Monday, February 1, 2016

THINK IN ENGLISH WITH PHRASAL VERBS

LET'S PRACTISE USING PHRASAL VERBS IN CONVERSATIONS...


Speak Out: If you have any doubts or comments do speak out. (Say it loud and clear for all to hear)
Speak Up: You need to speak up for yourself. Don't let anyone take you for granted. (Say what you want to happen in clear terms in support of something or someone)
Could you please speak up...I couldn't hear. (Speak louder)

Look Up: Make a habit of looking up the dictionary whenever you come across any new words while reading or listening. (find information from a book)
Things are looking up for the people with the new government coming into power. (a very positive change in the situation)

Break
Break up: He had to break up with his partner (to end the relatioship).
Break through: We need to break through this mindset of small thinking.(carve a new path)
Break down: He finally broke down while admitting his mistake.(started crying)

Wear
Wear Out: My shoes have worn out, will buy a new one soon. (became depreciated)
Wear off: It seems as if the headache is wearing off. (to go away slowly)

Read
Read out: Can you read out the last line? (say it loud)
Read into: You are trying to read too much into the report. (trying to find some other meaning)

Talk
Talk into: He talked me into accepting this new job. (to persuade someone to do something)
Talk out of: He talked me out of resigning this job. (to persuade someone not to do something)

Stand
Stand out: You need to make your speech stand out. (to be noticed)
Stand by: He promised to stand by me during the debate. (to support)
Stand up: We need to stand up for our rights. (to defend)
Stand in: Will you stand in for me for just five minutes? (take my place)

Come
Come up with: Can you come up with something new? (suggest something)
Come off: The advertisement came off brilliantly. (to succeed)
Coming on: The blog is coming on quite well. (making progress)
Come through: He has come through a lot in life. (to survive)

Turn
Turn up: Only a few turned up for the class. (arrived)
Turn down: His request for leave was turned down. (rejected)
Turn on/off: Can you turn on/off the fan? (switch on/off)
Turn out: Voters turned out in large numbers for the election. (participated)
Turn against: He turned against his party. (to become an enemy)

Run
Run down: The novel was run down by the press. (strongly criticized)
Run into: His business ran into many problems. (to face/meet unexpected problems)
Run out: We ran out of time. (to use completely)

.......TO BE CONTINUED

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