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 Verb 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.

 

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