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Proficiency Phrase of the Day #23: To give your word

Today’s phrase is…

To give one’s word

Here are some examples:

He gave her his word that he wouldn’t tell anyone her secret.

I give you my word that everything I’ve told you is the truth.

Lead students to the meaning: to make a solemn promise.


  • How often do you make promises to your friends?
  • Do you always keep your promises?
  • How good are you at keeping secrets?
  • Which of your friends do you feel you can trust with your secrets?
  • Are you good at telling if someone is lying or being insincere when they make a promise?

Here’s the Quizlet set of all the previous phrases of the day.


Barcelona based English Teacher, blogger and sometime actor and director.

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