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  • Hi there! How are you doing?

  • You might have heard the phrasecall offwhen someone was talking about cancellation of a meeting or a plan.

  • It may be used when talking about stopping a plan in the middle, or canceling it completely.

  • This lesson will show you some examples of how to use the phrasal verbcall off.”

  • Improve your fluency by pausing the lesson and repeating the lines.

  • And here’s a tip to increase your vocabulary:

  • check out the explanation for some additional words used in the conversations, in the section at the end.

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  • Hey Linda! Do you know the meaning of the phrasecall off’?

  • Yes, I think so. It means to either cancel something or to stop something that is already happening.

  • Can you give me an example?

  • Yeah sure. Like if I sayLet’s call off the meeting”.

  • It means that I’m canceling a meeting that had been planned already.

  • Oh okay. I get it.

  • So, if I say that the concert had to be called off because the singer was sick, it means that the concert has been canceled.

  • Yes, correct.

  • We could use it to tell someone to stop something that is already happening.

  • Yes that’s right. Now let’s watch some conversations with more examples.

  • Did you hear about Andrea and Peter’s wedding?

  • No. What happened?

  • Andrea has called off the wedding.

  • Whoa! Did something happen so that they had to call off the wedding?

  • I really don’t know. But I think they had a fight.

  • They shouldve resolved it instead of calling off the wedding.

  • I think theyve made up their minds and their decision is probably final.

  • Well, it’s their lives. They make their own choices.

  • Yeah! I just hope theyre the right ones.

  • Are you going to pay me back, or should I call my lawyer?

  • No, no. Call off your lawyer. We can work something out.

  • I’m not going to call off my lawyer just because you said so.

  • What if I pay you half today and the rest tomorrow. Will you call him off then?

  • I’ll consider it. First give me the money.

  • Okay. Here you go. Now please call him off.

  • Okay. I’ll call off my lawyer and I will come back tomorrow to get the rest of my money.

  • You will have it for sure.

  • Excuse me. I need to talk to you about your dog.

  • What about it?

  • It has been barking at everyone and since you let it loose, it also attacks people.

  • What do you want me to do?

  • Well do something about it! Call off your dog! Chain it, tie it, do anything you want to it, just call it off.

  • Okay, okay. I’ll do it.

  • Thanks.

  • When we join with other people to discuss something or make decisions, it is called a meeting.

  • You might have a meeting to discuss the sales plans at work,

  • A music show is called a concert. It may be open to the public or be private.

  • You might go to a public concert at a theater, or a private concert at your church.

  • A lawyer is a person who has studied law, passed a test, and been licensed by the state.

  • A lawyer helps you with legal problems.

  • You would hire a lawyer if you’d been accused of a crime, or if you wanted to force someone to obey a law that theyre breaking.

  • When talking about a dog, letting it loose means to allow it to roam around without tying it up.

  • In many places, there are laws against letting a dog loose.

  • But if a dog or other animal has been tied up too long and can’t get to food, you may want to let it loose to help it.

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