Business English Idioms – health

Here are some idioms to do with health. To say that you are in good health, you can use the expressions ‘as fit as a fiddle’ or ‘fighting fit’. I’ve never felt better. I’m really fighting fit. After those vitamins the doctor gave me, I feel as fit as a fiddle. (Yes, ‘fiddle’ is another … Read more

Phrasal Verbs – turn part 2

These exercises continue looking at the verb ‘to turn’ combined with particles. Here are some of the most common: ‘to turn in’ means to go to bed. It’s very late, I’m going to turn in. Come on, let’s turn in and get a good night’s sleep. ‘to turn in’ also means to produce results, usually … Read more

Phrasal Verbs -‘take’ part 1

Now let’s begin looking at some common expressions using the verb ‘to take ‘ combined with particles: ‘to take after’ means to resemble a parent or family member. She’s blond with blue eyes. She takes after her father. He is good at maths. He doesn’t take after me! ‘to take along’ means you take someone … Read more

Understanding English Grammar – phrasal verbs ‘sit’

Now let’s look at the verb ‘to sit’. Here are some common expressions using this verb combined with particles: ‘to sit around’ means to spend time doing very little. They just sit around and do nothing all day. We sat around in the hotel until it stopped raining. ‘to sit back’ means to wait for … Read more