More Human Resources Phrasal Verbs

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‘get on’ = to have a good relationship I don’t like my boss. We just don’t get on. The atmosphere is terrible. He doesn’t get on with his co-workers. ‘follow up’ = to find out more about or take further action on something. Before we offer her the job, we need to follow up on her references. […]

Keep phrasal verbs

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This lesson looks at the verb ‘to keep’ combined with particles: ‘to keep at’ something means to continue doing something even if it is hard or unpleasant. Learning phrasal verbs is hard so you have to keep at it every day. I had to finish so I kept at it for an hour before I […]

Phrasal verbs – go part 3

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Let’s continue looking at the verb ‘to go’ combined with particles. Here are some more common ones: ‘to go on doing something’ means to continue doing something. He didn’t even look at me. He just went on working. I can’t go on working so hard. I’m going to make myself ill. ‘to go on to […]

Phrasal Verbs – give

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Let’s have a look at the verb ‘to give’ combined with particles. Here are some of the most common expressions: ‘to give away’ means to give something for free, for no payment. In this issue of the magazine, they are giving away a free CD I gave away all my old clothes that were too […]

Presentations – signposting

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When we are giving a presentation, there are certain key words we use to ’signpost’ different stages in our presentation. These words are not difficult to learn but it is absolutely essential that you memorize them and can use them when you are under pressure giving a presentation. When you want to make your next […]

Understanding English Grammar – phrasal verbs ‘stand’ part 2

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Here are some more common expressions using the verb ‘to stand’ combined with particles: ‘to stand in’ means to replace or represent someone for a short time. I’ll ask one of my colleagues to stand in while I’m away. Another actor stood in for him while he was ill. ‘to stand out’ means to be […]

Understanding English Grammar – phrasal verbs ‘set’ part 1

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The next verb we’re going to look at is ‘to set’ combined with particles. Here are the first of the most common: ‘to set about’ is to dealing with something in a particular way. I need to find a new flat but I’m not sure how to set about looking for one. I don’t think […]

Understanding English Grammar – run part 2

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Let’s continue looking at the verb ‘to run’ combined with particles. Here are some more of the most common expressions: ‘to run into’ someone means to meet them unexpectedly. I ran into Jane in reception. I hadn’t seen her for ages. Sara ran into her ex-boyfriend in the supermarket. She said it was very embarrassing. […]

Understanding English Grammar – phrasal verbs put part 4

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Let’s finish with the verb ‘to put’ combined with particles. Here is the final list of expressions: ‘to put money towards’ something means to use a sum of money to pay a part of the cost of something. When he died, he left me some money which I am going to put towards a house. […]

Understanding English Grammar – phrasal verbs ‘put’ part 1

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Now we are going to look at the verb ‘to put’ combined with particles. Here are some more of the most common expressions: ‘to put across’ means to explain or to express something. We have to put the message across a little bit more clearly. Not a very good presentation. He didn’t put his ideas […]

Phrasal Verbs – pull part 2

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Let’s continue with ‘to pull’, here are some of the most common: ‘to pull out’ means to extract something. * It was very painful. The dentist pulled out two of my teeth. * Somebody had pulled some pages out of the book. ‘to pull out of’ means decide not to continue with an activity or […]

Phrasal Verbs – Make

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Let’s now look at the verb ‘to make’ combined with particles. Here are some more of the most common expressions: ‘to make for’ means to go on the direction of. He got up and made for the exit. When he came into the room, he made straight for me. ‘to make of’ means think of, […]