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Friday the 12th of July, 2019
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PHRASAL VERBS FOR SUMMER (COOL OFF)

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Welcome back everyone, and happy Friday to you!

Today is our last Daily Vitamin lesson of the week; it’s also our last lesson for the 2018-2019 academic year. We are taking a break for the rest of this month and for August. We'll be back on September 9th.

We complete this year's lessons with one last Phrasal Verb for Summer: TO COOL OFF

Definition 1: To become cooler (less warm). 

Example 1: He jumped in the water in order to cool off

Example 2: I love to cool myself off with a cold beer.

When used with this definition, the phrasal verb is optionally SEPARABLE.  

Definition 2: To become calmer. 

Example 3: Jim needs to cool off before we talk to him. 

Example 4: Sometimes my child gets really angry; I give him a few minutes to cool off before we talk about what’s wrong. 

When used with this definition, the phrasal verb is INTRANSITIVE

That is all for this year’s Daily Vitamin. Thank you very much to all of you for connecting with us, participating in our challenges and games, and taking time out of your day to learn a little English. Remember... we have been producing the Daily Vitamin since 2003. If you want to continue learning English with us during our break, check out our archived lessons

We will see you in September. Enjoy your summer, and take care. 



Thursday the 11th of July, 2019
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PHRASAL VERBS FOR SUMMER (PUT ON)

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Welcome back, everyone! Are you enjoying our Phrasal Verbs for Summer? Today's verb is TO PUT (SOMETHING) ON

Definition: To apply; to start wearing. 

Example 1: Did you put sunscreen on?

Example 2: When is the last time you put on sunscreen?

Example 3: Put your hat on: you will get sunburned! 

This phrasal verb is optionally SEPARABLE

That’s all for today. Be sure to put your sunscreen on if you're in the sun.

Have a great day!



Wednesday the 10th of July, 2019
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PHRASAL VERBS FOR SUMMER (COVER-UP)

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Welcome to our third Phrasal-Verbs-for-Summer day, everyone! Today we are learning the phrase TO COVER UP

Definition 1: To conceal. In the context of summer, it can mean to wear more clothing over a bathing suit, for example.

Example 1: I have to cover myself up before we go into the restaurant. 

Example 2: No one has to cover up on this beach. It’s a nude beach!

NOTE: the word for the dress that women wear over their bathing suits is called a COVER-UP. Now you know why.

There is also another definition for this phrasal verb that you might want to learn too. 

Definition 2: To try to stop people from learning information about something. 

Example 3: They tried to cover up the accident, but it was in the newspapers the next morning. 

This phrasal verb, with both meanings, is optionally SEPARABLE

Thanks for reading and have a great day!



Tuesday the 09th of July, 2019
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PHRASAL VERBS FOR SUMMER (LAY OUT)

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Hello and welcome back, everyone!

It's day two of our Phrasal-Verbs-for-Summer theme and we are focusing on the phrase TO LAY OUT

Definition: To recline in the sunshine in order to get a tan. 

Example 1: We laid out for about an hour. 

Example 2: Don't lay out for too long. You will burn!

Example 3: I just want to lay out in the sun and do nothing all day. 

This phrasal verb is INTRANSITIVE and, therefore, NON-SEPARABLE

NOTE: today's definition is a slang version of the phrasal verb TO LAY OUT. There is another more technical definition. Do you know it?

If so, let us know on one of our social media sites (Facebook or Twitter); or... if you feel motivated to do a little practice with this verb, post a sentence with it on one of our social media sites and we will give you some feedback.

That's all for today. Thanks for reading!



Monday the 08th of July, 2019
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PHRASAL VERBS FOR SUMMER (DRY OFF)

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Hello and happy Monday, everyone!

Today we begin our last week of the Daily Vitamin lessons for this academic year. To celebrate the upcoming summer vacation, we are learning Phrasal Verbs for Summer.

Today's phrasal verb is: TO DRY OFF

Definition: To become dry. If something dries off, or if you dry it off, all the water dries or is wiped from its surface.

Example 1: Can I use your towel to dry off?

Example 2: Make sure you dry the kids off before they come inside the house. 

Example 3: I'll meet you after I dry (myself) off

This phrasal verb is optionally SEPARABLE

Thank you for reading and have a great day!