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Monday the 31st of October, 2011
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UP IN THE AIR

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Good morning everyone. Happy Halloween!

You may want to read some of our past Daily Vitamins about Halloween, but today we are not going to talk about Halloween.

http://www.ziggurat.es/es/lecciones_ingles/index.asp?rs=halloween

This week (except tomorrow, which is a bank holiday in Spain) we are going to look at expressions with the word AIR.

Today's expression is
: UP IN THE AIR

Meaning
: not yet decided

Example 1
:
Our summer holiday plans are still up in the air. We hope to have them finalised by next month.

Example 2
:
Rick
: Hello James. Did you get the promotion?
James
: I don't know. It's still up in the air. I hope to know something by the end of the week.

If you have questions or comments about today's Daily Vitamin, you can post a query in the Daily Vitamin section on our website.

Have a great day, and enjoy your day off tomorrow.


Friday the 28th of October, 2011
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HELP-3 (Essential Weekly Vitamin)

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Good morning.

Hoy acabamos nuestra serie de Vitaminas sobre HELP.

Today's help expression is
: Someone can not help doing something.
(La expresión HELP de hoy es: alguien no puede evitar hacer algo.)

Meaning
: used to say that it is impossible to prevent or avoid something.
(Significado: se usa para decir que es imposible impedir o evitar algo.)

Example 1
:
I can't help thinking
that he knows a lot more than he has told us.
(No puedo evitar pensar que sabe mucho más de lo que nos ha contado.)

Example 2:
When I saw the box of chocolates, I couldn't help having one.
(Cuando vi la caja de bombones, no pude evitar comerme uno.)

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I hope you have a nice day and a great weekend!


Thursday the 27th of October, 2011
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TO HAVE COME A LONG WAY

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Good morning again.

Today we finish our look at English expressions with the word LONG.

Today's expression is: to have come a long way

Meaning
: to have made a lot of progress.

Example 1:
We have come a long way since the early days of this project.

Example 2:
Technology has come a long way since the days when you had to use an operator to call a foreign country.

Remember that tomorrow we present the Essential Weekly Vitamin for Spanish-speaking students of English.

I'll see you tomorrow.


Wednesday the 26th of October, 2011
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GO A LONG WAY

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Good morning again.

Today we study another English expression with the word LONG.

Today's expression is: to go a long way (when talking about money, food, etc.)

Meaning
: to last for a long time.

Example 1:
He is able to make his money go a long way, since he spends very prudently.

Example 2:
A very small amount of this paint goes a long way. We were able to paint almost three rooms with only one litre.

Remember to post comments and questions about today's lesson in the Daily Vitamin section on our website.

Have a nice day.


Tuesday the 25th of October, 2011
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GO BACK A LONG WAY

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Good morning.

Today we study another English expression with the word LONG.

Today's expression is: to go back a long way

Meaning
: to have known each other for a long time.

Example 1:
David and I go back a long way.

Example 2:
Alex and I went to university together, so we go back a long way.

Remember to post comments and questions about today's lesson in the Daily Vitamin section on our website.

I hope you have a good day.