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This review is from: English Phrasal Verbs in Use Intermediate (Professional English in Use) (Paperback)
English is one of the most confusing languages because it isn't just one language. If you are not a native speaker, then usually you start learning the language from books and articles which give you an insight into the more formal aspects of English which are derived from Latin (the Romans) or French (1066 and all that). However, as soon as you arrive in England (or any other English-speaking country), you soon realise that you don't understand a word! Why? Spoken English is derived from the ancient peoples of pre-Roman Britain, the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings who settled amongst us. Many of these words are short and linked to adverbs and prepositions to create different meanings, both literal and metaphorical. This book gives you all the most important phrasal verbs and is essential to understand our beautiful spoken language.