Phrasal Verbs

Lesson 19. What is a great way to sound like an English speaker? Use phrasal verbs more. Here are 50 of the most common ones, grouped here with prepositions "in", "out", "on", "off. Specially created images will help you to remember these phrasal verbs.

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Lesson transcript

In the next two lessons we're looking at phrasal verbs.

Now, phrasal verbs, like 'find out', 'move in' and 'look up', are what native English speakers use all the time to communicate.
 
What we'll do is look at a top 50 of the most important phrasal verbs to remember.

Now we make phrasal verbs with a verb like 'find', 'move', or 'look' plus a preposition like 'out', 'in' or 'up'.

In this lesson, we're going to look at phrasal verbs with the following prepositions:

– 'In' – 5 examples.
– 'Out' – 6 examples.
– 'On' – 5 examples, and
– 'Off' – 4 examples.

So, 20 examples for this lesson. We'll do the final 30 examples in the next lesson.

All the examples have a picture – like <this> one – to make them easier to remember.

And I also strongly recommend that you watch these lessons lots of times until you feel you know all the examples well.


So, let's begin.

Number 1 – phrasal verbs with 'in'.

5 examples here.
Number (i) and this is 'get in'.
Notice that he's getting in a car we can't say to get in a train or a bus for example.

Number (ii) and this is 'fill in', which means to complete a form which is a piece of paper like <this>. It could also be online.

Number (iii) and this is 'move in' which means to move your things into a new home.

Number (iv), this is 'plug in'. We could say to 'plug in' a computer for example.

Number (v) is the opposite of go out and it is 'stay in'. So, to stay at home.


So those are phrasal verbs with 'in'. Let's now look at phrasal verbs with 'out', and there 6 examples here.

Number (i) and this is 'get out'. Notice again that she is getting out of a car. We don't normally say to get out the bus or a train, for example.

Number (ii), and this is 'eat out' which means to eat in a restaurant or anywhere where you're paying for a meal.

Number (iii), this is 'move out' and this is the opposite of 'move in', which we saw earlier.

Number (iv), and this is 'work out', and this basically means to exercise in a step by step way.

Number (v), another way of saying 'to discover' is to 'find out'.

And number (vi), another way of saying 'be careful' is 'look out'.
We can also say 'watch out', which is stronger.


So those are phrasal verbs with 'out'. Let's now look at phrasal verbs with 'on', and there are 5 examples here.

Number (i) and this is 'get on'. Notice that he's getting on a bus. We can also say to get on a train. We can't say get on a car unless you mean get on the roof of a car!

Number (ii) and this is 'get on with someone', which means to have a good, friendly relationship with someone.

For example, I might say 'I get on with' or 'I get on well with my brother'.

Number (iii) and this is 'try on' which means to test a piece of clothing. This lady is trying on a hat. We could also say 'put on' which just means to start wearing.

Number (iv) and this is 'turn on' and we can say 'turn on' a light switch or a TV or whatever.

We could also say to 'switch on', which is the same thing. And number (v) is 'hold on'. This person is holding on here.

We can also say 'hold on' when we want somebody to wait for a moment.


So those are phrasal verbs with 'on' let's finally look at phrasal verbs with 'off', and there are 4 examples here.

Number (i) and this is 'get off'. This is the opposite of 'get on' and we say to 'get off' a bus or a train but not a car.

Number (ii), this is 'take off' which means to remove a piece of clothing. This man is taking off his hat.

Number (iii), this is 'turn off' which is the opposite of 'turn on', and again we can say 'switch off'.

The final example here is 'show off' and in the picture <this> lady is showing off her ring to <this> lady.


So that's 20 of the 50 examples so far. Join me in the next lesson where we'll  look at phrasal verbs with the following prepositions: 'up', 'down', 'away', 'back' and 'at'.

There will also be practice exercises for both lessons and a PDF you to download with all of the examples and pictures.

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INDEX:
Nouns: Countables, Uncountables (1)
Articles (2)
(3) | (Zero Article 4) | The: Special Uses (5)
There is, there are (6)
Quantity: Some, Any (7) | Many, Much, A lot of (8) | A few, a little (9)
Prepositions of time: In, On, At (10)
The Present: Present Simple (11) | Present Continuous (12)
The Past: Past Simple (13) | Past Continuous (14) | Present Perfect (15)
Irregular Verbs (16)
The Future: Future Simple (17) | Future Plans (18)
Phrasal Verbs (19) (20)



     Countable and uncountable nouns 

     Countable and Uncountable
     Nouns
     Learn the two key rules

    
     "The": Special Uses
 
      "The": Special Uses
      10 special uses of 'the' here

   
     Phrasal Verbs - Part 1 

     Phrasal Verbs Part 1
     Each example with a picture

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