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We've just added a new B1-level online English course. Learn how to use would rather and would prefer correctly!

Name: Would rather, prefer
Level: B1 (intermediate)
Number of lessons: 3
Content:
- How to use would rather and prefer to talk about general and specific preferences
- Using than and instead of with rather and prefer
- Full explanation of grammar, with example sentences
- 3 exercises, each containing gap-fill and multiple-choice questions
This is a free course.
Register and start here: http://goo.gl/FwS7PP
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Idiom: Cry over spilled milk.
Please click the picture to open this idiom on the website :)
  Meaning: To be upset about something that happened in the past. Example: It
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“Have” or “have got”?

Learners often want to know if have and have got are the same. They want to know which of the two they should use and if they are interchangeable. ”Can we use either one of them whenever we want?” they ask.

The answer is that have and have got are the same in meaning when we want to express possession of something. And, yes, they are very often interchangeable.

There are, however, some important differences in grammar and usage between have and have got.

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http://speakspeak.com/grammar-articles/which-should-we-use-have-or-have-got-2
Learners often want to know if have and have got are the same. They want to know which of the two they should use and if they are interchangeable. ”Can we use either one of them anytime we want?” they ask. The answer is that have and have got are the same in meaning when we want to express possession of something. And, yes, they are very often interchangeable. There are, however, some important differences in grammar and usage between have and ha...
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Quick quiz time again

Beggars can't be  _________ .

Compete the phrase.


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boozers
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Choosers
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Because Mother's Day is coming up :-)
 
Idiom of the day: Mum's the word.

Meaning: To keep a secret.

Example: I think I'm pregnant, but mum's the word until I know for sure.

#idiom #idioms #english #learnenglish #mum
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+Jonathan Diaz I suppose......we also use the term ..mummy...yet its only young children and the upper classes/Royalty that use it. 
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10 common informal English words (for elementary learners)
 
childrenkids
fatherdad
bicyclebike . . . 10 common informal English words (for elementary learners)

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HIGHLY EDUCATIVE
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Mind your own business
This is a common saying. It asks for respect of privacy and is very direct.
How old are you?
~ Mind your own business!
 
Do your good deed for the day- keep your nose out and your mouth closed...

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25 common English adjectives for beginners

Free online course
Name: Adjectives
Level: A1 (elementary/beginner)
Number of lessons: 2
Content:
- 25 common adjectives for beginners
- Example sentences, multiple-choice and gap-fill questions

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25 common English adjectives for beginners

Free online course
Name: Adjectives
Level: A1 (elementary/beginner)
Number of lessons: 2
Content:
- 25 common adjectives for beginners
- Example sentences, multiple-choice and gap-fill questions

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Quick quiz time again

Beggars can't be  _________ .

Compete the phrase.


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'Choosers' is the correct answer. Thanks to everyone who participated.
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Idiom: an uphill task

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