CHRISTMAS VOCABULARY

What do the British eat at Christmas? What’s for dinner in England on Christmas Day? What’s a pig in a blanket? In this video, you’ll find the most common foods eat in Britain on Christmas Day and at Christmastime. Click here to learn more about Christmas in English.

CHRISTMAS VERBS

CHRISTMAS VOCABULARY GO SHOPPING BUY GIFTS (PRESENTS) WRAP GIFTS OR PRESENTS GIVE SOMEONE A GIFT BAKE COOKIES MAKE A GINGERBREAD HOUSE HANG UP A STOCKING WRITE A LIST FOR SANTA HAVE A WHITE CHRISTMAS BUILD A SNOWMAN GO ICE-SKATING What’s the difference between Christmas and Xmas? Christmas is the ‘original’ or Christian way to spell the word. As the saying …

STUDY or LEARN?

What’s the difference between learn and study? My students often ask me this question and the answer is quite easy!  Here’s the explanation below: LEARN – use the verb ‘learn’ to talk about new information or experience.  Examples: 1). In English class today, we learned some new vocabulary.  2).  I’m learning English at school.  3). You can learn a language …

IDIOM GREENER PASTURES

This idiomatic expression is used to refer to a change that is for the better. It can be used to refer to a job, a country or even a romantic partnership. Below, you will find some examples of this idiom used in context. Example: 1. Their incomes fell by 14% last year, and almost 6,000 people left the country for …

DRESS UP

to dress up – means to wear a costume or fancy dress (special clothes for an event such as carnival).   This phrasal verb dress up is followed by AS or IN. Examples:  What are you going to wear for Carnival?   I’m going to dress up as Spiderman. I’m going to dress up in a Spiderman costume. Another verb with …

DO and MAKE

What’s the difference between Do & Make?    DO + WORK MAKE + CREATE do your homework make a mistake do the housework make an appointment do the gardening make a mess do the washing up make your bed do business make a choice do some exercises make a photocopy do an exam / a test make a film do …

CLOTHES VOCABULARY

VOCABULARY FOR CLOTHES   VERBS for Clothes: to take a (small/medium/large) size to try on something in a shop to put on your clothes / to get dressed to take off your clothes / to get undressed ADJECTIVES TO DESCRIBE CLOTHES DIALOGUE IN A SHOP Customer: Good morning, I’m looking for a new dress. Sales Assistant: What kind of style …

IDIOM – TRUMP CARD

TRUMP CARD MEANING – To have an unexpected or surprise advantage over someone.  In card games, the trump card is the card with the highest value.  In many games, players will use their best card at the last moment to win the hand or round. Idiom Examples – (1). They won the negotiation by using free advertising as a trump …

MAKE – WORD COLLOCATION

EXPRESSIONS WITH MAKE make a promise make a suggestion make a mistake / an error make amends make love make friends / enemies make peace / war make an effort make an excuse Make – Word Collocation with Food make breakfast / lunch / dinner make some coffee / tea / pasta make a sandwich make a bite to eat …