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Φωτογραφία: English Language Practice
George's English


 Φωτογραφία: English Language Practice 
George's English

IDIOM OF THE DAY

TESTS :TENSES

 This is a series of books which show learners what they get wrong and how to put it right. Ideal for self-study, learners choose what area they want to review. They do a test, check their answers, consult the reference notes, and then test themselves again. This means students really learn from their mistakes. Learners test their English, check their answers, then test themselves again. Feedback on every answer means students really learn from their mistakes. A test, answers with helpful tips, and a second test on the same topic in each four-page unit. Twenty topics in each book. Twenty 'Review' pages, leaving a mini reference book once all the tests have been completed. Written for self-study and also suitable for use in the classroom.



PREPOSITIONS ILLUSTRATED



PHRASAL VERB OF THE DAY -{PICK}

PHRASAL VERB OF THE DAY -{PICK}
{Pick at}
1 'eat very little of something, in an uninterested way'
"She picked at her dinner for a few minutes and then said she was not hungry."

2 'keep touching or scratching a cut, wound, etc'
"If you keep picking at that cut, it will never get better."

{Pick off}
'carefully and deliberately shoot people or animals one after the other'
"The gunman picked off each policeman as he tried to enter the house."

{Pick on}
1 'choose somebody, especially to do something unpleasant or boring'
'Why do you always pick on me to wash the kitchen floor?"

2 'speak to somebody angrily and find fault with them'
"I wanted the teacher to stop picking on my daughter."

{Pick out}
1 'choose or select something from a number of similar things' "There were a lot of blue dresses in the shop and I picked out one which was very pretty."
2 'recognise or identify somebody or something'
"Although he had not seen his sister for twenty years, he picked her out as soon as she got off the plane."

3 'play a tune on a musical instrument by guessing which notes to
play and experimenting'
"As soon as she’d sung the first verse, he picked out the tune on the piano."

{Pick over}
'examine something by lifting and inspecting it, especially before making a decision to buy'
"She picked over the tomatoes, looking for the ripest ones."

{Pick up 1}
1 'raise somebody or something from the ground or a surface'
"Please pick up the pieces of paper which you have just thrown on the floor."

2 'stop to buy or get something'
"I must remember to pick up some potatoes for dinner this evening."

3 'stop to collect somebody'
"The coach will pick you up at the corner of your road at nine o’clock." / "Whilst driving to Edinburgh he picked up two students
who were hitching a lift."

4 'acquire or buy something, especially a bargain'
"He picked up a beautiful statue when he was in Rome."

5 'acquire knowledge of or proficiency in something, especially without lessons or tuition'
"She picked up French by living in Paris for six months."

6 'make the acquaintance of somebody casually or informally, especially for sexual purposes'
"I think she picked him up at a dance."

7 'receive radio signals'
"With my new radio I can pick up stations all over Europe."

8 'rescue somebody from the sea or some other danger'
"They picked up the survivors in the lifeboat." / "The children who were stranded on the cliff were picked up by helicopter."

9 'earn something, especially an amount of money'
"He picked up £60 for two days’ work."

10 'catch or arrest somebody'
"The police picked the burglar up as he was leaving the house."

11 'acquire information, especially by chance'
"She picked up some rumour that the king had died."

12 'continue or return to something after a break or interruption'
"I found it difficult to pick up the discussion again after lunch."

{Pick up 2}
1 'improve or recover, especially of trade'
"Business has been very poor but we expect it to pick up again before Christmas."

2 'improve in health'
"He has picked up slowly since he came out of hospital."

3 'start to work properly again, especially of an engine'
"The car was very jerky but then the engine picked up and we had no more trouble."

taken from the GLOBAL ELT ENGLISH PHRASAL VERBS

April Fools Day

 Origins of april fool's day 

 











April Fools' Day: Origin and History





The uncertain origins of a foolish day





 


 



Why do we celebrate April Fools Day?



 

April Fools' Day - The History of the Fools

 

Quotes About Fools

“Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.”


Alexander Pope,

An Essay on Criticism 
and many more...... 
 


Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes of All Time

As judged by notoriety, creativity, and number of people duped
The first version of this list was created in
the late 1990s. Over the years it's been slightly tweaked,
with some rearrangement and additions based on reader feedback and
ongoing research, but the top choices have remained pretty much the
same.



If you're curious to learn more about April Fool's Day, there's a lot of information in The Official April Fool's Day FAQ. Also check out the museum's April Fool Archive,
which is a collection of April Fool's Day stories and pictures that spans the entire history of the celebration. CONTINUE READING .....
 

   


 Calendar Showing April Fool's Day in 2014
  
FOR TEACHERS 
 


http://canada-esl.com/april-fools-day-esl-lesson/esl/

 

 

 

 

APRIL FOOL'S ALL OVER THE WORLD  

with games and activities for kids  

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April Fool's Pranks - 10 Best Ever

The History of April Fools Day

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