Category Archives: Vocabulary

Going to the doctor’s

Going to the doctor while being abroad can be scary, especially if you do not know what to expect. Sometimes it is hard to describe your symptoms. Sometimes it may be hard to understand what the doctor is telling you. … Continue reading

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Writing a recipe

The following vocabulary words are common English verbs found in recipes: add               bake                barbecue              beat                    blend             boil broil             brown              chop                      combine            cook               cube cut                dice                   drain                    fold in               fry                  grate knead          marinate          mince                    peel                    puree             refrigerate roast            sauté                sear                       separate             serve              slice simmer       strain               toast                      toss                      whip In addition to important … Continue reading

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Asking for/ giving directions

PLACES IN A CITY In a city, there are a lot of different shops, check them here and try some vocabulary exercises: Exercise 1 Exercise 2 , Exercise 3, Exercise 4 GIVING DIRECTIONS First of all, let’s revise the prepositions … Continue reading

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Journey, travel and trip

Do you know the difference among these words? Travel is used to mean the general activity of moving from one place to another. Common mistake: My travel to France this summer was great Journey refers to travelling a long distance, … Continue reading

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Make vs Do

The two verbs ‘do’ and ‘make’ are often confused. The meanings are similar, but there are differences. Use ‘Do’ for  Daily Activities or Jobs and for General Ideas, do housework, do the ironing, do a job,… There are a number … Continue reading

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working conditions

Working conditions refers to the working environment and aspects of an employee’s terms and conditions of employment. These were some of the conditions we discussed in class: BENEFITS DRAWBACKS Flexible hours Salary/ wages Vacation/ holiday Housing: employer-provided employer-paid JOB SATISFACTION … Continue reading

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From Family Matters…

Do you remember that TV series? It was a funny American sitcom about a middle-class African-American family living in Chicago. The Winslows! wife Harriette, son Eddie, intelligent daughter Laura, sister-in-law Rachel and her son Richie. Carl’s mother, usually known as “Mother … Continue reading

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