Mastering phrasal verbs will help you understand conversations in English and speak naturally with English speakers.
Today I would like to introduce to you five common phrasal verbs:
1. to be cut out for something: to have the necessary qualities/ability to do something
I tried working as a doctor, but I eventually quit. I wasn't cut out for it at all.
3. to be/stay caught up: to know all the latest information.
I read magazines to stay caught up on all the latest gossip.
4. to set up (something): to establish a business or organisation
She set up the company with her high school friends.
5. to show up: to arrive
He showed up to the appointment an hour late.
Now, it's your turn!
- Do you like to stay caught up on recent international events?
- Are you an early riser, or do you like to lie in?
- Do you usually show up early for appointments?
- Have you ever tried to do something you weren't cut out for?
- If you could set up any kind of business, what would it be?
1. Write down phrasal verbs that you see in books or hear in movies. Even better, write the whole sentence - this will help you understand the context in which native speakers use the phrasal verb.
2. Find out the meaning by talking to a native speaker or looking in a dictionary. Some dictionaries also have example sentences to help you use the words correctly.
3. Practice using the phrasal verb in conversation and/or writing.
4. Review regularly.
Would you like to learn the meaning of new phrasal verbs and practice using them in conversation? If so, I recommend my lesson Level Up Your English with Phrasal Verbs .
In May, students can access a coupon using this link.