To hang out – English slang

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Example sentences from the web:

  • Since he got a girlfriend he stopped hanging out with his friends.

  • Byron and some of the other poetic dudes are planning to hang out at Jack Straws before we go to sup. Like to join us?

  • You still hang out at the pool hall?

“THE BEAUTIFUL THING ABOUT LEARNING IS THAT NOBODY CAN TAKE IT AWAY FROM YOU”. – B.B. KING

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When you acquire knowledge, what you’ve learned becomes a part of you. For this reason, nobody can detract it from you. It will always be yours. Of course, if you share your knowledge, be aware that more people will have what you have, which is not a bad thing ;-). So keep learning and continue to share your knowledge!

TO TAKE AWAY = to remove; to detract.

Days of the week and verbs related to daily activities (for beginners).

This video is designed for students, teachers and anyone wanting to learn English.

This is the content:

DAYS

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

ACTIVITIES

Do laundry
Take out the trash
Go to the gym
Go to the supermarket
Go bowling
Take out the recyclables
Go hiking

On Sunday
On Monday
On Tuesday
On Wednesday
On Thursday
On Friday
On Saturday

On Sundays, I do my laundry.
On Mondays, I take out the trash.
On Tuesdays, I go to the gym.
On Wednesdays, I go to the supermarket.
On Thursdays, I go bowling.
On Fridays, I take out the recyclables.
On Saturdays, I go hiking.

How about you?
What do you do on Sundays?
What do you do on Mondays?
What do you do on Tuesdays?
What do you do on Wednesdays?
What do you do on Thursdays?
What do you do on Fridays?
What do you do on Saturdays?

Lingro

If you are English students and you want to improve your vocabulary/comprehension skills I suggest that you try this website. Lingro is an amazing resource if you want to read a blog, an online newspaper, etc. You just have to write the link of what you want to read (number one in the picture below). You can select a dictionary (as you can see, I marked “English dictionary” with a red rectangle, but it’s not the only one, there are also English-Spanish, Spanish-English, English-French, English-Italian, etc.).
This is the homepage:

lingro_home_pageLink: http://lingro.com/

For example, you want to read an article on the website http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ . Firstly, you have to find an article you like, for instance, I decided to read this one: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/150406-california-drought-snowpack-map-water-science/

national_geographic_articleThen, you have to copy the article’s link. Done that, from within the lingro’s website, you can enter the URL.
It’ll appear like this:

article_with_lingroYou can notice that I selected (I clicked the left mouse button) “warming” and “scarcity” .
Afterwards, you can study the words you didn’t know. There’s the possibility to create wordlists:

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You can also play with flashcards:

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