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April 30, 2010 By Angela Boothroyd

A few weeks ago I wrote about my recommended tips for learning English. In that blog post I advised learners to listen to songs recorded in English to help develop their English listening skills. In this post I will give you more information and ideas to help you use songs for learning and practising your […]

April 30, 2010 By Angela Boothroyd

If someone or something stands out they are easy to see because they look different or behave differently from other things or people. Examples of use: 1. His van is painted yellow with green stripes. It really stands out on the road! 2. They dye their hair green because they like being different and standing […]

April 30, 2010 By Angela Boothroyd

To stock up is to buy a lot of something. Examples of use: 1. We’re going on safari in Africa next week so we have stocked up on suncream. 2. I’ve stocked up on food this week because my family are staying with me. 3. She stocks up on fruit and vegetable so that she […]

April 29, 2010 By Angela Boothroyd

To stay over is to spend the night somewhere when you had planned to continue your journey, or to go home. Examples of use: 1. It’s very late. Why don’t you stay over and we’ll drive you home in the morning? 2. Hi mum. I’m staying over at Janet’s house tonight. I’ll be home tomorrow. […]

April 28, 2010 By Angela Boothroyd

To laze about (or laze around) is to enjoy yourself by relaxing and doing nothing or very little. laze (verb) – to rest lazily; to idle Examples of use: 1. I lazed about in the garden on my day off. 2. We lazed around by the hotel pool all week. 3. Our cat loves lazing […]

April 28, 2010 By Angela Boothroyd

To snap up something (or snap something up) is to acquire or buy it quickly because it is exactly what you want, or it is very cheap. Examples of use: 1. Customers snap up Apple’s iPad in New York. 2. The new houses have been snapped up by local families. 3. These apples were very […]

April 28, 2010 By Angela Boothroyd

To sort out something (or sort something out) is to organize or arrange things which are untidy. Examples of use: 1. My bookcase is in a mess. I need to sort out my books. 2. Your room is very untidy. Sort out your clothes and put them in your cupboard, please. To sort out something […]