Time – off Expressions

To take time off – to be absent from work, at home, or on vacation.Ex: I’m going to take a few days off to visit my parents. To take a vacation – to take time away from work, especially when you travel from pleasure.Ex: I’m taking my vacation next month. We’re going to Greece. To take a sabbatical – … Continue reading Time – off Expressions

10 Expressions with "Mind"

Bear/keep in mind - remember, don't forget.Ex: Keep in mind that I'm not helping you any longer. From now on, you're on your own! Be in two minds - unable to decide.Ex: I'm in two minds about the job offer. Be open-minded - willing to consider different ideas.Ex: You can talk to me about anything. … Continue reading 10 Expressions with "Mind"

9 phrasal verbs with the verb “draw”

Here is a good opportunity to learn some phrasal verbs with the verb "draw". DRAW IN - days become shorter as autumn is coming.Ex: It's much colder and the days are drawing in. DRAW ON/UPON SOMETHING - begin using a supply. Ex: I spent all my money on vacation and now I have to draw … Continue reading 9 phrasal verbs with the verb “draw”

Word building: suffix -OUS

When we add the suffix -OUS to the nouns, they become adjectives. The suffix -OUS means "full of" or "having the quality of". Let's look at some commonly used adjectives ending in -OUS: ENVIOUS - wanting something that another person has. Ex: You shouldn't be envious of people who have more than you do. DANGEROUS … Continue reading Word building: suffix -OUS

18 ways to say “thank you”

We need to say "thank you" so many times a day. Let's learn how to say it in more than one or two ways. Thank you/ Thanks/ Thank you very much/ Thanks a lot Thanks a ton/a bunch/a million. I am (really/very/so) grateful. Thank you, I (really) appreciate it. Cheers! You shouldn't have... Many thanks. … Continue reading 18 ways to say “thank you”

Meanings of the verb ‘ask’

Ask is a very common verb in English and as such it has several meanings: To request an answer from someone: She asked him a question. They asked them about the new product. To make a request: She asked the doctor to examine her. They asked the bank for a loan. To seek information: We … Continue reading Meanings of the verb ‘ask’

Expressions with “change”

Big / significant / considerable / revolutionary / drastic / important / major, radical change Mobile phones have undergone a revolutionary change in the past decade. Complete / systematic / minor / long-term / short-term / sudden / gradual / seasonal change Gradual changes will bring more stability to the company. Climate change The effects … Continue reading Expressions with “change”

Vocabulary: Words related to WORK

In this post, we are going to focus on vocabulary related to work in English so that you can get a greater knowledge of this specific vocabulary. Below are some words that you may come across when searching for a job or on the job altogether with example sentences: WORKFORCE, n. - all the people … Continue reading Vocabulary: Words related to WORK

TIME expressions

A while back / a while ago About time After a while Ahead of time All along / all the while All day long At all times At that point / moment At times / sometimes At the same time At the worst possible time Every now and then / from time to time Every … Continue reading TIME expressions