Phrasal verbs are commonly used in spoken English. They consist of a verb and a preposition to create another unique meaning. ESL students at Hancock International College can use them in and outside of the classroom. In fact, many international students struggle to understand Americans because they often use phrasal verbs. Lizzie Gregory wrote an article titled “Phrasal verbs about the classroom and learning” for The English Tower providing a few great phrasal verbs to start using right away!
Lizzie Gregory lists:
“Work out – To learn. Example: Work out how to use the laptop
Cross out – to erase. Example: Cross out your name
Hand in – To submit. Example: Hand in your homework
Look up – To search. Example: Look up that word in the dictionary
Turn down – To lower the volume. Example: Turn down the video, please
Turn up – To raise the volume. Example: Turn up the video, please
Set up – To arrange/organize/make something ready to use. Example: Set up the hall for assembly
Throw away – Discard. Example: Throw away your rubbish
Put off – Postpone. Example: The homework will be put off until tomorrow
Make up – Invent. Example: Make up a poem
Sign up – Enroll. Example: Sign up to this course
Use up – Use completely. Example: Don’t use up all of the glue
Read over – Examine. Example: Read over your homework
Find out – Discover. Example: Find out how to use the calculator”
She includes 10 practice fill in the blank questions, so check out her article with the URL below!
Full Article: http://theenglishtower.com/classroom-learning-phrasal-verbs/
Idiom of the Day
To draw a blank
Meaning: can’t think of the answer to something that you learned before
Example: Sarah was drawing a blank when her teacher called on her in class. She knew the answer, but maybe because she was asked in front of all her classmates she could not think of the answer.
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