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  • Hey there! What's up? Welcome to Go Natural English.

  • I'm here with you today on my porch. It's a beautiful evening.

  • It's a great time to talk about how you can improve your English fluency with the top

  • 10 phrasal verbs. So, I'd like to share these with you.

  • I'm not holding back any secrets. These are the top ten phrasal verbs that you

  • need to know and examples of each. Now, first of all a phrasal verb is a verb

  • plus a preposition. And often in English, that preposition will

  • change the meaning of the verb. So, for example, "get" usually means "to receive

  • something". But, for example, if I say, "Get out", it

  • means "Leave, exit". So, the meaning is different.

  • I think you can see how a phrasal verb is different.

  • And what's really special and interesting about phrasal verbs is that native speakers

  • use them all the time. We use them a lot more than a more formal

  • version of the verb, like "leave'. I would tell my friend "Get out", I wouldn't

  • say "Leave". Well, that would be kind of rude in either

  • situation. But anyway, what I want to help you out with

  • are the top ten phrasal verbs. And this episode is just scratching the surface.

  • These are all phrasal verbs that are included in the new Go Natural English course that

  • the GNE team and I are working on really, really hard right now so that we can release

  • it early next year and so that you can be a part of it.

  • So, this course covers a lot of areas. The phrasal verbs are one of five things that

  • you're going to learn in the course. It's going to be super awesome.

  • So, I just wanted to mention that I'm working hard on it, and I hope that you'll keep your

  • eyes open to find out more about it. So, let's start with the ten verbs.

  • The first one, "come". So, for example, "come by" means "to find".

  • "Hey, did you come by my keys anywhere? I can't find them anywhere."

  • The next one is "get". "Get by" means "to do the minimum amount of

  • work required." For example, "I'm just getting by in my English

  • class, because I never do my homework. But I participate in class, so I'm doing okay,

  • I'm getting by, I"ll have a passing grade." "Make for".

  • I say, "Make for the hills." That means "Run, run away."

  • "Make for" is to go in a specific direction. "Go for" is different.

  • You think that since "make for" means "go", "go for" would mean the same thing?

  • It doesn't. Of course not. "Go for" means "to pursue something".

  • "Hey, I think I'm going to go for a degree program."

  • "Put". "Put up" means "to withstand something".

  • "I can put up with hot weather better than cold weather."

  • "Take up" means "to start or to begin something". "So, I'm thinking about taking up a new hobby.

  • I really like sports, so maybe I'll take up a new sport."

  • "Break". "Break into" means like when a robber enters

  • your house without permission. They break in or break into a house.

  • "Look into" means "to research something". "Oh, let's find some information about the

  • best place to travel over a next vacation." "I'll look into it."

  • "Pull up". "Pull up" means "to find", maybe "to research

  • and to find some information". "Did you know the information, the phone number

  • for that restaurant I want to go to?" "I'll pull up the information."

  • "Pick up" is "to start something". So, I mentioned "I'm going to take up a new

  • hobby." Well, "pick up" is similar.

  • "I'm going to pick up a new hobby." "Set on".

  • "Set on" can be "to feel determined". "I'm set on helping you to become fluent in

  • English if you'll let me." "Keep on", our last one.

  • "Keep on" is "to continue". So, I want to encourage you to keep on going

  • with your English fluency. I hope that you found these ten phrasal verbs

  • really helpful. And what I want to remind you of is that these

  • are only one example. I only shared one example, one phrasal verb

  • for each regular verb. What I mean is you can have many different

  • combinations with a verb plus a preposition to make a phrasal verb.

  • For example, with "get". I gave you the example of "get by" and "get

  • out", but there's a lot of different ways to use "get", like "get into", "get up", "get

  • down" and so on. There's a lot: "to get around"

  • There's a lot of different phrasal verbs that you can use with a different combinations

  • of prepositions. So, it's kind of fun.

  • But they're essential for understanding native English speakers, and they're really essential

  • for you to be able sound more natural like a native English speaker yourself.

  • So, if you want to learn more, there's one thing you need to do right now.

  • You can sign up for the free Go Natural English method course right now, instantly at

  • That the number 7, S-T-E-P-S. So, you can learn more about how to improve

  • your fluency the Go Natural English way so that you can understand natives and sound

  • more like one too. It's fun, it's easy, it's totally awesome.

  • I hope to see you inside the course I'll talk to you soon.

  • Bye for now.

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10 Phrasal Verbs You Need to Know for Fluency in English

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    Darren posted on 2017/04/16
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