19 October 2016
TO GET + DIRECT OBJECT = TO OBTAIN, TO RECEIVE, TO BUY
TO GET + PLACE EXPRESSION = REACH, ARRIVE AT A PLACE
TO GET + ADJECTIVE = BECOME, SHOW A CHANGE OF STATE
TO GET + PREPOSITION/ADVERB
|to get at||try to express|
I think I see what you're getting at. I agree.
|to get away with||escape punishment|
I can't believe you got away with cheating on that test!
|to get by||manage (financially)|
Sam doesn't earn much, but we get by.
|to get down||depress, descend|
This rain is really getting me down.
|to get off||leave a form of transport (train, bus, bicycle, plane)|
We got off the train just before the bomb exploded.
|to get on||1. enter/sit on a form of transport (train, bus, bicycle, plane)|
2. have a relationship with someone
1. He got on his bicycle and rode down the street.
2. Amy and I really get on well.
|to get on with||to proceed|
I have so much homework, I'd better get on with it.
|to get out of||avoid doing something, especially a duty|
She got out of the washing-up every day, even when it was her turn.
|to get over||recover (from an illness, a surprise)|
|to get through||use or finish the supply of something|
We've got through all the sugar. Can you buy some more?
|to get up||leave your bed|
He gets up at 6.00 a.m. every morning.
EXERCISE ON PHRASAL VERBS: CLICK HERE
17 October 2016
Bob Dylan, regarded as the voice of a generation for his influential songs from the 1960s onwards, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Bob Dylan was named the surprise winner of the Nobel prize for literature in Stockholm today “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.
10 October 2016
30 September 2016
This is the textbook we are going to use this year:
Cutting Edge Upper-intermediate Third edition (Pearson)
ISBN: 9781447936985 (student’s book with DVD-ROM)
ISBN: 9781447906773 (workbook with key)
Recordings from the workbook: CLICK HERE
21 July 2016
Some say it was invented in 14th century Germany. Others credit the Blackhawk tribe of Illinois. Still others point to a Kentucky farmer in the 1800s.
Whatever its origins, the game cornhole emerged as a favorite pastime in Cincinnati about 15 years ago and soon spread like wildfire to back yards, beaches, breweries, and campgrounds across the United States, even here in the Empire State. In 2011 the New York Times declared that the Midwest’s favorite game is ‘’sweeping the Northeast.’’
If you’ve been to a professional football game and walked past pre-game tailgating parties in the parking lot, you probably saw people playing a version of the game, often called tailgate toss. That’s because fans of the Cincinnati Bengals introduced cornhole to fellow tailgaters from opposing teams, and it spread from NFL parking lot to NFL parking lot after that.
Today cornhole games are sold everywhere in every imaginable form. In addition to traditional boards decorated with sports teams, family names, and college logos, there are floating versions for pools, portable sets, and even (of course) a mobile app.
Why is this game so popular? The American Cornhole Association (yes, there is such a thing!) points to its portability and age-friendliness. “Horseshoes require a sand pit and are hard for the kids to pitch,’’ explains the association on its website, ‘’lawn darts require a lawn and hasn’t been seen since the 70’s, ring toss was made for children and bean bags are for wimps; Cornhole is the game for everyone!’’