Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Phrasal Verbs and Idioms for English Speaking | Lesson 1 - Elementary Level 1. to get in/to get on: to enter or to board a vehicle To get in is used for cars; to get on is used for all other...
1. to break down: to stop functioning Compare this idiom with to burn out in Lesson 12. To burn out means that electrical equipment becomes hot from overuse and stops functioning. To break down means that something stops functioning mechanically, whether from...
1. to keep out: not to enter, not allow to enter Ex: There was a large sign outside the door that said, "Danger! Keep out!" Ex: I've told you to keep the dog out of the house. 2. to keep...
1. up to date: modern; current, timely Hyphens (-) separate the parts of this idiom when it precedes a noun form, as in the third example. The verb to update derives from this idiom. Ex: The president insisted that the...
Phrasal Verbs and Idioms for English Speaking | Lesson 4 - Elementary Level 1. to take part in: to be involved in, to participate in (also: to be in on) Example: Martin was sick and could not take part in...
1. to dress up: to wear formal clothes, to dress very nicely Ex: We should definitely dress up to go to the theater. Ex: You don't have to dress up for Mike's party. 2. at last: finally, after a long...
1. to pick out: to choose, to select Ex: Ann picked out a good book to give to her brother as a graduation gift. Ex: Johnny, if you want me to buy you a toy, then pick one out...
Phrasal Verbs and Idioms for English Speaking | Lesson 5 - Elementary Level 1. to shake hands: to exchange greetings by clasping hands Ex: When people meet for the first time, they usually shake hands. Ex: The student warmly shook...
Phrasal Verbs and Idioms for English Speaking | Lesson 6 - Elementary Level 1. under the weather: not feeling well, sick Ex: John stayed home from work because he was feeling under the weather. Ex: When you cat cold, you...
1. to make sure: to be sure, to ascertain (also: to make certain) Ex: Please make sure that you turn off the radio before you go out. Ex: Could you make certain of the time? I don't want to...

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