Bring or take?

Bring or take?Hello there,

How are you? Are you enjoying the summer?

One thing we love doing during the summer is camping.

Do you like camping? It is very nice once you are there, but getting ready to go camping can be quite a lot of work and that’s the part I do not like…

There are so many things to bring.

Or should I say to take?

Well, deciding when to use to bring or to take is not as difficult as it seems. It all depends on whether you are going or not, and this is what you are going to learn today.

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The unluckiest man alive?

Erik NorrieHello there,

How are you?

Have you heard about Erik Norrie? He has recently been called the unluckiest man alive, but is he really?

Erick Norrie is a 40 year-old fireman from Florida who was recently attacked by a shark…  He is fine, no worries. He is in hospital and will need surgery on his leg but he will be OK.

This incident alone would not have made him earn being called the World’s Unluckiest Man by  Fox News, but he has been through a series of very unfortunate events.

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To pay back

Pay it forwardHello all,

Have you seen this film, Pay it Forward?

It is a very nice but sad film with a very beautiful moral behind the story. It is about a boy that has an idea on how to make the world a better place:

People need to pay favours forward instead of paying them back.

That does sound like a great idea, doesn’t it?

The phrasal verb you are going to learn today is to pay someone/something back and  it means to return something usually talking about money you owe.

The phrasal verb you are going to learn today is to pay someone/something back and  it means to return something usually talking about money you owe.

Let’s look at an example:

Let’s look at an example:

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To keep up or to keep on

To Keep upHello,

How are you today?

She is a good and encouraging teacher and every time one of her students gets a good mark, she says:

Keep up the good work!!!

Today we are going to learn about the phrasal verb to keep up which means to continue doing something at the same rate, speed or way.

But, what about the phrasal verb to keep on?

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To ran out

To ran outHello all,

How are you?

Last weekend I wanted to take a trip with my friends. We got in my car and headed to a cabin. Everything was great until I ran out of gas! We had to walk to a gas station and everyone was tired and angry. We finally made it to the cabin but the weekend was off to a bad start.

Today we are going to look at the phrasal verb to run out. It means something has come to an end or has expired.

To run out is an inseparable phrasal verb. You run out of something.

Let’s look at some examples:

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To go after

To go afterHi all,

How are you? Do you have a pet?

I have a dog and every time it goes outside, it goes after every bird it sees. :-/

To go after is the phrasal verb we will look at today. It is an inseparable phrasal verb and it means to follow or pursue.

You can go after someone or something. Let’s see some examples:

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To put down

To put downHello,

Do you know anyone addicted to video games? My Brother is and every time I see him I have to tell him to put down the controller at least for a while… :-/

Today we are going to look at the phrasal verb to put down. It means to place something somewhere. It can be separable or inseparable.

Here are some examples:

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