Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 2 – Episode 4 – Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal verbs are formed by linking one verb to another word (typically a preposition or an adverb). The result is a new expression that has a different meaning from the original verb.

They are very frequently used in English in both speaking and writing. This could also be handy for TOEFL students who are looking to take the iBT test.

Nonetheless, I decided to get some handy phrasal verbs that you can use throughout your daily life and make some sentences with them.

 

Phrasal Verbs

 

Come In – Giving someone permission to enter a particular place.

“Hey, Arsenio! It’s good to see you again! Please, come in. Would you like some water?”

 

Get Up – To stand up or to wake up.

Mother says, “hey! Get up! It’s time to go to school!

 

Cut off – to no longer talk to or to stop something.

“He cut me off while I was driving!”

“I cut her off after I found out she lied to me.”

 

Drop By – to stop by.

“When you’re on your way home from work, you should drop by and have some of this tasty pizza I made!”

 

Drop Off – to leave something

“I dropped my sister off at school this morning.”

 

Fall Apart – to no longer work.

“Our relationship fell apart.”

 

Get Away – to go away for a period of time.

We should go away for the holidays.”

 

Get Around – knowing your way around.

“Don’t worry, I can get around easily by using the train.”

 

Give Away – to give away a thing — permanently.

We’re having a giveaway at our store!”

 

Work out – to perform a strenuous activity or to solve a problem.

“Will you come work out this evening?”

I hope things work out for the both of you.”

 

Podcast

 

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