Phrasal Verb: to chuck (something) away

Some of you readers may not know this but I have recently returned from a very long trip around south Asia. I brought some newspapers home to the UK with me from India because there were some interesting articles in them. I left the newspapers on the kitchen worktop but I went back into the …

Phrasal Verb: To Look (Something) Up

Recently, I was chilling out with a friend. He was very occupied on his laptop so I wondered what he was doing. I asked him: “What are you up to?” (What are you doing?) He replied: “I’m just looking up new startup companies on Amazon.” He was looking up new companies because he was trying …

Tips for learning English: 14 – Keep a vocabulary book

There’s many different ways for you to record vocabulary, for example, alphabetically. Or one great way to help you with increasing your vocabulary base is to write the equivalents of all forms of one word, for example, noun – possession, verb – possess, adj – possessive etc. Keeping a book of vocabulary is useful for …