Real English Conversation

Our English phrasal verb lesson today you will learn the second meaning for ‘Act Up’ which is that something is not working properly. When you finish listening to this audio lesson you can try our exercises and examples below to practice, you will also notice how well you understand using it after doing them.

 

Phrasal Verb: Act Up

by Real English Conversations | Phrasal Verb Course

Phrasal Verbs Lesson: Act Up #2

Alternative Meaning: When something isn’t working properly

Example 1:

  • My car was acting up yesterday so I took it to the mechanic to have it repaired.
  • My car wasn’t working properly yesterday so I took it to the mechanic to have it repaired.

Example 2:

  • When my computer is acting up I just restart it that usually fixes the problem.
  • When my computer isn’t working properly I just restart it that usually fixes the problem.

Get FREE Access to our Fluency Power Pack Membership

Join us FREE for 7 days to get access to full lessons from the Phrasal Verb Course, printable lessons and the Phrasal Verb Stories related to these podcast lessons.

Of course, we know you want to improve all aspects of your English to reach fluency which is why our membership includes lessons that show you how to improve your listening skills and give you activities to help you improve your speaking skills too.

During your free trial, you will also be able to join the conversation practice sessions to participate in a video call with a native speaker and other members from our website.

Take the first step to reach your fluency goals by joining our 7-Day Free Trial here

 

Other Phrasal Verb Lessons:

Hear some other lessons from our podcast. Examples and audio to help you understand each one.

Lessons to Help You Speak Confidently, Understand Native Speakers and Get You on the Path to Fluency!

phrasal verb story

Get these Phrasal Verb Lessons to Try!

  • 20 phrasal verb lessons
  • 2 phrasal verb stories
  • PDF transcripts
  • MP3 Downloads