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Thursday the 28th of February, 2019
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PORTMANTEAUS (SEASCAPE)

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Hello, everyone, and good morning. How's your week going?

By now you probably know that this week's theme is Portmanteaus. A portmanteau is a word that is a combination of two different words. Today's portmanteau is SEASCAPE

SEA + LANDSCAPE = SEASCAPE

Definition: A photograph, painting, or other work of art that shows the sea or something related to the sea (such as a beach or sand). 

Example 1: She paints beautiful seascapes. I own two of her paintings. 

Example 2: For our bedroom, we chose a seascape that has a lot of greens and blues in it. It's so peaceful. 

That's it for today’s lesson. Thank you for reading!



Wednesday the 27th of February, 2019
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PORTMANTEAUS (CHILLAX)

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Good morning! I hope you're having a nice Wednesday. 

As you may know, this week's theme is Portmanteaus. A portmanteau is a word that is a combination of two other words. Today's portmanteau is CHILLAX

CHILL + RELAX = CHILLAX

Definition: A slang word meaning "to relax."

Example 1: I think I'm going to chillax by the fire all weekend. 

Example 2: Remember summers when we were kids? All we had to do was chillax by the pool and do nothing. I miss those days. 

That's all for today. Thank you for reading!



Tuesday the 26th of February, 2019
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PORTMANTEAUS (BREXIT)

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Welcome back and happy Tuesday to you all!

This week's theme is Portmanteaus. A portmanteau is a word that is a combination of two other words. Today's portmanteau is BREXIT

BRITISH + EXIT = BREXIT

Definition: The choice of the United Kingdom (UK) to leave the European Union (EU). 

Example 1: After Brexit, we decided to move to another country. 

Example 2: I can't believe it's been over 2 years since the Brexit vote. 

That's all for today. Thank you for reading.



Monday the 25th of February, 2019
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PORTMANTEAUS (BIOPIC)

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Happy Monday, Daily Vitamin readers! I hope you had a nice weekend. 

This week we are looking at Portmanteaus. A portmanteau is a word that is a combination of two other words. Today's lesson is about the portmanteau BIOPIC

BIOGRAPHY + PICTURE = BIOPIC

Definition: A biographical film. (We sometimes refer to films as pictures, colloquially.)

Example 1: Ashton Kutcher stars in the biopic about Steve Jobs. 

Example 2: Which celebrity would star in your biopic

What's your favourite BIOPIC? Give us your answer on one of our social media sites (Facebook or Twitter).

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That's all for today. Thank you for reading!



Friday the 22nd of February, 2019
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BULATS READING, PART 1, SECTION 2 (V)  

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Welcome back and happy Friday, everyone! I hope that you have had a wonderful week. 

This week, we have been focusing on BULATS READING from PART 1, SECTION 2. This section gives a sentence with a missing word and also gives multiple-choice answers to complete the sentence. Here is your sentence for today. 

Sentence: I was able to buy my husband a gift and throw him a party without _____ the bank.
A. hurting
B. destroying
C. ruining
D. breaking 

What do you think the correct answer is? Give us your answer on one of our social media sites (Facebook or Twitter) and we will post the correct answer later.

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We will also include the correct answer in Monday's Daily Vitamin email.

Have a wonderful weekend!