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time up takes too it muchIt takes up too much time.take don’t to it heartDon’t take it to heart.she shop to it to the back take hadShe had to take it back to the shop.dad really he after takes hisHe really takes after his dad.
‘Modern analyses of real data suggest thatwe are much less original in using languagethan we like to believe. Much of what wesay, and a significant proportion of what wewrite, consists of prefabricated multi-worditems’Implementing the Lexical Approach, Michael Lewis (ETP 1997)
‘Our imagining equipment is intimatelyassociated with our rememberingequipment…In order for this wonderfulequipment to serve our students best, weneed to provide occasions for its use..andsome kind of distinctive, meaningfulresponse to what imagination hasproduced.’Imagination and Memories: Friends or Enemies (Earl Stevick 1993)
By the wayI want to sayThat from todayI’m going to stayBy the way
it’s up to you have a go just in timeby any chance If you ask me If I were youjust as well all day long where’ve you been?the last but one I know what you mean you never knowhave a drink never mind guess what?whatever you want If you like good for youfrom now on too bad I couldn’t care less
ups and downs a loaf of breadget into a panic the wrong way upa bit of a mess Christmas decorationsget flooded out over-optimisticin his fifties in a good mood
1) wrapping up presents 2) putting on her make up 3) cutting up the cake 4) trying to cheer him up 5) chatting him up 6) he can’t keep up with her 7) blowing up the airbed 8) tidying up the house 9) given up smoking 10) the price has gone up 11) up to her ears in work 12) upside down/the wrong way up 13) staying up late 14) ‘Could you move up a bit please’ 15) turn up the volume
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