Did you know that there are over 600,000 words in English? That's a lot of words, and far more than any human being could ever manage to learn. Even Shakespeare only used around 55,000 different words in all of his works. Mind you, he did actually invent quite a few of them. To get a good mastery of English, you do need to expand your vocabulary as much as possible. The more words you know, the better your English will be. The Activities here will help you to quickly develop your vocabulary.
Phrasal verbs are like idioms and have to be learnt individually. They are an essential part of your English vocabulary, and without them you will not be able to say that you have any degree of fluency in English. These Activities have been designed to make learning, remembering, and using phrasal verbs as easy and enjoyable as possible. English speakers use phrasal verbs all the time, so you need to at least be able to understand what they mean. Use them yourself and you will sound much more like a native speaker and your English will sound much more natural.
Vocabulary that we use when talking about frozen food. This lesson was inspired by a student of mine, Monica from Italy, who asked why, if we freeze things, don't we unfreeze them? I decided to make a microlearning lesson that would provide the answer and give students the necessary vocabulary for talking about defrosting, thawing, freezing, and melting food items. This lesson uses short videos to make the message clear and gives you the chance to test your understanding of the vocabulary with a self-test feature.
Put something into a freezer at a sufficiently low temperature and it begins to freeze. Clarence Birdseye: While frozen food has existed wherever the climate was cold enough to freeze food, Clarence Birdseye is credited with inventing, in 1924, the quick freezing process that produces the food stored in your freezer today. You probably have some Birds Eye branded frozen food in your freezer. The thin layer of ice that forms on objects exposed to freezing temperatures is called frost. If you take frozen food out of the freezer and leave it in a warm place, the ice melts. We don't cook melted frozen food, we cook frozen food when it's been defrosted or thawed. When the weather begins to warm up, any winter snow or ice begins to thaw, not defrost. Eating Frozen Food - Apart from ice-creams and ice-lollies, you can't eat frozen food straight from the freezer. Before you eat it, you have to return it to its original non-frozen state. This process is called defrosting or thawing the food. Defrosting may have resulted from Clarence Birdseye's company being rebranded in 1929 as Birds Eye Frosted Foods. For the food to defrost, or thaw, you need to leave it in a warm place for some time.
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