Thursday, January 17, 2019
1. to be about to: to be at the moment of doing something, to be ready This idiom is often sued with the adverb just. Ex: I was just about to leave when you telephoned. Ex: Oh, hi, John. We're...
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 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 7 - Elementary Level 1. to point out: to show, to indicate, to bring to one's attention Ex: What important buildings did the tour guide point out to you? Ex: The...
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...
1. to wake up: to arise from sleep, to awaken Compare wake up and get up as used in the first example. Example: Marge woke up this morning very early, but she did not get up until about ten o'clock. ...
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...
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 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...

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