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Infographic | 6 English Phrasal Verbs You Can Use at Work Today

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Fri, Nov 16, 2012 @ 07:01 AM

You hear phrasal verbs like hang up, carry out, or follow up every day at work, right?

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Topics: Business English Vocabulary, Phrasal Verbs

Take a Spooky Halloween English Quiz!

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Wed, Oct 31, 2012 @ 11:42 AM

Happy Halloween!

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Topics: Phrasal Verbs, English Lessons

Ready for a Phrasal Verb ESL Quiz? Answer These 5 Questions

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Tue, Sep 04, 2012 @ 08:16 AM

What is your biggest challenge in English? Could it be phrasal verbs? For ESL students, phrasal verbs are the most confusing aspect of English because it's hard or impossible to guess their meaning and they often don't seem to make any sense.

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Topics: Phrasal Verbs, English Lessons, Vocabulary Workshop

Phrasal Verb English Quiz! How Was the Company Picnic?

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Wed, Aug 22, 2012 @ 08:41 AM

Have you ever attended your company's summer picnic or barbecue party? Did you enjoy it?

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Topics: Phrasal Verbs, English Lessons, Vocabulary Workshop

How to Make your New Year's Resolution in English

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Sat, Dec 31, 2011 @ 04:06 PM

Tomorrow is the first day of 2012 and that means that many people are making their new year's resolutions. Do you have a new year's resolution to make? Would you like to learn how to make your new year's resolution in English using common expressions and phrasal verbs? In today's lesson, we have a video quiz with some of the most common verbs and vocabulary words that are used when we talk about resolutions in English. Take the video quiz and learn how to talk about your goals for 2012 in English!

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Topics: Phrasal Verbs, English Lessons

A New Way to Practice your English | The Phrasal Verb Quiz Book

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Wed, Nov 02, 2011 @ 08:46 AM

When you practice your English, phrasal verbs are one of the most important things to learn if you want to be able to communicate with local people.  Why? Because we use them all the time in daily conversations! What is the difference between hang in, hang out and hang up? Do you know how to use put in, put out and put off? Have you struggled with phrasal verbs in the past? If so, we have created a quiz book for you with 3 of our best phrasal verb quizzes. This is an opportunity for you to practice some vocabulary words at home and learn how to use them when you speak with local people. Remember, your first step is to learn them and your second step is to go out and practice them with native speakers! So get started!

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Topics: Phrasal Verbs, English Lessons

English Lesson | Quiz! Choose the Correct Word

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Oct 31, 2011 @ 09:49 AM

Welcome to today's English lesson! Today we have a video quiz on phrasal verbs. Phrasal verbs are one of the biggest challenges for our students in New York and Boston. The best way to learn how to use phrasal verbs is to memorize them and then get out and practice them with native speakers! In this video, you will learn 5 new phrasal verbs in about two minutes. Are you ready to get started?

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Topics: Phrasal Verbs, English Lessons

English Quiz: Learn Key Phrases to Speak with a Native

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Fri, Jul 15, 2011 @ 08:22 AM

Do you have a few minutes? Try today's English quiz! The best way to learn how to speak with native English speakers is to expand your vocabulary and become familiar with words and expressions that are used in everyday conversations in the United States. In today's quiz, test your knowledge of seven common expressions that you will need to know if you want to carry on a conversation with any native speaker in the U.S.  Give it a try and leave a comment below if you have something to add or if you have a question! Good luck!

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Topics: Phrasal Verbs, English Lessons

New York English Tutoring: 3 Minute Coffee Break Quiz!

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Sat, Jun 25, 2011 @ 07:58 AM

Do you think you have the English skills you need to communicate with your colleagues and neighbors in New York? In New York, English tutoring can help you reach the level of English that you need for success in the United States. Today, you can test your knowledge of real English that is used every day, not textbook English. Do you have 3 minutes? Grab a coffee and try this 3 minute quiz on phrasal verbs and expressions. Remember to change the verbs to the past, present or future tense depending on the sentence. After you finish the quiz, you can check your answers below, good luck!

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Topics: Phrasal Verbs, English Lessons, Vocabulary Workshop

American English Lesson | Verbs for a Summer Travel Adventure

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Thu, Jun 09, 2011 @ 09:12 AM

It's hot outside and you are probably thinking about your summer vacation! So in this American English lesson, you will have a chance to learn some new expressions and verbs that you can use when you travel in the United States this summer! Whether you are planning to fly across the country or to just take a short road trip for a weekend, you will be able to use these verbs when you communicate with the people that you meet on your way. When you travel in the US, it's a great idea to start conversations with local people as much as you can. If you are traveling to a different region in the US like the West or the South, you will hear different variations of American English- that's fantastic! Enjoy the variety and the challenge. So before you take your trip, watch this video and start practicing new verbs then take the quiz to check your understanding!

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Topics: Video Lessons, Phrasal Verbs, English Lessons

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