Meet Amy. Amy is shy and lonely.
Here you can find a fun and original lesson for learning and teaching phrasal verbs for friendships.
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What is special about this sentence? It is a “pangram,” a sentence that uses every single letter of the English alphabet. Can you see them all?
Maybe you can try and write your own pangram? Share them with us in the comments!
To Sit on the Fence
meaning: to be neutral in an argument or discussion, or to not know which side to choose.
Tom: I think we should have the party in a restaurant.
Dave: I disagree, we should have the party at my house. What do you think Bob?
Bob: I don’t know, I’m going to sit on the fence.
A Penny for your Thoughts
meaning: literally “what are you thinking?”
A woman is sitting at home with her husband. She is not saying anything.
Man: You’re very quiet tonight. A penny for your thoughts?
TO HEAR IT ON THE GRAPEVINE
or TO HEAR IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE
meaning: to say you have heard news or gossip from someone else
I heard it on the grapevine that you and Sandra are dating! Is it true?
Extra! This phrase is famously used in the song recorded by Marvin Gaye, “I heard it through the grapevine.” You can check it out (with lyrics) here!
To Cut Corners
meaning: to do something quickly or without attention to quality to save time or money
The bakery is always cutting corners, the meat pies don’t have any real meat in them! .