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Phrasal Verb Lesson ACT UP

Welcome to the first lesson in our English phrasal verb courseIn this first phrasal verb lesson ACT UP, we are going to talk about how you can use it in a couple different ways and today we will explain that it means to misbehave. The examples show you the correct natural style of how to use this in context so you can practice sounding like a real English speaker.




Phrasal Verb: Act Up

by Real English Conversations | Phrasal Verb Course

Phrasal Verbs Lesson: Act Up 1

Alternative Meaning: To misbehave

Example 1:

  • When the teacher left the classroom the students acted up.
  • When the teacher left the classroom the students misbehaved.

Example 2:

  • When you give children food with lots of sugar in it, they tend to act up.
  • When you give children food with lots of sugar in it, they tend to misbehave


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