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  • It'll be great, you'll love it. No, you will. I'm going to teach you phrasal verbs, and phrasal  

  • verbs are essential. A lot of people kind of get  off track and they start to study idioms. Wow,  

  • idioms are kind of old, in my opinion, and not  very useful. But, one thing that is essential  

  • for you to understand and learn in English are  these crazy phrasal verbs. What is a phrasal verb,  

  • you ask? You did, I heard you! A phrasal verb  has a verb + a preposition. So, prepositions  

  • are things like "up, on, down, around". Soif you have a verb and a preposition together,  

  • magically these are called phrasal verbs. And  they're very confusing. A lot of people have  

  • problems with them, because one phrasal verb can  have many meanings, but I'm here to make it easy  

  • for you and teach you about something you probably  do every day. It's called your morning routine.  

  • I don't know about you, but I have to wake up  in the morning. Some of you have to wake up in  

  • the afternoon or at night, depending on your  work schedule or if you work. So, the first  

  • thing that happens. Most treacherously and most  terribly is, "My alarm goes off". In the past,  

  • I could also say, "My alarm went off", maybe  at 7:00. If you wanted to be very specific,  

  • you could say 7:00am. But because most people  wake up in the morning, you don't need to say  

  • "am". Most people understand you're waking up  in the morning. If you work a night shift or,  

  • I don't know, you're a vampire, you could also  say, "Oh, my alarm went off at 7:00pm". That's  

  • cool, but usually we don't need to specify or  we don't need to say "am", because most people  

  • understand it's the morning time. And this is also  very illogical, crazy in English. An alarm goes  

  • off. But in reality, it goes on. Because it makes  a noise. So, in English, we just like to have a  

  • giggle and make it difficult. So, we have to say,  "My alarm goes off". It means my alarm sounds or  

  • makes a noise. And then, I turn off the alarm that  went off. Don't get it? Don't worry about that.  

  • So, my alarm goes off at 7:00. What do I do next?  I wake up. That means I open my eyes and I - Oh  

  • God, why isn't is Saturday? Why do I have to wake  up? Why was I born? Then, to actually physically  

  • leave your bed, you're going to say "get up". Somaybe you are good at getting out of bed, but I'm  

  • not. So, my alarm goes off at 7:00, but I actually  get up, which means I leave my beautiful, warm,  

  • luscious bed, at 7:30. What are you doing for half  an hour, Ronnie? Yes, I am trying to make time  

  • stop so I can sleep longer, but it never worksAnd then I try to figure out all the problems of  

  • the world and solve some English problems, but  yeah. 7:30 comes again and I have to get up.  

  • I take off my PJs. Peanut butter jam? No, PJs are  the short form of pajamas or pyjamas. Pajamas are  

  • the clothes you wear at night in your bed. You  can wear them in the daytime too, doesn't matter.  

  • They're usually funky, though. This phrasal verb  we can replace with just the verb "remove". So,  

  • you can say, "I remove my pajamas" or my  PJs, but that sounds very strange. We don't  

  • say that. If you said it, I would understandbut that's not how we speak naturally. We say,  

  • "I take off my pajamas" or my PJs. I actually shower, okay? I - it just  

  • wasn't a phrasal verb, so I couldn't put it in  here. But after I take my shower, I need to put  

  • on my clothes. Now, in English, we don't use the  verb "wear" when we're actually getting dressed.  

  • Which means, putting on your clothes. In some  languages, you guys say, "I wear my clothes",  

  • but we don't use the verb "wear". We say,  "I put on my clothes". So, in the morning,  

  • we put on our clothes. I take off my PJ's, I  have a shower, and then I put on my clothes.  

  • Because it's illegal to walk around naked. The next thing I do is I put in, or I can also say  

  • I put on my contacts. Now, contacts is actually  the short form of contact lenses. We don't need  

  • to bother to say lenses. Everybody knows if you  put in or put on your contacts, those are contact  

  • lenses. Maybe you also like to wear makeup, so  you can say, "I put on my makeup". You could say  

  • apply my makeup, but again, it's not naturalWe always use a phrasal verb "put on". Maybe  

  • you want to wear glasses. Don't, please don't put  on contacts and glasses at the same time. You'll  

  • hurt your vision. But you would definitely put  on glasses and you would put on jewellery. This  

  • is a difficult word for people. Repeat after mejewellery. I put in jewellery. As I said before,  

  • rings, earrings, a necklace. All of these things  are jewellery, and we put them on, because they're  

  • outside of our body. So, I put on these things. Then, just to help with life, I do the most  

  • essential thing. I turn on the coffee  maker. I could say "start the coffee maker",  

  • but because it's a button, I would say  I turn on the coffee maker. "Start"  

  • is too formal. You can start your car, but  you're going to turn on the coffee maker.  

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  • And I'll see you later. Please don't forget to  shower, though. Essential, essential.

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A2 phrasal alarm phrasal verb put clothes jewellery

PHRASAL VERBS to talk about what you do every morning

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    Summer posted on 2020/12/08
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