Black Idioms & Expressions

31 Created on November 27, 2020 Black Idioms & Expressions 1 / 14 BLACK GOLD is… Oil (or petroleum) or something that is very precious. a rare type of gold. 2 / 14 BLACK HUMOUR or BLACK COMEDY is… using tragedy or upsetting things, such as death or violence, to make people laugh. a way to say that a joke ... Read More

Phrasal Verbs with ACROSS

If you are approaching learning phrasal verbs by the particle, the category with across is fortunately quite small. There are 2 main meanings to phrasal verbs with across.  The first is similar to a preposition of movement with an action verb + across to mean to get from one side to another (as in on a road for example).  The … Read More


Using Phrasal Verbs or Multi-Word Verbs can be a tricky business. There are also so many, that learning them might seem like climbing a mountain. However, when you find out (discover) that many phrasal verbs have similar meanings, the list you need to learn gets a lot shorter. Organising PHRASAL VERBS into categories is a useful method as it will … Read More

Phrasal Verbs with DOWN

Most Common Phrasal Verbs with DOWN On this page, you will learn how to use the verbs; break, cut, let, put, settle, slow, turn and write with the preposition DOWN. Meaning & Examples of Phrasal Verbs with DOWN To break down means to stop working or functioning.  Example sentence: The car broke down yesterday. To cut down means to use … Read More

Course Collocations

Course Collocations – a list of the most common expressions and phrases in English using the word course. one-week course / two-year course: meaning the length of a course.  Note that we don’t say a two-years course.   In these expressions, week & years act as adjectives (not nouns) and therefore the plural form cannot be used. Examples: Sandy knew her … Read More