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Learn English Thursday

Posted by Iteachenglish2u on December 4, 2014 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (1)

Tricky words explained.

1. Adverse and averse

Adverse means harmful or unfavorable.

Examples from the learner’s dictionary: http://www.learnersdictionary.com/

He had an adverse reaction to the medicine. [=he reacted badly to the medicine; the medicine had a bad effect on him]

Many fear that budget cuts will have an adverse [=damaging] effect on education.

Averse refers to feelings of dislike or opposition

From learner’s dictionary:

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#Learnenglishtuesday

Posted by Iteachenglish2u on December 2, 2014 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Write a simple noun and use in a sentence. I'll start: week

This week will be great! Happy Tuesday!

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Idiom - Under a cloud

Posted by Iteachenglish2u on May 19, 2014 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

under a cloud

 


Meaning: If someone is under a cloud, they are suspected of having done something wrong.

 


Example:

 

Ever since the rumours of corruption started, the president has been under a cloud and he probably won't win another election.

 

Henry has been under a cloud since the money disappeared and he bought a new car.

 

Idiom

Posted by Iteachenglish2u on May 8, 2014 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

What does it mean to be a tough nut to crack?

See http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/language/2014/05/140508_todays_phrase_crack_nut.shtml for an explaination. 

Begin using that idiom today!


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