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Today's Word/phrase:

back to basics

to go back and look at the important aspects of something

  • OK, this isn't working. I think we need to go back to basics and start again.

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Recent Words of the Day

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an eager beaver

someone who is enthusiastic to get working

  • Debbie is an eager beaver today; she was at her desk by 8am, working on the project.

a bad workman always blames his tools

to find someone or something to blame for poor work

  • He said that the materials were poor quality but a bad workman always blames his tools!



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This week we are featuring words and phrases related to business and work. Take a look, listen out for them being used in everyday English speaking, and don't forget to practice their use in your English speaking too! 

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