180 – 6 Phrasal Verbs With PUT – English Vocabulary Lesson

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The verb put is used in a number of phrasal verbs. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how you can use these verbs.

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Here are the example sentences:

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  • My dog Happy could put away a whole chicken if I let her.
  • How many slices of pizza can you put away?
  • Jack always puts down his wife in front of others. He’s not nice.
  • I can’t put her down. She’s perfect in my eyes.
  • The picnic was put off for a week due to rain.
  • We have to put off the meeting until Joe gets back from his business trip.
  • Please don’t put on the air conditioner. We are trying to save power.
  • Put on the lights…it’s getting dark outside.
  • They are putting on the musical “Chicago” at the local dinner theater.
  • Bon Jovi always puts on a good show.
  • Please put out your cigarette before getting in the car.
  • The firemen put out the fire in the barn.
  • Apply put out the iPhone 6 this year.
  • Do you think they will put out any more Harry Potter books?
  • That new office building was put up in less than 6 months.
  • They will put up a statue of Washington in the park next year.
  • It is hard to put up with my dog’s strange personality.
  • Jack quit his job because he couldn’t put up with the new boss.
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • Jack paid much less for his bike than Jenny did!
Today’s listening challenge:
  • What can Michael’s dog Happy put away easily, if he let her?

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85 – Let It GO – Phrasal Verbs in English

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Let it go or let someone go are phrasal verbs in English. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at what Let it go means, and how you can use it in everyday English.

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Let it go:

  • The queen finally didn’t need to hide her power, so she let it go.
  • The millionaire was kidnapped, but they let him go after a few hours.
  • Johnny caught a frog in his back yard, but his mother told him to let it go.
  • The boss changed the vacation policy several times, and the employees complained each time. However, the last change in the policy was not so bad, so the employees let it go.
  • Your ex-girlfriend told you that you are cheap? Just let it go. Forget about her!
  • Jenny said she hates my new haircut, but I let it go.
  • When the balloon is full of helium, tie a knot and let it go.
  • Hold this end of the rope and don’t let it go until I say “now!”
  • I held on to the dog when the guests came into the house and then let her go. She greeted everyone!

Let someone go:

  • Jack was let go when the company found out he was working part time for their competitor.
  • Because of a drop in sales, the company let ten people go.
  • Even though many tech firms are letting employees go, ABC company just hired twenty people.
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • Toward the end of today’s podcast, Michael talked about two guys. Joe works hard, and Jim hardly works. Which guy would you like as a co-worker?
Today’s listening challenge:
  • How many different ways do we use let it/something/someone go, and can you give an example of one of them?

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82 – Phrasal Verbs With LOOK – Learn English Vocabulary

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Do you think I look like my sister?

5 phrasal verbs with look! Learning phrasal verbs in English will help to make your conversations and writing more natural sounding. For today’s English podcast lesson, let’s have a look at five different phrasal verbs based on the verb look
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Look for:

  • The police are looking for the bank robber.
  • I was looking for information about my ancestors online.
  • I looked for my car keys but I couldn’t find them.

Look forward to:

  • I look forward to seeing you again.
  • We are all looking forward to the party on Friday.
  • I’m looking forward to seeing my sister next week in New York.
  • Everyone is looking forward to the next podcast! (you are, right?)

Look like:

  • I think I look like my mother, and my sister looks like my father.
  • That cloud looks like an alligator.
  • Jane looks just like her sister, but they aren’t twins.

Look out for:

  • When you cross the street, look out for oncoming traffic.
  • Look out for the postman. I am expecting a package today.
  • When you drive in NYC, you have to look out for cracks and holes in the roadway.

Look up to:

  • Little Tommy looks up to his father very much.
  • I always looked up to my parents when I was a kid.
  • Children often look up to sports heros and TV characters as role models.
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • These days, Michael is really into eating Thai green curry. Do you like it too?
Today’s listening challenge:
  • Where was Michael last weekend, and why? Have you done that recently?

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