CHUNK OF THE DAY

Intermediate word of the day: embrace
Embrace literally means to put your arms around someone, but in conversation we more often use the word hug –
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Word of the day: kinky
To use one of those understatements that we’re apparently so well known for, the English are not exactly famous for
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Intermediate word of the day: peak
If something peaks, it reaches its highest or best point, value or level of skill before then becoming worse, lower
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Phrase of the day: slap bang in the middle
Onomatopoeia is a strange thing. Officially, it’s the use of words that supposedly sound like the sounds they refer to.
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Intermediate word of the day: ban
If you ban something, you say officially that people must not do, sell or use it. People can also be
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Word of the day: hangover
Now I know what you’re probably thinking: this is bound to be a post about the kind of hangover you
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Intermediate word of the day: protest
When you protest against something or you protest in support of something, you do something to show that you are
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Phrase of the day: either or
As many of you will know, prepositional use in English is a particularly problematic area for learners. Imagine your frustration
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Intermediate word of the day: negotiations
Negotiations happen when different people or organisations both want one thing to happen – they want to form a government,
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Phrase of the day: one for the road
As you may have noticed from our last post, we ran our first-ever Lexical Lab summer school in London this
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