Phrasal Verbs – look

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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 […]

Phrasal Verbs – let

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This next lesson is about using the verb ‘to let’ combined with particles. Here are some more of the most common expressions: ‘to let down’ means to disappoint someone. I promised to do it, I can’t let her down. They let us down badly by not completing the work on time. ‘to let in’ means […]

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 […]

Hold phrasal verbs

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In today’s lesson we are going to look at using the verb ‘to hold’ combined with particles. Here are some more of the most common expressions: ‘to hold back’ means to restrain or stop something working. High rates of tax are holding back economic growth. He could easily get promotion if he were more a […]

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 […]

Go phrasal verbs – part 2

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Here is the next lesson about using the verb ‘to go’ combined with particles. Here are some more of the most common expressions: ‘to go down’ means to get smaller or decrease. They are much cheaper than before. The price has gone down by at least ten percent. The price of laptop computers has gone […]

Go phrasal verbs part 1

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This lesson is the first lesson about using the verb ‘to go’ combined with particles. Here are some of the most common: ‘to go about’ means to deal with or tackle a task or job. Do you know how to enrol on the course? I don’t know how to go about it. How can I […]

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 […]

Phrasal Verbs – get part 2

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Here is the second part about using the verb ‘to get’ combined with particles: ‘to get behind’ means to be late or behind schedule. I’ll stay late and finish it today. I don’t want to get behind with my work. We don’t want to get behind schedule on this project. ‘to get into’ means to […]

Phrasal Verbs – get

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This lesson is the first in two lessons about using the verb ‘to get’ combined with particles. Here are some of the most common: ‘to get across’ means to communicate, make people understand. I’m not sure I got that across very well. I don’t think they really understood. He’s an excellent speaker. He can get […]

English Phrasal Verbs fall part 2

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These English phrasal verb exercises continue looking at ‘to fall’ combined with particles. Here are some more of the most common: ‘to fall in with’ means to become friendly with a group. He stopped going to school when he fell in with a bad crowd. At university, she fell in with a group that introduced […]

English Phrasal Verbs – fall

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These exercises are about using the verb ‘to fall’ combined with particles. Here are some of the most common: ‘to fall apart’ means to break into pieces because it is badly made. It was a cheap dress. The first time I wore it, it fell apart. I had terrible problems assembling the shelves, then they […]

English Phrasal Verbs – do

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These exercises are about using the verb ‘to do ‘ combined with particles:   ‘to do away with’ means to get rid of something or to stop using something.  We did away with all the old equipment and invested in some new. Let’s do away with formality and use first names. ‘to be done in’ […]

English Phrasal Verbs – cut

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These exercises are about using the verb ‘to cut ‘ combined with particles:   ‘to cut across’ means to take a shortcut over an area instead of going around the edge. It’ll be quicker to cut across the field. She quickly cut across the car park to where he was standing. ‘to cut back’ means […]

English Phrasal Verbs -come

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These exercises are about using the verb ‘to come’ combined with particles. Here are some of the most common: ‘to come across’ means to find something by chance. Here is an old photo of me. I came across it when I was looking for my passport. I love this painting. I came across it in […]

Phrasal Verbs – break

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These exercises are the first part about using the verb ‘to break ‘ combined with particles: ‘to break away’ means to stop being part of a group because you disagree with them. Several members broke away and formed their own group. Some of the members of the party disagreed with their policy and broke away […]

Phrasal Verbs – blow

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These exercises are about using the verb ‘to blow ‘ combined with particles: ‘to blow about’ means that the wind moves something in different directions. After the concert, there was a lot of litter blowing about in the park. We tried to collect up all the rubbish and plastic bags that were blowing about in […]

Phrasal Verbs – ‘be’

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These exercises are about using the verb ‘to be’ combined with particles: ‘to be away‘ means to have gone to another place. Sandra won’t be back until next month, she is away in China at the moment. I’m sorry but Martin is away on holiday this week. Can I help you? ‘to be down‘ means […]

Phrasal Verbs – back

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These exercises are about using the verb ‘to back ‘ combined with particles: ‘to back away from’ something or someone means to retreat or move backwards from something, usually slowly, because you are frightened of them. When I saw the snake, I slowly backed away from it and called for help. He tried to back […]

Phrasal Verbs – ask

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These exercises are about using the verb ‘to ask ‘ combined with particles: ‘to ask after’ someone means to ask for information about how they are and what they are doing. Sue was asking after you. I told her you were fine. He asked after my mother. He wanted to know how she was doing. […]