Phrasal Verbs – Look part 1

Phrasal Verbs – Look part 1


Today we’re going to start looking at the verb ‘to look’ combined with particles. Here are some of the most common:

‘to look after’ means to take care of someone or something.

  • When I have to travel on business, my parents usually look after my children.
  • I look after the office when my colleagues are away on business.

‘to look ahead’ means to think about and plan the future.

  • We have to look ahead and try to estimate our needs for the next few years.
  • In this business, it’s very difficult to look ahead and predict what will happen.

‘to look at’ means to read something quickly and not very thoroughly.

  • Could you look at my report and tell me if you think it’s OK?
  • I looked at your figures and they seem fine to me.

‘to look at’ can also mean to investigate or think carefully about a problem or situation.

  • Costs are getting out of control. We need to look at them closely.
  • John looked at renting cars but it would be too expensive.

‘to look back’ means to think about something that happened in the past.

  • I realise I was very naive when I look back.
  • If we look back over the last three years, we can see many times when we were very successful.

‘to look down on’ means to think something or someone is inferior.

  • The people who work in Headquarters always look down on the people in the branches.
  • Don’t look down on him just because he left school at 16. He has been very successful.

‘to look for’ means to try to find something lost or that you need.

  • My assistant is leaving at the end of the month. I’m looking for a new one.
  • He has been looking for a job for ages now.

‘to look forward to’ means to feel excited and happy about something that is going to happen.

  • I’m seeing him on Tuesday. I’m really looking forward to it.
  • We’re looking forward to our holidays. It will be wonderful to get away.

‘to look in’ means to visit someone for a short time.

  • I’ll look in on my way home and we can have a cup of tea.
  • Look in on Jenny and check that she is still working.

‘to look into’ means to examine a problem or situation.

  • My boss asked me to look into ways to do it more efficiently.
  • We have set up a working group to look into the problem.


exercise 2

exercise 3

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

As you found this post useful...

Follow us on social media!

We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!

Let us improve this post!

Tell us how we can improve this post?


  • Great lessons, keep up the good work

  • I´m very thankful. I´m also happy due to your fitness. I´ve found all these exercises very useful to work with my students at “El Politécnico Jaime Isaza Cadavid”. I hope you keep on this excellent academic help.I wish you the best and long life.

  • Those phrase are very usefull thanks for your great jeb

  • Thank you. It’s all in a nutshell, both informative and amuzing. Follows the educational entertainment trend, I take it. Looking forward to new lessons.

  • I am very happy to get these emails because they help me to reviw and practice my English. Thanks Amanda

  • how to impoved my English writting

  • Thank you so much! You are the best teacher! I’m learning a lot!


  • hi its a very goooooooddddddddddd activity try it out i u r intrested

  • I appreciate it. thank you very much

  • Hi,
    The stuff that is provided is awsome. It is a vital tool to enhance communication by involving such phrases.
    Thanks a lot.
    Ritesh Haldankar

  • Hi My name is Worapoch.
    I want to join study with you. So, next time please add my email and send information to me.

  • Please send information to

    [email protected]

    Thank you very much

  • hiiiiiii,
    i m very happy with u …..i found something new and i m learing too many things from u

  • thank you

  • thank you .you are a good teatcher a like your courses .take care

  • Thank you for every lessons you sent me

  • i like it i was in need of it thank you. have a nice day.

  • I really want to say thank you verey much, and also you have helped me so much thanks!

  • Thank you so much to share with us. Whole knowledges are very usefull. I need really help in learning phrasal verbs.

  • Thank you Grammar teacher.Your contribution is always useful. I wish you good health and happiness!!!

  • Thanks a lot for sharing all lesson you sent to me. It is very useful, I hope you continue giving us another lesson of phrase verb. I wish best things for for you.

  • Thank you very much for your work. The phrasal verbs you present are very useful for my students. Thanks.

  • Hello Sir,

    My Name is AJAYRAJ KUMAR…its so nice web site like learning is so easy..thank u !!!!!!!!!

  • Thanks for your mail.I’m learning your lessons and help for me.Please send me many your lessons.
    Thanks you very much.

  • Hai

    Thank u VEry Much for your lessons,,,

  • Thank you very much… This topic was very useful, I always had difficult with this kind of frasal verb and now, I’m understanding. Great job… Thanks.

  • I´m very thankful. I´m also happy due to your fitness. I hope you keep on this excellent academic help.
    I wish you the best life.
    Sincerely yours.
    Dr. Essafi

  • I am really thank you. I wish you to help me more lessons and more exercises
    thanks my teacher
    best wishes

  • I am very pleased to read your English comments it has improved my english , now I can speak ,read write and communicate very esayly wit native speakers, in this regard I need more and more leacher from your Enghlish cuorses accordingly.

  • Really you’re great people
    thanks for all your help & I am really much obliged for this lessons
    So, All the best for you

  • Hello Teacher,,,
    I’m very happy with u …..i found something new and i m learing too many things from u.. thank you so much….

  • Thanks for the opportunity you gave us i learned so much here.Good grammar helps me a lot.Hope you will continually teach and send us. i do appreciative all this.maybe i have some errors but still i have to gain more knowledge about English Grammar.

  • More power to all the staff.

  • Your stuff is so good that one wonders : Could this really be for free ?
    Where is the catch ?
    Any way , I enjoy it very much and am grateful . It helps me to keep my English in shape . Sort of !
    Carry on! Please …

  • Thank you very much Mr.Brown, for helping us in this way with good lessons in simple way.Hope your support always.

  • Lady Killer Loyal Man 2010

    September 20, 2010 at 4:13 am

    Thank you so much, my best teacher! I really like your teaching……….

  • It’s great lesson I began to learn it Thank you very much! from Kyrgyz Republic

  • thanks a lot~ good lesson~

  • You are very very kind. Thank you so much!

  • Thank you so much for looking into our needs. Best wishes and long live to a great friend! I am looking forward to meet a friend as kind as you are. Tarlac City, Philippines

  • Very valuable lesson!

  • Thanks for your lessons.God bless.

  • Thank u very much for all lessons =) Russia

  • I m very happy and I want to thank you for all.

  • Dear Mr. Brown,
    Thank you very much for your interesting and useful lessons.
    I wish you all the best in your life and in your teaching. Thanks!

  • Useful blog website, keep me personally through searching it, I am seriously interested to find out another recommendation of it.

  • All the lessons you are providing the learners as well as the teachers are very helpful. Thanks a lot.

  • All the lessons you are providing are very helpful. Thanks a lot. helpfu.

  • Comments are closed.

    Create Account

    Log In Your Account