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FREE Phrasal Verb Podcast Lesson 6 10

Lesson 6: Take off (3rd meaning)

Alternative: to leave

Example 1:

  • Thanks for inviting me to the party, it was great but I’m going to take off now.
  • Thanks for inviting me to the party, it was great but I’m going to leave now.

Example 2:

    • The robber took off as quickly as he could from the bank.
    • The robber left as quickly as he could from the bank.

 

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Lesson 7: Take (the amount of time) off (4th meaning) separable

Alternative: to not work

Example 1:

  • I asked my boss if I could take 3 days off this week.
  • I asked my boss if I could not work for 3 days this week.

Example 2:

  • I need to take some time off of work to de-stress a bit.
  • I need to not work to de-stress a bit.

 

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Lesson 8: Run Down (1st meaning) separable

Alternative: to criticize

Example 1:

  • My friend is always running me down for my choice in music
  • My friend is always criticizing my choice in music.

Example 2:

  • She left her boyfriend after 2 years because he was always running her down.
  • She left her boyfriend after 2 years because he was always criticizing her.

 

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Lesson 9: (to feel) Run Down (2nd meaning)

Alternative: to have low energy

Example 1:

  • I think I’m starting to get sick, I’m feeling so run down.
  • I think I’m starting to get sick, I’m feeling very low on energy.

Example 2:

  • After completing the 25km marathon, he felt very run down for 3 days.
  • After completing the 25km marathon, he had low on energy for 3 days.

 

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Lesson 10: Track down – separable

Alternative: to find (someone or something)

Example 1:

  • It’s easy to track Curtis down because he always has his cell phone with him.
  • It’s easy to track down Curtis because he always has his cell phone with him.
  • It’s easy to find Curtis because he always has his cell phone with him.

Example 2:

  • I need to track down a new charger for my laptop at one of the stores here.
  • I need to track a new charger down for my laptop at one of the stores here.
  • I need to find a new charger for my laptop at one of the stores here.

 

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Meet Teacher Lisa

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Real English Conversations Fluency Programs Orange

🗸 One-to One Lessons with a Teacher

🗸 Access to Premium Online Courses

🗸 Daily Contact with English

Meet Teacher Lisa

Lisa can help you to feel confident speaking English in any situation you will face in the workplace or in your day-to-day life living abroad. 

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This is Teacher Curtis

Curtis will show you how to have fun improving your speaking, listening, and pronunciation skills.

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