(one’s) “Meat And Potatoes” – (Idiomatic Adjectival Phrasal-Noun)

(one’s) “Meat And Potatoes”

(Closet Classics #10)


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Not only is this a term which describes, literally, thousands upon thousands of delicious meal possibilities, served in just as many different ways – but it is also a common Idiomatic Adjectival Phrasal-Noun.


tO Find OUt Why It Has Nothing To Do With The Picture Above…

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How To Find The Official TOEFL Testing Center In Your Area


How To Find The TOEFL Testing Center In Your Area


Where The Hell Is The Testing Center!?!?

Where The Hell Is The Testing Center!?!?


People trying to find The Official TOEFL Testing Center in their area (Country, and City) is a very serious and important part of the process of taking The TOEFL iBT Exam.

The fact that this was the single biggest reason for receiving emails from people all around the world, and that responding to those emails, previously, took up most of my time, is the reason why I took nearly a year to collect and publish all of the official testing centers throughout the world, as given by the official website.

Yes, the official website does give this information, but the problem is – to get this information, one first needs to actually start the registration process to get it.  I don’t know who would actually spend the money to register for the exam before finding out where they actually have to take the damn thing, but I certainly wouldn’t!

I am not exactly sure why the organization that created and administers The TOEFL iBT Exam, makes it so difficult to find this information but don’t worry…  GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! has got you covered. 😉


So Where Is My TOEFL Testing Center?


 

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Pronunciation of The Letter B and The Letter P – (/b/ vs /p/)


The Pronunciation of The Letter B And The Letter
(/b/ vs /p/)

(Pronunciation Lesson)


[su_dropcap style=”flat”]A[/su_dropcap]s you may already know.  Most of the Consonants come in “Voiced” and “Un-Voiced” pairs, which is clearly explained in This Post Here.  You probably also know that The Letter B is the first Consonant.

[su_dropcap style=”flat”]I[/su_dropcap]n the video below, the teacher explains that the Un-Voiced pair to The Letter B is The Letter P.  And she has a great way of showing you the difference between the two.  Not only in the sound, but what actually happens with the breath when speaking them.


Watch The Video Here!


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TOEFL Vocabulary #6 – “Facilitate” (Unique Word-Transformation)


The Word “Facilitate” – TOEFL Vocabulary
(It’s Transformations + Meaning & Usage)

(Unique Word-Transformation & Functional TOEFL Vocabulary)


The word “Facilitate”, and it’s various transformations is the next in the series of “Unique Word Transformation” TOEFL Vocabulary.  For a full description about the different types of TOEFL Vocabulary, you can read the blog post I wrote on that subject here.

In addition to being “Unique Word Transformation” Vocabulary, at least two of this word‘s transformations also qualify as Functional TOEFL Vocabulary.


1.  (to) “Facilitate” & (a) “Facilitator”


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2.  (a/the) “Facility” / “Facilities”


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3.  “The Facilities”


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To Get All The Info On Every One Of These Words…

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“Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart” – English Aphorism


(to) Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart

(Today’s “Tid-Bit”)


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The Aphorism “Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart” – is an Idiomatic expression which can also be classified as an Interjection, A Proverb and a Saying.  Furthermore, this phrase can also be turned into a Prepositional Phrasal Verb.

It is very similar in meaning to the Idiomatic Aphorism:  (to) “Build The House From The Ground Up” – both of which mean:


To Find Out The Difference …

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(And Don’t Get Ahead Of Yourself…  Or The Cart)

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TOEFL Vocabulary #5 – “Educate” (Functional TOEFL Vocabulary)


The Word “Educate”


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(Functional TOEFL Vocabulary)


“Educate” – (/EH-dʒə-kay[t]/ – /ˈɛ.dʒə.ke[t]/) [dynamic verb]…


  • “(to) Educate (one’s self or an other) is to provide or procure information upon any subject – either passively or actively, for the sake of expanding one’s comprehension – and thus – over-all knowledge of either a particular subject or all possible subjects, generally.”

“In order to excel on The TOEFL iBT Exam, is is necessary to educate oneself on what to expect in each section of the exam.”


To See Some Examples Of  “Transformational” Vocabulary For The Word “Educate”

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“Some” vs “Any” – Quantifiers – (Grammar Lesson)

The Quantifiers, “Some” vs “Any”

(Grammar Lesson)


The use of these Quantifiers – “Some” vs “Any” are used with both Countable and Un-Countable Nouns, and are often used in very similar sentences.

They can be used to refer to a non-specific amount of one, all, every, some, none, or a non-specific type of the noun they are referring to.


To See How They Relate To Slamming Beers With your Friends…


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Or, a couple of girls doing some awesome Kung Fu moves…


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Read The Full Post Here!

(Or risk the loss of beer and the addition of a backwards kick right in the face…  Just kidding.  But you should still read it anyways.)


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