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Tuesday the 21st of May, 2019
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THE 2019 ALPHABET GAME STARTING TOMORROW

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Good morning, everyone!

Starting tomorrow, and for the next 26 Daily Vitamin lessons (May 22nd until June 28th), for the 5th year in a row, we're going to be playing the Alphabet Game, with the objective of learning new vocabulary and reviewing past Daily Vitamin lessons. And we're going to give you the opportunity to win some prizes!

1st Prize: A six-month General-English online course valued at 230.00€. It includes the initial level test, guidance with an online tutor, telephone contacts and written tutorials.

2nd Prize: a three-month 'English-for-Work' online course valued at 120.00€. It includes the initial level test, guidance with an online tutor, telephone contacts and written tutorials. The winner can choose the type of course they prefer (English for Meetings; Making Presentations; Negotiating and Selling; Banking and Finance; Telephoning; Dealing with the Public; Writing; Applying for a Job; or Travelling).

3rd Prize: Fresh'n Rebel Rockbox CUBE Bluetooth speaker, valued at 30.00€.

Each day we will give you a definition or a clue for a vocabulary word or expression that starts with a specific letter of the alphabet. We'll start with the letter "A", then the letter "B", then the letter "C", etc. until we finish all 26 letters in the English alphabet. We will send the clue in the Daily Vitamin lesson and we will post it on our Facebook and Twitter social media sites:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZigguratLanguageServices

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EnglishDaily

IMPORTANT: To participate (and win one of the prizes), you should:
1) be a follower of at least one of our social media sites (either Facebook or Twitter).
2) share today's initial contest post (May 21st) on at least one of our social media sites.
3) post the correct answer on one of our social media sites each day. At the end of the 26 lessons, the person with the most points will be the winner.

HOW TO GET POINTS AND WIN
For posting a correct answer on our Facebook or Twitter pages, each Alphabet Game participant receives one point automatically. Between all the participants that post correct answers each day, the participant who posts the correct answer first receives 10 additional points, the participant who posts second receives 9 additional points, the participant who posts third receives 8 additional points, etc. The participant who posts tenth receives one additional point. So, the first 10 people to post get 1 point for posting plus the additional points for their 1st-through-10th-place standing.

If you have any questions, let us know (didactic@ziggurat.es). We are looking forward to all of you participating!



Tuesday the 21st of May, 2019
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EXPRESSIONS WITH ‘MAY’ (TRY AS I MAY)

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Welcome back, readers! Today we are looking at our second Expression with May. Today's expression is TRY AS I MAY

Definition: An expression meaning that even with a lot of effort, a goal cannot be achieved. 

Example 1: Try as I may, I can't seem to learn how to dance. 

Example 2: Try as I may, I don't think I'll ever be able to cook as well as my mother. 

We also say try as I might.

Tomorrow we begin the 5th Annual Alphabet Game. Later today, you will receive some instructions about the contest. We look forward to your participation! We have some great prizes again this year.

Have a great morning!



Monday the 20th of May, 2019
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EXPRESSIONS WITH ‘MAY’ (AS THE CASE MAY BE)

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Happy Monday and good morning, everyone! 

This week we will begin the 2019 Alphabet Game on Wednesday. So for Monday and Tuesday, we will look at two expressions with the modal verb May.

Today's expression is: AS THE CASE MAY BE

Definition: An expression used when two things are possibly true, depending on the situation. 

Example 1: It's important to consider a potential new employee's experience (or lack of experience, as the case may be). 

Example 2: You shouldn't stand here looking at everyone while they're working (or talking, as the case may be). 

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



Friday the 17th of May, 2019
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CAMBRIDGE FCE READING AND USE OF ENGLISH, PART 3

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Happy Friday, everyone!

Today is our last Cambridge FCE Reading and Use of English, Part 3 lesson. Let's see how you do. Can you complete this sentence below with the correct version of the word CREATE?

I am always impressed by my sister's _____. She is so artistic.

Today's lesson actually has two possibilities. You get bonus points if you can guess them both (one is an adjective and one is a noun). ;-)

Leave us your answer on one of our social media sites (Facebook or Twitter) and we will post the correct answer later. We will also include the correct answer in Monday's Daily Vitamin email.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZigguratLanguageServices

Twitter: https://twitter.com/englishdaily.

That’s all for this week. Thank you so much for participating. Have a fantastic weekend!

NOTE: Would you like a University of Cambridge certification of your English level? https://www.ziggurat.es/actualidad/id/217



Thursday the 16th of May, 2019
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CAMBRIDGE FCE READING AND USE OF ENGLISH, PART 3

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Happy Thursday, readers! Today we continue our week about Cambridge FCE's Reading and Use of English, Part 3. Are you ready?

Your word today is LIKELY and here is your sentence.

What is the _____ of it raining this weekend? 

Do you know the correct form of LIKELY that will make the sentence correct?

Leave us your answer on one of our social media sites (Facebook or Twitter) and we will post the correct answer later. We will also include the correct answer in tomorrow's Daily Vitamin email.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZigguratLanguageServices

Twitter: https://twitter.com/englishdaily.

Good luck to those of you who participate! We look forward to seeing your answers.

NOTE: Would you like a University of Cambridge certification of your English level? https://www.ziggurat.es/actualidad/id/217