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Posted on Dec 14, 2016

TOP 5 PHRASAL VERBS IN ENGLISH

TOP 5 PHRASAL VERBS IN ENGLISH

Of course there are lots more – but these are very common and the first 5 that popped into my head

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GIVE UP

  – to stop doing something

Like it says on the blackboard above – DON´T GIVE UP !!!

Especially if you are learning something, you need to continue, even when you feel it´s difficult.

Don´t give up your English studies.

I´m going to give up smoking next year.

She gave up swimming classes because she didn´t have time.

They´ve given up hope of ever finding the cat.

LOOK AFTER

– to care for someone or something

Grandma is looked after by the staff in the nursing home.

The babysitter looks after the children while we go to the cinema.

Who is going to look after the dogs when he goes on holiday?

She looked after the project while her colleague was in hospital

PICK UP (AND DROP OFF)

– to collect (and deliver) someone or something

I will pick up the kids after school, and then drop them off at gymnastics class

The postman dropped off the parcels after picking them up at the depot

Can you pick up some groceries for the dinner tonight on your way back from work?

She´s picked up a virus from somewhere and has a terrible cold.

TAKE OFF

– 1) to remove -2) to leave/depart (aircraft)

Take off your shoes before going in the house!

They took off their uniform as soon as they got in from school.

Are you going to take your coat off or are you not staying?

The plane took off on time.

TURN ON/OFF

– to start/stop the function or operation of something, usually a piece of machinery or equipment

We use this so often as in modern society most people have so many gadgets, for example, TV, mobile phones, computers etc….

Turn on the radio I want to listen to the news.

She is going to turn off the TV so her brother can do his homework.

You have to turn off your mobile phone before the plane takes off.

Turn off the lights so we can see the candles

TIPS:

Practise everyday.

Slowly incorporate phrasal verbs into your spoken English

Learn them in context

Learn them in small doses, ( 3 per week?) but really learn them

 

FOR HELP WITH YOUR EXAMS AND PRACTISE WITH A TEACHER CONTACT:

Catherine.spain  (skype)

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