When was the last time you studied phrasal verbs? Maybe you need to ‘catch up’ with them! We have 10 more phrasal verbs for you on this episide of Aprender Inglés con Reza y Craig.
Feedback from Victoria
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I’ve been listening to your podcasts for a long time but I’ve never written any comments. So, I think it’s time to introduce myself and thank you for all your advices (advice) and lessons.
I’m Victoria. I’m from Argentina but I’ve been living in Barcelona since 2002.
Last week I had good news: I passed my First Certificate of English. I heard a lot of your podcasts and they helped me pass it, but it was “20 phrasal verbs that you must know” the episode I heard the most and the most useful ever!
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Javier from Tolosa
I continue having certain doubts about how to (put the) order (in) the second part of some questions, for instance:
Do you know where she lives? or Do you know where does she live?
Do you know where he is? or Do you know where is he?
Do you know how many people does it take to do? or Do you know how many people it takes to do?
What kind of dog do you have? or What kind of dog you have?
If you could explain this to us, I would be so grateful. Thanks, Javier.
Listen to inglespodcast.com/50 for a full explanation of how to use indirect questions.
10 more phrasal verbs that you should know
We spoke about 20 Phrasal Verbs that English Students Should Know in Episode 98 – This was a very popular episode, so here are 10 more:
1. To bring up – Craig was brought up in London. Reza was brought up in Belfast. / I’ll bring it up at the meeting / I had a dodgy kebab and brought it up an hour later.
2. To fill out/fill in – Please fill in this form in capital letters. / Your teacher is off sick, so I’m filling in for her today.
3. To hold up – I can’t see it. Can you hold it up, please? / Sorry I’m late, I was held up at work. / They held up the bank and got away with over a quarter of a million euros. (also noun: a hold up)
4. To make up – I don’t think he saw Tom Cruise in Mercadona. I think he made it up. / Are you going to make yourself up and put on a dress (also, put on make up) / I’m sorry I forgot your birthday. How can I make it up to you?
5. To cut down on – I’ve cut down on the money I spend on conferences this year.
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6. To get over – Have you got over your cold yet? / I can’t get over what Dave said about Sally. / It took me a long time to get over breaking up with my first girlfriend.
7. To catch up with – I need to catch up with some work. / We should get together and catch up over a beer or two. / He was far behind the other runners but eventually caught up with them near the end.
8. To throw away – I work hard for my money. I don’t like throwing it away. Have you ever thrown away a golden opportunity? / I’ve thrown away your old Led Zeppelin T-shirt (also ‘throw out’)
9. To set up – We need to set up a meeting. Was it difficult to set up your new TV? Mike is setting up a new company in his hometown.
10. To do up – Do up your shoelace (cordón). It’s undone. / When are you going to do up your flat?
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