of

The neighbors are looking after the cat while they´re away on holiday. 

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4. A

come up to= approach

Madrid is full of people coming up to you on the street to ask for donations to charity.  

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5. C

keep up= go at the same speed/maintain

Because my brother kept his grades up, he is allowed to play his video games on school nights. 

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6. D

take away= remove

If you take away his pessimism, he isn´t so bad a friend. 

 

Photo credits:

1. https://es.pinterest.com/pin/107593878574094259/

2. http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/20-amazing-things-about-having-little-sister.html

3. https://www.purina.co.uk/cats/health-and-nutrition/grooming-and-daily-care/looking-after-cat-teeth

4. https://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2014/mar/21/chuggers-street-fundraisers-charity-bonafide-employees

5. http://www.chassecheer.com/blog/lifestyle/keep-up-your-grades-during-cheer-season/

6. http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-perfect-dose-of-pessimism-1407196064

DO or MAKE?

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Make or Do?
Which activities use ´make´? ´do´?

1. ______ the laundry
2. _______ a phone call
3. ______ work
4. _______ an assumption
5. _______ the dishes

See below for answers!

 

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1. do the laundry  

I do the laundry on my days off.  

(we use the present simple ´do´ for routines.)

 

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2. make a phone call

I used to make phone calls from our home phone.  

´used to´ describes something that was a habit in the past

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3.do work

I´m sorry, I can´t  join you for dinner.  I´ve got too much work to do.  

 We do work at our job or for school or in the house, but if you make work for somebody, you create work for them.

e.g. My co-worker is always making work for me; he never does what he should.

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4.  make an assumption

I quickly realized I had made a false assumption when I saw he was telling the truth. 

The past perfect is used (had+past participle) with the past simple to describe a sequence of events in the past.

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5.do the dishes

As a child, I hated doing the dishes!

Who doesn´t hate doing the dishes? **But if you make dishes, you are creating them ( from ceramics, glass etc.)

 

 

Photo Credits:

 

1. http://eslblogs.waketech.edu/esl-english/2015/11/08/chores/

2. http://www.jthomasmarketing.com/how-to-block-incoming-phone-callsphone-power-voip-cheap-home-phone-service.html

3. https://www.eventplanner.tv/news/6880_how-can-you-say-youve-got-too-much-work-in-a-professional-way.html

4. http://vividlife.me/ultimate/7755/keeping-life-simple-%E2%80%93-tell-the-truth/

5. http://www.yummymummyclub.ca/blogs/jeni-marinucci-panic-button-years/20150730/the-pursuit-of-fun-is-ruining-our-children

 

3 EASY WAYS to WRITE the FCE ESSAY

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Hello English learners!  Today we are learning 3 EASY ways to write the FCE essay.  There is only ONE simple formula- if you follow it, you can answer ANY essay question for the FCE!!!

Looking to pass the FCE?  Learn these easy ways to write the FCE essay.  Just choose one formula, and use it for  ANY essay question!

Here is part one to writing the FCE essay:

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