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Friday the 22nd of March, 2019
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EXPRESSIONS WITH SPRING (SPRING A LEAK)

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Welcome back and happy Friday, everyone!

It's our last day of Expressions with Spring and we are looking at the expression TO SPRING A LEAK

Definition: To begin leaking. 

Example 1: The dishwasher sprung a leak and now the floor is damaged. 

Example 2: What caused the faucet to spring a leak?

Example 3: It looks like the tank has sprung a leak. We need to repair it immediately. 

That's it for this week's lessons. I hope you're enjoying your first few days of spring.

Have a great weekend!



Thursday the 21st of March, 2019
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EXPRESSIONS WITH SPRING (TO SPRING SOMEONE)

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Happy Thursday, everyone! I hope you're having a nice week and enjoying our Expressions with Spring.

Today's Spring expression is: TO SPRING (SOMEONE).

Definition: To get someone out of jail. 

NOTE: This is a colloquial expression that we don't use a lot, but you might hear it in films. 

Example 1: My brother came down and sprung me; otherwise, I’d still be in jail.

Example 2: He asked the lawyer to spring him before his sentence was finished, based on his good behaviour.

Hopefully you never have to use this expression to talk about yourself. ;-)

Have a great day and thank you for reading!



Wednesday the 20th of March, 2019
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EXPRESSIONS WITH SPRING (SPRING FOR)

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Hello and welcome back, everyone!

It's our third day of Expressions with Spring. Today we are looking at the phrasal verb TO SPRING FOR (SOMETHING)

Definition: To buy something for another person; to buy something expensive. 

Example 1: I'll spring for coffee today. 

Example 2: Let's spring for the nicer bottle of wine. We don't go out that often.

Example 3: He thinks we should spring for first class seats on our flight to London. I don't think it's worth it for such a short flight.

We covered this expression in the past. You can review that lesson at the following link: https://ziggurat.es/leccion_ingles/3177

That's all for today. As always, thank you so much for reading. See you tomorrow!



Tuesday the 19th of March, 2019
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EXPRESSIONS WITH SPRING (SPRING A TRAP)

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Welcome back, everyone!

Today we are continuing with our Spring Expressions by looking at the idiom: TO SPRING A TRAP

Definition: to capture someone or something (such as an animal or criminal) with a trap. To make someone say or do something by tricking them.

Example 1: The police sprung a trap on the drug dealers. 

Example 2: We caught the thieves when we left a window open and they entered our house. In reality, we had sprung our trap on them. We were expecting them.

That's all for today's lesson. Have an excellent day!



Monday the 18th of March, 2019
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EXPRESSIONS WITH SPRING (SPRING FORTH)

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Hello, readers! I hope that you had a great weekend. 

Did you know that it will be spring this week? To celebrate the change of seasons, we are looking at Expressions with the word "Spring" in them.

Today's expression is: TO SPRING FORTH. It is an older expression because FORTH is a very old word in English (it is similar to the word "forward"). 

Definition 1: An expression to describe when a liquid is quickly coming out of something (like water coming from a spring).

Example 1: They hit the ground with the axe and the oil sprung forth.  

Definition 2: An expression to describe when something comes into existence quickly. 

Example 2: I had a speech prepared, but I didn't use it. When I stood on stage, the words just sprung forth

That's all for today. Thank you for reading and happy spring!