Using English vocabulary
A - What are phrasal verbs?
Phrasal verbs have two parts: a verb + a preposition
I got up at 6.30 this morning. I'm tired now.
I hated my sister when I was young but now we get on very well.
He soon got over his cold. (= he got better quickly)
He always turns on the TV at 9 o'clock to watch the news.
It's a sunny day. Turn the light off.
Turn the TV up. I can't hear it.
Turn the TV down. It's too loud.
Don't stop. Go on talking. It's very interesting.
A bomb went off in a London station today. Four people
are still in hospital.
put something on
It's cold and windy outside. Put your coat on. or Put on your coat.
Come on! We're late.
B - One phrasal verb, different meanings
Note that one phrasal verb can often have different meanings.
She turned down the stereo. (= made it not so loud)
She turned down the invitation. (= refused it)
She did up her coat(closed it with a zip)
She did up her flat. (painted it)
Our plane takes off at 12.30. (= leaves the ground)
She took off her shoes. (= removed them from her feet
Tip: Make a special page in your notebook. Write down any phrasal verbs you see or