International Friendship Day

The 30th of July is International Friendship Day. Let´s look at some phrasal verbs and expressions to talk about friendship:


Get on well – llevarse bien


Do you get on well with your new housemates?


Get on like a house on fire – llevarse de maravilla


My best friend and I get on like a house on fire – I´m never bored when we´re together.


Hang out – pasar un rato


At the weekends, I hang out with my friends.


Meet up – quedar/reunirse (con amigos)


I´m meeting up with an old friend this afternoon – I haven´t seen her in ages!


 Count on – contar con


I can always count on my friends – they are so reliable and always help me when I have a problem.


You can learn more about relationships and getting on well in Module 9, Unit 2 on this app!

 

 

 

 

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

A British pastime in the summer is spending the day at the seaside. You can walk along the pier, eat fish and chips on the beach (but watch out for the hungry seagulls!), build a sandcastle, collect shells and there are often donkey rides for the children.


The pier – el muelle


Brighton pier is one of the main attractions in Brighton.


Seagulls – gaviotas


Don´t feed the seagulls at the seaside – they can get aggressive!


Donkey rides – paseos en burro


Kids love donkey rides on the beach!


You can see a typical British seaside town in That´s Britain! Module 9, Unit 7B on this app!

 

 

The sun has got his hat on!

Summer is here and the sun has got his hat on (sale el sol)! The days are longer and we can spend more time outdoors.


What are you favourite summer activities?


  • Water fights
  • Going to the beach
  • Having a picnic
  • Having a barbecue
  • Eating ice-cream
  • Swimming
  • Reading a good book

You can revise leisure activities in Module 6, Unit 7 on this app.

 

It suits you vs it fits you!

Last week we saw some expressions related to shopping. Do you know the difference between clothes that fit you and clothes that suit you?


Sth + suit(s) + object pronoun – queda/sienta bien


You look great in that dress! The style really suits you!


This yellow t-shirt really doesn´t suit me – my skin is too pale!


Sth + fit(s) + object pronoun – queda bien de tamaño


These shoes fit me perfectly! I don´t need a bigger size.


That shirt doesn´t fit you – it´s too tight!


You can practice suits vs fits and learn more about shopping for clothes in module 3, unit 6 on this app.