Some people think that learning vocabulary is not as important as learning grammar. They try to adopt new words and phrases from books, movies, series and videos on YouTube. It is not a bad idea, to be honest, but let me tell you that you have to know much more than that to avoid awkward situations in which you don’t understand native speakers because they use collocations, idioms and phrasal verbs in their speech. So, when you learn a language you definitely need to dive deeper into the meanings of words and phrases and learn which words they collocate with, the idioms and phrasal verbs they form. It is very important. In that regard, we are going to look at 20 ways to use the verb tell.
Hi dear English learners! Are you going away for the weekend? Have you given away something recently? Well, if you don’t know what these phrasal verbs mean, keep on reading, because in this lesson we will be learning 13 phrasal verbs with away. I’ll give lots of examples so you can remember them in context.
Hi dear English learners! Have you paid a compliment to someone recently? If you want to find out what this expression means, keep on reading. Today, we will be learning collocations, phrasal verbs and idioms using the verb PAY. This verb usually has to do with money, but not necessarily. We can use it in collocations such as pay attention or pay a visit, which have nothing to do with money or paying. So, let’s learn 32 different ways to use the verb pay.
Hi dear English learners! In today’s blog entry I’d like to look at different ways to use the verb stand, such as words that collocate with it, phrasal verbs and all kinds of idiomatic expressions like idioms, sayings and proverbs.
Run is a verb that forms many collocations, idiomatic expressions and phrasal verbs, meaning that it is widely used in English. If I wanted to write all about these different expressions, it would be a very long article so I decided to write only about phrasal verbs with “run” and save the other expressions for some future posts.
We all know what the problem is. It is a more or less difficult situation that is causing us inconvenience and stopping us from doing what we want. Here are different ways for talking about problems in English, including collocations, idioms, phrasal verbs, synonyms, and conversation questions to help you remember the new vocabulary.