More on working hours

Learn more of the vocabulary to talk about working hours in English: part-time = to work a part of the day or week When I was a student, I had a part-time job in a bar. We are looking for a part-time receptionist to work mornings. to be punctual = to start or arrive at the specified … Read more

Phrasal Verbs – look

Today we’re going to start looking at the verb ‘to look’ combined with particles. Here are some of the most common: ‘to look after’ means to take care of someone or something. When I have to travel on business, my parents usually look after my children. I look after the office when my colleagues are … Read more

Hold phrasal verbs

In today’s lesson we are going to look at using the verb ‘to hold’ combined with particles. Here are some more of the most common expressions: ‘to hold back’ means to restrain or stop something working. High rates of tax are holding back economic growth. He could easily get promotion if he were more a … Read more

Understanding English Grammar – phrasal verbs ‘stand’ part 2

Here are some more common expressions using the verb ‘to stand’ combined with particles: ‘to stand in’ means to replace or represent someone for a short time. I’ll ask one of my colleagues to stand in while I’m away. Another actor stood in for him while he was ill. ‘to stand out’ means to be … Read more

Understanding English Grammar – phrasal verbs put part 4

Let’s finish with the verb ‘to put’ combined with particles. Here is the final list of expressions: ‘to put money towards’ something means to use a sum of money to pay a part of the cost of something. When he died, he left me some money which I am going to put towards a house. … Read more