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Learn English phrasal verbs video

In this lesson I discuss some of the most common phrasal verbs in British English. Please see the explanations below.






Phrasal verbs with “get”

Get on / along with someone (have a good relationship with someone)

“We’re good friends, we get on / along very well.”

Get by (survive)

“Times are tough, but we get by.”

Get fired / sacked (lose your job)

Get promoted

“If you perform badly at work you might get fired / sacked; however, if you do really well, you could get promoted.”

Get on a boat / plane / train / bus

Get off a boat / plane / train / bus

Get in a car / taxi

Get out of a car / taxi

Get over (overcome a special person or situation)

“He was devastated when they broke up, but he’s (got) over her now.”

“If you’re in a difficult situation, it always helps you to have good friends to help you get over it.”

Get in touch (make contact with someone)

“If you want to know more, get in touch using this phone number…”

Keep in touch (maintain contact with someone)

“It’s been nice to see you again. Let’s keep in touch.”


Phrasal verbs requested by Patrick on Youtube

Take to somebody / something (like)

“I’ve taken to this new book I’m reading. I really like it.”

Take something off (remove clothes)

“When you get hot, you should take off some clothes.”
Give in / up (surrender / stop trying)

“The war ended when the opposition gave in / up.”

“Don’t give up studying English just because it’s hard.”

Come down with something (become ill)

“I couldn’t work last week because I came down with the flu.”
Draw something up (create)

“It took me a while to draw up this lesson.”


Phrasal verbs with “pop”

Pop in (come / go in)

“I need to pop into the shop for a minute to buy some bread.”

Pop over; pop round; pop by (visit)

“I’m not feeling great.” “OK, I’ll pop over / round / by later to see you.”



Very common phrasal verbs

Let someone know (tell someone)

Let me know what happens.”

Carry on (continue)

Carry on studying English and you will be great!”

Look after (take care of someone / something)

“Can you look after my stuff please while I go to the loo?”

Turn up (arrive / appear somewhere)

“She always turns up late, it’s annoying.”

Watch out (be careful for a particular reason)

Watch out!” (Common command or explanation which means someone needs to be careful about some immediate danger.)

Watch out for him, he’s a troublemaker.”

Go out with someone (date)

“They’ve been going out for three months.”

“Will you go out with me?”

“Do you want to go out with me?”

  1. hychen70
    14/12/2012 at 9:19 PM

    It’s good for study . Do u want to go out with me?

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