CHUNK OF THE DAY

Chunk of the day: the bottom line (revisited)
As with single words, we should look for opportunities to revise or recycle chunks. When we do so, it’s good
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Chunk of the day: the bottom line
In class yesterday, we looked at some vocabulary for describing different roles and duties people have at work. Students then
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Phrase of the day: It’s not as though
I had two conversations last night which featured this chunk. The first one was with a friend who was moaning
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Chunk of the day: Where’s the best place to …?
This weekend sees the big match in north London between Arsenal and Tottenham. Among discussions about who has the best
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Word of the day: pop
One of the best things about adopting a more lexical view of language is that you start to appreciate more
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Phrase of the day: What’s not to like?
We’ve often said that what strikes us most about the many incredibly competent non-natives we meet in our field is
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Phrase of the day: nothing if not
Listening to a Radio 4 review programme the other day, I was struck by the description of quirky Icelandic singer
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Phrase of the day: saying it is one thing; meaning it is another.
Jon Wright is the author of the wonderful Idioms Organiser, for our money perhaps the best self-study book on idioms
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Phrase of the day: What’re you doing later?
Lots of very common chunks don’t get taught early enough in many course because they are seen as somehow being
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Chunk of the day: Just because . . . it doesn’t mean
We’ve both often had students act more than a little surprised at our apparently un-English ways. Smiling and being friendly
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