Let’s hear it for frequency!

As your level in a language improves it gets harder to know the words and phrases you really need to remember and to use. Tools like the www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/ can help by telling you the level you should know the word at. This kind of grading is very useful and is often based on frequency of use: if a word is used frequently it’s a good idea to learn it before another which is less frequent. This way of thinking about language learning can help us in complex areas in the English language such as phrasal verbs. Follow this link for a list of the 150 most frequently used phrasal verbs (including their different uses and frequency ranking) and click on the picture below for a quiz on eight items from the list which particularly caught my eye!

Ed Taylor (Head of Studies at King’s Training)

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