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Phrase of the day! Cheer up

Phrase of the day!   Today’s phrasal verb is cheer up: /tʃɪər ʌp/   If someone cheers up, or something cheers someone up, they start to feel happier. (Cambridge Dictionary)   For example: She was sick so I sent her some flowers to cheer her up.   In Spanish, one would use the reflexive verb […]

Phrase of the day! Wake up

Phrase of the day!   Today’s phrasal verb is: wake up To wake up means cause to become awake or conscious; to stop sleeping (Freedictionary.com). Examples: ‘Please wake me up at 6am’. ‘She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock’.   Wake up can also be used to imply that someone needs to […]

Phrase of the day! Look after

Phrase of the day!   Today’s phrasal verb is: look after /lʊk ˈɑːf·tər/ It means to take care of someone or something (Cambridge English Dictionary)   For example: Could you look after the children while I’m out?   In Spanish, one would use the verb ‘cuidar’.     ¡Frase del día! El “phrasal verb” de […]

Phrase of the day! Tidy up

Phrase of the day!   This week we will continue with phrasal verbs. Today’s phrasal verb is: tidy up When you tidy up, you put things back in their proper places so that everything is neat (Collins dictionary) Example: I really must start tidying the place up. Tidy up your room!   The verbs ‘recoger’ or ‘ordenar’ are used to express […]

Phrase of the day! Bring up

Phrase of the day!   Today’s phrasal verb is: bring up. One can bring somebody up or bring something up. To bring somebody up means to to care for a child until he or she becomes an adult, teaching him or her how to behave, etc. (Cambridge Dictionary) A synonym in English for this would be ‘to rear’. […]

Phrase of the day! Back up

Phrase of the day! A phrasal verb is defined as a phrase that consists of a verb with a preposition or adverb or both, the meaning of which is different from the meaning of its separate parts (Cambridge dictionary). Today’s phrasal verb is: back up. This phrasal verb simultaneously means “to give support” and “to […]

Phrase of the day! Put something out

Phrase of the day! We are going to continue teaching different phrases. This week we will focus on phrasal verbs. Today’s phrasal verb is: to put something out. We can use this phrasal verb informally instead of the more formal verb “extinguish”, meaning “to stop something from burning”, for example a fire or a cigarette. […]

Happy St. Patricks Day!

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!   All of the EEA team hope you have a fantastic day! It is our wish that the words you’ve learned will help you to speak about Saint Patrick’s Day. We have a special phrase for today, which is written in the Irish language. ‘Ní neart go cur le chéile.’ This […]