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ESL Emotions Advanced. To be pumped up To be very excited about an upcoming event.

ESL Emotions Advanced

“We are all pumped up for the concert. We’ve been waiting months for this show.” To be tickled To be very pleased by something. “I am just tickled that you all came to visit.” To be on cloud 9 To be in a state of great happiness because of an accomplishment or an event. “I was on cloud nine for days after I received the news that I got the job.” Flying high. Talking about emotions and feelings - British English Coach. How are you feeling today?

Talking about emotions and feelings - British English Coach

I’m feeling happy. What kind of happy? Um…very happy. Why are you feeling very happy? I’m feeling very happy because the sun is shining. Do you ever feel you should be using other words, apart from happy, sad etc? Your Emotional Vocabulary List - Karla McLaren. Your Free Emotional Vocabulary List The more I talk to people about emotions, the more I realize how paltry our emotional vocabulary tends to be.

Your Emotional Vocabulary List - Karla McLaren

This is a problem, because descriptive words help us understand ourselves and the world around us. If we don’t have enough names for our emotions, it’s hard to get a handle on what we’re feeling when an emotion arises. I’ve been looking at the work of cognitive psychologist who are finding that having a more precise vocabulary (for instance, having specific names for light blues and dark blues, as Russian speakers do) tends to make people quicker at identifying subtle differences.

We’ve all seen that having a larger vocabulary makes us more articulate and more able to express nuance and subtlety; what is interesting is that a large vocabulary also helps you identify things more quickly. This can be immensely helpful where emotion are concerned! New! WordReference Word of the Day. Food and Drink - English Vocabulary Lessons, Exercises and Worksheets. EngVid.

Daily English Lessons. Free English Dictionary and Thesaurus. Phrasal Verb Gap Fill Listening Exercise. Updated December 17, 2014.

Phrasal Verb Gap Fill Listening Exercise

The following is an extremely difficult gap-fill quiz testing your knowledge of some of the most common phrasal verbs. This exercise was created to help an upper-intermediate class get ready for our final examination. See how well you do! Right click on the following .mp3 link to listen to the reading selection. Uncle Fester Listening Selection The blanks in the selection contain the listed phrasal verbs. Listen a number of times, and then try to fill in the blanks. The following phrasal verbs (with meanings in parentheses) are used, some are used more than once: continue reading below our video Play Video Uncle Fester Last year, Jack Peterson _____ that he _____ a small fortune after His uncle Fester _____ . Well, that frightened uncle Fester and he immediately swore to _____ smoking.

Alphabetical Phrasal Verbs Reference List. By Kenneth Beare Updated December 16, 2014.

Alphabetical Phrasal Verbs Reference List

Phrasal verbs are verbs that are made up of a main verb and followed by particle, usually prepositions. Most phrasal verbs are two or three words and can be quite challenging for English learners as they can be literal or figurative in meaning. In other words, sometimes it is easy to understand the meaning (such as "get up"), but in the case of figurative meanings can be quite confusing (such as "pick up"). Useful English. Urban Dictionary, April 18: Colon Crockpot. Find Synonyms and Antonyms of Words at Thesaurus.com. Find the Meanings and Definitions of Words at Dictionary.com. Oxford Dictionaries - Dictionary, Thesaurus, & Grammar. Free English Dictionary and Thesaurus Online. Dictionary, Encyclopedia and Thesaurus - The Free Dictionary.

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Pick up some basic phrases, expand your vocabulary, or find a language partner to practise with. PhrasesEnglish phrases sorted into useful everyday topics. VocabularyEnglish vocabulary divided into themed lists. Language partnersFind someone to practise your English with. About these resources Our aim is to provide a high quality resource for those who wish to learn English online. Access to the site is completely free. Sound is available for all the phrases and vocabulary on this site. The words and phrases on this site are in British English. If you have any comments or suggestions, or spot any mistakes however small, please contact us — we appreciate your feedback. Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament About the English language Over 350 million people speak English as their first language, including 55 million in the UK and more than 200 million in the USA. Accueil.