What are phrasal verbs?
Learning phrasal verbs to improve your English fluency
1. take on
2. work out
Example: They haven’t worked out what to do yet.
Just as the previous phrasal verb, the two words are linked, in the pronunciation there is no pause between the words. The stress is on the second syllable of the phrase: “out”
3. come up with
4. get ahead
You can say you are successful by using “get ahead in…”
- your career
- your work/job
5. follow up
6. look into
7. back out of
8. get in on
Example: A British company tried to get in on the deal.
To “get in on something” is the opposite of the previous phrasal verb “back out of.” It means that you join an activity because you will gain an advantage from it. You start to take part in an activity that is already happening.
The stress is on “in” when you pronounce this phrasal verb.
9. put forward
Example: None of the ideas that she put forward have been accepted.
When pronouncing this phrasal verb, the stress is on the first syllable of “forward.”
How to study the new vocabulary
Now, let’s practice the English phrasal verbs
Which of these were new for you? In which situations will you start using them? Comment below with your ideas!
Speak often and use these phrases. Remember, the best way to learn English phrasal verbs is to practice them as often as you can.